Dying Black Hair for the First Time!

Something a little bit different for you lovely lot today!

As you all know, I have really dark hair, as in natural black hair.

my natural hair colour

If I ever wanted to dye my hair as a kid, I quite simply couldn’t. Whilst all my friends could get cute wash in wash out colours, I had to stick with my dull black hair.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love my hair. I have so many people tell me that they love it, and I do too, I just desperately wanted a change.

Since lockdown started, I’ve been ready to do something drastic, and I finally decided to dye my hair. I really wanted to dye it a funky colour, but I needed to start with bleaching it.

Now, I was way too scared to go the whole way, so I decided to instead to ombre it. I thought this would work as a good gradual change, and I’m honestly really happy with the results.

The original plan was to dye it pink, but as you will soon see, that wasn’t totally plausible so we changed our minds!

This is the journey of me dying my black hair for the first time ever.

DISCLAIMER: I am not and in no way a hairdresser. this is not at all a tutorial, this is simply me explaining my ✨journey✨ to all of you beautiful people. If you actually want to dye your hair, make sure you research, complete the patch test, and follow instructions. Stay safe!

This is the bleach I decided on! It wasn’t my first choice, but my first choice was sold out and this had some really great reviews so I decided to just go for it.

After reading up on how to get an ombre and watching countless tutorials, I decided that I needed to split up my hair into small chunks and then apply dye below the elastic band. So… I did just that.

you can see in this photo that I have all the staples needed. The gloves, the old t-shirt (green is not my colour at all…), even the instructions and the mix!

After that, I got super distracted by the little pot/container the little gloves came in; it looked so cute!

look at it!!! it’s just so small and cute and compact!
finally, I was ready.

As I did not at all trust myself with bleach or dye at all because I am super duper clumsy and things, I decided that the smartest move would be to let my parents do this part for me, and I must say, my Dad has a hidden talent for dying hair, he does it really well and evenly!

Done with the dye!

After that I had to wait for about half an hour, which was very boring and very uncomfortable. Luckily, I had my phone, so at least I had something to do! I then washed it out and added the conditioner, having to wait another 10 minutes for that to work. Finally I washed it off! I was so excited to see my new blonde locks but… it didn’t really go to plan…

you can see it… just…

Although I loved it at first, I was disappointed with the fact you can’t really see it that well. It was a good start, but I wanted more…

So, a month later, I tried again. This time with the original bleach I had in mind.

round two boys!!

I went through the exact same process, following the instructions and everything, I could hardly wait, and I must say, the results are incredible…

the waiting game…

Finally, after impatiently waiting, I washed out my hair and… look! It’s not all black anymore!!


I was so happy! Each time I wash it it gets slightly brighter too, alongside my happiness.

All in all, I am super happy with my choices, decisions and everything. My hair still feels pretty healthy which is great and I love it!

Have you ever died your hair before? What happened? Let me know! I’m nosy 👀


My Sixteenth Birthday!

Finally, after many months of waiting, I am sixteen! I feel like I’ve just levelled up in the game of life, or evolved as a Pokemon. My XP is heightened, and I have gained new skills and I am more powerful than before. Of course, all of that is total bs, but a girl can dream!

I woke up very early – early for me at least: 7:40am. I opened my presents (I was honestly spoilt rotten and I cannot say thank you enough!)

I got ready at around 11am, I had a long bath; using the Spa Pamper Collection from Calcot Spa which I got for my birthday and I am obsessed with! I felt like a princess just bathing with bubbles galore. After that, I began sorting out my outfit, my makeup, all that jazz. My outfit and where you can get it from is all below so feel free to check it out and steal my look!

From Top-to-Toe: Snake Necklace from Lovisa, bodysuit and shorts both from New Look, rings all from Lovisa, nails from Primark in the shade “toasted” and thigh high boots from Asos.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get many photos of my makeup, but I will keep looking to see what I can find!

For the rest of the morning, I helped (and by helped I mean watched) my Dad turn our garden into something which looked like it had come straight out of Pinterest!

Due to the fact I didn’t actually get any photos of the gazebo clean, here’s one with me and a few of my friends from the end of the evening, ft the debris that was the food we ate.

Fairy lights from Homebase, Gazebo from Lidl, Balloons from Amazon and cups from Flying Tiger.

