BOHEMIAN INSPIRED SHOOT

QUEZON CITY MEMORIAL CIRCLE

OLAAAAAAAA! Its me again. I told you, I’ll try and update this blog from time to time. (LOL) Anyway, yesterday (December 09, 2012), I did a Bohemian Inspired Shoot  at the QC Memorial Circle with my good friend, Ms. Charis Antalan. She booked a fun shoot for me and her to do on a Sunday. We also kinda made it our chitchat day together since we haven’t really hanged out in such a long time. So this shoot was kinda like our very own bonding moment together. You know girls, they like to have their bonding sessions all pimped up by dressing up and such.

Ms. Mae Oropesa (Left), Mr. James Fadrillan (Red Shirt), and Mr. Ken Caliwanagan (Blue Shirt)

Mr. Mike Maravillo and Ms. Mae Oropesa

Ms. Charis Antalan

So basically, what happened was that she came over to my place to do makeup since I live a few blocks away from the location of the shoot. I won’t go over with what happened because its basically just the normal mantra that takes place here. Instead, I’ll just explain what I did to her face. The products I’ve used would be the “How To Look The Best At Everything – Flawless Complexion Makeup Kit” in the shade, Light. Since the product was a few shades lighter than her skin tone, I decided to mix it with my Loreal True Match Foundation in C7 to get an overall even color. The reason why the Benefit foundation kit was a few shades lighter was because it was of my personal use, but since I love Charis; I decided to try it on her. It works like magic, though because I didn’t have to retouch her face from time to time after using the “Pore Fessional – Pore Minimizer” tube that came with it. That product works like magic because it gives off such a flawless finish on the face. I really do recommend trying this one out. 🙂

HAIR AND MAKEUP

A closer look on the hair and makeup 🙂

As for the eyes, I just went through to doing a sultry smokey eyes look. It was merely a mixture of brown shadows. I won’t go into detail on how its done in this blog, but I promise to try and make a step-by-step guide on how I did this. Going back, the main thing that’s noticeable in all Bohemian Makeup Look photographs was the eyeliner. So I went on to lining her eyes and setting it with black eye shadow. The darker the eyeliner on the waterline, the more bohemian looking it is. Just make sure you don’t go overboard with it. Just the right amount of eyeliner to bring out the Bohemian effect would do. 🙂 For the rest of the face, what I did was to contour her nose, cheeks, and jawline. This was to further enhance her facial features. I also added bronzer and an orange toned blush to match the look. I didn’t went on to lining the lips nor adding any lipstick for that matter. I just used my nude lipgloss over the tinted lipbalm from Etude House for this. In summary, the main goal of the look is to make the eyes stand out in subtle manner. Some Makeup Artists like their models to have really dramatic eyes for this look, but I decided to just make it as balanced looking and wearable in any way possible. As for the hair, I decided to just do a simple half ponytail braid. Its really hard for me to explain how I did it, but I just merely twisted the sides of her hair and braid it downwards.

Ms. Charis Antalan

Well, that’s it for the hair and makeup story portion of this shoot. I can say that what happens in every shoot is just the normal thing. You know, the one wherein models would pose to match the look and the photographer shoots it. However, the fun part of this shoot was wherein I got to style Charis’ look. I don’t know how to explain this part since I am not at all a stylist, but I guess the photographs below will speak for themselves. I’m sorry about that. I just don’t wanna throw some fashion tips just like that without the proper background to backup what I’m saying. Nonetheless, if I get better at it, I think I’ll try and blog about fashion ideas too. What do you think? Everything is worth a shot. 🙂

FIRST LOOK

FIRST LOOK 🙂

SECOND OUTFIT :)

SECOND OUTFIT 🙂

The photographers that I have worked with in the shoot were:

