Friday, May 21, 2010

New Hair For May 2010

Since i'm not able to change my hair colour as often as i change my panties, lol. Just kidding! Sometimes i just wish i could change my hair colour according to the makeup look i wear for the day. Like for example, if imma be doing dark, gothic makeup for the day, i would want jet black hair to match! You get what i'm saying? Ok. So for May 2010, i decided to go jet black, with bangs(which i haven't had since i was 17 so you can imagine how nervous i was when i got my bangs cut short at the salon.... Eek! :-s)!! The look i'm going for is Sagia Castaneda's look from Pitbull's music video "I Know You Want Me(Calle Ocho)". I have highlighted bleached hair. I read somewhere that you cannot just dye whatever colour you want over your bleached hair, otherwise it will turn into a weird greenish colour or a disgusting greyish colour. I've done some research before doing DIY dye on my hair. FYI: I'm quite a pro at dying hair cos i've been doing it since i was 9 years of age. ;) I just cannot do highlights lol. Too complicating. Say, you have bleached light hair, and you want to go darker, NEVER EVER dye your hair brown straight away. It'll turn out a gross greenish colour and you wouldn't want that. You need to go redhead first before going brunette. See, when you had your hair bleached, you've completely stripped the red tone out of your hair. So now, we wanna deposit the red tone back into your hair. That was exactly what i did. I went redhead first before going dark, jet black ebony hair! Oh! I like L'oreal's hair dye but the black colour was out of stock so i tried this brand called Schwarzkopf. Got it for $9.95 per box at Watsons. I think it's too cheap for a hair dye price. Very, VERY hesitant on buying it. After trying it, i still think Garnier and L'oreal make waaaaayyyyyyy better hair dye!!!! As for my bangs, i'm not sure if i look aight with it but i definitely cannot get used to it.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Makeup Brushes

I'm SUPER ecstatic when i bought my first set of makeup brushes, i couldn't stop raving about it!!!! Hehehehe.... I know. People thought that being a makeup junkie and all, i'd already have my makeup tools in hand. But no. I didn't buy it earlier cos i thought i'd need to buy more expensive ones so that they'll last longer. But i've come to realise that even affordable ones can be of high quality. I think Sharon has gotten me influenced on thinking that the more expensive the beauty product is, the higher the quality. Some advice ladies! NEVER underestimate cheaper/affordable beauty products. Sorry Sharon but I SO TOTALLY standby what i said!! ;) Take for example, Olay skin care! It is true that they have one of the best anti-aging creams compared to higher end ones.

Ok ok. The brand of makeup brushes i got is Ecotools. They're known for their affordable, good quality and environmentally-friendly brushes. This set i got, it includes 2-in-1 brow shaper/eyelash comber brush, eyeshadow brush, blush brush, angled liner brush and concealer brush, all packed into a bamboo cup holder. I bought the foundation brush separately. The handles are made from bamboo and it's a highly sustainable plant. The aluminium that binds the bristles together are made from recycled aluminium. Finally, the synthetic taklon bristles of the brushes are 100% cruelty-free. I got the brushes set for $29.90 at Watsons. The foundation brush is $11.90. Ain't that value for money? I've been diggin' them cos they're like SUPER soft, i'm SO in love with'em!!!! :) Ok ok. I know Ecotools don't have the complete, full range of makeup brushes. To complete my collection, i've been browsing Sephora makeup brushes. Ah well.... I'll let you know if i'll buy them or not. Psst! I heard they use goat hair. Eek!! :-s