||[May. 21st, 2005|12:42 pm]
|||||That fifth song in Withering to death||]|
Spent a quiet afternoon at home today with my okachan. Since my brother went to watch Star Wars Episode 3 today with his friend, I could do my stuff without any distraction and okachan could take a short nap.
More kaimono! I was browsing through Kera and they always recommend and use products from the cosmetic brand "Majolica Majorca" by Shiseido. Again I saw the big advertisement on Zipper. For months I've been wanting to get their products but since it's only sold in Japan, I have to wait for Neko-chan to go there and get it. I must have it because its got nice and cute package, and cool colours and its a very popular brand in Japan, and a rival of Anna Sui.
I found some of their products at Yahoo Auctions HK and went happily bidding for those items. I want to own every shade of lip gloss and eyeshadows in almost every colour they have. Not to mention they pretty gold foundation casing. I Love Shopping! I Love Life! Well, kaimono just makes me happy, thats also what which makes me love life lol~
I coloured my hair into 'Chocolate brown'. I'm happy with the cos I was stuck with blonde for a long time. Now I really look like the oshare style hair models on Cutie and Zipper, but it wont last long. Since I've got bleached hair and I used a semi permanent dye, the colour wont stay for long. I guess it'll be out in a week or two. I can't afford to use permanent dyes due to that great damage I did to my precious hair last year when I was back in SG. Bleaching, colouring, perming and rebonding in 2 weeks - how crazy can I get?
Well actually, it's all that hairdresser's fault. I wanted blonde hair (well I already had blonde hair then, I just needed to touch up the roots) and that stupid guy refused to give me blonde hair and made me go for some brown shade (tobacco brown- is the name, but has a green ash tone). Being the usual me I insisted that I did not want a brown tone as brown is common and boring. So that smart alek suggested that I 'play' with colour on my fringe. Since I was ready to experiment with new colours, I went ahead with the idea, cos if all else fails, they'll do a free recovery.
I ended up with bright green n yellow patches on my fringe and a dark greenish brown mane. I became a laughing stock on the streets. For the next couple of days, I had to pin every part of the highlight colours (which I called them nylons trings) to the back of my hair. It looked like sea weed hanging on nylon strings. I had to bear the insults of a very rude and ugly man while walking past Funan Center. Should I ever see him again, I'll curse him that he'll be bald forever!!!
A couple of days later, I returned to the salon for the free recovery. This time, I was under the care of a professional colourist and he gave me my blonde locks, YaY. Of course, there was bleaching involved.
More than a week later, I decided to go for a real perm, inspired by Vivi mag.
During that couple of weeks I had my hair styled into curls with curling iron at a neighbourhood salon. People commented that I looked great in blonde curls and there were people who said I looked like a Barbie doll (as in Vivi mag). Even the sales girl at 77th street said so and asked if she could gently touch the texture. I bought a magnetic earing but dropped the back of the earring and she gave me a replacement for free lol.
I was confident about looking great with blonde curls and decided to get it done for real, afterall I wont get to visit a salon for a year. On my last visit at the neighbourhood salon, I asked the obasan how much she would charge me for a perm and what are the difference of the perms (ceramic perm etc) which I see from promotional flyers on the streets. She replied that my hair was unsuitable for perming as it was bleached and too dry which will not be able to be curled but will remain straight.
I did not believe her and called my usual hair stylist for an appointment. I asked her over the phone if it was possible forbleached hair to be permed, she said that her salon is a professional salon and has special chemicals for perming bleached hair. I went ahead with the idea. The next day after the perm, I ended up with dread locks.
I couldnt believe it and was really disappointed and angry. It looked really ugly, worse than that seaweed on nylon strings disaster. I could not bear to step out of the house, and when I did, I bumped into people who know me - of all times!
So I called up and demanded a solution from her. We fixed an appointment and once I sat on that chair, she glanced at my dread locks for a second and said "Rebond lor"!!! What the hell? I have naturally straight hair and shes there telling me to rebond? But I didnt have another choice anyway, but to further damage my precious locks. After the disaster I drowned my hair with all kinds of treatment and conditioning products from Wella to Tigi. Still my poor locks do not seem to be revived.