Sunday, 20 May 2012

lilac love

lilac love
lilac love
lilac love
lilac love

Shirt. Topshop
Top. H&M
Skirt*. Glamorous
Necklace.* This Charming Girl
Lipstick. MAC Snob

I have wanted to dip dye my hair for ages now, way back in the day when it was hot news but my hair has never been the right shade of blonde. I felt it was too golden and wouldn't work well with the pastel hues I had in mind. Yesterday I suffered a laborious whole head of highlights and finally felt that I had achieved a nice, icy white blonde - perfect to contrast with a sweet lavender dip dye. And that is exactly what I did. I went and picked up a Crazy Color in Lavender, which is a semi permanent hair cream, and then marched home to begin the transformation. I found it very easy to do, although I did have to do it twice as the first time I tried it, I was too cautious and didn't let the colorant develop long enough so it was barely noticeable. The second attempt it came out perfectly and I was really pleased with the results. 

How I dip dyed my hair:

1. Make sure you cover your shoulders with an old towel or tee shirt.
2. You can use the hair cream straight from the bottle, but I decided to mix it with conditioner to dilute it slightly as I had been advised that the colour is very bright. I used half and half and this seemed to work brilliantly.
3. Divide your hair up into two ponytails, and tie them just above where you want the dip dye to finish. Because I have so much hair, I decided to separate it out into four sections which meant I didn't miss any bits.
4. Make sure your hair is towel dry and then put on some protective gloves so you don't end up with purple palms! Take a scoop of the hair dye and conditioner mixture, or just squeeze the Crazy Color cream straight into your hand, and then work it through the first ponytail, ensuring all your hair is covered.
5. Repeat until all the sections are dyed and then wait. How long you need to leave it will depend on your hair colour and the brightness you want to achieve, but I left mine on for 20 minutes.
6. Wash off, shampoo and condition as normal.

The beauty of using a hair dye like Crazy Color is that it is only a semi permanent so it will wash out after 8-10 washes. I also picked up a Directions hair dye in Pastel Pink so I am excited to give that a whirl once my lavender has faded. And clearly I was having quite the lilac love affair today as I decided to wear my gorgeous dipped hem pleated skirt from Glamorous. It is such a pretty piece and seemed to compliment my new lavender locks perfectly. :)

I hope you have all had a great weekend, whatever you've been up to!
So...do you lilac it? (sorry, had to be done!)

75 comments:

Jenny said...

You look lovely, as does your hair :) x

AshleyRose said...

I love your hair, it looks so pretty!x

Emily Alice said...

It looks great, especially with that lippy.
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Annie said...

love your skirt and shirt:) hair looks great too!xo

Amy said...

Love the colour of the skirt and your hair is really cool!! xx

StephanieNadine said...

Love everything about this outfit! Lilac looks lovely on you! Your hair looks amazing! xx

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Karolina said...

This suits you so well, it's the perfect shade! I would so do this, but I'm a brunette :D x

Fairydustxo said...

Love the lilac hair!!

Pippa

x

Becky said...

If I had blonde hair this would be on my 'to do list' absolutely gorgeous!

Becky

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Ellie Grace Steadman said...

Your hair looks amazing!
x

Farzana said...

In lilac it very much so haha! Love the matching lipstick and skirt too :) xx

Gemma Satire said...

I love everything about this outfit! Such a mix of trends..denim and pastels! And your hair...it is very Kate Bosworth! I just wanna be blonde myself so I can try it! And Crazy Colour is always a winner to use! Dye my friends hair with it all the time!

Gemma x

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Aysh said...

So beautiful Milly! And you make it sound so effortless! I've waved goodbye to my ombre hair for now but seeing as how easy it seems, may give it another go myself! Thanks for sharing hun :)

Love Aysh xoxo

Jodie-Winyan said...

love the skirt! looks amazing :)!

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xx

Glittered feathers said...

Milly, you look absolutely amazing, you literally rock this look so well.
I love your hair so much, I think Lilac is such a pretty colour.

Jess x

Ess-Jay24 said...

I love it, the outfit and the hair! You look lovely :)
xx

Emma said...

You're hair is amazing. You really suit it too! x

A Girl and a Beauty Blog said...

Your hair look utterly divine! And I am in love with that skirt!xx

Pretty Little Lives said...

Your hair looks lovely!
Such a pretty colour!
Pretty Little Lives

NickyJules said...

The lilac looks great in your hair.
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Marmalade said...

love this outfit and oh my the hair is beautifullll. Looking super blonde too, i love it :)

Melx
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Eda. said...

I am in love with the dip dye darling, the colour is perfect with the platinum blonde locks you have! And love that lilac pleated midi!

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Ellie said...

your look beautiful! your hair is just aaaahhh so pretty! xoxo

*~♥Giddy Princess♥~* said...

Very cute! x

MissJammyxo said...

I love the denim shirt! it looks so versatile:) and your hair is amazing!!! hugs<3

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Nadia xo said...

love your hair Milly - looks amazing! <3

Pickle said...

The dip dyed hair is stunning! x

Abby said...

