Purple Shampoo Trialling

In June I decided to lighten my hair and go down the path in search of ashy blonde hair - with thoughts of going silver when I got bored of blonde. I've still not reached the level of blonde/ash that I want, so a couple more times going lighter in hopes of removing the brassy tones aiming for more white tones. 
I've tried really hard to keep my blonde hair looking as light as possible through multiple purple shampoos that claim to remove brassy tones and even lighten blonde hair. So far I've tried three different types: Bleach London's Silver Shampoo and Conditioner; PROVOKE Touch Of Silver Brightening Shampoo; and Daddy O Shampoo from Lush. 
The Bleach London one was the one I tried first. My hair dresser recommended it to me - I'm hoping to soon get the Toning Kit too. The Silver shampoo and conditioner though are seriously good, and for £5 for 250ml its pretty good value too! The bottle I found lasted me a good few weeks, it says to use it every other wash - but I think I used it almost every wash in search of lighter hair. I found it toned and lightened my hair really well, and due to this it got me thinking how other brands would fair in comparison. 
The Bleach London Silver shampoo didn't feel drying on my hair, which I've heard some purple shampoos can do, in fact I found it quite nourishing on my hair. The conditioner was just as nice, leaving my hair feeling super soft after washing - although I'm not sure how much difference this did on the lightness of my hair. 
After my Bleach London Silver shampoo ran out I decided to try the PROVOKE Touch of Silver Shampoo, it was in Morrisons and having looked at it decided to give it a go. Its £3.19 for 150ml of product, making it a little more pricey, especially as the shampoo itself is very runny making it hard to work with - I've probably lost a lot of the product just in trying to wash my hair. Its meant to be used more as a treatment and left on the hair for 5 minutes, I'll apply it and then wash my face brush my teeth ect. I honestly don't like this one very much at all, and for various reasons. Reason number 1. I find the consistency to be too runny. It basically seems like purple water and because of this I find I have to use a lot to cover my hair, and I tend to lose a lot to the bath while trying to apply it. Reason number 2. I honestly don't think it has helped to lighten my hair. At All. At least not compared to the Bleach London Silver Shampoo, my hair is definitely more brassy than it had been before I started using the PROVOKE shampoo. It also doesn't leave my hair as soft feeling as the Bleach London one did. Which brings me to reason number 3. I don't think its good value for money, if it helped the colour a little then maybe I'd think it was worth paying for, but the fact that I've paid £3.19 for a tiny bottle of purple liquid with no benefits. 
The final one I've tried is Lush's Daddy O Shampoo. I don't know if I saw this on someones blog first, or if the first time I saw it was when I was wandering round Lush the day I bought it, either way - its mine now. It says it stops blonde hair going brassy, and keeps the hair looking bright and shiny. This is by far the most expensive option that I've featured, at £5.75 for 100g, Lush is ofc all natural and vegan so its expected to be a little pricier. 
It's probably got the best consistency of the three, its fairly thick and a bit gel like. Scent wise, I also find it to be the nicest. It smells really sweet, a bit like parma violets - in fact the scent hung around so much that while drying my hair I caught whiffs of the smell, it was amazing. 
It removes brassy tones from the hair the best out of the three I think, however it is also the most expensive of the three, costing around £4.50 for a small 100g bottle. After using this a few times my hair was slightly lighter, and now my hair is newly dyed I'm excited to see how much more it can lighten it. 
Thats it for todays post, have you tried any purple shampoos? What do you think of them? 


October Wishlist

Urban Outfitters Pins & Needles Lace Bottom Jumper £42 
I saw this the other day whilst scrolling through the Urban Outfitters page, it was the only thing that caught my eye and I'm definitely considering buying it. Might go into the store first to try it on first to make sure it definitely fits. 

Oval Brush set £19.99
For awhile now I've wanted to try an oval brush of sorts, and I saw this set on a girls youtube, she basically did a video reviewing these in full and for the money it seemed like a really good choice. 

Neom Tranquillity Intensive Skin Treatment Candle £36
Ages ago, and I'm talking ages ago, I saw these reviewed on a blog. I don't know why I still haven't tried one of these yet, but I'm determined to buy myself one in the near future. They smell amazing and seem like they would be great for your skin. 

Disney Art of Belle Limited Edition Lithographs £25
I've become somewhat of a Disney addict recently. I've got a couple of prints that are Disney related and I'd love to get more to add to my collection. Hopefully I can get these and frame them to add to the gallery wall that I've got planned in my head. These Belle prints look stunning and as Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourites, its only fitting that I get this set. 

Urban Outfitters Octagon Mirror £34.30
When I bought my floor cushion from Urban Outfitters I was so close to buying this, I didn't  quite know where I was going to put it. I need to sort out my back room, the room which I take blog photos, film videos and study, then maybe when I do I'll buy this. 

ASOS Only Short Parka £35
My mum told me that the UK is going to have a crazy bad winter, so a new warm winter jacket is needed. I saw this one - along with a couple others that were a little more boring looking - whilst looking online a couple weeks back. I like the colour of this and it seems like a great way of brightening up a outfit. 

Eeyore Soft Toy £14.95
Again. I love Disney. I wanted to get a Eeyore toy whilst in Disneyland Paris but they were all very baby looking ones, but I had a cuddle of this little guy in the Disney store and I fell in love. Eeyore would look very fitting sat next to Stitch and Lotso. 

Peppa Penny Prints prices for these vary, but theres so many I'd love to get. 
I think I'm going to put an order in for a few of these soon to go on my gallery wall idea. They seem very sweet and reasonably priced, especially considering they'll be shipped from Australia. 

