Looking at these photos from the past year you really can see how much I have managed to lighten my hair from black, and the problems I had getting it the same colour from root to tip. Not exactly blond but still lightened. I am going to have a foray with the colour plum again for autumn / winter.
I recently had to cut two inches off my length because of bleach damage, so until next year I am avoiding the bleach. Then bring on operation violet hair again next year!
Straightened and down Straightened half up
Tied back, with a bit of a twist
Slight wave Nautilus Knot
Braided and weaved Curls
Some sort of low side bun
Just down, without being straightened Some sort of side plait
Final week in this year long nail challenge, once again I was going to try and do something clever but being what seems like the only woman in the UK who hasn't read 50 Shades of Grey thought against it.
Base Polish: George @ Asda - Witchcraft Glitter: Barry M - Jewel Britannia
"Let the sun set around you as you let go of the day and drift off to a world of dreams.
If you are struggling to sleep, then this is perfect for using in the evenings. With lavender oil for when you need a bit of extra help to wind down.
We’ve added visuals to this bath to help your mind let go and embrace the night time. Twilight dissolves to create a growing sunset that gradually gets darker until you are finally left with the glimmer of stars"
This is a bath ballistic from Lush, I wasn't actually keen on getting this originally because I thought it was related to the movies Twilight and a whole load of glitter.
I quite liked the pattern on the ballistic, it isn't too clear in my photo but it has stars and moons printed on. I imagine that is what Lush mean when they say adding visuals to help you embrace the night.
Didn't look too glittery from the outside but once it went in the bath it was clear there was going to be a glitter bomb explosion. These again didn't pick up in the photos.
Made the water slightly dusky pink, and the scent was a lavender but not that harsh scent. I used this when I needed to switch off and while it did help I don't think it was down to this particular ballistic.
Nice enough but not something I would repurchase. If you like pink and glitter than I imagine this would be something for you.
Orly Sunglasses at Night is part of the Flash Glam FX collection. All of the polishes in this collection are really different, designed to be layered over the top of another polish. I think that they are quite similar to a lot of indie polishes which are out there.
Difficult to photograph, which is why I have a video further down. Over ELF Black.
Sunglasses at Night is basically a holographic strand polish in a sheer watery grey base, perfect for layering over black. Was a bit of a pain to work with as any flitter type polish is, that was because the bits of glitter were extending past the end of the nail. Really like Orly polishes as the bottle has a rubberised lid which makes it so easy to open, and to keep it in your hand for perfect application.
For the nail art challenge B I was going to do beach balls, however when I saw these nails on The British Beauty Blogger Blog I had to try my hand at them. Marian Newman for Fred Butler SS2013, bee's with sharp stingers.
Nails are the same as clothes, if you look at any fashion show chances are no one is going to wear the outfits. Designers take bits from fashion shows and turn them in to something wearable, in this case the nails aren't wearable this is just a recreation of something from the catwalk.