Personal blog by Ashleigh Dougherty. Read with a pinch of salt and a cuppa' rosy lee.



Imagine you've spent over a year trying to find the perfect hair colour that tones your hair the perfect shade of silver. Now imagine my excitement at finally finding it. 

Here it is, in all its grey glory-ness.

I'm forever trying to find the perfect hair toner for my silver hair and I think I may have found it. I've had silver hair on and off for a long time now and I always find that many silver toners on the market are great at reducing the yellow tones in blonde hair, but not so great at toning it to a desired grey shade.

Shades London is a brand new range of semi-permanent hair toners which are available in Savers for just £3.99. Choose from Pink Candy, Lilac Haze or Silver Lining; giving up to 5 applications per box and lasting up to 10 washes.

I was a little bit apprehensive when I first applied the toner to my hair, as it's a very blue based formulation. I was scared my hair would turn blue which has happened before and it's been a challenge to remove the staining. Usually most hair toners are quite purple based, but I gave it a try anyway and hoped for the best! Here are the results after leaving it on for 15-20 minutes to develop.

I'm pleased to say that the result is a blue toned grey which I absolutely love and think suits my skin tone much better than the lilac-grey toners I usually use. It's still going strong after 4 washes too which is amazing because toners usually need topping up after just one wash.

No mess. No commitment. No damage to your hair and you can chop and change colours pretty much every month if you fancy. There are so many benefits to semi-permanent hair toners.

I'm really excited about this brand and will definitely be checking out the other two fun shades for the Summer. It'll also be interesting to see whether they bring out any other funky shades too!

Disclaimer: PR samples.


  1. That is such a fun colour, and great value too!

    1. Thanks Jen! I definitely need to stock up x

  2. Lovely hair colour, it looks great on you. Price is fab!

  3. Your hair looks amazing like this! I can't believe how affordable this is too! x

  4. This sounds great! I find it so hard to keep up with my hair grey at the moment and I'm sick of using the same dyes. I'm going to try and find this near me to try! XO

    Lisa |

  5. I'm about to do a review on this too! how much of the product did you use, like the whole tub and did you section it? I'm so scared haha i haven't toned my hair with an actual toner for like a year haha xx

  6. This looks great - my teen daughter dyes her hair some amazing colours - currently purple and turquoise. Kaz :)

  7. This sounds like a fantastic product. Your hair looks amazing!

  8. Ooh I definitely need to give this a go, been trying out all types of silver toners and have yet to find one that I really love.

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile

  9. I've never tried this brand but you are stunning! Definitely will give it a try next time :) x

  10. Your hair looks amazing! I have a friend who has recently dyed her hair silver so I will be letting her know about this for sure, such a great price too! x

  11. Your hair looks amazing, the colour suits you. I wish I was brave enough to go silver

  12. Wow this has come out so well! xx

  13. This colour looks amazing on you, sounds like an awesome toner! x

  14. It looks amazing! Love the result and the price of the product too.


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