Around two months ago I decided that I needed a little hair change – as I always do – dyed my hair orange and chopped off my long bangs. It’s been fun, but as usual I’m about to go back to my lovely pastels. There’s just one more 80’s work look involving crimped hair and Whitney Houston makeup that must happen next week before getting back to basics. So, I thought I would share my orange hair tips before saying goodbye.
Orange is fun. Constant redying, is not. I started out with Direction’s Apricot which looked cool, but lasted approximately one hair wash. Do not recommend. Next I mixed Direction’s Mandarin with a tiny blop of Bright Daffodil. Cool color, better longevity, pretty bad fading. Boo. However, the orange that has worked best for me has been Napalm Orange from Special Effects. The color starts out a dark, neon red-ish orange that almost hurts to look at (picture six) and fades into a nice, intense yellow based orange (picture five) that after five hair washes still doesn’t need any touching up. Very pleased with Special Effects as always and will keep using their hair dyes for my next adventure. Talking about that, please say a little prayer to the hair gods for me so my hair will go blonde without any nasty stains when I bleach it next week..
Here’s a fun, little DIY project that I wanted to share with you guys. I’ve always had a thing for The Flintstones and that whole cavewoman look
, especially if it’s in a more cartoon-ish and not so serious way. Kinda like Jeremy Scott’s SS10 collection
, which was just perfect. Anyway, something about brown beads and nylon string kinda offends me, so here’s a quick DIY on how to turn cheap halloween jewelry into actual, wearable accessories (if you’re into this sort of style, of course!)
Remove the nylon string from the face of earth and paint the brown beads black with your magic marker. They will need to dry for a bit, otherwise they can stain the plastic bones. And well, your fingers. I used a bobby pin to hold the beads so my hands wouldn’t get all black and magic marker-y.
Arrange the bones and the beads nicely – meaning turn the bones the right way, so the ”made in China” logo won’t show, since this was obviously too big a job for the manufacturer to handle themselves – and also take one long bone from one of the bracelets that comes with the jewelry set and put in on the chain.
And there you have it. Your very own, very fancy bone necklace. Perfect for.. Well, people who’s into kitchy things and may or may not be cavewoman/stoneage/Flintstones obsessed. I’m saving the rest of the extra bones for future DIY’s and also use the earrings that come with the set for everyday wear
– all I did to those was changing them from clip-on earrings to having a hook. So much more comfortable now that they don’t squeeze my poor ears.
I may or may not have gone a bit overboard with my eBay and etsy shopping lately, but I have very valid excuses for once. Also it’s been forever since I did one of these eBay shopping updates, so I thought now would be a good time to start again. I’ve tried to link to everything, but since some of these items – like the Jeffrey Campbell shoes and Wildfox clothing – were one of a kind items I won, I’ve just linked you guys to the specific sellers.
I’ve officially banned myself from shopping until next month, cause we really just can’t risk becoming eBay addicts, right? So my watch-list is getting longer and longer and in reality I should just log off the internet so I won’t be tempted. Did you guys find any interesting treasures on eBay lately?
When you’re trying to save up for a new apartment, occasional trips to the nail salon really aren’t very realistic, and sometimes just wearing plain nail polish get’s boring. It’s in times of boredom you must turn to nail stickers, glitter and fun ways to make your nails look personal.
I’ve been very into glitter dipped nails lately so I decided to try it out myself. It takes no time and is super affordable. First step is to apply Max Factor’s Marshmallow nail polish on your entire nail, then quickly before it dries sprinkle some Stargazer gold glitter from eBay on the tip of your nail, wait for it to dry, brush excess glitter off and finish with a clear topcoat! And you’re done!
eBay earrings – DIY barbie vest – second hand shirt – romwe skirt
I have been working on this vest for a while whenever I was bored and I’m really pleased with the result! It’s perfect for spring and summer and to spice up boring outfits, and DIY projects like these are fun to do because you make personal items that only you have. I’ve also been wearing my hair in braids a lot lately like I seem to do every summer, so I will have a new video up about it next week ♥