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Review : Schwarzkopf Palette Deluxe Hair Colour

14 May 2019 12:31


I recently put the Schwartskopf Palette deluxe oil care color to the test, I used the shade "Smooth red violet" on my hair, and I was very nervous to put it over the mess that was my hair, because I hadn't dyed my hair in over 3 months (I was considering going back to my natural roots - but I'm a hair rehab failure.) I had serious root regrowth, as well as just generally uneven colour all over my head. 



Knowing that there was a high possibility of a hair disaster - I went ahead and did it anyway. haha! I like to live dangerously.

Spoiler: It turned out even better than I could have hoped.


I was delightfully surprised at how even the coverage and colour turned out, there was no demarcation line, no hot roots, just beautiful and even colour!


I'm going to give you a quick summary of my favorite things about this hair dye, as well as some cons;

Pros:
 
  • Affordable (R99 at Clicks)
  • Easy to use, the formula is not too thick or too runny, it's a breeze to apply
  • decent range of colours
  • Colour is true to the colour on the box
  • Doesn't leave your hair feeling damaged after use

Cons:

  • Even though it's afforable, it's still almost double the price of Renew hair dye (R54.99 at Clicks)
  • It's gentle on hair, but not ammonia free
  • It has a chemical smell - but not worse than your average box of dye
  • The colour fades quite a bit with every wash (This is a red-hair problem)
I am so pleased with my current hair colour, I feel like I am living my best hair life right now! BUT, I know myself, and I know that next time I go to Clicks to pick up hair dye, I am most likely going to be tempted by the price of the Renew hair dye. I highly recommend the Schwarzkopf Palette Deluxe hair dye, however if you are on a very tight budget Renew is a great alternative!

I also have a Youtube video showing you how I colour my hair, so if you are interested please head over to my Youtube channel, and while you're there hit the subscribe button ♥ It means the world to me.



xoxo Adel



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Homemade French Bread Recipe + Video

26 April 2019 11:18
There are few things in this world more comforting than home-made bread. The smell of bread baking in the oven immediately takes me back to my childhood, it brings back many fond memories of simpler times, when my mom would be the one spending all day in the kitchen, and I would just be doing... well, whatever I felt like doing. Fast forward 2 decades, and now I'm the mom spending my days in the kitchen - not that I'm complaining :)

This is my most used bread recipe, it pairs so well with soups and stews, but it's also delicious served on it's own - with butter melting into it. Yum.

This recipe makes 2 loaves,it's quick to whip up, but it does require some proofing time.

Ingredients: 
  • 500ml warm water
  • 10g instant yeast
  • 15ml sugar
  • 45ml oil
  • 5ml salt
  • +- 5 to 5 1/2 cups flour

Method:

  • Start with a bowl big enough for your dough, add the water and then add the yeast and sugar to the water and stir.
  • Add in the oil and salt (or you can add the salt to the flour).
  • Now start mixing in the flour, about a cup at a time. Add about 4 1/2 cups of flour, and from there add flour as needed to form your dough. This dough is quite soft and sticky, but it should be firm enough to be handled without running out of your hands. I find that I generally use the whole 5 1/2 cups of flour.
  • Knead dough until it's smooth and stretchy, about 10 minutes.
  • Then cover with plastic wrap and let it sit somewhere warm for about 45 minutes, until it's doubled in size.
  • Then punch down your dough, and form 2 loaves (they don't have to be perfect) on a greased baking sheet.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and let it rest for a further 30-45 minutes.
  • Then take some kitchen scissors and make horizontal snips along the tops of the loaves, about 2cm apart.
  • Now your loaves are ready to go into the preheated oven, and bake at 180C for +- 30 minutes. If you want a crunchier crust, brush your loaves with an egg wash before baking.





Thank you for stopping by, please let me know if you decide to bake your own bread ♥ Your jeans might hate you for it, but it's worth it 
xoxo Adel 

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Review : Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Shampoo + Conditioner

24 June 2018 19:08
Well hello there :)

Today I will be sharing my thoughts on the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil range with you. I've been a long-time fan of Dove, and I don't think there is really a single Dove product that I truly didn't enjoy using.


This shampoo (R80.95, Clicks) and treatment conditioner (R94.95, Clicks) is no exception. My hair really seems to be enjoying it! I think especially now that it's winter, my hair has been craving some more moisture. I've also been really into oils of all kinds, and I've been oiling up from my head all the way down to my toes! 

After a lifetime of avoiding oils, we're finally learning that oil is incredible and it can work all kinds of magic without leaving your hair/skin greasy and gross. 

The first time I smelled this shampoo the scent reminded me of play doh, for some bizarre reason. (I love the smell of play doh, fiy)
But ever since then, I can't smell play doh, no matter how many times I sniff it!

It smells lovely, and what really impressed me about the shampoo is that I could feel my hair was a lot smoother after only using the shampoo. Usually conditioner is where the magic happens, but with this range it start with the shampoo already.

The treatment conditioner is meant to be used as a treatment once or twice a week, but since I only wash my hair twice a week, the treatment has completely replaced a regular conditioner for me. 

It leaves my hair SO silky and soft, and it reduces the frizz so much, that I am almost (almost) tempted to wear my hair in it's naturally wavy state.

I have a video on my Youtube channel where you can see these beauties in action, as well as my wash day hair routine:


Thank you for stopping by ♥

Adel 

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