Thursday, 21 September 2017

Chop To Your Chin | Little Princess Trust | Part 2


What an amazing day!

If you read my previous blog post this morning then props to you and if you didn’t... what are you playing at?! Get reading Part 1... Chop chop ;)

I didn’t think much could come close to the buzz I got from jumping out the sky at over 10,000ft last month for Mind but oh, how wrong I was. This may not be the same type of adrenaline rush as skydiving but I have not stopped smiling ear to ear since I walked into my salon today at La Belle Hairdressers. 

I kept getting asked if I was nervous about having my hair cut off but I honestly felt nothing but excitement. It’s such an incredible feeling knowing my hair will be made into a wig and given to a little girl who has sadly lost hers. 

I also want to take the time to thank everyone who was involved today. Thank you to La Belle for hosting the event, Ciara for creating an amazing haircut as always, the beautiful Riannon for joining me today and cutting her hair also, Kate Sumner for making the best cupcakes I’ve ever tasted for the event, Rachael for holding our own mini photo shoot after the chop and everyone who has shown love to my bombardment of pictures and posts all throughout the day. Once again, if you’d like to find out more then head on over to the Little Princess Trust to have a read on why they partnered up with GHD and salons alike to create a National #CHOPTOYOURCHIN Day.

I, for one, can say I am absolutely thrilled with my new look and can’t wait to play around with lots of fun new styles!

I hope at least one of you reading has been inspired by this amazing cause and if not, I hope these pictures can change your mind...


Elle x 

Chop To Your Chin | Little Princess Trust | Part 1

National ‘Chop To Your Chin’ Day

GHD have partnershipped with the Little Princess Trust to launch a nationwide campaign encouraging everyone to ‘Chop To Your Chin’. Throughout September and October both the charity and GHD are encouraging those with long hair to chop it off in order to make a little Princess feel a million dollars with a (free) wig.

Hair is such a personal thing especially for a girl or woman. It’s a way to express yourself through style, cut and colour. Whether you rock a messy bun, a pixi cut or long flowing locks, your hair is completely personal to you. 

For a lot of girls and women the thought of cutting off their long locks gives them ultimate fear but I couldn’t think of anything more exciting to do knowing that my hair will be made into wigs for little girls who have lost theirs through Cancer and other diseases. These wigs are not only handmade they are also free. There is a constant demand for hair donations so no matter what gender or age you may be if you fancy a change whilst doing something amazing then click on the link below to find out more and how you can partake in September/October.

I will be having my haircut at my local salon La Belle at 2.30pm and will be posting all the pictures up on a separate blog post later today. 

If you have long hair and could cut off 7 inches or more then please consider taking part in such an amazing opportunity to make a little Princess’s day enabling her to swish her hair once again. And let’s get real, it’s hair. It grows. It will be long once more. And what better time to get a new do than the transition into Autumn/Winter?!


My shorter locks will see you later today...

Elle x 

Friday, 8 September 2017

Mind Your P's & Q's

Mind your P's and Q's.

Definition: Mind your Ps and Qs is an English expression meaning "mind your manners", "mind your language", "be on your best behaviour" or similar. 

Hard to comprehend? Didn't think so.

From when we are blabbering, drooling, shitting machines we are taught manners, politeness. So, why the fuck are adults so rude? 

I have worked in retail for over 5 years and have always loved the interaction with customers. Loyalty is built up, friendships are made, stories are told and shoulders are cried on. It can be the most rewarding environment to be in. You're in such a powerful position to turn someone's day around and truly make them happy. 

But, lets not carried away. In reality, working in retail is no longer like this. People are rude as fuck. We get shouted at, moaned at, sarcastic comments made, belittling, patronising wankers shitting all over our day. And why? Because quite clearly we are dumb blondes who can apply a bit of lippy but know nothing about the world and have nothing better to do then to bow down to these said people who are, of course, of much superior stature.

I, myself, am a feisty, potty-mouthed, sarcastic fuck who won't take shit from anybody but chuck a uniform on and that has to be switched off quicker than the porn you had up before your mum walked in. It's kind of ironic though, isn't it? How I quote the definition of "Mind your P's and Q's" then swear my way through a blog post. But that's the point. It's not about swearing, if anything, I encourage it (unless it's at me then fuck you, too!). It's not about being on your best behaviour either. It's simply about not being an asshole to those who work in retail, or anyone, ever. There is no need. It cannot be justified. 

So, all in all. Time to wrap up (I'm a tired and need to watch more Modern Family to be completely honest). The point is, be polite. That girl or guy who is stood behind the counter works long hours, standing all day, getting shit pay and moaned at day in day out for not smiling enough or being 5 quid off target. No, it's not the most demanding job in the world but it isn't the easiest either. You, as the consumer, can make our day a million times better just by saying "please" and "thank you" and responding when we say "hello, how are you?" Instead of a hand shoved in our face, products snatched from us and the drama that unfolds when something is out of stock or someone is on break. I mean, how dare we have time to eat and pee, right!? 

And believe me, the rumours are true. If you are rude, you will be made into a mockery to every colleague, family member, boyfriend, girlfriend, dog, cat and old lady at the bus stop that we come in contact with. But if you are simply polite, we will go out of our way to ensure you have the best service and experience possible.

Spread kindness not asshole-like tendencies!


Elle x