Thursday, 2 August 2012

Oh! The things women do...

I am sat at my laptop, sporting a face full of glycolic acid, weird stickers on my teeth and some kind of mullet.

I suppose I'd better explain. Today I bravely stupidly decided to cut my own hair. My hair is fine, brittle and very, VERY damaged. Not an ideal starting point for an amateur! I also have a raging fear of hair salons ever since the time I asked the hairdresser for Anthea Turner-style layers in my hair (I was nine years old and loved GMTV. Do not judge me.)... of course that's not what I got. It was less Anthea, more Bono. The bitch gave me a bona fide mullet. Ever since then I have been underwhelmed by every professional haircut I've ever had, so I tend to either do one of three thing; 1) Get a friend to trim it. 2) Leave it alone for split ends to reign supreme. 3) Hack bits of it off myself until I cry. This means that I've had roughly the same hairstyle, or dodgy variants thereof, for well over a decade.

After surfing the web aimlessly one night, I came across instructions on how to cut a fringe (bangs, to our US cousins) at home. The instructions were comprehensive enough, so I decided to sort my bonce out the next day. I'm not going to post the instructions here because I refuse to be held responsible if you scalp yourself like I have, but just Google it and you'll find plenty of sites and Youtube videos on how to cut your own hair. Being a blondie, I decided to go for a nice Kate Hudson fringe. This is how Kate Hudson rocks bangs...

...and this is how I rock them.

So it wasn't a TOTAL scalping, but I'm clearly no Kate Hudson. I still feel mullety. I may just leave it alone forever and ever until it dreadlocks itself...


The face acid. OK. I currently have a face full of Paula's Choice RESIST Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid. I'm using it in conjunction with my usual exfoliators, Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid and Cure Natural Aqua Gel and tonight is my first application, so I'll keep you up to date on whether than clears my skin up.

The weird teeth stickers? Crest Professional Effects Teeth Whitening Strips. I've been using these on and off for a couple of months and I must say the results have been incredible. My teeth have always had a manky yellow shade to them, as a big coffee drinker and an ex-smoker. I've probably used about 5 sets of these strips in the past two months and my teeth are about four shades whiter. I do get some sensitivity afterwards and some occasional, short-lived pain whilst using them but I would definitely say it's worth it.

I suppose I better go wash this face acid off before my entire visage melts off...




3 comments:

☆kuma girl☆ said...

Oh wow you're looking lovely! I'm also quite pleased with the Crest strips. I think it's going to take quite a few tries for serious improvement but I've only used them twice so far and noticed a big difference!

Can you let me know if there's anything in particular you'd like in your Japan goody box?

x

Carly said...

Hi chicken, did you get my email?
I'm a bit suspicious of this fringe, it looks nice in the picture but it makes me look like deranged Hitler Youth in real life, serves me right for messing with it! It will be ok when it grows out a little, the ends are a big blunt at the moment.

I'm grateful for literally ANY goodies hun, but if you're stuck for ideas then visit the makeup/health & beauty section of the nearest Japanese Poundland equivalent, I'm a sucker for cosmetics! Anything kawaii, gyaru or edible is fine by me! Same to you lady, let me know what you fancy. If you're going low carb again I can send Atkins chocolate and stuff.

I kinda wish I'd taken before & after pics of the Crest strips, would have been good to show the difference on my blog!

xx

Carly said...

Oh, so many spelling errors in that reply. It's 1am here, I'm tired, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it haha! (».») xx