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Family means something different to every one of us, and there is no longer a 'standard' type of family as there may have once been in society. In addition to this, who you consider to be your 'family' might not only include your actual relatives...


In today's post, I am collaborating with Slater and Gordon to share my experience of what family means to me, as well as long-distance relationships - something which my life seems to have become quite full of lately!

Being an only child, I have always considered my family to be my mum and my dad and I am very lucky to have a great relationship with them both, which means a lot to me. Having no brothers or sisters meant that, as I've grown up, I've become more and more appreciative of those people in my life who are more like family than friends -  the ones that I feel comfortable sharing everything with. Most of my very best friends all now live abroad. Some of them always have lived in another country, yet technology has made it possible to us to (virtually) meet and keep in touch almost on a daily basis, whilst others moved overseas in the last few years. Although we may not see each other often it's amazing how nowadays it's possible to build and maintain friendships with certain people when you live so far away, all thanks to the Internet! If you had to think about it, there is surely one person in your life who you'd never have met if it hadn't been for the Internet - and now they feel just like a part of your family!

As I mentioned, my life has become full of long distance relationships with people who feel just like family over the past few years - one of them also being with my boyfriend! My boyfriend and I have been together for just under 4 years now, and although we've lived in different countries for most of this time, I would still consider him to be one of the people in my life who I feel closest with. All this is thanks to numerous trips abroad, lots of Skype calls and iMessages!

I think that no matter who you consider your 'family' to be, no matter how far they are, (and no matter how cheesy this may sound), the most important thing is to show your appreciation to the ones you love.

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Long Distance Relationships

21 May 2017


Family means something different to every one of us, and there is no longer a 'standard' type of family as there may have once been in society. In addition to this, who you consider to be your 'family' might not only include your actual relatives...


In today's post, I am collaborating with Slater and Gordon to share my experience of what family means to me, as well as long-distance relationships - something which my life seems to have become quite full of lately!

Being an only child, I have always considered my family to be my mum and my dad and I am very lucky to have a great relationship with them both, which means a lot to me. Having no brothers or sisters meant that, as I've grown up, I've become more and more appreciative of those people in my life who are more like family than friends -  the ones that I feel comfortable sharing everything with. Most of my very best friends all now live abroad. Some of them always have lived in another country, yet technology has made it possible to us to (virtually) meet and keep in touch almost on a daily basis, whilst others moved overseas in the last few years. Although we may not see each other often it's amazing how nowadays it's possible to build and maintain friendships with certain people when you live so far away, all thanks to the Internet! If you had to think about it, there is surely one person in your life who you'd never have met if it hadn't been for the Internet - and now they feel just like a part of your family!

As I mentioned, my life has become full of long distance relationships with people who feel just like family over the past few years - one of them also being with my boyfriend! My boyfriend and I have been together for just under 4 years now, and although we've lived in different countries for most of this time, I would still consider him to be one of the people in my life who I feel closest with. All this is thanks to numerous trips abroad, lots of Skype calls and iMessages!

I think that no matter who you consider your 'family' to be, no matter how far they are, (and no matter how cheesy this may sound), the most important thing is to show your appreciation to the ones you love.

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There's no better time to add a splash of colour to your wardrobe than spring and summer! I love wearing colourful clothes throughout the whole year, but there's something about the sunnier days that draws me towards even more colourful clothing at this time of year - and my swimwear collection is no different!


Hunkemoller is a brand that I was only recently introduced to. However, their selection of stunning swimwear, all in bold and striking designs and colours, has made me fall in love with the brand. The brand's designs are all inspired by the season's runway trends, and you can find anything from a pastel range of colours which look great with a tan, to bolder, richer colours that look amazing on those of us with fairer skin.


After browsing through the Hunkemoller website, I decided to go for this gorgeous bikini in the 'festival' print. All the bikinis on the Hunkemoller website are sold as separate items - so you can get your perfect fitting bikini top and bottoms. This is great, especially for those of us who normally wear a different size on their top and bottom half.

