My Fav Beauty Products

I am far from a beauty/skincare guru and I barely ever use a skincare routine but when I do, these are by far my fav products:

  • For an ‘everyday’ face mask I use the Soap and Glory Deep Pore Detox Mask which is also self-heating! Using this straight after the face wash leaves my skin super soft and gives it a nice glow.

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elisekirsten xo. 

The BIG chop!

“A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life” – Coco Chanel.

This will probably be posted on Tuesday, which by then it would be four days since I did my big chop! And before any minds start wondering, no this is not my version of a Britney Spears 2007 breakdown. I had seen quite a few girls with really short cuts and I loved how it looked but I was so convinced it wouldn’t suit me at all. I was thinking I had a really big head and a big forehead so I’d practically look bald which wasn’t the look I was going for.

In the short hand of the story and reason behind my chop, I honestly woke up on Wednesday morning and ended up styling my hair in a slicked back low bun. I looked in the mirror and thought ‘maybe I would look good with really short hair’ and I took that thought and ran with it. I’ve been very impulsive lately, not necessarily in a bad way I don’t think. But I get an idea in my mind and suddenly I’m set on it. Anyway, I started looking at short curly hair cuts and suddenly became more and more obsessed with the thought of cutting all my hair off. I started searching for the best hair salons and hair dresser’s around even though I already had one lol. I just became so excited about it, it was something I’d never done before, I hated having my hair cut I’d feel so upset if I even had to trim my ends.

All the research I had done was pointless because by Thursday, I was just too excited and decided I was going to my usual hairdresser so I called to make an appointment and was shocked to get one for Friday morning! So now I was starting to feel anxious, I was thinking what if it looks terrible??? I’d have to wear wigs until it grows out again! I hadn’t told anybody about this new change, not even my mum! She was the only person who knew I was having something done simply because I had to get the salon’s number from her but other than that nobody had a clue.

I feel soooo happy that I cut all my hair off. I would have never done anything like this a year ago but honestly I feel such a sense of freeness. I suddenly have so many less worries because I didn’t realise how much of a burden and pressure it was to have all that curly hair. Without sounding over the top, it feels liberating to not have these worries anymore. I would spend so much money on hair products and I would get so frustrated at having to do my hair everyday. I needed a change and this is honestly perfect for what I needed. It was so exciting showing people this ‘new me’ and seeing everyone’s reaction was priceless. I was always known as the girl with the long curly hair and it gets old to be honest, so it will be interesting to see what I get named for now that’s all gone. I’ll post some before’s and after’s so you can all see the difference!

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Lashes by Obedient Beauty!

As mentioned in a previous post my 21st birthday is coming up and I’ve decided to go all out and make some serious effort. A family friend of mine is an amazing beauty therapist who I’ve wanted to go to for about a year now and with my big day coming up… why not! I’ve seen so much of her work on instagram (will link social media down below) from eyelash extensions and eyelash lifts to micro-bladed eyebrows and facials. My best friend had her eyelash extensions done for her birthday in January and I kid you not, the last few have only just fallen off a few days ago! Well to be completely honest, she forced them off simply because OB has launched her own brand of lashes and they look absolutely amazing. We saw pictures of them on her instagram and fell in love so she needed the old ones off ASAP. It was worth it!

OB is based in chingford but occasionally offers mobile services. She is a fully qualified beauty therapist and offers gel mani & pedi’s, micro bladed (tattooed) eyebrows, waxes, spray tans and so much more! Her prices are completely affordable and all for great quality.

I absolutely love them, they’re so natural-looking but yet make such a difference to my face. They’re very lightweight and require minimal maintenance. I will allow the pictures to do the talking but be sure to check out her instagram and reviews!

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Instagram: obedient_beauty / o_b_lashes

Hope this helps lovelies.

Elisekirsten xo.

HennaByEMZ!

Lately I’ve been really focused on me and doing loads of little things that make me happy. Nothing major but just little things like going and getting my nails done, buying that bag I’d been looking at for a while, pampering myself at home frequently etc. Things that give me a little pick me up and make me feel good about myself.

I’m lucky enough to know an amazing girl who is an absolutely amazing henna artist. I’ve always loved henna designs but really only had it done about three times so when the opportunity popped up to get it done of course I said yes. I am definitely one of the least creative and most indecisive people so whenever somebody asks me “what do you want?” I usually just stare at them blankly because I just never know. Luckily for me, she’s a great freehand artist and came up with the design completely off the top of her head. I admire creatives and their eye for detail and if their was anything I could tweak about myself I would definitely wish to be more creative!

I would recommend her to anyone! Why? ..

  • She’s mobile! My best friend and I had ours done at home which makes everything so much easier. Every other time I’ve had henna done, I end up walking around like an idiot trying to dodge everyone and everything whilst it dries.
  • She makes the henna herself. I was so gobbed once I found out she makes it from scratch because I know a few henna artists but none who dedicate themselves to perfecting their craft the way Emz does.
  • The henna is freshly made and chemical free!
  • She is such a sweetie. I’m probably biased because I know her lol but I think there’s nothing worse when having some sort of treatment done by someone who doesn’t actually make their client/customer feel comfortable so you’re sitting there in an awkward silence.

Foolishly, I didn’t take the best pictures but check out the design she did for me and I will of course note down her instagram so make sure you check that out too!!

Elisekirsten xo.

Instagram: hennabyemz