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#HairGoals with Colour Freedom

#HairGoals with Colour Freedom


Back in February I decided to do something I've wanted to do for a long time but never had the guts do, dye all of my hair a bright colour! For around about 2 years now I've been bleaching the ends of my hair and going for the whole 'dip dye' effect, using a variety of bright colours for the ends but keeping the rest of it black. But I finally decided go the whole hog and dye my hair a bright colour. Firstly I went pink but quickly decided that wasn't the colour for me. It faded quickly and all of the different dyes I tried just washed out. I ended up putting dye on top of dye until it was a massive mess and I needed to strip my hair. 

When I stripped my hair I assumed it would go orange, so I bought red dyes and as a matter of fact it actually went green. I decided I had two choices, the first being black and the second being blue/green. I decided I would just take the plunge and go for blue. I've heard a lot of people on Twitter and my friends who dye their hair bright colours talk about the brand Colour Freedom so I decided to try them after having so many bad experiences with Live and also with Crazy Colour. The first application took REALLY well and considering I have thick long ish hair, one bottle almost covered the lot. I went back to Superdrug the following day and bought another bottle and the end result was mesmerising. When I first did my hair it was quite a bright blue but has faded into a fabulous turquoise, although the up keep of bright hair is hard work I've found with Colour Freedom that the colour actually stays put for ages and looks amazing even after 30 washes. For the colour featured in the pictures buy Tropical Aqua. 




What's the brightest colour you've ever dyed your hair? 
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Olivia Jade
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NEW from Tweezerman | Beauty

NEW from Tweezerman | Beauty


You may know from my previous post about Tweezerman that I am one of their ambassadors, they run an amazing programme for bloggers and Youtubers which is well worth getting involved with. They kindly send out some of their new launches to people who are apart of the programme and I was excited to see another package of their amazing goodies land on my door step a few weeks ago. Being Spring a lot of new launches occur in the run up to Summer, I was excited to dig and share with you the amazing lot of goodies I was sent. 

Curl & Go Eyelash Curler:
I am not usually one that curls their lashes as I don't tend to find anything that does much, when I first saw this gadget I was a little apprehensive about it and wondered how to use it. Turns out it's actually just an eyelasher curler in a compact storage unit, I love the fact that it is pink. I do enjoy the fact it is protected by a shell as it makes it more hygienic if you are putting it in your bag. Although it hasn't really changed my view on eyelash curling, for those of you who do I'd recommend spending a little extra to get this. 

Easy Finish Facial Hair Remover:
I can say I've used this a few times although the reason why is it a little grim, I had to use it on my mole *tmi, sorry* but it totally works, it's easy to use and a little bit less painless than using Tweezers.

Tweezers: 
The Tweezers the amazing quality which all of their previous ones are, but with some super cute designs on which I love. Anything pink sign me up!

Tweezerman Mini Makeup Brushes:
I honestly can say I had no idea that Tweezerman brushes even existed but upon Googling I found that they actually have a huge range. The two brushes came as a set and are perfect brushes which feel soft and are easy to apply make-up with. I'll be investing in some more of them soon!

Blending Sponge:
I've always had a love hate relationship with blending sponges, I found this one better than previous ones I've tried as it successfully blended in my make-up and it's amazing for concealer blending. Oh and again it's pink so win!


Tweezerman Eyelash Curler

Tweezerman tweezers

Tweezerman brushes

Tweezerman blending sponge

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How to get US brands shipped to the UK | Lifestyle

How to get US brands shipped to the UK | Lifestyle


Since falling in love with make-up more than ever this year I have wanted to get some beauty products from the US over to the UK and I've heard about lots of other bloggers doing this, but I've never had the guts to do it myself as I have always been worried about the risks, that was until I was contacted by the lovely people from My Mall Box asking me if I wanted to review their shipping service and of course I said yes! As soon as I took online to purchase some goodies I was drawn straight to Colourpop, they're a US brand I've ALWAYS wanted to try and I have heard SO many amazing things about them from many other bloggers. So with that I decided I would order from them, so what happens next? 

