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!

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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Round Up.

So…, that’s us tied together for at least 35 years.
As of June 28th me and J became home owners, I can’t quite believe it! It’s bloody fantastic! Fully fledged adults with a mortgage and bills. I do love living with Jaimie, even though he is a messy boy whom I have to pick up his dirty washing and put things in the bin that he had forgotten to do…(!). We still have a lot to move into the house, my drums are at my maw & paws, DVDs, books, cd’s and clothes and Jaimie still has things to collect from his parents, but the house now looks like a home.Thank goodness that we have a 4 bedroom house, otherwise I don’t know where half of my stuff would go!

I quit my job over a month ago for various reasons and now I start my new job next Monday. The new job is not what I thought I would have been doing (working in a shop) but it pays the bills, there are great benefits and I can work my way up the career ladder (which is something I couldn’t do in my previous job). I feel positive about this HUGE change my life, which can only be a good thing…(?!).

I turned 27, another year older. I hosted a Redneck party with ‘Murican food and music, it was great fun and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. There was A LOT of food and drink left over, I woke up and had a piece of birthday cake for breakfast (YUM).

Today mark’s 6 years together for me and J! We had a Bonoful for dinner last night (our favourite Indian restaurant) as I have the dentist tonight and won’t be able to eat anything. We don’y buy gifts as there is no need to, I would rather us spend money on the house!

I gave in and dyed my hair brown, it’s a tad darker than I wanted. It would have been lighter had the second box contained the dye(!), I had to get Jaimie to drive to Superdrug to change it whilst I waited with a half dyed head of hair. I looked like a skunk!

And there you have it, that is my round up from June to September.

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…

Who Has More Fun?

That age old question, who has more fun, blondes or brunettes?

I have now been a blonde for 3 months and I am enjoying it, the only downside is that I now miss being a brunette(!). Blonde is great and fun looking, but I have always thought that brunettes are sexy (I’m not including myself there!).

I’m one of these terrible people who gets bored easily and likes to change my hair colour and cut every few months. Fringe, no fringe, layers, no layers, brunette, blonde, ash blonde, lilac tint, dip dye blonde/ turquoise/ pink. Tonight’s dilemma is, do I go back to being a brunette (for a few months) or stay blonde for a little bit longer? And if I stay blonde, should I dye my tips a lovely candy pink, lilac or bright yellow? I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO! Answers on a postcard please!

Blonde V Brunette

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(Excuse the pouty faces (actually I don’t care!))