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Friday, 5 March 2010

Something different with hair extensions

I haven't had a fringe since I was at school. I was playing about with some extensions thinking of doing a video about how I use them to create a fringe and use them in updos rather than just plonk them in and wear my hair down. Meanwhile this make up look kind of happened... Since the look reminded me of bridesmaids, I decided to create a look suitable for those all important Bride side kicks!



This is a really simple look that would be appropriate for a bridesmaid!

e.l.f cream eye liner in midnight*
The Body Shop Mascara - navy blue
Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Rides Again eye shadow
Bourjois Liner Stylo eye liner in black
Sleek MakeUP Oil Free Cream to Powder Foundation in Latte
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Cheeks and Lips in Velvet Plum
Clear Lipgloss

Items marked with * were sent to me for review purposes.

The 18" Remi Straight clip in hair extensions were sent to me a while ago by Rapunzel Rapunzel. I am a colour 1B which is still slightly lighter than my black/brown hair but it's as close as I can get without a custom dye.

I have several sets of clips ins, some I keep curled for curly days, others have been cut to fit in with hair styles such as a long bob or choppy layers and fringes. I haven't cut these ones as they are pretty nice long, they don't tangle up too much and have a lovely shine.

I think as extensions go they are good for the price (£54.99). The hair itself is soft and doesn't feel too treated even after washing and styling. Saying that it is going to feel a bit wiry, my hair is baby fine so wouldn't make good extensions! I find that these blend in quite nicely though. I did still find quite a few white hairs in the extensions, something I always check before putting them in and remove. I still don't like the fringy bits that bulk out the weft at the roots. This makes using them in styles more difficult as they stick out at odd angles.

The clips are smaller than usual making them more comfortable. The one redeeming feature which sets them apart from others I have tried is this: the extensions are not thinned out towards the end. We can all tell clip ins a mile away because of that tell tale rat tailed look of thin chunky bits at the bottom of the hair. Cheaper extensions mix different layers, so you may think you're getting 18" but what you're getting is 14" with a few 18" mixed in. I hate this about clip ins and you won't know until you get them and open them! Rapunzel Rapunzel extensions have a blunt cut so you don't get those annoying ratty bits, thus adding to the illusion that it's your own hair.



I'll post some more photos soon of some styles I've created using them! What sort of things do you like to do with your clip ins?

7 comments:

  1. A fringe definately suits you....

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  2. I love that headband Jasmine, it looks lovely on you xx

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  3. Jasmine you're very cute with your sweeped fringe. What a good idea!

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  4. you look so pretty with a fringe gurl :)

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  5. Jasmine, you should wear a side fringe everyday! It looks lovely on you! And that headband...just amazing!

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  6. The fringe suits you .. Looks lovely on you :)

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  7. Love the hair, hairband and makeup. I will have to copy this look for some upcoming events I may be doing. You are always inspiring me, Jasmine. :)

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