Guys, I've found it. I've found the product that creates bouncy, soft and volumised curls without frizz AND without drying my hair out. I have been searching high and low for a product like this one, so here she is..

It's a styler, a moisturiser and a leave in conditioner all in one. It revitalites curls without making them feel dry and creates the most insane defined curl pattern. It says on the bottle that it is the very best product for protecting and maintaining your hairstyle, with multiple purposes. 
I have gone through 3 of these bottles in the space of 9 weeks. I use this product DAILY on my curls and it still continues to work for me.

 I use this after my wash & go's and I also use this on my 4th/5th day hair, just to give my curls a bit of a boost before I have to wash my hair again. If you're natural or thinking of going natural, this is the product thats going to help soften your hair and bring your curls back to life. I recommend applying the product on wet hair, using a wide tooth comb to dispute it through the curls and then air dry. Can I also mention that I use a generous amount of product as well, I really make sure every strand is covered and the best thing about it is that its lightweight, its not heavy or thick at all. 

When it comes to bed time, sleep on a t-shirt or a microfibre towel to help the curls stay in place. You can also tie your hair into a loose 'pineapple style' bun if you hate sleeping with your hair down. I honestly can't rave about this product enough. It smells great, it does what it says on the bottle and my curls are more defined and bouncier than ever. If you're a curly girl, please try this product for yourselves, it won't disappoint. 

You can buy this (here)



 Does anyone else go through stages where they really fancy a warm chocolate brownie or a cake of some sort but never have them in the house? ME TOO! Here is where this little bad boy comes in handy and it takes less than two minutes to make. 

What you will need:

4 tbsp of flour (of your choice)
1 tbsp of sugar 
1 tbsp of vanilla extract 
1 tbsp of cacao powder (or cocoa) 
2 tbsp of vegetable oil 
4 tbsp of milk (of your choice) 
1 tsp of baking powder 

How to: 

1. In a microwaveable mug, add in the flour, baking powder, cacao powder and sugar. Mix together well. 

2. Add in the vanilla extract, oil and milk. 

3. Combine all ingredients together until it makes a cake like batter. 

4. Pop it in the microwave for 1 minute (depending on your microwave and how gooey you like it) 

5. Add chocolate chips or any other kind of chocolate on top to melt. 


 This is a chocolate lovers dream.. with a lot less calories.



Lately, I've been really thinking about how much my life has changed in the space of a few months. I spoke on my Snapchat (it's iamcharleigh if you want to add me) about when I suffered with depression and anxiety between the ages of 14-16 and how much I thought I was never going to get out of this funk. Going through my first heartbreak, studying for my GCSE's and being in and out of doctor appointments, trying to find out what's wrong with me, affected me more than I realised at the time. I thought once I left school, all my problems would be solved and I'd be fine... it wasn't. College was even worse for me and I ended up quitting and dropping out. So there I was, 16, with no job, no income and no motivation for anything. Having social anxiety meant that I couldn't do anything involving strangers.. so can you imagine the state I got myself in, knowing I had to go for job interviews? I couldn't even do small things like getting on public transport. I honestly thought that I was worthless, I was never going to be successful and a waste of space. 

Fast forward 5 years and I have never been happier. Right now, I can truly say that I am the best version of myself. Of course I know that I am going to grow and evolve even more and I'm always looking to improve myself and my ability. But, for the first time in my life, I can finally see a future and it is bright. 

Have you guys heard of 'The Secret'? you probably have but if not, look it up. I've spoken about this before on my blog but it basically means "The Law of Attraction" - everything that we feel and everything that we think, we can bring it to life. The universe will give us everything that we've ever wanted, as long as you believe it will. So for the past 6 weeks or so, I've been putting this into practice and already my life has started to change. Please look it up if you haven't seen/read it already, it is both a documentary and a book. Right now, I feel really content and at my happiest, I know I've been happy for a while now but now.. it feels different. 

Naturally, I'm not a very positive person and I struggle with seeing the good in bad situations.
Life can make it seem like everything is really hard and sometime it is.. but life also has a way of turning things around. If you hold on and stay focused, you will get to where you want to be. We are allowed to make mistakes and we're allowed to make the wrong decisions, thats how we learn. None of us are perfect.

It is so easy to compare yourself to others, especially in this industry where it sometimes feels like its one big competition. I used to compare myself to other bloggers, people in general all the time. Some people also get things handed to them on a plate, others have to work really hard for it but do you know what? I would rather be the one who worked their butt off to change their life, rather than sit on it and watch people create a life for me. I'm a go getter and whatever I want or own, I've done that for myself, by myself.

So, the whole point of this post and the message I was trying to get out on snapchat is that whatever your current situation is, whether you're unhappy, you feel like you're in a dead end job, you don't know what type of career you want, you're struggling with money - it will change. Your 'right now' isn't your forever and please don't confuse a season, with a lifetime.


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