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Zoya Pixie Dust Glitter Nail Polish in Nyx

Another day, another glitter nail polish review. Zoya is another nail polish brand that I love, their unusual shaped bottles, professional quality and gorgeous range of colours are awesome. Their Pixie Dust collection is a new range of glitter that launched in time for the festive season, this colour is called Nyx. In the bottle it’s a denim blue base with fine silver and blue glitter, very pretty and sparkly.

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On the nails it’s quite different though, most glitters have a gloss finish but this one dries semi-matte, a bit like the concrete and sand textured polishes that have been popular in the past. Even with a glossy top coat it still dries quite matte, the texture is not smooth either, it’s very textured and gritty so not for everyone. The silver sparkle is what comes through the most and the lasting power is awesome. It’s a classier glitter polish really, doesn’t tick all my boxes but I think it will appeal to others more.

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Application and longevity of this polish is awesome, I’d still recommend it I just don’t think the colour is as exciting as other glitters available out there. Have you tried any Zoya polishes?

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Online or In Store?

The main thing that sticks out to me at this time of year is how busy everywhere is compared to normal, the local Post Office has a queue around the block and the high street feels like a Saturday everyday. It’s because it’s December and it’s almost Christmas, it makes people a little bit crazy. This year, despite deciding to do a very low key Christmas, it’s still proving to be the most expensive month of the year. December so far, for me has included driving to Wales and breaking down and stupid companies taking money from my account for things that I thought I had cancelled TWO years ago, fun times. I’ve bought a couple of presents and Christmas food but nothing extravagant as it’s really not necessary to have a nice time.

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Anyway, all this Christmas craziness made my start wondering why everyone still puts themselves through the trauma of the high street when you can buy EVERYTHING online without any effort. Yes, I still love browsing shops IRL and physically seeing and touching things but when the shops get this insanely busy, it kinda looses the fun element, don’t you think?

Broadband Genie just released a survey and I was quite interesting to see that the majority of people do still prefer to shop on the high street, 54.2% of the 1000 people polled said they would rather shop on the high street. I think online shopping works best when you know what you’re looking for, I know for one thing places like Amazon are so full of pretty much everything you could think of that browsing can quickly eat up hours of your life. If you want inspiration, heading to the high street seems easier.

However, the high street doesn’t have everything, so that’s when the internet makes it far more interesting when it comes to shopping. If you want something niche or handmade the high street is not the place to go. Some of the things you can find on places like Etsy you just can’t match on the high street.

Personally, I would rather shop online so that I can access all those awesome little brands and shops that are lurking out there, what do you think?

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Nerd Block November: Mystery Subscription Box for Geeks and Nerds

So us girls all know about a subscription boxes, it’s been a thing for quite a few years now with the likes of Birchbox and Glossybox, but what is there outside of the beauty blogging sphere? Well, it turns out there’s tons of things, you can get subscription boxes for all kinds of things: treats for your dog, craft beer, weird stuff from Japan and there’s a whole bunch of boxes full of stuff for the nerd and geek crowd. I have enough beauty samples in my house, so it makes more sense for me to opt into something non-beauty related. So, here’s a little review of my first Nerd Block, which I received in November.nerd block november batman boba fett iron man subscription box geek nerd loot crate

Nerd Block is a Canadian company, so your shizz comes from over there which from my point of view is a massive plus as I imagine they have access to a much wider selection of cool stuff than if it was based in the UK or Europe, since most of the film, comic and TV franchises are based in the States. They have a bunch of options including Nerd Block Jr, Horror Block and Arcade Block, this one is Nerd Block Classic.

Every Nerd Block is guaranteed to include a t-shirt and you pre select your size when you sign up, one of the other reasons I signed up is because they almost always include a Funko Pop Figure too which we’re collecting. Unfortunately, this one didn’t have a pop figure, here’s what it did have in it:

  • Deadpool playing card t-shirt
  • Batman plush toy
  • Star Wars Boba Fett Vinyls
  • Iron Man mug
  • Super Mario inspired slap watch

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For me the t-shirt and the mug make it well worth the $19.99 subscription fee. The Batman plush is a bit weird, but looks cool in our collection, the watch is a bit random and not really my thing, but I can see a lot of people liking it, the Boba Fett vinyl are also kinda cool but I don’t think I’d use them for anything as they are a weird size. The delivery is super fast and well packaged, they make an awesome monthly treat and an awesome gift for a fellow geek.