The things I love the most about this particular bikini is the striking, colourful pattern, and the pleated strap detailing on the bikini top which makes this particular bikini look really unique! The top also has some removable padding, and because the bottom has some tie fastenenings on the sides, this makes it easy to adjust the bikini bottom to your perfect fit.


Hunkemoller have also got a Swimwear Style Guide on their website, where you can find some information on the perfect bikini for your body type.

What type of swimwear do you prefer? Simple or striking?


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Bright Beach Days With Hunkemoller

20 May 2017



There's no better time to add a splash of colour to your wardrobe than spring and summer! I love wearing colourful clothes throughout the whole year, but there's something about the sunnier days that draws me towards even more colourful clothing at this time of year - and my swimwear collection is no different!


Hunkemoller is a brand that I was only recently introduced to. However, their selection of stunning swimwear, all in bold and striking designs and colours, has made me fall in love with the brand. The brand's designs are all inspired by the season's runway trends, and you can find anything from a pastel range of colours which look great with a tan, to bolder, richer colours that look amazing on those of us with fairer skin.


After browsing through the Hunkemoller website, I decided to go for this gorgeous bikini in the 'festival' print. All the bikinis on the Hunkemoller website are sold as separate items - so you can get your perfect fitting bikini top and bottoms. This is great, especially for those of us who normally wear a different size on their top and bottom half.

The things I love the most about this particular bikini is the striking, colourful pattern, and the pleated strap detailing on the bikini top which makes this particular bikini look really unique! The top also has some removable padding, and because the bottom has some tie fastenenings on the sides, this makes it easy to adjust the bikini bottom to your perfect fit.


Hunkemoller have also got a Swimwear Style Guide on their website, where you can find some information on the perfect bikini for your body type.

What type of swimwear do you prefer? Simple or striking?


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I'm a sucker for subtle nude lips most of the time. However if you caught up on my 'Makeup Trends I Wouldn't Normally Try' series last month, you might have seen this post where I challenged myself to try out bold lips - and actually, I quite like the idea of wearing bolder lips now!


As spring is now in full swing (see what I did there?) pink lips are everywhere, and I'm loving it! Some of my favourite all-time lipsticks are actually pink so it's no surprise that I've been sporting pink lips quite a lot lately. 

I was recently sent a couple of lipsticks from Joan Collins Beauty - a brand that I hadn't really tried before. The first lipstick I got sent was the Divine Lips Lipstick in 'Bella' - a soft pretty pink with cool undertones, as well as the Divine Lips Lipstick in 'Fontaine' - a bright hot pink shade.


Out of the two shades, 'Bella', above, is the one I would be most likely to wear on a daily basis. It's very pretty, and although the finish is quite opaque when applied straight from the bullet, you can get a more subtle effect by dabbing this gently on the lips. I think this shade looks gorgeous with a natural spring makeup look - I love how it looks with a shimmery champagne eyeshadow shade and dewy skin. The formula itself is very creamy and it has been designed to fill in fine lines and hydrate the lips, which is great if you suffer from dry lips. 


'Fontaine' is a super bold bright hot pink shade that I would have steered away from in the past, however I love this kind of shade now! This has the same gorgeous creamy and hydrating formula as 'Bella' and it is also very opaque when applied on the lips. Although this is creamy, the shade also lasts pretty well throughout the day as it leaves a pink stain on the lips.

The lipsticks come in beautiful gold packaging and have a bit of a weight to them, giving them a very luxurious feel, similar to the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks.

The Joan Collins Divine Lips Lipsticks are available for £18 each online, as well as from M&S and Urban Retreat.

What do you prefer? Subtle or Bold?


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Pink Spring Lips: Subtle vs Bold? | Joan Collins Beauty

18 May 2017


I'm a sucker for subtle nude lips most of the time. However if you caught up on my 'Makeup Trends I Wouldn't Normally Try' series last month, you might have seen this post where I challenged myself to try out bold lips - and actually, I quite like the idea of wearing bolder lips now!


As spring is now in full swing (see what I did there?) pink lips are everywhere, and I'm loving it! Some of my favourite all-time lipsticks are actually pink so it's no surprise that I've been sporting pink lips quite a lot lately. 

