MY VOLUMIZERS

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After I dyed my hair all black I feel less stress about the ends looking dry. I do, however, tend to prefer my hair to have volume in the roots. I admit I sometimes go around with a bit of a helmet looking 'do on my head and other days it's just flat as can be. I've never been able to be truly dedicated to my hair when it comes to styling but when I make an effort with the roots, these three products are what I use.


Baptiste Dry Shampoo - original. Possibly the most hyped dry shampoo I've ever heard of. For a long time I heard about this product and I just couldn't care less. Dry shampoo is dry shampoo, who even makes demands when it comes to this stuff? But after changing my hair routine from washing it every second day to every three or fourth, this stuff is what keeps me from becoming a complete grease ball. That, and actually trying horrible cheap brands. Who knew you go wrong with this stuff? This is the most neutrally fragranced and light one I've tried so far. Allows me to skip a wash (sometimes two!!) and give a bit of volume. I get the hype now, guys!

L'OrĂ©al Studio Line Volume texturizing spray. I got this at a blogger event (hint the sticker) a long time ago but only got around to use it now and I find that it does a pretty good job at what it claims to do. I spray it the roots, mostly in my bangs, let it sit for a few seconds and then 'hug it' and comb it lightly afterwards to go from awkward emo fringe to a bit more of that 'bedhead but also made an effort' kinda thing. 

Schwartzkopf taft Ultra Pure Mousse. I go back and fourth with mousse. It's either a mess or a success. I usually forget that it exists, so I usually use this for a period of time. Mostly because I have the whole 'go longer without washing my hair' thing going on, this seems a bit contradictory most of the time. But I do like the result it gives when you apply it in damp hair and do a light blow-dry. This one is supposed to be without silicons, perfumes and residues but still give strong hold. Which is always a plus! I've recently started using this stuff every time I've washed my hair and I never regret it. I got from just having a haircut to having an actual hair 'do. 

FALL LOOKBOOK VIDEO

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New video featuring some looks that have already occurred on the blog, some that are yet to. It's almost two years ago since I made a lookbook video so I thought I'd give it a try. Lookbook videos are some of the videos I always want to watch because of people's individuality. Now I think it's most common that you feature more videos but damn it's pretty hard work so that's gonna have to be a part two. What do you guys think? Yay or nay?

PS. I am so late on answering comments, I've gone on a bit of commentary hunt on the recent entries now. Sorry! I appreciate your comments on the blog, keeps it alive!

POLITELY SO

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N/A jacket // H&M sweater + skirt // ROMWE shirt // NIKE shoes 
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If I look weirdly happy-go-lucky in these photos it's actually more of a panic reaction to the rain that suddenly started falling when these pictures were shot. I just realized I have never shot any outfits in the rain... not because it's a standard or anything you want to do, it's just that I've stumbled upon other blogs who somehow manage to make the whole pretty/dramatic outfits in the rain a thing. But with the continuous bad weather recently, I've tried to take photos anyway. Why? Because if I don't, I would never update this thing. This and the previous post has both been shot in grey weather and I think they turned out surprisingly okay. So maybe I should just dare and do outfits in demotivating weather more often, heh.

On another note, I've really been looking forward to flaunt this outfit for a while. I had a moment some time ago where I remembered that owned all of these pieces in my wardrobe and they could totally be put together with my new pastel sweater (not so new anymore, totally outworn this already). I freaking love when you discover new ways to combine years old pieces. Like these Nike Air Max. My God, I never wear these anymore I got all excited about wearing them now. New old, dirty shoes - hell yeah!!!

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CONTENT WITH MY PATTERN

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CHOIES (link) jacket // H&M shirt // MONKI jeans // ASOS (link) slip-ons // PRIMARK bag

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Goddamn I love bomber jackets. I will never not enjoy the way they make me feel... weirdly free and in control of myself. I know, I know, dramatic but you know how some clothes you have to get used to and it doesn't always feel right. But I never seem to feel wrong when I wear this type of jacket. Put this type of pattern on any other type of jacket and I would have to be in the mood to wear it but I never feel overdressed or weird wearing this. Maybe it's the way it dresses down everything (not because this outfit could be any more casual even if I tried.)

Also, I just wanna throw in a quick recommendation for you guys. Soooo... I have a fan page on Facebook where I've gotten more active recently. I feel like it's the easiest way to communicate with you guys (that, and Twitter.) For instance recently I asked if you would like me to post outfit photos on the blog before I put up my upcoming lookbook video (where the same outfits appear) or the other way around. You agreed on blogposts first (this is the first outfit for my video btw.) I love that you guys give me responds so quickly, so if you'd like to join, I would be so happy. My social links are right under the banner on the blog. See you! 

