New hair alert! Blonde balayage babe

Breaking news – I have new hair!

 

Do you remember when I told you I had managed to grow my natural hair color back? Well, ever since, I missed my blonde hair just a bit. Now after many years of doing nothing for my hair color-wise, I bit the bullet and let my hairdresser do her magic. She created this perfect light balayage look for the summer.

 

And I’m in love! I have zero regrets in touching my natural hair color. I actually feel like it looks better like this – the highlights really bring out my natural color more.

Blonde balayage with subtle highlights on natural blonde hair

This appointment was also special to my hairdresser, because she really got a clean slate. Untouched hair – no color whatsoever. My hair was and is in a good shape and it was probably the first time I heard a hairdresser say that about my hair. She really made sure it stayed like that, even through the bleaching. She used special nourishing treatment with the coloring, so my hair still feels soft and healthy. I was very pleased about that – because I was worried in advance about how my naturally curly hair would take the bleaching.

Susanna used different techniques to get my hair just right. I admit, I can be a bit difficult as a customer, haha. However, she totally got my vision and I love the outcome.

She also wrote about my hair on her blog, check the post out here!

Hair by Susanna Pomèll / Healthyhair.fi

 

I’m so ready for summer with this lighter look. And talking of summer – I can’t get enough of the good weather. Every single summer I say the same thing, but there’s just nothing like Finnish summer. I feel like I’ve come more alive these past days. The start of the year has been pretty tough personally. And I know I’m not alone. Seeing the green trees and blue skies just seems to make everything better.

But there’s also upsides to this whole craziness. When it comes to blogging, I’ve been very happy with my work. And needless to say, I’ve had plenty of time to focus on my work. I have good flow and I’m excited about the posts here. I’ve also been healthy and exercised a lot. Soon we’ll have our annual half marathon run with my sister and I think I’m well prepared.

Just yesterday I was talking with my friend and she noted that the virus has really made her appreciate the small things more, such as our own country and city. Even if you can’t make big plans, you can just have picnics, runs and adventures outside.

I would love to hear how you’ve been doing? And what do you think of my new hair?

 

 

 

Wet look hair & a soft smokey eye

wet look hairstyle sleek

soft smokey eye wet look hair

sleek hair soft makeup photoshoot look

I have always wanted to try a wet look hair style. So for our latest photoshoot, I asked my hairdresser to do her magic on my hair. And it turned out so nice! I felt like a cool super model the whole day with my sleek hair and I promised myself I would try to recreate the style for the upcoming parties. Hairdressers always make it seem so simple though – it’s a bit too easy to imagine myself walking up to a party looking like an otter – with my wet look hair gone horribly wrong. 

Since I knew my hair would be very sleek I wanted to balance my looks with a soft smokey eye. You know, bring some softness to my looks since my face is already quite robust. How to create a soft smokey eye, you ask? Well, it’s all about the colors. I used warm brown colors with a hint of red (from the KICKS palette). I also left the center of my lid lighter, like a halo eye. That always makes the eye look more open and not as harsh. I chose a warm color for my lips as well. I still can’t get over how much I like brownish lip colors nowadays. Those used to be so horrible, in my opinion. And now I’m wearing them.

I also wore a new foundation, that I finally bought another bottle of. I mean, it’s a new bottle, but it’s an old favorite. This is my fifth bottle, I think.  I know I already have so many different foundations that I could use, but I still missed that Clarins foundation. It’s just a special product. It feels so soft and satiny on my skin. And it’s lasting powers are something else.

Wet look hair style & a soft smokey eye makeup look

wet look hairstyle and soft smokey eye

And about powers: mine seem to be wearing off a little too quickly. This dark November is tough, I must admit. I find myself being so tired and melancholic. I know I said it’s my favorite time of the year, but nothing ever seems to be so black and white. But I’ll just power through and focus on the good things. That’s what I’ve always done, after all. Besides, the proper Christmas tree is going up this weekend – I know it will definitely give me more energy.

PRODUCTS

*TonyMoly Silky Smooth Balm
*Clarins Everlasting Foundation in the shade Sand
*Laura Mercier Transluscent Powder
*Catrice Liquid Camouflage Concealer, Porcelain
Maybelline Masterfix Baking Powder
*Benefit Hoola Bronzer
Kiko Milano Desert Dunes Blush, Gypsy Pink
*MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Soft & Gentle

Urban Decay Primer Potion
*Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette
KICKS Marble Collection Eyeshadow Palette
*Eylure lashes, 035

*Jane Iredale Lipstick, Jamie

Primer, lipstick and KICKS palette I have received as pr-samples.

wet look hair soft smokey eye charlotta eve

Hair & photos by Susanna Pomèll

What do you think of this sleek wet look hair style? 

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