Sunday, 27 October 2013

Sugar Skull Girl

It's getting close to that spooky time of year again! So I decided to paint my face like a Mexican Dia De Los Muertos sugar skull. Just for fun really since Halloween is for dressing up. I don't know if this may inspire you or anything, but day of the dead skulls definitely inspire me a lot, they are melancholy yet beautiful at the same time.

Also last night I went to my friends house for an early Halloween party and dressed as a doll.

Pumpkin I carved in work which eventually went on fire!

Happy Halloween! 

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Bleach London Rant

After reading several tweets and blog posts about beach London and looking at pictures on their Twitter page, I have to say I was pretty excited for the brand to launch in Boots. Various bloggers were testing it out and raving about the products, so there was a small hype around them launching. I can honestly say, I have never regret using a semi permanent hair colour on my hair since I was fifteen! We all did it in our teens I'm sure, but when I bought Bleach London's semi-permanent hair colour in parma violets and tried it on my hair, I ended up with turquoise hair, which faded to green and no matter how many times I washed it, would not budge! I was extremely disappointed and quite upset as I had just had my hair dyed blonde the week before. I looked up pictures of people who had tried it before, turns out they had the same problem. Bleach London have apparently blamed Boots and withdrawn it from shelves. Whether this is true or not I am not 100% sure but I can be sure of this, if you want violet hair, I would not recommend buying Bleach London's parma violet hair dye. Not one bit! I got some advice from a girl on Instagram who had the same problem and she said Bleach London had advised her by email to put pink hair dye in to calm down the green and then it should fade back to normal. I have tried this and it seems to have faded the green quite well.

this was the same day I first put the dye in and I had washed it three times before I took the photo above. Not the slightest bit violet really.
Above pic I had washed it about eight times in two days, green still not faded. The flash doesn't make it look as bad.

After I put the pink hair dye in.

 Thankfully the green has faded, some traces remain but I'm hoping it will fade over time.

If you are a girl reading this, then surely you can understand my trauma. #sadface I hope I look back on this and laugh, just like I did on my high school years when my hair accidentally went green back then.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

What Does the Fox Say

Yeh, so I love the video 'The Fox' by Ylvis so much I decided to do an illustration inspired by it. It's not exactly a fox standing on its hind legs dancing or floating with strobe lights flashing behind it in a forest. It's just a simple watercolour illustration. I have always liked foxes, I may do more drawings of them in the future.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Week or so in pictures

Today I passed my driving test! I was so happy after it was over I was almost in tears. I can't wait til I can get my own car and go about driving myself. Feels so weird saying that.
I was in London a couple of weekends ago for the Steelers vs Vikings game. If you are not in to American football, you would still be entertained by the spectacle of the game itself. It was such a brilliant atmosphere all day.
Also I'm on Instagram! @strawberryskulls87