Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Look: Embroidered Vibes

Hi there,
Starting a new series where I'll be posting different looks. This being the first one, I'd love to hear some feedback and ideas on how to improve the blog and what content you'd be interested in. Let me know via social media or leave a comment :)

Satin embroidered bomber Jacket: Charlotte Russe 2017
High waisted dark grey pinstripe pants: Zara
White turtleneck: Morgan
High top sneakers: Vans SK8-HI REISSUE
Silver watch: New Look
Statement earrings: Family jewelry
Helix: Clairs

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

10 Haircare products I use on my white hair

Hey guys!

It's been a while (half a year to be exact), I keep telling myself that I would take some time to work on my blog but that obviously never happened. Anyways, I'm back with some new ideas for future posts. As you probably noticed I changed quite a few things on here, I decided to come up with a new concept for this side. I want to focus on different things and change up what I put on here.

My recent trip to the hairdresser inspired me for today's topic. Ever since I started my hair dying process the products I use to keep my semi-dead hair somewhat healthy looking have changed.

So here we go :

  1. L'Oréal Paris Série Expert Silver Shampoo (link) : Platin is a really difficult color to take care of. There's always yellow parts shining trough and you never really get the right tone when you color-correct it. Your hair also looks different every day, there are days where I'm a blondie and days where it' just straight up purple and on occasions, it actually looks white-ish. I discovered this shampoo a few months ago when I went to my local salon, let me tell you this is some heavy duty stuff. I usually take a small amount of this and mix it with a regular shampoo, then I leave it in for 6-8 minutes and rinse it out. After this process, my hair is pretty purple but fades into a nice white tone after a couple of days. I tried a lot of silver shampoos, this gave me by far the best results. It does damage your hair a bit but color wise it's a gem. I make sure to use a lot of conditioner and hair oil after so it doesn't end up looking that dry.                                              
  2. Lush Daddy-O Silver Shampoo (link) : On days where I want my hair to get a tiny bit lighter I use this shampoo mixed with my everyday shampoo. It takes out a small amount of the yellow tones without changing the previous color too much. It's a nice product to use on a daily basis if you want to keep your hair the same tone. This is more of an everyday product then the Loreal shampoo and it does help with frizziness and dryness. The smell is pretty amazing too.
  3. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Intensivkur (link) : At the beginning of my exchange I was struggling a bit the climatize change and it was affecting my skin and hair too, I was breaking out a bit and my hair wasn't used to the water so it kept feeling dirty and frizzy. After getting this mask my hair quickly got better and it balanced everything out. Now I like to bring this with me when I travel so I always have something that could save my hair in case it get's dry and looks unhealthy.
  4. OGX Argan Oil Morocco Intense moisturising treatment  (link) : This is just your basic average hair mask, it does the job and is really affordable too so perfect for weekly usage. But the reason I put this in here is that it leaves your hair with such a beautiful smell and a really nice healthy looking shine. Whenever I know I will be taking pictures the next day this is my go-to mask. It also doesn't suck any toner out of my hair which is a big deal since my hair gets this weird blond tone if the toner washes out.
  5. Coconut oil (link) : At this point, most people know about the befits of coconut oil, still I thought I should put this in here cause it just works wonders. When my hair is having a really tough moment the only thing that helps to bring it back to life is covering it in coconut oil, sleeping over it and praying to the hair gods that it will get better. I cover all of my hair in oil, wrap it up and leave it in overnight. That way the hair has enough time to suck up all the good oils it needs and then I just wash it as per usual.
  6. Bed Head Headrush shine adrenaline with a superfine mist (link) : After washing, color correcting, conditioning, moisturizing and blowdrying my hair I like to finish it off with a bit of this mist. It's the only purpose is to give a bit of shine and it smells amazing too so there's a plus. I also use this during the day sometimes just to freshen everything up.
  7. Moroccanoil Treatment Original (link) : This is something I use more during the summertime, spending the whole day in the sun effects not only your skin but also your hair, this oil treatment repairs damaged parts of your hair but also gives you protection for when you're in the sun so if you apply it twice a day you're good to go.
  8. Lush No Drought Dry Shampoo (link) : We all have those days where we just can't get ourselves to wash our hair and do all the blow dry, straighten etc stuff. On these days I use this dry shampoo, I massage the powder into my roots and try to make my hair look somewhat presentable. Since it Lush uses all natural products it does a great job with getting rid of the unpleasant smell and thanks, god gets rid of most of the grease that makes you look like a glazed doughnut.
  9. Garnier Fructis Marvellous Oil Deep Nourish (link) : After washing and towel drying my hair I put some of this oil on the ends of my hair and massage whats left on my hands more upwards tot he middle part of my head. It keeps my ends soft and helps with frizz and split ends, this also helps with brushing wet hair after it gets all tangled during the washing process.
  10. It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product (link) : Somedays when I need a little extra care I spray this all over my hair after using the Garnier hair oil. It just helps with a bunch of little things like adding shine and smoothes, controlling frizz, protecting hair color, detangling and protection from heat which is really important cause I always blow-dry my hair to get it straight, voluminous and soft.
Have a great day,

