Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Hair extensions/wigs

* Now I am sure all of you know I used to be a big fan of hair extensions (clip-ins mainly although I have tried a weave and mirco bead extensions). Something you may not know is a few years ago I shaved my hair, yes you did hear me correctly. Whilst my hair was growing out to a suitable length I was a huge fan of wigs. I owned one in blonde,red and brown so one for every occasion and mood. I think wigs are amazing for anyone fancying a change but wanting to commit, although I do advice buying a good quality wig so the hair will look natural;check out the link below. As you can see in the photo her hair looks amazing and natural (if only my hair looked like this). Nowadays I prefer the natural look and I am growing out my hair from a pixie cut (cue the awkward mullet style) and lately I have been cotemplating purchasing some extensions to help me grow it out (my hair is also super thin/fine which doesn't help) but I just think they wouldn'y look good, maybe I should try a cool wig??


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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

The Road To A Green Abode


In the modern age, it can be hard to know how we should be looking after ourselves and the world around us. We’re told to look after the environment, but there’s so much conflicting information out there that it seems almost impossible to know where to begin. In addition to that, nobody really wants to make huge sacrifices within their lifestyle or end up spending huge amounts of money to be a “greener” person.

However, adopting more eco-friendly methods in your life and around your household, in particular, is much easier than you might think. Better yet, it also shouldn’t cost you more money, but less money. If you’re still struggling with knowing where to begin without making major changes to your daily routine, here are some tips on small changes you can make around your home that will make big changes to the safety and continuation of the world around us.

Save water.
This is a rather straightforward piece of advice, and one which should make your life easier on all levels. Don’t waste water around your home; or anywhere, for that matter. Not only are you wasting unnecessary amounts of money on consuming a resource in excess, when you don’t need to be, but you’re wasting a resource which isn’t limitless and infinite, though we may see it that way. You’re wasting one of the most important resources on earth.

If you want to practice better methods when it comes to conserving water and only using what you need to use, you could start setting an egg timer to curb the shower time of you and everyone else in the house because no more than 3 minutes should be spent in the shower at any given time. You could also have shallow baths, if showers aren’t your thing. The point is that your lifestyle can stay the same. You can still wash yourself, as that would be very unpleasant for people around you, otherwise. However, you don’t have to use water in excess, as this will waste your money and deplete a very important earthly mineral.


Save energy.
On the topic of conserving resources, power is another commodity that many of us consume in excess. Obviously, this incurs far greater energy bills that are necessary, but it can have other effects if your home is on the grid; you’re most likely draining a greater amount of fossil fuels, which is also creating greater amounts of pollution. Perhaps you could consider solar panels as an environmentally-conscious way of consuming power. Of course, you could also look into GU10 LED Spotlights if you want to opt for a green solution which achieves the same amount lighting in your home whilst using less power. You don’t necessarily have to cut down on the quality of your lifestyle to save the environment, as technology is improving every day to provide us with the same goods in a more efficient and less damaging manner to the environment.

Just consume less.
Before you go buying fancy new equipment because it’s branded as “eco-friendly”, you should be striving to using less; you need to reduce, reuse and recycle before you consume. If you have an old car or an old toaster, for example, use both of these things until they’re worn out and they’ve lost all functionality. Even if an appliance isn’t energy efficient, it’s more damaging to the environment to waste a resource and consume a brand new one than it is to use the old one up first.

Festival Fashion: What's Your Style?


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We’re finally over the worst of the winter weather, and springtime is edging ever closer. Now is the perfect time to start planning ahead and start thinking about updating our summer wardrobe. Music festivals are always a great way to show off our individual style, but do you know yours? Here we’ve rounded up a few looks to try out for next season.


Romantic

Romantic and boho styles are usually floaty, feminine and inspired by vintage fashion. Think flower garland hair bands and ditsy patterned maxi dresses. This hot pink fanny pack is great for festivals and handy for looking after your funds, hands free. You’ll want to complete your look with a floppy fedora and henna hand tattoo.

Rave

The rave look is definitely not for shy and retiring types. This particular festival goer loves a good psychedelic print and splashes of color wherever possible. Complete the look with lycra leggings, reflective shades and an arm full of glow sticks. Ravers love to stand out from the crowd, so any clothing that reflects in the dark is perfect. Hairstyles vary from colorful beaded styles to dip dyes and full on dreadlocks.


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Indie

An Indie girl likes to keep it casual. A band t-shirt and frayed denim shorts are her staple signature look. Throw on a leather jacket, studded bag and you’re good to go. Or keep your look feminine but with a balance of grunge by wearing a floral mini dress with tough old lace up boots.


Happy Glamper

Taken from the word ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping), this type of girl doesn’t do mud. You’ll find her in a caravan nearby sipping on the bubbles. In terms of personal style, designer shades are a must, or at least some bejewelled version. The tan must be topped up and accessories are crucial. Her preferred clothing includes a gilet, black leggings and sparkly wellies.

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Carnival Queen

The carnival goer loves a display of color and feathers as she struts through the streets. For her it’s all about being flamboyant and having a good time while listening to the steel pan sounds of the caribbean. The brighter the better as far as she’s concerned. Accessories are essential, preferably of the diamante variety. Don’t forget a sprinkle of glitter for good measure!

Boho

Festivals have a way of bringing out our inner bohemian. This type of style consists of feather earrings, crochet tops and lots and lots of fringing. Boho lovers are partial to a wide legged harem pant and ethnic threaded necklace. If this sounds like you, places like Ibiza and Coachella make for the perfect summer.

Of course, not everyone fits into these categories. It’s a bit of fun to loosely represent the different looks and styles you’ll find at various music festivals. This summer, why not experiment with a new look and take from different trends to mix it up a bit. Just have fun with it and you may even discover a new favorite look.