Yesterday my Lime Crime Chinadoll Palette came in the post and I can’t wait any longer to review it! I know it’s only been a day but I’ve been so excited for it coming and now it’s finally here it’s got me head over heels! Sounds pretty crazy talking about an eyeshadow palette but I dare you not to love everything about it.
Chinadoll Palette And Goodies!
When the trademark purple box arrived yesterday afternoon I knew I was in for a treat! Lime Crime gets me so excited about makeup, their packaging is so fun and their Chinadoll Palette is no exception. I was just expecting the tin palette when I opened the box but I was surprised to find the palette beautifully presented in a gold envelope style box – just as though it had come by unicorn mail!
After doing a post about the benefits of using henna hair dye instead of chemical dyes, I thought I’d show you a before and after.
Left – After, Right – Before
On the before photo I hadn’t dyed my hair for 6 weeks. I know you can’t see it that well because I’ve got my hair tied back but this is the last photo I took before using the henna. As most of you dyed red heads will know, it’s so difficult to make the colour last! For me using henna means it doesn’t fade as much, but still looks natural when it does.
I’ve got some goodies coming up for March! Keep an eye out for the Lime Crime Chinadoll Palette, Sleek Makeup Palettes and the Shop and Cook MAC Collections! All will be reviewed, swatched and scrutinised.
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Hey guys! The sun is shining outside and it finally feels like Spring, so I thought it would be appropriate to do my first proper review of a Spring/Summer collection! I got three of the lovely OPI Holland Collection colours in the post yesterday, I’ve completely fallen for all the brights that are around at the minute so the first I’m going to review and swatch is A Roll In The Hague.
L-R: Wooden Shoe Like To Know, A Roll In The Hague, Thanks A Windmillion
So one of my earlier posts was a quick tutorial on how to use Lush Caca Henna Hair Dye in Rouge. I didn’t really know much about henna when I first started to use it on my hair, and I thought a more comprehensive guide on what it is and how to use it would be helpful to all you first timers. If you just want a quick step by step guide, take a look at the earlier post I made about henna.
What is henna?
The Henna plant is a small tree that is grown mainly in hot, dry regions. The highest quality henna, that gives the darkest stain, will come from these regions. Henna that is usually used in hair dye is generally grown in more moist regions as it will contain less tanin, which means it doesn’t stain as dark. The plant takes 5 years to mature so it can be used as a dye both for skin and hair.
The part of the plant that is used in henna dyes are the leaves as these contain the highest amount of pigment. Usually this pigment is a reddy/orangey colour, but different colour hennas are grown in different parts of the world. Other natural substances are also added to the henna to create different colours. For example the Lush Caca Noir contains indigo to deepen the colour.