Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ombre Split Dye- Sunset/Mermaid

Hey beauties! Hope your all well!
So im going to give you all a little bit of a run down on how I achieved my Sunset/Mermaid Split Dye!


For all of you who haven't seen the you tube tutorial yet- check it out here!

HAIR PREP

When dealing with all fashion/staining colours its so important to have a good base to start with! just like when you prime your face for makeup application, the same can be said with hair colour.
I Shampooed my hair prior to colour using my La Riche Directions Pre Colour Shampoo
But if you dont have anything like this, a normal shampoo will suffice!
I then let my hair dry 100%- it felt like crap.....hell i know it looked like crap but it was the base that i needed for my hair!

COLOURS USED

All (bar 1) colours used were Manic Panic! I literally went to every salon that stocks MP where i live to get all 6 colours! Not all the salons had a good range....so.....7 salons later.....i had most of the colours i needed!
The colours are
ROCKABILLY BLUE
PURPLE HAZE
VENUS ENVY
ELECTRIC LIZARD
PSYCHADELIC SUNSET
HOT HOT PINK (AMPLIFIED)

The only non Manic Panic colour i used was Yellow (do you think any of the 7 salons stocked MP yellow.....NO) so i went with PaintBox Fudge colour
YELLOW FEVER


MIXTURES

Now for the fun part! I like to use white paper and map out what colours i would like.
*NOTE- remember that paper is WHITE and your hair isnt the same white! so what ever colours look like on the white paper, they will be slightly darker on your own hair!


I basically start by seeing what all the colours are like undiluted and not mixed with any other colour
then i start mixing them and playing around! I always write my formulas next to the colour ive created! I basically keep going till im happy with my mixtures!



SO HERE ARE MY FORMULARS

MERMAID SIDE-
Roots- x1 Part ROCKABILLYBLUE
           x1 Part VENUS ENVY
           x1 Part CONDITIONER (any will do)

Mids- x1 Part VENUS ENVY
          x1 Part CONDITIONER

Ends- x1 Part VENUS ENVY
          x1 Part ELECTRIC LIZZARD
          x1 Part CONDITIONER


EXTENSIONS

*Had all the above colours + these 2 colours on the ends

Lower 3rd- x1 Part ELECTRIC LIZZARD

Ends- YELLOW FEVER

 

SUNSET SIDE

Roots- x1 Part ROCKABILLY BLUE

          x1 Part PURPLE HAZE

           x1 Part CONDITIONER

Mids- x1 Part PURPLE HAZE

         x1 Part HOT HOT PINK

         x1 Part CONDITIONER

Ends- x1 Part HOT HOT PINK

         x1 Part CONDITIONER

  EXTENSION ENDS

Lower 3rd- x1 Part HOT HOT PINK

                   x1 Part PSYCHEDELIC SUNSET

                  x1 Part CONDITIONER

Ends- x1 Part PSYCHEDELIC SUNSET

                  x1 Part CONDITIONER

 PROCESSING TIME

My thoughts are the longer the better! I left mine on for 1hr + on both my own hair and my extnesions!

Pic with and without Extensions
Extensions used are Irresistible Me Volume Vixen extensions
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WASHING OUT

When the colour is fresh and still on the hair i use cool water and take my time when i wash the colour out! This will help prevent any bleeding of the colour!
I try not to shampoo my hair for as long as possibly after the colour to allow the colour to "set".
when i do wash it again i just was it normally! I don't have any bleeding or running of colour.

See my RAINBOW HAIR FAQ video here
which includes a hair washing demo!

So there you have it! Hope you all enjoyed this post! For the full video tutorial be sure to watch the video at the start of the blog post!

Dont forget to follow me on my Instagram, Facebook & SnapChat (jadeymadden)


love you guys!
Jade xx

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Taylor Swift- Bad Blood MAKEUP TUTORIAL

Hey guys!
Soo i watched the new Taylor Swift music video for her song "Bad Blood" the other day and fell in love! She directed it too! She is one talented lady!
ANYWAYS.....i just had to try and recreate (or do my interpretation) of her makeup that she was wearing! There were so many different looks throughout her video, but i choose the most dramatic and "in ya face" look I could!

I'm talking about her final flame throwing, thigh high boot walking, bitch slapping look.....(what the music video if you don't know what I'm talking about!)

So without further ado, here is the tutorial and a list of all the products i used!