All in all, it was an amazing day and I want to thank everyone who made it so special❤️

A Day In The Life

By popular request, I have decided to go the roots of democracy, and give the people what they have asked for: a day in my life! I’m not sure how this is going to work considering these are normally YouTube videos, not blog articles, but I’ll give it a go! In true YouTuber fashion, this article is sponsored. Thank you so much Cheri Glow Cosmetics for supporting my blog, it means a lot 🙂

C”heri Glow Cosmetics is an amazing make up brand which produces affordable but high end makeup. Not only is all their make up great quality, it’s also all handmade so you know every product you get is going to be practically perfect. Their collections are amazing and I’m getting a massive haul from them, as soon as I work out how to not buy the whole shop! All their products are cruelty free and they ship worldwide so there’s nothing in the way between you and their makeup! Plus, I have a code so you can get a discount, as if it wasn’t cheap enough! Just use the code TATITEA in the checkout and you’ll be able to save – perfect for a baby on a budget but you’ll look like you’re worth a million pounds! Thanks again for sponsoring me Cheri Glow, now back to normal programming!

I woke up at 8:30 and I cleaned my room. I’m still not too sure how my room manages to always be messy, but it’s a big feat! After I cleaned my room, I went downstairs and made myself breakfast. I’m still loving Cheerios’ (I’ve been in love since I could eat solid foods to be fair) so I helped myself to a big bowl of cheerios’ with semi skimmed milk and watched some Netflix. I’m currently watching Tiger King and I’ve just finished it today – it’s super good! I continued watching that for a while and then replied to messages on my phone.

After about an hour of binging Netflix and being anti-social, I slogged upstairs and had a shower and went about trying to make myself clean. I 0use Aussie Shampoo and Aussie Conditioner for my hair, and Beauticology shower gel because it smells so good! After I’ve pampered and made my skin go red because of how hot the shower is, I get out and choose my outfit. Today I was going for quite grungy look so I decided to wear my ACDC Shirt with my black distressed jean shorts, all from New Look and I paired that with my black leather converse. It was quite a casual look and it would stop me from melting in the sun.

I still wanted to go for my striking makeup look, so I recreated the look I have in my summer skincare routine which you can see here. I sorted out my hair and went to get myself some lunch. As you know, I adore peanut butter, so it was only logical that I had a peanut butter sandwich on some whole wheat seeded bread with an orange.

After I finished eating, I went to (socially distance) meet up with my friends. It’s so lovely to see them, but whenever we meet, chaos ensues. In the first hour alone, we battled with branches, played an intense game of UNO, sung along to chaotic meme songs and more! I’m super grateful for my friends as they always cheer me up. After a while, we decided to go see our other friend so we began the almost-hour-long trek in the boiling sun, with only pints of milk and energy drinks to keep us going.

Our collection of milk

Once we finally made it, havoc took place. It’ll take far too long to explain it all so I’ll condense it. We hid loads of plastic babies, messed around with the hose and air soft rifles and my best mate shot me. All in all, it was a super fun day which ended with all of us sat on the grass, reminiscing about secondary school together.

Baby in the bullets!!

After four hours of crazy fun, I went home to peace and quiet. I had my dinner (Indian food my Mum made – wooo!!) and watched the US Office with my brother.

At about 7pm, I started working on my blog and website designing. I have a newfound love for website designing and I’m obsessed with being creative and this is a great outlet.

I finished that at 10pm, watched some TV and did some artwork for an hour and went to bed, reading my book (BlackKklansman by Ron Stallworth) and then went to sleep, ready to do it all again the next day.

I hope you enjoyed this and please let me know what you want to see next! I’ve really enjoyed writing and posting recently and I’m hoping you all like it too!

xo baby, Tati xoxo

Summertime Skincare Routine

My last skincare themed post got some really positive feedback and I had many people asking me to do a second one. So, as the weather is getting hot, hot, hot, I have decided to show you my skincare routine in summer as I’m always paranoid of my makeup becoming cakey or even just sweating it all off because of the intense heat. Hopefully I’ll be able to help you to get your makeup to stay in place for a whole day (and night) out without having to be worried about retouching your makeup.

Skincare Soundtrack

As you all know, I love music. I have countless playlists which get me completely hyped and ready for life. On my YouTube channel, I have compiled a Summer Skincare Soundtrack so you can listen to total bangers while applying your war paint 🙂 Link is here for when you want it xx


What I use for my skincare routine

I have previously spoken about what products I use for my face and not much has changed other then my opinions on sun cream. Cosmopolitan wrote an amazing article in their June issue all about the importance of SPF and it honestly opened my eyes. I use Soltan simply because my brother uses it, it works, and we have a lot of it in the house. I’ve been using this brand since I was a kid and they’ve never done me wrong. I’ll apply my witch hazel blemish stick, then the sun cream, and then The Body Shop oil control. I have got combination skin and I stand by this cream so much! It’s gel-like and it feels super lightweight. You need to wait a bit for it to dry so use sparingly and you’ll be fine-o wine-o.


