Sunday, 9 November 2014

Mummyness| Baby Haircare

After turning the grand old age of nine months, I thought it was about time I put a proper hair care regimen in place for Naila's coarse curls. I searched high and low for products that were inexpensive; as natural as possible; sulphate and paraben free and mineral oil free - which wasn't as easy as I initially thought. Everything that matched my criteria in terms of ingredients was far too pricey for this newly self-confessed frugalista! I even considered the possibility of making my own products for her, but due to a lack of time and patience I quickly dismissed the idea. 
Luckily, I randomly stumbled upon the Curly Kids line of products whilst browsing the aisles of Paks cosmetics. Although the hair line is aimed at mixed hair, I didn't let that dissuade me as most of their products are 'developed for curly, kinky, coily and frizzy hair'; all of which are applicable to Naila's multi-textured strands. 
I decided to try: the Super Detangling Shampoo, the Super Detangling Conditioner, the Super Detangling Spray and the Curl Defining Lotion, costing only £2.99 each. Bargain!


I've been using the products for a good 6 weeks now and I'm definitely impressed so far. I use the Super Detangling spray and the Curl Defining Lotion a few times a week when restyling her hair. The spray melts away her knots, making combing her hair a drama-free occasion and the lotion makes her hair silky soft and very defined. The other products are used once or twice a week on wash day and they too leave her gorgeous curls soft, clean and moisturised; they smell pretty darn good too which is always a bonus. 

Naila's freshly washed, conditioned, detangled and moisturised hair

I think I'll be using this range for the foreseeable future and will try other products from the range as her grows longer and longer. I'm hoping to keep Naila's product stash a lot smaller and less complicated than my own so I'm only stocking the essentials at that moment.

I'll keep you posted on any new additions to her stash. xXx  

           

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Shopping| Statement Necklaces From Ebay

I love nothing more than a statement necklace. Actually, I love nothing more than an inexpensive statement necklace!
With the festive season fast approaching, I was eager to get my hands on a few decorative pieces to jazz up my mostly black Autumn/Winter wardrobe; this naturally led to an extensive search on eBay - my go to haven for all things cheap and cheerful.

I particularly love the ones with the turquoise gems, they instantly inject a bit of colour to my all black ensembles. 
The necklaces were from a seller in China and arrived within 3 weeks, The quality was pretty decent too apart from one which arrived with a missing gem (a new one is on it's way free of charge though), which isn't too bad especially when they were mostly less than three quid each, with the most expensive a whopping £3.55 lol! 
I'm not done though, I'm currently on the hunt for some gorgeous emerald pieces to add to my stash, so watch this space! xXx
           

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Lifestyle| When in Rome

 
I initially feigned excitement when the mister told me he had booked us a weekend break to Rome last month; being a sun, sea and sangria kinda of gal and all, I wasn't quite sure I'd enjoy it. But I was truly captivated by the City and it's breath taking buildings and rich history. 
Although we didn't get to explore all that Rome had to offer (due to the short time we spent there), we most certainly had a tantalising taste of Roman life.
Alongside consuming copious amounts of Pinot Grigio, grazing on gelato and feasting on fresh pasta, we visited the Colosseom and wandered over to the Trevi fountain which was unfortunately being refurbished at the time. 
However our visit to the fountain wasn't in vain. 
A mere few inches away from the fountain the Mister got down on one knee and popped the question! 
I'm getting married people!
Little did I know this Roman adventure of ours was actually just a backdrop to what would be the beginning of the rest of our lives (please excuse the overt mushiness). 
So yes, Rome was absolutely ah-may-zing and it'll definitely have a special place in my heart. 

           

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

OOTD| Pleats

 
Jacket: George @ Asda
Vest: Primark
Shorts: H&M
Shoes and Bag: Primark
Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Earrings: Peacocks


Finding shorts that didn't ride up my backside or make look like a hoochie-mama has been the hardest task this summer! Seriously! Initially I had my heart set on denim ones but after trying on countless pairs I had to conclude that they just weren't for me. Even the floaty floral ones seen all over the high street were either way too short or just ill-fitting on me so I ended up settling for a pleated version from H&M which are extremely flattering on my thighs of thunder, aren't so revealing and are actually really really nice. I wore this 'fit the other day whilst doing what I do best, running errands lol! That's as exciting as my life gets I'm afraid. I'm hoping to be a bit more adventurous in the coming days and have a few days out planned with the kiddies so hopefully regular outfit posting will commence and hopefully blogging in general will resume.
So ciao for now lovelies x