Saturday, October 25, 2014

Review: "Magic Hair Curlers"

Hello guys and welcome to the very first blogpost written from my new computer, wohoo! It's great to finally, after so many years, have a proper system to work with, and I especially enjoy my new keyboard... even faster typing, perhaps this means I can write new blogposts faster too and thus post more frequently, haha! Well, we'll see :)

Today I want to tell you about my experiences with hair curlers, also called curl formers... well, I don't really think those things have a real, distinct name (yet), so I'll just call them magic hair curlers for the time being :D
These weird, colorful things seem to be a rather new thing, last summer I read a review about them and seemed very intrigued so I looked around on ebay and soon found some to try it all out...
Since even though I cut my hair it is still pretty long, I will try to give some advice to people with long hair who want to try this kind of product in the course of my review!

I want to apologize in advance for the bad photo quality. Time and daylight are not something I am currently blessed with in abundance, so I just tried to take some snapshots here and there, to illustrate this review at least a little bit!

Long story short: Yes, they do work and make nice curls! For the long story...

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Picture My Day #16 - Yeah Science, Bitch!

Today was "Picture my Day" day once again (I missed #15 D: But here are the posts of previous PmdDs that I participated in: 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 and 7 ). This time organized by Sumi, she chose this particular date because it would be her first day working at a new company - and coincidentally, it was the same for me!

Some of you might know that I'm starting to work on my Master's thesis now, but since I want to keep a "low profile" about these things in the future for various reasons, I probably won't write about my work in the future. In case you're curious what I'm doing, feel free to message me on my facebook fan page though.

Anyhow, so for those of you who never heard of PmdD - on this day, participants take photos of whatever happens that day, be it super exciting fun stuff or just their regular work day routine. For me, it was more or less both. On one hand, starting at a new work place is of course always exciting, but since I did some pretty routine work on my first day I don't really have very exciting stuff for you to show. But I guess starting with today, this is what most of my workdays will probably look like. If you're curious what it's like - read on! I took the photos with my cell phone, so I apologize in advance for the quality ^^"

"Goooood morning! You awake yet?"

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Classic Varis-Birthday-Fail

So, yesterday was my birthday, and I guess it wouldn't really be my birthday if everything went really awesome for once. 

The day itself was cool, I got lots of nice wishes from people via twitter, facebook, instagram and text messages and whatnot, and I went to have dinner at my parents' place with my boyfriend. The weather was perfect too, I asked if we could have a barbeque if the weather is nice and it was! On Sunday we'll have the usual family gathering that my birthday usually turns into, because when I start inviting not only my grandma and grandaunt but also my aunt (who has the same birthday as me) I also have to invite my other aunt and uncle, and all of my cousins, and of course their kids, and our neighbors (who are like aunt/uncle and cousins to me) and of course my siblings and step-cousins and... all of the suden you have 30 people in the guest list ^^
Fortunately my parents don't mind hosting these parties every year so if the weather is nice we'll hopefully have a garden party to also celebrate the end of summer a bit!

But anyway. I took the opportunity that I went out yesterday to wear some make up!
I haven't worn make up since I got my new hair color, so it was fun to see how it would change my look :3

I have an eyebrow crisis atm. I hate their shape, but I don't wanna pluck/shave them completely or anything like that. Is there a way to train your eyebrows to grow in a different shape? haha.

Yep, my hair is now magenta-red-purple-something. Actually, it was more of a coincidence that the color turned out like this, but anyway, I think it's okay. I wish the tips were a bit lighter but they might turn lighter after a few washes I guess. Until then, I wear them in a bun or ponytail a lot so I see mostly the magenta part - I love this color!! I think it suits me also when I don't wear any make up which wasn't the case with black hair... so in general, I'm really happy, after the next bleach I'll try to go all pink and soon perhaps pastel colors I guess :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Hair Diary Part II: Bleaching Experiences

Hey guys!

As promised, I wanted to document my hair experiments here on my blog! Meanwhile I am one step closer to getting my hair light enough to try all the colors of the rainbow, just like I wanted! But first there comes the bleaching....

1. Bleaching with Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse

After I used Colour B4 on my hair to remove some of the black pigment, I was left with a dark red that was turning mostly black towards the tips. The effect looked pretty much ombre hair like, so I wasn't too displeased. If I wanted to go for a dark red, I could have definitely started here and waited for the dark tips to grow out over time. Alas, I want to try some different colors - so I had to bleach.

The first product I used was Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse. I found it on discount in a store and bought the last two packages, I've been looking for it for a while now because I thought it would be easier to use a mousse than a cream bleach... after all, I have never bleached my hair by myself and the last time I went to the hairdresser and got it bleached from dark brown to light blond I lost a considerable amount of hair and also cut it to chin length, and this time I wanted to be really extra careful to avoid damaging my hair too much. I wasn't able to find the product anywhere else and I didn't see it online either, I think the nuance 1200 (the strongest lightener) is not sold here, but at least 1000 is at some places.

First, I was really happy with how easy it was to apply. The foam smells pretty nice and I did not experience any burning or itching on my scalp. I simply applied the foam strand by strand, which was much easier than the Colour B4 treatment, since my hair was so much shorter now!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Back to... Mischief!

Hello there!

It surely has been a while since you last heard from me if you didn't follow me on twitter or instagram, but I'm still alive and kicking :D We just came back from our big trip to Australia yesterday, and I'm still busy doing laundry, running some of the errands that accumulated over the past few weeks and sorting through some gigabytes of photos and videos that we took.... but I'll be back to "regular" blogging soon, I promise!

So, talking about travels and photos...
I've been gone for a long time and took quite a lot of photos, and I really don't wanna "flood" you guys with all that info. So I wonder, what would you be most interested in reading about? We did a lot of different activities while in Australia that I could write about, such as a sailing trip to the Whitsunday Islands, snorkeling, a camping trip to the Tablelands where we saw rain forest and the Australian "bush" and its plant- and wildlife... and we've been to Sydney for some city sightseeing! During most of the time we were living with my boyfriends mum on Magnetic Island, so I could also talk a bit about "daily life" in Australia and the experiences we had there.
As the nerdy biologist that I am, I'd also be happy to fill an entry or two with info about Australia's flora and fauna that I got to observe, photograph, feed, swim with and on some occasions even pet and cuddle with :)
Just let me know what YOU would like to read about, and I will take those suggestions into consideration!


 
Snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef!