I always abandon any blogs i start but i’m going to try my hardest to maintain this one – somewhere to put all of my art from my final year of uni, so it’s all in one place and accessible on the internet!
Helen's Life List
1. be a better person
2. be more patient
4. Make a quilt
5. see the northern lights again
6. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
7. do yoga
8. get dreadlocks
9. Own a cat
10. own a bookstore
How I did it: Bought Caca Rouge henna from Lush as it was the brightest shade available and the colour most like my chemically dyed ginger hair. Mixed up the dye following the instructions, then applied to my head and left for a few hours before washing off!It made my hair feel amazing, and although the colour did not change dramatically (I already had a fairly bright natural ginger dye on my hair), the tones are much richer and the colour has las… Read how I did it…
How I did it: Over the Chritsmas period I did infact see a dentist and an optician, but never made it to the doctors for various factors (mostly being time constraints, and that my registered practice isn't in my home town meaning I'd have to fill out temporary residence forms etc etc). The main reason I wanted to go was a certainty that my hair was falling out... a fear that both my best friend and boyfriend dismissed and put down to the fact I don't … Read how I did it…
How I did it: Traveled from Finland to Bugøynes, a small fishing town in the north east of Norway. Arrived at the coast of the Arctic Ocean, undressed, ran in, fell into a wave, swallowed a mouthful of salty water, ran back out! As it was the end of November it was said that the water was around -8'c, pretty chilly! Read how I did it…
I’ve dyed my hair a lot over the years, and I mean a lot! From bleached to black to bleach and back to black some more, with every colour inbetween. For the past year or so I’ve settled with various shades of ginger, it’s the longest I’ve ever stuck to a hair colour and I still love it now.
My hair was in a terrible state from bleaching but the damaged portion is finally almost all grown out, however I still have pretty dry and fragile hair. I definitely think a break from chemicals would do it a world of good. I’ve decided to try henna as it’s completely natural and restores goodness into the hair, and although it’s very hard to remove I know that red and ginger tones are what I want!
I’m going to pick some up from Lush next time I have the chance!
big priority at the moment. haven’t been to the dentist in over a year, which worries me as i usually go ever 6 month. pretty sure my eye prescription needs updating, and i’m not feeling too healthy at the moment (lethargic, dizzy spells etc). when i’m back in the UK at christmas i’m gonna try to make sure i get everything seen to. it’s probably all my overreacting hypercondriac self again but better to be safe than sorry.