Friday, 25 November 2011

Easy Blueberry Cake + Cinnamon Sugar Dusting Recipe

I had loads of blueberries to use up, I wasn't sure what to do with them - my first thought was Blueberry muffins but then I realised I only had a cake blueberry cake it was!
The recipe I used is super easy and takes hardly any time to prepare. 

The results are amazing, moist, fluffy texture with a light vanilla and blueberry taste. I also topped it off with a Cinnamon Sugar dusting, gives it a festive taste for this time of year!


125g Butter
250g Castor sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
2 tsp Baking Powder
300g Blueberries (mash with a fork)
350g Self-raising flour
150ml Semi-skimmed Milk

Prep: 10-15 mins | Cook: 30 mins

1. Heat oven to 210'c, grease cake tin with butter.

2. In a bowl, beat Butter until creamy, beat in Castor sugar until pale and fluffy. Beat in Eggs, one at a time. Finally mix in Vanilla essence and Baking powder.

3. Mix in mashed blueberries.

4. Fold in the flour and Semi-skimmed milk, pour into cake tin.

5. Bake for 30-45, or until golden brown and not gooey in the middle. Allow to cool before removing from the tray.

I left mine in a little longer on a high heat to get a slightly crispy edge, there is nothing nicer than a moist centre and crispy edge (in my opinion!).

Finish with a Cinnamon Sugar dusting. Simply mix ground Cinnamon and Castor sugar together in a small bowl and sprinkle over. 


Saturday, 19 November 2011

Ballerina Bun With A Bow ~ Lauren Conrad Inspired Hairstyle

As soon I saw this hairstyle on the stunning Lauren Conrad I knew I had to re-create it! It's so simple yet beautiful. 

All you will need is:
Clip in extensions (optional) I use Foxy Locks
Kirby grips (bobby pins)
Hair brush
Hair ties (bobbles)
Hairspray to finish

Learn how to re-create this hair style:


Sunday, 13 November 2011

Simple French Twist

The French Twist is a very elegant and classic hairstyle. It can be easily changed up, I prefer mine not so tight and slick but more loose and messy. 

 I love Kate Winslet's French Twist - keeping it a little messy makes it more fun hairstyle than too formal.

Kristen Stewart's twist is similar to the one I recreated it's very casual and would look great with any outfit!

Megan Fox's is much neater and looks very formal, this look is perfect if you're wearing a statement outfit and you need your hair to look polished.

I have created a really quick and easy French Twist tutorial. Watch it here:

Hope you found it helpful!

Current Obsession: YSL Lipsticks

I am head over heels in love with YSL lipsticks.
They are full of moisture and the best thing for me is the 100's of colours to choose from. It's hard finding a good pink or peach (in a good quality lippy) but I have finally found them!

It does help that the packaging is to die for!

Swatches below:
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick - No. 32 Frozen Mango


YSL Rouge Pur Couture Blond Ingenu 24


YSL Rouge Volupte Perle lipstick 107


YSL Rouge Volupté Lingerie Pink 7

I highly recommend these lipsticks. They retail at around £22.
I bought mine here:

Have you tried YSL lipsticks, what do you think?

Friday, 11 November 2011

Hot Rollers, Waver & Curler Styling Tools Enrapture Giveaway!

I'm giving away 3 Enrapture electric stylers! Watch my video below on how to enter:

Giveaway rules:
Nov 11th 2011 - Dec 11th 2011 (midnight)

1-Must Be a Subscriber on my Youtube
2-Any age welcome, under 16 must get permission from parent or guardian
3-Open Worldwide
4-Follow me @ImogenFoxyLocks and  @EnraptureUK on Twitter
5-Comment the styling you want to win!
6-Enter as many times as you like

Enrapture Twitter:!/EnraptureUK

My Twitter:!/ImogenFoxyLocks
Winners will be picked randomly! Good luck :) 

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Big Hair! Nicky Clarke Volume Range

I recently tried out the fabulous Nicky Clarke hair styling product range. 
I have been testing out the volumizing range which i am extremely impressed with!

First up:

This is my favorite all time hairspray (and I've tried a lot!). It gives amazing volume when used with backcombing, it also keeps curls in really well. The formula dries quite hard, which makes it perfect for backcombing but when brushed through it leaves a softer finish that keeps your style in place.
RRP: £10

In the photo above I've got 'second day' curls after using the Ultimate hairspray - the curls stayed in amazingly (even in my extensions)! They became looser but i love the results! Soft beautiful waves.

TEASE ME Backcomb in a bottle is fab! It's a sort of sticky powder that is put onto the roots of your hair to create instant volume. You simply separate your hair and sprinkle the powder directly at your root, then use your fingers to activate the volume by lifting and shaking your hair! It's really great for adding extra volume and also works extremely well when using a backcombing brush (if you want super huge hair)!
RRP: £14.50

When i visited the Nicky Clarke Salon in Mayfair for my wonderful 'Gift Experience', the ultra talented @WarrenHolmes cut and styled my hair. He used both TEASE ME and Ultimate Hairspray on my hair. The results were amazing and the curls lasted all day and night! 

Hair Raising is a pre-styling product. You spray it in damp/towel dried hair, then after blowdrying your hair it creates substantial lift. It leaves your hair feeling natural - the best part is that it isn't sticky and is completely weightless. It also adds a lovely shine.
RRP: £16

I love using mousse when using Hot Rollers, if you put mousse close to your roots and all the way to the tips it creates a great look when styling with hot tools, the curls can look very structured after using mousse but once you brush them out (using a wide tooth comb) the results are beautiful. The right mousse will give you amazing volume - and that's exactly what this one does!
RRP: £10

I cannot express how impressed I am with the Nicky Clarke range. I have some shampoos and conditioners that I will be reviewing soon also. 

I recommend all these products, they are truly high class and give real results! 

Use code: foxylocks to get 10% off your order online at Nicky Clarke.

If you visit the Nicky Clarke website make sure you check out the Gift Experience section, I had the most amazing day and I was completely pampered! I wish I could get my hair done that way every time (I even had lunch and champagne!). Such a wonderful experience. 

Friday, 4 November 2011

VASELINE Limited Edition Lip Therapy – Crème Brûlée

Selfridges are offering the exclusive Vaseline Creme Brulee lip therapy on their website! It smells divine and is without a doubt my favorite Vaseline flavour. The creamy scent is gorgeous! The formula appears to be the same as the other Vaseline lip therapy tins but the smell of this one puts it on a new level!
And the best's only £2.99!

A must have for juicy lips!
You can buy directly here:

Thursday, 3 November 2011

MOD 60's Make-Up

MOD make-up creates instant huge eyes! It's such a classic and fresh look. 

Products used:
Sleek Au natural palette (white and black shades)
Barry M Liquid liner 
NYX jumbo pencil - Milk
Foxy Lashes - Enchanting Eyes (upper)
Foxy Lashes ~ Dolly Lashes (lower)
Sleek Blush - Suede
E.l.f concealer
YSL lipstick rouge shine #32

Closer look:

Queen of the MOD make-up is of course Twiggy!

I was surprised how quick and easy it was to create this look. If you want to find out how, watch my tutorial:

Hope you like!