6 looks. 1 Outre Hawaiian Half Wig on YouTube now!

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JG x

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Outre Batik Peruvian Lace Front Wig : A Review

Outre Synthetic Lace Front Wig L Part Batik Peruvian Bundle Hair

Wig: Outre Synthetic Lace Front Wig L Part Batik Peruvian Bundle Hair

Colour: S4/30

Curly Wurly 

I absolutely love big bouncy curls and I have been dying to go curly for a while now.  I actually bought a blonde curly wig from AliExpress a few months ago and while it looked fabulous in pictures it was way too big in person! I couldn’t wear it out. I wanted to find something that looked natural without breaking bank. Outre’s Batik Peruvian Bundle Hair Wig is almost the perfect curly wurly wig!

 

First impressions… 

I ordered the wig from sistawigs.com. It came to $28.74 (Wig=$22.99, Shipping within US=$8.05, Coupon Code=Nicole which took 10% off). Overall that’s not a bad price.

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Above are the contents of the wig shipment. Sistawigs send out a free wig cap with their wigs, which is good as my current one has holes in it…

Care guide Outre Synthetic Lace Front Wig L Part Batik Peruvian Bundle Hair

Here’s a copy of the care guide.

 

So the first things that I notice when I put the wig on are: 

  1. This hair is SO SOFT! It doesn’t feel synthetic at all. It feels human.
  2. The hair is ridiculously long and is in desperate need of a cut.

 

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Too much hair!

Outre Synthetic Lace Front Wig L Part Batik Peruvian Bundle Hair

In my opinion the length of the hair made it look like it wasn’t mine. Come on we don’t wear wigs because we want them to look wiggy.  The hair texture and colour was so realistic but I had to pull my scissors out and give it a cut.

 

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Terrible quality but this picture shows you how much I cut off

As you can see I cut a fair bit off this wig. First I just went straight across with the scissors and then I took it off put it on my idea of a wig head (a large shampoo bottle at the end of a table…my usual styrofoam wig head is in England) and then cut some layers into it so the hair didn’t look so heavy.

 

Realistic or nah? 

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The L part

 

Outre’s Batik Peruvian Bundle Hair Wig has a fantastic deep part. Above is a picture of it before I’ve done anything to it. No plucking and no powder. I love the ample parting space, and think the wig looks great worn with the part (and with powder), but I do prefer to flip the hair over so there’s no part at all. I still need to work out just the right amount of ‘flip’ so that I don’t have to have my neck crooked though…haha.

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Wearing the wig with the part

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Flip over method

I’m a big fan of the colour 4. It’s a great deep chocolate brown that I think works really well with my skin tone especially in the winter time when I’m a bit paler. Coupled with the 30, in the S4/30, the depth of colour in the wig is fantastic and looks so natural.

Outre Synthetic Lace Front Wig L Part Batik Peruvian Bundle Hair

S4/30

The wig holds well without any combs but there are three in there if you want to use them. Also I should mention that this wig is big head friendly! I have a bit of a large coconut and it fits comfortably with my hair braided underneath.

Outre Synthetic Lace Front Wig L Part Batik Peruvian Bundle Hair

Three combs. Two at the front and one at the back.

 

All in all… 

This is a fantastic wig once you’ve done a bit of work to do. Give it a good trim, powder the part or flip it over and you’ve got a great new look. The hair texture and colour is super natural and you are bound to turn a few heads.

 

JG x

Crochet an easy winter hat

beginners easy crochet hat

Since learning how to crochet a few months ago I have become hooked! (Cheesy pun intended). I’ve made bralettes, scarfs, infinity scarfs and amigurumi toys.

I found this super easy pattern to crochet a winter hat and wanted to share it with you all. It’s a Lion brand yarn pattern which can be found here. I actually chained 47 to start as I copied the height of one of my favourites Abercrombie and Fitch hats.

I used:

  • a 5mm (H) crochet hook
  • yarn needle
  • worsted weight yarn from love crochet.com
  • cardboard to make a pom poms

Some useful videos:

My hat in pictures 

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This was after about 30 rows – I kept wrapping the fabric around my head to ensure it would fit. I made about 60-70ish rows in total

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The ribbed pattern

 

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This is after I weaved yarn through the longer length of the hat. Once threaded I pulled the yarn together and tied a couple knots to secure it. At this point it looked how it does in the above picture however there was still a small hole so I sowed it together.

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Here I’m sowing the side together with a yarn needle

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I’ve got enough left to make a pom pom!

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Pom pom making

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Watching pom pom making on YouTube

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The final product!

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This hat took me a few hours over two days. Single crochets seem to take  FOREVER to grow especially after my last project was made with treble crochets – but stick with it and you’ll have a lovely homemade crochet hat!

JG x

 

 

 

 

Free £15 Luxemme Xmas Vouchers

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Christmas has come early 

It may be November however it’s never too early for Christmas presents! You guys will probably already know that I love Luxemme. I’ve blogged about their stunning Thalia dress and their Alayna two piece, both of which I adore.

Now, Luxemme are giving away free £15 vouchers to all of my loyal readers and fans. The vouchers can be customised with the receiver’s name, and can therefore make really lovely presents, stocking fillers or secret Santa gifts. Go on, treat someone (or yourself) with a voucher.
All you have to do is follow then on social media (links below) and then follow this link to order your free Christmas vouchers today, which get posted out to you for free!

More than anything you could put a few extra smiles on a few extra faces this Christmas.

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Treat Yo Self 

Why not check out Luxemme’s two piece outfits if you’re looking for something a bit different for your wardrobe? Whether it’s a skirt and top combo or jacket and trouser combo, I absolutely love them – so go on and have a looksie!

That’s all for now folks.

JG x