Sunday, August 4, 2013

Sunday Confessions. Exhausted pigeons, hair colors and cooking skills.

Hallo meine Lieben,

time for some confessions before Sunday is over. I am a little late this time but I have been pretty busy all day long.





Number 1.

I think I want to change my hair color and be a brunette. I am naturally blonde but I am kind of sick of it and I already looked for a natural and vegan hair color. I might wait until fall though. I am thinking about this for months now and I think it's time to just do it.

Number 2.

I am very proud of my Dad because he rescued an exhausted mail pigeon from a busy street. 

Number 3. 

I think I am an okay cook but my baking skills are not that great (because I always change the recipes the way I want to and don't measure the ingredients) so I want to become a better baker. Because I do enjoy baking a lot. And now I want to make the things I bake look and taste good.


What do you have to confess?
Have a wonderful week!

18 comments:

  1. I just cut off all my hair which was a big change! You should do it!! :) ~Steph

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    1. I love your new haircut! It looks so fantastic! I would like to cut off my hair again too. I love short hair!
      And yeah, I am pretty sure I will just change the color and see how I like it!

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  2. I think you'd be a hot brunette ;) And itll be perfect for Fall!

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  3. i want to see your brunette hair

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    1. I am sure it will be a big change!

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  4. I don´t recommend brunette..the blonde under it will make your hair fade to green..its also really hard to get out once the colour is in!

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    1. Hmm, I haven't really thought about that. Isn't there a way to make it work? I would really love to try it!

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  5. a change of hair color sounds good. I used to be want to be a redhead but I think it's just too much trouble as going from black to red is actually harder than going from blond to brunette, at least, that's what I have heard.

    hope you have a sweet day.

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    1. I have tried red hair when I was a teenager and I loved it! But I can understand that it is a lot of trouble to go from black to red!
      Have a lovely day, Lissa!

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  6. I think you should go for it--it's fun to change hair colors!*

    Is there a natural salon nearby that can do the color, or are you going to do it at home? I didn't have very light hair but it was kind of a dirty blonde, so I have some experience with going darker. If you want to avoid a greenish tinge, this is VERY IMPORTANT: you MUST choose a shade marked "warm" (or "R" if they're marked alphanumerically). DO NOT pick a shade marked "ash" ("A"), "cool" ("C"), etc. When you go from blonde to brown the mixture of the very yellow pigment in your hair and the ash tones in dye can result in a green tint. Using a warmer brown means that the red pigments will "cancel out" the underlying greenish tones in your hair so you get a nice natural brown.

    If you have the time and the patience, consider doing this in multiple steps. Dye your hair with a warm light/medium red shade to really warm it up, then dye over that with a warm light/medium brown shade. If you want it darker, you can then dye it again with a darker brown shade; use another warm shade or a neutral shade, but skip the ash/cool shades. This puts red pigments in your hair to neutralize the green and lets you go up in shades gradually so you don't get too dark too fast. The downside is that it takes a while, as you have to dye, wait a week, dye again, wait a week, and then possibly dye again--and in between you don't have your "perfect" color. But it's much better than trying to do it in one step.

    I will dump all the rest of my advice on you too :D

    --Maybe consider starting with a warm demi or "temp" dye to test drive the color? It will last a month and give you an idea of how it will look without doing a lot of permanent damage.(You can dye over this with permanent dye if you like it.)
    --Buy two boxes; you'll probably need them both! DON'T skimp. You'll get patchy lighter portions of blonde peeking through. Make sure to section your hair with a comb so you get every strand. You can "paint" the color on with a paintbrush instead of using the stupid nozzle that comes with some kits. When you go from blonde to brunette the missed spots are realllllllly noticeable, so use a hand mirror for the back of your head or enlist a friend to help!
    --Start with a lighter shade of brown. You can dye over it a week later to go darker if you really want to, it will be much easier and gentler than realizing you're too dark and trying to lighten up!
    --Don't wash your hair for at least 48 hours after coloring. (After the initial wash to get the dye out, I mean.) Your hair needs a couple of days to really "set" the color and if you wash too soon you can accelerate the weird fading process, as hair remain porous for a time after dying and will "leak" the color.
    --Use a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner and try to only wash 2-3 times per week; this will slow the fading. And use a deep conditioner weekly. Apple cider vinegar rinses are also great for toning darker dyed hair and adding shine, if you can stand the smell!


    *Please don't hate me if it doesn't work out. :D

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    1. You really are an expert, Martha! Thanks so much for your tipps! I have thought about doing it at home because I have seen some natural hair colors in a store. I don't know if there is a natural salon in the area. I have been been to a salon here in town. Haha. But thank you so much for telling me about the "warm" colors, I would not have looked for that because I have no idea about these things. I don't know if German colors are marked like that. But yeah, it totally makes sense. And I also have the patience and time to do it in a couple of steps, it does not have to be perfect immediately. Thanks again for the great advice. I will definitely follow it and I promise not to hate you if it does not work out. :) I am happy for any help I can get. I don't mind the smell of apple cider so I can do that. :) I think I will give it a try sometime soon! Thanks again, you are such a sweetheart and great friend!

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  7. I think it would be a blast to see you as a brunette! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Susannah! I really hope so!

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  8. In my teens I experimented a lot with hair color, I wanted that deep red/brownish color that was so 'in' back then. Only problem was that I was blonde and it never turned that color, I had a lot of other shades though ;) From orange to slightly pink (!) ... In the end I gave up, and since I have stayed with my naturalness! But brown should be an easier bet than reddish ones for blonde hair- good luck :)

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    1. I love that you experimented with hair color too! I think as a teen I had pretty much any color you can imagine. Pink, purple, orange, red, green, blue...I think at some point I will just go back to my natural color but I really want to try out to be a brunette.

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  9. Good for your Dad! I bet you are so proud of him :)

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    1. Yes, I am! That's really awesome he rescued the pigeon!

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