Thursday, November 21, 2013

blondie


Been a while since I've posted, please excuse my absence.  I'm trying to focus my energy a little bit more and be a little bit more productive with my time.  Plus, sometimes you just need a break, you know?

Productivity, however, has been seriously thwarted by a major distraction this week though: Emily Weiss and her newly platinum blonde hair.

Obsess with me...

She was a brunette just a little while ago, a solid been-one-for-years-probably-always-will-be brunette, at least in my eyes.  Nothing wrong with that.  She's lovely, really.  Remember?


And now look!


It totally works, am I right?  She looks amazing.  And thus began my obsession.  I want to go blonde now too.  Ok, so it'll probably take hundreds of dollars and multiple many-hour sessions, and then I'll be a slave to my roots, and it'll get fried and frizzy...  I know.  I know!  But still, I want.


I know I'm not a supermodel, or a rockstar, but I still want hair like Karlie.  Or Debbie.  (Minus the makeup).


Drastic? Yup.  Crazy?  Totally.  But still, I can't help it.  I can't get it out of my head.  So tell me, should I do this?  Have you ever done anything so nuts?

14 comments:

  1. Do it, if only to get it out of your system. I did it (many years ago) and kept it up for 6 months before I went dark again, but it was fun! I've given up hair dye for a while now though - every time I feel the itch I add the numbers up and think about the handbags I could buy instead ;)

    I actually psoted a photo of myself as a blonde on Instagram just 5 days ago! http://instagram.com/p/gyb80qLOUK/

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    1. I don't think the timing is right for me to get all high-maintenance right now, but it's on my bucket list for sure. I now know I will be blonde at least once in my life. You, by the way, look gorgeous blonde. Of course, you are such a pretty one in general, but I will say it looked great. Funny thing is, in my mind, you are a blonde. Why is that?

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  2. OH how I can relate to this post. I was blond as a child but like a lot of blonds, my hair darkened into a very sad and ashy light brown. I started dying my hair when I was 15 and was dying it every six weeks or so up until this year. After years of "blonder is better" I finally realized that a darker, more natural shade is so much more flattering. My hair is also a gazillion times healthier, and I am saving so much money getting it colored just twice a year. But...every time I see a Debbie Harry style platinum blond, I am tempted to run right back to the stylist and bleach it again!

    SO: I totally understand the urge. Super blond, when freshly done and right for your skintone, is absolutely gorgeous. But, the maintenance and cost is insane. And, don't forget that super blond generally makes you look sallow and will require more makeup to make you look healthy. Certain colors, like hot pink, can make you look insipid. And, finally, remember that getting back to your natural color will be a PROCESS, requiring a great colorist and several appointments.

    Even with all those Debbie Downer warnings, if you've never been blond and you have the cash and the lifestyle to keep it up for awhile, go for it! Pics will be required, thanks!

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    1. I'm completely with you on this one! I agree Emily looks unbelievably good, but its a look that only a full time high end beauty blogger with access to the best stylists, colorists & products can achieve & maintain…. My hair is highlighted but I recently went darker with a toner & really enjoyed it.

      The problem in Europe, at least in Italy, is that the water is so so hard that everything washes out. When I was blonder, my hair would look great for 2 weeks, then go super brassy. And I wash my hair about 1x every 5 days, not even every day. I wish a blonder mane is something I could maintain but sigh, its not for me.

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    2. Well, thanks for both the encouragement and the reality check! I know, it's got to be crazy high-maintenance, and I'm sure it's not right for everyone. But I think I will have to try it at some point. Maybe not now, but some day. I can tell it's going to eat away at the back of my mind until I do it...

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    3. Hmm... brassy, is that a nice word for greenish? Yikes. Never even thought about the water issue. Here in Madrid we actually have great water... for drinking - I have no idea what it does for hair color! I've done tons of highlights before and I love that, and for sure that's easier to keep up especially if you go kind of ombre/california style with them. But right now it's that all over one shade platinum that's screaming my name... I probably won't do it any time soon, but some day, for sure.

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  3. I thought the exact same! Her hair is AMAZING!! I could never go blonde as it wouldn't suit but my god, it's a work of art! X

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    1. I know, right? I'm guessing a few million of us felt the same way. I have no idea if it would suit me or not, but there's only one way to find out! Or I guess I could go find a fun wig...

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  4. She does look amazing with blonde hair, you should give it a go if you have the right hair for it!

    I wish I was, I was obsessed with Daul Kim's hair few years ago but mine's way too fine and weak to undergo the required levels of bleaching.

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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    1. Daul Kim looks amazing with that crazy bleached hair, I love it. I actually have super thick hair that can take a lot of torture, but of course I've never quite tested it that far...

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  5. Wow YES she looks amazing. I want blonde hair but my mother would never forgive me for dying it...

    xx
    scarlettandgiselle.blogspot.com

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    1. Ha! As soon as my mother saw this she shot me an email saying "Go do this NOW!". Go figure!

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  6. Totally agree that she looks awesome but the maintenance would be the end of me. When I saw it I was also like, "OH MY GOSH, I WANT TO BE BLONDE." Which is ridiculous because I have dark brown hair and go to the salon literally twice a year... so I would wind up looking like a skunk. A couple of years ago I did the whole dip-dyed thing and that was about as drastic as I'd go. I think I'm going to do it again in February when I'm back in London so that I can relive my inner blonde cravings without having to worry about the roots.

    xx

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    1. It's such an enticing look, isn't it? I have dark hair as well, and when it was long I probably went to the salon once or twice a year, but now that it's short I can't go that long in between. Still super lazy, but every few months I have to go in. A few months' worth of roots wouldn't be so horrible, would it? Sort of punk and edgy? Ha ha... oh how hard we try to justify and rationalize! I know it is insane to contemplate, and I won't be doing it any time soon, but I also know it's going to gnaw away at the back of my brain til one day I just wake up and go for it.

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