Thursday, 10 October 2019

Trim day

I don't believe in the Lunar hair care idea, but I also can't see why it could hurt. Of course it doesn't help me believe in this more when the different sources can't agree to what days should be beneficial, and for what aspects, but whatever...
According to the European dates, there is a full moon which should be good for strengthening hair October 10th to 12th.
So why not trim after the dates since I happen to have found a day that fits with when I have the time to S&D and trim anyways? I wouldn't go out of my way to make it fit into my other plans, but why not trim today since I have time anyways?

So anyways.

Maybe some day I'll try the Morocco Method products too. Looking over them, I see nothing special about the ingredient lists. But they list their ingredients on the website! Praise the hair gods! Extra points for that to Morocco Method!
But they are pretty well known in the longhair circuit, so it could be fun to try. It almost feels like one of those "Should try" things.


I had mr Igor trim off two centimeter today and had him take pictures of the results. Unfortunately the weird October light (Sharp and summery one second and completely gone the next) made the pictures basically worthless which I didn't see until after I transferred them to my computer.

And mr Igor didn't check I had enough of my calves in the picture, which is... Pretty important when you have below knee-length hair?

Monday, 7 October 2019

Nightblooming fangirling in progress, part III

Nightblooming aka Melissa wrote a book.
So not only does she have a popular Etsy store, a fairy tale-like home, is a published author, she is also nerdy and has great hair.

Throw in a horse or two, and being a paleontologist, and she has pretty much accomplished every single one of my childhood dreams. I'm jealous.

So. What do I think about her book?


This book is seriously pretty. There is something about a nice, solid hardback book with quality print that just changes the reading experience.

It felt like this book deserved something special... Something magical, something... Colour changing...

I think I brewed my Blooming Grove Caduceus & Mollymauk Butterfly Herbal Tea too strong because I didn't get as much colour change as I wanted to when I added the lemon. Pout.
But it was still very sweet and good.

Strangely it seemed my silicone Nessie tea infuser was acidic enough to trigger the colour change? The drippings on the steel kitchen bench remained purple and the Nessie drippings were a pretty pink. Weird.

Anyways. Back to the book.

Nightblooming wrote a very sweet message for me:
"Ida, I love that we started the longhair journey together and along the way we grew into friends"

It's pretty hard to write a review without spoilering anything.
But I have two points I would like to make about it.

I like how efficient Melissa is at using tropes. If used correctly, tropes aren't tired and overly done, but a very effective way to get the story moving. You get going with the plot faster and more streamlined than if you start trying to explain every little thing about a characters backstory and, well, character. It's nice to get the story going as soon as possible.

I also really like that Aurelia doesn't get all hardened and mean and tough after the things she has been through. It's nice to see a character remaining emphatic and well, herself, instead of ending up a completely different character with different reactions in the end. 

The first chapter in the book can be read for free here and the rest of the 403 pages can be found here.

The second book is expected around fall 2020, but we can follow the progress for Mourning's Dawn here