For many years I’ve struggled with my curly hair. Frizz has always been a problem, no matter how many products I’ve tried, both cheap and expensive. I’ve always envied girls with straight hair that always looks really nice while I’ve constantly battled to make mine look half decent. Trips to the hairdresser have always been stressful, unless it’s to get a blow dry.  And even then my hair only lasts about half a day straight, or I’m left looking like an 80s rockstar with super big hair. Isn’t it amazing how few hairdressers know how to deal with curly hair?

Then one day a couple of months ago, I came across the Curly Girl method online and it was a bit of a revelation. The Curly Girl method is based on a book of the same name written by Lorraine Massey

In a way it’s quite an easy method to follow, you just need to learn to check product labels to make sure the products you are using are CG friendly. The basis of the method is very simple, get rid of silicons and sulfates and your hair will be moisturised and looking super healthy.

I have put together an infographic pointing out how to follow the method step by step

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Looking after my skin has always been a priority, even more so since reaching my mid 40s. The older I get, the more conscious I am of the products I use, favouring those with natural ingredients that will help my skin as it ages.

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery concentrate has been something I’ve been thinking of trying for a while but it’s price and consistency (I’m not keen on oils on my face) had put me off trying it earlier.

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Apologies for the radio silence. I haven’t posted much the past month or so but the school holidays, summer and my day time job seem to have taken most of my time in August . Normal service has now resumed and I must admit I am looking forward to going back to my routine.

I have some exciting news, once again my blog has been nominated for an Amara Interior Award in the Interior Lifestyle Category. I am so grateful to whoever nominated me and it really means a lot to me. Having a full time job and a young family means I haven’t got as much time as I’d love to to dedicate to the blog.  I spend all my spare time, my evenings and any other moment I have to myself to either write content, take pictures or update the blog’s social media. It’s not easy but I love it! This blog is my little outlet to express my creativity and to talk about all those things I love and I’m passionate about.

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I’ve had my Olympus Pen E-PL7 for nearly two years now. You can read my reviews here and here. When I first got it, the plan was to carry on using my Nikon D3000 and use the Olympus Pen for days out or whenever I didn’t want to carry the Nikon with me.  But the Olympus is so light and compact that I’ve very rarely used the Nikon since.

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As a family we try to make the most of any nice, sunny weekends and we always head to the seaside. One of our favourite places to visit in the UK is Broadstairs. With fine, beautiful sand, clear water and a nice promenade it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular resort.

We visited Broadstairs last Sunday and even though it wasn’t a really sunny day the kids still wanted to go to the beach. Isn’t it amazing how kids never feel the cold?beach-to-bar

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