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Saturday, 30 November 2013

Pantene Pro-V Clinicare Split End Fuser Review

I purchased these from Watsons (I think it was about HK$100), as my hair is ridiculously dry and damaged from bleaching ;___; It comes in a pack of 10 x 5ml tubes. I didn't really know what to expect from these as it is said that you can't fix split ends/bond them together once it's split - the only way is to trim it. But desperate from cutting my hair, I gave these a try.

Now Pantene claims that this can heal split ends temporarily to make its appear healthy and new. The product is a lightweight cream that has the typical Pantene scent. I find that a little goes a long, I usually am able to use each tube two or three times. The tube is small so it great for traveling too. I apply this to the ends of my hair as thats mainly where my split ends are and leave the treatment on. It does not require you to rinse it off.

After using this, it made my hair feel and look a lot more healthier and softer. However it didn't really help to "fuse" my hair together. Sadtimes T__T" but it's still a lovely treatment for my ends (just doesn't actually fuse split ends). I used these after getting my haircut (i finallllyyy gave in ><) and found that these helped to prevent split ends and hydrate them very well. If you're looking for healthy ends then yes I would recommend it, if you're looking for a split end "cure" then no. Overall its still a good product. 

***Unfortunately these are now discontinued but if you live in Australia you can purchase them from Grayson online (link) for $11.95

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Barry M Nail Paint - 291 Cobalt Blue Review

Superdrug £3.99
This is the perfect Cobalt Blue i've been looking for! That classic clean sharp blue. Other drugstore ones had some sort of green tone to it. Yes, i'm picky about nail polishes too. Probably due to me being a Fine Art student and the necessity of getting that perfect shade is crucial. :') Cobalt blue is a great alternative to red, it still has that bold and classy vibe, except it's slightly more edgy. Definitely a colour that stands out and is attention grabbing.

Monday, 18 November 2013

KPop Red Hair - Park Bom Inspired. Schwarzkopf LIVE Salon Style 5-29 Intense Red Review

First blog post of November 2013 >< I apologize for the lack of posts this month since my workload has just been M5D! Not even M4D like 5 or more haha. I've also started working on a new project for Youtube which will be up very soon ^_^

Anyway for those of yous that follow me on Instagram or have me on Facebook etc would know that i've recently dyed my hair red yayyy. ^_^ I don't know why but pictures of Park Bom's red hair has been re-surfing on my timeline again so I just fell in love with her red hair all over again. >< Plus I've been wanting to go back red for a while, so I thought why not go red for Christmas and spice things up a little ay? xDDD *Oooo I think me being a bit overly obsessed with Miss Fortune on League of Legends recently has also made an impact on me wanting to dye my hair red more. xD

-Inserts pictures of Bommie's perfect hair! *^* <3-

So to achieve Bom's hair colour I originally wanted to use L'Oreal Paris's FĂ©ria P37 Booster in Plum Power. But since I am going to be re-dye my hair again soon because red fades super quick, I went for a cheaper yet similar hair dye. Even though the Schwarzkopf LIVE Salon Style Intense Red doesn't have that plum/purple undertone it will do for now until I re-dye it >.<
If anyone is wondering, this is a orange based red. ^^

£5.99 Superdrug

I used 2 boxes since I have medium/long hair. The box dye contains everything that you would expect from boxed dyes.
- Developer
- Creme Colour
- Colour Conditioner 
- Instruction Leaflet 
- Gloves

Like so, apply to your hair and leave for 30mins before washing. ^^ Like with all red or purple hair dyes your bathroom with look like a crime scene once you wash your hair. xD

Ready for the results? ^_^

Before dying my hair I had brown dyed hair with a bleached base (since I was blonde before ^^) so my hair will absorb hair dye colour easier due to the bleach. Note that the results may not be the same for you due to your current hair colours etc. Also your computer display may make the red look slightly different, because I know on Macs the red does look a bit brighter than it actually is.

Hair colour before dying - with flash
Hair colour before dying - natural indoor lighting
Hair colour after dying - with flash
Hair colour after dying - natural daylight
(no filters just natural daylight lighting in case anyone is wondering haha, apart from a blur on my face to get rid of the spots >< 
Hair colour after dying - night time indoor lighting
This picture is for a comparison. As you may notice/know that before it dyed it I had a blonde fringe so the blonde areas turned out super bright red. Where as the areas where my hair is just dyed brown turned out a nice dark yet vibrant red colour. 
Side view of the results. ^^ - natural daylight lighting
So what do you guys think of my new hair colour? and have any of you guys dyed your hair ready for the festive season too? :D Let me know in the comments ^_^