Wednesday, September 22, 2010

mannequin mani

something i hardly ever do, don simple nude polish. it jumped out of my stash and seemed appropriate for the Autumnal Equinox. renewal, balance, fresh starts and all. tomorrow i may not be able to resist splashing some black or something on top. as it is i am tempted. but i kinda loving the clean blandness of it.
Revlon 705 Grey Suede

Thursday, September 16, 2010

colorama haul

check out what i got in the mail today!

sorry for the tip wear shot. this is a fresh from the package pic.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

more flaky pics

here are a few more pics of the flakiness. i took them today in sunlight. still trying to catch those colors!

the creamy center

i like the creamy center of knitting- not much a fan of casting on or binding off. that's why i like knitting shawls- you only have to cast on like 3 stitches! of course, you pay for it in the end with the binding of of i-don-t-even-want-to-know-how-many-stitches !

that's also why i prefer to knit socks from the toe up- casting on 56 to 60 sts means i have to count the stitches hundreds of times to make sure the number is right. oh and that "join, making sure the stitches aren't twisted" oh no no no! recipe for disaster that is.

Monday, September 13, 2010

feeling flaky!

Flaky nail polish is my latest obsession. flakies flakies flakies! it's hard to capture the magnificence of these flakies and holos in a photo. especially with these mobile cameras and point and shoot digital but i digress, as this is not a post about my photographic philosophy or any o'that. photos are a wee bit blurred but show the spectrum of the flaky flakes the best:

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

magenta hair

this is L'oreal Hi Color Highlights in Magenta over dark brown virgin hair.
i did not bleach first. developer was 30 or 40. i don't recommend doing over 30. if you have delicate, thin or curly hair i recommend using 20. if you want the color to really saturate and don't think a low level developer will get you there, leaving the developer on your hair, leaving it for 20 -30 mins, rinse, dry, then coating the hair in the dye should get you there. one can get better results layering rather than mixing. yes really! i didn't do this here because i didn't know about the technique but be sure that's how i will do it next time!

this pic is from way back in March . i haven't kept up with the, well, up keep for various reasons. but i am really eager to get it back to some funky color. i have the L'oreal Hicolor Highlights in red ready to go but i am thinking some pink or purple or crazy combo is in order.

my hair was super dry after this. some rest, many deep conditioners and a trim and it's all shiny and new and ready to be wrecked again :) actually, now that i know not to use a high developer and to layer, i think it'll be just fine. my hair is so super thin that's why i am avoiding the standard bleach and color route. i think it might all fall right outta my head if it did that!