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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dippity-Do ColourPop #MyInnerPopStar Contest & Giveaway

Dippity Do #myinnerpopstar contest and giveaway (3) copy

Ah, coloured hair... It's something that I've struggled with for years. You see, having naturally black hair makes the whole deal a bit difficult. Up until last week I was an at-home boxed dye type of girl, and with those you never really know what colour you're going to get when applied over dark hair.

I've been toying with the idea of going bold but was never really sure if it would work. With the help of a hairdresser friend, I took the plunge and dyed my hair purple. Completely purple. The shade ended up being a fuchsia-ish purple, but still. It's bold and I love it! Now, not everyone is going to want to commit to a bold shade for the long haul. I get that, and the hair minded folks at Dippity-Do know that and have the answer to your conundrum in their ColourPop Temporary Hair Colour Powders. Read on to see how you can release your inner pop star and win a set of ColourPops!

Dippity Do ColourPop review and giveaway (2)
Dippity Do ColourPop review and giveaway (3)
Dippity-Do ColourPop Temporary Hair Colour Powder- True Blue*, Purple Power*, and Posh Pink* 3g $6.99

Dippity-Do ColourPops are simply hair chalks, but they've housed them in little round pods to make applying them that much easier. Since these are chalk, they're completely removable with just one shampoo- perfect for commitment-phobes- but are also a little bit messy. It's best to wear something dark while applying them, even though the instructions suggest using a towel, the powder does migrate a bit, especially if you end up needing to brush your hair. Oh, and gloves. If you have pale skin you'll likely end up with tinted fingers... at least I did! Applying the colour is as easy as swiping the pod of choice over your hair. I was quite impressed at how vivid the colours are and that they're pigmented enough to apply over dark hair with ease. 

The shades available include True Blue which is a crazily pigmented vivid cobalt blue. I LOVE the blue. I'm thinking that I'm going to have to add permanent blue low-lights when I re-do my purple. Speaking of purple, there is also Purple Power a vivid medium blue based purple. Since my hair is already purple- it reads much more red in the photos- I wasn't sure how well it would show up, but it reads well and looks pretty great next to True Blue. Last but not least is Posh Pink, a bright almost neon pink. This shade is also amazingly pigmented and really pops on hair.

Once you've applied your shades you need to set them with hairspray, which worked pretty well, but there was still a bit of fall out and transfer. I may have had a blue neck... I read that you can set chalks with heat from your straight iron or curling iron to truly set them but I didn't. I did have to brush my hair though- as I may have gone a little too crazy with the hairspray- and that softened the effect of the powder and gave it a more watercolour type effect.

Dippity Do #myinnerpopstar contest and giveaway (1)
Dippity Do #myinnerpopstar contest and giveaway (2)
#MyInnerPopStar using Dippity-Do ColourPop Temporary Hair Colour Powder in True Blue*, Purple Power* and Posh Pink*

Dippity-Do wants you to show off your 'Inner Pop Star' by sharing a photo of your ColourPop look on Twitter. To be eligible to win a $100 Dippity-Do gift basket simply tweet a photo of your look using one (or more!) ColourPop shade along with the #MyInnerPopStar hashtag before March 28th.

Dippity Do ColourPop review and giveaway (1)

Oh, yeah... One Canadian (sorry internationals!) reader will get their own set of Dippity-Do ColourPops- one of each colour shown. To enter, simply fill in the Rafflecopter widget below and leave me a comment telling me what colour your ultimate hair colour would be- Blue? Pink? Rainbow?- if you had no limitations. As mentioned, Canadian residents only. Giveaway ends March 24th 2014.

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