Well after 4 hours I’ve washed the henna out and MY GOD!!!! It’s gone somewhat lighter than what it was beforehand which I didn’t think it would do but I’m not complaining. It feels amazing, it looks so shiny and I can run my fingers through it no problems. It’s gone pretty much Jessica Rabbit / Daphnie from Scooby Doo ginger so all in all a success. It was a bit of a pain to wash out however but I just used a load of shampoo and then conditioned it as normal and the remaining bits of henna just disappeared from my head down the plughole. I bought two blocks just in case but I think I’m going to leave it a few days and see what the final colour develops as and if need be I’ll re-do it again for a longer time period later on in the week. My hair feels thankful.
I’ve finally had enough of bleaching my hair and abusing it by dying it weird colours. It was nice while it lasted but it’s time for a well earned rest for these follicles.
I’ve been debating using the Henna we sell at Lush on my hair for what seems like aeons and over the last few weeks I’ve been washing my hair at every available opportunity in attempts to wash as much of the blue hair dye out as possible. It was looking really dire and after seeking advice from a hairdresser friend she suggested doing a bleach bath to try and lift some of the dye from my hair. I did this and it went a fantastic Lady Gaga esq minty green.
It was fun for about a day but I couldn’t hack leaving it like that and so yesterday I popped a commercial auburn/red dye over it which essentially will act as the “undercoat” for the Caca Rouge which is currently weighing my head down as we speak. I’m leaving it on until about 21:00 (it’ll have been on for 4 hours then) and fingers crossed my hair will be amazing.
If I end up with hair the same colour as Jessica Rabbit I’ll be ecstatic. Fingers Crossed. ;P
Today I went to York for perfume training. If anything the experience has gave me a whole new appreciation of the Gorilla Fragrances, not just for the work that goes into sourcing and quality of the ingredients but also the work that goes into developing them. Next time you happen to be in a Lush store I implore you to spray one of them onto your skin. The essential oils develop differently on each person so there’s no way of knowing how it’s going to smell on you until you actually give it a try.
When I first started working for Lush I went through a phase of trying a different fragrance each shift just to familiarise myself with them all. I was really dreading the Lust day as I hated how it smelt in the glass but I went for it regardless. I spent the rest of that shift pretty much with my wrist clamped to my nose and ended up buying a 30ml bottle of it that very same day.
I love how certain smells can take you on a journey and trigger certain memories. With Lust I feel like I’m transported back to being a teenage clubber who wore high heels, too much make up and not enough clothes. Every Friday night I used to go to the same minging/sleazy night club which used to host an Indie night and sold cheap bottles of alchopops. The club itself had really dirty floors which your feet would stick too and there was always cigarette smoke and loads of dry ice in the air. Whenever I wear Lust I’m transported back to that same dingy little night club and I remember all of the states I used to get myself into (well I try to *imagine* all of the states I used to get myself into ;P), all the fun I used to have and even outfits I wore. This is why I now love Lust (check out the Inventor’s Story if you can).
If you have any fragrance related stories then I’d love to hear them. Until then I’ll leave you with this blast from the past which was always played every Friday night.
Last week I finally made the time to go to the hairdressers for a well needed cut. The monthly bleaching ordeals in order to get my hair bright pink has taken it out of my locks big time so I needed loads chopping off. Thankfully it feels so much better now. I’ve been deliberating over a fringe for a while so went for the plunge whilst there and I’m rather pleased I went for it. I keep looking in the mirror and getting a shock whenever I see it but it’s all good. My hairdresser is Jonathan Pickup and his salon is on Grange Terrace.
According to Twitter, today is record store day so since it’s been a while I popped into Hotrats on my way home. Hotrats to me, is Sunderland’s best (and I think, only) indie record store and is an absolute treasure trove for second hand music and memorabilia. It’s owned by Marty who used to be in the Toy Dolls (He’s lovely). What else is lovely is that I ended up with a pretty good haul too, which is always nice.
I came home from work just now and as usual my first port of call is to feed my pet cats. Today on doing so however I discovered that they had ate their biscuits in such a way that they’d left a heart. If it was deliberate or not who knows but I’d like to think it was.
About a month ago I bought a pet snake. I’ve had various reptiles in the past and to be honest I never thought I would ever get another one but it was pretty hard to resist this cutie. He’s a Blizzard Corn Snake and due to his colouring and the fact that I’m a huge Harry Potter fan, is called Lucius. He was nearly called Charlie or Pablo (he looks like a long, selfish line to me). He’s 6 months old and his favourite food are currently pinkies. He came from Coast 2 Coast Exotics in Darlington.