Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
I started off at 14 by dying it brown, gradually getting darker then went the whole way and dyed it black. At the time I loved it and stayed black for around 1 1/2 years. Three months ago I wanted to go red so off I went, bleached my hair at home then applied a red dye. I loved the red for about the first two weeks but then it because dull and boring. So I wanted to be blonde.
I've bleached my hair about three times, applied 3 blonde dyes and it's still not the colour I want it but for the sake of my hair, I'm willing to leave it for a few months till it can get some condition and softness back.
At the moment, the colour is acceptable but very dry, brittle and lacking any sort of shine. When I straighten it, it breaks off at the ends. I know I shouldn't straighten it but I have naturally thick, coarse frizzy hair and not applying heat simply isn't an option.
I now plan to apply a mask every other wash. I'm also using CHI Keratin Mist, a leave in strengthing treatment which I hope will help.
Above is a L'Oreal Elvive Re-Nutrition hair mask, with royal jelly. This smells amazing! It also leaves my hair super soft (or softer than usual!) after using it. This was around £3 in Asda. I also bought Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave-In conditioner, which you apply when hair is damp. I also spray it on my hair when it's dry, mainly because the smell is so damn good! I can't even begin to tell you how good this smells. Seriously, they should make a perfume out of it ha ha ha!
Hopefully, in a few months, my hair will be in better condition, fingers crossed x
Everywhere is having a sale atm so I picked up a few bargains.
I needed some new jewellery and I picked up this necklace for £5 reduced from £10 at Miss Selfridge. I love the coral jewels in the center! You can't really see in the picture but it has a gold and brown leather chain. It's my new love.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
I read about Latest in Beauty (www.latestinbeauty.com) from someones blog but I can't remember who! If it was you, leave me a comment below and I'll credit you for it because it's a brillant thing! note: it was Daisy from Cupcakes and Cherries whose blog I read! Latest in Beauty is a website which you can subscribe to for free and every month they send you samples of beauty products. You get one from Skincare, one from Make up & Fragrances and one from Hair and Body. You choose your products, send a text message then you'll get a code that enables you to send away for these free samples. The text costs £1 though, but this is to cover postage and packaging.
I decided to try out the Estee Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher. What a mouthful hah. It claims to "refine the look of uneven skin tenture, flakiness and roughness. It leaves skin unbelievably soft and smooth, virtually poreless". I don't partically have large pores, but sometimes around the nose area, they can be quite visible. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm hoping it'll do some good. You get 7 samples of it, which is a weeks worth of supply.
However, it claims "here is a 69% reduction in the appearance of pores after 4 weeks of continued use" This would mean you'd have to go out and buy some more to see any clear results.
Next I got a sample of John Frieda Frizz Ease Weather Works Style Sealant Creme. Another mouthful! This is a serum that you apply to wet hair which protects your hair from the elements i.e. rain, humidity etc, all our worst nightmares! I have naturally frizzy hair so I'm going to give this a try and it might stop my hair from turning into a Diana Ross style 'do!
I'm thinking of smudging the Navy Blue into my lash line to give a coloured smokey lived in look.
Saturday, 13 June 2009
Going camping next weekend with a large group of friends, weather permitting of course!
Burt Bees Beeswax Lip Balm - I went a day without applying lipbalm (I usually use Vaseline) and my lips turned into dry flaky heaven. I've started using this Burt Bees balm again and it definitely has been my saviour.
Palmers Cocoa Butter - Time and time again, I always go back to this moisturisier, i love it.
No heat weekend - no straighteners or hairdryers, just baring the au naturale look aka lions mane.
Barry M 101 paired with Barry M gloss in 4.
Mac Strobe cream - great primer and makes me glow all day long.
Kasabian + Oasis = gig heaven. Definitely by far the best gig I've been to.
The recent warm nights.
Dry chapped lips! A nightmare look with the 101.
Saturday nights in - so boring.
Not getting as much money as I thought I would for a full weekends work.
Rings - seem to just make my fingers look short fat and stumpy.
Not many Nays as I've been feeling quite positive this week!
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
What I want from a foundation:
- For it to be long lasting, it's such a faff when you have to touch up foundation after only a few hours!
- Not make my skin look greasy or shiny. I have normal/combination skin.
- To feel light on my skin; I hate the heaviness that some foundations seem when applied on the skin, especially now that it is summer.
- Not be a bugger to remove!
If anyone has any good suggestions for foundations under the £15/£10 mark, I'd be grateful for the recommendations :)
Maybe I should just splash out and buy a mac foundation...?
Monday, 8 June 2009
Still, I love the colour and I am happy with my prize :)
Sorry for the awful quality of my painted nails, I can never paint them without getting some varnish on my skin!
Sunday, 7 June 2009
While in Asda, Clean & Clear was on a 2 for £5 offer so I picked up my usual moisturiser and a Deep Cleansing Cream Wash, oil free (on the right above). I tend to go for Clean & Clear because it caters for teen skin and is cheap as chips. I thought I may aswell give this face wash ago.
My skin has never looked better. Totally clear of spots, which is quite unusual for me as I always seem to have at least one spot. It is no longer dry or red and my skin is glowing more than usual.
My routine is as follows:
Morning: No face wash, just splash of water followed by moisturiser.
Night: Apply a pea sized amount of the cream wash to my dry face and massage in until all the white has disappeared. I then wet my hands and massage my face again, which brings the cleanser up into a foam. Rinse off and then I follow with moisturiser.
I now believe that less is more for my skin. All the products that I was using before just simply created more problems. I either have sensitive skin or because I'm young, I don't respond well to some harsh chemicals (salicylic acid anyone?) that are in face washes and blackhead cleansers. When I'm older, I'll probably start using more products that cater for my skin but for the time being, it's good the way it is.
Thursday, 4 June 2009
Seems as though Glamour is only £2, it's a great freebie as the mascara is worth £9.50 itself. Yes it's a smaller version but just as good. I personally love this mascara, it does exactly what it says on the tin. Volumised lashes and it lasts.
Onto other things:
I'm jumping on the bandwagon late here but I only got round to purchasing the Prestige Skin Loving Minerals bronzer in Glam Tan. This is reduced to only £6 in Boots from around its usual £8/£9 price. I haven't tried it yet but I've got high hopes from the swatch I made. I thought maybe it could be used as an all over bronzer but it's way too shimmery so I think I'll just stick to the cheeks or to highlight.
Tuesday, 2 June 2009
With my holiday fast approaching (60 days eeek!) I am trying to make an effort in losing weight and toning up for a good bikini body. I really don't want to look like a beached whale in my group of friends so from this week, healthy eating is a must. I also have problems with the backs of my thighs and tops of my arms. The phrase thunder thighs springs to mind (ha!) so I am determined to tone up my legs. I bought this today hoping that it might do some work.