Garnier Olia Permanent Hair Color in Intense Copper


prettymom • 2014-11-18 • Comment (1)

Here’s another attempt to get ombre hair effect. This is probably going to be my last attempt as the end of my hair has gone through too much chemicals in a short period in the past 3 months and are drying out. I’ve not had split ends for years and they’re starting to show up. :(


Garnier Olia permanent hair color in intense copper. This is available in 18 shades and RRP at A$16.95. As usual, I got it when it was discounted to under A$10, but I can’t remember where I got it from – it’s either Priceline or Chemist Warehouse.


The usual content that comes with most DIY hair color kits. I like the quality of the plastic glove. I forgot to take close shot of the developer bottle, which has a different shape than the regular bottles in most hair color kits. It’s fat and cute, but does not make any difference to your hair coloring experience.

Olia is advertised as the first permanent home hair color powered by oil, not ammonia. Hence it doesn’t have the ammonia smell! Having been using home hair color for most of my life, the smell doesn’t bother me. But not having the awful ammonia smell to fill up the bathroom is a bonus!


The expected result on different hair color.

garnier olia in 7.40 intense copper

This was taken about a week after I colored my hair. While it didn’t look like the expected color pictured on the box, the color did go lighter. The result is more obvious under the sun and quite subtle indoor. It gives the most visible ombre effect out of the few attempts I had in the past.

The oil formula is said to achieve rich and vibrant result. The result was at its best during the 1st week. Probably because my hair had gone through too much chemicals the color became less vibrant in the following weeks and the color faded gradually.

I can’t say much about grey coverage for this particular shade since it was only applied to the end of my hair, where the greys had already been covered with so much hair colors used in the past. But I’ve used a different shade in the past and it covered the greys quite well.

Like: No ammonia smell. No dripping. Color close to result.

Dislike: Color not long lasting.

Life in Pictures – October 2014


prettymom • 2014-11-04 • Comments (3)

Can’t believe we’re in November now! 2014 will be over soon!

Another summary of my Instagram life in the past month. If you’re not already following me, perhaps you’d like to stalk me over there?! I don’t just instagram about beauty stuffs. There are other random things as well.


Instagram - Lipsticks

It wouldn’t be me if I didn’t instagram my lips. Just not as much as previous months.

My most worn lippie of the month was Revlon Lip Butter in Fig Jam, the one shown in top right.


Instagram - Nails

I did more nails this months because my broken nail has finally grown to a state it’s more presentable in photos now. Tried to make most of it before anyone of them decide to break again.

I have weak nails and I love to keep my nails long. A perfect formula for easily broken nails! It’s easily taken of had I been taking care of my nails, simply by massaging vitamin E oil to cuticles regularly. But I’m lazy. What can I say?!

I did some colorful bright nails, which were perfect for spring and summer. You can read posts corresponding to top left, top right (left hand), and bottom left in the above. I have other colors which are perfect for spring / summer too. Hopefully I’ll have time to post about them in the next few weeks.

It’s also Halloween! I’m not too crazy about this day but I did my nails just for the sake of it. Pretty Girl chose what she called ‘Halloween colors’ for me, black on my left hand and orange on my right hand.

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Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in #030 Fig Jam


prettymom • 2014-10-14 • Comments (0)

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter was one of the most talked about product when it was released more than 2 years ago. I was really excited when it finally arrived Australia, until I saw the price tag, A$21.95. Of course stores like Priceline and Chemist Warehouse have discounts from time to time. For some reason I’ve never purchased one until recently, when all Revlon lip products were reduced to A$10 at Priceline quite a few months ago.

I know, I’m supposed to be on spending ban. But I was in I-really-need-a-new-lipstick mode and I could die if I didn’t have one! Ok, not really, but you get what I mean. :p

Revlon Colorburst Lipbutter Fig Jam

Revlon Colorburst Lipbutter Fig Jam

As usual, I limited myself to get only 1 and I chose Fig Jam, which was said to be a dupe of Clinique’s Black Honey, which I used to owned but, sadly, lost it!

Revlon Colorburst Lipbutter Fig Jam

Revlon Colorburst Lipbutter Fig Jam

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