Sunday, 29 September 2013

Fortnight in Photos #11

I guess I haven't been sticking to the schedule where I said I would post on here every Wednesday and then one day of the weekend...sorry! It's because I STILL don't have proper internet at my new place (BT have been an absolute nightmare and it's actually getting a bit ridiculous now). I think for the moment I'll stick to one post a week, which will be up on a Saturday or a Sunday until everything gets back to normal. That way I can concentrate on talking about something interesting (hopefully) instead of always updating you with Instagram photos. I came home and stayed with my parents this weekend. It was so lovely to see them and also have a chance to catch up with my best friend and my cousin. My bedroom (which is my favourite place in the world) didn't really feel like it was mine anymore, even though lots of my things are still there. I can't figure out whether that's a good thing or not. I guess it is because it means that I'm comfortable with my bedroom in the new place? Has anyone else found that after moving out?

Stain glass window (perk of living in a converted church), Five Guys for the first time, cosy evening, another costing evening spent watching Fantastic mr Fox, lovely display in the Anthropologie window, my friend got a tiny new kitten called Audrey!

Oops...not quite, chilling out on a Saturday night last week, Mr in a fight and the cut adove his eye just makes him look shocked all the time, Biggie feeling sorry for himself, my best friend made this for my boyfriend and I as a house warming gift (I LOVE it), went for a new hairstyle and got quite a lot of my hair chopped off.

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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Green & Black | What I Wore

Jacket- Urban Outfitters
Jeggings- GAP
Boots- Jones
Bag- Cambridge Satchel
Watch- Nixon (Time Teller P)
Necklace- Tatty Devine

I ventured out of the flat today to explore the area I moved to recently. I came across my local Primark (which is huge and not good for my bank balance) so I feel like today was pretty productive. I was expecting it to be really cold out today, but it ended up being surprisingly warm so I'm glad I wasn't wearing a thick coat. I got the jacket from Urban Outfitters a while ago and it was just right for today's strange weather. I always seem to get most wear out of it in Autumn and Spring. I wore a tunic from H&M but tucked the front into my trousers because it pretty much looks like a dress otherwise. The full on Winter boots have come out of storage this week and are so comfy for walking around town. They will be perfect for when the weather turns a bit colder.

What have you been up to today?

Friday, 20 September 2013

All Used Up #2

Long time no speak! I'm all moved in, so things should return to normal now. I took these photos a couple of weeks ago when the weather was still lovely in the UK. It's sunny today but it's turned really bitter outside (definitely coat weather) already and I'm stuck in the house with a pretty bad cold...It really is starting to feel like winter. It's a good job the products that I've used up are everyday essentials that can be used all year round. 

So I've done it again...I've actually managed to use up a few products instead of forgetting about them, hiding them away in a cupboard when they are still half full. 

I usually have a few different body moisturisers on the go but recently I've been trying to use up a whole tub before moving onto the next one. I got this nspa Shea Butter Body Butter from Asda a while ago and remember it being extremely cheap. I also remember being extremely surprised when I first used it because the quality is so good for the price. It has a nice, thick consistency and is not greasy at all. The smell is lovely and kind of reminds me of the smell of a packet of mini eggs (strange thing to compare it to I know).

I originally never intended to purchase this product. I looking for the Effaclar Duo but it was sold out in all of my local Boots. They had an offer on at the time where you could get two La Roche- Posay products for £15 and I wanted to try the Effaclar Mat (which I recently repurchased because it's so brilliant) facial moisturiser so took advantage of the deal by picking up this little beauty as well. 
It's supposed to target imperfections and stop breakouts from developing. I used this every time I had a blemish until it disappeared and did notice a difference. I still suffer from scarring occasionally but this product is perfect for me and would be for you if you seem to get one or two spots at a time. 

I've been a big fan of the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Frizz Remedy since I was a teenager. It leaves your hair smelling so clean and is one of those scents that reappears every time you move your hair throughout the day. I love having a product like this at hand to give my hair that extra bit of care a couple of times a week and will definitely be repurchasing it.

The Tigi Bed Head Control Freak is a serum that I've had for a while and had completely forgotten about. I'm so glad that I did find it hiding in my room because I've been using it recently and think I'll have to repurchase it. The serum itself smells a bit plasticy and almost like grapes (in a good way) and has little tiny bits of glitter in it which actually disappear when you work it into your hair. I apply this to the ends of my hair when it's wet and it helps keep my hair feeling smoother and flatter (no idea why but I'm obsessed with keeping buy hair flat).

