14.10.10

Giddy up, babe!


I accidentally figured out how to curl my hair the other day. I had bought some little velcro rollers for 98p from Wilkinsons to give my hair a bit more lift, and when I took them out I had a full on Rihanna style curly mohawk! I chickened out of wearing my hair like it all day, but today I plucked up the courage to embrace my inner RiRi.

It's been a learning curve... It kept flopping down a bit like Elvis' hairdo, which wasn't the look I was going for, but on the bright side it was amazing not to have to keep fiddling with my fringe (and battling GFS). I think I need to find an epic hairspray to combat the droop and then I'll be set. Any recommendations? It's so nice to have a change of hairstyle but I can't work out if I look a bit ridiculous. What do you reckon? (Anons, be gentle with me!)



(top - h&m, shorts - mutilated gap skinnies, leopard flats - primark, necklace - courtesy of gogo philip)

I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of our friends Martin and Jen, as we're getting a Pizza Hut takeaway tonight. It's 50% off when you spend over £30 at the moment. Well, the voucher I found says so! This does fly in the face of my never ending (failed) mission to have a healthier lifestyle. But I'm going to bunk uni and enquire about Yoga classes tomorrow to see if that might help me improve my posture and chill out a bit generally. Especially seeing as this was brought to my attention earlier! It analyses your tweets and does a personality profile on you... The truth hurts a bit!

What are your plans this evening?

66 comments:

  1. You look soooo nice! Im so jealous of the pizza, i wanted one tonight but i've decided to be good :( BOO!
    Hope you have a good evening with your friends!

    xo

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  2. I think you look fabo I have a short do with a heavy fringe and would def give this a bash x

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  3. Your hair and outfit looks rad. I thought your results were alright. Mine were pretty horrific! http://www.analyzewords.com/index.php
    Good luck with the health overhaul too, I really need to sort mine out... Winter blues and comfort eating are setting in big time. x x x

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  4. your hair look amazing, really cute ^^ xx

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  5. Your hair looks... BEAUTIFUL! I love it!! I find the best hairspray is Lee Stafford any of them there's 2 or 3 or a cheeper option Panten Not sure how to spell different ones for differnt hair and they smell gorg!
    This evenings plans- TV >:)

    Enjoy your evening!
    Rebecca xx


    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hair is stunning!

    That word analyzer is a bit iffy...I wouldn't worry about what it said, if U were you ;)

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  7. I LOVE this! We have similar hair so now I want to try too! Yaaaaay! xx

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  8. You look killer friendie. Curls are cool! x

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  9. your hair looks GORGEOUS like that! try curling it with straighteners, and then curling your fringe so it's the shape/kind of curl you want it, then spray it or grip it back? i find curling with straighteners much easier than rollers :) it's quite a quick process too once you have the hang of it xxxx

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  10. Mop Organic hairspray is pretty awesome. It does feel ever so slightly sticky, but it has the best hold ever.

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  11. Well U bloody love it!!

    2nd attempt ? looks good and you suit it so well.

    you can play around with this look. Id never suit it! xx

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  12. I think the hair looks very cool! You should do it like this more often :)

    http://jadefungblog.blogspot.com

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  13. I adore your hair like this Gem. It's kinda channeling Annie Mac...in a sort of distant cousin kind of way. I'm so jealous that you're getting pizza. I was meant to be getting pizza too but I got cancelled on so now I'm sat at home watching River Cottage. Woo!

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  14. I love it! My longish hair lives vicariously through your cut, and I love this new Elvis-esque style.

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  15. Your hair looks great, doll! Have a great Pizza Hut evening x

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  16. that hairstyle looks terrific (as in very good) on you! also the outfit is super cute

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  17. I love it! It reminds me of Camioah from BB11. But with a wayyy prettier face!

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  18. Omg Gem, it looks so good! There is a girl (an older girl. don't get offended! haha) in my school that wears her hair like this and I tryed and failed to style it like hers/yours. Amazing <3
    Mmmm...Pizza Hut. I'm gonna sit on my bed, stalk the internet and eat sweetcorn

    x x xx

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  19. OMG GEM! Your hair looks AMAZING! I actually love it! I use Pantene Ice Shine hair spray, it really holds all day.

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  20. your hair is gorgeous, your too beautiful gem!
    xx

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  21. Cool outfit Gem - your hair looks really really lovely btw!
    x

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  22. Great curls! it's always nice finding a change! You look lovely.
    UO x
    http://unionolivia.blogspot.com/

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  23. I think you look gorgeous! I love your usual hair but this is sweet for a change!

    X

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  24. Yoga is the business for chilling you out! I did it all through final year in college and it really helped with the stress. It centres you and puts you back in 'the present' which is so hard when you're prone to worrying... believe me, I know ALL too well... so many what ifs floating round your brain!


    Cool hair btw, I sometimes wish mine was short

    xx

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  25. wow, it's weird seeing at you without your normal fringe but I really like it!

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  26. I'll be brutal, I took a peek thinking the idea of the hair sounded a bit, er, wack. But it looks awesome. Good job love! Now can I get up the balls/inclination to give it a bash?!

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  27. I already said on twitter but I'll say it again: Your hair looks awesome! I just love it like this.

