Sunday, 21 December 2014

The Jolly Blogger Award!

I was nominated for the Jolly Blogger Award, so here goes:

1. Do you open your gifts on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?
Christmas Eve like most Danes.

2. Favourite Christmas song?
Shu-bi-dua: Den himmelblå

Or maybe
Mariah Carey: All I want for Christmas is you

Or 
Drengene fra Angora - Jul i Angora
(Feel free to be confused)

3. Favourite Christmas/holiday movie?
I’m going to have to go with ELF.

But if I can pick TV Christmas calendars too, I still love The Julekalender. It’s one of those bizarre Danish things that won’t make any sense to the rest of the world, but damn. Still cracks me up 23 years after it showed on TV for the first time (Holy crap I’m old!)
Here, have a full episode:
(And feel free to be thoroughly confused again)

4. Favourite Christmas decoration?
Nisser everywhere!
Any kind is good.

5. Favourite Christmas food?

Or
Traditional Danish Christmas duck

Or 

All things I miss quite a lot since Sweden has different Christmas traditions when it comes to food.

6. Favourite holiday/winter drink?
Christmas beers!

As much as I want to, I cannot stomach gløgg. It looks so cozy and nice, but bleargh.

7. Snow or no snow?
Hmm. Tricky question. Snow looks so awesome and feels so right for Christmas. But it also comes with nasty wet puddles everywhere, frozen sidewalks to slip on and generally messes up your home with all the mud and water you end up dragging in.
So… I don’t know.

8. Do you send out cards or no cards?
I do send cards, but I’m not very thorough with them. It feels a little silly. Like, once a year you “have to” send cards out to people for no other reason than that you should.

9. Do you still secretly believe in Santa Claus?
No.Does anyone?

10. Your favourite winter clothing item?
Big warm, heavy snowboots.

11. One beauty product you cannot be without this winter?
Lip balm. So much lip balm.

12. Best Christmas memory?
Hmmm. I don’t think I have any that sticks out as the best Christmas memory ever, but every year when we play Pakkespil, it seems to be the best moment ever!

It’s absolutely hilarious when people get all worked up about it. 

Friday, 19 December 2014

Action shot

...Of my newest hair stick from Morrigan. I thought it might be a bit too blunt, but it goes through my bun just fine.


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Memebox special #68 Hair salon

When this box first came out, I ordered two of them. But then I spent some time worrying that it might have been a bad move.
Luckily, it turned out it wasn’t!


Left to right
  • Na. 8 Outbath treatment

“A yuzu citron-scented leave-on hair treatment”. How cool! A really big leave in-conditioner. And I have two of them! The back of the tube is in English (Awesome!) and it contains cones, keratin, arginine and camellia seed oil. Nice!

  • La’dor Perfect Hair filler

Each box had two of these little ampoules. You’re supposed to mix them 1:1 with water to a creamy mix before applying it to your hair. Sounds cool!
Maybe I can also just mix them in some regular, cheap conditioner to give it an extra boost? Or mix it in my henna treatments?
Hubby has been eyeing them in the bathroom and commenting on how cool and science-y they look.

  • The Shampoo Natural Waterless Shampoo Outdoor


It’s a dry shampoo. I hate dry shampoos. Sell/trade/gift-pile.


Left to right
  • Haken Natural Baobab oil

Another baobab product. Huh? I haven’t even used the first one yet.  
I tried some of this and it’s a clear, slightly sticky leave in conditioner. It creates an amazing shine and leaves a slightly wooden scent behind.
I wonder if baobab is the next big thing in haircare. When I first “started”, it was sheabutter, recently argan oil has been the great big “It” thing and now, maybe, it’s going to be babobab oil?
You heard it here first, folks!

  • Solucion 9 Aztect Therapy Shampoo Natural Herb 50%

I almost gave these two Hubby, but I might keep them. They’re supposed to contain herbs and medical plants to lessen hair loss and since I always shed 1½ dead cat whenever I use shampoo (Like once a year on average), maybe I should keep them?

  • Ryo Anti-Hair loss Treatment

This contains some weird stuff: Biota seed, coix seed, green tea and gold extract. How do you make gold extract?
Anyways. I might use this to target my scalp when I deep condition.

This was an amazing box! Even better than the Superbox # 16 with the hair stuff.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Winter swap on UTT

As I already blogged about, there is a winter swap going on UTT.
Yesterday I received the package from my gifter. It turned out to be Morrigan, and funnily enough, just the reveal of who was gifting me was almost as surprising and amusing as the gift itself. 


 I had to include a shot of the outside of the box: All prettily wrapped up and with some pretty cool stamps on it.


 She wrapped everything up individually! It felt like Christmas unwrapping it all.
(And then I felt a bit bad not having put more of an effort into my own gift)


A cool calorimetry that she knitted herself. I don’t own one of these, so this will be really cool to try!

(Major envy of her skill here. I tried to learn to knit once and ended up ragequitting)
Different cool masks! Facial, hand and eye treatments.


Two very unique hairsticks. She wrote that the seller screwed up the length of the first one so I ended up getting two. Action shots will be made!
A conditioner I’m looking forward to try! Good size, good ingredient list for me.
Some very cool elastics. I’ve never seen any like these before.

And awww, stupid, rough mail service. The claw clip broke. Pout.


And a very sweet letter in the bottom of the box.


