Thursday, January 17, 2008

Having a bad hairweek and a January giveaway!!

I have been so busy. I just didn't have time to blog. We have been decluttering and reorganizing our house. We (read I) have way too much stuff, so we brought an awful lot of things to the goodwill store ( I wasn't even allowed to bring my own stuff away and to come anywhere near to that store). And Hubby had to ride 2 times with our Renault GRAND espace filled from top to bottom. Some things went, like the neongreen pvc rainboots with stiletto heels I bought at Fiorucci's in Milan (Italy) back in '86 ( I have kept the box though). Other things are now taking new positions. Hubby finally drilled some holes to hang the rack I received as a birthday gift from my cousin. He wouldn't have this 'brocante' rack in the kitchen......but......

When he managed to get the rack onto the wall, he even styled it. Mmmm some things seem to be contagious!

And then of course there was my hair adventure.
I guess it started in Italy about 18 months ago...

At that time I was having a reddish 'coiffure'. During our stay in Venice, sun and sea made a blond out of me, again!
Well, I decided to stay that way for a while, but the lack of sun and sea out here, made it necessary to me to use some chemicals to color my hair once in a while. The results differed...last time when I experimented, probably beginning of December 2007 I had to use 3 packages of hair color shampoo (the one that lasts) until I reached a kind of yellowish blond that was acceptable. When I went to my hairdresser, to have a cut, he said: You're blond! (they just don't like it when you do these kind of things at home. I do understand that.) But it's so much cheaper to DIY your haircolor AND it saves an awful lot of time. OK there are some risks as well....
I told my hairdresser that the color was not exactly what I had in mind. So he told me that when blond is too yellow you have to make your hair a little violet. I have to say that I agreed and experienced this in earlier years myself. As my hair has been white, yellow, orange, deep red, brown, I guess black and gray were the only colors missing in my hair-experience. The hairdresser told me also that my hair would look fabulous a little more silvery, more platinum, with little purple strikes. Well I thought that after 3 packages of superblond my hair could do with a little rest, but that platinum blond sounded just like me:

This would be the new me, blond/silvery/ purple hair, woman of the world....(of course no cigarette, but this picture does reveil the reason why I started smoking once. Luckily I quit some years ago.) So when I saw a dark stripe on my head I thought it was time to go to the hairdresser again. This time I would take no risks whatsoever. Ok world, just wait for the new LiLi to arrive!
It all started quite disappointing when the boss of the salon told me that I couldn't have platinum-blondish hair and purple ends in one time. Ok it would look good when leaving the salon but when I would wash my hair, every hair would turn violet, another possibility, purple extensions, wasn't possible at this time either; they wouldn't hold onto the new colored hair. They could color my hair platinum blondish, but I had to wait for about a week until they could finish the job with purple. Well all right I would

be blond first. Ok, Saturday at 2 p.m. in a hair salon, mirrors everywhere. They put me somewhere in the middle of the salon putting the chemicals on my head, modeling my hair like a very funny little cap and I saw my hair slowly turning into....yellow, a kind of corn color. "Ehm, ehm, isn't this color just a little tiny eeny weeny bit too yellow?", I asked shy.
'You never can tell when it's still working...' I was told and so I sat there for two hours....still...yellow. Then he washed my hair, put something in it, washed it out again, gave me a massage with something else, put on a red light, rinsed the hair
again, put an amazing lot of gel into my hair and started to blow it dry. For a while I was stuck in my chair, I just couldn't open my mouth...but finally I told the hairdresser that I didn't thought that was me. That yellow hair, those tiny curls I hated every hair!! Ok, the hairdresser was honest, it definitely was too yellow, but now he was going to put another color in my hair, a silverish blond color, which would turn the yellow into white. So I would end up as a platinum blond. Ok chemicals on my head again, modeling my hair like funny looking cap again...sitting in the middle of the salon again...washing the chemicals out of my hair again, putting something onto my hair again, lamps again. Oh my, I thought I was going to take roots...Finally they uncovered my hair and started to blow again. AAAAAAAAAh this time I was even more shocked. I was as gray as a pigeon. Oh no this was definitely not ME. And it was definitely almost closing time...

Do you want to have it changed now, the hairdresser asked me, OOOH YESSSSS what do you expect?? I was going to meet Elizabeth for the first time the very next day. Couldn't face her as a person with less blond hair than my grandmother when she died at the age of 84! Well I could choose; just stay gray-headed for the weekend, or turn back into yellow-blond now...While the salon was already closed. Sorry, but that was an easy one. I just don't want to be gray yet, not before I'm about 101. So I turned blond again...I have to say a little more lemon blond. Out of 3 the last was the best color..yes I'm always
optimistic. But it turned out that I didn't want to be lemon blond for more than a few days.
So, yesterday I had a haircut and the hairdresser changed my hair from blond into a kind of auburnish-eggplantish color for free and I sat there for another three hours. I won't bother you with the process this time...but I have to say I'm happy now.
So Elizabeth is one of the few people who actually saw me with that lemon blond hair. I stopped by and look what she gave me:
oooh she is such a creative person! Thanks Elizabeth, it was so nice to meet you!!
While telling you that tiring hair story I was able to show you a part of my hair clips and hair grips on cards collection.
I think they are quite fun. And they still are cheap. I think I have never paid more than a couple of euros a card.
Do you want to start your own clip- or grip- on- card collection? I can help you getting started. Just give a comment on this post or one of the next posts in January and you are joining the free giveaway. Of course there will be a hair clip card involved, but it will be a surprise!


