Maintenance and tips for our crown.

No truer words have been spoken, than “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change your life”, I know this to be true first hand with my many, many hair transformation! This post is dedicated to your unique crown, long, short, no hair, or rainbow hair; I will be sharing my very special tips.

We all have the desire to transform our looks time to time and the easiest thing to do is to find a pair of scissors or to go pick up a box colour from the shops.Once again, I know this because I’ve been that girl! But what are we  really doing to our hair, if you think about it, how much damage have you done to your hair ? For myself, I’ve always been a serial hair cuter and colourist !

By the time I was graduating my hair had been through countless shades of brown and black, and because I was a rooky hairdresser if you looked closely at my hair it was like looking at a patchy brown and black quilt. So naturally, the next step was to go blonde ! The perfect, stress free, easy and fast option for any deep brunette, right ? Once I finally achieved my dream of having blonde hair, my once healthy strong and split end free hair became frail, dry and lost all of it’s volume.

My goal for my hair was for it to look like qwen stafani’s so I knew I had to make some huge changes FAST, so here they are !

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~10 tips for  vibrant hair when you have the passion for colouring and haircutting~

1 .Olaplex

When you bleach you’re hair, you strip away all your hairs natural oils subsequently destroying  whole protein structure of each strand; thus leaving your hair weak, brittle and frizzy. Olaplex is a special treatment developed by specialist doctors to rebuild the protein structure of your hair from inside each the individual strand. So, Next time you’re with your hair stylist ask about the olaplex, and for an at home treatment you can follow the link below to a fabulous one !

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2 . Protecting it from heat / for bleach blondes use minimal heat.

Give yourself a break from heat, every time you straighten or curl your hair you’re putting emence strain on your hair. So instead try cool drying your hair in rollers or lowering your heat setting on your dryer and straightener. Or why don’t you try ionised straightener ? which will leave your hair feeling bouncy and light.

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3 .Massage the scalp / oil the scalp.

After your hairs has been dyed/ bleached your scalp is stunned into thinking that its dry all the time, leading to major dandruff  as it cannot renew and properly slough off the old, dead and dirty cells. Argon oil will bring a huge needed moisture surge into you scalp. What I love to do is cover my head in olive or coconut oil  then rinse it out the next day – you’ll have silky hair in no time !

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4 .Hair treatments – banana mask.

Hair masks and treatments are essential to everyone’s hair, no mater the level of damage it’s just a fabulous thing to include in your hair care! If you’re looking for your perfect mask, you need to try a banana mask; it’s pack with antioxidants, vitamin c and b which helps nourish your follicle and promotes healthy hair growth.

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5 .Microfibre towels/ silk pillow.

A silk slip is antibacterial fabric that will let your hair and face breathe. This will help stop any breakouts of tangles from happening ! Microfibres towels work amazingly  with absorbing the moisture in your hair without damaging and drying your hair out  – perfect for when you hair is in such a fragile state, you can buy them as cheap as 2$ on eBay !

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6 .Argon oil shampoo – purple shampoo/ deep conditioning treatments.

Argon oil infused shampoo is the perfect treat for frizzy, damaged, dry hair. It’s oils help coat and strengthen your hair, I guarantee by the end of the week your hair will have had a full recovery ! Now to the miracle of purple shampoo, so how it works is that due to the fact that your hair has no colour in it, it absorbs the parts of the purple  therefor canceling out the brassy orange tones left by the bleach. Perfect in between toner, and I’ve added the link to my favourite purple shampoo for the blond babes out here!

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7 .Use a wide tooth comb and some oil if you’re brushing your hair.

Please if your hair has gone through harsh bleach don’t hysterically brush your hair, this will only result in breakages. Use a detangaler, this will help prime you hair.

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8 . For volume blow dry facing up, on a low heat and slow.

“Check your hairdryer settings – high heat and speed can lead to flat hair,” explains Roberto Tarla, Creative Director of Keune Australia and New Zealand. “Lower the temperature and speed to dial up the volume, and use your hands to lift the hair as it dries to encourage body and a whole lot of volume.”

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9 .Try a root lifter and change up your sides for extra oomph.

This will dramatically give you some instant dimension to your hair, perfect for a quick hair pick me up for a crazy busy day. Plus say good-bye to flat and greasy looking hair, and say hello to sexy, stunner in 1 second !

