Thursday, 3 November 2016

Skincare For Sick Days


I have been suffering terribly with some sort of flu/cold type thing for almost two weeks now and my skin has suffered along with it. I've had a lot of breakouts, especially on my forehead and t-zone area, as well as dryness. I don't think the cold weather helps though as it's not only my face that seems to be affected, it's my body as well. These two products have saved my life and I thought I would share them with you all. 
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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Midnight Margaritas!


I think everyone and their mother knows how much I love this time of year. Now that it's officially October, it's time to get the candles and pumpkins out. I met my best friend in Morocco last year and ever since then, we've become inseparable. 

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Friday, 21 October 2016

The EASIEST Toffee Apples



Halloweens on its way, which calls for TOFFEE APPLES! 

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Losing Myself & Surviving | My Break Up


Earrings - River Island HERE
Jumper - New Look HERE
Scarf - Boohoo / Similar HERE
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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Dear 13 Year Old Me.


(I don't actually have any photos of me when I was 13, so heres a bunch of embarrassing baby photos instead)

If I could go back in time and write a diary of how my life was going to be, I probably would. Just for some reassurance that things in life do get a little bit shitty but eventually everything falls into place. 

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Sunday, 2 October 2016

My Favourite Highlighters | ABH Glow Kits





Can you believe i'm doing a makeup post? Me neither. Makeup used to be my pride and joy but now I'm just like 'blah' - I haven't been inspired with any looks at all and I feel like i've let myself go haha.
Not to mention that everything seems to be so god damn expensive.

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Sunday, 4 September 2016

10 QUOTES TO MAKE YOU PROUD OF BEING A WOMAN


No one really needs to tell me that being a woman is nothing short of spectacular, but I thought I would remind you all of why we shine. Here are some of my favourite quotes.  

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Saturday, 20 August 2016

It's Okay To Go Against The Grain



I'll be honest, I am not a people's person at all. I never really have been and don't think I ever will be. I'm not very good at socialising, I'm not too interested in meeting new people and I very much like doing things alone.
I am very content with having a limited number of friends and choosing who I want to spend my time with and that is okay.
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Friday, 22 July 2016

Hair Growth Journey Tips


So this post is for those of you who want to start your natural hair journey and aim to grow it out as long as possible.

First things first, you need to have the big chop. Yup! - To start the process of getting long hair, you need to have it short first. Your hair will not grow whilst it's covered in split and dead ends so book an appointment with your hairdresser as soon as possible and have a few inches off. You should also cut your hair every 6 months to maintain healthy hair growth, I had mine cut today. 




Cleanse

When it comes to washing your hair, always wash with lukewarm water as that opens the hair cuticles but when rinsing, use cold water because that closes them and also seals in moisture. Try to remember this every time you wash your hair. 

When shampooing, you should only be focusing on your scalp and the roots of your hair, rather than the ends. Use your finger tips to really massage the product into the scalp and to of course get rid of any product build up. You can also use the Tangle Teezer 'Aqua Splash' brush to massage your scalp. - This brush is great for brushing your hair in the water as the brissles are super soft so they do not tug or pull away at your head. Scalp massages are crucial for hair growth because it increases blood circulation to the follicles and helps to strengthen the roots. 




Conditioner should be focused mostly on the ends of your hair as they tend to be the driest but you can also run the product through your hair using your fingers. 

Treatments and Masks

Hot oil treatments do wonders for my hair, especially when my curls are starting to feel dry which makes it easier for my hair to snap and break. I like to apply the oil about an hour before I go to bed, this gives the product time to completely dry so no residue is left on my pillows. I do my usual wash-and-go the next day and my curls are always left feeling healthy, soft and they look poppin'. 

You will need:

3 Table Spoons of Coconut Oil
3 Table Spoons of Castor Oil
2 Table Spoons of Moroccan Oil 
2 Table Spoons of Olive Oil

How to: 

Heat your mixed oils together in the microwave or leave the bowl inside another bowl filled with boiled water. Once the oil is warm (not boiling) - apply to hair focusing mainly on the roots but try and saturate all hair. Wrap your hair in cling film to help seal in moisture and blow dry for 5/10 minutes to warm up the oil and help speed the process. Once your is hair completely dry (which may take up to an hour) take off the clingfilm and you can go to bed. Voila! 

You can buy hair masks from almost any retail and high street shops but it's super easy to make your own. If you would like to know how to make your own deep conditioning hair mask, I have a post here all about it. 

Water and Diet 

I think we all know by now that drinking plenty of water and having a balanced diet helps with our skin but it also really helps with getting healthy hair. Water helps the body to process and flush out all toxins and also keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. If you drink plenty, your hair will grow stronger which means less breakage, more growing. 
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Tuesday, 10 May 2016

When In Paris


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Shirt // Here
Jeans // Similar Here
Trainers // Here
Sunglasses // Here
 
I just got back from a 4 day trip to Paris and i'm so sad about it. I had one of the best weekends of my entire life and I never wanted it to end. I knew Paris was one of my favourite cities even though I had never been and it lived up to ALL my expectations. If you ever get the chance to go, please do. I'm going to be posting lots of pictures over the next two weeks of my trip, starting from day 1 right up until my birthday (the day I flew home) 
Oh yeah, I'm 21 now ^_^ 
- Hope you've all enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend, even though its pouring down with rain as I type this. 

Lots of love, Charleigh x 

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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Coconut Oil | Three Hacks To Use



I tweeted not too long ago about how much I LOVE Coconut oil and that I was going to write a post about it. A lot of you seemed to favourite the tweet, so here it is. Coconut Oil is honestly my go to product for almost anything and everything. Not only is it great for the skin, it has a fantastic amount of health benefits that really make a difference. 

Here are three ways in which I incorporate Coconut Oil into my everyday routine:

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Saturday, 12 March 2016

Monday, 15 February 2016

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Valentine's, Self Love Tips



So 'that' day has come, the dreaded 14th of February where couples celebrate being together and we are bombarded with pictures on Instagram of roses, cards, MK watches and Christian Louboutins. I've always LOVED valentines, whether I'm in a relationship or not. However this is for all the single ladies feeling very lonely, wanting to stuff their faces with Ben and Jerrys Ice Cream and cry into a pillow whilst watching The Notebook haha. We've all been there girls :) however I've written a few of my favourite quotes and some of my tips and tricks to getting you on to your own 'self love' journey. 


Self Acceptance is seeing yourself through somebody else's eyes and being happy with what you see. We are surrounded by people's opinions and judgement all the time and we seem to get ourselves lost in the online world and forget what and who really matters, that is yourself. 


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