I am so happy to introduce A Hit of Sarah's first ever guest post! Bri Parsonnet, the author of the following post, has been a good friend of mine since I first moved to New York City. She currently works in public relations and has had past experience working at Brides Magazine and the Beauty Sweet Spot. Girl knows her beauty products and has seen the best of them put to work backstage at fashion week. Here is her review of Sephora's hair mascara, a new tool I'm sure you'd love to buy and learn more about. I just bought one for myself today!
While living in London this past spring I noticed a trend that was to die for; crazy coloured hair. Of course this fad has been around since the days of Avril Lavigne and even earlier than that, but I had never before seen it look so natural. The Brits wore their colours proudly as if it were natural and I was totally jealous. In New York I worked at an upscale restaurant that I knew would never allow me to have hair outside the natural colour scheme, but I was in London for six months and knew I had time to test it out. I decided to go for the dip dye look and halfway down my brunette locks, my hair was dyed hot pink with purple ends. I was obsessed. I felt confident, cool, and very en vogue.
Of course after a month or so the colour faded and I was left with an ombre look from the bleach (another hair trend I’m a fan of). It was perfect timing because I was headed home soon and knew I'd get fired from my job if I walked in with hot pink hair. I turned out to be right when I asked my manager, Weng, if I could dye my hair pink again. He said, with no hesitation, “Maybe if Tribeca Grill were a circus!”. As my post study abroad depression settled in I became more and more obsessed with feeling more London and having my pink hair back.
Cue a random trip to Sephora, which as a beauty junkie happens anytime I’m in a five mile radius of the beautiful store, where I first spotted hair mascara. Yes, the same thing I bought from Limited Too in fifth grade in a horrendous shade of blue. Intrigued, I asked the salesperson how long it lasted. When she informed me it lasts one, maybe two washes, I was sold. Finally here was a way to have pink hair and be able to get rid of it before work in the morning. I bought Sultra Hair Mascara in Capri Coral ($24) and went on my way excited to test it.
After a few tries of either applying too lightly and having the colour not show up or putting on too much and turning my clothes pink (the colour washed out in the laundry!) I finally perfected the application process. I applied the colour to as a dip dye look to my wet hair (note: do not get dressed while the colour is still wet on your hair). I then went through my normal routine of blow drying and flatironing my hair with the colour in. I found that the colour dried faster and there was less bleeding when I dried it with the blow dryer. Not only that, but the colour was vibrant, even on a brunette, and blended into my hair making it look more natural. Well, as natural as you can get with pink hair. It really washed out the next day making me completely work appropriate. It’s available in pink, purple, and blue at your nearest Sephora! Give it a try and let your freak flag fly! Well… just until your next shampoo.