8/22/12

Product Review: Bleach


Hello lovelies,

I have been wanting my hair to be a lighter blonde for a little while now and it was root touch up time so I decided to try a new product.
L'Oreal Feria
Extra Bleach Blonding
Intense 1 step Lightening System colour 205





If you have dark brown - black hair I would not use this product, go to Sally's and buy each product needed separately.

The box came with two packages of lightening powder, 20V creme developer, one bottle of shimmering oil and conditioner to rinse everything out.

Because the box only came with a 20V I had to use my own 30V knowing that the 20V wouldn't work.

I mixed the two bleach packages with the creme developer and added the whole bottle of the oil and mixed everything together. Because my roots were dark I started to apply the bleach to my roots first and left it for 40 min and then applied to the rest of my head for 30min, with a total of 70min. I waited until my hair was a pale yellow without leaving it on for too long.

After bleaching I toned my hair with wella colorcharm T18 and it got rid of most of the yellow tones. Now once a week I am using my purple shampoo to gradually lighten my colour more to a lighter platinum colour. I am currently using Light Blue Shade purple shampoo from my drugstore, but have run out and I am going to start using Clairol Shimmer lights.
(pictures were taken before using purple shampoo, so my hair looks more platinum now than in these pictures)

Overall a good product if your hair is a dark blonde to light/medium brown because the 20V wont lift your hair enough if it is a darker colour.
For my next root touch up instead of using this product I am just going to buy bleach and more developer and use that instead, because its much cheaper in the long run.


I hope you all enjoyed this review and that it was helpful for anyone trying to lighten their blonde hair or to go blonde.

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8/17/12

Liebster Blog Award

Hello lovelies!!

I have been awarded the Liebster Blog Award!!!! thanks to the lovely Dash at http://its-dash.blogspot.com.
Thanks again girl!!!



Rules:
1. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you. Then create 11 of your own questions for the people you will tag.
2. Choose 5 people to nominate the award and notify (via comment, message, etc).
3. Link the tagger(with your responses) and the nominees in your post.

The question asked by its-dash:

1. Top five favorite brands?
The ones I shop at the most - Fr.21, H&M, Dynamite, Garage and Guess

2. How'd you get into blogging?
I used to write blogs every season on a website (www.vervegirl.com) just for fun and then my boyfriend said to me "Why not start your own blog?". I started this blog in 2010,, but never really started posting until last year.

3. Where do you get your inspiration for your blogposts?
It's hard sometimes to get inspiration. I don't always have time on my hands to write or post, so you will have noticed lately I have not posted as much. I am trying to get back into again posting at least once or twice a week on my days off from work. Mostly I just blog about things that I would want to read and I am open to any suggestions or requests from all you!!!!

4. How do you get your blog name?
annpaige is both of my middle names combined. I want to start my own design/clothing company in the future and that is what I want to call it. I am starting my brand very early I guess you could say. I also use the same name for all of my other accounts; twitter, instagram

5. Who is your favorite blogger?
There are so many to choose from i can't pick just one. To see who I read check out the right hand side of my blog>>>>

6. Beside from blogging, what are your hobbies?
I love makeup, hair(I'm always changing something in regards to my colour and I do have a product review coming very soon on a dye I just tried, meaning my hair has changed yet again. To see the colour early check on my instagram)

7. What is your favorite place in the world?
My boyfriend and I just recently got back from Punta Cana and it was my first ever actual vacation. So for now I am going to say Punta Cana because it is so gorgeous and hot there and you can relax all day.

8. Describe your personal style.
I would say I am very modern and classy yet still simple. I love the 1970's though!!!

9. What is your dream job?
To work for myself designing and creating my own clothing line.

10. Who makes photos for your blog?
Usually myself using the timer on my Canon PowerShot SD780 IS or my boyfriend using Canon 600D T3I DSLR. Also sometimes my Ipod.

11. What is your favorite snack?
Oh my gosh I have so many!!! My fav chocolate is Reese Peanut butter cups and I also really,really,really love movie theatre popcorn. I will go to the movies just to have popcorn.
For a healthy snack I love eating yogurt with berries or cucumbers and peanut butter.

Now for the bloggers I tag...
(A couple are over 200, but I just could not find any others...)

thecupcakecartel.blogspot.com
iluminatingg.blogspot.com
welcometoannys.blogspot.com
fashionrandd.blogspot.com
blondefashiontale.blogspot.com




My questions for you lovely ladies (these took me a very long time to come up with)

1. What celebrity do people tell you that you most look like?
2. What is the one makeup product that you cannot live without?
3. If you could live in any city in the world, what would it be?
4. What first got you into blogging?
5. Top 3 favourite designers.
6. If you could only shop at one clothing store for the rest of your life, what would it be?
7. Current favourite summer product/clothing item.
8. Who is your favourite blogger and/or youtuber?
9. What do you do in your spare time?
10. What career field/studies are you into?
11. Top 3 makeup brands.

Thanks so much for reading this post I had a lot of fun answering the questions and creating my own.

xoxo
annpaige

8/12/12

casual with a boho feel

Hello lovelies,


How was/is everyone's weekend???

Last night we went to see The Bourne Legacy and both my boyfriend and I are huge fans of The Bourne Trilogy having all three on blu-ray. The Bourne Legacy not really following Bourne, but still following the "program" introduced a new character and they did a pretty good job adding him into the plot I must say. The plot itself was good and throughout the movie there were action scenes that really grabbed your attention. They especially grab your attention in a chase towards the end and then the chase just stops (I wont give away everything) and the movie is over. So good movie over all, but they could've put more thought into the ending.

