Sunday, 17 October 2010

Sunday Snapshot 001 & DIY Pink Ombre.


001. Frame Fridays have officially been abandoned because I’m a huge fail! Friday used to be a good day for it because I had all week to take a good photograph, but now I work all week I seem to constantly forget. I wasn’t proud of the images I was posting, it was just for the sake of it and I don’t think that’s a way to go about creating art. So, drum roll please, Sunday Snapshot has been born & hopefully I'll manage to keep this one up!

002. I don't want 2010 to be the year I gave up photography forever. Over the years I've eventually stopped doing all the things I used to love and right now, I'm pretty sure the only thing I'm actually any good at is taking photographs. Come pay day I'm going to invest in a new lens for my SLR and start taking it seriously again. There are some concepts I started working on during College and University & I never really felt like they came to a complete conclusion so I've got something to aim for. Photography isn't going to be something I'll make a living from, the big money isn't made from the type of photographs I take, but that's okay. I just want to love it again & not see it as something I have to do.

003. I've had quite a lot of questions asking how I achieved my pink ombre look & if I could do a post about it. It's so so easy I don't think it needs its own post so I thought I'd just tag it on the end here.

The dye I use is a semi-permanent one by Directions in the shade flamingo pink. Since I have blonde hair already I didn't want to use any bleach on my hair before, but I did do a strand test just to work out how long I would need to leave the dye on for.

The instructions on the pot say to apply with a tint brush and leave for 15 minutes, but as you can see, this dye is insanely bright so I ignored those directions. I also didn't want anything too precise so instead I followed the tutorial Lily posted on her blog & decided where I wanted the colour before simply applying it using my hands. You will absolutely need to wear gloves unless bright pink hands are your thing & be careful not to stain anything important, old clothes are a must! I left the dye on for 2-3 minutes which I found was more than enough to get the colour I wanted & ended up with pretty pink ends that look like this:
I really love it, I think I needed to do something a bit different for once and for the most part other people seem to like it too. I've had a couple of 'oh no, what have you done? your hair was so pretty!' comments which I find quite amusing!
 
What do you think of the ombre look? Are you tempted to give it a go? What colour would you go for if you were to try it?
xoxo

27 comments:

  1. looks so good! i much prefer it now it's brighter!

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  2. I really love your hair like that!!!!! Honestly it looks lovely and is such a nice take on ombre hair! Recently i've been seriously considering chopping all my hair off into a graduated bob and getting big flashes of pink and purple put through but because my hair is black it would mean lots of bleach and maintainance - I don't know what to do!! xx

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  3. i think you've done a gorgeous job. it's such a pretty colour, and i love the little strand clipped back as well, it ties it together so nicely!

    i used that brand of dye several years ago in turquoise (all over!) and, well, let's just say i was the only one with green hair in college :x it was great at the time, but looking back, it was probably quite silly :P

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  4. That first photo is SO gorgeous. I absolutely adore your pink ombre! It looks sooo nice! :) x

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  5. i think it looks so nice. your hair is amazing!
    x

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  6. You have such gorgeous hair, like the look but glad it's a semi. :)

    Stunning first photo.

    xx

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  7. I'm really digging the way you did your ombre. I might be the trend, but you've made it unique.

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  8. @Molly - Thank you!
    @Nic - Ooh although it might take lots of maintenance I think it'd suit you so well!
    @ly - Aww that sounds amazing!
    @Laura - Thank you lovely!
    @Irene - <3
    @Kelly - Absolutely, would never ever go permanent. I kinda like that this way it'll fade quickly and won't be too difficult to get rid of when the time comes. Thank you!
    @Alyse - Thank you lovely! :)

    xoxo

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  9. Love the hair, looks a lot better now its brighter I think- and a bit different to be normal ombre hair! Pretty girlie :)
    I hope u do get into photogrpahy again, I am no what good at it all, but it is something I enjoy and would like to take further. I think it good to have a hobby that shows your love for something
    xx

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  10. Sunday Snapshot = love! Gorgeous first pic and i think the pink looks pretty on you. :) xx

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  11. i love ombre hair, yours looks really good! i was tempted to do it myself, but my hairs so dark i thort it would look wierd, plus i decided to cut it all off instead :) x

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  12. Well I think your hair looks absolutely gorgeous Jennie! It really suits you, pink tones really seem to compliment your skin tone, unlike with mine! Can't wait to see your Sunday Snapshots!

    xxxx

    P.S. I also gave up on Friday Favourites this week ;)

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  13. I love it! I wish I would be so brave, it really suites you missus x

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  14. Holy crap your hair looks amazing.

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  15. loove the pink ombre :)! xx

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  16. @Steph - Thank you! We'll do it together hehe :)
    @Milly - Thank you sweets!
    @Jennie - Aww your new hair is amazing, really gorgeous!
    @Michelle - Hahaa Fridays seem like they'd be convenient, but they never seem to be!
    @Lauren - Thank you lovely!
    @Laura - Haha thankssss :D
    @eve. - thank youuu!

    xoxo

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  17. Your hair look gorgeous. Much better than when I had hot pink "highlights" put in when I was 14 and ended up with large chunks of my hair bright pink.
    I ended up having to have my hair stripped and lopped off. So traumatic.

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  18. It reminds me of an old Abbey Lee Kershaw shoot! So pretty :-)

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  19. I love your hair! It's really different and suits you :)
    xxx

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  20. @Binia - Aww no, that sounds like a bit of a nightmaree!
    @Lauren - Ahh yeah, I saw those pictures and saved them in a pink ombre inspiration folder on my computer hehee.
    @Caz - Thank youu :)

    xoxo

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  21. Lovely post! I'd love to dye the tips of my hair like that, but since mine is so dark I'd have to bleach it first and I really really don't like doing that to my hair. Sigh. I guess I'll just have to live vicariously through everyone else, haha.

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  22. Argh what a fabulous job you've done! Love this on you! xo

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  23. @Soph - Ahh I know what you mean, I didn't want to use bleach at all either.
    @Emma - Aww thank you sweets :)

    xoxo

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  24. ohh it looks lovely Jennie. i want your eyes! they are insane!
    i'm surely loving the amazing beautiful picture of the clouds too, sensational work x

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  25. wow you take wonderful pics.
    what's an ombre look? :D

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  26. I love it ... looks lush!! I really want bright red in my hair but slightly scared xxx

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