PRODUCTS USED

Started with base makeup already applied
PRIMER- E.l.f mineral face primer
FOUNATION- Graftobian HD Glamour Cream in ButterMilk
BROWS- Too Faced Bulette Proof Brows in "Universal Taupe"

Products used in the tutorial
SHADOW BASE- NYX- Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
EYESHADOW- ABH Shadow in "LBD" and Medusas Makeup shadow in "VooDoo"
EYELINER- NP China Doll Gel Liner in "Equinox" and E.l.f Liquid liner in "Black"
CONTOUR- Australis AC on Tour Contour Palette
BLUSH- Cate McNabb blush in "Mink"
LIPLINER- Gorgeous Cosmetics liner in "Scarlette"
LIPSTICK- Australis Mineral Inject Lipstick in "Cha Cha"
HIGHLIGHTER- Cate McNabb Eyeshadow in "Whipped Cream"
UNDEREYE CIRCLES- Physicians Formula Dark Circle Corrector in "Light"
LASHES- Red Cherry #43
MASCARA- Cate McNabb mascara in "Black"

Wig was purchased from "The Wig Outlet"

Love you guys! have a great day!

Monday, May 11, 2015

HOW TO- Rainbow Hair

Hey beautiful people!
So as you may know i love changing my hair colour......a lot.....lets be honest!!
So today I'm here sharing with you all my latest hair colour change which is RAINBOW!! YAY I now feel like a unicorn!! haha!


I have already done a video tutorial on how i achieved my new colour which you can view here

 

My hair its rainbow and so are my extensions!
Without my extensions (or makeup) my hair looks like this-
This pic was taken right after my hair was first coloured, the Yellow didn't take so i ended up using a different brand which too better. (more details below...keep reading)



With extensions its so much fun! Also depending on how you clip them in, you rainbow looks different every time.
My extensions are from IrresitibleMe.
They are the Royal Remi, 200g 20" in "Royal Platnium Blonde"

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It also glows in the dark!


So cutting to the chase, ill show you what i used to create this look!

what i used

For my first colour application i used all La Riche Directions

Purchased from a online store called Pimp My Eyes
The colours i purchased were
-Pink Flamingo
-Green Apple
-Bright Daffodil
-Mandarin
-Blue Atlantic
-Violet

The "Green Apply" and the "Bright Daffodil" i left undiluted and used them just as they were.
All the other colours i mixed with conditioner to get more out of the product and to dilute it and make it more pale.

For the Blue, Purple and Pink i mixed 1/4C Conditioner with 1Tbs of colour.

For the Peachy colour i mixed 1/4C Conditioner with 1Tbs "Mandarin" and 1tsp "Pink Flamingo"

The yellow didnt end up taking so i used Fudge Paintbox (purchased from priceline) in "Yellow Fever" which too better!

 Hair prep

each colour will need different hair prep! For Directions it needs to be applied on freshly shampooed hair! So i washed my hair, shampooed it then let it air dry 100%! any excess moisture will dilute the colour- and any conditioner or hair products will stop the colour from penetrating correctly!
ALSO this colour will only work on BLONDE HAIR!! make sure you are blonde or even white before attempting this colour.

Application

Its best to watch the above video to see how i did it.
But i literally grabbed sections of hair, roughly 1" by 1" and painted them a colour. I left the section without foil and just gently continued colour the rest of my hair! the important thing is to not squish the colours together, and (it goes without saying) using a different brush for each colour and cleaning your gloves, or wiping the colour off before moving to a new colour.


I then loosely clipped it up, wrapped it loosely with cling wrap and let it process for a hour or so!

Rinsing

So i rinsed my hair with cool water. trying my best to keep the colours separated and not to mush the all together. This is the stage that colours can bleed into each other so take your time!
Then when the water was running clear i conditioned and then rinsed that off and i was all done!

Shampooing in the future is just the same as normal. Try using cooler water and if the suds are coloured try rinsing it off as fast as you can to prevent any bleeding of colour. I haven't had any issues with the colours bleeding.


ANYWAYS! if you have any more questions let me know and ill try my best to answer them or even do a rainbow hair FAQ!!

Love you guys!!

Jade xx



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Lime Crime Controversy- Where I Stand?

I'm always open with you all. I'm not quick to judge, and I'm not one to always believe what i read on the Internet, to believer rumors or accusations. I have always been they type of person to make my own mind up about issues. I'm not one to jump on the bandwagon simply because i feel pressure to, or because others are doing it, so..... i should?!



My simple question is.....Where is the Proof?

Ive been getting asked a lot lately about the "Lime Crime Controversy" and where i stand on this issue. At a risk of loosing some of my followers, today I'm going to tell you where i stand and why!

At this current moment (I'm not saying this may not change) I am still supporting Lime Crime. Yes there has been many dreadful accusations made about LC and their CEO Doe Deere. Accusations of Repackaging products, Stealing from charities, racism, poor costume choices, not being CF, being called "Shady"  and general poor handling of customers. Of course there is the recent credit card hack as well....which yes i will be addressing.

