I absolutely love this time of year because it means I can start wearing a dark lip again and not look like a total weirdo.
The only issue I have, is that most of my favourite dark lips aren’t matte lipsticks, so I always end up smudging them or having to reapply them a lot throughout the day. (Generally though, I usually get so frustrated that I go to the toilets and rub the bloody lipsticks off, until it looks like I’ve been punched in the mouth!!)
So I’ve previously written about my makeup storage, which you can read here, if you’ve not read it before. This was all going well and fine, until I decided to tip my lipsticks out onto my bed to try and find a specific one, not realising that the lid of one of my lipsticks had fallen off.
Cue hot pink lipstick all over the light grey duvet cover and over all my other lipsticks. Cleaning that mess up is half an hour I’m never going to get back!!
Working a full-on 9 to 5 job and then going home to make dinner, do some housework and try to find some time to blog as well, it’s sometimes really hard to switch off and have some me time.
But now I have some beautiful products to help me wind down in the evenings and they just help to make life that little bit easier 🙂
There’s nothing worse in the summer than making an effort with your hair, only for the weather to play havoc with your locks. My hair used to go a bit Monica in the humidity, but now I find it just goes limp and lifeless, I wonder if that happens as you get older? 🙁
To stop my hair from looking boring and flat this summer, I’ve been using the John Frieda Luxurious Volume shampoo, Luxurious Volume conditioner and the Luxurious Volume in-shower treatment* to help my hair out.
I’ve also been experimenting a bit more with different looks, rather than just shoving it in a ponytail, so here are my top easy hairstyles 🙂
A couple of months ago, I helped out one of my friends when they were in a bit of a pickle, and as a massive thank you, a parcel with some of the new Zoella Jelly and Gelato range rocked up at my door!! I was so surprised as I never help people to get something back, so it was a really lovely gesture!!!
This summer I’ve been in the garden quite a lot. Unfortunately not sunbathing and relaxing, but digging holes and building walls. Oh, and that one day where me, J and my brother attempted to have a BBQ and it wouldn’t stop spitting with rain but we stayed out anyway because we’re quintessentially British 😀
It’s also been a really weird couple of weeks where the weather has been really humid with loads of cloud and not much actual sunshine.
I absolutely adore lipsticks (after not owning or wearing any for years) and honestly can’t get enough of them; nudes, brights, darks, mattes and glosses, you name it, I’ve got it!
I’m always on the look out for new ones but I rarely have time to browse for hours as there are so many to choose from!!
I’ve always wanted to try an electronic face cleanser but, if I’m being totally honest, I’ve always been scared to spend that much money on something I’m not sure I’d use all the time! Plus the fact that some of them look downright scary with overly complicated instructions and they recommend that you should buy the company’s own brand special cleanser to use with it (which always costs a lot!) and then some just look remarkably like “intimate massagers”!
I absolutely love dry shampoo; it’s probably one of the best things that’s ever happened to the beauty world (apart from highlighters) and I couldn’t ever be without it. I’ve tried loads of different ones over the years from those cheap ones that cost about £1 to one that set me back a whopping £22!! (In my defence though, it smelt absolutely incredible, but I shan’t ever be spending that much again!)
The one that I’ve been reaching for all the time for the last few months though this little beauty from Style Freedom!
When I was really young, I was a proper little blond haired girl! As I grew up, it started getting darker and by about 7, I became a pretty non-descript “mousey brown”.
Over the years, my hair’s been black, red, blue, and pink. But in the last year or so, I’ve gone back to being blonde. And I have to say I’m absolutely loving it! I still have my brown roots though as I wanted more of a “natural” balayage look and it seems to suit my skin tone quite well!