Friday, 18 April 2014

Dealing with haircuts from hell!

I think it's safe to say that pretty much every single girl, has at some point in her life, thought "Hm, maybe I should get a fringe". Now, for me, these words are the scariest hair related words I have ever spoken. If someone messes up my hair colour and I turn out with blue hair, then so be it, if I stupidly pick the wrong colour highlights and don't notice until after it's done, not a big deal! But the second that I or anyone else comes near my hair with a pair of scissors, I get petrified. The reason for this, is because I have had countless bad hair cuts!
I don't know if it's just me, but every few months or so, I get so bored with my hair and always decide that it's time for a change, whether it's a new colour or style, I just always want something new. But let me tell you this, I have learnt my lesson regarding fringes once and for all!

THREE TIMES THIS HAS HAPPENED TO ME, THREE TIMES! I don't know what goes through my head when I decide that yeah, maybe a fringe would suit me..NO IT DOES NOT SUIT ME IT NEVER HAS AND NEVER WILL! Yet for a third time, I made the decision to cut a fringe on myself, thinking that maybe this time it would be different, maybe this time I would figure out how to style it differently, but nope, as usual, I absolutely hated it, which now means that I'm stuck with a weird grown out fringe for the next few months.

If you know me, then you'll know that for the past year or so, my mission has been to grow long gorgeous, one length hair, that I can then style however I please. So why I decided to cut a fringe, I will never know. But it's done, I did it about 2 months ago and now I have to deal with it! Thankfully, it's grown a little bit and I can finally stop braiding my hair in ridiculous ways to hide it.
But hey, there's a silver lining to every situation, so after having suffered myself, I can use my knowledge to help anyone else out there who's in a similar situation! So here are my tips for hiding a bad fringe!

1. Learn how to french braid. Honestly, it's been my life saver in all of this. What I would usually do, is part my hair on the side (where my fringe would start, to avoid random hairs everywhere) and braid it against my scalp, joining up with my longer hair at the side of my head.

2. Bobby pins are your friends! I cannot stress enough how much bobby pins can help you, whilst trying to disguise a fringe. You can pin your hair back so easily thanks to them, so stock up!
3. Bring the quiff back. Personally, I hadn't done a quiff in my hair for donkeys years, but one day after playing around with my hair for ages, I decided just to give it a go, and I am so happy that I did because it's become one of my favourite hairstyles. I don't go for the typical quiff, I tend to make it lean a bit to one side, which just makes it look a bit more edgy.

4. Volume. Volume is great for hiding a fringe, especially if you're like me and have quite curly natural hair, and are constantly flinging it from one side of your head to another. 

5. HAIRSPRAY! The amount of hairspray I have put in my hair in the past couple of months is ridiculous but necessary. You seeeeeriously don't want a little bit of your fringe sliding out of your hairstyle without you noticing. You'll end up with a mini fringe covering half your forehead. Not a good look!

So there we have it, my tips on hiding a messed up fringe! I hope these have helped!


Thursday, 17 April 2014


So we've all been there, we've all at some point in our lives, Googled "How to lose weight in the fastest way possible without doing exercising or giving up chocolate?" or is that just me?

Now, I in no way think that I'm fat or anything like that, but come on, I'm a girl, pretty much every single girl I know has something about them that they're not entirely happy about, it's normal!

So after scrolling through endless google searches and weight loss blogs, I finally accepted the fact that the only way to get in shape and get rid of those flabby bits we all hate, is to actually do some exercise and give up the chocolate. So what did I do? I joined a gym and gave up bad food!

So as soon as I had begun to do things the proper way, what did I discover? THAT I SHOULDNT HAVE SPENT ALL THAT MONEY ON THE GYM! There is a diet, that is only known by a fair few people, that costs no money at all, and you don't even have to do anything for it to work...The Student Diet. Just become a student, spend all your money on a pair of boots that you just HAVE to have, along with some coconut oil you definitely 100% NEED in your life, and I promise you you'll find yourself counting your last coins, forgetting that, yes, you do in fact need money to buy food, in order to live! After coming to this realisation, you'll find yourself spending 5euros on as much soup as possible, JUST so you won't starve. I guarantee you, you will lose those unwanted kilos!

It's a miracle diet, I KNOW! So this, is what I shall be doing for the next couple of weeks, because I was clueless! At least I have now learnt my lesson, no matter how pretty the shoes are, food is more important!


Back to London part 5: Picadilly Circus & Shoreditch.

