Saturday, 3 March 2012

MY NEW PURPLE HAIR! Scwarzkopf palette intensive cream colour shade 880 Black Violet review :)

Hi lovelys! Just a quick post on my new purple hair! 
I went from platinum blonde (before and after pictures below) to a plum colour. I used Schwarzkopfs palette intensive cream colour in the shade 880 Black Violet. It was a massive change but it's growing on me. I love how it looks in sunlight but in the dark it looks almost black. My hair is very porous which basically means it takes really quickly to colour and fades really fast, so this isn't necessarily going to work on you how it worked on my hair.

 

First of all I cut a bit of my hair from the back and then selotaped it together. I then tried the dye on here and once I was happy with the result, I started on my full head.

My mum applied the dye for me and she really liked how easy it was to apply. She said it didn't leave my hair totally unmanageable like most dyes do. The only complaint she had was that you had to really work it into the hair and due to this I have a few small blonde bits left in my hair that will need going over in a few weeks. But for a massive change, I think my mum did a pretty good job :) WELL DONE MUM!

The dye also came with a macadamia oil conditioner - I HAVE OFFICIALLY FALLEN IN LOVE! I have never tried anything with macadamia oil so I didn't know what to expect, but this left my hair so conditioned and the smell was LUSH! It smelt like those little apricot fromage frais, haha. I am definitely going to try some more macadamia oil products, but for the price of £3.49 I am genuinely considering buying one every now and then for the conditioner sachet! Lol.
 
Before
 During
After
 


Sorry for the glasses, I was studying. Also sorry for the messy room, its been hectic this week! :)
As you can see, it went very dark, it looks lighter than it is here. As soon as I can get a better pic in daylight I will update and put a link here. 
It looks very very shiny considering my hair was so damaged already.

My whole makeup is going to have change though! I look so washed out. Definitely need a tidier haircut aswell, I can't get away with not having it cut regularly when I have dark hair. 

What do you all think? Do you think I should get it cut back into a long bob? Or just get it trimmed? Please comment :)

Hope you are all having the best day! Sarah xxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 2 March 2012

NOTD (Nails of the day)

Hey lovelys! Here is todays nail of the day. I know it's spring but I don't follow trends, so I randomly decided to go navy. The polish i'm wearing is from a front cover nail set. Hope you like!

Have a wonderful day, Sarah xx

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Weekly Fashion Wish List & World Book Day

As you all know, I am currently on a clothes/make up ban as I am saving for Uni. But here is my weekly wish list...

I have been looking at buying some chelsea boots for ages but never found any that in my opinion are wearable. These ones are from H&M and I am in love! Only £19.99 aswell which is much cheaper than most I have seen. Link here.
At £19.99 this bag is expensive, but as it's black and beige it would go with practically everything! I love it, it's very me. From H&M aswell, link here.
I have been wanting some nude platforms for ages and these are a bit of a twist on the usual plain ones. With a platform & thick heel, these shoes won't kill your feet either. Although they are on the expensive side at £40... link here.

I really love this big tan slouch bag. Big enough for school & work aswell. It too, is a bit expensive, but thats why it's on the wish list! Lol. £42 at Dorothy Perkins. Here.
As it is World Book Day, I have posted the first ever review on my new book blog. It would mean the world if you could check it out. -

Links at the side as always. Hope you are having a beautiful day! Sarah xxxxx

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

My favourite new spring trend! Peplum dresses...

Peplum dresses have been dominating the red carpet for a while now, with stars such as Blake Lively, Olivia  Palermo, Reese Witherspoon & Amy Childs all showcasing the new trend. 

I think they are the most flattering trend I have seen in a while. They emphasise the hips, so create figures for those who are straight up & down. They also balance out big chests & lengthen the legs. Although I don't know if I am brave enough to wear one quite yet... maybe in the summer ;) 



I believe Amy Childs' dress is available to buy in her online shop. 
Blake Lively also wears a gorgeous black Victoria Beckham number.

This is by far my favourite dress! The leopard print shoes add a hint of youth compared to Blake's smart monochrome dress. ME LIKEY! :)


My favourite ones I've seen so far on the high street...




As always check out the links to the side ->

Hope you are all having a lovely day! 

Sarah xxxxxxxxx


Monday, 27 February 2012

BARGAIN BLOG POST: boots treat street

Recently I was told about boots treat street by missbudgetbeauty (links below). I had never heard of it before, so applied for a boots advantage card. (you can apply here FOR FREE!) I just went on the website and HAD to write a blog post. Basically, it lets you gain points when shopping in shops that are on treat street. So when you purchase things in the selected shops (full list here) you gain points to spend in boots! And who doesn't need those?! The main ones that I purchase from regularly that are linked to treat street are:

  • New Look
  • Matalan
  • Play.com
  • Itunes
  • Boohoo.com
  • Carphone warehouse
  • Currys
  • Dorothy perkins
  • Ebay
  • HMV
  • Matalan
  • Miss Selfridge
  • Waterstones
  • Very.co.uk
PLUS, if you join treat street, on your first treat street purchase you gain £2.50 's worth of points. The only catch is you have to be invited, so if you want me to invite you, leave a comment below with your email address and name and I will! :) 

Also my advantage card arrived in the post today and it came with a voucher that gives you 150 points when you spend £15 in a single transaction. 

missbudgetbeauty's links:

My links:)

Sunday, 26 February 2012

OOTD: casual sunday

Hi everyone, this weekend has been lovely. Just chilled and gone for a few walks. Today I went for a walk on the beach and this is what I wore. Very casual but I love this outfit so even though I look a mess, I thought I would do a post on it. Hope you like it! :)




Sorry about the face^ but my sister said I looked old in this photo, so I thought I'd share it with you all :) hahaha.

Floral sheer top: £5 in last years summer sale internacionale
Skinny jeans: Tesco £16
Boots: Punkyfish @ Clothes Show Live 2011
Leopard print coat: £25 on sale at Dorothy perkins
Cardigan: Random stall at Clothes Show Live