Saturday, 5 September 2015

7 Things to Enjoy about September

As much as I'd love another week of warm, sunny weather, I really am looking forward to autumn and the arrival of September reminds me of all the things I've been missing throughout the summer. Here's a list of my seven most favourite things about September...

Monday, 31 August 2015

Gradient Nails

Today I'm showing you how to create these gradient/ombre nails with two neutral colours, for soft and subtle nail art. All you need is two nail polishes that compliment each other, an old makeup applicator (the useless sponge kind) and a clear top coat...

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

How To | Loose Waves in Two Minutes

When I'm rushing around, with only minutes to get ready before I need to leave the house, I turn to this very easy and super fast hair style. Loose, messy, waves that look effortless because they really are effortless! All you need is a curling wand and a few minutes...

#1 Start with clean, dry hair
#2 Split hair into three sections
#3 Wrap each section around the curling wand, twisting the hair slightly as you get to the ends
#4 Hold for 10 seconds on a medium-high heat

#5 Repeat with each section of hair
#6 After curling each section, scoop and pin up the hot curl
#7 Allow curls to cool for about 30 seconds before releasing
#8 Re-curl any obvious straight pieces & run your hands through the waves to break them up

The result is fuss free waves! The curls won't be perfectly formed ringlets, they will look tousled and carefree. I style my hair this way a lot. You could finish the style with a texturising spray for maximum effect. I have a lot of hair but it's quite fine, so this technique works well for me. If you have particularly thick hair you might want to split it into a few more sections for this to work for you.


Friday, 21 August 2015

How To | Plan Your Blog Posts

After the post I did on 'My Planner' I promised round two, all about the blog calendar pages that feature inside. I briefly mentioned my blog calendar; it's a analogue way for me to keep track of when my posts go live and schedule upcoming ideas! If you're a blogger who works with brands or likes to post seasonal appropriate content then using a calendar to organise your blog can be really useful.
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