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Thursday, December 29, 2011

December~

Hi everyone, sorry my blog layout looks like a mess… I recently started playing with it (we all know I can’t keep one layout for too long…) and I just got busy/lazy/tired all at once haha.

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas (if you don’t celebrate, I hope you had a nice day on December 25th!). I went to my parents’ chalet in Sutton and relaxed with my family. We all opened our gifts at midnight and as usual, it was a lot of fun! I received a 16gh white iPhone 4S that I have been using since to spam on instagram (I’m sorry if you follow me on Twitter… I’m just so excited about the 8 megapixel camera haha).

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Before Christmas vacation started, I had ordered a few things online and they have been favourites ever since!

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Spots Print Pink Jumper from Romwe

Garden of Roses Sweater Tunic in cream from Ruche

Both sweaters have been by favourite of the month and my friends and coworkers are probably already sick of seeing me wearing those… but they are so comfortable, warm and pretty!

I also refreshed my pink hair and added a few sparkle extensions that I got on ebay. They are extremely hard to capture on camera but they look amazing in real life! I got a lot of compliments at work, friends said I either look like a mermaid, a fairy or a little pony LOL.

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In the meantime, I’m waiting for the last days of 2011 to quickly pass and to finally start 2012! I don’t have definite plans for the 31st yet but I already know what I’m wearing hahahaha!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!
See you all in 2012!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pink hair care and tips

Having pink tips for a while and pink hair for a bit now, I thought it might be nice to finally share how I take care for my hair and keep it healthy and shiny without having the colour fade, all DIY! I hope this will answer a lot of your questions!

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Pick the right dye

Most people I know with coloured hair go for manic panic but from experience, it’s not the best when it comes to long lasting results. I tried Amphygory Special Effects and it’s amazing! I have on several forums that in order to get the same long lasting results you can get with Special Effects, you have to leave in Manic Panic in your hair for hours or even overnight, as suggested by some users. I would, personally, never recommend anyone to leave hair dye for such a long time (omg… the damage). Follow the instructions and if you wish to dilute the dye with a conditioner with no colorant and do a test strand and see if you like the result before applying it.

Bleach or no bleach

It is a well known fact that funky colours take better to hair that has been freshly bleached however this will cause a LOT of damage to your hair. I decided not to bleach all my hair and to simply retouch my roots. I also decided to bleach 1 inches strand of my hair on my bottom layer so that I would get various shades of pink, as if I had “natural pink highlights”. Smart move imo: it really gave my hair a lot of dimension and it is a lot more interesting to look at!

Commit and put a ring on it (sort of…)

Pink hair is going to need A LOT of care. You will have to shampoo your hair less often and change your shampoo to one that is formulated for dyed hair. I also shampoo my hair once to twice a week: in between, I use dry shampoo or rinse my hair with cold water and condition it. I have replaced my regular conditioner with L’Oreal Total Repair hair mask mixed with pink dye that I leave on while I shower. I then use Biolage detangling solution before blow drying my hair (air drying is not an option in winter). I also use a leave in conditioner at night and avoid using hairspray as much as possible.

Embrace the damage

Your hair will be damaged and there is no way to revive it. Conditioner and hair masks can only do so much. Reduce how often you use heat tools and if you have too, make sure you use a good heat protectant. There is no way to repair split ends so I like to use small scissors and cut them while I watch Judge Judy on Youtube haha. For curly and wavy hair, there are many many ways to can achieve these styles without heat, just find good tutorials on Youtube.

Get ready for reactions

If you’ve been a wallflower your whole life, that time is over. You will get a lot of compliments from strangers and  friends alike but your hair will spark arguments as well. Make sure it’s ok for you to have bright coloured hair at work/school before you damage your hair for nothing. Some people will stare at your as if you were about to mug them while kids while come up to you and say they love your bubble gum hair. Be ready for positive and negative reaction

Adapt your style and make-up

This goes for every major hair colour change; your make up and clothes will have to change a bit. Outfits that looked great with blonde hair will not fit your new hair and you will have to adjust your make-up a bit as well. Don’t be scared to experiment and find what is right for you.

Have fun! Love your hair and play with it! Pink hair is so fab to just let it sit like that on your shoulders. I find myself playing a lot with my hair these days and I enjoy dressing up a lot more since coordinating my hair with my clothes is not something I have ever done before but it’s so much fun!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

It’s all about confidence

I was really second guessing myself yesterday. Something about that personality that doesn’t really cross over the Internet or on my blog is that I’m a perfectionist and when things don’t exactly go the way I wanted it to, I sometimes freak out a little bit. I went to sleep, not sure if I liked my hair or not since my original idea was for a much lighter colour (hence why I diluted the dye with so much conditioner!).

I woke up this morning and read all of your nice comments and I feel much better. I curled my hair and now, I think I like and that I can work this colour! I will let it fade and see if it’s nice, then maybe had extensions as well! Anyway, I’m excited now so I want to thank you all for your nice feedback!

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oh BTW this picture was edited with the 楽画cute app! Probably the best “purikura” editing app out there imo! The lighting in the library is weird so my hair looks orange but it’s not O.o

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Sachie’s recent post inspired me to blog about my Christmas wish list. When I was a kid, I was always too shy to tell my parents that I wanted for Christmas… it always felt wrong for me but with time, I have come to understand that making a wishlist is not asking for people to get you these things but rather give them ideas of what could make you happy!

 

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So basically, anything pretty and cute right? haha I added the shoes because I love shoes, but I would probably be too scared to wear them since they are so pretty hahaha.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

You don’t know until you try

Humm that goes for a lot of things but tonight, I’m feeling really uncertain about my hair. Recently, I had dyed my ends in pink and LOVE it! I have always wanted to have pink hair and that turned out not to be enough so tonight, I dyed ALL of my hair pink.

I’m second guessing myself: I have always (or most of my life) been blonde and maybe I’m feeling this way because it’s such a big change?

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Arg I’m torn right now. Honest opinions please ;_____; and if I keep it, should my brows be pink too? I naturally have one black and one blonde eyebrow so either way, I have to maintain them… mhmm