Growing out my silvers is no longer as exciting and dramatic looking as it was in the beginning months. It’s now just a game of patience as I wait for the last of the brown highlighted ends gets cut off.
Here’s my first silver status pics for 2020. I think I’m over halfway there.
It’s that time of year again folks. The time to fill out your 2020 planner/agenda.
I’m now looking through my 2019 calendar. I’m reminded of the important people and events in my life as I’m jotting down in my new planner the addresses, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. It’s also the time I reflect on events, accomplishments and losses experienced.
With my 2020 planner, my thoughts turn to the future. What dates need to be marked? What travel do I want to happen? What goals will I set? What do I want for myself for the upcoming year??? A new year of possibilities is before us.
So you can see, my planner choice is important. Last year I bought a ClareV and it served me well. I chose this year’s planner from Anthropologie. My only requirement for my planners: a spiral binding. (Book type binding never make it through the year for me.)
By the way, my pen is important too. I like to use the same pen throughout the year. My personal favorite is the Sharpie fine point pen. (Insert heart emoji)
Starting the Sunday off with a brisk walk in the park and we’re lucky to live by one so pretty. The park includes a 3 mile pathway, a creek, dog agility zone, and free range chickens! All of this comes with beautiful views too.
After our walk, we went for breakfast in Barrio Antiguo. The restaurant was small and in a really old building which I loved.
Now that I’m fueled and energized, it’s time for the Sunday routine of food prep, laundry, and sofa time with Sr. Elizondo. Happy Sunday everyone!
When I was adding highlights to blend the grays on top to the color on the bottom, I had one annoying yellow bleached streak in the front. After two dye trys, the streak would still not turn gray/silver. I became very frustrated with it.
This was the best the yellow streak ever looked. In the outside light, it just looked bleached and fried. It certainly didn’t look like my true silvers.
Since purple shampoo helps with yellowing grays, I colored my streak purple with Manic Panic dye. My theory being eventually it will fade to a bluish/purple tone, not yellow.
I wasn’t thrilled with the look, but at least it looked intentional now. Sr. Elizondo saw me and just laughed.
After a couple of weeks and a few washings of the streak with Dawn detergent, it mellowed to this. I kind of liked it. It’s definitely not yellow.
Now were at about one month later. It’s very pale at this point and still not yellow. It’s more of a pale pink/rose gold at this point. I’m liking this alot.
My theory seems to be proving true at least up to this point. The directions stated to leave it on for approximately 30 min and it should last 6-8 weeks. I left it on for 10 min and the bottom pic is at one month with some intentional extra washings for it to fade. This stuff seriously stains the color. If I did it again, I would put the Manic Panic on and immediately wash it off. I would also look for a lavender or maybe pink to start with.
For those of you that don’t know, I put up hummingbird feeders on my balcony and now have a constant steady stream of the hummingbirds coming to visit. I’ve had a new visitor the past few days. A little birdy is coming to visit, but I’m not sure it’s for breadcrumbs. You see, he’s either in love or in hate with himself.
On my balcony is a wall plant holder that has a mirror. It currently has a geranium growing in it. Our new little balcony friend has discovered himself in this mirror. He comes and sits in the geranium, staring and tweeting loudly at himself for long periods of time, at least twice a day. By long periods of time, I mean over an hour per visit minimum.
A perfect picture of a hummingbird below, but it’s the bird in the planter I want you to see. That’s him.