I’ve been feeling pretty boring lately with dark brown hair and felt like it was time for a change. Years ago I used ColourB4 bleach and it was absolutely fantastic! It left my hair bright ginger, and in such good condition to say it was bleach. Therefore, there was no other option on what to try this time. Colour B4 has 3 parts, adding A+B and leaving them for 30 minutes, or 1 hour for double strength. I left it on an hour and then used part C to wash it out for over 10 minutes. I think I could have left it on longer, as my ends barely lightened at all. Then I thought I would cheat my way to red hair, by just…

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Normally I only stick to neutral colours with my lips and just eyeliner with mascara, but I had a little play around and found a much more ‘dramatic’ look that I rather liked and it has soon become my everyday makeup, especially for work. First I used a Tea tree toner water from Lush, £7.25. – I started using this to help keep spots at bay, and so far I’m very impressed! Followed by Vanishing Cream, also from Lush, £17.50. – I needed a moisturiser that would ‘vanish’ into my skin fast enough to put makeup on, and not to leave my skin too oily. Foundation: Max Factor Lasting Performance (fair), £9.99, mixed with MAC studio fix (NC 15), £20.50. – MAC alone seems quite dark…

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A regular customer of mine is a hairdresser, which means she has been taught the dos and don’ts of the beauty world different to me, so we often clash opinions on what’s best for the hair product and ingredient wise. I’ve been trying to get her to try Lush’s hair products and sadly failing, however, she brought me in a little sample bottle of Joico K-PAK Colour Therapy Styling Oil, and I am pleasantly surprised as well as converted. I never thought that my hair needed an oil before, even with it being drier. Mainly because they’ve only just started to become really popular and more and more companies are making their own versions. The thing I love most about Lush is that I can recognise 99% of the ingredients…

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With Lush being an environmentally-friendly company, they have lots of ‘naked’ products which means no packaging is necessary, if you really wanted you could take them away in your hand or pop them in your pocket. Lush have amazing values and this is definitely one that stands out as normally people are used to boxes and plastic covering up all their products. As good as naked products are, there is a down side to being naked, it means that they can be difficult to store when wet. There are tins that you can buy, but unless you put the product in dry the results can be interesting. My mum has got into the habit of taking things from the ‘Lush cupboard’, up to her en-suite…

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My hair has been ridiculously dry lately, possibly for years now as I rarely go to a hairdressers. (Normally I just cut my fringe, which is acceptable in my eyes.) Which means my hair is pretty much dead. I also constantly dye my hair to maintain the red so it is pretty dry and damaged. But since working at Lush I’ve found a couple holy grail products that have made my hair much better. Both H’Suan Wen Hua and Jasmine and Henna are meant to be used as a trichology treatment. Which means, you put the entire pot onto dry hair and leave it on for twenty minutes, although, I tend to leave them on overnight. Not only does this add a lot of moisture and help…

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