Friday, November 30, 2012

John Freida Sheer Blonde







I've had these products a while now, for two reasons, I don't wash my hair multiple times a week (there's not a great way of saying that without sounding like a scruff, but I assure you I'm not) and I like to compose a good review on products.

The video above shows an easy way with a few tricks on how to create a fishtail plait, I love a fishtail braid and I don't believe they're just for the summer, so I gave this tutorial a go, the bobble trick really helps. I love using a fishtail plait to create a textured, soft wave in my hair by keeping it in over night of for a few hours and then letting my hair loose.

I've been using the John Frieda Enhancing* range for blondes, now my hair isn't all blonde these days, my natural colour at the top is a dark blonde/medium brown then it blends down into a warm dark blonde and finally into my bleached end. So there's a few colours going on in my hair so I wasn't sure this would work for me, but I've found the shampoo and conditioner not only clean my hair thoroughly and add moisture, but they also give my hair an amazing shine when I've washed it. Just a little bit of background on my hair, I don't really have problematic hair, in fact with not washing it everyday and avoiding heat a lot of the time it's grown a lot and is pretty strong these days, so I don't find myself needing anything massively moisturising or effective for my hair. The enhancing range work by amplifying golden shine in your hair, creating a brighter, shinier colour, something I've found is hard to come by when being blonde.
I also have the Spun Gold Shape and Shine balm, this is a soft waxy balm that has gold particles that create extra shine in your hair. I remember my mam having this years ago and I used to love it, so now I've got one of my own it's even better. I like my hair to be full with texture, but nothing too heavy, the balm separates and adds texture without feeling crispy, heavy or tacky and you only need the tiniest bit meaning it'll last forever.

I really enjoy these products and I believe they work really well, so when I run out I might try the Go Blonder shampoo and conditioner next to maybe lift my colour without the use of dye. The product in the video that gives fresh volume to hair also looks amazing and is right up my street. 

*I was sent samples of these to try. This does not effect my opinion of the product.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

MUA work

I haven't posted often for a very long time, my posts are sporadic and I just want to say thank you to those who still follow and read what and when I do post. I'm so busy at the moment with uni work and doing things in my spare time for my makeup portfolio, blogging is not a top priority, but I do still find myself wanting to come back to it, sometimes.

I recently got some images back from a shoot I worked on a few months ago with a photographer called Terri-Lee Shield, so I thought I'd post a video and some photos of what I've been up to. I might do this more often, especially with a new shoot coming up in a couple of weeks that I'm really excited for, and my own photography work combined with my own makeup also.

You can check out some of my other work and see updates on my facebook page https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaLaurenMUA :)