Beauty DIY

DIY Beauty: How often do you…..

Dye your hair? I’ve had every colour under the sun and some colours that you would never find in the natural world. But in the last few years I’ve stuck with varying shades in the brown family. This Light Golden Brown from L’oreal really works with my pale skintone and green eyes. My natural hair colour is a dull mousy brown that now has silver/grey running through it and not by choice! In an ideal world I would dye my hair every two weeks to hide them but I normally leave eight weeks between each sesh.

Pluck your eyebrows – These are my lovely surgical point tweezers from Tweezerman and I wouldn’t be without them. They may look vicious but they help dig out those little hairs that just sit below the surface. I used to pluck my eyebrows everyday when I was wearing them razor thin but now I wait seven days before I start ripping hairs out of my face. I also use these on Jamie otherwise he’d be sporting the Gallagher Brother uni-brow.

Dye your eyelashes/eyebrows – I’ve only ever dyed my eyebrows at home as it’s pretty tricky to dye your own eyelashes unless you get someone to help you. I’ve never known a ’30′ day eyebrow dye to last 30 days, I would say after about two weeks I need to do them again.

Wax – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, thanks to my Italian heritage I will be inheriting a Tom Selleck in later years if I don’t do something about it now. Yes it hurts ripping hairs out of your upper lip but no one ever said beauty wasn’t painful. I’ve been using Elegant Touch for years now, and it’s really easy to use and I can control where the wax goes with the little wooden spatula.

So ladies/gents do you do these things yourself or leave it in the capable hands of a professional?

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Comments

  1. Jade says:

    I’m so slack with this sort of stuff, my brows are pretty wild so I try to tweeze them once a week/fortnight, I want to see a professional but I’ve yet to find one I trust with my brows. As for the hair dyeing I get to the HD about once a year for some foils because I’m too afraid to DIY (bad teenage memories) Mm may face is like a fuzzy peach lol, perhaps one day I’ll go under the laser.

  2. says:

    Hey Jade – I wish I could leave dyeing my hair to just once a year but I would look like a witch. I no longer dye for fun it’s for necessity.

    Thanks for your comments and stopping by x

  3. Sarah says:

    Hair colouring I have been doing at home…well I buy the colour and peroxide etc. from Sallys as I have a trade card and I get the boy to apply it for me! I have booked an appointment in a salon for the beginning of May though as I want highlights and that isn’t something I’m prepared to attempt at home!

    Waxing etc. I go to a salon…plucking my eyebrows is far too painful – the hair is very thick and pretty stubborn! I have tried waxing kits at home for my forearms but it’s very messy and never gets rid of all the hair!

    As for the upper lip…mine isn’t too dark and it’s not that obvious BUT I know it’s there and I just use a hair removal cream, which I have to use in the evening before bed as I have a lovely red patch on my face for a while afterwards! Sexy! lol

    xx

  4. Lucy says:

    I get my hair done in a salon about every other month, I pluck my brows sort of weekly and get them threaded monthly, I don’t dye my brows or lashes as they’re quite dark already and I’m a bit rubbish when it comes to waxing regularly. It’s so expensive and I hate letting the hair grow first!

  5. Debbie says:

    Hair dye, every 2 to 3 weeks or else the grey takes over completely! I used to use perfect 10 so could just touch up roots, am using the John Frieda mouse at the mo, love the colour but the mouse formula makes root only touches up impossible.

    Eyebrows, I have a tidy up daily as I will not allow a single, errant brow to ruin my finely crafted brows! lol!!

    Never dyed brows or lashes, although did bleach brows for a while – must have looked hideous but luckily dont think any photographic evidence exists!

    And as you know I shave my chin and top lip!! Actually just to keep you up to speed am thinking I might alternate waxing and shaving oh and I also tweeze the proper man beard hairs as they sprout. x

  6. Sultry Red says:

    Oh erh, I don’t have any kind of time scale for my abulations. I pluck my eyebrows when I notice stray hairs, which is quite often I guess. I NEVER wax no no nooooooooo, I shave. If I notice it, it comes off. Hair colouring, well I guess I’m going to have to do upkeep now I’ve gone red but normally I’d have highlights and leave them grow out with a trim whenever my fringe gets to long for comfort.

  7. says:

    @Sarah It’s nice that your boy helps you out. I wish we had a Sally’s in Nottingham. Maybe we do but I don’t know about it. If you suffer from redness/irritation you should try Tend Skin. I used it after I rip the hair out of my face and stops all the little bumps appearing.

    @Lucy I haven’t tried threading but my eyebrows are so thin that I don’t think there would be anything to take away.

    @Debbie I was thinking of trying the mousse hair colours, I have so many wispy grays/greys that seem to avoid getting any dye on them I thought mousse might be the solution. I’ve also bleached my eyebrows when I thought being blonde was a good idea. I think you should try waxing, it’s quite satisfying to look at the wax strip afterwards with all the hairs stuck to it!

    @SultryRed So basically you are saying you are an effortless beauty! I hate you ha ha

    Thanks for stopping by ladies and leaving your great comments!

    xoxo

  8. Maja Piraja says:

    I used to dye my hair black for years and I think I did it every six weeks, give or take a week or two. When I started living with my boyfriend I made him do it – and he did a great job, too! Nowadays I have given upon the hair dye. I was really scared of developing allergies towards the dye, seeing as I’m allergic to pretty much everything else known to man. I pluck my eyebrows whenever I notice a stray hair, I don’t dye my brows or lashes, but I do wax my “whiskers”. It’s not that I think everyone notices them, but I find it so much easier to apply makeup when I’m fuzz free :)

  9. says:

    Hello Maja – Whiskers I like it! I wish I could give up on hair dye but I can’t. I’m glad to hear I’m not the only one who used to dye their hair frequently, to me there is nothing better than freshly dyed barnet. It’s a shame you are allergic to so many things that must be difficult, but from what I’ve seen on your blog you are a natural beauty anyway so you don’t need any decorations. Thanks for stopping by x

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