Haircare series: My Hair Horror story

Haircare series: My Hair Horror story

Hey Beauties,

Welcome to my Haircare series! This is a series where I will share my hair story and how to take care of your hair for your best hair yet. I will also be doing reviews and sharing my favourite products for you lovely people out there. Stay tuned for tips and tricks that will help with all hair types that I’ve learned about along the way.

So this is a story about a girl who decided that change would be the best for her and it turned out to be one of the worst hair experiences of her life! And how I’m still paying for it two years later…

BusyBrunette and I in varsity. What my hair looked like before the cut.

I have always been a blonde ever since the day I was born and it stayed blonde until my early 20’s. Majority of the time I let my mom control the style and length because, let’s face it, Mom knows best! As early as the age of 13 my friends began experimenting with their hair, doing the drastic change from mousy blonde to black and then back to blonde. I was extremely jealous and all I wanted was that freedom… Fast forward a few years and here I am crying about the fact that I wanted to be an adult and finally decided that I was in control of my own hair. BIG MISTAKE!

Rocking the purple.

Another thing about me is that I’ve always had long hair. I cut it short once and regretted it so badly but in 2015 I decided “aggh, you know what? Hair grows! So what if I cut it short, it’s a change.” again BIG MISTAKE. My hair is still shoulder length after 2 long years. Why? Well because my hairstylist took advantage of the fact that I was looking for a change and suggested a purple temporary dye that she assured me would wash out in a month. Being a hair colour virgin, having a temporary colour was a huge step but I wanted something different. I didn’t want a plain Jane hair cut and colour anymore. I absolutely loved the purple, It made me feel wild. 😉

Regrowth and faded purple.

So after about two months my hair was growing out and my hair was a faded purple, not rinsed out just slightly faded. If any blonde knows (which I didn’t btw because I was not educated in hair colouring) is that it grows out significantly lighter and makes you look like your hair is falling out/ or that you are experiencing balding. I ran (I didn’t actually) straight to my hairdresser begging her to fix it. To which she suggested a bleach rinse, assuring me it would come out and after a few rinses my hair was still faded purple. 😦

My hair went orange with the first bleach.

So she suggested to bleach it and yes, you guessed it, *another* BIG MISTAKE. My hair turned highlighter ORANGE. Apparently, if you have red undertones in your hair it goes orange! So she bleached it again to get the orange out and I had my hair toned, I walked away a platinum blonde. Little did I know that when my hair grew out it would look like a constant grease pit because my hair was a shade darker than the hair that was bleached. I was constantly asked, “When last did you wash your hair?” This didn’t sit well with me at all.

Reverse Ombre

Long story short I tried reverse ombre to combat the regrowth, attempting to not touch the new hair. After a year and a bit of cutting it short, I realised my hair was not growing. It was still shoulder length and it wasn’t working for me, it was supposed to be waaay past my shoulders and reaching my bra strap (my expectations). So I decided to change my stylist. Everything was going great, he fixed my hair colour, it was in a great style and it was growing so long just in the few months that I had been with him. I was really happy until… the red hair trend came in. “Let’s try a semi permanent dye I said, it washes out in 10 washes I said” (not learning my lesson from the purple stage). I dyed my hair a semi permanent red, it was natural and promised to not damage my hair. It looked really great and I got so many compliments until it washed out and stopped washing out. My blonde regrowth reared it’s ugly head again and I had rose gold hair, so I went to the hairdresser for a bleach wash that I was sure would wash it out.

My hair after the red semi permanent colour. look at the length!

I was wrong it didn’t wash out and the bleach rinse didn’t help so my hair needed to be stripped once again.  It was bleached again, I was really hoping that my hair would behave but it turned orange and it needed to be bleached twice. After a month I started noticing long split ends from the damage of the bleach so it was back to shoulder length. To my long beautiful hair, I’m so sorry I never left you alone, I should’ve just listened when I was warned. Sorry I didn’t listen to you mom, YOU were right! (It’s in writing now)  But now I’m on a hair journey to get it back to the state it was in before I decided I needed a change. So no more temporary hair dyes and no more bleaches.

My hair now. Almost healthy and happy!

So as you can see, my hair and I had some ups and downs. When I had dyed it, I was very chuffed and I absolutely loved the change. I lost my length and I’m working through the damage. I haven’t touched my hair since besides mixing my own purple shampoo and a good trim every so often. It’s healthy and happy now, hopefully it starts to grow and at some point will return to its original state. 🙂

P.S yes I am a drama queen 😉

 So what did I learn?

