Sunday, May 29, 2011

Bring it on winter

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Winter in Canberra always gives me the blues. I hate being cold, I hate short days and the loss of motivation that characterises the season. This year I am attempting a positive attitude and embracing the positives of winter; wood fires, snuggling under layers of doonas and catching up on movies and lots of soup. 

One of the main reasons I am so cold in Winter is I don't layer up enough. I always look out the window and think it cant be that bad. After making this mistake several times over my 23 years of life I decided it was time to invest in a good coat, some thick woolies and no longer doubt winters potential coldness. The photos above show off my new coat, I questioned whether or not to buy a coat with a hood but decided it would be good on cold days when you cant feel your ears any more.

A few people have commented lately that my hair looks really shiny. Assuming this is a good thing I will let you in on my secret. I have recently started shampooing my hair twice when I wash it on the advice of my hairdresser. Apparently the first shampoo just gets rid of the dirt but the second cleans the actual hair, something along those lines but I do see an improvement in how healthy my hair looks.

I also use a shampoo for blonde hair, this however is because I bought two litres of it a couple of days before dying my hair back to brown from blonde and I am just too stingy to buy more until I have used it up. I wish I could tell you this is a well thought out beauty trick but unfortunately it has more to do with the tightness of my purse strings :-p

12 comments:

  1. I've been meaning to tell you how much I love your hair brown. It's such a pretty color. I wish I could pull it off. I dyed my hair brown one year in college and it just looked unnatural on me, plus my roots grew in so frequently that I had to dye it way too often. And yes, your hair does look very shiny!

    I'm glad you're embracing a positive attitude about winter, cause I love it! Although not much can compare to my love for summer, winter is very exciting for me as well. I love coats, scarves, hot coffees, boots, and all the things that come with winter. :)

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  2. I've just found your blog and yay, a fellow Canberran!

    The problem with most winter days here is that it always looks so nice. Its deceiving. Love the coat, hopefully it does the job

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  3. Your hair does look gorgeous and you are looking particularly pretty these days yourself, I think the colour of your hair really suits you! I HATE winter for the massive amount of layering I have to do, it's hard to feel pretty or cute in bulky layers. Luckily it's just about to be summer here... but I'll have to try to make some changes to my clothing next winter I think. Great purchase :) a good coat is very necessary.

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  4. am glad you are taking a positive spin on the usual winter blues. as a girl from wisconsin, i hate winter and hate the feeling of hating it. you just described all my favorite things about winter (eating, cuddling under blankets, and shopping for new layers) so thanks for that. i wouldn't trade my weather for yours, though, because we are right on the cusp of summer (my favorite!)

    I have to agree with the others. your hair looks splendid darker.

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  5. Your hair is looking really shiny and I will have to start doing that. Washing my hair twice.
    Your new coat looks so warm and cosy. I can only imagine how cold it must get so it's a must to layer up.

    Our winters aren't too bad here in Brissy, but sometimes I wish I could wear pretty coats and beanie/berets. x

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  6. How cute do you look? Love those photos!

    I love that your fringe does as it's told and sits properly! I recently had a hair cut and I now have a side fringe again. I haven't had a fringe in a few years and my hair refuses to place nice :(

    x Jasmine

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  7. You and your shiny hair look fabulous in that coat, Megan! Yay for being stylish and pretty all winter long!

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  8. hey, its so funny to hear its winter there cos its approaching summer here in london! in our winter though, i totally got the lack of motivation.. and we had snow.. and it was cold! but def. keep positive :)
    lots of love xxx

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  9. My problem with winter is having to always wear socks or slippers inside! I hate having something on my feet when I'm at home. But yes, rugging up and big pots of vegetable soup are nice :)

    I've been shampooing my hair twice lately too! Mostly because I have a giant bottle of Tresemme shampoo which I hate but am determined to finish using!

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  10. you're so gorgeous! love your brown hair & that trench coat looks lovely on you xx

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  11. You picked out a cute coat. Winters here in the midwest can be very cold, so I always have my neck covered with a scarf, a hat, beret, or the hood to one of my coats pulled up (I have 3 winter coats, but like I said, it is really cold here!) Also, on those super cold days wear thermals under your clothes. Layering is definitely the key!

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