Monday, 30 March 2015

mermaid hair

I have always wanted funky coloured hair. Ever since I was younger, I went through a stage of wanting pink, purple, red, teal, blue hair but was always too scared or worked in a place I couldn't do it. Just after Christmas I had a sudden burst to make my hair teal, I checked it over at work and they were fine with it (phew!) and last week I made the plunge to get teal mermaid hair. For once, I remembered to take pictures as I went along, so thought I would show you the process. Exciting!

Below is my natural hair as you have seen on this blog quite a few times. I have added a picture though just incase you somehow haven't!

Now having never bleached my hair before, I got it done professionally. I was way to scared to do this myself, I would end up doing something wrong and be left with no hair! I went to Regis Hair Salon, this is where I always get my hair cut and I have had the same hairdresser for years so she was the person I trusted most to take the coloured life out of my hair.



After what felt like an eternity, the bleach was washed off. Now as I have never used bleach I really didn't know what colour to expect at all..

Lady Gaga in the Telephone video anyone? We can safely say that I will never be going blonde! Customers were staring to the point that the hairdresser had to keep telling them that it wasn't staying this colour, which did make me chuckle slightly..

I knew I wanted to use Directions hair dye, but this wasn't allowed to be used in Regis. So they made the best green they possibly could using the dyes they had. The green at the roots was pretty much perfect, although I knew I wanted it to be a bit more teal so I waited a week and created the perfect colour using Directions dye to put over the top.

My lovely mum helped me apply the dye, probably to save the bathroom from being destroyed! And here is the finished result...

I absolutely love the colour and can't stop swishing my hair around, I feel like a mermaid! I don't think I am going to have normal colour hair for a good while now, I definitely have the coloured hair bug! ♥
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Sunday, 29 March 2015

urban decay moondust eyeshadow - cosmic

I had a bit of a make up splurge at the beginning of the month, I finally managed to spend all of my Christmas vouchers. Normally they are spent by the end of January, but this time around they lasted, I must be growing up!

Urban Decay have always been one of my favourite brands in terms of eyeshadows and eyeliners, the formulas are always amazing and they are completely on point.

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I picked up cosmic after having a play around with the testers and falling in love with the sparkly goodness. Ever the magpie, I soon had this in my hand and was at the till buying.
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Available from Debenhams and  Urban Decay.

Cosmic is a silvery white iridescent eyeshadow made up of super fine glitter pieces. This is the most sparkly/glittery/magical/fairy-like eyeshadow ever and the pictures really do not do it justice. I am really impressed with the lack of fall out too as I wore it for a night out and fully expected glitter all down my face by then end of it but it actually stayed put! I have been applying it a few times to create a full on glitter layered effect but even one sweep is enough to create a nice sheen.

I am so in love with this eyeshadow that I have purchased Zodiac too! ♥
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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

MAC semi matte lipstick - hearts aflame

Every now and again a lipstick comes into your life and you end up wondering how you lived without it. Hearts Aflame to me, is one of these lipsticks. Lipstick is my Achilles heel when it comes to make up. I can never have enough and seem to pick up a new shade on every shopping trip. The darker the better. I always prefer a darker lip but I feel I can get away with it a lot more in winter. I picked up this lipstick way back in September but somehow have become so obsessed with it, that I completely missed writing about it.

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Hearts Aflame is a typical vampy red and I absolutely love it. The shade itself is like a deep brick colour which has a nice burgundy hint. Being a matte formula, I was worried that this could be really drying, however it actually has a nice creamy texture to it which is such a bonus!
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Sadly, this shade was part of the 'Novel Romance' collection so is no longer available although I'm sure it will reappear as part of a different collection at some point. ♥
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Thursday, 12 March 2015

l'oreal miss manga punky mascara

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I have been meaning to post about this mascara for a good few weeks now. I purchased it when I brought the Smokissime eyeliner and have been in love with this ever since. I have to admit the packaging is so hard to photograph though! It seems to reflect everything and be a bit of a fingerprint magnet..grr!
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Available from Boots and Superdrug.

Enough about the packaging though as the actual mascara is perfect. It provides a great mix of length and volume, which is suitable enough for daytime. This has fast become my everyday mascara as it is great for those days where you don't want to wear a lot of eye makeup but still need a bit of 'pop'. I own the original Miss Manga mascara too and prefer this so much more, as it seems to have that wow factor that I feel the original lacked!

The wand to apply this is quite thick and dumpy, but full of bristles which seem to capture every lash still. If you are a fan of clumpy, long lashes then this could be for you! ♥
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