Monday, 28 October 2013

My Hair Care Routine!

Hi guys!

2am wake up calls, early morning starbucks, cheeky duty free purchases and finally relaxing by the pool is pretty much how my day has been so far. If it wasn't already obvious I’m currently on holiday, yay! I'm away in the cutest Spanish cottage in the middle of the countryside and so far it's idyllic. I had planned to post a lookbook today but since I'm sitting in warmer climates I didn't fancy writing about cosy jumper and ankle boots so I've changed my post schedule a little (I know, living life on the edge) and decided to upload my hair care routine instead! I thought this would be fun as I always like being nosy and finding out about other people’s hair care/skin care routines and so thought this might be interesting to some of you! :)

First up is probably the least exciting step of all but it’s shampoo. Mine is from herbal essences and is the product aimed at dyed or coloured hair which I chose because I thought it would help keep my hair hydrated and healthy looking after dyeing it earlier this year. This shampoo smells so so good and it’s definitely kept my hair looking more shiny too (also it’s pink...what more could you want!)

After shampoo I add excessive amounts of conditioner (I have a bit of a thing about making sure my hair is really hydrated- weird, I know) to my hair and one of my favourite products to use for this is from VO5. I find this conditioner leaves my hair feeling super silky and nice and because it is aimed at damaged hair it means it provides extra hydration for amazingly soft hair all round, y a y!

After washing my hair I towel dry it and apply some argan oil to the main part of my hair focusing on the ends to help keep it in good condition. I avoid putting the oil on the roots of my hair as this can make it look greasy (not a good look). Since I started using oils on my hair about 6 months ago I’ve definitely noticed an improvement in my how my hair looks so I’d 100% recommend it! Moroccan/argan oil is available to buy in almost all drugstores and although it can (depending on the brand) be a little on the pricey side it’s really worth it.

Every now and again it’s nice to give your hair some TLC and I like to use hair masks to help keep my hair in nice condition. Hair masks from any brand all carry out the same purpose so it doesn’t really matter which you choose but mine is from natural collection. I only really apply these once a month to give my hair a bit of extra care but I find that they do definitely help keep your hair looking nice!

Although I don’t often use heat on my hair I apply use Charles Worthington’s heat defence spray to prevent damage to my hair. Again the pastel pink packaging is definitely up my street but the product itself is one I’ll be re purchasing! It smells absolutely amazing and since I've started using it I think that the condition of my hair has improved :) I’m not sure if it is down to this product alone or a combination of all of the things in my routine but if you haven’t tried a heat defence spray before I’d really recommend this one.

Lastly I thought I would include a hairspray even though I don’t use one on an everyday basis. My favourite hairspray is from Mark Hill and smells incredible! I like this one in particular because it doesn’t make your hair stick in one position but holds your hair in place whilst still looking natural...perfect!

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments what your favourite hair care products are as I’m always on the lookout to try some new ones!


Thursday, 17 October 2013

My name's Charlotte and I'm a shopaholic

I'll admit it; I am addicted to shopping. I've spent the best part of this thursday morning whilst there is a training day at my college browsing through every shopping website on the interwebs and drooling over every single a/w collection out there. As I mentioned in my last post i'm uploading a haul because I'm so in love with everything I have bought recently that I have to share it with you all!

This is one of my favourite purchases in a long time and it's this tote bag from Zara. It comes with a longer shoulder strap as well which is really useful for carrying around my 2182y43 folders at college (nope not even exaggerating I am ). I'm always really impressed by Zara bags as they have a lot of affordable bags as well as more expensive and higher quality ones so there is something for everyone!

Next I may have accidently gone into Boots and it really is impossible for me to go into that shop without leaving with at least one new piece of make up (it's a slipperly slope one you set foot into that shop). Firstly I got this Essie polish in the shade Ballet Slippers which is such an adorbable name and also a lovely colour! It's a really pretty nude with a hint of pink which is very subtle so perfect for what I was looking for!

I also couldn't resist picking up this Revlon BB cream as I was looking for something a little lighter to wear on my skin and this is ideal for that and it also seems to be my exact skin colour which is so unusual when you have to match the colour yourself *pats herself on the back*. The coverage is really lovely and i've been really enjoying mixing this with my mac studio fix fluid as they mix together really nicely!

The last product that I couldn't resist from Boots was a Maybelline Colour Tattoo in the shade pink gold. This works amazingly as a really simple wash of colour and shimmer over the lid but also looks incredible with some darker pink/berry shades blended into the crease; perfectly autumnal!

Do I even need to say anything about this pair of shoes. I have had a teensy bit of an obsession with an obsession with all things holographic and so these shoes were a must buy as soon as I spotted them on instagram. I must admit they aren't the comfiest of shoes but they are so beautiful that I don't mind putting up with the pain! 

Let me know what you've been buying recently in the comments!


Saturday, 5 October 2013

Hello October

I’m currently sat tucked up in my bed with numerous blankets, flicking through pinterest and eating cupcakes. Bliss. I’ve become unhealthily obsessed with this little website recently and whilst I was sat pinning cute pictures of micro pigs and kittens until my heart was content I started to look through some autumn and winter pictures. This was a teensy bit of a mistake as I seem to have ended up spending the best part of an evening becoming overly excited for the rest of autumn and winter and thought it was only right to share my obsession here too.

All the pictures above are from pinterest (there is a link to my account at the top of my blog!) and they make me so so excited for the mitten wearing, hot chocolate drinking and jumper buying months to come; who doesn’t love autumn, right?! Anyway this post is just a little hello to October and to let you all know that I have a few exciting posts coming up over the next month including a haul because I’ve been going a little bit shopping crazy over the past couple of weeks...


Ps. Watch this space for a Christmas pinterest post as I’ve already turned into an over excitable child at the thought of Christmas trees and snow. I’m obsessed.  
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