Hair Of The Day

I’ve been wearing this fishtail braid a lot recently as it’s extremely convenient when your in a rush and can be done on damp hair. This is great as it means no heat which is good for your hair, and no fussing with the hairdryer in the morning. It also gives really pretty waves when you take it out which is a bonus!

It does look quite complicated but I promise you it’s not, just follow a tutorial on Youtube and once you get the hang of it you’ll be able to do it in a matter of minutes.


Do any of you have an easy, fuss free summer hairstyle?

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Easy Hairstyles In Under 5 Minutes

I’m going to share with you my top five hairstyles for those mornings when you don’t have enough time to style your hair and need to get ready and out of the door fast.

All you will need is:

A few bobbles
Elastic bands (optional)
Hairspray (optional)

#1 Low twisted bun


Twist the front sections of your hair away from your face, adding in a little more each time and secure at the back of your head. Gather your hair into a low ponytail and twist until a bun forms, then secure with a few clips and spritz with hairspray.

#2 Messy ballerina bun


Gather all of your hair into a ponytail as high as you like (i find flipping my hair over helps) and secure it in place with a bobble, only pulling the ponytail half through the last time. Then fan out the hair around the bobble and clip down random sections until you get your desired look. Then pull out a few hairs/your fringe to frame your face.

#3 Textured Braid


Gather your hair into three sections and braid one of them. Then braid the three sections together and secure with an elastic. Pull it gently to loosen and make it look thicker.

#4 Classic French Braid


Brush back all of your hair and put it into a loose french braid. Then pull out a few sections around the front for a soft, girly vibe.

#5 Voluminous High Ponytail


You can either back comb your hair or add in a texturising powder such as ‘Osis Dust it’ to give the hair slight volume. Then gather into a ponytail in the middle of your head and secure into place. You can then hide the bobble by wrapping some of the hair around it to give a more chic vibe.

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Hair Of The Day



I created these soft curls/waves using the ‘headband curls’ method i found on Youtube. It’s extremely easy and heat free, so try it out for yourself by following this video:

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DIY Manicure

Manicures can be expensive and sometimes you just can’t justify paying £20+ pounds for something you could do at home. So save your pennies this party season and learn how to give yourself the perfect at home manicure.

All you will need is:

Some nail polish remover
Clear nail polish (base coat)
The colour of your choice
A nail file
Cotton pads
Cotton buds

Step 1:

Use the nail polish remover to clean the nails of any old polish.

 Step 2:

Shape the nails to your liking using your file.

Step 3:

Apply a clear coat of polish to your nails to protect them from staining.

Step 4:

After waiting for the clear coat to dry, apply a coat of colour.

Step 5:

Apply another coat of colour after waiting for the first coat to dry completely. After it has dried, use a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover and neaten them up.

Step 6:

As an optional step you could add a cracking polish or glitter over the top of all or a few nails to add detail.

 And voila, the perfect manicure without the awful price!

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Top 5 Tips For Clearing Out Your Wardrobe

It’s vital to sort out your wardrobe every so often to ensure that you aren’t hanging on to clothes you wont wear again; and to make way for new pieces too! I’m going to share with you my 5 top tips for clearing out your wardrobe.
1. Clear out your wardrobe a section at a time.
Emptying your wardrobe into a huge pile can be extremely overwhelming, so instead do it in smaller sections such as pants first then t-shirts.

2. Donate anything that doesn’t fit.
Don’t hold on to items you don’t fit in to in the hope that you one day will – its not worth it. Get rid of those ill fitting clothes and make way for some gorgeous new pieces!

3. Donate any items you haven’t worn in the past year.
Chances are if you haven’t worn a piece of clothing in the past year, you wont wear it again.

4. Get rid of anything damaged.
It’s hard to part with your favourite top, but if its stained or covered in holes it’s not worth holding on to. Throw out any items too damaged to wear in public.

5. Get rid of anything that doesn’t suit your body shape
Not all trends suit every body shape, so throw away anything that isn’t flattering. Alternatively, you could modify the clothes to suit your shape in many ways such changing the length.

I hope that I’ve helped you out.
Do any of you have any tips on clearing out your wardrobe?

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Weekly Favourite

Each week I’m going to tell you about my favourite thing; whether it be a person, product or something else.

My favourite this week is Charles Worthington Front Row Rough and Tousled Salt Spray.

When I was abroad I loved the effect the sea had on my hair, so when I returned back to England I wanted to find something that would do the same thing. After searching through a lot of reviews I came across Charles Worthington’s Front Row Rough and Tousled Salt Spray and thought I would give it a try.

I’ve been using it almost every day since; all I do is spray it through damp hair, tie it up into a messy bun and wait until it dries. Then viola; gorgeous, wavy, natural looking hair.

It also only costs £5.49 at Boots which is great as you don’t need to use a lot.

Have any of you tried it? What are your thoughts?