This post is going to be the last one about London, because after this day, we really didn't do much. The next day was our last day in London, so we got up early, said bye to our friends and then headed down to Saint Pancras station where we devoured Boots and a Starbucks!

After dragging ourselves out of the Tower of London, we decided to head on down to Picadilly Circus, where we saw these very talented young men have a little dance-off. One guy was walking along, and randomly decided to join in on the fun, and he was such a great dancer!

I desperately wanted to have dinner in China Town, the atmosphere was so amazing because it was only about one week away from Chinese New Year, and whilst walking down the street, all the food looked and smelled amazing! Sadly though, we didn't end up eating there.

We decided to walk to my friends apartment in some part of London, whilst the parents went and bought some lovely food. Walking around London at night was definitely one of the best moments of my trip. I don't even know why it was so enjoyable, but I loved it nonetheless. On the way back, I asked if we could walk through Shoreditch, because I had heard such amazing things about this place, and I definitely wasn't disappointed!

So annoyed about this one. I THINK it's  Banksy, but we were leaving in a hurry and it turned out blurry!!!

Excuse the photos that turned out blurry, I haven't gotten a complete handle on my camera and for some reason most of my photos turn out blurry at night!

So there we go, my entire London trip in 5 blog posts. I had the best time! I definitely want to go back there again soon, and really make the most of my time there. This time around, we were with another family so we couldn't explore everything in the super speed manner that my family usually does it in, so next time I go I'll definitely visit everything possible!!


Back to London part 4: London Bridge, Tea rooms, Tower of London and exploring!

Hello again!

So after our exciting day in London in the previous blog post, it motivated us all to get up early and head into the centre, to do some proper exploring! 

We started off by deciding to walk into the centre rather than taking the tube, why we did this? Who knows. But it was fun none the less and we saw some great views! 

Once we got to the Tower of London, we decided to have a little look in a shop before grabbing some lunch. There were so many people in the shop, so I decided to have a peak upstairs and found this absolutely gorgeous Tea display.

Our tummys started rumbling, so what better idea than to get some fish and chips? They were absolutely delicious and filled us up for the rest of the day.

Personally, the Tower of London wasn't an amazing experience for me. It was really interesting and we had a great tour guide, but after a while it got a little bit boring and my feet started to hurt. I did however take a few nice pictures!

We must've spent a solid 4 hours in the Tower of London, which was definitely more than enough for me! 

In the next post, I'll fill you in on what we got up to during the evening!


Monday, 3 March 2014

Back to London part 3: Gourmet Kitchen Burger and Covent Garden.

After having recovered from our night out, we all got up and showered and headed out the door, to go and do some exploring.

We were all really hungry, so decided to take the tube and go eat at Gourmet Kitchen Burger. The food was absolutely delicious, and if I could, I would go back there again right this second!

This bad boy got me around London all day. 
I don't know why, but I absolutely love seeing double decker buses in London. Always brings a smile to my face!
Ladies and gentlemen, Trafalgar Square.

After walking around for ages, we finally found it! I had the Smokin' Joe and it was quite literally mouthwatering!
Here I am staring longingly at the menu.

How cute is this ketchup bottle!
Sweet potato chips and a garlic sauce, absolute heaven. I would've taken a photo of my burger, but I was too busy inhaling it.
The "female" sign in the restrooms, made me chuckle!
After finishing our delicious meal, we headed off to Covent Garden. I had never been before so was really excited!

Very proud of this photo!
Really wish we could've eaten here, but we were all so full after our burgers. 
This place definitely brought back childhood memories! 
Random sign that I thought was really nice. 
I may have only taken a photo of this place because I remembered a certain couple of Youtubers getting a milkshake from here... 
Whilst I was busy taking photos of literally everything I saw, everyone decided to do a disappearing act on me and my brother eventually directed me towards this coffee and tea museum type thing. Not sure at all what it was, but it was really nice inside.

We then headed up to the Jubilee Market. For some strange reason, I wasn't allowed to take any photos in there, but here are a few I sneakily took.

After having looked at pretty much every stall there, and being scared to death by a fake spider, we headed over to Oxford Street. I didn't take very many photos there at all because it was bitterly cold.

This pub looked absolutely amazing, I was so jealous of the people inside!

My brother, myself and my mum. All cold and wet, and looking forward to getting into our pjs with a cuppa!

Here's the only photo I took in Oxford Street. I couldn't resist, it just looked so cool!

So after a long day out and about, we ended the day by popping into M&S, getting a yummy dinner and then collapsing on the sofas!