Monday, 27 June 2016

New hair: I went light and here's how you can do it!




(Good old Snapchat filter, you've gotta love em')

Hi, everyone welcome back, again. So, as you can tell, I have light hair again! I have had my hair many, many colours in my time; the most common one is dark to light. I am always dying my hair dark and then lightening it again. I have had my hair dark for quite a while now, so I thought it was time for a change. I did this all at home, which is very   risky, so make sure you do your homework and know what you're slapping on to your head!

How I lightened my locks for the hundredth time (exaggeration I know but you get the point haha)

Step 1.  BLEACH! yes, this will dry your hair out and make it a little unpleasant. My advice to you would be to make sure you pamper your hair beforehand; coat it in coconut oil, trust me your hair will really thank you for it. Anyway, back to the bleaching process, I used Loreal's bleaching kit (Buy here) Now this claims to lighten up to 6 shades. My hair was very dark, as you can see below. My hair went very light but extremely ORANGE! I didn't panic too much as I have encountered this problem many times and it's something that happens when you lighten your hair unfortunately from a dark colour.

Step 2: Getting rid of the orange!   With a little advice from my auntie,  who is a hairdresser I managed to control it. She told me to put an ash based colour to correct orange tones, and it totally worked! I ended up putting one more colour on after the ash colour because I wanted more of a lighter result. The dark blonde hair dye was the finished result and I am very pleased with it.



When you're lightening your hair you should always be patient and stay calm. Youtube tutorials are very handy when you have encountered problems - there are lots of  solutions on there to help you out.


After I finished the lightening process and reached the colour I desired, I conditioned my locks ALOT. I applied a lot of coconut oil; this stuff will be your best friend ever when bleaching your hair!

I hope this helped  any of you out there who are wanting to lighten your hair. It's very achievable to do it at home without spending a fortune. If you were to go a very light blonde, I would really recommend to do that in stages, to keep your healthy locks . Eventually, I plan on going lighter with highlights but it's all in time as I don't want my hair to be ruined. 


What do you think of my new hair? Let me know in the comments.
Love,
Lauren
x

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Going out makeup: black smokey eye



Hello everyone, I'm back again! (yay). Today, as you can tell by the title and image I will be showing you how to recreate a deep, black smokey eye. A black smokey eye is a gorgeous look for a night out, so get practicing now! Now, I am no professional and I may be making a few mistakes and taking different approaches, but this is my approach feel free to adjust it to your own.

Step 1

1.  Make sure you apply eye primer or concealer and powder if you do not have a primer.

2. Tape!! this will be your secret weapon apply tape at the end of your eye lining it up with the end of your brow in a diagonal position, so you get that clean crisp line with your eyeshadow; just like a professional!

3. Don't finish your base makeup completely, as you may get you may get downfall from your eyeshadow!



Step two 

1. Before jumping right into the base colour, apply a matte brown to the crease to act as a transitional colour so everything blends nicely. (I chose this matte brown Kiko shadow)

2. You will need this shadow again towards the end just to deepen the transitional shade and make it look blended and smokey.






Step three

(Morphe 35W palette available to buy on BeautyBay.com)

1. Apply the  matte black shadow carefully and slowly, add a small amount and blend - keep doing this until you're satisfied with the amount of colour.

2.  Apply black sparkly shadow over the top to add sparkle!

3. Deepen the crease with some more of the matte brown shade.

4. Add a small cat flick with liquid eyeliner and apply a pencil eyeliner to your waterline.

5. Apply some of the black shadow to your bottom lash line to deepen the eyeliner.

6. Apply mascara and false lashes of your choice - ta-dah you're done!

:)


I hope this tutorial helped in some way and thank-you for reading, see you soon!

Love,
Lauren
x




Friday, 3 June 2016

Update: I'm back into blogging!




Hello, everyone! welcome back to my blog. It's been a while, hasn't it? so I thought I would give you a little update.  I haven't been very regular with my posts, so I thought a little explaining was in order. I have got myself a job finally! as a waitress; alongside my college studies. I have also, from today, started my driving lessons and I am very excited about the future; hopefully, I won't have to catch buses forever! My first year at college is coming to an end and I am looking around at potential university options, which is very exciting.  The things that are going off in my life at the moment are very positive and I am looking forward to what the future has to bring!

As for my blog, I plan on paying more attention to it, by to avoid neglecting it again. I plan on taking more care and consideration into my posts to publish good content.  I plan on scheduling blog posts so I don't let my busy schedule take over because I love blogging and it's a hobby that I've loved for years, so I don't want to stop now.


I'm happy to be back blogging now and I hope you stick around to hear more!
Love,
Lauren 
x

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