As you might know, I'm currently on a quest to go back to blonde after years of having very dark brunette hair. I've had a colour cleanse, but being impatient, I wanted a quick fix to get a lighter, brighter barnet. Here is where L'Oreal Casting Sunkiss Jelly steps in. You might have seen the adverts on TV plastered between every show, with this little tube promising to give you that gorgeous holiday sun-bleached hair packed with natural highlights.
You can't deny it; we all dream of having soft, silky, luscious hair. So many shampoos, from budget to high end, claim to give you this luxury barnet, but nearly all have failed to live up to expectations. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Garnier Ultimate Blends range! This beautiful collection not only smells divine, but actually edges me one step nearer to getting my dream hair.
Earlier on in the week, I wrote 9 top tips for covering eyelash gaps with make-up. When I started writing it however, I found I had so many little bits of advice I simply couldn't fit it into one post (without boring everyone half-way through anyway!). So here is part two and my next 9 tips for eye make-up for trichotillomania sufferers- it may make life a little easier for you...
As many of you know from previous posts, I suffer from trichotillomania; pulling from my eyelashes since I was 3, and eyebrows since I was about 14. As I reached Secondary School (unfortunately an all-girls school), I discovered make-up and how it can alter your appearance. It was a God-send. Being in an all-girls environment, I grew more self-conscious and aware of what I was doing in regards to TTM, my appearance, and most importantly what others thought of my appearance. Make-up became an escape, a way to mask not only my imperfections, but my disorder.
One of my biggest beauty dreams is to have lovely, glossy thick hair. I've never had thick hair; my barnet is fairly straight, limp and lifeless, and any styling I do never seems to hold. I purchased this beautiful set of Halo Hair clip-in extensions a while back to see if they can give me the volume I've always dreamed of. Seeing as I have quite long hair, they did not really add to the length, but the transformation in the thickness of my hair was miraculous.
There are only a few beauty products which I religiously re-purchase, and this No7 Intelligent Colour foundation is one of them. A beauty staple in my make-up bag, this is the perfect everyday wear foundation for those who do not seek a particularly heavy coverage. As some of you might know, I'm a massive fan of No7 products. No7 is a brand which pioneers the latest beauty science whilst still being incredibly accessible and affordable. This foundation is another reason why I just keep going back to Boots.
Today's post is a little bit on the random side, but if you like animals or stupid photos, then it should provide you with some entertainment! My Golden Retriever, Finlay, has featured in a couple of posts now (here and here). He is a natural poser and loves sticking his little button nose into any blog-related photo. When I go outside to start snapping my latest beauty buy, he lays beside me, hoping to sneak into the shot. My girl dog, Maggie, has yet to feature on my blog, so this is a little post for her to introduce herself...in the form of a 'selfie-shoot'.
Whilst I was out buying these pretty dresses and playsuits, I also bought some new summery accessories to go with them. You can totally revamp an old outfit just by throwing on some new accessories; be it a chunky necklace, a bold bag, a snazzy hat or some bling rings. It instantly updates your look without having to add to your already-bursting-full wardrobe of clothes, and can also save you a lot of money in the process. This is the collection of goodies which I picked up...
Retail therapy is the ultimate pick-me-up; the buzz when you find a bargain, trying on that pair of killer heels, and the feeling of twirling around in a pretty dress in the changing rooms. I love prowling the high street, searching high and low for bargains and trying on anything that catches my eye. There is nothing better than coming in after a hard day's shopping, rummaging through your newly purchased goodies whilst sipping a well-earned cuppa. I thought I'd share my most recent buys with you lovely bunch!
Since I could first walk, it has been a family tradition that my Nan and I go strawberry picking every summer. Every year without fail, we've been to Peterley Manor farm to pick the best of the strawberry crop underneath the summer sun.
As I detailed in my Superdrug haul post, I've been eyeing up Rimmel's Apocalips range for quite some time now, but for some reason unknown to me, I just never snapped one up. The coveted collection is bursting with beautiful colours, from subtle nudes to vibrant pinks and daring reds. In the end, I bought myself Aurora; a gorgeous bold darkish pink with plenty of red undertones. I have to say, it was a tough decision between this, Stellar and Nova!
The letter or alphabet creams are having a huge come-back at the moment. First we had BB creams, then CC and now we have recently been introduced to DD creams. Each claim to do different things, but in this post I'm going back to the original product which stormed beauty shelves a few years ago...the Garnier BB cream.
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