Googling going from brunette to blonde is so frustrating. I find forum upon forum discussing how you should go to the salon, How you need to spend a fortune, how you can do it at home with some obscure peroxide and developer and a certain percentage… and so on. I’m not a hair dresser, so these percentage ratios are wasted on me despite doing science as a career. I’m also not afraid of doing things myself. So here is how I went from brunette to blonde at home. Using drugstore products and without wrecking my hair or looking like a scare crow.
It took two months to get to this blonde….
River Island-Grey eyelash tank £18 (here), River Island-Sandals £35.00 (here), ASOS Ridley busted knee jeans £30.00 (here), Anomie-teakwood & tobacco pomme frites candle co. $16.00 (here), Missguided- Beatrina Contrast Tailored Playsuit In Powder Blue £24.99 (here), Bobbi Brown- skin foundation stick £29.00 (here), Minusey- Isabelle oversized coat $79.99 (here).
I'm not afraid to admit that I love the Kardashians! I watch all their shows, follow them on social media, my mum even got me one of their books for Christmas and some of their make-up. OBSESSED! Especially with their style.
|OOTD ft.Bella the Cocker Spaniel.|
I apologise for been so neglectful with my blogging, for those who don’t know I am back at university doing a Masters in Biomedical Science and was swamped with deadlines and exams before Christmas right through to last week….excuses….excuses.
Celine Check skater shoe £450.
There are 4 items I am currently obsessing over. I keep getting random urges to get into debt and buy them, then reality kicks back in.
Quick post sharing products used for this make up look or FOTD (face of the day- I don't know if that's an actual tag...oh well). Simple base with a cat flick eye and a bold red/orange lip. I also fancied a change so opted for a centre parting, I’m not too sure if I like seeing so much forehead!
Necklace- Peaches and cream Liverpool.
Lipstick- Mac ‘Neon Orange’.
Crystale- Pineapple Flower T-Shirt in Black £25, Zara sheer tshirt £19.99, Zara Rucksack £39.99, Zara platforms £59.99, Zara double sided soft checked scarf £19.99, Zara black ripped jeans £35.99,Zara mens checked tshirt £19.99,Dr.Martens Quad Retro Jadon 8 eye Boot £145
So I made a video tutorial of my Victoria’s secret inspired look, well I say that …it’s basically a cut crease eye and bouncy hair. I know it’s not a great video: the camera doesn't focus when I want it to, at one point I’m ‘contouring’…yeah if contour means put a massive blob of bronzer in the centre of your forehead? I can’t figure out how to make the music loop, I love the timelapse/fast forward thing a bit too much and the end is pretty cringe! But at least my squeaky Yorkshire voice doesn't feature in the video. Oh well, live and learn.
I’ve not done a wish list in such a long time, so I’d thought I’d share my most wanted items.
A couple of weeks back Victoria’s Secret opened in Leeds. Now for those who don’t know what Victoria’s secret is, it’s an American lingerie store that also sells nightwear and also has a little sister brand called ‘Pink’ which sells gym wear, loungewear and lingerie.
I go back to university this week. I previously did a Bachelor of Science degree (with honours) in biomedical science, and I am now returning to do a masters in the same degree. This means leaving the world of employment (well not really, I’m going part time as I need the dollar!) and returning to a life of lectures, library sessions and meeting deadlines for the next year.
|After my make-up lesson at Peaches & Cream.|
My boyfriend is from Liverpool so this means I spend a fair bit of time there. I went yesterday to see him and thought I'd book in for a make-up lesson at peaches and cream. They do hair and make up as well as sell gorgeous jewellery , hair accessories, makeup ,even bejewelled festival bras! Girl heaven.
Just a quick post of today's make-up. I was experimenting with purples since summer pretty much over and autumn is coming! I've listed all the products used below. Please excuse the awful hair!!!(I let it dry naturally and couldn't be bothered to fight it with the straighteners!)
A few weeks back my friend graduated with a First in her Pharmacy degree (Congratulations Vicky!!) and to celebrate she had a meal at an Indian in Knaresborough with her family and friends .It was 25°c +and I wanted something cool but still dressy to wear.
I love illamasqua products and have a lot in my collection so when I saw they were bringing out a moisturising base I was intrigued. I use their rich liquid foundation as it has amazing coverage however it can be drying and cakey at times, so I thought this base would be the solution.
Just a quick post; I thought I'd do a little purchase update. I spend most weekends in Liverpool with my better half and a few weeks back we had to go into town to get his mate a birthday present. I was good and bought some rings and he bought me a Rihanna dress in the Riverisland sale.
I may be a little late for UK readers with this post since the sunshine peaked about two weeks ago and now we are left with our usual grey skies and rain, however even if it’s not sunny those pesky UV rays still cause damage to our skin, causing use to age and be wrinkly wrinkletons.
My staple make up is usually foundation, bold blush, brows , a nude lip and cat flick eyes.
|Dior Airflash foundation, Illamasqua loose powder, Mac Prep+Prime Highlighter pen in 'light boost',HD brows, NYC showtime mascara, Illamasqua gel liner, Fashionista blush in 'Rose Glow', Mac 'Myth' Lipstick.Necklace Nelly.com. Rings H&M.|
MUA website after seeing how ridiculously cheap the products were. Once of the items I purchased was this nail polish in 'Amaretto crush', which is a rose pink colour and is one of the newly released seasonal shades.
missguided. They are clear with gold studs on and because they are clear they virtually go with any outfit so no need to worry about co-ordinating.
I'm always on the hunt for a mascara that give me tarantula lashes but sleeker! As you have already gathered I love the NYC big bold lashes as they tick all the boxes:
I follow Fanny Lyckman's blog on nelly.com and love her super cool style, so when I saw she was doing a range for Estradeur I was excited.
I try to treat my skin at least once a week to some form of mask, and this week I've been using the lush 'cupcake' mask as my brothers girlfriend gave me it as she had prom coming up and didn't want to risk a breakout!
So last Christmas my boyfriend bought me a travel brush set, at the time I was a bit confused as I don't know anyone who uses mini brushes and they always end up in some drawer collecting dust.
I’m falling so far behind with blogging it’s unreal! So sorry! I’ve been so busy with work and just haven’t had the time.
Anyway apologies done, let’s see what products I’ve been loving the past month. It’s all make-up this month, however I have got some other beauty products I’m trying out and I promise to post about them and let you know my verdict.
I did a guest post for Daniel Footwear! If you want to check it out i'll put the link below :) It's just me drooling over Michael Kors bags and wishing I was a fabulous as Kim K.