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10 .Dry shampoo.

Dry shampoo is the perfect quick fix to any busy man or woman – it give body, texture and lift to dull hair. And the added bonus is that it will help dry you hair faster !

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For more tips and tricks about hair I can make a part 2 to hair care ~ happy transformations my loves x

~ These are my tips, I’m a qualified beauty therapist not a hairdresser – if you have dee concerns about your hair consult a hair stylist ~

~ This page does include affiliate links, meaning I do get a small percentage with NO extra cost for you – the products I chose I do still love and trust them ~

The greatest love you’ll ever have

Months or even a year before creating what is now E I L I S H, I would spend hours looking through all of these stunning beauty blogs, constantly comparing my non existant blog at the time to theirs. Every comparison and self-criticism was like taking a shot of the Devils elixir.

It had to stop, and by the time New Years came along I knew I had to put my big girl pants on and finally start a blog – but most of all, stop bloody comparing !

Its been a full month now and I’ve never looked back ✨

And hunny, let me tell you sometimes it can be a struggle especially when our life IS social media 24/7 ~ but at the end of the day, no matter what the most important job in life is being ourselves and loving it !

So to anyone thinking about a new opportunity a job, blog, youtubing or just increasing their platform on Instagram but have been scared about what others may say or are comparing themselves to bigger stars – I say go for it, forget the negative and rise like a star !

To leave off, this  is one of my favourite verses of all time; and I think that we all deserve to say it to ourselves.

 

love to you all xx

Shout out to the real MVP ~ our Mascara !

Every woman deserves a man to ruin her lipstick, not her mascara

~ Charlotte Tilburry.

I thought it was about time to celebrate the miracle that is mascara; it’s been with us through heart breaks, love, our job interviews and even on our very special wedding day! so it’s pretty fair to say it has always been there for us like a great friend, but have we ever stopped and wondered where our beloved mascara came from ?

Mascara has been a beauty essential for both woman and men since the very start, first recorded 3400 BC the egyptian’s made the first mascara form khole, honey and crocodile dung – how delightful! Their special mascara was also used as body paint, on their lashes and an eyeliner; as it was perfect for sun protection. Mascara then took a break for a little while, then was revived  again in 1830 known as the Victorian Era. And proudly so, it started with a bang; ladies were starting to be creative too and because their favourite idol had red/ fair lashes they started mixing wild berries into their mascara to be like their queen !

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Thanks to one man, mascara was professionally made and distributed in  1917; it was a huge step for woman all over, they finally  had a certified mascara that was professionally  manufactured that was quick and easy to us and to most importantly SAFE!

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This amazing man is the one and only Eugene Rimmil, sounds familiar ? Look below you’ve probably used  one of his products on a night out!

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Through the years of being mascaras number one mascot, I’ve gathered some tips!

  1. To give the illusion of  lovely, long and thick lashes, when you apply your lashes go in real close and bufffthe mascara at the base of your lashes and then roll out – this will create a liner look !
  2. If you want to tint your brows in a second then light, and I cannot stress this enough LIGHTLY comb your wand through your brows – ( the goal is for them to look softly tinted, and not like ernie – or maybe it is ! )

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Mascaras I’m in love with 

  1.  Better than Sex 5 out of 5 stars.
  2. Maybellene false 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
  3. Bad girl Bang 4 1/2 out of 5 stars.
  4. BobbiBrown Smokey 3 1/2 out of 5 stars.

Passion for fashion – all about body shapes and embracing your body!

Welcome Lovelies, if you have a passion for fashion but still don’t know what suits you; then this post is for you!

Your body is the true definition of uniqueness, a true one of a kind and as it is so rare it is your job to cherish it. Simple as that sounds it’s hard to stay in love with our body’s 24/7 when we’ve been so use to scrolling through instagram comparing ourselves 25/8! so I’m here to tell you to STOP IT, stop feeding your body with negative emotions and start feeding it love ~ start by reading this !

So let’s talk about your body, at the end of the day anyone can wear anything there just has to be some tweaks; personally, I’m 4’11 and with curves so to accentuate them I love wearing tight, high-waisted pants or a lined skirts to elongate my legs and to give a nice hour-glass look.

