How are you?
I thought we would have a little bit of a catch up chat today as I’ve been doing a lot behind the scenes recently. You all play a HUGE part in my life and I really feel like we have a little family together. So, lets dive straight into it.
I’ll cut the bullshit. Working for yourself is hard work! You have to stay motivated, constantly push yourself further than you ever thought you could, dedicate long hours to the cause, learn new skills and strengthen your inner tolerance for not throwing in the towel. I am 100% committed to making all of my ideas a reality. The book, the fashion and beauty range, the charity and whatever other ideas come up along the way.
I do have some bills that need to be paid (I’m Human too) so I had the great idea to find the perfect part time job that would enhance my knowledge of the world of fashion and beauty. I saw that Allsaints were hiring, I handed in my CV and I got the job. I’m so happy now that I have the chance to work with a brand that directly influences my style. The people are great and its so exciting to be working officially as a stylist.
Don’t worry though, I’m still going to be working hard to post pictures five times a week (or more). I’m also going to be posting a new blog post each week, starting a newsletter, hosting giveaways and starting a YouTube channel. With plenty more exciting things to come.
I hope you’re all exciting to see the next part of this journey unfolding.
P.s Welcome to my new website 😘
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Recently I’ve received so many sweet compliments about my silver/grey hair and a lot of questions about the products I use and how I maintain it!
… so today I thought I would make an official post for you all explaining just that.
Before we get going i’d just like to point out that i’m not a hair professional; this is literally what I put together after a little online research and few trips to beauty stores – oh, and a huge thank you to Colour Freedom for the result.
You should ideally aim to have moderately healthy hair when you start this whole process. Yes, it will work either way, but the benefit from taking a few weeks or months to really prep your hair condition will make a huge difference in your result.
Step One. GET YOURSELF BLONDE
I was fortunate that my hair was a fairly natural ash blonde at the start of this process. I hadn’t dyed it in around six months and 70% of my hair colour was totally natural and grown straight from the root. I had previously bleached my hair a few years before but I really didn’t want to go down the powder bleach and mixing bowl route again. To get around it, I hunted for a lightening dye which would also bleach the hair. I found this lightener bleach by Garnier and it worked miracles.
My hair DID go the bright yellow you’ll see on the box, but for all of you hair colour veterans out there, you know this is to be expected. If you’re new to this/are coming from a dark natural hair colour, don’t freak out, it’s all part of the process.
No special treatment here during the application either – just use it like any other hair dye.
Hey L O V E L I E S
How are you?
I wanted to talk to you today about me, my life and the reason I started my Instagram Account and Blog! This will give you a little bit of an insight into who I am and what I’m about. I’m going to be brutally honest here, this is probably going to be a long one so grab a fluffy pillow and a nice warm drink and let’s take a trip through my trials and tribulations!
I like to believe that I’m the first person my friends would think of if they needed to ask for help. I feel that I’m a very loving and compassionate person. I put my heart and soul into everything that I do. I offer out as much support and empathy as my little body can possibly give. However, in May 2012, I was 22 and had recently split up with a long term partner. I was about to be made homeless again, I was jobless and I was in around £1000.00 worth of debt. I had distanced myself from almost every friend I had. I felt alone and worthless. I couldn’t see a way of resolving or healing the pain I had been carrying around with me so I swallowed a variety of over 100 painkilling and antibiotic tablets in a desperate attempt to end my life…
– How are you?
As you may or may not be aware, I turned 27 today (13th December) and I feel like I have already lived quite a thrilling life filled with experience – so, for today, I thought that I would share some of my wisdom with you all to hopefully aid you in your day to day!
No° 1. You will never ever feel your age
You won’t wake up one warm and sunny morning, stretch out all of your limbs, pull the sheets away and feel like a twenty something year old – you just won’t – and it won’t be any different at 30,40 or 50 either.
‘Age’ in general isn’t something that we naturally feel; In fact all time is (calculatively speaking) just a man-made way to keep track of the days, nights, hours, weeks, months and years.
I always find myself asking the question “Would a 20-Something year old do or say this?”. To give you an example, I cannot count the times that I have picked up my cat and made him dance to a song or pushed him into my partners face and voiced him saying “You talkin’ shit?”.
HOW ARE YOU?
I wanted to write something helpful for you all today. Here is a little post about the unwritten rules of Instagram. Please use this post a tiny guide to the general ins and outs.
I know, my following is small but it’s also so loyal and wonderful! The people that comment leave genuine messages, the people that like my pictures like almost every picture I post and I have made many friends with a lot of you already! (please feel free to send me a message if you want to get chatting)
No° One | LIKE BACK & LIKE UNCONDITIONALLY!
This should be in the terms and conditions. In fact, I shouldn’t even need to mention it, but I feel it’s a must if we’re going to do this. When a person likes one of your pictures, like one of theirs! Hell, like as many as you want! Follow them, send them a comment, watch their story! Someone took the time out of their busy life to press HEART on something you created. Be polite, courteous and at least return the favour.
Like photo’s that please you visually, someone is posting them for that exact reason so don’t be a sourpuss. It also makes you look really active, which is key to gaining a wonderful following.