Before you decide to color your hair, read this! Your hair depends on it!!

Coloring your hair at home. So many benefits, but it could also be damaging to your hair if you make a small mistake. Personally, I like to color my hair at home because I hate spending the salon money so I look for easy, foolproof ways to do it myself.

After years of coloring my hair back and forth between blonde, black, brown and even blue once, (yes, I colored the tips of my hair blue like Kylie Jenner) I have found ways to protect your hair and find that right color.

Protecting Your Hair:

  • Coconut oil! It’s always a yes and cheap. You can get coconut oil in its gel form or just regular oil. I really like buying it in gel form because I like melting it myself. So, all you’re going to do with your oil is apply just a small amount to your roots and ends and then comb through. If you do this a week or two every night before you apply color to your hair, it will be less likely for you to experience damage. Please do not learn this the hard way!
  • Avoid heat styling a couple weeks before you color. Hair that has already been broken is almost impossible to repair, don’t make it even more less likely by heat styling and putting color on back to back!
  • Have a hydrating, deep conditioner on hand. I really like Mane N’ Tail, Suave’s Humectant Conditioner and Not Your Mother’s Way to Grow. Use this after coloring and every day after that — FOREVER (:
  • Hair repair masks, even if your hair is not damaged or in need of repair. Putting any kind of color on your hair strips it of many nutrients and applying a mask after rinsing out color will make up for those lost nutrients. The best mask I have come across is Phyto’s Intense Hydrating Brilliance Mask. You can get masks that will do really well too at grocery stores or a beauty store or even make your own!

Choosing the right color and brand:

  • Before buying color, talk with a stylist or an accredited worker at a beauty store and ask about how you think a certain color would look on you — if it’s out of the norm like red, purple, green, blue, etc. Before I colored my tips blue, I talked with a hairstylist who told me that I would love it and that it was trending. When I asked about doing different colored tips, she told me my best bet would be blue. She was completely honest and sometimes another opinion besides your friends’ can be really helpful.
  • The basics: blonde, black and brown. These are the easiest colors to work with and almost fool proof. * If you bleached your hair and want to go back to brown, mix the brown color with a color base of red! If you don’t your hair will, I repeat: WILL turn green. I may or may not know this from experience.
  • Buying color from a grocery store/convenience store or wherever: Revlon’s Soft Black box color has always been my favorite. It’s literally $3 a box and their ColorStay conditioner that comes with it is so great for your hair. I have not used anything else because many will ruin curl patterns and damage hair more than they should because of more chemicals.
  • Make sure you get enough! One box usually is not enough, unless you have really really short hair!

If you’re brave enough to color your own hair at home, keep in mind how to keep your hair healthy in the process. Also, don’t be afraid to try a new color — even if it’s something crazy like bright fire truck red. If you are totally convinced that you love it, that is enough and it will look good. Do your research and compare shades of that color. Look online for people who have the same textured hair as you and see what they look like with the color you want! You’ll definitely be addicted after the first time. I love the feeling of looking slightly different.

Have you ever had a hair color catastrophe?

What color do you absolutely, low-key want to try?

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thanks for reading, stay golden

Jazzie

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A review: Tarte’s Tarteist Lipaint 

Who else, besides me, is obsessed with liquid lipstick? Okay for me, it’s specifically matte, dark colors. OBSESSED. A couple months ago, I bought Kat Von D’s long-lasting lipstick in Lolita. It was my absolute favorite for a while, but then I needed a new color, but from the same general palette (Idk, I just really like dark purples, browns and nudes. I stay away from all the other colors!). I decided to try Tarte’s new line of liquid lipsticks.

So the lipsticks come in a really cute package. Tarte calls the lipstick “lip paint.” I was a little confused about what “lip paint” was and if I would even like it.

I really like the thin brush on the wand. It helps with precise lining which is really helpful. The consistency is also a lot like a matte liquid lipstick only it goes on really smooth! It takes a little while for it to completely dry, but the color is amazing.  

