Recently one of my friends gave me a couple of bottles of Ion Color Brillance hair dye. One in a very pretty pastel blue and the other in a lavender. I’ve been wanting to attempt pastel hair for a while, so I was pretty excited.
The texture of the hairdye was very different from what I was used to and even with my small amount of hair it was a bit of a struggle getting it to cover my whole head. The blue turned out terribly despite bleaching my hair and following the instructions perfectly it was blotchy and more green then blue in every place other than my my bangs which were more of a vibrant blue than pastel shade for some reason. I think it would of been fine for streaks of color but it simply did not want to stick to most of my hair.
Where it did manage to stick it didn’t fade or change at all despite my washing my hair every other day and lots of time spent in the sun, so in that regard I found it much better than other colorful dyes I’ve used (Manic Panic and Splat!).
Never one to be easily discouraged I tried the lavender hairdye a few days ago. I didn’t bleach my hair this time around. It did dye most of my hair and it was all the same light purple and much nicer looking with the exception of a couple of places on the very back and right side of my head where I think I actually missed spots rather than it didn’t take to my hair.
I ended up going over it in Manic Panic’s ultra violet in places I missed and places I wanted slightly darker purple highlights.
What I liked: The colors where they were present were very very pretty. I just wish the blue had turned out better. It was also much more long lasting than most bright colors. I’ll probably buy a couple of bottles of the lavender and give it one more try.
Things I would of done differently: I would of listened to Ashley’s advice the first time I dyed my hair and added conditioner to the mix before applying. I think it would of made the hair dye go much further than it did.
The last few months have been pretty crazy.
August I visited my family and had the worst flight experience of my life. Between being on the smallest plane ever and sitting next to a woman and her baby that kept kicking me and the horrible motion sickness. Yeah I’m almost ready to never fly again except I will next year of course to see my family in Texas again. It was a good visit my sister turned 21, we went shopping, I spent time with my dad and a little with my mom and grandma. There wasn’t nearly enough time in that week for me to spend all the time I wanted with my family and to go to all my old favorite places.
September I was promoted at work. Which has been interesting I feel like I’ve taken the whole thing by storm really I’ve been ready to be a supervisor for a long while. The large amount of time it takes has been kind of eh but I saw that coming. I don’t have as much time to write, but I have more money. Which is nice I just need to do better with my time management.
October we went to ethnic expo. I had alligator for the first time it tasted a lot like chicken just more tender and delicious. I also had a schnitzel which was pretty good. It was also our anniversary/Halloween we didn’t do anything terribly big this year. We had a special salmon dinner and watched Hocus Pocus. I also became extremely pissed off because Halloween City’s idea of a large is not even close to a large. I’m never buying a costume there again.
This month has been a bit more calm. I’ve been playing the Dragon Age games for the first time and working. We’re going out tonight to eat at my favorite buffet place.
Life has been pretty uneventful. I’ve written maybe a whole paragraph of a short story in the past week which I guess is better than what I had. (A whole lot of nothing for almost two years). I spent some time trying to decide on either a Kindle Fire HD or a netbook. I’m planning on visiting family next month in Texas and I want something I can keep in contact with Brandon on and maybe get some writing done.
I’ve heard a change of scenery can help with writer’s block, so I suppose we’ll see if that’s true. To be fair Indiana seems to be completely devoid of anything creative. Texas while it definitely has it’s downfalls has some beautiful scenery, some of the best food, and is bursting with artists and writers. At least the part of Texas I’m from.
Indiana’s a nice enough place, but it doesn’t really spark much creativity in me. I’ve got a much better job than I did in Texas that does a much better job of paying the bills and Brandon loves it here.
Speaking of my job yesterday was insane. I was shipping orders and wound up spending the day listening to customer complaints and trying to help them to the best of my ability. Luckily I’m no stranger when it comes to working in other departments. I can pretty much answer any question someone asks. We had two customers that tripped and fell yesterday and one that was hit in the head because of various messes. Other customers just couldn’t find anyone to help them despite there being one or more person in every department. This is why we’re meant to greet customers when we see them so they know where the people that can help them are. If I can say hi and act like a regular human being despite being the most socially awkward person in existence everyone else should be able to do the same.
My yearly review is coming up this week which means I should be getting a raise. I’m planning on bringing up being turned down for promotion not once but four times now. I took this job because I was assured that there would be chances to advance and I literally know that place inside and out now. Hell I’d be happy with being a supervisor. I want the experience and to be a full time employee.