So don’t be shy go in front of a mirror and look at that gorgeous body,  really have a look at your beautiful body and figure out what would really suit you ? ~ also a tip never get angry with your body, it’s the clothes that your putting on, there has been many times in the past that I have picked out something wrong for my body shape and in seconds I’m in the dressing room diagnosing myself as a  fat. So there has never been a better time to treat your body kindly, and to start dressing to embrace it !

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These are the 4 general body shapes, however with everything within these shapes there are ranges like levels; like you could have a slight rectangle shape or an extreme hour-glass like Marlyne Manroe.

Going deeper into body types we hear the terms ectormorph, endomorph and mesomorph; so what does it mean ?

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simply put;

Ectomorph – Skinny, long libs, difficulty gaining weight and muscle, a fast and  efficient metabolism.

Just like Audrey Hepburn.

Endomorph – smooth/ round curves, gains muscle easily, and Small shoulders, high waist and large hips creating a pear-shaped physique

just like Ashley Greyham.

Mesomoph – naturally lean, muscular, losing weight and gaining muscle is easy!

Just like Madonna.

Fashion

To make it an easy, I made a little grid, so keep reading to for the secrets!

Apple

Do

  • Keep the clothing line straight to slightly fitted.
  • fabric soft = avoid unnecessary bulk around the bust, waist and tummy
  • Keep details above the bust line and below the hip line -you want to show these points off!
  • Keep your silhouette fitted under bust and as well below your arms and along your waist.

Dont

  • Wearing belts whether big or small
  • Sleeves which finish next to your bust
  • Skirt above knee length
  • Clothing that finishes at your fullest points e.g. jackets, cardigans

 

 

Pear

  • Jackets and tops need to finish either above or below the widest point of your hips and bottom
  • Balance the top with your fuller bottom half. (Layering on your top half creates visual interest and draws the eye upwards. Wear volume, clutter, pattern, colour on your top half, so hips and thighs will seem narrower)
  • Wear fitted styles around your waist and always accentuate your waistline e.g. empire line, wraps, fitted lines.

Dont

  • Details, patterns, pockets on your thigh and hip area and belts on your hips
  • Flared or ruffled sleeve lines, straight skirts or pencil skirts
  • Bags that sit on your hips.
  • Ankle straps, kitten heels, delicate footwear, round toe shoes, ankle boots with straps around your calf area.

Rectangle.

Do

  • Keep your silhouette uncluttered
  • Unstructured jackets that gently shape the waist
  • Hip and bottom details are good – as long they create gentle curves
  • You want to create an illusion of a waist.

Dont

  • Details at the waist such as noticeable waistband; high-waisted trousers; belted jackets and coats at the front
  • Straight lines from top to toe e.g. straight jacket worn with straight trousers/with pin stripes/with a pencil skirt
  • Boxy jackets or coats as well double breasted coats and jackets; boxy pleats.

Hour glass

Do

  • Wear a good supporting bra that will lift our bust and give you a more defined waist.
  • Bring attention to your shoulder and neckline.

Dont

  • Straight shapes that hide your waist
  • Fussy styles and details that create additional volume around your bust, tummy, thighs e.g. dropped sleeve lines, pleats, high-waisted styles, hip pockets
  • High necklines that cover up your cleavage and décolleté e.g. turtle neck.

 

So there you have it, now like always its your life and you’re the queen or king of it! Here are just some fashion tips, so go wild ❤

Have a beautiful day full of peace and happiness xx

 

 

 

 

 

Feeling groovy and confident 24/7 – Being hygiene aware and some daily hacks to boost your self-confidence!

Wouldn’t it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out ~ Alan Cohen.

Whether we like it or not, confidence is something we have to grow and nourish; just like a flower, everyday you have to water it, feed it and let it have the right amount of sunshine. Some days you might forget to bring it in from the rain, so it could look fragile and withered so that just means you have to take better care of it, nature and love it and protect it from any negative influences. That flower symbolises your inner confidence, you have to protect, nourish and healthy grow it and ignore any negative energy – and it’s normal to have off day’s that’s life,  and if you need to be confident in a jiffy you can fake it until you make it !

