Redhead Rambles #22

Hello everyone and welcome to ‘Redhead Rambles’. The series does what it says on the tin, it is a redhead (me) rambling about her week. I share what I’ve been up to each week, how I’ve been feeling and what I’ve been listening to or watching. Occasionally I will my share favourite blog posts and links I’ve found useful or interesting.

  • I got called into work on Friday. I haven’t been called in on one of my days off in a while so I was happy to help.
  • Getting called into work meant I could test out my Shaaanxo The Remix eyeshadow palette for the first time. I was really impressed with how the eyeshadows wore and I’m planning a little review on the palette and showing some looks I’ve created with it.
  • On Saturday I woke up with a headache and it was cold so back to bed I went. I didn’t get dressed and stayed in my panda pyjamas (you may have seen my Instagram story) and had an easy day.
  • I spent Saturday afternoon reading on the couch and I had a visit from Halo.
  • I didn’t sleep very well on Saturday night/Sunday morning but I had a good day at work on Sunday.
  • I’ve been experimenting with the Shaaanxo palette all week and have really been enjoying it!
  • The days have been cold, some of the temperatures aren’t reaching double figures in the day.
  • I posted to Instagram stories asking if a facial oil or a serum is better for dry skin as I’m thinking of trying one. It was my highest viewed story ever but I only got one response. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
  • On Wednesday I returned an item of food to the supermarket I’d got it from the day before as it wasn’t up to usual standard. I rang up the afternoon it was bought and complained and usually I don’t do things like that but I was so disappointed. I got a refund in the end.
  • Thursday was a nice, chilled day off. I slept in, read and watched YouTube videos – I particularly enjoyed this one from Fleur De Force and this one from Lily Pebbles.
  • Mum made apple crumble for dessert.
  • I finished season four of Poriot. I have watched 33 episodes (technically more because I have seen some before but I’m going to watch them all properly) out of 70. I think this will be one of the first things I cross off my 30 By 30 list.

How was your week?


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My Weekend In Pictures

My Weekend In PicturesHappy Monday! I am officially on my week off from work and I had such a lovely day on Saturday that I wanted to share what I got up to. Sunday however, I spent most of the day in bed as it felt like a cold was coming on. *boo* I didn’t want that to get me down as I did have such a lovely day on Saturday; I got my hair done and treated myself to some new bits from The Body Shop.

I last got my hair cut in December so it’s been a wee while coming and I was super excited to get it done on Saturday! For the past few years my hair has been all one length and the past couple of cuts I’ve asked for some face framing. This time though, I wanted something a bit different and decided to add a second layer to my hair. I still wanted it quite long as I tie my hair up for work. I got my hair thinned out as always, got my fringe trimmed and I asked the stylist to put some waves in.

Hair Inspiration

Hair InspirationThese two pictures really inspired me. I love the long, wavy layers which is exactly what I was after. (Obviously, I didn’t dye my hair blonde though).

Both the hairdresser and hair stylist said my hair was in good condition which is always a bonus! I keep my hair routine really simple, I wash it every second or third day, let it dry naturally 99% of the time and don’t use heat styling tools very often.

The Finished Look:

Saturday's HaircutAfter my hair was done I headed into town. I had a few things I wanted to do; I wanted to go to The Body Shop to spend my 20% off voucher and go to the library which I hadn’t done for ages.

Library booksAt the library I was after Tanya Burr’s book Love, Tanya and I ended up getting Fleur De Force’s book The Glam Guide as well. Both of these look right up my street and are packed full of useful tips. I started reading Love, Tanya on Sunday in bed and have just about finished it already. The parts about her and Jim are so sweet!

The Body Shop Items I made my mind up that I wanted to purchase the Vitamin E Night Cream from The Body Shop after seeing Rachel mention it on her blog a few times. Normally I just apply my moisturiser morning and night but since we are heading into winter and my skin can get dry I wanted to try something more nourishing and keep my skin looking nice and healthy. I also picked up two soaps for my mum, we’ve used the Shea one before which is absolutely divine and I also picked up the Moringa which is a lovely, light floral scent. On a complete whim I also picked up the  Black Musk Eau De Toilette. I sprayed it on my arm and I instantly loved the warm, sensual, musk-ness of the scent. I am nearing the end of two of my other perfumes so I figured why not purchase a replacement?!

Adam Like and ReplyDannii Instagram LikeI am a bit of a social butterfly and don’t like to brag but it still never fails to excite me when I get a tweet off one of my favourite people and another one likes one of your Instagram photos. On Sunday morning, I woke up to see Adam Rickitt had liked and replied to my tweet wishing him happy birthday and later on Sunday afternoon I check Instagram to see Dannii Minogue liked a photo I posted of her.

What did you get up to at the weekend?