Saturday, 24 January 2015

Tips For Growing Long & Healthy Hair

As promised I'm writing this post for all of you who are interested in how I grow my hair :)
In the early months of last year I really wanted to grow my hair longer so I looked it up, tried some tips out and carried on with it


If you want to grow your hair limit the amount of times you use heat on your hair. I went through a phase when I was 12/13 and I used heat on my hair pretty much everyday even though it wasn't necessary to, I'd straighten it, curl it and do all sorts and I didn't even use a heat defence spray! What an idiot. Obviously I didn't realize the damage I was doing to my hair at the time so I was just confused at why my hair always looked so dry and had so many split ends. If you do use heat on your hair regularly make sure that you use a decent heat defence spray, I cannot recommend those enough.

Washing your hair:

Obviously we all wash our hair, but there were a few things I did which did help

- Wash your hair leaning over the bath so your heads upside down (optional but would recommend to)
- Use cold water to rinse out your hair, cold water is better than warm, it might   feel a bit weird at first but you will notice the difference eventually :)

Deep conditioning:

I like to coat my hair in conditioner and tie my hair up in a bun leaving the conditioner in for about 5-10 mins then rinse out with cold water, it makes your hair look and feel so much softer than usual. You don't have to deep condition your hair every time you wash it maybe just 1 or 2 times a week :)


- Tresemme Shampoo & Conditioner (preferably the repair set if your hair is    already in bad condition)  

- Argon oil/Moroccan oil

- Lee Stafford Hair Treatments

Drying your hair:

If your like me and leave your hair to dry naturally then this won't apply to you, but if you like to use a hair dryer please do use heat spray or just limit the amount you do this because this can also do harm to your hair.

Also I know the first thing you want to do after washing your hair is to brush it, well it can create more split ends in your hair when wet if you yank a comb through it noottt good, so maybe just run your fingers through your hair if you can't resist -wide tooth combs are good too :)

Hair styles:

Even the most common hair styles can cause breakage to our hair, even when we put it up in a hair bobble (hair tie for the americans) to make a pony tail.  If the bobble is too tight it can break the strands of hair and also the front parts of your head can be pulled too tight without you realizing leading to damaging the roots of your hair :( 

Your probably wondering what hairstyles do I do now then if I can't use heat on my hair or tie it up? Well you can do those things but not too intensely, especially if you want to grow your hair.

- Plaiting your hair at night can be a nice way of curling your hair naturally without direct heat, or even twisting your hair into 1 or 2 buns either side.

- The headband method is great for people with short and long hair

- Using salt spray is a great way to get curly hair which looks so pretty and it       doesn't damage your hair (but make sure you don't use this all the            time because it can be a little drying, but no way near as bad as    using straighteners or curlers)

It's hard to get in the routine of not using heat on your hair but you will get used to it and hope fully you will notice your hair starting to grow a lot quicker and look healthier than before..

 Drink plenty of water:

I have an app which reminds you to drink water through out the day (odd I know). But it worked and not only is it good for your hair but good for your health :) 

Pheww that took a while :)
Do let me know if you try any of these tips and if they helped you. Remember these are only the things I did and worked for me.

Share your hair growth tips in the comments too :)

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Hair History.

Because a lot of you were interested in my hair I thought it would be a good idea to show you pictures of me growing up so you can see how my hair looked back then :)

 I was not very old here but I did have a lot of hair on my head as a baby and my mum used to put it in a little bobble so I did look a little like baby pebbles from the flintstones :)

This one made me laugh because I still like to wear bows in my hair today haha.

I think I was 2 in this photo and my hair was getting a lot longer already...

This was on my 4th birthday and I had medium long hair, I don't think I was really bothered too much about what it looked like at that age though. But my hair did grow really quickly :)

I was 11 here and I remember getting a hair cut and I hated it, I thought it was way too short and I had a little side fridge that never looked right haha and I used to wear head bands constantly for some reason, looking back now I don't know why I did haha I must have liked them at the time? :/

This was when I got my first ever curler and had tried my best shall I say, this was taken on my 13th birthday :) I also only wore mascara back then :/ ...

And now...In the early months of last year I decided I wanted my hair longer so I did everything I possibly could to make it grow faster and I think It has grown so much in a year it's unbelievable.