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Riddle and Finns on the Seafront, Brighton

At the end of November, me and Miz celebrated a year since our first date with a special lunch out. We left the house without much plan and ended up ticking off a Brighton Bucketlist Restaurant off the list in the form of famous Oyster and Champagne restaurant Riddle and Finns. They have two locations in Brighton, one tucked away in the Laines and one in the glorious seafront with a view of the old pier, if you get a seat up stairs and the weather is clear the view is incredible!
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First off, I’m very happy to say that despite the high brow, super classy look of this place it wasn’t at all intimidating to visit, the staff were super welcoming and chatty, we didn’t feel awkward like we did walking into some other possible eateries that day. The Riddle and Finns seafront restaurant is quite small, so I would imagine that at peak time you would be best to book, but on a weekday lunchtime it was easy to just walk in off the street and get seated right away. PLUS, they gave us fresh baked bread with dips and this always pleases me, I could eat endless bread and spread and this was particularly nomilicious.

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As many of you will know, I used to be such a fussy eater, so to finally be at a stage where I can go somewhere like this and actually choose something and actually eat and enjoy it is quite amazing. Anyway, because we were on a budget and wanted to try a couple of things we opted to get a couple of sides and appetizers instead of a main, this is a great option too as the portions are really decent and for lunch this works great. Here’s the pan fried scallops with chilli and chorizo, isn’t it pretty? Also delicious, really enjoyed this and can 100% confirm that I now like scallops, I think this was the second time ever that I had tried them.

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Next up, was Miz’s seasonal choice of Razorclams cooked in white wine. These ones looked less appetising to me, but Miz really enjoyed them, I only tried one and they weren’t for me, I think this is part due to them being cooked with onions (which I hate) and in white wine which I’m also not a fan of. Either way, awesome to find out what these tasted like after picking up the empty shells on the beach so often as a kid.

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Half a pint of prawns didn’t sound too challenging, FYI it’s more than you think it’s going to be. Here’s another first for me, I’ve had prawns before but have never had them cold or with their shells intact. They look so freaking weird and I’m pretty sure I would not have ever tried these before, I’m proud to say that I nommed up more than half of these. Even with their weird little beady eyes, totally delicious.

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The bill came to around £40, which considering the amazing service, beautiful setting and incredible quality of food seems completely fair. If you had more of a budget though you could easily spend around £100 for a meal for two, that might happen one day, but right now I’m totally happy with this for a fancy lunch option and will definitely visit again for another special occasion.

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Orly Sparkle Mirrorball Holographic Silver Nail Polish

Who remembers a couple of years ago when the blogosphere went mental with GOSH’s holographic nail polish, shade 549, Holographic Hero? It was a shimmering delight that everyone loved, but alas, it only lasted one night or so and didn’t really work unless you used the right base coat. Well, fear not holo fans, you can now get a new and improved version from Orly which ticks ALL the boxes.

In it’s bottle it looks like a weird pearly grey with tiny flecks of holographic glitter in, yes it’s pretty but in its line up against the other glitter polishes in the collection for Christmas I don’t think it’s easily noticed, you can’t see its appeal until you get it on your nails.

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It’ll take two coats to get this level of coverage but as with all other Orly nail polishes I’ve tried, it’s great quality and applies really easily. I’ve shown it below with and without the flash so you can see the full extent of the shimmer and sparkle. From a distance and in low light it doesn’t look that exciting, it’s like it looks in the bottle, a pale shimmering grey. The low-fi colour is pretty, quite elegant but doesn’t have the wow factor for me, it’s when it hits the lights that it gets exciting…

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SEE!! Isn’t it amazing!? It’s a solid panel of glorious holographic shiny. I’ve been wearing it for three days with Nails Inc Kensington base coat and top coat and so far, no chips and no sign of any problems so it’s already kicking the ass of the GOSH version. I’m pretty sure this is the most unusual, sparkly nail polish that I’ve ever seen. The chunky bottle and rubber grip make it super easy to work with too. I can’t wait to try this over a colour for some snazzy nail art.

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Dealing with Difficult Housemates

So following on from my  blog post detailing the bad experiences earlier in the year I encountered from my first (and hopefully last) flat share experience, I thought it would be useful to detail some of the solutions to some of the problems I had. When I was searching for advise and options there really wasn’t much clear advise online, should here’s what I did find out and how I would recommend tackling some of these problems if you encounter them yourselves.

If any of these sound familiar to you and you had a different solution, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add in any other bits of advise that come through to make this post as helpful as possible.

Having the right tenancy agreement!

If you’re sharing a house, technically the estate agent/landlord should provide a tenancy agreement based on a per room basis, which would make each party liable for their own rooms individually. I don’t know for sure, but I would imagine that this then makes you equally responsible for shared areas. The also covers you for council tax, making the landlord responsible for this instead of you personally, they might add this charge to the rent, but it’ll mean that you will avoid some potentially unpleasant disagreements.

