Aug 242015
 

I got my hair done about 2 months ago at a local hair salon, changing it from my usual medium blonde to a platinum blonde ombre. My hair came out beautifully, but it still wasn’t as ashy as I would have liked. I wanted it to be a icy purple color. So I figured that I’d give it a go and try to DIY my hair.

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Here’s what I used:

  • Pravanna ChromaSilk Vivids in Silver (bought it off of Amazon for about ~$15, I forget, but no more than $20)
  • Manic Panic in Electric Amethyst (~$10 from Ebay)
  • Hair dye mixing bowl and brush (got mine from Sally’s Beauty Supply)
  • Gloves (not pictured)
  • Generic white conditioner (not pictured)
  • Saran warp
  • Hair clip

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Next you need to mix together the white conditioner, manic panic dye, and pravanna silver in the mixing bowl. I used the following percentages for each:

  • 40% white conditioner
  • 20% manic panic (purple dye)
  • 40% pravanna (silver)

Make sure that the 3 are fully blended together. You can use the brush to mix. What’s nice about Pravanna is that you can use the markings on the side of their dye to measure out how much dye you are using. Very useful.

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After I finished mixing together my 3 ingredients, this is what my dye looked like. Looks pretty purple doesn’t it? I was worried about how the color would come out, but had faith that all would be okay.

vivids privana silver hair dye granny how to

I applied the entire mix to my hair working from the bottom up. I didn’t end up wasting any of the dye and it turned out to be the perfect amount. It took me probably around 45 minutes to mix and apply all of the dye to my hair evenly.

Once I had the dye in my hair, I clipped it into a bun on the top of my head and wrapped it with saran wrap. Next was the easy part, I put on a movie and left it in my hair for 2 hours. When it was time to remove the hair dye, I simply hopped in the shower and rinsed it out with warm to cool temperature water.

Here’s the result of my hair, before and after.

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My hair’s over all tone was less bright and a lot cooler. It wasn’t a very drastic difference, but it was noticeably a light grey color. The purple didn’t show up as much as I would have liked it to, so next time I may have to add a little extra purple. My only worries are that if I add more purple, my hair may turn out too dark. I’ll have to experiment more.

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Until next time…
xoxo Sarah 

Aug 052015
 
Bunny Color Brown Circle Lens Review

It’s been a few months now since I’ve posted a circle lens review. The truth is that most days when I go to work, I wear my D&G glasses (love them so much). The only time that I wear contacts is when I’m traveling, going out, or on the weekends. I’ve gone from being a heavy user to one who tries their best to wear them sparingly (mostly because I want to reduce my neovascularization). Glasses have made a huge comeback over the years, but you can’t deny the power of circle lens when it comes in enhancing one’s look. I think I’ve gone from two extremes (contacts 24hrs to 2 days a week). I need to find a better middle ground because circle lens look better! Let’s have a look at my latest circle lens, the Bunny Color Brown, now on sale for ~$15. These lens were sponsored to me by Klenspop.com. This is odd to say, but the brand is Lenspop which does lead me to wonder if this is Klenspop’s own circle lens brand? I wonder how that works… Anyways, my lens came in the usual branded box with a new case and tongs. General information on the

Jul 282015
 
Reddit Jewelry Gift Exchange

Usually I like to reserve Reddit gift exchanges for all of my geeky interests, but this time I decided to try something new. JEWELRY! Here’s what I got from the gift exchange. I love lots and lots of silver. Thanks Renee (aka Teenkerbelle_NOLA) for the thoughtful gift! Got these 3 necklaces with black string and silver detailing. Each of these necklaces are adjustable in length with a silver hook. The only issue I find with them is that I can’t really wear them layered because the length difference between the 3 isn’t enough. But otherwise, it’s gorgeous when worn individually or in pairs. Great for the pool side too! This other beautiful necklace has got to be my favorite. I love the detailing and finish of the silver. It’s a long necklace that will work really will with other silver jewelry that I already own. Also the locket has a magnetic clamp and opens up! Gotta figure out what to put inside of it now. Oiii~ So my husband likes to rip open all of the packages that we get, even when it’s not his own. This is the result of his sloppy pack opening skills. Thankfully, it’s not that hard

Jul 162015
 
Summer GlamBag Giveaway (Ends 08/31/15)

IT’S BEEN SO FRIGGIN’ LONG SINCE XLICIOUS GIRL BLOG HAS HAD A GIVEAWAY!!!! But thank goodness, the time has come. I’m happy to present my Summer GlamBag Giveaway, the first of many giveaways to come!  What You Can Win: Woven bag (very cute bag from Ipsy) Gold and royal blue bracelet bangle Rubber tipped makeup brush (used to erase eyeliner/mascara mistakes or apply concealer) SPARITUAL yellow nail polish Liptitude 24/7 hydrating lip stain (really fun lip gloss, perfect for the summer) Smashbox photo finish foundation primer (I use in my travel bag, it’s great) Gold and stone chain necklace Evelyn Iona concealer The Balm’s Mini Nude Eyeshadow in Dude Volume 2 (beautiful brown shadow)  Giveaway Rules: Giveaway starts now and ends August 31, 2015 at 11:59PM PST One (1) winner will be picked at random Items will be shipped free of charge Opened internationally No cheating! Every entry will be checked and cheaters will be eliminated! Please do no unfollow/unlike once the giveaway ends, as it is unfair to those who faithfully follow and want to win the giveaway Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below and make sure you complete all mandatory requirements Winner will be selected at random and emailed on

Jul 082015
 
Yves Saint Laurent YSL Dessin Des Levres Lip Liners (# 3, 8, 17)

I love wearing lipstick, but sometimes it can be so high maintenance! Whenever I wear any lipstick thats bright and bold, I get nervous that the color is fading or that I’ve accidentally smudged it. As a result, I end up checking my reflection constantly — through phone, mirrors, asking friends/husband =___=;; Lipstick can easily go from being fun and flirty to nasty and trashy. If you wear lipstick, having a good lip liner is a MUST. I must admit, I’m no expert at lip liners since I’ve only started using them for about a year now. So if you have any tips, tricks, or advice, do share! The lip liners that I have to show today are the Dessin Des Levres by Yves Saint Laurent (YSL). I have them in 3 colors, #3 Fucshia, #8 Cinnamon, and #17 Rose. These are available for purchase at $30 a pop. That’s quite a hefty price tag for what seems like a simple product! It’s almost the same price as YSL’s Rogue Volupte lipsticks which are $36. I guess it all comes down to how you use lipliners and whether you really care for perfection. Either that or you could definitely find other brands for

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