Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Toni & Guy Flawless Finish.

Having very fine, dull hair I never leave the house without some form of heat styling. I know it's not good for my hair but I feel much better if I've straightened or waved my hair. When I was recently asked to try the new Toni & Guy Flawless Finish Straighteners* I jumped at the chance. I've had my old straightener for around two years so I was ready for a new pair, so these couldn't have come at a better time.

First thing I noticed about these is the design. I love the sleekness of black and silver, which makes these look super stylish. They heat up to 230 degrees really quickly, they actually have a countdown timer so you know what degrees the plates are at. I tried the highest heat, which straightened my hair in a matter of minutes. I love that they didn't leave a kink in my hair when I began straightening the strand.

These particular straighteners are actually used backstage at LFW, which is super exciting. I can see exactly why they are used too. These are so easy to use and straighten in minutes, my hair remained straight all day and didn't develop any flicks at the ends. I've been obsessed with straight hair since trying these - it's love.

Katie xx

Monday, 18 August 2014

It's time to talk.

I always thought I'd written the hardest post, way back in 2012  about my skin. I was wrong. This is the hardest.

My biggest fear about mental illness was the stigma. The worst thing for me would have been people putting me in a box and labeling me. One of the hardest things in life is talking about something you have no explanation for and speaking out about something no body can physically see. I once read a quote that described Depression, to me this is the closet thing to a definition: "What's depression like? He whispered. It's like drowning. Except you can see everyone around you breathing".

 Depression and anxiety are unlike a broken leg or a collapsed lung, they can't been seen yet demand to be heard. Depression does not discriminate, just because there is a smile on the outside doesn't mean everything is okay. It's not something that can be fixed immediately but it requires a huge amount of courage to finally speak out. 

It is by no means an easy journey and I still have a long road ahead, but somehow I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

To the man that made so many of us smile,. In memory of Robin Williams, I hope you have found peace now.

"And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day...make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did." - Robin Williams in Jack.

Katie xx

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Luna Update #1.

I thought I'd slot in a little weekly fix of my baby bunny. Luna has been settling in much more this week, which has resulted in her becoming a little cheekier. Not only has she bitten through her run, she has also so how escape from her cage three times. I have no idea how she is doing it, but we have started calling her Houdini! The run is just about fixed with Duct Tape, but I am ordering a new one next week, in time for her being allowed outside.  She's been sunbathing in the house this week so hopefully the sun will make an appearance next week and she can explore the garden a little!

This week me and Luna have learnt a few things about each other:

Luna LOVES Kale more than life it's self
I do not appreciate my clothes being nibbled
Luna very much likes to play hide and seek
I love bunny cuddles and kisses
Oh and both of us like to lounge on the sofa and The Good Wife

Sorry for the bunny spam at the moment, I won't will stop soon!

Katie xx