Thursday, August 25, 2011

How to go blonde or lighter for redheads. :)

Hey everyone! So this might be a long blog post.

I had just dyed my hair the dark red that I did a video on, the Revlon Colorsilk dye in Auburn Brown. Check out my youtube channel for that video. I will also post pictures for reference below of before and after.

Anyway, I loved the dark red when I first dyed it but then I washed it and it faded to a different auburn and I didn't like it at all. So I wanted to go lighter, I wanted a medium golden/ashy blonde, which is what I ended up with.

So here are the products I used and the process that I went through to achieve my hair color. It was a long process, and can be damaging depending on your hairs condition before coloring, as well as how your hair holds up. I'm not a professional, but this is just what I did on MY hair because I know how my hair works, and how the dye works on my hair. I recommend going to a professional if you don't know exactly how your hair will turn out.

1. Clairol Born Blonde Maxi (for dark blonde to black hair). I used this first to lighten the dark red. I put it all over and left it on for about 50-60 minutes, then washed it out. This left me with an orange color. 

2. Revlon Colorsilk- 70 Medium Ash Blonde. I used this all over to tone down the orange, and I ended up with an ashy red color, but I wanted it lighter so I continued on to step 3.
3. Loreal Feria Extra Bleach Blonde Intense 1-step Lightening System (205 Extra Bleach Blonde). I mixed this up in a plastic bowl and with a tint brush, free-handed highlights all throughout my hair, this is so I would have different tones all throughout. This ended up leaving me with a light orange color. 

4. Loreal Superior Preference- 8A Ashe Blonde (cooler). I used this all over to tone down any remaining orange and it left me with my final color, a medium ashy golden blonde. 

So here are before and after pictures :) 




Tuesday, August 23, 2011

OOTD 8/23/11- Casual shopping outfit. :)

Hey everyone! So here is my outfit for the day.

For my hair and my makeup, I just blow dried my hair and left it curly, touched up a few pieces with my straightener. Makeup: winged liner as usual, but skipped out on mascara on the bottom lashes, just to change it up. I also wore Rimmel's Vintage Pink on my lips.

For clothes, I kept it simple yet cute, with some cute and girly accessories. I wore a purple scoop neck t-shirt with small chest pocket detail (JCPenney), some light distressed skinny jeans cuffed at the bottom with a belt (Charlotte Russe), and some super super cute flats, leopard with bows on the back, I got them at a local store. For accessories I wore some light pink heart shaped earrings (rue 21), and two stretchy pearl bracelets.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Update! 8/21/2011

Hey everyone!'s the deal.

I've been kind of slacking on videos and blog posts,etc. 1.) Because I'm running out of ideas and no one will give me any inspiration or send me requests so...I am having a hard time coming up with ideas. and 2.) Because I am planning my wedding as well as getting ready for school to start. I am starting my 2nd and final year of college (for now) tomorrow (the 22nd) So I am going to be extremely busy planning and super busy with school, which leaves hardly any time for anything else.

But I do promise to try my hardest to keep up with my videos and what not because that's what I love to do, so I am going to try and keep enough free time to do OOTD posts as well as reviews, etc. I think I might cut back on posting videos of makeup looks just because they don't get as many views as my other videos, but I am still going to post makeup looks to my blogs for inspirational purposes. :)

Soon I am also going to dye my hair...AGAIN...If you follow my youtube channel you will see that I just recently dyed my hair an auburn brown color and also did a review on the hair dye that I used (Revlon Colorsilk). But I already don't like the color on me. It is so hard to match makeup colors with and really washes me out, it's not quite the change that I wanted to I am going to try and change it up here in a bit since my hair is in quite good condition since I cut it, and I will make a video on it I'm sure.

But anyway, watch for new videos and PLEASE leave me requests and things because I need new ideas :) I'll try my best to make videos often, but if I disappear for a while you will know why. Love you all and stay well!! xoxo Samy

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Hey everyone!!

So....I cut my hairrr! :) I decided that it was really time for a change, and so I decided to cut my hair into an asymmetrical bob instead of the bob that I had, I basically just took an inch and a half off of the left side of my hair, then tucked that side behind my ear. Seriously, that's all I did, but I LOVE IT!

Next, I am going to dye it, which I will do a post on, a video on which will be on my youtube channel if you want to check that out and watch for it, and I will also post pictures of course. You will have to check back to see what color I am dying it, but I am dying it soon, within the next day or so!

Here are some pictures of my hair! I will do a video tomorrow on it and try to get that posted, so watch out for that on and watch out for my hair dying review/update!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

OOTD 8/11/2011 a little animal print ;)

Hey everyone!

So, here is an outfit of the day! and I am posting a video as well on my Youtube channel so don't forget to check that out as well! But anyway, this is one of my favorite kinds of outfits! When it's cooling down and you're tired of the plain tanks and shorts, just pair a shorter sleeved cardigan with a little animal print tank, and you take your basic summer outfit into spring, or into fall in my case, or you take your outift up a notch and just make it a little more fun! Hope you guys like it and check out the video!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

July Favorites 2011

Hey everyone! Ohh emmm geeee! Where has time gone?! The months just keep flying by and here I am bloggin' about my July favorites!

So here is what I have been loving this month! Hope you get some inspiration or helpful tips and if you want to see more details then check out my youtube channel and a video will be posted!:)

Clothes & Jewelry:
-basic tank tops!
-maxi dresses/skirts + dresses in general
-cocktail type rings/fashion rings
-simple necklaces
-hoop earrings
-my favorite black ruffle flip flops!

Hair & Body:
-Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Humidity hairspray
-Banana Boat Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist Airbrush Color  for all skintones
-Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer - firming- medium/tan skintones
-Degree Ultra Clear deodorant - red satin 
-Pond's Cold Cream (green jar) -the cool classic

Brushes & Makeup:
-elf Stipple Brush
-mirra short flat top brush
-Revlon Colorstay foundation for Combination/Oily Skin - 150 Buff
-NYX Concealer in a Jar- yellow CJ10
                                          green CJ12
                                          porcelene CJU1
-Palladio Herbal Eyeshadow Primer
-Sephora Round a Kiss lip quad - care and plump
-elf Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder (duo)
-Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow (3)- Bronze Glitz 140
-elf Brightening Eyeshadow quad ($1)- Brownstone
-elf Mineral Eyeshadow- caffeinated
-Revlon Matte Eyeshadow single- rich sable  

Monday, August 1, 2011

OOTD 8/1/2011 Maxi Dress!!

Hey everyone!

So here is one of my FAVORITE outfits for summer! The maxi-dress! :) I love this one because it's my favorite color, and it's super super comfy! I also love it because I can throw it on and look super cute without having to search and search for something to wear. lol Video soon on my channel!

for the makeup in this look, I did a gold and brown eye with a neutral lip. I only have one picture, but I loved the way this look turned out.