Forget about Christmas, it’s my Birthday 🙂 & boy have I let everybody know it he-he. Many people believe that having a birthday over the festive season somehow distracts from your big day- but actually- I think having it this time of year makes it all the more special. Everyone spends the lead up to Christmas getting into the spirit of it all, most of your friends will stick around to share the holidays with family and friends and most of us will have booked time off work close to Christmas day- so no excuses not to turn up.
For anybody else who shares a birth date on or around Christmas, Wishing you an excellent Birthday, Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Love BWC xoxo
So we’ve all heard of certain D.I.Y home remedies as treatment to do all sorts of things to your hair. Whether it is revive hair that has become dull and lifeless, or to make your hair colour lighter- there are plenty out there- but do they actually work? Over the past week we have tried and tested 3 of these all natural lotions and potions- and here’s the results!
Raw Egg Mask
So there are many variations of this type of mask available online, we decided to give it a go with only the yolks and discarding the whites as this seemed to have the most positive reviews. The mask was applied and left in for 20 minutes then rinsed, shampooed and rinsed again.
Ingredients (based on long hair):
3 Egg Yolks
2 Table Spoons of Oil
3 A Cup of Water
Result: Hair feels softer and looks shinier. Although this process was quite messy and the idea of putting eggs in my hair felt weird. There was immediate results however they did not last long, by the next day hair felt greasy and by the second wash returned to normal.
Overall Score: 6/8
From surfing the web we discovered that honey is nutritious and full of antioxidants which sounded like it could potentially be very good for your hair. As honey is already quite a thick substance we decided not to add anything else to it but water.
Ingredients (Based on long hair):
½ Cup of Organic Honey
¾ Cup of water
The honey was diluted in the water by mixing and left to stand for 30 minutes. It was then applied to towel dried hair after a shower and left in for 30 minutes.
Result: Significant difference, hair felt thick and strong and scalp felt soft. This seemed to work very well as a strengthening mask. Second day hair appeared to still feel this way however effects diminished after second wash.
Overall Score: 8/10
Avocado is known for its many health benefits so it didn’t come as a complete shock that it may be worth putting it in your hair. Many conditioners advertise that they have avocado extract in them so we felt very positive about this idea.
Whole Avocado- mashed
1 Tablespoon of mayonnaise
Result: Hair did feel incredible, it was sleek and smooth, easy to brush out and the shine was gorgeous. Unfortunately, the idea of avocado disgusts me to this day and it won’t be a treatment I’ll be using in the near future. It felt and smelt weird and the entire 30 minutes it was in I couldn’t wait to get it out. Second day hair still felt great and even after second wash it remained in great condition.
Overall Score: 7/10 (would have been 9/10 if it just avocado and mayonnaise in your hair!)
Let us know of any other cool hair treatments you may have heard of!
Love BWC xoxo
This is just about the cutest thing we have ever seen.
Esther Anderson, YouTube user uploaded the picture of herself and her baby during their morning routine. She writes ‘”Every morning my baby sleeps in my bed with me for a couple hours after she wakes up to eat, and every morning I ask myself why I didn’t just put her back in her crib.”
Love BWC xoxo
According to a study by IllicitEncounters.com one in three of us will get lucky with a colleague after the staff party. Recently we discussed how best to get away with having a drama-free staff party, well now we can give you some real figures of the gossip that goes down at a Christmas Do!
What does this boss think? Well, apparently 18% of us have told our Boss what we really think of them, and another ¼ have actually gone as far as to chat up their Boss!
Love BWC xoxo
First step to resolving a feud with your partner is to recognize why it is that you are angry in the first place.
Scenario, you’ve got an extremely important day ahead of you, you spent the night before preparing your outfit for work the next day and meticulously rehearsing a presentation. You’ve woken up a little late and are in a slight panic, you’re rushing to get ready but at every step of your morning routine your partner is seemingly-on-purpose in the damn way. You are holding your cool- today is not the day to blow a fuse. When you’ve just about gotten your stuff together you go to the bathroom to brush your teeth and HE has finished the last of the toothpaste!!! THE INCONSIDERATE, SELFISH, USELESS @#!?! You cannot contain your anger. You has crossed the line. World War Three Ensues.
Breathe. You’re not pissed at your partner- you’re angry that nothing is going the way you need it to in the morning. Or perhaps you are pissed at your partner because you feel he should be putting in the effort you would like and the lack of consideration by using the last of the toothpaste was simply the push over the edge.
Figure it out. Figure out why your really mad and then you can try begin tackling the REAL issue.
Once you’ve established the reason for your anger you have to confront it, when you’re not angry anymore. Let off some steam, get the space you need and THEN attempt to discuss it. With most fights, all it takes is communication to set the wheels in motion for a resolution.
7 Golden Rules to take into account:
- Don’t Scream
- Be positive
- Explain yourself clearly and directly
- Do not bring up the past- focus on the issue at hand
- Don’t spend the discussing trying to reason your actions or their actions- but work on solutions
- Try to see things from all points of view
- Agree on things you can both do to mend and heal
As you were 😉
Love BWC xoxo
Everyone has at least one awkward Christmas party to attend this year. It may be the staff Christmas do at your workplace with Jim from IT standing in his familiar spot underneath the mistletoe, trying to desperately make eye contact so that you walk over and give him that kiss he’s been ogling at you for all year. Or maybe it’s the family affair, where every year your cousins husband either tries to hit on you or throw up on you- you can never tell which it’ll be as both actions start off quite similarly.
You never seem to learn your lesson, every year you get excited thinking the party is somehow going to exceed your expectations and you’ll have an amazing time getting merrily tipsy and having life changing conversations with your party buddies, but alas it is always too much drink and too much drama. Here are the Christmas Party Rules that guarantee you will finish the night without a scratch- heck, maybe you’ll even have a bit of fun!
Get dressed up
Christmas is a time of celebration; therefore you should look the part! Go full out, really play around with this. Dressing up will immediately make you feel in the Christmas spirit, and can be a great conversation starter if you’ve gone for a fun and festive outfit- so get out those elf ears and Santa beards and have a laugh!
You don’t need to be single to mingle! Have a chat with anybody and everybody. You may actually discover some exciting things about people you didn’t know about. Enjoy a fun exchange of words with your colleagues, friends or family. Keep it upbeat and natural- Christmas parties are not the time to be sopping about.
So you don’t want to be a complete Sally Mc’Sober but you absolutely do not want to be Deidre the Drunkest either. Stick with safe drinks and stay off the hard liquor. Getting so drunk you need looking after is not a good look- you will end up ruining your own night as well as everybody else’s. Keep drinking water between drinks if you need to.
Don’t be the gossip at the party- have a little tact. As much as you shouldn’t talk about other people’s business, don’t talk about your own. It’s never a good idea to discuss rumors over idle chat, especially when it’s a celebratory occasion.
Know when to go
You’re still alive. Unscathed. No drunk! Wahey! You’ve made it. Now you just need to know when to go. You haven’t partied in so long, forget about had this many cocktails in one night- just make sure you realize when the parties over- there isn’t a need for an after party- get yourself back home in your jammies and look up home remedies to prevent tomorrows inevitable hangover.
Love BWC xoxo