How To Keep Silver Hair Bright & Healthy

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I am a natural blonde but have been having my hair bleached and toned to an ashy/silver shade for a few years now. Silver and grey hair is becoming more and more popular but there are a few things to consider if you are thinking of having your hair this colour. I would say the main 2 negatives are that 1. Bleach isn't very good for your hair and can make it look dry and unhealthy and 2. The upkeep of making sure your hair doesn't dull and remains that gorgeous silvery platinum.

I get quite a few comments on my hair when I am at work or out and about so I have got 3 tips for anyone considering going this colour of how to keep your silver hair remaining bright and healthy...


1. Don't DIY. I always go to my favourite salon to get my hair coloured and have never personally attempted to go silver with a packet dye. I would always recommend going to a professional as I have seen too many times where a girl has patchy bleached hair where some parts are brassy yellow and other parts are white! My hairdresser bleaches my hair in foils before using a toner to get it that extra bright blonde.

2. Purple Shampoo Is Your Best Friend. Silver and Platinum hair dulls fast, it doesn't necessarily fade. Using a purple shampoo once or twice a week will keep it bright and will remove any brassy tones that may still remain. Be careful what ones you use though, as I have found some that just turn your hair purple! My favourites are always from the brand Matrix. The one I am using now can be found online here* and is pictured below.



Matrix 'So Silver' Shampoo*




3. Look After Your Hair. To go this shade your hair will need to be bleached. We all know bleaching is not good for our hair so we need to make sure we are looking after it. Regular trims to remove any split ends and using a good moisturising shampoo & conditioner, or one suitable for coloured hair will help to keep it from drying out too much. You also want to remember your heat protection products to prevent it from drying out even more, my current favourite is the Paul Mitchell Heat Seal* available online here and is pictured below.



Matrix So Silver and Paul Mitchell Heat Seal



I hope these have helped anyone wanting to try out this hair colour! If anyone has any of their own tips on healthy bleached hair then please leave a comment!





xox
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Trying Out 'Primalash' False Lashes & How I Apply Them

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Whenever I go 'out out', false lashes are an absolute must and always have been since I started getting really interested in makeup. I am not one for a natural eye look when I go out so without false lashes I really feel like I am missing something.

I have been playing around with falsies for years now so I know exactly what I like and what suits my eyes, meaning I tend to reach for the same style by the same brand every time. However, I was recently approached by the brand Primalash, who kindly sent me a few pairs of amazing lashes from their range to try out.

What I was so happy to find out about these lashes is that they are cruelty free. I am really trying to narrow down my makeup products to only cruelty free brands (no matter how much I love MAC *cry*) so this was an added bonus. Out of the 3 pairs I received, one was made from faux-mink fibers (£10.99), the second was made from 100% Mink hair (£8.49) and the third was 100% human hair (£5.99). I really noticed what brilliant quality they were, and after a full day of use they still looked almost brand new when I removed them meaning you could easily reuse these lashes multiple times before they start looking a bit worse for wear!


Velvet Faux Mink Lashes available from Primalash for £10.99 


How I Apply Lashes

I know that applying lashes is something that many girls struggle with, I definitely did until I found a really easy method on how to apply them. There is nothing worse than doing a flawless eye makeup look for it then to be ruined by attempting to apply false lashes and the glue going everywhere! So if you are someone that stresses out over strip lashes before a night out, here is what I do..


1. Cut the lashes to your eye size - Some brands have really long strips that need to be cut to size. Luckily I didn't have to do this with my Primalash ones.

2. Apply a really good eyelash glue a long the top and slightly going over the sides of the strip. Unfortunately, Primalash lashes do not come with glue, my favourite glue to use is the Duo Lash Adhesive.

3. Wait for approximately 1 minute for the glue to go tacky - I do not wait for it to go clear like some people do.

4. Tweezers are your best friend when applying lashes - Use them to pick them up from the eyelash end.

5. Look down into a mirror and apply with the tweezers as close to the natural lash line as possible. Press down the centre first and then both ends with your tweezers.

6. Once secure I think gently pinch my natural lashes and false lashes together to make sure they look neat and are properly secured.

7. Lastly, go over the lash line with a black eyeliner to cover any glue.



Do you wear false lashes? I'd love to know if you have tried Primalash and what you think, I personally got on really well with them and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for comfortable, affordable and beautiful (not to mention Cruelty Free!) false lashes!



You can purchase all of the lashes featured online at www.primalash.co.uk

                                             xox





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Autumn Homeware Wishlist

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I've been going crazy for homeware recently and I've been collecting quite a bit, ready for my new home next year. This seasons trends are right up my street, from the deep teals and blues, velvet fabric and glittering gold to all of the beautiful 'forest' prints, everything looks so sophisticated but the deep shades make your room feel warm and cosy. I've found some wonderful bits and pieces so far, heres whats next on my 'to buy' list....


H&M home is my go to place for homeware, they have so many lovely things at such affordable prices! I love that they have a lot of the 'plant' or 'forest' like prints which is so on trend this season as well as the gorgeous deep blues and navys. I also loved this skull print towel, mainly because it reminds me of Alexander McQueen!




Next on my wishlist are these two items from Next Home. I adore gold when it comes to homeware and how blumming BEAUTIFUL is this floor light?! I fell in love when I saw it. & of course you cant go wrong with a gold stag head on your wall either. Love, love, love. 






Lastly, I have these two pieces from Oliver Bonas. They do some really lovely, unique homeware though a little on the pricey side. I think this olive green cushion is gorgeous and the vase features a lovely deep blue that I keep talking about! Both very on trend for this season.



Whats on your Homeware Wishlist??

xox


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The Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2017

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It may only be the end of September, but this is the time of year when I dig out my thick wooly jumpers and the dark red or purple lipsticks and start getting way too excited at the fact its nearly Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas isn't too far away either! I absolutely love this time of year as I adore autumn/winter fashion and makeup looks.
I thought I would start my autumn/winter blog posts with something a little festive; Beauty Advent Calendars. Because if there is something better than chocolate, its got to be makeup and skincare! Here are some brilliant calendars I have found for 2017:


Elemis Skincare Advent Calendar. Available from Elemis.com for £150.


Feelunique Advent Calendar. Available from feelunique.com for £35.



ASOS Advent Calendar (My personal fave!) Available from ASOS.com for £55. 



Jo Malone Advent Calendar. Available from Harrods.com for £300.



Cowshed Advent Calendar. Available from cowshed.com for £90.



Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Magic Box. Available from Charlottetilbury.com for £150.









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