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I’m busy I’m washing my hair: Roots and Rituals

Washing my hair is an all day situation, even when going to the hairdressers it’s at least a 3 hour situation. So if I say I’m washing my hair, I’m doing exactly that.

15:30 I’ve had this Roots and Rituals heated head towel for a while now but I had to wait until the right time to use it. And the right time being just before I relax my hair. I felt this would be a good time for me just case it doesn’t go according to plan…ha. This is a big thing for me as I simply do not wash my hair myself due to it not having the same look and feel as it would if I went to the hairdressers. But I want to relax my hair less with eventually going natural…eeekkk. My hair has had a few problems in recent months with it breaking and being a little dry, with this I’ve been on the lookout for various products to help reform it to its natural state. I’m always up for trying something new, so here goes nothing.

The time is now 19:20…and I’m still yet to wash my hair, I mentioned about washing my hair 4 hours but to be fair to me I’ve been charging the power battery, I’m sure its charged enough (although the green light is yet to indicate that it is fully charge) but I think I’m just being a bit more conscious than I would usually be as I want to get it right or I might be that I’m trying to avoid the situation ha. Eeeekkk (I’m actually scared… it’s crazy because washing your hair is such a basic thing to do in life, so why am I so scared?!) I think the scaredness comes from the aftermath of washing my hair…how will my hair look once its been dried?! Will it look as good as if I’ve been to hairdressers…hmmm.

19:26 The battery pack in now connected to the heated towel (it takes 12 minutes to heat)…time to wash my hair, I’ll be using this 1-2 minute leave on Roots and Rituals Conditioner after shampooing.

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19:53 Now for the heated head towel along with this coconut oil from Holland and Barrett which was recommended by a friend some months ago, I’ve been using it as my daily moisturizer as well.

Ooooh the towel on my head is feeling lush, I somewhat feel like I’m at the hairdressers getting my monthly hair (steam) treatment. This lushness is very much needed after a busy weekend.

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20:33 Time for the towel to come off and rinse my hair. (I’ve just gone through the process on the Roots and Rituals website, I think I did some of the steps round the wrong way, oh well I was following the process of how my hairdresser would do my hair treatment). And I think that’s the point, with such things its about doing YOU!

20:40 This is the hard bit (and my issue of not wanting to wash my hair myself in the first)…the drying process.

21:15 and done…I think, eeeekk!

Roots and Rituals heated head towel verdict: the towel experience was lush and one I want to enjoy again but the only way for me to enjoy it is to continue to wash my hair myself…hmmm, I guess I will try again in 8 weeks just before my relaxer. Once I get comfortable with the process I will wash my hair 2 weeks before the relaxer and so on.

Hair Verdict: My hair feels soft but I guess time will tell as to whether the treatment has worked.

21:20 Time to wrap my hair and get ready for a new week!

 

 

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#Throwback Thursday: Plateau Restaurant

I love eating out and discovering new restaurants, so I want to dedicate a weekly throwback section to the many restaurants I have visited.

Here goes nothing, eeeekkkk…!

Let me take it back to a few months ago when my friends and I took a trip to Plateau, Canary Wharf for a lush meal. Both the food and service were top notch, and to top it off the stylish, futuristic restaurant offered spectacular  views of the surrounding cityscape which made all the more memorable.

We booked our delicious 3 course meal including a glass of sparkling wine via bookatable.co.uk. To start with a went for a tea smoked mackerel, oyster mayonnaise, fennel salad; for the main I had a slow cooked haddock, lemon and thyme gnocchi, wild mushrooms, mushroom purée (I don’t usually do mushroom, but it wasn’t over-powering so I quite enjoyed it); and then for the dessert I went a baked apple and cinnamon ice cream alaska, rum flambe which lit up as it was presented to me. #Lushness

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I highly recommend this restaurant for top notch food at affordable prices.

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Try Something New…

You know when you pick something up my mistake…but it turns out to be a yummy mistake, well I experienced exactly that on Wednesday. I was in a rush getting my lunch…and all I see is Jerk (which took me to the taste of my favourite Caribbean takeaway shop) so I pick it up and before I realised the full content on the sandwich (sweet and spicy jerk ham, egg and pineapple…it was the egg that I wasn’t too sure about) I had already paid and left the store.  I thought to myself oh well what’s the worse that could happen…?! If anything it fits well within my ‘try something new challenge’. So I opened up the sandwich and discovered something wonderful, the flavours were lush. It was that type of lushness where you can’t stop eating but you don’t want it to finish either. I highly recommend this Jamie Oliver sandwich. #OneLove
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What did you try this week?

 

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Lushness of the Week: Bloggers Fashion Week!

This week I attended day two of Bloggers Fashion Week and met some lovely people behind such incredible brands. The event which was organised by Bloggers Love organise an array of blogger events specifically aimed at fashion/beauty bloggers as well as new brands wanting to showcase their products. I’ve been attending these events for just over a year now and have met some amazing bloggers and brands. Events like these is a great opportunity for bloggers and brands alike to network and build relationships for future collaborations. What to expect on a typical night; sweet treats, fashion show and samples from brands.

The event this week saw me sample and take home some of the products which I can’t wait to use. I’ll be trying the following brands over the coming weeks which include; Exuviance, Lip Glam and Roots and Rituals. Stay tuned to hear my thoughts on each products.

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Lushness of the Week: Liz Nehdi

I recently attended the Liz Nehdi spring/summer 2015 collection launch party at Wolf & Badger, Notting Hill. As I entered the store I was made to feel welcome straight away and felt a sense of freshness by the magnificent pieces of art displayed around the store. The art I speak of are fabulous scarves, pocket squares and handkerchiefs which started of as paintings. Although the scarves are very colourful they are not in your face colourful, this may be due to the delicate fabrics that are used to make such lushness. If you want to add some freshness to your spring/summer wardrobe these scarves would be the perfect addition.

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Lushness of the Week: Afternoon Tea!

What with it being Mothering Sunday this weekend, I felt it was the perfect time to talk about a recent afternoon tea experience I verily enjoyed. Afternoon tea is a lush treat to share with your Mum.

I’ve enjoyed afternoon tea on numerous occasions but more recently I enjoyed the lush experience at The Courthouse Hotel, London. I booked the champagne afternoon tea experience via the lastminute.com website which included a Thames river cruise as a treat to celebrate my sister’s birthday. This was her first afternoon tea experience and what an experience it was for her. Whilst we were sipping on the champagne and enjoying the cakes, sandwiches, and not forgetting the tea, I mentioned to one of the waiters that it was her birthday and by my surprise a few minutes later they surprised her with a cake with a candle. The experience got even better and even more memorable with the next gesture…during the course of the experience we asked for an extra glass of champagne, however when we asked for the bill, again by my surprise they gave the champagne to us on the house. #Lushness!

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For anyone looking for an afternoon tea treat, I would highly recommend The Courthouse hotel. What makes this venue great is that although it is set in the heart of London’s bustling shopping and theatre district it offers a secluded and comfortable setting. The staff are also very attentive which made the experience even more enjoyable.