Today I’m bringing you a review of my latest beauty buys: blue and pink hair chalks from The Body Shop. As you’ve probably realised from my blog, I don’t tend to do beauty very much – I like make up, but I’m not crazy about it. I generally wear make up to work every day, but only a little – usually just foundation, concealer, blusher and lipstick. It sounds like a lot, but it’s just enough to stop me looking so pale! Anyway, I’m particularly lazy about my hair; if it’s lucky, I’ll dry it once in a while, and maybe every 2 or 3 months I’ll straighten or curl it!
I saw these hair chalks online and decided I needed to get some. If you’ve been around here a while, you’ll remember I once had pink dip dyed hair. Ever since, I’ve always wanted to have my pink ends back, but I started teaching, and it obviously wasn’t acceptable then, and now I’m working at Bronco, I just think it wouldn’t be particularly professional. So, the temporary measure of the hair chalk appealed to me straight away!
I grabbed these in the Harrogate branch of The Body Shop – currently they’re only available in pink and blue and cost £5 each, which I didn’t think was too bad. The pink is technically for blonde hair and the blue for brown as apparently these show up better on each, but I think blue would show up perfectly well on blonde and seems to disappear more readily into my brown hair! But either colour is great for blonde or brown hair I think, and blue would be gorgeous on red too.
They’re pretty easy to apply – you just grasp the strands of hair you want colouring between a sponge and the chalk and run it down the hair. I actually don’t have a suitable sponge (aside from kitchen sponges!), so I’ve been using kitchen paper with it, and that works just fine! You then spray it with hair spray to keep it in place or brush it through for a softer look. It says it can be easily washed out with shampoo, but it wear out of my hair quite quickly anyway so for me it doesn’t really need to be washed out.
I wore the colours streaked through the ends of my hair to go out for a meal with Ben’s family while wearing this outfit (I put this on again the next morning when it was light because it was the weekend to get pictures!) and it worked really well with the bright dress. And you can still just about see the chalks in my hair the next day in these photos.
And finally, apologies for the not so great pictures here but apparently taking pictures of your own hair with a bulky DSLR is really difficult! But the sky was awesome because the sunset while I was taking the pictures matched the chalks in my hair, hence why I included the sunset picture!
PS: I’ve recently got a new header and layout, what do you think? I think I’m pretty happy with it for now!