I will be uploading a post on what products I use on my hair and tips on how to make it grow faster very soon ;)

Friday, 9 January 2015

My Favourite Blushers

Makeup 'Triple Baked Blusher ~ Candy Queen Of Hearts'

I picked this blusher up not too long ago when I was in superdrug and I had spotted it in there before and wanted to pick it I did :) It's a baked blusher which means it has a sort of domed effect to it. Pigmentation wise it's amazing and looks so nice on your skin as it gives you a pearlescent glow (which sounds really posh) that looks sooo nice :) This is the secret to healthy looking skin and it's only £4.99 

Sleek Blusher 'Rose Gold'

Next up is this blusher from sleek another favourite of mine. I was given this for Christmas by my sister who knew I liked this anyway and I think this will be one of my favourties for a long time. It has tiny little specs of gold glitter which doesn't show up too much on your skin but again like the others gives you a fresh glow and also makes you look more awake (wishing I could insert a thumbs up emoji). This was also around the 4-5 pound mark :)

Makeup Revolution Blush Palette 'Hot Spice'

I honestly think that makeup revolution have been doing so well recently so I had to have a look at some of their products while I was in superdrug. As always the stand was super busy so I had to wait a while but it is a popular stand at the mo so I can't complain. This palette can you believe is only an incredible £6! I can't believe how inexpensive this is and for such a good palette. The pigmentation with these blushes is great quality for such a cheap product and they are all such pretty colours and very wearable too. They also sell other blusher palettes and single baked blushes for only £2.50 I believe. 

I'm sorry if you now want to go shopping and spend all of your xmas money haha :)

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Favourites | 2014

Happy New Year! 

Now I was going to do my usual monthly favourites for you but as it's now 2015 and a new year I thought it would be a good idea to do a post on my favourites of 2014 and share them with you :)

If you are disappointed for some reason that i'm not doing my usual monthly faves I will be continuing to do that throughout the year so don't worry

Lipsticks & Glosses:

Left-Right: Rimmel Kate Moss - 05
Zoeva Lip Crayon - Tender Rose
Natural Collection - Fondant

I can definitely say I have a fair few lipsticks but these three I have decided to be my faves for this year I love and wear them all equally

Eyeshadow / Palettes:

Naked 2
Elf Beauty Book Eyeshadow Palette

Obviously you have all heard of the naked palettes and I can agree with you all that they are absolutely amazing quality as well as this elf palette which I was surprised by as I found it in Tkmaxx which I think is a UK store i'm not 100% sure, correct me if i'm wrong haha but this was no more than £4 can you believe?

Hair Spray & Dry Shampoo:

Loreal Volume Texturising Spray
Batiste Dry Shampoo - Floral Blush

The loreal texturising spray gives lots of volume and is good at holding a certain hairstyle without the feeling of crispy hair which is never good and doesn't feel nice in your hair at all which I think you can all agree with me on. I actually have repurchased this again when I ran out of my old one so it just goes to show haha :)

Batiste is the first dry shampoo I've ever tried and I can honestly say it does do everything it claims to on the bottle, it gives your hair a clean and fresh feeling once you've sprayed this into your hair also adding volume around the roots, perfect for those running late days or when you've woken up late for school aha, anyone know of any other good dry shampoo's?


Rimmel Accelerator Endless
Rimmel Extra WOW Lash 

Both of these mascaras will forever be my favourites, the accelerator (green one) adds length to your eyelashes without making them look like spider legs if you know what I mean. 

The wow lash also adds length but focuses more on the volume on the lashes i'd say this one is best on the top lashes. 

 Nail Polish:

Essie - Fishnet Stockings
Barry m- Prickly Pear, Dragon & Greenberry


Sleek - Rose Gold

I've only recently got this blusher and I love it already, it has tiny gold specs of glitter but not too noticeable on your cheeks :)


Real Techniques - Expert Face Brush + Blush Brush

Lip Balms:

Baby Lips
Born Lippy - Watermelon

These are two of my favourite lip balms ever, I got addicted to baby lips last year when I tried 'hydrate' (the blue colored one) and have bought them ever since.
The born lippy's are also my favourites, they give a little colour pay off but not too much and they last a really long time, I think i've had mine over six months now and i've got a lot left even though I do use it quite a lot.


-The Fault In Our Stars
-Hunger Games Mocking jay Part 1
- The Perks Of Being A Wallflower(old but recently bought it and loved it)


-Walking Dead Season 5
- I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here


Rather Be & Real Love - Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne
Ghost - Ella Henderson
Shake It Off & Blank Space - Taylor Swift
Wasted - Tiesto ft Matthew Koma
The Man - Aloe Blacc
Gecko Overdrive - Oliver Heldens & Becky Hill
Human - Christina Perri


The Vamps
Taylor Swift - 1989

What have you loved all year round?


Should I do a hair history post & what products I use in my hair?

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