Friday, 29 August 2014

Figure 8 bun

Things have been a bit quiet around here lately. Sorry about that. The reason is that I'm now a nursing student, and I've been terribly busy. I'll make it up to you with a few bun pictures. I recently mastered the figure 8 bun, and now I'm obsessed with it!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Clip buns

I'm still quite upset about how uncooperative my hair and scalp are after hennaing, so today I'm wearing the most comfortable buns in the world - JJJ's Clip Buns. I love that tutorial, it's just fabulous.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Bun of the Day

Yet another cinnabun! I know, I'm incredibly imaginative when it comes to updos. I did do something different today though. I started the twisting very high up, and I didn't make a ponytail base first. I just twisted and bunned! I'm clearly feeling very wild and crazy today. 
I hennaed yesterday, so I have the usual nasty post-henna texture today. It's kinda silky and smooth-ish, but at the same time it seems very dry, and it makes horrible tangles if I just look at it wrong. It makes no sense at all. I'm really looking forward to next wash day.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Lite Blonde

Look who's hiding in my cinnamon bun! It's my delightfully odd-coloured Lite Blonde! It kinda freaks me out that the colour looks so strange in pictures, because it looks fabulous in person. Maybe it's just not the right colour for my hair. However, I don't care. I'll wear it anyway!
I have a few more bun pictures for you. The first is a bee-butt bun that looks surprisingly small, but only from the back. I should have taken a picture of the side-view, because it was sticking really far out from my head. I only used 5 long bobby pins for this one.
The second bun is a cinnamon bun, held with mismatched leopard clips. Love them!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

EternallyInAmber Pink Granite shower comb

Surprise, I bought something new! The surprise isn't really that I bought something, because I do that all the time. It is that I bought a comb, because I think I have already made it very clear that I don't like combs. I have a wooden wide-tooth comb, and I absolutely hate it! I have only used my Tangle Teezers for the last 6 months or so, and I really like them. 

However, I'm easily brainwashed enabled by the things I read on LHC. I saw a thread about a shop called EternallyInAmber, which sell handmade acetate celluose combs, and I was intrigued. Smooth, seamless, nicely shaped, and so many pretty colours! I decided on a Pink Granite shower comb, because I wanted one with a handle. The shipping is high, but totally worth it. I don't think I have ever had an item arrive so fast, especially considering that it was shipped from USA (I'm in Norway, for those who didn't know that already)! It shipped on Friday, and it was in my mailbox on Tuesday. Amazing!

I think this comb is one of the prettiest things I've ever seen. Baby pink with dark purple and silver flakes, it's just perfect. Colour shouldn't matter much when it comes to hair tools, but for some reason it does. I want all my things to have pretty colours!

I had to try it right away, of course, and luckily I hadn't brushed my hair that day (not the day before either). I got to test it on some pretty nasty tangles, and it worked them out so easily. I'm amazed by how gentle and smooth it is. It just glides through my hair, enabling me to carefully get the tangles out. It's definitely much more hair-friendly than the TT.

I put it through the true test today, when I used it on my weird, clumpy, air-dried, post-wash hair. Same result as on Tuesday, it was so easy to detangle with it. This was partly because I was a bit naughty, and used it on towel dried hair too. I never comb or brush my hair when it's wet, but I wanted to see how gentle the shower comb was on wet hair. Answer: very gentle. No snapped hairs, and no pulling or yanking. I always pull my waves apart anyway, because I find that my hair dries faster when I do that. The comb does a much better job at that than my fingers do.

I'm so happy with this comb, and I've already ordered another one to use as a travel comb. The shop has a super awesome discount code, 50FOR10, where you get 50% off your order if you spend more than $10.

Friday, 1 August 2014


Good morning! I got up early with the dogs today, and for once I actually bunned my hair right away, rather than leave it down until my morning coffee(s) had been consumed. I decided to try a nautilus bun with one of my XXL Flexi-8s, since the XL is too small for that bun. It fits perfectly! I had to start the bun with a ponytail base for stability, otherwise it would pull and be uncomfortable.

The view was beautiful today, so I'm including a picture of that too.
Click it to see a bigger picture ;)