Friday, 18 May 2012

SATURDAY SHOPPING #5


Let's start with the simple things first, because I know I'm going to get caught up talking about that hair dye!... 

So...firstly, MUA clear mascara. I've been using this to keep my brows in check, cheap and cheerful at £1. Although I like the repurchase less, so am still trying to scrape the remaining dreggs from my old tube...which is definitely no longer clear. I think they've changed the brush and I'm not a fan.

That little bundle in the Claire's packet is a pack of those snag-free little elastic hairbands. I'm sure you all know by now that I sleep with my hair in a plait about 75% of the time and I'm convinced the metal bit on my ties were snagging at my hair in the night. Enter these...which seem to snap (is that the right word? Brain block...) after a few uses. But, as you can see, there's plenty more where that came from!

The black hairclip from H&M just took my fancy. Well...the coral coloured one did. So for some reason I went boring a bought black instead? Your guess is as good as mine. I'm yet to use it.

Okay, the Revlon Colourstay eyeshadow palette... I believe this is a new shade release (500 Addictive) and it was on offer so I snapped it up for a bargain thinking it would be my new carry around neutral eye palette, perfect for day time or a smokey evening look. Just throw-in-the-bag sort of thing. I was wrong. I haven't bought eyeshadow in ages, namely because I DON'T NEED any more. This rule is now firmly back in place. The quality of these shadows is just....blahh. No colour pay-off, no longevity.

Finally the hair dye. This Garnier Highlights kit is what I used to dye the ends of my hair when I originally went ombre allll those months ago late last summer. Well sort of. I did, in fact, use this dye kit but in shade Kit 3. Two of them to be precise. I did it once, left it a few days then did it again to achieve the shade I wanted. This worked fine and wasn't tooo damaging for my hair. Knowing that I desperately need my hair cut but wanting to maintain the colour I have been on the hunt for this dye kit again for literally months, but to no avail. Firstly there were empty shelf spaces in the likes of Boots and Superdrug. I knew it was looking bad from there. The shelf spaces got filled with a different product and the shade #3 seems to have been discontinued. Definite sad face. They still sell shades 1 and 4 everywhere though. This does not make sense to me. I knew where I stood with that dye. Not too blonde, not too ginger. At-home lightening is a scary process when you're brunette so I was not happy about having to use something different. In the end I've plumped for shade 1 of the same kit. It was that or flat-out bleach. And that's just a bit too far. I bought 2 kits again, in case I need them, and shall most definitely be performing a patch test first. Wish me luck. (Although not just yet...I still need to book that hair cut first...). I'm just hoping it's not as blond as the pack...

Any warm blonde dying suggestions from brunettes are more than welcome! Happy Friday :)

H x

3 comments:

  1. My advice is pretty pants - get a hairdresser to do it! I'm too scared to do my own, blonde seems so much scarier than dying your hair darker or red etc. I've got mine from dark brown to dark blonde through quite a lot of full heads of highlights! I've just subscribed to your blog btw :)
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  2. Thanks for subscribing it means a lot :) I've just popped over to yours and had a little read and I really like the 'feel' of it and have subbed to yours too :) Yeah I think that's def the safe way to go blonde! I am BIT scared, but I equally don't like leaving my hair in the hands of the hairdresser...even though they're obviously far more capable than myself! Well, I have booked the cut anyway...so watch this space... xxx

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  3. Hope the hair dye kit worked well! I usually use L'Oreal but this looks good also :) x

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