Out of all these accusations.....all I'm asking for is proof! Everything that i have seen through my many hours of research has been all hear say. Has been peoples opinions, has been accusations. SIMPLE......WHERE IS THE PROOF?

I have heard that "Doe Says"......
Source- https://instagram.com/p/0Awi61DBVz/?modal=true

 is it just me....? or can anyone write

Doe Says
"I love pulling out my hair, rolling in mud, wearing makeup, eating food, blah blah blah...."

and then claim its a actual quote! where is the proof! where is an actual email or any irrefutable proof? with thousands of people #BoycottingLimeCrime you would think that they would have something substantial to base their choices on! or that more proof would have surfaced by now!!
Or are all these people boycotting LC simply to go with the crowd?

My above statement rings true in this post by Doe recently on her FB Page. (see comment by yours truly hehe)


Source- https://www.facebook.com/doedeereofficial/photos/pb.21301355388.-2207520000.1438064922./10155704580015389/?type=3&theater

 Its far too easy these days to type "hate hate hate....." and claim it as a "quote" by a person, simply by typing their name underneath it.

People who are offering a different opinion to others these days are coping HEAPS of crap! It seems crazy to me that people are boycotting LC but are still willing to show their support to companies that test on animals!! Have you not seen the awful things done to our fury friends!!!??

So I'm guessing its easier for some to say they are not supporting a company, then to stand up and say..."Hang on....".
Im not saying LC or Doe has a perfect record. But COME ON! we are all people we all make mistakes! Dressing up at Hitler (before LC launched) may be one of them!
But...... Prince Harry dressed up as a Nazi.....

My point being is everyone has a past! Of course as a CEO if she dressed up as Hitler now would be crazy! I'm not defending her costume choice at all just saying people can do stupid things, especially if they just think of themselves as a teenager, not considering they may be a CEO one day.

Doe also has addressed this issue on her blog- stating her deep regret and apologizing profusely for her poor costume choice.
"Everyone makes decisions in their youth that they later regret, and unfortunately one of mine is still floating around the internet, nine years later, for all to see.
In 2006, I chose to dress up as Adolf Hitler for Halloween. In retrospect, I realize it was in extremely poor taste. I understand that millions of innocent people suffered unspeakable horrors at his hands, and I am so deeply sorry that in youthful ignorance, I chose to wear that costume. While there is really no excuse, in my 25 year old mind, I was lampooning and mocking him – not making light of one of the most tragic events in history.
I know that the photo has upset, and continues to upset, so many people. Please know that I deeply regret my choice, and would never do it again.
-Doe Deere"

Source- http://www.doedeereblogazine.com/doedeeredressedashitler/

I'm not saying that things in her past don't add up. I know many people are questions their decisions.
I know that a lot of her comments have been deleted and she is blocking a lot of people- but when she is receiving comments like the ones posted below, i cant say i blame her. I'm sure if people had legitimate questions, queries and concerns they would email the company and get a response. Rather then voicing their opinions on social media where its so easy to lose track of comments- especially when your receiving thousands!

 

 

 Repackaging

Ok so on this issues of repackaging. Again I'm asking for proof! Yes Ive seen many swatches of very similar products  and very similar colours.
Source- http://www.lipsticksandlightsabers.com/2010/01/lime-crime-beneath-glitter.html

But doesn't every single makeup brand in history have dupes for their products?! Or am i wrong?

Yes people can put collages together and claim that she is repackaging, but without solid proof- to my its all hear say, its just someones opinion. And im not going to believe everything i see online!


Racism/Hate Comments

I have heard many people claiming that LC is racist or have made nasty comments or emails to people who disagree with them! Yes there is a palette called the "China Doll" palette. but honestly people calling this racist I feel is going a bit far!!! Let me clarify!! I am in not way saying what people can or cant be offend by! To some people this image and palette may be considered racists- but in this day an age you literally cant do ANYTHING without offending someone! Im not saying that its wrong or right, im just saying that you will literally never keep everyone happy! Its at the stage now that anyone recreating a look or makeup idea from a different culture is now a racist!!?? WOW!! Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery! I feel as long as its done in a tasteful way and not mocking the culture, then it should be considered flattery.
NO WHERE does it state that this image (below) is of a Geisha! If you simply googled "Chinese traditional makeup" images like the one below will show up! People saying that this is racist because there is a Geisha (when its just chinese inspired makeup) and Geisha's are Japanese not Chinese are simply nit picking and looking for reasons to hate this company! I myself have done Arabic inspired looks, does that make me a racist? No. If your opinion differs, then that's your choice!
On the issue of handling bad review, or responding to comments inappropriately. Again I'm just waiting for proof. I'm not saying that she has/hasn't done things wrong in the past. All I'm wanting is to see evidence and not just people bashing this company.

