Tuesday, August 14, 2012

our days are never over.

peter pan collar shirt, dress, mint jacket, and shoes from Taiwan. Skirt from Charlotte Rusee, parasol from Angelic Pretty
Went on a froyo date with my best friend from elementary school. It's been seven years since we've been in the same school. Time sure does pass by fast!  

Love, Kaia

Monday, August 13, 2012

i really need to redye my roots

 Here's an outfit that I wore to my teacher's surprise party over the weekend.
crop jacket from Olive des Olives, handmade skirt, shoes from Tree House Shoes Taiwan, bag from Forever 21 (gift from Teena)

It's  been about four months since I bleached my hair and four months without a touchup is a really long time. All of my bleaching supplies are back at school so hopefully once I get back I'll be able to fix it. It's been about two weeks since my hair was pink and the pink is still pretty intact. I'm surprised! I'll use the Kool Aid ones once I have the roots done.

Love, Kaia

Monday, August 6, 2012

and now back to hair

I dyed my hair last week with powder drinks since my hair faded to that really gold shade of blond that I don't like again, and I had a little more time on my hands. You might remember me trying out Kool Aid as dye earlier this year. I didn't leave it on for very long, thus the color was barely visible in most lighting.

I slept on it this time around, making it that much more visible. This is after the first wash. It's been two washes now and the color faded less than my Fresh Light Champagne Pink (faded completely within three washes!) which is pretty sad considering hair dyes are made for dying hair and food coloring and drinks are just a temporary alternative.

I wanted to use Kool Aid Pink Lemonade this time around, so I went to Safeway to buy it but that flavor wasn't available, so I bought Crystal Light Pink Lemonade instead. BAD IDEA and I'll tell you why. I didn't realize until I was done applying and then touched my neck and thought "this is weird why is my neck sticky." Crystal Light has natural sweetener which results in stickiness when dried as opposed to single packet kool aid which is unsweetened. Opt for unsweetened if you can. I found out later in the week when I visited Target that Target carries Kool Aid in pink lemonade. Woops too late.

1. The box of Crystal Light was $2.99 for 10 packets. In my mixture I used 7 packets, a packet of Kool Aid strawberry that I found left over from last time, a couple pinches of Kool Aid grape (which didn't seem to show up at all), a few drops of neon pink food coloring, a little bit of water, and conditioner and mixed it all together. And don't forget gloves!

2. Applied it on my hair and combed through it to make sure I got everywhere. Then I clipped it up and put on a shower cap, then laid a towel out on my pillow and slept on it.

3. Washed it out in the morning, and voila! I would suggest just rinsing it out and not shampooing right away.

I was going to talk more but this is a relatively text heavy post so there you go. It's just past 10pm but it feels so late because I've been waking up at 5am since Saturday so I wouldn't miss the gymnastics event finals as they stream live. There's lots of events tomorrow so I have to wake up at 5 again and probably go to sleep now.




sometimes i think i talk about hair way too much so here's an outfit post instead.

For the past two months I was in Taiwan! Outfit snaps were a bit harder to take because of bad lighting and locations to position my camera.
drap cardigan from Tiara Tiara Select Shop Taipei, check shirt from Wufenpu Taipei, dress (worn as skirt) from Wonder Rocket (secondhand)

Outfit that I wore yesterday to a card making party to congratulate my Japanese teacher on having her baby. I was going to wear these brown boots I had but I haven't seen them since I got back from Taiwan.

My room is currently super messy, making the whole picture taking process really difficult, but I'm getting on that! Love, Kaia