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Friday, 26 February 2016

I just can't stop myself. (Metallic Glory/DIY Silver Hair)

I know!
I know!
I just can't help it, i get bored....

I did this...
To This...(greasy dark brown)

 ...To tone it to an ashy brown (grey mutes the red tones)
And then had some left so I mixed what was left 50/50 With conditioner and put it on my blonde (orange) streak for the last 5 Min ...
And I got Dark brown hair with an old lady grey streak. 


Anyway, the wordy part. This is a product from Superdrug By Knight and Wilson. It's part of their "Colour Freedom" collection and these dyes are called Metallic Glory. £7.99.
I used the second to darkest shade called "Stone Grey" which on pre-lightened hair will turn it a lovely soft blue/grey/stone/black shade, but on already dark hair its supposed to neutralize any warm tones and cool your colour to make it look more shiny and metallic, that was originally the only plan as i had bleached and toned my under-fringe area to be blonde/white blonde. But i was finding it looked yellow against the red tones in the brown hair. 
I had a bit of product left over so i thought "meh, why not tone the blonde bit" (because frankly i didnt think it being on my fringe for literally less than 5 min AND mixed with conditioner that it would actually turn out as silver/grey as it did)
So 5 min before i had to wash it all of i slapped the 50/50 mix on...washed it off and ta-da....grey/silver fringe.
And it was a happy accident as i'm actually loving it and rocking it right now! 

The other shades seem to work really well too, on pre-lightened hair so if you're looking for the silver/grey trend colour at home i couldn't recommend this dye enough. It even left my bleached damaged area feeling pretty darn nourished and healthy again! 

(and now i'm totally tempted to do my dark colour to grey ombre)


Friday, 5 February 2016

Early Valentines Celebrations and Random Finds.

         I got my hands on the BEAUTIFUL shimmery contour/highlight/blush pallet from Revolution in Superdrug...it was only £6 (HERE) In the shade "Golden Sugar". I also found this beautiful smelling, unopened and unused Gloria Vanderbilt Dusting powder, there's no link as its apparently gone out of production and loads of people seem to be looking for it online so I may sell it. I only bought it for the pretty pink vintage packaging but if someone out there wants it so bad I feel bad hogging it.

   Due to our jobs neither of us really get to actually celebrate Valentines as we're both always working, so this year we took it upon ourselves to beat the rush and celebrate a week early. Although admittedly we wouldn't really be rushing anyway, as we are both well-aware you don't need a single day of the year to spoil each other. We try and do it as often as we can anyway and as often as we can afford. For example last month was a swanky hotel and a gig...this month...just so happened to coincide with valentines and was a meal out and a ring for me... (sqwee) It's a Pandora one I've wanted for aggesss. So i was super excited to get it! My treat to him is going to be towards the end of the month i'm taking him to see Deadpool (of course) and will be treating him like the princess he is. ;) 


Carnival Of Madness Gig/ Cardiff/ Awesome Hotel.

Cathedral 73 in Cardiff was a complete fluke of a find via Late Rooms. We had tickets to the Carnival of Madness tour opening night in Cardiff at the Motorpoint arena and realised the week before that we didnt actually have anywhere to stay. We got a double room booked for £89, No deposit required, pay upon arrival, and when we arrived we were blown away. After a good 4h travelling we had something to eat at the hotel and the manager came up and introduced himself then proceeded to tell us that Ed Sheeran had stayed there a month or two before...AND the cast of Sons of Anarchy! They even signed a limited edition book for him as a thank you!!! (pictured) as you can see from the photos of the lobby and the room it was completely luxurious and we felt completely under-dressed but the staff and managers especially made us feel completely at home. 

The Gig it's self was totally outstanding. 

We saw Halestorm, Shinedown and Black stone Cheery and it was just beyond words. I had a really bad flu at the time but i managed to have an excelled night and the next day we spent mooching around Cardiff itself. We know it quite well anyway from my uni days. The only downside to the whole thing was Dave losing his bank card and us having to cancel it to get a new one! slightly stressful! But despite the flu, chest infection and the bank card issues it was an excellent couple of days and I don't think I scrubbed up too badly either.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Lindy Bop Review

   I have a new love, it's in the form of a website and their amazing dresses and clothing items. 
   This post/ review is not sponsored, I discovered the site completely by accident and I bought 3 dresses in their (up to) 70% off sale they had on boxing day/ for January.

