15/10/2017

I Don't Know My Birth Parents And I Probably Never Will


Today I watched a 3-minute video that has had me in deep thoughts ever since I watched it early this morning. It is about a family who travels to China to adopt a little boy. The video captures the day that they get to meet him and take him away to live with them. In an instant, their life has changed forever and so has the little boys. The video is by The Stauffer family and you can watch it here (have tissues as it's extremely emotional). 

I have never really known what the adoption process is like all I have known is what I have been told. So seeing this video made everything real because this is what my parents would have gone through when they adopted me back in 1996. It would have been different but similar at the same time. 

If you have followed me for a while then you will know that I was adopted when I was 10 months old from China myself. I was adopted from a place called Nanchang which is in the province of Jiangxi which is South of Bejing. I've always known that I was adopted because my parents have always been open about it. On the other hand, all my family are English so I would have definitely worked it out otherwise. 

Last November I opened my adoption papers on camera which included various papers such as my Chinese passport, adoption papers and medical papers. It also included this one document which explained how I became an orphan in the first place. It's the document shown above which says that I was found "at the gate of Check Office at the head of Ganjiang Bridge on May 30th, 1996". I was two days old as my birthday is May 28th 1996.  The last bit says "We can't find her natural parents or any of her relatives up to now". 

I was born in 1996 which is during China's one-child policy. If you aren't sure what this is then I'll give you a quick explanation. China's population was getting too big which is why they introduced this policy. Couples were only allowed to have one child and had to apply if they wanted another one before even trying for one. During that time China valued boys because they could become strong and could go out and work to earn money. 

If a couple had a girl then the chances are that they would either homeless, in an orphanage or even killed in some circumstances. A number of orphanages were full of girls. This left China with an unbalanced population which has carried on today as it's thought that the number of men that outweigh women is around 60 billion. 

I have no idea why I became an orphan but I am certain it has something to do with the one-child policy. However, my family could have been really poor, ill or just couldn't look after me for other reasons. For that reason, I am 100% sure that I will never be able to meet my biological family. I guess it does hurt because I will always be missing something that some people take for granted. 

I know that nowadays there are so many ways to find your family and I've seen it done many times as I'm a big fan of Long Lost Family. However, I was adopted from China where there are now over 1.379 billion people. Not to mention I was adopted from a poor area that was mainly industrial at the time. I'm 22 now and I am old enough to realise that the chances of ever finding my parents are very slim for these reasons. 

In all honesty it sucks because I would love to know my real family and to have that bond with them that everyone else has with their parents. The bond I have with my adoptive parents is just like any other but there will always be that something missing and we all know that. I would love to know who I look like more whether I have my dads eyes or my mum's smile. Unfortunately, I will never know this unless something like a miracle happens. 

I have considered doing a DNA test but I have my doubts as to how much it will give me in terms of information. Considering they did everything by paperback then I'm certain that they wouldn't have my parents DNA stored. Maybe in a Chinese database but how long would that take and how much would it cost. I've also realised that if I really wanted to know more then it would cost a lot as I'd probably have to do a lot of my research back where it all began in Nanchang. 

Although I'm always open to talking about my adoption because it's so important for me to do mentally as it helps me and I know it helps others as well. I'm not ready to begin my journey to find my parents. I probably won't ever be as it could bring a lot of pain which makes me think is it worth it? Would it be worth it to go through an incredibly emotional journey to find out what I already presume? 

It's hard not to think about something like this all the time. It's always on my mind and I'm constantly thinking about scenarios where I may meet my real family but I always know that the possibilities of that happening are pretty much non-existent.  However, I know I am a strong person because although this topic makes me sad it makes me extremely proud because I have a story to tell in the hope that it helps those who aren't strong enough to talk about it. 

For now, I just want to build my life here in London. I want to focus on my career, moving out and possibly getting married and having kids in the future. I know that I want to adopt as I have always felt that way ever since I was little. I think it's something you feel when you are adopted. 

