Did I Take Life For Granted?

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I guess the answer to the question is yes! But maybe we all did? Seeing my friends and family as and when I wanted. As I sit and write this post, it’s hard to recollect what normal life feels like and I can’t quite believe we’ve been in lockdown since the 23rd March. I’m sure, like many of you, we wouldn’t have ever believed this could or would happen.

Lockdown has definitely taught me that I love routine and more importantly, I need it. The first few weeks I really struggled. I missed working a lot, seeing my clients and generally feeling useful. I guess I no longer felt I had much of a purpose. One of the many things I love about my job is making people feel good, helping them glow with confidence and I think I felt sad that all of that had temporarily been taken away, with no real idea of when it would be coming back.

One of the things that has really helped me is having a good old hinch around the house. For anyone reading this and has no idea what I’m talking about, be sure to check out Mrs Hinch on Instagram. It has certainly helped calm my mind when anxiety creeps in, plus I love cleaning and organising so its a win win because it’s really helped me feel like I’ve achieved something.

No matter who we are, our mental health is fragile and can affect any one of us at anytime. So getting out in the fresh air, taking a walk has been really good. Its also been lovely to walk locally and discover different places that I didn’t even know were on my doorstep.

Self care is so underrated and was clearly not something I used to do enough of. It’s only now, I can see that! Isn’t it funny how life works sometimes? Relaxing with a glass of bubbles, a beautiful Gatcombe Candle and doing a “at home” Sienna X facial has certainly helped calm my thoughts before bed.

With all the madness of practically the whole world going to sleep, it’s certainly made me notice the little things and be grateful for each and every one of them. Spending time at home in the garden, listening to the morning song of the birds and the beautiful sunshine.  It’s almost like mother nature stepped in and insisted we all stopped, learnt to appreciate the little things and gave us beautiful weather to enjoy it all.

I hope you are okay and that brighter days lay ahead for us all.

Love, Nina x

How To Look After Your Hair Whilst On Holiday…

Looking after our hair whilst on holiday is just as important as looking after our skin. We can often forget when applying suncream, that our hair and scalp needs the same protection. Therefore this month, I wanted to share with you 5 hair products you’ll want to take on your Summer getaway…

Wella Sun Hair & Body Shampoo…

This product helps to remove impurities from sunscreen, salt, and chlorinated water while actively restoring moisture. It will leave your hair and skin feeling invigorated.  It’s a great space saver too, as there is no need to take a separate shower gel.

Wella Sun Express Conditioner…

After shampooing your hair, towel dry and apply Wella Sun Express Conditioner. By applying a small amount to the mid lengths and ends, this will help to replenish any lost moisture. For a more intensive treatment, leave on for 10-15 minutes.

Wella Sun Protection Spray…

Apply to hair and scalp this before going out in the sun. It’s unique formula helps protect against UV rays, whilst its vitamin complex helps to restore moisture.

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Wonder Balm…

This not only smells divine, it will provide instant deep nourishment for smoothness, manageability and movement. Simply apply to damp hair on mid lengths and ends and style as usual, without rinsing out.

Ocean Spritz…

Depending on the destination and humidity levels, styling our hair on holiday can be sometimes be a challenge. You may find it easier to embrace a beach waved look or a more textured look for shorter styles. Ocean Spritz is perfect for this, it’s a natural mineral salt spray that helps protect hair against dehydration and UV damage. Spray into dry or slightly damp hair, then scrunch or shape your beach style using your fingers.

If you would like any additional information about any of these products or some styling tips, feel free to pop over to my Facebook page, I would love to hear from you. In the meantime, wherever you are jetting off to this Summer, I hope you have a well deserved, relaxing break!

Love,

Nina x

5 Hair Products I Love… And Think You Will Too!

With so many hair products to choose from, how do you know where to start? If you are anything like me, you want it all! Care, shine, style and hold. So, If you are short of time and want products that do what they promise, here are my top 5 products that I love and use day in, day out…

To take care of your colour at home, I personally recommend Wella Brilliance Colour Shampoo. This definitely helps keep my colour brighter for longer and leaves my hair full of shine. It’s available for both Fine/Normal and Thick/Coarse Hair with conditioners to match.

I cannot recommend Moroccan Oil enough. It’s a clever little product and can be used as a conditioner, styling and finishing product all in one. Not only does it smell out of this world, it also detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine. You won’t regret purchasing this one!

To add some texture I really love Label M Texturising Volume Spray. It combines the benefits of a Dry Shampoo and Hairspray all in one. It’s great for both long and short hair and creates volume and texture just where you need it. You can even layer the product to create a bolder, stronger style and create a backcombed look with ease, perfect for day or evening!

This is brand new, Wella’s Mistify Me Hairspray. This fine mist dries in record time, has a fresh scent and won’t leave your hair feeling overloaded. This will give you a firm hold for up to 24 hours and at the end of the day, can be brushed out with ease.


For even more shine, try Wella’s Glam Mist. This is just purely for shine, so without any hold. Think of it as perfume for your hair too, because it smells absolutely AMAZING! The other thing I love about Glam Mist is it doesn’t make your hair look or feel greasy like some other shine sprays can.

If you would like anymore information on any of the above products, feel free to leave me a comment below. Alternatively you can pop over to my Facebook page, where I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Love,

Nina x

Picture Credit: Wella, Moroccan Oil & Label M