Hot Hair

Sunday, 24 July 2011

As you can probably tell by my twitter posts, it is really starting to heat up on the island at the moment and that means two things; 1- Almost 100% humidity, 2 - 35 Degrees = unavoidable sweating (unless you stay indoors). Both of which is a nightmare when it comes to hair! We feel for you Monica!

Now, I love my long luscious locks, however it's just too hot for me to wear my hair down during the day. So I usually like to wear my hair up, and my new favourite up do is a old fashion bun. This might brings images of ballet dancers to mind, but let me tell you - it keeps you cool and doesn't frizz out!
Another plus is it takes you 2 minutes and it will last you all day!

I also like to put a modern twist on it as well.


                            So you will need:

     1x Comb
     3-4 Kirby grips
     1x hair donut  ( I found one in Claire's Accessories in St.Julians)
     2 x Hair bobbles
     1x Hair spray to finish.

Get that hair up-

Step 1: I Like to back comb my T-section and around the front of my hairline so my hair isn't stuck to my scalp and gives a little bit of volume

Step 2: Pull your hair back into a pony tale at the desired hight and secure with a bobble

Step 3: Pull your hair through the doughnut, and spread evenly all over the doughnut and place another bobble over your hair and doughnut.

Step 4: Split the excess hair in to 2 or 3 sections (Depending on thickness) and wrap around the "bun" and secure with kirby grips, and repeat with each section working in opposite directions each time to ensure it's even.

That's you done - Hairspray to finnish.

Remember you don't need to be super neat when doing this, make it a little messy to give it a bit of an edge, or why not leave your fringe down, or pin it back with a twist like i have in this photo. You can even add flowers or clips, whatever suits your style or outfit!

Fish Pedi

Saturday, 16 July 2011

It's like marmite, you either love it or hate I guess...

I first tried a fish pedi in Marseille, France back in March, and I loved it! To my delight there has now been a string of fish pedi places popping up around Malta.

I personally swear by these treatments, and have even converted the BF! He loves them.

I've been going to The Fish Lounge in Sliema (Near the Scotsman pub) on a weekly basis and my feet have never been softer, and for €9 for 15 mintues or €15 for 30 mintues it's a bargin!

The only downside is they aren't offering foot massages or normal pedi's after. But i've been told they will be shortly!

The Fish Lounge On Facebook

Barry M

So, I'm actually quite excited about this as I only discovered yesterday that Barry M ship to Malta, and the best part is that it was only 5GBP shipping, so if you are buying a few pieces it's definitely worth it.

So I stocked up on nail polishes and got 4! Mint, Blue Moon, Strawberry Ice Cream and Peach Melba.

 I'm not sure how long shipping takes, but i'll keep you posted.

If you interested in any Barry M products you can buy them directly from


Expat Beauty

Hi all,

Welcome to my blog and my first post. I am a British expat living in the sunny island of Malta.

I've been a beauty blog/vlog follower for some time now, and have eventually decided to start my own blog.

Living overseas can be difficult at times for trying to find products and keep up with Fashion, so I'm keen to share my experience with others on where to find products, who delivers to Malta ect.

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