    I find Tresemme mighty hold (or something like it) is really good hairspray, and TiGi do a good un too! x

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  28. i love your hair like this, really suits you!

    makes me want to cut all mine off again as mine went like this naturally haha! xoxo

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  29. I love the hair! I think that whatever do you would have you would look soo pretty! :)

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  30. ooooh it's really cute! yeah, i'm always saying i'll eat healthily, but there's always some offer on junk food! two for tuesday at dominoes... 2 for £3 on ben & jerrys in asda... takeaway on a friday night... it's never going to work!
    xoxxx

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  31. It's ok my housemates and I just walked to Londis to each buy dinner, soon as we had to stepped into the disgustingly cheap chicken shop next door and then had ice cream/biscuits/pizza after that too :)

    Love the hair, looks so fresh to see your whole face - bet it feels better too

    R x

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  32. Your hair looks amazing! Seriously. x

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  33. peng one, hair looks fab

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  34. I think it really suits you! And it must be so low-maintenance :D I've started letting my hair go curly as well in a bid to restore some semblance of health to it and I love that I don't have to spend ages straightening it to try and get rid of frizz...embrace the frizz, I say! (well ok, maybe not that far) But I certainly dig this look on you :) x

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  35. i think the curls really suit you, i swear by my rollers as a really easy way to create volume (even if i do look a bit like nora batty when i wear them!)
    somehow-someday.blogspot.com
    x

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  36. I really love your hair like this; somehow it looks quite retro to me, that might be partly because of your eyeliner too. I only wish my hair curled that well; it's at a really awkward growing stage at the minute and it just doesn't hold curls at all! Although I think that's partly my hair as well as the awkward length.

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  37. Gem, this hair looks GORGEOUS. I think you should do a step-by-step tutorial, so I can do it too. :)

    Sarah Betty xx
    http://www.sarahbetty.co.uk

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  38. hey Gem, your hair looks beautiful,yoga sounds good, i need to do some sort of exercise but i find it hard to get myself motivated.I dont think there is a yoga class near to me.I love pizza hut, the one that we go is inside the cinema we go pizza hut first stuff ourselves then when we watch the movie after i feel ready fall asleep im that full.Really should eat less when we go but its all so yummy! whats your favourite? x

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  39. Love the hair it really suits you! I also love my cheap but trusty rollers and should def use them more often, but I never know what product is best to use to keep it in place, any recommendations? Love the blog your tips and outfits are always a great source of inspiration on an unispiring day!x

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  40. the hair looks gooooooood!! i have curly hair, and when i wear it curly i actually find the best hairspray is the tresemme strong hold stuff (its the only one that doesnt make the curls go crispy if that makes sense?) but yeh its pretty cheap so thats a plus! ive been craving pizza all day and this post so hasnt helped! haha xx
    http://shutterbug-z.blogspot.com

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  41. Love the hair, it looks great! Go for stuffed crust.

    www.ameliais.blogspot.com

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  42. You look really pretty! Love this look.

    xx

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  43. Loves lovely. How about a cute headband to keep it back?

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  44. 'Snap' on the short sides and top curls. I find it far easier than the constant head flick to get the long fringe out of the eyes (and it's more forgiving on the 'wake up and go/bed head' look!)

    I find Toni&Guy's 'firm hold' never fails. It's pricey but it's strong and always eliminates the possiblity of an 'at the drive in' hair day!

    Also it's a great style to pop in an occasional hair accessory without it being too obvious.

    Don't worry. It looks hot.

    Amber x

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  45. I love it! It really suits you. =) I know what you mean about changing your hair though, I like the thought of not having a fringe anymore but I'm convinced that I look really odd!

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  46. Looks great! I bought Umberto Giannini Glam Hair Rock N Roll Extreme Hairspray the other week and i found that it holds styles really well and was suprisingly light and doesn't make hair resemble straw like some do.

    I just a started blog! http://bualways.blogspot.com/

    xo

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  47. This looks lovely on you! My favourite hairspray (though I've not tried many expensive ones due to being a cheapskate) is Wella Silvikrin Maximum Hold, I get through it like you wouldn't believe! x

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  48. Your hair looks awesome like that! I always use Elnett - it's a classic, but it really holds!

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  49. you look amazing like this !
    please do it again and wear it all day !

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  50. Haha good timing, I just curled my hair too and was wondering how the hell to make it stay like that all day! Yours looks way cooler tho, my hair is too long to look anything other than Shirley Temple... :)

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  51. ahh I love your blog! And I totally agree with the person who said that your hair looks like Annie Mac's, which is definitely no bad thing. It looks awesome ♥

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  52. Your hair looks gorgeous like this! I have really curly hair, so it's nice to see someone who usually has straight hair curling it. It also gives me hope that my hair will look nice when I cut it short.
    Flo x

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  53. Have you tried wearing your hair curly with a wavy/straight-ish fringe? I think that would look good on you :) Tagged you on my blog:

    strawberrymintcookies.blogspot.com

    xx nik

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  54. I think it looks great! I too have short hair and tend to stick to my usual style, very tempted to change it up on occasions though! Maybe a trip to Wilkos is in order...

    Kb x

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  55. ah, your hair is so lovely! ♥ you're adorable, i adore your blog!
    http://ohwaywardgirl.blogspot.com/

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  56. I love the curly look going on with your hair, it looks really lovely!

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  57. That looks so cute! it really suits you. I love it when you learn new things by accident!

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