Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Temporary Hair Dye Review


I used to dye my hair pink

It's true, I used to dye my hair, often. It wasn't always a weird colour but I experimented a lot in my youth. I've been a few different shades of red, black, brunette, a blonde, a strawberry blonde and a few different shades of pink. Although I'm clearly accustom to dyeing my hair I actually haven't done so in almost a year. The reason I'm growing it out is because I can't afford to dye my hair professionally any more. I could dye it myself with cheap box dyes but the idea is unappealing to me. Really, I don't want to dye my hair at all. Last year I started to find uneven patches where my hair was rejecting dye. It looked like a Frankenstein dye job, it was very disappointing. The reason it looked that way is because I dyed my hair too much in the past. It became over-processed and eventually stopped taking dye. After undergoing a variety of dye job mistakes in one year, my hair dresser and I agreed to dye my hair a dark brown. We felt this would blot out the previous mistakes from dyeing my hair red over blonde. It helped for a little while but eventually it became more apparent that the dye job was patchy and unsuccessful. You could see bands of where the roots were dyed. I was torn, I liked the initial look of my hair after dyeing it brown but inevitably it would fade and the patchy colours would stand out again. I began to seriously consider growing my hair out.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Buying Sewing Supplies Secondhand



What you should know...

I'm sure I've mentioned somewhere on this blog before that I buy things secondhand. I am a very frugal person and I do most of my shopping in thrift stores. I recently had the opportunity to buy some fabric (on bolts) from a massive lot. The fabric was originally owned by an older lady but was now being sold by her daughter. The individual bolts were not priced and I couldn't tell how much fabric was on each them. I ran into some difficulties which lead me to this post. I want you to be extra careful when buying materials secondhand! Not everything is as it appears; you should always inspect the fabric and stand your ground when it comes to prices.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Natural Goth


Happy Birthday Natural Goth!

Today I'm announcing the birth of a new style, Natural Goth! What is Natural Goth? How did it come to be? Well, it may sound silly but I made it up yesterday! It was created out of a need for more colour in my wardrobe. I want less black but I don't want to sacrifice the alternative edge from my style. Thus Natural Goth was born!

What is Natural Goth?

Natural Goth resembles the Gothic style but is characterized by its use of earth tones instead of classic Gothic colours like black or purple. Although the exact definition of Goth is highly varied the most basic concept is that it has a connection to things that are dark or macabre. One might assume that something dark is characteristically black, however, dark things are not necessarily black or literally dark, for example blood is red and bats are brown. There are many colours that can be employed into the Gothic wardrobe and today I'm going to show you how you can dress as a Natural Goth.
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