Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Beauty for Beginners - Episode Two


I've linked up this post with Diary of a SAHM for I Blog On Tuesdays.

I wrote here about how being a girl is too much work. 

But deep down I secretly want to be a perfectly groomed, glamorous type person, so I thought I better get a move on before I hit the other side of thirty and gravity starts it's long slow slide.

I started with a leg wax. Being on a budget and clueless i stared at all the options in the supermarket aisle before going with something middle of the range and with some chance of not hurting myself too much.

It wasn't that hard, in the end.

Messy, yes, oh my god what a mess I got myself into!

But it worked! And with no bruising, burning or loss of limbs which is awesome. I'm getting better each time and hardly make any mess now.

I may even have a go at some slightly trickier parts later down the track *wink wink nudge nudge*

So I was on to my next challenge. 

It's been a lifetime since I coloured my hair. It was so dun and drab. While waiting for it to go properly grey so I can get myself a blue rinse, it's been looking lifeless. Like a fluffy dust covered mouse has settled on my head.

Woolworths were having a sale, I needed a pick me up, it was a match made in heaven!

I chose this one* - it claims to give "rich tones and contouring highlights" which means..... um.... lighter and darker tones that hair would naturally have I think. (Can you see I am new at this?) And it does this in a one step process which suits me just fine because despite doing my mothers lightened tips for years there was NO WAY ON EARTH I was going to attempt that crazy stuff on myself.

I can tell you it was -
1) Easy to use. Straight forward "tip that in there, shake it about, rub in and wait". I love simple things.
2) Good for solo-parenting beauty bloggers - I didn't make a mess or stain my countertops, even doing it at 11pm; considering I only have two unco-ordinated hands this is excellent.
3)Pretty - It developed exactly the same colour as on the box, my hair is soft and shiny, and I like the natural way it looks.

I would definitely use this product again, mostly for the ease of use and I like the rich golden brown.

I even reached outside my zone and tried a twist and pin hairstyle today using inspiration from Fox In Flats Hair Dare and the tutorials at Hair Romance.

Impressed with my pinning skills

I felt really pretty while I was running errands today, a little hard work and I can already feel my spirits lifting!

So what's next in my journey? I'm not sure but I would really like to have a go at doing my own french polish because I adore a pretty set of nails. 

Do you have any tips for getting the perfect polish?

*This is not a sponsored post, I bought this product with my own housekeeping money, but I wanted to share my experience with you. However, I would definitely welcome a delivery of products for me to try if you are interested in working with me ;)


  1. Love the colour and hair style- both so pretty!

    I will paint my nails a solid colour, but when it comes to a French Manicure, I go to a spa...so no advice from me. But good luck!

    1. Thanks Melissa! I might have to YouTube a tutorial for some help I think :)

  2. No polish advice here either. I put some on the other day and within hours it was chipped and peeled straight off. Glad the effort picked you up a little

    1. Some days I cannot get my nail polish to go on nicely no matter how hard I try - so frustrating!

  3. Your hair looks great. It's such a pretty colour and really suits you. Rachel

  4. Your hair looks gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful!

  5. nothing like a bit of grooming sess to make us feel good. That hair colour is lovely. Brave you even thinking of your garden trimming! xo

    1. It's made a huge difference :) I know, brave huh? But it's all thinking and no action just yet ;)


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