Despite the fact that I vowed never to dye my hair with a box dye -- well, I end up using one again. Why? Long story short, I previously had my hair professionally dyed at a hair salon and my hairdresser made my hair go green, the colour was very uneveneven when "professionally" done, someone who claimed to have 10 years experience. You could say I lost trust in hairdressers dying my hair once and for all.
To be fair, he did say it's never happened to his clients before, the guy was super nice and super flirty and he did try his best to rescue my hair, unfortunately without success but I could tell he was just as mortified as I was and he really did spend hours on my hair. He did blame it on the fact my hair had been box hair dyed which mucked it up. -shrugs-
All I know is I'm better off dying my own hair knowing what to expect. Not only is it a lot cheaper, I will get similar results each time. I won't point fingers at anyone for messing up and to be honest, it's faster and I can dye it in the comfort of my own home.
I picked up a Clairol Nice n' Easy hair dye, one of the more reputable brands, from Boots.
Having very thick, dark asian hair - I opted for a "light ash brown" which claims to reduce brassiness.
If you have never dyed your hair before, be sure to read the instructions carefully and do the strand test.
Basically, you pour (1) into (2) then shake the bottle until it's even, then you have your dye ready to use.
I like this hair dye, it's easy to apply. My hair is dry and coarse and so I notice immediately when my hair dries further. But I didn't notice any difference in dryness so I am rather pleased with the result. I also particularly like this hair dye because it blends very well with the 3 tone colour formula, it makes it look much more natural.
I apologise for the long long hiatus. Just a brief update - I am currently in Asia, I am absolutely LOVING it here. No more online shopping for asian beauty products as I can conveniently buy it walking down the street -humble brag-. I haven't done a review in the longest time but today after I used this mask and gosh I need to make a review about it.
Innisfree is a Korean brand. They use a lot of Korean celebrities as endorsers. With the mass advertisement it's hard not to walk into their shop and have a browse. I picked up some of their masks. What I like most about it is the thin material that fits so well on the face. Usually with masks you see some bubbles of air despite pressing it with your fingers. This mask doesn't do this. It's very saturated with the serum. It feels so nice on the skin! My skin has been really good here, I have no idea why. But I have been using these masks a lot, 3-4 times a week. These are super cheap as well. -happy bunny-
Summer is already here and for me it means less sleep, and well hello puffy eyes! So I got the SK-II Signs eye mask to give my eyes a little tlc; to soothe and pamper my peepers.
SK-II Signs Eye Mask is ultra-comforting cotton mask swiftly and effectively reduces the signs of ageing and dryness around your eyes.
It combines intense hydrators with a blend of Pitera, vitamins and dual peptide technology. In just one application Signs Eye Mask is proven to visibly brighten the skin tone under eyes and improve the appearance of skin dullness, whilst also reducing the appearance of dark circles, fine lines, and replenishing skin’s moisture for up to 12 hours of hydration.
Pitera is the key ingredient in SK-II skincare, This naturally occurring extract is scientifically proven to deliver seven beneficial effects and works to maintain the skin's natural renewal cycle. It supports your skin’s natural functions, replenishes moisture, smoothes surface texture, balances PH, enhances clarity, regulates sebum and evens skintone.
With just one application, appearance of fine lines is noticeably reduced, dullness of the skin under the eyes is visibly lightened and your eyes look visibly brighter.
How to Use
Place the mask with the film cover side up, with the broader end meeting the outer corner of your eye. Remove the film and leave it on for about 10 to 15 minutes. Do not rinse after applying. Use twice weekly after cleansing.
So in every pack of eye mask there is a set of masks that have a white sheet of plastic stuck to them to keep them in place. It also comes with a white plastic tray - which is a bit unnecessary in my opinion~. Texture
Soft cotton cloth masks that fit the shape of the eye area. It is quite large in size. There is not as much serum as you would expect, sometimes you see masks dripping with texture, this has a lot less serum to it. Scent Doesn't have a particular strong smell. Just smells like any unscented masks. Not heavily perfumed mask is a plus!
(Confession: I wore them the wrong way when I took this picture LOL but this picture turned out best so *shrugs*)
My thoughts on this product
I find it very cool and refreshing on my tired eyes. I've been experiencing dry patches around my eyes, particularly around my tear duct (how odd!), and it helped to hydrate the area and I can see and feel that the skin around my eyes are less dry. After I applied it and left it on for about 15 minutes I pat the serum into my skin and did some massaging to increase blood circulation and then applied my makeup afterwards, it felt very radiant. I think these are great eye masks, however, rather expensive even for weekly use! Thus, I only use when my eyes are feeling a bit more tired than usual or when I have important events.
Do you use any eye masks? How do you fix tired eyes?