Monday, 23 April 2012

The Puppini Sisters @ Shepherds Bush Empire- 20th April 2012

The Puppini Sisters

Hey everyone! So I just wanted to write a quick post about the ever wonderful Puppini Sisters. Do any of you know them?
Well, I went to their gig at the Shepherds Bush O2 Empire in London on Friday (April 20th) (my boyfriend is the drummer so I've been wanting to see him on stage for ages!) and I had the best time. The entire show was so upbeat, by the end of it, literally everyone was up on their feet shaking their hips and clapping along with the music. 

If you haven't heard of these guys you should definitely give them a listen. The Puppini Sisters are a UK based vocal trio that brings three part harmony into the modern era. You can find them on Spotify, iTunes and their Facebook Page

Let me know what you think of them!


E-L xo

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Almond Oil makes for beautiful hair

Almonds, yum yum yum!

Hey everyone, so I am back with another tip for you and this one is for healthy, shiny hair. WIN!
I don't know about you, but I used to suffer seriously from hair fall out. I hated looking at the carpet because I found hair all over it; when I was in the shower I hated having to clean out the drain to find a huge ball of hair caught in the plug hole. I was on the phone to my mother and told her about my trouble with my hair when she told me a secret. When she was younger her mother (my granny or as I call her mammar) would massage almond oil into her scalp and run it through the lengths and ends of her hair. Now I have seen pictures of my mother's hair and oh my goodness it was thick, long and shiny.

Almond oil is a rich source of Vitamin E and the nut itself is rich in magnesium and calcium (so make sure you eat your 23 a day!). 

Pour a few drops of almond oil into the palm of your hands. Dip your fingers and gently apply to the scalp, massaging in circular motions. The almond oil adds shine and luster to the hairs making them look and feel healthy. The massaging action aids blood flow to the scalp. 

The benefits of this method are:

  • smoothing of the hair follicle 
  • makes hair stronger
  • adds shine to the hair
  • controls hair fall
I tend to do this on 3rd day hair. I apply it in the evening and then tie my hair back into a high bun, so it looks like a sleek style. The next day, I shampoo and condition as normal. Your hair will be left feeling smooth and shiny and smelling great and I have had much less fall out!

Give it a try and let me know how you got on. 


E-L xo

(P.S remember to keep checking back regularly for more beauty secrets!)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Lace is Ace!

You'll have to excuse the lame title but I couldn't think of anything else!

Lace 3/4 sleeve cardigan with gold trim. By Jam.
Only cost £10!

Just wanted to share with you this little purchase I made a few weeks ago from a beautiful little place on Brick Lane, London. The shop is called The Laden Showroom and is the home of independent fashion designers. This exquisite boutique has an array of independent fashion labels for customers to browse, selling womenswear and accessories. What's more, the fashion comes at an affordable price. 

So if you find yourself on Brick Lane, be sure to head to The Laden Showroom to see what goodies you can find!

Has anyone been to The Laden Showroom, or even to Brick Lane? What did you think of it?


E-L xo

Blogger appreciation award

I would like to thank the lovely Natasha for awarding me the Blogger Appreciation Award; Thank you very much! Her blog is full of great posts about nail designs (all of which I am definitely going to try out and so should you!) and reviews of products with information that is really handy to know! 

Pretty isn't it?!

- Thank the person who gave you the award with their blog link on your post.
-  Award the Blogger Appreciation Award to as many readers, commenter's, supporters, & followers as you'd like.
- Let the blogger know you've just awarded them, either through leaving a comment, a tweet, an email, etc.
- Answer 4 questions
And the questions:
1. How long have you been blogging?
I have been blogging since the 6th April, so not very long at all!
2. What are 1-2 reasons why you started blogging?
I love to share useful tips with my friends so I thought, why not with everyone on the net too!?
3. What type of blogs do you like to follow/read?
Most of the blogs I follow tend to be fashion or make up related, however I follow music blogs also as well as anyone that had anything interesting to say :)
4. What is 1 thing you would like to improve on as a blogger/on your blog?
I would like to improve the variety of my posts and possibly branch out into writing about other things that I love, such as music and travel. 

I love a lot of the blogs that I read but I would like to give this award to the following:

Thank you again Natasha for the award!

E-L xo