Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Blogging Break

Hi everyone

As you may well know I'm in my last few weeks of my final teaching placement and so I really need to spend this time focusing on work. As such I'm taking a mini break from blogging, but I'll be back up and blogging after 1st July.

In the meantime don't forget about my Babyliss Big Hair giveaway, which ends on 30th June!

Love & Hugs,

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Nails of the Week - Essie Tart Deco

As an Essie fan I just had to add this gorgeous Tart Deco to my collection! I actually bought it about 3 weeks ago but just hadn't got round to using it. 

Oh my word! It is the most beautiful, summery coral shade I have ever seen! This will most definitely be my go-to nail colour this Summer. Essie nail varnishes of course apply like a dream, dry in a decent time and are generally long-lasting. I will most definitely be wearing this shade on holiday as it will look simply gorgeous against a tan.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Tart Deco - £7.99. Available at Boots.

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Letter to My 15 Year Old Self

First of all, that boy you’re with, the one with the long hair… No, just no! He told you he loved you, but come on! You’ve only been together 5 weeks and you’re only 15, you don’t even know what love is! And yes, he does cheat on you with that girl you suspect. Specimen A arsehole. In fact, you will go on to date a string of utter arseholes but don’t you worry… it will turn out just fine in the end. You’ll eventually meet a wonderful man who will treat you like an absolute princess, respect you entirely and the best thing is that you will finally completely trust somebody.

You know that dream you have of becoming a police officer? Yeah, that’s not gonna happen. However you won’t work that out until after you’ve spent £20,000 on a Criminology degree. You will take on a string of crappy admin jobs after graduating (don’t worry, you graduate with a 2:1) until one fateful day when somebody at work hears that you have an interest in hockey. She’ll ask if you’re interested in volunteering as a hockey coach for a children’s team. You agree to because you’re single and have nothing else better to do but will soon fall in love with working with children and you decide to become a teacher… yes, a teacher! It’s hard work, but you get there in the end (and after spending almost £30,000).

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret… this ‘goth’ phase you’re going through – wearing black, dying your hair black, too much eyeliner – you look like shit! Seriously, sort it out! You don’t need to change your appearance to ‘fit in’ with a certain group of friends. In fact, they’re not even real friends.

Speaking of friends, that one girl that you are joint at the hip with will eventually turn out to be a disappointment. Very flaky, very stuck up and very annoying. She thinks she’s better than you and will verbally announce such. Those fun trips you have to Primark will be no more as she states that Primark is now ‘beneath her’. You stop speaking once you go to university and unfortunately you don’t really make any new friends. Mostly because you spend far too much time with Specimen B arsehole boyfriend but also because you’re far too insecure and you’re constantly comparing yourself to other girls, haunted by your perception that they think they’re better than you! But again, don’t worry. When you meet your lovely, amazing, wonderful boyfriend 9 months after splitting with Specimen B arsehole he will introduce you to a plethora of lovely people who really make you feel welcome and you will go on to have many wonderful times with them.

I know you’re well aware of the amount of arguments your parents have, and you’re well aware that they don’t even love each other anymore but that will be sorted eventually. Your mum will sadly decide to move down to Wolverhampton to be with the rest of her family, but the main thing is that she’s happy. Your sister will also eventually move away but meet a lovely man named Kev and have the most gorgeous little nephew for you.

So that’s about all I can say for now. The main thing is to remember that no matter how bad things seem they WILL get better. Perhaps in 10 years time I’ll write a letter to my 25 year old self…

Saturday, 1 June 2013

30 Day Snap #1

The first of my 30 Day Snap is a photo of my good friend Cheryl who is expecting her first child in August. Cheryl and I became friends as her partner and mine are best mates. Today was her baby shower (very American) where we ate cake, played piƱata and drank copious amounts of Prosecco.

Babyliss Root Boost

I mentioned in my Hair Tools Collection video that I own and adore the Babyliss Root Boost, a mini crimper which gives you long lasting volume at the root. Well as I was using the tool anyway I thought I may as well film a video on how to use the Root Boost and the results it provides.

The tool itself it super easy to use and I can do my whole head of hair in 10 minutes. Simply section the hair and hold the Root Boost at the very root for roughly 5 seconds. Crimp again just below the root  for added volume and rub through. This creates the same effect as back combing but lasts much longer. Back combing only lasts a few hours for me but with the Root Boost your volume will still be in place the next day, if not the day after that too. Take a look at the before and after photos below and see for yourself the volume it creates. It's not super big volume, but enough to give me hair a well-needed boost. (Please excuse the terrible 'after' photo. I was knackered.)