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Product review: Stargazer tropical green

Hey Guys and Dolls!

My hair colour is starting to fade out pretty badly and I have just ordered a new colour so I figured now would be a good time to post a little review.

Stargazer

This is the first time I have used any Stargazer product. I didn’t know what to expect as I know hair dye can always be a bit hit or miss.

Is it easy to apply?

The dye comes already made up in the bottle so there is no need to do any mixing or trying to squeeze tubes of colour into tiny bottles like you have to do with some hair dye products. So that part is nice and easy and mess free. The bottle comes with an easy applicator nozzle so I didn’t need to use a bowl and tint brush. On  the one hand that is quite handy as it saves time and mess. However, I found that using the nozzle made it harder to get an even coverage. The whole process of applying the dye to my hair didn’t actually take very long so it gets points for convenience.

Score: 4/5

Does it match the sample colour?

Yes! It is maybe a shade or two lighter but it is still a very good match. This is great as I have had so many experiences of hair dye turning out to be a completely different colour to what they promise.  Stargazer Tropical green comes out more blue than green if you ask me but its ok because that is what I was expecting. The colour is  a very vibrant blue for about a week and as it fades it gradually becomes more green.

sample and my hairI applied this colour to per-lightened hair. It will not turn out this vibrant if you apply it too dark hair.

Score: 4/5 (I am giving it a 4 just because I feel that it should be advertised as a blue dye not green. If it was called tropical blue I would give the colour 5/5)

How long does it last?

It starts out as a bright blue which lasts about a week before starting to look green but is still quite vibrant. After a week and a half it changed to a kind of pastel green with a hint of blue. I actually really like the colour it fades too, it’s kind of like getting two colours in one bottle. Stargazer tropical green fade

I would say that you get a good 3 weeks before you need to think about re-dyeing it. If you don’t like the colour it fades to and only want the vibrant colour and not the pastel then really you only have 1 and half weeks.

Score: 3/5

Is it cruelty free?

According to stargazers website they don’t test on animals but cannot guarantee that their products are vegan friendly.

Score: 4/5

Packaging

The packaging is really bland if you ask me. It doesn’t stand out when compared to the crazy colour packaging. The dye does come with gloves though so that is always nice.

Score: 2/5

Value for money

I paid £5.00 and got enough dye for two applications! I was incredibly happy with this. I’ve had the colour for 5 weeks now so I would say it’s good value for money. It’s not the longest lasting dye in the world but it is cheap and I would say it is certainly worth a fiver.

Score: 5/5

My overall verdict

I would definitely purchase this product again. I really like the colour and after having bad experiences with blue and green dyes in the past I would say this is probably one of the best that I have tried. My only real issue is the boring packaging.

Overall score: 4/5

If you fancy giving this colour a go you can buy it here: Stargazer tropical green

Love from JJ

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What kind of posts do you like to read?

Hey Guys and Dolls!

Once again I have found myself having a really busy week. Is it really Wednesday already!? Yesterday I attended a job interview and was offered the job straight away. Yay! I’m so happy about it as it means I wont have to stress so much about saving money for my trip to Africa next month. I already work full time and so this new job will now mean that I have to balance THREE jobs whilst also studying my degree. It’s going to be difficult managing my time but if I can get it right then the extra money will definitely be worth it.

I spent this morning finishing off an assignment that is due in tomorrow. It’s quite nice to actually finish an assignment within time, usually I am working on them right up until the last minute. Since I’ve finished my assignment and the boyfriend is working a night shift,  I have the place to myself so I have spent my evening catching up on reading all my fave blogs. It’s been very enjoyable 🙂

Anyway, lately I have been toying with the idea of adding some new/different features to my blog. There are a few changes I want to make and maybe be a little more structured with what I post. I would like to ask you, my lovely readers, to  please help me out by voting in this poll and letting me know what kinds of posts you like to read.

I really appreciate everyone who actually takes the time to read my blog and so it would be great to hear some feedback from you. Please feel free to leave a comment with any suggestions, tips or criticisms.

