review: outrageous orange hair colour

i went to glasgow with my best friend siri about three weeks ago. we were walking around boots when i saw a non-permanent hair colour called outrageous orange on sale. as i have always dreamt of having red hair, i decided to try it. it only cost 2 pounds, so i thought: “why not?”

i did read some reviews before i tried it, they mostly said that the colour was a bit much and they would only use it on special occasions. i was very nervous when siri started to put it in my hair, because the paste was yellow and a bit weird. when i washed it out i was quite excited, and since i have never coloured my hair before, it felt very different seeing oneself with such a different hair colour.

when my hair was dry i realized we need more colour, as some bits of my hair were still blonde. we had a second go and the hair looked quite good.

cons using this products:
– depending on your hair-type it might stay in longer than you want it to. my original hair is quite blonde, so therefore
– if you have shoulder-length hair or longer you have to purchase two of the packages, because one won’t be enough to cover all of your hair.
– you don’t really know how long it is going to stay in, and how it may affect your hair later on.

pros using this products:
– you don’t have to worry about mixing as it is already mixed.
– it is easy to apply and everything you need comes in the box
– you’ll get a quite bright orange colour in your hair, which i think looks quite good.

on the packaging it said that the colour would last from 6 to 8 washes, it has been three weeks, so obviously have i washed my hair more than that, but it doesn’t seem to go out that fast. i think that is because my hair colour is a very light blonde.

i would recommend this product to others who want to try out something different. it has a decent price and a good finish.

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have you coloured your hair before? what colour?


red hot 100

a few days ago i got a book by post, made by the fantastic thomas knights. i have been loving his work since the beginning of the year when he started the red hot-project (you can see my post about going to the exhibit further down). i have bought the calendars and contributed fairly to the project, because it is so amazing. all my friends know that i love red heads, so they weren’t surprised when i bought this.

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thomas knights himself says this about the project:
guys with red hair don’t have the positive role models that girls do in our culture.  male with red hair is not seen as aspirational, culturally speaking, with very few leading men, heroes, action stars or heartthrobs played by men with red hair in hollywood or on our TV screens. also the more laddish culture of banter – that maybe is not so prevalent in female friendship circles – creates a fear of speaking out based on the concept of ‘it was just a joke’. while many people may argue calling someone a ‘ginga’ or any other ‘fun’ words for people with red hair is just witty banter, for some of those on the receiving end, the impact to their self esteem is felt much more deeply and can have lasting, detrimental effects at school and way into their adult life. red Hot is my response to this.

i really like his approach and i also LOVE the book. i’ve been reading and mostly looking at all the fantastic red haired men in this books for hours. i wish that i came up with this idea!

these are some of my favourites from the book:
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i think you all should read more about it at this website.

how do you feel about people with red hair and what is your favourite hair colour?


music: king krule

since i first heard king krule under the name zoo kid i’ve been hooked. i love almost everything about archy marshall. he is young, talented and he delivers live. when me and robert saw him live in manchester in october i couldn’t have asked for anything different (except for maybe a different encore song). he raps, he dances, he plays guitar and even if he has a really non-attractive accent when speaking, it doesn’t matter, his music is great.

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photo: joost vandebrug

his voice deserves an own chapter, cause you would never expect a voice that deep to come from a 19-year old boy. which makes the music greater and even more powerful. i’m not gonna try to describe it any further, it deserves a listen of it’s own.

it is hard to specify what kind of music he squeezes out from his guitar, but a mix of everything good, like punk jazz and trip hop would maybe begin to try and describe it. with that i’m gonna leave you with my favourite track from the album, which is a lizard state.

6 feet beneath the moon is definitely my most listened to album of 2013.

what is your most listened to album of 2013 and why? 


red hot

i think it was in november when i discovered this amazing project by thomas knights, called red hot. basically it is about changing the ginger stereotype from being considered ugly to being a hottie. i’ve always fancied gingers, so i loved the idea and i’ve read about it everywhere! you can read and look at more amazing pictures here. when i first heard about it, i was absolutely sure that i had to go to the exhibition. and i did.  it was one of the best exhibitions i’ve ever been to.

these are the emotions i went through when i went to the exhibition:
– coming to heaven.
– wanting to marry all of the boys in the pictures.
– a bit of embarrassment for traveling all the way just to look at hot men.
– a lot of fun and i also wish i had come up with the idea so i could have met all gingers.

here are some photos of my favourites from the exhibition: 

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and the best part about red hot, is that all the money goes to anti-bullying! so if you like gingers just as much as i do, i would strongly advise you to get a calendar. just like i did (well, i got two, cause i am (mildly) obsessed) from here. me and my friend also went for the red hot danse party in soho, london. where we got to meet all of the models and we also got our calendars signed at prowler. which was a weird experience, but definitely a good one.

look at these good looking calenders:

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so, what colour of hair do you prefer if you do prefer one? and if not, why don’t you?