Friday, March 18, 2011

Red red red

In line with the redness of Comic Relief, I've decided to do a review on a product I've recently bought.
Just over a month ago, I decided to dye my hair red. Well, to begin with it was proper ginger, but it faded loads and I couldn't find a toner the right colour in order to maintain the colour :( So, I went a little bit darker - a little bit more red. However, I still found that the colour faded a lot, and the water in the shower was always orangy/ red. I searched the internet for something that could help, and I finally came across 'CHI Organics tone & shine'. I could not find a review of this product for the life of me (although since I have come across one, but not for the colour I use), but I decided to bite the bullet and pay the £17.99 for the 350ml bottle, in hope that it would prove to be good.

On the bottle is says to shampoo your hair with CHI shampoo (although I just use my John Freida radiant red shampoo) and then towel dry. Then apply tone & shine evenly through your hair. Leave in for 1-5 mins and then rinse. Or to achieve longer lasting results leave in for around 20-30 mins and then rinse.

I did the above, I left it on for about 30 minutes first time and I actually couldn't believe the colour difference, it was insane! It left my hair looking a lot more vibrant and shiny.
To show you just how well this works, I've taken pictures. Today I went swimming, and after getting out of the pool and washing my hair, it had faded quite a bit. It was a lot more orange/ pink than it had been.
So I came straight home, took a picture of my dull faded hair:

Washed it, and applied the tone & shine, left it on for about 5 minutes, and this was the result:

As you can see, my hair is a lot more red, vibrant and shiny. & this was after only 5 minutes, imagine the results after the whole 30 minutes!!
I use the colour 'red auburn' although I can't see the auburn at all, pure red if you ask me.
(quick swatch of the product for you to see the colour of it)

The only downfall of this product is the smell. It's very very strong (although as you can probably tell from the name there's no artificial perfumes or anything) and I really don't like it. However, the quality of the product makes up for it :)

I urge any of you 'fake' redheads who have trouble keeping the colour to try this out! I promise it works!! I bought mine from e-bay so go have a look!! :)

HN x

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Tuesday

Today has been a good day.
I woke up to a brightly lit bedroom - as the saying goes, the sun had his hat on. That itself was enough to keep me in high spirits. I woke up a couple of hours earlier than I needed to (was planning on a lay in, however my boyfriend had to wake early, resulting in the hair dryer roaring, deodorant spraying everywhere and drawers and wardrobe doors slamming shut - all may I add, seemed to be a lot louder than usual), meaning I had time to chill for a bit & not rush to get ready (which is usually the case).

I also didn't mind the loooong walk into uni today either. It was warm, and the park I walk through seemed so much happier, with dogs racing around, to a whole group of new-mums jogging around the park with their babies in prams (which was quite amusing to witness!!). The sun sure does a lot of good :) my house mates also had the first BBQ of the year (granted it was absolutely freezing by the time they had it, but hey ho) - I'm not the biggest fan of BBQ food so I steered clear and opted for a bagel with turkey ham and cherry tomatoes - amazing.

I've also booked a holiday with my boyfriend this evening. Gran Canaria in July, yay :) so unexpected!

So today has been an all around good day.

It's my 21st birthday in less than 2 months, and I have no idea what to do for it. I think me and Greg are going to go to London again, and hopefully see a show. We saw Wicked last time and it was honestly the best show I've ever seen.
Any recommendations?
I've already seen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (twice), Grease (twice) and the mouse trap, so any other suggestions would be great!
I've been mega excited for my birthday for the past few days, eeeeek.

Here's a few pictures I've come across this week and have loved them enough to save them as favourites. Hopefully you'll like them just as much.

(all images sourced from

HN x