Monday, 20 October 2014

Frankie's Pamper Day

Hi guys, it's me Frankie here. If you don't know who I am, then get out.

I am just joking, I am a dog, a labradoodle and today I have taken over the reigns of this blog to tell you all about my visit to The Groom Room at Pets At Home. My Mum/owner got an email from Pets At Home, telling her all about their new grooming services in selected Pets At Home branches, which is totally my favourite shop btw. I love it so much that I tried to do a wee last time I was in there. Hehe.

Being a labradoodle, I'm quite high maintenance when it comes to grooming, I need to be brushed once a day, thought I don't like this and will run away from my Mum when she comes out with the brush. Ha I'm such a lad. I also can get quite matted with my fur so after a couple of months since my Dad went loose with the clippers on me. ( I looked like a shorn sheep I tell ya for the whole of August) we thought it might be a good idea to visit The Groom Room to get me all pampered for Autumn.

This is me before and after. 

We went to the Andover branch, and the lady there was really nice. She asked what I'd like to have done, sadly my mum said no to a bright blue Mohican that I suggested, so she and my Dad made the decision. Boring! I was a bit anxious, because I don't like not being with my owners, but the lady was really nice and calm and after my owners went, I started to feel a bit better and started to enjoy my pamper session.

I was bathed, dried, had my nails clipped and was clipped. I was just trimmed as it's getting colder and I didn't want to lose my fluffy jumper, they also trimmed around my face so I could see again and had a general tidy up. I was all done in two hours, and my owners came back to collect me. They were really impressed with how I looked, and how soft I felt. I tell ya, if I could stroke myself, I would've done!

(This is me jumping for joy at how good I look) 

Gosh I'm good looking.

My owners were really impressed with how speedy The Groom Room were grooming me, and how efficient and good value the service was. We've been to groomers before who have made me stand all day to be groomed, or have had waiting lists for about 63327327 years. I think we'll definitely go back to The Groom Room and Pets At Home, even sent some nice products to use when it's bath time. I tell you, the Pet Head Strawberry conditioner smells yummy enough to eat. I did try to eat it and it tasted very soapy so don't actually eat it.

Now I'm going to leave the laptop as I have some important business to attend to; chasing my own tail.

Lots of love Frankie x

Friday, 17 October 2014

Style: The Basics

Top: Topshop
Boots: Zara: 

I don't know what's been wrong with me so far this autumn, but my clothes have been very basic. I have shunned the detailed pieces and gone for basic simple pieces that are easy to match to other items and more versatile. I decided that this Autumn, I wanted more of a capsule wardrobe as in the past, I have bought a lot of things that can only be worn with one thing in the past, and this year I didn't want to only be able to wear half my wardrobe. So I've gone for the opposite and bought lots of transitional pieces, and I've kind of forgot about buying anything colourful. It's autumn though, so that's okay right? 

I feel this is kind of my uniform these days, a vest top, leather jacket, boots and ripped jeans. Though the other day my knees did feel a bit cold in the chilly weather, so I may have to re think this when winter comes along or just make my knees man up.

I have to say though, I am quite enjoy dressing more simple, I find that it saves me time in the morning when choosing what to wear, and for the first time in a while, I'm quite happy with my wardrobe though it may seem a little boring to some! Here's to Autumn and being okay with dressing in all black *please tell me it's not just me ditching the colour?*

*Big thank you to Lindsay for taking these outfit pictures for me :)

Thursday, 16 October 2014

New: Remington Silk Heated Rollers

You guys know, I love big hair. I mean my blog line is 'life is too short for flat hair' and it's really true.  I'll tell you a secret though, seeing as it's you lot. But getting big hair can sometimes be a struggle for me. Having long thick hair can be a bit of a nightmare for volume as it's so heavy, however after years of trying to get big hair and quite literally back combing the life out of my hair, I worked out the best tools to use to get big hair, and that is heated rollers.

I've waffled on enough about the Enrapture Extremity Heated Rollers enough times over the years, but recently they've proven hard to find, so I was really happy to hear that Remington were introducing some new heated rollers to their already successful silk styling range. I already have a wand from the silk collection, and it's such a good product. I was excited to see how the rollers would fare and if they would compare to the Enrapture rollers. I have to say they completely live up to them and I have even ditched them to make way for the new Remington Silk Rollers*.

The Remington rollers, heat up in 90 seconds and can create curls in your hair within five minutes, which is great if you're in a rush or haven't got a lot of time in the morning. I tend to leave the rollers in for 15 minutes each morning as I have quite a lot of hair and it needs to be heated for a little while for it to stay in place all day. The rollers are velvet so they glide out of your hair, unlike velcro rollers that I have tried in the past! The clips are also really sturdy as I have used rollers that the clips are so flimsy they barely stay in my hair, so these are great for staying in place. My hair is always left big, curly and wavy. With a mixture of smaller and larger rollers for waves and tighter curls you can create the perfect mix of curls that you want for your hair. I always put the bigger rollers through the top of my hair for volume and the smaller rollers for tighter curls in the lengths of my hair.

I find that these rollers are really easy to use, they may take a little while to master but once you've got it, you can have big hair in a matter of minutes! They're so speedy to use and would be perfect for using once party hair season is upon us nearer Christmas, as you could take them with you to work quickly heat them up for a quick hair re fresh!

 I've been really impressed with these rollers, and it's good to find a cheaper and as good a alternative to the Enrapture rollers! I have been using these every day, I just need Remington to make a travel set now ;)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Blogger Problems

Last week marked my four year blog anniversary. Or can I call it blogversary? Yes that is what it'll be known as from now on. I was thinking of posts to do about my four years blogging and then thought no one would probably be arsed, if I waffled on about how blogging has changed my life over the past four years and all that soppy stuff. With this in mind, I have compiled a little post all about funny blogger/vlogger problems that I have encountered over the past four years of writing my blog and having a YouTube channel. Of course it's all very tongue in cheek, but I hope you enjoy the post. Also can you tell I bloody love gifs? 

When someone says "Oh I'm going to start a blog to just get freebies."

When you get emails that say: "Hey. why don't you blog about this really interesting infographic? For free?" 

When your video is going to take 273684687 minutes to upload

When your camera runs out of battery whilst filming

You take outfit photos then realise your flies are undone in the photos. 

You edit your blog photos and they're all out of focus

When someone says that writing a blog and making YouTube videos isn't hard work.

When you're trying to photograph products and they keep rolling around everywhere

Wanting to use a new product but you've not photographed it yet. 

 When auto correct keeps changing glowy to blowy. WHY WOULD I CALL A HIGHLIGHTER BLOWY? 

When a friend/family member says you 'don't need any more make up' 

Your Macbook/Laptop is out of disk space after only editing three videos. 

The fear of wasting a good outfit/make up on an insignificant day

Editing make up photos and always having that one piece of hair in your face (Thanks to Sarah for this) 

Having a photo session, taking around 500 and only 5 make the cut. 

When your lipstick looks a different colour in photos to what it does in real life. 

*any excuse for a Harry gif*

So come on, what's your blogger problems? 

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