Thursday, 25 April 2013

Ombre Aspirations

Hello all.

I want to do something with my currently blackish brown roots-beginning-to-awkwardly-show hair. I'm trying to grow it out to reach my aspirations of long hair! It's never been as long as I'd like. It's taking a long time. In the mean time, I thought I'd do something with the colour- lighten it for summer. But the one thing I've truly wanted to do for ages is... ombre it. I love the way it looks , and after browsing through pictures on Pinterest and seeing videos on YouTube, I just know it's what I want. But should I take the plunge? Should I risk damaging the ends of my hair in the bleaching process? Lots of people just say 'I can just cut it off if it gets too damaged' but that's the thing- I don't want to cut it off, do I??

My  plans:
  • Go to Boots this weekend and get a colour remover. This will (hopefully) remove the majority of the black in my hair and will get it as close as possible back to it's natural state (Medium brownish shade).
  • If I'm happy with the main colour, then ombre the ends... If not, pick up a brown dye that I like the look of, and use that over my whole hair, before ombre-ing the ends.
  • Voila.
I'll keep you updated on this- I'm curious myself as to how this will turn out. If you don't know what I mean by the term 'ombre', here is a picture (Can I just be her?!)

Right. That will be all ;)

Wish me luck with this process...

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Unnecessary Problems...?

Here's the thing. As soon as we see an issue rising from the mist of woe, we turn it into a problem. How? By thinking about it. By doing this we are creating a patch of negativity that wasn't there to begin with. A clean mind is a clean conscience. 

Don't overthink things.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Minor rant... My life... etc.

I think that school expects too much of us sometimes.

 I'm in year 10, which means the start of wonderful GCSE's. Fine. I had prepared myself for this. I didn't pick to do Geography, Music, Drama and PE expecting for it to be a 'walk in the park'. The problem I'm facing, is meeting expectations. This includes:

  • Reaching target grades (for the end of Year 11) within a month or so
  • Completing coursework and homework within deadlines along with revison for practically every subject
  • Getting the time for a 'good night's sleep' every day therefore not resembling some kind of zombie in the morning
  • Participating in extra events, activities, trips... (most of which just include a hundred-and-one college prospectus' being shoved in my face)
  • Knowing my future career, having an idea of what further education I'll be doing after school, etc.
  • Work with others in a lesson where teachers will attempt to put us into 'groups', when you can't stand any of them
  • Stand in a canteen queue without being harassed by year 9's...
  • Being absolutely fine about facing an early Maths exam
I could go on forever, but you get the point. 

Another thing I can't stand, but I suppose I'm getting used to now, is being in a class with a teacher who is focussing their attention entirely on the 'disruptive ones'. Fair enough, they need to be disciplined, but to be honest, shouldn't you be looking more at the students who actually stand a chance of getting decent grades? I could go a whole lesson in need of speaking to the teacher, to explain the task more thoroughly, or even just read through what I've written so far. But it's impossible. And another thing- those annoying so and so's who aren't engaging in the lesson at all think it's suddenly 'pathetic' when a teacher goes to help a student who 'already knows what they're doing' therefore 'doesn't need any help'. Um, excuse me, but to achieve the grades I'm expected of, some support would be nice!

So that's how things are going for me at the moment.

Friday, 1 February 2013

My Life As Of Now...

Hey y'all! So this week I've been doing work experience at a local college- working in the drama department. It really gave me an insight into what I might want to do with myself after secondary school. I've had to get up early every day and travel by bus there and back (this is all quite new to me). As long as you get an early-ish bus (before the mad rush of students, etc), public transport isn't so bad.

I had a 3-4 hour snooze when I got back. I needed it. Right now I'm just trying to 'wind down' as they say, and just chill a little bit. I have a few things that need doing this weekend. One of the main things I need to focus on is Homework. (So time-consuming these days). I also have work tomorrow morning... (Yay for a lie-in.. not.) I believe half-term is approaching, which I do look forward to. Sometimes, you just need a break, y'know?

On a tangent, I ordered a 10m string of fairy lights the other day, to decorate my room. I already have some, but I just want to add to the general fun of it to be honest. I like to feel somewhat joyful when I'm in my room. Fairy lights help ensure this.

I hope this upcoming week isn't too hectic, as I don't think I can take too much chaos right now.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

It Snowed.

YAY! It did snowww. Quite heavily actually for a whole day :D

School finished early, I got to play in the snow, it was amazing... Today I was walking to work and I felt like I could slip and fall flat on my face at any moment. It was so icey! The snow hasn't really melted away yet. It's also very chilly outside. Brrrrr!

Here is a field in all it's beauty.

I need to get some sleep now. And prise my eyes away from my laptop (easier said than done).

Bye For Now! <3

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

I'm Excited.

Just a little while longer till I get to hit the shops! :D
I can't wait to just have a good time and bring back some bargains/materials of awesomeness.

In other news, I've been practising  new songs on my ukulele daily... I think it's so fun!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

~Quote Of The Day~

Remember, we all have 'bad days'. You need to get through some of those to reach and good-uns.