Little Lottie: February 2015

Friday, 27 February 2015

Hair Care Routine

After switching to using more natural skin care and makeup products I turned my attention to my hair. My main problems were dry ends from my old blonde days and a sensitive scalp.

SLS is a foaming agent used A LOT in the beauty world, especially in cleansers and shampoos. I knew it dried my face skin out so I decided to cut it out of my shampoo too. Silicone is another ingredient to avoid as it can leave a coating on the hair and scalp.

I must admit it took me a while to research and come up with a product that actually had good reviews that didn't have all the "nasties" in it but Faith in Nature was a brand that came up repeatedly. I already trust the brand and their moisturiser is a must in my skincare routine so my lovely fiance bought me the Aloe Vera set.

I can hands down say I may not stray from these products ever again, my hair is so manageable now! My scalp isn't irritable or itchy anymore, my hair doesn't get greasy for at least 3 days and it is super soft and frizz free.

My hair is layered and was ombred using Jerome Russel 

I love the smell and so does my other half, I've even got my mum using it. The shampoo and conditioner also comes in some many more scents I'm keen to try like the lavender one for night showers, the pineapple set for morning showers and the chocolate for a pamper night.

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I'm using a few drops of Jojaba oil on damp hair after a shower for extra shine and frizz taming. I also pop this on my ends between washes which works wonders!

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Top tips:
Use a wooden hair brush to drag oils from your scalp down to your ends and promote hair growth
Never brush hair when it's wet
Tie your hair up over night so it isn't dried out by your cotton pillow cases
Don't wash your hair every day, it strips the natural oils from your hair and scalp

I hope this can help some of you solve your hair dilemmas. 
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Happy Friday
Little Lottie  

Friday, 20 February 2015

Product of the month

I can without a doubt name this the product of the month without hesitation. Nothing else even entered my mind.

After feeding my latest blog crush and binge reading Emtalks, who is beautiful and raves about this product, I couldn't resist picking it up when I saw it in Primark, of all places. The Palmers Cocoa butter gradual tan smells good enough to eat and sinks in so quickly! I've always thought that gradual tanners took a million coats to take affect (& I'm too lazy to apply it all the time) but after just one application I noticed a difference! 

I'm not one for fake tan, it comes off on the bed, looks orange and streaky half the time and is a bit of a chore to slap on. Lately I've been getting dry skin and razor rash, (not a good look) so I figured cocoa butter will battle dryness and the tan will hide the rash, the theory worked out pretty well. 

I also didn't notice it come off on my clothes, (only the yummy chocolate smell) and it didn't all instantly rub off in the shower, even after exfoliating! Have I convinced you yet? 

Having a tan is like having a super power... I feel more confident, healthy, wear less makeup and get my skin out more. It's genius. 

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What's your product of the month? Leave a comment!
Little Lottie 

Friday, 13 February 2015

London. A home away from home?

I recently got back from the annual trip to London, my mother, sister and I regularly visit my aunt in East London and grandparents in Kent and we have done since I was old enough to walk. 
What would a trip be without a selfie? 

Though I always used to see it as a wonderful, adventurous city this trip I realised how expensive it would be to live there. We went through £150 just on travelling in 4 days, let alone the hotel and food (& shopping.) 

My sister is expecting a baby this summer and I found myself on edge making sure her and the bump were safe, it's totally different where I live in Cornwall, it's quiet. Sometimes that's made me feel like a big fish in a small pond, not in an arrogant way but in a 'what's out there for me' kind of way. 

Despite that, London holds so many more career and blogging opportunities! There are hundreds of boutique cafes waiting for me to write and sip coffee in. But it isn't home. 

It's a luxury to live 10 minutes from a beach but live in a city and have a great job. I don't think I could let that go. I get to hop in my car every morning and drive to an office 5 minutes away where I work with lovely people. I prefer that to an hour long tube commute. 

Maybe one day, adventure will find me and I will be the smallest fish in a huge sea, like we all are really.

Don't get me wrong though, I love the City. This trip was in occasion of my sister's 21st and boy did we shop. We made the essential visit to Oxford Street and only managed to go in our 3 favorites, H&M, Primark and Forever 21. As well as a necessary Pret stop. We also hit Harrods to oogle over the gorgeous designer numbers we can't afford.

Harrods Bakery is Heaven on Earth

I picked up some more gym gear in Primark, some gorgeous pieces in Forever 21 and fell in love with some home items in H&M but as we were flying home the bigger items had to stay on the shelves.

It was lovely to take a 50 minute flight rather than the 6 hour train ride. I filmed the take off and landing to distract myself  from getting anxious and it worked really well. Check out my instagram to see the videos and my London snaps!

Bon Voyage.
Little Lottie