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EXTRA BOOKS

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This month I have bought two new books. First of, I gave in and purchased a book I have been wanting to read for a long time, Paul Arden's It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be. I'm always looking for insight on how to be better at... well, life. I'm a complete sucker for all sorts of literature with innovative thinking and the self-help vibe. I know that it's very looked down upon to be into all of this (or it seems like it has become that way), but I'm still a big fan of it all. I read this book in about an hour, it's a very simple book but the advice Arden gives is very useful in life in general, not just if you work with advertising or creative jobs. 

The other book, Happiness is possible, was a spontaneous buy. I found it in the sale and I guess it just felt very relatable at the time for the same exact reason as stated above. But this is fiction whilst the other is not. It's about a writer who becomes incapable of writing anything positive after his wife walked out on him. I liked the way the first couple of pages were written, so I gave in and now it's another to-read book on my bookshelves. I kind of expect it to be inspirational but who knows.


If you want to know more about what other books I'm interested in, you can follow me on Goodreads right here. My profile shows my current reads, what I have read, reviewed and what I would like to read in the future. Add me as your friend if you'd like as well! 

SPARKLY AND DIFFERENT

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CHICNOVA (link) earrings



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I totally forgot to show you these cool earrings I picked out from Chicnova.com as well. As you might've noticed I'm really not an accessory kind of girl - I wish I was! Accessories can really make an outfit but I just always forget about it and find my myself regretting not thinking about my outfit for a little longer, when I go out the door. Because a little dainty necklace or ring would've put the look more together. Yes, I think like that once in a while. The thing is, I'm the combination of lazy and forgetful (in general, not just with jewelry) so at this point earrings is the best accessory for me because it... well, stays haha. 

So recently I've been flaunting these aroun in my ears and I really like them! They're kind of sparkly, which is usually not my thing but they're also a bit 'heavy' which makes up for it. I really like them and they weren't expensive at all either. 

 PS. and you can wear them however you like, obviously. As you can see I can't make up my mind about what I think looks best lmao.

TOO MANY GREY DAYS

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H&M all // NIKE sneakers
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Grey, grey, grey, OH SUNSHINE!!11, grey, grey. I've been lacking a bit of inspiration lately because at the moment I wake up to the most depressing sight almost every morning. Like, why even make an effort to do OOTDs if the light is obviously going to be dull? Well today I met up with Stine and decided to give a shot anyway. It's a bit comical of how my style is just straight up following the season this year. I don't usually get that literal with all of the season colors and cuts but at the moment it's hard to resist.

Being wearing a bit of a different cat-eye recently after I switched to a different eyeliner (I'll make a post about that during the week) and I think I like it. It's a mix between not being too overly dramatic but also not too subtle. Kind of how I prefer everything in my life to be. In between.

The next couple of posts might be less of my face and more stuff I've bought/used recently. Hopefully a video too.

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VIBRANT SIMPLICITY

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CHICNOVA (link) cardigan // H&M tank // MONKI jeans // N/A shoes
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Notice anything different? No? Nothing about me seems... darker, almost black? Like... my hair for instance. Could be since I dyed it yesterday. If you've caught up with my most recent video, you'd know I was pretty dissatisfied with my current hair color, the combination of the green and the light brown made my hair look extra dry and I never felt like it looked remotely healthy, even after I got a haircut last week (where she chopped waaay too much off, leaving me really fucking frustrated). 

It wasn't supposed to be black tho'! It was supposed to be a very dark brown. That's what both title and picture said on the box, but right now it's like a black with a brown undertone. I'm hoping that it'll fade a bit with the washes but still keep the green away. Even if it doesn't, I'll still take it over the previous look I had going on. 

Also how freaking awesome is this cardigan I got a while ago? I foresee a lot of heavy, long cardigans and outerwear to be present this fall/winter for me. I just love the silhoutte. So when I found it on Chicnova (link) it was a bit of no-brainer for several reasons. The color clash betwen orange, red and magenta makes it unlike anything in my closet, the cool knitting with both big pockets, a split and pattern break in the back and the overall heavy, warm material. And the site has plenty of cool knits I might splurge on next month. Eeek! 


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(Click the link under the outfit picture or in the text to get to the cardigan)

Q&A VIDEO

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I uploaded a Q&A video today fellas! I needed some motivation to do a video that didn't put too much pressure on me, so I thought I'd led you partially lead the content of this one. A good bunch of you had questions you wanted answered and I only made a pathetic small amount so if your question wasn't answered, it could appear in another Q&A video, if I feel enough people want it. You can show your support for Q&A videos by liking the video on youtube. Any feedback is always apprciated :))) I'll post an OOTD soon as well. Lots of lurve 2 u.

CARELESS DAY

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MONKI coat + shirt // H&M jeans // HORZE boots
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The weather has been SO depressing, oh my God. Like, am I the only one that has had zero inspiration and just haven't really felt the day really happen because the sun has rarely been there. So today I had the tiniest amount of plans and decided to just wear the comfiest of the comfiest clothes. I got this coat a month ago and I've been wearing it constantly. The model is very me but I don't usually go for green but it works with a lot of other pieces, especially in the fall.

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