Sunday Tittle Tattle: and then she was Blonde

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I’ve gone blonder for the summer, thanks to Nicola Clarke at John Frieda* who took me at my word when I flippantly said “I want to be loads blonder!” I had almost forgotten I’d even said it when the towel came off for my blow-dry and I saw my new, bright blonde locks.

I feel so much better with lighter hair. My makeup looks fresher (I need less of it), my hair doesn’t get greasy as quickly and the lighter colour somehow seems to be hiding my ridiculous broken-off sections that have been growing back in after the post-partum hair loss. Massive bonus.

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I’ve been gradual-gradual-tanning my face with my Hylamide Glow (sorry to bang on about this stuff so much, I’ll swap soon and test out something new for you) and the sunkissed skin looks great with my crisp, clean blonde highlights. I don’t really put my face in the sun any more so it’s nice to look as though I’ve been on a bit of a holiday – foundation needs are quite minimal, most days, and I just sheer it out and tap a bit of concealer underneath my eyes. Unless I’m on camera or particularly knackered in which case I do the full priming, colour-correcting, base-buffing routine…

Anyway, an odd post for a Sunday Tittle Tattle, but I’ve had loads of  photos taken recently and realised that I hadn’t even mentioned my new do! I think I probably need a bit of a trim, now – some shape cut through the bottom so that the ends are less heavy. It’s quite hard to get my hair to do anything at the moment, it just sort of hangs there with a bored expression. Ding-ding, hop on the hair bus, next stop Chopsville! What do you reckon? Three inches off?

*I had my hair coloured at John Frieda in Mayfair – details here.

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  1. May 15, 2016 / 8:16 am

    I think the new color really brightens your complexion. Might be the self-tan as well, but you look radiant.
    A chop will help with the regrowth, as it will blend in easier and quicker, which is why I don’t get my hair cut right now, but wait until it starts falling out to get my chop. Ah, dreading it already.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. Sophie Bird
    May 15, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Ruth, How do the Hylamide Glow Booster drops compare to the Clarins Radiance booster ones? I’ve been umming and aahing over the Hylamide but I do already have the Clarins. Thank you x

    • Kendall
      May 16, 2016 / 2:37 am

      I would love to know this too. Have long been tempted by the Clarins, but I bought the Hylamide Glow at CVS here in Texas and love it. but I am still curious about a comparison. Your hair does look great but I though it did before as well. The brightness is nice for the season and it is kind of like a mental boost sometimes with lighter hair. (At least for me!)

  3. May 15, 2016 / 11:31 am

    It looks great Ruth. I like how you have darker and lighter shades of blonde through it. I went back to blonde in the Spring and am really enjoying it .

  4. Kate
    May 15, 2016 / 11:40 am

    Love the new hair Ruth, blonde really suits you! I’ve just ordered the Hylamide Glow, after reading your raving review… I’m excited to try it! X

  5. Gaia
    May 15, 2016 / 12:06 pm

    You look lovely, Ruth! Your hair suits you perfectly!

  6. Xena
    May 15, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    Love it, your eyes really pop now!

  7. Annette
    May 15, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Ruth, so when you are dying your hair blonde, are you using regular dye or bleach first? Very curious! Thank you <3

  8. May 15, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    Wow! Stunning stunning stunning!!! This lighter blonde really suits you well!

  9. Christina
    May 15, 2016 / 6:47 pm

    That colour looks fabulous on you – really brightens up your whole face! I’m watching with interest what you do re: the haircut bc my hair is just the same lately. I’m scared of going too short into wash-n-wear business bob territory…. Have a good week xxx

  10. May 15, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    Love it, Ruth! It’s totally brightened everything up and just gives you a gorgeous glow. I had my hair balayaged a month ago and flipping LOVE having more blonde back in my hair again! It’s funny how being lighter completely transforms you’re complexion, and just the way you feel.

    She’s So Lucy // Health, Wellness & Beauty

  11. Liv
    May 16, 2016 / 5:19 am

    The new blonde colour looks spectacular, very summery. Definitely suits you, in fact I think it makes you look younger!

  12. Eve
    May 26, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Would be nice to find out what products you are using to maintain your blonde locks if poss?! Looks great! :)

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