This was my number one rule starting highschool, from being homeschooled for 2 years then going back to a “normal” school was extremely nerve-wracking, this when I learnt how to fake confidence! Some days proved to be  very, very difficult, then finally at the end of the long journey of year 8 I found my friendship group ( still 7 years strong 😉 ). The next year was a year of changes, I stopped relying on people’s perception of me and became a better person for it ! when i let that go I started to focus on myself, and how to make myself feel and look good making me radiant confidence.

So I alway carried a beauty bag, this had everything from gloss to scent. It was simply perfect, silly as it sounds but having that  beauty bag in my blue carry bag made me feel like it was my own superpower!

So here it is, my powerful beauty bag must;

  • Mariah Carey dream or pink perfume.

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  • Tweezers and gimme brow.

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  • Mayelline mascara and spooly.

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  • lip liner and gloss.

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  • deodorant.

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  • shaver.

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  • moiurizer/ self tanner.

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I still swear by these products and love them with all my heart as they hold a special memory for me. Now to the behind the scenes hacks and tips for feeling groovy and to build that self-confidence !

Oral care

Have no fear you don’t have to race out and buy some expensive teeth whitening gel, in fact you can just use some good old trusted ingredients and a record-breaking toothpaste. Your teeth are your pearly treasures so treat them right,  using these hash whitening treatments can strip your enamel leaving your teeth weak and sensitive. So for an alternative I like to use Colgate crystal white toothpaste, it’s is truly amazing ! and to top that off oil pulling is fantastic – and it actually works ! So either in the morning or night take a spoon full of coconut oil and rinse your mouth for 30 seconds.

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Moisterisor / self tanner.

Wave good-bye to dry, cracked and ashy skin and say hello to a daily moisturizer – these lifesavers can range from 10 – 20 $, depending on where you buy them and what they contain. When you’re finding your perfect match find one that has a spf value and one that is enriched with oils to penetrate into the skin and protect. Personally, nothing makes me feel even better about myself then a little glow; this is when I turn to gradual tanners. It’s perfect for anyone busy because it cuts out the waiting and prepping time for a tan. My no. 1 moisturizer is dove’s Daily glow, the smell alone takes you to the perfect summer day with a perfect coconut drink ! it gives you the perfect instant glow, that isn’t sticky and there absolutely no mess!

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Shaving/waxing.

I love that fresh smooth feeling, so a great shaver is no. 1! before you shave it’s important to give your body a quick exfoliation; the best technique is to wet you lather and rub in an upward motion. This would be one of my favourite tips to give, because the problem with scrubbing in a circular motion is that it will confuse your hairs and most likely cause more ingrowns. Now to single razors these are perfect for peach fuze, side burns and mono brows, you can buy them on eBay and they are a piece of cake to use ! if you have time waxing is great, I recommend going to a professional if you doing your bikini – trust me guys! for rookies I say go and buy some strip wax, I’ll have the look below – i use these all the time and I’m in love with them!

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Scars or red abrasions

 I was born was a heart condition which resulted in 8 surgeries ( 5 as a baby and 3 in 2009), I’m honoured to have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful nurses and doctors that have tremendously influenced my life for the better. However during highschool I wanted to cover it up, luckily the uniform covered it up perfectly but for the night I went out i would cover it in concealer then pat it with banana powder then finally my foundation. At night I would massage in vitamin E oil. Now im happily confident with my scar and couldn’t care less if it’s clearly seen, at the end of the day do you !

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Perfume and deodorant.

deodorant can be so underrated sometimes, but it’s something we all need ~it’s true, sometimes Kings and Queens perspire! After you have you wash feel free to layer it on, and like skin care find one that works for you and your personal and unique body. then it’s that all important perfume ! you want to find something perfect for you, now it’s time to think what am I about or what should my perfume say about me ? my personal favourite is Mariah Carey forever, Gucci guilty and for something sweet I’m loving pink sugar. fear not, perfumes shouldn’t break the bank, if you find you perfect perfume but at a not so perfect price hop on to eBay and search it up and get it in a 15ml spay bottle – trust me it’s a killer deal!

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I hop you loved this post, I’m really passionate about people feeling fierce and confident, and remember it’s okay to have some dull days 🙂 here are just some tips, feel free to comment what you do to feel more confident and let’s build each other up ❤

have a beautiful day lovelies

x

( oh and that was a picture from year 8, come check out my instagram for recent 😉 )