My Top products for blonde hair

My Top products for blonde hair

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

or @ Beauty Bay

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Alfaparf  Never Brass €18.00

Available in Alfaparf salons

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Bleach London Silver Shampoo and Conditioner

Boots €8.49

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Provoke Touch of silver

Boots €4.99

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Alfaparf semi Di lino reconstruction shampoo and conditioner

Available at Alfaparf Salons

€15 to €30

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Happy hair days

 

Melissa xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invisalyn – Approaching the end of my Journey

Invisalyn – Approaching the end of my Journey

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.

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After treatment at Set 27

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Check out my Previous Blogs on my Invisalyn experience and my before pictures of my teeth below:

Invisalyn Part 1

Invisalyn Part 2

 

Melissa xx

 

 

 

Why HD brows are a girls best friend.

Why HD brows are a girls best friend.

Hey Guys here is a little review on my experience with HD Brows.

I love a good structured brow and over the past few years , brows have become huge. HD brows are the first company of the High Definition Brow although there has been many companies who has brought out their own signature HD treatment. Is HD the best?  Does HD brows live up to their standard?

As a qualified beauty therapist  in the industry for over 9 years I always do my own brows . I’m very fussy with my brows but sometimes you need to step back and let another therapist reshape them. I popped in to vist Sinead from Stockholm in Carlow to get a HD brow treatment. Sinead has worked in Australia and also in top branded salons in Ireland  including Therapie laser clinic. Sinead specialises in Brows having trained as a Master HD brow technician, she is the only Master Brow technician in Carlow. Is there a difference being a Master technician you ask? Yes.  Beauty therapists trained in waxing but to specialise in brows you undergo in dept training as a stylist and then advanced training as a master stylist like sinead. Its the same as a beauty therapist and a Makeup artist with regards to Makeup application. Makeup artists train specifically to use their knowledge and skills to a client which you don’t learn in  specific detail in beauty therapy. Sinead is amazing at brows I was so impressed I don’t think I will ever do my own again.

I personally think a lot of girls get freaked out by the term HD brows, they are not big scary brows I swear . HD Brows are designed to suit your individual preference, if you like them natural or more defined. So don’t be scared they are so worth it, not only do they frame your face they can take years off your appearance.

 

 

Here is my brows a few days after treatment with no product on them, Literally takes 10 minutes off my makeup routine.

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The treatment – what to expect

Before treatment begins Sinead will have a little chat with you about your ideal brow shape and what you are comfortable with regarding colour and style.

  • First the Tint is applied to achieve the desired colour. HD has a special formulated tint  different to regular Brow tints which is only left on for 1 minute no longer.
  • When the tint is removed waxing, threading, tweezing and trimming  steps are done to the brow area.
  • Sinead will tailor the brow to suit your face shape.

How long does treatment take

30 mins -45 mins depending on what shape and style you require.

 

How often do you need to get done

Every 6 weeks If you have strong hair growth some people can get longer

 

How much is it for HD brows

HD brows are €35

 

 

Sinead Is based in Stockholm in Co. Carlow . If you would like to contact her for a treatment visit B- beautiful.

 

Hope you Enjoyed.

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Melissa Clarke xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wow Brown Defintely Has The Wow Factor

Wow Brown Defintely Has The Wow Factor

Most of us girls and men of course like to be sun kissed and bronzed. Why not, Not only does tan make us look like a million dollars, it gives us confidence and a feeling of positivity about ourselves.

I have been on the hunt for The perfect Tan. I have tried Mousse, lotion, creams and oils.I have found some good products but Wow Brown is Just Wow.

I was over the Moon when I received Wow brown Tan ,it arrived just in time as I had an event that weekend.  I had two options of wow brown tan to choose from DIY medium/dark lotion or Ready to glo dark tanning liquid. I decided to try the medium to dark lotion and here is how it went.

 

 

The texture:

The tan is a coloured lotion which makes it very easy to see the application on the body. The consistency of The tan is a thick liquid. It spreads very well over the body and allows you time to blend into the skin.

 

Drying time:

It Dries fully within 15-20minutes.

 

Smell:

I detest smelly tans and I was delighted that wow brown had minimal tan smell during and after application

 

Lasting time:

The Tan lasted me about 1 week and it wore off gradually after the week, this was the most impressive aspect of the tan, it wore off non patchy and didn’t have a dirty appearance.

 

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Overall rating – 9\10

I was very impressed overall with Wow brown tan. I absolutely loved the colour, I had so many complements on it. I was also really impressed that I had no tan transfer onto my clothes as I find sometimes even after washing off tan this can still happen which bugs me.  It wore off 100% which was a massive plus for me . It has been my favourite tan to date.

Wow brown can be purchased here: wow brown

 

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