One of my favourite things to do in the summer is to grab a good book and have a lazy day in the garden. I just spend my day getting lost in a novel that helps me escape from reality for a little while. If you like reading too I have listed a few of my favourites, some are newer and others are old classics. Enjoy!
Oh and at the end there is a printable reading challenge.
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
All About Love – Bell Hooks
Geek Love – Katherine Dunn
Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks
Eleanor & Park – Rainbow Rowell
Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Brontè
Uprooted – Naomi Novik
Hope you have a lovely summer
Grey hair is a big trend right now and it is something that I wanted to get involved in. So I got in touch with the Daniel Miles the Owner of Salon 9 in Elm Park Essex and we booked a whole day to take me from my built up black/brown to a sexy silver-grey!
I went into Salon 9 with a mess on my head! I had been growing out my black hair for a few months and it was starting to look a right state. Black is one of those colours that you have to be sure on because so bloody hard to get rid of. Clearly I wasn’t sure on the black, so i decided to grow it out.
All the light brown towards my root was my natural colour and all the dark brown on the ends was a faded black that I had put on my hair. So to remove the black Daniel had to first strip the colour. The colour stripper will remove some of the dye without damaging my hair. It is applied to all the hair with dye on it and left for it to work its magic.
This process worked pretty well so we decided that the one application was fine and we would go ahead and bleach my hair to lighten it some more. Before I dyed my hair black I have a black into green ombré and where the colour had been stripped out the green started to appear again.
The bleach was applied onto foils to ensure that it didn’t touch my scalp. It was applied all over my hair but just a little bit of my root was left bare. This didn’t matter because we had decided that a darker shadowed root would be the best look for the shade of grey I had chosen. Once the bleach was applied I was put under heat to help the process along.
Its rather obvious that my hair was blonde and orange!! It was to be expected as I had a slight colour build up. Bleach can really damage your hair but my hair was doing okay, it was a little damaged on the ends but nothing too bad.
We did a second application on bleach to lighten it a bit more (im sorry I forgot to take another photo) and after the entire bleaching process was over we cut a lot of my hair off just because it was a bit damaged from the bleach and it was going to have a whole new style anyway.
Once it was cut the grey was applied and I was put back under heat. Onced my hair was washed for the final time it was blowdryed and styled.
The full process took 10 hours, but I am so happy that it was all done in a day! I would like to say a massive Thank You to Daniel Miles and the team at Salon 9 for making my hair to beautiful!
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On May 4th this year I will be flying from Gatwick to Orlando!!! Yes, thats right, this Disney fanatic will be spending 2 weeks in The Happiest Place on Earth.
I love Orlando, all of it. The whole place is just incredible. I have been once before and I know that it is not a relaxing trip, it is GO GO GO. Whether this is your first trip of you have been before you will know that there is a lot of planning that goes into a trip to Orlando/Disney World/Universal, so I will list 5 apps that will help you plan your days.
1. Orlando my way
Orlando my way can be found on iOS and Android and has all the latest news and events. It has the weather and a list of theme parks and places to visit whilst you’re there.
2. My Disney Experience
This is a MUST if you are visiting Disney parks. Available on iOS and Android, an official Disney app that has all the maps, official wait times for attractions, organic your fast passes, menus, dining reservations, itinerary management, and so so much more.
3. Disney Mobile Magic
Available on iOS and Android this official Disney app is a super handy Park GPS making it easy for you to find your way around the parks and making sure you make the most of your time.
4.Beers and Ears
This app I know is available on iOS but I’m not 100% sure about android. It is one for everyone 21+ who loves beer! Its shows you all the locations around Disney World that sell beer.
5. Touring Plans Lines
Available on iOS and Android. This app helps you save money and time. It gives you attraction line times and shows you around that park.