Maybe in the future when I have my own kids I may want to start this journey and I hope to bring you along too as I know I would want to document it all the good and the bad. Until then I just want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me because at times it is hard even though I may seem happy on the outside it's hard mentally sometimes but having you all there helps a lot. 

So thank you 
x

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Video | My Weekly Food Shop



Hey, guys so today's video is a weekly food shop. Now, most of you may be thinking what the heck Asia? I actually really enjoy watching these as I like seeing what other people eat. Is that weird? I don't know maybe it is maybe it isn't. Anyways I hope you like it as I didn't know what else to film so I thought that I would do something different. Please make sure to subscribe for more videos I try to upload videos weekly. 
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08/10/2017

*This Is My Look Of The Day




Hey, guys so today I am back with another blog post. I haven't managed to get many up over these past few weeks as I've been quite busy but also quite tired at the same time.  A few weeks ago I was approached by this online fashion website called LOTD which stands for Look Of The Day. 

Look Of The Day is a bit like New Look or H&M in the sense that their clothes are all really reasonable. They have so many different items to choose from especially Autumn & Winter clothes. I was able to pick a few items from their website to try out and write a blog post on. Seeing as we're well into Autumn now I decided to pick up some jeans and a pair of boots. 

The first item that I picked out were these jeans which are extremely ripped in my opinion. The one thing that I noticed about these jeans straight away was how soft the material is. They are made of a jean material but the material is really stretchy and soft which I like. 

They fit really well on me and because the material is stretchy they don't feel too tight at all. I know that they probably won't be good to wear during mid-November onwards as they are ripped and my legs will get cold but I feel like for now during the warmer Autumn/Winter months they are going to be a staple in my wardrobe. 

As they are black they are going to be really easy to style because I can wear them with a check shirt like I did in this look or I could wear a big thick jumper. I think as long as I carry around my trench coat with me I could get away with wearing these jeans for a few weeks before I have to switch to normal jeans without rips. 

The second item that I picked out were these gorgeous grey boots. I have a pair of black Chelsea boots from Kurt Geiger that I got last year at Christmas. I have literally worn them to death....no joke one of the boots has a rip in them so I thought it's about time I got another pair. 

Of course, I'm going to continue to wear the black ones until I can no longer wear them but it's nice to have another option to pick from. I really loved the colour of these boots as I've never really owned any grey shoes before. I find that grey is another easy colour to style and as I usually wear basic colours to work these boots will be perfect to team up with my work outfits. 

The boots are super comfy as they have a lot of cushion on the inside. I can already tell that my feet will be able to last the day in these as they aren't that high at all and they make a clip clop sound when I walk which is one thing I look for in a pair of boots. I love being able to walk down the street and hear my boots make a sound. 

I would like to say a massive thank you to the team at Look Of The Day for sending me these items as I know I will wear them for years to come. I found their website really easy to use and the layout was really simplistic which is what I like in an online fashion store. 

I'm already eyeing up one of their Halloween tops to wear on Halloween as I'll be working. If you haven't already checked out LOTD then I recommend you do because you could get a whole new Autumn/Winter wardrobe for not much money at all!

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Website
Facebook
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Video | Morning Routine 2017 VLOG Style



Hey, guys so there is no new video today as I'm still not feeling great but I am going to upload a new video next weekend. Go and check out my previous video if you haven't already it's a morning routine for Sunday but in a vlog style. I really enjoyed filming it and I'm pleased with the outcome of the video. Please make sure to subscribe for more videos I try to upload videos weekly. 
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04/10/2017

Wishlist | Primark


Today I thought that I would do a Primark wishlist as we have reached Autumn finally! I absolutely love this time of the year and Primark always has the perfect staples for this time of year. I'm trying to keep down on the spending as Christmas is coming up and I have a lot of presents to buy for. 

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01/10/2017

My Top 5 Blog Posts (September Edition)

Hey, guys happy Sunday today is the 1st of October which is just crazy because I feel like this year has really flown by in comparison to last year. September has been a bit of a strange month I seem to have found my love again for filming videos and writing blog posts but I just don't seem to have the time or energy to. 

