Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Holiday...

Hello!


I have recently come back from holiday in Malta and have realised a few things...

 - No matter your skin colour, you can still burn! Now, this might be obvious but silly here forget to put sun tan lotion on my face and it burnt, oh and I also had sunglasses on so for the first three days I was walking round with a red face with white circles around my eyes. Sun damage causes wrinkles...lotion up.

- The sea makes your skin oh so dry!!! I have dry skin anyway and only took Vaseline cream with me, this didn't work. I swear by Lush's Dream Cream! It's so good for my dry skin but I managed to forget to put it in my suitcase. Now I am home and in bed, following my bath, I have slathered it all over for it to work its magic over night. For me its a night time cream that can work over night and I do use Vaseline during the day. Now my skin looks lovely a healthy and I can show off my little tan without my skin looking dry.

- Water is everything! I know this is standard but hot temperatures and all day sun bathing means serious water consumption. I find I drink water alot quicker when away because I hate drinking it when it gets hot. 

- England is too cold! It hit 29 degrees in Malta and it's only May! Why can't England be like this :(

- My foundation wont match my skin tone at the moment. SO I bought the Estee Lauder BB cream that a lady recommended after overhearing me say I need something darker but not as heavy as my current foundation. I also read a rave review in a magazine, which I cant remember the name of, so thought I would give it a go. I am yet to use it but will let you know how that goes.

- My hair desperately needs a hair mask! It's so dry so I will be using my Moroccan Oil hair mask which I love because it leaves my hair sooooo soft.

Gutted to be back from my holiday as it was so relaxing and just what I needed, but now back to the daily grind and to save for the next one.

Please leave your comments below as to your essentials for your holidays!

Billie xxx

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Curly Hair!!!

Hello

 
I, being a mixed race girl, have curly hair. This, until a few years ago, had always been a problem with me. I'm sure that many other mixed race girls/girls with curly hair have experienced this. I would like to share tips about my hair
 

1. Never brush your hair!

Now I know this seems weird, but brushing your hair when dry will damage it. Always, ALWAYS, comb when wet and while it has conditioner in. I don't use a specific conditioner or religiously use one, but I do love the smell of Herbal Essence!

 

2. Use a hair conditioner mask!

Do this at least once a month, if not more. I love love love Moroccan Oil's hair mask and leave it in for 5 to 10 minutes after shampooing. It leaves my hair feeling so soft and looks so much healthier.
 

3. Trim your ends!

I bleach the end of my hair sometimes and this just makes it so dry! Every 1 - 2 months I trim my ends and every 6 months I have a "good cut". Recently, when I went to my hairdressers I told her how I felt the ends were far too dry and when she done my "good cut" I genuinely could not believe the difference! My hair literally had a new lease of life!! Also, make sure your hairdresser knows how to cut your hair, I have been with mine for years and she knows exactly how I like it and exactly how to cut it to make it look good.
 

4. Know what the style your hair with!

I experimented for years! I used to love the SunSilk styling crème, then they discontinued it! I was devastated, it took me a while to find a product I love. I either used things that made my hair too greasy or too dry. I then came across Shockwaves Mousse for curls. I use a lot of mousse of my hair as I have to have it in place but it doesn't leave my hair looking too greasy and does the job brilliantly. My hair will look good for hours and wont frizz up at all, which I cant stand! I always use Moroccan Oil for the ends of my hair to keep it looking healthy!
 

5. DON'T STRAIGHTEN IT!!!!!!!!

I can't stress this enough, it will ruin your hair. I have had my hair straightened about 5 times in my life and I hated it! It just didn't suit me! Also, after repeatedly heat use the curls start to drop, as I have noticed on friends. So many people say to me they wished that they never straighten their hair and that they still had curls like me. I am all for experimenting as I have but I would never permanently straighten my hair as I cant stand it. I regret wishing my hair was straight for most of my childhood.
 
I hope this helps people with hair like mine. For years I used to pull it back into a pony tail as it used to stress me when one bit of frizz emerged, but I learned to love my hair. It's not perfect but it's me!!!
 
 

 

Billie xxx