Thursday, August 25, 2011

I'm itching to go WHITE BLONDE!

Of course now that I have a good 2 inches of my natural colour growing in and I have a fairly good match so that you can't actually see it growing out, I need to dye my hair again....

Note the sarcasm.

I'm not sure what it is about me but I ever since the first time I dyed me hair (coppery red when I was 13), I am never satisfied with my natural colour.

As I've stated in other posts, when I vocalize this dissatisfaction people often look at me in disbelief and tell me I should consider myself lucky that I have naturally blonde hair as an adult.


Well... I find my dirty blonde hair colour kind of boring on me!

I have gone practically every other colour in the rainbow expect for...


I don't usually go lighter.... in fact I never go lighter.
I love having dark hair... red, dark pink, black, brown...etc.

But I am loving this new trend in hair that is so blonde that it is almost white.
I'm reeeeeeally liking the idea of adding a pop of colour to it.

I was thinking of either turquoise or pale purple.

Either way I think I'm going to take the plunge and go lighter.
Hopefully it doesn't look trashy when my roots start growing in.... 
I don't have dark hair... 
so I should be slightly in the clear...

I love the fact that these blondes are not at all brassy.  I think that is what always puts my off going lighter... when you use bleach you end up with yellowish hair...


I am going to the lovely hair dresser who stripped my dark and bright red hair back to a dark blonde without killing my hair.  Provided she thinks its possible to go this light without it going yellow (and it doesn't hurt my "wallet" too much) I am making this change after my next paycheque.

Pictures to come...


Monday, August 15, 2011

~***The Madonna Inn***~ A Kitschy Oasis...

I don't remember where and when I came across the existence of this magnificent hotel

I remember that when I did, I fell in love!

is in San Luis Obispo, California. 

It has 110 extremely unique rooms.

It was built between 1958 and 1960 
and I think it's clear from the photos that has retained it's retro charmed quite perfectly.

All of the rooms are decorated with different themes. 

And I think it's fair to say that when they excecuted these themes originally, they must have been following the mentality of

I hadn't really had a strong desire to visit California over other more desirable vacation destinations...

I totally want to make a tradition of going there every year so that we can stay in a different room every time.

The kitschy quality is undeniable.
I'm not sure it would ever get old.

I am completely captivated by their amazing over-the-top dinning room.
The weird thing is, I featured a picture of this dinning room in a previous 
"Pictures that make me Smile" post.

It was the Pink Edition.

And I had no idea where or what the pic was of.  I just came across it on weheartit.

Then I stumbled onto this lovely hotel on a completely separate occasion.  As I was browsing the pics I thought "Hey....this looks familiar"

I hope the owners never sell this place.  
I have a feeling that an outsider would change it drastically to modernize it.

I think it should stay exactly how it is.
Frozen in time.

That is, of course, what makes it so appealing!
Well.... to me at least :)

We could all use a vacation without all of the "modern conveniences" anyways.

I've always wished that I was born in 1950s.

So getting to stay in a "time warp", so to speak, would be like a dream come true :)

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