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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Technology; Samsung Galaxy Tab ii, 10.1"

I'm loving this right now! It's second hand from Entertainment Exchange or CEX as it's known on the high street. Everything from CEX comes with a years warranty, and its all tested before its sold. I was not a big fan of tablets when they first came out... didn't see the appeal, I was a strict mouse and keyboard junkie... but more recently my poor desktop has been gathering dust... the fact all summer I was outside and it was indoors... and now its winter and I don't want to be shut away in my office room upstairs, in the cold, away from the T.V, away from the tea making facilities, the PS3...and the husband.... I was initially going to get a laptop but still its quite bulky and with the issues I have with my back I didn't really want to be lugging a laptop around... so i sold my p.c, put some money towards bills and used the rest to get a Samsung Galaxy Tab2... 10" screen, as I still want it for blogging and my artwork the larger screen was a must.
Its fantastic! It does all the things I need it for plus I get to download all the android games for when I'm bored! Battery lasts a good while from what I can tell. Although I will say you do need a p.c for your e-reader or iPod so bare that in mind if you want a tablet. I'm lucky as the husband has a big shiney mean machine of a computer hooked up to the t.v for his gaming so I can nab that to charge and download stuff to my iPod and Kobo. The screens good quality, cameras not too shabby, although I am used to my H.D cameras now. Its pretty light, fits in nearly all my handbags, and there are some super cute cases for it on etsy. I am tempted to have a bash at making my own case. I know it's a few models behind and hasn't got the processing power of a nexus quad core processor but for my personal use its perfect. I can keep up with Helen Melonladys vid's, download stuff and watch Dexter on Netflix. :)

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Blogger Programme & quick update...

Oh yeah! Slowly getting back into the game guys and dolls! 
My make up and beauty starts a week Wednesday so obviously i'll be updating you with that. I'm thinking i should probably do my winter haul video soon, or i shall forget everything I've been getting. (notice how i didn't say buying! I'm far to awesome for that!) 
Also in further news, I've recently been clearing out my office room... i have found all of my wedding bits of awesome so i shall be showing you all that too. Also i'm going to do a big epic long list of "Do's and Don'ts" for an alternative wedding. Listing a few sites that helped me out and sharing some wedding inspiration photos! 


Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Job Interview.

I've been out of work nearly four months. It's driving me INSANE. But...alas i do have a job interview tomorrow... with Primark. It's only for one of their temporary positions over Christmas's but after my hiatus i think it'll be a nice ease back into retail. Especially seems as my previous experience with retail resulted in some very bad times for me health wise. I'm nervous and my Social Anxiety is playing up but i know i HAVE to do it. So wish me luck! :) 

Monday, 21 October 2013

Quick one!

This is literally just a quick post to say OH MY GOD LOOK AT THE GALAXY LEGGINGS I GOT FORM SPORTS DIRECT (of all places!!!) IN THE SALE! 

They were only £5.99! they're so comfy... i'll try and do a style post/video with them soon! :) 

White hair tutorial (from black)

Hello dolls! 

I actually get stopped in the street and asked how i get my hair white, and seems as i usually turn into a dribbling mess of useless information i thought it would be easier to direct them to my blog! 

It used to be jet  black... I was dying it with permanent at-home dye from the age of 16; i was a proud goth so no mocking! :p 
I decided after my wedding in September 2012 that i was fed up with the jet black look, because I'd been dying it so long with at home colours i had to phase it out so from the September up until the December I started it dying it with semi-permanent colours and using lighter shades, so black/brown, then brown then chestnut... but obviously the years of abuse meant no matter what i did the ends of my hair were stuck with the Ebony hue... SO i chopped all of my hair off... I literally tell no lies, i went from ass-length hair to short almost pixie crop.

From there; because I'm impatient and didn't want to wait for it to grow out i used a B Blonde at home lightening and bleaching kit, TWICE in one night... **WARNING** my hair and i have always had a good relationship, i am by no way saying that you should bleach your hair twice in one go... it will damage your hair! especially if you have lovely long hair it'll break, dry out and snap off! 

Anyway- make sure you use blue powder bleach, it helps to combat any yellow tones, the first bleach was for 40 min and was with a 12% peroxide .. it burnt my scalp, i wont lie, i shall not be doing that ever again, it was then followed by a conditioning treatment and another bleach with a 9% peroxide (this was the best) for 30 min, and it brought my hair to this yellow-ginger colour. I then put a Koleston colour from Sally's in ash blonde over the ginger to try and neutralise it and left it as a strawberry blonde for about 3 weeks. 

It was a nice colour but not the one i wanted, so then it was another 40 min bleach with 9% peroxide which left it like a custard colour all over with white bits. I then dyed it with another Koleston (with 9% aswell) this time a Special Blonde in 12/81 (from Sally's £10.99). I Also used a toner from boots in iced platinum which was pretty naff and left my hair purple (some toners do this anyway and it does wash out so don't panic!), and a week or so later I ordered some Directions by la Reich white toner - which was actually the best toner I'd used and i now swear by it! So i ended up this lovely white colour;

 Now, white hair does involve upkeep and you do need to be so so nice to your poor hair, especially if your naturally dark. Toner is a MUST, as is a purple/tone correcting shampoo, I've tried a lot of different brands over the past few months but nothing beats the PRO:VOKE Silver shampoo from BOOTS (around £2.00)- it smells nice and if you use any strengthening conditioner as well it leaves your hair so soft. 

Twice a week toning shampoo from Boots

Other toning shampo's I've used, the PRO:VOKE on the left is by far the best, its a daily use one. 

Now more recently because i feel so bad about the way I've been treating my hair i have started using a L'oreal Paris at home Dye, one of their "Blondeissims" range in "Extreme Platinum". Its still damaging obviously as it still has peroxide in it etc... but it smells lovely, and the conditioner is amazing! (I wish they sold it separately). 
Basically, with this at home dye, it's got your usual peroxide, and colour mix, but also powder and a high shine elixir that you add to your mix and you end up with this thick, floral smelling white dye, it's non-drip so its so easy to apply, especially if you're just doing a root touch up like i was...

You do have to leave it on for the full time stated other wise you'll end up with CUSTARD HAIR and make sure you use the conditioner it comes with! ALso that you use your PRO:VOKE toning shampoo the day after (and more of the conditioner). My hair feels so soft and healthy now and i love it. Can't fault the colour...well other then the first time i did it i didn't leave it for the full 40-45 min and ended up with custard roots... 


Willing to answer any more questions i can...just ask! :) 

Friday, 18 October 2013


 Hello my Lovelies! Welcome to my blog! I've been blogging for a few years now, had a bit of a hiatus...came back to find all my lovely blogs had been ransacked so i'm starting anew! 
Welcome back to anyone who has managed to find me again! And a big mahoosive hello to anyone who has recently found me! 

Just a quick insight into myself so you'll know what you're getting on this blog! 

I'm a part time, plus size alternative model, currently studying beauty and make up part time. I have previous experience with tattooing and have studied computer game design and illustration. I'm a complete book worm and a proud geek! I LOVE fashion and beauty so i'm hoping that i can help others too! I'll be blogging outfits of the day, shoe finds, hauls, make up tutorials (also posting on youtube). I'll also be including reviews on products, hair, beauty and fashion related, and i'll even be bringing you my best geekery finds! 

So i hope you all enjoy what i have to say and i really do hope i can inspire you all to bring out the best in you! :)