Body Shop Tea Tree Pore Minimiser Review + update | CharlotteBehappy

Hi everyone! I'm back!x
Sorry I've been away. If you didn't know I recently started a completely new school and as well as that, I've started my a levels (I'm doing Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Psychology for those interested). I usually batch post which means I'll write a lot of posts all at once and then schedule them to go up over the next month. If you look at a lot the more recent post, I'd written them in August or so which seems ages away. It's so crazy to think I had written them when I hadn't started a new school and I was so nervous and apprehensive about it all and now I've already finished half a term. So I promise that I will try my best to upload as regularly as possible but I make no money from blogging and this is purely a hobby but it has to come second to work sometimes. Either way, I've got loads of reviews planned as well as a tag and a lip swatch post coming up over the next month or so.
My birthday and Christmas aren't too far off too which means I should have even more things to review for all of you. I'm planning a new years giveaway too, so make sure you follow me on my social medias to keep updated with me: here. I thought I'd also add that since results day I had a remark in both History and English Literature. History didn't budge but English Literature went up to an A*! I'm also on the job hunt nowadays and have had a couple of interviews which I'll write about for those of you who are interested. Anyways, let's get it into it!

My Haircare Routine | CharlotteBehappy

Hi there, today I thought I'd share with you my general haircare routine.

So firstly, my hair is a a medium brown, quite dark on top and a lot lighter on the bottoms from the sun. It's fairly long and grows quite fast. It's straight and flat and doesn't curl to well. I wash it every other day, leaving it out on the day I wash it (I shower in the morning) and tie it up the second day.

To wash my hair I generally use any L'oreal shampoo. It cleans your hair well and leaves it so shiny. When using shampoo I only put it on the roots, leaving the ends of my hair completely bare. This means that the ends aren't stripped by shampoo and only the greasy roots are cleaned.
I then use conditioner, sometimes even on my hair. I leave it so that it can nourish my hair for as long as possible. I sometimes even condition my hair, wash it out, then condition it again and leave it in for a bit. Unfortunately conditioner can flatten down your hair, meaning you lose some volume.

I then put my hair in a towel turban and then leave it for about ten minutes. I then go ahead and dry my roots only, without brushing my hair. I never dry the ends as these get damaged more easily, and not brushing your hair makes it less likely to break. I let the ends air dry, and then brush them out using a tangle teezer and then put the L'oreal oil in my hair (I swear this post isn't sponsored).

Occasionally I use a hair mask all over my hair, root to tip before washing it out with shampoo. I sometimes apply more oil in my hair than the regular two pumps, either before/after straightening it or if it gets a little frizzy.

Kew Gardens | CharlotteBehappy

 I recently went to Kew Gardens for my friend's birthday. I thought I'd share some snaps from our visit with you.

If you've never been to Kew, it's pretty pricey unless you're under 16 (then it's only £3.50). It's a big park full of botany and some animals. It's a great day out and the weather was so nice.