Wednesday, December 8, 2010

No Candy In Your Till, No Cutie Left to Thrill.

Currently Listening to:
"Chick Habit" by April March

I'm so sorry for my lack of personal posts the past few days, guys! I swear I had a good reason though! Namely this one: I have a new hair color!

(Self-portraits by moi, Hair color by Manic Panic)
Thaaaaaats right! I said 'to H-E-Double Hockey Sticks with it' and I took the pastel color plunge!

It was quite a process to say the least, one that took 3-4 days to complete (hence why I didn't put any photos of myself up lolol), as I waited in between bleaching, toning, and dyeing. (Instead of cramming all that hair damage into one day, I give my curls the rest they needed over a few days lol) Luckily I only needed to bleach once, though because of my red hair I had to tone several times to get rid of some of the brassiness. I decided to keep the blonde on the warmer side. I have an olive complexion and I didn't want it to totally clash with my skin tone, as well I kept the pink on the darker, warmer side for the same reason. I used a Violet Based Bleach Powder by Kaleidoscope mixed with a 40 volume creme to lighten my hair. (I suggest asking a professional before you pick the creme, depending on your hair type, some may be too strong for your hair.) I toned twice with Manic Panic's Virgin Snow White Toner (I had to, because of how red my hair was and how much of it I have lol) and then used Manic Panic's Cotton Candy Pink to streak some of my individual curls. I mixed in Conditioner with the pink in order to dilute it and make the color less over-powering...

The color reminds me a little of strawberry shortcake (the dessert, not the character) and it makes me feel quirky and girly; just the way I like it! I was inspired by early Gwen Stefani (particularly the Simple Kind of Life music video) and I'm also feeling very Smashley Simpson - like I could knock someone out, but instead I'll just roll along on my skates and keep doing my thing. I love it!

On another note, I woke up to a bunch of e-mails with really great questions for the Q&A session and I can't wait to answer all of them for you, so keep 'em coming! OR leave a question for me on my new Formspring  and I'll incorporate them into the Q&A too! Also, a big thanks to those of you who have filled out my survey so far! If you haven't already, you can do so HERE.

Now I am off to finish getting ready for the Created In California Shopping Tweetup downtown at the Hot Italian. My blogger buddy Kari of Juniper * James is hosting the event. I can't wait!

xoxo coco

P.S. My birthday is in 9 days! Yay!


  1. Love it! Reminds me of a strawberry and cream lolly :)

  2. Wow, you did it! Cute, like a fluff of candy

  3. Looking amazing babydoll! You are so versatile; You can pull off any look!

  4. LOVE it! Dang, I wish I'd stayed longer @ the event so I could have seen it in person!

  5. I don't know if you remember me in high school cause I graduated ahead of you but stumbled upon your blog and I love absolutely adore it!!

  6. Thank you so much, everyone! I'm so glad I did it. Idk why... But it totally makes me feel super rad and badass, like I could I conquer the world with my pink streaks! If you guys are looking for something fun to do for New Years, definitely try some pastel streaks. Its so much fun! Lol! :}

    @Angeline: I didn't make it to the event! A guy hit me on the freeway, because he was driving like an idiot in the rain. I'm so mad. At him and for not making the event lol

    @Madison: I do remember you! I'm surprised you remembered me! Thanks for stumbling on my blog and adoring it so much. You have an amazingly cool blog too <3

  7. your hair are stunniiiing!! i definitely adore the hair color


  8. ahh your hair is BEAUTIFUL
    i only just posted something about pastel hair because i'm obsesseeed by it! !! i need to dye mine ASAP :)
    check it out :)

    xx x x xx

  9. You are so beautiful! these images are really breathtaking and stripped bare. The second one from the top is my favourite
    Utterly gorgeous.

    Thank you for the kind comments on my blog Wunderlust.



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