Sunday, 24 April 2016

Eylure Pro-Brow Dybrow Kit - Dark Brown

'Why are you eyebrows so dark compared to your hair?' I get asked this question all of the time. I have always had blonde hair and brown eyebrows from a young age so it is something I have always thought was normal. As I got older, more and more people pick this up but it doesn't bother me.

The last couple of years I have noticed that my brows were becoming a mixture of blonde hairs at the root and brown hair at the middle to the roots which made me look like my eyebrows were hovering. This is when I began filling them in so that they didn't look so strange and gave me more shape to my face.

At the end of last year I came across this in Superdrug and it was only £7.49 so thought about giving it a try as I had been debating about getting my eyebrows tinted so I didn't have to keep filling them in. By using the Eyelure kit, I could do it from home and could top it up whenever I needed to. It recommends doing it for a couple of minutes which I tried but then couldn't see any different so reapplied it and left it on for another 10 mins which wasn't recommended. (Yes, you can imagine how dark my eyebrows went!)

I now apply it all over my brows for 3-4 mins as I want it darker to match the rest of my eyebrows, then remove it and apply it again but only to the tail of my brow which is where I need the extra colour for another 5 mins. By doing this, I find that my brows are much easier to shape and maintain and I do it 4-5 weeks at a time.

Have you had your eyebrows tinted or thought about doing so?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Lanzarote 2016 Travel Diary

I thought that I would conclude the last couple of weeks posts with photos from where I went. I went to Costa Teguise, Lanzarote with my boyfriend's family for a week. The weather was pretty good for that time of year and I even managed to burn myself it was despite it not really being that warm. 

Anyway, rather than being boring, I'll just include the photos for you to see below.

Have you been to the Canary Islands?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 10 April 2016

What's In My Hand Luggage?

Following on from last week's travel themed post, I thought I would let you have a look at what's in my hand luggage.

I use my iPad for both sixth form and personal use. It has all of my music, apps and stuff that I use on a daily basis so couldn't imagine not going without it even thought I am not planning on doing any work whatsoever!

I am that one person that will have either mints or chewing gum (most of the time both) in my bag so these are essential! They are also handy to have when the plane is taking off/landing to help with your ears. Personally, I don't find it works but it gives me an excuse to have them regardless.

It is rare that I will go anywhere without my phone and especially when I am abroad so that I am able to stay in contact with people and can take photos.

I think that this one is pretty obvious as to why I need it...

Another obvious one...

Portable Charger
You never know if you will able to charge your devices so this is quite important as I am going to be listening to music and using them all a fair amount.

I enjoying making a montage video at the end of each holiday so that I can look back and see what happened. It's also fun to share with family and friends so they can see as well rather than explaining it. I still enjoying taking photos but there's something about a little video that I enjoying editing and sharing with others. This is the Samsung MV800 and it's a great compact camera with a flip screen. I'm also taking my Canon 1100d which goes everywhere with me.

I think that these are also obvious but very important...

Anyone who knows me will be aware that I suffer with blisters quite a lot so I always carry plasters with me so these are very important!

What would you take in your hand luggage?

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x

Sunday, 3 April 2016

3 Tips for Packing

I am currently packing my suitcase and hand luggage ready to go on holiday next week so thought that I'd share a few tips I have when it comes to packing.

1. Make Lists
I am always making myself lists so that I am certain to not forget anything. This can be just things I have to get done the next day or things that are really important and can't be forgotten. When it comes to packing, I start making a list of things that I use every day so that I will remember to pack them as well as certain items of clothing that I will need such as a basics or a jacket. This is really important to ensure that nothing is left behind and that you have everything!

2. Take as Little as Possible
This is something that I really struggle with but as I am sharing a suitcase, it is really important that I am not taking the kitchen sink with me. I have tried to take outfits that I can wear with different tops and bottoms so that I can wear something different but I am not taking a completely different clothes. I've also decanted shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and moisturiser into smaller containers so that I am not carrying extra weight that I do not need as I simply won't use all of it in one week.

3. Spare Change of Clothes
When you're travelling, you want to be in something that is comfy and you don't feel restricted in. As the flight I am on is in the morning, we will have the whole day there. I don't want to be in the clothes that I have travelled in so I am taking a pair of shorts in my hand luggage with me so that I can change in to them when I have landed at the airport. Certain hotels won't let you check in to the room until late afternoon so you can't go and get changed. (There is nothing worse that being in jeans and a t-shirt when the weather is so nice and you can't get changed!)

I hope these tips are helpful and that they will help making packing that little bit easier.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed

Chloe x