Winter is usually the time when my skin goes absolutely ballistic and basically turns on me for a period of about 3 hellish months. I can’t remember the last winter when this didn’t happen- until now! I seem to have finally found a combination of products that really work for me and actually keep my skin, not only just hanging in there, but actually properly hydrated even through the colder weather. Madness, eh? View Full Post

Back in September, I made the decision to get my hair permed. My hair had been curly all my life, up until a couple of years ago when I wrote this post on my hair journey and shortly afterwards realised that my curls had actually gone, and they weren’t coming back. For about 6 months, I accepted that my hair would never be back to its former glory naturally, and took to straightening it and adding waves with my straighteners. But I felt like I had lost my identity- my curly hair has always been my trademark (I put it on the introduction to my CV, for God’s sake) and I knew I couldn’t carry on without it anymore.

So, I took the plunge and went for it! I’ve had my perm for long enough now to know how to take care of it, and I wanted to share my routine with anyone else thinking of getting a perm, anyone who has one, or any fellow curly-haired people out there who are looking for new products to try. View Full Post

If you’re a fellow beauty blogger, you’ll know that the temptation to try products you never even knew existed pre-blogging life is pretty strong. An example of this for me is cleansing butter. This time last year I had no idea what cleansing butter was, and I probably wouldn’t have touched it with a barge pole, but since trying it I have fallen in love. Specifically, since trying The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter.

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Hello lovelies,

I haven’t done a beauty product review in so long, and although it’s a shame to return on a negative, I thought it’s about time I found a product I didn’t like! I am a very positive person most of the time, and tend to always try to see the good in people, products, anything really. I feel like, as a blogger, too much positivity can be a negative (ironic, I know) especially if you’re writing about a PR sample or a sponsored post, as people might be suspicious that you’re a teeny bit biased because you’ve been sucked in by the freebie hype.

Herbal Essences Clearly Naked Dry Shampoo is a product I forked out my own money for and although I really wanted to like it, I thought I’d tell you my thoughts on why in my opinion, it doesn’t live up to the hype.

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The Busy Girl's Guide to Curly Hair

[image source- yes, that is me!]

Hi there lovelies!

Now, if there’s one thing I’ve learnt since becoming a blogger, it’s that there are so many different views and guides on how to do something a certain way- whether it’s how to apply mascara, how to gain blog traffic, or how to work out. I don’t believe there’s any right way of doing something that works for everyone, and I certainly think that’s the case when it comes to maintaining curly hair. I feel like mine is different to a lot of other peoples’ curly hair, but I have to accept that that’s okay.

Looking after curly hair when you’re busy and don’t have a lot of time on your hands (mostly to let it air-dry) is really difficult, and something I’ve found a real struggle since working full-time. Here you’ll find my tips on what I do to make the best of a bad situation when there just aren’t enough hours in the day to have perfect curls, and also what methods I’m planning on trying to get my hair back in lovely shoulder-tossing condition.
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