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!

Sunday, 22 April 2012


Okayyyyy, crazy pictures; mad hair in one, and mad face in another.
This T shirt was only £2!

Also, my hair's suffering so much from the bleach/backcombing/bowdrying - it's all starting to break off/fall out again :'(

But I love the colour so much, so I'm just going to try and be careful with it...

Sunday, 1 April 2012


 Before I go further, let me just apologize for the way I look below. Terrible. Terrible skin too, sorry about that- I couldn't be bothered with the retouch tool. 

I decided to bleach my hair blonde again - I love having it and missed it, but the health of my hair prohibited me from doing it again. BUT, it's back. So, how did I do it? Well. 

I already had lightened ends, so I started by bleaching all my hair up to that point (so no bleach on the ends). I used a blue powder bleach with 20vol developer for all this by the way. After 1 bleach, my hair was orange. I'd expected this, but it was still quite a shock. I quite liked it though! 

I then bleached my whole head (apart from the shaved bits - I left those bits dark), for about 30 minutes. 

By this point, my hair was pretty light (the roots were basically white), but there were still a few bits of orange/yellow. I got rid of these by doing a further 2 'selective' bleaches on just those bits, for no longer than 30 minutes each time. If i had been using a stronger developer I wouldn't have needed to do this (or if I had, my hair would have melted by now), but I prefer using weaker stuff so I have more control over the end result.

Now it was pretty light, so ready for the toner. I used L'oreal Luocolor P01, with 20vol developer, for 15 minutes, which whacked out alot of the yellow and left it a nice ashy platinum!

I missed this hair colour. :')

My hair's totally fried now btw - lots of protein treatments are in order!