Friday, 31 July 2015

Prom Night

Hey Guys,

So summer has begun. School is over. And for just over 6 glorious weeks, we all get the freedom of time away from school. Thank god. I know I've been waiting for this.

So I want to talk to you all about an event I got to experience this year, before I finished school, which was prom.

Prom was literally, an experience I will never forget and I am so glad I attended, despite all the stress of getting a dress before hand. And although, it might be a little late, I figure my experience is something that can be transferred to other formal events other than prom, so here is my run down to what was truly, a night to remember.

I'm going to say this now, especially for girls, start looking for your dress a few months in advance. It helps to know, also what sort of colour scheme you're looking for, but you can always try around and find something completely different to what you set out to find. In my case, I opted for a darker colour scheme, particularly the colour Navy. I must have tried on 50 dresses, before I found "the one," which I know sounds cliché, but it was true. The minute I tried on my prom dress, I was in love. All the months, all the anxiety, led me to finding one amazing dress, which is literally, the best thing I now own.

One other thing I would suggest, before setting out to find your dress, is to have a set budget of how much you are not willing to go over. For some, it was no more than £50, others, up to £500, whichever the case you choose your own budget and don't let anyone sway you otherwise.

However, it's ok to not find your dress right away, or it's ok if you do. I spent two months searching for my perfect dress, including shopping days out and orders in from online. Eventually I find mine from the shop Coast, and very luckily, in the sale, saving me quite a bit.

Next, accessories. Now, I kept it plain and simple. I got a new pair of shoes and a purse, then wore my best necklace and earrings that matched my accessories colour, which was silver. Following my budget I kept both the shoes and purse under £20 each, and thanks to discounts and sales, I managed just that. Now in anyone else's case, feel free to go all out, or go as simple as possible. It's completely your choice. It's whatever expresses you best and whatever you feel the most comfortable with. Personally, I recommend going for the smaller heel size, so your feet don't hurt as you dance the night away.

Finally, although this sounds high and mighty, but I sincerely suggest monitoring your weight. In the last two weeks before my prom, I dieted like crazy, because I carelessly, didn't monitor my weight and accidently gained six pounds, meaning I couldn't fit into my dress. Luckily, I managed to lose the weight, in a crazy diet and exercise plan, but I can't help but feel that if I stayed on top of my weight before my prom, I wouldn't have this problem. Of course, I realise, this doesn't apply to everyone but I still think it helps to just watch, so you don't end up in a similar situation.

I chose to arrive at prom in my dad's car, but remember you always have the option to hire a car or arrive with your friends.

But the most important thing about prom, is to just have fun on the night. At the end of the day, it's not about the money spent and the amazing arrivals, it's about having a good time with your friend. Like any party, expect their to be drama, but know that it's the people you're with, not the stories that unfold. And best of all, it's a chance to say goodbye to the school that helped you start to find who you are. It's a chance to say goodbye to people you may never see again. It's a chance to remember where you've come from, and where you're going next.

Good Luck,

Molly xx

Friday, 20 March 2015

Tresemme Keratin 7 day Straigtening Line

Hey Guys,

So today, I wanted to finally post my review on the Tresemme Keratin 7 day Straightening shampoo, conditioner and heat activated treatment.

For the longest time I've had wavy hair, but I'm not the biggest fan of it as I've always wished I had long, straight hair. Although, naturally this is unobtainable for me, it didn't stop me and for years I've been straightening my dreaded waves. Unfortunately, now that I look back on it, this was the silliest thing I could do, especially since when I first started out I didn't use heat protectant. This has resulted in a lot of damage and split ends, which, thanks to my awesome hairdresser, I'm just starting to recover from. 3 years after I started straightening. My point is: Take care of your hair. You can find out more on how to this here and here!

Anyway, so I've been looking for a treatment that could help with keeping my hair straight without any damaging effects That's when I heard of this treatment plan. Originally, the treatment consists of a shampoo, a conditioner and a heat activated serum. The idea is the shampoo and conditioner are the support to the serum. You then use the serum once a week before blow-drying your hair, followed by straightening each individual section of your hair 3-4 times to lock in the treatment. Straight, thin hair is then meant to last for up to 4 washes, before you repeat the treatment.

Although, I found that the treatment did thin out my hair, the treatment for me, didn't even last through one wash. My hair went straight back to being wavy, which I found really annoying, because the promise on the bottle seemed to fail me.

However, I am just one hair type, so I also got my mum and my sister to contribute to using this treatment and gather their thoughts and opinions.

My sister has extremely tight, curly, blond hair. She used this product only for a week because she didn't see the point in continuing with it as straight hair didn't last more than one wash either.

My mum, on the other hand, has blond, short, straight-ish hair. She, like me is currently still using the treatment as it does to contribute to less hair damage when straightening. My mum tried this products in a variety of ways. For the first week, she washed her hair every other day whilst using the products. In her case, the treatment lasted for 1 wash, but after the 2nd, her straight hair disappeared. The next week, my mum then tried washing her hair once a week, due to a recommendation from our hairdresser. The treatment lasted less time than that. A disappointment on both our behalves.

In conclusion, I do still enjoy the products. I think the shampoo and conditioner have a good thinning effect on my hair and the serum helps to reduce the amount of heat damage, but I am disappointed with the lasting effect of the products that were promised. If you have thick hair, I would still recommend these products, as they do smell good and they do work to an extent, just not as long as you would hope.

If you have any other suggestions of straightening treatments or other products for me to review let me know.

Good Luck,

Molly xx

All Images were gathered from Google Images.