New Hair

After over nine months I have finally decided to go top the hairdressers! So I return to the blonde ombre.

It took 2 and a half hours, a lot of dye, and so much foil in my hair I was receiving light frequency radio.

My hair was done at Prestige in Lancaster and they are amazing. Also, compliments to their social media manager as I was able to find them and decided to use them due to their facebook page that was very helpful and gave before and after shots of clients.

My hair has just not been damaged or full of split ends like it was before I did the major chop a year and a half ago so I never felt like going to get it done. But I was bored with it all so I have now got my hair back to what I think of as normal.

But I will stop writing as you just want to see the photos…

The hair looks brighter under my studio lights.

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Slightly arty shot of the side of my ombré hair!

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Back to the ombré #blondeshavemorefun

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My updated everyday makeup

An updated version of my everyday makeup routine that I am using at the moment. I do change aspects, pretty much, every day in terms of eye shadow or lipstick but this is the basics of what I do.

100 days // Day 1 // self-awareness and being kind to yourself

There are 100 days left of 2016 and to have the same enthusiasm we all had at the start of the year I am going to have the same attitude at the end.

So in comes the 100 day challenge! Make it personal of what you want to do with your 100 days and see what is important to you.

My favourite purple lipsticks

Purple is often underrated as a lip colour. The colour is disregarded for being too different from your natural lip colour but let’s face it who really has bright red or pink lips anyway.

Purple is great for Autumn or fall as it’s a darker shade so it is a good transition colour. However, I love using the shades all year round, but I do only use the very dark shades for the gloomier months.

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These are my top three purple lips. They all just happen to be by Revlon so they are affordable and easy to find.

Parisian Passion // Colourstay Moisture Stain

This is one of the darkest lip shades that I have but don’t let that put you off. The colour can be worn two ways. The first is with a very light coat to create a stain – so slide on the shade leave it for a minute or two and then wipe off the excess. You will be left with a light colour that lasts all day.

The second way is by adding the shade on thickly to make an intense dark colour. This will make the lipstick feel more like a gloss but it is so pigmented it is unbelievable. It will come off like a gloss but you will be left behind with a very deep purple stain.

Berry Couture // Super Lustrous Lipstick

I am not really a fan of standard lipsticks but this one is the exception. It works like a regular lipstick and makes no claims of lasting all day but in terms of the texture of the lipstick it is amazing. This is a buttery formulation that gives a great colour.

The shade is a deep purple shade in the bullet but glides on to make a great purple shade. It does need to be topped up every so often but is perfect as a wearable day shade.

Berry Smoothie // Colourbust Lip butter

The last on the list is for those testing the waters with purple – the ones who think they can’t rock this shade, p.s. you can!

The lip butters are one of my favourite products from Revlon as they are as moisturising as a lip balm but have a beautiful colour as well. Making this the best to wear in Autumn as you can have a great seasonal shade with something that is going to help with those chapped lips that Autumn brings. The colour is quite sheer but still gives a great purple tint.

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So those are my favourite purple lip shades; let me know yours in the comments.

Check out my YouTube channel for a few looks I have done for Autumn as there are a lot of ways to rock a purple lip.