Tag: Layers

My Favourite Things About October!

Hi guys,

When did it get to October?! It was June like two days ago! I was getting really excited about America and Summer and sunshine and…and now it’s October,  and it’s back to hard work and uni and singing and fresher’s flu…

Don’t get me started on fresher’s flu. I’ve been ill for over a week. It was in my throat,  then my nose, then all over, and it’s now having a last-ditch assault in my chest before heading on out the door.

As you can tell,  flu is one of my least favourite things about October.

But October is still one of my favourite times of year. Here’s why…

1. Autumn

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Autumn/Winter is my favourite time of year! For many, many reasons. Although the Autumn technically begins in September, it doesn’t really feel like it’s here until October. That wee interim period between Summer and Autumn is an awkward one, but it opens out into  a spectacular season of change, revealing a colour palette Mother Nature reserves just for this time of year.

2. Layers

Fashion is a weakness of mine. Paired with make up, it’s probably the main reason I’m a spectacularly skint student. Maybe food is in contention for that title, I’m an absolute fat git. Summer in Scotland is a funny one. It’s warm, but not warm enough to not have something to cover your shoulders,  but too warm for you not to be boiled alive the second you do cover your shoulders. Pain in the bum.

But Autumn is the time of year for layers. Winter you just wear massive jackets and you’re done,  but in autumn you can play with cardigans and scarves and shawls and wraps. The list is endless. I really love the wrap above from Amazon, you could coorie doon away from the cold and not reappear until Spring.

3. Knitwear

Leading in from the previous point, Autumn is the time for Knitwear. It’s so comfy and cosy and soft and…need I say more people? Get the Knitwear out the cupboard!

4. Hallowe’en

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Would October be October without Hallowe’en?  Answer…no. Absolutely not! I really struggle to decide between Christmas and Hallowe’en as my favourite holiday of the year (it’s probably Christmas, but just because it lasts longer and I’m a greedy git!). I do love all the dressing up and sweets and partying around Hallowe’en, and revel in the mystic of Samhain, when the veil between this world and the next is at its weakest, and spirits can come and wander as they please.

5. Hocus Pocus

One of my favourite movies of all time, I save Hocus Pocus for this time of year, just to keep the excitement built up all year, and add another touch of fabulousness to the Hallowe’en period. Winifred Sanderson is just wonderfully wicked, and is sass goals. Who doesn’t love to just sass the bejeezus out of people?

And are you honestly trying to tell me this isn’t the best version of “I Put A Spell On You” you’ve ever heard?

So there’s my favourite things about October. What are yours? Do you love Hallowe’en as much as I do?

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Where the Heck is your Hair?

Hi guys,

so this morning when I woke up, this was my hair.

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Long, limp and, to be entirely honest, in desperate need of some TLC.

I have had waist length hair since I was twelve years old. I’ve been dedicated, and grown it out completely all through high school.

I will be the first to admit, waist length hair takes some maintenance, and nonsensically thick waist length hair even more so. Styling it takes hours, it’s heavy so won’t hold a curl. You have a permanent scarf, no matter how warm the weather – like, seriously, in the middle of the occasional hot Scottish summer (yes, I admit these are pretty rare) thick, long hair sticking to your neck and back is not a pleasant sensation.

And don’t get me started on washing and drying it.

Washing and drying my hair requires at least two hours of my day. Washing it, even a quick wash, takes at least half an hour. Drying it takes forever, and I can never do a proper blow dry, because my wee stumpy arms can’t reach the ends when drying it above my head. But letting it air dry takes years, so that doesn’t happen very often.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve listed many of the negatives associated with really long hair, but I absolutely love my hair. People compliment it all the time, there are so many different options for the hour long styling sessions, and it makes me feel like a princess with my long medieval hair. I love looking in the mirror and seeing my hair hanging right down my back, or being able to play with braids because they’re long enough to hang right over my shoulder.

However, much as I may absolutely adore my long hair, having the same hairstyle for so long does get a bit stale. To mix things up I’ve tried adding layers and a fringe, but today, I decided enough was enough.

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Fringy fringe fringe!

 

Where’s it all gone?! It feels so short (although, yes, I know by normal standards it’s still pretty long)!

But you know what…I bloody love it! It feels so much lighter, it feels great, and the fringe is just an unintended bonus. I asked to thicken the fringe I already had, and realised I could dry it in a proper full fringe! It’s so cool (who says cool anymore?)! I can even reach the ends with ease, so a blow-dry is now possible!

What do you guys think?