Sunday, 1 February 2015

CoolBlades One Stop Guide To The Perfect Haircut For You!

Hello Lovelies,
I am finally back after a short break and I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.
I'm sure you'll all agree that 2015 feels like time for a change and I see people changing their diets, their exercise regimes and other physical factors about themselves, but what about your hair?
I'm sure we've all had those days where our hair looks awful and no amount of brushing, backcombing or hairspraying can fix it. As a trainee hairdresser I believe that sometimes people just don't have the right haircut. Well, help is at hand!

CoolBlades, a popular hair and beauty suppliers, have designed an infographic that explains the perfect haircut for your faceshape. The One Stop Guide includes the do's and don'ts of finding the right cut for you in 3 simple steps. And there are also some make-up tips to complete your new look!

With all of these great tips to finding the perfect haircut, bad hair days are finally over!

Will you be changing your look this year?
Leave any comments below!

All my love


Thursday, 11 December 2014

Recipe| Winter Breakfast Smoothie

Hello Lovelies.
I know that its so hard to be healthy during the winter, so I threw together a breakfast smoothie with a little winter spice and thought I would share my easy recipe with you. Enjoy!

You Will Need:
1 Large Apple
2 Tangerines
2 Bananas
Ground Cinnamon
300ml Milk

How To Make:
1. Chop up the apple, bananas and 1 of the tangerines and add to the milk. Sprinkle a teaspoon of cinnamon into the mixture.
2. Cut the second tangerine in half and squeeze the juice from both halves into the mixture.
3. Blend this mixture together until it is smooth and there are no chunks of fruit left in the smoothie (I used a hand blender for this int he pictures below but you can use a normal compact blender)
4. Pour the smoothie into a glass and enjoy!

If you would like this smoothie for breakfast for more than one day, you can make a large amount and put half in a bag to freeze (see picture below), but remember to put the smoothie into the fridge to slowly defrost over night the day before you want to drink it.

What foods do you like to cook in the winter?

Leave any comments below, they really are appreciated.

All my love,

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Truthful Tuesday¦ Comparing Yourself

Hello Lovelies.
This last few weeks have been super hard for me and I've found myself caught up in a whirlwind of self- hatred. I cannot stand my body at the moment and I've decided to sort out a new diet regime and exercise plan to help me. However, I always find myself comparing my body to that of other girls and working myself up about how my legs aren't as thin as hers or how my stomach isn't as flat as hers.

In actual fact, my legs might not be as thin as hers and my stomach may not be as flat as hers, but I'm still human like her. Everyone is the same on the inside and its not about being in competition with other girls/ boys, it's about being in competition with yourself and being the best version of yourself you can be. You are good enough and you should never let anybody make you believe that you have to prove yourself. Only you can be you, nobody else and that's why you're the best. Nobody can be you like yourself.

No matter what you look like on the outside, whether you are curvy or thin, it's your personality that reflects who you are. So why not be confident? Embrace what you have and be happy with it. Change anything you dislike, but only if that's because you're not happy with it, not other people. There will always be people that love you for you and that wouldn't want a thing to change about you. They might not say it all of the time but it's true. You are loved. Everyone is different on the outside, different shapes and sizes but making that the epitome of life is shallow minded. Its what is on the inside that counts.
It's sad that people compare themselves to others and don't feel good enough in their own skin. However, there are assets you may have that others might not and that is what makes us all different. The world would be boring if we all looked and acted the same right? Be yourself, be interesting and funny and keep doing all those silly things you do, because they make you who you are. Never stop being who you are.
You should never have to prove yourself to anybody.

Do you find yourself comparing yourself with others?
Leave any comments below, they really are appreciated.

All my love.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Get Faye Ready With Me¦ Part 2- Make- Up

Hello Lovelies.
As you will already know if you seen my last post, my cousin went on a night out with her friends and asked me to do her hair and make-up. If you're up to date with my posts you will see that I completed pin curls on her hair for big bouncy waves, and here is what I done for her make- up look. Enjoy!

Moisturizer: Nivea Original Moisturizer
Foundation: LOreal Infallable Foundation (Shade Golden Beige)
Concealer: LOreal True Match Concealer (Shade Vanilla)
Setting Powder: Models Prefer Illuminating Finishing Powder

Eyebrows, Contour & Blush:
Eyebrows: MUA Pro Eyebrow Palette (Shade Dark)
Contour: LOreal Glam Bronze (Shade 06)
Blush: Bourjois Blush (Shade Rose Eclat)

Eyes, Lips & Highlight:
Eye Primer: Global Goddess Complexion Perfection Duo (Shade Goddess Glow)
In The Crease: MUA Ever After Matte Palette (Shades Smoke)
All Over Lid: Barry M Dazzle Dust (Shade 86)
Outer Corners Transition Shade: MUA Ever After Matte Palette (Shade Penny)
Eye Liner: MAC Eyeliner Pencil (Shade Ebony)
Liquid Liner: MUA Liquid Liner (Shade Black)
Mascara: Maybelline The Falsies (Black Waterproof)
Highlight: MAC Pigment (Shade Vanilla)
Lips: MAC Lipstick (Shade Costa Chic)



Do You Like The finished Look?

