Friday, 31 January 2014

Having My Hair Chopped Off

It was a bit of a spur of the moment thing but after years of having long hair, I finally decided to get a little chop! After having ombre hair twice over the past two years, my hair is a little worse for wear and has definitely seen better days. My hair is in pretty good condition from the the root to my longest layer - it was just that dreaded, disgustingly-dry, broken and soul-less section at the bottom that I had ombre'd that needed the boot. For the past week or so, I've found myself wearing it in a bun quite regularly and therefore, I decided that I definitely needed to do something about it...

So, as you can see - I went for it. I will admit however, that I did do my research. I read a lot of blogs and websites on cutting your hair shot and I'd screenshotted a few (a lot) of Instagrams of Kylie Jenner, Lucy Meck and Lily Melrose and showed them to my hairdresser. She was a little bit reluctant at first because my hair has been very long for a very long time so I can understand her concern if she was the one responsible for completely buggering up my hair. I have to admit, it was actually really scary watching her chop a good 6-7 inches off my hair and witnessing it fall to the floor, and at one point I really started to panick that I'd made the wrong decision. However,I think she did a fab job and I LOVE having shorter hair. It has taken about 60% off hair dryer time and my hair feels so luscious and fresh (if you could use that word to describe hair?). I can just about get it up in a high pony tail with the helpful use of a few curby grips and it looks great curled or straightened. I've also noticed that it stays a lot more volumised throughout the day because there's not as much hair weighing it all down! I'm very happy with my new look, and have been recieving a lot of really nice compliments. I now completely understand the saying "a change in your hair can do a lot to your head"

Previous two ombre's and length of my hair 


Friday, 17 January 2014

Winter Skincare


I'm quite lucky when it comes to skincare during winter as I don't really suffer from dry skin. As I’ve said before, I’m not the most adventurous when it comes to skincare and find it a bit of a chore. So, when I find something that works, I tend to stick to it. You may notice a bit of a pattern in some of the products I use but I was gifted a lot of Soap & Glory products for Christmas, and I mean a LOT. (Wonder if my family are trying to tell me something? :/) So, I'm currently in the process of using them up and trying out new S&G products that I'd never got round to purchasing. Wish me luck!

You’ve probably seen every blogger and their mum’s dog’s cousin’s aunty talk about this stuff as it’s a Soap & Glory staple and is featured in most of their gift sets. However, it still remains firmly in my heart and more importantly, in my bath/shower routine. It’s made up of tiny little scrubbing beads that are great for taking fake tan off and just for generally feeling spotlessly clean and fresh!

I've used this stuff around five times now and I’m absolutely in love. It does amazing things to my face and I can honestly say that post-bath my face actually does feel like a baby’s bum - if not smoother! What I love about it is that you literally only need a penny sized amount to go all over your face and it does a really good job of gently taking make-up off (even waterproof mascara). Not that I would ever have a bath without taking my make-up off, God forbid…

These are my saviour when I’m having one of those days when your face just isn’t co-operating. Those days when you feel all spotty and dirty and you just want to peel off a layer of your skin. (Just me then?) These gorgeous little refreshing pads do exactly what they say on the tub and make me feel so fresh and clean. Because they do such a good job, the smell is quite overwhelming so I think that’s why they’ve added the fruity over-smell. Warning: do not actually use on your eyes unless you want your actual eyeball to dissolve.

This little gem has currently gone missing from my make-up drawer as a certain somebody (Hi Mum) is currently suffering from the good old Jack Frost chapped lip epidemic. I know that lip products don’t really fall under the skincare category but I thought I’d slip it in anyway just in case some of you had never heard of it. It’s basically like pink sand in a little pot that you rub onto your lips to get all the dry excess skin off. However, the best bit being that your lips taste of bubblegum for the rest of the day. There a few different flavours to choose from but the bubblegum is definitely my fave!

I hope you enjoyed delving into my dreaded skincare routine. Although I do understand the importance of looking after my skin and giving it a treat once in a while, I would still much rather splurge on a lovely Clinique mascara!


Saturday, 4 January 2014

2014 Inspiration

Image sourced from Google


Very short post but was scrolling through some of my pictures on my phone and discovered this little gem. It really did inspire me and it's something that I really wish to live by this year. I am a great believer that everything happens for a reason but I also believe you don't just get things handed to you on a plate. I believe that you really have to work for what you want and if you work hard enough for it then, eventually, you'll get it. 

Although we're only five days in to 2014, and everyone's probably feeling the whole 'new year, new me' mantra, but, I really am feeling very inspired and prosperous about this year. I have a LOT of exciting things lined up, for example; seeing my life-long idol, Beyonce, visiting London with my Mum, and one of my best friends returning home from Australia after a year of being out there. Just to name a few! 

Anyway, I thought that I would share this with you guys and hopefully, you will be feeling as excited about 2014 as I am!