Hair Dye

Hey there my lovely Insiders!

I was sitting around my room the other day and was thinking that I wanted a change. (This is never a good thing – I’m so unpredictable). What I decided to do, out of the blue is dye my hair. Whenever I say this my boyfriend rolls his eyes and says ‘Are you sure you want to do this? – Everytime you go back to brown you hate it and book in with your hairdresser and pay hundreds of pounds to go back to blonde’ – Blah Blah Blah.

Im the type of person that once I have something in my head, nothing will stop me from doing it. – Im such a strong minded person haha. I walked straight into Boots with this idea in mind. I went striding in, ready to get my normal brand and colour. To my amazement they didn’t have any. My heart sank a little. I really wanted to change my hair. Gutted I started to look at the other brands to see if any of them looked as good or if I could remember using any of the others before. I came across a fairly known hair dye brand and thought that I would give it a go. I always buy 2. Any girl that box dyes her hair knows that you always need a 2nd box just in case. You don’t want to get half way through and realise that because your hair is so long you’ve ran out or heaven forbid you miss patches of your hair! ALWAYS BUY A SECOND BOX!

Anyway I had ombre hair. I had bleach blonde hair on my tips and mousey brown roots. It looked rather nice and considering it cost me around £110 I liked it. However I really wanted a change. I picked up 2 boxes of dark/black hair dye and started to dye my hair. My poor boyfriend, I make him help me. I can’t do the back of my hair and I’m forever scared that I’ll miss pieces. He will be standing pouring the colour onto my head and also helping me section my hair to get the best coverage! – BEST BOYFRIEND EVER! – Top browny points!

He does always moan at me though. Whenever I dye my hair, its never done smoothly or carefully. I always seem to make the biggest mess ever. Honestly, it will get all over the floor, the walls, the table, the mirror, the sink, my clothes and not to mention all over my face/shoulders/arms. It looks like a bomb of hair dye had exploded! – He always drags me into the bathroom now because I’ve managed to get hair dye on his floor a couple of times… Oops!

The first box did a very good job especially as I haven’t used this brand before! Impressed I washed out the colour and dried my hair. I went to sleep feeling fabulous!

I woke up the next morning and started getting ready for work. As I sat down at my desk prepping my face I could see light brown strips though my hair. In complete shock, I scrambled to get my brush and started pulling at my hair. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had missed chunks of my hair. – Mentally I was screaming inside. I had to go to work with patchy hair. I immediately woke my boyfriend up in a panic asking him if he could notice it. He couldn’t but I could. I felt so self conscious about it. I was walking around work with my hair up hoping that people wouldn’t be able to see the patches. – I felt so relieved that the only comments I got was ‘OMG, I love your hair’ ‘Your hair looks amazing dark’ – I was so happy!

I got home that night and got the second box I had on my table and reapplied another colour on top. This time I made sure that I didn’t miss a single layer of hair.

Insiders, if you dye your hair please remember to have at least another box of hair dye on standby just incase you have any issues the first time round. You don’t want to have a bad hair day like me.

Much Love,

The Insider x



Don’t Cry Hun, Your Make-Up Costs Too Much

‘You wear too much make up’

‘Your contour is too heavy’

‘You spend too much time time on your make up’

‘You spend too much money on make up’

IF YOU HAVE ANYONE IN YOUR LIFE THAT SAYS ANY OF THE ABOVE TO YOU – CUT THEM OUT OF YOUR LIFE. – You don’t need those negative people in your lives. You need to find friends that are going to be supportive of your make up choices.

I personally have enough makeup to set up my own store. Lipsticks, foundations, blushes, mascaras, eye shadows – The whole Shebang. I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t carry at least 3 lipsticks in there handbag. (I carry 7). When I get ready to go out for a night with the girls, I will take 2/3 bags just full of makeup. All my friends love it when I say I’m coming over to get ready as they know that I will share my makeup with them. Not to mention I will use them as a portrait. I will literally grab there face and attack them with makeup. They have no choice in the matter!

If your dedicated to makeup you’ll understand and appreciate the amount of time it takes. You have to learn which colours suit you, look at all the reviews of the product. It’s not as easy as everyone thinks.

I have never been critized how long it takes me to get ready.  My boyfriend, my family, no one even says a word because I look absolutely fabulous afterwards (I know sounding a little up myself there). It can sometimes take me 2/3 hours to get ready, however this is a full face of makeup – You know, winged smokey eyes. On a normal day, just going out for lunch or shopping, I can take me 20 minutes to an hour. – I’m a lucky girl, my boyfriend understands why it takes so long! I’ve even trusted him to go out and buy my foundation! (I know, scary).

Girls that wear makeup get a really silly stereotype – ‘Oh she’s wearing too much makeup, she’s looking for attention’ – This is a load of rubbish and is an awful statement. For me, it’s a form of art. The amount of time and effort it takes to get it right. Not to mention takes time to become good at it. I use makeup, yes to make myself feel confident. I don’tthink that’s a bad thing. I mean, batman puts his mask on. When I put my makeup on, it’s like my armour for the day. Makes me feel as though I can go and face anything. Plus if I get upset or annoyed or something bad happens, I remember that it took me 2 hours to get ready and my makeup costs too much.

Don’t waste your makeup honey – It costs too much.

Much Love,

The Insider x