Sunday, 19 February 2012

Alternative ways of lightening hair

I've been pretty good for the last year and a half, only dying my hair with semi-permanent vegetable dyes. However I'm always looking for a way to do something different with my hair. When I was 13 I ruined it with black dye and my golden blond has never been the same.

But to my surprise, this summer my hair actually started to lighten in the sun! I helped it along with a solution of camomile tea and a small amount of lemon juice in a bottle, which seemed to work ever well and the lemon juice didn't seem to dye out my hair that much.
But now it's winter, and I live in good old England, my hair isn't getting exposed to any sunlight and so at the roots it's quite dark again. This got me thinking about using honey. I've heard it works for lightening and it's good for moisture unlike lemon juice, but I'm still to find a technique which has worked for someone...
Nevertheless, I like the idea that I might be able to lighten my hair with something natural. The only other option I see right now is henna, but that's really a permanent thing and after being 'addicted' to permanent hair dyes for so long and knowing myself and how short my hair colour attention span is I am kind of frightened to do henna. Plus, I'm only just starting to like my natural hair colour, or rather, the flexibility of it...

How you tried honey lightening and how did it work for you?

Thanks for reading :)

Friday, 17 February 2012

I love these polishes!

I would like to talk about these lovely and very inexpensive nail varnishes from MUA. I've heard a few bloggers talk abut them and decided i had to try then for myself. 
Firstly I'd like to touch upon the packaging. It's really cute yet simple and doesn't look tacky, MUA seem to be remodeling their image a little. I also like that the names for very clearly printed on the lids(bellow). It's a Youtube thing, but I hate having to search for the name of a shade when making a video.

So far I have worn I <3 U and U & I. Both took three coats to be opaque which is very good for a £2 polish. as for durability, I'm not too sure yet, I have a habit of picking off my polish but I'm sure you'll hear something about it from me at some point, either in a video or another blog post ;)

Have you tried this new collection? And what do you think of MUAs new look?

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Elegant nails

This is I <3 U from MUAs new Love Hearts collection. In my last post I said that I'd ordered from their website and my parcel came yesterday :) second colour I've tried out and I love it. I don't have anything like this, other than an ELF polish that I like to describe as making my nails look anemic!
I love how elegant it looks and for £2, these are really nice polishes!

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

MUA gone mad!

I've chatted about MUA a lot and most of you should know that I love the line.
However since last summer they seem to have been going through some sort of revamp, bombarding us with new products and seeming to shake the 'cheap' feel to their products (not that the quality was ever 'cheap'!).
I haven't tried any of the newer products I must admit, as my local Superdrug don't seem to be able to get many of the new products. However yesterday I found that MUA now have their own website(!!) so I ordered a few things from them which should be here soon. I disliked having to pay postage for something I should be able to get my hands on in a shop, but what ya gunna do :)

I liked the feel of the site, it didn't feel cheap or tacky, and although some of the prices have risen, it's not by loads (a pound or two) so I don't feel like I'm being cheated. And you know what the greatest thing is? They ship worldwide for around £7.50! I know I few people who wanted to try out some MUA products but were unable to because they lived out side the UK, but they now can order from the site which I think it great!

Another thing that I like, are the new promo images! Being a photographer this just draws me to the products and makes me want to buy whatever the model is wearing. It's nice to see that a company like this, who provides good make up at very affordable prices can budget for this kind of thing without rising their prices hugely :)
Personally, I'd like to see some expansion of the £1 range, but having said that I haven't had chance to try any of the newer products yet. I shall report back to you when I have ;)

Have you tried anything from the new range?
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Baby heels :)

If you didn't already know, I'm quite tall. Not huge, but I'm about 5'8'' which is4 inches above the UK average. I'm not too bothered about my height, but I do feel a little self-conscious when I'm out with Jorge and I'm a few inches taller than him, so I very rarely wear heels on a night out.

Never-the-less, I like how heels make me feel, they change your walk and make you feel that little bit more feminine. I found these 2 inchers in Primark this week for £10 (they were on sale from £18) and Jorge kindly bought them for me. I LOVE them! It doesn't really feel like I'm wearing much of a heel so I can walk for ages in them, but when I look in the mirror I can still see the same effect that you get with higher heels without being freakishly tall!!

One this I will say is that I hate Primark sizing! Normally I'm a 7 or an 8, however Primark's 8 is always too big, yet the 7 seems to be much much smaller! These are an 8 but the fact that they're too big doesn't really matter too much because they're lace ups :)

Of course, being from Primark they've already broken slightly. One of the loops for the laces came off when I was trying to get the elastic that tires them together off. Luckily it's quite near the top so doesn't matter too much, but it's still one I'd like to use which kind of annoys me!

I will defiantly be getting my hands on some more 'baby heels', I might look in New Look as I find their heels to be the confiest out there!

Thanks for reading :)