Friday, 28 August 2020

An Old-School Q&A

I thought I'd go old-school with today's blog post and throw it back to a classic Q&A! I felt like a 2012 Youtuber asking for questions on Twitter from people and was scared I wouldn't get any responses, but thankfully, I managed to get a fair amount of questions! If you missed my tweet and want to keep up with my ramblings and never miss a post then follow me on Twitter!

I love reading Q&A style posts as I think it's a great way to gain more of an insight into the blogger and as I've been spending a lot more time and effort on my blog (COVID has been good for some things!), I thought it was about time I did a slightly more personal post where you can find out a little bit more about me! I hope this post is interesting enough (I'm not the most exciting of people) but I thought this would be a fun post to do! A special thank you to everyone who asked a question - I really appreciate it and be sure to check out all of their fab blogs which are linked below!

And without further delay, I'll get on with what you're actually here to read!

notebook, pen and flowers on white background
Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

Friday, 21 August 2020

How You Can Learn a Language Easily

Learning a language is no mean feat, it requires dedication, effort and time but it's so worth it in the end. I find any language completely fascinating and I marvel at those that can speak multiple with such ease! However, it goes without saying that tackling a completely different language is not easy and it takes a lot of practice to perfect. There are so many different things to consider with a language like the syntax, colloquialisms, idioms, verb forms, grammar and so much more but it is so rewarding when you finally begin to grasp some of the key parts of a language! Although I'm not fluent in Spanish I would say I can speak and understand the language fairly proficiently after studying it during A-levels and there are definitely some hints and tips that helped along the way that I thought I'd share. 

girl at desk taking notes on paper
Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash

Thursday, 13 August 2020

5 Transitional Autumn Beauty Essentials You Need

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With Autumn not too far in the distant future (sadly), I've started to think about changing up some of the products I use to coincide with the cooler months. I love Autumn as a season (mainly because it's my birthday in October) but my beauty routine definitely undergoes some changes as the months get colder. I thought I'd share my top beauty essentials for the Autumn months! 

This is a collab post with Gemma, Kyra and Lottie so be sure to check out their posts linked at the bottom of this one!

autumn beauty essentials

Friday, 7 August 2020

How to be Your Own Motivator

Guest Post by Paige Eades
Motivation can be hard. Life commitments, personal relations, mental and physical health can all have a part to play in keeping yourself motivated, happy and successful. How many times have you tried to do something; sat down and just found yourself struggling to find the energy or spirit in order to execute it?

Me too. I tried thinking of ways that I could become self-sufficient in motivating myself, and not having to rely upon anyone else to spur me on. Think about how much of a machine we could all be if we each knew what makes our motivation cogs turn? It would be a success explosion! These are some of the ways I like to motivate myself; so hopefully they come in useful to someone else too.
coffee, plant and book on marble background - how to motivate yourself

Saturday, 1 August 2020

5 Hair Hacks for Greasy Hair

Post Updated November 2020

Greasy hair has been the absolute bane of my life for years! It's something I still struggle with on a regular basis and I can feel very self-conscious about if my hair is beginning to look greasy. Often I ask whoever I'm with if my hair looks greasy or how greasy does it look on a scale of 1-10 to try and gauge whether it's okay or not. Over the years, there are some things I've found that definitely help to minimise the levels of grease on my head!

shampoo products in glass bottle
Photo by Alina Guleva on Unsplash

Greasy Hair Hack 1: Dry Shampoo

Obviously, dry shampoo is an absolute staple for me and I genuinely don't think I could live without it. I've tried to reduce my dependence levels on it over the past few months so that now I try and only 
use it on day 3 hair before I wash it the next day. Dry shampoo is just so great to get more volume and a bit of life into your hair whilst also toning down how greasy it looks. It has definitely saved me multiple times and I don't know how I'd cope with my hair without it!

Greasy Hair Hack 2: Don't Touch

This is a fairly self-explanatory one as obviously, the more you touch your hair the greasier it will become as you transfer the dirt, grime and oil from other things you've touched onto your roots. I fiddle with my hair so much and it's a terrible habit! You can often gauge how I'm feeling on how I'm twirling it too as the tighter the twist is the more likely I am to be stressed or nervous. However, especially when I've just washed my hair I really try and make a conscious effort to not twist or fiddle with it as I know it will reduce its shelf-life and I've definitely seen an improvement in my hair's longevity the less I touch it.

Greasy Hair Hack 3: Dye it

This is quite an extreme option but it is the thing that saves my hair the most. Back in the day when I suffered horrendously with grease, my hairdresser suggested we lighten it and make it blonder to try and help. Essentially, the thought process behind this was that bleach/blonde dye tends to be quite drying so, in theory, it would help. I have to say this is the thing that has made the biggest difference to my hair and I don't think I could ever go back to my natural colour because of this. As soon as my roots start to come through I struggle with grease a lot more so dying it back to blonde helps to prevent this a lot and make it a lot more manageable. During lockdown, getting to the hairdresser was impossible so I took drastic action and decided to dye it at home in an attempt to keep the grease at bay!

Greasy Hair Hack 4: Waves

For me, I also have very thin and fine hair so when it's greasy it looks flat to my head and completely lacking in life. For that reason, I wave my hair a lot. Normally, after I wash it and leave it to dry I use my hair waver to breathe more life into it and I find that my hair looks less greasy if it's waved. If I straighten my hair I tend to find it doesn't last as long as it seems to be flat to my head and therefore looks greasier quicker. If it's waved it has more volume and movement to it so I find it looks less greasy and I can get more days out of it.

dry shampoo and hair products

Greasy Hair Hack 5: Don't Wash Too Often

I think this is the struggle most people face when dealing with greasy hair. You end up in a cycle of needing to wash it but also needing to build up its resistance and time between washes to get it looking better. I tend to wash mine every 2-3 days depending on social occasions or time I have. It took a while to resist the urge to wash it too often but it is worth it in the end and now I can get a fair few days out of it without having to wash so it's worth the frustration and perseverance.

Those are my top tips for dealing with greasy hair - it's such a struggle to get it to last longer but these few things have definitely helped to prolong its life and I've seen a difference since doing them! 

Do you have any hacks for greasy hair? 


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