Colourpop
The Items In My 'Basket'

Before you go through the check out you need to sign up to My Mall Box who will give you a shipping address to use when purchasing the items, the address is actually in their warehouse. When you go to process your order you just send the order to the address you've been given on My Mall Box, some places asking for a billing address so I put the same address as given to me but paid through PayPal so it would actually work as UK addresses weren't allowed to be imputed for some reason. Then started the waiting game, waiting for Colourpop goodies to arrive at the My Mall Box warehouse which I think took over a week but that was down to Colourpop and obviously orders from different places can be different waiting times. 

After a week I got an email from My Mall Box to say my items had arrived and asked if I would like to get them repackaged, I decided against it as I knew what I was ordering wouldn't be massive but if you're ordering from different places and getting them in different orders or a large order I'd recommend paying for it to be repacked as it'll be cheaper postage. After this I was asked to input my address as well which delivery method I wanted to pick. As I was given credit I went for the quickest method which was $31 which isn't even that bad from the US. There are many other price options too dependant on the speed you want it to arrive. I received an email the next day saying it would arrive on Monday and this was Friday, little did I know it was actually on the way to my house and arrived just two days after being received it My Mall Box! I was so happy with the quickness of the service and actually how simple it was to do, I always expected something a lot more complicated and possibly dodgy? BUT it's easy and the website has clear and easy to understand instructions. I would totally order SO many more things from the States after trialling this service.  


Colourpop

Keep your eyes pealed for a Colourpop review post! 


*In Collaboration with My Mall Box
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May Favourites | Lifestyle

May Favourites | Lifestyle


I can't quite believe it's June already, although looking out of the window it looks like anything but. May was actually a really good and exciting month for me and I can't wait to share what happened with you lovelies as well as share some of my favourites from the month. I thought I'd make a collage of photos from the month of May as it shows just a few of the things I have done/eaten/made/bought, you get the gist! I hope you enjoy this post, let me know in the comments if you want a monthly one. #

Places: 
May was quite the one for going to places, I went to the usual like Starbucks, Pizza Hut and Spoons but I also went to new places like the Be At One (on the opening night! Read about it here) and also Revolution opened in Stafford and they have some amazing food!

Food & Drinks: 
I hosted my own BBQ which involved lots of pretty colourful food, as well as making a few batches of lovely cookies which tasted insane! I ate a lot of Subway during the month of May as it's my go to easy food and tastes so good, soz. Last month I was constantly drinking Frappe from Starbucks as they had happy hour on and also launched some new frappes which made super happy. I also drank a cocktail which was my first drink since my birthday in January. Still don't miss it.

Brand of the month: 
I have decided as part of my favourites posts I would include a brand I have loved throughout the month as well as sharing some of their amazing products, and that brand is Sleek. With their super fun and colourful pieces of makeup they had to make it into my favourites. With their gorgeous Snapshots palette I was hooked as I have been looking for a fabulously bright palette for ages and the fact they have loads of fun and pigmented colours this made me super happy. I am also in love with their lip palette, not usually something I would be into but the colours are ace and look fabulous on. I have created so many fun looks with the Sleek palette and they're budget friendly and also have a new stand in my local Boots, yay!


Products I've been loving: 
In May I visited Meadowhall where I met Fii (missed her loads, I did swatch up my hand a lot and wanted all of the colours but I went for those for loooads) and I was in Boots checking out the NYX counters where I purchased a fair few liquid suede lipsticks as well as some of their soft matte lip creams and I know I'll be back *nods* I've also been in love with the conditioners from OGX and although they're on the pricer side they are the only products which can stop my hair from matting and knotting together so I am down. I've tried a few different ones and I love them all.

News: 
I thought I'd end this post by sharing some exciting news with you all, if you didn't already know at the end of April I started training for my new job and throughout May I have been going to work and with anxiety this is a big thing for me! I love my new job and there is some really great people there which help me feel at ease. I am glad I able to go to work again as I hated not working!

What have you been lovin' this month? 
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Olivia Jade
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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Mini Collection | Beauty

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Mini Collection | Beauty


If you love your makeup and more importantly Urban Decay you'll probably be aware of the Gwen Stefani collection launch to Urban Decay, I am in love with all things Urban Decay and I couldn't wait to get my hands on part of this collection. Although I didn't purchase the palette because I have far too many already, and around the same time it came out I just got the Vice 4. I thought today I would share with some mini reviews and some thoughts on some of the collections latest releases including the lip liners which everyone is raving about. 


