Bright clean blonde hair is amazing but as a blonde lets be honest it can be a pain to maintain.
There are many elements such as Water, pollution and the sun can turn our locks brassy. Over styling can cause hair to be dry and more prone to breakage.
Over the years I have put together a few tips to help prolong my freshly toned locks.
Finding Your Blonde
Choose a professional hair colour stylist. Going to a Top class salon to get your highlights done is essential. Blonde hair is the hardest colour to get correct so its important to find a qualified colourist.
Making your colour last
I found the key to preserve my illuminating toned hair and it may sound bizarre but wash your hair less. ( your hair not your daily showers obviously ). I know it sounds disgusting but I trained my hair to not get greasy. OK at this point you’re thinking what is she on about but it works believe me. I found over the last year or so that every time I got my colour done it wasn’t lasting as it should. I was washing my hair every second to 3rd day so I started leaving it an extra day every week. I am now only wash my hair every 5-7 days. I found that the condition of my hair also dramatically improved it was amazing.
Choosing the correct shampoos and conditioners
As a blonde ,look for formulas that are designed to maintain and protect your colour, opt for a sulphate free formula if you have dry scalp. To keep the tone of your hair and to stop brassiness opt for a purple or silver shampoo.
Here are my favourites:
Joico Colour endure Violet Shampoo €11.70
Available at hair salons I picked mine up @ Blakes carlow
This weeks blog is about the newest tan on the market at the moment, which you might not have heard of yet Catwalk HQ.
I am a massive tan addict. I love testing all different tans on the market. I love looking bronzed and golden, it gives me so much more confidence. I have had my ups and downs with Tanning products. Every skin type is different, it is important to find a tan suitable to your skin type therefore its all about trial and error. Summer is also approaching , which requires more body parts exposed and we all want to look sun-kissed and bronzed. I have found the perfect Tan.
My Top Tan at the moment is Catwalk HQ. Where do I even start, I just am in love with it. It is an Irish product and produced in the west of Ireland. I love when Irish brands create amazing products,we are seeing a lot more fantastic Irish products coming into the beauty industry over the past few years. Firstly they do not test on animals and it contains no parabens or harmful ingredients. It is full of antioxidants which are good for our skin, which is amazing.
Its a mousse formula that is available in a medium and dark shade. It smells divine and feels super soft on the skin during application. Its very easy to blend onto the skin with the help of their own branded velvet mitt. Drying time is about 2 minutes and develops within 2-4 hours. I personally leave mine over night and shower in the morning as I like my Tan to be a nice deep shade.
The catwalk tan lasts a good week and it fades gradually.
I get so many compliments when im wearing the tan and have been using it the last two months. Overall its an amazing tanning product and it gets a 10 /10 from me.
Hey guys I’m now 11 months into my Invisalyn experience and I’m back with a quick update from my previous blog to inform you how I’m getting on.
I started to see a dramatic Improvement at Set 22/23. Literally it just happened over a few days I was amazed. My cross bite began to shift across, which was the main reason I wanted to get Invisalyn, to correct the problem. My upper and bottom set of teeth started to shift into position and link together in harmony. I recently finished my final set of 27.
Upon my last visit to Dean Street Dental Co.Kilkenny, I had my attachments at the front removed and I got new moulds taken for my refinement stage. A refinement stage is the final process which corrects minor details. My bite needs to be slightly altered to make it 100% . In my opinion they look perfect but my denist is a perfectionist and wants them spot on. I hope to have my moulds back by christmas week or the start of the new year. I will have approximately 10-15 more sets which I will change weekly. I have got into a routine of wearing my retainers every day and night, I now feel weird when I’m not wearing them a few more weeks wont kill me. I was giving a home teeth whitening treatment which I place into my trays over the next few weeks. This was included in my treatment plan. So I will update you on my teeth whitening process in the oncoming weeks.
This was at set 24.
After treatment at Set 27
Check out my Previous Blogs on my Invisalyn experience and my before pictures of my teeth below:
Hope you are all having a lovely week. I’m back to show you again my bride of the month. I love doing bridal makeups its so different than regular day to day makeups, its much more personal.
I find as a makeup artist you really get to know the bride as a person, which I love. It is very important as I need to create a makeup style to suit their personality. A brides day is the most important day of their life so its so awarding to enjoy the moment with them.
Tina was a spring 2016 bride, I know this seems like a lifetime ago now as the months have just flew this year. Where has the time gone?. I always wait for brides to send me professional photos of the day to post up a blog ,as it lets me show you the special moments of the day.
Tina was the nicest person ever and so calm.
Her makeup was Glowing and flawless. Look at that highlight.
For the glow on the skin I used Charlotte Tilbury Magic cream, wonder glow and the balm mary-lou manizer.
Foundation was Mac Studio fix fluid and Nars radiant creamy concealer.
The eyes were all Matte tones with lashes and smoked in the waterline to add definition.
Bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses: Embrace Bridal Gorey