Monday, May 1, 2017

Meridian Prom 2017

Hello beautiful people of the internet

Ever since watching American movies, attending a prom dance has been a big dream of mine. During my exchange year, this dream came true. I had my first and last prom yesterday. The preparation that goes into planning everything is crazy, dress, hair, makeup etc, there's so much to think about.

I knew I wanted a white dress but finding one was way harder than I thought. I ended up getting this white, strapless a-line gown from David's bridal, they had a great selection and good prices. For accessories, I found these gorgeous earrings at Topshop ( link here ) and a bracelet & hair pins at Clair's here. Shoe wise I wore these pale pink velvet heels from Forever 21 ( similar here ) to add a pop of color. The day of prom I ended up getting a simple clutch from Express ( similar here ) that goes with the heels.

I got my hair done at Devoted Salon in the Midland mall, they lady taking care of me was really sweet and talented, she made sure that I would get just the hairdo I wished. I recommend this salon to everyone, it is my go-to place for hair and I  always leave devoted super satisfied. The look we did was a half up half down with lots of volume and curls. To add some sparkle she put in 3 pins on each side. Simple and elegant.

I did my own makeup starting off with the basic face makeup, for the eyes I used the sweet peach palette from Too Faced ( read all about this palette in my last post here), lashes from Ardell in 117 ( here ) and for lips the Tarte ''Limited Edition Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint''

Now to the prom itself, before heading to the location I meet up with a group of people at a park to take pictures, from there we drove to the actual place where we had dinner and then the dance. Our prom theme was '' Old Hollywood '' which I personally found a great idea.

The pictures

Meridian High School Prom 2017

 I'm so happy I got to experience this american tradition and dress up for a night and I'm thankful for each and every one of you who made it possible. My time in the US is almost over but this day will be remembered for sure. I have to say, this prom had a lot of ups ( and some small downs) but it was perfect just the way it was.

Have a week
xoxo Aquaross

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day Special // Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette Review

Hello, beautiful people of the internet.
First of all 

Happy Valentine's Day!

In march too faced came out with the sweet peach eyeshadow palette.
It's ben sold out everywhere since day one ( it has been restocked), and a must have for every makeup enthusiast.
Luckily enough I got my hands on one a few months ago and today I'm going to introduce it to you.


As always we got blessed with one of too faced's spectacles packagings.
The palette is in this orange/ pink box with golden letters. The back is showing the colors with the matching names a description. Since the theme is ¨sweet peach¨ all shadows have a peachy/ vanilla scent which is a nice little extra.


You get 18 different shades, going from shimmery white to deep glittery plum. Peachy pinks and beautiful browns allow you to create many different looks, pops of green and orange can be found too. Texture wise the shadows are soft and apply easily. The shadows are metallics, sparkly, and matt.

Since I've had this palette I discovered two looks I like to create on an everyday basis, here they are!

Light shimmer
put ¨nectar¨on 1 ¨luscious¨ on 2 ,¨caramelizied¨ on 3 and 4 and mix ¨caramelized¨ with ¨peach pit¨ for 5.

Purple touch

¨white peach¨ for 1 ,¨delectable¨ for 2 ,¨talk derby to me¨in 3, 
¨tempting¨4 and ¨peach pit¨ as 5.

To get your hands on a palette too klick here
 It is also available in some Sephora and Ulta stores.

If you get your own palette or create any of the looks make sure to tweet them to me @aquaross or tag me on Instagram (@ aquaross too), I'd love to see which looks you come
 up with.

Once again I hope you're enjoying the day with your loved ones and are having lots of fun.

Have a great day
xoxo Aquaross

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