Thursday, 19 August 2010

TAG: It’s all about me!


I’m sure you all probably know more than you wanted about me, however the gorgeous Rosalyn tagged me

1. What's your favourite make up brand and why?

Urban Decay, because I've yet to find a product I don't love.

2. How many nail polishes do you own?

*counts* 36. I don't think that's too many…….is it?!

3. What is your greatest achievement in life?

Probably getting my degree/LPC. Its a boring answer but its the truth!!

4. What job did you want to do when you were a kid?

I always wanted to be a doctor, up until I was about 14 and I discovered a hidden talent for arguing. From then on I decided that I could probably carve a career out of it and decided I wanted to be a solicitor.

5. Do you have any other hobbies, apart from blogging?

Snowboarding, football (watching, not playing - if you’d seen me kick a ball you’d understand this), travelling and cooking/baking

6. What's your idea of a perfect weekend?

My ideal weekend is generally a 3/4 day weekend to be honest! I'd start by going to the cinema on Friday night with the girls, and maybe for a few cheeky cocktails afterwards!

Saturday: a lie in, followed the football (I'm lost without football!), then home for a night on the sofa with the Mr, with a take-away curry, bottle of red, a dvd and some Ben and Jerrys

Sunday: A Sunday lunch cooked by the Mr (with me as sous chef), then a nice long walk in the peaks

7. What's your favourite item of clothing?

I don't really have a favourite item of clothing, I don't really get to attached to clothes. If I had to choose one I would probably say my signed 2004/2005 Sheffield Wednesday shirt (not that I wear it, its currently framed and hanging in my spare room). Or my Mulberry Bayswater.

8. What's your biggest beauty problem and what do you do/use to combat it?

My biggest problem is probably my dry hair, which, admittedly is due to the bleach! I tend to combat it by using Aussie 3 Minute Miracle once a week – I love that stuff!!

My questions are:

What are the 3 beauty products you couldn’t live without?

What is your favourite nail polish brand?

Do you dye your hair?

What is your favourite clothing shop?

Who is your style icon?

Where is your favourite holiday destination?

What is your favourite TV show?

What is your favourite song of all time?

What is your most prized possession?

Do you have any pets?

I tag:









Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Toner Fail: A Cautionary Tale

Those of you who follow me on Twitter may well be aware of a teeny tiny hair disaster I had a couple of weekends ago. I'm a great fan of toning my hair at home in between bleaching sessions, and I've been doing so successfully for well over two years. My current toner of choice is L'Oreal Luocolor P01, which thanks to my Sally's Trade Card I get at a bargain price.

I was down at baby brother's this weekend and my mum had kindly offered to slap the toner on (I have a tendency to miss patches at the back when I'm doing it quickly) so I took her up on her offer. The only problem was I hadn’t realised that I was all out of Luocolour releaser - oops. As I didn’t know where the nearest Sally's was, I thought that I'd pop into the local boots to see what they were offering toner-wise. I spotted this Jerome Russell toner which came in two colours - champagne blonde and ice blonde and chucked the Ice Blonde version in my basket. If I remember rightly it was about £3.


I toddled back to my brother's flat, changed into my PJs and got mummy bear to slap it on. I wasn’t too alarmed when it looked yellow on my hair as the Luocolour toner applies as creamy yellow colour and then gradually turns lilac once applied to the hair. I left it on for the recommended 20 minutes and shampooed it off as normal. When I left the bathroom my mum dissolved into giggles - I thought It was something to do with the mascara halfway down my face, but oh no it was my hair. I didn’t have the foresight to take a picture of it, but I looked very similar to this chap:

bigbird Yes, Big Bird. My hair was less ice blonde, and more sunflower yellow. After rolling on the floor with tears of laughter running down her face, my mum went off to locate a Sally’s to try and rectify the disaster. Luckily there was one less than two miles away (typical) and she came back with a bottle of releaser. Twenty five minutes later, my hair was back to its former glory (PHEW).

Imported Photos 00117The moral of the story? Steer clear of dodgy 3 quid toners, unless you’re looking for a banana-coloured barnet!!


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