Dark hair to Ariel hair using Loreal hicolor Red/Magenta

My adventure to red hair awhile back. It's been a few months since this post.

Warning: Lot's of pics! This was over a year ago and Google basically generated no pictures of the actual dye on hair. Just bottles or tubes of dye. I decided to document the process and results I get!

Products for Bleaching:
Salon Care Prism Lites
Clairol Professional 30 vol developer

The whole process took longer than expected. Apparently, I have thicker hair than someone thought while they were bleaching it :)  I rushed to wash it out and planned to bleach the top the next night for 30 minutes considering it wasn't left on long enough.

I rocked this look for a few days since Loreal hicolor (for dark hair only)  require to be mixed with a developer.  A protein conditioner did an amazing job on restoring the condition.

These dyes go fast in Sally's so I had to make do with what was on the shelf!

I mixed two tubes of Magenta, 1 red and 1/2 of Hot Red.

Test strip with 20 volume developer. Looks pretty!  I decided to go and use 30 volume developer for the rest.  I also put Manic Panic's Electric Lava and Electric Banana in some pieces.

It's pretty intense in the sun!  A while afterwards I wanted to do all over red without damage.  The reason why I chose Raw's Ruby Red because it's pink based and that way if it faded, it would go on the pink side rather than orange. At the time didn't know if it would match or not but it's actually quite a good dupe for Loreal hicolor Red & Magenta.

Here's my setup!

Bleach with clarifying shampoo mixed in to take out the bright yellow!

Salon Care Prism Lites (violet)
Clairol Professional 30 vol developer
RAW's White Out toner (not sold separately)
Suave Clairfying shampoo

Equal parts of bleach and developer with 1.5 shampoo + 0.5 of water for dry hair.
(2 parts shampoo for damp)

You can either measure it or just wing it. While this is more gentle than bleach alone, I left it on for 25 minutes because I was a wuss.

Tested Ruby Red on freshly bleached roots and on my bangs for 40 minutes. If you like that look, keep it! I applied again for 2 hours. Oh, hair doesn't have to be white for either of these dyes. It can be a lighter yellow.


Fading RAW Deep Purple

raw deep purple
This is what Deep Purple looks like when it's freshly dyed.

raw deep purple 7 months fade
7 months without shampoo. Read more here

Now onto the fading process!

Clarifying shampoo and crushed up Vitamin C for 1 hour over dry hair along with hot water washes.

Clarifying shampoo & regular shampoo

Tresemme shampoo has sulfates and lathered up like dish soap.. so this will strip out your hair color. I had to soak my head in shampoo and wash it a couple of times to get this result.


Favorite Patterns

I compiled a list of pretty projects that I'll love to do one day.

The Fat Bottom Bag from Stitch 'N Bitch a couple of years ago (+ lost the book!)

Loving this version  made from this pattern!

I'll love to make this one day. I adore the look of a knitted octopus/squid but it's probably way too advanced for me right now. 

This one looks so teeny and adorable!

I have yet to follow a knit pattern, it's intimidating. Knit slouchy hats are too pretty. I love this one too!

Owl tote using this pattern.

The face details are cute!

Do you have any projects on your to-do list? Show me your recent projects!


Beach Trip & Makeup Looks


We had planned a somewhat last minute trip to the beach with friends.  I haven't experienced plenty of sunny beach trips. It was in the 70's and so beautiful. Glad that we were not back home to experience the heat in the 100's. It felt like an oven until midnight or beyond that. I'm not ready for this heat!


ladybug inversed 50mm lens

I lost my sunglasses and most of the photos were not in focus. I'm surprised that I was even able to get a clear shot.

zumiez blue floral sunglasses
Recently got these new ones! I got sucked into the blue and pink. Much darker and have this pinkish tint that I adore. It makes everything (especially my hair and sunsets) much more pretty. It'll make for a nice filter with a point & shoot.

Forever21 shorts
I finally bought some shorts after going through my dressers to find none that were comfortable. $12 is the best price I've come across so will be stocking up on those from F21!




Cute Finds: Galaxy

These Doc Martens are just amazing.

Made to order!

Favorite necklaces.

1 & 2
I love the color mixture.

Future diy?

galaxy tee diy
Has anyone ever made this before? I'll love to see.


Love the colors in this one but it's pricey!


I like to stalk the galaxy nails tag on tumblr to see all the different variations. (And wish I didn't give away my nailpolish collection away :c)

Do you own any pretty galaxy things?


4 Different Makeup Looks

One of the few cooler days of the week I decided to do these two looks. I have never done the black lipstick before. (It's actually eyeshadow) I thought it'll make an intense look:



Cute Finds: Favorites

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