Lip Liners: 

The two shades of lip liner I got were 714 which is red one and Firebird which is the beautiful pink, and it has only been in the last when my lip liner obsession started, I never even knew how much of a difference to lipstick a good lip liner can make. The first thing I noticed when trying the lip pencils was how easily they glide on to the lips which is always a plus when applying lip liner as there is nothing worse than having to drag it across your lips *ouch!* The packaging itself is super eye catching and beautiful and my eyes were instantly drawn to the gold as it feels luxurious and better than your usual black lip liner. Both colours stayed put on my lips throughout the most part of the day and didn't really need topping up at all. The lip pencils are fab to go with the lipsticks in the same shades or you can wear them with any other lipstick, I know my a few MAC lipsticks which will go well with the lip liners.


First things first, how cute is the packaging for this Brow Box? I fell in love with it instantly and wanted to know what was inside this cuteness, when I opened it to find a super sweet brow kit, the top section is the colours for your brows along with a powder and the bottom section is made up of cute brushes and a pair of tweezers to keep your brows looking on point all day long. This is the perfect handbag friendly kit for any beauty lover especially those who are keen on good brows. I am in love with colours which are in this brow kit as they are a great match for my eyebrows but if you have darker ones it might not be for you. Each section of the box has a mini mirror so is perfect for those easy touch ups on the go. The box picture is in the shade in Bathwater Blonde




Overall I am feeling some serious love for this collection and next on my list is to get some of the beautiful lipsticks which are a part of this collection, possibly the ones to match my liners. 


*Pr Samples

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L'oreal Loves | Beauty Brand Focus

L'oreal Loves | Beauty Brand Focus


I have finally gotten around to featuring something on my blog I have wanted to do for a long time now, and that is focussing on a brand and introducing you to some of their amazing products, I am happy to hear suggestions of brands you want to see on this section. I was kindly sent a range of amazing products from L'oreal so I decided this was a perfect starting point for my brand focus post. I hope you enjoy finding out a little more about L'oreal and their amazing products.


Growing up L'oreal was one of the first brands I used as my Grandma would give her makeup that didn't suit her or she regretted buying, which I believe is where my crazy love for Lipstick started from, I was sent four of the the amazing lipsticks from the Exclusive Pinks collection which if don't know about you should totally check out here. I got the shades Eva, Blake, Helen and Naomi and they're all amazing shades of pink, so if you love pink lipstick the collection is totally worth investing in, the black packaging makes them look super classy and expensive but they're actually pretty on budget at £6.99 and for the quality of the lipsticks, this is a totally worth it product. L'oreal have always done amazing lipsticks and some of the other collections I love are: Colour Riche and the 24 hour lipsticks. Always bringing out new on trend and fierce lip colours they are totally worth a purchase.

Next on the list is their mascaras another thing I am in love with from their collection, you may remember their Miss Manga Mascara which was a huge hit in the world of beauty and I totally know why after making my way through at least 6 tubes of the stuff. I was sent the amazing Volume Million Lashes which I was not disappointed with, in fact the opposite, the brush that comes with the mascara is flexible and also has a curved brush which is perfect for naturally building up your lashes as well as easy application (applying to your bottom lashes is a nightmare at times) the packaging again is seriously lust worthy and draws attention to the product, another must have.

The final thing I am going to talk about in this post is their amazing True Match Genius foundations which is a four in one foundation which is a concealer, powder, foundation and primer all together which is an awful lot for one product to do, when I tried it I was pretty sceptical about what it would actually do to my skin. The product comes with an applicator and I assumed it would be powder but it is not, applying the product is super easy and amazing for matching to the skin but as far as the eliminating the other products goes I doubt I would replace my current primer or concealer but I am happy to use it as a foundation and possibly as a powder as it sets your makeup with a matte finish which makes me happy.

I am a huge fan of L'oreal, and most of their products and I would love to know which brand you fancy me featuring next?   






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