London Fashion Week

My first experience of London fashion week exceeded anything I had ever expected. I loved every single moment of it. I was initially going down, last minute, as a volunteer for Fashion’s Finest during their street walk and to attend … Continue reading

Lipgloss.

Personally, I’m more of a vibrant, statement, matte lipstick kind of girl. Lipgloss has always just gotten in the way for me? The moment the wind blows, any loose strand of hair is almost magnetised straight for your lips and … Continue reading

On My Shower Shelf…

I was in the shower earlier and I realised that I have bought quite a few new beauty buys recently and I thought I’d just give you all the low down on how they’re all treating me! First off, don’t … Continue reading

12th April 2013.

Went to the opticians this morning and I remember telling myself on the way there that my eyesight was not going to get worse. I would squint until I made the letters clear and try to remember the order of everything.

I failed and my eyes have gotten worse. Well, one eye has! I feel this is karma for laughing at my dads stigmatism 😦 .

It’s funny how a hair cut can change everything about a persons face and a little, maybe, their personality? A fresh new trim and the ability to see out of long overgrown fringe gives someone more reason to strut their stuff down the street, no? It’s even funnier when they don’t realise they’re doing it and you catch them! Shouldn’t make fun of the really though, feeding their ego might actually encourage them to get a hair cut more often…

Finally got my eyebrows sorted today, looking MINT.

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Phenomenal Women: Part Two.

After the jewellery making class came the hair demonstrations for natural hair. This wasn’t really aimed at my hair type but it was interesting none the less. The lady spoke about the dangers of shampoo, different types of hair (to which we all plucked out a strand of hair haha), different styles steering away from the treated hair and we also had a canerow master class! It was really good to know some of the key facts about hair as it’s not often you get people talking to you about staying natural instead of paying a heap of money to completely change your style!

The last event of the evening was live music by Hannah Heartshape and Jude Winwood. Jude was up first and when I first saw the set up of the stage I was just like… what on earth is that. It was interesting to see how Jude performed with the Kora as it is an instrument I’d neither heard of nor seen. She gave us a little background informatiom of this West African instrument which I found out is mainly played by men. Jude is a self taught musician and it has taken her 18 months in order to play this wonderful instrument with a good flow. It was obvious to me, as part of the audience, that she absolutely loved this piece of equipment and she just was so lost within the music she created. It’s almost shaped as a guitar but with about 30 different strings and I’m sure Jude mentioned that it was part of the harp family? It certainly had the same quality as a harp and with the strings lined up away from you (the picture explains it better!).

The Kora was played almost as a lullaby and I could feel myself drifting off, the events of the day had me exhausted!

However, there was one more act to come andwhen she walked on, I had no idea what to expect. Dressed in contracting pastels, mustard tights and a green turban-like headress with strange minimal make up – she definately made an entrance. Hannah Heartshape and her guitarist Lance struck me as an odd two but I didn’t let these judgements cloud my senses. As soon as those strings were plucked and Hannah began to sing, I was hooked. Such a richly emotional voice! Truely beautiful and individualistic. A smile played on my lips as my head began to sway shortly joined by my dancing foot – my body had a mind of it’s own! Her voice reminded me of honey at times; all sticky and thick but with wonderful control and I think the voice with the guitar was a perfect combination. There was no need for anything else. Such natural talent and I amost started to well up! She was brilliant. After a few songs, Hannah began to speak about herself and how she was honored to be invited to such an event and she explained that before she began to write music, she was a poet and how she loved the progression of poems and all the emotions they hold into a much happier song. I agree, it’s a heartwarming moment to tell the truth.

I wanted to add videos to this post but don’t know how? Help anyone ?

xxx

L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil.

I love freebies and the whole idea of ‘try before you buy’. I’m completely for it, it’s brilliant!

So I was on one of my beloved freebie sites studentbeans.com and I came accross the Loreal Extraordinary Oil free sample and I instantly clicked and ordered. Now my hair is long, quite thick and takes a lot of looking after. This was my decision to grow it long and yes I’ve had experience with short hair: bad experiences. Very bad.

I’ve noticed that when writing, I end up going on very large tangents so that’s something I will have to stop. Apologies. Shit there I go again.

ANYWAY. The directions say to add a few drops before shampooing. HOLD UP. Isn’t it normally before conditioning AFTER shampooing? Maybe it’s foreign thought I but NO I’d do what it says and so I added ‘a few drops’ (which is hard to measure since it’s in a packet…) to dry unwashed hair and then tied up my hair as it says to leave on for 5-10 minutes.

I’m not going to lie, I’m glad I did what it said because not only did it smell really nice, I could actually feel the oil working on my hair. I’d say it almost clung to my ends (where I applied it most) even though I doubted it when I was shampooing?! Mental.

Now I don’t usually blow dry my hair becuase of fear or split ends but I knew that for a good review I literally have to do everything it says. I added a few more ‘drops’ to my hair and blow dried. It smelt amazing. It felt amazing. I was impressed.

The following morning I added another ‘few drops’ onto my hair (mainly the ends) and I honestly wanted to whizz round the house like “smell my hair! Smell my hair” it smelt as good as it looked.

Unfortunately it’s not as ‘extraordinary as it states though, or maybe I just didn’t out enough on? I just didn’t feel that the oil did anything but smell nice? It smoothes everything out for a coupole of hours but the dryness returns fairly quickly and so I guess you’ll have to keep applying for the strength most people went.

I’d rate it a 5/10 taking into consideration the price for a full bottle also ( £7-£9).