One Non Blonde.

Here we are again… I was bored of the brown hair and decided I needed a change, I originally wanted to go silver/grey, however at present I am blonde. I’m slowly getting used to it as at first I didn’t like it and wanted to get rid of it as soon as I could, but then I thought ‘bugger it!’. After all the hair lighteners, toners and silver shampoos I’ve managed to get my hair to a colour that I actually like, my only regret is lightening my eyebrows too much… For someone who has naturally light/mousey brown hair, I have the blackest of eyebrows. I left the lightener on faaaar too long and now every time I take my make up off or come out of the shower I look as though I don’t have any eyebrows, which I highly startling to the cats and J…

This time I’ve managed to go blonde on the cheap, hair lighteners for Poundland, Jerome Russell: Silver Toner and Silver Shampoo & Conditioner from Semi-Chem have all worked a treat! I have to say that I’m most impressed with the hair lighteners and and shampoo and conditioner as these all called £1 each!

Previously when going blonde I have used a hair stripper and then bleached my hair a couple of times before finding the blonde colour I want and then popped that on. All of this left my hair noticeably damaged, it felt horrific too, but now my hair feels soft and there has hardly been any breakage, yipee!

Here is what I used:

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£1 each from Poundland

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£4.99 each from Semi-Chem

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£1 each from Semi-Chem

As you can see, I didn’t break the bank to go blonde! The only thing I will say is that with the Mellor&Russell: Permanent Hair Lightener is that the bottles are small, so depending on the length of your hair you may need to pick up a few boxes, bit for £1 a box you can’t go wrong!

I’ve gone from brown to blonde in the space of a couple of days!

 

If you fancy a change, go for it!

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Review: Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish

I’ve always been a fan of Liz Earle products, it all started with my mums 90’s QVC obsession, she bought one LE face wash and that was me hooked!

The Cleanse & Polish, Hot Cloth Cleanser is a favorite of mine. All Liz Earle products are made with natural ingredients and included in the Cleanse & Polish are: cocoa butter, rosemary, chamomile, hops and eucalyptus. All of these ingredients are to help soften, moisturise, tone and purify.

This is super easy and quick to do, apply all over face and neck, take the muslin cloth, rinse in hot water, use the cloth to wipe the cream off and finally give your face a splash with cold water. Afterwards your skin looks healthy and soft, honestly it’s amazing how good your skin looks and feels afterwards.

So ladies and gents, if you’re looking for some seriously good looking skin, give this a go, you won’t be disappointed!

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4 Days, 4 Hairstyles.

image image image image I normally have my hair down and straight or shoved up in a messy bun… However, in the last 4 days I gave myself a challenge, to have a different hairstyle everyday. I was getting bored of the norm and thought it would be a nice change, my next challenge is to master the fishtail braid! I’m also trying to change my make up routine, there will most likely be some beauty posts in the coming weeks!

Beauty Buys.

Recently, I have been spending some of my hard earned cash on haircare and beauty products, all of which I have purchased from my work.
Now, I am all for beauty on a budget and when these products arrived I couldn’t resist (I also get 10% off everything which makes it even better!).
My most recent buys have been –

OSIRIS AVISÈ – COLD CREAM, Cleansing Cream
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Argan Oil – Heat Defence Leave in Spray
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Argan Oil – Hair Treatment
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Argan Oil – Shampoo & Conditioner
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OSIRIS AVISÈ – CC Cream in Natural & Tanned
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Cien – Make Up (Foundation in 1 Natural)
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All of these products were under £3, which is an ABSOLUTE STEAL! The great thing is, is that because these are so cheap you don’t feel like you have burned a hole in your pocket!
As with most of the things my store sells, these little beauties will not be around for long and once they’re gone, they’re gone!
I will say that all these products work a treat for me, however everyones skin is different and these may not work for other folks, so do check the ingredients to make sure that they will work for you.

Fringe.