I have raved about my I Heart Revolution palettes before in my May Faves article but I still cannot get over them! I am completely obsessed with the smell, pigment and overall quality of this brand. I use the Peanut butter cup palette or the chocolate orange palette as I find the colours in these sets can be used for any season. The mascara I use is one I have been using since I was in year eight and it gives me all the flashbacks to trying out makeup for the first time. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara will forever remain in my makeup bag, no matter how old I get. A new brand I’ve began to use recently but I’m obsessed with is MUA. I’ve been using their eyeliner pencil for a few weeks now and oh my word this brand is now a firm favourite. I bought this eyeliner pencil not expecting great things – it was £1.50 and no makeup is that great that cheap… right? But I was completely blown away by the quality and definition of this eyeliner. This brand is perfect for “baby on a budget” as you don’t need to pay the staggeringly high prices but you still get an amazing quality.

(allow the low quality) My Typical eye makeup using all the products above.


Due to the fact that summer is a hot-ass month, I rarely wear foundation as I find it quite heavy and I find I have more important things to worry about! I’ll still use MUA concealer though as it is lightweight and easy to apply – what can I say?! I love this brand! However on those days where I’m having a really bad breakout, or I’m not feeling all that great about myself, I wear The Body Shop foundation. I have spoken about this foundation before, so I won’t bore you with the details again but I do love this foundation because of the coverage. I’ll also use setting spray and powder to make sure it’ll stay in place throughout the day.


I love shiny things. I’m like a magpie with my obsession. I use I Heart Revolution for my highlighter as the pigmentation is amazing and it’s so easy to apply! I use The Body Shop Lip gloss and I always get so many comments on it.

There you have it! I hope you enjoyed this article, it’s slightly different but it has been requested so I hope you enjoyed it!

Comment what you want to see next and I’ll se you next week! 🙂

P.S – I’m sorry about the low quality photos! I was in a rush when I was taking them and they were taken on my iPhone!

Skin Care Products I Swear By!

I’m a teenager with bad skin.  So, I’m a normal teen in that sense.  But, spots suck, oily skin makes me outraged and dry skin feels like the human embodiment of death.  Don’t even get me started on that chapped lip crap!  But fear not!  For I have some products which I adore that hopefully you’ll adore to!  I’m going to walk you through my day to day routine and what makeup I use – if any.  This is all Tati Tested so you know you’re in good hands.

In the morning, I use a blemish stick which is good if your skin is oily or if you’re prone to suffer with spots.  I used to use the Witch Blemish Stick that you can buy from almost any superstore.  However, I found that too strong and it hurt slightly so I now use Boots’ own brand Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Blemish Stick and I found the results were better.  Feel free to try them both and see whatever works best for you – everyone’s different after all!  I normally use the stick in the morning and evening – sometimes more if needed – and it does typically work!

After that, I use The Body Shop’s Seaweed Oil-Control Gel Cream.  Believe me when I say I’ve tried loads of brands and this is the best.  Not only does a 50ml pot go a long way (so use sparingly!) but it also makes my skin super smooth and it stops the dryness I sometimes get after using the blemish stick.  Just remember, the Blemish Stick takes away oils, but the Seaweed rejuvenates and hydrates the skin. 

If I’m in the mood to wear makeup, I’ll go for quite a natural look which consists of:

Fresh Nude Foundation from The Body Shop which is good for those with sensitive skin and it has SPF 15

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer from Boots – for a concealer that works a treat!

Mega Nudes Eye Shadow from Technic Cosmetics – the pigment is to die for

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara as a basecoat for my eyelashes and Clarins Mascara Supra Volume

For my lips I’ll normally put on some clear lip gloss – it enlarges my lips and I don’t need to worry about it getting everywhere.

At the end of the day, I’ll use The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Night Cream, so my skin doesn’t get as irritated and I’ll use an EOS to keep my lips hydrated and prevent them from being chapped the following morning.

Finally, I drink water throughout the day.  This may sound strange but get yourself a reusable water bottle you really like.  This will give you more initiative to drink it as it looks cute.

That’s all for today – I have 2 more posts lined up for you tomorrow but after that I’m done for this year.  See you soon,

xo Baby, Tati xoxo