My housemates won’t pay their share of the utility bills, what do I do?

It was naive of me to presume that anyone who lived with me would be willing to split the utility bills evenly, I honestly thought this was an obvious thing that everyone would expect to get involved with when sharing a place. Unfortunately not! I was in a joint tenancy, which covers the responsibility of everything in the flat as one unit, not as individuals. So basically, if one person messes up in the flat, everyone is held responsible.

Since I moved in to the flat before everyone else, the bills were in my name, this meant that legally it was my responsibility to pay. So if the housemates didn’t want to pay their share, there was pretty much nothing I could legally do about it, except possibly take them to small claims court, which is a massive faff.

So, if I was to redo this situation, my recommendation would be to get each housemate to take responsibility for a different bill, that way everyone is paying a share and the difference can be worked out afterwards if you’re fortunate enough to have nice housemates. As far as I’m aware even if you put everyone’s name on a bill, it’s still a joint responsibility and paying a share each doesn’t happen.

My housemates aren’t contributing to Council Tax, what do I do?

Similar situation as above, but I got further advise on this which may help out. As before, because we were on a joint tenancy we’re held responsible as a whole unit, not individuals so payment is chased to all of you. Failure to pay council tax would lead to a courts summons, where the debt becomes individual rather than a group, but then you’ve got a court summons and debt on your records which is not ideal. The best thing you can do is to ensure that all tenants names are on the council tax bill, so that eventually everyone is accountable not just one person.

I found out that if you are sharing with people and therefore don’t have access to the whole property (i.e. their bedrooms) it should be the landlords responsibility to pay council tax and the tenancy agreement should reflect this, making it simpler to split that bill. Unfortunately, I learnt this too late.

My housemates are being excessively noisy, what can I do?

In most tenancy situations from what I can find the tenants are responsible for resolving any disputes, so there is little point complaining to the landlord or estate agent, unless it’s a very extreme situation. My experience with noisy housemates came from the fact that one of them was a trance music DJ and both of them liked to party an unhealthy amount, so it was regular occurrences of 4am DJ deck action, on random nights of the week and at weekends.

So, if they are being ridiculously noisy, you’re first step is to complain in person. This didn’t work for me very much, usually meant reduction in volume temporarily but didn’t solve the problem. If it becomes a bigger nuisance you can complain to the local council or police, but I’m not sure what they would actually do about it. My advice? Don’t live with people who you know have a more active social life than yourself, if they like going out, drinking and taking drugs and that’s their main interest, steer clear! Find housemates that match your lifestyle patterns and interests. Obviously, you can’t always judge what your housemates are going to be like, so the next best thing would be to choose people to already know or have friends in common in the hopes that this will make solving disputes a bit easier.

My housemates are not contributing to household tasks such as cleaning, what can I do?

Again, there’s nothing your landlord or estate agency can do about this other than issues a complaint letter to the whole group, which still leaves you in a unhelpful position as you’re still left with the problem of having to come up with a solution between yourselves. Personally, I think it should be a simple case of taking responsibility for your own mess and being respectful of the space, but these guys didn’t see it that way and wanted to make a cleaning rota, which would have involved me cleaning up their shit most of the time and not something I was cool with. I ended up just staying in my room and out of the way, which means you’re paying an excessive amount of rent to live in one room.

Basically, I’m glad I’m not flat sharing anymore and if I ever had to again I’d be very, very cautious. Flat sharing is not like Friends.

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The Bright Hair Colour Journey 2014

So 2014 was eventful too right? Not only did I meet Miz, who I’ve been with almost a year now, I also changed my hair colour a gazillion times. Since my hair dye blog posts are so popular and everyone seems to like to know how I got to certain shades and what products I used I thought it would be interesting to do a little round up of some of my hair colour highlights, with details of how I got it and any tips I can give along the way.

My hair colour experiments started when I was still a married lady, back in 2013, seems like a lifetime ago. I had a hair make over from Sinead Kelly and you can read all about it here. Sinead gave me the confidence to try something different and I went for my first red shade and a fringe! After that colour faded I experimented with Directions La Riche dyes in red and orange tons to brighten the base, this taught me that it wasn’t always necessary to bleach hair and gave me bright shades without damaging my hair.

I continued with orange tones for a while as it’s a really easy shade to maintain, I’d normally dye my hair a permanent shade such as Garnier Nutrisse Intense Copper and then tone it with Direction Tangerine, Apricot or Pillarbox Red. The shade below is an example of Directions Apricot on top of a perm copper base. These shades seemed to last well for me and have a nice fade.

