Sunday, 9 June 2013

Challenge Completed; Kayliegh's Hair Of the Day Challenge

When Kayliegh set me this challenge I honestly thought it would be easy. I really thought I would breeze through the 5 days, and have it well in the bag.

I have never been more wrong! This was a deceptively hard challenge. Usually my hair lives in a bun, or in a ponytail. It's not the longest hair in the world, currently just above my shoulders and layered. Kayliegh's exact words were, "I think it would be cute, and a challenge to think of different styles for your hair..." 

Now, before we get into this, I want to just say, I tried my best, but the night I was set this challenge my dad was taken into hospital with a heart attack, and the challenge was in the back of my mind for a bit. I kept at it though, because I'm not a quitter. So while this challenge may be boring to some, the fact that I completed it and tried as hard as possible is all that matters to me, and hopefully to Kayliegh as well! 

Without further ado, I give you...


Kayliegh set this challenge on Tuesday afternoon, and I thought I might as well be honest and show what my hair looked like (and always looks like) pre-challenge.


On Wednesday, I threw my hair into a bun doughnut because I was going out with my buddy John, who rescued me from a lonely, worrisome day in the house. Nothing too difficult here, but still looks sleek and effort-heavy. 


Thursday I finally went to see my dad when he got into a cardiac care unit and out of A&E. I knew if I was too "done" he'd make a comment so I opted to use my useless talent of making a whole hairstyle out of 4 hair pins! I really was proud because this held ALL DAY!!


Friday may be considered a cop out but here goes nothing! I blow dried my hair upside down, and dried my fringe with a small round brush, then I straightened it in order to make it look textured, by defining the layers. I then grabbed my favourite hairspray, Tresemme 24hr Body Amplifix Hairspray, and sprayed my hair upside down, and spraying some of it on my fingers and working that through my roots. I was going for that "sexy-just-out-of-bed" look. This looks like less work than it was!! 


Yesterday, I didn't put on a screed of makeup until about 5.30pm. I let my hair dry naturally, outside in the sun, and then when it was time to get ready to go and see Gatsby, I straightened it section by section, smoothed some serum through it, quickly did some make up and was out the door by 6pm!

All in all, I think I did well as someone who had an awful week! I tried hard every day not to be a lazy bitch and well, it didn't turn out too badly! 

What do you think? Was this challenge more difficult than you would have thought?? Did Kayliegh pick a good challenge? Would you like to set me a challenge, yourself? 

Let me know! 
Le GrĂ¡,


  1. Fair play to you for sticking to it, they all look great and your makeup for Saturday is gorgeous. Hope your Dad is okay!

    1. Cheers, I tried hard to make an effort every day, and I'm glad I did. My Dad is grand now, he's gonna be home soon thankfully :D


  2. All these hair looks are lovely! I always leave my hair the same down or in a bun, I need to be more adventurous!! Hope your dad is doing a lot better x

    1. Being heavily involved in sport, especially in Archery where you are not allowed wear your hair down, has conditioned me to throw it up into a bun every day! I'm a lazy b***h when it comes to doing my hair, really. Dads grand now, going for an Angiogram today, and then hopefully home in the next couple of days! x

  3. Lovely styles! I just found your blog through the Irish Bloggers Facebook page, looking forward to reading more! Hope your Dad is okay :)

    1. I'm glad you like my content! I'm also very glad to have you stick around. Dad is grand now, should be home soon! x


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