Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Tattoo ideas?

I've been looking at getting a tattoo for a while now, but I'm stuck for design choice.
As I can be quite indecisive, I don't want to regret it in a few years and therefore, I'm holding back on getting one (or a few) for a little while!
But, I have still being looking at designs online...
And, of course, my source is Pintrest!
So, I just thought I'd share a collection of some of the designs I, personally, love
I understand that some of these are 'cliché' or sometimes labelled at 'hipster', but honestly, who cares?
The decision to get a tattoo of any design is a personal choice, you are choosing to get a specific design etched onto your body forever and if that's what you want then who's to stop you?

Friday, 14 November 2014


So a few of weeks ago I shared with you my disaster with bleach!
This week, I would like to share with you my favourite hair products.
As I severely damaged my hair not long ago - damn you bleach - I have had to do some serious testing with hair care in order to restore my original soft textured hair.

So far, I have been successful and I have (mainly) Aussie hair products to thank!

Aussie Colour Mate Shampoo and 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner
These two have been my saviour, especially the conditioner!
At first, I actually used Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle 'Reconstructor' condition which literally worked miracles... After leaving it in for 3 minutes during each shower (once a day), I would wash it out and within the first week of using it, my hair was in the process of regaining some of the original texture and moisture. Now, I use this colour one as I have, for the most part, restored soft hair. Though it's not back to normal, and I know that it never will be until the bleached hair grows out, it's as close as can be. Hopefully, continuing to use these products will help my to maintain this healthier texture and moisture.
Aussie Miracle Recharge Frizz Remedy
I have found that applying this spray evenly throughout my hair, once washing, conditioning and brushing it, and then leaving it to dry naturally works a treat.
The natural frizz is dramatically decreased and I am able to style it the way I want, without worrying about frizz control.
Aussie Coloured Hair Protection and Shine Serum
As I have previously mentioned this product in its own post here, I will not go on.
However, I do believe that this product has helped me to protect my hair from further damage.
TRESemme Colour Revitalise Heat Protect Mist
Despite this product not being part of the Aussie range, I have taken a strong liking to this particular heat protection. Having used various others before, I believe that this one honestly works the best! I can't complain about heat damage because I rarely have any problems!

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Childhood Favourites

Like many girls growing up during the late 90's and early 00's, I was obsessed with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.
I read their books, I watched all of their movies, I watched every television programme of theirs - I practically wanted to be them!
To this day, one of my all time favourite films is It Takes Two starring Mary-Kate and Ashley.
Though this is only partly because of their acting, I just love everything about the film still!

Friday, 31 October 2014

FAVOURITES: Halloween Horror!


Living in England, I personally don't think Halloween is that big here
I know it's a huge thing in America though and I really do wish that one year I could spend Halloween there to experience the festivities
However, this year, I am stuck at home
Were shops overrun the excitement of Halloween with stocks of Christmas items and nobody really seem to make a big deal out of the possible festivities
I have found that as I've grown up, Halloween is definitely not the same as when I was a kid
Though I never really did anything super exciting, I have been to a few parties and obviously I've been trick or treating in my time
Like last year though, I am spending Halloween with my best friend where we're having a typical movie night; movies and pizza!
But in the Halloween spirit, we're only watching horrors!
One of my favourite genres!
I thought today, instead of posting costumes ideas or Halloween make-up suggestions, I could share with you some of my favourite horror films, in this post.
It's something a little different to my normal posts, but it's relevant to the time of the year :)
So here we go...
I'm not sure what my all time favourite horror would be, but this is definitely one of my favourites so far;
Featuring Bailee Madison (From Disney's Bridge to Terabithia)
Source: imdb
In the film, a young girl is sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend.
At this new house, she discovers creatures who want to claim her as one of their own.

