Hello my darlings, I hope you've all had a good week so far?
I can't believe we finally got some snow in Brighton! Although the sun has been shining through it still seems to be so cold out...I do love the winter months as I get to wrap up in my favourite jumpers, sweatpants and coats BUT the cold weather really does take it's toll on my skin and hair!
In today's post I will be focusing on some new haircare I am currently using that really helps to condition and protect your hair. My hair has been bleached a number of times so I'm always on the look out for good products to use!
Firstly, I am very pleased to say this shampoo is cruelty free, SLS free, organic and packed full of lovely natural ingredients! The intensive repair shampoo and condition is made by The Green People, one of my long term fav skincare brands so I was very excited to try the shampoo.
A Little bit about the shampoo and conditioner...
The shampoo features our Colour lock system and is a strengthening shampoo for coloured or dry hair Made with Organic Green Tea, Yucca, Quinoa, Sandalwood & Orange its 82% certified organic and contains Quinoa Protein to help limit colour fade.
The conditioner is designed for dry, coloured, chemically-treated & frequently blow-dried hair and is a welcome treat for dry or stressed out hair. Made with Organic Green Tea, Aloe Vera & B vitamin, it boosts shine and nourishes scalp and hair shaft and helps prevents scalp dryness and loss of natural oils
Both the products have a really nice citrus smell which I personally love. I found the shampoo foamed up well on my hair (sometimes SLS free shampoos don't foam well) but this one seemed to work great and left my hair feeling very clean and refreshed.
I like to apply a generous amount of conditioner to my hair, you don't need too much of this one as a little goes a long way. I did feel it helped smooth my protect my hair which is exactly what I need. When conditioning my hair I like to leave the conditioner on for a couple of minutes to really like it soak in and treat the hair!
I have quite a dry itchy scalp and both the shampoo and conditioner didn't cause any irritation, if anything they helped soothe my scalp. I have found all of the products I have used from the Green People really help to soothe my skin...definitely must be a combo of ingredients that work well for me!
It has taken me quite a while to find some good cruelty free, SLS free haircare but I think I've finally found some I can stick to!
If you are on the lookout for a new shampoo/condition and would like something that does the job without being full of harsh chemicals then I'd 100% recommend picking up a bottle of this stuff!
What are your favourite haircare products? What do you look for when searching for a shampoo and conditioner? Always love to hear your thoughts and recommendations!
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**You might also be interested in my review of The Green People's facial oil**
Hello huns, how are you all?
Those of you who follow me on social media will probably have seen that I cut off over half on my hair last week! I have been wanting to chop it off for quite some time now but just wasn't brave enough for the big change...finally after months of contemplating I decided to go for it!
Why I decided to cut my hair?
To be honest I was getting a bit fed up of having really long hair. Although I love how it looked when I got out of the shower and first dried it, as the day went on I would find the underneath would often get knotted and to be honest it would just make me really hot!
I had my hair tried up the majority of the time so I just thought, what's the point of having lovely long hair to have it tired up all the time?
Choosing a style...
So when it came to choosing a style I knew I wanted to go quite a bit shorter, I wanted a big change and loved how the long bob looked on many other people. I decided to go for a slightly graduated lob so the front was longer than the back, I personally find this a really flattering hair style as well as being very easy to manage!
Styling my new hair...
If you read my last hair blog post you will know i'm not a fan of using heat tools on my hair, I was slightly worried about this as I wasn't sure if I would be able to style my new hair as I liked without curlers...all the tutorials I had watched on youtube all seemed to use a curling wand. However I am very pleased to say I managed to get some lovely waves by putting my hair in 2 dutch braids overnight just like I used to when it was long!
Overall I am so happy with my new hair! The simple things like being able to wear a scarf or hoodie without getting my hair tangled up in it is amazing :-) I love how quickly my hair dries and I can go with not brushing it all day and it's still not knotty in the evening...LOVE!
What do you guys think of the new style? If you would like to see any tutorials of how I style my lob please let me know!