Me and Charis 🙂

To sum up this blog, I would thank these photographers for doing such a great job in photographing my beautiful friend, Ms. Charis Antalan. I also would like to thank Ms. Mae Oropesa for treating us out to dinner at Max’s Restaurant. It was indeed a pleasure working with all of you. I hope that I get to work with all of you again soon. More so, I would like to thank Charis for everything. She really does know how to make me smile. So thank you all for such a fun shoot! 🙂 Oh, and thank you too for reading this very long blog. If you need people to do makeup, modelling and photography, feel free to leave a comment down below. Thank you again and God bless! 🙂

Oh, and as you can see, my hair is two-toned because I have just recently indulged myself into removing my dark hair dye using Vitamin C. You can check out my detailed blog post about that by clicking the link below. Thank you! Ciao! 🙂

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,Freelance Aspiring ProfessionalMakeup Artist ♥

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥

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MY DIY Hair Dye Remover Experience

Ola! I haven’t really been updating my blog for quite some time now. I guess my only excuse for such is my broken heart, or maybe not. I just really don’t know what to write. Sorry about that. I’ll be sure to update my blog every now and then so we can all share different beauty tips and such. 🙂

Basically, this blog post is about the wonders that the DIY (Do It Yourself) Hair Dye Remover did to my almost jet black hair that I claimed to be dark brown. Just a disclaimer though; the top portion of my hair is lighter than the rest because of the numerous hair coloring techniques that I did to somewhat try and get the blackness out of my hair. If you follow me on twitter, you’ll see that I keep on tweeting about how I try to make my hair look brown again, but then again, it doesn’t work for my hair. That’s why I resulted to doing this DIY thing.

So here is how the story goes: the first thing I did a month after dying my Golden Blonde hair to “Dark Brown” was to get it colored again. So I went to see my hairdresser and ask if he could color it. He said he could but the roots would be light. At first, I didn’t believe him even though he was a professional because I was so damn desperate to get the black hair out. To my dismay, he was right. Only the roots were the ones that got light. The only suggestion he could give was to bleach my hair so that he can color everything out evenly. Inevitably, I’d say no because I’m too afraid to bleach my hair again. It already caused so much damaged that’s why I colored it dark brown that went on to being this disgusting jet black colored hair.

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My hair only looks brown because of the Instagram setting but if you look closely, the roots are so much lighter than the rest of my hair.

Again, if you look more closely, you can see that the roots are so much lighter than the rest of hair.

And since I am naturally hard headed when it comes to these things, I decided to experiment on my hair. And so I bought two boxes of Kolours Permanent Hair Color in Caramel Brown and used it on my hair a week after coloring it. The reason why I bought two was because I was hoping that when I dye it two times in a row, it will magically remove the blackness of my hair. Yes, I was this desperate to get it out. However, in the end, it still didn’t do anything but furthermore lighten the roots of my hair. Though it somewhat lifted the jet black like color and made it to black. I guess it wasn’t that black anymore, but its still dark that’s why I gave up on it after attempts on making it lighter. I also had to rest my hair in the process because it was starting to be brittle in texture because of the chemicals.

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Unfortunately, its starting to get to me and so I searched the internet on ways of making it lighter. I came across several bloggers saying that blonde hair color can somewhat lift the blackness. So I went ahead and bought Etude House’s Golden Blonde Hair Color. I even took a train the first time to SM Megamall to get this because the one in North Avenue was out of stock. Yeah, I know, that’s how desperate I am to get rid of it. I also bought the Hortaleza Medium Blonde hair color to somewhat correct the color in case it comes off too light. So what happened to my hair when I tried the Etude House Golden Blonde? Well, the black did turn into reddish brown, however my roots were like orange already since the color was about two shades lighter than black before I colored it. I already assumed that this would happen so I bought the Hortaleza Medium Blonde. To my effin dismay once again, the reddish brown didn’t turn into brown or any shade lighter than that. The Medium Blonde mixed with the 12% Oxidizing Lotion just made it worse. Also, the roots were still lighter than usual.

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As you can see, my roots are really light and the rest of the hair is brownish black when it hits natural lighting.

