Curly girl method 6 months on

I’ve always struggled with frizzy hair. For years I’ve tried endless products hoping to find the right one to tame my frizz. Then last year I came across the curly girl method. I just couldn’t believe that I had never heard of it before and I was excited to find out that there were products out there that would make my curls look healthy.

Discovering the curly girl method has been a bit of a game changer and I can truly say it has transformed my hair. You can read my first post here. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still a work in progress, the long drizzly winter in the UK hasn’t been great and I’m still trying to find the right combination of products, but so far so good.

The concept behind the curly hair method is very simple. There is no need to use shampoo – although I’m still using it – and you co-wash your hair with sulphate and silicon free conditioner. Easy right?

curly girl method 6 months on

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Our Asturias Easter holiday in pictures

We got back from our Easter holidays last week but it already feels like it was ages ago. It’s always the same, isn’t it? You have a holiday, come back relaxed and it only takes a couple of days back at work and the routine to forget all about it.

We usually spend Easter in Northern Spain where I am from. Whenever people find out I’m from Spain they get quite excited and want to find out where from, Madrid? Barcelona? Costas? they usually ask. No, Asturias is my reply. This is usually met with puzzled faces because let’s face it, not many people know where Asturias is. Asturias is in Northern Spain and some say it’s one of Spain’s best kept secrets. Northern Spain is quite different to the south; it’s usually only a bit warmer than in the UK and it rains quite a bit.

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On trend | Basket bags

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’ll probably have noticed the latest trend in handbags. Yes, for the second year running, basket bags will be the most popular accessory of the summer. Made of straw, raffia or jut the basket bags are back in fashion.

Basket bags make me think of  the French countryside, summer holidays strolling by the sea and eating al fresco.

They are really versatile, good enough to wear with jeans and a top on a day out.  They are also perfect to keep all your essentials on the beach, and still look stylish. It’s the perfect style to achieve the beach-to-bar look.

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4 Mother’s Day gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself

As I mother, there is nothing I love more than a handmade gift or card from my children. Of course I love receiving presents, who doesn’t? But as adults we can buy ourselves whatever we need without waiting for a significant date. Saying this, Mother’s Day is quite a nice occasion for us mums to get treated by our little ones. Maybe a handmade gift, an experience or just a little token of appreciation

With Mother’s Day around the corner – Sunday 11th of March in the UK – I thought I’d put together a few gift ideas just in case you are looking for last minute inspiration.

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Stepping into spring with The White Company

I must admit my levels of excitement went through the roof when The White Company got in touch and asked if I ‘d be interested in picking my favourite items from their spring collection. I mean who would say no? The White Company is one of my favourite brands ever and it’s my go to place when buying gifts for friends or for myself.

The White Company name always springs to mind when thinking of affordable luxury, with their beautiful packaging, clean lines and a style that suits not just the minimalists but also the fashionistas out there. And those on the look out for great quality.

Picking favourites from their spring collection wasn’t an easy choice, they have so many gorgeous pieces that narrowing  them down to just a few was quite a difficult task.

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