Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Geisha Wigs - Precious Metal

my all time favourite selfie right here, etch it into my tombstone when I am gone
My hair is in such a bad state at the moment from all the dying and straightening/curling I put it through, I haven't had it cut for about a year (I have a bit of a fear of hairdressers...) and I found a dead end the other day that was about 3 inches long!!!!!  

I've been looking into ways to make it more healthy, majority of which say "stop straightening" but I can't! My hair is in-between straight and curly so it comes out as this AWFUL wavy texture (I'll update this post tomorrow with a photo of it if I remember) so to make it look decent it needs to be straightened, well I guess it doesn't need to be I just want it to be. Other ways to deal with it was to deep condition it which I've been doing and I can't see a difference, probably because I need to cut off the dead but I hate going to hairdressers - all that unnecessary talking like nah just ssh and cut my hair!

My friend introduced me to Geisha Wigs a few months ago when I was complaining about how bad my hair is, how much I want it to grow, blah blah blah. She's trying to grow her hair out from what used to be a pixie cut and has around 6 or 7 wigs from them and looks beautiful in every single one! I was a little bit unsure about it at first, I love having long hair and always nearly have my extensions clipped in but I thought with a wig it might be more obvious its fake so I held off from buying one for a while.

That was until another friend of mine put a photo on Facebook, I was in the background of it and from the back you could see my hair was different to the extensions and it just looked ridiculous.
This is how its meant to look!
This is how it looked at the back! Oh my god I'm so embarrassed!
Thats when I decided to ditch the extensions and try a wig! I thought nothing could be more embarrassing then what my hair looked like on that night!

I went for a bright blue wig, I have always wanted to dye my hair blue but the bleaching scares me a little and how expensive it must be to keep dying it every few weeks!
These where the stock photos on the site.

Beautiful aint it! I ordered it over easter holidays and used a sale code so it came to about £22 with p&p, normally it would have been around £24. It turned up the day after I left for uni - gutted! But kindly my mum forwarded it on and it came the next day! I was so excited, I ripped it out the bag and plonked it on my hair straight away, no wig cap or anything I just really wanted to see if blue suited me.

I was so impressed by the colour and texture, its super soft and sooo thick which can be a bit of a curse if you like to pin parts back like I do. It was far too curly for me, they all bunch up around my fat face and it just wasn't a nice look for me at all so I've straightened it now and I just love it so much. I'd read on previous blogs that to combat the shininess (it was very shiny) you cover it in dry shampoo so I spent a while doing that and finally added, or at least attempted to, roots by rubbing black eye shadow along the parting I'd created.

Because of how bright it is I was nervous to wear it out of my room incase my new flat mates was like "what the hell do you look like" but my friend reassured me it looked fine and natural - as natural as bright blue can be anyway! I finally wore it out to go to work in today and the amount of compliments I got off strangers while walking there was amazing, I felt a little sad to tell them it was a wig!

I've definitely caught the wig bug now, I've just, after a long 2 days debating about which one, ordered Firebug which is a beautiful auburn colour and I'm so excited to get it! Can't wait to be back to my gingerness!
I'm now currently struggling to choose between Tarot/Black Cherry Chocolate Cake or Storm Cloud for my next purchase! Drifting more towards Storm Cloud because I've wanted grey hair for sooo long, but we shall see.

I am just obsessed with this wig right now! I feel so beautiful in it and I can't stop taking selfies, which is quite a big deal for me because I don't have a lot of self confidence. It's just absolutely gorgeous!
It looks a lot lighter when I'm outside
lil chubby legs out on show!!
 I need my eyebrows doing so badly...


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Farewell The Blackout

Bit late posting this but, along with forgetting my password, I've been having a sort of social media blackout to deal with family stuff and get my head around the fact my favourite band are no longer together. 2 weeks ago today The Blackout broke up and I still don't really know what to do with myself.

Since 2006 The Blackout have been a huge part of my life, they've helped me through tough times and, as cliche as it is, I don't know where I'd be, who I'd be - or if I'd even be here, without them. I stumbled across their myspace page early '06 and instantly fell in love. After begging my mum (she hated them at this point - no idea why) to take me to see them all year I finally saw them in '07 in Leeds Cockpit - what a wonderfully sweaty gig that was. After that I didn't see them again until 2011, a lot of stuff happened with my family and life in general and there wasn't ever an opportunity for me to see them again, plus I didn't have any friends to go and see them with, until they played Hit The Deck. Since then I've been to see them on every tour (I think) I don't know how many times I've actually seen them, it's only around 25-30.