                                                                                                            
                   


                      




Somewhere Februari I will draw a winner.  I am still  so busy,  having  a self made inquiry for school to score. And I have organized a swap for 86 women attending a dutch home improvement internet site! I want to be more creative, the only thing I made this week is a self made present for a little baby girl: Just stick her name on one and some polka dots and lavender hearts on the other little coathanger.

I just don't have time to have a paid job!
Ok see you next time, don't forget to post a comment, remember the giveaway! Take care! LiLi

25 comments:

Lori said...

oh my goodness!!! you have just totally reinforced the reasons why i refuse to go and have "something" done with my hair...i am waaaaay too gray and haven't had a haircut in forever...i was planning on making an appointment tomorrow...somehow now i'm not so sure...

your goodies from Elizabeth are darling and those hair clip cards are cute:)

Anonymous said...

Na dit verhaal ben ik toch blij dat zwart,zwart is..... ;-)
jeetje wat een verhaal!!!
Ik wil je nog even bedanken voor de swap die je geregeld hebt, helemaal geweldig!!!!!

Een heel fijn weekend in je "gemetamorfooste" huis(hihihi...)
lieve groetjes van je brocante vriendinnetje.

Anonymous said...

oohhhhh geweldig jouw haarverhaal!!!! zo kan jij toch alleen maar schrijven he. prachtig.
het heeft dan even (enkele uren) geduurd, maar dan heb je toch ook wat. hahaha. ben blij dat het toch nog is goed gekomen.
en ik wil je ook nog even bedanken voor het geweldige swapidee en het werk wat je er voor hebt gedaan.
super hoor!

groetjes wil

Anonymous said...

I am surprised you have any hair left on your head with all the chemicals your poor hair had to endure in such a short time! You are definitely more daring than I.
Not surprisingly, I am never, ever satisfied with the results when I leave the hairdresser...I suspect it's because I always leave with the same face! What I realy always hope is that I'll leave looking 10 years younger and 20pounds slimmer. I love all the hair pins and hair clips on their original cards. What a fun collection.

Elly said...

Hemeltje lief, wat een verhaal!!!! Ik heb hier zitten grijnzen op m'n krukje! Zo ben ik ooit eens als 17 jarige thuis gekomen met een permanentje. Ik had al gewillig haar, toen permanent erin, op de fiets naar huis...tja je raadt het al, Diana Ross zou er jaloers op geweest zijn! En die haarspeldjes: ik doe mee! Wat een fantastische collectie heb je toch! En ach, er kan nog wel een aanzetje bij tot een nieuwe verzameling! Fijn weekend!

Anja said...

Ooh Lili! Wat een drama met je haar! Gelukkig kon Elizabeth je week nog een beetje goed maken :) (En jij die van haar met de luchter natuurlijk!). Overigens kleur ik mijn haar altijd zelf, met zo'n pakketje en ik krijg er vaak complimenten over. Oké, het mislukt ook wel eens maar dan pak ik gewoon een petje en verdwijn ik even opnieuw naar de drogist :) Dan heb ik wél weer een fusion-kleur-koppie en dat is dan weer wel origineel :D. Fijne zondag nog! Groetjes!

Sol said...

Hi,I just wanted to stop by and say hello. I hope everything is okay;-}
What a story...
My hir is still natural blond, but there are grey hairs.....Hmmmm. I should go and have a haircut though,it becomes very dry in winter,cause I have very curly hair.
Such a lovely present that you got. You are lucky. Hugs

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Hahahahha... het blijf een zeer vermakelijk verhaal hoor beste Lili M.! Al moet ik zeggen dat de anonieme reactie in het Engels ook zeer komisch is!

Ik begin me nu wel af te vragen hoeveel verzamelcollecties jij wel niet hebt...

Nicky said...

Mensen lief toch, heb dat allemaal voor bij je kapper.Moet er niet aan denken dit tegen te komen.Je moet sterk haar hebben om dat allemaal te kunnen verdragen.Had je blogje al gemist deze week maar nu kan ik me goed voorstellen dat je geen zin had en geen tijd.Het rekje is super met dat mooie witte email er op.Je verzameling haarspeldjes is weer zo maf.Waar haal je het idee om zo wat te gaan verzamelen???
Groetjes

linnea-maria said...

what an "hairrible" story you told us. And you your hair is still left on your head? I think I prefer dying it at home, with only toning. Your hairclip collection is so pretty. I also collecting hairclip parcels. Those making waves I have used when I doing 40's style hairdoes. The rack is looking so good with the enamel things on. /linnea-maria

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, the rack is just Fabulous! And love the pretty white collection of enamel ware!
Sandra Evertson

Karin said...

