Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hair history

So, I warn you. This post is both picture heavy & disastrously hilarious. Enjoy

Start with 2003. This was me at a dress up party at a school camp. I was dressed as Billy from Good Charlotte. I know, I know.

Then over to 2004. Short hair ftw

Short still but discovered the straightener in later 2004. Rockin a purple tint and overcontrasting, as well as embaressing words photoshopped onto my cheek

2005. Discovered home bleach jobs & fudge. As well as lopsided hair

And, again
This is the part in my youth where the older me should have been around the slap in the face. Because this is the time in my life where I thought lots of different colours in my hair would look ~cool~

Exhibit b:
Then to black in 2006

Got myself a sweet fringe

Then didn't cut it for a while

Fringe back

Shorter fringe

Growing out

Decided to grow my hair but keep my poofy fringe

Still growing and blonde! 2007

Had a mid youth crises and cut all my hair off and dyed it black. Bar one tiny bit in my fringe

Home fringe cut, angled ooh la la. 2008

Mass quiff and my brief relationship with hair extensions

Huge hair gap but I decided to grow my hair so you can imagine how thrilling those photos would be. Actually stuck to growing my hair, 2009. Brief encounter with yet another fringe, also

Side fringe

Red hair! Love & miss this

And the present.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Mini review !

Okay, so as shown in my previous post, I picked up a bottle of Revlon Colorstay at a market yesterday. I have been itching to try this out because just about every blog I've come across have raved about this product at onbe point or another.

First thing I noticed about this foundation was the smell-has anyone else noticed this? Sometimes make up can just have a smell, I'm not sure what it is but it's really fresh and alluring. Maybe it's just me ;)
Second thing I noticed, well first when I applied it, is it's consistency. It's thick, but not too thick that you can't move it. The way I apply my foundation is with a brush then I set it by 'patting' it with a sponge. This foundation is just thin enough for me to be able to do this, but it's perfect. It has a medium coverage, but I'm sure it would be buildable with another layer. Personally, I prefer one layer of foundation, preluded by concealer and ended with powder to finish it off. I have semi troublesome skin so this routine works best for me.

I'm mostly impressed by it's lack of oilyness. So many commercial brands have 'oil free' foundations leaving residue that soaks to the top of your popwder within an hour of application. This is a cheap alternative for everyday use & I'm 100% sold.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Workout DVD review.

Well, over the past week I've been trying to really get stuck into exercising more as well as healthy eating. I'm currently sporting some stiff, sore legs due to this workout DVD:

It's a half an hour DVD in total, with 10 minute segments focusing on (as the title suggests) your belly, butt & thighs. It's pretty interactive. She throws encouraging slogans as you all the while & counts down. Sometimes she's sneaky and tells you you're going to do 10 reps, then says 'ok! 5 more!'.

It's actually really hard! When I started it, I thought yeah ok, this is do-able, but some of the things they get you to do with your legs are insane! There's two women behind her, one doing the beginner version and one doing sets that are meant to push you to the limit. Even though I'm a beginner, I follow the main lady who's demonstrating an intermediate level.

All in all it's really thorough. The 10 minutes just fly by without realising it. One of the best things about it though is being able to do in the comfort of your own home, with no one watching you. I'm hoping to do it most nights and once these sore legs pass I'll enjoy it even more.

Anyone else using workout DVD's they'd recommend?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010