Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Sock Curls

Hi Beauties!

I love to style my hair into loose boho kinda curls, thats just the way I prefere it as opposed to my boring straight hair. I'd been styling it like this most mornings using GHD straighteners, and only recently have I kind of realised how much damage I've been doing to my hair. So i've decided to go on a heat ban! I've successfully stuck to my ban for about a month now, with the exception of sometimes using the heat on my side fringe, but I've still been styling my hair the way I want it. How? Socks! Sounds a little wierd at first, although its so easy and I do it every night now. I got the idea from this video here, although heres how I specifically like to do mine: 
I only use three socks as its easy, quick and I like loose curls in contrast to tight, little ones. Before I begin, I wet my hair about 20% and spray lightly with Lee Stafford sea salt spray. I push the top part of my hair back as if I were to pull it into a ponytail, twist a sock around it and tie it together tightly at each end. I then seperate the hair left at the bottom into two parts, making sure both of them are roughly equal to the one I've already tied up. I repeat the steps of tying the sock in the hair, and then go to bed to leave it in overnight! The curls so come out a bit tight at first, as they do in the video, although if you brush it out and leave it to droop a bit, it gives it a nice finish. Sorry if my explanation was crap, but do check out the video, its literally been a lifesaver for me and so easy to follow! 

Lee Stafford Sea Salt Spray 150ml £7.49 from Boots

Speaking of hair, my blonde hairs turning really brassy lately, and i'm a little dubious of dying it all a lighter blonde. I get highlights done at the hairdressers every now and again but it can be expensive to get done often, can anyone reccomend me some cheapish highlighting kits to buy for doing at home?

The blonde one.

Monday, 21 May 2012

wishlist #002

1, 2, 3, 4, 5
001. I've always wanted a Mulberry replica, I actually brought this bag off ebay a few weeks ago and keep forgetting to post it on here! Despite already buying the bag though, I was excited to see Mozzypop are releasing these same bags onto their website, and in a great variety of colours too!

002. I have a worrying obsession for both lace and peterpan collars, so when I saw this beauty I literally fell in love. But being the Topshop junkie I am, it comes at a price, not a price a teenage girl like myself can buy at the click of my fingers. Boo.
003. I've heard some brilliant reviews on this Cetaphil cleanser, and i've taken an interest to it because its so hard to find a cleanser suitable for my sensitive skin but still battle breakouts. This claims to be perfect for dry and sensitive skins though for a reasonable price, so i'll be getting my hands on this at some point!

004. May be one of the very few people who havn't tried this product yet as its been massive in the blogsphere. I'm such a nail junkie, forever changing my nails with different designs and patterns, so really this looks ideal.

005. Topshop again! I love the colour of these shorts and the design, I can't seem to find any other nice high-waisted shorts of this pale denim colour that I like, and yet again Topshop has got me wrapped round its little finger.

The blonde one.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Beauty Buy Review

Hi lovelies!
Seems like the last time I posted was a long while ago now and I'm sincerely sorry to all our new and loyal readers.
The other week I took a visit to the ELF cosmetics website after Cara recommended it to me. I don't usually wear make up but I was mesmerized by how cheap it was, so I just had to buy something. I'd wanted to get my hands on some bronzer for a long time as I don't like to use foundation. So I bought 'warm tan' bronzer, as from the pictures on the website the others either looked too light, dark or pink. I also bought a cheap powder brush. The delivery was fast, which was what I was expecting because of the high delivery price of £2.95.

When the bronzer arrived, I was quick in front of the mirror to try it on. Although it looks fine in the compact, once I put it on it was glittery and way darker than it looks online and before I applied it. It also made my skin itchy and I had to apply my trusty Neutrogena moisturiser to stop me scratching. Maybe its because I bought the bronzer online and couldn't determine the colour or maybe its just because it was a cheap buy. But whatever the reason, from what I experienced I will not be buying this bronzer again.

On a lighter note, my birthday is in a month! I was thinking of going to London dungeons but you have to have an adult with you. So, have you guys got any ideas of what I should do for my 15th in London?
Best wishes,