  1. Change is as good as a holiday, but sometimes change isn’t as good and you have to learn from your mistakes.
  2. Talk to your hairdresser, learn your hair profile. Like myself, my red undertones made taking the colour out really difficult.
  3. If you have blonde hair, do not dye your hair with semi permanent dyes. They don’t wash out.
  4. Listen to your mom, she probably knows best.
  5. Don’t make rash decisions on your hair even if it’s trendy. 99% of the time you will regret it. Think about it for a while.
  6. Learn about what’s good for your hair type. Find good products that won’t cause more damage to your hair.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. It is part one of my haircare series. Let me know what you thought of it and what your horror hair stories are! I’d love to hear from you. Let’s talk in the comments below. 🙂

Chevy 🙂

My Makeup Wishlist: Tarte edition

My Makeup Wishlist: Tarte edition

 Hey there beautiful people,

Welcome to my first official blog post! It’s taken a lot of time to start everything up and I still need to up my skills, but here it is and I hope you enjoy it!

So it all started one day when my favourite Australian YouTubers Snapchatted that they were going on a trip with Tarte™, they were flown to the Hayman Islands off the coast of Australia. So I followed Tarte™ at tartecosmetics on snapchat and I binged watched each and every snap in complete awe of their new products. AAAAND that’s where my obsession was born.

Okay, so let’s talk about why Tarte™ is on my beauty products wishlist, before we get into the beautiful makeup that will probably be on your wishlists as well. TARTE™ was founded by the beautiful Maureen Kelly in 1999 in her own bedroom Apartment, after not finding satisfactory products she decided to create her own brand. She created a line that is trademarked as high-performance naturals™. Tarte™ is an eco-chic and cruelty-free brand that helps your skin instead of harms your skin. It’s free from Parabens, sulphates and it is gluten free. They also care about the environment by supporting cooperatives in the Rainforest and develop sustainable components that can be re-used. You can read the Founder, Maureen’s statement here.

Now that we have established how one of the biggest cosmetics brands established themselves and why Tarte is one of the greatest brands let’s get into the wishlist 😉

1)Tarteist ™Pro collection

The Tartiest™ PRO collection is all infused with amazonian clay for long lasting wear, as well as vanilla extract which is rich in antioxidants and anti-aging properties. Coconut is also infused for it’s moisture and antibacterial properties and the amazing vitamin E and Shea butter.

tarteist™ PRO Amazonian clay palette


Tartiest™ Amazonian Clay palette

First on my list is this beautiful palette comes in 16 longwearing matte, high pigmented shadows infused with Amazonian clay, plus 4 luster shades. This palette includes a new smart-blend technology meaning you don’t need to be a pro at makeup to get that perfectly blended eyeshadow. you can see how this beauty is on the top of the list with it’s amazing shades and variety of colours.

Retails on the Tarte store for R690.


tarte pro highlighter paletteTartiest™ PRO glow highlight and contour palette.

Next is this palette that consists of four intense highlighting powders that deliver a buildable, shimmer effect and  two universal, matte contouring shades. It is also infused with nutrient-rich Amazonian clay which balances skin for the best payoff. For those beauties that love a good contour, from what I’ve seen, this palette is the best in the business. 😉  This badboy goes for R610 on

tarte pro glo liquid hughlighterTartiest™ PRO glow liquid highlighter in Exposed.

This highlighter comes in two amazing shades, Exposed (which is a nude highlight ) and Sparkler (which is a rose gold highlight). It is a ultra creamy, buildable formula that’s oil free and you can mix it with your foundation or wear it alone for natural glow. It retails for R380 per tube on the Tarte website.


2) Limited-edition, Make believe in yourself eye and cheek palette

tarte make believe in yourself

Who would not have this amazing palette on their list, which has been said to make you feel like a magical unicorn. It is a metallic shadow & highlighter palettewhich consists of 10 metallic shadows and one highlighter in the middle, that could also be used as a shadow. These unique shadow colours are said to be longwearing with no fallout! This multipurpose palette retails for  R590 and it’s limited edition.


3)Limited-Edition Magic wands set

tarte unicorn brushes

These beauties are  vegan and cruelty- free. The whole set comes with 5 brushes that are:

  • magenta contour brush:  which has a dense and flat bristles that  create a perfectly controlled contour, strobe or highlight.
  • pink powder brush: which can be used to apply foundation or powder, giving a flawless finish.
  • green blending eyeshadow brush: This brush is a fluffy shadow brush that defines and blends out shadows.
  • blue shading eyeshadow brush: flat shading brush that packs on shadows.
  • purple liquid foundation brush: dense, fluffy bristles pick up & apply cream or liquid foundations & primers.

