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Friday Five

1| I started reading Big Little Lies last night and I can’t put it down. I was instantly hooked on the show from the first episode and decided to read the book before watching any more episodes. Books are usually better than their TV or movie adaptions and waiting a week between episodes was killing me. I have no doubt I will be done with the book before episode 3 airs.

 

Friday Five

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Beauty, Books

I’m Losing My Hair

I'm Losing My Hair

 

A few days ago, I frantically came to the realization that I had been denying for months – I’m losing my hair.

 

Over the past 4 months, I’ve noticed that I’ve been shedding more than normal. After I wash my hair, the drain is covered and my hairbrush has to be cleaned weekly, when before I could go months before it was full of hair. I’d been telling myself I was imagining it, but it’s gotten to the point where it’s looking back at me in the mirror. Any hopeful doubt I had disappeared when I got my hair cut this weekend, and my hair stylist agreed I was shedding more than normal.

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Beauty

My Experiment with DIY Wash-Out Pastel Hair Dye

My Experiment with DIY Wash-Out Pastel Hair Dye

I get really bored when it comes to my hair and I’ve always wanted fun, pastel colored hair. In high school I had blue hair for a few weeks, but as a responsible adult with a job in a corporate firm, the fun colors would not fly. Then this summer I came up with the idea of trying a hair dye that washed out in a few days so I could have fun weekend hair.

 

I did some Googling and came across tons of praise for the temporary Water Color Hydrating Color Mask that is sold by Urban Outfitters. Unfortunately it was sold out so I kept looking for other options.

 

Then I saw this awesome blog post on how to make your own wash-out hydrating dye mask at home. The dye was supposed to wash out in 3 days, be gentle on your hair,  and seemed very easy to make so I decided to give it a try. I had a long weekend coming up, with a Dave Matthews concert, and I thought it would be the perfect occasion to have have lavender hair. I’d also like to note that I had a hair appointment later in the week so if it turned out to be a mess, I could get by with it up in a ponytail for a few days. I wasn’t sure it was even going to work.

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Beauty, DIY

DIY Fold-Over Elastic Hair Ties

 DIY Fold-Over Elastic Hair Ties

I’ve been using the fold-over elastic hair ties for years now and I love them. They are gentler on your hair than traditional hair ties and minimize hair breakage. The only thing is, I always lose them, often to one of the cats the like to steal them. I decided instead of paying $5 for 5 hair ties, I’d spend $5 and make 20 myself.

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Beauty, DIY