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For more vibrant shades I also used Directions (I’ve also tried Bleach London) reds on top of a permanent copper base. Directions La Riche Pillarbox Red was my shade of choice for bright, primary colour red and again as with the orange had a nice fade and lasted well for me. I think the longevity was really improved by avoiding bleach and harsh chemicals, so if you can do brights this way, it’s always a good idea.

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I’ve always wanted a weird shade like blue or purple but always felt like I couldn’t because of working in a normal office job, earlier this year I finally realised that I could do what I wanted and went for purple for the first time. This time, I have to lighten the base, but again didn’t want to use bleach so opted for the lightest blonde hair dye I could find to lighten my hair before popping on La Riche Directions Violet. I did a pretty horrendous job of this dye job and had to have an emergency trip to my local salon to pick up extra dye, never dye your hair in a hurry!

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I stuck with shades of blue, green and purple throughout the Summer and the move to Brighton, always sticking to Directions as I find them so reliable and easy to get hold of for not very much money. I’m very lucky that Miz showed an interest and helped me dye my hair which meant I could do more creative things without the concern of things going wrong. By this point, I still hadn’t touched the bleach! This colour combo was Miz’s own creation and colour choice using Directions Vermillion Red (which worked well to conceal my roots), Atlantic Blue and Apple Green. It looked awesome, but because of the ombre effect they all faded at different rates so it didn’t look fresh for very long.

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Now, I want craving REALLY bright hair and was getting curious about what I could achieve with the help of some bleach! I picked up Jerome Russell Bleach from Boots and gave it a go before going my next shade, made my hair super dry but it went bright white with patchy yellow bits within an hour of treatment. My next dye job was meant to be just Apple Green from Directions, but because of the bleach pre-treatment the one tub that would normally suffice did not (bleach makes your hair more pourous so it just drinks up the moisture super quick!) so I ended up blending in the remainder of Atlantic Blue and Plum to fill in the gaps.

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The condition that the bleach left my hair in made the hair colour fade SO fast, it was actually quite ridiculous and because the base underneath was pale it means that the fade colour can be a bit strange, so I wasn’t happy with it. So, instead I opted to use Decolour Stripper, which you can read about here. It worked great, but left a bit of blue in there, so I decided to dye it Feria Intense Mango immediately, it took only to my roots and I looked ridiculous. Had to whack on whatever orange dye I could find, which happened to be a mix of Directions Apricot and Tangerine, it looked AWESOME but lasted about two washes. This was because I had used two very strong dye products really close to each other, on already damaged hair.

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This orange faded to a weird, patchy peach shade, which I topped up with Bleach London I Saw Red, which was another great shade, but it didn’t last very long, probably about three washes. Again, colour won’t take very well to damaged hair, so it was at this point that I gave my hair a break doing lots of intense treatments, getting a severe hair cut to get rid of the dry bits and treating it regularly with Philip Kingsley Elasticizer.

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And finally, where I’m at now, I stripped the left over colour with Decolour Stripper, which worked great again and went back to blue, this time a mix of Directions Plum and Atlantic Blue and it’s lasting really well, I’m treating about once a week with Philip Kingsley Elasticizer and it’s looking great.

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So, basically, what I’ve learnt about home hair colouring can be summed up in a couple of bullet points for you, I no expert but these are a couple of things that have worked for me…

  • If you don’t NEED to use bleach, then don’t. Dye your hair with a gentle Permanent shade that is close to your destination shade.
  • Avoid dyes that have too much silicone in (Live Colour XXL is the main one) as they will make it really difficult to colour over the top or remove.
  • If you do bleach your hair too much and/or colour stops lasting as long, give your hair a break. Have a good hair cut to restore condition and use a protein based treatment such as Philip Kingsley Elasticizer to restore your hair.
  • If you want a bright hair colour brand I recommend La Riche Directions, which you can buy from selected independent hair dressers and online from places like Amazon or my friend’s shop Yurei.
  • If you need inspiration for what shade to go to, head to the Bee Unique Hair Dye Gallery, it’s got swatches of everyone on all sorts of people, props to Beauty’s Bad Habit for pointing me in that directions near the start!
  • If you want to fade a colour quicker, mix crushed vitamin C tablets (I used Berrocca) with a good quality shampoo to create a mask which will help colour fade quicker.

I feel more like myself with blue hair and blunt fringe that I ever have done, it’s weird but I love it. I’m sure I’ll try some new shades next year, what shades would you like to see me sport?

