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Dying your hair crazy colours?

Posted on January 25, 2010 in Beauty Tips by

Dying your hair hair crazy colours?
Here’s some helpful and handy guidelines.


So you’ve been thinking of dying your hair ey?
Well here’s some of my top tips on getting the best results from your colour.


# Try not to wash or condition your hair just before dying as this can sometimes create a barrier between your hair and the dye. I find that if your hair is in need of a wash then it’s best to do it 48hrs before applying the dye.


# A lot of dyes will tell you to apply to damnp hair but I find you get far better results when applying over dry hair, as the hair will be more porus and therefore absorb the dye easier and quicker.


# Once you’ve applied the dye evenly over your hair leave the colour on for as long as possible. Many dyes suggest 45 mins to 1 hour but this all depends on your natural hair colour, condition of your hair and how well the dye takes to it. Many people find leaving it on for a couple of hours or overnight creates the best results, just try not to get it all over your pillow cases.


# Before you wash out all of the dye, check to make sure the colour has taken to your satisfactory by only washing out a strand. If the colour is the desired shade you’re ready to wash out the dye.


# Gently remove the dye with a ph balenced shampoo or one that is specially designed for coloured hair (like directions shampoo) and then rince it all out with cold/tepid water. By using cold water you will prevent most of the dye from running and help make the result more vibrant.


# Carefully towel dry your hair and before completely drying spray in a few squirts of leave in conditioner.


# Now finish drying, style to desired effect and your ready to go 🙂




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The perfect nails

Posted on January 25, 2010 in Beauty Tips by

Flawless nails anyone?

First off its good to keep your hands and nails in good condition, try using some nourishing moisturiser daily like cocoa butter or almond oil, theres no need to shell out for hella expensive “hand and nail products”.

Always make sure you clean out any dirt from under your fingernails and even though us girls love our nails long make sure you file them and buff them once a week, this reduces the chance of hang nails and breakage while shaping them into an oval shap makes them easier to manage.
Its fun to paint your nails depending on your mood, if your feeling flirtatious you can go for a pretty pink, or if your feeling rather sexy and dominant go for a deep shocking red, no matter what the colour freshly painted nails are always a treat that perk you right up.


1, Okie before you start make sure youve removed any left over polish from your last painting session, then scrub over them with warm soapy water.
2, Now you want to create a barrier between the natural oils of your nails and the selected varnish of your choice. For this you will need a clear base coat which you can buy in all good cosmetic stores. Apply it to each nail and wait for it to dry (If you’re rather impatient and cant bare to wait you can always use a nail polish dryer like “OPI Rapidry spray”)
3, Once dried take your nail varnish and give it a good shake as most of the colour settles to the bottom if its been standing too long. Apply to your nails in 3 simple strokes, one at each side of the nail and lastly one down the middle.
4, If your not too good at this you can use a Q-tip or for more acuracy an old lip liner brush dipped in nail polish remover to correct any mistakes/ wobbly lines or paint on the skin.
5, If the color isnt as vibrant as you’d like it you may want to repeat step 4.
6, Now its time for the finishing touches by added a glossy top coat which will protect the nails from chipping and also add some must have shine.
7, And your done, but before you head out to that party and show off your killer claws, gently rub in some light moisturing over your hands to rectify any polish remover that may have gone over your skin.


And your ready to go.


There are many other creative things you can do with your nails, for example leopard print. (see pic below) You can do this by creating the letters “C” and “O” over the nails in a slightly jagged fashion before applying the top coat.
You could also do hearts or a lady bug theme, the things you can do are endless.
Or add some glmaour by adding little diamonte’s or gems to your nails by uses an adhesive (eyelash glue works wonders)


So go on girls (or guys) and get those creative juices flowing and show em what you’ve got.

See ya soon
<3 Bexy



Miss Fortune – Broken Doll Psychobilly Dress

Posted on October 13, 2009 in alternative clothing, Alternative Dresses by

Check out this hot new Psychobilly Dress from Miss Fortune, it is available for pre-order right now, these are set to dispatch mid November and stocks will be limited so secure yours RIGHT NOW by clicking this link

It has a gorgeous white lace trim and mini bone buttons. It’s even got pom pom trim and screen printed cross bones.

This Months Zombified Delights – The One Hand In The Grave Boots from Iron Fist

Posted on October 1, 2009 in Alternative Footwear by

This months hot sellers are the One Hand In The Grave Boots boots from Iron Fist Clothing.
These hot Iron Fist Shoes have been selling like hot cakes and have an awesome button up side, they fit like a glove and truly go with everything. So head on over to
and check em out…


Iron Fist Shoes showcased at NY Fasion Show

Posted on September 23, 2009 in Alternative Footwear by

Iron Fist Shoes showcased at NY Fashion thanks to a last minute call from Avril Lavigne for footwear to compliment her Abbey Dawn clothing line. Pictured below: Avril Lavigne. To find the hottest Iron Fist Shoes visit