I actually don’t mind grey, I’m thinking of having the grey Directions make as one of my next colours! :D Although I know it’s a colour that definitely isn’t popular with everyone, haha :S And I always prefer an over-toned blonde too, so don’t mind it being on the cooler side as it fades :)
I can imagine how bad it must’ve been for you when it faded in a way you didn’t like - I had the same thing happen with a red fading to an awful orangey-salmon colour… not particularly great with my skin tone, haha! >.<
Nope, although I will probably use Manic Panic next time (I love the look of their ‘Atomic Turquoise’!). I used Fudge Paintbox - ‘Hawaiian Blue’ mixed with their ‘White Shade of Pale’ toner/mixer to lessen the colours intensity. Being that it’s the first time I’ve tried blue I didn’t want to just apply the colour full strength right away in case I didn’t like it and needed to be able fade it back to blonde quickly, haha!