I work five days a week from 9-6 and by the time I get home at around 7pm I really don't feel like writing a blog post or filming a video. I would rather just get cosy and binge watch Greys Anatomy.....This is where my whole ethos of not pushing myself to blog or film videos comes in. If I pushed myself then I would feel like I'm just putting content out just for the sake of it and not because I want to. 

I haven't put a blog post out since a week ago and I'm okay with that. I know I would have a busy week ahead of me last weekend so I didn't want to add more pressure by making myself write a blog post or video. I'm back today with a new little series that I would to carry on. I thought that each month it would be fun to see what are my top 5 blog posts. 





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24/09/2017

Video | Current Favourites (Uncut Version)



Hey guys today's video is a favourites video. I haven't done one of these in a little while and I love making them so I thought that it would be a good video to put up today. Like I mentioned in today's video I've been super busy these past few weeks and haven't had a chance to film much. I'm hoping to film more over these next coming weeks. Please make sure to subscribe for more videos I try to upload videos weekly. 

Things I mentioned:
Jumper - Primark 
Dungaree Dress - Primark 
CNCO, Little Mix - Reggaetón Lento (Remix) 
Greys Anatomy - TV show
Hidden Figures - movie 
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Review | Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub


Hey guys today I thought that I would do another review as I really enjoy writing them and you guys seem to love reading them. Soap and Glory have been in my life for a long time now I think I started using them when I was around 14/15 as their products are super affordable, smell great and last a long time. 

I tend to get a lot of their products around Christmas time as their gift sets are always full of great goodies. I always find that at Christmas time I get tons of bath and body stuff that usually lasts me the whole year because I get so much of it and spend ages using them up. 


Soap & Glory's body scrubs are one of my favourites as they are quite harsh which is what I like in a body scrub. Don't get me wrong I have used body scrubs in the past which are a little more softer on the skin but I always feel like the harsh ones do a bit more. Maybe they do the opposite and ruin your skin I'm not quite sure. 

You can get a scrub from S&G for around £8 unless they have any offers on or you get it in a gift. They come in these big round tubs that will last you a long time unless you use them every day. I tend to use them every other day as I don't want to use harsh products on my skin all the time. I have found that a little bit of it goes a long way. 


The smell is amazing and luckily the smell lasts after your shower or bath so you smell amazing for the rest of the day. The only way that I can describe the smell is that it smells of a light cleaning product with a strong scent of lime. That does sound horrible but I promise it smells great! I mainly use it on my arms as my skin in that area gets quite bumpy. 

I always find that when I use this afterwards my skin is so so smooth. All I do then is use a bit of moisturiser and then I'm ready to go for the day or the evening. If you are looking for a body scrub that is really reasonable but will also last you a long time then I highly recommend the Soap & Glory ones. If you are a bit short on money then maybe you can ask for one for Christmas as we are fast approaching it. 
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20/09/2017

Wishlist | Forever 21


Hey guys I hope you are all doing well and have had a good hump day. I had a different kind of day today as I was working out of the office all day which was different and I enjoyed it a lot. I'm back today with another fashion wishlist as I'm really into fashion at the moment. 

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*Video | Bianco Smile Charcoal Whitening Powder



Hey guys today's video is me trying out the Bianco Smile Charcole Whitening Powder. I was really lucky to be sent one of their whitening powders to test out. I really hope you like the video as I filmed it a little differently than normal. Use my code ASIA15 to get 15% off your first purchase. Please make sure to subscribe for more videos I try to upload videos weekly. 
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18/09/2017

My Tips For Using Online Dating Apps



I thought that I would do another dating blog post as my previous one "My Experience: Why Tinder Shouldn't Be A Taboo Subject" turned out to be rather popular among my readers. I haven't really spoken much about my dating life here on my blog but I have vowed to do it more this year.

