Friday, 22 May 2015

Mermaid Hair// Bleach Ldn. Washed Up Mermaid. Hair Crayon.

Hello Everybody,
The other day whilst prowling the shelves of boots I found myself looking down the hair aisle, which doesn't often happen because I've usually already filled my basket with tonnes of makeup products and can't bring myself to splurge on anything else. However, I noticed that Bleach London was stocked in this particular Boots and was very excited. I mean, if you had the opportunity of trying out mermaid hair for the day you would, right?
I decided to try out the Washed Up Mermaid Hair Crayon, as it was only £4 and I had enough points on my advantage card to get it without paying anything "GO BOOTS!". Also, I knew that it would only be something I could wash out which I wanted in case it made my hair look gross and mouldy.
The product is actually really good and the colour does really suit me, however you do need quite a bit to cover even the tips of your hair if you have a lot of hair like mine. The product itself however, is suited for bleached hair, which I cannot bring myself to do as I am still growing my hair, thus the product would probably come out better if my hair was bleached.
The product is non-permanent and can stay in your hair for 1-3 hair washes, but to be honest with my hair it just fades out throughout the day anyway. Although, I wasn't expecting too different considering the instructions even say "Apply to bleached hair".
The application is super easy. All you have to do is draw on the colour onto dry hair into your desired place, and then rub off any excess that might be on your hair. Be sure to wash your hands immediately after though otherwise you will make everything you come into contact with blue. I also highly recommend doing this with an old t-shirt on or a towel around your neck, as it can stain clothes. Oh, and one more thing, if it rains, take an umbrella, it runs.
I should also mention something that I didn't notice about the product. At the bottom of the box is a jumbo pencil sharpener, so you can sharpen the product. I didn't see this to start with, and was a bit of an idiot and tried to sharpen it with a knife and made a bit of a mess.
Overall, the product is really good if you want to only have the ends of your hair or stands of your hair coloured for special occasions. I would say that it would be a particularly great product for going to a festival. I personally would like to try something a little more long-lasting so I think I will be giving Bleach London's actual hair dye a go this summer.
I hope you enjoyed this little review and you can purchase the product here for only £4.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

We're Two!!

It feels weird saying it, especially when I haven't been a particularly great blogger over the past few months. Managing my time so I can maintain and half-decent blog, job, hobbies and a-levels certainly hasn't been a walk in the park and unforunately it has meant that my blog has taken a bit of a back burner since November time. I have tried to be a good blogger, but I stopped planning, my posts became more random... mostly because I didn't want them to be forced, but maybe my relaxed approach was taken a little too far. Before I start with all of the celebrations of my blog turning two (it was actually yesterday but it has taken me until today to think of what to write) I want to make a promise to you all, a promise that I haven't given up on this blog, a promise to say that I will make more of an effort. Whether that means blogging only once a week, maybe even less, I will still be here. And once my AS exams are over I hope to have more time.
This year I felt as though I was in need of more challenge, a bit like when I first started this blog. Starting to blog was scary for me because it was to show a side of me that many people didn't know: slightly girly and also a little bit random, but I like that, and now, I am glad I have shared that part of my personality. But on the other side of this screen is also a normal 17 year old girl who likes adventure, a girl who likes to take on new challenges.
This year has consisted of a lot, in August I blogged every single day, and much to of my astonishment now, I succeeded. I tried again in December, however that was a bit more of a fail, but that was because at the same time as taking on that challenge I was doing many other things. Firstly, I had just picked up my first part-time job, thus had started to lose some of my spare hours in the day. I actually thoroughly enjoy my job, because the people I work with are great and also I get a little more money then I used to, it does nonetheless mean that I don't have as many free hours throughout the week. I also turned 17 and started to learn to drive, which takes up a few more hours in my week.
Not only that, but I was  also continuing with my normal weekly hobbies, Explorer scouts, helping Cub Scouts and playing Hockey, I also became managing director of one of my schools Young Enterprise companies, and started to do the Silver Duke of Edinburgh. To top all of that off I have more recently been appointed one of the school's Head Students.
I wouldn't necessarily say I took on too much either, yes, there have been points that I have felt tired, and that is one of the reasons my blog has taken a bit of a back seat, and my body may have said otherwise as I picked up an overuse injury in my iliotibial band. I would say that I have been learning that it is better to do things now rather then never. Once upon a time I was scared, I was that girl who hated change, that girl who sat in the classroom quietly hoping the teacher didn't chose her to speak, and also that girl that would rather stay inside on her own rather then go out and have a little bit of fun. I have even signed up for a ski trip and I have never been more excited about something in my life, as well as deciding that I do actually want to go to uni.
Yet, I also want my blog to grow, I want to be able to write more for you. I have been blogging for over two years now and I hope that I can continue to keep this going. I would like to bring more lifestyle posts to you... I have one in my mind for you all already. As well as advice posts, and my fashion posts, as that is something I have really gotten into this year.
I hope that you can stick around with me, and persevere which I start to get back into bringing content to this little space on the internet. Although, while you wait for that to happen you can also follow me on twitter and instagram both of which I regularly update with my life happenings.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x