Top Tips For Bleached/Silver Hair

As some of you may know, I jumped aboard the "granny" hair trend last November and my silver locks are still going strong. Bleaching your hair can be awfully damaging so here are my top tips for maintaining healthy hair.

Although I haven't had this treatment myself I hear so many great things! Olaplex is used whilst bleaching the hair to help protect the hair from damage. You can get an Olaplex treatment in a salon that stocks the brand and you get step three to take home and use as a treatment. It helps repair the bonds in your hair and it is something I'm definitely interested in trying!

Coconut Oil
If you are going silver at home (which I initially did too) coconut oil, - like Olaplex - will help protect the hair from damage. I tried this a few weeks ago when I re-bleached my whole head and it definitely helped lessen the damage!

Silver Shampoo
This is an essential step for me and it'll work for bleach blondes too. Silver shampoo is an intense dark purple shade, purple counteracts yellow so it'll take the brassy tones out of the hair. If you leave it on for 5-10 minutes on white hair it'll give a gorgeous silvery/lilac shade. Bleach London Silver Shampoo is my favourite!

Toner works the same as the silver shampoo, it'll give your hair intense nourishment and tone out the brassy parts. I love Jerome Russell's Silver Toner for this!

Hair Masks
Damage is part of the process when having bleached/silver hair so hair masks will become your best friend. The best masks are the ones you put on before you wash your hair. I love a coconut masks once every few weeks. Weekly I use Bleach London Reincarnation Mask, this stuff is incredible! 

Less heat
Obviously using less heat on your hair is going to help it! I need to take on this tip myself, my hair is always a mess when I wake up and I have to reach for the heat styling tools. Does anyone have any heat-free hairstyles that work?!

Cold water
Same again with heat, but instead of having a boiling hot shower try and have the water as cold as you can stand. If you can't, make sure you use cool water after conditioning your hair as it will seal the cuticles and lock moisture in.
So, there are my tips for bleached hair! If you have any tips please leave them in the comments as I would love for you to share.
- Daniella 

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The Weekly Top Five #7

It's been a hot minute since I did a weekly top five, so I'm back at it again with my favourite things from the past week (well a few weeks, but ssh).

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip - Midi
I'm obsessed with liquid lipsticks and I really like the formula of Colourpop's. Midi is the perfect nude for my pale skintone.

Bourjois Clubbing Mascara - Limited Edition *
I've always been faithful to Maybelline mascaras but after trying this one from Bourjois, I'm totally converted! Length and volume, perfect!

Makeup Eyeshadow - Morocco
Burnt orange smokey eyes are my ultimate favourite. I love the effect on blue eyes - this shade is a must-have!

Netflix - iZombie
Late night browsing on Netflix led me to discover this gem of a show. iZombie is a drama comedy that focuses on Liv, an ordinary lady that gets turned into a zombie. Eating brains keeps her from turning into a Walking Dead kinda zombie, it also turns her into a great crime-solving detective. Good job she works in the morgue - an all you can eat brain buffet!

Pokemon Go - iPhone game
I'm sure you've heard about the worldwide phenomenon that is Pokemon Go and if you haven't? Download it now! I love how this app makes me more active and summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors. I'm level 22, so you could say that I play this a lot...

What have you been enjoying lately?
- Daniella
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Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit, Medium | Review & Swatches

Seventeen are a brand I often overlook in Boots, I usually head straight to L'Oreal, Maybelline etc. But this Define and Conquer Contour Kit* has really won me over!

Seventeen's Define and Conquer Contour Kit is housed in a sturdy matte black case - similar to Nars - with a good size mirror, a matte highlight and a matte contour shade.

The highlight shade is a pale beige - which if you weren't so pale like me, would make a great under-the-eye-highlight. Although I can't highlight with this shade it does make an excellent face powder as it's finely milled. It leaves a soft matte finish.

Now the contour kit on first glance looks way too warm for pale skin - which is often what has put me off it when swatching it in-store, but how wrong I was! It defines the face very naturally and doesn't look like an orange swipe on my fair skin. I pop a little of Makeup Geek's Contour shade in fair cool right under the cheekbone to give the ultimate chiseled look. 

For £5.99 this is a great affordable contour kit! It also comes in the shade Fair, which I would be keen to see how the shades compare (slight poet over here, haha...).

Have you tried this kit? What do you think?
- Daniella

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Grounded Body Scrub, Chocolate Orange | Review

Coffee body scrubs are all the rage lately and I've been testing out Grounded's Body Scrub* in the scent Chocolate Orange, mmm!

First of all the scent is divine! The combination of chocolate orange and coffee smells good enough to eat! 

The packaging is super cute, it is waterproof so you can store it in the shower, just simply close it back up when you're not using it so it doesn't dry out.

The scrub contains Robusta coffee beans, himalayan rock salt and brown sugar to buff away dry skin, leaving your skin soft and nourished thanks to the vitamin E and cold pressed almond oil.

I use the scrub when I've popped some purple shampoo in my hair and I scrub away! It's an abrasive scrub that scrubs every inch of dead skin off, it'll be great for fake tanning too (but I'm pretty much Casper, so).

It does say to leave the scrub on for 10 minutes so it can do it's work but I 
normally leave it on for a couple of minutes and still see amazing results. 

One thing to be cautious of is the mess it can create, so I like to work in sections so I don't waste any product and get it everywhere.

As far as body scrubs go, this is by far the best one I have tried! I feel silky soft when stepping out the shower and it leaves you smelling amazing too.

At £15, it is at a higher price point for a scrub but a little definitely goes a long way!

Have you tried a coffee scrub before?
- Daniella
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