Monday, 19 March 2012

it's easter next week

... And I have work to finish... which hasn't been done or started. I really need to stop procrastinating. I seem not to be able to motivate myself. This really annoys me. The woes of a student. *sigh* And I really must stop spending so much money! I don't wanna be so broke I have £60 to live off a months. Those times last year were horrible!

Anyway, I got my hair did.

I got canerows going all back this time. I just wanted something simple, and cos I got my head shaved again this time, if I'd gotten zig- zags again it would have cost me £35! The cheek of the Afro hairdressers at uni. This is one of the disadvantages of not being near a hair shop in South London. I coulda got all of this done for £20 max! Black hair is so expensive KMFRT.

Speaking of hair though, I do miss being ginger. My red hair will be coming back in the coming months. I'll need to take amazing care of it though. Before I got this done though, i tried a new thing and made an avocado protein mask to give this bush some strength. Safe to say it worked, and afterwards my hair felt very strong! When I do it next time I'll post a tutorial and recipe.

ALSO... DUNDUNDUNNNNNN... MY JEANS CAME! *insert gunfingers, "brapping" and dancing here*

Envy me bitches. These are the Logo Block print jeans from Gerlan Jeans' S/S '11 collection, Jeans & Satin. I've wanted them for so long (over half a year), and at least these babies are MINE! They went down in price massively and I just had to get them before they sold out. 

Just one little problem... they're size 34, and I've a 36. LOL motivation to lose weight for summer. So beautiful. *dreams* And look at the package it came in!

So  personalised. Go me. I am special.

I really must update my blog more often. Gonna try and do it two/ three times a week.

Ash x

Monday, 12 March 2012

a foot in the door.

So yesterday I was on a video shoot! >< It was AMAZING! I went to help out my friend Nathan at Kool Beanz Productions for the Afro Kid music video and it was so fun. However I was there from 8.35am till 6pm- I was finished! I'm so pleased because I finally got to "run" on the set of a video. I don't even care if it's not a big company, it's something! Still tired though. I got home at 1am this morning, and I've felt lethargic all day.

Home was an experience. My auntie is leaving for Grenada this week, so this was the last time I got to see her for three months. I am such a bad nephew. She told me that in December she fell down the stairs, and lost her confidence. She doesn't leave the house any more unless she's shopping. I still feel bad about this because this is the first time I've seen her since the start of the year, and I haven't spoken to her much. I am so selfish.

This year I really need to start being more mindful of others, and start taking care of my family.

Ash x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

midweek blues

I spent most of today procrastinating. Mainly because I was recovering from a hangover but yeah haha. We went out last night, but I only left the house because it was a friend's birthday so I went out to celebrate.

On Monday I took out my hair. I have never, ever been so glad to undo canerows/ cornrows- what ever you wanna call them. My head itched, hair was very greasy, dirty, and smelly. I hadn't washed it in three weeks! agh. That's the longest ever I've gone.

Above is what my hair looked like in the beginning.

I've  become a bit of a "natural hair" enthusiast over the past year. For those of you ho haven't a clue what I'm on about, basically, in the black community a lot of women have decided to stop chemically altering the texture of their hair and just rock what they were born with! ^^

It involves styling the hair and taking care of it to ensure that it grows healthily. I got zig- zag canerows cos I wanted something different this time. Previously I had them going all back.

So after undoing my filthy bush (above), I made up a deep conditioner:

The above mix was made up of Tresemme Split Remedy Conditioner, Wilko own brand conditioner, honey, argan oil, almond oil and castor oil. It looks and sounds like a dessert! aha! I applied that to my hair, and then tied two carrier bags over it, and then put a hat on and left it for 30 mins.

I have never enjoyed having clean hair so much. It was lush. Next week I'm gonna get my sides shaved and possibly canerows again, but I might leave that till the week after.

Today I did nothing. Woke up, got ready and rolled straight into KFC. That 2 Piece Variety Meal was HEAVEN.  I really need to start being more productive with my days. I have two weeks to complete an essay, 4 weeks to re-do a piece of coursework that I failed and 2 months the do another project. My priorities are a mess! And on top of that I'm trying to get in shape for summer, and learn Korean & Japanese. FAIL!
However, I had done something that will be useful to me in the future.

I'm gonna make some flashcards to help me learn Korean! (And Japanese too, but I'm gonna focus on Korean atm) I want to start with Hangul. Then move onto grammar etc. Actually really excited!

Ash x

Monday, 5 March 2012

discovery of a masterpiece.

Hi! LOL, I didn't know what my first post should be, and I spent agers thinking of something, and I finally settled on FASHION.

Anybody that knows me will know that I LURVE clothes and shoes. I could live to shop. God help certain shops/ brands if I ever win the lottery. Actually serious.

So today whilst browsing the net I stumbled upon agi&sam.