It’s almost 2020! Are you excited? I am, but I get excited about everything so it’s not something to go by.
Anyways, this post really is going to be about my hair. Cause I’m sure everyone cares about that. Well about the blog a bit too but it’s just an excuse. As some of you know, I go through a completely unreasonable amount of effort to keep my hair a silvery white. It’s a great colour that makes me feel oddly powerful but my poor hair needs a bit of a break. Even though my natural colour is not that dark, it’s quite fine and these few years of draining all the pigment from it have not been all that kind to my mane.
So I figured, since I’m starting from a stark white canvass, this is the perfect time to get a good fashion colour on. It will look amazing! I had narrowed my choices down to a dark denim blue or a peachy rose and asked you guys on Twitter for your preference. It was actually a pretty close call but dark blue won out in the end and I was psyched about this fairly drastic change. Because I do work in a corporate environment and am supposed to set the example, I figured I would give HR a heads up. My head of HR thought it was a delightful idea but after running it through the partners I couldn’t convince them that it would be a very professional blue. So that plan went out the window…
I was pretty much ready to give up on the peach as well but I did have rose gold hair at some point and that didn’t bother anyone so I pushed my luck. Turns out blue and green are no goes but red, pink or orange, and any variation thereof, are just fine. There’s an acceptable spectrum it seems…
And so peach it was once more. This isn’t a bad thing. I am on the very pale side of things so lighter colours tend to suit me better anyways. But now I had a bit of rebel in me. The point was to stop bleaching my roots, or at least bleach them less, so the colour would have to be darker on top. I will also use the occasion to let my hair grow out a bit since it will be healthier. I ordered about a dozen different pink and orange temporary colours and started scouring the internet for that perfect shade.
And is things tend to do, it all went downhill from there. I really couldn’t find what I was looking for. I looked at more pink shades, more orange ones, dusky muted peaches that you probably shouldn’t eat. Nothing was quite right. A lot of peach dye jobs where two or three colours trying to simulate those patches on the actual fruit and for the most part, I didn’t like those either. I’m super picky. But I didn’t give up!
In an attempt to…well actually I’m not sure what I was doing. Procrastinating probably. I decided to update my avatar first and back to Picrew I went. (For those of you that don’t remember my last post, Picrew is the website I used to make my avatar when I redecorated my blog.) Yet no matter how much I looked (for about 3 minutes) I just couldn’t find my old template.
An so I started to poke around on a variety of other available models. Picrew is a lot of fun to play with. I wasted a couple of afternoons, I admit. My only real criteria was that a colour at least close to peach was available for hair. This really cut down the options. Then I stumbled onto this cutey.
The customization isn’t quite as varied as my last model but that’s o.k., I ended up using the same avatars over and over again anyways. More importantly, the template had my eye colour, something close to my bangs, my preference for curling my hair, and this super lovely peach ombré which has now become my target hair colour!
Who would have thought that my silly little time killing hobby would actually help me find what I needed all along! I am right back to being super excited about this and let me tell you, in my head it looks amazing. Just a touch darker on top (to cover the roots and all that) but otherwise I think I can pull it off. But wait..
I haven’t actually done the dye yet. It may turn out to be a complete failure and I will then need to go right back to Picrew… I’m taking the plunge tonight and I’ll update the site and all my avatars as soon as it’s done. If you see this little lady with some boring brown hair in a few days, it went wrong… But if she’s there to greet you on the front page, sweet!
Did I just make you read all this nonsense as a hamfisted excuse to use as many of my new avatars as possible in a single post? Yes, that exactly it. and it went a bit out of control by the end there. It is a 100% true story though. You can tell because nothing interesting happens in it…
What can I say, I just couldn’t resist sharing her with you all. I do hope you like this new avatar as much as I do. Maybe next time I’ll try to create a collaborative avatar where we can all pick her features.