Going Brunette & A Catch Up

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

My blog's been very exciting recently. With lots of travel posts from my North American adventure. Buuuut it's been over a month since I got home(how?!) so I guess it's time to write a little update about what I've been up to. One of the most obvious changes is that I've dyed my hair. I'd been dying my hair red for almost two years. And whilst I love it, it just wasn't worth the effort. The upkeep on the roots etc was just a lot of work and the colour faded so quickly. My hair is naturally a dark brown so I've put a dark brown dye over the top, hoping that eventually I can stop dying my hair all together. So far I'm loving having darker hair again - I just think it looks so much healthier! The red is beginning to show through again but hopefully after a few months that it will sort itself out. I'm also maybe going to cut a few inches off my hair. That is if I can get an appointment. My mum's a hairdresser but she's so busy I have to make an appointment with her to get my own hair done!

But what else have I been up to?

My lovely Charlotte took these lovely photos of me when I visited her in Glasgow so that we could go for cocktails with Lis and Morag. I really love the first one, Charlotte really knows her way around a camera. We went to The Tiki Bar in Glasgow after having dinner at Steak, Cattle and Roll. I wasn't the biggest fan of our meal but the cocktails were great. I went home, very drunk, and we impressively managed to take three cocktails each in the space of about an hour. I don't often get the chance to hang out with my Glasgow blogging buds but it was such a nice night. Sometimes it's nice to talk about blogging with people that understand what you're talking about. 

You may also have noticed a new blog design! I love it! My header was designed by Carly Watts. If you're looking to update your design - I would really recommend her. She was so helpful with colour schemes etc and I love how personal my design is. I also installed it alongside a Pipdig theme. I was never really a fan of Pipdig templates as so many people had them but I've came around. It was so easy to install and I think it just looks a lot fresher and more professional. What do you think? 

Last weekend I finished moving my stuff from my old flat to my new flat. Isn't the view amazing? It's much bigger than my old flat and I have a walk in wardrobe - win win situation right? There are a few things to still sort out but once that's done I'm sure it will be amazing. I'm also working on a beautiful, colourful blanket for the sofa in my bedroom and I think it's going to look awesome. Unfortunately I'll not be there very often as I'm still working Monday-Friday in my hometown. It's been really busy at the moment so kind of stressing me out but I've passed my dispenser course which is a big relief.

So that's what I've been up to recently! Let me know if you've done anything exciting in the comments. 

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  1. I love your new hair, it really suits you! I also love your new header! It's so pretty!! Xxx

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  2. You really suit being brunette! Lovely post :) xox
    Jenny / www.borntoblend.co.uk


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