Wednesday, 8 June 2016

4 Quick and Easy Festival Hairstyles



Festival season is just around the corner and I am so excited, i'm not surprised if many of you want to have as much fun as possible dancing your heart out to your favourite songs and sing till your throat hurts. If you are like me then the last thing you want to do is spend time on your hair or even if you don't go camping or to festivals these 4 quick and easy hairstyles are perfect for summer using the same beautiful flower crown incorporated into each. I like to experiment a lot with different hairstyles and i find summer to be the perfect time to use your imagination and be brave with what you do. I would also like to say these hairstyles can be worn whenever you want you can take away and add anything you like to fit with the time of year.

First is two simple french braids with the flower crown braided into it. I would usually do this before i go when my hair is still damp so that when i come to taking it out my hair has a gorgeous natural wave. The flower rown adds a special touch to give something a little plain and simple more life and colour. My advice is to take it out on a night and rebraid it without the the flowercrown to sleep on it overnight that way the waves will stay in without you being uncomfortable. If you wish to use a different flowercrown you may and will look just as pretty or even some fresh flowers picked from the field.

Next I am using the waves to their full potential on the first day by having it down and placing the flower crown on top, again you can you choose a different flowercrown or not waer one at all, it will look amazing either way. As i am slowly growing out a side fringe and don't like it in my face a lot of the time i just wrapped it around the flowercrown and place grips on both sides of it for extra security.

For my third hairstyle I decided to ditch the flowercrown and do half up buns, I find it to be a quirky alternative to the classic half up bun, it also works on all hair lengths and styles that could be curly, straight, short, or long. Following the normal instructions for a half up bun but splitting your hair in two beforehand. If you add a little dry shampoo you can stretch that dreaded greasiness, especially if you are in the middle of nowhere with no way to wash your hair. 

Lastly is the classic messy bun and the battle of the greasy hair, dry shampoo will be your best friend to get through the day use it on the roots to give the hair some more volume. Do however you like but i prefer to put it in a loose ponytail twist it roughly and wrap it around the bobble and put some grips in to hold in place. Once you are happy with what you have created and feel free to redo it as many times as necessary, i know i do, place a flower crown on top to hide the bits of greasy hair that escaped from the dry shampoo.

I really hope you find this useful for any future summer plans, i would love to know if there is anything you want me to do and i will see you next time.

Mia x

Monday, 29 February 2016

Mini white chocolate and raspberry cheesecakes!

I thought i would share my favourite cheesecake recipe with you as it is so delicious and easy to make for anyone who is having a party or just wants to make something because they're bored. These cheesecakes are an alternative to making a whole cheesecake so i hope you like them. (makes 8-10)

What you will need;
100g of plain digestives
40g of melted unsalted butter
125g of soft cheese (full fat)
125g marscarpone
140 ml of double cream
150g white chocolate
as many raspberries as you want!

First you want to crush the biscuits into a powder and mix in the melted butter. Push a layer of the mixture around half a centimetre thick into the bottom of the ramakins (or time if you decide to make a whole cheesecake)to make sure you have enough i hold them up to the light if they have clear bottoms, if the light shines through put some of the mix over that spot .Then put them into the frige to set.

Mix together the soft cheese marscarpone  and double cream, make sure to use a big bowl it gets a bit messy. Melt the chocolate however you like and mix with the soft cheese marscarpone and double cream. make sure to mix it as soon as possible as the chocolate can set quicklyin the mixture.

Take the ramekins out of the fringe and place a few raspberries in the bottom of the pot. Spoon over the creamy chocolaty mixture and place any left over rasperries on top. Put them in the fridge for AT LEAST 5-6 hours or overnight. 

Enjoy! Mia x