5 Beautiful Hair Accessories You Need To Wear This Summer

Dainty Hair Clips

You can never go wrong with some clever hair accessorizing and the easiest way take your hair from plain to magical is using funky hair clips! These stunningly gorgeous rose gold star hair clips by NastyGal are the perfect way to dress up any outfit and make you feel like a star.

(C’mon, I had to include a pun!)

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Braid In’s

Transform into a bohemian goddess with beautiful clip in leaf braids and hair beads clickers. These tribal inspired hair accessories are perfect for the festival season and you can easily change up your look by rearranging these accessories to suit each different outfit you wear.

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Hair Tattoos

Remember back in the day when we used to wear metallic glitter hair tattoos that we got free in magazines and think we look so cool? No?… just me then! Well, they’re back in fashion and cooler than ever! You can find some really beautiful designs to wear in your hair this festival season. One of my favourite hair tattoo packs is by FreePeople & it’s an absolute bargain at just $10.

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Art Deco Bun Holders & Hair Slides

Stand out from the crowd with a Art Deco hair clip, these jewel toned, silver hair clips are from FreePeople and complete any up-do. You can take your look from day to night instantly with elegant hair accessories. Just pin your hair & clip them in to achieve instant, feminine glamour.

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Hair Flowers

Forget the flower crown, it’s all about the flower braid this year! This Baby’s Breath Braid In is perfect for pulling off a flower child look this summer. Simple accessories like this are easy to clip in and they are comfortable enough to wear long into the hot summer evenings.

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What are your go-to festival hair looks? Tweet me @EllieJayden or comment on Facebook 

Dr Organic Rose Otto Cleansing Milk Review

Dr Organic Rose Otto Cleansing Milk €10.99 (150ml)

My favourite place to buy cruelty free & organic beauty products is at my local Holland and Barrett shop. They stock a range of vegan beauty products and yummy vegan snacks. It was in Holland & Barrett that I discovered the Dr Organic beauty range. A fully organic and vegan skincare line with so many great items choose from! I have tried so many products from their range already.

The one product I have repurchased time and time again is the Rose Otto Cleansing Milk.

This product is infused with rose petal, witch hazel and aloe vera which is perfect for my sensitive skin. I use this product every morning when I wake up and every night before bed. It is honestly the most gentle cleansing lotion I have ever used on my skin. This cleansing milk is really great at removing my make up, I usually apply it to my face and leave it for a minute or so before taking it off, to really let it sink into my skin. It makes my skin feel soft and clean after each use.

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The list of bioactive ingredients this product includes is pretty impressive. It includes rosehip oil, shea butter, aloe vera juice and cocoa butter just to name a few! It is also SLS free, alcohol free, paraben free and contains no harsh chemicals or preservatives.

It’s pretty much my favourite cleanser ever and it always lasts for ages, even with daily use.

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In case you are wondering it does not have a strong smell, the rose scent is really light and pleasant and the product itself is very creamy. It feels really nice to apply to your face and really does a good job cleansing the skin without stripping the skin of it’s natural oils.

Pro’s of the Dr Organic Rose Otto Cleansing Milk:

  • It’s suitable for vegetarians and vegans to use
  • It has a list of beautiful natural ingredients
  • It’s really gentle and purifying

Con’s of the Dr Organic Rose Otto Cleansing Milk:

  • I can’t think of any to be honest!

Are Dr Organic Products Cruelty Free?

Yes they are 100% cruelty free, vegan and organic!

Overall thoughts on the product:

I love this cleanser, it is so gentle on my sensitive skin and I love the Dr Organic range overall.

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What I Learned From A One Year Facebook Detox

In recent months I have seen so many articles posted online about ‘facebook depression’ and the negative effects social media can have on our mental health. I have spoken to many different people who agree that social media plays a huge role in how they feel on a day to day basis.

As an active blogger, social media is a huge part of my everyday life and I use it to share my content with my followers and connect with the world around me. As much as I love social media and all of the wonderful opportunities it has given me over the years, sometimes I just have to step away from it for a bit and take a breather.

I really do believe that social media can be detrimental to our mental health but I think it’s how we choose to use it that affects us the most. I suffer with anxiety and I found that how I use social media can have a profound effect on anxiety on any given day.

