Friday, June 29, 2012

Splat Hair Color

Hey Beautiful,
     I dyed the tips of my hair purple recently using The Splat Hair Color Kits in Lusty Lavender. I had liked this kit originally because it came with both the bleach and the color. Over all I liked this kit. I feel the bleach took a lot of the color out of my hair considering I have dark brown hair. I couldn't get the bleach to mix well though. I have never used bleach before so I don't know if its supposed to be creamy or a bit rough feeling. The bleach came out like a cream, that got sand in it. Do you know what I mean? I hope you do. Like it wouldn't completely dissolve. My friend that uses bleach all the time, said it shouldn't be like that. I don't know why mine was. I did what they said and shook it and then let it sit.
     The color itself I'm not so sure about. It was very liquidy when applying. Many of the dyes I have used were more of a creamy mixture more than anything else. This felt very watered down. Secondly it became hard when it had dried. Never have I used a hair dye that became hard when dry. Like you could literally hear a crunch when you tried to move it. Lastly and most important, it wasn't very vibrant. The color came out very dull and patchy. And it isn't PURPLE!!!! It came out so pink it's not funny. So I don't like that. It's fine I wasn't heart set on purple but like a fun color. Which this is. So if your set on a color this may not be a good kit for you.
     In the kit you only get one set of gloves, which I hate. There are two parts to this process and washing cheap plastic gloves isn't cool. Once there wet they never dry, so to think that people should do that is just stupid. I would willingly pay an extra dollar to have another set of gloves in this kit. That's my only real downside to this kit. As well as there is not brush applicator thing. It would have been so helpful to have one for the bleach mainly. The color you can work in with your fingers no problem but the bleach not so much.
     Please read the directions and timing instructions on the kit if you are bleaching your hair for the first time. I don't think it's the smartest to just wing it with bleach.
   Stay beautiful, Rose

Thursday, June 28, 2012

DIY: Dip Dye

Hey Beautiful,
     Yesterday me and my friends embarked on the first DIY adventure of the summer. One in which we bleached and then dyed my hair purple!!! I was super excited, as were we all but a little bit nervous. I have read and heard so many terrible bleaching stories. Ones in which peoples hair fell out and I was a little scare. But I figured it was the bottom 3 inches so if anything I could just cut it off. The kit I used was the splat hair color kits in Lusty Lavender.

1) We mixed the bleach following the directions on the Splat direction sheet. Then we applied it to the bottom 3 inches or 2 inches of my hair. We alternated the length in each section so that it would be a straight across color. Then when reaching my top shortest layers, I applied the bleach to the bottom inch. After that I let it sit for 50 mins because I have dark brown hair and that's what the instructions said to do.

2) After I washed the bleach out I noticed the bottom layer, which had previously been dyed black over a year ago, was still a few shades darker than the rest. So I reapplied the bleach to the bottom layer only and let that sit for another 20 minutes.

3) This is what it looked like after the second bleaching. It wasn't as light as I had hoped but I thought it was a good color to go from. So I just left it at this orange color. The top layer had become a very light blonde because it had never been dyed at all. My Friends had really wanted me to leave it this color and not even put in the purple. I will admit I really liked this and maybe should have left it.

4) this is what it looked like when I was outside walking home from the pizzeria. The directions say that the hair should be completely dry before applying the color. I let my hair air dry because I had just bleached it and now was going to color it so I gave it a bit of a break.

5) The dye kit only came with one set of gloves, which I used for the bleach. I washed them off after I used the bleach and they were too wet to use again for the actual color. I think the kit should definitively come with two pairs of gloves. But basically I applied the color evenly to the bleached parts of my hair and even took it up onto the parts that I hadn't bleached. Then I just braided my hair and let it sit for 40 minutes. 
     The directions say 30 minutes for 1-6 months. That's such a vague length of time. 

