14 January 2013

Mondays mane - tickled pink

Hello my snowy lovelies,

I  hope you're all well and keeping warm on this snowy day.

Recently I've been missing my pink and blonde hair. I can't decide which colour I will go for but I have to bleach my hair to get this lilac out anyway so I think that I am going to do that before I have my hair cut and decide then.

Anyway I thought I would share a couple of pics of the hair that I am aiming for when I do decide if pink is my next step. We all know what I am like I will change my mind again because I am never happy with my hair.
I'm loving the baby pink locks and the ombre one.

What's your favourite hair colour at the moment?
Peace and love

10 January 2013

Plum hair to lilac

Hello my loves,

I hope you're all well :)

A couple of weeks ago I decided to change my hair again, I was actually loving my pink hair but my roots were out of control and I decided that I needed yet another change. I bleached my roots which I really didn't need to do with this dye. My friend said I should go for plum hair and I thought ok cool that will be a nice change, I went into town the next day and picked up a tub of plum.

I'm not going to go on about this because I've reviewed directions in more detail before. On my hair this plum came out quite strange, it was quite bluey purple. On the pictures it looks more blueberry and on my roots because obviously I bleached them it looks pinky purple. On the instructions it says to leave it for 15 minutes but I  always leave them on  for a bit longer and it ended up being about an hour on my head. I think in future I will probably leave them for the time stated and see if that makes a difference. Also, just because this turned out this way on my hair doesn't mean it will look the same on everyone else's hair.

When I dyed my hair with rubine it did stain my skin but I found it didn't stain my clothes or my pillow, with this one it has stained pretty much everything I wear and my pillow. My hands are stained and so are my nails. On some of the reviews I have seen about Manic Panic dyes they don't stain as much, so maybe I will try a manic panic dye, the only problem with this is they're twice the price. Also, just with this dye I looked in the mirror once I had washed it off my hair and my face was actually purple because it had come into contact with my face.

I'm not going to lie here, I do not like this dye at all. I set out to remove it with the vitamin c trick that I talked in my last post, you can read that here. I attempted three times to remove it and it just wasn't working, yes it did get lighter but it wasn't light enough for me to do anything with or put anything over. I had a box of Colour b4 in my draw so I thought I would give that a go and the result was much better, the colour before didn't remove it completely but I am much happier with the result if I am honest. It's really hard to put my finger on what colour it is because it's quite unique, In some lights it's very lilac, in others it's quite silvery blue.

I'm sorry about the picture quality it's hard taking good pictures in winter. I am so much happier now it's lighter, I do think I am going to mix some plum in with conditioner and see what happens because my hair is a bit of a rainbow at the moment.

What's your hair colour at the moment?

1 January 2013

New year new me?

Hello my loves,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and getting ready for an even better new year. This is the first post of the year so I will keep it short and sweet :)

I spent Christmas and new year alone this year. It's hard when you're on your own with no family or friends around, I don't want to go into specifics about why they aren't around. I have a really wonderful friend and he was there all day for me via text which meant the world to me, I'm really lucky to have an awesome friend like him.

I've noticed via twitter and some Facebook updates that people are talking about New Years resolutions, I made a post about mine last year and I completely failed at them! This year I won't be making any resolutions. I don't see the point because who actually sticks to then? All I want to do is be happy in 2013, last year was such a tough one and that's all I want from 2013.
As I won't be making any new resolutions I'm going to set realistic targets for myself.
-I would love to have  my hair healthy so I really am going to try and stop dying my hair. This is not something I can commit to because we all know how much I love to dye my hair. I'm just going to stop changing it as much.
-I want  to eat MORE fruit and veg, I love fruit and I also love most veg so that really shouldn't be much of a problem at all.
-This is one major thing, I recently increased my medication so alcohol messes with it. I plan to be sober for as long as I can. Although I don't  drink every day like I used to, the amount of units I do consume has become a problem.
-Exercise, I do have a gym membership and I really need to start going more. Yes I want to lose weight, however, the goals I set just aren't realistic so I'm just going to say I would like to be the same size all over my body. I love my hourglass figure so I guess it isn't about the weight loss, it genuinely is just to tone up. I've spent so much time trying to look perfect for boys but I need to do this for me, which takes me on to the next thing:
-I'm going to stop looking for perfection and just be happy with what I have. Instead of concentrating on what we don't have my loves, less concentrate on what we have. We have our health and we are in far better situations than some starving people.
-I want to blog more, I actually really writing and I would love to do  more of it. I like those instagramming posts, and my week in pictures, I would love to do some of them when I don't really know what to write about.
-I want to get some new friends, 2013 is going to be exactly what I make of it, this is my/our chance to have a fresh start and be really happy.
-I want to live my life instead of just existing in a world where I am constantly anxious. When I got divorced I gave up on my self but now I need to change.
Last year I said I would give up chocolate and all forms of junk food but you can't give something up completely because your body will just crave it. It is  ok to eat chocolate, it is ok to have that takeaway and that glass of wine, you just have to be treatwise and exercise,  that is the most important thing. If you are going to eat loads of junk you won't lose weight. Let's just be happy and healthy my loves.
Peace, love and a great big new year hug :D