Saturday, 23 July 2016

Trepidly Trying Trepadora

So I took the plunge and ordered all of the samples, after at least 7 months of flirting eye-winking across my browser for the sale that would never come.

So this begs the question - do I just go all in and have a Trepadora themed wash day, or do I ease them in one by one?

Decisions, decisions.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

LYT 6 Month Challenge Review + Length Check

 The challenge officially ended yesterday... Who knew it'd be so hard to say goodbye to a challenge? *cues up BoyzIIMen*

I've taken up lots of challenge in my hair-based journey. Some more crazier and short-lived than others. There has always been that sense of excitement and anticipation at the beginning, eventually followed by confusion and disappointment at the end.

You know, like:

Till now, o' course.
This post is a little gif heavy because how else can one express their emotions on the internet?

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Oh Hermione

When I saw this picture on Twitter:

1) At first, I thought it was cosplay (because of the link I followed to it and I'm so far removed from reality at the moment that most of this Harry Potter and the Cursed Child business has over my head.
Which, a few years ago, would have been absolute sacrilege in my household, but I digress).

2. Even though I thought it was cosplay, I was so still touched by it:

You do have duck spring rolls left? Thank you. <i>Thank you.</i>
I don't know who you are. But. I....I love you.
*Voice breaks* So. Much.

I even bookmarked the damn thing.

3. J.K Rowling's opinion on the backlash can be summarised as thus:
"With my experience of social media, I thought that idiots were going to idiot. That's the way the world is.  Noma was chosen because she was the best actress for the job," she said. "When [director] John [Tiffany] told me he'd cast her, I said, 'Oh, that's fabulous' because I'd seen her in a workshop and she was fabulous."

Update (14/06/2016): Naturalbelle posted this screencap of J.K Rowling's brilliance.
I don't care what anybody says. The geeky girl who first read and identified with Hermione in the book has finally received brain canon validation. I'll be sitting in the front row, all:

Captain Holt, you are so *sniff* so r..r.. righaaaaaahhhhhh *sobs*
Am I even allowed drinks in theatres? No? Right.
Now to find someone to take me to this already sold out show...

P.S. No, I always mispronounce her name too.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Sew Slow

Can you guess what this is going to be?

Saturday, 21 May 2016

This week's protective style:

A simple bun with plaited ends ends plaited/braided and pinned to my head. I smooth my hair down into a ponyail, split the ponytail into 4-5 sections and then plait each section. Then I treat all the plaits as one ponytail, wrap it around its base and pin in down in several places.

 It's been so easy to maintain - I put a scarf over it at night to keep the front smooth (not sleek - that's far too much effort and is often, in my case at least, counter-productive) and spray it with a..well, spray every morning, tie a scarf to stop the curls springing up in raucous joy and celebration and then by the time I take it off at work, I'm sorted. When it gets a little frizzy, I undo the plaits, add a moisturising cream, seal with my aloe-shea butter and plait it back up. I don't detangle when I do that (well, not properly. There's some light incidental detangling, but that's it). I also don't object to getting it wet in the shower (read: dunking my head under the shower faucet at least twice a week).

For the sake of moisture. Clearly.

I don't know when I'm going to unravel this style and deal with the detangling monster but that's a problem for next week really. Future Simple Thing can deal with that.

Right now, I'm more interested in breakfast. Because, you know, priorities.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

First flexi-rod set.

Did you guess that I was hiding some lovely lumps under my head wrap?

Sometimes, Queens gots secrets. Sometimes that secret is that you are going out that night, want to actually look good and there's no way in Heck nor Hike that your hair is going to dry in time.

So you improvise.

Now, every time the British queen wears a hat, I'ma be thinking, "Liz, you got curlers under there?"
Snap, Liz, snap. I see you.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016


Is..that a headwrap?


In bright, bold 'African' fabric? You did it yourself? In 5 minutes?

And you wore it all day? Even to work??
And, fear of repetition be acknowledged, KABLAMO!

The thing I learnt was that, whilst wearing a headwrap, you could NOT walk apologetically.
 It won't let you. If you put your head down, with the extra added weight, it's going to go ALLTHUHWAYDOWN. 

So you overcompensate and start lookin' regal and stuffs. Like, "Yes, I would like salt and vinegar - and a bigger kingdom while you're at it, chum. Oh and ketchup too please." 

Queens gotta be polite.

It was AWESOME. And terrifying (draws attention and people reminisce at you about this one time, in Africa..,). Mainly awesome though,

But Simple Thing, why does it look so lumpy though? 
Because it's hiding a purple and not-so-terrible secret...