6) Lastly I washed my hair out with cold water. Then rinsed it with conditioner, the kit doesn't come with a conditioner like normal hair dye does. After that I once again let it air dry to avoid damaging it even more. And this is what it looks like. The color isn't nearly as vibrant as it is portrayed on the box, though I must take into consideration that my hair was only a light orange. They box says hair must be bleached to a pale blonde before applying color. It's also patchy, the color didn't take as well in some spots as it did in others. The actual purple can only be seen in the sun or other bright lights. Otherwise it just looks brown. =(

I don't know if I will be taking such great care of the color. I am hoping it will fade soon, especially since I won't be using products for color treated hair. But I will do a post on how to care for hair such as this. 

     Stay beautiful, Rose

Sunday, June 24, 2012

DIY Summer

Hey Beautiful,
     I have a lot of actual work to do this summer. I have a math workshop for 3 weeks during the day, because I am just terrible at math. Then I'm also taking drivers ed 2 nights a week. And 2 of the other nights I'm working, with a few random other nights thrown in. Basically the only days I have free are Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. But I plan to make those the best days ever. I want to fill them with fun DIY projects for you guys. There are a few that I have already found, but if there are any great ones you know of pass them this way.
     Leave them in a comment, post a link for me to follow and I will. I will be posting all the fun DIY adventures I embark on, on this blog. Some may be in a video, other in pictures and words, but they will all be here to mark my DIY summer.

Stay beautiful, Rose

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Purple Smokey Eye

Products Used
Urban Decay Primer Potion 
NYX Jumbo eye pencil in' Cottage Cheese'
Coastal Scents Palette 
Mac eyeshadow in 'Fig 1'
Sephora eye pencil in 'Black'
Maybelline One by One Mascara
L'oreal Linear Intense liquid liner in 'Black'

Thursday, June 21, 2012

2 for 1

Hey Beautiful,
     What's 2 for 1? Well there most certainly is not a sale or give away. Just two nail polish review in one blog post. I recently bought 8 new nail polishes, when I buy a new one I like to put it on right away. But with 8 nail polishes I couldn't do that, which is the main reason I only buy 1 nail polish at a time. So tonight I used two.

Sally Hansen HD nail color in '06 Digital'
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Nail Color in 'Mellow Yellow'  

     So Yellow Mellow was super annoying to put on. Basically its a creamy, lemon yellow. It was a pain in my backside, to put on. It was clumpy and dry and gross. You know when you have a nail polish for a long time and it gets all dried out and clumpy. Well that's how this was. I thought this was going to be the easiest one to put on. But no. So I have no idea if this was just the way mine was, or if this is just how the formula of this shade is. I have other nail polishes from this line that go on great. After working with it a bit, it still didn't come out great, but the color is a pretty shade of yellow. As well as opaque.
     Digital, the hot pink, I thought was going to be very transparent, is that the right phrase??? Anyway I thought it was going to take 3 coats for it to become opaque and it didn't. I could have used just one coat and I would have been fine. But of course I used two to make sure it was even and all good. I love this color and formula. It went on smoothly with no trouble. It's a great hot pink, with a blue undertone.

 Stay beautiful, Rose

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hidden Wedge Sneakers

Hello Beautiful,
     A few days ago I was just wandering around the internet and ran into the most amazing thing ever. I love to wear sneakers, I live in them almost everyday of my entire life. I can't explain to you my relationship with them. Lately I have been trying to branch out and meet new shoes. I wear heels often for formal events and recently I have been trying to get into wearing sandals. But these shoes I found, THESE SHOES!!!! I just can't. 
     There Isabel Marant hidden wedge sneakers. These bad boys will run you about $330 :( I just can't afford to spend that much. They are a great splurge item, but I know I would wear them to death and wouldn't get my moneys worth. So I started looking for dupes. And my good friend Steve Madden came through on this one. Not only does he have one, but TWO pairs of hidden wedge sneakers. They don't match perfectly but they are pretty damn close. 