I ordered the colors “tbt” and “manbun.” Tbt is my favorite because I can wear it a lot more often. It’s a nude pinkish color that gives me life. Manbun is a mix of a Vampy red and berry purple. It’s dark and I’m in love with the name and everything about it.

Here’s a quick swatch after a couple minutes of letting both colors dry.

Overall Impression: 

  • Colors are vibrant, does not take a lot to fully cover lips
  • A little smaller than I would have expected for $20
  • Fun packaging and creative color names
  • Lasts the whole day
  • 4.5 out of 5

What’s your favorite lipstick? Do you tend to buy similar colors or do you like to diversify your lipstick color collection? I want to know, comment below!

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thanks for reading, stay golden

moonchildja

Obsessions of 2015 — My can’t live withouts!

2015 was a great year! Here were some of my obsessions: 

  1.   Matte Lipstick- Holy Cow. Dark brown matte lipsticks, nude matte lipsticks, dark purple matte lipsticks. One word: Amen. Not to mention Kylie Jenner’s new lipsticks that sold out seconds after they were released. Yeah I was one of those excited, loyal fans that was ready to click the “confirm my order,” exactly the time it came out, but sadly Kylie has too many fans who clicked that button half a second faster than I had.
  2.  Younique- This new brand of makeup has had me so obsessed. Some of the proceeds go to women who have experienced domestic violence and if you know someone who sells it (it’s kind of like Mary Kay only better for your skin!) they will receive some of the profit too! I think it’s just a great company. P.S. I’ll be releasing a review of the AMAZING Younique foundation and crazy cool mascara very soon! No harsh, unnecesary chemicals and less than 12 ingredients! It’s great for your skin!
  3.   Instant headache remover- I just recently found this nifty eye cover. Heat it up or freeze it and just put on your head when you’ve got a headache or right before you go to bed! It’s only about $1 at T.J Maxx and serves as one of my favorites from 2015 for whenever I need some relaxing me time.
  4.   Glass Animals Zaba Album- I’ve come across some great music in 2015! The Glass Animals have been around for a few years now and this album is great! If you like electronic, tribal music with a peculiar taste, this is for you. Listen to Gooey if it’s your first time hearing them. You will not regret it! 
  5.   Travis Scott- Like rap with a great beat and bass drops? Travis Scott has made some great music this year on his album Rodeo. You may have heard Antidote, as it’s one of his most popular songs and has been on the radio for a while now. If you like Antidote, you’ll LOVE the rest of that album! 
  6.   Gray Ombre- Ombres in general have been my thing all year, but the color grey has been my favorite color. Although I have not done this to my hair yet, it is coming soon! I promise I will post before and after pictures! 
  7.   Heels, anything with HEELS!- Addictive. That’s all I have to say about that!  


What were some of your obsessions? Let me know! I love trying new things! 


Thanks for reading, stay golden. 

Dramatic, Festive Eyes Tutorial

  
So I was going to name this New Year’s festive eye makeup, but I doubt anyone out there is scouring the Inter-webs for how-to’s for New Years two hours before the ball drops. This can be got any festive event 🙂 Enjoy!

So this is what you’ll need: 

  • Sephora’s Moonshadow baked palette, or any sparkly dark brown and gold baked eyeshadow.    
  • Eyeshadow brush and eyeshadow blender
  • Liquid Eyeliner
  • Black Mascara *note, I did eyeliner and mascara before eyeshadow 
  • Sephora’s Gold Jumbo Crayon

First, take the darkest brown color on the palette and apply darkest to the space between your eyebrow and the outter corner of your eye, then very lightly to the whole eyelid like so:


Then, take the goldest, sparkliest color on your palette or if you have the Moonshadow palette, use the color that is one right of the first color.  

Apply the gold color from the corner of your eye and blend close to where you applied the brown but not all the way up. Make sure the gold is blended partly with the brown so that the two colors won’t end abruptly — that would look weird.   

