MMM {five star wednesday} Including the perfect wavy hair products

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… MY DESK-FRIENDLY HAND LOTION

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Doesn’t this look pretty? White Pompelmo Fresh & Uplifting Hand & Body Balm is a brand new product from The White Company and has become my working desk must-have (apart from the computer, obvs). I’ve had such dry skin so far this Winter that I’m putting little tubes of creams and lotions in every room to encourage the moisturisation! The fresh grapefruit, lemon and lime zesty scent of this one makes me think of Spring. Not bad when it’s minus two outside.

 

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….DIY MOUSE GIFT WRAP. BECAUSE, WELL JUST LOOK AT IT!

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I love Handmade Charlotte’s beautiful blog. This was a gift wrap idea from over Christmas, but Charlie is coming home with party invitations almost daily at the moment and I am very tempted to try this! Read Charlotte’s tutorial here.

 

 

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… SMILEY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN

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Fancy reminiscing over your rave days? Do it in style with these. And I am obsessed with the Anya Hindmarch leather stickers full stop.

Flatform plimsolls: Joshua Sanders at avenue32.com | Leather smiley face sticker, Anya Hindmarch X CHAOS FASHION

 

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… A SNEAK PEEK AT AN EXCITING SHOOT

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Last week I did a photo shoot for a lovely brand. It’s coming out online this Friday so I’ll post on Instagram when it’s live.

In the meantime, here’s a little sneaky peek of one of the shots, taken by my friend Julia from the brilliant Stylonylon.

Can you guess who the shoot is for?!

 

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… AND FINALLY, THE HOLY TRINITY FOR FRIZZ-FREE WAVES

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen I posted a teaser earlier this week about a new (to me) range of hair products that work perfectly on my slightly frizzy, very thick hair. I struggle with consistency, so whatever product I style my hair with can’t be too thin and runny (like oil) as it doesn’t do much on its own. Similarly anything too thick and my hair just ends up looking greasy. Anyway, meet my new hair hero – Kevin Murphy.mmm_kevin_murphy_hair_products

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So, wash and comb through as usual. I’m currently using the Kukui Oil shampoo and conditioner as recommended by the brilliant Caroline Hirons which is great for people whose hair is prone to frizziness like mine. Then rub a few drops of the Young Again treatment oil by Australian stylist and hair guru Kevin Murphy. Think of this as your hair equivalent of a pre-moisturiser skin serum, it gives an intense blast of conditioner and protects it if you want to blow dry. It’s also got a great name, because frankly we’d all like to be a bit younger again.

I tend to leave my hair to air dry a bit (I tend to leave until after I’ve dropped the kids off at school, so it’s generally still slightly damp when I come back home) and then I use Motion Lotion Curl Enhancing Lotion. Scrunch a dollop (you don’t need much even if your hair is thick like mine) through the mid section and ends.

Once it’s dry, I use Easy Rider Anti Frizz Creme (which, by the way, smells AMAZING) to add that final bit of ‘don’t you dare even think about going frizzy’ control. It’s a treatment too, with added minerals and vitamins – I have no idea if this *actually* does anything, but I love, love, love the way it makes my hair look and feel. It’s wavy without going too ‘big’ (my pet hate) and it looks shiny which is difficult to achieve when you have curly follicles.

Check out the entire range here. Could not recommend more highly.

  • Comments ( 11 )

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    Caroline

    Awesome!! Once again thanks for all the tips and brilliant blog! X

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      Erica

      Thank YOU for reading!! X

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    Victoria

    I love Kevin Murphy Products, I found them by accident when I moved house and had to find a new hairdresser. Glad you love them too….. you will never go back! Have a great week! xx

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      Erica

      Thank you Victoria! You too xx

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    Mama

    Balls, I just had my hair chemically straightened as your waves were exactly what I was going for but instead I got bouffant nightmare like Monica in Barbados unless I straightened it completely. There doesn’t seem to be any inbetween for me 🙁
    Maybe I’ll give these products a go and see if I can create some kind of wave??
    Thanks!!

    http://mama-of-boys.blogspot.co.uk/

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      Erica

      Oh I totally sympathise with the ‘IT’S THE HUMIDITY’ Monica-style bouffant. But honestly, try!!

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    Amy

    So glad I found your
    I have the exact same hair type as you and never wear it down but you have inspired me to embrace the ‘fro 🙂
    Hope you don’t mind me asking, but how often do you wash your hair? What are your waves like on day 2, can you resurrect them? Thanks for the tips, now off to order some Kevin Murphy! x

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    Amy

    found your *blog

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    Amy

    So glad I found your blog.
    I have the same hair type as you but never wear it down, but you have inspired me to try!
    Hope you don’t mind me asking, but how often do you wash your hair? Can you resurrect the waves on day 2 or do you have to repeat the process? Thanks! x

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      Erica

      Hi Amy, so glad you found me! I wash it probably 2-3 times per week – if I’m honest, probably twice. And I am VERY low maintenance with it, so wash it (currently using Davines NouNou shampoo and conditioner which is great for dry, curly hair), put product in and air dry. I don’t repeat the process at all as I actually prefer it the next day, when I’ve slept on it and it’s not as big. I tend to tie in a messy bun a lot too as it’s getting longer and heavier! Embrace the ‘fro!! x

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        Amy

        Hi Erica, thanks for the info, somehow I managed to comment 3 times, doh!

        I currently wash mine only once per week(!) but it’s always up so never really gets dirty. Looking forward to giving air drying a go and experimenting with some products. Finally at 32 I might be able to wear it down ha!

        Great blog, I always look forward to your posts x

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