Wednesday, 4 June 2014

#LetsTalkBlogChallenge: Recommend To A Friend

This week post is to recommend things to the other challenge participants. Now, I don't know about you but when you have friends who are bloggers, the recs are always flying around. It's brilliant for trying new things, but not so much when it comes to my bank balance!

So, I'm going to recommend a few things to you, from beauty to books, bloggers and randoms!


Mac Prep and Prime Lip Base. This stuff is amazing. I wore Ruby Woo for whole days with it and not an uncomfortable moment was had, the whole time! Read my full review HERE.

Tangle Teezer. I can't understand how I went so long without one of these, but when I invested, it was true love. It doesn't rip your hair, it doesn't tug or pull, it distributes the oils in your hair and keeps your hair in top nick! I would be lost without my one, it's even great for brushing through curls and waves to mesh them together. Read my full review HERE


OPI Nail Envy. This stuff is a miracle in a bottle and I haven't even gotten halfway through it in a year. It's pricey but it works so well! A definite must have!!


The Fault in Our Stars. The movie is due out soon, and I would recommend anyone and everyone to read this masterpiece by John Green. All his books are great but this one is amazing!


Pretty Little Liars. A no-brainer really, PLL is one of my all time favorite shows, and the 5th season is due to start on June 10th. I'm DYING for it, and if you get into it, you'll be hooked too!


Let's just make this easy, I love all of these beautiful talented ladies and now I'm going to give you a list of names and links. Brace yourself.

Kayliegh @
Robyn @
Sarah @
Nirina @
Emma @
Rachel @
Dani @
Sera @
Cat @

and of course,

Sarah @

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Charmander Hair?!

Charmander!! Image:
Don't sigh and roll your eyes just yet!

I am a child of the 90's and a self confessed nerd to boot, so when I bleach the underside of my hair to create an ombré effect, I refer to it as my Charmander hair!

To get this effect in my hair, I used the Bleach London Dip-Dye Kit. I picked this up in Boots in the Jervis Shopping Centre for €9.49 and the Reincarnation Mask for €7.99, and when I went home I mixed up the bleach powder with the developer cream, applied the blending lotion and then the bleach.

The blending lotion is a protective barrier which allows the bleach to create a gradient effect in your hair by blocking the bleaches ability to strip the pigment from your hair as quickly as the unprotected hair length. This allows for a more professional looking result.

For my "Charmander" look, I separated the top layers and bleached the layers underneath, nearest to my neck. It allows my ombre to look longer with the ginger remaining strongly present and then fading beautifully to a very light blonde. I think it looks brilliant.

The kit seemed quite daunting at forst but it turned out to be very easy to use so don't be worried. The Dip Dye kit also comes with a tube of the Reincarnation Mask for immediate application after rising and shampooing, but I invested in a big one because I really try to look after my lightened hair.

I would totally recommend this kit for anyone looking to try an ombre/dip-dyed look, it's easy, affordable and you do end up looking like the picture on the box!

Are you likely to try this dip-dye kit? 
If you have tried it what did you think?