Monday, 30 May 2011

French braids & watermelon nails

So. It's a rainy bank holiday Monday, I am skint (was promised to be paid on Friday.. turns out pay day isn't until tomorrow - argh!) & Craig is away on an epic cycling holiday across Europe (I'm totally jealous). I've spent this morning being miaowed at by the cat, reading (Louise Welsh - Naming the Bones - taking me a wee bit to get into) and watching the first episodes of Oz.

I have also continued on my "journey" of hair stylin', and did my best to copy this french-braid up-do thing from  Love Meagan (please note, my final creation looks nothing like hers).

It took me SO MANY TRIES to get it to a point I'm happy with (and it can CLEARLY be improved) - I don't think I've tried to do a french braid on myself ever, never mind at the back of my head, but hey. What I hadn't thought about was just how hard it is to take a photo of the back of your own head! How do these stylish bloggers do it? Maybe they have slaves?

Trying (& failing) to use my camera's self timer

Success! My hair is not this shiny in real life

You can clearly see how messy it is, but that's not the point. It's MEANT to be messy. And it isn't a bun or er, a regular plait, so it's different and sort of smart for me - which is good! It looks nice from the front too. Look.
I shut my eyes every time I tried to take a photo, so I compensated by trying to look like an owl

The other peril of taking photos of yourself (aside from shame, being too stupid to work your camera & just feeling like an idiot) is camera invaders! Riley usually tries to escape photo-taking, but decided to launch for the camera (or er, more likely the camera strap). What a wee dude.

Riley isn't smizing. Poor show, R Catz

Awww

Anyway, that's enough photos of me for one day, except to show off one last thing - my totally grown up nails!

They are meant to be watermelons (clearly) and are too much fun. I was going to take them off before work, but I don't want to. Fingers crossed I don't have any meetings with watermelon haters this week.

7 comments:

  1. Love the hair style, wish mine was long enough to do something like this! Looks great x


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  2. i LOVE this hair style, so pretty. Your nails are awesome too. xxx

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  3. Thank you! I was surprised how easy the nails were to do too, you just need patience (which I, er, struggle with) to let each coat dry. x

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  4. I´m a big fan of this hairdo! I should really try to embrace it myself, I never get further than to a french braid on the side:DD

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  5. This looks really great. It's so hard to plait around the back! x

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  6. Thanks! It's definitely taken a bit of practice, but I'm getting there. x

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