I wanted to put myself on a little spending ban until the summer as I'm the type of person to spend, spend and spend! So instead of popping into Superdrug or Boots on my lunch break at work I'd bring some food and a book and sit in the staff room. So this was going well..until today. I crumbled a little when I was out in a bigger town with my mum and sister. I saw a Boots and went inside, picked up a basket and broke my ban.
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
St. George is the patron saint of England and today is St. George's Day! As I'm from England I thought I'd write a little post on how patriotic I am and what St. George's day is all about..I gather this is a slightly different post to usual but it'll have a splash of my usual beauty touch to it too haha!
So, like I mentioned above St. George is the patron saint of England. His emblem was a red cross on a white background (hence the look of the English flag). It is believed that he was actually a Roman soldier and became well known for his bravery as he protested to the Roman Emperor about the torturing of Christians and in the end died for these beliefs. So it seems the story of him slaying a dragon in order to save the princess wasn't strictly true..
In England we don't treat today like a holiday or anything just merely a normal working day.
I realise this post may seem a bit odd compared to the usual things I blog about but at work today the delivery driver came in dressed up as St. George in a wonderful little knight's costume and we all sipped our teas and chatted about the dreary, wet weather when it made me think this is probably what being English is all about, wearing funny clothes, obsessed with tea and moaning about the rubbish weather we seem to have a lot of the time. I had a little think, and there are so many little quirks and things, us English folk like to say or do that I forget to appreciate sometimes, or perhaps things only other English people would understand!
For example, Marmite. I for one am a lover!
Sunday, 20 April 2014
Just holding the Golden Egg in the Lush store I could tell that a) it is so nice, glittery and smells absolutely amazing, and b) I will be scrubbing the bath clean for days after using this!
Friday, 18 April 2014
Pastel shades are everywhere at the moment and as you may have seen in Springtime nail polishes post last Sunday, I have a few favorite pastel shades!
Thursday, 17 April 2014
For years I have religiously used my Mum's Ghd's and for Christmas I wanted to get a good pair of straighteners of my own. After searching high and low and checking out blog reviews on the best pair to get the BaByliss Elegance Pro 235 came out on top. I must apologise for the lateness of this post as it was a Christmas present and I should have done it earlier!
Anyway, on to the review!
- They have three different heat settings 180°c, 200°c and 235°c.
- They heat up really quickly and can be used 15 seconds after starting heating up.
- They are made with an ionic technology so they should give you a frizz free finish!
- Can be used for both straightening and curling.
- I love the deep red, glittery colour!
- Hair stays quite straight for a long time.
- Very good price. At the time I think they were about £40 when they should have been around £90.
- Leaves my hair feeling soft.
- The lead for the plug is quite long, which I really like!
- Because they go so up to a high heat it can be quite easy to burn your hair even if you use heat defence spray.
- As i'm not used to straighteners heating up so fast, and considering they only take about 15 seconds to heat up, they can give off this strong burning smell which isn't pleasant.
- The heat switch is a bit wobbly.
I started this with damp hair then dried it with my Glamoriser by Richard Ward professional digital ultralight power dryer (which I also got for Christmas btw!) and I used some heat defence spray before drying it too.
I spritzed my head all over with a lot of heat defence spray then brushed my hair through. I sectioned my hair into two parts pulling the majority onto the top of my head into a high bun leaving the section underneath. I lightly sprayed it this part with the heat defence spray and then brushing through, followed by pulling my straighteners through my hair. I repeated this on the same bit of hair twice. When this section was complete I pulled my bun out and let down some of the middle section of hair and tied the front up again. I spritzed it and followed the same steps as last time.
When the middle section was done I then did the front. Once all my hair was straightened I brushed it out, flipped my hair upside down and straightened from that angle. Once that was done I flipped my hair the right way round, brushed my hair out again and checked to see if there were any areas that needed another straighten. Then I was finished!
I have to say I am very, very impressed with these hair straighteners and would definitely recommend them over GHDs!
Thanks for reading, I hope you liked this post! Love, A x
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
I realised I haven't done a nailsy type of post in a little while especially a nail art one. So aside from spring pastels I have really liked monochrome recently and thought I'd try and do some black and white nail art ideas.
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