Leave any comments below, they really are appreciated!

All My Love

Friday, 5 December 2014

Get Faye Ready With Me¦ Part 1- Hair.

Hello Lovelies.
This week, my cousin went on a night out with her friends and I did her hair and make- up for her. I decided to blog this process and split it into two separate posts. This is how I achieved Faye's curly hair do using pin curls. Enjoy!

Step 1- Products:
The best way to achieve curls that last is to use products such as mousse. Before you begin you should wash your hair with shampoo and conditioner and dry it lightly with a towel. While the hair is wet,  disperse some mousse or setting spray through the wet hair using your hands and dry this into the hair using a hairdryer, until the hair is completely dry. On Faye's hair, I used the Urban Fudge Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Styling Mousse and my Parlux 385 Powerlight Hairdryer.

Step 2- Curling:
Depending on how thick you want the curls, take medium square sections of hair starting from the bottom of the scalp, no bigger than your curling wand/ tong. Taking each section, wrap it around your wand/tong, leaving it for 5-8 seconds. Release the hair from the wand/tong and let it fall straight into your hand without letting it drop freely. This will prevent the curls from dropping. Hold each curl in your hand for 5 seconds until it has cooled slightly. Then collapse the curl so that it is a flat and pin it to the scalp using a Lady Jane pin (you can buy these online or at your local salon wholesalers). Remember to pin the curl to the base of the section that it stems from so that you have enough room for all of your curls. On Faye's hair, I used the Babyliss Medium Pro Curl Wand and a Pro Tip Comb to section the hair.

Step 3- Cooling and Dressing:After curling and pinning all of the hair you must leave it to cool in the pins for a minimum of 1 hour. The longer you want your curls to last, the longer you should leave the pins in. When you are ready to take out the pins, you should take them out individually starting from the bottom of the scalp. As you take out each curl, smooth it out with a backcombing brush and wrap the curl around your finger before you let it drop. Spray each curl with a little hairspray as you do this. On Faye's hair, I used a backcombing brush from Primark and Urban Fudge Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Hairspray. Then you're good to go!


Will you be trying pin curls this Christmas?

Leave any comments below. They really are appreciated.

All my love

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

OOTD- Pink Faux Fur

Hello Lovelies.
I've been putting a few winter outfits together recently and this is one of my faves for a casual day out. I hope you enjoy!

Jeans- Topshop (Available Here)
Plain White Tee- Primark (Online Alternative)
Leather Jacket- Miss Selfridge (Discontinued- Alternative)
Pink Faux Fur Stole- Primark (Online Alternative)
Platform Boots- Defyne (Online Alternative)
Necklace- Primark (Online Alternative)
Bag- Primark (Online Alternative)

Will you be purchasing any faux fur this winter?
Leave any comments below, they really are appreciated.

All my love

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas For Boyfriends/ Husbands

Hello Lovelies.
I know that thinking of things to buy for boyfriends and husbands is a battle every Christmas for some people. I know it is for me! Here are a few gift ideas that I have considered this year.

1. Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey- If your boyfriend likes a little tipple every now and then, a bottle of spirits that is a little more expensive than usual is a perfect gift idea. If you're not spending too much money this year, this is a great gift costing between £10- £30 depending on the size of the bottle. If you're planning on spending a little more, then a little bottle is a perfect stocking filler!
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2. Foo Fighters New Album (Sonic Highways)- Whether its opera, or heavy metal, there is always going to be some sort of music you can buy for your partner. My boyfriend loves Foo Fighters and so this little package off their website is a perfect gift for him. You can purchase packages like this from any band or artists website including the albums alone, the albums with merchandize or even the album on a record!
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3. Topman Bellfield Black Oxide Parka- I don't know about you, but I find that my boyfriend likes to have a new coat every year and so it has become a little tradition that he gets one every year. Parkas are very on trend this year and this black one from Topman will not only go with all of his clothes, but will keep him snug and warm throughout winter time!
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4. Experience Day- If you're sick of buying your partner presents that he never uses, how about an experience day? There are packages from Supercar Driving to Indoor Skydiving and depending on how much you would like to spend, some come with dinner and travel. This way, your partner will have a Christmas present that he will always remember.
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5. Aftershave (Armani Code Ice)- Buying your partner their favourite aftershave is an obvious choice for Christmas. They range in price depending on size so whether you're spending a little or a lot, there is something there for you. If your lover doesn't have a preference, I would advise going to somewhere such as Boots or Debenhams to have a smell around before buying one.
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6. Nike Hurache Trainers- Different styles and types of trainers come in and out of fashion rather quickly, however Nike always seem to deliver. My boyfriend loves to wear trainers with jeans and a tee, for a stylish comfy look. These huraches are on trend and are not too expensive for an easy Christmas present.
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Do you have any gift ideas for your boyfriend/ husband for Christmas?
Leave any comments below, they mean a lot to me.

All my love