Monthly Archives: August 2013

Home » Archives for August 2013

Herra hair perfume

Herra recently announced that we will take pride of place in the kit-bag with Raphelle Saint-Marshall from the Matthew Curtis Creative Team live at New York Fashion Week; perfectly aligning with our launch into the USA.

The Herra team will be backstage talking all things hair; with live updates, videos, interviews, and we’ll be posting an array of images to keep all our fans up to date with what’s going on both backstage and on the catwalk. As well as tips and advice on styling from Rapehlle who will be styling models backstage. – read more here

First impressions opening the hair protect perfume from Herra were great, the packaging was high quality and sleek. Herra Protect is the finishing application for all day protection, hydration and fragrance. I was dubious about trying it at first because I remember being told years ago that squirting perfume in your hair would increase the life time of the scent. Unfortunately, I found out years later that actually it just damages your hair, boo! However, the minimal amount of alcohol in the Herra hair perfume put my worries at ease.

I’ve been spraying 2-3 pumps over my hair at arm’s length on a daily basis. Herra not only helps your hair stay healthy in all weather conditions, but leaves your hair smelling gorgeous. The subtle scent isn’t overpowering so it doesn’t clash with my regular fragrances but does cover up the rancid smell of hairspray. The fragrance contains organically grown olive extract to help shield the hair from UV damage. I’ve never considered protecting my hair from UV rays, I’ve always just worried about protecting my skin, so now this hair perfume has worked its way into my daily routine.

Interest? The hair perfume is available on the Herra website for £24.99, which is a bit steep but it’s lasted me ages and my hair smells gorgeous!

2018-01-08T03:34:55+00:00 August 29, 2013|Beauty|

Diet? What diet?

Prezzybox don’t believe in dieting, and with our list of rules, you don’t need to either! With these top 10 lame excuses, you can give yourself some great reasons to carry on being the nutrition conscious foodie you’ve always been…

1. Several small pieces of cake don’t add up to one large piece because of the crumbs you lose.
2. Squeezing a slice of lemon into a drink or onto food, will automatically cancel out the calories because the acid dissolves them.
3. Eating just half of anything shows dedicated dieting.  Reward yourself by eating the other half.

Diet? What diet? | UK Lifestyle Blog

4. You burn more calories if you eat it standing up.  This means it’s not fattening if you lick the cake mixing bowl, mid-bake.
5. You can lose weight by watching the Olympics. Even whilst eating cake. The thought of exercise and the process of metabolizing the cake increases enzyme secretion, thus speeding up digestion.

Diet? What diet? | UK Lifestyle Blog

6. Liquid calories aren’t as dangerous as food calories because it doesn’t stay in the body long enough for the calories to escape into your body.  Any liquid actually containing calories, can be taken care of with a slice of calorie-dissolving lemon…
7. Eating leftovers doesn’t count because it’s a shame to waste food. Waste-not want-not, right?
8. If your hubby arrives home later than you and you’ve already eaten with the kids, it would be extremely rude of you to not eat again with him.

Diet? What diet? | UK Lifestyle Blog

9. Eating oatmeal cookies is exactly the same as having breakfast.
10. If the food item is broken, all the calories fall out.

We all wish these were true, but if you really want to learn how to love your food, read about it here:

Jo Talbot – Content Editor at!

2018-01-08T03:34:55+00:00 August 21, 2013|Health|

Fashion Taboos you should break

In the world of fashion there’s a whole plethora of rules for you to follow, helping you to figure out what to wear and not what to wear and serving as a helpful frame of reference when you shop at your favourite stores like London Boutique. It’s a fact of aesthetics that some patterns just don’t go together and some colours are just destined to clash, so some rules are simply never acceptable to break. However, there are some cases where fashion taboos can and should be broken. Let’s take a look at some of these taboos and why breaking them can be a good thing.


Clashing has been one of the biggest taboos in fashion for years, and while it’s true that some things will never be able to go together, clashing can be a striking and attractive fashion choice. It all depends on how you clash your clothes. Mixing bright and bold colours will catch the eye; in fact you’d be surprised how good some of these ‘no no’ colours look together. Who says that blue and green can’t go together, or red and pink? Pairing patterned pants with a brightly coloured blouse or shirt is a simple but effective look.

Fashion Taboos you should break | UK Lifestyle BlogImage source:  Some Dreaming Tree 

Matching your accessories

This is a classic taboo that’s been around since the dawn of the age of accessories.  For the longest time, women have been expected to match their shoes to their belt, their belt to their their handbag, their handbag to their hat and whatever else they might be wearing. In reality, while this remains a taboo, it is widely considered to be quite old fashioned and dated to match up ones accessories. Instead, use your accessories to modernise your outfit or give it a pop: coordinate your summer dress with leather sandals and a tote bag, for example.

Mixing Metals

Another age old taboo that tells you not to mix gold with silver, this one is begging to be broken. While it makes sense to match gold with gold, silver with silver and bronze with bronze, you’re not going to look terrible if you decide to mix it up a bit. Metallics are neutral so there’s no reason not to mix them with your outfit, but when you do put a focus on layering the metals with your jewellery and wear more of one metal than the other for a more eclectic, modern look.


Combining Black and Navy

This is a strange one, really, as it’s hard to say why exactly this was ever considered taboo. After all, don’t they say that black goes with everything? Luckily, the idea of mixing black and navy has been gradually more accepted in the fashion world over the last few years and can make for a very classic and elegant look if you get it right. It doesn’t always have to be your clothes either; you can combine the colours through your accessories. For example, a navy blue dress looks great when coupled with black accessories, such as a simple clutch bag and black shoes.

2018-01-08T03:34:55+00:00 August 19, 2013|Fashion|
Load More Posts