Tuesday, 31 January 2017

My Hair Transformation with Grow Unltd

Hi everyone! So as most of you probably know from my social media platforms I finally got my extensions applied. I have been wanting to get these done for a couple of years now, so i'm delighted to finally have them.

Since posting about the extensions online I received a lot of questions, so i'm hoping to answer them all here in this blog post. 

Why I decided to get bonded extensions applied..

To be honest my hair was driving me insane!! It was damaged from overuse of heated products and started to thin out and split towards the end, last year I decided to let the colour grow out and get back to my natural colour to give my hair a little break. 

I had been using clip in extensions for years, but started to get fed up clipping them in every morning. 
I wanted full, thick, bouncy hair & just knew id loved to try the bonded extensions, I read up on them for months and just loved the idea of them. So since then they were added to my list! 

Where I went to get them applied..

I went to amazing Grow Unltd in Waterford City to have my extensions done. I had been following the girls online and fell in love with their transformation pictures.

Also one of my friends previously had her hair done with Siadbh for her 21st, she absolutely loved them and her natural hair had no damage afterwards!!

 I rang to book in with the girls a few weeks back and was giving a time and day to call down for my consultation. 

During the consultation they get a chance to look at your hair and match it up to the colour you're looking for, they know how many stands to order to create the look you want, and will also know which range would suit your hair best. This will determine the price of your extensions. 

I was looked after by Katie for my consultation. After a chat and getting to know the difference between the extensions, Katie knew exactly what I was looking for. Within minutes she had my hair matched up to three beautiful tones and knew exactly how many stands to order for my thick, bouncy look.

I then booked in for my 'transformation' the following week. I was looked after by Chloe and Katie who made the day fly as we chatted about anything and everything. Going in I was excited, coming out I was absolutely delighted!!

Before and After Photos..

These photos were taken after my extensions were applied, both showing the tones under different lights. I wanted to keep my natural colour while adding different tones, length and volume. I'm over the moon with my hair and got exactly what I asked for. 

We went with the Hairspray Russian range, using three different tones and Katie applied 120 stands.

A little information about their extensions 

All their extensions are keratin bonded, keratin is what our hair is made up of, so that's why they're the best. All their hair extensions are 100% human hair which can be straightened and curled. With their application of either Beautyworks or Hairspray Russian extensions they guarantee a long lasting, flawless application with zero damage to your natural hair. 

Grow Unltd use the amazing Kevin Murphy products in their salon, as they are animal cruelty free, paraben and sulphate free, and are made using all natural ingredients such as coconut oil, lavender and ginger extracts etc, they can guarantee with the use of these products that there will be no damage to any of the bonds. 

For my hair we opted for the Kevin Murphy plumping wash and rinse. This particular shampoo and conditioner helps to protect damage to give fuller, healthier and stronger hair. A shampoo and conditioner that creates lots of volume

My experience at Grow Unltd..

They are honestly the sweetest bunch of girls with such amazing energy!! They make you feel so welcome as soon as you walk in the door, the salon is the cutest little place with great vibes. The passion they have for their job is incredible and it really shows. They deserve all the success that comes their way!! 

Siadbh and Katie are the senior hair extension specialists at Grow Unltd. 

I will keep you all updated over the next few months to see how I get on with them. Until then if you have any other questions about these extensions just message me & I will get back to you. So far i'm in love!!

Also if you get them done please snap me some pictures @itsaclothing, Id love to see!! 

Chat soon,

Chloe x

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Style Round Up

It's a "Clo Thing" Style Round Up 

Hi dolls, Welcome to my little blog post where I am going to do a quick recap on a few of my casual/dressy looks over the past year.

I have gained some new followers over the past few months, which I am so thrilled about!! so I thought a quick style round up would be the perfect blog post to show you girls my personal style. I am obsessed with fashion and have a huge interest in styling, I just love the excitement of putting together an outfit!! Some find it stressful but its my favourite part. I love looking for different and unique pieces to make an outfit perfect for that party or special occasion. 

Not all of you are going to like my style and that's perfectly fine. Everyone's taste is different especially when it comes to fashion. 

So here is a little taste of my style..

1. My Graduation 

Dress: Runaway Bride
Heels: Penneys

For my Graduation I decided to wear this dress as I fell in love with it as soon as I walked in to Runaway Bride!! I just knew it was exactly what I was looking for, something appropriate for the ceremony yet nice to wear out later that night. The nude slip with the stunning lace overlay was perfect & the sleeve detail really brought out that bit of elegance to the over all look. 

2. Casual Night Out

Jeans: New Look
Top: Topshop
Heels: Penneys

This look was for a casual night out so of course I opted for my highwasted black skinny jeans. A girl can never have enough. I decided to wear them with a plain white off the shoulder crop top with a small frill detail. As the outfit I chose was quite plain I opted for my sparkly barely there heels to complete the look.

3. The Irish Beauty Show 

Top: Penneys
Trousers: Missguided
Sandals: Forever 21

The Irish Beauty Show was held in the RDS in Dublin earlier this year. Read all about it here (Link to blog post) Myself and the girls decided to head up along to make the most out of a girly day out. The day was so enjoyable, we met some incredible bloggers and of course made time for some shopping!! As it was a long day packed with demos, stalls and a lot of people I decided to go super casual and made sure I wore something comfortable. I went for these pale pink trousers along with my go to little black jumper from Penney's, I just knew my fringed Forever 21 sandals would go perfect then to complete the look. 

