Pink Hair Extravaganza!

Hair Dye Reviews

So were here again, another hair dye post, yay?

Sometimes I dye hair and I just really reeeaaaaly like the way it looks so I want to share it with you guys, that’s cool? Okey dokey. SO! We have gone pink, but when I say pink, I mean shout it in your face or off the rooftops (not lostprophets style) Pink.

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So to create this look I used Colour Freedom’s Pink pizazz hair dye. Now if you’ve been following me for a while now you know that I am religious when it comes to Colour Freedom. There excellent when it comes to colour, quantity and value.

If you want to buy some from Superdrug (which I recommend because then you get Superdrug points and more money to buy more hair dye) then click the link below.

https://www.superdrug.com/Colour-Freedom/Colour-Freedom-Pink-Pizazz-006/p/386008

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Spooky Halloween Hair.

Fashion., Hair Dye Reviews

ello lovelies! So today I thought I would share with you my very exiting tutorial for spooky hair for the spooky halloween season!

So people feel like green hair is a very hard colour to pull off, but it’s honestly not!

I used Green Emerald by Colour freedom and it gave me such a dimensional look. For the darker blonde bits of my hair, a foresty green. For the lighter bits of my hair a vibrant grass green.

If you want to see how I created this look then please watch my tutorial below!

 

 

Remember to check out my instagram for all pictures of spooky halloween looks or hair dye experiments! @rachaeldilly

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RAINBOW HAIR WITH COLOUR FREEDOM

Hair Dye Reviews

Colour Freedom kindly sent me a giant bundle of hairdye to create my own rainbow hairstyle and my creative mind was set alight.

The wig I ordered was a Sleek human hair wig in shade 613, which was a more yellow blonde then white blonde as described but still light enough to dye. If you want to see the wig I bought for this then click on the link.

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So going from top to bottom, I used Crimson red, pink pizzazz, mystic purple, truely blue, tropical aqua. I tried to make a ombre type look that was still rainbow.

I did a tutorial on how I created this look so click the link below.

 

I hope you enjoyed this little post and I’ll see you in the next one!

COLOUR FREEDOM MYSTIC PURPLE

Hair Dye Reviews

I’ll admit it, I can’t stop dying my hair purple. It’s my feel-good colour and I feel so cool with it, especially when I can rock my purple eyebrows.

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When creating the purple hair colour of awesomeness I use Colour Freedom Mystic Purple. This is my go-to hair dye for purple hair for many reasons; brightness, longevity, shade.

 

It’s normally £6.99 at Superdrug, but sometimes they have sales on which is even better.

So go buy yourself some. Taste the ribena, BE the ribena.

Schwarzkopf Purple Punk Live Review

Hair Dye Reviews

Hello there everyone. So today I will be reviewing the Schwarzkopf Live Purple punk colour and needless to say… It is not purple..


I bought this in the hope of having vivid purple hair without having to spend a lot of money and I guess you buy cheap you buy twice. My hair was a beautiful blonde colour and I was really hopeful when dying it soon as it had the perfect base it dye on.

I wasn’t really impressed that there was only 50cl in the box. For the price you could get a pot of directions with much more in. The consistency of this was really thick and hard to apply.


The finished result… Pink.

Pink.

PINK.

It was meant to be purple! So I rate this dye 1/10.

Rimmel London Provocalips Review

Makeup Reviews

Hello there everyone! Today I am going to be reviewing the Rimmel London Provocalips Lip Colours. I will be reviewing 3 shades, including shades; Not Guilty (Dark Red), Skinny Dipping (Nude Brown), and Dare To Pink (Baby Pink).

These lip colours are generally £6.99 and this lip colour is available in 11 Shades.

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The lip colour comes with 2 Parts. Part 1 is an ‘Intense Colour’, and part 2 is a ‘Lock and Shine’ which is a clear cover.

To use these lip colours there are 2 steps. Step 1 is to colour your lips, let them dry for 1 minute, then apply Step 2 which is to lock and give shine.

A short description for these colours are;

‘Provocalips delivers hi-impact 16HR endless colour with a delectably glossy finish. It’s kiss-proof, food-proof and transfer-proof, only coming off when you want it to. An exclusive 2 step product so incredibly lightweight and flexible and adapts to the movement of your lips. 1 intense colour 2 lock and shine’. –Boots.