Over the past few years I have done some experimenting with this theory. I deleted my personal Facebook page for the better part of a year about two years ago and quite honestly, it really helped with my anxiety. The reason I deleted my Facebook in the first place was down to a conversation I had with a friend of mine who swore that deleting her own account made her feel emotionally and mentally healthier. I decided to give it a go and see how things went.

If I am being honest, I seriously didn’t think I’d last a week but a week turned into two weeks and before I knew it I was Facebook free for over a year. Which is pretty much blasphemous in this day and age! Especially since over 1 billion people worldwide are signed up to Facebook alone, never mind all the other social media accounts we feel pressure to join.

A few days before deleting my account I posted a status letting my friends know I was leaving for a while and I posted my email address for anyone who wanted to stay in touch with me. Posting status turned out to be one of the most interesting aspects of my social media cleanse. People who I didn’t expect to email me did and I soon began forming stronger friendships with these people. It was such a positive experience and I loved getting to know these people away from social media.

On the flip-side I noticed that some of the people I thought would keep in contact with me just fell off the radar and that was quite disappointing but overall, I was happy about my decision to leave Facebook for a while. It did wonders for my mental health and I felt much better overall.

Don’t get me wrong, I love social media but it can be dangerous to our wellbeing if we focus on it too much. In a study done by Dr. Margaret Duffy, a University of Missouri journalism professor she concluded “We found that if Facebook users experience envy of the activities and lifestyles of their friends on Facebook, they are much more likely to report feelings of depression. Facebook can be a very positive resource for many people, but if it is used as a way to size up one’s own accomplishments against others, it can have a negative effect.”

Let’s be honest, viewing other people’s statuses can make us feel inferior and can make us envious of other peoples lives, even thought those happy-go-lucky statuses might be fictitious or sugar coated. It has been documented that the longer we spend on social media, the worse we feel. We begin to compare ourselves with others and measure our lives against that of our peers or online friends.

If social media is effecting your mental health, known that it is okay to remove yourself from it for a while. Take some time for yourself and do things for you, rather than for the sake of telling people on the internet what a great time you are having. Be mindful and enjoy each moment for what it is. Playing the comparison game can be addictive and the only way to break free from it is to live as authentically as possible.

Social media may connect us to the world but it most certainly isn’t the only way to connect with people. If you feel like stepping back from using social media as often, why not call up an old friend to arrange a coffee date, skype a friend who lives abroad and catch up with them, heck how about writing them a good old fashioned letter? I for one think that receiving a handwritten letter is one of the most beautiful things in the world! In fact, during my social media break a few friends and I decide to start sending postcards to each other to say hello and let our friends know we are thinking about them. I think people appreciate the effort that goes into writing a letter by hand and posting it off. It’s the simple things in life that count!

Just to clarify, I re-joined Facebook eventually but this time I no longer felt the need to constantly log in and see what was going on. I still send postcards to brighten peoples days, I choose voice mailing over texting whenever I can and my fear of missing out (FOMO) was gone and to this day I only log in a few times a week at best. I am really happy I decided to delete my account when I did, it was a very interesting experiment and I think everyone should try it out and see what they learn from it themselves.

Anyways, I am starting to sound like an old fart right now! Haha. What I’m trying to say is don’t let the arbitrary numbers and braggy posts get you down. Social media creates a fantasy world, so just remember, Facebook isn’t real life. Live your life for you and not for social media.

Those are my thoughts on this topic. What are yours? I’d love to hear them!

Tweet me your thoughts and opinions @EllieJayden or comment on Facebook (oh, the irony!)

Chanel Iman is slaying Coachella with her amazing festival style!

I’ll be completely honest with you guys, before posting this blog I had no idea who Chanel Iman was but after swiping through galleries of Coachella fashion photos (I know, I have a problem! I am obsessed with Coachella style posts!) and I was blown away by her gorgeous festival outfits.

This weekend she wore a beautifully delicate long sleeved bralet with alligator print trousers, giving off a 70s retro vibe and she worked it perfectly with a pair of stylish round sunglasses.

