My Disastrous Hair Cut From Hell

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 dry. I 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 😀

-Candi X

Starting my Fitness and Health Journey All Over Again

One thing i use to pride myself on when i was in high school and after getting married was how active I was, how much i loved the gym and how healthy I was. During high school i was always at soccer training or games or practices, the majority of my elective glass were some sort of sport or fitness, and I went to the gym ALOT. And when I got married, the activities stopped but i walked everywhere, i worked out at home or the gym and was more health conscious. SO when i completely let myself go when i was pregnant with both my boys, it changed me so so much. I was unhappy with how i looked and felt, i emotionally ate, and exercise was just walking to one place and then catching a bus back. When I had my second, i was the heaviest i have EVER  been. it was bad and my health took a toll from it all. So i decided i was going to do something about it! i worked out at home i started to eat better again and i was walking place to place., I even finally found a gym and time to go as my husband said he’d watch the boys for an hour a night while i went. I was doing great and in total i lost 65 pounds! i was so happy but i knew i had a lot more i had to do along with toning up. However, we went on a trip home to florida and i felt really good on how far i came, but the food got the better of me. Then, christmas came and that was another excuse and then it was very cold… i was gaining again and i felt soooo sluggish. So finally this past month i decided nope time to be dedicated. I started watching inspirational and helpful tip videos and ive started the gym again and do things at home with the boys. Im looking at different options of what to eat instead of the crap i was fueling my body with or in other words, poisoning it with. I have a long way to go as i have just started this journey again but im excited and more determined then ever. Im so happy to also say my husband will be joining me on this journey but he’s bought a bike to start cycling as a fitness thing for him! We both know we want to be fit happy and healthy for our kids and live a long happy healthy life for them! i may have to start over but if i didn’t start over i wouldn’t have a chance to better myself and i know im in a better frame of mind. I just wanted to quickly come on here and put a little post on how ive just started as i want to share my life and whats going on with all of you! I will try to post updates and i will get back to posting more frequently on here 🙂 I hope you all have a beautiful night and weekend!

Candi X

 

My Eyeshadow Palette Collection(So Far)

I’m not going to lie…  I have a bit of an addiction to makeup palettes and mainly eyeshadow palettes. As my Husband says “How many do you need?! A lot of them have similar colours!” Uh hello! does he not … Continue reading

Get To Know Me Tag!

 

I was trying to come up with ideas for a Get to know me Tag Post when I found myself reading The Beauty Broadcaster blog who shared a brilliant Tag. (Check her out if you get a chance awesome blogger/vlogger) so wanted to share my answers so you my readers can get to know myself a little more 😁

SO LETS DO THIS!!
1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?

My hair is so wavey. But this weird wave where some days I think “what the heck are you thinking there hair? Are you straight or wavey today MAKE UP YOUR DANG MIND!” 😂🙈
2. Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?

I do die my hair myself. I have red hair underneith and I mean like the cherry red and on top is an ombré blonde I like to say because I haven’t died my top hair for almost three years so blonde with dark blonde roots.
3. Do you wear the same style everyday, or do you change it?

Yeah kinda. I wouldn’t say I’m the most fashionable when it comes to my clothes don’t get me wrong I try to look good but I’m not a fashion guru. However  when it comes to makeup I do switch it up and be different or normal or whatever I feel like that day. It’s my art 🙂
4. Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?

I do do my own pedi and I use to do my own mani till a couple months ago when I started getting them done by someone (just gel nail polish) I probably will start doing my own again soon but hey nothing wrong in a pamper here or there 🙂
5. How often do you change your nail polish?

At the moment every three weeks but it use to be every week.
6. Do you polish your toes in the winter or just the summer?

I have   to have them constantly painted that’s not to say they aren’t chipped to heck by the time I do it but hey ho lol
7. How long does it take for you to put on makeup?

I’m actually quite proud of this. When I had my first boy I found it a little hard to do myself up and really look nice. Then when I was pregnant with my second my eldest was going into his terrible twos and I felt so rubbish I never done it. Then when I had my second I decided I hated not making an effort in my appearance like I use to ( I always had a major love of makeups) but I still had the obstacle of getting myself ready and my two boys now and sometimes running late , so I mastered a look for every day that takes 10-15 minutes! and its not slapdabd either hehe. If I’ve got tine though I usually only take anywhere from 20-40 minutes but that’s with the whole baking :p
8. What do you do first? Face or eyes?

I do do my face first. I’m starting to think I should start with my eyes though but its just the way I’ve always done it, get my canvas and work from there.
9. Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?

both I guess! I love makeup and I’ve finally been able to build my collection again ( a few years ago a bit of makeup went “missing” and I was gutted.) I looooove palettes and I’ve got quite a few. Its become an obsession and I’m building a nice lipstick collection as my besties gotten me into a lot more lipsticks.
10. How often do you wear false eyelashes?