I have used dating apps for quite a while now. I started using them when I was 19 which I thought was an acceptable age to start using them. My main reason for using them is that I'm not really a club, pub or bar kind of person. Don't get me wrong I'd go to bar or pub but to eat or catch up with friends. 

I find that dating apps for me are the best way to find possible guys to date. I can choose who I want to talk to and things like how far away they live. What I like most is that if you don't connect you can simply unmatch without all of that awkwardness you get if you were to decline someone in person. 

I thought that I would put together a few tips for using online dating apps in case you have never used them before. Think of it as a guide of how to use dating apps as such but not from an expert more like a friend. 

1. Be Safe
Now this one is pretty self-explanatory but sometimes we forget that even though online dating is a modern thing it can still be dangerous. I always begin by telling at least one friend that I'm going on a date and where it will be taking place just in case something were to happen. 

If you are open with your parents then there's no problem in telling them as well. I tell my mum when I have a date, who it's with and what time she should expect me home. Obviously, sometimes I don't come home when I said I would but I always text her to tell her I'll be home later. It may sound a little OTT but if anything were to happen at least someone would know I was missing. 

2. Have Fun 

3. Stalk, Stalk, Stalk!
This is pretty obvious because nowadays it's so easy to find out a lot about a person before you meet them in real life. I always start with using their name and where they work because it's easy to find someone that way. If I can't find them on Facebook then I will use Linkedin (sort of like FB but for business). 

99.9% of the time I will find them and I can immediately tell if they are who they say they are. I'll then dig a little deeper and check out their Instagram if I can find one from their online dating app profile or their Facebook. This is just so that I know I'm going on a date with the person who is in the photos. 

I can safely say that by following these tips I have never been catfished yet....I also find that I feel a little less nervous meeting the person because I feel like I know them a bit already. You can find out a lot about someone from their social media accounts such as what they like and dislike, how they dress and what they like to do on the weekends. 

The way I find this socially acceptable is that any person can look me up on Google and find my blog, YouTube channel, Instagram and so on so a little stalking on my behalf wouldn't hurt anyone now would it. 

4. Don't Be A Catfish
What is the point? Because you will get caught out eventually. Just be who you are and if they don't like it then it's their loss. 

5. Stay Close To Home 
If it's your first time online dating then I would recommend choosing somewhere to meet up on your way home. That way if things go south you haven't got far to go home and you know the area that you are in. I usually pick somewhere central like Leciester Square which is on the same tube line as where I live. 

6. Do Different Dates 

7. Date A Lot Of People
Within reason...what I'm trying to say is go on a few dates before you make any decisions. Don't keep all your eggs in one basket. The first person you date may seem amazing but turn out not to be whereas the second person you may get on better with. Testing the water with dating is important before you fully comitt with someone I find. 

So those are most of my dating tips I have a few more up my sleeve so I may keep them for another blog post if this one is successful. I hope you guys like it as you seemed to really like the other one. I think that dating is a lot of fun and can be such a learning curve for yourself good or bad. 
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10/09/2017

*3 Ways To Style A White Top In Autumn/Winter

A little while ago I was approached by the lovely team at Eimi Boutique who are a UK based online boutique for women. They are quite a new boutique as they only launched this year. They were very kind to reach out to me as they wanted to send me an item of clothing from their range as they loved my Instagram profile.

I was able to pick from any of their products so I chose this really cute white top. The Bailey Top is currently on sale for £12.50 at the time that this blog post goes live. I decided to choose this one as it can be styled all year round and the small details on the top are my favourite. You can also get 20% off your order by using my code ASIA20



1. Work Wear
The first outfit that I have chosen is a work outfit as I work full-time Monday to Friday. I have paired the top with some fitted trousers from H&M. I can wear whatever I want to work as long as it's smart and not provocative. I always tend to wear something that is quite simple but also looks like I made an effort.

Black and white are always a go to outfit for me as I just love the combination. I would probably put a cardigan on over the top as during the colder months just wearing this top won't be enough. If you work in a place where you have to wear professional clothing then a black blazer over the top would work just as well. 



