Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Lush 'new' shampoo bar

Hello lovelies

Just like any other girl I know no matter how much my hair grows I will never be content with its length and I'm always wasting my wonga on products that "guarantee" Repunzel length hair in a matter of days and I'm always disappointed, so when I heard of lush's new range of shampoo bars I didn't get my hopes up. It seemed wherever I went I heard people raving on about how good this product had done for their hair so while on a shopping trip I decided to have a sneaky little nip into lush and pick up one for myself. I'd heard good things about all of the range but heard that the 'new' shampoo bar worked wonders so for £5.50 bit the bullet and bought one, (I was swayed by the gorgeous smell of cinnamon not going to lie.) 

After three weeks of continuously using this product every time I wash my hair (which is usually every other day) my hair has so much more moisture and the usual dryness I feel towards my ends has vanished! I was also very skeptical as to how long it would last but after three weeks of use it hasn't even started to shrink. Overall I would rate this product a strong 9/10 and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to improve the condition of their hair or are even just looking for an alternative to normal shampoo.

Do you have any miracle products for hair growth? If so leave your suggestion down in the comments and I'll definitely check it out! 

From, Kendal x

Monday, 29 September 2014

The future

Hello lovelies

Life is full of ultimate questions: "Does God exist?"; "Do I specifically have a purpose in life?" And "How does Cara Delevingne get her eyebrows so on point?" Multiple times a day these questions wander the empty corridors of my mind, opening random doors hoping to find an answer that will suffice my curious thinking, however recently I have had one certain question constantly thrown in my face and that has been "What do you want to do in the future?" 

This generation has had the pleasure of growing up in a world where amazing people like Malala Yousafzai and Emma Watson are not overlooked and are celebrated for taking control of social issues such as gender equality and the basic human right of education, so compared to them how is anything I do in the future remotely significant? Gandhi once said that whatever you do in life will be insignificant but it's very important that you do it. I never truly understood this quote but now I think I do; it's all about the realisation that although something may not be significan,t it can still matter and as stupid as it sounds, this quote makes me understand what I want to do in life and that is write. 

Whether you're stepping into a world of fiction full of demons and warlocks or reading a gossip magazine while you wait for your nails to dry, we use books and any other form of creativity as an escape from the real world. Nothing feels better than following someone's journey as they live their life, fall in love and overcome hardships, however that feeling of nostalgia when we think of our favourite character isn't why I want to write. Yes, giving that feeling to others would be one of the best things I feel I could possibly give but that isn't why I want to write. I want to write to inspire others, whether that's inspiring one person on what outfit they should wear that day or whether it's inspiring thousands of people how to be better at being who they are because although technology is amazing and let's us do so many things it will never be able to replace the value of words.

In the future I want to write. It's as simple as that.

From, Kendal x 

Friday, 5 September 2014

school advice

Hello lovelies,

it's once again that time of year where exams and homework are creeping up on us all and no matter how much work you do the pile of work on your side just seems to dauntingly grow taller and taller. All over social networking sites I see people panicking over midterm tests and applying to colleges and I for one am the exact same. To sit here and tell you that the anxiety you are feeling at the moment is pointless is a statement I partly agree in yet makes me majorly hypocritical however I've come to realise in the past few weeks are things that I think will help:

1. If you're stuck on something then ask because nine times out of ten a teacher will be more than happy to help and after you've gotten over the panic of putting your hand up and asking you'll realise it's worth it.

2. Sometimes illness isn't just physical and your mental health should always come before work so if you're not well take the correct amount of time you need off. 

3. You can't be good at everything and no matter how much you panic or stress out about a subject it won't make a difference so rather than worrying about it use the time that subject would normally take up to do something more worthwhile like revision for another subject.

3. Grades aren't everything!!! Sometimes extra curricular activities and volunteering are just as important, remember this.

4. Every new day is a chance to be brand new so if there's something you don't like or think you can change for the better than this is the right time. That class that keeps you up all night with worry? Drop. That teacher who thinks you can't do well? Show them you can.

5. It is more likely that people are so tired they aren't bothered with what you look like so that small pimple on chin that's making you want to dive into a hole will probably go unnoticed.

6. It's normal to panic about your future but if you don't take care of yourself properly you won't have a very good one no matter your grades or what school you get into so sleep well, eat well and exercise.

7. Who you are now isn't who you're going to be in ten or even five years time, sometimes we have to make mistakes and learn things so if you fail a test learn not to do it again and if you say the wrong thing, apologise and move on. Humans are meant to grow just like flowers (▰˘◡˘▰)

8. Realise how far you've come already. Be proud of yourself for the simplest things you've done today even if it is just turning up. You're doing okay.

9. Be nice to everyone; teachers and students because it will not only pay off but make you feel like the good person you are.

10. 95% of the people you're with right now won't be there for much longer so appreciate the good ones and forget the bad ones. When you're sat counting your fortunes that guy that called you weird won't matter.

11. And finally appreciate the journey as well as looking forward to the destination!! 

Kendal x