Hairstyles by abellasbraids & braidsbylia

It has been a while since I posted a post like this. I’ve been away for a while actually, getting my head around life and responsibilities so I apologise for not posting so often. However, I am determined to come back and post more regularly. Here are a few of the hairstyles I have been loving these past few months and want to try out.


Abellasbraids’s is a instagram page run by a mother who has two girls. The braids are truly beautiful with one of my favourites (on the far right). Her braids are super beautiful, clean and with her in-depth instructions they can be easily done.

instagram: abellasbraids

Blog: cutegirlshairstyles


Braidsbylia is an instagram page which features some intricate hairstyles that come with beautiful beautiful backdrops. The is incredibly talented and I will definitely be turning to her instagram for some inspiration.

instagram: braidsbylia


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Updos perfect for Work!

For those are going to work and feeling the heat of a sweaty neck in the summer and all you want to do is tie up your hair. Yet, pulling up your hair can be sooo boring. So, here are a couple of my favourite updo hairstyles!

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So, those were 5 tutorials that are super cool and perfect for work or just going out. I hope you enjoyed them and try them out!


Prom Hairstyles

So, prom may be coming up for some of you,so I thought this post would be perfect for those of you who need some ideas for their prom hairstyle. So, here they are…

1.Twisty Bun


A super easy hairdo, which looks really complex and unique. Plus, you can do this by yourself.

2. Lacebraided Updo


Another really beautiful hairstyle, that is really simple.

3.Double Braided Low Bun


4. Fairytale Braid


Seriously, this reminds me of a princess in a fantasy movie, especially with a bit of accessory, like flowers.

5.Braided bun


This also reminds me of a princess in a fantasy movie.This is definitely more complex, but the outcome is incredible.

6.Braided flowers

x45cef.jpgHere is another rendition of the princess braid, with a touch of small flowers.

7.The Twisted Hairband


8. Faux fishtail braid


A simple way to get that fishtail braid.

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10.Twisted Half updo



These hairstyles are super easy, but look super complex, I hope you do try them out. If you don’t have prom, hopefully you can use these hairstyles in other occasions. I think I most definitely will!



Hair inspiration: xhairlove & Sheerbraidedbliss

It’s been a long time since I have posted a blog post about hair inspiration but, with spring coming to an end and summer here I feel that hair tutorials need to make a comeback.


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Lara is the girl behind xhairlove, her Instagram is full of unique hair designs that can be incorporated into your everyday routine if you have a few minutes to spare or if you have have a prom coming up. My favourites from her is the pony tail with a braid that wraps around it (top middle) and the one sided braid with a waterfall of bouncy braids (top left). Dreamy.

Instagram: xhairlove

YouTube: here


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The woman behind sheerbraidedbliss is crazy talented mother of four. Just when you thought mums couldn’t do anymore, they prove us wrong. Her hair designs are crazy amazing, a little bit more complicated but I feel that they are too amazing to not mention. If you are determined enough or need to do something while you procrastinate… give this a try.

Instagram: sheerbraidedbliss

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Spring Hairstyles

It’s spring! Which made me feel inspired to try out something new with my hair, and after spending hours looking through a ton of Spring hair tutorials, I picked 10 of my favourites that I wanted to share with you and that I wanted to personally try myself. So, I hope you enjoy it!

1.Twisted Bun


2.Half-up Lace Rose


3.Side Braid


4.Snake Braid


5.Braided Updo


6.Simple Braid in Braid


7.Faux Fishtail Braid


8.3 Braid Half-Up Do


9.Hippie Braids


10.Half-Up Fishtail Braid


So, those were my top 10 must try Spring hairstyles. Looking back at them, they’re really simple to do, but  look beautiful and fit the spring vibes. Also, I hope you do give one of these to try.


The wonder of Hair oil-A beauty review

Oil. Whether it be for your body, hair or face. It seems to be an ever growing trend these past few years especially in beauty. I have always been hesitant about using oils. The only oil I used to use were the oils used in cooking. However, after discovering the benefits that come with the different oils, I am a lot more open minded.

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Here are three of my current favourite oils. All of which have a unique texture and scent.

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Yves Rocher- Riche Creme Beauty Elixir 

This is probably the oil I use the most out of the three and one that I constantly go back to when my skin is exceptionally dry.

What Is it? A beauty elixir with 30 precious oils rich in anti-aging ingredients to enhance the radiance an softness of your skin. 100% natural. Made with 1000 Roses Blossom Oil.

How I use it:

  • Hair– Apply a little on your palms (a pea size amount) warm it in your hands and apply to the ends of your hair. 
  • body– use as a massage oil. I prefer using it after taking a warm shower, the oil soaks up immediately and makes your legs look incredibly smooth and glowing. 
  • face– apply just a drop onto your palms and press lightly on your face for maximum absorption.

Formula/Texture: The formula is very light, it absorbs amazingly into the skin and isn’t heavy. 

Scent: It has a light rose scent which is barely noticeable and disappears over time (good for those who don’t like scented oils). Coming from someone who doesn’t like the scent of roses it is definitely not overwhelming. 

Effectiveness: My favourite way of using it is on my body I like to either mix a drop of the oil with my moisturizer or as a base under my lotion. It makes your legs look amazing! 

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Moroccanoil Treatment Light

What Is it? An ultra light formula that is rich at the same time, it has a thicker consistency to the other two oils. Antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins.

How I use it: Hair- When I apply it to towel dry hair I found that the scent lasts longer and the scent will lingered on my hair throughout the day.

Formula/Texture:  A rich, concentrated oil that has a really smooth texture. 

Scent: It has an incredible scent sweet, a mix of argan oil, vanilla. A relatively sweet scent when you first apply it and

Effectiveness: This oil is definitely nutrient dense and I found that the it is amazing at hydrating softening and adding shine to dry hair.

Con: The price. It is definitely the most expensive out of the three. If you have fine hair avoid using too much of the oil although it is light it is still incredibly rich.

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L’oreal Elseve Extraordinary Oil. 

What Is it? 5 in 1 miracle hair perfector claiming to add shine, nourish, smooth out, detangle and create “beautifully perfected hair.

How I use it: I also use this hair oil on towel dry hair scrunching it into the hair.

Formula/Texture: A rich, concentrated oil is definitely not as rich as the Moroccanoil. It absorbs very quickly into the hair. 

Scent: It has sweet soothing scent with a hint of floral notes. However, the scent does sometimes gets a sickly for me.

Effectiveness: The design of the bottle is probably the best out of the three, it has a narrower top allowing just enough of the product out, whereas I found that the Moroccanoil if you are not careful, you might get more than you hoped for. It leaves your hair super shiny and soft after you apply it.

Cons: The oil leave your hair super oily and as mentioned before the scent sometimes just get sickly.

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Psst a tip to get the best results out of oils is to loosely french braid your hair after applying the hair oil. Leave it either overnight or while you do your makeup. You will be left with lose shiny waves.