I was recently sent a couple of lipsticks from Joan Collins Beauty - a brand that I hadn't really tried before. The first lipstick I got sent was the Divine Lips Lipstick in 'Bella' - a soft pretty pink with cool undertones, as well as the Divine Lips Lipstick in 'Fontaine' - a bright hot pink shade.


Out of the two shades, 'Bella', above, is the one I would be most likely to wear on a daily basis. It's very pretty, and although the finish is quite opaque when applied straight from the bullet, you can get a more subtle effect by dabbing this gently on the lips. I think this shade looks gorgeous with a natural spring makeup look - I love how it looks with a shimmery champagne eyeshadow shade and dewy skin. The formula itself is very creamy and it has been designed to fill in fine lines and hydrate the lips, which is great if you suffer from dry lips. 


'Fontaine' is a super bold bright hot pink shade that I would have steered away from in the past, however I love this kind of shade now! This has the same gorgeous creamy and hydrating formula as 'Bella' and it is also very opaque when applied on the lips. Although this is creamy, the shade also lasts pretty well throughout the day as it leaves a pink stain on the lips.

The lipsticks come in beautiful gold packaging and have a bit of a weight to them, giving them a very luxurious feel, similar to the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks.

The Joan Collins Divine Lips Lipsticks are available for £18 each online, as well as from M&S and Urban Retreat.

What do you prefer? Subtle or Bold?


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The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is a product that had been on my wish list ever since I started blogging in 2013. This was the one foundation that all beauty bloggers and vloggers seemed to swear by and I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about. SPOILER: I'm going to need to repurchase this.


At £32, the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation isn't the most affordable foundation out there. However, I believe that a good base product can make the biggest difference to your overall makeup look and it can also affect the way that the rest of your makeup applies. 

The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation promises to give you a medium, buildable coverage and a natural, radiant finish. It also claims to contain skincare benefits, so the more you use the foundation, the better your skin looks and feels. It contains powerful antioxidants to protect against damaging free radicals as well as turmeric extract to improve the skin's brightness and it is designed specifically for normal-dry skin types. All this sounded great to me - but how did I really find it?


In one word - AMAZINGANDSOWORTHTHEPRICE!

I totally got what the whole fuss was about from the first time I applied this foundation. It is quite liquidy compared to my usual Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, but it blends really nicely using a brush (I normally use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush with this) and once blended, it is undetectable on this skin so you won't look caked up in makeup. It gives a gorgeous, natural glow and one layer of this is enough to cover up most of my blemishes or any redness.

I found this foundation to be quite similar to the L'Oreal True Match Foundation in terms of consistency and coverage - however the NARS foundation is just a little bit more glowy and natural looking on the skin.

The only thing I don't like about this foundation is that unfortunately it doesn't come with a pump. However, as the foundation is so good, I decided to buy a pump for £3 as this is a foundation I'll definitely want to repurchase!

Have you tried the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation?


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NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | Worth The Hype?

17 May 2017


The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation is a product that had been on my wish list ever since I started blogging in 2013. This was the one foundation that all beauty bloggers and vloggers seemed to swear by and I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about. SPOILER: I'm going to need to repurchase this.


At £32, the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation isn't the most affordable foundation out there. However, I believe that a good base product can make the biggest difference to your overall makeup look and it can also affect the way that the rest of your makeup applies. 

The NARS Sheer Glow Foundation promises to give you a medium, buildable coverage and a natural, radiant finish. It also claims to contain skincare benefits, so the more you use the foundation, the better your skin looks and feels. It contains powerful antioxidants to protect against damaging free radicals as well as turmeric extract to improve the skin's brightness and it is designed specifically for normal-dry skin types. All this sounded great to me - but how did I really find it?


In one word - AMAZINGANDSOWORTHTHEPRICE!

I totally got what the whole fuss was about from the first time I applied this foundation. It is quite liquidy compared to my usual Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, but it blends really nicely using a brush (I normally use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush with this) and once blended, it is undetectable on this skin so you won't look caked up in makeup. It gives a gorgeous, natural glow and one layer of this is enough to cover up most of my blemishes or any redness.

I found this foundation to be quite similar to the L'Oreal True Match Foundation in terms of consistency and coverage - however the NARS foundation is just a little bit more glowy and natural looking on the skin.

The only thing I don't like about this foundation is that unfortunately it doesn't come with a pump. However, as the foundation is so good, I decided to buy a pump for £3 as this is a foundation I'll definitely want to repurchase!

Have you tried the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation?


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Is there such a thing as perfectly groomed hair? We all frequently see glamorous women with flawless locks on screen and in magazines but can we ever hope to achieve something that great? Are we prepared to put in the hours and spend the money that’s needed to look that good? 


The answer is that we probably should. Your hair can make or break your appearance, ruin or perfect your look and have a huge influence on your self-confidence.

Why is hair so important to women?


The hair care and hair styling industries are multi-million million pound enterprises because we care about our hair. Why is this?

There is no doubt that styled correctly, your hair can enhance your natural beauty. It can accentuate your eyes, your bone structure, and your skin tone. It can finish off your look. If you’ve spent a fortune on your outfit but have barely bothered to run a comb through your hair, you run the risk of looking like a woman who is wearing someone else’s clothes!

Look at the films and TV. Which characters have bad hair? They are ones that the writers are trying to portray as having low self-esteem and personal problems. Bad hair gives the impression that you have ‘let yourself go’ and are no longer worried about what you look like. The opposite is also true. A stunning new hairstyle screams self-confidence and a love of life. Perhaps that is why so many women race off to the hair salon when they break free of a toxic relationship. Out with the old and in with the new!

Your hair is your ultimate accessory. It can make or break an outfit. Some clothes will look fabulous when you have one hairstyle and then you try them on after changing styles and they look completely different.

Ultimately, good hair shows that you care about your appearance and that you look after yourself.

The best advice for washing your hair


If you want your hair to look great you have to start looking after it. I don’t mean spending hundreds of pounds on expensive salon treatments and products. It’s what you do at home that really matters.

How often you wash your matters. Your hair follicles produce a natural oil that keeps the hair shaft healthy and looking sleek. If you wash your hair every day, you will strip too much of this oil away and be left with dry, damaged and lifeless hair. I know that it is a great, fresh feeling when you have just washed your hair but try to limit it to every 2 days or so. Daily hair washing is too damaging.

Choose the frequency of washing that suits you. This is where your hair type and lifestyle come into play. If you have curly hair, you can go longer between washes because the oils take longer to travel down the hair shaft and it doesn’t look greasy. If you have used colouring products on your hair it will already be dry and will not cope with frequent shampooing. Exercising daily is a great lifestyle choice but what about your hair? You can wash the sweat out of your hair with warm water only. You don’t need to use shampoo every day.

Embrace dry shampoo. This product is your best friend. It enables you to get several days between washes and still look fantastic. It also gives your hair amazing texture and volume. You can use it once your hair has become oily but you can also use it the day after you have washed your hair and it prevents oil from building up in the first place.


Washing technique is important. Don’t use more than a 20p size blob of shampoo and even less if you have short hair. Use the shampoo on the scalp only. It will naturally come into contact with the ends as you wash it out. Never scrub the ends as this will cause serious damage. 

Look after your scalp. Healthy hair can only grow from a healthy scalp. Massage it firmly as you wash your hair and it will aid blood circulation.

Watch the temperature. Lukewarm water is best for hair. If you like your showers boiling hot, turn it down a little when you are washing off the shampoo and conditioner. 

Apply conditioner to towel dried hair. The conditioner does not work well when it is applied to dripping wet hair. At the very least, give it a good squeeze. If you have the time, towel dry lightly so that the conditioner can penetrate the hair shaft and deliver the necessary moisture where it is needed. Concentrate on the ends of your hair as they need it most.

Drying your hair for the best effect


Washing and conditioning your hair will leave it shiny and nourished but it’s how you treat it afterward that will control how fabulous it looks. There are techniques for blow-drying your hair that you can easily use at home to get that salon-perfect look every time. 

