HAPPY EASTER! I had a very Good Friday indeed, twirling around in the sunshine at Fletcher Moss Park in Didsbury with my man. Sunshine is so uplifting.

Top: Supersoft long sleeve top by TU at Sainsbury’s. I pretty much have one in every colour. SO COMFY.

Skirt: Vintage charity shop steal.

Shoes: My ever trusty Vans era.

How to score no-heat voluminous bed-hair…

I am in the process of growing out a bob, reading for being a bridesmaid for my best friend this coming August. I love short hair, but I figured, since she’s paying for a hairstylist on the day, I might as well have something for them to style! I occasionally straighten and curl my hair but am not a fan of heat styling all too often. Plus I find, when I curl with my straighteners, they will have dropped out after half an hour (I really need to invest in a curling wand) If I don’t do anything to my hair though, and leave it to dry naturally, it tends to curl under on one side and flick out on the other. Which is beyond irritating.

However, recently I discovered a miracle cure. BEHOLD…

VO5’s Extreme Style Texturising Gum. It’s brilliant! It can be used on wet or dry hair, I tend to messy blow dry it if I’m using it on wet hair. Today I applied it to dry hair and here’s how:

Step 1: Start with just a small amount of product. For my length of hair I tend to use two, large pea-sized amounts. But I apply one lot at a time to avoid putting in too much. Warm the gum by rubbing your hands together.

Step 2: SCRUNCH LIKE A MANIAC!

Literally.

Step 3: Apply hairspray liberally and you’re good to go…

If it drops a bit throughout the day, a quick re-scrunch will fix you up! It can even be restyled the next day, I tend to add a bit of dry shampoo to revitalise the roots.

Happy scrunching!

It’s a well known fact, amongst family and friends, that I LOVE charity shops. They are the source of my most adored items of clothing and a few bits and bobs around the home too, so I thought I might start to share some of my finds with you. First up is today’s chosen outfit.
Top: Over-sized Debenhams blouse found in a Leicester Sue Ryder vintage charity shop - it originally had outrageous shoulder pads which I cut out to give it a more relaxed feel.
Pants: M&S Outlet Skinny fit corduroy trousers 
Shoes: Vans era. Looking a little worse for wear these days.

p.s. How do you like my travel themed bedroom? It’s my fave room in the house. The suitcases belonged to my Grandma. J’adore. The globe is a bedside lamp too, sourced in a second hand light shop in Didsbury! Win.

It’s a well known fact, amongst family and friends, that I LOVE charity shops. They are the source of my most adored items of clothing and a few bits and bobs around the home too, so I thought I might start to share some of my finds with you. First up is today’s chosen outfit.

Top: Over-sized Debenhams blouse found in a Leicester Sue Ryder vintage charity shop - it originally had outrageous shoulder pads which I cut out to give it a more relaxed feel.

Pants: M&S Outlet Skinny fit corduroy trousers 

Shoes: Vans era. Looking a little worse for wear these days.

p.s. How do you like my travel themed bedroom? It’s my fave room in the house. The suitcases belonged to my Grandma. J’adore. The globe is a bedside lamp too, sourced in a second hand light shop in Didsbury! Win.

There’s a spring in my step…

Hooray for Google reminding us all of the things to be cheerful about. Today is the first day of spring and I can’t wait for the trees to be bursting with blossom and birds to be serenading me on my way to school. 

I have lots of exciting updates for you including charity shop finds galore, crafty bargains and some exciting news about my teacher training. I shall post all this and hopefully more as soon as I get this rather pesky essay out of the way! 

In the meantime, I suggest you all head over to google and click on the man with the watering can…

A child’s world is fresh and new and beautiful, full of wonder and excitement. It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children I should ask that her gift to each child in the world be the sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life, as an unfailing antidote against the boredom and disenchantments of later years, the sterile preoccupation with things that are artificial, the alienation from the sources of our strength.
Rachel Carson (The Sense of Wonder, first published in 1956)