Cut, keep growing or add extensions? Existential hair questions

Short bob hairstyles have been a last-minute takeover trend of 2019, likely to continue into 2020 — and they’re really messing up my plan to grow my hair.

To help me decide whether to go for the chop or keep growing I thought I’d try out some clip-in extensions* to see if long hair would look as good as I pictured it to in my head. (SPOILER: It does).

View Post
Follow:

Sopwell House spa day review [invite]

Last month, on a dark and rainy Saturday, I took shelter at the Cottonmill Spa at Sopwell House Hotel in St Albans, Hertfordshire.

A little later than your usual spa day, I booked into the ‘Evening Retreat’, making my way up from London after a lazy morning at home for a spa session, treatment of my choice and a three-course dinner.

View Post
Follow:

Are salon visits worth the cost?*

The average woman in the UK will spend over £140,000 on cosmetics and haircare during her life — and this number is constantly growing, which is no surprise considering the prices of beauty treatments. (Research here.)

View Post
Follow:

Can sound baths wash away your stress?

A song can make you feel happy or sad, and affect the intensity of a gym session — but can sound alone have a healing effect? I put the ancient practice to the test.

what is a sound bath
View Post
Follow:

Best silk pillowcase for skin and hair? Calidad Home reviewed [gift]

Last month I made the very grown-up decision of getting myself a pure silk pillowcase for my skin and hair, in an effort to slow down the emergence of fine lines that have been bothering me for a while now.

pure silk pillowcase review

As my skin began to age, I first fretted over my frown line. Now that I am nearing 30 my laugh/smile lines are quickly catching up on the scale of concern because they aren’t coming from continual joy or laughter, but from my face being squished onto a pillow overnight as I sleep. And one side is worse than the other because I sleep on it more than the other).

View Post
Follow: