Thursday, 12 July 2012

Hair (again)

You may have noticed that I've toned my hair silver/lilac/pink! It was accidental - I was actually just going for lilac/pink, but whatever!

For those other hair geeks out there, I used  - Directions 'Violet', Directions 'Carnation Pink' and Directions 'Pastel pink'.

I mixed the Violet with conditioner to dilute it and put it all over as a toner. I then mixed the Carnation and Pastel Pinks with Fudge 'Whiter Shade of Pale' to dilute then, and put the mix on the ends. I left it like this for 10 minutes, before massaging it all together on my head and leaving it for a further 10 minutes. 

It lasts a few washes - I've already had to re-dye it, but I like the fact that it fades quickly! 


Oh my goodness, I can't believe it's been so long since I posted. Ooooooops. Well, these clothes were all dirt cheap yeeeyyyy. Mostly from second hand shops - nothing cost more than £15.

Jacket - Second Hand Shop
T Shirt - Charity Shop
Customised Jeans - Primark
Belt - Vintage
Creepers - Underground 

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Hairy Things

Ok, so I was bored of my hair again and decided to have some fun! I did a pastel pink tint, but instead of a 'dip dye', I wanted more of an 'ombre' effect - like blonde fading into pink. I took some photos, and thought I'd show you the process, for anybody interested!

This is my hair before (terrible roots wahhhh):

I then mixed some Directions Pastel Pink (i think...) with conditioner, and added a dab of Carnation Pink (a really bright pink) to make it brighter: 

I then used a tint brush to 'feather' it onto the hair, to avoid a harsh line of colour. The lower I got, the more 'Carnation Pink' I added to the mix, so the more intense the pink colour became.
Once it was on the hair, I let it process for about 20 minutes, rinsed, and voila:

Just a quick warning: some colours stick more than others, blue being the main culprit... I'm pretty confident that this will wash out in about 5 or 6 washes, but if you do a blue tint, that shit'll stick around...! 

Wednesday, 30 May 2012


Sorry pictures are crappy quality! Also, I look horrible in the last one...awks. 

My new T-shirt was from a charity shop round the corner - it was only £3.25! 

T-Shirt, Customised Levis - Charity Shops
Belt - Vintage

Monday, 7 May 2012


I'm sorry to say that an outfit post will be delayed once more - the weather's horrible, I'm ill and my revision is piiiiillingggg up. So sorry - bear with all the sporadic (was it ever anything else?) posting over the next few weeks.

Because of limited time for outfit  posts, I may post some more about beauty and skincare - another (as I'm sure you can tell by now) huge passion of mine, so I hope somebody finds these posts helpful!

Also seriously tempted by so much on ebay atm - I'm considering banning myself from the site...

If you're missing me terribly (HA), then follow me on twitter!!/B_E_N_T_D

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Diddy Update

Appear to be on a Swedish style website. Fabulous! 

This weekend I'll be doing some hardcore outfit posting to distract me from my AS revision. 

Also, as soon as I finish school for this year I'll be jazzing up my hair - a bit of tie dye maybe...? 

I think the multi-tonal thing is a 'fresher' twist on the ever popular dip-dye. 

Google Images

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Ablutions 2

Ok, today imma talk beauty. If you read my skincare post a while back, you'll remember that I really battle with my skin - I suffer from mild acne, super enlarged pores, dryness and sensitivity. For the record, I don't use Clinique skincare any more - I was finding it too harsh.

Here's a breakdown of my regime for anybody who's interested:


Cleanse with Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Clarins Toning Lotion for Oily Skin
Zineryt Topical Acne Treatment (prescription only)
Lush Vanishing Cream
Clinique Super City Block SPF 40


Cleanse with Lush Herbalism
Apply moisturiser where needed - I'll use a fair few, depending on how I feel.
Apply Retin A gel (prescription only)

I'm aware that this is a hefty routine - I'm constantly trying new things to try and get on top of my skin - but this routine has done wonders for the overall appearence of my skin, however I do still suffer from spots. I've also started to notice a huge correlation between my diet and my skin (that I'd never really paid attention to before) - especially with alcohol and dairy, so I'm really trying to avoid these!

I also try to use facemasks/concentrated treatments regularly - though I often forget... I may do a post on this at another time.

I hope this was helpful to somebody!