Thursday, 22 June 2017

Throwback Thursday

Ugh, it is so hot right now.

This is actually a time of year when I can miss having shorter hair: My buns were so much smaller and cooler on my head. Now, even the most compressed bun I can manage is larger than I can span over with my hand...

These little double, knotted buns were really cute!

Monday, 19 June 2017


My latest Testerkorea haul just arrived!

And... Holy crap, I didn't think I actually ordered this much?
But spread out on the floor, it took up a lot of space. Hmm!

I'm pretty unhappy with Testerkorea right now: It took over a month to show up. of course this is fair enough for such a haul, but it turned out the delay was caused by a single facial mister that had been discontinued. Not out of stock, discontinued. TK didn't know, or react to this until after I contacted them. Sloppy stock-control like that just pisses me off. it's just plain laziness or not having a system implemented.

I think I will try RoseRoseShop next time...

Unfortunately, it turned out I don't tolerate Tonymoly's Goat milk series at all. This is one of the items I was really looking forward to try, but after using it twice, my skin was pissed off and full of comedos. Judging from the "scorched" feeling and reaction, I think the problem was a too high pH and a too heavy formula. I gave it away to a college who was surprisingly happy to receive my leftovers, lol.

I thought this was pretty interesting too: I don't tend to order a lot of haircare products from Korean sites. As superior the skincare products generally are for my skin, they seem a bit more "Meh" compared to western products. But, I did pick up a few ampoules, some scalp scalers, a single leave in conditioner and a few regular conditioners...

Friday, 2 June 2017


A visit to my parents usually means I ask my mom to trim my hair, haha.
I've been falling behind on my idea that I would maintain my hair at fingertip length for a while. 

Funny how that works: Hair growth is what happens when you're busy making other plans.

Sorry for the slightly blurry picture. It doesn't show the resulting trim very well.
Mom took quite a bit off! And yet I couldn't tell after braiding it again, haha.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Today's hair

I have an appointment with my massage therapist tomorrow. (I highly recommend going to Kana at Frisk o Vacker Hudvård in Lund, should any of my readers be local!) 
My hair always seems to be in the way for her work... So far the best option seems to be a slightly lose single braid, but a single braid seems to be mildly irritating to move around for her too: It's too heavy, yet slippery and won't stay in one place.

So I figured I would try with four little braids.

Then I felt like messing around with the four braids and see if I could get something fun or useful out of it.

Hmm, maybe?

Using the four small braids in a form of Royal buns/Minibuns resulted in nicely flattened buns.

Looked funny with two of the braids hanging lose.

All four minibraids pinned up and bunned. Meh, not that cute.

Using the four little braids to form a braided Chinese bun worked pretty well!

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Charcoal detox

I was sick a lot in April. It was pretty scary to me. First it was bad stomach, then fever, coughing, more fever and more coughing, then more fever and coughing again. 
It was a pretty scary experience, because it felt like whatever I did, I just couldn't shake it. 

There's a lot of "detoxes" out there on the internet, but using activated charcoal to detox seems like a potentially inoffensive idea. One of those "Can't really hurt, can it?"-things. Hubby and I did a quick five day detox using it.
The taste of the charcoal itself brings out a vague memory of faceplanting in sand as a small child (Before being old enough to worry about who or what might have used the sandbox as a bathroom)

But we ended up adding some carrot, ginger and apple which should be good for the liver (Everything is good for something, isn't it? Seems like any fruit or vegetable will be used for some sort of shot) which made it slightly sweet.

It wasn't bad. I don't think it did anything bad for us, but I'm not entirely sure it "detoxed" anything either. We would probably try it again some time though.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Today's hair

Two Dutch braids pulled up and under their "neighbors" base.

Looks pretty cute just like this!
Like a butterfly or something?

The ends of the two braids wrapped around the middle of the "bun" until I ran out of braids,  then pinned with a Flexi.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Current supplement routine

My supplement routine always varies a little according to what I feel like or feel inspired by.

My classic combination of fibre, fish oil and multivitamins. I think I have been taking this combination for something like 20 years now! 

For my skin: Inositol (Keeps my dermotillomania down) collagen, hyaluronic acid and spearmint supplements (Inspired by Tracy over at Fanserviced-B to keep androgen acne and breakouts down)

The more or less random stuff: Pro biotics and acai berry supplements. Just some stuff I stumbled upon and though "Yea, why not?".

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Monday, 15 May 2017

New elastics

I've been meaning to replace my little jar of elastics. It's a mixture of different brands by now, and I keep wanting to replace them with nice uniform ones of identical quality. 

So I did! Glitter has some really nice ones that can actually tolerate oil. 

The print on the little boxes says "Wherever my hair ties go, I hope they are happy".

Friday, 12 May 2017

Today's hair

I didn't really feel like redoing the double Dutch braids from the other day, even though they are getting pretty fuzzy.

I figured maybe I could pull the braids up through their own base and make some small, cute buns a little further up.

Hmm. Maybe it would look cuter on "newer" braids?