Thursday, 13 November 2014

Pink Boutique Hair Extensions || Review

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Hey everyone!

Apologies again for the serious lack of posts - past few months I've just been trying to settle into uni, and for now, assignments, social life, and trying to live off pasta is occupying much of my free time!

Yesterday I received my first order from Pink Boutique, an online fashion store full of lots of lovely little things. I wouldn't say it's necessarily cheap, especially on a student budget, but seeing as I still had a little bit of 21st birthday money left over, I figured I'd treat myself. :-)

Along with my order of a new outfit (fashion post to follow soon, promise!) I also ordered some synthetic hair extensions. Mine have got a little tatty since I wore them almost daily at Freshers, and even though they were human hair, washing and brushing hasn't saved them much :(

I decided to get some wavy/curly style ones, and I have to say I'm very pleased with the quality!

I wasn't expecting anything fantastic with them being synthetic, but the colour and shine of my set made them look just as good as human hair ones. I haven't attempted brushing them yet, just because I'm afraid I'll completely brush the waves out too, but I'll post an update in a few weeks to let you all know how they're lasting.

Condition of the extensions after wearing for one whole day. Not bad!

I ordered the shade Champagne Blonde, and they're a pretty good match to my current hair colour. If you've read my blog before you'll know that I'm not a natural blonde, and so I originally thought I'd be best getting the Bleached Blonde shade - but the images made it look extremely light, almost white! So I opted for these instead and I'm glad I did :-)

I also have to say, it's a nice change going back to one-clip extensions! I always find there's too much faffing about with several-piece hair extensions, especially since my hair is already quite thick and I don't quite need so much more volume.

(P.S If you've noticed a slight pink tint in my natural hair, it's because I've used a pastel pink toning conditioner! Let me know if you'd like a tutorial post for that especially)

Also looks super cute with a beanie! ;-)

Have any of you guys ever purchased any extensions from Pink Boutique? Where's your favourite place to buy them from? I've heard FoxyLocks is pretty good but I'm yet to try them.

If you'd like to purchase some for yourself you can do so here.

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful week! xox

Monday, 10 November 2014

17 Things I Learned By I Was 17

Monday, 10 November 2014
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So, I may have stolen this list from a reblog on tumblr, but still, it's a pretty good list of life lessons!

I really enjoyed reading this and found it quite comforting. Hope you do too :-)

Em x

1. People will promise to never leave you. They will. It’s okay to be sad when they do.

2. It is always okay to cry. Always. Find a bathroom, bury your face in your pillow, and let it out. Cry in the shower. Cry in the car. Cry when you need to.

3. Boys will flirt with you for a while and then ignore you. Then, they will flirt with you some more. It will be confusing. You have every right to stop putting up with it.

4. Pay attention to what people say when they’re angry. When you make up and they tell you they didn’t mean any of it, know that they did. Also know that they wish they didn’t. Forgive them.

5. Never pretend to be someone you’re not. If you don’t like tea and classic novels, don’t act like you do to impress people. If you don’t want to wear leather jackets and combat boots, don’t wear them to please someone else.

6. People will be mean to you; they will spread lies, call you names, and talk about you behind your back. Eventually you will realize that it is petty and stupid and not worth your time. You’ll be right. Move on with your life.

7. Your friends will not always be there for you. When you really need to talk, they will sometimes not want to hear it. That’s okay. Take a deep breath and remember all the times you felt the same way. Exhale.

8. You will wait and wait and wait for your first kiss and your first date and your first relationship. The anticipation will kill you. You will keep trying to find the right person in everyone you meet. Relax. There’s no rush. The best things happen unplanned.

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9. Enjoy being young. Love that everything is spontaneous. As you get older, things become more and more scheduled out. Embrace the fact that you aren’t there yet.

10. Tell people how you feel. It will be terrifying in some cases and gratifying in others. It will create relationships and ruin them. But speak your mind, even if your voice shakes, because your thoughts may never otherwise be heard.

11. Sleep. If you go to bed late, sleep in. If you’re still tired when you wake up, go back to bed. If you can’t stay awake during the day, take a nap. Sleeping is a foolproof way of getting rid of your problems for a little while. Utilize it.

12. Talk to people. Talk to your sister about the guy she likes. Talk to your mom about her childhood. Talk to your dad about his favorite books. Talk to your grandparents about their families. Talk to your friends, talk to your pets, talk to the cute waitress at the restaurant. Learn things from them. Be inspired.

13. Always bring a sweater. Even if you think it won’t be cold.

14. Try new things. Eat a new food, try a new kind of juice, switch up the way you dress. You never know what you might end up loving. Life can get boring. Mix it up a bit.

15. Take care of yourself. Wash your hair with that good smelling soap you love. Eat fruits and vegetables. Drink lots of water. Go for long walks in pretty parks.

16. School is important. Try your hardest. If you don’t get something, ask for help. Do your homework. Show your teachers that you’re willing to work hard, and when it comes time to apply to colleges, you’ll be glad you did.

17. There will always be someone prettier, smarter, funnier, or more popular than you. The beauty of it is that it isn’t a competition.
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