Thursday, 16 February 2017

Coping with car journeys with motion sickness

I get awful motion sickness with my various illnesses. I can be sat in the car for only a 5 minute drive and I'm feeling all faint and sick! It's a bit of a nightmare. These are the things I do* to get through car journeys and keep the sickness and dizzy spells (mostly) away.

*These things don't happen when I end up on surprise car journeys. I found myself on a short surprise journey last week and within 5 minutes I was declaring that I felt sick. The driver looked pretty horrified! Luckily I wasn't sick.

Hydrate - I arm myself with a bottle of water, and make sure I sip (and not gulp!) when I feel a bit poorly

Get comfortable - If it's going to be a long journey, I'll take along a pillow. Then I can try to relax and rest. Also good for using as a lumbar support, as sitting too long hurts my back.

Music - Listening and singing along to favourite songs keeps my spirits up, and distracts me.

Headphones - If I can't listen to my own music in the car, I tend to pop my headphones in on my phone and just drift away listening.

Deep breathing exercises - Great for calming

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Face of the day 14th February

Today I'm feeling those sci fi space Princess vibes. Messy space buns, spacey planet hair clip (Thanks to Janine Basil), some face crystals, and lots of shimmery makeup.

Rachel xx

Monday, 13 February 2017

The yellow of my dreams

Today I am loving this bright yellow eyeshadow! This is the yellow from the Only for Unicorns palette from VE Cosmetics. I applied it with a damp angled brush, and it came out so perfect and pigmented. I've been after a bright yellow for so long, so I am very happy!

Rachel xx

Friday, 10 February 2017

Green eyes

I received a set of Freshlook Colors contact lenses and solution from
I've never worn contact lenses before so it was really fun to try these out, and at the same time try out a different eye colour! When ordering the lenses you are able to order to suit your contact lenses prescription needs, or if you don't have one you can get them with no prescription making them solely for having a fun new eye colour. I chose green contact lenses as I thought it's such a pretty colour. The lenses and solution arrived very quickly from when I received the dispatch email. They were packaged well, with no unnecessary packaging or huge boxes!

The contact lenses themselves are very easy to use. I followed the instructions and made sure my hands were freshly washed and dried before handling the lenses. I then used one hand to hold open my eyelid, and the other to place the contact lenses on to my eye. Then I blinked a few times until it moved itself in to the correct place. It was a quick and easy process.

My natural eye colour is a very dark brown
My eyes with the green contact lenses in
 As my eyes are so dark, I wasn't too sure if the coloured lenses would work on my eyes. However I was glad to see that they blended really nicely with my natural colour, creating a sort of green and hazel colour, leaving a beautiful natural shade.

I wore the contacts regularly and experienced no discomfort whatsoever. They were also very easy to remove at the end of the day - I simply held my eyelids open again, and used the other hand to gently slide the contact and pop it out!

I absolutely recommend using for easy to use and comfortable lenses that can give you a quick change in eye colour. If you're like me and forever losing your glasses, then contacts may be for you, it's much harder to lose them!


Monday, 6 February 2017

Punk ladies bomber jacket

 I don't know what else to say apart from HOW AMAZING IS THIS JACKET!? Haha. I got this from Disturbia and it is currently in the sale here. I'd been eyeing it up for a few months now, and finally bought it last week. The jacket itself is true to size, very soft and comfortable, and pretty damn cool. I'm hoping for dryer, warmer weather soon so I can wear this out regularly.

Rachel xx

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Outfit of the day 28th January

Today's look was casual but cute! I wore my go to h&m grey skater dress, underneath a black sweater which was a gift. I teamed these up with suspender style tights and metallic high tops from ASOS.


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

It's my party and I'll dye if I want to

I haven't dyed my hair in so long, and really fancied a nice change. It's also my 30th birthday on Friday, so the perfect time to go all bright and colourful for my birthday celebrations!

I covered my scalp and hair in coconut oil, to give it a little bit of protection. Had to warm it a little to get it to melt, as it is freezing cold at the moment, and it solidifies in cold temperatures. I used Schwarzkopf Live Absolute Platinum to dye my dark hair blonde. I used two boxes to cover my hair, my hair is deceptively thick! It doesn't look it, but there is just so much hair and one box of dye just won't cover well.

My hair lifted to an orange blonde in the lengths, a little lighter on the roots. This was fine for me as I wanted to go pink. I'd originally hoped for pastels but decided I didn't want to wait another month to be able to lighten again to get my base pale enough. I popped Directions Flamingo Pink hair dye on my hair, and diluted it a little with a white conditoner for my roots.

I love it! It's much brighter in natural daylight, but these photos show how it's a nice pink on top, going in to a sort of cherry pink on the lengths. I'm also really happy with how fast my hair has grown lately!
So now I have the pink princess hair I wanted for my birthday at the weekend. Now to cover it in glitter and I'm all set!