Hot Hair Tousled Ponytail | Review

Hot Hair Tousled Pony Review

Recently, I was very kindly sent out a new hair piece from Hot Hair. Having now worn it a few times, I feel ready to write a review for you all.

The Tousled Pony* easily clips in to your existing ponytail or bun to add length and thickness. It is made of synthetic hair but it looks natural in my opinion - just make sure you don't use any heat products on it!

Hot Hair Tousled Pony Review

My first impression was actually that it looked a bit different from the photo on the website. Online it looks like nice beachy waves, but in person it was hard to explain - the only word I can think of is "flippy"! It was definitely wavy, but just a little bit different than I expected. This isn't necessarily a bad thing though, because I do like the way it looked in my hair.

It's very long - on the site it says it can be up to 60cm. At first I thought I'd like to cut it a little, but when I put it on I didn't think it looked too long so I'm glad I didn't chop any off!

Hot Hair Tousled Pony Review

To get started with the hair piece, put your own hair into a ponytail. You could do a bun instead but I think a ponytail would work better. Open up the palm clip and just slide it into your hair, then arrange it so it looks nice and natural. You can comb through it with your fingers or a Tangle Teezer - Hot Hair don't recommend using a regular brush as it could damage it.

The worry with synthetic hair is that it can look really unnatural and overly shiny, but I really don't think that's a problem with this piece - it looked natural in my hair and I don't think it was at all obvious that it was a hair piece.

Hot Hair Tousled Pony Review

Since I have very fine hair, I loved the thickness this added; I've never had a pony tail look this full! I've also never experienced this length in a ponytail before and was quite surprised by the fact that it could easily sit over my shoulder without falling back (I really liked the way that looked too!)

It doesn't feel heavy on your head and is comfortable enough to wear all day, without feeling like it's going to fall off at any point. I like how this is bed-head enough for the day time, but can also be quite glamorous for a night out - especially because of the length. It's a really versatile piece which I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of.

Hot Hair Tousled Pony Review

The Tousled Pony* costs £32 from hothair.co.uk and all care instructions are on the site to make sure you take good care of your product.

I think this is a really good quality hair piece and I'm so glad I got to try it out. I'll definitely be wearing it a lot more as we come into the party season too!

What do you think of the tousled pony? Have you tried any hair pieces yourself?


As mentioned, I was sent this product by Hot Hair for consideration of review. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

A/W Clothing Haul

A/W Clothing Haul Shannon Darko


I really needed to update my wardrobe for Autumn/Winter so I wanted to create a sort of capsule wardrobe -  matching pieces which can be interchanged to create a lot of different outfits. I didn't buy all this in one go, I've accumulated it all in the past month or so.

Skirts


Clothing Haul Skirts body con cat print h&m



















l-r: Purple body-con: H&M, Blue Velvet Skater: Boohoo.com, Cat Skater: H&M, Red Velvet Skater: Primark, Black body-con: H&M


Clothing Haul skirts velvet cat print h&m primark



















Tops


Clothing Haul t shirts bats ramones Vans Fall Out Boy




















l-r: Bat t-shirt: Primark, Oversized Ramones t-shirt: Primark, Vans t-shirt: Gift from Lauren! Fall Out Boy top (I cut the sleeves off): Bought at their gig.


Cardigans


Clothing Haul cardigans black leopard print primark



















Plain black and leopard print both from Primark.

Jeans


Clothing Haul jeans primark






















To be honest, these aren't really jeans because they're not denim but I don't know what else to call them! I guess they're kind of along the same lines as Riding Pants? Anyway, they're both from Primark.

Jacket


leather jacket new look
I was in need of a new leather jacket since it's basically the only kind of jacket I ever wear! This one is from New Look.

Shoes

shoes black combat boots leopard print
Boots and leopard print shoes both from H&M.

Accessories

stud beanie h&m tartan scarf primark
Spiked hat: H&M, Burgundy hat: New Look, Black hat: H&M, Gloves: Primark, Tartan scarf: Primark.

That's pretty much everything I've bought to update my wardrobe recently. I'll hopefully get some OOTDs featuring some of these items done soon.

What's your favourite item that I bought? And what are your A/W essentials?

Zookie | First Impressions


I was recently contacted by Zookie and I am so glad that I've been introduced to the site! Zookie features over 30 independent clothing brands (with more to come) all in one place, and they are passionate about promoting what is unique about each brand.

I know from my own experience that it can be very difficult to find smaller new brands that offer unique designs. I have a few favourites bookmarked but I'd really like to expand the number of independent brands that I shop from.



Zookie is the perfect place to do this and I've already found a lot of brands that I can see myself buying from in the future. You can see a list of all available brands, or you can just look through, for example, vests, and see all the brands on one page.

There seems to be something for everyone. There's brands that focus solely on accessories, others on clothes; street wear, vintage-inspired products, tie-dye... the list goes on! Make sure you have a look because, chances are, you'll find something you really love. What I really like is on each brand's page, there is a short description of them and their ideas. This helps customers get to know the brands better and learn about the personality behind them.



This is a great way for up-and-coming brands to gain more exposure so if you run a clothing company yourself, why not get in touch with Zookie about joining them?

I'm going to be doing a monthly post on Zookie which will either be on my favourite brand of the month or a wishlist of my favourite products, so keep an eye out for those!

What do you think of Zookie? What are your favourite independent brands?


I was contacted by Zookie about working with them but, as always, all opinions are 100% my own. I really love this site!