28 September 2016

Red On Red On Red

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Shirt - Vintage
Top - Topshop (old)
Skirt - H&M (old)
Shoes - Dr Martens (old)
Gold Chain - Vintage

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autumn outfit ootd, red on red unique grunge 90's alternative inspired outfit, midi striped skirt, vintage corduroy oversized shirt, gold vintage rope necklace, street style, street fashion 1

Please ignore how ghostly pale I am, the sun clearly did me zero favours. I've decided to go all out red here - not something I've ever tried before but I think it kinda works? The stripes on the midi skirt and pop of blue help to break all the red up.

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autumn outfit ootd, red on red unique grunge 90's alternative inspired outfit, midi striped skirt, vintage corduroy oversized shirt, gold vintage rope necklace, street style, street fashion 1
autumn outfit ootd, red on red unique grunge 90's alternative inspired outfit, midi striped skirt, vintage corduroy oversized shirt, gold vintage rope necklace, street style, street fashion 1

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24 September 2016

How To | Salon Ready Blue Ombre

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For Bestival I really wanted bright blue and pink ombre. Usually I would just brave it and give it a go myself, but I wanted it to look half decent. Silly me went to my usual hairdressers. Don't get me wrong, they're very good at normal hairdresser stuff like styling and dying hair natural colours, but blues and pinks? Not so much. The colour just wasn't right, and she shampooed my hair after the dye to help wash it out. Even a hair dye noob like me knows that's a schoolboy error. So as you can imagine, it wasn't as bright and fun as I would have liked.

Yes, I've still got the craving for a nice deep coloured ombre. I thought I would just give it a go myself, and tell ya'll how I got there. I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with my skillz here. A much more impressive attempt than my 16 year self trying to get it the whole lot pastel lilac and failing miserably... Although, I do have some super high quality 385763mp webcam pics where it does look pretty good.

My dye of choice was Arctic Fox 'Poseidon', which I got on Amazon for just under a tenner. I know you can get brands of dyes which are cheaper, but I've heard such good reviews of Arctic Fox so thought I would make the splurge. I also added a little dab of pink dye (*Live Colour XXL 'Raspberry Rebel') to really bring out the blue dye.

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To apply, all I did was split my hair (washed and dried) down the middle so I had half down each side of my chest. I massaged the dye into my hair using my fingers (I gave the brush a good attempt but just couldn't get along with it), and when I reached the point where I wanted it to start fading into the blonde, I used my fingers to tease the dye already on my hair up a tad. So there's barely any dye on these bits of hair, but just enough to create a nice fade effect. Soz if I explained that all really badly.

In terms of waiting for it to take, I left it on for half an hour. I also decided to wrap each side up in foil to create, what I like to call, foil sausages. I also blitzed the hair dryer over each one for a few minutes as heat helps the dye take to your hair...apparently...

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P.S. Don't be a fool like me and forget to only shampoo. Clever clogs over here conditioned as well as putting argon oil on. I then realized that mistakes had been made so had to rewash it!

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21 September 2016

Do What The Slogan Says

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Ringer Tee - Missguided (old)
Adidas Firebird Jakcet - Depop
Skirt - Topshop Sale (not on site)
Crescent Choker - Missguided (not on site)

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I think I've mentioned this in a previous post, but I'm really getting into colour. I just love colour now. I love wearing colourful clothes, I'm enjoying finding colourful backdrops for blog photos. This is like, a new side to me that's revealing itself. Back in day, I was obsessed with monochrome or all black outfits, and if I was to wear colour it would either be dark like navy or burgundy, or a little pop of bright or pastel. And in terms of blog photos, a brick wall or plain street was ma thing. Now I just need all the colour. 

Two years ago I can imagine I would have thought that mixing green, yellow and a pop of red in one outfit would look ridiculous, but I dunno man, right now I think it's the coolest thing ever. Tbf as well, a mini skirt and ringer tee combo does make for a cute outfit.

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