On this Insta @limecrimeliar claiming to show evidence and proof, all I'm seeing is people renouncing LC and basically people having a good old hate session.



 Again there are claims of this and that, but still no hard evidence.


A Sordid Past

Wow! i would be freaked out if someone was cataloging my entire past! Yes there have been some dreadful claims- but i feel people cataloging what i did in 2003, is going a bit far..... this is before LC even started....and isn't this whole debate about LC.....or is it just about people hate for the CEO Doe?
Source- http://ohdeardoedeere.tumblr.com/post/65612552332/doe-deere-lime-crime-a-sordid-history

This time line continues right up to the present. But as Ive voice before, anyone....ANYONE can write things on the Internet and call them facts. Im simply questioning these "facts".

Website Hacked

So last year LC website was hacked and credit card information stolen. This is just awful and my heart goes out to all the people who were affected by this! I myself ordered off the LC website at the time, and I too received a letter from them informing me of the breach. Luckily for me i always use PayPal for my online orderes (regardless of the website! LC, or other brands!)
People can hate and blame LC- because yet it was their fault that security wasn't high enough.
But these things happen! I'm not defending them I'm just saying that i don't believe for a second that LC or Doe wanted this to happen for her company! She is a business woman! She has a lively hood to look out for. This damaged her company greatly and i don't believe anyone would self sabotage this much!
Also yes i agree she did not handle the situation the best way. LC should have come forward sooner then they did. They say the delay is due to them wanting to gather all the facts before going public.
Im not claiming to have all the facts, and im not defending them. Its just a lot more common the people realize.

Speaking of other websites hacked 15 + other companies have been hacked in 2014! Including NYC.....!!? 22.8million private records were hacked last year! See here

Here are the list of other companies in the US that were hacked last year! Including Sony, K-Mart and Home Depot! So people, its not just LC that have these issues! Yes it was a horrid thing to happen. But with a company that have a long list of hates, there are bound to be people that would love to see this company ruined, and a hacking scandal is a great way to do it!

LC have updated their platform and have included heaps of information on their website and offering advice to its affected clients
http://www.limecrime.com/security





Not CF?

So there have been many claims (again claims) that LC is not CF.
Please show me proof! Where you there when they manufactured the product?? I wasn't- so all i can go off is facts- the Peta site and Leaping Bunny and LC site all have them listed as Cruelty free! Sorry but I'm believing this proof over peoples comments
"You know that arnt CF right?"



 Source- http://features.peta2.com/shopcrueltyfree/cruelty_free_companies_company.aspx?Com_Id=2769&Donottest=-1&Product=Cat_5&Dotest=-1&RegChange=-1

Leaping Bunny- http://www.leapingbunny.org/2014companies.php



My Experience with LC

I have always been a huge supported for LC. Having a voice for animals and being one of the first makeup companies i feel in love with!
I have ordered many many times off their website and always had a amazing experience, great service and very fast shipping!
Once i received a smashed eyeshadow, i sent a email to them and got a new one sent out right away!

 Based on my experience with the company i have nothing negative to say about their service or products!
I have always paid for all my products with my own money! i have never been sponsored by LC.
Those saying "Of course you feel this way you had a great experience, what about others...."

well i ask you this- can you please tell me what LC has personally done to you? Or are you just going with the crowd? What ever your reason i respect your decision.
But please dont look at my positive experience as if ive been blind sighted. Show me proof as ive said countless times and i may change my mind!

 Conclusion

To me this has steam rolled from simply boycotting LC and leaving it at that, to personal attacks and degrading comments to Doe, her company and pretty much anyone who disagrees with the minority. What every happened to having a opinion and voicing it in a polite manner- instead its turned to slander. I respect your decision to boycott LC. But what i don't respect is how awful, hateful and degrading others are to her!







Being a You Tuber and dealing with haters and trolls my heart goes out to her! COME ON LADIES honestly!!
If you want to boycott based on your own reasoning's then go for it- but leave it at that! Respect others who have different views and leave the hate at the door! there is no need for it!



So here is where im currently standing on the LC issue. If you have difference of opinion that is fine. but DO NOT attack me for my choice. I have no tolerance for hater, trolls or bullies (#LetTheBeautySpread). Yes im open for a polite debate- but not HATE!

Love you guys!

Jade xx