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This is a weird post for me to write, because it’s basically just lots of pictures of my face. I try not to have too many pictures of me on here; I’m not really that comfortable having my picture taken and when I do I’m pretty critical about which ones I’ll share.

However, I was reading tips for bloggers recently and apparently you all like seeing our faces. In fact, the article claimed you’re more likely to come back to a blog if you can identify with the writer and feel like you’re getting to know them. It then becomes a relationship – of sorts. I’m not surprised to hear this; I regularly think about what all my favourite blogs have in common and what keeps me coming back to them. I am a nosey parker and I love to see what people are up to, so I guess it stands to reason that some of you are nosey too.

Today’s post marks the start of a slight change. From now on, you will see more pictures of my face. (Unless, of course, I’m having a bad day and can’t bring myself to do it.) Anyway, here goes…

As you may have seen from numerous Monday Joys and a few blog posts in the past, I have been pining over white blonde hair for quite a while. I love my pixie cut but it can get pretty boring, so the best way of mixing it up is to change it’s colour. My natural colour is a very dull mousey brown so I’ve been colouring my hair for years. My favourite colour until recently was jet black, which I really loved. I had streaks of midnight blue in it for Christmas party season last year, and I kept it that way for a while.


I also had a phase of going red, which at the time felt really bright and vibrant but looking back on the photos I really hate it. I love red hair on other people but I don’t think it suits me at all. That said, it may just be that my hair was a bit mullet-y at the time so all the photos look like my hair is in need of some desperate fixing.

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This year I’ve been keeping my hair short but growing out all the colour so that I could fiiiinally get the platinum blonde  I’ve been dreaming of. I’ve got an olive skin tone so knew I didn’t want a yellow-blonde. It had to be white. Bright white.

If you are considering doing this, here are some things you need to know. Firstly, it takes forever. Secondly, it takes FOR EVER. See how short my hair is? Three and half hours of my day off was spent in a hair salon. And oh my lordy does it burn! The bleach on your scalp makes it itchy and tingly, and it really starts to prickle under the heat. Still, beauty is pain so I am told.

Not only does it take a long time, but it costs a lot too. The hair cut and colour is the usual price, but you need to factor in dying your regrowth every 4 weeks (ish) and also buy special hair products to keep it white. What on earth have I let myself in for here?!

However, regardless of the cost and the time, it is already my favourite colour EVER! I love it! And you can tell I love it because I am posting not one, not two, but three photographs of it. What do you think? Have you tried going bright white?

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8 comments on “Blondie

  1. Shelley Glenn

    It looks truly adorable!

  2. RichardS

    Love the cut, sexy as a blonde too!

  3. LOVE IT! Definitely the best colour. What a babe.

  4. Brave -bold -beautiful

  5. Having naturally red hair, i have never ever dyed it – no never! As a kid i hated it, but now that i am 51 and it is still a nice red i love it. Drastically changing our hair colour turns us into someone else, give us permission to be someone else – almost! I think i like the dark better, but enjoy the new you.

  6. I have to say, I LOVE your hair.We were talking about hairstyles and I just made my husband look at pics of your hair, hope that isn’t weird. I’d never have the guts to do it myself (and the thought of burning would make me have a panic attack in the salon) so I’m going to live vicariously through your rockstar-ness. I really like your frames too.

    • Amazing! Best comment ever so thank you very much! And, if it is weird, I’m okay with it. I think it’s easier to take the plunge if you have short hair and don’t let the burning put you off – I promise it’s only temporary. (That really doesn’t sound good does it?)

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