My hair history & announcement!

Going through your Facebook pictures makes you realise how much you've changed over the years!

I was never allowed to colour my hair growing up, I remember asking to go red when I was 10 as a girl at my school had and I loved the colour. But I was always encouraged to keep my hair long and to not mess with it. I on off had a fringe from the age of 7 - 11, with the rest of my hair all being one length until I was 15. For some reason I then decided to get a million layers and proceeded to hate how thin I'd made the ends of my hair!

It wasn't until I was 18 that I did anything interesting in terms with changing the colour of my hair. See picture 1. I had light brown streaks put through areas which I loved! This was when I'd moved away to Uni, this is where it all began. I think it was the freedom of not living at home, finally being of an aged considered as an adult, and I was finally allowed to do what I wanted with my own hair.

A year later I decided to have my waist length hair cut to a pixie crop, this also removed the lighter brown streaks and I was more about experimenting with style over colour. For 3 or so years I had lots of amazing styled short cuts, blunt fringes, bobs. In that time I also started colouring it red, I couldn't really achieve any other colours with my hair being so dark.

Fast forward to being 22 and I've graduated Uni, moved back home and had the urge to go pastel pink. I blame Tumblr.. I had no idea if it would suit me, I'd broken up with my boyfriend and I wanted to reinvent myself. It was a long process due to the red I'd been adding to my hair previously, with the first bleach it went bright orange! I had this for a week, then proceeded several bleaches over the course of a month or so and I was ready to go pastel pink!

Realising the actual up keep of pastel hair, I often ended up going back to platinum, for the fact it washes out so quick! I had a blue rinse, it then was the perfect white shade, I've over toned my hair and it's been grey.

I discovered extensions and played around with those too. I had 5 inches of my hair cut off last summer and wore it short for many months. Playing around with purple dyes to give my hair an ashy tone and purple ends. I've let my roots grow out, I've gone back to extensions and played around with different colour gradients. 

I just love how easy it is to change up your hair with pastel colours!

I so excited to announce I've teamed up with Schwarzkopf Live Color for their 2015 lookbook! Live and I have been planning a custom colour for a brand new look for my hair, sticking with some well loved colours, but applying them in a totally different way to have I've done in the past. I'll be keeping you updated with behind the scenes pics etc over the coming weeks and months. To see more check out livecolor.co.uk

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Topshop Beauty

 Nail Varnish c/o / FeelUnique
Lip Polish in "Honk" c/o / FeelUnique
Magic Liner c/o / FeelUnique

I've use a few Topshop Beauty products in the past, I'm in love with my highlighting glow stick, lipstick in shade "All about me" and have several of their nail varnishes too, those products are all of great quality and value.

Straight away I painted my nails, clear top coat first, then off I went with this beautifully dark brown/red shade, although I cannot see a name for this colour unfortunately on the packaging! I applied two coats for the perfect streak free final colour.

I've only tried a few lipsticks by Topshop, and those were just the normal matte finishes. This was is called a lip polish, interesting name I thought. I LOVE this formula! Really pigmented, glides on smoothly, it's creamy without feeling too heavy or sticky. I really want to try more colours in this formula as it stayed so well and didn't try out my lips.

The eyeliner I've yet to try, but have heard good things! I had one once in a goodie bag but it was so try I threw it away. Reading the directions though, it says to store nip down. I do really like felt liners so I am excited to try this, I'm just quite a snob!

Have you ever tired Topshop Beauty? If so which are your favourite products?

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All Black

 Jacket / Topshop similar here
Top / Topshop similar here
Riding Pants / American Apparel
Boots / Stradivarius similar here
Bag c/o / Baia Bags
Lipstick / Mac "Twig"

I feel recently my style is changing again, perhaps it's just because this tends to happen every A/W and S/S for me, but I feel I'm being more drawn to simpler outfits, with a more chic look. If you follow my instagram you'd of seen I've not really worn colour for the past 3 months, apart from the odd party dress and disco pant. This may change as usual in the summer where I jump into wearing the usual pastel greens and other lovely colours.

I've noticed I'm re-looking through my wardrobe and feel some things aren't me anymore, and they end up on my depop. (Shameless plug, I still have lots for sale on there, shipping worldwide too, user "leannelimwalker".)

