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Thinking about beauty

When it comes to beauty I'm not really a girly girl, it's rare that I wear make up or even look in the mirror. I'm more a have a wash, brush my hair and I'm ready kind of person.

The things I do put more effort into though are dyeing my hair (I'm going grey), and painting my nails.

I've recently been lucky enough to join a campaign on supersavvyme about a new hair dye by Vidal Sassoon. It's a home dye which is supposed to emulate a salon dye. It's a bit of a faff to use as you have to mix it in a pot and you dye your roots first and come back to do the rest of your hair. I have to say though the results were great, for the first time I've managed to dye all my roots in one go. I was very impressed.

Nail wise I'm lucky enough to be blessed with long strong nails, and even my job in retail can't quite destroy them, although I do end up with quite a few snapped nails. One of my favourite things to do when I have a bit of me time is to file my nails and to paint them. I like most colours, but I like them usually to look a little bit different, I guess it's my one vanity. My favourite nail Varnishes are the Barry M ones, especially their magnetic ones. I found out about them on the review site Dooyoo, and bought my first a couple of years ago, and I was really impressed with how easy it is to get great looking nails.

I've just treated myself to a new one, which is green and sparkly.

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Gossamer wrote on April 2, 2015, 8:04 PM

I haven't dyed my hair for years. The first time was just before my first wedding. My first wife had been asking me to get it done. And guess what? She didn't. even. notice. (Why did I bother?)

A couple of times I did it myself, generally going for a "golden red" colour.

allen0187 wrote on April 2, 2015, 8:47 PM

I only dyed my hair once. That was for a Christmas party in my previous company. I rocked a mohawk and I dyed the tips of my hair red.

That was the first and last time I did it.

j2jworkz wrote on April 2, 2015, 10:04 PM

Haven't heard of that hair dye, have used henna which was an experience !

scheng1 wrote on April 3, 2015, 7:52 AM

I do not understand why many ladies are willing to spend so much money on looks when their jobs do not demand good look.

AliCanary wrote on April 3, 2015, 8:47 AM

I'd love to do my nails, but they are too prone to chipping and just end up a mess. Oh, well--I do like to play with makeup, anyway!

CalmGemini wrote on April 4, 2015, 3:32 PM

Well,I do not spend much time for make up. However I think doing make up oneself and experimenting with make up needs a little bit of artistic talent.

Dragonfairy1 wrote on April 8, 2015, 5:24 PM

I leave mine too long too, you can tell by my grey roots lol.

xstitcher wrote on April 11, 2015, 2:42 PM

I haven't dyed my hair in a long time. I have a few grey strands here and there, but oh, well. emoticon :winking: I'm not a very girly girl either. I don't care to even paint my nails. I do too many things with my hands.