I can't believe how long it's been since I have posted on here. A lot has changed - and I mean a LOT.
As I write this I am getting married NEXT WEEK! Myself and my fiance got engaged in November 2014 and moved in together October 2015. We have a little kitten called Layla and are very happy in our home together, which I can't believe we have been in for a year now!
This is a welcome back post and I am looking forward to blogging regularly for you all!
Today I wanted to write a post on a range of hair products that I have fallen in love with.. Argan Oil.
I know that Argan Oil really isn't a new thing to most people and I've seen many a blogger posting about these products years ago, yet I'd never tried it myself. I used to dip dye my hair to ombre style which although it looked good, didn't do very well for the condition of my hair. I recently however have stripped the colour and got highlights through my hair, and am taking much better care of its condition.
I have tried different 'hair repair' treatments but a lot of them, even if I follow instructions, seem to leave my hair quite greasy. However, taking a trip to my local supermarket, I found Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner for £1! I couldn't believe how cheap it was so had to buy it. I've been using it for a few weeks now and my hair is feeling amazing! I think it's also helping the growth of my hair too.
I also found the Argan Oil hair treatment a few months ago which I use on damp hair before I apply any heat. This helps with the smoothness and shininess of newly washed hair.
I would definitely recommend giving Argan Oil a try, it's only £1 in Asda if you are in the UK!!
Please let me know if you try these out or if you have any other hair products similar that you think I should give a try!
Today I thought I'd write a post about a spring clean but summer style! Summer is always when I decide that I need a clean out of old clothes, old makeup, and generally a good tidy up!
Obviously with clothing it is down to moving winter/heavier clothes out of the wardrobe and buying (maybe too many, oops!) new summer clothes to replace them. I found some inexpensive plastic drawers that are really easy to put together and folded away the clothes I won't be using for the next few months. I then placed the set of drawers into my wardrobe so as well as being hidden away, looks quite tidy underneath my hanging clothes. As you can see below, I also bought a smaller set of the drawers which I keep my non hanging, lighter summer clothes in.
Now onto makeup, which really is similar to clothing! With me, it's a case of putting away the heavier/darker shades of products and bringing out more BB creams and lighter (not in colour, in weight) foundation/concealer. I also am loving individual false lashes at the moment. It's so easy to do at home and they stay on for weeks. This is a good tip for if you're going away on holiday as you don't have to keep applying mascara each morning.
Next I like to re-organise my bedroom. I do hope I'm not alone on this one! Anytime I get a chance, I'm buying new bedding or new decoration for my room, it's addictive! I still live at home with my parents so this room is like my house and I like to treat it well. Recently my latest purchase is an over due one of a dressing table. I say dressing table, it's a makeup/hair station but also is home to my computer where I type this from now. Below is a little snap shot of how I have organised one part.
Please let me know how you like to re organise for summer, I'd love to hear some of your tips!
I love to browse around the perfume section at this time of year because there are so many new summery scents! I usually go for quite a floral scent, possibly sweet smelling but not too overpowering.
This time, I popped into Boots with no idea what I was looking for - apart from that I was in need for a new perfume as mine had run out the night before! After a long long time spent in Boots constantly smelling different perfumes (and nearly losing the sense to smell! Anyone else get that? When you're smelling scents for so long they all just smell the same?) anyway, I came across the Dior section.
I tested a few in the Dior range and to be honest, yes, they are quite pricey! I eventually fell in love with the new scent in their range called 'Miss Dior'. Strangely, the scent is not very floral smelling but it is sweet enough for me to like and not too strong.
After having this perfume for a little while now I can say it was definitely the right one to purchase! Plus the smell lasts very well so there is no need to constantly go and 'top up' wasting the perfume!
Let me know if you have a particular perfume you're loving this summer! and have you tried this one yet?
Of course I am an all year round fan of Yankee Candles with the amount of different scents they have each season. But Autumn and Christmas scents are always the best so here's a few with a review from myself :)
This is a scent that is available throughout the year form Yankee Candles. It's a very simple smell and isn't too strong when you walk into the room. I wouldn't say the scent is very sweet but it's more towards sweet than a spiced scent. The thing that attracted me to purchasing the candle is that I love the smell of actual baby power, although I wouldn't say that it exactly smells like the real thing. Don't let that put you off though, it's a nice calm and relaxing scent.
I'm not going to lie, I love everything cinnamon. Cinnamon flavored foods and scents. But for some reason, I really don't like this particular smell! It's so overpowering and I think it smells more wood like than cinnamon. I'd definitely recommend buying a small jar to test out before purchasing the real thing!
This is my most recent purchase from Yankee Candle as it was 25% off in my local store. It is by far my favorite scent from Yankee! It is a very sweet marshmallow type smell which I love. It may be quite strong for those of you who don't like sweet smells as it fills the room easily, but also that means not having to burn the candle for hours before getting a decent smell from it. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a new autumny smell that can also lead into Christmas without the cost.
The last thing I would say about these candles is when shopping in store, opening the lids and sampling the smell is not always accurate to what the scent is when burning. I have had this problem both ways either liking the scent from in store to then not liking how it smelt at home, or not being sure in store and loving it once I've bought it. This is why it is great that Yankee Candles do all sorts of different sized products which makes it easier to try a scent at home before making the purchase for a large jar!
It's that time of year again, Autumn! In my opinion Autumn and Winter are the best seasons and here's some reasons why :)
There's nothing better than an autumn candle! When it's miserable weather and dark outside it's always nice to dot candles around but also because of the variety of fragrances that come out around the season. My favorite is Yankee candles because of the amount of smells they do (although very pricey!). Or you can always buy some none scented candles and buy fancy holders to decorate your home.
Guy fawkes/firework/bonfire night is the ultimate autumn event. People usually celebrate on the 5th November at home with friends or go to a local event being held. In my town, the night is held in a large field area and consists of fun fare games and rides, stage/band performances, food, bonfire presentation and of course the firework display. I love getting all layered up in warm clothes hat/scarf and setting out with my friends for the night.
Of course there's no denying that in the colder months everyone eats a lot more 'comforting' food like hot meals for lunch and soups/slow cooked meal (maybe it's a british thing). I usually take a lot of time to plan meals ahead when I'm busy so it's easy to grab a nice soup with some granary bread for lunch. There's obviously the naughty foods too like dark chocolates and desserts that everyone eats more of!
There's something so easy after a summer of indecisive outfit building of grabbing a jumper, scarf and coat and heading out the door. This autumn burgundy's and leather seem to have made a huge appearance and I love it! Layering is the most important thing when dressing for a day out in autumn and it's good because it means not having to ditch all your t-shirts from summer. With layering, a t-shirt, cardigan, scarf, jacket, coat make a great combination with still looking on trend!
Whats your favorite part about autumn? Let me know any ideas for autumn-y posts!