Saturday, 13 September 2014

There and back again

I’ve been working up a really good routine for when I’m off to seminars in Denmark: It’s 8 hours of paying attention for 3 days straight, usually with multiple meetings and project groups after each day. A pretty exhausting schedule even though it’s only once a month!

It somehow also manages to be a pretty lazy thing too: After the meetings, I’m pretty much just myself in a ”hotel room” on university grounds. I never cook, get takeout (Usually sushi), get in my pyjamas as soon as possible, and curl up with my laptop or a book and do absolutely nothing constructive until I go to bed.

Side note: I’m currently reading Dmitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033 and I have to say, this is the book of the year for me! I’m in awe at the world building work this guy did and even though the “Big, bad, undefined evil” has always been a total literary turn off for me (Steven King, take note) this book just works for me. Anyone else read this gem?

Anyways. Seminar days turned out to be pretty good for washing and deep conditioning my hair. I have my own shower available, so I can rinse my hair clean of leave in-conditioner, do a deep conditioning while reading or being on the internet, and then rinse it out again. No Hubbies complaining about how long I spend in there either, haha.
Pretty awesome.

You all sense the “but” ahead, don’t you?

Yea. I’ve been hearing about how the university is doing some work on the different buildings. And sure enough, last time I went, I had been relocated to another building. Fair enough, I didn’t mind.
Here’s the but: The bathrooms available to me now suck.
Instead of the nice, modern shower where I could take the shower head down to rinse upwards, I now have to use what mostly looks like some crappy old school gym showers. Wall mounted monstrosities with like 7 beams of water coming out, with each their individual temperature. Ugh.

(Okay, so not entirely as bad as this but still. Damn)

Of course I wasn’t prepared for that and had gone with slightly greasy hair, expecting to be able to do a hair wash there. The “new” showers proved to be plain impossible to wash in, so I ended up having to disguise my increasingly icky hair with some shine serum.

Oh well. I’m going to treat seminar days as skin days instead and do my hair at home. Next time I’ll bring some moisture masks for my face and exfoliating scrub and gloves, essence toner and lotion for my body. I already ordered some stuff from Memebox.

Too bad though; I really enjoyed my little hair spoiling routine. 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Awesome impulse buy

Pretty new colours for my toenails!

When it comes to my toenails, it’s one of the only things where I go seriously, stereotypically girly.
I can count on how many times I’ve worn a skirt the last decade on one hand, I can’t figure out how to do a proper smokey eye makeup to save my life, I can’t stand long fingernails and cut them down 1-2 times a week, I think women in high heels look ridiculous and I don’t give a crap about what is “trending” at the moment…
…But I go completely girly with my toenails some times. 

I really love sexy feet :)

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Hair food

Delicious hair food prepared in less than 5 minutes:
  • Green tea
  • Avocadoes
  • Salad with broccoli, red onion and pappadew
  • Smoked salmon that has touched the pan for just 10 seconds or so
  • Delicious, quick and nutritious!  

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Got a good idea (If I must say so myself)

I was feeling a little unsafe with my current OCM container.
First of all, it was glass and really risky to keep around the bathroom, especially when you have slippery fingers after an OCM!
Second, even though people recommend the pump-type container a lot, it never really worked well for me.
I never liked the idea of pumping out the oil in your hands and distributing it over your face like that: You use your fingertips or a tool to massage it in, but you have the oil all over your palms and running down your arms while you work it in.

So I got an idea… I think Darkhorse can recognise this!
For those who can’t, this is a hoof oil-container (For horses). It’s fairly lightweight plastic, it screws shut and it self-stores the brush that I can use to swipe the oil over my skin.

The brushes are really stiff, but I don’t intend to “brush” with it and only “swipe” the oil on.

So far the only problem I can see is that I put the “used” brush back into the oil mix. 

Friday, 5 September 2014

Surprise visit

Since this is taken out of the kitchen window into the darkness of the night, the pictures aren’t very good.
Last night when we aired out before bed, I saw something move in the bird feeder outside the kitchen window.
The top of the feeder fell off in the wind some days ago and this little mouse had crawled into it to eat!
First it stared at us like a deer in the headlights which allowed me to snap some pictures, then it hurried and stuffed some more food in its mouth before scurrying off.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Hah, I know *that* reaction a little too well

Yep, that was how quite a few people reacted back when I shaved my head. Because, of course, what someone else does with their body and their appearance has something to do with you, right?
I didn’t see the over the top dramatic tears-thing like Kitty does, but pretty damn close.

(From Uncanny X-Men #173, back in 1983)

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Today’s outfit

Today I’m representing the associates of work #2. Which means I’m wearing an incredibly unflattering orange T-shirt with their logo.
I have a strong dislike for that thing. First of all, orange is a really unflattering colour on me. 
Second, the people representing another branch are wearing a much cooler colour: Muted purple. No fair! Why am I stuck with the traffic-cone orange one?

I did my best matching the unflattering shirt…
The pearl Flexi 9 (Tree of life) was the closest thing I had to a white hair tool to match the white print on the back.
(And yes, I have purposely cropped the logo out)
Hair is in my most discrete style: The braided nautilus. 

Then I found a yellow long sleeved shirt in almost the same tone as a pair of off-brand yellow sneakers.
(Then I congratulated myself for matching so white details like that. Then realised no one would notice. Hah.)
And finished with a pair of plain, dark jeans.

Verdict: Not too bad at all for a T-shirt I think suck. 

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Throwback Thursday

My first longhair meeting ever!
I met up with the lovely Madeleine, someone I had the craziest haircrush ever on.
She has the most angelic hair: Hennaed, fine and always soft and feminine. The exact opposite of mine!

I lost the link to her website somewhere along the way, but she had tutorials and lots of picture inspiration and I learned so much from her.
I had my hair in a peacock twist that she taught me that day. 

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

New nail love

I have grown really fond of the “lace” style nail art stickers. If I don’t push them all the way back to the cuticles, they stay a lot nicer than other nail art stickers because you don’t see the regwroth so fast.