2. Day Out With Friends
The second outfit I have put together is one that I would wear for a day out with friends. Unless I'm going out during the evening I tend to keep my day outfits very casual. I have teamed the top up with a pair of Primark jeans which are the only place where I can find jeans that fit me well. 

I then chose a light bomber jacket from H&M that would be easy take on and off if the weather decided to change. I love this outfit because the jeans and bomber combination gives a masculine feel but the top adds that feminine touch. It's definitely one of my go-to outfits as you can wear it to almost anything. 



3. A Day At Home With Family or Friends
The last outfit I have chosen is a comfy outfit. Leggings are always my go-to bottoms during the colder months. But I only tend to wear them at home as I don't feel that comfortable wearing them out unless I'm wearing a long top or thick leggings. The top I would probably only wear if we had family or friends over otherwise I would be in a hoodie and leggings. 

Again the top just adds that feminity to this outfit which makes it acceptable to wear around the house if you are having a family lunch or you have a BBQ with family and friends. As the evening gets colder I would throw on a hoodie or a jacket to keep my arms warm. 

Thank you so much to the team at Eimi Boutique for sending me this top I love it a lot and I know that I will wear it for many years. If you are looking for a few Autumn/Winter staples then definitely check out their website as they are always launching new items. You can also get 20% off your order by using my code ASIA20

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Video | My Make-Up Collection 2017



Hey guys today's new video is my make up haul 2017. I thought that I would do a make up collection as I do love watching these and seeing what everyone has in their collection as they are all different. I think that I have a pretty reasonable make-up collection as it's not too big or too small it's just right for me. Please make sure to subscribe for more videos I try to upload videos weekly. 
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03/09/2017

5 Lip Products Perfect For Autumn/Winter 2017


Hey guys so as we are officially in September we are well on the way to Autumn & Winter (my favourite time of the year). I probably own around 50 lip products in total as a lip product along side some mascara is my favourite thing. I thought that I would share with you 5 lip products that you might like to add to your lip collection. 


The lip product is a lipstick from Collection's Deluxe collection. I would say that the colour is a classic dark red. It's quite an easy lipstick to apply as it goes on really easily. I have had this for quite a long time now (probably too long) but I always like wearing it to parties as it's a perfect shade of red. 


NYX have been in the UK for quite a while now and their lip products are probably one of my holy grail products especially their soft matte lip creams. They are super easy to put on, leave a perfect matte finish and come in a wide range of colours. They are the perfect size to pop in your handbag to have if you need them when you are out and about. 


First of all the Huda beauty liquid matte lipsticks smell like vanilla which makes me love them that much more. The packaging is super cute as well and looks great on display. The one I have is "Icon" which is a pinky red colour, they do have one which is a classic red that I would love to get my hands on. The only downside to these is that they can be quite hard to put on which is why I always put them on super slowly. 


The last lip product I recommend for this A/W is a Rimmel lip gloss. I probably own about 3 or 4 of these but in different shades. They are the perfect thing to wear to give you a bit of coverage but they are also buildable and can give you a medium coverage as well. The colour Rebel Red is a great colour for these upcoming months as it gives you that Autumn/Winter colour but it's also quite sheer and lightweight. 

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31/08/2017

Video | FIRST IMPRESSIONS | MUR Retro Luxe Kit Metallic We Rule



Hey guys today's new video is a first impressions of the Make Up Revolution Lip Kits. I decided to try out the metallic lip kit as I thought that it would be good for the Autumn and Winter months. Turns out I really liked it and I can't wait to wear it over the next coming months. Please make sure to subscribe for more videos I try to upload on Sunday's. 
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30/08/2017

Wishlist | Missguided


It's a Wednesday today which means that I am going to upload another wishlist. Sorry, it's going up quite late today I didn't have a chance to get it done yesterday. I am absolutely loving the Missguided Barbie range at the moment especially the tee-shirts. I would love to pick up these two, in particular, to tuck into jeans or skirts in the Autumn/Winter. 

