Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Review: BLEACH London Reincarnation Mask

Hello my lovelies,

I've been through a fair few hair colours in the last few months..
As in... A LOT.

Hair colours: From left to right- far left:Fudge Pink Dye (Very faded), top left: Crazy colours - bubblegum blue, bottom left: Crazy Colours - Lavender, top centre: Loreal Feria - Pink, centre bottom: Fudge Pink (first day), right top: Crazy Colours lavender and Crazy Colours lilac, right centre: Directions-Lilac, bottom right - Crazy Colours lavender and Crazy Colours lilac, right- Crazy Colours - Lavender

Oops... Now I for one am feeling sorry for my thirsty hair so wanted to find a good hair mask to fix my (stupidly self inflicted) issue. In the past, I have used bumble and bumble hair masks - however, the price tag is just too steep, so I thought I would head to Boots (although they do now have B&B in Boots now.. But nevertheless) to begin my search for a high street priced quencher for my damaged locks.
Now, though I am stressing that my hair is damaged, it really isnt as bad as to be expected! However, this is because I have used a number of dyes that aren't too damaging and are always semi-permanent (brands such as Directions, Crazy Colours and Fudge) so all in all my hair isn't as bad as it could be!!
My first encounter with BLEACH London Reincarnation Mask came when I used the BLEACH White toner 6 months ago and found I really liked it and wanted to give the bigger bottle a try - however, on my several trips to my local Boots store I was met with nothing but an empty shelf and bitter disappointment :'(. However! I went into a super-Boots, by that I mean this shop was MASSIVE and there it was, 200ml of hair mask-y goodness waiting for me for just £6 a bottle.

The packaging was really gorgeous. I love the designs of all of the labels of the BLEACH products, the colours and edginess to the designs are just wonderful.

The tube itself is silver and made of metal - a bit like an old tube of paint! (Which I love). However, one thing to make sure of is that the lid is always on. Any dents in the metal packaging will try to push the product out and you may end up wasting product!!

1. Shampoo hair as usual - I use silver shampoo to tone my hair.
2. Towel dry hair
3. Apply mask to all of the hair
4. Watch 'How I Met your Mother', write a blog post, read a book etc. for 20 mins (although leaving it any longer won't hurt!!)
5. Wash out mask
6. For best results do not use hairdryer! More moisture is retained. For added silkiness add some hair oil such as Argan Oil
7. Admire silky locks.


Beforehand, my hair was fairly straw like. To the touch, my ends were brittle and had the tendancy to snap. Hair looked dull and not very shiny at all.

Afterwards, my hair was so silky, noticeably fewer split ends, more fluidity to the movement of the hair. Dullness banished!

My rating: 
Price: 7/10
Product: 9/10

Lots of love,

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Blog Design 101 - Introduction

Hello my lovelies!

So I know my blog design may not be anything innovative or particularly visually striking, however - that's precisely how I wanted it. When looking through multiple blog designs on the blogger database, I was dissapoimted by the extreme lack of simple but visually pleasing themes that they had to offer.

I therefore thought long and hard about solutions and remembered my days of using the popular website Piczo. Now for those that don't remember Piczo (it has unfortunately been shut down now) it was a site that was popular with teen girls for making blog pages. These pages look a little like the picture below.

They also often contained multiple glittering gifs such as :


Cringeworthy now, I know; but at the time, it was quite the done thing. now, though it's super simple now just to save an image and stick it into your blog. Back in the good ol' days it wasn't quite this simple. The average 13 year old girl in the year 2007 probably had more knowledge of how HTML works than most computer users today (or maybe not, but it felt that way!!). In order to insert gifs from other websites, you would have to use a HTML code, then- if it was the wrong size, you would have to find the part of the code that corresponded to the dimensions of the image and change them, and so on and so forth. Basically - it was just a nightmare. It was only when you got really good at these little things that your blog became worth looking at...

Therefore. I learned the tricks of the trade: downloading fonts, colour codes etc and absolutely pimped out my blog like it was nobody's business. However. When year 8 came around and we all discovered myspace - Piczo was sadly a thing of the past and all of my newly acquired skills became utterly surplus to requirement.

Then, when I began blogging again; however this time on a more sophisticated interface, I found new uses for my skills and was once again feeling very smug and skillful. уαу ƒσя נєѕѕ нєнє <3

Therefore, in a series of blog posts, I'll be sharing my tips and tricks as to how to achieve the blog you've always wanted!

Stay tuned for these posts over the next week!

Lots of love

Jess xoxo