Notice: This entry was published 5 years ago and may no longer reflect my views today.
The winds picked up this week and we got to dress warm for a little bit longer, but that also meant my chapped lips are back. I’ve always had trouble with dry lips since I was a kid. They’d crack and bleed at their worst and it’s pretty painful and annoying. Right now, taking iron supplements (a tip I got from a random woman who had the same problem, thanks lady!) and Nivea lip butter every night help a lot. Extreme weather takes me back to square one though. If anyone has any other tips, I’d love to hear them.
I also dyed my hair lighter for the coming spring. I’ll never be able to pull off full-on gyaru (Tsubasa Masukawa is everything!), but I can sneak a few elements here and there. I’m loving the new neogal trend right now, aka how I’ve been dressing the last three years. Finally, I’m cool!
I feel like my hair isn’t light enough though, but I really don’t want to bleach it. I used box dyes to get it to brown, but I think I’ll try a higher-end brand next. I actually dyed it twice. First time was using Palty in Milk Tea Brown, and you can kinda see it in my previous outfit post. And then I used L’Oreal Excellence Creme in Champagne Blonde, and this is where I am now.
For those who were wondering, dyeing unbleached black hair with a blonde dye will only take it up to brown, so if you have virgin black hair and would like it lighter, this is one way to do it. Don’t be scared since drugstore dyes aren’t strong enough to lift it to blonde.
I really appreciate my husband putting up with me asking him to take my pictures every time we’re out. There is not an artistic bone in his body (which is fine because he’s going to med school), and I had to teach him how to take outfit pictures properly. He’s improved a lot since then! I’m so proud of him.
And how cute is my new phone case? It’s usually hard to find cases in stores unless you have an iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy. I have an HTC One which is an awesome phone but not as popular, so I’ve been ordering all of my cases on Amazon. Online shopping is my life.
Edit: The title is from our cafe trip today that I completely forgot to mention. We went to the Tea Station, and I ordered tea-flavored curry chicken. It didn’t taste like tea at all.