They was always my escape from stuff happening in my life, for some reason everything always seemed to kick off just before a tour would start so I'd be able to go away for a few days and by the time I was back, everything had settled or improved to a standard I could deal with - I run away from problems all the time so it was always ideal for me to just bugger off to Cardiff or Bournemouth for a night.
Seeing them preach how they had a dream and became the band they was really drove me to do something with my life, I'm currently at uni trying to achieve my own dream because of them. They've always been nothing but nice to me when I've met them and spoke with them.
I've met so many wonderful people because of this band, they've made every date I've been to amazing and so much fun. I'll admit I had a little cry on the last date because I never know when I'll see them again which is a shame because I love spending time with them - even if they don't like spending time with me, ha!

The last tour was amazing. I did London, Manchester, Glasgow and Merthyr and cried at all but Glasgow. Normally through Start The Party... I know what you're thinking, how stupid! It's not even my favourite song! Stupidly, I didn't take any photos of my travels as I'd completely forgotten about this blog due to forgetting my password! If you want to see any of my videos I took  (all four of them woooo!) , they're over on my instagram page which you can find here!

This band meant, and still do, the world to me. They've helped me so much and I just have everything to thank them for. I wish them all the best in the future x

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

I'm back!

Forgot my password and every time I tried to sort it some error occurred! But I finally guessed it right and I'm back!

I've not been up to a lot in my absence, just uni, work and binging on episodes of Catfish. Followed the last The Blackout tour so I may do a little post about that later on...

Still have no real idea what I'm doing with this blog so I apologise for the rubbish that will be posted!

Monday, 19 January 2015

What's in my bag

I just purchased myself a new bag and purse (finally)! When I tipped everything out of my old bag to transfer it to the new one I realised that I always carry around so much unnecessary junk with me everywhere I go. Whether it be just popping to the local shop or travelling home.

I try to make sure its empty of bus tickets, shop receipts, general rubbish but it always end up full of it - why haven't I binned the empty Ted Baker body spray????? I'm such a lazy, slobby person aren't I!

Amongst the rubbish at the bottom of my bag you'll always find a collection of make up, my old bag was no stranger to this. Looking at it all now it seems ridiculous - carrying mascara and liquid eye liner round with me everywhere JUST IN CASE! But I know all this Superdrug bought stuff will get added to the new bag at some point! Below are links to my 3 favourite things in this pile!
Barry M - Cor Balmy in Current Bun £3.49 - saving my lips life in this cold weather and makes them  a lovely tinted dark red colour!
MUA - Cover and Conceal wand in Natural £1.50 - best coverage I've ever had with a concealer! I have dark circles around my eyes and freckles that I hate and want to hide and this really does the trick!
2True - Effortless Eyeliner in shade 1 £1.99 - I used to struggle putting liquid eyeliner on (my hands shake a lot for no reason!), but this is a dream! SO easy to apply and no matter if my hands are shaking it won't go wobbly! 

Are you as bad as me with the amount of stuff in your bags?
p.s. I strongly recommend reading the A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones books.


Sunday, 18 January 2015

DIY Night Light

I love sitting, watching films/tv shows, in a dimly lit room. I aren't ~supposed~ to light candles in my Uni room but I sometimes do, but I struggle with lighting them a lot of the time (I know what you're thinking - what king of idiot can't figure that out???). So my next idea was to try fairy lights! But wait! I aren't allowed to stick things on the wall without glue dots! I don't know if you've tried to pin up fairy lights with glue dots but let me tell you - it's ridiculous, they just don't stick! 

I've seen a lot of different things on pintrest to do with fairy lights and this idea was by far my favourite! 
Just stick them in an empty bottle! I love Fireball so it was obviously going to be the only empty bottle I had lying around :(

A lot of the pintrest ones (probably all of them) instructed you to drill a hole through the glass to thread the lights through. Glass + drilling = NO THANK YOU!! I aren't afraid to admit I am a wimp, there was no way I, or any of my family, was going at a glass bottle with a drill. 

I just threaded the lights through the top and left enough wire out so the battery pack can sit behind the bottle. You can't even notice it once you place it correctly! 

I think it's lovely, it gives off just the right amount of light and makes a really cosy atmosphere. Can't wait until I've drunk my J├Ąger and I can use that bottle, I've got a skull decanter thats currently not being used so that will probably get turned into a light as well.

Have you tried this? Was you brave enough to drill?