Mini Review: Bleach London White Toner

So I’ve been a bit MIA. I find it hard to stick at things so posts on here may be few and far between!

Anyhoo, I wanted to quickly review the Bleach London White Toner which I tried out last night. I recently decided to bleach my hair after several years of blonde highlights. Because of the highlights, I had bright white roots and yellow toned lengths. I desperately needed to solve this and after reading a few reviews I decided to go for it! 

Now, re the condition of my hair. As I mentioned, it had been highlighted so the lengths were not as bleached as my roots. I discovered that I actually have fairly strong hair as following the initial bleaching at the hairdressers, it was lovely and soft and not at all feeling damaged! 

I followed the instructions provided, well laid out and easy to understand. I didn’t psych test (oops, seriously you probably should) but only because I wanted it done and haven’t had any dye reactions in the past, at home or in the salon. It says to leave it on 20 minutes, I’d say I left it 25 minutes taking into account putting it on and making sure it was evenly applied.

One thing I will say about the directions in relation to my hair condition is that my roots went slightly grey/purple as they were far whiter to begin with.

Washing it out was easy & my hair did feel fairly dry. The reincarnation mask however – woah. It made my hair feel like silk instantly. Amazing.

All in all I am so pleased with the results. My hair is definitely far less yellow and it’s a great solution to keeping your hair looking bright between salon visits. And at only ¬£7 it doesn’t break the bank either! I’ll definitely be buying it again. 

post toner with no yellow in sight!

Falling In And Out Of Love With Eyeliner

 

Eyeliner ‘on fleek’
 
Me and eyeliner go way back. At school my go to makeup was mascara with some pencil eyeliner smudged onto my lower lashline. Since then I’ve discovered potted gel liner, liquid liner, Benefits They’re Real and most recently, felt tip liners. Before I started really getting into makeup, you would rarely see me out and about without a cat eye framing my peepers. Heck I even have a couple of fancy ‘in your face’ glitter liners (thank the make up gods for TK Maxx and Stila).
But more and more recently I’ve been opting for the liner-free look. I used to think it made my eyes look wider and more defined. I’ve since realised that with a well placed eyeshadow, I can achieve that wide eye look I want, without the need for eyeliner. Don’t get me wrong, I still love it and it’s still my go to when I can’t be bothered doing a full face, but I’ve found that my preferences have changed. As my make up collection has grown, so has my love for an eyeliner free look. I find myself reaching for my Naked Basics palette and a good volumising mascara more than I do my new favourite Supercat Liner.

 

My more ‘grown up’ preferred look
 
I wonder if it’s a ‘growing up’ thing? As I’ve gotten more confident in my looks and make up skills, I don’t feel the need to rely on the tools I used to. I prefer fresh faced over heavily done up, neutral eyeshadows over bright. I haven’t necessarily fallen completely  out of love with eyeliner, I just think we need a bit of a break. Maybe I need to work on using pencil eyeliner, it’s the one media that I haven’t really managed to grasp the hang of. The teenage emo look isn’t really one I want to go for in my mid twenties…

If there’s one thing that I’m certain of when it comes to my eye makeup, it’s this: as much as I may have fallen out of love with eyeliner, mascara will always be my one true make up love.

Have you ever fallen out of love with a product you used to always use? I’d love to know I’m not the only one!

The Lash Line Relaunch

You might notice something a little different, namely I am no longer with Blogger!

I found it a bit clunky to work with and I had a couple of google accounts that I wanted to condense into one. It made sense to just start fresh and pop everything onto wordpress!

I’m taking down the blogger one, not because I don’t like it but because I’d rather just have one of me floating about on the interwebs. I’ll save my most popular posts and transfer them over to hear, the ones I am proud of and want to make my blog about.

Thanks for sticking with me!

sho

Flashback: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Review and Swatches

L-R: Nude-ist, Frambourjoise, Hot Pepper, Ole Flamingo!, Pink Pong, Grand Cru

I’m gonna start off by saying this: I adore¬†these lipsticks. They are super long lasting, the colour range has enough in it to suit everyone and they’re a dream to apply. The formula is also pretty consistent, bar one (Grand Cru, but I’ll get to that), so you know that whatever colour you pick up, you know it’s going to be great. Continue reading