Here we are with another hair post, this time it’s all about the fringe. Last night I cut in a fringe, now this isn’t a rash decision as I had been thinking about getting one cut back in for an AGE, however last night was the night that I headed up to my dressing table and bit the bullet… It looks pretty good (albeit, it takes some getting used to!), I quite like the idea that I can also have a side fringe if I so wished and the only thing I need to do now is dye the rest of my hair and I SHOULD (hopefully) be happy with my hair.
If you take an interest in my blog you will notice that I like to change my hair A LOT, hair grows and colour you can strip (THANKFULLY!), so if I’m bored or just fancy a change, I can just go ahead and do it. There is nothing better than getting a new cut, colour or style, it refreshes your look and can make some people feel more confident. So, if you are considering cutting in a fringe or just having a total hair revamp, then go for it! Don’t have the same style for years because ‘I don’t think I would suit anything else’, if you’re not too keen on the cut, buy some clip in hair extensions. Another factor can be that you don’t want to spend a lot of money at a hairdressers, I don’t, most of what I have done to my hair I do myself or have a friend help me. With the wonders that are blogs and YouTube you can find some fantastic tutorials to help and guide you step by step.

Go for it, New Year, New You!

NB. I have also gone back to blonde and please ignore the silly faces that I am pulling.

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Review: Cien Products

Since moving into the house, getting a kitten and the change of job has meant that I cannot spend a small fortune on beauty products. I’m normally a bit of a high street girl, but will invest in some expensive products now and again, however I am completely in love with the Cien products which I have been buying from my work. I have bought the nail polish £1, mascara £1, moisturiser £1.99, shampoo 75p and conditioner 75p, hand cream £1.99, body moisturiser £1.99, nail polish remover £1.99, deodorant 99p and they are AMAZING! The make up range is pretty good for everyday wear, they also have lip gloss, lipstick and foundation, the colours are limited however that shouldn’t put you off. There is a selection of moisturisers too and I have gone for 24 moisture as the winter wind does no good for my skin!

The biggest thing for me however, is the shampoo and conditioner. After years of dying, straightening and curling my hair, it is now quite dry and brittle, I have tried LOTS of brands and even spent a small fortune on products to help fix my hair and the Cien products have proved to leave my hair shiny and silky smooth. The results were instant and bloody amazing, it’s crazy to think how cheap they are! A definite must buy. 

If you’re looking for beauty on a budget then pop into your nearest Lidl store and pick them up and see for yourself!

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Review: Olay In Shower Body Lotion.

It’s been a long time since I last did a review post, however I do feel that this product is worthy of one because I love it!

Olay’s In Shower Body Lotion is my new favourite product, especially in this cold weather! When winter strikes I tend to get dry skin, this is an absolute pain as I cannot always be bothered to apply moisturiser when I come out of the shower or bath, I do sometimes pop some baby oil into my shower puff or in the bath, but thought I would give it a bash.

I am a huge fan of Olay products and loved their body wash which they discontinued years ago, it would leave my skin feeling like I had moisturised, I bought it from Costco and haven’t found it since. So when I noticed this I did wonder if it would leave my skin feeling as good as the body wash (RIP) and…….. IT DOES! Now, this product is not a body wash so you will not apply this to the body puff, you will use your normal body wash and apply then In Shower Body Lotion all over your body and rinse…. once out of the shower pat your body dry and you’re left feeling silky smooth. Goodbye dull dry winter skin, hello glowing soft skin! This product is highly recommended and I suggest that you go out and purchase it, now!

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To Dye Or Not To Dye.

That is the question.

Yet again I am looking to change my hair colour, I have been blonde for nearly 9 months, it’s nice and I do like it, however it’s a complete pain to maintain and I am missing my brown locks. I am even considering cutting a fringe back in…

This is my hair at present –

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And this is what I’m looking at going back to – (Maybe not as dark)

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I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO?! If I were to go back to being a brunette and decided that I wanted to go back to blonde months later then it would just be a right pain in the backside having to strip and then bleach the hair before applying the desired colour.

Who am I kidding, I will be back to brown in the next couple of weeks…