I was really disappointed with the results because no matter what I do, the color is still dark. That’s why I decided to buy a box of Hortaleza Permanent Hair Color in Light brown to somewhat correct the mistake since the lady in the store recommended it to me. I think you can guess what happened this time? It again didn’t help because the roots were really light. So when you see my hair, its two-toned. The roots are 2-3 shades lighter than the rest of my hair. Plus, my hair was still black.

With all that said, I searched the web for ways to lighten my hair without using any hair color ingredient because it did nothing but worsen the texture and color of my hair. So while I was scrolling down, I came across a video of this girl from Youtube whose username is CoachByNicole. In the video, she demonstrated how Vitamin C together with Shampoo and Virgin Coconut oil lightens hair. At first, I doubted if this was entirely true so I spent about 2 hours searching the world wide web with facts pertaining to this.

According to Brenna Davis, an Ehow Contributor, “Vitamin C can be used directly on the hair to improve hair health. Add a teaspoon of Vitamin C powder (available at health food stores) to hair dye before placing it on your hair. The Vitamin C will act as a buffer and prevent the color from heavily damaging your hair. Similarly, Vitamin C can be used to help remove hair color.”

As for coconut oil, I have read from http://www.gnet.org that it overall helps to lessen the damage done on your hair. Some sites and forums claim that it lightens hair overtime, but I haven’t really gotten any decent proof to that. However, what I can say about it is that it really does wonders to the hair in the most effective and inexpensive manner. So if you’re trying to treat your damaged hair, I would definitely recommend using coconut oil. Its inexpensive and very very effective. Just make sure you wash your hair thoroughly after applying because based from experience, it really does leave on a greasy texture and weird smell when its not properly washed off.

Sources:

Going back to what this blog is about, this is basically what I did to my hair. 🙂

Things you’ll need:

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  • Hair Color Applicator
  • Hair Color Container
  • Plastic Gloves
  • Shower Cap
  • Big Hair Clip

Ingredients:

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  • 40 tablets of Vitamin C crushed into dust
  • 3 pumps of Shampoo
  • 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Coconut oil

Instructions:

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  1. Pour the Vitamin C into any bowl, together with the shampoo and coconut oil.
  2.  Mix the product into a paste and make sure there are no lumps.
  3.  Apply the product evenly on damp hair. Not entirely wet or dry, just the right dampness of hair would do. (You can opt to shampoo your hair first and towel dry it in the process)
  4. Clip the hair into place and cover it with a shower cap.
  5. Leave the product on from 30 mins to 2 hours depending on how dark your hair is.
  6. Shampoo out the mask and condition your hair accordingly.
  7. Blowdry or just style your hair in any way you want.
TADAAAAA!

THANK YOU, VITAMIN C! Who knew that you were the only solution?

Honestly, after trying this method, I feel really really stupid that I wasted so much money trying to get rid of it using hair coloring products. I should have just done this in the first place. 😦 Oh well, at least my hair is less damaged and it was lightened naturally. As you can see in the picture above, my roots are still lighter but the overall color of my hair is medium brown. I will keep on repeating this process until my hair is light and healthy enough to match my roots. Its quite alright to have the roots at a lighter tone this time because according to my hairdresser, its easier to be colored to match with the rest of the hair since its already my natural hair that was covered by the chemicals. What’s important is I wash out the “dark brown” or shall I say, “black” hair dye on my hair. 🙂

So for all the people who have tried this and had amazing results, feel free to comment down below. I’d be happy to hear what results other people will have once they try this DIY Hair Dye Remover. Thank you for reading and best of luck to you and your hair! 🙂

Just another disclaimer before ending this blog: THIS WILL ONLY WORK FOR CHEMICALLY COLOR TREATED HAIR. IT WON’T WORK ON NATURAL HAIR. 🙂

Xoxo,

Claire Stephanie P. Lingan,
Freelance Aspiring Professional
Makeup Artist ♥