I actually don’t! if I’m honest I’m not the best at them and when I do get it right I cant wait to take them off. I have found a mascara that gives my lashes amazing length and volume. (Too faced better then sex mascara) And if I really want to I use to get eyelash extensions which last ages.
11. Do you do a full face of makeup everyday?

Not always, most of the time I do put at least mascara on, and some days everything but there are days where if there’s absolutely nothing going on, I let my skin breath and just wear moisturiser.
12. Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family?

heck yeah! if I’m alone or with family I still want to put some on, like I said in the question above I do like to let my skin breath but I do like “playing” with my makeup.
13. Will you leave the house without makeup?

yeah, usually I do have my glasses on then to hide my tired eyes but Ill do it. I never use to but when I went through my phase of not wearing any, I got use to it and was ok with it as long as my glasses were on haha.
14. How many high-end products do you have?

o gosh I don’t know. I do know I have a heck of a lot more now then I did a year ago. I’ve got quite a few eyeshadow palettes and mascaras and lipsticks and one high end foundation.
15. Do you plan your OOTD every night or decide when you’re getting dressed?

Unless I have a special occasion, I usually just plan when I get up and look at my clothes and think omg I’ve got nothing to wear what the heck am I going to wear?! Everyday struggle even though I’ve got too much clothes I just need to revamp them especially since I’ve lost a ton of weight lol.
16. How often do you change your handbag?

I’m ashamed to say this I only have one hand bag, my kids broke my other two. and I just never got a new one . But I think its time to let that one rest soon its breaking that poor over used thing
17. What time do you wake up and go to sleep?

ooo goodness this varies. I usually go to bed between 10-12pm and wake up anywhere between 630-730 am. My boys are early risers however thanks to the darkness staying later, I think my eldest is thinking its earlier and sleeping a little later. My youngest is a different story. He blinking hates sleep !
18. How often or when do you workout?

I try to do something at least 4 times a week. I do do a lot of walking with the boy’s and that’s a workout in its self walking up those dang hills with a double pushchair?! ouch lol. but I do exercises at home with the boys, they are great weights 😀
19. Left handed or right handed?

I’m right handed
20. How tall are you?

5’4
21. Do you speak any foreign languages?

I use to understand and know a little Spanish but as the years went on, I forgot a lot of what I use to know 😦
22. How many pets do you have?

my husband count? haha just kidding love him to pieces, no I don’t have any pets I do have dogs and cats back at home in Florida but unfortunately they couldn’t come with me over here 😦
23. How often are you on Blogger?

I don’t use blogger I use wordpress
24. Do you read comments posted on blogs?

Not so much on others blogs but I read all the comments on mine and write back to them too 🙂
25. Do you keep a list of products to try as you see other posts?

I do! if I see or hear of something I want to try I make note as I know ill be racking my brain for the exact name at a later date haha
26. How did you come up with your blog name?

Well I’m an American who’s come over to live in the UK to be with my husband, and when I was throwing names together and about I mentioned AmericanBrit to my mom and that was the only one shes like oooo I like that!
27. What kind of camera do you use for your photographs?

Just my IPhone but I need to start using my camera a lot more, its just more convenient.
28. How often do you clean your house?

Ive got two boys so I try to do everyday however sometimes its chaos so 5 days a week haha.
29. What’s your favorite color?

I love turquoise! its sooo pretty or sparley blue. They remind me of mermaids hehe
30. Do you swear?

unfortunately I do. I have been trying to cut a lot especially because of the kids, I don’t want them swearing :/
31. What are you doing with the rest of your day?

The boys aren’t very well, so its a movie day while I work on some other blog posts, and I’m getting my nails done today (when this comes out however I will be going to the Christmas Market with a friend yay! )

 

Well That’s it! a little insight into me. Feel free to copy and paste the questions and play along too !

-Candi X

Quote Of The Day

strength

“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.

I thought when I saw this “Hey! how fitting is this especially since I JUST done a tea bag post :P”

Strength in a woman is so much more powerful then any physical type of strength. We can carry the entire world on our shoulders, and still have the strength to carry our children, families, friends, and partners  weight and still keep going on.

Its the trials and tribulations that really build us, and you can almost always see us come out fighting for those we love, what we believe in, and pretty much, dont f*** with us 😀

-Candi X

Quote Of The Day 

  
Not sure who said it but here’s your quote of the day. I had to share this one. 

When ending a day you should never say “I could have”, “I should have”, or “I would have”. At the end of the day you should always say “I did.”


I couldn’t agree more. Take each day as an opportunity to take chances, take risks, do what you love and try to never stop smiling.  💜
-Candi X