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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL Ultra Brights in Raspberry Rebel.

I'm certainly no stranger to wandering into the beauty aisles in the supermarket when I'm really supposed to just be buying groceries and for the last 6 months or so I've been loving my coloured ombre so it was only really a matter of time before I picked up one of the Schwarzkopf Live Color XXL Ultra Brights box dyes. Up until now I've just used Directions colours (pink flamingo, violet and blue lagoon are my favourites) and although I really do love them, I kind of wanted to try something new. I originally wanted either Electric Blue or Purple Punk but they didn't have them in my local Tesco so after much deliberation I went for Raspberry Rebel instead.

I had a slight moment of panic when I opened the tube because this colour is crazy intense but I knew I was going to really love it. I mixed roughly 1 part dye to 7 parts conditioner, slapped it on and hoped for the best. I was considering going for a pastel pink all over, which I might still do once I've seen how nicely it fades and if it stains or not but I wanted to try it out first because I didn't want any hair disasters! I'm glad I did this because the colour has taken to my hair way better than I thought it would and I'm not sure I could pull off this colour all over even though I really wish I could, so I'll definitely use less dye and more conditioner if I'm brave enough to go for it.

I ended up using the smallest amount of dye so this tube will last such a long time, I think it might work out better value for money than the Directions dyes, depending on how quickly this fades. Next on my list is Purple Punk for sure, I'm thinking a cool violet grey could would be super pretty!

Have you ever used a colour from this range? 
xoxo

53 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! I'm now thinking of growing my hair just so I can copy it lol. I've seen the all over pastel colours, I think they look really pretty too but would love to see how one comes out in real life.

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  2. Oh this looks fabulous! It's great that you've got so much left so that you can add more in on another occasion..great value for money! :) xx

    LittleGlitter.org

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  3. I use loads of different dyes - I havn't used this yet but the blue soudns fun!!!
    cowbiscuits

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    1. Definitely want to try the blue! xo

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  4. This looks lovely Jennie! I'll tell you from experience, Schwartzkopf dyes do stain your hair, so do be careful if you go for the all-over :)

    Jess xo

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  5. So tempted to do the ends of my hair a bright colour as well!

    JS Beauty & Style

    xx

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  6. This is such a cool colour, I love it! xx

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  7. Your hair looks lovely Jennie and the colour is just perfect. I really wouldn't recommend using Schwarzkopf though, that brand is the root of all evil, it is definitely the biggest hair sin EVER! However, I am interested in seeing how the colour fades and if it doesn't stain the hair! xxx

    Barbie Sparkles | UK Beauty Blog

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    1. Ahh how come? Lots of people seem to love it, especially this range! xo

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  8. This looks gorgeous! I love the way colours like this go with blonde hair, really pretty x

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  9. I've started only going into Boots, Superdrug, Beauty Isles with the BF and telling him exactly what I want to he doesn't let me/won't wait while I browse and buy things I don't actually need.
    I love this colour; I currently just have brown to blonde ombre but I've been itching to try a colour. I used directions when my hair was red all over and I got sick of the colour rubbing off onto my pillow, might have to give this a go!

    Laura
    www.girlbytheseaside.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. That sounds like such a good idea, my boyfriend hates shopping with me so I'll have to start bringing him along so I don't get sucked into any offers or anything hehe! xo

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  10. This looks gorgeous and I think you should definitely go for pastel pink all over, it'd really suit you! xx

    www.justlikeheavenblog.com

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  11. it looks awesome :) i really think you should do it all over. i'm a directions girl too but these schwarzkopf ones look great. i'm really tempted to get the blue or purple one xx

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    1. I'm super tempted to go for it! The blue & purple shades look lovely! xo

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  12. As I opened the page and saw the box of dye I felt a butterfly in my stomach and though"OMG did she or didn't she??!". haha I loved the result, it looks so lovely on you! I've always wanted to have blue hair but never had the courage to do it and I think I might be a bit old for it now. LOL Love this! xx

    http://ferdies-place.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. You're definitely not too old!! xo

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  13. Looks fab, I nearly got this a couple of months ago! xo

    http://prettypetticoats.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. This looks amazing! I think I might have to try it out now. -Hanna Lei

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  15. Such a great colour on you!You're so lucky these kind of dyes take on your hair :)

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  16. Wah, I love how this turned out! I think pastel pink all over would be amazing. Sometimes I wish I had blonde hair so I could experiment a little more! <3 xxx

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  17. This looks lovely! I'm about to get my dip dye cut out and my hair cut short so my days of experimenting will be put on hold!!
    xxx

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  18. I do love pastel pink hair, i think it would really suit you. I'm so tempted to dye my hair lighter... and try this! So, the dye you didn't use, can be kept and used again?! what shae blonde should i go so it will take the colour? I'm so clueless. Anyhoo, I think it looks fab on you x

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    1. Yep, it comes in a tube which is great! Ahh I'm really not sure, I'm not a hair expert at all. My natural colour is a dirty cool toned dark blonde and I use the John Frieda lightening spray to lift my colour <3

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  19. This looks brilliant. I wish I was brave enough to do something like this with my hair xx

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    1. It's fun to experiment a little! xo

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  20. Ooooo I like it :)

    Lologlitter.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. The pink dip-dye looks great on you! Just the perfect pink honestly x

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  22. I did my whole head with this colour, it washes out fairly quick but bizarrely stuck in certain bits of my hair! I dyed over it and still was left with a slight gingerness in my fringe and one patch at the back. However I bloody loved the colour! Work were less fond but hey ho. Going to try the blue one next time!

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  23. That looks really good! Love it! x

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