Christian Louboutin Ultimate Buying Guide

A lot of you ladies have come to me over the past couple of years for Christian Louboutin advice. A post I did back in 2010 (click here to see post) about sizing advice and getting your Christian Louboutin shoes to fit, is still my most popular post on my blog to date and has almost 400 comments with questions and answers regarding his shoes. With that in mind, I thought it was about time that I did a new post which is more in depth about finding the right Christian Louboutin shoe for you and your feet, as well as letting you know how to get authentic pairs at cheaper prices (no fakes) and learning to be comfortable in them. Through my shoe life span I have had about 20 pairs of Louboutin shoes, but currently remain with 11 in my collection. I don’t wear them often at all on my blog as I class them as very special shoes and I rarely ever wear them for everyday wear. I usually only break them out on occasions that warrant fancy shoes. The main reason I don’t wear them often though is because of comfort. I find his shoes to be highly painful and it’s somewhat of an art form getting them to fit correctly without killing your feet. Msr. Louboutin himself doesn’t have any sympathy for the pain his shoes inflict as he once stated: I really have not so much sympathy. If Tina Turner and Prince’s back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can’t tell me they are impossible to walk in. High…

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My DIY Blonde Ombre Dip Dye Hair

Ok, as you know I have been wanting to ombre/dip dye my dark blonde hair for some time, but I was really scared to do it. I didn’t have the money to have it done at the salon as that costs a lot and I don’t have the patience to sit there for hours, so I bought the L’oreal Wild Ombre’s kit in shade number 3 for blonde hair. I read a few reviews on this product and some were bad, some were good. Mostly they were about the dye drying out the hair and ruining it, however that didn’t happen with mine, my hair is still really soft as you can see. My biggest issue with the Loreal Wild Ombre is the colour though, it really hasn’t come out the way I wanted it too. I was hoping it would be like the colour on the box below, an actual blonde with white undertones, but I guess nothing ever does what it says on the box… Mine has turned out blonde with orange/yellow undertones and since I have dark mousy blonde on top, that tone doesn’t suit me, I really need the white undertone blonde at the ends of my hair. As far as applying the hair dye goes, it’s very easy, you just mix up the dye, squeeze it onto the plastic brush and brush it through the lengths of your hair. I did mine the first time and left it on for about half an hour, however it barely did anything, all it did was slightly lighten the ends, but it made my brown at the back…

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How To Become A Fashion Blogger

I get asked a lot of questions, usually around the same subject of “what made you want to become a fashion blogger” and “how did you get into fashion blogging”, but unfortunately I always feel like I don’t have a relevant answer for these types of questions, or one that would be what the person was looking for in an answer. The simple answer to both questions would be something along the lines of “I didn’t really know I wanted to become a fashion blogger, it was sort of a natural process that took its course” and “it just sort of happened”, these are really the only variations I can work around. So, I thought it would be fun to put together a post for you on becoming a fashion blogger. I’m not saying that I am super successful or that I am a great fashion blogger, I’m just telling my story of how it happened for me and some tips and tricks that I have learned along the way to help you out. The original reason I created my fashion blog, Raindrops of Sapphire, was because I wanted a place online that I could call my own, more like a personal place where I could share my thoughts and feelings towards clothes and accessories with others who might share the same interest as me. I had become a little familiar with some fashion bloggers over time, but back then I didn’t find them to be as inspiring as I do now, so it was just purely for the reason of wanting to expand my blog writing and expressing myself,…

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My Wardrobe Staples & Essentials

I mentioned before that I would share my wardrobe staples with you, so here they are. These are the things that are essential to me and items that I couldn’t really put outfits together without! Blazers. I think a blazer is one of the top pieces of clothing that everyone should own! I actually have quite a few blazers and as long as I get the fit right on them and they are flattering, then I’m all set. They can dress just about any outfit up. My two favourites are my black one from Topshop as it’s the most versatile and my burgundy one from Zara as it’s fun and adds colour to my looks. Coat. Living in England means that a coat is pretty essential. The weather is often cold and this new one that I got from Topshop is my favourite one. It’s flattering because it’s nipped in at the waist but it’s also very girly with the skirted area. The colour is also perfect for winter. I feel the cold so easy so I honestly couldn’t be without a coat! Leather Jacket. I don’t like the real leather jackets so I prefer to choose the faux leather option. A black biker jacket is something that I wear often, especially in the spring and autumn. It’s one of my go to jackets and it just matches everything. It’s easy to pair with everything from jeans and shorts to dresses and skirts. It’s just a jacket that’s really easy wearing and I love it. You can just grab it as you go out and it will work. Classic Skinny…

