Tuesday, 28 January 2014

How I Maintain My Blonde Hair: Bleach London Silver Hair Care Review

As my natural blonde hair has grown dull and dark in the last few years, I get a full head of blonde highlights every couple of months at the hairdressers. Unfortunately this is very expensive on a student budget which could be better spent on 20 Costa chai teas or a new pair of Vans, but I don't trust box bleaches - the struggle. As any fake blonde will tell you, within weeks the lovely salon colour fades to a tacky kind of brassy yellow - yuck. 

All hail the arrival of purple shampoo. Designed for blonde hair, it has strong violet pigments to counteract the yellow and claims to leave you with a much prettier silvery ash blonde. After seeing positive reviews on Instagram, I decided to experiment with Bleach London. At £5 each for 250ml shampoo and conditioner, it's a little on the pricey side but a quick scan along the shelves of Boots tells you it's the going rate for such products. Worth a shot. The packaging immediately caught my eye - a cool street art design, purple themed of course. Not too big and not too small, just right!

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Is bareMinerals Worth All the Hype? | Review

For Christmas I was lucky enough to receive a selection of bareMinerals makeup but annoyingly, I forgot to photograph it all freshly packaged before using it. I've included photos anyway, so I'm sorry it doesn't look as beautiful as it once did *cries at the memory*. Being an expensive range and one that beauty bloggers have raved about, I have to admit some of the products didn't live up to my high expectations. 

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Book Review: Very British Problems

Today on my little piece of internet, I'd like to share with you a book I recently bought which has really tickled my socially awkward little self. Rather than include it in a favourites post I feel it deserves full attention. Rob Temple's Very British Problems hilariously empathizes with the oh so awkward, temperamental and apologetic Great British Public. If you aren't from the UK then you'll probably find it to be ridiculous nonsense but if you are, I can assure you it's like reading your autobiography. If you're not an avid book reader, don't be put off. This book is basically a collection of one liners rather than huge chunks of text, it even has pictures!

Monday, 6 January 2014

New Year, Fairly Similar Me

Happy New Year everyone! 

Being the lazily unprepared soul I am, the new year has yet again sneaked up and pelted me with a load of gifts, food, expectations and opportunities. Having eaten enough to last me the whole year, I've devised a couple of resolutions I hope will outlast my 2013 targets, which I stuck with for approximately a fortnight. I won't bore you all with the same old British teen girl resolutions you've probably seen plastered across social media eighty seven thousand (ish) times, but I do have a few little things planned this year.