 

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When swatching these colours on my hand without the lock and shine (Left to right, Skinny Dipping, Dare to pink, Not Guilty), the pigment of these colours are beautiful. There incredibly glossy and look like they have a glitter type finish to them which I love.

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This shade above is Skinny Dipping with the Lock and Shine applied on top of the colour. I feel like it’s a lovely colour but when applying the lock and shine it smudges the colour on the lips (hense the blotchiness) and makes the lipstick feel sticky and tacky.

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This shade above is Dare To Pink with the Lock and Shine applied on top of the colour. I feel like this is the best shade out of the 3 I tested and when applying the lock and Shine gave it a cute glossy effect.

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The shade above is Not Guilty with the Lock and Shine applied on top of the colour. This colour was the worst out of the 3 when applying the lock and shine as you can see in the above picture it made all the lipstick uneven and smudgy looking. Using this lip colour without the lock and shine is much better and gives a great lipstick.

For the longevity of the lipsticks, I feel they last ages IF you don’t eat or drink with the lipstick. The lipstick actually stays on better when not using the lock and shine on the lipstick.

Giving these lipsticks a rating out of 5, I’d rate it 2.5 out of 5 as they have great colours but not very good longevity.

Thanks for reading!

 

Rachael Dilly x

 

Graphite Grey Colour Freedom Review.

Hair Dye Reviews

Hello everyone! So today I will be reviewing the hair dye ‘Graphite Grey’ by the company Colour Freedom.

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Created by Knight & Wilson, Colour Freedom are a new brand of semi-permanent hair dyes that contain Shea Butter and Argan Oil to help “nourish, protect and add natural looking shine as your hair is infused with brilliant colour.”

The price that I paid for the dye was £7.99 from superdrug which you can purchase below;

http://www.superdrug.com/New-In/Colour-Freedom-Metallic-Glory-Graphite-Grey-617/p/624162

I have been looking everywhere all over the internet (Even on Peta) to see if this brand is cruelty free and I’ve seen people on instagram say it is but not seen any concrete evidence saying it is so I’m a bit wary at the moment and I’ve got my fingers crossed that it is cruelty free.

I’ve used Colour freedom’s colours before, including the colours; Pink Pizzazz, Magenta Dream, Red Poppy and Misty Grey. Now comparing these dyes to the Metallic Glory range I feel like it’s more of a ‘chemically’ dye, where as in the normal dyes it’s just the one bottle which feels more of a conditioner then a hair dye, the Graphite Grey dye included 3 parts, a conditioner packet (which I found unusual as I was expecting just the one bottle conditioner consistency like the other dyed), a developer and a colour.

Once mixing up the dye and placing it on my hair, it has a 20 minute developing time and then an easy rinse and conditioner. I feel like this dye doesn’t stain as normally when I was my hair with ‘unusual’ colours it stains my ears/neck and there was nothing at all which was a pleasant surprise.

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The above photo was the before colour of my hair, a very white blonde which is extremely similar to the ‘recommended hair colour’ on the side of the box.

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Excuse the coldsore, but this was the finished result and I’m absolutely ecstatic about the result! It’s not too dark, I was paranoid it was going to be really dark/near black soon as the dye is quite dark but it’s gone the perfect colour I wanted it. It’s not made my hair feel frail/straw like (like most box dyes would) and I’m defiantly going to use this again!

Thankyou for reading, Lots of love

Rachael Dilly x

Mermaid Hair with Colour Freedom!

Hair Dye Reviews

Hello everyone! Today I will be discussing how I achieved this GORGEOUS blue colour melt ombre look by using the Truely Blue by Colour Freedom.

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So if you want to learn how to re-create this gorgeous mermaid hair then keep on reading!

So the first vital step to achieving this look is to have a good base to put the colours on. The blonder the better, but when doing this process please make sure NOT to over bleach/colour remove your hair. As much as bright colours are gorgeous, no one wants a damaged mane of hair. I did this look on a wig, but it is as easy on your own head, I’d say easier on your own hair as your not trying to balance a polystyrene head on a camera tripod when dying the hair!

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This is the base colour I had to work with then putting the blue on. If you want to see the video of how I turned it from a yellow to a cool blonde check out the link.

