Bleach Bath

 

Quick guide to how I did a bleach bath to strip hair of dye, and get closer back to my natural colour…

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HOW TO // Halo Braid

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I can’t remember where I saw it, but I saw someone with a halo braid like this one and I thought that it looked really cool! So I tired to do it, and it turns out, it’s really easy to do! I uploaded a picture of me wearing this hairstyle on my instagram, and I got like a ton of likes, which made me feel like some instgram queen! So I thought I’d do a little tutorial/How To type thing..

I used some Toni & Guy sea salt spray, which actually makes your hair taste of salt! So this added a bit of texture to my hair so it was easier to handle, you can use any texture type spray, or nothing at all!

Once you’ve decided if you’re going to use any product, you just get a middle parting, plaid each side like you used to when you were a kid! Good times! And then take the hair band out, and pin each one to the top of your head! Simple! When you are putting the plaid on your head, you’ve got to kind of adjust it a bit, and make it so it lies against your head nicely.

This is a really quick and easy hairstyle, and the best bit is you don’t have to keep adjusting it and making sure it’s still intact throughout the day! I hope you give it try, I can’t wait to see everybody in halo braids!

Thanks for reading x

Touch of Silver Update

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I’ve nearly made it through half of the bottles of the Touch of Silver Shampoo and Conditioner so I thought I would update you on my progress so far. I haven’t been using it twice a week every week, but I have used it quite a bit. This is a picture of my hair before I had the Touch of Silver products, and when I had long hair! As you can see, it’s got a slight yellow tinge to it, which wasn’t ideal, but I think the Touch of Silver products have definitely made a difference!

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Here you can see the top layers of my hair, which are the lightest anyway. And there is definitely a difference in colour, it’s so much lighter. It’s made a vast improvement on the yellowiness. I have had highlights in my hair, but the original picture is not dissimilar from my natural hair colour, but the Touch of Silver products have definitely brightened it, and made it more.. blonde!

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I think I might come to regret posting this picture of my beautiful roots! But I think it shows the results much better. The bit where it goes from the mousey brown in the roots to blonde used to be a really yellowy colour, but it’s not so bad now. I think if I keep using it, that will improve even further. I left to highlights to grow out for so long, I think I might just leave it until I get natural ombre hair colour!

The products themselves are really good quality, the conditioners make my hair feel so soft. As I’m used to using a really light conditioner usually, it feels amazing to have such silky smooth hair. My hair has become much more manageable, it’s not static anymore and it feels a lot thicker, and just generally much healthier. So I would definitely recommend these products, I was a bit apprehensive at first, as it does look like you’re about to use ink as shampoo, but it’s totally fine I assure you! I was worried about colour build up, which I bought the daily maintenance shampoo and conditioner, which have optical brighteners in, which probably helped with everything. And as you can see, my hair isn’t purple, so definitely works!

There is also a dry shampoo that Touch of Silver offer in their product range, I don’t really rate dry shampoo anyway. It just makes my hair feel more greasy and heavy with product, also it doesn’t smell that great. And the shampoos and conditioners smell lush!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

 

 

How I can afford Clinique Makeup on a Student Budget

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Clinique shimmering stripes powder blusher – £5.99

If you’ve ever had the money to afford Clinique Makeup you’ll know how amazing each one of they’re products are. I love Clinique, it’s amazing quality it’s just a shame it’s so darn expensive! But never fear, I have found a way! I first found this product in my mum’s make up bag, kindly been donated to me! It’s a sample size product, but wait… it has lasted me so long! At least a year. The powder is so pigmented you don’t need to use much at all, which makes it last so long. I use this for contouring on my cheeks, the lightest powder is great to highlight your cheek bones, and on your brow bone. The middle stripe looks like it would be quite rosy, which I was slightly worried about, as the last one I had was in 03 Almond Blossom, and this one is 01 peony. However, it comes out really nice, as you can see in the picture it contours under the cheekbone perfectly, and the shade is really natural. The last stripe I don’t use as much, but in the Almond Blossom it was quite pink so I used it as normal blusher. You could use this one for that as well, or as a deeper colour for contouring. I’ve been wearing the powder all day, and it’s still clearly on my face and still doing the job!

The only thing that I don’t like about this product is that the stripes are quite difficult to get to individually, as you have to squish your brush into a thin line. And the powder goes everywhere! I’ve tried to find a bigger pot of this product, but have had no luck. But I think this size lasts long enough, and is so cheap. It’s on Amazon for £5.99, which is cheaper than some blushers in Boots, with Max Factor costing £6.99.

Head over to my Instagram to see the comparison of old and new of these little pots!

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Thanks for reading x

BEAUTY // Jelly Pong Pong and So Susan

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This is more stuff that I got from the Clothes Show, I’d never heard of Jelly Pong Pong, or So Susan before. But after being reassured by a friend that it was pretty decent make up I thought I’d go for it. These products all work really well together.

The Jelly Pong Pong Wide Awake set, has three eyebrow powders which I’ve used loads! The brush it comes with, is really useful and applies really easily. There is also a brightening cream and highlighting cream, which are really great colours but the formula, and feel of it on my skin is not great! It makes my skin look really dry, and doesn’t blend into my skin, so I just don’t really use them.

The So Susan blush is really lovely! I love using it at the moment, I would usually use a powdered blush so it’s nice to have a bit of change. The only reason I would use a powdered blush over this is because it’s easier to apply. Whereas with this product it’s quite thick, so you need to blend it in quite well. The overall effect is really great though, well worth the extra effort! This product blends seamlessly with the next: So Susan Pure Luminizer. It looks great just a dab on your cheek bones, adds that bit of shimmer to make them pop! This product is really nice, it’s really light so easy to blend into your skin, and stays on all night.

Hope this has enlightened to you different make up brands!

Thanks for reading <3