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Monday, December 30, 2013

Co-Conditioning

We all want our hair to be in tip-top condition, come rain or shine we want it looking its best. So when I read about the benefits of the Co- Conditioning method I was intrigued. 

After shampooing and conditioning, does you hair ever feel crunchy, stiff to touch or makes that weird crispy sound? If yes, this blogpost is for you, if no, continuing reading anyway... This happens because some of the products in Shampoo, mainly sulphate (found in many household detergents and which causes shampoo suds) whilst cleaning your hair strips your scalp of its natural oils. As a result, leaving your hair dry and bristly and so we put conditioner in an attempt to re-moisturise our hair and scalp. This is why after a good condition our hair feels so soft and smooth.

Therefore, co-conditioning, basically means cutting out the use of shampoo, instead substituting conditioner to wash your hair, thus maintaining your hairs natural oils, adding even more moisture and minimising hair damage. I know what you are thinking, when I first read about this method, I was like ew so my hair is going to be moisturised but dirty? However, I have since tried it for myself and my scalp and hair were left clean as a whistle. 

This is the conditioner I use.
Organic Root Stimulator- Replenishing Conditioner







How to Co-Condition

1. Dampen hair and apply a healthy amount of your conditioner.
2. Wrap cling film OR put on a shower cap leave for however long you desire (I leave the conditioner in overnight).
3. Repeat if necessary
4. Thoroughly rinse hair, dry and style.

Your hair should feel silky smooth to touch.












So far I am very happy with how my hair is looking and feeling, it's sitting right which is always a bonus! Has the Co-Conditioning method worked for you? Let me know in my comment box below. Thanks.





RR x
@roshsrambles

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Return of the Kitten Heel



Ladies we are all in agreement; kitten heels are the work of the fashion Beelzebub. Yet, it seems as if the fashion gods wanted to lead us into purgatory with the latest shoe trends; barely there sandals and court shoes. From designer to high street, from celebrity to fashionista these classic classy heels (and I use that term loosely) are everywhere. A 'barely there sandal' is defined by its literal barely there design; a classic open toe with a thin strap across the toe bridge and another single strap fastening that sits quite high on the ankle, whilst a 'court shoe' is predominately a pointed, low cut, closed toe heel without any fastenings. 

I'll be the first to admit when I first saw these I was in a conundrum, I thought they would pull together an outfit dressed up or down, slim down my cankles and define my calves, amongst other fashion trickery us females employ. However, niggling in the back of my mind was the question "aren't these kitten heels?" You see some versions of these shoes have tittered on being a mid-high stiletto, whilst others, well lets just say I've seen more height on a curb. 

From L-R
Carvela; Cara Barely There Toe Strap; £120
Missguided; Burgundy Court Shoe; £24.99
Zara; Pointed Nude Barely There; 39.99
Zara; Aysemmetrical Court Shoe; £69.99
River Island; Gold Ankle Strap Sandal; £45.00
River Island; Mesh Pointed Neon Court Shoe; £50.00
Missguided; Two Tone Sandal £24.99
Ted Baker; Green Thaya Court Shoe £110.00
Yves Saint Laurent; Classic Jane Strap; £515.00


Whilst technically a kitten heel is a heel of two inches or less, there is no denying that the height of our heels as hit an all time low. We have gone from perfecting our strut in seven inch + heels, to practising how to stay sturdy in these new all time low heels. But hey fashion is fashion and fashion is loving kitten heels at the moment. 

I'm pretty sure this trend will purr it's way into 2014 and quite frankly I cannot wait to see the variations the fashion gods and goddesses will come up with. As it stands, I own two pairs of barely theres and one pair of court shoes and I'm looking to purchase more. I'm embracing this latest fashion trend with open arms, despite their plummeting heel height!


From L-R
New Look; £19.99
Primark; £2
(on sale for £3 but were marked them so I had them discounted)
Zara; £29.99



So it's a big yes to kitten heels from me.
And to all my other barely there and court shoe lovers, we are all fashion sinners, let's embrace our fiery plight in style!





RR x
@roshsrambles
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Friday, December 13, 2013

What Would You Do?


I love the hiding camera programme 'What Would You Do?', especially when you get to see a gem reaction such as the lady's pictured above. I think this is a must watch for everybody. 


H.U.G.S
Helping Us Grow Spiritually. 




