Hair Dye Drama

The switch to a Marilyn look didn’t go as planned.  Maybe it’s my skin tone.  I seem to do better with Betty Paige black.  Last night’s experiment trying to go lighter with Revlon light blonde mixture was drama central.  It looked like I had a bright orange tabby cat on my hat at the end of the dye job.  Oh God.  My girlish inner fantasy of perfect blond seemed to tatter like a fraying pair of jeans the more dye I applied to my head.  So long to an idealism that didn’t seem to fit me.  Maybe it was truly some past life recollection that in this life could only be remembered and not accessed.  I suppose all girls have their very own Marilyn fantasy and I, Katherine Robbins Karr, go by Reign Diamond as a stage name.  I like to play up the Jersey Jewish American Princess fantasy with darker locks and I sport Juicy Couture velour sweat suits and bags.  So here’s the scoop on how to “do blonde” if you so dare.

The first dye job may be an orangeish end result.  So from there, you will want to get an ash blonde kit to tone the hair so it will turn a yellowish shade.  You need to make sure it has a blue based tone instead of purple.  According to Bellatory.com, to prepare the dye, mix the chosen color with 10 vol developer with a tinting brush and bowl.  Follow the same process with dyeing the hair and leave the dye in so as to neutralize the orange tone.  Make sure to condition the hair thoroughly.  If you want to make the hair lighter, do it a week later with even more bleach.  Use a pearl, ash, or natural tone of blonde.  If you want your hair to be blonder, leave the mixture in longer.  For care and upkeep, use a purple tone shampoo to keep the hair light.  Of course, if you don’t want to put up with the entire bleaching process and want your hair dark again, get black or dark brown dye!  Happy hair dyeng!

Revlon Hair Dye

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Flawless Cosmetics by Sonya Precision Liquid Liner

A must in a world of imprecision!  I can’t predict fog or sun in the bay, yet I can def control the shape of my liner… Flawless Cosmetics by Sonya are infused with the magic ingredient aloe!  I’ve been wanting a liner that melds exactly to the lash line and can go big or subtle.  I like makeup products au naturel anyway.  I hardly ever touch cream foundations or anything that could clog my pores.  I’m a minimalist in the making.  Just a sweep of liner and mascara over the eyes and colored gloss for the lips.  DONE!  I recommend this lovely applicator for the makeup enthusiast.  I’m a perfectionist after all.  Better not flake or smudge!  Follow this link: http://www.aloeverancl.com/flawless-cosmetics-by-sonya.html <3<3<3

Precision Liner