Friday, 22 May 2015

In the Red

Colour-based identity crisis averted! With 6 weeks to go until I next submit myself to the hands of the professionals (and re-embrace my multicoloured 'fro), I decided to take matters into my own hands and nix my rapidly fading "Fruit Salad" sweet packaging look... a gamble which, thankfully, paid off! I used Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL in Red Passion to finally land my dream red shade... Despite mum's (unfounded) fears for the bathroom tile grouting, the process was remarkably easy and fuss free (although the "river of blood" effect during rinsing was somewhat disquieting for a lifelong blondie)... In anticipation of the notoriously difficult task of combating fading, I'm planning to keep some Scott Cornwall Colour Restore Toner close at hand, but, one wash in, my colour's still blazing!

Review, Red Home Hair Colour, 43, Sam Muses, UK Beauty Blog, London Beauty Blogger

I love, love, love this shade, but it does throw an interesting light onto some of the colour questions I've been considering recently... Going for such an intense, vibrant hue has massively amped up my "contrast levels", making my skin appear shades paler, creating a need for far greater levels of definition in terms of make-up (= excuse for new lipstick)... and making dusky pink dresses (the whimsical blonde's failsafe) a laughable no-go. Something to bear in mind if you're considering a drastic colour change: you're going to have a rock solid excuse for a make-up bag/wardrobe shake-up.

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Top and Skirt: Boohoo (Past Season), Shoes: Primark 

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  1. Wow you look fabulous! I had to search a bit to see "when did she do this?!?" .. lol. I love the cut and the red color on you. You look like a completely different person (in a good way). Not that the blond was bad (really, I have long hair envy) .. but red is just .. Wow. Love it.


    1. Aww thanks Monica, it's always good to hear from you. Haha yes, a few people have had trouble recognising me recently! I'm not sure how long I will stick with it, since it's a bit of a pain to maintain the colour, but I am loving it at the moment.