This stuff is amazing. Smells like pear (childhood), costs about £1.99 and really helps get those knots out of your hair. That's pretty much it, this product is just a great all round.

Bigs came to join me...he's so nosy!

It's not often that I find products that I would repurchase so I feel like today's post has been pretty sucessful. Let me know which ones you have tried and whether you agree with me!

Saturday, 7 September 2013

See You in A Bit!

House Drawing: Google Images 

I don't want to disappear for a couple of weeks without an explanation so this is just a quick post to explain why you might not see anything on here for a bit (I'm not sure how long it will be yet).

I'm moving into a new flat at the weekend and we aren't sure when the internet is being installed! As well as the internet issue I'm still settling in to my new job and will be unpacking for the next few days after the move so I've decided to just go a little bit quiet until the internet is installed. I hope that's ok! It's not particularly exciting news, I just wanted to let you know.

P.S My new flat looks nothing like the one in the drawing above, I thought the drawing was was cute and reminded me of a dollhouse I used to have.

See you soon!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Fortnight in Photos #10

This post is going up slightly early but here's what I've been up to for the past two weeks...

Went home for the the bank holiday weekend and got a bit crafty, the finished product, grumpy Mr Bigs, beautiful ceiling at a random Thai restaurant, picnic time, view from the train on a Friday evening.

Twister lipbalm- smells and tastes nothing like a Twister lolly though! Cute Jams from France, pamper evening, drinks in the lovely weather after work, Bigs chilling in what can't be a comfortable position, eating lunch by the lake at work.

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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Hair Care

Lined up on the shelf are all of the products that I love to use when washing or styling my hair. Apart from this brand of hairspray which is a fairly recent  addition and the shampoo and conditioner, which I change every time they run out I've been using all of these products for a long time and have been so happy with the way they work on my hair.

So lets start with the products that I use first...shampoo and conditioner. Like I said, when these run out I will usually replace them with a different brand each time (whatever is on offer really). I received the Organix Macadamia Oil shampoo and conditioner for my birthday in June and have been using them for the past month or so. When I first started using them I loved the way that they made my hair feel shiny and soft. But after using them for a while I noticed that they were actually making my hair quite greasy so I have switched to Tresemmé for the time being. Has anyone else tried the Organix Macadamia Oil products? I'd love to hear what your thoughts are as I'm so undecided about them. I also have the actual hair oil which I've tried a couple of times and really liked, so maybe it's just the shampoo and conditioner.
If I'm not washing my hair then I'll use a dry shampoo. The best one that I've used is by be honest VO5 is my go to brand because I've loved everything I've ever tried from them. I use the 'Refresh Me Quick' one and love the sweet smell it has. 

After washing my hair I love to use a de-tangler and believe it or not my favourite ones are from  Superdrug and L'Oreal for kids. They smell like cool is that?! Only a kids hair product would smell like pear, have a picture of a sheep on the front or be in a bottle shaped like some sort of animal. Is it just me or does that make the product even more exciting? Until recently I was using the Superdrug's own one but when I ran out I switched to the L'Oreal Kids Tangle Tamer. They both do a great job and only cost between £1.50 and £3.00.

I always use some sort of oil on the ends of my hair because it's so dry and brittle. I've been loving the Organix Weightless Moroccan Argan Oil. It smells absolutely amazing and leaves my hair feeling lovely and soft.

When I style my hair with heat I always use a heat protector. The one that I've been using for about two years now is the VO5 Heat Protect Style Spray. If I'm honest all heat sprays seem to do the same thing, I just like smell and very reasonable price of the VO5 one which makes it a winner for me. I don't really see the point in spending a lot of money on a heat protector, unless it does a few different things to your hair.

My hair gets so frizzy all year round so I love using the Trevor Sorbie Humidity Control Spray. When I first started using it I definitely noticed a different but I think that now I've been using it for a while it's starting to have less of an effect on my hair. I do still use it though, probably because it gives me peace of mind...and I'm determined to use up the bottle before starting another one!

I will lastly, always apply some hair spray. I had been using a mini James Brown one but heard such good things about the Fudge Iced raspberry and Vanilla Hair Spray that when I saw it on offer in Superdrug I snapped it up straight away. I like it because it smells good, helps fight the frizz and isn't sticky at all. But I'm not sure if I will repurchase it when it runs out as I'm still looking for that perfect hairspray. Can anyone recommend any amazing ones?

What products do you use on your hair? Can you recommend any that help fight the frizz?