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~ A peek into my mind ~

A little bit about my hair growth

So back in March 2017, I donated quite a large chunk of my hair. I did have a post about it on my old blog but I’ll just insert pictures here as that blog is now private:

Me with my hair facing the camera, my hair is uneven but down to my waist

Quite uneven but so long!

Me now with my hair just past my shoulders, it's actually nice and even now

Looks a lot neater that’s for sure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then in August I dyed the ends of my hair purple and I was in a seriously weird mood a few days after and cut my hair back to how short it was originally (about 13 inches). Not sure why I did that but oh well, it got rid of the majority of the bleached and dyed parts of my hair.

Then I started missing my long hair, which by the way I hadn’t gotten professionally cut in about 5 years. That’s why it looks so uneven, it was right down to my butt and then I got bored and cut it back up to my waist and still wasn’t satisfied!

Anyhoo, I’ve been measuring my hair every month since November (a whole three months!) to see how it has been progressing  and I’ve been taking active steps to take care of it so it can grow and be as healthy as possible! For those who were wondering, here are the measurements:

  • November: 16 inches
  • December: 17 inches
  • January: 18.5 inches

I may start tweeting out the updated measurements if anyone is curious?

Now I was surprised by the sudden change from 1 inch every month to 1.5 inches this month. So I figured that the most likely reason was that my hair grows naturally at about 1 inch per month and at the beginning of January I started experimenting with putting raw aloe vera gel in my hair. So maybe that was the cause for the extra 0.5 inch? I can’t think of anything else that I did differently, so I’m going to just owe it to that for now.

So I’ve started applying aloe vera gel to my roots and coconut oil to the rest of my hair about half an hour before I wash it. Even if it wasn’t the reason for the boost in hair growth, it’s still really good for my hair so I’m hoping to stick to this! Another tip I would offer is to wash you hair as little as you can manage, I knocked it down from three times a week to twice a week and my hair is benefiting from it!

Until next time 🙂

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How to survive winter

Now I would like to clarify that it’s not actually winter yet, Winter solstice is on the 21st December (sounds so magical doesn’t it!)

However, what with there being snow on the first day of December and very cold temperatures all round, it basically feels like winter now. With the crisp mornings and snowfall comes the disaster: cracked lips, waterfall for a nose, flaky skin, frozen toes etc etc. I’m sure you guys know what I’m talking about!
So how to combat it? I haven’t quite mastered the art of getting through winter gracefully but I’m willing to have a good go at it this year! Here are my top five tips, some may seem just a tad obvious but here we go:
  1. Lip balm, carry it everywhere! You too, men. Cracked, bleeding lips target everyone so go grab a tin of Vaseline and shove it in your bottomless pockets! BONUS, it can double up as a hand cream! Just rub some onto those dry patches on your hands; been there, done that. Would recommend!
  2. Now this is for the makeup wearers among us, I’ve decided that I don’t like matte lip things anymore. More so in the winter, just the thought of having to deal with matte lips is making my shoulders tense up, eugh. I’ve started getting into lipglosses, there are some out there that aren’t super gloopy! They’re a better alternative in my opinion because they kinda help out in the dry lips department instead of making it worse, as matte lipsticks would! I’ve only got one lipgloss at the moment, so I’ve taken to layering it over existing lipsticks I have to mix it up a little!
  3. Packets of tissues, have multiple. Your friends may not be as prepared and that stuff runs out fast so try to have at least two packs on you at any one time. Maybe one in your coat pocket and then another in your bag?
  4.  Ok this one may not work for some people depending on the type of shoes you wear, but I’m planning on wearing those fluffy “bed socks” with a pair of heeled boots that I have that are a size too big. Also, why are they called bed socks? Who wears socks to bed? My feet would get so sweaty :/ Do you wear socks to bed? Let me know! But anyway, even if you can’t wear fluffy socks, you could wear some ankle socks over your tights or wear multiple pairs of socks! Anything to keep those toes intact.
  5. Speaking of tights, don’t you hate it when you take one step out of the door and your tights have already fallen down well below your crotch and you have to do that awkward pulling-tights-up and-trying-not-to-flash-anyone thing? The only semi solution I’ve come up with thus far is tucking my top into my tights and then putting my skirt on. It isn’t foolproof but it has helped my tights stay up for way longer that they usually would’ve. This trick can usually last me the whole school day!
That’s all I’ve got today guys, until next time!
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To do lists & making them useful

So, how to be productive?

I’ll be the first to say that I’m rarely very productive, I get things that need to be done sorted but that’s about it. Every so often I’ll get this burst of inspiration and I’ll get through so much of my to do list and more! Which is amazing! But, it’s not really that useful when you’re only productive once every few days (or weeks :/)

Everyone has that burst of inspiration to do better at the start of the year, whether that be new years day or at the start of a new school year. But very few of us manage to stick to that new feeling for more than a few days.

I try to stay productive by being realistic about my abilities and prioritising. Which sounds so obvious but you’d be surprised how little people apply that to their day to day life.

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I thought I’d use my actual to do list from this half term holiday. So this is what my overall list was, for the whole week off:

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As you can see, I’ve highlighted the things I’ve done

Now, for those of you wondering I am not doing all three science A levels. (God no) I am actually doing an applied science BTEC which is equivalent to two A levels and then doing my psychology A2 along side that. (I’m staying in sixth form for an extra year, more on that another time) I suspiciously didn’t get any psych homework hmm…

Anyway, so for a long long list like this I’ll decide what needs more time and what needs to be done now. So my assignments I’ve been working on almost everyday because they’re quite big pieces of coursework and I can’t afford to leave them to the last minute. The little sheets, exam qs and graphs that need to be plotted I will do at least one of everyday until I’m done with them, they’re a warm up to working on an assignment for the next few hours. Just so that I can tick something off my list and be inspired, just long enough for me to trick myself into starting the heavy duty stuff.

But more specifically for daily to do lists, I try to write down a maximum of three things that I must get done that day, no excuses. And then below that I’ll write out a few things that I would like to do but there’s no harm in leaving them til tomorrow. This way I’m being realistic and getting things done, and feeling accomplished. Instead of writing a huge to do list everyday and never getting anything done because I’ve put unrealistic expectations on myself.

I hope this has been helpful!

Until next time 🙂

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