Back in March I decided to have my hair cut short after having it mid-way down my back for the last 6 months. This meant most of my ombre locks were chopped off in the process and my idea was to wait a while and leave my hair natural for a while. Needless to say this lasted a whole 5 minutes and I wanted my ombre putting back in. I have paid for salons to do it in the past and paid a fortune to have the smallest amount of hair bleached so this time I decided to put to test the Bleach London Dip Dye kit.
I am fortunate enough to live at home with my mum so she came to the rescue and helped me out with this one as I can’t reach the back of my head to do the back bits properly. Mum got on her gloves and sorted my do out. The packet contained Bleaching powder, Blending lotion, developing lotion, Brush, Gloves and a reincarnation Mask.
You start by splitting you hair into 3 sections and go to the point where you would like the ombre to start from. At this point you rub in the blending lotion into a couple of cm’s of hair. You should mix up the bleaching powder and developing lotion and start brushing it onto your hair from where the blending lotion stops. Where both parts meet you should massage your hair slightly so the blending lotion gives it a nice fade in to the ombre and doesn’t make it look blocky.
Repeat this all over your hair until happy with the results and leave to work its magic on your hair for about 40-45 minutes.
After this you rinse your hair twice before lathering on the reincarnation mask and leaving it on the hair for around 15-20 minutes. This stops the bleach from drying your hair out and gives it a super soft texture. Once all the time is up you wash your hair as normal and style as you see fit.
I was pleased with the overall results and plan to use the kit again in a month or so to give it a refresh and maybe start the blonde a bit higher next time. Here were my results….
The kit is on sale from Boots for a bargain £7 and to say the results were so fab, it’s a fraction of the price I paid in the salon for not as great results. If you are wanting to ombre your hair or re-ombre then I would thoroughly recommend Bleach London.
Hope you enjoyed
Now we are heading into a bit better weather and its officially May, I feel its high time to change my nail colours from dark and luxurious colours to bright and fresh colours that remind me more of Spring. I have a huge collection of nail varnish after receiving a lot from family members last Christmas and the odd splurge from me in the Models Own January sales.
I love experimenting with my nails even though im not very arty but do have lots of varnishes with glitter, glitter on its own, nail art pens and velvet texture to add-on top. I have picked a selection of my favourite colours to share with you now the weather is getting lovely.
First up is the Models Own Apple Scented varnish, this is one of my favourites as to my surprise it actually does have an appley scent to it. The green is a lovely pale colour that looks lovely with a couple of coats.
Next up is the BarryM gelly blue colour, which again I love. It’s a gorgeous sky blue colour but the gelly part means only one coat is required and it still looks great.
I also love the BarryM gelly lilac colour which again only needs 1 coat of varnish and still has a fab shine to it. I can always rely on the BarryM varnishes to have some staying power and not chip much.
Lastly,I love the pink colour couture varnish which needs about 2 coats to really give it a great pinky colour and shine. I got it as part of a huge set from BHS one christmas but it doesn’t chip easily which is always really impressive.
and Here is what they look like on….
I will share more of my many colours in the next few months as the seasons change again and I hope you enjoy the colours I have chosen.
have you tried any other colours you could recommend to me?
On Thursday 30th April, I was lucky enough to attend my first ever blogger event for the lovely Crabtree & Evelyn’s Garden Celebration event in York showcasing their new Garden inspired collection. Many a time do I walk past the shop in York and want to buy everything I see, wishing that I would achieve my life goal of winning the lottery in order to do so! (Aim High right?) I had already spoken to a few of the other lovely bloggers on twitter beforehand including Rhian, Laura and Becky so I didn’t feel too nervous walking into the shop on the evening.
I was greeted by a lovely girl who worked for Crabtree in London and had come up to York to help host the event. My apologies to her because I cannot for the life of me, remember her name but she was from the USA and was so friendly and made everyone feel really welcome. We were offered some of their speciality tea, a glass of prosecco or some gorgeous fruity sparkling juice, all of which were amazing. I then got the opportunity to browse round and test some of the gorgeous products and take lots of photos.
We were all treated to a 60 minute hand therapy treatment which included exfoliating the hands and then moisturising them with some of their luxurious hand creams. I don’t use hand cream much (I know, scold me) and I know I should because I do notice them looking dry but this treatment certainly gave me a new outlook on hand creams. My hands never felt so smooth! After this we were asked to put some tips on the tree either about afternoon tea or gardening and then our entries were put in a bowl to win 2 afternoon tea hampers. I didn’t win but Becky and Laura won 1 each so they were over the moon and I was so happy for them. After lots of networking and chatting we were given goody bags to take away which had lots of gorgeous treats in them that I am enjoying using.
I loved my first event and the staff in the shop were all incredibly lovely and chatty throughout the 2 hours we were there. A huge thank you to Crabtree & Evelyn for putting on such a fun event and to the York shop for hosting us. Another big thank you to my fellow bloggers for making the evening fun and hopefully we will meet again soon.
I would recommend any of the products in the garden collection as they were all beautiful and smelt divine and would definitely recommend going to a blog event if you haven’t already for meeting your fellow bloggers and giving yourself a confidence boost.