Start by giving your hair a gentle comb through but don’t ever use a brush on wet hair as it will damage it. Start combing at the bottom and then work your way up. Apply a heat protection product which will coat the hair and form a barrier whilst you are styling. 

A good quality hair dryer is a must. It is designed to protect the hair as you blow dry. You should select a low heat setting; point the nozzle downwards and several inches from the hair to prevent over-heating. Tip your head upside down and apply heat to the roots for maximum volume and movement. Then use a good quality brush to finish off the ends. 

If can avoid blow drying completely every few washes this will give your hair a break from the heat and you will see the difference. Use styling tools carefully and sparingly. They can cause significant damage to your hair if you over-use them.
Natural products for your hair

As with all parts of our body, our hair responds best to natural products that work in harmony with our body’s natural chemistry. They are environmentally friendly, cheap and do not contain harsh chemicals which could disrupt the natural pH balance of your scalp.

Raw egg is suitable for all hair types. The yolk is packed with fat and proteins and acts as a scalp moisturiser. Meanwhile, the white of the egg contains enzymes which help to remove unwanted bacteria. You use it by applying half a cup to clean hair and working it through gently. Leave it to work for 20 minutes and then rinse it with cool water. Shampoo your hair again to remove all traces of the egg and condition as normal. This treatment works best if it is repeated every month.


Modern life throws a lot at our hair. Strong styling products and air pollution can leave it feeling and looking a little dull. You can treat this with natural dairy products such as sour cream and natural yoghurt. Both of them contain lactic acid which gently strips away built up grime and residue. They also have high-fat contents which act as a moisturiser. They work best if you massage half a cup into damp hair and then leave it to work on your hair for 20 minutes. Rinse it off and then shampoo and condition as you normally would. Every other week is the optimum frequency for this treatment.

Some deficiencies in our diet, stress and some shampoos can leave us with a dry and itchy scalp and unsightly dandruff. This can make wearing dark clothes a nightmare. A natural treatment that you can try is lemon juice mixed with olive oil. Olive oil is an ancient remedy for many skin complaints and has been popular since Roman times. All you have to do is make up a mixture of 2tbsps of olive oil, 2 tbsps of fresh lemon and 2 tbsps of water. Massage it gently into your damp scalp, focussing on problem areas and then relax for 20 minutes whilst it works. Listen to some music or meditate. This will help with the stress that is causing the problem in the first place. Then wash it off with warm water and shampoo and condition as normal. 
Dress it up

Accessories finish off a fabulous hair style. If you are suffering from hair loss or you simply feel like your hair needs a helping hand, you can take a look at Pure Wigs for a wig or hairpiece that suits your style. Scarves make stylish accessories worn scrunched in a headband. 


You can use a temporary wash-in colour to bring out the beauty of your natural hair colour for a special night out. It’s the cheapest way of getting quick results and it washes out if you don’t like it!

For special occasions, you can choose a stunning barette, swirl, vine or bando to add a touch of glamour. Now your crowning glory will be the centre of attention! 

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The Ultimate Guide To Fabulous Hair


Is there such a thing as perfectly groomed hair? We all frequently see glamorous women with flawless locks on screen and in magazines but can we ever hope to achieve something that great? Are we prepared to put in the hours and spend the money that’s needed to look that good? 


The answer is that we probably should. Your hair can make or break your appearance, ruin or perfect your look and have a huge influence on your self-confidence.

Why is hair so important to women?


The hair care and hair styling industries are multi-million million pound enterprises because we care about our hair. Why is this?

There is no doubt that styled correctly, your hair can enhance your natural beauty. It can accentuate your eyes, your bone structure, and your skin tone. It can finish off your look. If you’ve spent a fortune on your outfit but have barely bothered to run a comb through your hair, you run the risk of looking like a woman who is wearing someone else’s clothes!

Look at the films and TV. Which characters have bad hair? They are ones that the writers are trying to portray as having low self-esteem and personal problems. Bad hair gives the impression that you have ‘let yourself go’ and are no longer worried about what you look like. The opposite is also true. A stunning new hairstyle screams self-confidence and a love of life. Perhaps that is why so many women race off to the hair salon when they break free of a toxic relationship. Out with the old and in with the new!

