30 11 / 2011
I’m sorry I haven’t posted in so long! It’s almost exam week at school, and I’ve been stressing out like nobody’s business, (especially since it’s my senior year).
Speaking of stress, did you know being under a lot of pressure (pushing down on me! pushing down on you!) can mess with your looks? I noticed last week that my hair dye was fading even faster than usual. Not cool, especially when your natural hair color is significantly different from your color of choice. Even less cool if you don’t have the money to dash to the salon to fix your usually maintained mane.
Thankfully, home hair colors are available that are both easy to apply and easy to buy. My secret weapon? Revlon Colorsilk, amazingly available for around $3.00 at my local Walmart.
(My preferred color! Image from luux.com).
Be advised, however, that there are a few disadvantages to it being so cheap: the gloves are pretty big and clumsy, and the conditioner included does not work as well as the ones included in more expensive hair dyes, (in my experience). Just work some of your usual conditioner in if little packet included just doesn’t cut it!
All in all, this brand does an amazing job of transforming my blah mousy brown locks into exotic ebony tresses. For three dollars, I can afford to get a little stressed out!
To dyeing without dying when you see the receipt,
09 11 / 2011
No longer just for horny robed men with pipes, velvet is back and better than ever! Modern cuts mean that velvet dresses are wonderfully wearable, (and just in time for the upcoming wintry weather)!
Infallible Forever21 has some great affordable apparel, as usual:
(I love how the floral pattern of the first and the sheer sections of the last two prevent the frocks from appearing too youthful! ”Velvet Flowers” dress and “Textured Velvet” dress priced at $27.80; the second option, dubbed the “Fitted Velvet” dress is available for $24.80. Prices and images from forever21.com.)
Lulu’s has a stunning, (and stunningly affordable), option in gorgeous golden shade:
( Want to smolder at your next holiday party? Look no farther than this molten masterpiece, aptly-named “Hot of Gold!” DO. WANT. And for forty dollars? CAN. HAVE. Image and price from lulus.com.)
For those who may not want to commit to being fully-clad in the majestic material, consider accenting your wardrobe with these items from Modcloth:
(Modcloth never fails to present stylish and sophisticated options to its buyers! In order: ”I’m Pumped Heel” available for $34.99; “Glamorous Gait,” also known as Brooke’s next purchase, available for $34.99;”Tranquil Nights” available for $39.99. Images and prices from modcloth.com.)
To feel good fabrics and prices,