Monday, 20 August 2012

Don't miss me too much!

Hey guys! 

So this is literally just an uber quick post to let you know that I'm going away and so won't be able to post for about a week! 

But never fear I'll be back to posting super regularly when I get back, I've been slacking recently and I really want to get back into the swing of things as a have looaads of great ideas!!

So Au revoir for now! 

Thanks for reading!x

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

A Touch of Pink

Hey Lovelies!
So I'm one of those people that when it comes to make-up I really don't like to keep things the same. I don't even have an 'everyday make-up'! I just like to keep a bit of variety - after all variety is the spice of life!;)

So as it came to make-up time this morning I was looking through my make up bag for inspiration and I found this:

woooaah, a lot of photos;)

So this is the Models Own Eyeshadow/pigment in Neon Pink. And it sure is neon! I got this in a Models Own goody bag at the clothes show last year and pretty much just discarded it. I mean look at it! I would never usually wear this and I haven't touched it once (apart from a swatch at the time) since I got it. But today I was feeling extra daring and thought, well ya know what - I'm going to give that a go - live life on the edge. (It gets to a point where my life is that boring that a risk for me is a rather precarious eyeshadow - oh dear.) 

So here's what it looks like on zee eyes! 

I was actually really surprised by the way it turned out. Once it was well blended it just turned into a really lovely subtle pinky colour. It's very unusual for me but I really think it's a fun pop of colour for summer, and I think that it compliments my brown eyes really well, so goodo all round;) I paired the shadow with a black shadow on my lash line, I chose a shadow instead of a liner because I thought it would be softer and lighter. I also put a white shadow in my inner corner just to brighten my eyes up a notch! 

What do you guys think of this look? 

Thankyou so much for reading!x 

Sunday, 12 August 2012

DIY Ombre Hair

Hey Beauts!

I'll just start by making a HUGE apology for abandoning you for this long, I have just been super super busy (I know, no excuse) and I just have had no time:(

So a couple of weeks ago it was the end of term, so to mark this occasion I decided to bleach my hair... as ya do!

The kit I used to do this was the L'Oreal Hilighting kit.

It was around £6 and I have to say that it worked really well - very good value for money! The instructions were brilliant and made making up the solution really easy. 

 I know it's blue (that seriously freaked me out) but that's just the bleach me and my friends were having such a laugh thinking of me with blue hair!!

So then using the spreader (technical word alert) that they provide you I applied it to the ends of my hair. I made sure that I worked it in with my fingers - obviously using the plastic gloves provided, safety first! - in order to get a nice gradient.
I then wrapped sections of my hair in foil in order to make the bleach work more effectively!

Attractive I know

And then we wait. 40 long minutes and not being able to leave the bathroom out of fear of bleaching the carpet;) 

Once the time was up I just rinsed out the dye and added the conditioner that comes in the pack and then just dry it and pray that it looks good!;) 

So here are a few shots of the hair in question! Some show it better than others but it's just a really nice coppery blonde and if I'm being honest I am really like it! It's not very well graduated on one side but now it's faded a tad you'd never notice! I may re-do it just do gain a brighter blonde, but we'll see;) 

I really wouldn't suggest you do this if you have majorly damaged hair, I mean mine wasn't in the best condition as I had dip-dyed it red before so it was a tad dry but nothing major. But if you're hair is already frazzled I wouldn't suggest bleach, my hair is literally now straw - no joke. But it looks pretty so no pain no gain;)

So there you have it! I know I'm a bit (well a lot) late jumping on the ombre bandwagon but hey ho, I loves it;) 

Thankyou so much for reading and I promise not to leave it so long next time, really do love you all!!x