GLAM 970X66 AND 728X90

August 08, 2016

repairing damaged hair

Redken Pillow Proof Primer Cream (£13.60): I so often forget to bother using a heat protectant before blow drying my hair but have found that as this primer by Redken makes it take far less time using the hairdryer, I always remember to use a pump just beforehand. It's super lightweight and doesn't add any heaviness to the hair whatsoever.

Aveda Shampure Shampoo (£12.15) & Conditioner (£14.40): Before I even knew what beauty products were, our shower at home was always stocked with Aveda haircare products. I'm talking well over ten years ago. It's always been a favourite brand of mine, not only for nostalgic reasons, but because I have tried so many of their products and still not one has failed to impress. I love knowing that my hair is in safe hands as none of their products contain parabens or synthetic sulfates. If you have a sensitive scalp then Aveda have your back.

July 31, 2016

the ultimate clear out guide

Over the last few weeks (yes, weeks!) I have taken time out of every single day to slowly but surely work my way through the mass of make up, skincare, hair and nail products that I've amassed over the last five or so years. I had an overflowing Ikea Alex unit, along with plastic boxes full of products lying around the house waiting to be sorted through. Upon having the realisation that I'd clearly developed a clearcut case of hauding and after beginning to feel weighed down by the sheer amount of unnecessary items I had, I thought girl, enough is enough! I've since ditched over 100 nail polishes, given away skincare products and sold items of make up all in the name of transitioning to a life of only having what I use on a regular basis.

June 30, 2016

products to ease stress and anxiety

For me, stress and anxiety affect me in similar ways but I always find it so important to work out which I'm feeling so that I can treat it in the best way. Stress usually comes from feeling overworked, tired out and in need of some rest, which is why a warm bubbly bath is usually the best remedy. Whereas anxiety often comes from a build up of negative energy and is best cured by a long walk by the lake with Milo or a peppermint tea and an uplifting face mask. Then at the worst of times when I'm feeling a mixture of the two, I will mix up my remedies rather than focusing intensely on too many relaxing scents for example.