Beauty

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SWEATY WORKOUT HAIR TO EFFORTLESS LOOSE CURLS IN UNDER 10 MINUITES!

We have a mere 17 days until the official start of summer and only 27 days until the airing of the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This is a time when bikini’s and short shorts reign supreme, abs are the it accessory and the VS angels remind us of what body perfection really is. Therefore we all must be trying to fit in as many workouts as we possibly can, even if we only have a few minutes before work or going out. However, have you ever said to yourself: “I’d do a workout now if only it didn’t make my hair so sweaty”? I know I have. Once you take the time to work out you then have to find extra time to wash, blow dry and then style your hair and sometimes this is just time we don’t have thus resulting in us skipping the workout altogether. With summer this close though we can’t afford to be skipping these extra workouts so I have bought you a step by step guide that will take your hair from disgusting sweaty gym hair to effortless loose curls in under 10 minutes. Now you really have no excuses!

Tie your hair in a pony tail before your workout to keep the majority of your hair sweat free during your workout. Your roots will get greasy but the rest of your hair should stay relatively clean.

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My post workout yucky hair.

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The first step is to coat your roots in dry shampoo. By far the best and only dry shampoo I would recommend isKlorane. I have tried many different brands of dry shampoos and this is by far the best and has been recommended by countless hair stylists and beauty bloggers. It is one of the only ones that works just as well on dark hair as it does on light as it doesn’t leave any residue of white powdery look in your hair. It is also incredible for adding volume and lift to your hair in any situation.

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Spray Klorane over all of your roots – front, side, back and underneath on the sides.

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Pick up sections of your hair and spray it underneath. Make sure you get it on the roots at the nape of your neck and each section of hair around the sides. There is no need to spray it on the bulk of your hair, just at the roots.
photo 4 (3)Leave it sit in your hair for around a minute then run your fingers through it vigorously. Turn your head upside down and run your fingers through all of it to really disturb  the powder. This is what is going to ensure it doesn’t sit on your scalp and make you look like you have terrible dandruff/greys. Then brush your hair to get rid of any left over residue.

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And voilà! The Klorane will have eaten up all the sweat and will have given your hair some added volume.

photo 1 (2)But you might have some frizz. Aromas argon Moroccan oil is like a little piece of magic in a bottle. This amazing product nourishes your hair and instantly takes away frizz leaving it look silky smooth.

photo 2 (2)You only need to use the smallest amount of Moroccan oil. Squirt about a 5c piece size amount into your hands, rub it together and lightly dab it onto your hair avoiding your roots.

photo 5Now to style your hair. You don’t need to curl all of your hair as we are only after effortless loose curls today. Simply take a fair sized chuck of hair and wrap it around your curling iron from the very bottom and spread it around the wand so the entire tong is covered like I have done below. Always curl away from your face to open it up.

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And there you have it – I did a 5km workout, sweated A LOT and was able to get my hair to look like this within 10 minutes! Quickly pin your hair up and put it in a shower cap while you take a shower as to not ruin your hair while getting ready for whatever it is you have to do for the rest of the day.

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Sorry for the mass selfies but I hope they help illustrate that getting your hair sweaty is no excuse for skipping your morning workout because even if you only have a few extra minutes…

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SURPRISE! BEAUTY IN A BOX

photoWhen was the last time you received an amazing surprise? The last time you received something beautiful and unexpected in the mail that truly made you smile? It’s not something that happens very often anymore, well until you get onto BellaBox that is! I recently discovered BellaBox and honestly it is an absolute breath of fresh air. The incredible thing about BellaBox is that every month you receive a beautifully packaged little box in the mail with amazing things in side that you may have never known about, or thought to try before. It is so exciting to come home one day and see a little package sitting on your doorstep and not know exactly what is inside, it’s like being a kid again at Christmas. You then get to open it up and experiment with everything inside – what an amazing idea! I must admit I was so excited by this concept and once I received mine, I was even more excited to blog it and share it with you all! I honestly couldn’t recommend BellaBox‘s highly enough.

Apart from the thrill of the surprise as to what is inside, one of the best things about BellaBox is that it offers you different things to experiment with. Now I don’t want to give away all the details of what’s inside this month’s come fly with me BellaBox but I will share with you my favourite item from it (it was a hard to pick just one!).

Now nails are my thing, I never, ever leave the house without manicured nails and while I have always been a big fan of Sally Hansen nail polishes, I had never tried her sugar coat range, because lets face it, we all just stick to what we know, don’t we? (That’s what’s so great about BellaBox‘s it gets you to try new things!) So when I found a gorgeous pink (cotton candy) sugar coat nail polish in my box I could not wait to give it a try! I didn’t really know what to expect but it turned out to be incredibly cool. Instead of a flat, gloss finish like normal nail polish, the sugar coat polish literally looks like your nails have been dipped in sugar! Just have a look at the results. This polish also dries within a matter of seconds, so for a person like me who is incapable of sitting still for 2 seconds, that is like a gift from heaven!

photo 1BellaBox‘s are being sent out this week so to get your hands on this months and one every month for a mere $15 a month simply click, here.

 

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It’s all about the brow!

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Don’t think eyebrows are really that important? Take a look at these celebrities without eyebrows and then we can go on…

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Ok, now that we have established that eyebrows really are that important lets have a look at how to get and maintain the perfect brow for your face shape.

This brilliant chart details which shape brow is perfect for each type of face.

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One you’ve got the right shape in mind, it’s time to get waxing! I’d highly recommend making an appointment at your closest Pure Indulgence salon, the highly skilled beauty technicians will discuss the right shape for your face with you and then expertly sculpt your brows to perfectly frame your face just like they have done with mine.

Today I received the Celebrity Eye Trio – an eye brow wax, tint and eye lash tint.

Before:

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After:

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The brow wax cleared away all those stray hairs and has left me with perfectly shaped, neat brows that will last like this for around four weeks. The tint, which lasts for around eight weeks, gives your brows colour and a sense of fullness without having to wear any make up at all. The eye lash tint gives the illusion of elongated and fuller lashes – just like a great mascara, only permanent.  After these treatments you can step out with  very little to no make up on at all and still look well put together. Perfect for those mornings you are running late!

I’d recommend booking in for an eyebrow wax every four weeks and then alternate every eight weeks with a celebrity eye trio to keep your lashes and brows looking perfectly manicured all year round.

“My friend, Sue Ann, in college pulled me aside and said, ‘Honey I love you but you have got to start waxing your eyebrows. They look wild!’ So thank you , that kinda changed my life.” – Angela Kinsey

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