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.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Tangle Teezer vs The Wet Brush

I have been loyal to my original pink Tangle Teezer for many, many years. It has stood the test of time and it's been the only brush I've used. I don't even bother with combs anymore. That's before I heard of The Wet Brush*, the USA's number one selling hairbrush and loved by celebrities such as Candice Swanepoel, Kendal Jenner and Vanessa Hudgens. The Wet Brush is heading to the UK, and will be available in Boots from the 2nd September.

The Tangle Teezer and The Wet Brush are hairbrushes both designed to detangle hair gently, without pulling or causing breakage. Their flexible, thin bristles glide through both wet and dry hair. They're similarly priced, so which one should you purchase?

Friday, 14 August 2015

DIY Delicate Anklet

A DIY! It's been too long. This one is really simple to ease you all (and myself) back into it. I haven't been inspired to blog about any creative do-it-yourself things for a while, but after searching the internet for a subtle-but-sweet ankle chain, and having not much luck, I decided to make my own.

Anklets are probably a 'love it' or 'loathe it' item. I personally change my mind a lot on ankle jewellery. When seen on other people I think it can look so charming and classy, but I always wimp out and think anklets would look a bit awkward on me. Plus the name 'anklet' feels so silly. So when I was browsing Pinterest one night and came across this image, I changed my mind and knew I had to have one to wear with my chunky peep-toe sandals. Turns out, they're not just for the beach!
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