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?

/fredrikke

review: mane’n tail

well, i never thought i would write a shampoo & conditioner review. but here goes.

teachers and media experts i have met, have tended to say that they never read reviews about products, because people only talk about products they have had a negative experience with. i will try to change that, because some things deserve positive attention.

mane’n tale say on their website that they are a horse to human crossover shampoo, which will help you to maintain fuller, stronger, longer and healthier-looking hair. some users have also reported of getting longer hair while using this product. the reason people are skeptical is because it is both for animal and human-use. i on the other hand, was really excited when i saw it in the shop.

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i bought the original shampoo & original conditioner at a local hair stylist shop, because i had heard someone say you’d get longer hair from it. the bottles consist of 750 ml and they were £9.00 a bottle, which i consider quite a bargain as i have been using this shampoo for over two months and i haven’t even gotten close to being half-way through.

as i am “blessed” with quite thin hair, my biggest struggle is that my hair gets greasy really fast. before starting with mane’n tale i had to wash my hair every single day. but the positive effect which i didn’t think would come from this shampoo, was i can now wait three days in-between washing my hair. HOORAY FOR NOT SHOWERING.

cons using this products:
– it is not great for people who colour their hair a lot.
– you kind of have to use the conditioner every time, as the shampoo alone makes your hair feel a bit weird.
– some of my friends have reported that they find it itchy.

pros using this product are therefore:
– you wash your hair less, so your hair gets less damage.
– you don’t have to spend a lot of money on washing and maintaining your hair.
– it smells really nice.

other great effects include fuller and healthier-looking hair. i am pretty sure i will never change my shampoo and conditioner. time will show if it actually helps my hair grow faster. i do think that since my hair is so much healthier now than it was before, it will contribute to making my hair grow faster. hence why i will continue to use it.

if you want to try it out, you can buy it here from their website, buy it when you are abroad or check if a local hairdresser could buy it for you.

what is your tip for growing your hair longer?

/fredrikke

tips on saving money before christmas

it is getting close to christmas, and you probably plan to spend tons of money on gifts for all your friends and family. but when you realize how little you actually have to spend, you need to come up with a great plan to fix this. here are some tips for saving money:

do you have spotify or another streaming program? well, end your subscription. the library has tons of CDs, all for you to borrow. i do this myself, i go to the library every day and borrow a certain amount of CDs which i save in my music library. this also is great for putting on your ipod. this is also a great way of going to the library and actually staying to read a bit, cause if i am at a library, i do feel that i have to study, at least for a while. and why stream music? streaming tends to never work on trains anyway.

do you collect anything? well, if it is valuable you could trim off your collection. everyone has duplicates of something, and they never use them, so go a head. SELL SELL SELL. i certainly know a few things i could sell out of my collections. luckily those things are at my parents.

do you shop at stores? sign up for their reward program. (a good idea is to create a separate e-mail address for this, because you’ll receive tons of spam.)

do you like making things? this is like the oldest trick in the book. people do enjoy homemade gifts, often more than new things. so start cooking, painting, drawing or whatever you’re the best at.

do you have a lot of stuff? this trick seems kind of rude, but i personally am a huge fan of it. do you have a book you’ve read or a movie you’ve seen that you don’t need anymore, give that away as a gift. people like to get things they know their friends/family likes.

do you like books? well, join this site, where you can swap books for free.

after you’ve done all of that, you’ll feel like this:
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i could give you more tips, like: make a shopping list and stick to it, repair your clothes instead of buying new ones and cut up your credit cards, but we all know that those things and they often don’t work.

how do you save money?

/fredrikke

about: english films

after i moved to lovely stoke-on-trent, i’ve been finding it interesting to watch films about northern england, or at least films where they have accents which are related to cities nearby. the accents round here are sometimes really hard to understand, and watching films makes it more fun to learn.

i’ve found some favourites, they’re not really new, but you might find one you haven’t seen and then be fascinated by english films all over again:

billy elliot;
this is a film you can never get enough of, even if you’ve seen it a thousand times, jamie bell will still break your heart over and over again:

control;
this movie is about ian curtis, the singer of joy division, which i find fascinating, because of his way of thinking, his epilepsy & his rapid life:

driving lessons;
this film has my two loves, rupert grint and edinburgh (yes, i know that it is not in england), so therefore i just had to add it, cause most of the action is in england:

the be all and end all;
i first discovered the film at kristiansands childrens filmfestival, when i worked as a introducer of films, it just has the brilliant liverpool accent and a fatal plot:

withnail and i;
a black comedy about unexpected events which happen when two actors go on a holiday. i’m also adding this, cause of the amazing richard griffiths:

what is your favourite english film?

/fredrikke

ps: i would also like to say thank you to the amazing ola, for drawing me a profile picture for my page. check out his wonderful work!