Monday, 18 August 2014

Old Wives Tail | SOS Organic Anti Hair Loss Oil Treatment

Old Wives Tail is a small haircare company selling handmade organic hair care products. They recently contacted me to see if I would be interested in trying one of their hair oil treatments. My hair has been suffering a little recently due to more frequent hair colouring (to cover the greys!) and the fact that we have a new air conditioning system at work which seems to be making it quite dry.

The product I was sent to review was the SOS Organic Anti Hair Loss Oil Treatment*, whilst I currently don't suffer with hair loss (although the amount of hair I find on my hairbrush/floor/plug hole would tell you otherwise) I think it's important to have a healthy scalp and thick locks. I know there will be a time in the not too distant future where I will be cursing the fact that I don't have as much hair as I used to!

The oil is made from high quality, natural, chemical free, environmentally friendly ingredients and none of the products sold at Old Wives Tail are tested on animals (they even donate 10% of their profits to charities that help protect animals from being tested on - a big thumbs up from me).

I tried this at the weekend as the instructions said to leave the oil on for one hour before rinsing and shampooing although you can leave the treatment on overnight if you wrap your hair in a towel. I knew I was never going to be able to leave myself enough time before work to get the full benefit, so last Saturday morning I got myself a cup of coffee, a magazine and worked the oil through my hair from root to tip. I then spent the next hour relaxing and let the oil work its magic. After the hour was up, I jumped in the shower and completed my normal hair care routine. Once I had blow dried my hair, I couldn't believe how soft my hair felt and I couldn't stop touching it! After almost daily use of heat styling tools it was so refreshing for my hair to be soft and silky smooth again.

I've decided to use the rest of the treatment on a weekly basis, not only to give some life back to my locks but also to grab a little bit of me time - win, win!

You can buy the Old Wives Tail SOS Organic Anti Hair Loss Oil Treatment (£13.99/100ml) as well as other products from the range at the Old Wives Tail website. They offer free worldwide delivery!

Have you tried any hair oils before?


Saturday, 16 August 2014

Why, hello there....remember me?

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I've been wondering how to start this post for a few weeks now. Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank-you to all my loyal readers who have stuck by my blog even though I haven't posted in over a month! What I thought would be a little week break turned into a few more weeks and I can't believe that the last time I posted was the 7th of July! That being said, I really have enjoyed taking a few weeks off and it has really made me think about blogging, why I am doing it and how I can progress in the future.

So over the last few weeks quite a lot has happened. Impatience is a Virtue turned two years old on the 4th August! It only feels like five minutes ago I was thanking all my followers last year and I am so proud of how my blog has grown and developed during this time. I honestly couldn't even imagine that there would almost be 1000 of you following my little beauty and life rambles! Thank-you everyone for reading and supporting me over the last two years!

I've been working hard on my portfolio at work and am really pleased to announce that I am now the second person in the country to be awarded the Mary Macdonald Bursary from the IBMS. I even got an article written about me on their website, which you can read here if you're interested!

I've been really restrained with my spending recently which has led to the lack of beauty hauls/product reviews etc, we are trying to save for our trip to Disneyworld which I mentioned in this post but so far things have gotten in the way, our car needing repairs and unexpected bills arriving (a little like that scene in Up when Carl & Ellie keep raiding their penny jar to pay for things - Disney fans, you know what I mean!).

I'm going to take things slow for the next few weeks and not pressure myself into posting but I have really missed you guys and your lovely comments!

Speak to you soon!


Monday, 7 July 2014

Oops I did It again...

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Pleaseee forgive me....

So I've been a bad blogger...again. I said last week that I was going to try and be better and get back to my regular posting schedule of Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday but it just didn't happen. Monday and Wednesday weren't a problem as I started off the week full of motivation but as the week went on, the motivation went with it and for that I apologise.

I used to plan my post content far in advance and have a schedule for the month, I knew what posts were upcoming and could take photos in good time so I could edit them and be proud of the work I'd done. I'm definitely a perfectionist and if something isn't quite right I have to start all over again.

In truth I've found it quite difficult to blog for several reasons (or I guess you could call them excuses)...

I currently only have a desktop computer, I understand that this isn't a problem, a computer is a computer after all, but mine is over five years old and very slow. It's also based in the spare room, which makes me feel a little antisocial, especially when Bradley and I don't get to spend much time together because of work. At the present time, I don't have any funds for a laptop so for the immediate future this isn't going to change. Therefore, I don't blog when we are at home together.

I've been working on my portfolio...I completed my first IBMS Certificate of Achievement Portfolio at the beginning of the year and am now working towards completing my second. During times when I'm not at work I'm usually busy working on this as I would like to try and have it completed by the beginning of 2015.

Since I've started saving for my holiday I haven't really bought anything new make up wise (although I am gathering smaller items for a fashion haul post soon). Obviously I understand that blogging isn't all about what you buy and you can create fantastic post content without product reviews and hauls all the time but I've just been completely stuck for post ideas.

What do you love to see on my blog? Are there any posts you'd like me to do?

Sorry this turned into a really rambly post! Please bear with me, I will get myself sorted out soon, I promise!