Blogging photography: How I edit my pictures

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When it comes to blogging, great pictures is very important. It is the key to get readers attention. And I like my pictures to be the best quality I could possibly achieve. I love taking photos but when it comes to editing it can't be very long process sometimes. For my blog shots I don't like too much editing, just add more light maybe or slightly change contrast. I have always loved to play around with my pictures in Photoshop, I have learned everything myself by reading and watching tutorials and messing around with different options. So today I thought to share how I edit my blog pictures. It is very quick and easy way.

My favourite DIY facial scrub

I have always loved a good facial scrub and the feeling it leaves after you wash your face. I have tried many different exfoliators and some of them worked wonders, some of them was rubbish. Knowing how many chemicals was added to those face washes, scrubs and exfoliators I wanted to have something more natural and organic. So I made my own scrub, containing the most natural ingredients I could find in my kitchen. It's very easy to make and most of you probably know this simple recipe.

Lush Herbalism and Dark Angels face cleansers

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I meant to write this review aaaaages ago, but for some reason it got delayed pretty bad. I have been using these two bad boys for over two months now and I think I have something to say about it. 
If you are a Lush fan, then you already know both of these goodies. HERBALISM is gentle exfoliating cleanser containing natural ingredients such as: ground almonds, nettle, rosemary, rice, chamomile, etc. It supposed to even out your skin tone, clean all dirt and grease, whilst revitalising your skin. It was my first ever purchase from Lush, after reading so many fantastic reviews I thought I needed this in my life. I was suffering from bad breakouts at the time I got it, so I had high expectations for both of these cleansers.

My favorite hair styling products

Hey guys! I hope you had a good weekend! Today I want to share my hair styling favorites. As I have mentioned in my previous post (you can read it here), I have been having very tough time with my hair lately. I have been loosing my hair like crazy! So I cut on heated styling tools. I only use my hair straightener once or twice a week. I let my hair dry naturally, meaning it will not have as much volume as it would after blow drying it. Once my hair is dry I would grab Batiste Dry Styling XXL plumping powder. I would apply some on my roots and rub it in. I have to say it will not leave the nicest feeling on my scalp when touching it, but I don't mind. It does not give amazing boost  to your roots either, but you can definitely tell the difference.

If I feel like going for more dramatic volume, I would slightly tease my hair with this teasing brush I bought from Primark. I think it only cost me a £1 but it does the job well. I know teasing can be very damaging to your hair, so I only do it once or twice a month. To brush my hair I am using my one and only Tangle Teezer. I am so used to it, that no other brush works so well as TT. Once you've tried it you will be addicted, trust me! I used to HATE brushing my hair, sometimes it gets so frizzy I would cry trying to brush it all out. But there no more tears since I've purchased TT about a year ago. I would highly recomend getting one if you haven't yet.

To protect my hair from heat I use Loreal Elnett Satin heat protecting spray. Everyone seems to be loving this a lot. Even  my hair dresser recommended it. This spray leaves my hair very very soft and silky. I love how well it holds all fly outs and I don't have to worry about straightening my hair again on the next day, because it will still look great. It can be a little bit pricey, but you get huge bottle and it lasts for ages.

I have been trying to keep my hair not washed for as many days as possible (I know, sounds gross). Washing your  hair too often can dry it out and remove natural scalp oils. You don't want this to happen, because that is when you get dry and damaged hair. So I would wash it only twice or 3 times a week max. And to keep it looking fresh I use Batiste Dry shampoo. I will tell you something, I HATE dry shampoos! All of them. I just can't stand the feeling it leaves to my hair and this white powdery residue! Arrrrghhh..... But it's not much I can do about it, so I would just tie my hair up in a bun and get on with my day. Sometimes if I wear my hair loose I will take Lush No Drought with me anywhere I go, it makes a great purse friendly product and it does the job well. I, actually, prefer Lush No Drought because it feels nicer on my hair after application and it smells amazing! This tiny bottle will last you for ages, because a little goes a long way.

I love leave in hair treatments. Recently, while walking around the Boots store, I came across their 'Reduced' shelf. I like to stick my nose there from time to time because you can find some really good bargains, brand new with damaged packaging or ripped label, etc. So this Schwarzkopf Omega Repair BB Beauty Balm was one of them. I bought it for a pound or something like that because the lid was broken. Haven't used it for a very long time, but I love this product already. It smells AMAZING! It is so strong, you don't even need perfume, trust me it lingers through the whole day! Some people might find it annoying, but I don't mind. It leaves nice feeling on my hair, it's not greasy or sticky and dries immediately.

And last, but not least Tresemme Salon Finish Freeze hold hairspray. This is my all time favorite hairspray. It holds my hair so freakin' well, even through the rainy windy day my hair stays in place. I have tried many different hairsprays and nothing worked for me so well as this. Once you spray it, your hair is glued! And it doesn't look like you have any product on your hair, it does not leave flakes like some other hairsprays. It is absolutely brilliant! Love it.

Share your favorite hair styling products down below. Thank your for reading! 

Lots of love,
Indre xoxo 

Velvet Teddy by MAC

Hey guys! How are you all doing? I hope you are ok and all set up for a weekend. I have been really struggling to find time and write more posts lately, work has been so busy and stressful I haven't had time to sit down on my laptop or even take pictures for my blog. So I am very sorry about that.
I will be extremely late with this post, as everyone already talked and sang about this product, except me. Why, you ask? Because it was IMPOSSIBLE to get my hands on it! It was always out of stock.