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Foundation: L'Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion n3.5 (c/o) | Concealer: Clinique Line Smoothing in Moderately Fair | Highlighter: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal | Blush: NARS Sex Appeal | Mascara: L'Oreal Voluminous Superstar (c/o) | Shadow: L'Oreal La Palette Nude | Liner: Lancome Drama Liqui-Pencil in Côte D'azur (c/o) | Brow Colors: Tarte Amazonian Clay in Rich Brown | Lipstick: NARS Pigalle

blue highlightsI was ready for a change.  I have been a natural medium to dark brown since Emerson was born.  In past lives, I had hair that was black, blonde, red, plum, pink.  I've also had highlights and nice chunky streaks of platinum, caramel, auburn, even purple and magenta.  But as I got older I felt I needed to be more natural, and to be honest I kept my hair “normal” because I felt it was a good choice for the business of the blog.  Well I got a bee in my bonnet and told my stylist Kathleen (who has been itching to do something fun on my hair for YEARS) she could get creative.  I asked for a cool dark brown as the base; she bleached highlights and put a cool dark brown on the rest, then covered the whole thing with a gorgeous blue.  It just looks like a very dark brown or black-brown to most, but when I move or hit the light just so you see pops of sapphire. I don't work in a conservative office environment so the only person putting a restriction on my hair was me.  I thought, why not have fun with it, the great thing about hair is if you don't like it you can always fix it, cut it, or grow it out. Now I can't wait for the next sunny day to show off my fun blue highlights!

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  1. Way cool! I love the subtle wildness of the blue sheen – reminds me of my duck Limbo. In a good way, of course! 😀 I colored my hair today…boring box Warm Maple. Better than gray, ha ha! Maybe next time I’ll be brave and go to the salon.

  2. I did the same thing last year with dark purple, and loved it! In normal situations it looked like my ordinary dark brown hair, but in the sunlight it was PURPLE. 🙂 It’s faded/grown out quite a bit now, but this has inspired me to perhaps give it another go…your blue looks fabulous!

  3. it is outstanding, and I’ll bet is gorgeous in the sun. Six months ago I gave my brown hair chunky blue highlights and LOVED it. It faded out really well too. Back to brown all over now (my boss was polite but not keen on it). Glad I did it, even if I waited until I was 56!

  4. My hair is now bleached in the front from gray streaks that turned orange a lot, to white, assisted by Davines Alchemic Conditioner for silver hair, lightly rubbed through as a leave-in. I find it surprisingly flattering to my neutral skin–I think your über cool blue-black hair is similarly flattering. Cool tones seem to visually counteract redness, and enhance the whites of eyes and teeth.

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