Today is just a casual day for me where I don't really feeling dressing up too much. Sundays after church are always chore days so I want to make sure I am comfy all day. Here is my look:






Top: urban behaviour
jeans: silver
neckalce: fr21
watch: aldo
hat: h&m








makeup:

eyes:
a light shimmery tan from an almay trio for green eyes all over eyelid.
MAC rare find on crease
NYX liner pen in black
Sephora brown eye pencil on lower lash line (outer corner to mid)

lips:
MAC wee coquette A41 lip gloss


Hope you enjoyed this post. Please comment below with any thoughts for future posts and/or answer my poll on the top right. All help and support is appreciated. Thx!!

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annpaige

8/10/12

a classy night out


Hello lovelies,

The other night my boyfriend and I went out for dinner and i got a bit too dressed up but hey, you can never really be too dressed up right?










I look like I have muscles!!


top: urban behaviour
jeans: smart set (old)
cluth: aldo
watch: guess
earrings: le chateau
shoes: aldo(not shown; black matte leather pumps)

What do you think of the look...?

Pls answer my blog poll above on the right or leave comment with what you want to see more on my blog. Thx for support!!

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Garnier BB cream Review

Hello lovelies!!!

BB cream has been all the rage and especially now in North America with all of the beauty brands coming out with their own versions. For the past couple of weeks I did some extensive research in YouTube watching different guru's videos on their reviews of the different brands out there. Garnier and L'Oreal both had the best reviews and I really thought about getting the L'Oreal BB cream but when it came down to getting my money's worth I got the Garnier BB cream instead because you get double the amount for only a couple of dollars more. Now to my before and after pictures and myreview!!!!



The BB cream comes with 2fl. oz. and claims to:
Renew
Brighten
Even
Hydrate &
Protect the skin.

I got the shade Light/Medium and it is a little bit too light for me for the summer with my tan but should be good for the winter. So if you are my complexion or even a bit darker than go for the Medium/Deep shade. The texture is smooth and not at all runny. It glides perfectly onto the skin and I saw a difference in my complexion as soon as I put it on....

Fresh face after the shower with nothing on
I have normal skin with no breakouts, no dry areas and no oil, but I do have redness, minor discolouration and dark under eye circles.

BB cream on just the right side(left side of face but right when you look at it in the picture)

BB cream on full face

When first put on it got rid of all of my redness and really minimized my dark circles. It gives a dewy finish but dries matte. When I use this cream I don't need a moisturizer and I don't need as much concealer or foundation as before I started using this BB cream. I do still use my L'Oreal mineral foundation on top and then my concealer(but they are not needed for when I just need to throw something on and run) because I like a bit more coverage.

Overall I love this product and I will definitely be repurchasing it when I run out. I don't recommend to anyone with oily skin because it is very moisturizing, but if you have dry/normal/combination skin than TRY THIS BB CREAM!!!!

I hope you all enjoyed this review and I also hope it helped you if you are looking for a new moisturizer or if you were thinking of trying this product.

Thanks for reading and please fill answer my poll on the top right of the screen and tell me what you want to see more of on my blog (or comment below). I appreciate all of your comments and opinions, they will help to make this blog the best that it can be!!!!

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annpaige

8/9/12

Flowers, ruffles and denim

Yesterday my boyfriend and I went to this beautiful and huge garden and here is my outfit and makeup that I wore!!

I absolutely love this top it's light floral has ruffles and it is just too cute. My shorts are my favourite old pair of jeans that I cut into shorts.

Top: garage
Shorts: garage
Sunglasses: American eagle

Hope you all have an awesome afternoon!!!

I have a product review coming hopefully tomorrow on my new Garnier bb cream, so excited to share my thoughts with you all!!!!

Please help me to better my blog and tell me what you want to see on my blog in my poll above on the right!!!
Thx!!!! <3


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8/7/12

Ombré nails: white and green

Hello lovelies,

So my nail polish started chipping away and needed a big pick me up. Since I have some time off from work (and my nails won't get ruined) this week I thought why not try something new. I really was just going to paint them white and then I saw some ombré nail designs on YouTube. I looked through my nail colours and thought what I have not used in a while GREEN. Here is what I came out with a well as the products I used.

What you need:

Clear/base coat
2 colours in the same family one dark one light
Sponge
Cotton swabs and
nail polish remover

Step1: apply clear/base coat to protect an prime your nails- I used Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in 100 invisible

Step2: apply white nail polish - I used NYC 134 French white tip (had to apply like 3 coats because it is so thin)

Step3: paint the bright green onto a small sponge and dab onto nails 1/2 way down

Step4: paint darker shimmery green onto sponge and dab onto the tip of your nail covering any spots left from the brighter green

Step4: before everything dries apply your clear coat to blend and smooth out your ombré design

Step5: remove any excess nail polish on the skin and cuticles with cotton swabs


You are done!!!

I hope you all enjoyed this post, I love my ombré nails!!! Also let me know in the comments if you want to see more posts like this and PLEASE answer my new BLOG POLL on the top right of the page. I really want to start blogging more often again and I have so many ideas but really need your helping putting them all together. Thx!!!



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8/2/12

Punta Cana Vacation

Hello lovelies,

As mentioned in my last post my boyfriend and I recently went on a trip to Punta Cana, Dominican. We stayed for 7 days and it was my first time ever on a plane. I loved every minute of our trip and we are already planning next years trip. Here are some pics from our trip!!!

Thanks for reading!!!

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