Picking Peonies

Not that you could tell what my hair was like before as I always wore wigs, but today’s post is inspired by my new hair colour. Here’s the story: about a month ago I went to the hairdresser’s after 10 years because I needed a bigger change in life and naturally, my hair was the first to volunteer. I wanted to be a blonde to get a break from the medium brown I’d had for over a year. BUT … It didn’t work. It should have been an easy job since I even stopped dyeing it about six months ago. I have no idea what happened, but the hairdresser really messed up. We’d talked about doing a balayage with a seamless transition from a dark blonde at the roots to lighter ends, but the end result was just … Let’s just say I could have done a better job myself with my eyes closed.
I couldn’t stand looking at it anymore, so last week I threw on a bright magenta as a temporary solution. It bleeds everywhere so I’m still not entirely happy *sigh* but I do love the actual colour. I thought it would be a fun idea to emphasize it with matching makeup using red and pink eyeshadow – something I never wore before, but today I’ve definitely realized I need to use more often.

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Ripe Plum

I’m surprised how much documenting my looks for this blog is helping with my creativity. Maybe it’s pure chance I happen to be feeling more motivated, but I’d like to think feeling slight “pressure” at the back of my mind about having to post something is the main reason.

I brushed over my love for duochrome eyeshadows in my last post, but the effect wasn’t as visible there as I’d only used a tiny amount. I wanted to do something stronger this time to properly capture the complexity of the colour shift – so I dusted on the powdered magic that is Lily Lolo Ripe Plum.

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Strawberry Tarte

I made a point of stepping out of my comfort zone with my eye looks recently, because I could easily wear the same two shades of brown day after day. Or rather month after month …

As today is the first day of Autumn, and the first brown leaves have already fallen from the trees, I decided to take some inspiration from the warm colours this season brings. I’m not talking about the browns, those have received enough love throughout the year as previously mentioned; I’m bringing out the reds and coppers. Those are colours I absolutely love on their own, but have always been intimidated by when it came down to using them on my eyes. Sure, theoretically they bring out blue and green eyes, but they can also make you look sick and tired very easily (especially if you happen to suffer from resting bitch face on occasion like me …). So I thought it was high time to put some effort into it and make them wearable!

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