Hi lovelies! With the summer holidays coming up for some, I've recently had a lot of younger girls in my salon for their proms, my Sister and Mum both work in schools and have been talking lots about end of term etc and my timehop app has been kindly reminding me of my secondary school prom, so reflecting on that and how much life has changed in the past five years, since leaving school and being two years out of my teenage years (how did that happen?). I did a post called 'A Message to 15 Year Old Me' three years ago here when I was 18, so now I'm going to do it all over again with three more years of life experience (which clearly makes me an expert.. *insert winky face/ see no evil monkey emoji here*), so before I go on any more further explaining a post that was already explained well enough in the title, I'll just get right on in.
Dear 16 Year Old Me...
First off, nice job deciding to go back to blonde, dying your hair dark brown was an effin terrible decision and your friends and family slightly suck for not telling you but are also kind of fab for letting you do your thing, but for god's sake get a professional to do it you do not need to dye your own hair every two weeks. While we're on the topic, don't buy MAC's sushi flower eyeshadow, it shouldn't have been invented ever and coral eyeshadow is a terrible idea.
So now let's get serious (though poor hair and makeup choices are pretty serious, so sort it out), you're just leaving school and you're off to college thinking that that makes you super grown up and that you know everything. Plot twist, you're wrong.
Some of the friends that you think are gonna be around forever won't be and trust me that's a good thing. As you get older you learn that some people are just not worth your time. You've done an okay job so far of ditching some pretty shitty people, but keep going, you've got more weeds to pull. Don't be afraid to keep your guard down, getting hurt, mostly by friends is all part of a learning experience and in future, will mean you're a much better judge of character.
College will change your life, you'll decide that art, design and fashion aren't what you want to do really and you'll freak out about your future, but in four years you'll have your own business so ignore the teachers telling you you're wasting your future by not doing A-Levels, keep doing you, don't be led. College is also where you'll meet your long term boyfriend, the whole situation could not be more badly timed, but roll with it, it all works out for everyone in the end and you'll be the happiest you've ever been.
Revenge is never, ever the answer. You may feel good hurting those who hurt you in the moment, but in the end, you're just as bad as they are. Happiness and indifference to those who want to bring you down is your greatest weapon, haters are always gonna hate, so do your squats and let them hate you.
Finally, your good friends and family mean the absolute world to you, treasure them, a lot's gonna change in the next few years, embrace every single day and get your shit together and learn to walk in a proper pair of heels, seriously your prom shoes were embarrassing.
And one last thing, you do get a dog eventually don't worry, she's a Chihuahua and she's absolutely worth the wait, she may even be sassier than you.
So, to any girls younger than me, maybe just leaving school or going into sixth form, I'll leave you with these three tips.
Get rid of shitty people.
Fake friends aren't always easy to spot, but if you have them, just let them go. You have one life to live and it should be filled with people who bring you up, leave the nasty, bitchy or negative people in your past where they belong.
Obviously you need to think about your actions, but don't always try to please people, sometimes doing what you want and taking action to better your own life is more important than what you think others expect of you, in the words of Joey Tribbiani, grab a spoon!
Have a professional do your hair and eyebrows.
Thank me when you check your Timehop app in two years time.
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
Hi lovelies! Today, I'n going to be showing the first of many super excited new products from 'Bagsy'. Bagsy is a relatively new brands and may just be one of my new favourites. The entire range is designed to be super easy to use, pretty and small enough to fit into your handbag. All of the products as you will see in my upcoming posts are absolutely gorgeously packaged and have super cute prints, quotes and colours to make them even more beautiful!
The product I have to show you all today is the Hair Wonder, a dry shampoo with a difference! I've been super careful with my hair recently as I'm trying to grow it nice and long so that means trying not to wash my hair too much, as we all know that's not good for your hair! So, dry shampoo is an absolute must for me and this one is fab as it's infused with vitamin B5 and oat oil, meaning not only does it banish oily roots, but it doesn't leave you with that dry powdery feeling that many dry shampoos give. What I love about this is the fact that you don't need to use much at all. One quick spray over the roots is enough, so the bottle actually lasts a very long time.
While the look of a dry shampoo isn't the most important thing, this bottle really is so pretty, it has a cute blue floral design and metal lid, making it feel very luxurious and high end, which is just a bit nicer to use than cheaper dry shampoos. This retails for £5 for 75ml, which for a product as gorgeous as this, is a pretty good deal if you ask me! While the consistency, packaging and size make this quite unique, the biggest difference for me with the Hair Wonder is the scent. Most dry shampoos do have a scent but this one is beautiful. It's got a very pretty, light, fresh floral scent that actually lasts in your hair. I find with most dry shampoos you smell them on first spray and that's it, but the beautiful scent in this one lasts all day long and I've actually had people comment on how good I smelled when this was all I was wearing, so I absolutely love that!
So, overall, if you fancy a bit of a 'nicer' dry shampoo, one that will fit in your handbag and one with a beautiful scent, I'd totally recommend this. I'd particularly recommend this to those who like me, have quite fine hair, as it just disappears and doesn't make your hair feel thick and gross at the roots like some dry shampoos can do!
What do you think? Will you be checking out the Bagsy Beauty Products?
Check out their website here and shop the range on Feel Unique here.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
There is a constant battle being fought all the time in our own homes. It's the battle against unwanted hair. No matter how many times we break out our tweezers, razor blades, or wax, we just can't seem to keep it away. If this sounds like every week at your how, it might be time to explore other options, such as laser hair removal. But before you do you should know all the facts about the procedure. So, here are some of the most important facts to think about.
