Monday, December 10, 2012

HOW TO- Brunette to RED

Hey lovelies!
So for those of you that have been watching my channel for a little while, you would know how much i LOVE to change my hair colour! Ive pretty much been every colour under the sun!

BUT this blog post is going to be about how i changed my hair from Brunette to Red! This post will also work if you want to go for a more unique colour, green, blue etc etc!

Things to Remember

*Everyone's hair is different, and everyone's hair will react differently to hair colour- meaning everyone will get different results.
*Hair texture, length, thickness and condition will change the outcome of your colour.

*The next few steps is just what i did to achieve this result, and im advising you to follow these steps at your own risk- remember when using bleach on your hair it will dry it out and some damage may occur.
*Also keep in mind, if you have been using poor quality shampoo's and conditioners- they may contain silicon (man derived) and they may react with the bleach bath. If smoking or fizzing occurs rinse immediately!
* this technique is designed for people with COLOURED/DYED dark hair- Not virgin (never been coloured) dark hair.

What I started with

My hair was a 5 level and is naturally coarse and think (yay for me :/ lol )

So i needed to lift/lighten my hair to roughly a 6 level to achieve a vibrant result!
    * the lighter your hair, the more vibrant the colour- but you dont want it too light either, id say             no lighter then a 7 or 8 level.
There are 2 ways of lightning your hair
1- Colour Removal
2- Bleach bath

I decided to go for the bleach bath. As ive used them in the past and i know they work well, im always slightly apprehensive of using colour removals as i know they can be temperamental.
Bleach baths are gentler then using straight bleach on your hair- however you hair may be still damaged or feel dryer by doing this.
They consist of Bleach, Peroxide (no higher then 20vol), Shampoo, Conditioner & water.
All the added ingredients dilutes the bleach bath and therefor making it slightly more gentle on your hair.

Bleach Bath Recipe

40gm Blue powdered Bleach
40gm 20vol Peroxide
15gm Water
10gm Shampoo
5g Conditioner
*the consistency should be thin and watery- add more water or peroxide if its too think.

DIY Bleach Bath

*make sure your hair is free from knots- it will make it much easier in the long run.
*wear protective gloves & a old shirt you dont care about- also lay down a sheet or newspaper.
*If you have re-growth DO NOT apply the bleach bath on your re-growth as it will lighten extremely quick and go yellow
*if you have no regrowth DO NOT apply bleach bath on your scalp- leave at least 1/2cm away form your scalp
*any old/previous highlights in your hair (even if they are covered up now) will lighten quicker
*Lastly always do a skin test 24hrs prior to colouring your hair- if any allergic reaction occurs DO NOT continue!

1- Start at the base of your neck work in thin sections
2- Apply the colour on the mid-length to ends first, then work your way up.
3- Ensure the hair is completely covered before moving onto the next section
4- Continue all through out your hair

Once your whole head is completed WATCH constantly! It may take 1min or 10mins untill its ready to be rinsed. You want it to be at a red/orange or orange/yellow stage (depending on how dark your hair was prior). To tell if its ready, simply scrap some of the colour off your hair and check what shade it is, you can literally see it lighten before your eyes!!

When its ready Rinse, shampoo twice and condition or treatment.
Finished result a level 6-7 =D obvious orange reflect! Awww so pretty! 

I do recommend letting your hair rest for 24hrs before applying your second colour BUT if your in a rush its still ok to apply your next colour- just ensure your hair is 100% dry!


So all that is left to do is the RED, this is the fun part!

*make sure your hair is free from knots- it will make it much easier in the long run.
*wear protective gloves & a old shirt you dont care about- also lay down a sheet or newspaper.
*always do a skin test 24hrs prior to colouring your hair- if any allergic reaction occurs DO NOT continue!
*personally i only use semi permanent colours (unless you have grey to cover) as they add more shine and are better on your hair. They will last 6-8 weeks.

Colour Formulation

Always follow and read MFD!!
60g 6S
30g 5RS
180g 1.5 Developer
*if your hair is thin start with less and you can always mix more!

