Show Your Colour!


Yep…that was my hair before going to the hairdressers. I’m not ever ever going to let it get so bad again. The reason why it looks like a dead dog is the use of boxed-dyes when I didn’t have the money and without thinking.

Day-after-day I would throw my hair up into a pony with the straightener used directly on it without any protections. That first picture is the result of it. This was because I got my hair all chopped off a few years back and I wanted to let it grow.

I am not going to think about what I do to my hair, what I use and don’t use. No more straight irons to get it sitting correctly. Going to use the right conditions and try and get it looking as good as the second photo. Because hot damn! I’d kill for that hair and I’m lucky enough to have it sitting on top of my head waiting for me to stop being so darn lazy.

This is my declaration right now:

I am never ever ever going to go back the dull brown

I’m always going to take care of my hair. 

I’m going to let my colour shine! 


[Hair done by John and Emma at David Foley’s Hair Salon in Dublin]


Finding My Style

Now that I have money, I’m finally going to start finding my look. I will no longer open my wardrobe of jumpers and plain t-shirts and jeans that I haven’t worn in years, but yet still haven’t managed to throw out. I’m going to stop wearing my basic jeans and a t-shirt every-single-day. I am going to put outfits together…and to begin with- I’m making my rocker-look.

The boots are the most expensive at €88

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I saw them months ago and fell in love with them. They’ll be perfect for the winter months, then another reason I’m doing this is because I’ve always wanted a leather bracelet and I’m a slight rocker-head with a major love for AC/DC and Metallica. I dislike the disco/rave music. I like songs with major guitars riffs and lyrics that have meanings and ballets that make the hairs stand up on my neck.

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I love leather bracelets, I love them on girls and always wanted to buy them, but never had the money. So voila! I’m buying these….

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To finish the look off I want to get good t-shirts that will go with it and finish the look off nicely. So the two I’ve found so far are…

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I really need to start buying jewellery and make-up. To stop going shopping with influential people, but to go and buy exactly what I want without the annoying comments stopping me in my tracks. Because of those comments, I’m 25 and don’t have a style, I do not feel good with my basic-looking clothes that don’t give me confidence. I want to feel good in what I’m wearing and I want to stop blending in with the crowd.

It’s all about the hair.

I’m getting really paranoid about my hair line now. I was told the other day [by a woman] that I didn’t look 25, that I look much younger. I know in a few years time I’m going to take that as an complement, but for now I took as an insult.

See my hairline? I have a calves-lick,Me 2Me! which my mam told me is ‘a very Irish thing’. Where your hair on one side doesn’t go over correctly, but pops up and you have to force it to the side you want, leaving you with a big bounce to it. I don’t see it as a calves-lick, but as a bald-spot. At 25, and I’m already worrying about bald-spots? How stupid!

I then want to get a side-fringe for my sister’s wedding,..

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See how it goes up and over? That’s the lick I was talking about. Nothing too drastic, but my hair is going to be in a bun for the wedding and I just don’t want to show my hairline, so I can get the hairdresser to brush my fringe to the side to hide it. But guess what my mam says…”it makes you look old”….old….I’m twenty-bloody-five.  I had a full-fringe and a side-fringe when I was a teenager!! When does she stop being so motherly?

Should I leave my hair or get a side fringe?