Usually, 15 rated horror films tend to be quite simplistic and relatively the same, but this one is truly different. Personally, I loved this film and would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Another favourite of mine is;
Source: imdb
Throughout the film, you watch as paranormal investigators; Ed and Lorraine Warren, work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.
It's actually being a while since I last watched this so my memory of the film is still fuzzy, however I do remember that I came out of the cinema buzzing from the brilliance of this film. I really did love it.
Finally, a third favourite of mine is;
Source: imdb
Featuring Chloë Grace Moretz in the 2013 remake
 In the film, Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.
So, I originally saw the remake in 2013, which I actually really enjoyed. However, I was told that they missed out crucial parts of the film, I decided to check out the original (from 1976). I found that the original was definitely so much better than the remake.
There's three of my favourite horror films!
I didn't want to bore you with a complete list - that could go on for a while.
Has anyone seen 'Ouija' yet? I really want to see that soon!
Do you like horror films? What are you favourite?
Also, are you doing anything fun for Halloween tonight?
Leave comments below :)
*All credit for movie descriptions go to imdb*

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Lily Collins wearing Elie Saab

I'd like to use my picture of the week to admire this gorgeous dress.
Lily Collins wearing Elie Saab at the 'Love, Rosie' Rome Premier

I'm not exactly sure why this dress in particular, over the thousands of others, caught the attention of the internet recently...
But, what I can take from the picture is that this dress is absolutely stunning.
And, it suits Lily Collins perfectly.

Picture of the Week

My last 'Picture of the Week' was on 25th August 2014.
I know, I know.. I'm awful at keeping with these kinds of things and my blogging has fallen short recently. But, I am determined to get back into it. Beginning with general posts once a week and a picture of the week!

So, here we go...

To see this weeks 'Picture of the Week', click here 

Saturday, 18 October 2014

A disaster with bleach!

A couple of weeks ago, I made a spur of the moment decision... Although I really wish that I'd disregarded that thought and carried on as normal, I didn't. And now, here I am, with damaged hair in a colour that I really didn't want.
I had a thought, I always wanted to experiment with my hair colour and choose a wacky colour one day. Upon seeing a friend dying her hair all sorts of colours, from blonde to brown (natural colours), to pink and blue, I decided this was my opportunity to do something new.

I wanted a change.
Originally, I loved my hair.
Although it was dyed, that had faded to a beautiful chestnut colour.
Stupidly, I decided a dramatic change meant bleach.
Oh how I was so wrong...
Deciding to bleach my gorgeous, soft, healthy, brown hair was the biggest mistake I've made in a very long time.
For one, I hadn't bought enough. So I began bleaching, only to run out after dying only the top of my head (my roots) and no where else. Unfortunately, I realised too late. As I did this at night time, I had to trek to Boots the next day wearing a hat (in burning hot weather) to cover the mess.

Once home, I began again. This time managing to cover my whole head.

I followed all of the instructions; washed the bleach out, rubbed conditioner through my hair thoroughly and washed that out. Next, came attempting to brush my hair before blow drying it. Brushing my hair was awful, it was far too knotty. Finally, after spending 10 minutes alone just brushing my hair, I dried it. With the outcome a fizzy and completely damaged mess, to say I was upset was an understatement!

The internet was my next priority. I needed to find a way to put some moisture back into my hair. Upon searching, I stumbled across an Aussie product with raving reviews.
Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner has been my life saver.
I think I would of cried every night if I couldn't of restored my damaged hair.

I managed to persuade my mum to buy me another darker blonde hair dye, to which she did and finally got my hair to an alright colour.

I have been using Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle products for five weeks now and the difference is amazing. Despite not having my hair exactly back to normal yet, it's definitely on it's way!

My only advice to anyone wanting to bleach their hair, using purely bleaching products, is to let a professional do it!

Regardless of my recent disaster, I have big plans!
I'm planning to dye my hair a lighter blonde (using a proper dye kit this time) and then put a baby pink on. I'm going for semi-permanent pink at first, this way it won't be too bad if it goes wrong!

But, I'm praying this goes okay, because my birthday's coming up and I want it to look pretty!

Have you guys had an dying or bleaching disasters in the past?
And, if you've ever damaged your hair through colouring or heat products, I'd love to find out what products you use to replenish its natural moisture and texture