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My New Hairstyle

So I know you all wanted me to show you my new hairstyle. As you know I was thinking of getting a fringe/bangs when I was getting my hair cut on Friday. I decided to go for it and I have been trying to get used to the new style for the past couple of days. At first I really wasn’t sure on it, I thought that it looks too heavy and the fringe makes my face a bit square. Everyone else has said that it looks really nice on me and they like it a lot though. I’m still trying to get used to it and I think it will look a lot better if my hair was more blonde. I used to have quite blonde hair from the sun as it lightens in the Summer, but now it’s been cut, it’s quite dark, so I have decided that I need some highlights put through around the front and on top and I think it will look better then, it wont be so harsh on my face as I am quite pale. Anyway, what do you all think of my new hairstyle? Do you like it or do you think it looks really bad? I’m still not sure if I regret the decision. I feel like my hair is not as girly anymore. (Follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Facebook)

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My Obsession With Bags

So I thought that I might start doing a few story posts on my blog. I know when I read magazines that I like to read the stories written in there as I find them really interesting. The first one I wanted to write is about my obsession with bags. I know it’s probably something a lot of you ladies can relate to so hopefully you like it! I would love for you to leave a comment and let me know your feelings towards bags 🙂 I never used to be a bag fan, in fact, I used to really dislike the thought of going out and having to carry something extra. I was always worried about losing it, as I can be quite forgetful sometimes or I just didn’t want the general hassle of carrying something heavy. I get back ache quite easily and I have loose shoulder joints so the thought of having to lug around a heavy bag just really put me off. I never understood what the obsession was at all. People would say to me ‘why don’t you like bags?’ or ‘you will change your mind and love them sooner or later’ and I was completely adamant that I wouldn’t. I just thought, they didn’t know me at all, so how could they possibly say those things? Every one is different. I honestly can’t remember the exact point in my life that my feelings started to change though, I know it was last year or the very beginning of this year and I think it might have something to do with my boyfriend and my…

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My Obsession With Jeans & Denim

I wanted to do a few little posts on my obsessions with a certain item of clothing. You all know that my biggest obsession is denim, owning probably around 150 pairs of jeans now and numerous other items of clothing made out of denim. It’s a big love of mine! Being the editor of DenimBlog and a full time writer for it really helps me live my passion for jeans to the full extent. I love being able to see the new collections, speak to the denim designers, see the Look Books early and spot a celeb in a pair of jeans and know what they are just by looking at the wash or pockets, it really has become my life now 🙂 Unfortunately there are not many stores around my area that stock premium denim. Living in the countryside can have its downfalls! I normally have to do what I do with most of my clothes and buy jeans online. A lot of the time this is hit or miss because of the sizing issue and actually seeing them in person is a lot different to how they may look on the websites. I got into designer jeans quite a long time ago, I must have been around 16 years old and I ended up with a fake pair of Rock & Republic jeans, which I had no idea were not real! When I found out my heart was crushed and I felt so sad. I hate fake jeans! But since then, it got me into searching so much about real authentic designer jeans and what the styles were.…

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Getting Your Christian Louboutin Shoes To Fit

How To Get Your Christian Louboutin Shoes To Fit I know first hand that getting the right Christian Louboutin shoes is a task in itself and the sizing and fit is an even bigger task. I have learned a few tricks over the months from the lovely ladies of TPF and through trial and error myself. I thought I would make a little blog post to help those of you fit your Louboutin shoes if they are too tight, too small, they slip off your feet etc… The Sock Trick – For Louboutin’s that are too tight So if your Louboutin shoes are too tight and they pinch your feet, there are a couple of things you can try. Most shoes need breaking in but with Louboutin shoes he often makes the toe box very narrow and tight which is a little bit painful sometimes. One method you can try is the sock trick; you can wear your shoes while wearing socks to try and stretch out the leather/suede. Do this while you are at home of course, otherwise you might look a little silly lol. It does work, I promise it does. I have had to do it on a few pairs because I, like most people, have one foot a little bit bigger than the other and I always need a little more room in one shoe, so I put 2 socks on my foot and stuff my foot into the shoe and wear it around for ages until it gives in. There is also leather stretcher spray that you can spray on the inside of the shoes…

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