Simply apply the colour all over your hair! Make sure you really work in the colour well, and that every section is covered!
Leave for recommended amount of time and Rinse, shampoo & treat or condition.

WA LA finished result!

Hope you have liked this blog post check out the video here!

Lots of love
Jade xx

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Makeup for Glasses! Make your eyes the focus, NOT the frames!

Hey lovlies!
So im here today with this tutorial on makeup for glasses! Obviously if you dont wear glasses you can still do this look and its still super pretty! I wanted to make this tutorial to show you guys that it is possible to make your eyes POP even if you wear thick dark glasses!

This is i guess a "natural" look, but by adding a pop of contrasting/bright colour it really brings your eyes forward making them the main attraction!

Check out the tutorial here!



Nude Mineral Foundaion in Medium
Estee Lauder Ideal Light in Light
Napoleon Perdis "The One" concealer
NYX cream blush in Glow
Maybelline Master Shape brow pencil in Soft Brown


Urban Decay Primer Potion
Maybelline Natural Smokes Quad (Base colour used)
Urban Decay Naked palette Virgin & Buck used
Sugarpill Pigment in Absinthe
Maybelline Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black
Maybelline the Falsies mascara in Black


Maybelline lipstick in Juicy Pink
Guerlain  Kiss Kiss Lipgloss in 841

Brushes used from BH Cosmetics click here to see them!

Hope you guys liked this tutorial!

Lots of love

Jade xx

Friday, December 7, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas!!!

Hey lovlies!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately!
But im here again, and just in time for Christmas!!!

I absolutly LOVE Christmas its m y favourite time of year (and not just for the presents!)
haha there is always just such a merry feeling in the air and everyone seems so happy!

But i know as most of you do too, that Christmas can be a $$$ pricey time of year! Especially if your like me and you really love spoiling people, your wallet can take a beating! So im here with a few cheap ideas of what you can get some of you loved ones, that will leave them feeling pampered for less!

Depending on what your budget is, there are heaps of different ideas! From homemade presents to fun and interesting gift certificates!

Homemade Goodies!

I love home made gifts! they are super cheap, and it really shows how much you care!!
If your artistic a great idea is to make a mosaic! you can pick up cheap second hand plates etc from Op Shops and just go crazy and make something really unique! once your done you can frame it and WA LA! a one of a kind gift!!

Another idea is a jewllery box! you can pick up wooded boxes from Bunnings for like $10 and just go crazy with paint! you could even use spray paint and gold leaf! And depending on your budget you can fill the box with some Jewellery!

Beauty products are always a hit (well they are with me!) try making some bath bombs or even christmas insipred Sea Salt scrub! Check out the recipe here!

And finally you cant go past edible goodies! Im planning on making a Gingerbread house for my friends and family! its  great to take with you for Christmas meals and its super easy and not to forget DELICIOUS! Also if you have younger children or if your a big kid like me, you will have fun decorating it!

Store Bought Presents

Ok so i know some people are super hard to buy for! So here are a few ideas that most people would love!!

If you know someone that loves traveling, get them a travel book! Im talking like a Lonely Planet Guide! it will really inspired them and give them plenty to think about when they are planning their next holiday!

Massage and hair gift certificates are always amazing to receive but if you wanted to buy something for a couple, get them a Hotel Gift Certificate! Its a great idea! they could use it on a romantic night out or even for dinner if the hotel has a restaurant. It doesnt have to be a Hotel far away it could be a 5min drive away! the point is its something they would never buy themself and it would be a nice treat! and if they have kids you can offer to babysit for 1 night! Most hotels are about $120 per night (on average) so thats a pretty cheap present for 2 people!

Ok so i know this may seem a lame present, but you might be surprised! Coffee table books are always looked at! even years later! if you can find a book that relates to what the persons interest are, they will love you for it!

And finally if you want a present for a whole family or special someone, a Photo shoot certificate would be amazing! the photos will last a lift time and its a nice present for people to look back at later on!

Ok so i hope you have found a few ideas from this!
Have fun with you Christmas shopping and Planning!!

Lots of Love

Jade x