Hair & Beauty


Sorry I’ve been quiet! In my defence i have been on holiday so not i’m back i shall make sure i’m making more of an effort.

While i was away i forgot my hair straighteners. For anyone with thick wavy hair like me you will appreciate that hair straighteners are a must and so i had to go buy some. I’m not a GHD girl, i don’t see the need to spend £100+ on some when some a third of the cost do the same job.

These are my trusty Babyliss straighteners that i forgot. Think they were about £30 and as you can see they are a bit battered but work great and have 3 different heat settings. Now i’m home these will be my go to straighteners and the new ones i bought will be the back up as i haven’t ever found anything to beat them and i’ve tried GHD and Cloud 9 ones.


So this is my review of the Phil Smith Be Gorgeous straighteners i bought from Sainsburys. They cost £30 and were the ones that looked the nearest to what i had.20170815_182139


The plates are a decent size and worked well with my thick hair. However, unlike my Babyliss ones they do drag a little bit and pull the hair but not too much. They’re designed well with a really long cord and are very light weight. However the place above the buttons where you put your thumb can get a bit hot so you have to be careful. They have 3 buttons, the right hand one for turning it on and also this has the feature to lock them so you can’t accidentally turn them off or adjust the heat, this is ace as i’m always turning my Babyliss ones off. They start at a heat of 180 and go up to 230 so a great range. I have thick hair and 210 works brill for me.


Also the heat mat that comes with them is tiny, i’d have loved something bigger.

They do work really well and for £30 you really can’t go wrong, especially as i have thick hair. I’d give them a 4 out of 5.



Living room revamp

Just call me a blog neglector!

In my defence i’ve been ill and seriously felt like crap since last Thursday when i began with a sore throat and ended up at the emergency doctors on Sunday with a chest infection.
Anyway i think i’m on the mend. I don’t suppose i did myself any favours by building 2 bookcases and a TV Bench on Friday after my Ikea delivery but you know what it’s like when you have new stuff to build!
While there was nothing wrong with my bookcases and TV Bench i just felt the room could be brighter and just wanted things tidying up a bit.
So here is before, i really can’t believe the difference……

As you can see it’s fairly dark wood. I also had the surround sound system which i’ve now given away as i never used it. My books had started to breed and just looked messy.


Isn’t Ikea furniture great? I find it really easy to put together although i did go wrong a couple of times. This is painted wood as well, not MDF so great value for money i think.

And how does it look now??

So i love it, and it makes the room look totally different. Now to find a little white console table!