Making a house a home, cheeky night in London, and top tips for healthy hair
This week has been a mixture of filming up in Manchester and getting my home all nice and organised in Essex.
We are so settled in our new home, it’s like a real sanctuary now, and I have to thank Laura and Sarah who run an interior design/furniture shop business in Essex called ‘Stripes of Essex’.
They are sisters and have a sharp eye for detail, and have helped make the house into a home :-) can’t recommend them enough – thank you talented ladies!! To contact them please tweet @stripesofessex or here’s the website http://www.stripesofessex.com
Here are some pictures:
In other news, I’ve finally taken out the hair extensions I had in over the summer, and it feels goooooood!
Instead for volume and thickness, I just pop in some Beauty Works clip in’s ( http://beautyworksonline.com ) and they do the trick. They do them in lots of different lengths and colours and the quality of hair is very good.
It’s so important to look after your hair , and keep it in tip top condition. This week I asked one of my favourite hairdressers Reuben Wood, what his expert tips are on keeping your tresses shiny and lush :-)
Reuben said :
1 Try not to wash your hair every day, as this can strip your hair of natural oils!
When you wash your hair try using silicon free shampoo, massage you scalp, as this increases circulation and prevents dandruff. Repeat and rinse. Then use a good conditioner using stroking motions and try to avoid the roots, just mid length to ends! (For a bouncy blow dry) and try using the coolest temp, so that you don’t overheat your hair .
2 Avoid combing your hair when wet, as the hair is stretchy and can snap.
3 Always good to use a soft bristle brush, as this also helps spread natural oils through the hair!
4 When blow drying point the dryer down the shaft of the hair to smooth the cuticle, avoid pointing the hair dryer to the scalp.
5 Once a week use a good treatment (such as Kerastase Masquintense ) have a glass of wine and chill for a hour!!!!!
Pahaahaha, not sure what relevance the glass of wine has in keeping your hair in good condition, but who cares!
I’ve been continuing on my healthy (ish) eating mission with my SoulMate food plan www.soulmatefood.com
As I said the other week, I’m not on a ‘diet‘ (I have spotted a couple of magazines suggesting this, and it’s not true). I have no desire to loose weight, healthy eating is just that- eating balanced and nutritious meals. I’m having three meals and three snacks a day!!!
I’m still enjoying Bootea too and have these tasty herbal teas instead of coffee, because they are much healthier.
Bootea teatox is from www.bootea.com or Holland and Barrett nationwide.
Speaking of food, I went to London end of the week to see Mark , he was on ‘it takes two’ (here’s some sneaky lil piccies backstage).
Then we went to the INCREDIBLE Sushi Samba. It’s a mixture of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food.
Wow this was food heaven!! We had steak cooked on stones, delicious sushi and these ice cream parcel cake things (can’t remember what they were called) …. here’s me – wearing my new gorgeous faux fur pink #lipsylovemichelle coat, top is Zara and skirt Topshop. Gorgeous night!
My Winter collection for Lipsy London went on sale nationwide this week. Hurray!!! www.lipsylondon.co.uk to check it out. Here’s some of my favourite pieces …tweet me @michkeegan and let me know which ones are your faves!
Until next week
All my love