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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A Chinese Supermarket Miracle

Good Evening!

So it's been a couple of days since my last post, I swear I am trying my hardest to get back into it, but I am not feeling too well today so sorry if I don't make sense!

So today I want to tell you about a little gem of a product I have been testing for a while. It doesn't cost the world, and it isn't even from a likely source, yet I have ultimate faith in it. What is this little gem and where is it from you ask? Well it's coconut oil from the chinese supermarket...

This little baby is £1.35, as opposed to the beauty world's alternatives which normally cost at least 10 times more! This is pure oil, no additives, no nothing, pure cooking oil and a pure treat for the hair!

I have to thank my friend for this one. She is part Thai and her mum used this on her as a baby, she still uses it now and also uses it on her son's scalp and his skin. I love it. 

It makes my hair feel amazing! I rub it all over my scalp and hair, pop it all on top of my head, whack a cheapy shower cap on and leave it for as many hours as possible. When it's washed (I recommend a double shampoo as it's a bit of a bugger to get out), you can glide a fine tooth comb through it, before even using a conditioner, if you don't have dry hair, you probably wouldn't need a conditioner at all. 

So I use this once a week (normally a Saturday), a bottle will last a month or so. Mid-week I boost the coconut effect with another bargain...

This leave-in conditioner from Boots is less than £2 and it's great. It's just the boost I need to keep my hair silky soft all week. It smells like play-dough, but I quite like it in a weird way.

So this combination of coconut keeps my hair shiny, soft and healthier than it's ever been. So not only do coconuts taste great, but they are fab for the skin and hair too!

Go on, give it a go and let me know what you think. Once you go coconut, I am pretty sure you'll go nuts for it (haha, pun-tastic!)

Anyway, time to get back to watching The Great British Bake Off, anyone else in love with this show!?!

Cya soon!

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Saturday, 18 August 2012


Good Afternoon,

So this weekend seems to be a weekend for family visiting and productivity, so this is probably going to be a short post (also because Mr. Asda may arrive with my shopping soon!). But as much as I love the usual chaos involved with family visiting, I love nothing more than curling up with a good book.

So I wanted to ask you about what you like to read, and what you can recommend.

I have just become fully up-to-date with both the Vampire Diaries series and the Sookie Stackhouse novels (now True Blood on HBO), both of which I have thoroughly enjoyed. Some would argue the 'vampire' phase is over, and it's no longer 'cool', personally, if I like a book I will read it, whether it's in fashion or not.

However, speaking of books that are in fashion, I LOVED the Fifty Shades Trilogy. Now, if you're under 16, or don't like rudey things, do not read this. Seriously, you will be upset. I thought it was great, granted, it's poorly written, but damn does it suck you in! I have a couple of other books of the same genre to get through, and I will do some reviews if people are interested. 

I do have the Hunger Games to read as well (the advantages of Rosie and her library moving in!) but I am just interested in what you like to read. I like a bit of anything really, Dan Brown, David Pelzer, L.J Smith, J.K Rowling, biographies, fact, fiction, anything really.

Also, like I said, if you do want any reviews, let me know.

Anyway, I am going to get back to watching Finding Nemo, we have a couple of hours of quiet before the next lot of family (mum) arrives!

Enjoy your weekend!
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Monday, 13 August 2012

I am back... I hope!

Good afternoon!

Phew, well I think I might actually be back in the blogging world now, things are finally settling down into a routine, so we'll see how all this goes.

I haven't got myself organised enough to start Youtube yet, so for now I will be blogging and will see how this fits into my new schedule. Hopefully Youtube will be coming soon!

So this post is just going to be a bit of an update really, to let you know what has been going on. I will throw in some pictures to make it more entertaining :)

Firstly, if you have seen my Facebook page, you will know that I have graduated...

I really enjoyed the ceremony, but I am also relieved to be out of education, I am proud to say I graduated with a First Class Honours in Business Management. So that's my long stint in education finally over, so what did we do to celebrate??...

We went on holiday! This is me and the lovely Sam on our first night in Menorca. I do plan to do an Outfit of the Evening post soon, once I have sorted out the photos. We had a great time chilling by the pool and reading 50 Shades of Grey and The Sookie Stackhouse Novels(let me know what you think of these!). It was a wonderful break after finishing education, and a nice quiet before the storm.

Because, the day after we got back I moved flat to move in with Rosie. So that really was chaos, we haven't moved far but it took the family a whole day to move my things, and then another week or so to sort everything out. But we're all settled in now, which leads me to another piece of news...

I now have a job! I am no longer self employed, instead I work in a department store on womenswear and I am loving it! The standing up isn't really agreeing with my hips, but I am sure I will get there. I am working on a temp basis at the moment, but am hoping to get something full time. I am with a great company and would hate to miss the opportunity to stay with them!

I am not sure that I have any more news right now, but with all the excitement of moving, and new jobs and other bits and pieces, the blog really had to take a back seat, but now I am back and ready to get into the swing of it again, so let me know if you have any suggestions of things you would like to see.

Anyway, there's housework to be done, and tax forms to fill in (yawn!) so I best get going!

I hope to see you all soon!!
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