Remember a week ago when my hair magically turned darker? Well, thank you Clairol! You guys followed me through my Instagram account as I took a little jaunt from Vancouver to Toronto for less than 48 hours… yep, LESS THAN 48 hours. It was exhausting but well worth it.
A major thank you to Clairol and Hair On The Avenue for having me pop by to shift a shade and go darker. Do you remember my hair before I went a little more blonde? That was my natural color. Although I only had my blonde for less than a year it was definitely enough time and I was ready to go back to my darker roots (Ayo! I can’t deny a good pun.)
This shade is a little more lighter and on the chocolatey side of my natural color but it’s a definite keeper.
I sat in the chair with Luis Pacheco of Hair On The Avenue and off we went! Luis used 4/120 Natural Dark Brown and the whole process was about 30 minutes. Thank you to Photographer Peter Tamlin for documenting my time in the chair(s).
I had a wicked team on board for this transformation! The whole look couldn’t have been done without them. Thank you to Luis Pacheco for my hair color, Jan for the styling and Robert Weir for my makeup with CoverGirl (post to come.)
So, what do ya think? I love it! Do you also use Nice ‘n Easy by Clairol? Let me know in the comment section below.
Photos by Peter Tamlin.
To see more photos from my time in Toronto check out the Instagram hashtags #ShiftAShade & #RandaTravels.
I’ve recently had the pleasure of having my makeup done by one of Sephora‘s pro artists – Dayana Funes! I’ve had my makeup applied many times over but Sephora truly gives you a wonderful experience. From skin assessment to picking the perfect products for your look – it was an hour of pure pampering and education.
Sephora and I want you to have the same experience! We cannot wait for the new Robson Street location to open it’s doors and it’s just in time for all of the fabulous holiday parties to hit your calendars. Since we’re in a major giving mood – not only do we want you to experience what I did but we want to let you shop! Enter to win your own Beauty Appointment with a Sephora pro artist and shop till your gift card is done!
Watch the video below to see exactly what you’re in for!
1. Win your own makeup appointment (like the one in the video) at the new Sephora on Robson Street, Vancouver BC. opening at the end of the month.
2. Win a gift card totaling $50.00.
3. To enter – Follow the Rafflecopter instructions at the bottom of this post. Enter more ways than 1 to gain more points for a better chance to win. Don’t forget to comment on this blog post telling me you’ve entered and leave your email address.
(This giveaway is only open to residents of Vancouver as it’s specifically for the Robson Street location)
Photos & video shot and edited by Sarah Boland.
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We’re gettin’ personal here people! You know my dating history, you’ve seen me in my underwear and in the shower and now you’re seeing me in action with my everyday beauty routine. It’s not pretty… well it is… cause I’m putting on makeup but you’ll see what I mean. This ain’t no glamorous makeup session! It’s me, in my chill attire, on the floor in front of my bedroom mirror. You’re about to get squinty eyes and some major eye brow raising action! Big ups to Leonie for snapping the pics and refraining from making fun of me.
Let’s dive in!
When it comes to my makeup, as you’ve seen on here before – I don’t get crazy. I like to stick to neutral palettes and keep it simple. The one look I’m still learning to master but think I do a pretty good job at is the neutral eyes. Mixing shadows isn’t my forte but with the Naked Basics Palette by Urban Decay it’s super easy. You all know this palette, it’s probably one of the most popular eye shadow combos to date and it consists of every neutral shade you need for any daytime or evening look.
I’ve used shades “Naked 2″ as my base all over the lid then added “W.O.S” in the corners to highlight. Lastly using “Crave” (black) on my creases and “Venus” under my brows. It seems like a lot to of shades to cocktail but the end look is super effortless.
The Stilla liquid liner is a blessing in a tiny little pen. It’s a little intimidating to use at first but once you get a handle on how it glides you get some pretty stellar lines. The super fine tip allows for the perfect wing and thin line across the lid.
The Smashbox lash primer is an item that I’m new to. I never used to prime my lashes but it makes all of the difference. I’m a big believer in mascara, the more the better! Layer it on! (Just don’t clump.) If you apply your mascara in a day as much as I do then you’ll want to start priming your lashes. It keeps them healthy and under control after so many applications of mascara.
I tend to raise my eyebrows super high when I apply mascara – no judging. I’ve never been one to open my mouth when applying mascara… I’m not a fish.
All items used in today’s post can be found at the Sephora on Robson Street, Vancouver opening at the end of October. Keep up to date on the opening with the hashtag #SephoraRobson. Purchase each item here on the blog by clicking on the item description or on the product photo itself.
Photos by Leonie.