My skin has become so crazy after having two boys. Its like Right were not going to give you that Pregnancy glow were going to make your skin dry, and spot prone and just all around crazy looking. We love … Continue reading
My hair has looked and seen it all. Its been every colour on the hair colour wheel, and all sorts of different styles and lengths from the Victoria Beckham Bob to the Jennifer Aniston angled layered hair. I’ve had green ive had blue ive had red, i had mixed. But I have always been proud of my hair. As i grew up i knew though i always wanted my old long hair back. I havent bleached or died the top layers of my hair for years now but ive loved switching between mermaid blue and red underneath, because lets face it, i want to be a mermaid! Any whosay let’s get to todays absolute gutting events.
I have spent now three and a half years growing my hair and I have been sooooo proud of it. it was past my boobs and almost at my waist. It was long and I loved it finally. I especially wanted it long for my brother in laws wedding coming up in june. The only thing is after a year and a half without even a little trim my ends were looking lets just say, like the hairs on a pig, dry brittle and not the greatest thank goodness it didn’t smell like one though.
I have been taking my Cocoa Locks to help keep my hair healthy and help to grow so i thought time for a little trim to help it along. I contacted the last lady who done my hair as she was brilliant and did exactly what i asked, just a little snip. I unfortunately didn’t hear back from her (till now i must say) so the impatient person i am, i looked around until i found a lady with good reviews. I arranged for her to come today.
Now i must admit i was nervous i always get nervous using someone new because i know what hairdressers can be like, they get a little scissor happy if you know what you mean.
When she got here she had her daughter which is fine im always happy for that i know what its like, i cant get into a salon because i have no one to watch my kids so that s all good. She asked exactly what and i expressed VERY VERY PRECISELY i want to keep my length maybe just a half an inch NO MORE to help the ends. GREAT she said as i sat down in the soon to be terror chair.
The first snip happened and already i was going to cry. Thr scissors against my back felt very high up and already i was thinking to myself what the actual fudgcicle just happened, i stayed still and quiet and tried to close my eyes because i knew this wasnt what i wanted but with a haircut i don’t know what i can do after the first cut.
She finished and she checked twice the lengths and was like there you go all good!
I ran my fingers through and started welling up. …
SHE TOOK A GOOD 5 INCHES OFF OF MY DAMN HAIR!
Earlier I made her a cup of tea, and she didn’t touch it. But i ran to get the money to give her but she then took the tea and came and sat on my couch and began to chat. Dont get me wrong she was nice but i just wanted her to get out so i can cry and see exactly what she done because she didnt even show me. I did say o you seemed to take a lot off, and all she freaking said was O. O?! O!? Thats all you can say! And then she kept drinking her dang tea!
After 15 to 20 minutes of her not looking to leave i was like i need to get the boys ready so she left. The tears came coming down. Now i know how sad and vain and stupid this sounds, there’s sooo many worse things in the world then getting a bad hair cut i know i know but for me after so long growing it and being so proud of the length it made me feel good about myself and my appearance! So that’s why i was upset. I ran upstairs and looked in my vanity and called Kai right away in bits. As i was crying to him and inspecting the absolute shortest my hairs been in ages (it’s now at my freaking armpit, i then noticed, one side was a good inch longer then the other side! so not only did she make my hair a hell of a lot shorter than i asked she done a very lazy sloppy crap job on my hair and i will now have to pay to get fixed. the tears came again harder. I was now pissed.
Now i havent gone and messaged her and been like what the actual fudge, I’m not that type of person. I will however NEVER EVER go back to her or recommend her to anyone at all and write this blog post haha.
My lesson for the day, don’t trust anyone else with your hair if you have someone already really good and be patient and dont book someone else because you can’t wait.
Have a beautiful day people I know I will now after getting this off my chest and now going to wear hats and buns until i get the mop fixed 😀
Has anyone heard of facial rejuvenation? Yeah I didn’t until i won a free session with a local company. So i started some searching by watching YouTube videos. Big mistake.
I first watched one where this mans face looked like something off of a Freddy Kruger movie. his skin looked like it was red and bleeding and inside out. He said it hurt but as time went on (he filmed over a course of 2 months,) it started to heal and it started to look like normal again. I think I watched about 3 of them and that when I was like, yeah no I don’t want this!
I emailed the guy and asked for a bit more information. So I started reading up on other sites and on his company site that he gave me.
I was looking at the wrong thing that whole time. Facial rejuvenation, the one I’m getting, is actually Carbon Laser Skin Rejuvenation. Its a painless and non-invasive laser treatment where fine carbon powder is applied to the pre-cleaned area of skin that is to be treated. This carbon powder absorbs dirt from deep within the skins pores which helps the pores appear smaller. After the powders applied, a laser is moved slowly across the surface of the skin by the technician. The laser breaks down the carbon powder, taking with it any contaminants that have been absorbed. As this is a thermal treatment, the heat produced from the destruction of the carbon powder has the added benefit of stimulating the collagen in the skin, leaving it appearing noticeably firmer and smoother with diminished fine lines and wrinkles
I then found the actual videos of what it was and to say I’m excited is an understatement! If you haven’t noticed yet or know me, I’m all about taking care of your skin now (probably because i started noticing a huge difference when I’m looking after it, after all I am not the perky youthful 16 year old i once was.) So a big thing like this that apparently has noticeably results after only one, and helps improve the condition and appearance of my skin without making me look like the walking dead for a few months, I say bring it on!