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28/08/2017

*Candle Cafe London - Vanilla Latte



Happy Bank Holiday Monday guys I hope your morning is going well. I absolutely love a Bank Holiday especially when I've been working hard and just need an extra day off to relax. Today I am going to be sharing with you Candle Cafe London who are a brand new candle company in London. If you know me then you know that I love having candles on especially when I'm getting some work done or I'm in the bath. 

I was very excited when my friend who works for Candle Cafe London gave me one of their candles to review. If you love coffee then you will love these candles as they are specifically coffee related. Now I'm not a coffee person I don't drink it at all but I really love the smell of it. I think the concept is amazing as I haven't really seen coffee candles before. I'm sure that there are plenty out there but I've never seen ones similar to these before. 

As they are a start-up they haven't got a lot of different candles at the moment however, they have three different scents that you can choose from. The one I have is the Vanilla Latte but there is also Caramel Latte & Hazelnut Latte. They usually retail for £30 but they are on offer for £20 at the time that this post goes live. You can pick one up from their website here or on Amazon.

The packaging has been designed by a chalk artist who hand drew all of their package designs. I love how aesthetically pleasing they look and it slightly reminds me of education as that's where you tend to use chalk boards. The candles would fit into any sort of interior design as they are quite subtle but unique. 




Now you are probably wondering what makes these candles different to any other candle. Apart from the fact that they smell of coffee and that their designs are chalk drawn, they are also made from soy wax. The soy wax that they use is 100% GM free and has no pesticides or herbicides. As soy beans are renewable this means that the candle is bio-degradable. Which means that all of the candles are eco-friendly products. 

I love the candle that I got and my friend definitely knows me well as I would have chosen this one out of the three. Overall I love the simplicity of the candle but how the design of the box and the label on the candle sticks out. I am really thankful to be given one as I don't think I would have bought one myself as I'm not really a coffee lover as I mentioned before. 

I can see this candle brand going really far as lots of people love candles and lots of people love coffee so the combination of the two is really clever. What I love the most is that the candle doesn't have an overpowering scent it's just the right amount. If you are a candle and a coffee lover then this is right up your street and I highly recommend you trying one. You can even put one on your Christmas wish list as we are only 4 months away from Christmas now ahhhh! 

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25/08/2017

Wishlist | Hollister A/W 17


Hey guys I haven't done a wishlist post in a while so I thought I would do one. If you have been reading my blog for a while then you will know that I love a good wishlist. I've recently been really into fashion and I've even changed up my Instagram so that it's mainly fashion based now. 

For many years now I have been a massive fan of Hollister and I can definitely say I own a fair amount of clothing from them. I especially love their Autumn/Winter range as that's my favourite time of the year. I thought that I would put together some of the things I would get for my A/W wardrobe for this year. 

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23/08/2017

Maui Moisture Coconut Milk Review




Last month I was invited to the Maui Moisture UK launch event which you can read all about here. The event was a great success and whoever attended was lucky enough to get this amazing straw beach bag with one of the product ranges inside. 

I got given the "Maui Moisture Nourish & Moisture + Coconut Milk"  which is the blue set. There are four other sets which include Strength & Anti-Breakage + Agave Nectar, Curl Quench + Coconut Oil, Revive & Hydrate + Shea Butter and Thicken & Restore + Bamboo Fibers. 

Before I go any further I should mention how lucky I was to get invited to this event and to be given these products. Okay so on to the review let's talk about the packaging first. Each of the sets within the range has the same packaging however, they are colour coded depending on what set it is. For example, the shea butter one is pink and then the bamboo fibers one is green. 

I love how the packaging is quite see-through so you can see the product inside. Considering you get quite a lot of product in each bottle they're quite light which is great for traveling. I really like the brightness of the packaging as it brightens up any room and really stands out in the bathroom. 



