Rainbow Hair Care

Hey Everyone!

So, as some of you may know- if you follow our instagram, which is @avenue23blog– I changed my hair a little drastically! I went from a silver, blonde to a rainbow ombre! The top of my head is still blonde, because lets be real, I love blonde too much to just get rid of! Then it fades into nice rainbow colours!IMG_2364IMG_2369

Today, I wanted to talk a bit of how I take care of my hair! As some of you may know already, the bright, fun, colours tend to fade super fast. So my hair care routine is an attempt to keep the colour in as long as possible!

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My hairdresser/ best friend Melanie (her handle on instagram is @watermelonyhair, her page is SO fun to look at! Give it a look through!), told me after my hair was done to ONLY wash my hair in cold water and to wait 72 hours after my hair being dyed to wash it. So there’s a couple rules from a professional to maintain your new, beautiful hair!

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To take this a little further, I have a couple more recommendations to help out!

First, before I go to bed- every second night- I put a hair mask in the ends of my hair! Currently, I use Kevin Murray, recommended to me by Melanie! I comb it through and braid it!

The next morning, I leave my hair in a braid and shampoo the top of my head, then I put conditioner through (this can all be done under a tap, if it’s easier). Then finally, under the tap and in very cold water, I wash the conditioner out of my hair with the braid still in. There’s about three different shampoos and conditioners I tend to rotate between! One is the Moroccan Oil shampoo and conditioner– smells AMAZING! Kevin Murphy is another I used- specifically the Blonde Angel Wash for my blonde hair. Last one I use is the Kardashian brand shampoo and conditioner. This one is a little more affordable- you get way more for what you’re paying!

I will say that I pay a little more for my shampoo and conditioner because I pay so much for my hair! A store bought shampoo and conditioner will strip the colour out of your hair. Also, with a good brand, I find that I don’t have to use so much! My hair is hydrated and healthy after too! I bleach my hair a lot to get the colours I want, so it’s important for me to use a product that is more hydrating. If you didn’t want to spend as much on both, then I recommend splurging on your conditioner at least!

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I take the braid out finally, and brush it (my hair needs to be dried before a good combing! It knots super easily!). For a detangler, I buy Lush’s Sunny Day. I always get compliments on my hair smelling amazing- it’s a combination of honey and lemon juice! What I love about it, is that it’s also an anti- static hair spray for my constantly dry, and staticy hair!  Also, just a side note- I have pretty fine hair, and I find it

So, that’s basically my routine! I blow dry my hair and comb it out instead of brushing so it’s less knotted up! I hope this helps you! Let me know about your hair care in the comments below!

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Christmas Concert and Everyday Makeup

Hey Guys!

So part two of the post from yesterday is about the second Christmas event my mom, sister, and I go to! It is the Singing Christmas tree and it’s everything you want in carolling. It’s a touch of cheesy, but also very fun to go to. They have some amazing singers! Also, a lot of the money goes towards different local charities in Edmonton, so buying a ticket is for a good cause! They have dancers, an orchestra, and a giant Christmas tree with people standing inside singing some of your favourite Christmas songs. Every year, they usually have some semi famous singer come out and perform! One year was Brett Kissel, another year was this French singer whose name I can’t remember but who was extremely hot and very talented. He sang Oh Holy night and I sobbed- did I mention he’s also a babe?

Anyways, I wish I had been more on the ball this year, so I will just have to remind you next year to go! It only runs from Dec. 14 – 17, and is at the Jubilee. Don’t worry! I’ll remind you next year if you didn’t get the chance to go! But go to a Christmas Carol if you have time!

Alright, so my makeup was less dramatic. Basically, I had a ton of things to do all day, so my I did my makeup super early and did a touch up before I left. However, I wanted it to be an everyday kind of makeup and then a dramatic lip I could add on later! So that is what I did!

As for my last post, I used basically the same products, so I’ll just list those off:

Primer- Fenty Beauty’s Pro FILT’R Instant Retouch Primer

Foundation- PRO FILT’R soft matte longwear foundation #140

Eyebrows- ka- Brow! Eyebrow cream gel color #2 Light

Concealer- Fenty Match Stix Ivory

Eyeshadow Primer- Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Bronzer- Naked Flushed streak

Highlighter- I switched this up to Benefit! Girl Meets Pearl– Amazing liquid highlighter. It’s very bright and you don’t need a lot of it, so the product lasts for a very long time.

Eyeliner- Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Mascara- Too Faced Better than Sex

Eyeshadow- Urban Decay Naked3; Stila Highlighter

Lips- Smashbox Lip

– Erin xo