My Hair Disaster

Wednesday 27 November 2013

I've been wanting to get my hair cut & re-coloured for a while now, but being broke I've been putting it off.  So, this week I decided I'd go back to the old 'do it yourself' method of using a box dye off the shelf.  Big mistake!

I used to dye my own hair all the time - and never had a problem - so I thought why not save the money?  So, off I went to the shop to find the perfect colour.  I chose a Loreal Preference ash blonde colour, thinking that I'd be safest with an ashy colour, because my hair tends to go quite brassy.

Once I finished the process and rinsed out the product, I was excited to see the results.  I looked in the mirror, and even though my hair was still wet, I could tell it wasn't right.  Sure enough, as I dried it off I realised - it was grey!  Not just a little bit grey - it was old lady, witch GREY with blonde patches!

I quickly turned to Google to see what I could find as a quick fix.  I came across a recipe for this problem, which was three parts lemon juice, to one part conditioner.  I decided to give it a shot, after all it couldn't get much worse.  I applied the mixture, left it on for an hour as per the directions, and then rinsed it out thoroughly.  The grey was gone!  It was completely gone and the blonde had evened out.  Lemons became my new heroes!

The only problem I then had, was that the remaining blonde was very brassy - almost orange, yuck!  Still better than grey, but not ideal.  So, back to Google I went.

I found some great reviews for a blonde toner by Schwarzkopf, so I decided to head over to Priceline and pick it up.  It was around the $6.00 mark, so I figured as a last resort before running to the hairdresser, it was worth a try.  That toner was a lifesaver!  It took all of the brassy, orange colour out of my hair and left me with a far more natural looking blonde.

After everything I went through over the past few days where my hair is concerned - I'm actually, surprisingly happy with the end result.

We all have to live and learn, right? x
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NAT C Serum by NAT. Review

Monday 18 November 2013

I was given the opportunity a few weeks ago, to try one of the new products from the NAT. skincare range.  Of course I jumped at the chance, and I chose to try the NAT. C serum, a vitamin C serum that works to fight the aging process and promote radiance with its beautiful, natural ingredients.

I must admit, I had never heard of NAT. before, so I wasn't sure what to expect from this product - but I can honestly say that I love, love, LOVE it!
I've been using the serum every day for the past two and a half weeks - sometimes in the morning, sometimes at night (and sometimes both).  It gives such a beautiful glow to my skin, even underneath makeup.

If I choose to use it in the morning, I apply it onto clean, toned skin and then follow it with my normal daily moisturizer.  However, when I use it at night, I like to use it without a moisturizer and just give it a chance to soak in really well on its own.  I don't like to bombard my skin with too much product, so the serum on it's own over night is lovely.  My skin feels velvety soft in the morning and has that beautiful glow that vitamin C serums seem to leave behind.

As I've said many times, I really love using natural and organic products wherever possible, and I love the beautiful, healthy ingredients in the NAT. C serum - vitamin C of course, milk thistle oil and seabuckthorn extract.

The natural antioxidants work as an aging preventative, rather than a cure.  So I feel that it's a great option for someone in my age bracket (mid twenties-thirties). 

I absolutely love this product and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in trying out a natural serum.

If you'd like to learn more about the NAT. C serum, you can visit the NAT. website at x

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A Little Bit Of Harrods Luxury

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Whenever I think of beautiful Harrods in London, I immediately think of its connections to the royal family - Princess Diana in particular.  I've never been there myself, but I've always imagined it to be a beautiful, luxurious place - a palace almost, the kind of place I could only ever dream of shopping in.

Recently, I discovered that Harrods have an online store and I've really enjoyed having a look through some of the beautiful designer brands they have in store.  I spent hours yesterday, browsing through the pages, imagining that I was walking through the store - of course in my imagination, I could also afford all of the stunning pieces I had my eye on!

Belstaff Aldersgate Moto Jacket
RRP: 1,599GBP
So, I've put together a little wish list to share with you today, so that you can join me on my imaginary Harrods shopping haul.

The first thing I came across that I loved, was this Belstaff Aldersgate moto jacket.  I love biker jackets and I just really like the style of this one.  I think it would look amazing with anything from jeans and boots, to a mini skirt and heels.  Love!

Just Cavalli Tunic Dress

The next thing I found that I really liked was this tunic dress by Just Cavalli.  I love long sleeved dresses, and the pattern on this one is amazing.  There's a lot going on and I think it would be really flattering.  The colours are beautiful.  I think it would also look great with the moto jacket!

Nicholas Kirkwood Lace Platform Pump

And my absolute favourite item of all - these Nicholas Kirkwood lace platform pumps!  How stunning are these shoes?  They're so beautiful and would go with any outfit.  I'm in love!

I hope you've enjoyed joining me on my little, virtual shopping trip to Harrods.  If you would like to check out any of the brands I've mentioned, I have linked them all above.

Please do comment and let me know what's on your wish list! x

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