New Ombre Hair, New Ombre Care

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It’s been a number of weeks since my one of my best friends Erin, who is also a hairdresser ombred my hair. On a side note, it’s great having friends in all the right places, mates rates are the bomb!

As I’m getting into the swing of being a blonde, or at least a half blonde there have been some product that have been a life saver when battling the bleached dried ends.

  •  Lee Stafford Bleach Blonde Shampoo- This purple shampoo keeps away the brassie blonde tones. I use it roughly once a week, sometimes more and sometimes less. It’s so affordable that I don’t think I could ever justify upgrading to a high end purple shampoo.
  • Toni and Guy Dry Shampoo- I have to admit that I was a serial hair washer before I dyed my hair couldn’t go a day without washing it. Now I try and wash it every other day, it can sometimes even go three days without wash! On those days in between I use the Toni and Guy Dry shampoo, it smells lovely, doesn’t leave my roots looking grey and gives me the confidence to run my fingers through my hair.
  • Toni and Guy Reconstruction Mask- When I get the chance, roughly around once as week I like to use this mask, I can’t remember how long they recommend you leave it in your hair but I usually leave it on for twenty minuets to half an hour, I figure its not doing me any harm and I get time to chuck on a face mask as the same time for double pampering. When I rinse the Reconstruction Mask out I feel as if someone should put me in a hair advertisement  because my hair looks and feels like silk, it’s amazing!
  • Toni and Guy Leave in Conditioner- Before I blow dry my hair I put a small blob of leave in conditioner and run it through my ends, I can’t say is a miracle product but it is nice and just gives my hair a little bit more nourishment.
  • Lee Stafford Nourishing Miracle Oil- This hair oil/serum to begin with smells absolutely divine, I wish they made perfume out of this stuff but it gets even better as it makes me hair looks and feel silky and slick without weighing the hair down. The product claims to have argan oil in it that I sure is helping heal my dead ends however I’m not 100% fooled as the first two ingredients listed are silicones. Nevertheless I love the way it feels.
  • VO5 Instant Oomph Powder- This is an amazing styling product, it really gives the hair lift and can completely transform your hair but be warned that it will make you hair incredibly knotty and feel as dirty as not washing it for months. I use this product on night out because it really does the job but the way it makes my hair feel means that it wont be making it into my daily routine. 

What do you think of the ombre hair trend?

P.S. Big thanks to my mumma bear for taking the lovely photos of me, you’re the best!

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Bellabox – April

ImageApril’s Bellabox was packed to the brim with new, groundbreaking beauty products, which seemed appropriate as innovative beauty was this months theme. I was so impressed this month by the selection of products and I didn’t feel like there was a single ‘dud’ product in the box, I was excited to try each of them, it was almost overwhelming!

The products I received in my Bellabox were:

  •  Cellilux Glacial Mineral Gel- This facial mask I’ve been saving this one for a special occasion and I feel like tonight might be the night. I’ll have to wait and see if it’s really been worth all the hype.
  • Lash Card- Again another very exciting product. I remember sometime ago reading about US bloggers using this so it’s nice to finally get my hands on it.
  •  Indio Skin Tonic- I may have fallen in love with this toner, as it takes hydration to the next level makes it’s lovely to sprits before moisterising. It may even potentially replace my Aesop Parsley Seed toner and I honestly never thought I’d see the day!
  •  Ayurda Skin Perfecting Moisteriser- Another product that I have really enjoyed using as a part of my daily routine. It’s natural so it instantly got a thumbs up from me but it also isn’t too greasy and was really wonderful for using under my foundation. It has a strong scent that sticks around, I was intoxicated by it but if youre sensitive to smells then maybe this is one to give a miss.
  •  Proplenish Marine Collagen Sachets- Another natural product all natural product which was impressive along with the fact that I’ve never heard of a similar product before where you dissolve one sachet into water and drink in order to gain beautiful hair, skin and nails.
  •  Sally Hansen Magnetic Nail Colour- I thought this nail polish was amazing. The idea is that you apply the nail polish and then hold the magnet that comes with it above the nail it makes waves and swirls in the nail polish. Better yet it hardly even chipped! I’d love to try this in other colours also.
  •  Cedel Dry Conditioner-  I really loved the concept of this product. I mean who does want perfectly conditioned hair without the effort of re-washing, blow drying and styling it. The scent however was less than pleasant, if they were to change the scent I would be all up on this beauty.

 It’s safe to say there are some gems in this months Bellabox and I’m eagerly anticipating next months now!

Bellabox – March

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I was very excited to receive my first Bellabox, I have always loved the idea of these monthly bundles of joy but never got around to picking one and signing up.

I chose Bellabox because they’re a Melbourne based company, they do however ship nationwide, don’t you worry. I feel very strongly about supporting local companies especially when it’s an industry you dream to work in one day. The service was super speedy, their packaging was delightful and their information card was playful and quirky, I really can’t say one negative comment on my experience with Bellabox so far.

 In my box I received:

  • The Ocean Essence Summer Breeze Shower Gel, which I am yet to try but it looks like it has potential to be great.
  • The Designer Brands Lip Pencil in Nude, I’ve swatched this little guy and the colour looks lovely as does the formulation.
  • The Suigo Ultimate Control Shampoo and Conditioner which I used earlier this afternoon, it smells amazing and I think is something that will help me get out of my hair rut.
  • The Clinique High Impact Lipstick in the shade Extreme Pink. This was very exciting to find in my box as I’m very familiar with Clinique, this will be the first lip product that I’ve had from them and it definitely lives up to expectations especially with SPF 15.
  • And finally the little bonus gift was the Swisse Active Energy Bar, I had the flavour Chocolate and Coconut, unfortunately I’m not crazy about coconut so hopefully my brother will enjoy that one.

I plan on subscribing to Bellabox for a long time not only to support something home grown but because I genuinely had a great experience with them and will be recommending them to all of my girlfriends as positively as I am to you, my readers.

Do subscription beauty boxes excite you as much as me? Let me know in the comments!