This really suits you! I think I'm going to try Lilac next - I did mine baby pink before and it's washed out now so will give this a whirl :) xx

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Zoe Amelia said...

Amazing! I love the hair, and how the outfit and makeup go so well with it :)
xx

Fleur said...

I really, really love everything about this post! I was debating dying my hair / dip dying my hair pink this summer. Definitely going for it having seen how amazing you make it look :) Thanks! xo

.Big Size Big World♥ said...

love the hair <3
and the outfit is beautiful & simple.

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Florence said...

Ah your hair looks great! I'd love to add some colour to the ends of mine but having red hair I don't think it will really look right x

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Katharine Louise said...

I love your hair! i saw it on instagram and you look so pretty - really suits you! I love the purple skirt too - perfect match :) xx

thegluegungirl said...

LOVE the dip dye!! X

Wonderland Girl said...

Your hair is beautiful - absolutely love the icy blond with the lilac - it's a really 'grown up' combination if you get me, a really beautiful way of dip dying and not looking like a teenager in a punk stage :L
xoxox

champagnediamond said...

Love your hair! Cute skirt too xx

Cristina said...

Biggest hair envy right here!!!!
wish I had the guts to try pink dip hair :)

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Michelle said...

Milly, your hair is a dream! So, so pretty and I wish my hair could ever go that colour! I adore your skirt too, looks perfect against block black (: so sad I didn't get to see you on Friday sweet, we keep missing each other! xx

SarahB @ FridayisForever said...

The skirt DOES compliment your gorgeous new locks - I love love LOVE your hair like this

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KayleighLouise said...

You are absolutely gorgeous and your hair looks ah-maz-ing! Love the skirt too! Xx.

Constanze said...

You look amazing, love your hair! <3

Hannah said...

Oh my gosh I love your skirt! It's gorgeous! I love your hair too!

Sophie said...

Wowe your hair looks gorgeous!
Sophie
x

jemmfrances said...

Love the lilac dip dye Milly, it really suits you! MAC Snob lippy looks good too, it's my fave MAC lipstick at the moment.

xoxo

jemmfrances said...

Love the lilac dip dye Milly, it really suits you! MAC Snob lippy looks good too, it's my fave MAC lipstick at the moment.

xoxo

LydiaJaneHann said...

Love your hair!!! xx

lauren elise said...

Ahhh you look absolutely stunning! Love the hair so much :) xo

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Char! said...

I love your hair! Xx

Aisling M said...

Gorgeous as always! Your hair looks amazing!!! xx

Laura Sutcliffe said...

I absolutely adore this lovely!! So lush xxxx

Naomi Creighton said...

WOW! I love your hair like this. I think the pink would really suit you too. Nice outfit too xo

Caroline said...

your hair looks so gorgeous! i'm loving all the pastel hair in the blogasphere haha. love the lilac skirt too xx

Sparkly Flamingo said...

I definitely lilac it! Looks great with the lippie and skirt too :-) x

Joy said...

Wow Milly, your hair looks amazing! It really suits you :) x

Frankie D said...

I think your hair came out amazing! Makes me want to dip dye my hair pink again. I really love your skirt might have to get one :)

Frankie

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Bea said...

Your hair looks awesome!

AspirationsOfGlam said...

You really can rock any colour.
You are the third blogger in 2 days to mention Glamourous- I must go on there. You looks fab!

Liz
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xxx

ButterflEyes said...

Lovely outfit ! And your hair looks amazing :) xx

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Saz said...

Your hair looks AMAZING! Loving the outfit too.

EmilyGrace said...

Gorgeous outfit and loving the hair!!! :)

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xx

Sarah Botha said...

Wow, so gorgeous! I love the hair and the outfit!
S.
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Jessica* said...

Your hair looks so beautiful, matches your skirt, ahhhhh stunner xx
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Emily said...

pastels look great on you!

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Fydez said...

Such a nice outfit- love your hair! You look pretty. X

Merrybelly said...

WOW!!!! the hair, skirt, the lipstick... I love it!
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Courtney said...

You must have been over the moon when you realised how perfectly your hair matches Mac's Snob lippy and the Gorgeous skirt! It looks fantastic on you.

Also, I'm a big fan of Directions hair colour. You definitely have something to look forward to there.

Courtney
Such A Beautiful Sight

Sunshine_Sarah said...

LOVING IT!!!!!!!!!! The colour really suits you as well ;0) Looks great with your new skirt too. x x x

evehut said...

Your hair looks fantastic! Thanks for the tips. :)

Sammie Louise said...

love the skirt millie, so pretty. Also your hair looks amaazzing! x

Sadie said...

You hair looks lovely and the skirt is gorgeous too :) xx

Sarah said...

Love the lilac hair, but I don't think I'd pull it off as well!

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Dumb Blonde Diaries said...

I loveeee your hair!!

jimmi lou said...

Your hair looks awesome! Wish I was fully blonde so I could dip dye more!

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Charlotte said...

Your hair looks AMAZING, love it! X

ArtDonatella said...

Oh goodness, your hair is fabulous! Loving it :) x

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