Bargain: New Look’s Black Platform Court Shoes

Hey guys!

So, the other day I was thinking to myself: “What else can I post about as well as Tutorials and Reviews?” and came up with my own category: Bargains. This topic suits me PERFECTLY as I am a massive bargain hunter and will almost never buy any clothes or shoes at full price. I love sales, especially clearance sales as the store wants to clear out everything in stock so they drastically reduce the prices before fresh merchandise arrives, which makes me a very happy girl. If you are like me – a teenager girl who is struggling to find a job – then these Bargain posts that I’m starting will hopefully help you find all your essentials (or desires) at a cheap price!

Anyway, I found myself wandering around the shoe section in New Look. Many of the shoes on sale were high heels or wedge heels priced at £5. Eventually, I came across these beauties:

They were originally £19.99 but were reduced to only £5!
At only a quarter of the recommended retail price, I definitely call these pair of heels a great bargain!
In my opinion, products from New Look are always good quality for reasonable prices, that is why I bought these in the sale when I had the chance, especially because I have tiny feet and can never find shoes that fit me.

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The heels have a soft leather-look finish to them which gives them a bit of a shine in daylight.

These court heels have a small platform on them, only about half an inch high, which gives the person wearing them a little extra height.
Due to the platform sole, the heels come to a total of 4.5 inches tall.
ShoeCollageFeatheredDreams©They are super comfortable to wear, yet at times it is hard to balance in them due to the thin heel.
The fact that they are plain black means that they go with almost anything. I believe every girl should own at least one pair of black heels, because they are the ‘go-to’ shoes if you are stuck on what to wear and the match with most colours!

So there you have it! My new pair of court shoes from New Look.
I absolutely love them and cannot wait to wear them out.
As I previously said, I hope these Bargain posts that I am beginning to do will help those who are trying to look fashionable yet watch their pennies!

Thank you so much for reading this and I hope you found this helpful! Feel free to share your thoughts and leave your comments in the box below! Or leave me with any requests and I’ll happily do them! See you next time! Bye!

(All photographs FeatheredDreams©)


Tutorial: How To Do A Twist Braid

Hey guys!

So, today I’m going to show you how to do a twist braid. I figured this braid out myself one day when I was just experimenting with my hair. I then found out that it was already a known thing that goes by the name ‘twist braid’. I am in love with this simple way of tying back your fringe as it is easy to do yet looks stunning, especially with curly hair. This technique can be done with straight or curly hair (my hair was curly to start with, but I straightened my fringe and brushed out my curls for this tutorial).

So without further ado, let’s get started!

Start with your hair down, no clips, no bobbles. Here, you can choose whether to straighten your hair or not – it’s really up to you. As I already mentioned above, I straightened my fringe, just because I felt like doing so.

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Take a section from your fringe off of your parting and split it in half. I have numbered the sections in order to help you through this tutorial. The back section is Section #1 and the front section is #2.


Pull #2 towards your parting and pull #1 in the opposite direction. Then rotate them so that #2 is facing upward and #1 is facing downward. (In simpler terms, bring #1 to the front.)


Drop #1 (if it is easier). Take another small section from the rest of your fringe and add it to #1.


Repeat Steps Two, Three and Four. Remember to add a piece of hair after each twist!


When you are happy with the result, secure the braid with a bobby pin or two (preferably the same colour as your hair). I also added a beautiful clip from ‘Accessorize’ to finish the look.

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Smile! You look beautiful!

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It is important to note: practice makes perfect!
I love this hair technique so much as it is easy and only takes a manner of minutes to do. It is perfect if you are in a rush and need to tie back your fringe! You can change the look by taking bigger or smaller sections to make the braid the size you want and add cute accessories to complete the look, maybe a small bow, or a flower… it’s up to you!

Apologies that my photographs were not very good, I screenshot them from the video I made. If you want to see the video tutorial I made, please ask and I’ll put it up!

Thank you so much for reading this and I hope you use the opportunity to experiment different techniques on your hair to see what suits you the most! Feel free to share your thoughts and leave your comments in the box below! See you next time! Bye!

(All photographs FeatheredDreams©)