   First off with Christmas money on boxing day after the Lush sale fail. (see previous post for that horror!) I wanted to make myself feel better so I perused the Lindy Bob Website and found a beautiful 50's style every-day dress In the style "Tara" in Midnight blue.
    Original Price was £34.00 (roughly) and it was reduced to £21.99 with free p&p. It arrived within a couple of days and I was so excited to put it on... and i do love it...BUT...because i'm short (5ft2") and I'm quite large busted I had to order it in a size 20 and it was way to long and too big... obviously i wore it regardless as the excess fabric just made the skirt bit feel even more fabulous.

    And the only other gripe i had with this dress was that the under-bust seam had loose threads that kept getting caught in the size zip that made it hard to do up...but it's easily fixable....as for the length, I may keep it at this length as it is the shortest of all the dresses I bought and I do quite like the length.
    But for the price and the overall quality is just amazing. I love it and have worn it a few times complete with proper 1950's underwear which I have posted over on my Instagram @Sway_pinup. This Midnight Blue "Tara" dress isn't available anymore as far as I can find and there's only a few odd sizes in other fabrics which I will link HERE. 
 And the other "midnight blue" alternatives I have linked HERE. 

   Next was a beautiful Tartan or Plaid dress that my Husband convinced me to buy in the style "Grace". Being part Scottish I feel a tad bit patriotic in this... but also a bit stereotypical haha all I need is a Deep-fried mars bar.
   As you can see this dress is long, too long on me. It's designed to be just below the knee, but its more mid-to almost ankle length on me. If its filled out with a petticoat it'll take up some of the length but I will need to re-hem it and take it up a good few inches. Again I had to get this in a size 20 to accommodate my Jubblies, but it actually fits quite well around the waist too. The zip is quite long and at the back, which for me is impossible to do up or undo alone...so I actually thread a piece of lace or ribbon through the zip so I can pull the zip up myself, obviously once done up I then take the lace off but here's a picture just as a useful hint for ladies with similar issues.
 This dress was £30 Reduced to £17.99. Again with free p&p and arrived in 2-3 days. There's loads of fabric, but the fabric does feel a bit thin. Excellent for spring though. It looks great on and I don't feel like i'm showing off too much boob. This style in this tartan is no longer available but I have linked other Tartan Dresses HERE. And other colour/fabric options for the "Grace"style of dress HERE.

   Last but not least is the best of them all...although first off let me say that originally I bought "Violetta" in a nude/ Champaign colour with black Polka dots.
   It was stunning and only £9.99 but I bought it in  a size 18 instead of a 20 as I wanted it to be more fitted on the waist...and it was but it didn't do up around the bust at all. Usually in shops like Primark and New Look I'm a size 16 and 18 in some non-stretch tops, so I thought i'd get away with it, but  I ended up having to return the dress and I exchanged it for a slinky wiggle dress my husband also chose in the style "Raven". I bought it in Red and it is also available in Black and Purple too and I think they are all in the sale still. The Red was reduced from £29.99 to just £8.99 WHICH IS INSANE so I ended up actually getting a refund of £1 too, but the Purple and Black colours in the same style are only reduced to £17.99 HERE.
   The dress however, as I again had to size up, is too big on the bottom half. I have included images of it with me holding the extra fabric so you can see what it will look like once i have altered it. I also again need to take the length up by about 3/4".

    As you can see on the left it fits lovely around the boobs but on the right I've pulled all the spare fabric back so you can see what it'll look like when I've taken off about 2". Proper fitting clothes really do make all the difference in your clothes ladies!
    Over all i'm so happy with the items. I guess the alterations for me aren't such a big deal as I am used to having to alter my clothing because of my figure. Larger boobs and a small waist are a bless and a a curse. The Raven dress makes me feel redicilously fab and its my favorite of all of the dresses so far, but i expect there will be more purchases. The have literally just got in all of their new spring lines and spring fabrics and they are drool-worthy. I find the majority of the things i've bought were well-made, fast p&p and their returns policy is easy to work and understand and quick, they keep you up to date and e-mail you and you can track your order via their website if you sign up. They have loads of offers on all the time, amazing clearance prices and adorable matching mother-daughter dresses, and do womens sizes 6-26!!! I think it's safe to say they get a huge thumbs up from this hour-glass short-ass.