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Review : Schwarzkopf Palette Deluxe Hair Colour

14 May 2019 12:31


I recently put the Schwartskopf Palette deluxe oil care color to the test, I used the shade "Smooth red violet" on my hair, and I was very nervous to put it over the mess that was my hair, because I hadn't dyed my hair in over 3 months (I was considering going back to my natural roots - but I'm a hair rehab failure.) I had serious root regrowth, as well as just generally uneven colour all over my head. 



Knowing that there was a high possibility of a hair disaster - I went ahead and did it anyway. haha! I like to live dangerously.

Spoiler: It turned out even better than I could have hoped.


I was delightfully surprised at how even the coverage and colour turned out, there was no demarcation line, no hot roots, just beautiful and even colour!


I'm going to give you a quick summary of my favorite things about this hair dye, as well as some cons;

Pros:
 
  • Affordable (R99 at Clicks)
  • Easy to use, the formula is not too thick or too runny, it's a breeze to apply
  • decent range of colours
  • Colour is true to the colour on the box
  • Doesn't leave your hair feeling damaged after use

Cons:

  • Even though it's afforable, it's still almost double the price of Renew hair dye (R54.99 at Clicks)
  • It's gentle on hair, but not ammonia free
  • It has a chemical smell - but not worse than your average box of dye
  • The colour fades quite a bit with every wash (This is a red-hair problem)
I am so pleased with my current hair colour, I feel like I am living my best hair life right now! BUT, I know myself, and I know that next time I go to Clicks to pick up hair dye, I am most likely going to be tempted by the price of the Renew hair dye. I highly recommend the Schwarzkopf Palette Deluxe hair dye, however if you are on a very tight budget Renew is a great alternative!

I also have a Youtube video showing you how I colour my hair, so if you are interested please head over to my Youtube channel, and while you're there hit the subscribe button ♥ It means the world to me.



xoxo Adel



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♥Most Amazing Face Mask EVER (and you can find it in your kitchen!)♥

14 July 2015 16:04
Today we are discussing the birds and the bees. Well, actually just the bees.

(Photo credit: Photo Junkies Photography)

It's all about the honey. I did some research on the benefits of honey, and according to various sources on the internet honey can do amazing things for your skin.
My skin has been awful for most of this year, so I decided to try it because honestly, I had nothing to lose. For the first time in my life I had acne, REAL acne (not the occasional breakout that I used to refer to as acne before.) I didn't want to leave the house, and I CAKED my foundation on to try and conceal it, I felt like poo. For the first time I truly understand how acne affects you every day of your life.

Anyway, on to the good stuff. I started using honey every morning as a "face wash", because my skin has been quite dry lately. I noticed an improvement within the first week, but then I decided I wanted MORE *rubs hands together greedily* 

So, for the last few weeks I've been applying the honey to my face first thing in the morning and then just leaving it on while I go about my life. Now, by life I mean making breakfast, cleaning and doing laundry. If you are the Queen of England and you have to go to glamorous functions early in the morning, this won't work for you ;)
I leave it on for at least an hour most days, Sometimes on weekends I only leave it on for about 10 minutes and it still does a great job. Then I wash it off, I have been using a cream cleanser to take it off (it's extremely sticky, but it rinses off very easily) then I just tone and moisturize as usual.

I promise you, I don't even recognize my skin anymore! It's so soft, my pimples heal so much faster, I don't break out nearly as much as I used to, and my skin actually glows ( I always thought "the glow" everyone talks about only exists in fairy tales and Hollywood). I really hope you try this trick and that you have the same amazing results I have had so far. It's amazing for dry skin as it's very moisturizing, but I think any skin type will benefit from it!

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday, Honeys! (Honeys, see what I did there? teehee)


xoxo Adel


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♥ DIY Hair Treatment - Coconut + Castor Oil ♥

04 March 2015 12:27


There is nothing quite as beautiful as healthy hair. Long, healthy hair is my ultimate dream, but unfortunately it's not easily achieved. About a year ago I cut my hair short, because it wasn't in the best condition and I always say, I would rather have healthy short hair than damaged long hair. Ever since then, I have been taking extra good care of my hair and this oil treatment is a life saver. It leaves my hair so soft and shiny and it promotes hair growth!

For this oil treatment you will need:

* Castor Oil

* Coconut Oil

* a Shower Cap / Plastic Wrap

Start by combing out all of the tangles in your hair, then part your hair into small sections and apply the castor oil directly onto the part line, where your scalp is exposed. Do this in small sections, covering your entire scalp with castor oil. Once that's done, apply your coconut oil onto the remainder of your hair, mainly focusing on the lower half of your hair. 
Now, massage your scalp to make sure your entire head is covered in oil. Massaging your scalp also increases blood flow, which helps with hair growth as well.
Then cover your hair with either a shower cap or plastic wrap, and leave on for as long as you would like, at least 2 hours - but if you can, leaving it on over night is ideal. I never leave it on over night because I find it uncomfortable, so I usually apply it early in the morning and wash it at night. 

I do this once a week, and my hair has never looked better.






When you wash this treatment out of your hair, I recommend shampooing it twice, to make sure all the oil is out. You don't have to condition your hair afterwards, but I always do - I never skip conditioner. It doesn't leave your hair feeling greasy or heavy at all.

Wishing you good hair days ♥
xoxo Adel
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