Where I had my hair done:
I had my hair done by an amazing hairdresser called Danni, she is absolutely fantastic! If you are in the Sussex area and looking for a hairdresser I would definitely recommend getting in contact with her. She has her own little salon in Worthing, West Sussex. Very friendly, great prices as well as very talented!
After years of chopping and changing, I finally have long thick hair which is 100% my own! That is not to say I haven't still dyed it many times and given my hair a slight battering along the way...
In today's post I'm going to be sharing my tips and tricks on how to achieve long thick healthy hair, without it having to be all natural in terms of bleaching and dye!
Changing colour without too much damage...
I am someone who likes to change up the colour of my hair, from dark brown, to red to light brown and blonde...not the greatest if you are trying to avoid those split ends when growing your hair. However if you dye your hair correctly and take care of it along the way, you really can still keep the length without too much damage!
Hey friends and happy 2017! I hope you have all had a good start to the year!
So...did anyone else see the Moana movie and LOVE her hair? In today's post I'm going to be sharing a super easy way to get waves in your hair without having to use any heat inspired by Moanas beautiful style :-)
What I do is wash and towel dry my hair in the evening, do 2 dutch braids then let my hair air dry over night in the braids...it's literally that simple! If you can't do dutch braids you could always split your hair into 4 sections (2 on the top and 2 on the bottom) and just do regular braids with each section, this would give a very similar result.
I absolutely love doing this style as it's so quick and easy. Braiding hair before you sleep is super convenient, and if like me to have straight flat hair it's also perfect for adding volume and texture!
Of course depending on your natural hair type/length the final results will vary. But if you try this out I'd love to see how the waves turns out for you :-).
Thanks so much for reading, if you would like to see more hair posts please do let me know!
Hey my darlings, hope you are all well!
Sorry I haven't posted for a little while i've had a very busy couple of weeks at work and catching up with family at the weekends. However I have dedicated this weekend to filming a handful of new videos to share with you guys :-) I will be posting them weekly on my YouTube channel, so I really hope you enjoy those!
Right lets get into today's blog...I thought it would be a nice idea to share some of my beauty tips / tricks. These are just random little things I like to do in my beauty regime which I thought may work for you too!
1. Apply Vaseline to your eyelashes each night before bed.
This is will help your lashes to get longer and thicker over time as well as moisturise your eye area, which of course helps prevent wrinkles!
I used to wear eyelash extensions for about a year on and off which left me with very thin sparse lashes :( Since using Vaseline on my lashes each night I have really noticed a difference...and they are now longer, thick and healthy again. This does take time but definitely works!
2. Braid your hair before bed for beautiful heatless waves.
This is a super simple trick but one I love! If like me you don't have much time to do your hair in the morning this is a perfect way to prepare. I like to do 2 french or dutch braids in my hair when it is slightly damp, this gives beautiful waves from the roots. No heat involved which is also a bonus. It is then just a case of taking out the braids when I wake up and your hair is ready to go!
3. Heat eyelash curlers before using.
For those of you lucky enough to have naturally curled lashes this will not be necessary but for me this is a must :P A simple trick I like to do is heat up my eyelash curlers with my hairdryer before using. I put my hairdryer on a high heat and hold for 5-10 seconds on my eyelash curlers, this really helps to curl my lashes to the max and keep them in place!
4. Dip your make-up brush in eyedrops for a more pigmented look.
This is a super affordable way to give a much more pigmented look to your eyeshadows. You can also use MAC fix plus but eyedrops are a cheaper option :-) I find this works really well with my Smashbox eyeshadows or any with a shimmer. All I do is put a couple of drops of the eyedrops on my brush then apply my eyeshadow as normal, you will find the colours look so much more pigmented and bright. I definitely recommend giving this a try it makes such a difference!
5. Brush coconut oil through your hair for a quick easy hair mask.
This is another trick I like to do before bed to let the oil soak into my hair for a few hours while I sleep for maximum effect. I rub the coconut oil into my hands to warm it up then brush through my hair. I would also recommended braiding or putting your hair in a scarf so the oil doesn't get all over your pillow while you sleep. When you wash it off in the morning your hair will be super soft :-)!