I’ve left my skin naked today ready for the procedure tonight, and I’ll take before and after pictures so I can share with you all and tell you about my experience and whether or not its worth it. Hope you all are having a lovely day even in this rain here in England!
I had the pleasure of trying out the Glacial Marine Mud mask and what a great mask! As a regular face mask wearer, I couldn’t wait to try this and it really has lived up to its reviews. I applied a very thin layer all over my face after dampening it with warm water so I could open my pores so the ingredients in the mask could get deep in and right away you can see it start going from the dark green to a dry lovely soft green. I must add that very little of this product goes a long way which is always a plus in buying a product.
As I let it dry I just sat and played with my kids and although it was tightening I didn’t feel like my mouth was restricted to move like these other mud masks you find. What was quite cool about this mask was you can literally see where it was working the most by showing darker spots in the mask.
After 20 minutes I washed it all of and wow! My face felt so soft and when looking close at my face I couldn’t see any of those tiny black heads you get on your nose!! It left my face also feeling firmer which is always a bonus 🙂 i don’t think this mask is harsh at all on your face so quite suitable to use as a daily mask or two to three times a week it’s completely up to you and your routines. I really recommend the glacier face mask 🙂 ♥️
For people who know me, I loooove makeup. Ever since I was very young, like any other girl really. I use to have to sneak makeup out and put it on at school!! Anywhosay that’s another story. I recently had my nails done by a lovely lady named Lette. She’s a beautician and very nice. I was looking through her price list when I came across “Glitter lips.” When I asked her what that was, she told me it’s a new trend where it’s simply glitter added on to your lips. It looked really cool. But to be fair it then just went out of my mind.
About a week later I came across a page called The Beauty Box Boutique. They were running a competition to win glitter kits for Glitter lips and eyes! It looked amazing. It sparkled. IT shined. I wanted some.
Yay!! Glitter! The package came so quickly I couldn’t wait to get started. They send me an applicator which one end was an eye sponge the other was a lip brush, four different colour glitters and the glue. I got started in making a glitter lip tutorial.
The Beauty Box Boutique has some amazing colors to choose from. And they don’t only do the glitter for glitter eyes and lips, they do glitter tattoos and glitter for crafts as well.
Customer service is great and the owners are extremely friendly and helpful. Head over to their Facebook and tell them Courtney Jo sent ya 😉
I just want to take this moment to speak about this little bit of pur (see what i did there?) bliss that graced our home with the sweet sweet aroma of vanilla over this Christmas holiday.
Now, I love air fresheners. I love the ones that sprayed into the air automatically, I love the ones you spray yourself, I have a bit of a candle obsession;LOVE LOVE LOVE Yankee!, and I really enjoy the plug ins. So when I was sent this Ambi Pur 3velution from a group that I test products with, I couldn’t wait. I had to read all about it because that just how I am, I love knowing the ins and outs of things. I never heard of the 3volution line so this was going to be interesting.
I was a little wary because when you hear vanilla, you think sweet, and some of these air fresheners can be just too sweet where it causes headaches, am I right or am I wrong? Well! Was I in for a lovely surprise.
Not only is the vanilla scent a really nice, not so in you face vanilla smell, there were three other different types of vanilla smells every 45 minutes! One reminds me of a coffee shop, HELLO STARBUCKS VANILLA LATTE! Another one reminds me of just plain old vanilla fudge, and I couldn’t put my finger on what the last one reminds me of, but it is lovely that’s for sure. My husband, who hates sweet smells, absolutely loves it!
Due to the fact that the scents change every quarter of an hour, I constantly kept smelling it and I love it. I feel proud that my house smells that good! When ever I have a visitor, I put it to level three just to give the extra boost, even though at a level two, it smells just as nicely too. I don’t think there has been one person who didn’t compliment the smell of the house, and no they weren’t talking about if one of my boys had a poo’ey nappy. That’s another plus, the Ambi Pur 3volution has Fabreeze in it so eliminates bad odors.
I’ve had mine since November and its still going! Admittedly mine isn’t on all the time, but it is when we are home. So it goes to show that its a long life product as well unlike some of these air plugins that you have to change every so often.
I’m now hooked. I’ve already bought about two different refills, the cotton fresh and the Himalayan one. I’ll never give up my candles, because once the boys are older they WILL be everywhere, but as for our main freshener, I will be using the Ambi Pur 3volution and I would highly recommend anyone reading this to go and try it! You wont be disappointed.