Monday, 29 July 2013

Travel Essentials

With the holiday season very much underway, travel essentials are a key part when it comes to packing. I'm always one of those people who seems to forget something that seems to prove invaluable.

A toothbrush is of course a pretty big essential, (hence why it is top of the list!) the travel folding ones are great if you are moving to different places. While I was in America we were staying in a different hotel virtually every night so it was great for not having to worry about a soggy toothbrush in my toiletries bag. They're great for if you are on the move anyway, these are my go to items for a weekend away.

Sun tan lotion preferably SPF 15 or above is of course fundamental even if your staying in the UK. Wearing sun tan lotion is really important and I know a lot of people, specifically my age assume they are immune to the effects sun damage can have to your skin. Plus it smells super nice and gives you that holiday feel, just me?!

Something I relied on for practically my whole trip to Wales were hayfever tablets. The pollen count has been extremely high this year and unless you enjoy spending you holiday sneezing and rubbing your eyes. Hayfever tablets are the perfect solution. Try to opt for the non-drowsy tablets otherwise you may be nodding off into your sangria before the day is though!

I would always recommend a mini first aid kit. They are incredibly inexpensive and include pretty much anything you are going to need and the majority of the time they are pretty small so can just be packed into the corner of your case and hopefully you won't need it.

If you are heading abroad plug adaptors are incredibly important. You might be planning on using your phone much when you are away but they are invaluable for charging iPods or Plugging in your straighteners. They are relatively cheap and I picked up mine from Poundland.
For me a holiday should be full of photos to saviour the memories of the great time that you had. I always take a few SD cards so I don't have to worry about running out of memory. I'm slightly camera crazy and own about 5 different types of cameras but always insist on taking a disposable camera away with me as I love the effect film camera gives to a photo.
These are 6 of the main things I take with me when I'm heading away. Of course there are a lot more you might want to take such as your cossie or emergency numbers but these are a few people tend to forget. What are you travel essentials?

Thursday, 25 July 2013

For Hair That Won't Grow

I've wanted long sweeping hair for as long as I can remember. I would sit at my computer staring at pictures of these beautiful women with hair down to their waists and wish mine would grow! There is just something that makes long hair appear so luscious and beautiful. After years of perseverance of trying to grow it I finally gave up and decided to ombré my hair. Since having my hair ombréd a year and a half ago to compensate for its length I have been unable to even think about trying extensions. Initially I enjoyed having different colours in the ends of my hair but after a few months the lust for long hair came rushing back and I was on the search for an alternative.
Coincidentally, it was around this time that was introduced to me and I started having a browse through their products. The main reason I was attracted to this website was because they offer different types of hair such as wavy, straight or curly depending on the style of your own. For a girl like me who often looks for something quick and easy it was perfect. I wanted extensions that I can just put in the morning and treat as though it is my own. When I was younger I always had the idea that extensions looked fake and you could easily tell they didn't belong to the person. The great thing about this site is that they sell 100% human hair extensions, so not only will they look completely natural (long hair will finally be mine!), but you can dry, straighten and curl the hair as if it really was your own. This will be perfect for me as I can’t wait to start playing around with different styles. What's more they have a range of clips available so you can get the right amount for your head size.
I've been going through the site for the past few days picking out which ones would be best for me given the huge range available. I'm not sure exactly which ones I'm going to pick yet but from looking through the vast colours available I think chocolate brown would be the colour most suited to my own hair colour. The extensions are also available in a range of lengths, but for me the longer, the better! For anyone else using the site they having the different shades available near the top of the screen, these allow you to pick the colour closest to your own hair. I haven’t completely decided which ones I am going to buy but I can’t wait to order them and finally get the long hair I have dreamt of, this won’t be the end your hear of my hair saga.
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Monday, 22 July 2013

Music Monday: Imagine Dragons

For a couple of months now I have been listening to Imagine Dragons. I initially found them on Spotify and immediately fell in love with their oriental influenced sound. Its so refreshing to listen to a band and enjoy every single song. Every time I hear their debut album, Night Visions my favourite song changes and I can never decide which one I prefer most.
The band themselves are from Las Vegas, Nevada and have been together since 2007. They are starting to appear on the radio and TV more frequently and I'm pretty sure they are going to make a huge impact on the music industry in the next year. They are currently in the midst of a world tour and coming to the UK very soon. As soon as I find someone who enjoys their music too and will be dragging them to their gig. Nothing gets better than hearing music live!

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