It's Not a One-Time Solution to the Problem
One thing that you definitely need to understand about laser hair removal is that it isn't a one-time solution. Yes, it might kill some hair follicles the first time, but it's unlikely to kill all of them. It might just damage them slightly. That means that the hair can grow back, but it should take quite a while. In order to get the best results and keep it away as long as possible, it's usually recommended that each patient have a series of 3 or more treatments. Once that series is done, you may be able to go for long periods of time without having more, but eventually you may want to repeat the process.
Considering the Costs
The next obvious thing to consider is the ongoing costs. Every procedure costs money, and you may need to have the procedure repeated multiple times. Granted, you could go months or years without treatment after the initial series, but those costs still need to be considered. When you are making those calculations, just remember what you'll be saving. That includes time saved that you would have otherwise spent waxing or shaving. It also includes money saved on other hair removal products and devices. So, it's easy to see how the costs of laserhair treatment can be offset.
How the Actual Hair Removal Process Works
If you aren't sure why a laser procedure can do a better job of removing hair than anything you'd do at home, the answer is simple. It works by zapping hair follicles. Those are essentially the roots of each individual hair. You see, hair is a lot like a carrot or any other vegetable that grows underground. A bit of it shows above the surface, but a lot of it lies beneath. As the laser heats up, the hair you can see on the surface is zapped away, but so is the hair that you can't see, which stays below the surface of the skin.
That extra penetration and targeting of the roots is the reason that this procedure can be so effective. The hair should stay away longer, since it will need that extra time to regrow all the way up from the root. Of course, it can also be a great procedure because it may kill some hair follicles, preventing that hair from ever coming back at all.
The Targeting System Isn't Always Perfect
A final thing to consider is that the targeting system used during the procedure isn't always perfect. It tends to be much better at targeting hair when the patient has light skin, since it looks for darker areas. So, if you are not a light-skinned, dark-haired person, you might have a harder time finding a specialty laser designed for your skin and hair type. Nevertheless, the hunt may be well worth it in the end.
Thursday, 2 July 2015
Hi lovelies! I don't know about you guys, but I am just loving the summer trends this year, fringing, suede, off shoulder style tops, denim, crochet, embroidery, it's all very hippie chic and I for one am just obsessed with it! There are just so many things that I'm absolutely loving this year that I thought I'd put together a little wishlist of some of the bits and bobs that I'm loving right now. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my picks!
This stunning playsuit from Miss Selfridge is unfortunately out of stock in my size online but if I see it in a store I'll definitely be picking it up as I'm just obsessed with it! I have a button front denim mini already, which I absolutely love, but I really want to get a white one like this one from Topshop now. I think the A-line style is just gorgeous and white is by far my favourite shade to wear in the summer. I recently bought a tan suede skirt which has quickly become one of my most favourite items in my wardrobe so I think this tan suede dress from Topshop would make a fab addition to my summer wardrobe! I can't imagine it's the coolest thing to wear, so may have to be saved for those not quite so hot summer days but I love it none the less!
The off the shoulder, bardot style dresses and tops are popping up everywhere lately and my wardrobe is slowing getting more and more full of them! This Embroidered one from Topshop is one the prettiest I've seen and I think it would be so beautiful and easy to wear for the summer time. I'm loving the open toe boot trend and these fringed ones from Topshop are just amazing. I love that they're open at the back so they won't feel too hot, but still give the look of a pair of boots. These suede Nine West flats from Kurt Geiger are currently on sale and proving very difficult to resist too! I'm not really one for smaller bags generally as my MK collection is my pride and joy, however I am getting into smaller bags more for the summer as carrying a big heavy bag can make you feel even hotter on a hot day! This black fringed one from New Look is beautiful and would go with just about any outfit for the summer.
What do you think? What are you loving lately?
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Hi lovelies! If you follow me on Instagram, (@chloesway, cheeky plug!) you'll know that I've been a bit of a shopaholic lately, it was my Birthday recently (okay, over a month ago now) and the weather has finally been getting warmer, so I decided it was definitely justified to treat myself a bit! So, today I wanted to share with you a few things that I've been absolutely loving recently.
I got both of these super cute pairs of loafers from New Look recently and I'm obsessed with them. I don't wear a lot of flat shoes like this, apart from sandals so it's nice to have an alternative when I don't fancy open toe shoes! Both of these are from New Looks Wide Fit range, which I absolutely love. I don't have particularly wide feet, but I do find wide fit flats much more comfortable than regular. Maybe I have oddly shaped feet, I'm not sure, but I'd definitely recommend checking these out if you fancy a super comfy pair of flats.
Can we just take a moment? I actually won this bag on eBay, which was super scary for me, as I was slightly concerned I'd end up with some super cheap knock off, but the seller was really good and has lots of great feedback and when it arrived, I was thrilled and relieved to find it was 100% authentic and 100% beautiful. I am in love with this. The style is the medium Selma bag, so it's just the right size for everyday without being too big or too teeny tiny.
Baby blue is one of my absolute favourite colours for Summer and these accessories are all super cheap from New Look. I think these look gorgeous with a fairly simple white outfit, to give it a little bit of colour without being super bright.
How cute are these little dainty necklaces from Primark? I'm loving Primark jewellery for the summer as it's so cheap and affordable and they have so many options. These were from £1 to £1.50 each which is fab, I get bored of jewellery really quickly so it's great to have some super cheap options to switch it up a lot.
Yet another MK bag might seem excessive, but I saw this on Brand Alley with around 30% off and a discount code, so I got this super adorable little cross body bag for around £72 instead of £110. How amazing is that? Again, it's the gorgeous baby blue colour that I've been absolutely loving lately, as with most MK bags, it has the stunning gold hardware, which will look stunning with gold jewellery. This really is a tiny bag, but it's fab for your phone, a mirror, keys and lipstick, which is all you need on a night out generally so that's perfect!
What have you been loving lately?
What have you been loving lately?