Sunday, February 24, 2013

What's your chat, blogger? TAG

Hello followers :)
I was tagged by the lovely katie from Katie's Cup of Tea to do this tag, so here it is!


Whats your name? 
Alexia Jade, but most people call me jade (long story)

How old are you and when's your Birthday?
I'm 23, and my birthday is the 13th of July! 
Where do you come from?
This is where it gets complicated. I'm half swedish, half english, but i was born and raised in dubai!
What's your current occupation?
I'm a history student!


What category does your blog fall into?
It falls into the beauty/fashion/health category. I like to write reviews and posts about things i love!

What's the aim of your blog?
Just to review products and interact with other bloggers with the same interests as me! I post a lot about my experiences with products and healthy regimes. 

What's the reason behind your URL/blog name?
Its pretty much just a straight forward blog name, i wanted something that was simple and got the theme of my blog across.

Three great blogs to check out, go go go!

What inspires you the most?
My dad. He's literally who i look up to most. He has overcome so many obstacles and really made a name for himself in the world. Theres not one day that goes by that i am not thankful that i have the greatest dad ever :)

One quote or motto that you live by?
“All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.” 
It's from the song 'Breathe' by Pink Floyd (my favourite band). 
I dont feel like its a quote or motto to live by, but pretty much represents life.

Favourite icon, dead or alive?
I dont think i have a specific favourite icon, i've never really looked at famous people as icons.


So you're an animal, what are you?
A cat.  I'd love to be able to just sleep and eat all day!

You can eat one thing for the rest of your life?
Either swedish hot dogs, or pasta.  I love both!

*Click* and you're anywhere in the world, where are you?
I'd love to go to anywhere sunny. Maybe somewhere in the Caribbean

Saturday, February 16, 2013

How to go from dark brown to blonde! ColourB4 review + new hair

By now i've realised how many posts i've dedicated to my hair, it's getting out of hand!
Unfortunately i'm one of those people who just can't leave their hair alone :(

I did say i was only going to be brunette for winter, and as soon as it hit january, i decided it wasn't winter anymore (even though it clearly is).

So without further do, here is how i achieved it without killing my hair!

ColourB4 extra strength:

This is a product i've used before, and i swear by it whenever i'm trying to remove dark hair. It really is the best way to do it without destroying your hair with bleach!

I bought mine from boots, for £11.99 (available here)

I bought the extra strength as my hair was quite a dark brown, and had been dyed a few times since i went dark as well.

The product works as a colour stripper, it reduces all the artificial pigment using the mixture you're given, and then you wash or 'buff' it out for about 15 minutes in the shower! It really is brilliant.
I wouldn't say it doesn't damage your hair at all, but its no where near as damaging as bleach.

The mixture absolutely STINKS.  It smells like rotten eggs, but thats down to the chemicals that are used to strip your hair, so there isn't actually much you can do about that, but it works great!

I would definitely recommending sticking EXACTLY to the instructions in the leaflet, the product will not work properly if you do not follow the instructions properly.

Anyway, here's what my hair looked like just before i used colourb4:

(before i washed out the colour b4)


As you can see, it worked excellently at removing my previous colour! I was so happy with the result! However, i still wanted to go blonder, so i used the same highlighting kit (Jerome Russell Bblonde) i used in a previous blog post (found here: DIY highlights at home)

I've also been using this shampoo recently too, to rid me of any brassiness:

Touch of Silver: Twice a week brightening shampoo.
This shampoo has been a life saver with freshening my blonde and keeping it from going that awful butter yellow blonde. I'd definitely recommend it!

available from super drug and savers

and here is the result!

the lighting is very yellow here, but my hair is ash blonde :)

Have you tried colour b4?