Your hair is your ultimate accessory. It can make or break an outfit. Some clothes will look fabulous when you have one hairstyle and then you try them on after changing styles and they look completely different.

Ultimately, good hair shows that you care about your appearance and that you look after yourself.

The best advice for washing your hair


If you want your hair to look great you have to start looking after it. I don’t mean spending hundreds of pounds on expensive salon treatments and products. It’s what you do at home that really matters.

How often you wash your matters. Your hair follicles produce a natural oil that keeps the hair shaft healthy and looking sleek. If you wash your hair every day, you will strip too much of this oil away and be left with dry, damaged and lifeless hair. I know that it is a great, fresh feeling when you have just washed your hair but try to limit it to every 2 days or so. Daily hair washing is too damaging.

Choose the frequency of washing that suits you. This is where your hair type and lifestyle come into play. If you have curly hair, you can go longer between washes because the oils take longer to travel down the hair shaft and it doesn’t look greasy. If you have used colouring products on your hair it will already be dry and will not cope with frequent shampooing. Exercising daily is a great lifestyle choice but what about your hair? You can wash the sweat out of your hair with warm water only. You don’t need to use shampoo every day.

Embrace dry shampoo. This product is your best friend. It enables you to get several days between washes and still look fantastic. It also gives your hair amazing texture and volume. You can use it once your hair has become oily but you can also use it the day after you have washed your hair and it prevents oil from building up in the first place.


Washing technique is important. Don’t use more than a 20p size blob of shampoo and even less if you have short hair. Use the shampoo on the scalp only. It will naturally come into contact with the ends as you wash it out. Never scrub the ends as this will cause serious damage. 

Look after your scalp. Healthy hair can only grow from a healthy scalp. Massage it firmly as you wash your hair and it will aid blood circulation.

Watch the temperature. Lukewarm water is best for hair. If you like your showers boiling hot, turn it down a little when you are washing off the shampoo and conditioner. 

Apply conditioner to towel dried hair. The conditioner does not work well when it is applied to dripping wet hair. At the very least, give it a good squeeze. If you have the time, towel dry lightly so that the conditioner can penetrate the hair shaft and deliver the necessary moisture where it is needed. Concentrate on the ends of your hair as they need it most.

Drying your hair for the best effect


Washing and conditioning your hair will leave it shiny and nourished but it’s how you treat it afterward that will control how fabulous it looks. There are techniques for blow-drying your hair that you can easily use at home to get that salon-perfect look every time. 

Start by giving your hair a gentle comb through but don’t ever use a brush on wet hair as it will damage it. Start combing at the bottom and then work your way up. Apply a heat protection product which will coat the hair and form a barrier whilst you are styling. 

A good quality hair dryer is a must. It is designed to protect the hair as you blow dry. You should select a low heat setting; point the nozzle downwards and several inches from the hair to prevent over-heating. Tip your head upside down and apply heat to the roots for maximum volume and movement. Then use a good quality brush to finish off the ends. 

If can avoid blow drying completely every few washes this will give your hair a break from the heat and you will see the difference. Use styling tools carefully and sparingly. They can cause significant damage to your hair if you over-use them.
Natural products for your hair

As with all parts of our body, our hair responds best to natural products that work in harmony with our body’s natural chemistry. They are environmentally friendly, cheap and do not contain harsh chemicals which could disrupt the natural pH balance of your scalp.

Raw egg is suitable for all hair types. The yolk is packed with fat and proteins and acts as a scalp moisturiser. Meanwhile, the white of the egg contains enzymes which help to remove unwanted bacteria. You use it by applying half a cup to clean hair and working it through gently. Leave it to work for 20 minutes and then rinse it with cool water. Shampoo your hair again to remove all traces of the egg and condition as normal. This treatment works best if it is repeated every month.


Modern life throws a lot at our hair. Strong styling products and air pollution can leave it feeling and looking a little dull. You can treat this with natural dairy products such as sour cream and natural yoghurt. Both of them contain lactic acid which gently strips away built up grime and residue. They also have high-fat contents which act as a moisturiser. They work best if you massage half a cup into damp hair and then leave it to work on your hair for 20 minutes. Rinse it off and then shampoo and condition as you normally would. Every other week is the optimum frequency for this treatment.

Some deficiencies in our diet, stress and some shampoos can leave us with a dry and itchy scalp and unsightly dandruff. This can make wearing dark clothes a nightmare. A natural treatment that you can try is lemon juice mixed with olive oil. Olive oil is an ancient remedy for many skin complaints and has been popular since Roman times. All you have to do is make up a mixture of 2tbsps of olive oil, 2 tbsps of fresh lemon and 2 tbsps of water. Massage it gently into your damp scalp, focussing on problem areas and then relax for 20 minutes whilst it works. Listen to some music or meditate. This will help with the stress that is causing the problem in the first place. Then wash it off with warm water and shampoo and condition as normal. 
Dress it up

Accessories finish off a fabulous hair style. If you are suffering from hair loss or you simply feel like your hair needs a helping hand, you can take a look at Pure Wigs for a wig or hairpiece that suits your style. Scarves make stylish accessories worn scrunched in a headband. 


You can use a temporary wash-in colour to bring out the beauty of your natural hair colour for a special night out. It’s the cheapest way of getting quick results and it washes out if you don’t like it!

For special occasions, you can choose a stunning barette, swirl, vine or bando to add a touch of glamour. Now your crowning glory will be the centre of attention! 

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I'm not normally one to re-decorate my bedroom according to the season. However, as spring is my favourite season I decided to put a bit more of an effort into adding a touch of spring to my bedroom. Today I'll be giving you an exclusive peek inside my bedroom and showing how you can put a little spring in yours - minimal effort involved!


Starting from my bedside table...


I like to keep some of my favourite essentials on my bedside table - perfect for an impromptu pamper night. The first thing I've got is a gorgoeus Alice Caroline Eye Mask in a bright floral print from Amara. The eye mask is made using a beautiful Liberty of London print fabric which looks so pretty and literally screams spring! I never really wore an eye mask to bed up until last month, and since then this has quickly become one of my absolute good-night essentials.

I also like to keep a good book on my bedside table. If you read this post you will have seen that I recently got back into reading books. At the moment I'm reading 'Sunshine Over Wallflower Cottage' by Milly Johnson, who is one of my all-time favourite authors and one that I would highly recommend, especially if you love a good (non-cheesy) romance! I also like to keep a couple of magazines next to my bed for those evenings (or lazy mornings) when I fancy something a little lighter to read. Glamour Magazine is my fave!


I absolutely love scented candles - especially when they're lavender scented - so I recently got my hands on this lovely Orla Kiely Lavender Travel Candle, which smells absolutely divine! The candle comes in a glass jar with a classic Orla Kiely print, and it contains notes of lavender, lemon, geranium and mint, making my room smell just like a spring garden! I also love using lavender-based products before going to sleep (as you will see with my skincare essentials below), as I find the scent very relaxing.


This wouldn't be a bedroom tour without having a look at the skincare products that I keep beside by bed to use before going to sleep at night. After cleansing my face, I normally spray some of the Lush Eau Roma Toner Water over my face. This contains lavender and rose water which soothes the skin and calms the mind. I then apply the Nuxe Nuxellence Idetox cream which detoxifies and recharges the skin while you sleep, followed by my all-time favourite moisturiser - and one that I have repurchased - the Nuxe Creme Fraiche de Beaute Moisturising Cream. This moisturiser literally melts into the skin and smells amazing! It also moisturises my skin really well so I wake up with soft skin in the morning. I've also got a pot of Ted Baker Lip Balm which smells just like white chocolate.

As I suffer from dry hands, I also like to keep a pot of hand cream on my bedside table. At the moment I'm using the Lush Charity Pot. This is slightly richer than your average hand cream, so I like to apply this to my hands before going to bed and let it do its magic while I sleep. 

Finally, I also keep the Dr. Bronner's Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer next to my bed as it works amazingly well as a relaxing pillow spray!