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DIY lip scrub – stop chapped lips!

Chapped lips are extremely common during the winter months, using a lip scrub once or twice a week can help to remove dead skin cells and prevent this from happening. However, it is not necessary to spend a lot of money on a lip scrub as they are simple to make at home using just a few household items.

To get soft,smooth lips you will need the following items:

1 tsp. natural honey
Small cup
1 tsp. olive oil, sweet almond oil or sunflower oil
2 tsp. granulated white sugar
1 to 2 drops essential oil (optional)
Cotton balls
Moisturiser or lip balm

Step 1:
First get a small, sterile cup and place in 1 tablespoon of natural honey. Warm the honey for around 4 minutes. Honey’s hydrating properties will give you soft lips.

Step 2:
Stir in 1 tablespoon of  oil such as olive oil or sunflower oil, which will create a protective barrier on the lips.

Step 3:
Add in two table spoons of granulated white sugar, this creates a gentle exfoliant which will remove dead skin cells.

Step 4:
Stir in a drop of lemon juice.

Step 5:
At this point you could flavour your lip scrub with mango or lemon flavoured oil.

Step 6:
With clean hands, use your fingertips to apply the scrub to your lips, use gentle circular motions. When you are finished, wipe the scrub off your lips with a damp cotton pad.

Step 7:
Finally, apply your favourite balm or moisturiser.

Using this recipe on a regular basis will stop dry, peeling lips for good!

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DIY Bows

Bows come in a variety of different sizes, colours and patterns, which makes them a great way to accessorise any outfit. They are also extremely simple and quick for you to make yourself.

The first thing you will need to do is purchase a ribbon with the width and colour you desire.Now you need to decide how long you want your bow to be, and cut the ribbon twice the size of that as it will be folded in half. Next hold onto both ends of the ribbon and put them together so that they are slightly overlapping each other in a loop, like this :

Now you have a few options; you can either glue the ends together in that loop, use double sided tape or simply pin it together.This means that it will be easier to hand stitch. You then get any coloured thread(as you wont be able to see it) and hand sew the two ends together to make sure it does not come apart.

Depending on the thickness of the ribbon you are using, you will have to cut a strip to go around the middle of your bow and tie the whole thing together. It is a good idea to cut the ribbon three times the thickness you want, this means you can fold the two edges under to prevent fraying. However, this depends on the size of your bow. If you have chosen to fold you the two edges under you will need to stick them together with a glue or double sided tape and then put a few stitches in to keep it together.

Once the strip which goes around the middle of the bow is your desired size you can get the bow so far and push the seam of it down into the middle so that it will be hidden by the other piece of ribbon. It is up to you whether you put a few stitches to keep it all together.

Lastly you get the ends of the small piece of ribbon and sew them together like you did with the larger piece. It is a good idea to wrap it around the larger piece first as it will give you an idea of how tight you need it. Then you simply push it onto the bow you have made so far and move it around until it sits neatly in the centre.

You are now able either slip a clip or small headband through the back of the bow on the smaller piece of ribbon. You could even put a safety pin through and pin it to an item of clothing.

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DIY Scalloped Vest Top

Scallop detail has been huge this summer, it’s a great way to make a plain t-shirt,dress or even shorts more interesting and stylish. Whilst shopping a few weeks ago I saw a plain red scalloped vest, however after looking at it closely I noticed how easy it must have been to make, it was only two seams after all! I decided to make one myself. Not only would it be cheaper, it would also mean that I could choose my own pattern.

It is extremely important to use a jersey material as it does not fray, otherwise the scallop detailing will not work, I bought a purple floral pattern from John Lewis for £9. I thought it was going to be extremely awkward cutting the detail into my vest, then it hit me, craft scissors. They’re quite cheap and create perfect waves in the material.
Firstly I folded the material over and got one of my favourite vests to copy the shape and lay it down on the jersey material I had chosen. It is important to lay the top of the vest where the material folds over and when you draw around the vest do not cut along the top of the straps as it means you to have to stitch them back together.

Make sure that you leave around a 2cm gap when you are drawing around the vest so that when you sew it together it remains your correct size.  You then need to cut with normal scissors up the sides following your lines as you do not want the sides to be scalloped as you wont be able to see it. Cut along the hem, neckline and straps with your craft scissors to create the scalloping effect, making sure you do not disconnect the front and back straps. If the neckline is too high you can adjust it neatly by folding the original vest in half and lining the straps up with the straps on your scalloped top, drawing the half curve and then flipping it and drawing the  curve from the other side. You then just follow the curve you have drawn with your craft scissors and the neckline should be the same as the one on the original vest. You then just flip the top inside out, line up the sides and stitch a straight line on each side using a thread with a similar colour to the top you have made. Then turn it the right way round and it should fit perfectly.

Once you’ve done it once it will be much easier to recreate in various different colours and patterns. With just a few simple tweaks you could even make a scalloped dress.

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