30 January 2012

13 October 2011

curls

i've always wanted curly hair. probably just like every other girl out there who's hair won't hold a curl. i even tried a perm before college. terrible idea. especially when your goal is to grow your hair out. not attempt to get the last inches of perm out while studying abroad in spain and having a strange woman butcher your hair like a drunk three year old. anyway back to curls.

i found this tutorial on pinterest. the girl in the video has a sweet accent, which is irrelevant but true. i decided to try it for the first time the other night, but since my hair is so short i gave up trying to get the back in and took it down after maybe an hour. to my amazement the curls near my face were beautiful. i wore them that night and woke up with them still looking great.

before work the next day

now i'm obligated to try again and actually do it right so my whole head is curly. hopefully. i think the best part about this method is being able to go out with it mid process...it looks super cute all curled up- unlike having a head full of rollers under a shower cap.

so here goes. i'm about to head to the east side with it all rolled up and sprayed with TONS of hairspray with hopes of having the tiny short back ends staying tucked overnight. 

not so bad front

 ends that i hope stay tucked!

i hid the front of the band under my bangs so they don't get a weird crimp

wish me luck! i'll let you know how it turns out in the morning before work!


UPDATE:

so it's morning time. i had a lovely time last night with a friend in town from houston and her boyfriend. even got some complements on the in between stage. ended the night by visiting Ninja Voodoo on the corner of Chicon & MLK. SO GOOD. i woke up less than rested, but well worth it. 

so, for the curls- here's what i had when i first woke up:

still pretty intact

very sleepy front

one side on the back had kind of slipped out

which all seemed pretty successful to me at that point... so i get out of bed, head to the vanity and take the headband out, spray and brush gently with a soft brush. i'm happy. i have curls. the back is a little less curly and more just curled, but it's real short back there. i'll let you know how long they last!

big wavy curls

not so curly back

=)


-a

21 June 2011

regrets.



What a night for a dance, you know I'm a dancing machine
With a fire in my bones and the sweet taste of kerosene
I get lost in the night so high I don't want to come down
To face the loss of the good thing that I've found

In the dark of the night I could hear you calling my name
With the hardest of hearts I still feel full of pain
So I drink and I smoke and I ask you if you're ever around
Even though it was me who drove us right in the ground

See the time we shared it was precious to me
But all the while I was dreaming of revelry

Born to run, baby run like a stream down a mountainside
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/k/kings-of-leon-lyrics/revelry-lyrics.html ]
With the wind in my back I don't ever even bat an eye
Just know it was you all along who had a hold of my heart
But the demon and me were the best of friends from the start

So the time we shared it was precious to me
All the while I was dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry

And I told myself boy away you go, it rained so hard it felt like snow
Everything came tumbling down on me
In the back of the woods in the dark of the night
Paleness of the old moonlight everything just felt so incomplete

Dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry

31 January 2011

the world's on fire.

i've felt really unsettled the past two days.
maybe it's the fact that i'm graduating soon and have no idea what i'm going to do next.
maybe it's the fact that i'm missing a certain someone more than i'd like to admit.
maybe because for the first time in a long time i've done something i'm not very proud of and won't be admitting it to anyone anytime soon.