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New Look Christmas Jumper, George and Dr. Martens Tartan

So this was my first Christmas Jumper outfit of the year, on mine and Miz’s date day to celebrate a year since our first date. I’m having trouble with outfits lately since I went up a dress size recently and pretty much none of my clothes fit! I’m loving New Look at the moment, great for reasonable prices and a range of styles, rather than some of the other high street shops that are just overwhelmed with trends and not really what I’m after most of the time. I’ve just bought a new coat from New Look too, it was reduced too so that made me extra happy, more on that to come later.

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New Look have a cute range of Christmas Jumpers in at the moment, this one is my favourite. It’s super soft red knit with embroidered snowflakes and snowmen, a little bit kitsch and a little vintage inspired, totes my thing.

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I’ve teamed the Christmas Jumper with my beloved tartan dress from Doc Martens which has clearly been one of my best purchases of the year. I bought it in the Summer but the soft flannel fabric makes it awesome for layering in colder weather too. Plus the classic colour combos make it perfect for mixing with a range of other tones. My hat is from Atticus and my green hoodie is a New Look special, which was super cheap in the sale.

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This awesome necklace is from Etsy, a collaboration between two Brighton based creators Designosaur and Hello Dodo, it’s a transparent acrylic chameleon on a wooden branch and of course, goes with ANYTHING. I’ve never seen another design like this, it’s really cool and pretty special, his name is George, in case you were wondering.

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And here’s my new Winter boots also from Doc Martens. I haven’t had Dr. Martens since I was a kid when I had floral print ones as school shoes. I wasn’t sure if they would still be for me, but these lower cut style in textured leather are just the right thing. Warm, comfortable and the soft leather makes them super quick to break in. Highly recommend.

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Brighton Etsy Team Christmas Pop Up Shop until 7th December 2014

As many of you know I’m a big fan of indie designers and makers and have recently become an Etsy seller myself after many years of pondering it and not just getting my ass into gear. Anyway, moving to Brighton really gave me a boost and this was partly due to the awesome community of indie makers here and the brilliant Brighton Etsy Team. Just in time for Christmas shopping, the Brighton Etsy Team have taken things off line to pop up in a gorgeous little shop space in the Lanes of Brighton, it’s open everyday until 7th December and you can find out more information on their Facebook page.

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The shop has all sorts of treats from a range of Etsy shop sellers: prints, bags, cards, jewellery and even dresses for your Christmas party.

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Anyway, if you’ve still got some Christmas shopping to do or want to treat yourself or even finally just see some of these Etsy sellers in the flesh, you’ve got to head to their pop up. There’s something for all price ranges too, so well worth adding onto your to do  list if you’re visiting the Brighton seaside this rainy season.

Which of these Etsy sellers do you recognise? Have you visited the Pop Up yet? Comment, share or tweet me @JayneKitsch.

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Bleach London I Saw Red Hair Dye Review

Last time I tried Bleach London I wasn’t too impressed, you can read my review of their Tangerine Dream shade here. This time, I was in desperate need of some red or orange dye and stumbled upon a bottle of this in my bathroom, since my hair was pretty much a mess already I though there was nothing to loose and I might as well give it another go. Saved me treking out into the rain and cold to find my beloved Directions hair dye from a hair salon on the other side of town.

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Once again the packaging provided a mega pest, it looks awesome but I’d say it’s pretty impossible to get all of the product out and is extra impossible when you’ve got slightly wet hands in gross latex gloves, I’d highly recommend grabbing the scissors and cutting the bottle in half so you can get all the product. It’s also easier once you cut the bottle too as you can more easier apply with a brush instead of with your palms.

Here’s the base I was working with, no colour has been staying in my hair recently (I’m trying some products to restore my condition at the moment, so will report back on that) I also had some pesky blue staining and general patchiness to deal with, so wasn’t expecting this dye to do much based on my last experience with the orange version.

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Anyway, the texture of this hair dye is lovely, a bit thicker than Directions so easier to work with and it feels good on the hair. The end result was surprisingly vibrant with this shade and I actually love it, it’s a bit more interesting than the reds I have tried from Directions. The next problem is that it really doesn’t last long, the Tangerine Dream shade washed out in about two washes I this one did the same, it’s not completely gone after two washes and the fade looks nice, so it’s better than the orange in that respect. However, if you want a shade that lasts, this isn’t for you.

Bleach London dyes are easy to use (once you cut the bottle open) and the end colours are awesome, but for me they just don’t last long enough, so for the same price I’m going to stick with Directions when I can get it, however, if you need an emergency fashion colour, I wouldn’t say no to this shade again. Here’s a no filter before and after for you.

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