Saturday, 17 March 2018

How-To: Tone Yellow, Brassy, Orange Hair With Purple Shampoo | Toning Hair With Purple Shampoo

Hello beauties!

It's already March and spring is knocking on our doors, It's time to awaken from that long winter's sleep, just as nature does. This goes for our skin and hair too! That's why I decided to dedicate my posts this month to skincare and hair care related topics.
I often get asked how I tone my hair after coloring it at home and which products I use.
I tried some products that weren't that effective but then I discovered that toning hair with purple shampoo actually gives great results!

In this video I share with you how I tone my hair at home using silver, purple shampoo.

This is, I would call it "a hair vlog" about how to tone yellow, brassy, orange hair with purple shampoo. I currently use Bapp Silver Shampoo from a local drugstore. I got it some time ago together with a purple mask from the same line.

Has anyone ever tried it?

I thought that purple shampoos are pretty much all effective in the same way, but when I googled it I found out that this particular one did not get good reviews online, so next time I'm going to try using a different brand, hopefully to get even better results!
If you have experience with using purple shampoos let me know is there a significant difference from one brand to another?
Which one would you recommend? I heard that L'Oreal has a great one!

Anyway, the difference is still visible, even with this Bapp one!

BEFORE- unflattering, brassy roots :-/

AFTER -  several treatments later, nice shade of blonde :-)

How I Use Purple Shampoo:

I usually mix it with a white mask or hair conditioner, apply on dry hair, wait for 30 minutes or longer (if I have time) and then proceed with washing my hair as usual.
Otherwise, if I don't have time to apply it as a mask, I'll shampoo my hair with it, leave it on for a few minutes (as I do with a conditioner) and then I'll go on and rinse it.
I find that the first method works more intensely and in a few sessions I can get my hair from brassy to lovely blonde.

I hope this was helpful!

xo from Italy,

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Friday, 9 March 2018

Catwalk By Tigi Oatmeal & Honey Intense Nourishing Mask For Dry, Damaged Hair Review

Hello lovelies!

You know that I often write reviews of hair care products and document my hair coloring journey. Well today, I have one fantastic hair care product to share with you!
I discovered it not that long ago and I already ordered my second one!

It's Catwalk by TIGI Oatmeal & Honey Intense Nourishing Mask for dry and damaged hair.

This mask is very nourishing and it smells of honey. I swear, there's a note of cinnamon in there too!
I just love it! I think I'm getting a bit addicted to it.
Jokes aside, I know it's good to switch up hair care products from time to time, as otherwise your hair might get too used to a certain product and not respond to it anymore.

You guys know my obsession with Kerastase products but Catwalk TIGI products are just as appealing!

At and online beauty store, they have extremely good prices (In fact, I couldn't believe it when I saw it! I paid more than double the amount for the same product at one beauty supply store in Croatia that sells TIGI. I was upset for having paid that much, but also relieved that I found a place that sells one of my favorite hair care brands at such low prices!)
I got introduced to TIGI products way back, more than 10 years ago, when I still lived in Croatia. I always loved using them: They have amazing fragrance, cool design and are always very pampering for my hair! I haven't used them that often, because of the quite high price point, but now I can really indulge and treat my hair with them, without sense of guilt that I spent too much on a beauty product!
This Oatmeal and Honey mask contains 200g / 7.05 OZ. and it retails at € 10.08 at feelunique.

That's really good! I believe you can also get sets, shampoo, conditioner and a mask, and that is even more convenient option! (Something to consider after I'm done with my current shampoo and conditioner).

Sometimes I'll skip the conditioner and use only this mask and it's very hydrating, nourishing and it detangles my hair perfectly! Some people even use it as an overnight treatment and then they wash it off in the morning and they swear it's super nourishing and restorative for colored and damaged hair but I haven't tried out this method yet.

This mask is very indulgent indeed: It contains acacia honey, wheat protein, vitamin e and fibre- penetrating ingredients. It helps nourish and repair, leaving hair soft, smooth and full of shine.

If you're interested to hear what else do I have to say about it, check out my video review:

I have only the best words about shopping at, in case you want to see one of my feelunique beauty haul and shopping experience, check out this video:

Have you ever tried any of Catwalk / BedHead TIGI products?

Let me know which one was your favorites? Do you have any recommendations to share?

xo from Italy,

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Spring fashion preview

Hello loves!

After a long winter, finally, spring is in the air!
Today was actually the first sunny day, after weeks of rain, snow and bad weather. I decided to make the most out of it and took my little son out for a walk.
I talked to him about how, soon the nature is going to awake from a winter's dream, and dress itself in beautiful pastels and bright colours :-)
My son ended up falling asleep in the sun, and when we arrived home he was still sleeping so I had some extra time to check my emails and browse through the internet a bit.

Our little talk about nature's awakening and dressing in colours, inspired me to go on line and see what's new in fashion trends for the new season.
FashionMia is one of my favourite on line destinations to browse through, in order to get inspired.
I was curious to see their new arrivals and what do they offer for the Spring season 2018.

I was looking at affordable dresses. Now that I'm a mum, I do have a budget and I don't want to spend too much money on myself: I always think of my baby's needs, he's my priority.
That's why affordable on line stores such as FashionMia are great options for us mums on a budget, but us mums who still love fashion, following trends and being stylish.

Here are some dresses I'll consider adding to my wardrobe to renew it for this spring:

Tropical print / palm tree leaves is always great option for warmer season. This Off Shoulder Flounce Tropical Floral Printed Skater Dress is such a cute dress; I love the off shoulders model and ruffles on the top.

Next dress that I love is this Square Neck Tribal Printed Skater Dress. 
The colour, the print, the model...everything about this dress appeals to me! Bright colours are definitely a big must in the warm season, and this dress looks perfect for whoever has very fun, young, flirty personality.

Next dress is a bit more "toned down", but I love the oversized models and stripes are always very cool, they never go out of style! Oversized Striped Round Neck Pocket Maxi Dress is ideal for casual wear and everyday errands, but you'll still look very chic & stylish. All you need to do is accessorize it with bold, statement jewellery, and you're good to go!

These were some of the cute dresses that caught my attention, but I also looked at womens skirts, and I found some great models that I'd like to share here and ask for your opinion: Which one do you like best?

This red Side Slit Single Breasted Plain Pencil Midi Skirt is a must for this new season! I love its simplicity, and side slit detail which makes it very feminine and up to date!

This Elegant Floral Printed Slit Pencil Midi Skirt is super cute, and I love the floral print. Despite the fact that it's black, with this bright floral print, it's appropriate for spring season.

Another very beautiful skirt for spring is this Plain Elastic Waist Chiffon Pleated Maxi Skirt it's very romantic, feminine and sophisticated. I love this color for spring season!

Those were some of my favourite items currently at FashionMia! Let me know which ones do you like best?

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