Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Ombré style..

I finally took the leap and did my hair... Ombré style !!! 

I absolutely LoVE it !! 

I have been thinking about doing this to my hair for probably about a year now.
I know it's something that has been getting done for quite some time now for many people, but I however haven't done much to my hair at all for 10 years. 

But I finally done it, and I'm happy I did.  I really like it and I've had mass amounts of compliments on it. It really has made my pale skin look not so harsh. 

As you can see, it's very much gradual (Excuse my hair, the wind was blowing like a crazy person !!), I did ask my sister to do this for me.
She asked me 'why of all people in our family you asked me? I don't even do my own hair!' and I told her it's because she was the person who always drives for perfection and also she has the best eyesight in our family, also she would understand what I had to explain to her to achieve this look.
I definitely chose the right person as people at work even asked if I had it done professionally.  My sister of course took that as a huge compliment! 

If you want to know how I achieved this (aside from my sisters hidden hairstyle skills) let me know and I shall post a blog of techniques I researched as well as how to maintain this ombré look. !! 

Until next time ~ xoxo N

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Oh my goodness... Possible new hair... Ombré away!!!

 (Pictures above are my hair as is with no dye whatsoever. It can look dark but it can also look really light brown too.)

I haven't dyed my hair in over 10 years!!! I know right?  For some girls, that's not the norm, usually us girls like to at least highlight if not color the entire head of hair, but I've made peace with my hair color.  I actually love it but lately I've been itching to do something different with it.  I'm feeling the need for a little bit of a make over...

Yes, I'm going to Ombré my hair.. Well.. Attempt to ombré it that is.  

If you're not sure what Ombré is, it's basically when your natural (or whatever hair color you have at the root) hair color is at the root, or your desired color and it gradually gets lighter to the tips of your hair.

This is kind of scary for me as like I've said, I haven't done anything to my hair in years except have it cut.  Also, this is something that can go pretty wrong!  I'm getting assistance from my sister because I really need her to help do the back of my head.  I want to lessen my chances of this going wrong as much as possible.  So an extra pair of hands and eyes is a bonus!

I have my Ombré kit at the ready, as well as an Ash Blonde hair kit. I've researched on YouTube and on Google for people's blogs alone about the repercussion's that may arise when doing this Ombré look, and for people with brown/dark hair, it can cause the hair to go orange or as some call it brassy. Which is why I have the Ash Blonde kit as well.  The 'ash' factor of the blonde hair kit is to remove that brassy/orange tone.  Also I've read, if you leave it in too long, the ombré part of the hair will absorb the ash tone and can turn the hair green if you leave it in too long as well!

So yes, not only may my hair go orange/brassy but it may also go ashy green if I try to correct it and it could still go wrong then.  At this point, if that happens, I'll just have to dye it back to some shade of brown if it goes terribly wrong.

What I don't mind about doing this to my hair is the fact that it's not something that needs to be taken to the root of your hair.  So less of your hair is damaged and the part that does get damaged with this look is the tips of your hair really.

(This is how I'm intending on my hair to look but of course my hair isn't as long as theirs. It will just eventually grow out like this - at least, that's the plan!)

Wish me luck!     

I will post another blog after I have dealt with my hair.  So for now, have your fingers and toes crossed for me in this going right first time round!

Until then ~ xoxo N 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

It WAS my birthday!!

So last week Thursday was my birthday.  I was turning... 21?? Can I get away with saying that?  (Because I'm so honest, just an FYI, I wasn't turning 21.  I wish I was!!)

Ahh getting older is actually quite nice. Might sound weird but when you think about all the life experiences you have had, all the ups and down and realise how it's made you into who you are today.  It's actually quite a nice feeling.  I'm proud of who I have become.  I'm far from perfect, but aren't we all in some ways?  However, I feel I've done pretty well considering all the things life has thrown my way.

Anyway, back to the topic of it being my birthday last week!

I was actually working on the day of my birthday (May 9th) which is fine as I was wanting the Friday off work so I could spend some time with friends.  Since I'm working in retail at the moment, I don't always have the luxury of having weekends off which is when my friends are able to spend time with me.

I definitely had a blast, I kind of celebrated it from the actual date of my birthday through till Sunday.  Lots of good food, drink and some awkward dancing with myself.  Ha. It turned out pretty fun.  Keeping busy isn't my forte so when my birthday comes round, it's easier to keep busy.

I had received birthday cards, gifts, vouchers, and lots of hugs! Which is always nice.  I'm sentimental so I'm a sucker for hugs!

Was it your birthday recently? What did you do to celebrate?

Here are some photo's below of gifts and what yummy food I ate!

One of my favourite kinds of foods to eat is Sushi. Especially tempura! Some cards and gifts I got from my colleagues at work.  Which was pretty sweet of them to do for me. (Including the cupcakes below!!

These cupcakes were absolutely delicious! 
Vanilla flavour. 
I could eat them all over again.
Can you say yum? I could and did 4 cupcakes worth!

Just because we are getting older, doesn't mean we have to act older.  I'm a big kid at heart. Trying to have as much fun as possible.

xoxo ~ N