4. My Cousins Communion

Top: New Look
Jacket: Penneys
Skirt: New Look
Shoes: Penneys

I put this look together as we were invited to the meal for my little cousins communion. As it was during the summer I opted for a skirt and top. I went with this navy pleated skirt along with the razor cut white crop top, I matched these with the patterned croped jacket and gorgeous navy/flowered flats.

5. Pippa's Fashion Factory

Top: Penneys
Skirt: Topshop
Boots: Shoe Rack

So one of my besties treated me with tickets to Pippa O' Connors Fashion Factory in the Seafield Hotel in Gorey. As this is a day dedicated to style, fashion, demos, tips and tricks I knew I wanted to wear something stylish/different. So this is the look I went for. My top gives that illusion of layering as it looks like I have a crisp white shirt on with a crop jumper over, when in fact it is the one item. Im obsessed with this piece. I then paired it with a cute mini skirt from Topshop and some killer over the knee boots from Shoe Rack, of course adding my YSL clutch to bring the look together.

6. Irish Blog Awards

Dress: Runaway Bride
Heels: Steve Madden

I was so excited to attended The Irish Blog Awards this year. It was such an amazing experience and one I wont forget. As this is a bloggers event I knew the style would be amazing!! So I popped into Sarah in Runaway Bride as I knew she would sort me out with a perfect dress for the night. As the dress was black I decided to wear my yellow fringed Steve Madden heels to brightening the look up. 

7. Longitude Festival

Lace Trim Bralet: Missguided
Backless Knitted Dress: Missguided
Shorts: Penney's
Belt: Opsh

I was like a big child choosing my outfit for Longitude!! When it comes to festivals you can really wear anything. The knitted dress I wore from Missguided was actually a beach dress, I thought it was different & that it would look nice over the bralet and shorts I had bought. I then added the snapback and jewels to complete the look. 

8. Birthday Outfit 

Crop Top: Topshop
High Wasted Jeans: Topshop
Sequin Cami: Asos
Heels: Penneys

So as my Birthday was approaching this year I was on the hunt for something nice. All of us girls like to try that little bit harder when it comes to choosing our birthday outfits. I opted for the colour white as I am obsessed & think it stands out against a nice dark tan!! I celebrated my 21st the year before and wore a white suit (see in right column above), so I think I seen a trend forming haha! 
The sequin cami was the key piece to this look. 

So there you have it, a round up of my style so far this year. 
I hope you enjoyed it.
Big hello to any of my new followers,
any questions please pm me or leave a quick comment below. 

Chat Soon,
Chloe xo

Monday, 23 May 2016

What I Wore: Birthday Outfit

Birthday Celebrations 

Hey Dolls, sorry that I have been MIA the last few weeks!! To be honest I've had a lot going on. I am settling back in to a routine now so the blog will be receiving all my love and attention!!

So last Friday myself and the gang got together to celebrate my 22nd birthday along with 'going away' drinks for a few of my good friends. They are jetting off on me for the summer, Yes.. I am super jealous and am going to miss them loads!!

We had a few pre-drinks in the house and my god were the drinks flowing.. vodka, gin, malibu, wine, bacardi, bulmers and glasses of prosecco!! How we made it out I will never know, off into town we went. We had an unreal night and surely don't do things by halves!! Funny stories from the night will last a life time. 

What I Wore:

I posted a picture of the outfit I chose to my Facebook page (It's a "Clo Thing") and could not believe the reaction it received. A lot of you were wondering where I bought some of the pieces so I am going to share that with you all now..   

Where To Get It..

Embellished Mesh Cami: Asos (click here)

White High Wasted Jeans: Topshop (click here)

White Crop Top: Topshop (old stock)

Nude Court Heels: Penney's

Don't forget your student discount girls!! Makes it all seem that little bit better. ;)

Make-Up Time

My make up on the night was done by the amazingly talented Danielle Chin!! I honestly cannot recommend her enough girls, I have been popping in and out to Danielle for just over a year now & she never fails to amaze me. The time and attention she puts in to her work really shows off how much of a perfectionist she is. 

As most of you already know Danielle is part of my Glam Squad, which you can read more about here on my blog (click here)

Product List Below..

Anastasia Beverly Hills ‪#‎Dipbrow‬ in Dark Brown
‪#‎ABHShadows‬ dusty rose, hot chocolate, deep plum & fudge single shadows
Inglot Make Up Ireland shadows 29, 395 & 450
INGLOT gel liner 77
Gerard Cosmetics Lip Créme in Angle Cake
Penneys individual lashes

Head over to Facebook and have a look and some of the amazing looks she has created (Danielle Chin Makeup Artist)

Tan and Body Shimmer..

I used the Cocoa Brown 1hr developing tan and the Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess Oil. I am obsessed!!

So that's a wrap!! Hope you guys enjoyed & hope I answered all of your questions.
Chat soon,

Chloe xx