Sorry I've been so absent this past week but Uni all kicked off at the same time as my work hours upped to 23 a week. But I have a lot of fun stuff planned for the next week, including announcing a giveaway next Monday. I'd do it sooner so as not to hype it too much, but I want to review some things fast. And i have a new look to show you:
My hair is no longer red! I am, in a way, sad to see it go. I'd had red hair for over a year ( a long time to stick to a colour for me) and I loved it. However, upkeep was a nightmare. Red dye fades so quickly that I was dying it at home every couple of weeks - and turning all my towels pink.
So I went ombre. It was a bit of a laborious process - I went to a salon for a trim and to get it coloured brown but turned out a brown so dark it looked black. It was not flattering to my skin tone. So I used a newish product called Colour B4 (£12.25 at Boots). It took the dark colour out of my hair almost entirely without drying it out hardly at all. I'd really recommend it to correct dye mistakes. However, because I had red tones underneath, it left my hair a little brassy. So I covered the colour with Nice N Easy Permanent Hair Colour in Light Ash Blonde (£5.61 at Boots) to get rid of the brassiness. It took out a lot of the red tones and made it a warm brown. Then, to ombre it, I used a Garnier Nutrisse Creme Multi Lights in Kit 1 ( I linked to it, but couldn't find it on the Boots website. That's where I got it though.) Because I felt it would be less drying than a straight bleach, I used this kit. Instead of using the brush that came with it, I used the spatula. I applied it roughly, rubbing my hair between my hands from where I wanted the ombre to begin. Then I applied it more heavily and thickly to the tips. That way, I had a fade-out effect. Here's another view:
All in all, I think it turned out quite well although I wouldn't rule out a more intense ombre at some point in the future. What do you think?
As for my makeup:
E.L.F Mineral Foundation in Light
E.L.F Tone Correcting Concealer in Light Beige
Sleek Blush in Suede
No7 Stay Perfect Smoothing and Brightening Eye Base
Sleek Eyeshadow in Bark (eyebrows)
Sleek Eyeshadow in Taupe (highlight inner corners)
Sleek Eyeshadow in Cappucino (over lid)
Sleek Eyeshadow in Mineral Earth (crease and outer v)
Collection 2000 Skyscraper Mascara in Ultra Black
Above eyeshadows in Sleek Au-Naturel Palette
Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick in Le Fascinante
I love this matte lipstick - expect a review coming tomorrow!
What do you think?