Tuesday, 2 September 2014

OOTD: middle of adventure, such a perfect place to start.

So since my last post I've changed my hair again slightly, to purple/lilac ends (BLEACH London's 'Bruised Violet'), because as much as I liked my previous pink/peach ends combination the vibrant colour was only lasting one wash and I just don't have the patience to keep topping it up! Since the sun seems to have disappeared for a while I thought I'd do an A/W inspired outfit post. Autumn is my favourite season to dress for because I prefer the darker colours and the chance to wear my abundant collection of jumpers.

SKIRT - Primark
 TOP - New Look
NECKLACE - Handmade
BOOTS - Office
Thanks for reading:)
(Title lyrics? ARCTIC MONKEYS - 505)
love amy x

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Red, Peach & Pink Hair Makeover

If you've read any of my previous posts you will of seen that I had a blue dip dye going on; this has now changed! I was really bored one day so I popped into a local Boots and picked up a few things to make-over my hair: Garnier, BLEACH London Total Bleach Kit and BLEACH London Awkward Peach.

Obviously I had blue ends and instead of doing the advisable thing and being patient till the colour washed out I just bleached over it. The last time I had my hair bleached was back in January so I could achieve the blue colour I wanted so I think I waited a decent amount of time before re-bleaching. I am guessing a lot of hairdressers do not advise home bleaching, so if you are planning on bleaching your hair but are worried I'd probably go to a hairdresser who can professionally pre-lighten it for you.  As I have no patience though and have previously used a home-bleach kit I went ahead myself. I left the bleach on for about 35 minutes before washing it out. The bleach stripped away all the blue and left me with a blank canvas of white blonde and a ginger blonde further up my head where my hair was darker.  Since bleach completely strips your hair of everything the Reincarnation Mask conditioner included in the bleach kit is a godsend.

I used Garnier Nutrisse 'Ultra Red' for this bit because at the time it was on offer but there are a lot of other similar reds available. I would probably use this one again because it did leave my hair really soft and shiny. I put the dye over my natural hair colour and over the pre-bleached ginger blonde parts of my hair. After doing this I read the side of the box where it said 'Not recommended for light hair' oops! Thankfully it turned out fine for me (a copper orange red). I left the red on for about an hour and a half before rinsing.

Now for my favourite bit - the pretty colours! I put the Awkward Peach on first and then the Rose further down so they would sort of bleed into one another. On my hair I can't really distinguish the two colours too much but this is because the Awkward Peach is meant to work better on blonde hair with more of a warm tone running through it, were my hair was basically white before application. I usually leave the BLEACH London colours on for anything from an hour to five, since they are just a temporary dye which stains your hair so leaving it on for ages won't damage it. I figure the longer you leave it the more intense the finished effect but don't quote me on that! Once I rinsed it out I deep conditioned the ends (because the bleach dries them out) with the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle conditioner and towel dried very gently. Et voila:

  • Wash your hair in luke-warm or cold water as it locks in the shampoo and nutrients were as hot water scalds and dries out hair.
  • Mix a bit of the colour with your shampoo and conditioner to maintain it
  • Top up the colour when it starts to fade
  • Wash your hair less - DRY SHAMPOO!
  • BLEACH London's pink and peach Super Colours last the least out of all their colours as they are made from red/yellow tones. When they fade they fade to warm blonde/yellow tones or to the peroxide white.  In my hair they last about 3 washes before my desired colour completely fades.
BLEACH London is exclusively sold in their salons and in most Boots stores in the UK.
Thanks for reading :)
love amy xx

Friday, 15 August 2014


So I've not blogged anything for a while. I was lacking in the motivational department so I'm pleased I am finally back to it! This post is a trio of OOTD's from back when I still had a blue dip dye. I felt like a hair makeover so I've since said bye-bye to BLEACH London's 'Washed Out Mermaid' (I'll be doing a post on my new hair colour in the very very near future!).
CROP TOP - Missguided
TROUSERS - Missguided
CHOKER - Handmade
SHOES - Primark
TOP - eBay
JEANS - Topshop
BELT - New Look
SOCKS - Topshop
SHOES - Converse
T-SHIRT - eBay
KIMONO - Primark
See you soon with a new post!
love amy xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

OOTD: all the pretty visitors.

Okay, so I know I've been very bad at blogging lately but I am going to try and be a lot better from now on because I love doing this; I enjoy looking back at my past outfits even if sometimes I do think 'OMG why!'. I am back home now for a couple of weeks (which means I have my photographer back) so I should be able to get quite a few posts done. Anyway... so today was a pretty Spring's day; sunshine and blue skies which means a crop top is totally acceptable.
JACKET - ARK (sale)
MOM JEANS - Topshop
CROP TOP - Topshop
 Contrary to some opinions, I am not wearing a picnic blanket although I will admit this jacket is reminiscent of one.
HAIR - Washed Up Mermaid by BLEACH London
BELT - New Look
Yeah, I am obsessed with BLEACH London products but blue is certainly my favourite at the moment.
BAG - Primark
NECKLACE - Primark 
 SHOES - Primark
Yeah I am a bit of a sucker for Primark's plastic glasses but they are cheap.
 NAILS - Rimmel 'Black Out'
LIPS - Topshop 'Called Up'

I bloody love Mom jeans, they're easy to style and so comfy. I think they look best styled with a tighter crop top due to the high-waisted loose fit.
Okay so I'll see you soon with a new post! Oh and also I'm having a bit of a sale over on eBay (#student) if you fancy checking it out here.
love amy xx

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