Without a doubt, the thing that makes my bedroom look super springy is this daisy chain decoration which I placed along the top of my bed. I got this for just under a fiver from a local store. I also added a few tiny spring animal decorations in between the daisies, including some cute bunnies and spring chicks, which I love!


Although the weather is starting to get warmer, I still cannot get enough of my UGG Scuffette Slippers in Espresso. These slippers are a bit more pricey than others, however their quality and comfort totally justifies the price. The slippers have a soft wooly lining so it literally feels like you are wearing little hugs on your feet! They are perfect for keeping your feet warm around the house at any time of year. Also, the sole is made with a cork-infused rubber which means they are able to withstand some light outdoor use.

What is your favourite way of adding a touch of spring to your home?


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Adding A Spring Touch To My Bedroom | A Peek Inside!

16 May 2017


I'm not normally one to re-decorate my bedroom according to the season. However, as spring is my favourite season I decided to put a bit more of an effort into adding a touch of spring to my bedroom. Today I'll be giving you an exclusive peek inside my bedroom and showing how you can put a little spring in yours - minimal effort involved!


Starting from my bedside table...


I like to keep some of my favourite essentials on my bedside table - perfect for an impromptu pamper night. The first thing I've got is a gorgoeus Alice Caroline Eye Mask in a bright floral print from Amara. The eye mask is made using a beautiful Liberty of London print fabric which looks so pretty and literally screams spring! I never really wore an eye mask to bed up until last month, and since then this has quickly become one of my absolute good-night essentials.

I also like to keep a good book on my bedside table. If you read this post you will have seen that I recently got back into reading books. At the moment I'm reading 'Sunshine Over Wallflower Cottage' by Milly Johnson, who is one of my all-time favourite authors and one that I would highly recommend, especially if you love a good (non-cheesy) romance! I also like to keep a couple of magazines next to my bed for those evenings (or lazy mornings) when I fancy something a little lighter to read. Glamour Magazine is my fave!


I absolutely love scented candles - especially when they're lavender scented - so I recently got my hands on this lovely Orla Kiely Lavender Travel Candle, which smells absolutely divine! The candle comes in a glass jar with a classic Orla Kiely print, and it contains notes of lavender, lemon, geranium and mint, making my room smell just like a spring garden! I also love using lavender-based products before going to sleep (as you will see with my skincare essentials below), as I find the scent very relaxing.


This wouldn't be a bedroom tour without having a look at the skincare products that I keep beside by bed to use before going to sleep at night. After cleansing my face, I normally spray some of the Lush Eau Roma Toner Water over my face. This contains lavender and rose water which soothes the skin and calms the mind. I then apply the Nuxe Nuxellence Idetox cream which detoxifies and recharges the skin while you sleep, followed by my all-time favourite moisturiser - and one that I have repurchased - the Nuxe Creme Fraiche de Beaute Moisturising Cream. This moisturiser literally melts into the skin and smells amazing! It also moisturises my skin really well so I wake up with soft skin in the morning. I've also got a pot of Ted Baker Lip Balm which smells just like white chocolate.

As I suffer from dry hands, I also like to keep a pot of hand cream on my bedside table. At the moment I'm using the Lush Charity Pot. This is slightly richer than your average hand cream, so I like to apply this to my hands before going to bed and let it do its magic while I sleep. 

Finally, I also keep the Dr. Bronner's Lavender Organic Hand Sanitizer next to my bed as it works amazingly well as a relaxing pillow spray!


Without a doubt, the thing that makes my bedroom look super springy is this daisy chain decoration which I placed along the top of my bed. I got this for just under a fiver from a local store. I also added a few tiny spring animal decorations in between the daisies, including some cute bunnies and spring chicks, which I love!


Although the weather is starting to get warmer, I still cannot get enough of my UGG Scuffette Slippers in Espresso. These slippers are a bit more pricey than others, however their quality and comfort totally justifies the price. The slippers have a soft wooly lining so it literally feels like you are wearing little hugs on your feet! They are perfect for keeping your feet warm around the house at any time of year. Also, the sole is made with a cork-infused rubber which means they are able to withstand some light outdoor use.

What is your favourite way of adding a touch of spring to your home?


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