Monday, 28 February 2011

I'm Sammy and I'm Addicted to Dying my Hair

It's true. I'm a serial hair abuser! I've been quite tame with my hair dying ventures over the last year, keeping it  brown and occasionally popping in some highlights. Last month I decided I wanted to 'ombre' my hair - lightening just the ends of the hair to give the appearance of lots of root regrowth. Then I chickened out because I didn't think it would look good on my mid-length hair, I think it's better suited to longer hair.

By the time I changed my mind, I already had a bleaching kit so I thought I might as well lighten my hair and go light brown for summer. Not all went to plan, but I'm really pleased with the result. Here's the story...

This is the colour that my hair was before I started. This isn't my natural colour, there's about 5 different colours layered on here!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

EOTD Help with Hazel

I'm trying to accentuate what little green I have in my eyes and I think this leafy green really does work to bring out the green flecks. I only recently came to the conclusion that my eye colour is in fact hazel and not brown, as I have always thought my whole life! 

I used:
Primark Prime of your Life - In The Pink
MUA Eyshadow - Shade 7
Front Cover Freeze/Sizzle Palette - Toffee
E.L.F Cream Eyeliner - Black

Friday, 18 February 2011

EOTD Not So Silver Lining

These colours are all from the same E.L.F eye quad. The quad's called Silver Lining but amazingly, there isn't actually a silver on there! Not what I would call silver anyway - there is a glittery grey and a very light sparkly purple but not a true silver. 
I used 3 of the colours, leaving out the lavender shade, using the lightest on the inner corner, the purple shade on the remainder of the lid and the grey on the outer corner and crease.

I used:
Primark Prime of your Life - In The Pink
E.L.F Brightening Eye Colour - Silver Lining
E.L.F Cream Eyeliner - Black
Barbara Daly High Impact Mascara - Black

Thursday, 3 February 2011

DIY Jewellery: Handcuff Necklace

Claire's are having one of those events at the moment where you can get any 5 sale items for £5 so, naturally, I had to pop in and have a nosey. I know they market themselves to a younger customer but you can sometimes find some great stuff in there.
I spotted these handcuff earrings and literally stopped where I stood and gasped. I've wanted a handcuff necklace for ages and I knew straight away that I could make one out of these fully functional handcuff earrings. I've always loved making, fixing and modifying jewellery and my crafty brain started ticking, working out what I would need and how I would do it.

I set about finding a suitable chain which I also found in the sale and as soon as I got home I took out my trusty pliers and set to work. It was really easy but I needed an extra link so I improvised and made one out of the earring wire! And here is the result...

In case you're curious, here are the other items I got in the sale.

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

EOTD Smudgy Liner

I'm attempting to experiment with eyeliner a bit. I've worn liquid eyeliner in a cat's eye style for nearly 5 years now and as I'm slowly learning more about make-up and its application, I realise there are other ways to make my eyes appear wider without the bold black line. This is one of my little experiments, it's kind of smoky but inconspicuous at the same time.

I used:
Primark Prime of your Life - In The Pink
E.L.F Cream Eyeliner - Black (smudged in with a q-tip)
Front Cover Freeze/Sizzle Palette - Sand Shell and Bracken
Barbara Daly High Impact Mascara - Black