Tuesday, 30 July 2013

A cheeky little buy

So I went out to get milk and strawberries (random purchase I know!) and once again seemed to have found my way to the make up section of Morrisons..

Only two things, and they were on sale so it's technically not that bad.. 
Left : Mylene Klass Wrap round nails
Right : Rimmel eyeshadow trio (76 sapphire moonstone)

So first let's talk about the nails. I've been seeing these wrap round nails for ages now and seeing as I'm not the best at drawing with my left hand, thought this would be better than trying a nail art pen. They were pretty easy to apply; just press the rounded edge to your cuticle and smooth down then file off the excess with the handy file included. This is all well and good but if you have teeny nails like I do, there aren't enough of the smaller wraps to fit and you end up with some overhang on the side of your nail. A bit like when you get that annoying bit of skin that's somehow decided to split and is a nightmare to get off! Doubt they'll last long but at least they didn't cost a lot.
Anyway, here's the finished product - not looking terribly awful.
Very minnie mouse-esque :)

Now for the eyes. I have a little problem with eyeshadow I must admit.. my make up bag is full with pretty much mostly eyeshadow palletes and I'm always buying more! I have quite a few of these Rimmel trio's now and they're great for a quick and easy look thats not too plain. This was reduced from £6 odd down to £3.48. Not entirely sure why as there was nothing wrong with the box and nothing was missing, but hey not gonna complain at saving money!
Again, pretty easy to apply as there's instructions on the back as to which colour goes where.
As you can see it's quite dark, the pink doesn't really do much, but it's only a highlighting colour for the top anyways. There is a brush included in the pack, but I always prefer to use my trusty UBU smokey eye brushes (available from most Asda and Tesco stores) which are great for creating lines and blending the colours together. Although I like dark eyeshadow, I'd say this one is better suited for a night out or special occasion rather than everyday wear :)

Sunday, 28 July 2013

The blonde experiment continues...

Hey everyone, so being a naturally mousey brunette and a typical girl I'm a little addicted to dying my hair. I just find my natural so so boring. I've been every colour I can think of now, besides green :). While I was pregnant I had a bit of a funny issue about dying my hair so ended up growing out my black (I think) hair back to my natural colour.
Obviously I gave in and started dying it again, I'm too much of a wimp to get a drastic cut so I like to change my hair quite a lot. I kept trying to get it bright red but ended up trying to strip the colour out and make a big difference and go blonde as it was the only colour I'd never been. After the first time it went, as you could probably guess, quite ginger. Which actually did grow on me, but wasn't what I was going for. I've now bleached my hair three times since April and I'm nearly there, thought I'd do a review on the latest attempt to see if blondes really do have more fun

Left : Clairol nice'n easy baby blonde 101
Right : Garnier Nutrisse Truly blonde

Now I've used the nice and easy before as that's the colour I'm trying to get to, but it's never seemed to take as well as I want. The Garnier bleach is something I've seen quite a few times while browsing in the hair dye section and thought I'd give it a try as it was on offer in Asda for £4. Usually I use a Superdrug's own brand which has been working quite well, but I think it's more expensive (my mind's like a sieve sometimes!)

Top: Before application
Right : After

I apologise for the dark picture at the top, my camera seemed to be having an annoying moment. As you can see, the roots were really dark, and I'd only bleached my hair on the 18th June! So although the Superdrug own brand did work on lightening my hair, it didn't last long. I don't know if you can see on the right that although it's a considerable difference in colour, the roots are still a tad orangey brown. Also for some strange reason, the underneath of my hair didn't take to the bleach at all and I stuck at least half the bottle on it! (was a bit hard to take a picture but pretty much looked the same as before I'd touched it) I wasn't all too happy about my roots still not taking to the bleach, but my hair's a lot whiter, so must have done something!

This is after the Clairol dye was applied. I bleached my hair on friday night and gave it a break saturday and then dyed it today (sunday).  It has seemed to have done what it says on the box, giving me highlighted tones, but this was mainly a root application, which I left on for about 45 minutes, putting the rest of the dye through the lengths within the last ten minutes. 

So in a nutshell, for really bad, dark roots like mine were, I would not recommend the Garnier Nutrisse bleach, although the conditioner smells amazing! The Clairol nice'n easy has actually lightened the roots the bleach didn't get to so I'd say this is a really good product and will definitely use again. Also, plus side to the clairol, you know how everyone always moans that you can't get the hair dye conditioner seperate? Well you can actually buy the clairol "6 week treatment" (I use quotes here as it will only last you six weeks if you have very short hair!) conditioner in wilkinsons! Finally the companies are listening to their customers :)
Hopefully I'll be fully blonde without that orangey tint at some point.

Hope you all have a nice weekend, and I shall be back to ramble again soon! 

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Embracing the crop top

Hey everyone, so as you all may have seen the crop top trend is huge this year. I absolutely love all the different colours and styles and patterns but being a mother, (and a typical girl!) I have avoided this trend like the plague due to not being what you'd call a 'flat stomached' person. Damn you naturally skinny girls!
  I've been having a go at the 30 day shred, (more on this later) and I'm on my last day of level two today (having a bit of a rest day as I've pulled my shoulder muscle trying to show off to my brother my amazing press up skills... which I ended up not showing) and I must say it's given me a lot more confidence!
skirt - missguided, top and necklace - new look

I bought this skirt urm probably last October in their sale (for an amazing price of £4.60 I might add!) and although it said it was a size 12 it seemed a little on the small side and was cutting off circulation to my stomach :P I bought the top a while ago as well as a bit of motivation to lose weight and after 16 days doing the 30 day shred I found the skirt actually fit comfortably and thought I'd brave the crop top as well! 
Just annoyingly turns out that after all this nice weather the one day I decide to wear a short skirt it's windy and miserable and I had to walk around town holding my skirt to my body!

This is me :)

Hey everyone I'm Tasha, 20 years old university literature student and shameless fashion and beauty addict. Being a literature student, I thought I may as well just give in and start rambling online in a blog as well as to everyone I meet, better put those writing skills I'm supposed to be learning to good use! That's me and my gorgeous devil of a daughter, Tayla, who does sometimes pick out my clothes for me if I can't decide!
Bit obsessed with american TV and love a good book, but I'm a proud nerd always :P