Hey! Time to finally show off my latest project! It only took a few days, like I thought it would. So now I have another patched creation to show off at WGT! I think it's gonna be cool enough for me to wear blazers, at least in the evenings. I'm so glad I managed to fit all the patches I wanted on it!
The first one - Took seconds to apply, obviously LOL
This one is so beautiful!
Cause Cocteau Twins are amazing.
Bottom row on the back finished
I've gotten comments on it already, love it!
Starting to build on the back..
God, sewing on sleeves is annoying.
Can't say I'm looking forward to my leather jacket...
Gah, this one is so cool!
Gotta have one of the masters of horror on there!
And this iconic image.
Now that you've seen the details, here's the finished product!
Hey! Felt it was time to post again now, I've been a little busy, but people seemed to be occupied reading my last post! I was pretty surprised at how many people read it. But I'm glad, thank you!
Thought I'd just recap the past week for you, with some pictures. Hope you enjoy!
My foundation is too light now. We went to the yearly ''internal festival'' at Hulen (The Cave) for people who work and have worked there - Mainly to see Heather play. It was great fun!
Best bedhead ever!
The next day Simen came home with flowers, omg!
This is the first time, cause I won't accept flowers.
But I will accept a flower POT!
He also went overboard and got me this.
He's learned this is one of my favorite chocolate brands.
On friday my sister turned 19!
Yup, that's my 5 year younger sister, haha.
So I'm liking the accidental Robert Smith / Siouxsie look!
The rest of friday evening was spent finishing my blazer while watching Dark Shadows.
As I'm writing this, I'm watching episode 606! So I've gotten pretty far now.
It's so fucking dramatic, it's both frustrating and hilarious!
And omg, I need to show this to you. Nox Decay who I've gotten to know recently drew this of us! She imagined what us meeting will look like. She's so talented, it's spot on! Hope I get to meet her soon - cause we live in the same fucking country! Then we'll have to recreate this in a photo LOL
Saturday night I went to ''Sort Messe'' (Black Mass) at Hulen (what, going there twice in a week?! The last time I was there was over 3 months ago LOL), which was billed as a doom rock / metal event. Not my usual kind of music, but we knew the first band, so why not support them.
The past few days I haven't done much, but I still go to the hospital every day - I will be doing that for one more week now, and then I'm done! I've made so much progress now, but I'm still gonna have to grease up a lot, haha. It's pretty exhausting to do, but I guess I'll have to!
Oh and one more thing before I go; I have something exciting to share with you, but you're gonna have to wait a week to find out! It's really awesome, I promise you. I will probably share it on my Facebook page first, so if you want to know make sure you're following me on there! Stay tuned!
Hey! Today I have a little quicktip for you. Simen had to replace a shoelace, and I re-laced his shoes in a better way, and that got me thinking... When the day was over, I had re-laced ALL of my shoes. On some of the shoes, it made the world of a difference! I have a good few boots, and a bunch aren't even comfortable, and some of them are too big. But I'm stubborn and want to wear pretty shoes for special occasions. I don't like to wear them other times, it's too much of a hassle. Now with some of them, I feel I could wear them for a short trip out of the house without a problem! So I'm REALLY glad I decided to take the time to re-lace them. Why haven't I done that before?!
The ones that improved the most
So I thought I'd just share that idea with you! I'm sure I'm not the only one who keeps the laces like they are when you get them. Swapping the laces out on some shoes could be a good idea as well. Here's a great website with easy to follow guides to TONS of ways to lace your shoes! Now we all have different needs, so what I did (criss cross, lock lacing, end shortening, ukranian and random shit I made up with trial and error) might not work for you. Check out the site and see what lacing could improve your shoes! Maybe it could help you as much as it did for me! I'm SO ready for WGT.
Here's an example of a lacing method that didn't work out for me. It's very loose, so it felt like the shoe was going to fall off. So this would work on shoes that already fit you well and keeps their shape without tight laces, I guess. It looks really cool though! Especially in a contrasting color.
Hope that put an idea into your head! Do you ever re-lace your shoes after buying them?
Hey! Today I just wanted to share with you the patches I recently got in the mail! I thrifted a new blazer a while back, so I ordered myself a bunch of new patches from TheCellarPatches on Etsy!
Here's what I got!
Black metal ones going on my leather jacket
A few simpler logo ones
Picture ones :D
Super unique white ones!
I'm pretty satisfied with my haul! Since the shop is swedish, shipping only cost me 2.5$ (cheaper than shipping WITHIN Norway LOL), and it arrived after a week! I have already started patching the blazer, and if I have time to add to my leather jacket as well, I'll definitely show them both!
Hey! Today I'm just gonna spam you with photos - mostly of me. Now that I'm getting treatment at the hospital (still going there every day), I'm feeling so much better about myself, it's such a confidence and energy boost! The light and sun is really affecting me - I guess that happens when you're half filipino living in Norway! So bear with me, I hope you don't mind, haha!
Hello! I realized that I haven't shown you guys how I do my hair, and I've gotten tons of compliments and questions about it, so about time I did it! I feel like I've found a way to style it that I like now. It's freshly shaved, so let me show you how you too can look like a cockatoo!
This is what my hair looks like naturally.
Very fine, smooth and straight.
Here are the main things I use:
- Taft Super Kleber Power Gel (strength 10)
- Teasing brush
- Taft Ultimate Haarlack (strength 6)
I split my hair down the middle first.
Then I take a section from the back and go from there.
Crimping it all towards the front, and repeat on the other side.
What it looks like after crimping! Much more volume.
So crimping definitely helps with achieving big hair!
Especially when you have hair like mine - it lasts longer too.
Bonus: I crimped Simen's hair while I was at it!
Oh and hey, if you want a hair tutorial on him, let me know!
Ok back to serious business.
I take about yea much.
Apply that throughout the hair, mostly in the roots.
I use the residue to smooth down the shaved part.
Now for the real deal!
I take sections about this small.
I tease those from all directions.
Focus on roots of course, and lightly through the rest.
It stands up on its own now, and I lock it in with spray.
If you really want it to hold, spray after each bit.
I work myself from the back and sideways.
...and keep going!
Move it around the way you want.
Then bathe in hairspray!
And you're done!
Hope you found that useful! You've got to have patience when it comes to achieving big hair. I find that sectioning it helps a lot with motivation to dedication (lol). And don't be afraid to experiment! That's how I achieved this. I think I'm addicted to crimping my hair now, hahah. It makes my hair so much more manageable! SO glad I digged it out of my parent's house. We'll see if I ever stop now.
With this styling routine by the way, my hair will stay straight up like this through a sleep and until the next day at least. Some of the teasing goes out on its own, some when I touch / run my fingers through my hair, and some I literally have to untangle with my fingers. The crimp will stay in until I wash it - And I can go a while, my hair doesn't get greasy - That would take about a month! Yes, I have gone that long without washing my hair. I used to have over a meter of hair, remember? Didn't wash that every day. Had to plan a whole day around it! Still not used to washing it often yet.
Works with a headset too!
So anyway, I think I'll leave you with that! Hope you enjoyed that, and if you try it, I'd love to see it!