Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Lee Stafford - Bleach Blondes & hair that never grows past a certain length treatment

I have recently purchased these from Boots, Bleach Blondes Shampoo and the for hair that never grows past a certain length treatment from the Lee Staford range. 

I have just washed my hair for the first time using these products and here is my first impressions: 

Bleach Blondes Shampoo

The Shampoo, is a purple/silver shampoo used for getting rid of yellow tones in the hair thus leaving it looking more ashey. I am going to do a post on a review of all the silver shampoos I've tried over this year. 

The shampoo itself has a slightly weird texture; sort of jell like. It is also a lot more violet toned than all the others that I've tried. 

Like all purple shampoos it also seems to get everywhere, all over the bathroom! I don't know how they do it! 

This product claims to: 

-Lightly tone 
-Refresh and restore your hair to salon beautiful colour 
-Helps to stop fading 

My views on its claims: 

My hair does look abit whiter than it did previously, so I guess it has been refreshed, although I wouldn't say it's anywhere near as soon as after a trip to the salon to get it coloured. 

As for stopping fading I guess I'd have to use it a few more times to see any results.

Also this product slightly scared me as I read on the back about doing a patch test - which I haven't done, infaxt I only just noticed it now when writing about its claims. I think that they should make that much clearer on the front of the bottle. So now I am slightly paranoid, not that it takes me much to be paranoid anyway. 

The Hair Treatment 

This treatment is one that many people talk about and blog about, some even swear by it. 

Personally, I'm not sure if I liked this treatment. The texture was very thick and gloppy, abit like yoghurt! Also it tingled my scalpe a little after applying it, I'm not sure if that's normal - but it's meant to improve the follicle and the scalpe so perhaps it does it like that. 

Another thing is that after waiting 5 minutes with it on (the recommended time) it left my hair very lank, even when washing it out it felt quite lank and not great. Also, after I'd blowdried my hair it was quite dry and didn't feel soft like usual, which was disappointing. 

What it claims:

- helps to reduce hair loss
- improves folice health 
- reduces irritation and moisturises the scalp
- addresses hair and scalp ageing 
- improvement in tensile strength 
- improves volume and feel of the hair

My views on its claims: 

Personally I think it's abit too good to be true with the above claims, I also can't comment on most of the above as I don't have problems with them. Also I'm not even sure what tensile strength is and I've done a hair course! 

What I can comment on however, is the volume and feel of the hair. To be brutally honest it left my hair lank with no volume at all and feeling dry, although I have platinum blonde hair now-a-days it isn't usually very dry as I've worked very hard to combat that with products and trims. However, after using this product my hair feels dry again - which is awfully disappointing. 

I don't think that this product is for me, I'm not sure that I'll use it again either.

Foxy Locks Update

I wasn't intending to post about this today but whilst getting ready I just felt like I had to. 

Again I'm talking about the disappointment that is Foxy Locks Hair Extensions
 If you follow my blog you'll know that I have posted quite a few times about them, and what my experience in dealing with the company has been like. 

If you want to see my other posts on them look here:

A few words spring to mind when thinking about them: 

  • Pathetic
  • Con 
  • Waste 
  • Overpriced 
  • Vile 
....and this is all due to them shedding, which Foxy Locks even acknowledged themselves as an issue that occurs with their extensions:

Foxy locks live chat back in June 2013!!!

This is them now after just a few weeks have past since my last post about them and since then I've only worn them twice. But they have deteriorated so much more since that post even though, i've hardly worn them; due to that they're so awful now that they are hardly wearable. 

This is what they look like now: 

All hair brought to the front. 

As you can see they're just dreadful, so thin and awful! 

L: August 2013           R:November 2013 (Last Night 12/11/13)
On both the photos above, all the hair is at the front. I brought them in June 2013 but above is a photo from August showing how they were after 3 months of shedding and now in November after 6 months worth of shedding. 

After having my old extensions for a year, as I mentioned in my last post and never experiencing shedding with extensions before I am very disappointed with these extensions - I can't wait to get new ones after christmas, I will be glad to see the back of these!!! 

Monday, 11 November 2013

Individual Lashes

The other day I was inspired by my hairdresser, who was wearing Individual lashes, to get some myself. 

I went into boots and bought the Eylure Individual Lashes in Black, with retail at £5.35

I am trained and qualified to do individual eyelash extensions, from my Level 2 in Hair and Media Makeup - a course that I don't recommend as it doesn't get you anywhere, never the less, I learnt how to professionally apply these. 

The Eylure Combination pack comes with, the lashes ranging from the shorter sized lashes to the longer sized lashes. It also comes with some glue, Superfix; that is stronger than the original Eylure glue that's used for strip lashes. As well as a glue dissolve to to get the lashes off, Lift off.  It also comes with an instruction leaflet - Incase you're not sure how to apply them.

To apply these lashes you'll also need some tweezers, to pick up the lashes and place them onto your lash line. The shorter ones are more fiddly to apply than the longer ones.

You may also want to use an orange stick to separate your own lashes and, to make space for the individual lashes to be placed. 

Before Photo 

My lashes before weren't great, short and stubby - probably due to using mascara and false lashes pretty much everyday. 

After Photo - Full set 

My lashes after were much longer and thicker! They were really nice! 

After & In between applying them *sorry for the bad quality I had to take these
on my phone*

Personally, I prefer strip lashes, but it is nice to wake up to great lashes too! 

Individual lashes are just much more hassle, it took about 30 minutes per eye to apply a full set. Where as with strip lashes you can just apply them and go, less fuss. 

Set In Stones, In The Navy.

At Boots & Superdrug right now they have 3 for 2 across all makeup and nail stuffs! 

So I took advantage of this offer and decided to buy some new nail polishes (and eyelashes).

L: Essie - Set in Stones R: Bourjois - In The Navy 

I have wanted a deep blue nail polish for a while now but haven't been able to find the right shade, either I find one and it's not the right texture, usually it's kind of shiney/metallic or not the right colour at all. But I finally found the perfect colour, In the navy (23) by Bourjois Paris. 

This is the first ever Bourjoir nail product I've bought, and I like it! 

It has a big brush that is the perfect size for your nail, and so, it only takes one swipe of the brush to apply the product. Also with it being a thick consistency you don't need many coats plus, I find that it dries pretty quickly too! 

I also picked up this beautiful Essie nail polish, set in stones, although unfortunately it is limited edition. I kept seeing this online but I thought it was maybe last years or already out of season - but to my surprise I found it on the Essie counter - so I grabbed it straight away! I love this so much that I might even get another one! 

I have quite the Essie nail polish collection coming on, I really like their polishes. They're such great quality they're thick consistency so you don't need to apply several coats. Plus they apply easily and, are just so perfect! They may be expensive but I think they're worth the price. 

Instagram: @mechta

I love how these two look together! But to be honest that perfect silver polish will go with anything! 

Monday, 4 November 2013

Makeup of the day

Colours used: 

*all by MAC*

Base - Paintery paint pot
Crease - Quary 
Lid ,Crease & Undereye- Satin Taupe 
Browbone & Inner Corner - Phloof 

^ blush Pinch me, for the palette colours see below. 

^ photo not edited. 

My favourite 'go to' colours. Quarry, Phloof, Satin Taupe, Beauty Marked.