Hello Beautiful People! Yes, I've gone and done it again... I've casually become a stranger to my own blog. I do apologise... there has been A LOT going on, and some life changing decisions that have been made (all will be revealed soon, so watch this space...) but I am back with a long anticipated review! Read on to find out my true thoughts on the range that has the natural blogging world going crazy, and watch my technique of how to use Frizz Free Curls' wonder products to get the perfect 5 minute wash and go!
Hello beautiful people - long time no see!
It's safe to say my hair has changed a bit recently. My hair has changed more in the past three months than it has in my whole 24 years of life! Since my big chop on New Year's Eve for Age UK, I have bleached my hair and dyed it nearly every colour of the rainbow... literally. Read on to find out my thoughts on the Bleach London hair colours I have had the pleasure of using, and find out what else I have in store for my hair.
As you will know if you follow my blog, my instagram, my snapchat ( thelondoncurls ) or subscribe to my YouTube channel (shameless self promotion, I know!) a lot has changed in regards to my hair since my big chop on New Years Eve. Once a committed henna addict, I have bleached my hair not once, not twice, but THREE times in the past month (follow the hyperlinks to see the first two bleaching processes), and therefore the products and care I put into my hair have had to change a lot to accommodate this. Watch my latest video on how I wash and style my hair, and learn more about my new holy grail products.
In my most recent video, I shared how I achieve a picture-perfect radiant glow throughout summer without caking on the make up. (Stand-by for the shameless plug...) if you haven't already watched that make up tutorial, have a watch here! Within the video, I briefly touched upon how I prepare my face for the make up, i.e. ensuring that my skin is clean and moisturised before applying any make up at all to my face. Believe it or not, on a day to day basis I barely wear make up. Unless I really really have to, I tend to go about my business without any make up at all (obviously mascara and eyeliner may be applied if I'm going down to the shops, but that hardly counts, right?) It hasn't always been this way. Throughout school I couldn't bear the idea of walking around with a bare face, and would spend 20 minutes each day applying foundation all over my visage. It was only once I realised that I was genuinely scared to be seen without a mask of foundation that I identified there was a problem. Once I began to follow an effective skincare routine I soon became more confident within my own skin. My skincare routine has evolved over the years, but I can honestly say I have never been happier with my skin. Now I'm not saying throw your make up bag out the window - that would render my latest make up tutorial pretty invalid - but I want to share with you my 7 steps to achieving a radiant glow without any make up at all! So without further ado, lets start, shall we?
Recently, I had the pleasure of receiving a parcel from Aduna*; a business on a mission. A mission to breathe the vibrancy of Africa into the daily lives of people all over the world. Aduna is building a smallholder supply chain in Upper East Ghana, one of Africa’s most poverty-stricken regions, to empower female producers to harvest and process their baobab fruits. They are already working with 1,100 women from 11 communities who are benefiting from regular income flows. Find out more about the company that is helping thousands, the health benefits of the baobab fruit and how you can support them!
For 6 weeks I had my hair in faux locs - a protective style that creates the illusion of real dread locs using extensions twisted around your own hair. The response was fantastic; my family, friends, colleagues AND students all seemed to love them, and I LOVED the versatility of having long hair. But what was it really like carrying 9 bags (no exaggeration) of extra hair on my head? Would I recommend it? And most importantly, would I ever get them again? Read on to find out the truth about faux locs.