 Because you can never have too much gold eye color, I like to add Sephora’s gold jumbo crayon to the corners of my eyes (It’s long-lasting…hooray!)

Hope you enjoyed my festive makeup tutorial! 

Thanks for reading, stay golden! 

 

A review: Bésame Lipstick Matchsticks

   
At first, I had mixed feelings about this product. I received it in the mail from Sephora for $6.00 (way overpriced for my liking) and thought the sticks would be a bit bigger. Well, here’s the package. It’s cute, vintage-y. 

  I opened it up and I was confused  
 How was I supposed to apply lipstick to my huge lips using the tip of a matchstick with like maybe two drops of lipstick?? I pouted about this for a while, it sat in my makeup bag for quite a while and then I thought about trying it. 
  
Again, I couldn’t get over the size, but I decided I should stop complaining and try the dang thing. As I lined my lips with the tiny, miniscule matchstick (that is actually SMALLER than an actual matchstick!) I thought: It ain’t that bad! 

Believe it or not, the color was vibrant! I would use these matchsicks for lining and then use another color to fill the rest of the lip (just because I have bigger lips) Someone with smaller lips could apply the matchstick to their whole lip, but it was not working for me, sadly.

The full version is available on Sephora’s website and it is a fairly new product and I would imagine they would go quickly so if you like what you see, knock yourself out and buy one! 

Final words:

  •  3 1/2 out of 5 stars
  • Great, vibrant color
  • Goes on smooth
  • Neat packaging
  • Guess you get what you pay for (regarding the size)

If you’ve tried this product let me know below what you think! 

Thanks for reading, stay golden.

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How you know you’re actually a hipster! 

  
So I recently was called hipster. Okay cool, not mad. I asked what makes me a hipster and they were stumped. “Just the way you are! How you dress and all your hobbies!” Well, I looked up the actual word hipster and it simply is a person who is stylish and trendy in an unconventional way. It originated in the early 1940s describing jazz musicians or people who were jazz listeners. Of course, we have evolved ourselves over the years and hipsters are not all exactly people who sit in jazz clubs with a full suit and top hat every day. Just people who enjoy underground, independent music and style. If this is you, embrace it! 

If you’re a hipster: 

You have a unique taste in music, not to mention, a record player and maybe a collection of vinyls  

You may have one of these nice record players in your house, along with a collection of vinyls you would die for. Some of my favorite vinyls are Honeymoon by Lana del Rey, Dark Side of The Moon by Pink Floyd, a couple Van Morrisons, and Abbey Road by the Beatles. I have plenty more and I always find myself ordering more and more. Oh! Not to mention a nice, versatile tapestry! 

You find yourself at coffee shops more than usual drinking teas and coffees most people have never heard of  At your local Starbucks or Teavana, you know the baristas and many times they know your order. Be aware of how often you visit a coffee shop, if you’re there close to everyday, you may be a “hipster.”

You prefer Apple products and are loyal to them even if Samsung has a breakthrough device.   

No matter what, I will always have an Apple product. I just like the look and Apple was the namebrand of the first device I have ever had. It’s just sharp looking! Even if Samsung comes out with the best phone on the planet, I will keep my iPhone.

You get angry when people ask you if you’ve heard a song that came out 3 years ago that you listened to first yet they claim it just came out. 
Try again late listeners! Glass Animals has been on my playlist for years now. Gooey did not come out in 2015. But okay. Those of you who can relate, feel betrayed, in a sense. When you listened to the newest underground tracks, it wasn’t cool, but now that it’s on the radio or in a movie trailer, people change their minds! It happens all the time, learn to live with it. 

You blog.   If you know what this is, enough said. 

Vintage-y stuff catches your eye  Along with your impressive, fancy Canon camera, you have a super cool old-fashioned polaroid camera, or atleast dream of having one. And anything else not of this era. Thrift shops and antique stores are always on your to-do list.

If any of these match your personality, you may be a hipster — and there’s nothing wrong with that! 

Thanks for reading, stay golden. 

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