Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ready for the Sunshine.

The sun has officially made an appearance this week and even though I've only managed to catch a few rays from 5pm, it's still got me well and truly in the mood for summer time make up. The biggest change in my make up bag will certainly be my lip colours. MAC Rebel will be retiring from it's duties as my statement lip colour until the days get darker again. Instead I've made a switch round to Morange for the summer months, to brighten up my lips even if it's cloudy.

Nudes are acceptable any time of year, in my opinion. So this lippy from Sleek in Barely There is the perfect spring/summer nude. It's not too crazy and won't wash me out, but instead gives me a nice subtle colour with a hint of pinkiness to add a flush of colour. This will be perfect for those days I'm wanting that no-make-up, make up look.

Of the lip products I've tried recently this one from P.S. Love in Primark has to be one of the strangest. This is very much like applying a felt tip pen to my lips. This lip stain is a corally-pink colour and literally stains your lips. I originally swatched this on my hand in store and noticed that even at the end of the day the swatch hadn't budged, then I knew I needed to pick on of these up next time I was in store. I'm not sure how I feel about this on it's own at the moment, but I think it will look fab under another lippy and give me some super lasting power for those sweaty days.

What are your favourite lip colours for summer?

Katie xx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

OOTD: Creme De La Creme.

Jumper - Wearall*
Leggings - George @ Asda
Sandals - Primark
Headband - Topshop

I'm desperate to finally put my winter coat away to make way for lighter jackets and summer dresses, but I haven't quite managed to say goodbye to comfy winter clothes just yet. This super comfy jumper is from, who very kindly allowed me to pick an item to review. The jumper is really soft and not too thick to still be wearing it as the weather gets warmer, in replacement of my coat.

I thought I would make this outfit a little more summery by popping on a floral head band and wearing my sandals that I'm pretty much obsessed with. I can't wait until it's warm enough to crack out my shorts and skirts without having to wear 100 denier tights! This jumper would look perfect with a pair of cute shorts and flip-flops to sit around a BBQ on a summer's evening..

This jumper is an absolute steal at just under £10, you can check out more bargains from here.

Katie xx

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Reverse Hair Wash.

I will be honest, I'm not a big newspaper reader or fan, for that matter. But when I saw this article floating around twitter I thought I would take notice. Being in Cyprus when I originally read it, I thought there was no better time to give the 'reverse hair wash' a go. And so I did. 

I will be honest, the first time I did this it was very strange. I didn't notice a huge difference at first and it wasn't until I'd gone nearly a week without washing my hair again, that I thought wow. And so I've continued to do this the last few times I've washed my locks and I feel as though my hair is getting softer and cleaner by the wash.

The thing that really made me want to try, was the article explaining that we don't always wash our conditioner out properly. We all know how thick conditioner is and I certainly know how awful my hair can feel if I didn't manage to rinse it properly. So in theory, the more product left in your hair, the duller and heavier you barnet will be. 

Using conditioner first and shampoo second does feel kind of weird. But my hair isn't knotted or tangled when I get out of the shower and it doesn't resemble a bird's nest, because I haven't used conditioner after my shampoo. The images above are of my hair just blasted with a hair dryer and then left to it's own devices. I know it's hard to tell what hair feels like from a photo, but trust me, it's super soft and feels squeaky clean. The biggest improvement for me is the length of time I can leave my hair between washes. I generally wash it every three days or so, but I've managed to get it down to every 4-5 days depending on what products I've used on it. 

The reverse hair wash has definitely converted me, and if you want lighter, softer feeling locks I suggest you give it a whirl.

Katie xx