Thursday, May 24, 2012

Long Hair Don't Care.... The Ombre Edition

Ombre hair has been quite popular for over a year now and I have been wanting to give the trend a try, here are some of my favourite  celeb ombre looks....

Images from Google

I decided to try my hand at this trend on my clip- in extensions.After  doing some research I found out that normal beauty supply store hair can be bleached, however in order for this to be achieved one has to use  a 40 volume creme developer coupled with a long processing time .This is to facilitate maximum  lift of the dark hair  colour.Initially I wanted my ends to be burgundy or red but then I thought it would be too much or  too 'tun up" as us Jamaicans would call it so I opted for the classic style of slightly brown/blondish  ends. The following products were used for my first  DIY ombre project :

             1. Clairol  Basic White Bleach Powder
             2.Clairol Pure White Creme Developer
      3.Hair colour applicator and bowl
 4.Suave Naturals Conditioner 

The Process : I first mixed the bleach and creme developer into  the bowl until the mixture had a creamy consistency, then I applied the mixture onto the ends of my extensions  only and kept it on for approximately 30-45 minutes, then I gradually proceeded up the length of my extensions with light, vertical  strokes in order to avoid the harsh line demarcation.In order for the colour to be uniform I applied the mixture on both sides of  the  clip-ins , the hair was then left to sit for about 5-7 hours ... yeah it was a really long time like watching paint dry.After constantly monitoring the hair and  was some what   satisfied with  the colour change I  thoroughly washed out the mixture, shampooed and then applied Suave conditioner and left it to sit  for another 15 minutes, rinsed and then left  extensions to air dry.  Here is a picture of the outcome I think I did a pretty good job on my first try...

* Pictures taken in natural light with flash 

                          What do you ladies think do you still like the ombre trend or  are you so over it?

DISCLAIMER: Please note I am not an hair colourist or stylist and the above process was done on hair extensions if you decide to try this project  do it at your own risk.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Beauty Beat.... Anti-Aging Products

I am currently approaching my mid twenties and I think its  about time I start investing in anti-aging products as a preventative measure. Every woman  ages differently some ladies are forever young *cue Halle Berry, Gabrielle Union or Lisa Hanna* who are the epitome of the phrase "Black don't crack"  while other may require a little  help.I decided to try this night renewal cream by Avon ...

Product Features : Avon Anew Reversalist Night Renewal Cream is equiped with Activinol Technology which is said to visibly reduce the micro scars that lead to wrinkles and loss of  firmness and claims to recreate refresher looking skin. According to the packaging, after 3 days 73% of  users saw a difference in their  skin

Overall Experience:  I would personally describe it as an "entry level " product  in terms of price. I used the product for over a week and  although the  packaging  states that after 3 days your skin will look and feel reborned,  I didn't see any difference in the overall appearance of my skin. The  positive aspects of  this  cream are that its very moisturizing, lightweight and has a somewhat silky feel .The  product was highly scented and I personally prefer  face creams/moisturizers that are unscented or  lightly scented. In conclusion this night renewal cream would make good  moisturizer.

How soon should  a young lady  start using anti- aging products ?

Share your thoughts below

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Metallic Eyes....

Hey Foxy Femmes,

 Its prom /graduation season so  here is a metallic smokey eye look that is  suitable for either occasion...


            • Revlon Colorstay  Foundation - Cappuccino
            • Milani Pressed Power- Rich Beige
            • Espere Blush Cocoa - (Contour) 
            •  Black Radiance Sheer Blush -Soft Honey 
            • Avon Be Sunny Bronzing Powder light-medium  Cheek Highlight)


            • Milani Easy Brow- Dark Brown 
            • ELF - Complete Coverage Concealer Palette Dark ( Brows) 
            • Elf  Mineral Eye shadow Primer Sheer 
            • Maybelline Falsies Flared Mascara- Blackest Black
            • Ruby Kisses  Eye Shadow - Copper Crayon ( Lid)
            • Sleek Acid Palette Matte Black (Outer V)see review HERE
            • Jordana Black eyeliner waterline


            • NYX lip pencil - Coffee
            • NYX round lipstick- Frappuccino
            • Avon glazewear shine - Darling pink

                     This look is simple, gorgeous and perfect if you're a fan of  the understated  glamorous look.

Thanks for stopping by !!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Review- Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

Hey Loves,

I'm probably the last blogger to actually get a hold of the Revlon ColorBurst lip butter, nevertheless I will still   share my two cents on the product....

Product Feature-The Revlon Colorburst Lip butter is a  lip balm which has a trio of butters in the formulation Shea, Mango and Coconut and is said   to  significantly increase lip moisture.The shade which I thought be most flattering on my skin tone was Lollipop.


* Picture taken with Flash

Overall Experience-Lollipop is one of the most pigmented out of all the 20 shades. I  definitely agree that the product is very hydrating on the lips.The longevity of the product leaves much to be desired, but that was expected considering the fact that the Revlon Lip Butter  in essence, is just  a  pigmented lip balm. I thought that the product would be highly scented but this was not the case.Overall I really do like this product the pigmentation and smoothness of application were the key aspects. 

What are your thoughts  holy grail or product to forget?


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Colour Combo....

Yesterday I wore the above outfit  to see the movie  " Think Like A Man".I wanted to incorporate the colour blocking trend , to complete the look I was going to wear some black flats but I decided to throw on my cute yellow, studded flats that I recently got a bargain on. This look is simple and effortless in my opinion perfect  for those instances when you want to look "casually stylish" without trying too hard.

What is your favorite colour combo for colorbocking?

P.S The movie was fantastic from start to finish, Kevin Hart brought the funny, if you haven't see it then do so you wont be disappointed!!!