I let my Instagram followers choose my hair color. Given the option between red tips and hidden rainbow hair, the majority chose the later. I know what you’re thinking: this girl is crazy for letting strangers pick something as personal as her hair color. Honestly, I needed the change and I hadn’t done anything with my hair for over a year. I even asked for recommendations to local hair salons around Connecticut. Then, I picked a stylist at Sculptures Salon in Southington who was I was referred to via social media. Paula was amazing and helped make my vision come to life by mixing my Lisa Frank inspired colors.Continue reading “Hidden Rainbow Hair”
It is never too late to be able to improve your smile just in time to enjoy the warm summer months. The good news is that you don’t often have to spend that much money to make a considerable difference to your smile, unless you want to, of course. There are treatments that can help that will include teeth whitening, dental bonding and even freshening up old and stained fillings. Even just visiting a hygienist will help make your smile a bit whiter. So where should you start? Here are a few things to be thinking about.Continue reading “Improving Your Smile Just in Time for Summer”
Originally, I used to get red hair by bleaching it and then adding the color in after. Unfortunately, not only is this damaging to hair, but it tends to leave the texture dry and prone to breakage if the change is too drastic (dark to blonde). Luckily, my hair is naturally thick and there was no long-term damage. Overall, if your hair is finicky, some hairdressers would recommend going to salons with professional products rather than wasting time and money to fix a blotched boxed color job.
However, I prefer coloring my hair at home, and have had no major issues. Therefore, I’ve used Ion permanent dye in ‘Black Cherry‘ and have been using lower developer strengths for each touch-up. Higher developers lift more and usually provide lighter colors. I prefer a darker shade of purplish red, but it also depends on your own preference.
I used a 10v developer and this is how it turned out:
As a result, my roots are well hidden now and just as a disclaimer, red is the hardest color to sustain. In other words, it fades quickly and I can guarantee that this time next month it will be a completely different shade. As of writing this, Sally’s beauty stores only has limited shampoos for red hair, but I’d recommend ordering Tressa Watercolors online for a shampoo that revives red shades after every wash.
Additionally, if you want a brighter red then use a higher developer.
Any tips for Red Hair?
Matcha Tea Mask
Obviously, I know I kind of look like a scary, green alien or Shrek in this picture. My mother gave me this recipe to try this facial matcha tea mask recipe she found on an Asian beauty blog. It may look scary, but it works wonders! There are only three ingredients and they are all natural.
- whole milk
- aloe vera
- matcha tea
You can get whole milk at the grocery store and you can buy matcha tea powder online from Amazon. It helps if you have your own aloe vera plant to cut a leaf from. You’ll just need the pulpy inside to give the mask the right consistency. Aloe vera can also be used to treat a sunburn. Just rub the aloe vera pulp on the affected area for an instant cooling sensation. You don’t need a lot of matcha tea, just enough to make it the light green color you see above. Also, you can drink the rest.
Make as much as you want, but it’s easier to put the mask into small condiment-sized containers for single use portions. Apply a layer to your face with a makeup brush, wait for it to dry, apply another layer, and repeat as necessary.
Finally, when you’re done wait 15 minutes and wash off the mask. It removes redness and reduces dark circles under the eyes. Remember to treat yourself once in a while to some facials and self-care. You don’t have to use this mixture every day, but I recommend facials at least once every two weeks.
What are your favorite at home beauty treatments? I’d love to try some new ones. Check out my other beauty/makeup tips on my Pinterest!
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Want to try a new, sweet look? Try rainbow sprinkle lips. Warning: this look can get a little messy and it’s really hard to resist licking the tasty sprinkles off. Nonpareils rainbow sprinkles are my favorite type and they would work best for trying this look. Don’t be afraid to experiment with other types of sprinkles too!
- lip-gloss (any kind will do, the stickier the better)
- nonpareils rainbow sprinkles
- 1 plate
It’s really easy! Put sprinkles on a plate, apply a generous amount of lip-gloss on your lips, and place your lips on the plate of sprinkles. Finally, remove the excess sprinkles and you’re ready to go.
Obviously, this look is just for fun and won’t last very long at a party, but enjoy it while it last and at least you have a light snack ;P. This look is lip-smacking good!
Speaking of lips, check out my article on how to Ensure You have Kissable Lips for Summer.
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