Sunday, 31 July 2016

Summer Homeware Haul*


Friday, 29 July 2016

The Casual Astronomer

I've always been fascinated with space, stars and the far out galaxies. I'm certainly a believer, I don't think we are the only living organisms in this vast universe. Opinions aside, I was recently browsing for some casual tops for just laying about the house in, maybe nipping out to see friends.


Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Get Body Confident in 8 Easy Steps*

Bodies come in all shapes and sizes, yet so many people are unhappy with how they look. Wanting to drastically change how you look is not healthy for confidence or your bank balance. Do you feel embarrassed about particular flaws? Do you set yourself unrealistic goals? Give yourself a break will these body-positive tips.

Focus on the bits you really like
Write a list of your favourite qualities. Include the last genuine compliment someone gave you. They don’t all have to be about your body! A good list will feature physical and emotional qualities. Whenever you feel unhappy, refer to the list for reassurance.

Get moving
Exercise isn’t just for weight loss, it also boosts confidence and mental health. Gyms can be pretty intimidating places. If you are a beginner there are plenty of mini workouts you can do at home. Even going for a short walk counts. You needn’t go it alone either when there are so many fun activities that can be enjoyed with friends. The goal should be strength and fitness, not unhappy weight loss.


Sunday, 24 July 2016

Behind The Lense

I haven't really had my head in blogging lately. I keep getting into it and then losing the interest. I've just been getting blogging envy and feeling like I'm failing. It's not a nice feeling, to feel like you aren't happy with something you've put so much of yourself and time into. I've had a few other personal stresses thats took my mind off it as well.

When you don't have the energy to make your blog how you want it, you just don't feel happy. I'm certainly considering a full make over on the blog. I feel sometimes there is a bit of pressure, I like things to look nice and when my flat is a mess or I'm sitting in PJ's, no make up and a scruffy hair, I don't feel like I want to take a picture of it.

I've recently had a flush of motivation back and I'm loving taking photos again and writing up posts. I have a good few ideas for posts and hoping to get back into it, head first. So, long story short, I'M BACK BABY!

Did you miss me?


Monday, 4 July 2016

Master The Art Of Caring For Your Hair With These Tips*

The trick to having great hair is to care for it properly. Healthy, well-managed hair will style better and look great. Read my eight tips below, to get beautiful well-cared for hair.

Don't wash it too much

We all love to have clean hair, but it is possible to wash your hair too much. Washing your hair every day, unless it is very greasy or very short, isn't the best idea. It's easy to strip it of the natural oils and leave it dull and lifeless. If your hair is shoulder length or longer, wash it every second day to preserve some of the natural oil.

Use a good quality conditioner

There are so many expensive hair care products of there. But I remember a hairdresser giving me this brilliant piece of advice. He said, "Don't worry about the shampoo you use but spend your money on really good quality conditioner". This will make your hair look shiny and make it so much easier to style.

Use remy hair extensions


If you need some extra length quick, make sure to use human hair extensions, not the fake ones. Not only will they look more natural and blend in with your own hair, but they will also be lighter too. This puts less stress on the root of your natural hair and causes less damage.  

Get it cut regularly


Getting your hair cut regularly is hair care 101, but you'd be surprised how many people get out of the habit. Even if you're growing your hair, you will need the ends trimmed. Remember the ends of your hair are the oldest and the most vulnerable to heat damage, so as soon as those split ends appear, get them chopped!

Use a tangle brush

Another great discovery I've made is to use a tangle brush. These are so great for brushing your hair out once you've washed it. It removed tangles without pulling or breaking the hair. They are also great for kids,  to save them from the pain of teasing out tangles traditionally.

Don't back comb all time

Now, I know that volume is important, but try to not back comb your hair all the time. Backcombing encourages breaking on otherwise healthy hair and can make your hair look dry. If you simply must have volume, every day try a volumizing product like dry shampoo or powder instead like these ones here.

Don't bleach and perm

The cardinal sin of hair care is to bleach and perm at the same time. You're just asking for it to come out in clumps. If you have to, go for one or the other, but please do not combine them. Maybe you could try embracing your natural style instead?

Use a hair mask

Lastly, if you are in between cuts and you can see that your hair is becoming dry, why not use a hair mask. These are nourishing moisturisers that are designed to be left on the hair for 5 - 30 minutes. They replenish the moisture and oil and get your hair back to its shiny, manageable self.

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