Friday, 5 April 2013

Hairspiration!





all images from pinterest

I've just booked a well-needed hair appointment to sort out my disastrous locks, and me-oh-my am I looking forwards to it! 


My hair has definitely been through a lot of turmoil, with all the various colorants and heat that I've inflicted on it over the years, so I think a good old chop is well due. Surprisingly, there is still hair sprouting from my scalp (just about!) and I have taken the desicion to get most of it chopped off.


When I was younger, my hair was a beautiful chesnut brown, which cascaded down to my bum. As the silly little thing I was, I decided it would be a GREAT idea to convince my mum to let me chop it all off- and I've regretted it ever since, as I have never been able to get it back to that length since.

I have lost all hope and given up completely- my hair is a frizzy mess with split ends galore. There is no other option but to, once again, get it all cut off. My muse in this quest? None other than the beautiful Ms. Alexa Chung. Her hair is always perfect, whether it's in a messy bob or a fringed affair. I love her.

I've decided on a mid-length bob affair, with quite loose layers and room for me to grow my fringe out without looking like a prat. I would also like a "do" that I don't have to tamper with very much, just run a hairbrush through it once in a while and be done with it, and I feel the chosen style would reflect just that.


I'll leave you with these lovely photos, and the growing anticipation that maybe, just maybe, my hair will not look like a treacherous brown haystack come Saturday afternoon!

Who is your hair inspiration, or do you not have one? Comment below!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

S/S 2013 WISHLIST.










A few items I've been lusting after for the spring/summer seasons (although it's questionable whether we'll actually see the summer here in England).

As you can probably tell, I'm absolutley loving the 90's revival! I'm loving jelly sandals at the moment, they remind me of the cheapo ones my mum bought for me back in the early 2000's at Southend!

What items do you have on your S/S wishlist?





My Hair Essentials.





Just a quick post to summarise a few of my latest hair loves!

1.) Superdrug "Expertise" Heat Defence Spray
Everyone needs a good heat defense spray, I don't know what I'd do without one! This is just your everyday, run-of-the-mill heat protectant, there is nothing especially fantastic about it, other than that it does its job good enough!

2.) Superdrug "Expertise"Anti-Frizz Serum
This is a bit of a saviour product for me. The ears of carnage inflicted on my hair have left it fairly frizzy (and generally unpleasant to look at)... By slapping this on when my hair is damp I find it's a lot less frizzy, much more smooth and looks a lot healthier. Laaavley!

3.) V05 Give Me Texture Tousled Style Spray
Gotta love a texturiser! When my hair is feeling bland and in need of some "umph", this is my favorite thing to use! I spray this into the palm of my hands, before using my hands to run through my hair, adding some (much-needed) volume and bucketloads of sass. (Yes, sass.)

4.) Batiste Dry Shampoo
OH DRY SHAMPOO, HOW I LOVE YOU. Seriously, I love this stuff. I only very recently purchased this, and boy, am I glad I did! This is SUCH a lifesaver in those mornings where you have zero time for anything; magically reducing those god-awful greasy roots into a lovely, matte and grease-free finish! I love this stuff, love it love it love it!

I have an abundance of other hairsprays, oils and shampoos I'd love to write about, but this would make this post even more dull than it already is- so I'll save those for another time. These are just some of my favorite products I've been using recently.

You can purchase these products from most well-stocked Superdrug stores!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Ooh, baby baby! | Maybelline Baby Lips Review!





Maybelline Baby Lips have been a bit hit-and-miss in the beauty world, some saying they're just not worth the time and money; whilst others adore them!

This gem was sent to me by my American friend Jade, and ever since it has arrived it has never left my side!

I have the shade "Grape Vine", which looks like a very grape-y purple in the tube, yet swatches as a sheer violet shade. When on the lips, it's more of a natural looking soft pinky-mauve.

It's a moisturising lip balm, so there's no need to slap on any balms or scrubs- though it's always nice to start with a smooth canvas. It's not too slippery, yet I find it provides the perfect amount of sheen to look fairly natural on my lips.

My verdict? As you can probably guess, I'm in love- It adds a lovely sheeny color, it keeps flaky lips at bay and it's got a fairly low price point if you live in the US- Maybelline, I'm impressed!

If you live in the US you can buy this in most drugstores, whereas in the UK these are slightly trickier to find- though you can order them from ebay HERE.

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