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

Jeffree Star’s Skin Frost in Regina George (Is this Pink Highlighter Worth the Hype?) My honest review

I have become a huge fan of Jeffree Star and his cosmetics. One thing I’m addicted to is his Velour Liquid Lipsticks. They are honestly the best liquid lipsticks I have EVER tried but I’m saving that for another post. … Continue reading

Makeup Revolution

There’s a lot of eye shadow palettes out there both expensive and inexpensive. When it comes to makeup you really get what you pay for so if you want a good long lasting result go a bit more expensive. That isn’t so true for Makeup Revolution palettes. 

I’ve literally become obsessed with their palettes.  With their lasting colours, I can guarantee it’ll stay on my eyes like I just put it on the majority of the day. 

  
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They say that the Makeup Revolution  Iconic 3 palettes are dupes of Urban Decay Naked 3 and by golly gosh they are!! Just look for your self!

  
They are so close!! Hello twinsies!!!

  
My favorite ATM is the Mermaid vs Unicorn palette (I have a bit of a love for mystical things especially mermaids and unicorns!)

  
Just look how vibrant those colours are. I can’t get enough of the blues.

I haven’t told you the best part. The price.

When you want a good palette like Urban Decay Naked 3 your looking at spending £38.50. For the dupe of it which I personally find just as amazing, is… Drum roll please…. £4.00!!! I can buy 9 different colour palettes from Makeup Revolution for the same price of one Urban Decay palette! So for a makeup addict like me, I’m in heaven with Makeup Revolution. 

Great lasting palette, fantastic light on your Wallet product.

-Candi X 

Glacial Marine Mud Mask

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 🙂 ♥️

-Candi x

Glitter Everywhere! 

 
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.

 
The company was asking for people to post pictures of eyes and lips to see if they could use for their website. So I done some looks and sent them my pictures.

 

To much of my pleasant surprise they liked it! We chatted more, I done some more looks and they asked if it was ok to send me some samples to do some looks and try the glitter out.

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.

 
I have to say the glitter was so pretty and the application was great. I was impressed on how well it stayed on as well!! It looked great and to be honest I’m hooked.

 
It was the same for the eyes. Stayed in place great and didn’t irritate my skin eyes or mouth.

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 😉

https://m.facebook.com/www.thebeautyboxboutique.co.uk/
-Candi X

Ambi Pur 3volution

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  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.

-CandiX