Anyway, this is the crumpled up picture I went in with for colour inspiration:
So I was essentially after a mousy blonde brown colour-wise. I figured it was close to my natural hair colour, it wasn't too much of a drastic change but would lighten it just enough. Enough to feel like a big change anyway. Which I felt I needed.
I'm half and halfing about it all. Mostly satisfied, just getting used to it still though. So nice to finally have my fringe blended into my hair after having months of growing out this mass of hair. Now it's easy to wear it as a side fringe if I so choose, or just blend it with the rest of my hair. Horrah! :)