I hope you enjoyed reading a few of my beauty tricks/tips :-) do you have any to share? If so please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear what you recommend!
Thank you so much for reading and checking out my website, speak to you guys soon!!
Lots of love,
Hello my loves!
So...I filmed my first 'get ready with me' to share with you guys :-) It includes make-up, hair and outfit. This is an everyday look which could be perfect for a shopping day, lunch or anything like that!
VIDEO LINK: http://youtu.be/vpmGUKjlxUE
I decided to go for a pretty simple make-up look, as I like to wear quick natural(ish) make-up on a day to day basis. I feel it is a nice put together look without taking too much time. All products I used are listed in my video :-).
For hair I decided to do rope twisted milkmaid braids. I think this hair style is super cute and perfect if you are having a bad hair.
For those of you who do not know how to do a rope twist, it is very simple! What you need to do is split your hair into 2 sections, twist each section the same way then the opposite way around each other...hopefully that makes sense. This keeps the twist secure :-) if you watch my video it is quite self explanatory. I then curled my bangs to finish the look!
I absolutely love peplum tops so I choose to wear a pinkish/coral colour top, it has a lace overlay which I think is a really nice touch. I decided to pair this with some white jeans and a statement necklace. I think this is a perfect outfit for the summer, it is also super comfy!
Please make sure you also check out my 'Get ready with me' VIDEO: http://youtu.be/vpmGUKjlxUE
Thank you so much for reading & watching! Please let me know if you enjoyed this kind of video as I will definitely film more if you do <3 or what else you would like to see. Your feedback is always appreciated!
Lots of Love
Hey guys, how y'all doing? Hope you have been enjoying my blog posts, i've had quite a few ideas of upcoming blogs and videos to share with you all. I'd love to know what kinda stuff you'd like to see though, so deff let me know!
What do I have for you today...? Lets get to it :-) I wanted to share a few summer hairstyle ideas following on from my braided halo style I posted a few weeks ago. Really hope you enjoy, and i'd love to see your photos if you try out some of these looks <3
Flower Braid - I absolutely love this hair style, It's so beautiful right? My friend Judith kindly let me do a few styles on her as I haven't managed to master this one on my own head yet :( but I shall keep trying!
If you want to see how to get this look please check out my Youtube video
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE- http://youtu.be/E57sCNCIuwg
Side French Plait - This is a super simple hairstyle, but one I really like to add an interesting touch to natural hair. I originally started doing this style to get my bangs out the way without using clips, which works really well :-) It is also a perfect convenient look if you like to keep your hair off your face.
Not too sure what to call this one... side plait with fishbone braid? For this style I took a front section of the hair and did a fishbone style braid against the head. I then took the remainder of the hair and did a dutch braid from one side of the head to the other :-)
Really hope you enjoyed this blog and try out some of these hair styles!
If you did not see my braided halo style video in my previous post please do check it out at - http://youtu.be/h3TmNxxJG1Y
As always, thank you so much for reading & checking out my website :-)
Lots of love,
Hello my sweet peas :-) I have been working on a new video for you guys today, to show one of my favourite hairstyles at the moment. I like to call this look the braided halo! I think it looks super cute and is a great hairstyle for the summer.
If you don't know how to do a dutch braid it's kind of like a backwards french plait. You take 3 section of hair and put each side section under the middle section, as you braid you add in small pieces of hair to each section. Hopefully my video below will help show you how to achieve this look :-) it is really easy once you get the hang of it!
VIDEO TIME :-) To watch my braided hair tutorial please click this link - http://youtu.be/h3TmNxxJG1Y
Happy Sunday to you all, hope you are having a nice relaxed weekend!
I filmed a quick video on my iPad..I will get up some better quality videos up in the next couple of weeks once my tripod arrives, so please excuse the poor quality of this one.
I don't often do a lot of styling to my hair, but when I do the hot tools deep waver is definitely my go to tool :) I love how quick and easy it is to use. It heats up very quick and you can put a lot of hair into the waver at once if you are in a rush. It gives beautiful big waves rather than curls, if you want to see how it works please watch my video below!
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