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.