I dip-dyed my hair! Successfully. Myself! Hah. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for quite some time now but the cost was always so prohibitive and I admit, I was scared to do something drastically different to my hair. I first dip-dyed my virgin hair last month with the help of my sister but I didn’t buy a strong enough bleach, so my hair wasn’t light enough for the colour to show all that much. Plus, it faded pretty quickly. This week, I got hold of a stronger bleach, got another bottle of dye and took the plunge myself. Ta-dah!
It’s still not as obvious as I had hoped under artificial light but under the sun, it’s a pretty dark flaming red. Exactly how I had hoped it would turn out. I suppose I would need to go lighter for it to show regardless of the lighting conditions but I didn’t want such a light red, it looks almost orange. In the end, I’m pretty satisfied, especially considering it’s a DIY venture. Best part, I didn’t have to spend over a hundred bucks at a hair salon to get it done. For anyone not earning much of an income besides the occasional tutoring money, not murdering my wallet was a priority. So yes, hello pretty ends! I just hope the colour stays and doesn’t fade too fast.
Can’t say I posted much this week. I was pre-occupied with completing The Rosie Black Chronicles because the books were due on Friday. I also spent a fair bit of time clearing out my room. That is how I came across the two books that contributed to my love for reading. You can read more about that in my post, The Sparks that Made Me Fall in Love with Reading.
- [14 Jan] Genesis by Lara Morgan ★★★★
- [16 Jan] The Sparks that Made Me Fall in Love with Reading
- [18 Jan] Equinox by Lara Morgan ★★★★
- [19 Jan] Retrospect #3: January 19th
BLOGGERS & BLOGGING
- Kristy and Melissa @ Book Nerd Reviews own up to ARC envy. It’s just that they love books so much, it’s difficult to contain the jealousy when others have books they are desperate to get their hands on.
- Annie @ The Runaway Reader is trying to figure out commenting etiquettes for bloggers, especially when it comes to what she aptly terms ‘courtesy comments’.
- Renae @ Respiring Thoughts recommends epistolary novels, particularly for readers who aren’t so much into this kind of books.
- Kelley @ Another Novel Read wonders how everyone feels about pop culture references in books.
- Rachel @ As Told by Rachel is trying to come to terms with the fact that there just are too many books for anyone to be able to read every book they want in their lifetime. It’s a fact, so all we can do is find ways to deal with it.
- Echo @ InkBerry Books rants about things that repel her from books before she even reads them.
- Brenna @ I Have Lived A Thousand Lives talks about why she enjoys series and wonders why anyone might not like them.
- For those of you still deciding on challenges to take on, Chiara @ Books for a Delicate Eternity joined the Australian Women Writer Challenge 2014. If you’re interested to find out more, hop on over to the AWW challenge site.
- Bekka @ Great Imaginations implores everyone to stop posting spoilers. If you must, she (and I too, for the record) beg you to appropriately mark those spoilers! It’s good practice, seriously.
- Sandy @ Tea Between Books presents the different types of readers complete with illustrations. Love it!
- Sarah @ We Heart YA tells us straight up that she doesn’t mind spoilers and once in a while even skips ahead to the end. There’s something about knowing what happens that captivates her when she re-reads books.
- Nikki @ The Paper Sea says she is a slow reader and all attempts to speed up hamper her enjoyment of books. I’m with her when she asks, how on earth do people manage to read 300 books a year?!
- Trish @ Between The Lines tells us she’s been putting off reading books she’s been looking forward to. They’re on her shelf but she hasn’t read them. Craziness? You decide!
- Kelly @ Effortlessly Reading encourages everyone to join Twitter because that’s how she met so many wonderful people.
Staring at it, I realized that the night sky isn’t really black, which is the way I’ve always thought of it. It’s actually a dark shade of blue, the darkest possible.
How was your week? What is one things you’ve been wanting to do for the longest time but still didn’t get round to until today?