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But hey, this stunning Victoria’s Secret model is used to slaying it wherever she goes! #WERK

Chanel was also spotted sporting a Van Halen t-shirt and a pair of daisy dukes at the desert music festival this weekend. I love a good band tee and shorts combo and she pulled off this casual rock chick look perfectly with a pair of black leather boots. Her outfits are incredibly minimal but she executes them flawlessly by focusing on key aspects of her outfits such as a statement pair of trousers or a vintage style band tee, all while sticking to a key concept for each of look.

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It’s safe to say that Chanel Iman is quickly becoming one of my favourite festival fashionistas! I can’t wait to see what else she wears to Coachella this year and get inspired by her style journey.

Who is your favourite Coachella Fashionista? Tweet me @EllieJayden or comment on Facebook 

Kylie Jenner looking pretty in peach at coachella 2016!

The ever popular Coachella music festival kicked off in style yesterday in the Colorado desert and celebrities and music fans alike began partying and snapping pictures on social media. Kylie Jenner debuted photos of her new peach hair on instagram (its it a wig or extensions?) and showed us the simple yet super stylish outfit she wore to a private party held by Paper Magazine.

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Kylie wore a simple white cropped t-shirt and denim shorts, along with a sparkly diamond choker to add a little glamour to her look. I am not sure but she could be wearing Dolce K from her lip product line or possibly even a new shade from her Coachella inspired Lip Kit Collection, which includes three different matte metallic shades. You can check them out at KylieCosmetics.com

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I can’t wait to see what else King Kylie wears to Coachella this year! I think the peach hair really suits her and I am predicting there will be several wig changes and lots of unique accessories.

Who is your favourite Coachella Fashionista? Tweet me @EllieJayden or comment on Facebook 

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Get Ready For ​​Rihanna’s New Makeup Range, Fenty Beauty!

Rihanna has been getting ready to WERK WERK WERK WERK WERKKKK on her new makeup line in collaboration with LVMH. The range is to be called Fenty Beauty by Rihanna and it’s rumored that Rihanna signed the deal for a cool $10 million. The makeup line is set to launch in autumn 2017.

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is a beauty rocket ship that will appeal to a huge and diverse global audience. We are aiming for the stars,” David Suliteanu, CEO of Kendo, a division of LVMH, said.

This isn’t Rihanna’s first time working in the beauty industry. In 2013 she collaborated with MAC Cosmetics to create a limited edition run of her RiRi Hearts Mac collection and she also worked with MAC as Viva Glam ambassador in 2014, creating a lipstick to raise funds for AIDS research.

Rihanna has been a busy lady, juggling her music career, working as a creative director at Puma, filming a documentary and running her very own styling agency. How does she do it all?!

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub Review

I was given the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub as apart of a Christmas gift. It came as apart of the The Sweetest Thing gift pack along with some other Lush goodies. Usually whenever I see this product in Lush it is being promoted at the till and costs about €7 I believe. Which in all honesty, is pretty pricey for some caster sugar mixed with jojoba oil. Which is exactly what this product is made of.

That and some pink colouring and bubblegum flavoring.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love Lush products. Heck, I like this product! However, the ingredients are nothing special and you could literally make this at home for a fraction of the cost. It does do it’s job though, I keep this product by my night stand and often use it to remove dead skin before bed to keep my lips silky smooth. The product itself smells like candy and tastes very sweet.

It comes in a heavy glass jar, which is sturdy enough to be reused after the product runs out. You can find some pretty cool homemade lip scrub recipes here! They will probably cost you a fraction of the price or nothing at all, as most of the ingredients you may have lying around at home.

Pro’s of the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub:

  • It does its’s job and looks cute

Con’s of the Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub:

  • It’s nothing special, you can make something similar at home for free/cheap.

Are Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub’s Cruelty Free?

YASSSSSSSSS! All Lush products are cruelty free.

Overall thoughts on the product:

I like it. I use it often and it does the trick at removing dry skin from my lips. It is a good product to use in the winter time or if you are prone to dry lips but is quite costly for such a simple product.

I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or designers to make this blog. The views mentioned in this blog are strictly my own and I am not affiliated with any of these companies.

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