Winging Life Since 1995

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Let's Have Coffee | 21 Facts About Me

I thought it was time for people to get to know me a little better so I put together twenty random facts about me that may or may not be of any interest to anyone... ENJOY!
  1. I'm half French but can speak a total of 11 french words. Thanks, school
  2. I'm currently writing my first novel
  3. When I say I write poetry I just rhyme words
  4. I'm 5'1" and can never reach the top shelf of anything
  5. I'm part of the LGBTQ+ community and proud
  6. My first plant was a peace lily called Wanda
  7. I had my first kiss aged 18
  8. I have four tattoos and seven piercings... so far
  9. I know almost every fact about Marilyn Monroe
  10. Snow White is my favourite Disney Princess
  11. I am a Scorpio and really into astrology
  12. I don't eat meat or dairy
  13. Imagine Dragons are my favourite band
  14. I can nap anywhere at anytime
  15. My superpower would be to breathe underwater or telekinesis
  16. I have jumped out of a plane at 10,000 feet
  17. I still have two baby teeth
  18. Bracelets are the only jewellery I don't wear
  19. I keep a five-year diary
  20. If I can help it I don't like my food to mix on the plate
  21. I love my girlfriend Claudia

Comment below if you have any similarities to me!

Sunday, 16 April 2017

What's In My Bag?

I'm not even kidding... these posts and videos are always my favourites. I don't know why but it probably has to do with me being incredibly nosey and a person's bag being so unapologetically them it kinda has a beauty all on its own.

Now, unlike most people, my handbag has to be organised and clean and otherwise I will lose everything, never to be seen again. Although before I became an "adult" (using this term very lightly) it would be sugar lined, full of old coins and empty wrappers.

Purse - I love changing my purse around and swapping it every now and then. This gem is from Skinnydip sporting a metallic blue scale pattern, which I love because it can also pass as a clutch for when you don't want to carry around a big bag. Mermaid lovers this is right up your street. I always carry around one or two polaroids in there with me too so I know I've always got my loved ones close.

Phone - Obviously my phone is an essential, along with my house keys. I'll be honest I actually always have my phone in my pocket because when it's in my bag I can't hear it when no one rings me. My case is also from Skinnydip, channelling the embroidery trend that's around. I love cases with a texture as I am such a fidgety person when I'm walking and usually I'll have my hands in my pockets playing with a paperclip or something.

Sunglasses - I really really like sunglasses, however, I wear glasses full time and I don't get on too well with contact lenses meaning I occasionally have to choose between style and sight... Now it's Spring time I'm starting to bring sunnies with me more often. My babies are from Quay Australia who honestly has the sickest frames. These are sold in Topshop so you've probably seen them around. If you're in the market for some new ones this year I would have a good look at Quay.

Perfume - As hard as I try I ALWAYS forget to put perfume on, so I decided to start carrying perfume in my bag in case I leave the house and realise what a fool I have been. I'm currently wearing i am SO...? which is such a gorgeous spring fruity scent. It's part of their new collection and is just dreamy.

Headphones - Does anyone else feel truly lost without their headphones? At the moment I'm listening to the #MondayMotivation playlist on Spotify every day of the week. There are some crackers on there let me tell you, so if you don't already know it, get on it. I'm also really into old school Lana Del Rey at the moment (thanks Heidi).

Lipstick - I always carry a lipstick in my bag with me just in case something comes up and I need to spice up my make up a little bit. I'm currently carrying the Barry M Satin Super Slick Lip Paint in the shade 'Truffle Shuffle - 168' that I've had since last year. Simple shades are incredibly versatile so I can trust no matter what I'm wearing it will go.

Diary - I don't always carry my diary around with me because I am small and weak and I try and avoid having a heavy bag, however, I should really because I end up with about ten post-its floating around in my bag to transfer over later. This is the first time I've actually stuck to a paper diary because it usually gets to about beginning of January and I've given up. My memory is a piece of sh*t these days and because suddenly I have a life I need one.

Tampons & Paracetamol - I'm not going to hide any reality. I'm a girl and once a month blood rushes from my vagina, therefore I need to be prepared. It's also good to carry tampons or pads around in case your friends need one too. I do like to carry around paracetamol as well because who know when the pain will come knocking on the door...


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Re-Balancing Shampoo & Conditioner

What could you want more than smooth silky hair...? Probably a lot but it's a start eh?

If you've read this post: Tips for Badass Blonde Hair, then you'll already know my hair has been through a lot in a short space of time. I've bleached the hell out of it, loaded hair dye upon hair dye and it recently got to the point I basically had to chop most of it off it was so rank - but I have found my silicone-free saving grace.

L'Oréal Elvive Extraordinary Clay Re-Balancing Shampoo and Conditioner are honestly the best hair products I have ever used. I've always has pretty good experience's with their shampoos so I knew one way or another we were going to get on, however, little did I know we get on like a house on fire. I am in love. The clay based shampoo and conditioner claims to re-balance your hair, specifically targeting people with oily roots and dry ends to finally tame your tresses. This, my friend, is true.

"Oil produced from the scalp can build up causing the roots to become visibly greasy, weighing down the hair. Over-washing to combat this problem can strip the fibre leaving it dry. This results in a vicious cycle of washing. What if you could have hair that was cared for at both ends?"

When using the shampoo and conditioner together it hydrates ends and leaves roots pure for 72 hours, holding on to beaut hair a little longer between washes. Also avoids anyone washing like merry heck. Three refined clays are mixed in the product leaving your hair perfectly balanced and beautiful. Plus it smells flipping great. The conditioner leaves my hair light from the scalp and not heavy on my hair at all. I have pretty thick hair and it just feels all light and fluffy afterwards, which is such a bonus and something thick haired people struggle with. My hair is so shiny and soft, often with a little bounce (usually when running to work).

The main reason I fell in love with this product is because the results were immediate. I genuinely had new hair afterwards and in fact, after going out after the first wash, people commented saying my hair looked shiny and health. Is that not what we all strive for? I think so. I do feel like I have my old hair back. It's the kind of shampoo that lathers really well for those crazy bath hairstyles and foam beards. That's right, I know what's up.

As I mentioned before, these products are silicone -free. Ever wondered why your favourite shampoo and conditioner just 'stop working' for you? This is because of the silicone in it. This specific ingredient 'cones' your hair creating a barrier meaning your hair is unable to be hydrated, leaving it dry and brittle. Not only that, silicone makes the product really hard to rinse out of your hair as it's water insoluble creating a heavy greasy build up over time. Seems like an odd thing to put in shampoo... Luckily this baby has none of that.

The shampoo smells great as you would expect from a brand like L'Oréal and is currently around £2.50 a bottle in all major stores. There is nothing I don't like about this product. Highly recommend.

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