I am very pleased that I got given the blue set as it's specifically targetted towards dry hair. As the ends of my hair are dyed slightly they do get dry quite quickly. They smell amazing as you would expect from a coconut shampoo. 

However, these shampoos, conditioners and other hair products have no mineral oil, no silicones, no parabens, no gluten, no SLS, no sulfated surfactants, no synthetic dye and no ALES. On the other hand, they are vegan, eco-friendly, made with pure coconut water and pure aloe juice. 

With the shampoo, you're supposed to wet your hair first and then apply a generous amount to your hair especially the ends of your hair. Then rinse it thoroughly before applying the conditioner. You are supposed to do the same with the conditioner however, before you rinse it out you should leave it on for 3-5 minutes to soak in. 

Lastly, once I had rinsed out the shampoo, applied and rinsed out the conditioner I applied the oil mist to damp hair and then used the hair dryer to dry my hair. My hair definitely felt a lot softer than before as I haven't used conditioner in ages so I definitely saw a difference. It smelt amazing and even my mum complimented me on it as she said that she could smell it when I was close by. 

I really liked using the combination of the three as they were really straightforward to use. I would love to try out the other sets as some of them have hair masks that I would be interested to test out. You can buy Maui Moisture products from Boots here in the UK and they retail for around £8 per product. 

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20/08/2017

Video | Superdrug Haul + Life Update August 2017



Hey so today I wanted to share with you my latest video which is a Superdrug haul + a life catch up. I know I haven't posted a video in a while but I have been super busy with work. I am hoping to post more videos soon but I can't promise that I will be able to upload every week. Please make sure to subscribe for more videos I try to upload on Sunday's. 
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12/08/2017

Maui Moisture Product Launch Event




Last month was a pretty busy month for many reasons. I went on holiday to Dorset with my family, I started my new job role and then I got invited to my first ever PR event. I have been sent some products in the past but I have never been invited to an event by a brand. When I got the email I was super surprised that I was even invited in the first place and also quite nervous about attending by myself.

The launch event itself was for a new hair care brand called "Maui Moisture" who have already launched in America and were launching in the UK in July. The event was held at Mahiki night club in Mayfair which was ironic for me as I'm not really of a clubbing person. I went to the event after work as it was from 7pm-10pm so I was still in my work clothes.




The event itself was a lot of fun as it was a Hawaiin theme if you hadn't picked that up from the photos. The team had set up a lot of things to do such as a Flat "Lei" station where there were a lot of different resources that you could use to create your perfect flatlay. The lady who ran the flatlay station had lots of photography tips and tricks to teach us which we all loved. 

You could also take the perfect photo with their amazing area that had a ring light, products to feature in the photos and a Hawaiian background. There was also lots of snacks like sushi & chicken bites as well as tropical drinks in pretty cool cups. 

One of the best parts was the Lei making station where you could make your own flower bracelets. This was a lot harder than I thought it would be and I was not very good as the lady had to help recover mine to make it half decent haha. 





Apart from being invited to an amazing event to learn about a new brand the other perk is making new friends who do the same thing as you. As it was a PR event there were a lot of bloggers & YouTubers there. What was nice was that there were bloggers & YouTubers who have large and small followings. This meant that there were loads of bloggers & YouTubers who were similar to me. 

I made lots of new blogging friends who I know I will keep in touch with as they are all lovely. It's always nice to make new blogging friends and even meet some you have been speaking to online but have never met in person. Events like this are a great way to network and make friends in the blogging world as more often than not we make friends online but hardly meet up with them in person.

I just want to say a massive thank you to OGX Beauty & Maui Moisture for inviting me to the event and for hosting a really amazing event. Going alone was quite scary at first but I'm so glad that I did because I don't think I would have networked as well as I did if I went by myself. 

It's a night I won't forget for a long time as I had a lot of fun and if I could I would re-live it in a heartbeat. I am also going to be uploading a review on the products soon so keep an eye out for that. For more information on the Maui Moisture products then you can check out their website here. 

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