Thank you, Morrigan!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Mini-meet

Last Thursday I met up with Frigga from UTT. It was a spur of the moment thing, where it crossed my mind in the middle of the seminar “Hey, doesn’t Frigga live in this city?”
So I contacted her on UTT and luckily she saw my message and we met up for dinner at Joci sushi. I had never been there before, but they have running sushi and it was very good. I think some times they get a bit lazy with running sushi, but this had a good variation on dishes. I will definitely go there again!
I found it quite funny how Frigga and I have almost exactly opposite hairtype when it comes to the thickness of individual hairs. Hers is almost ghostly fine and mine is coarse.
We had a good talk about hair products and methods and such… It’s funny to talk hair in real life though. I always find myself fumbling for the terms and names of stuff in Danish because I’m so used to only talking about hair in English!

Frigga didn’t want any pictures, so I have none.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Throwback Thursday



I think I have said it before, but I quite liked this length. Well, that and a bit longer… Up until eyebrow length where it got near my eyes and needed a ton of product to be tolerable (And daily shampoo to get the gross product out again to keep the product-related breakouts down)

The length was pretty flattering on me, but so very boring in the long run.


Looking at pictures like this and having my heavy snake of a braid resting in my lap, I can barely understand my hair was once so short.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

New Girl Fast Scalp Hair Root Up Ampoule


These makes me very, very happy.


Seriously.
What are in these?

I’ve tried two (2) and I have loved them so, so much.
They don’t make my scalp all dry, tight and unhappy like shampoo, but just cleans my scalp perfectly.

Second question: Where can I find more?
So far I have only received them more or less randomly from my Memeboxes.

I seriously feel a little sad knowing I don’t have a backup in my hair stuff-pile. 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Today’s hair: Knotted braids

Continuing my experiments with knotted updos.
Dual French braids knotted together and tied off. I once tried this without braiding it first and it turned into a slippery mess. With the braids knotted, it had some staying power.

Funny how short it ended up being though: Not even BSL.  


I like it! My hair isn't "up", but it's still very much out of the way for me.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Q&A answers

For some reason Blogger decided to eat up my answers. Huh. How odd.
So, here goes… Again.


What made you want to grow your hair? 
Helene Sørensen
Short answer: Because I like it.
Long answer: It just sort of happened.
After I shaved my head, I found short hair got boring really, really fast. So originally I just wanted to regrow it long enough to whip it up in an emergency ponytail (Like, a bit past shoulder length/flip length).
When it was finally long enough to do that, I wanted it long enough to properly braid (Like, BSL ish).
When it was finally long enough to do that, I wanted it long enough to bun (Like, waist ish).
When it was finally long enough to do that, I wanted it long enough to do a figure 8 bun (Like, classic ish).
When it was finally long enough to do that, I wanted it long enough to make a cool crown braid (Like, mid thigh ish)
So it sort of became a “More wants more” kind of thing…

If you would encounter a wizard, who could magically transform your hair to any length, what would that length be? 
indi500fan
Hah. Could be fun to have below floor length or something really long. But only if I could get the damn taper down. No fun having only 14 hairs reaching floor length.

What would you change about the following: 1. your hair 2. body (height/figure, ect) 
Buchfreundin
1: I’d like my hair to be a natural copper blonde/ strawberry blond.
Thicker and less taper. Yea, more wants more.
Also, some sort of natural parting/cowlick, thank you very much. My hair falls flat down in front of my face, so I always need to restrain it in some way or another if I want to see.

2: Ooooh boy… This will be a long list and probably makes me seem really insecure.

  • Better skin. I have super sensitive skin and it seems it’s always mad at me no matter what I do.
  • I have hooded eyelids and I’d like them not to be. It runs in my family and yes, I considered surgery.
  • Larger eyes.
  • Better eyesight. Minus 4,25 and minus 5. It’s a lot.
  • Straighter nose. Broke it twice, so now it has a slight bump. Yes, I considered corrective surgery.
  • My jawline is slightly asymmetrical. Yes, I considered the Korean jaw shaving surgery.
  • Smaller boobies.
  • I could stand to lose a few kgs.
  • Change where my fat deposits go to: It pretty much only goes between my navel and top thighs. A little more distribution would be nice!
If you could live anywhere, where would you pick? 
Buchfreundin

Hmmmm. How about Réunion?

If you could become you favourite character from a book, whom would you be? 
Buchfreundin

Okay, this is a difficult question. I mean, favourite books and favourite characters and all don’t equal a universe I would want to live in, you know?
If we took some of my recent favourites like the Game of Thrones series, the Metro 2033 series and the World War Z book… Yea, I would not want to live in those universes. I don’t have a death wish.
But to pick a character I both like and would want to be: Asimov’s Dr. Susan Calvin.

Have you ever considered going from being a serious amateur hair and beauty blogger to being a professional one? What would influence your decison one way or another? 
Andi
No, never. I like blogging as a hobby, but I simply have no interest in going pro even if I could.

Do you like turtles? or any other animals for that matter? I'm a big fan of friendly affectionate ones. Best pets I ever had were Rats. Any pets? 
Nightgerbil
I haven’t had pets since I moved out of my parent’s house, but when I lived at home, I always had animals around me. We will get animals again once we move to a larger place.
Never thought of getting a turtle as a pet though!
My best pet was my peach faced lovebird Bølle. The most affectionate, intelligent and cranky little old fluffball in the world. He’s been dead for 14 years now, but I still miss him every day.



I would have had a pet mallard too that we found motherless where my parents have their boat, but Bølle refused to accept him in my room, so he had to be more of an outdoors-duck than a pet. Bølle flew into a screaming fit and would probably have murdered the little babyduck, so…



We had a budgie before I got Bølle and my parents have a dog.
I had a bunch of animals, not pets:
Chickens
Horses
Pigeons
And oh, so many injured rescues of tits, sparrows, pigeons and swallows though the years.
And since the duck had to be an outdoors duck, we got him a lady friend and they had a bunch of duckbabies themselves.