On the left 
Omlypiaa $110
I think this one is the most similar
On the Right
Lleve $90
There still a bit expensive but way better than $330 

     What do you guys think of these shoes. Love them or hate them? Would you wear them or not?
 Stay Beautiful, Rose

P.S. there are great fakes on ebay if you type in hidden wedge sneakers.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Haul #7: CVS

Products Mentions
Treseme Touchable Softness Conditioner 
Clean & Clear Fruit Infusions Reviving Cleanser
Sally Hansen Xtreme wear Nail Polish in 'Pacific Blue' & 'Mellow Yellow'
Garnier BB Cream in 'Light/Medium'

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

OOTD: Spring wedding

     I went to my cousins wedding last weekend. It was outside and super casual. This dress was so comfortable and though you can't it, there's a small, gold exposed zipper in the back. It also comes in about a dozen different colors. 
Dress: H&M; Belt: H&M; Sandals: Charlotte Russe; Jacket: H&M
(Didn't realize til just now as I was typing this, that basically everything I wore was from H&M)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Lash Serum

Dear Beautiful,
    My lashes have a really bad tendency to fall out and leave my lash line very thin. I don't know why this happens but its so frustrating, especially when a large amount in the same area fall out.
    Last year I tried a the l'oreal lash serum for the first time and still use it. I don't think it makes more lashes grow as much as it maintains the ones you have. I feel like it conditions the lashes and keeps them healthy, preventing them from falling out. When using the product I find that less lashes fall out, giving the appearance that more have grown. Either way I really like this product. It makes my lashes grow thicker and stronger.
    I don't do it on a schedule. When I notice that my lashes are getting thin I start putting it on. I try to use it every night for two weeks but fail. Even though I forget some night I only do it for two weeks. It's a gel consistency that you put on your lash line and the lashes themselves. Over the corse of a year I have done it about 6 times. I don't notice any bad side effects. The only thing that happens is the skin where you put the gel gets a purple tint. It's nothing horrible and extremely noticeable. 4 days after you stop using it the tint goes away. I find that it's no big deal.
    This is a product I really enjoy. I hope you all check it put and like it as well.

Stay beautiful, Rose

Friday, June 8, 2012

OOTD: Last days of High school

Dear Beautiful,  
     I bought a couple of really comfy spring/summer dress. This is what I wore to school the other day, hope you enjoy. This is a tank top dress, but it was a little chilly that morning so I wore a jacket. And the belt is braided.
Jean Jacket: H&M
Dress: Old Navy
Flip Flops: Old Navy
Belt: Forever21
Sunglasses: Forever21
Watch: Invicta
Necklace: Name plate ( I have no idea where)

Stay beautiful, Rose

Sunday, June 3, 2012

OOTD: Awards Night

Dear Beautiful,
     I told you that it was a busy week and that I had awards night and all this other crazy stuff to do. I felt really bad I wasn't able to post, so I decided I would do something that I have never done. An Outfit of the day for awards night. This is what I wore to awards night hope you like it. 
     I bought this dress for when I went to Holland at Forever21. I absolutely love this dress. It's just a simple teal tank top dress. Since the dress was so bright I went with a nude shoe. Some of you may notice that these are my prom shoes, I couldn't wait to wear them. I liked that they also elongated my legs. Since I am short I need all the help I can get. So I went for heels as well as a nude shoe. It's a dressy casual look great for awards night, dinner or just about anywhere. 
Dress: Forever21
Shoes: Payless
(Right now the shoes are on sale for $20!)

Stay Beautiful, Rose


Saturday, June 2, 2012


     It's today, it's finally here. I have waited for this day for 4 years and it's here. I'm currently just sitting around waiting to start doing things. I was supposed to get my nails done this morning but I got a little bit excited so I went last night before work. Right now it's beautiful outside, the sun is shinning and there are barely any clouds. Supposedly it's going to rain, but cross your fingers it doesn't (i know I am). In like 2 hours I have to go pickup my corsage and boutineer. I was watching how to put on a boutineer videos last night, I don't want to mess up. Which I probably will.
     After that I have to start doing my hair and make up, then go to meet everyone for our little party before the limo. I can't wait. I don't know what to do for the next few hours, I can't sit still. I tried to film a video but I was just all over the place. So I can't wait I will put up pics tomorrow. have a nice day and yea.