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Friday, April 29, 2016

Going Blonde Part I

As you may have noticed, I've been going blonde. My natural hair color is dirty blonde, but for about 10 years I was coloring it very dark brown, almost black. I especially remember October 2014 that my roots were coming through and I needed to dye my hair, but I literally didn't feel like it- that started this entire process! I had been wanting to go back blonde for a while, however, I knew it was going to be an expensive and time consuming process!

I thought I would document my progress here for you all and maybe it'll help someone thinking of going blonde!

To start, some pictures to jog your memory:

August 2013

August 2014

Like I said, in October 2014 I started to let my roots grow in so by December my hair looked like this: 
December 2014
In May 2015 I started the process of actually lightening my hair.  I think we bleached it all over, which is definitely not great for your hair but you do have to strip the color out. I don't know much about hair but it's probably the fastest way to get to a lighter color without having to get stark highlights throughout. I will say that it did take a few times to get the orangey color out of it and I still had to get a glaze applied to it to even the color out. This is what it looked like right after the glaze:

It wasn't the color I was going for, but blonde does take time so I left it this way for about two months to give it a break.

That's it for Part I! Happy Friday!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tanya Bur Lipglosses

Tanya Burr Lipglosses in Macaroon, Candy Frost and Bewitching

Tanya Burr Lipglosses in Macaroon, Candy Frost and Bewitching

Swatches of Tanya Burr Lipglosses in Macaroon, Candy Frost and Bewitching
From top to bottom: Macaroon, Candy Frost and Bewitching

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen back in December I go the Tanya Burr advent calendar as a birthday gift. I was really excited to find that three of the days were different shades of her lipglosses because I've been wanting to try them for so long!

The three shades I have now are Macaroon, Candy Frost and Bewitching as you can see above. I like the shade selection because you get to try a coral, a bright pink and a deeper berry so they covered all the bases.

Just to get the basics out of the way, I love the packaging. The square tube is really nice because it's modern and the gold top and accents are super trendy. Also, these have a doe foot applicator. As far as scent, they smell very strongly of vanilla and sweets. It's a pleasant smell for me, I'd rather it smell like this than like chemically-plastic like I've had before, however, it wouldn't be my first choice. The formula is really nice in my opinion. The product feels really smooth on your lips, not gritty at all and it doesn't leave your lips feeling dry.

They are fairly pigmented, although I will say that Macaroon (coral) and Candy Frost (bright pink) are definitely better over either a nude to bring out the color or a complementing lip shade. I like Bewitching on its own and over dark lipsticks to add more shine.

Have you guys tried any of these lipglosses or anything from the Tanya Burr line?

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