Sunday, January 10, 2010

Recent Etsy finds

It has been a while since I've found vintage that I've totally fallen in love with, online or at local shops and flea markets. And I don't buy items that I'm not fully in love with since I have so little storage space. However, I did snag the following beauties from Etsy in December.

I've been coveting this stunning 1950s Morris Moskowitz silk handbag for many months and was so happy when it finally arrived to me a few weeks back - and in mint condition! It came with a peach silk coin purse and a MM initialed mirror. Such a beauty that I can't wait to take out!

These 1950s Mackey Starr New York pearl pink heels are so adorable! I was supposed to wear them on New Year's Eve but unfortunately they turned out to be teensy bit too small for me to be comfortable all night long. :( So I might put them on sale at some point unless my feet will magically shrink overnight, hee!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Red-headed woman

I have been wanting to go red for a long, long time and finally decided to go for it just before Christmas. It took me two visits to the beauty salon (and two color removals!) to get the color seen above from reddish brown. The red turned out a vivid ruby red shade. I was looking for something a little lighter and warmer à la Florence Welch but I really do like this shade too. Actually, you can see the original color in the first two photos and the last one was taken after I re-dyed my hair. The shade is a little colder than the original one.

Which brings me to the fact that red color is incredibly difficult to maintain! I mean, I've been hearing that but I didn't realize it would really be this hard. My hair has been all sorts of different colors but never have I had this same problem. The color had already visibly faded a week after it was originally dyed at the salon. I dyed it again a week or so back and I again notice a major difference. For the record, I use red pigmented shampoo and conditioner and other products for colored hair.

I wonder if I'm doing something wrong or do all of the ladies with amazing intense red hair just keep on coloring it every few weeks? I absolutely love being a redhead but I don't really have the patience to dye it so often. That can't be too healthy for the hair either.

Any tips would be much appreciated! :)