Dying my hair….

As a few people know my hair has gone from brown to blonde to brown to reddish, in most recent times purple and red.

And finally ginger!!! Now back in march I got my mum (because I am lazy) to box dye my hair. I took a risk as usually my hairdresser friend would do it. With my natural hair being so dark it is a risk trying to lighten my hair up….

The first time round this is what happened…..

BEFORE                                                      AFTER

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Preston-20140911-02685 So both the times I did this I used this. L’oreal Paris, Feria. The         shade 74 Mango Intense Copper  which is £5.49 but it is on offer for £1 cheaper!!! Plus at superdrug right now there is triple points on most things…. hence I thought perfect timing.

Now on the side of the box it does state my hair will not come out the colour on the box which I am aware with, that would mean a lot of bleaching of my hair.

I try to minimize hair dying to try and keep my hair as healthy as I can without bleaching.

Before

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After

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Bearing in mind my hair is very dark on the roots this works very well!!!

Overall I am very pleased but next time I might leave it on a bit longer

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Thanks to Jess for dying it!  Pro housemate!!

See you all soon.

Laura
xxxxx

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Another Make-up transformation

Now I have never ever said I am a makeup expert. Everything I do I have learnt from other people.

I very much love colour, to be honest I dont wear a lot of make-up day to day just because my skin is very spot prone.

I am confident enough in my own skin to walk out without makeup but sometime I think it help “enhance” certain features such as eyes, lips and shape.

So starting from (the bottom, bad joke) base. No makeup NOTHINGGGGG!!

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So underneath is showing the fully finished look. Somehow I managed to fix the fringe from the first picture.

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So starting with the base on my make up…. I always use Witch Skin Clearing Primer (£6.99). This primer is good for oily and combination skin.

To cover dark circles and spots I use a slightly darker concealer but I blend it out. I use Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer (£7.99).

On days that I want lighter coverage I use a BB Cream, the one I have is Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream  (£7.99), (plus this is specifically for oily skin) but for this look to last all day I went for a heavier coverage to cover my spots (even tho in the long run it isnt a good thing to do) I usually use Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation in ivory. The Powder I use is Maybelline- Fit Me 125 (£5.99) to apply this I use the powder brush from my Fraulein 38 Brush Set (About £12 when I purchased), I got this from amazon.

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Yes I know my face looks uneven, I am spotty the list goes on but I just felt like saying this is realist, I am not trying to make myself look perfect. But I accept myself for what I am.

From amazon is also from Fraulein 38. This is the 183 colour eyeshadow, highlight, Blush and bronze palette (About £12?). Using the dark brown colour(In the contour kit), I use a smaller brush from the above kit to fill in my eyebrows, and a colour that matches my skin to highlight around. Using a contoured brush apply the bronzed brown to the contours of your cheeks, small amounts to either side of the temple and nose. Using the white powder contrasting the bronzer on the tops of the cheeks middle of nose and middle temple apply small amounts using blush brush. Finally using the purple/pink in the palette apply this to the apple of the cheeks.

Using a metallic purple for the base on the eyes and blue for the contouring of eyes. Now for the eyeliner yet again maybelline until  now I didn’t think I had this much of an obsession. Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner Black Eyeliner (£7.99). I was going for a cat sorta style.

Nowww lippyyy a lovely bright colour which compliments the purple pink punch in the Color Sensational range (£6.99).

If I knew the mascara I would tell you but this is as much as I know….. it is white and I got a free in some posh mag. But let me tell you it is pretty amazing stuff!!!!!

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See you soon
Laura
xxx

 

 

Laura returns to the internet world. Shopping haul!!!

I have been away for a significant amount of time.

Wow this interface has changed.

But here it goes a new camera, editing software and a replaced hard drive.

To test the new camera out I thought I would show you some of my summer purchases

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This outfit is from new look. The crop top coming to £12.99 and the jeans £24.99. I have found the jeans are very comfortable and durable providing extra support around the stomach.
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Just to lighten things up a bit heres a silly face.
Skort- Primark- £7
Kimono- Primark- £15
Crop Top- Forever 21- £5

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Jump suit – Primark – £12

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Dress- Yes you guessed it primark (this should have been a primark haul) – £10

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And last but not least this very cute comfortable playsuit – Primark (Shocker) – £10

See you all soonn!!!

The magic of make-up

Now before anyone says “you don’t need make up”. I do not wear make up because I dislike how I look. I do have a few spots on my face due to oily skin. I have over the years learned to control it. Ill talk about this in another post though. (Link will be inserted at later date)

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Before…… I ignoring the dry shampoo in my roots (I’m not grey)

I like to wear make up to experiment and extenuate certain features and sometimes cover up.  So starting with the base on my make up…. I always use Witch Skin Clearing Primer (£6.99). This primer is good for oily and combination skin. Instead of adding to the oiliness it pulls the oil out of the skin. It also makes a barrier to so foundation seeping into pores. All helping spot prone skin like mine. Plus a moisturisers which prevents the drying out of skin.

Next I use Maybelline- Dream Matte Mousse (£7.69). This a high coverage foundation. I feel like it gives me a good coverage of the skin. I use 05 porcelain colour to match this. Now to set all this I like to use a powder to prevent any shine. Using Maybelline- Fit Me 125 (£5.99) to apply this I use the powder brush(End brush pictured) from my Fraulein 38 Brush Set (About £12 when I purchased), I got this from amazon. I was very pleased with this although I had a small amount of fall out at the beginning.

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Fraulein 38 Brush Set

Another Steal I got from amazon is also from Fraulein 38. This is the 183 colour eyeshadow, highlight, Blush and bronze palette (About £12?). Using the dark brown colour(In the contour kit), I use a smaller brush from the above kit to fill in my eyebrows, and a colour that matches my skin to highlight around. Using a contoured brush (next to the powder brush) apply the bronzed brown to the contours of your cheeks, small amounts to either side of the temple and nose. Using the white powder contrasting the bronzer on the tops of the cheeks middle of nose and middle temple apply small amounts using blush brush. Finally using the palest pink in the palette apply this to the apple of the cheeks.

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For the eyes I used a pale pink on the main eye and then a purple towards the outer corners. I used a sparkly blue and a light pale purple. I applied and blended with eye brushes in the above kit. I also used the Beauty Uk Twist Pencil (£2.49) in Black to line the bottom and top lash line. Finally for the eyes I used Bourjois Volume Glamour Ultra Curl Mascara Ultra Black (£7.99) (That was a mouth full!!!) And last but not least the lips..I actually left these plain with just some vaseline on…

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Eye close up

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Full make-up

 

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