So I had like half an hour spare before I had to leave for work the other day and was faced with a difficult decision - eat breakfast or give myself purple ombre, My Little Pony hair. Obviously I went for a sensible breakfast of bran with almond milk and fresh carrot and kale juice.
Lol jokes, I used a Kevin Murphy Color Bug for some sweet-ass purple hair. Then ate left-over Easter eggs at my desk for breakfast. Win-win, mais non?
Unlike my previous go at ombre hair, this isn't a dye that lasts weeks. Rather, Kevin Murphy has created these nifty little pans of hair eyeshadow. Similar to eyeshadow, you apply it over primed hair and huzzah! - instant hair colour minus that whole commitment thing.
Because I live on the edge, I didn't prep my hair with a leave-in conditioner or protection spray. Okay, I totally forgot and went straight to the sweet, sweet application. The packaging gives no info on how to apply the shadow, so I very daintily grabbed fistfuls of hair and rubbed them on the shadow pan, then ran my fingers through to distribute the colour. I tried to make it darkest at the tips, then lighten to a pastel further up the strands. I then set the final look with hairspray.
My hair had a bit of a wave to it that day, which I think helped disguise the haphazard application and pieces that I totally missed. I have no idea what the back looks like either.
As for work, I ended up twisting my hair up into a kickass bun, which kept it out of the way, but still had that flash of colour.
Then I came home and pretended to be a My Little Pony by pulling my mass of hair to one side.
The resemblance is uncanny, right?
Anyhoo, achieving a childhood dream aside, the shadow washed off easily with my regular shampoo. I did notice some lilac tones the next day which is just a bonus for me, but might be something to be aware of if you need the colour to be gone pronto.
I really digged using this little pot of awesome and will be trying the other colours. An easy bit of fun for a night out or you want to terrify the Boyfriend (you may have already guessed he wasn't a fan). Oh, Boyfriend!
Kevin Murphy Color Bugs also come in Pink and Orange and retail for A$24.95. At the moment, I've only seen them on adorebeauty.com.au.
What do you think? A trend to try or do I look a little crazy lady? Like more crazy than normal.