Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Tangle Teezer.

Today I'm going to talk about one of the great loves of my life, without which I don't know what I'd do with myself. Before this particular product came into my life I had half a head less hair and a half an hour battle with my hair every time I wanted to brush it.
My Tangle Teezer makes the process of brushing my curly and knotty hair a much less painful and time consuming affair, which also means I brush my hair much more often that I used too. Brushing your hair is actually good for increasing blood circulation in your head and stimulating hair growth. It's also especially good since my ombred/dipdyed hair is prone to breakages.
I was also recently mind-blown when I discovered you can actually open it up and store things (such as bobby pins and hairbands) in it and it became even more appealing to me which seemed impossible. So if you're 'umm-ing' and 'aah-ing' about whether you should get one. Do It. You won't regret it. It's the best £11 I've ever spent.

Do you have a Tangle Teezer? What do you think?

Jamilah X

Motcomb Street.

Don't you love when magazines give out amazing freebies?
I got this full size Nails inc. nail polish in the colour Motcomb Street, which is normally £11, with Glamour magazine and I couldn't wait to try it out. Magazines are always giving away cool things like this, I even saw one magazine giving away sample size Benefit They're Real mascara the other day, which there has been a ridiculous amount of hype about but is SO expensive! So keep your eyes peeled and don't forget to have a sneaky look at the magazine rack when you go to the shops.

I loved the colour of this, it's a really dark blue, it almost looks black.

What's the best freebie you've ever gotten?

Jamilah X

Virgin Mojito Madness.

So I'm not a drinker but after hearing how amazing mojitos were from multiple sources I decided I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and so I found a recipe for a non alcoholic version online and decided to have a crack at it. I have to say, it was mint (haha, get it?...). I thought I'd share this lovely recipe for those of you who might fancy a refreshing, non-alcoholic beverage this spring/summer.

For one glass:
- Ice
- 1/2 glass of lemonade
- 1/4 glass of apple juice
- 3/4 sprigs of mint
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- 1 lime

1. Rip up you mint and mash it up with the sugar and a small amount of apple juice, add this to the glass along with the ice.
2. Add half a glass of lemonade and the rest of the apple juice.
3. Cut the lime in half, and squeeze half the lime into the glass, cut 2 lime slices from the other half and put one into the glass and one on the rim of the glass (this makes it pretty).
4. Squeeze the remaining lime in the glass.

You can always adjust the quantities of the ingredients such as mint and lime depending on your taste and what you like.
And it really is as simple as that.

Let me know if you try it out.
Do you like mocktails/cocktails? Which one is your favourite?

Jamilah X

Aim For The Moon.

The other day my friend and I were catching up over a coffee as she was back from uni for a bit. We were talking about the nice things that people spontaneously do for others, from holding a door open and smiling at someone you walk past, to paying the coffee bill of the person behind you at Starbucks. I don't think people do nice things like this enough anymore and it's so sad, if you smile at most people in London when you walk past them they'd probably think you're bonkers.We were inspired to do something nice no mater how small, so I suggested leaving an inspirational quote behind, as disgustingly cheesey as it sounded, I liked the idea of someone who was having a bad day being cheered up by it, or it giving hope to someone who was losing their dreams. I know it would have made me smile had I found it. So we did it, and we agreed to do it whenever we went to coffee with each other from that day on.

Why don't you do something nice for someone today?

Jamilah X