Saturday, 6 September 2014

Etsy Wishlist - September

September is in and therefore so is my September Etsy wishlist!

First on my wishlist this month are these completely fantastic Pokemon trading card energy towels! Anyone who truly knows me will know as a kid my entire room was Pokemon themed, I had the curtains, the duvet covers, the beanbag, the throw pillows, teddies and the blankets! Of course, not forgetting a folder FULL of the trading cards, I absolutely loved them and I disappointingly got rid of them (WHY DID I DO THAT?!) 

However, I stumbled upon these incredible towels and they went straight into my wish list! Bright and colourful with the energy card symbols embroidered onto them! They look so fantastic and I know right now for me it would be a pointless buy, but they are 110% on my wishlist for the future! These come from the United States from Etsy shop 'InspiredByNerd' with the choice of having them as both bath, beach and hand towels!

Secondly on my wishlist this month is this beautiful sterling silver and brass feathered stacking ring! Its really tiny but elegant looking and comes from my favourite place, Canada! ZhivanaDesigns makes modern everyday jewelry that looks beautiful. 

I'm very simple when it comes to rings, as long as it's simple and doesn't look too heavy for my hand! Then it's a definite yes! With its mix of silver and brass colouring, this hand designed ring would go with everything and anything! It's a very boho design and would look fantastic as an accessory with Summer and Autumn clothing!

Finally on this months wishlist, nothing other than an expected Game of Thrones handmade item! I've followed RoobyLane's shop for months, a geeky TV based clothing shop featuring scarves and skirts, it's truly one of my favourite Etsy shops! What I'm after? This super Map of Westeros Game of Thrones throw cushion! 

I am going to have to be wrestled in my future home not to buy a hundred thousand different cushions because I love them so much! Usually my throw pillow wish list is a collection from society 6, but not anymore! This one is a bright blue with the standard map and map of the free cities. I am a HUGE Thrones fan, so this is one I am definitely adding to the wishlist! 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Hair Care Using Grapeseed Oil

I don't have the most beautiful hair in the world, I've been trying to grow it out for years as well as switching from product to product to keep it in good condition, I cut down on how much I was dying it a few years ago (Honestly, right now I have blonde bleached in underneath my fringe and just underneath the sides of my hair in front of my ears to keep it looking even, that was bleached in during May, since then I haven't done my roots, it's not great!) plus with naturally medium thick and wavey hair it becomes difficult to maintain when it looks ridiculous at a short length.

Previously I wrote a post about the Aussie hair care products, which are still very much in use! Just they thin my hair out a little too much on some days. I cut my split ends myself and use any shampoo that offers split end treatment with a little conditioner at the ends, it smooths it out for 2 or 3 days before needing it done all over again. Which of course becomes a task.

One thing I started late last year and have continued doing, is using Grapeseed oil. A natural massage oil in which I bought off Amazon for a cheap £4-£5, I'd heard grapeseed oil was good for helping hair grow and I wanted some oil anyway that wasn't going to cost me around £15 (Seriously! It's so expensive for just a small bottle, ridiculous!) So once every month or two, I grab the grapeseed oil and apply it to my hair.

Not a lot! I massage a small amount into different areas of my hair and try and evenly spread it out, okay so it feels a little gross having an oil based head of hair, but it's totally worth it! I sit with it in my hair for an evening, 3-4 hours, sometimes overnight if I don't mind sleeping with it in before thoroughly washing it out! 

A bit of my normal Shampoo and conditioner to bring out that extra care, it really works a treat. I can dry my hair as fast as normal with no greasy feel at the end of it, it softens my hair for weeks and breaks off any split ends or flyaway hairs AND takes care of my scalp. Leaving my hair feeling fantastic. I know there's many other oils in 1 litre bottles on Amazon, I've been meaning to try the almond oil to see how that goes, but it's truly my favourite way of treating my hair after using heat and dyes leaving it genuinely shiny! I absolutely recommend using oil as a hair treatment once in a while, works wonders!

Monday, 1 September 2014

The Right Decision Is Your Decision.

Sometimes there will be a time in which you have to pick between one thing or another, these options may be something fun or something to do with your future, they can be as simple as choosing between a home made chicken ceaser salad and an ordered in Dominos pizza. 

No matter who you are where you are there's something in us that says "head or heart", maybe in a scenario where deciding between foods is the challenge down to wanting a health kick, is it okay to choose Dominos one day even though you might regret it the next? It's you'e decision! No one elses. Of course your decision effects you, but whichever one you pick is surely right, even when people think you're wrong, right?

Trying to think about my future and where I want to be in a month-3 months time, today I had colleagues slate me throughout the day telling me that I had been a let down to my team as social rep for not attending the last two socials, the first at a club with other members of staff, have to be in the next day (me included) so I decided the smartest decision for someone who's in at 9 the next morning should give it a miss, okay so I'm sure it'll be fun, but even going for an hour means dressing up to not look completely mismatched compared to my team and to leave almost if not exactly as sober as I would of been when I walked in. The second event is staying over at my work (a not quite sober but no customers around sleepover if you must) in which £10 (Nearly two hours work) is required to work, plus then purchasing from the bar and buying food. It doesn't sound that great to me.

Maybe I'm just boring, but my last ever social at work being at work really doesnt sound that fantastic. I'm probably tight not wanting to spend money to stay either, but I've worked there since May, part of me feels like I shouldn't have to with the amount myself and other members of staff have done (incredibly understaffed) for the company. I'm tired of the place in all honesty. I'm also going to London this month, I would much rather spend the £10 in London with someone I adore having fun than spend £10 to go to work, it costs me enough to get there!

All in all, ignorance is sometimes bliss, there's about 3/4 team members I actually genuinely wouldn't mind keeping in contact with, but the rest are the people who don't understand that I would rather be where I want to be with someone I want to spend time with than somewhere I always am where I'm consistently stressed. Maybe in 10 years I'll think back and say I wish I would of gone, and part of me wishes of course that I could do both, but I had to pick between two, and the right decision is my decision, as your decision is the right decision, whether people like it or not.