Back in January of this year I decided that I was finally going to get my hair cut as the length was getting too much for me to handle and my hair need a new spring of life. It was over the following months that I decided that I would donate my hair to The Little Princes Trust who make wigs for children with cancer. I heard about the charity a few months ago from YouTuber and West End actress Carrie Hope Fletcher as she mentioned them in a YouTube video. She went on to say that she would be cutting her hair at the end of her run as Eponine (Les Misérables) and would be donating her hair to the charity.
Towards the end of March, I began looking into the charity and discovered that the charity does not make the wigs themselves as a company in China does. Due to various reason sometimes hair can be rejected (the donator will never know) and this is why they ask for donations to be raised as well so if this happens the charity can buy wigs, which are around £350 a wig. It was at this point I decided I would make a donate page alongside cutting my hair so people could donate to such a worthy charity. Roll on to the Easter holidays; this was when I decided to do the big cut.
As of posting this entry, it will have been just over a week since the cut. On Monday, I visited my dad’s house and later that day Abie, my stepsister and long-time friend cut my hair. I must stress that Abie is training to be a hairdresser and has cut and dyed my hair on numerous occasions so I trusted her completely. All the way up until the initially cut I was not worried about losing so much hair but just before she cut it and after, I couldn’t help but feel extremely self-conscious of the choice I made.
After my hair was cut further into my desired style, it then dawned on me what a huge thing I had done. I’ve always considered my hair as one of my favourite things about myself, it was long and blonde and despite the tangled mess it could become I still loved it. Cutting was big for me, in a way it marked a new chapter in my life as it was the first haircut I had since my mum passed (the last time I had my hair cut properly was back in 2013). The next morning when I woke up, I was surprised not to find strands of hair on my pillow, it was a nice change to say the least.
Later on that day, I went to the salon Abie was training at. She added highlights and some dye to my hair, which looked amazing. The adding of the dye to my hair was mainly for Abie as she needed a hair model but I was happy none the less to have colour back in my hair (I have been a fan of dip dyeing my hair). The overall result was great and many people have complimented on my hair saying that not only does it look a lot healthier but it makes me appear more grown up. I am considering on having short hair for some time now as it will be much more easier to maintain and look after.
If you are interested in donating please just click on the link below, I would be extremely grateful if you could spare the smallest amount of change.
It wasn’t until then end of March where things became a little hectic for me. Once again most of this month was spent tackle university work and job hunting but I did manage to find some favourite this month.
Film of the month – Love, Rosie
Love, Rosie came out on dvd this month and I finally got round to watching it last week some time and I really enjoyed it. I read the book (Where Rainbows End – Ceceila Ahern) a few months back and there was some big differences in the film, but overall I honestly preferred the film over the book. Love, Rosie is a cute romcom (with a great soundtrack) and tells the story of childhood best friends Alex and Rosie and their love story and how they always seem to keep missing each other. Sam Clafin and Lily Collins are great in their roles and they have good on screen chemistry. If you are looking for a cute film to watch on Saturday night then this is a good first choice.
Product of the month – Mask of Magnaminity
I have been on the search for some time to find a face mask that gives a refreshing clean to your face. Mask of Magnaminity from Lush might just be the one. It gives off a strong peppermint smell (which I really like) and after using the mask my skin feels great. My skin is soft to touch and my spots are less prominent (they do not completely disappear but their appearance does greatly improve). When I do not use the mask I notice my skin does seem somewhat lifeless. I aim to use the mask twice a week and before I head to bed. When I have gone through this pot, I will be sure to be pick up another.
Artist of the month – Florence and the Machine
If you are unaware Florence and the Machine is back, well almost. I have been a fan of the band for some time and have been eagerly waiting for the new album, which is due out June 1st 2015. I am loving the three songs that have been released so far, especially St Jude. Some of the new songs do not sound as dramatic as songs from the previous albums but I enjoy them none the less. I think next year for the festival season Florence will be a big hit and headline some major festivals. If you have never listened to Florence and the Machine I would encourage you to do so, if you are looking for some songs to start with I would recommend St Jude, Shake It out, Spectrum and Breath of Life.
TV Show of the month – Once Upon A Time
Bless the holy lord that is Netflix as in the month of March the on demand service picked up Once Upon A Time (we UK viewers have not been able to watch it legally since Channel Five decided against renewing the third series). Now Netflix posts new episodes the following Wednesday after ABC’s Sunday release. I have been a big fan of Once Upon A Time (Once/OUAT) since it was first advertised on the TV and my mum mentioned that I might be interested in it. The show brings all your favourite fairy tales and some Disney characters into a huge mixing pot where there is not only a battle for good v evil but doing the right thing. Since the show is in its fourth season, I am not going to really mention what happens in the show as for spoilers but some of my favourite characters are Regina Mills/The Evil Queen, Emma Swan and Captain Hook. If you love fairy tales and Disney this show if for you!