Love from JJ

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Thumb ring

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Chunky thumb ring from Topman

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Inside the bbmeet goody bag!

Hey Guys and Dolls!

Hope everyone had a great weekend. As promised here is a more detailed post about the lovely goodies I received at the Bristol blogger meetup on Saturday.

The bag itself was adorable with cute prints and a fab little thank you card from the lovely ladies who organised the event.

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There were so many fab products in there. I think everyone was very impressed and very happy!

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The little bubble co mango delight bath and shower gel, Gardenia lavender and sweetpea bodymist, DGJ organics berutti oil and Xen-tan weekly self tan.

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Makebelieve enhance sunbeam bronzer, Vintage cosmetics company eyelash curlers, Aroma SqeezeMe and the cute bow is from head full of feathers.

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nspa hot cloth polish (Very excited about this)

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Blinc mascara and eyeliner, Vichy samples

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Tons of sample sachets

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collageI was really excited to find these dr.organic products. They all smell absolutely amazing and I am a sucker for anything natural and organic.

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Benefit fine one one. I think everyone was crazy excited to find this little gem in there! I still cant quite believe it!

The blogger meet up was so much fun. I would definitely recommend going to one not just for the goodies but because I met so many lovely girls and had a wonderful time.

Love from JJ

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Bristol blogger meet and ootd

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Yesterday I attended my first ever blogger meet. It was organised by the lovely Alessia and Sasha and I just want to say a huge thank you to them because they did a great job! I had such a great time meeting loads of bloggers from my area. We all met up at Frankie and Bennie’s for lunch. I was a little nervous as I arrived 20 minutes late and didn’t know anyone else but everyone was so lovely I needn’t have worried. After lunch and lots of chatting everyone started handing out their business cards! I was seriously impressed how organised these girls were, I really need to get myself some cards. At the end of the meal we all got a goody bag. It was AMAZING!!!

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The bag was filled to burst with tons of fab products. I’m going to do a more detailed post about the goodies I received tomorrow but I think it’s safe to say everyone was very happy with what we got. BBmeet 004

I really should have taken more photos but I guess I was too busy enjoying myself. After lunch we went shopping and then to Starbucks for coffee. I was very good when we were shopping and only spent about £10. Serious restraint! I bought a Kate Moss lipstick and MUA fur effect nails. Can’t wait to try them out. BBmeet 029

So this was my outfit. I really struggled with what to wear I think I tried on tons of outfits before I finally chose this floral jumpsuit. I bought it last summer but this is actually the first time I’ve worn it. I paired it with my plum boots and of course some of my fave accessories.

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I got loads of complements for my skeleton hand armor. For anyone who asked me where I got it here is the link BBmeet 019

Jumpsuit – Florence and Fred

Boots – Stylist pick

Cardigan – H&M

Bag – H! by Henry Holland

Cat ears – Topshop

Hand armor – Ebay

Earrings, ear cuff and necklace – Kukee.co.uk

Overall I had a truly fabulous day. Thanks again to Alessia and Sasha. Be sure to check out their blogs, they are both really lovely ladies.

Love from JJ

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Be mine!

Hey Guys and Dolls!

I feel like I haven’t blogged at all this week! So sorry for that. I’ve had quite a tough week, I have an assignment due in soon so that has been taking up most of my time. I’m finally over the flu though so that is one good thing 🙂

I was doing a little online browsing this morning, I was suppose to be looking for sensible clothes for my African safari next month but I somehow ended up shoe shopping instead. Oops! How does that always happen? Anyway I came across these beauties and I swear my heart skipped a beat. I’m so in love with them!

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Cut detail wedge £35.00 from Boohoo

The colour is fabulous and I just adore how unusual and quirky they are. Sadly they are no way suitable for my safari so I cant possibly justify buying them. Sad times. Hopefully they will still be in stock after my holiday.

Gorgeous shoes you will be mine!

Love from JJ

 

 

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Rose quartz heart necklace

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February 20, 2013 · 2:58 pm