So starting with this blank canvas of blonde hair is the first step. the second step is mixing the colours. Now as stated earlier, I used the Truely Blue by Colour Freedom and I mixed the colour up with conditioner in different ratio’s. For the lighter blue, I’d say 4-5 parts conditioner 1 part dye. And for the roots I used 1 part conditioner 1 part dye. You can guesstimate what colour it will turn out by the colour of the dye when mixing. If it’s really white or the lightest blue possible, it’ll be really light. If it’s deep and dark blue, it’ll be a deep dark blue. So my main colour was a minty blue colour, and my root colour was a dark blue, looking very similar to what the dye looks like on it’s own but more of a runny consistency to it.

Next step is application. I did the main colour first, separating the hair into layers and dying, missing out the roots. DYE THE TIPS WITH YOUR MAIN COLOUR. This is important, just do it, trust me. When it comes to separating the hair, I do it just in layers like I’m separating towels, painting each towel and then running my fingers through spreading the colour down the hair. It’s hard to explain how, so you can see how I did the same technique in my blonde video, click the link.

Now once you’ve done all of the main colour, apply the roots. When doing this separate the hair as before but try to blend the colour down. There’s nothing nastier then block roots, and don’t be afraid if it seems like it’s spreading down into the normal colour. This will create the gorgeous ombre colour melt effect.

Once all the colour is applied, leave it for as long as you want. I honestly think I left mine for just under 2 hours, just so the colour will bake into the hair and stay there!

Once your ready to wash the colour out, try your best to use cold water. Washing it with cold water will keep the folicles closed in the hair so it will grip the colour better. Also try not to shampoo it, just condition it (IF NEEDED). I never ever shampoo hair once it’s been dyed, it’s potentially just washing away colour you’ve just caked in, in my personal oppinion. Also I don’t really condition the hair after it’s been dyed as most bright dyes (directions is a good example) have lots of conditioning elements in it so I wouldn’t worry about doing so.

And your finished result should be… GORGEOUS!

I hope you enjoy this little tutorial, remember to share it with your friends!

Colour Freedom SECOND CHANCE REVIEW!

Hair Dye Reviews

Hello everyone! So today I am giving a certain product a second chance because I feel like being nice for a change, hehe! So long story short the product I am giving a second chance is Colour Freedom Hair Dye! So last time I used this product it was a disaster, Instead of having lovely red hair I turned into a orange, Literally a giant orange! Sot his time I used the colour ‘Pink Pizzazz’ which is a purple pink colour, instead of choosing the magenta colour which has a more orangey tone to it, in the mind frame of that If I use a colour that doesn’t have an orange tint in it won’t go as orange? My colour Logic is appalling, but hey ho!

Less blabbering about the colour spectrum, I filmed the whole experience so if you can’t be bothered to read all of this, then you can click the link below;

Bearing in mind I dyed my hair when It was purple I thought this would help make it not go orange as I feel I’m scarred from the last experience, it looked like this.

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After leaving the hair dye on for 30 minutes and washing it out, the colour came out like this.

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So as you can see it didn’t go bright pink but that is to be expected when my hair was purple in the first place but in the sun it is a vivid pink colour and I’m really impress with the result… BUT it has dyed my natural hair at the sides, me being a messy dyer got some on the sides of my head where my natural brown hair is and now I have vivid pink spots everywhere… So atleast we now know the dye works on natural hair!

Thankyou for reading, hope you enjoy my second review!

Colour Freedom Hair Dye ***REVIEW***

Hair Dye Reviews

Hey everyone. Today I’m going to be reviewing ‘Colour Freedom Hair Dye’.

Now the colour I used was Poppy Red and it cost me £8.99 which is extremely pricey! The bottle is 150ml which according to their packet is ‘extra large’ when in reality it doesn’t feel like a lot when applying it to my hair and I only put it in the bottom of my hair.

I applied this dye over a dull orange/blonde mix of hair and it didn’t dye my hair red at all, it’s just gone an extremely bright orange colour. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt how it turned my blonde bits orange, but it’s still not red! It has a good conditioning effect but my hair feels very dry at the ends, bearing in mind my hair isn’t dead because they are brand new extensions!

The link below is the application of the dye and the result;

Overall I think this dye wasn’t worth the money at all. Compared to the colour it said and the fact you can pasteurize this colour it must turn a pretty pale colour if the effect on hair with the normal dye is the bear minimum. Defiantly going to stick with Directions hair dye next time.