Enjoyed reading about your "Hair adventure".-- Love the vintage hair pin packages!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hahahah!! I just about spit my coffee all over my computer when I was reading about the YELLOW...and then the SILVER!! oh Lili!!! you poor thing... I am sure that was quite traumatic for you. I once overdyed my hair trying to get the right color and it all turned GREEN with black on the ends... OH it was awful!

I lOVE your hairclip collection... I never knew there was such a thing on cards. We must not have them here??? So cute! LOve your shelf too. xoxo Heather

Heleen said...

Oh my, oh my, what a story! Maar oh zo herkenbaar! Heerlijk om te lezen! ( je collectie is superleuk)

Tante Tee said...

Hihihi, volgens mij kan je voorlopig geen kapper meer zien! Mijn zusje is kapster en in de opleidng heeft ze me zo vaak verknipt, heb er ook wel eens uren gezeten om het weer een beetje toonbaar te maken. Het ergste was wel de beatrix-look-a-like-look, en ik was toen 25, zie je het voor je...

Maar je collectie, je wandrekje, de kledinghangertjes en de cadeautjes van elizabeth zijn natuurlijk weer helemaal geweldig!

ABACAXI & HORTELÂ said...

Haha Lidwien, wat een verhaal. Zi ehet helemaal voor me (lekker zo in het midden van de salon he!). Ik ga morgen voor een knip- en verfbeurt... ga maar geen gekke dingen doen geloof ik...
En wat een leuke plaatjes bij je verhaal!

Marleen said...

Ha Lili M.
Je haar avontuur vertelde ik aan mijn broer,die er toen maar van af zag zijn grijzende stoppels te laten kleuren ( had hij net afgesproken met zijn kapster).Alleen paarse punten zou nog een optie kunnen zijn.....
Leuk rek zeg en zo goed gestyled, complimenten aan je man!!
Je haarspeldencollectie is prachtig en doet het heel goed bij je verhaal.
Complimenten voor je blog. Ik krijg er altijd goeie zin van!!!!
Groet, Marleen

claudia said...

Zit met een brede glimlach achter (o nee, voor!) de computer. Je hebt waarschijnlijk alle tijdschriften gelezen die bij de kapper liggen! Ach, ben je ook weer eens op de hoogte :-)Zal je wel regelmatig een haarmasker nemen... Hoe voelt je hoofdhuid eigenlijk aan na al die verf???

Ik laat ook altijd mijn haar kleuren en ik moet zeggen: mijn haar is altijd wel in "hairmony" :-) HAHAHA. Ik ben 3 of 4 verschillende kleuren blond in de lente/zomer en 3 of 4 verschillende kleuren rood/bruin in de herfst/winter. Ik houd niet van een egaal hoofd, moet wel wat beweging in de kleur zitten. Mocht je je kapper nu meer dan zat zijn dan mag je me altijd mailen voor het adres van mijn kapper :-)

Je rek is fantastisch en ik had je laarzen eigenlijk wel eens in het echt willen zien.

Natuurlijk doe ik mee aan je "give away",! Ik ben inderdaad ook wel eens benieuwd hoeveel verzamelingen jij nou eigenlijk hebt???

O ja, mocht je toch geen afstand kunnen doen van je haarspeltjes dan mag je me natuurlijk ook een kaartje geven van je knoopjes ;-)(ook al zo'n leuke verzameling!)

Liefs van Claudia.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wow, what an ordeal! Hope all is well now.
Fun touring your blog, too.
Cathy

Anonymous said...

ha Lili M.
Mijn broer, die net had afgesproken met mijn dochter dat zij zijn haar zou knippen en verven, heeft na het avontuur 'Lili
als Wiske' toch maar van dit laatste afgezien. Paarse puntjes zou voor hem nog wel een optie kunnen zijn. Nou ja we bewonderen elkaars kapsel wel met Carnaval!!!
Helemaal geweldig jouw haarspeldencollectie. Ik heb er (nog) niet zoveel......
Lieve groet Mimi L.(je-weet-wel)

Twinkle Pink said...

Hi, this is my first visit here,

I love the vintage hair packets.
I coloured my hair yesterday now I need to go to the hairdressers so that they can sort it our LOL.

Thanks for sharing

best wishes Ginny

Natasha Burns said...

oh wow what an adventure! I hope it didn't make your hair fall out from all the chemicals!!!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi - I've just found your blog from your comment on Kelly's post about the corner shop and the fabulous cakes. I shall come back and read your posts later - everything looks very exciting, so I know I shall enjoy it! Sue

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chique said...

Hoi Lieve Lili!

Alles goed hier hoor. Ben de eerste tentamenweek doorgekomen en heb vrijdag nog een tentamen en dan begint de hectiek van het derde kwartaal weer.... Dank voor je berichtje!
Nou .... swapperdeflap! Ik moet weer snel aan de slag hahaha...
Fijn weekend!!

Crafty Mama said...

Those hangers are adorable!