These beautiful brushes retail for R520 on

4) Shape Tape Contour Concealer in the shade- very fair

tarte shape tape

This product is on my wishlist because it has absolutely amazing reviews, it’s been dubbed the best concealer and a “miracle” concealer. It’s definitely a cult favourite. This product sculpts and highlights imperfections and it is a full coverage concealer with the promise that it is lightweight and non- cakey. It also has a longwear formula that can be used for  highlighting and contouring the face. From the reviews it’s definitely worth the R320 price tag.

5) Rainforest of the Sea™ Water Foundation

tarte rainforest of the sea foundation

Now this foundation is high on my list of foundations to try. I’ve seen tons of tutorials with this amazing foundation and I’ve fallen in love. It’s a hydrating formula that’s full coverage and features 20% water to quench dry skin, such as mine. It’s an all rounder foundation that’s supposed to cover every flaw whilst still hydrating the skin which contains Rainforest of the Sea™ antioxidants. The hypoallergenic formula helps restore, brighten and defend skin from free radical damage and early signs of aging for a smooth, soft, radiant complexion. Who doesn’t want that? This magic in a bottle goes for R500 on the website.

6) Maracuja Oil

maracuja oil

Tarte’s™ magical Maracuja oil, another cult favourite. This product is great for those girls who want bright, glowy and hydrated skin. It is said to be  rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C for firmer, brighter and smoother skin. As a girl with Dry skin and I suffer with wind burn in winter, this is a definite must have! However it comes with a pricetag, if you know what I mean 😉 Find it at tartecosmetics for R640.


7) Tarte™ Skin care range

drink of H20Drink of H20 Hydrating boost.

Drink of H20,  it sounds really refreshing doesn’t it? This badboy has hyaluronic acid and Tarte’s exclusive Rainforest of the Sea™ antioxidant complex. It replenishes electrolytes in the skin that get removed by all the harsh toxins and aggressors we experience everyday. It’s Vegan friendly and hypoallergenic, it also has powerful anti-aging and skin-balancing properties. Everything a person wants in a great moisturizer. It retails for R510 on the tartecosmectics website.

Rainforest of the Sea™ Deep Dive Cleansing Gel

RFOS Face wash

Anyone who cares about skin care as me would have this product on their wishlist.This is a hypoallergenic cleanser that promises to remove excess oil, impurities, and all traces of waterproof makeup. It has a natural blend of lavender, antioxidant marine ingredients and brightening vitamin C. It is free of sulfates and artificial fragrances, and it helps condition and soften as it maintains skin’s natural moisture balance. Find it on for R360
frxxxtion stick

Another cult favourite and possibly a great thing to have in your “get great skin” arsenal. One of the reasons why it is on my wishlist is because it’s a 3-in-1 product. It has a exfoliator, cleanser and face mask all in one. It’s vegan friendly and great for all skin types, it can be used on a regular basis without stripping skin’s moisture or left on as a treatment mask to absorb toxins and reveal smooth, sexy, glowing skin. With it’s amazing ingredients also located from the Rainforest of the Sea™ this stick is a great product especially for travel  or sleeping over at the significant other’s house and you want to pamper yourself. Available at for R300.

As you can see Tarte™ has amazing products that guarantee great skin, and great makeup products that still help your skin instead of damaging it and it’s cruelty-free and vegan friendly. So what’s on your Tarte™ list? Did you see something you wanted but never knew about? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to meet you!

*DISCLAIMER*  All of these pictures are taken off of the website. As well as the products are from overseas. Tarte™ has free shipping over R1005 but I dont know anything about how much import fees are also the Tarte™ PRO collection can be found on .





Who is Chevy’s Beauty?

Who is Chevy’s Beauty?

Hi I am Chevy!

I am a born and bred Joburger, I’ve always had a passion for all things beauty. I spend my days studying law and by studying I mean, binge watching Jaclyn Hill’s latest Youtube vidoes and drooling over Instagram makeup pages.I currently do actually study law and I’m a part time baker but my passion is makeup. Nothing better than expressing your creative side.

Recently I was inspired by to start a blog, our combined love for makeup truely inspired me to get this page going. So shout out to you Laura for creating the inspiration behind Chevy’s beauty.

There’s nothing more that I love than sharing my opinion, I am studying law after all ;). Hopefully my opinion is one worth listening to. Everything that I publish will be completely honest 🙂

Follow me on my makeup and lifestyle journey. Let’s get chatting.