Friday, December 23, 2011

Cut & Recolor

Another trim and recolor. Sami cut my long layers a bit shorter to help remove some of the bulk. I'm happy that my hair seems to be growing at a decent rate. I plan on having her trim it every visit (5-6 weeks) and someday all the damage from my recent hair disaster will be gone.

I'd been thinking about the red the last couple of days. I do like the 6VR bits, but because of the damage underneath it slowly starts fading and turning a shade that's much warmer than I'd like. I kinda miss my purple highlights, but I try to remind myself to stay in a certain "normal" color range, for various reasons. I wasn't 100% sure what I wanted, definitely darker, but still vivid without being obnoxious. Does that make sense?

I asked Sami about a burgundy / cranberry shade, and she showed me a few swatches. We both liked 4VR, which is obviously darker than the 6, and while it's not in your face, it shows up nicely in the sun. I'm pleased with the results.

It's slept on so a tad messy, but still much nicer than my usual wreck. Someday I'll learn how to blow it out.

this is outside with no flash, you can see it but it's not overwhelming
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with the flash it's much more obvious
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Wow, about 30 seconds of sunlight! I used the flash anyway.
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Someone remind me to stop trying to go a little lighter. I attempt it now and then and always end up going dark. It just doesn't feel right.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Darling Girl Cosmetics Swatches

Some Darling Girl shadow swatches - I have a bunch so will do them according to the category DG puts them in. I will apologize in advance for the iffy pics - a few are globby, and none of them are nice and bright. My son's been sick, the weather's been terrible, and I just haven't had time to do swatches.

All photos taken inside near window, no flash unless otherwise noted.


"New Shades" category

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Bronzes / Browns
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Taupes
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Purples
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Red/Pinks
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Blues/Greys/Silvers
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uncategorized?
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There are some really nice shades, the four in the first pic are my favorites. They're definitely worth checking out. Thanks for looking.