Whats on your wishlist? What do you think I should buy next? 


Haul | Sephora USA, LA Splash & Sephora France!

Recently I took part in a blog swap with my friend, Rena, who lives in New Jersey, you can see the blog swap post here if you're interested. In the swap box Rena had kindly said I could have things to her house to save myself a bit of money, I got some things from the US Sephora and LA Splash sent to her house.
The stuff I got from the US Sephora I'm really glad I got and I can't wait to give it all a try! Since when I did the order last year it was my birthday month I got the Sephora birthday gift, the one I picked was the NARS One Year Bolder lip set. The set comes with two miniature pencils: Cruella and Rikugien. Cruella is a lovely red shade and Rikugien is a nice your lips but better nude shade. I also got a 100 point freebie, the one I decided on was the Kat Von D Studded Lipstick in the shade Lovecraft, this is another nude shade - it looks like it will be quite a good nude shade and hopefully it suits me. 
Sticking with Kat Von D - I got two more things from her range - I am so excited for her brand to launch here! I also decided to buy the High Voltage Eye Primer, I don't actually remember buying this, so it was a nice wee surprise seeing it in the box. Her makeup seems to be pretty heavy duty and it'll be interesting to see how it helps eye makeup last. The last Kat Von D thing I got myself was the Shade & Light Contour Palette. It was between this one and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour kit, I think I chose the Kat Von D one because it was a little cheaper and the colours looked to be better for my skin. My NARS laguna bronzer is running out so hopefully one of the shades in this palette will be a good replacement. 
Next up is the Becca x Jacklyn Hill Champagne Pop Highlighter. I bought this when the hype for it was at its highest. And basically two weeks after I bought it, it was released in the UK. Just my luck. It looks stunning though, I'm not sure if its too gold toned? I'll have to have a wee play around with it to see how suits my skin. 
The final thing I purchased was the Sephora Ultimate Oil-in-Gel Lipstick Remover. There is no worse thing than being unable to get last nights lipstick off that has now encrusted itself onto your lips. Or when you decide to change your lip colour but its a stubborn one and stains your lips. Hopefully this comes in handy and will help with taking off a bright lip. 
Next four things I've got are from LA Splash, they're all part of the Dia De Los Muertos collection that was released last year. The shades I have are: Catrina, this looks to be a grey shade with hints of green and purple running through it; Sangre Azul, this is a beautiful blue shade - I've always wanted a blue lipstick but finding one in the UK is a little tricky; Guadalupe is a beautiful burnt copper orange shade - I can't wait to try this out; and finally Hasta La Muerte, a very dark purple shade - its definitely the darkest purple shade I own. I'm thinking of doing a first impressions video with swatches of these so keep your eyes peeled! 
Final things are from Sephora France, I only got two things but if I had waited and gone into the Champs Elysees store I'd have probably spent a lot more! The first thing I got was the Sephora Metamorphosis Exfoliating Power, it cost around 15 euros and it looks like you get a fair bit of product. I do quite like exfoliating my face once or twice a week, but I much much muuuuch prefer the powder ones, but again there doesnt seem to be a lot of these on the market. 
The final thing I got was an ETTANG Charcoal Peel Off Mask Cup, it looked really interesting so I decided to pick one up - I now regret only getting one but alas too late now to go back and get more. 
Product reviews will probably be coming up soon on the blog and maybe even in YouTube video form. Have you tried any of these before? 


In Search For The Best Sushi In Glasgow | Cailin's Sushi Bar

I love me some sushi. I think I first tried Japanese food when my love obsession with Japan and Japanese culture was at its peak, at first I didn't try any sushi, but when I did I was hooked. Luckily for me, as I've got older I've found my friends share a similar love of sushi as I do. So myself and my lovely - and bestest - friend Gemma are on the hunt for the best sushi Glasgow has to offer. As I'm a shoddy blogger I forgot my big camera and to take pictures of the outside of the place, but the foods whats important so don't hate me too much! 
 We started our hunt in a place I'd already been before, Cailin's Sushi which is on Argyle Street towards Exhibition Centre. 
When we first arrived I panicked because it looked like they were closed - which they were - but the girls that work there opened up literally as we got there. We had a look at the menu and ordered our food. I got Chicken Katsu Curry, Miso Soup, Crispy Chicken Sushi Rolls, California Sushi Rolls, Vegetable Onigiri and Ramune. My eyes were definitely bigger than my belly, but all that food only cost me around £25! Gemma got some pre made Tuna Nigiri, Chicken Katsu Curry and diet Coke, I think her food came to about £15. 
Apologies for the snapchat band, I thought I saved this picture before changing it on snapchat, clearly I was wrong.

Onto the overall thoughts!

Overall Quality of Food - 10 10
Both Gemma and I thought the quality of the food was really high, the way the food was presented too was nice. The bento boxes made for a nice change to the usual massive bowl of Katsu Curry. 
Variety of food 9 8
I thought the variety of food was great so I gave it a 9, Gemma too thought the variety was good but gave it a 8 - I think there was maybe something missing from the menu that she might have liked to have seen.  

Atmosphere & service 6 6
We both gave a 6 for the atmosphere & service. Service from staff was quick, but its basically where the service ends. You pay, then they give you the food. If your looking for somewhere where they ask how you like your food then this isn't the place for you. The store is fairly small with just two longish tables and a bench if your waiting on your takeout order. Decoration wise theres not much going on, and although its not a bad atmosphere, its pretty basic hence it scoring low - also the door was left open and it was a little chilly, so that put us off giving a higher score too.

 Value for money 8 7
We both scored quite highly for this, Gemma gave it a score of 7 and I a score of 8.