RR x
@roshsrambles
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Monday, December 09, 2013

Bargain Hunting

I'll let it be known from the off, I love finding all types of goodies for bargain prices especially clothes! Don't get me wrong from time to time I do enjoy a good browse through Cow rails, Rokit and other vintage clothing stores. 

However, where I really come into my own is in Charity Shops, 'Salvation Army', 'The British Heart Foundation', 'Keech Hospice' , 'British Red Cross' you name them I love love love them all! I am a pro at rummaging through the rails and spotting the diamonds in the ruff!

The other day I brought a fabulous pair of high waisted white jeans, a printed t-shirt, a patterned vintage blouse and a floral head tie, all for the grand total of SIX POUNDS. I nearly keeled over in the store, the jeans alone would have at least cost me £30. Another time whilst bargain hunting in Newcastle Under-Lyme I found a vintage Sherling Sheepskin Coat, the price tag you cry? Eight Pounds! The coat was in near mint condition inside and out. So you can imagine my joy! 

With high street stores prices slyly increasing (that's right we've all noticed), I often question why pay nearly thrice the price, when with a little bit more effort you can find the same item if not better for cheaper and it'll be that little bit more fantastic because you know it'll be a one-of-a-kind piece and that you have done your bit for charity! 

Here a few of my fantastic finds:



From L - R
White Mum Jeans; £2.99; Salvation Army
Patterned Clutch; £1; Cancer Research UK
Sherling Sheepskin Coat; £8; Age UK
Black Mesh Crop; My Mum's Wardrobe
Wrangler Denim Jacket; £3; Thrift Store in East London
Floral Headtie/ Scarf; £1; Keech Hospice
Black and Brown Clutch; £3; Salvation Army
Black Ankle Boots; £4.99; British Heart Foundation
Black and White Patterned Blouse; £1; Keech Hospice

In total the above nine items cost me less than £25.


So let's get to it ladies and gents your charitable pieces are waiting to be found. 

Happy bargain hunting! 


RR x
@roshsrambles

P.S. For more information on how to put together a bargain outfit visit Fashion&Tingz blog here at: http://fashionandtingz.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/five-4-all.html trust me you will not be disappointed. 
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Thursday, December 05, 2013

The Wonders of Cue Cards

Having read The Bristol Tab's article entitled '14 things you'll only understand if you're a Law student' I can wholeheartedly say I resonated with all 14 things, however, numbers 1, 2 and 6 struck a cord.

During my studies I found it exceptionally hard to keep on top of lecture notes, do all the recommended readings (let's be honest nobody every read the entire list), seminar readings and to prepare for seminar classes. 


This struggle continued all through first year, until I found the beauties that are Cue Cards, that is right these little gems changed the game for me, especially in terms of digesting the a lot of legal information (who knew you could take that many notes in the space of any hour?).  


How I used Cue Cards


- After every and I mean every lecture I would re-read through my lecture notes, filling in any blanks that I had missed and adding further information using the core text book for that subject. 


- I would then re-read my notes again making sure I understood those niggling law terms, I cannot even begin to tell you how long I spent on Equity!


- Then I would write up my Cue Cards with the most important information, for example, with Criminal Law under each subject matter let us say 'Offences Against the Person Act 1861' I would write out important case names attributing to the Act; R v Brown, R v Donovan, R v Savage etc


- Having completed my cue cards I would then repeatedly revise them, attempting to learn the case names and link them to law. I would have my friends test me to see if I had correctly learnt the information until I could do so for all my cue cards. By doing this, I found I was able to remember a vast amount of information from a small trigger such as a case name or legal term.


Tips to using Cue Cards


1. This is the most important tip. Do not overflow your Cue Cards! I remember squinting to see some of my classmates cards as they had tried to squeeze as much information onto the card as possible. This is no good, keep the information short, concise this will make it easier to remember.

Some of my own Cue Cards

2. Use colours! My cue cards were a rainbow of colours and compared to my lecture notes which were dully scribbled in black or blue ink this encouraged me to use them a lot more. I also used colourful Sharpies to write them out. 

3. Actually use them. A few people I knew had the prettiest notes, in the most perfected handwriting, but having questioned them it was clear they had no understanding as to what they had just spent hours writing out! Do not let this be you, don't just to work for works sake actually take time to ensure you really understand what you are doing.





Be warned however, you must keep on top of writing up your cue cards, otherwise you'll soon find yourself drowning in a pool of blank, brightly coloured A5 sheets!


Hope this helps, if you have any questions please do leave a comment.


Yours Faithfully,
Roshanne 
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