I love this outfit, very simple and flattering to my shape. I seriously am in love with my riding pants, finally something that sits high waisted on me! I've had these for almost 3 years now and own 4 different colours. I have a long body and short legs so these help balance that out. The jacket works well as it's cropped, this cut helps to show off my shape rather than skimming my waist which can make me look straight up and down. These boots are also so so comfy! I wear them all the time and they add a good bit of height to me too.

Can we take a moment for that amazing Baia bag! I'm shooting their new collection next month and I'm so excited to see their new designs. I am in love with this Dalmatian print! Love it too? Well have it made in any of their bag styles in their made to order section.

Do you feel your style has changed over the winter?

 Photos by Lydia.

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Fruiteatox

 Tea c/o Fruiteatox

After speaking to my good friend Lydia about detox teas, I had changed my original thoughts about them and was keen to try them for myself.

I'd seen all the hype over Instagram from all different brands, claiming to help with bloating, weight loss and all kinds of things. The idea of weight loss always put me off them, I by no means wish to lose any weight, I'm tiny enough naturally as it is. But speaking to Lydia I realised these teas won't make you lose weight, perhaps along side the right life style, working out, eating well and actually doing other things to lose weight. But just drinking a tea won't really do that. I'd heard also a lot of these teas don't even taste nice! 

I was approached by Fruiteatox, finally a brand who isn't pushing slimming in their brand name! I checked their reviews on their site and so many people had said great things and spoke about how nice they tasted. I made clear I was only to talk about their product after trialling it for myself.

So I've done the 14 day teatox and I really enjoyed the teas. I even asked Lydia if detox teas were something you could drink all the time as I especially liked the Lemon morning tea. I thought best to ask someone who knows these things, she said they aren't something to be drinking everyday all the time.

So every morning I made myself the lemon tea, I really really like lemon anyway and never had even thought about it as a tea. I actually looked forward to having it in the morning and making sure I had it each day with the orange tea in the evening was also making me drink more fluids, something I keep meaning to improve on.

I noticed through the day, especially whilst at work, I had more energy, could concentrate more and didn't feel lethargic as the day went on.

The orange tea you have every other evening, this doesn't smell the best I have to admit, but it doesn't taste too bad. It's nice and relaxing as it also has camomile in.

So my thoughts, as I mentioned before there was no difference in my weight, I personally do not have any problem with bloating (although I use to, turns out I should just avoid onion and now I'm fine) so noticed no change there. I did find I had more energy and my skin was great during this too.

So if you are looking for a little pick me up, and one which tastes lovely, then why not try Fruiteatox.

Have you ever tried a detox tea? 

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Michael Kors

 Coat / Primark similar here
Dress / Topshop similar here
Boots / New Look
Bag c/o / Daniel Footwear
Watch c/o / Excel Clothing
Lipstick / Mac "Twig"

 When I'm not wearing my Primark grey coat, or Whistles leather jacket I'm in this beauty. I get so many compliments for this jacket, it's such a nice style and length, people are always shocked when I say it's Primark!

I may be slow on the whole Michael Kors watch thing, but I finally got one! It's nice to have a statement, yet everyday gold watch. It also goes perfectly with my bag.

If you follow Fashion and Fitness blogger Lydia, then you should recognise the background! I went to stay at hers and shot some outfits too :) Thank you Ali for taking my pictures, even getting on the floor to shoot my boots!

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Joelle Temporary tattoos


I adore these temporary tattoos from Joelle's Emporium, they look a lot more realistic to other ones I've seen, and are great fun to use if you are thinking of getting a tattoo as well! From playing around with these, I now think I want a tattoo on the back of my arm, and possibly mandala down my back!

They are so easy to apply and last for days. If you fancied getting some for yourself or for a friend, use my code "leannelimwalker" for 15% off!

Joelle's kindly let me host a giveaway for you guys to win a selection of her temporary tattoos! Below are the links to ones for the prize:

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends 01/07/15 at 00:00AM
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Wide brimmed hat

Hat, Jumper & Coat / Primark
Boots / NewLook
Watch c/o / Daniel Wellington
Lipstick / Mac "Russian Red"

As soon as I purchased this hat from Primark, only £8, I knew it would go perfectly with my New Look knee high boots! I adore this outfit, it's comfy yet very chic looking. If you feel could you could always add tights :)

Here's my new Daniel Wellington watch, I went for the Classic Bristol in rose gold. Use code "holidayleanne" for 15% off until 31st December + Free worldwide delivery. They also have a special offer where if you add gift wrapping you will be able buy an extra wristband with 50% off.

A big thank you to Jacq who took these photos for me <3

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