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Kassi’s New DIY Purple Hair

27 Jan

Dark violet locks!


Here is how I did it:

I striped out the color using a bleach wash.  Here is the step by step I used.   Only took about 10-15 mins for me to remove with 30 volume – and I had like a good 6 months of dye on my head.

Once that was done, my hair was this nasty combo of blonde, orange and brown.   Like poorly done white girl hippy dreadlocks – but worse.  (nothing wrong with dreads, I’m talking about poorly done ones.)

After that I applied a combo of Ion Color Brilliance Purple ($5 Sally’s) and two different shades of purple Manic Panic I had from a while ago.  Let it sit on my head for a few hours.  Washed it out and deep conditioned with a .99 cent packet of Ion Deep Conditioner <— so important when bleaching hair!

Bathroom Selfie.  The end.

I think it’s going to need a touch up pretty soon just to make sure.   I don’t like how purple fades,  as it tends to look kind of grey.  I am going to make a Purple color depositing conditioner using the method described here.



DIY Makeup Stand

19 Dec


101 Household Tips for Every Room – neat!

5 Dec

Some really clever and handy ideas.  The internet is like a wise old Grandma.




Put magnetic strips inside your cabinets to hold bobby pins!


see the rest HERE!

DIY hair mask disaster!

12 Nov

The lovely Maria from  Beauty on a Budget wrote a wonderful post about DIY hair masks last week.  Check out her fun blog 🙂

I decided to do one, and I failed…I FAILED HARD.

It all started out great.  Olive oil, honey, banana…what can go wrong?

What I used:

1 banana (peeled)

2 tablespoons of honey

1 cap full of olive oil


I mixed it all in a cup.  I made sure the banana was really well mashed.  It turned out to be almost liquid.


I put it on my hair and  covered with a plastic bag because this was pretty watery and drippy.

I left it on my hair for 20 minutes and then I rinsed and washed my hair.  I conditioned as normal.

And then my hair was left with this ALL OVER MY HEAD


My hair was so dry and tangled, I couldn’t even get a comb through it.  I had to condition it two more times after this, just to get it manageable.  It still hasn’t fully recovered.

It’s like the banana solidified on my head and then turn to rubber.  Or a balloon exploded on my head.

Pro-tip, if you are allergic to latex, you may want to watch your banana consumption.

I have no idea what I did wrong. All I know that is my hair is not moisturized.


DIY Face Masks – One for every skin type

6 Nov


DIY Leave-in Conditioner / Hair Perfume!

26 Oct

I have said it before and I will say it again – I love LUSH.  One of my absolute favorite items they have is American Cream.  It’s a hair conditioner that smells amazing- fresh strawberries and vanilla!


The problem is, it doesn’t really detangle my long hair very well and it’s expensive, so it’s not really great as a stand alone conditioner.    [THIS is my go-to conditioner.]

While driving yesterday I have this brilliant idea, like ya do, to make an American Cream Leave-in Conditioner!   Super budget friendly!  Its pretty much a perfume for my hair that also nourishes.  Gosh, I’m smart.

Here is what you need:

  • Any conditioner you enjoy the smell of
  • Water
  • mini spray bottle


  1. Add conditioner about 1/3 of the way
  2. Fill with water
  3. Shake
  4. Enjoy


I’m in love with this guys – I keep walking around smelling my hair.  It’s weird!


October must have – Matte Nail Polish.

22 Oct

It’s time to update your fall colors, especially with nails.  Using a matte top coat to change the texture of your current polish is an easy, and cheap, way to change up your manicure.

My favorite Matte top coat is Essie “Matte About You” – It’s $10 at Ulta.


Look at how excellent black looks matte:


and grey!


Dark Blue.


Or do a combo of Matte and Shiny



DIY Magnetic Makeup Organizers

20 Oct

Hey everyone!  Just came across these organizers and had to share.

Great way to store and show off your makeup.  No more digging thru that makeup bag!

They are really pretty easy to make.

Magnetic Make-up board. Cover a sheet of metal with fabric and glue to a frame. Add small magnets to the back of your products.  You can even add little cups from the dollar store to store you brushes!

Here is the BEST tutorial I’ve come across.  Make-up Magnet Board






Super cute right?  Enjoy!  -k

Halloween Blood spatter Nails

11 Oct


Pairs well with these:

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$5.99 DIY Gel Nails

7 Oct


The credit for this amazing find goes to : ANGE @ HairSpray & Heels

Here is her How to:

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