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Everyday Hair.

29 February 2016

My haircare routine is pretty standard. No fuss, simple. It's just an area of beauty that doesn't really interest me, and therefore I try and make it as quick and easy as possible. For months I was using the L'Oreal Brunettes Shampoo, a quick run through with my Tangle Teezer and a touch of my Moroccan Oil to give it a bit of love. Not even a blow-dry in sight. I admit though it's nice to change things every once in a while, so welcome to four new additions in my stash...

The Envy Blow Dry Set (£40) has really changed the way my hair looks. Basically, you massage the pre-wash Dual Fix into your hair, blow-dry, and then wash normally with the other two. The SLS/SLES Paraban Free formulas work together to give both moisture and body and smooth out hair. My hair has a tendency to get frizzy, especially in the winter when it can get really dry quite easily but I've found that the combination of these products stops this from happening - probably thanks to the Keratin and silk blend. Plus, they cut down on the need for any after styling products. Couldn't be happier! 

My hairs always been a bit on the limp side, and my not so beefy strands could definitely do with a bit of filling out. I've been using the intense version of the Grow Gorgeous Serum, which you are meant to massage into the roots with a little dropper every evening to promote growth. Not only that, but it gives a really nice glossy shine much like an Argan Oil would. I'm notoriously sceptical of products like this so I'm not sure how well it is actually working but I'm guessing it takes time. Here's hoping ... 

Good hair routine that won't take forever? Sorted. 

What do you like to use on your hair?

10 Ways to Get Yourself out of a Mood.

12 February 2016

I have to be honest, I'm probably the queen of the bad mood. It's one of my worst qualities and I find it so hard to dig myself out of them once I'm stuck, but there are some things that never fail to make me feel a little better. Here are 10 of my favourite ways to do it: 

1. Exercise
2. Bake
3. Try to be rational about your bad mood
4. Treat yourself to some beautiful new lingerie - boohoo have an amazing and pretty inexpensive range at the moment (pictured
5. Have a cup of tea 
6. Watch cute animal videos on youtube 
7. Going out with friends 
8. Pamper yourself with some of your favourite products 
9. Listen to some of your favourite music and dance around 
10. Binge on netflix

What about you, how do you like to cheer yourself up?

Interior Inspiration.

07 February 2016

My room is a constant work in progress and lately I've been leaning towards the more boho yet minimalist end of the style spectrum. I figured a few new updates could be in order over the course of the new year and so have rounded up some inspirational images compiled from many a late night browse on Pinterest. 

I'm thinking of moving bed to rest on wooden pallets, adding lots of nice textured materials, possibly a tapestry and maybe even a new patterned duvet cover. Then I also think I might try and find a rug at home to cosy up the wooden floorboards and fill my frames with some more artistic pieces. Of course, fairy lights and candles are always a must too. I hope you like the images and find them somewhat inspiring! Don't forget that you can follow me on Pinterest here.


What kind of style do you like best?

Buddha Bowl.

05 February 2016

Recipes with a little room for customisation are always the best, and the Buddha Bowl fits the bill perfectly. It doesn't appear that there is a universal agreement on what exactly a 'Buddha Bowl' has to be, but from 'research' (aka a quick google search) they seem to be any bowl that include a variety of vegetables, healthy fats, a dressing and vegetarian protein. The rest is up to you.

Here's how to put together your own version of the Buddha Bowl: 


These bowls are satisfying, nutritious and so easy to customise to what you're loving in the current moment. It's a great way to fit all your carbs, proteins, healthy fats, fibre and minerals into your day and use up/ mix and match your leftovers. I used rocket, avocado, carrot, roasted paprika chickpeas, beetroot, sweet potato, quinoa and hoummous in mine, but the list is endless. Here are some other ideas if you are stuck:

MORE IDEAS FOR BUDDHA BOWLS: 

Greens: kale, spinach, arugala
Veggies: squash, broccoli, carrots, peppers, roasted eggplant, brussels sprouts, beets
Grains: quinoa, brown rice, wheat berries, farro
Protein: tofu, tempeh, chickpeas, beans, edamame, black beans
Healthy Fats: avocado, cashews, almonds, sunflower seeds, pepitas, tahini, sesame oil

What do you think? Will you be making yourself one of these anytime soon?