25 Apr 2017

Hairdying problems


My hairdye story

Some years ago, I was keen on becoming really blonde, like really (the brightest blonde that there is). And even though I used a colour which was mostly based on oils, it damaged my hair pretty much. The ends of my hair became really dry and so did my scalp. Even before this kind of blonde, I put some ombre into my hair, so you can imagine how strained my hair was at this point. Then, after a year has passed, I felt like blonde just didn't suite me any longer and I went from the brightest blonde to the darkest brown, which was a chocolate brown in my case. I did this change step by step as I didn't want to risk a strange colour (going from blonde straight to brown by dying your hair on your own requires A LOT of courage). So I used several tones from dark blonde to light brown to finally chocolate brown. At first my hair was like black, it wasn't at all the colour I thought it would be, and to be honest, when you choose the colour chocolate brown you expect it to be BROWN and NOT black! :D However, this was the last dye I did so far, because it was summer when I dyed it and therefore the colour became brighter with the time thanks to sunlight and seasalt. Now, this colour really fits my natural hair and I don't even have to dye my hairline. So at the moment, I'm really satisfied with how my hair looks. However, I have to take a lot of care for my hair and my scalp because both have been really damaged by how often I dyed it.

These are all my hair colours from the first time I dyed my hair to how it looks now (sorry for the bad quality)

Bright Blonde
Honey Blonde
Light Brown
Medium Brown
Chocolate Brown
Chocolate Brown after a few weeks + sun + seasalt
This is my hair colour at the moment, I haven't dyed it for more than a half year

Dry scalp, dry hair

When your scalp is dry (because of dying your hair) it tends to itch and sometimes it is also very red. Of course, the first and best thing to do against it, is to stop dying your hair and let everything recover for a while. If that's not an option for you or you will do something additional to the recovering process, I would highly recommend hair oils. There are several brands and types of oils. But I think the biological ones which are based on natural ingredients have the best effect. In my opinion chemical ones can't really help your chemical damaged hair and scalp... I discovered the Khadi balsam hair oil which has an ayurvedic recipe. And I have to say I was a bit sceptic at the beginning but I've used it quite a long time now and I can say that my scalp is much better than before. Also my hair is much nicer and softer. I always gently massage it in my hair half an hour before I wash it. Also I can say that it lasts very long, I've been using it quite a lot for over a month and still there is more than a half of the bottle (a bottle contains 210ml).

Khadi balsam hair oil

Description: 

Controls dandruff, itching, flaking & seasonal scalp irritations. Clears & prevents oil & fungal build up, regulates sebum production.

Usage:

Gently massage into scalp, hair roots & length; leave on for half an hour or overnight. Can be used on both wet & dry hair.

Ingredients:

Sesamum Indicum Oil, Brassica Juncea, Trigonella Foenum Graecum, Citrus Medica Limonum Essential Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora, Melaleuca Alternifolia Essential Oil, Azadirachta Indica Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Citral, Geraniol, Linalool, Limonene


What are your experiences with dying your hair? And how do you take care after your hair?

Thanks for reading,
Fairydust xo



















12 Dec 2015

Coffee kisses

It is that time of the year again...Christmas is coming!! And festive baking is now totally obligatory! So I just wanted to share my favorite christmas biscuit receipt with you.


Coffee kisses

Ingredients: (for around 40 pieces)

For the egg white mass:
2 egg whites (size m)
1-2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
100 grams icing sugar (sieved)
8 grams vanilla sugar

For the topping:
100 grams dark chocolate
1 teaspoon cooking oil


Preparation:

Egg white mass:
Whisk the egg white till stiff with a hand mixer. Mix the coffee powder, icing sugar and vanilla sugar and gradually embezzle this mass into the egg white mass on the highest level of the hand mixer. Finally place little heaps with the help of two teaspoons on a baking tray covered with baking paper. Push the baking tray in the lower third of the preheated oven.

Oven:
Two-sided heat: 130 degree Celsius
Fan heat: 110 degree Celsius
Baking time: around 30 minutes

Afterwards pull the biscuits with the baking paper on a cake rust and let them cool off. Roughly crush the chocolate and let it melt together with the oil over hot water on low heat. Dip the bottom of the biscuits into the melted chocolate. If you want to, you can also decorate the biscuits on their top with the chocolate.
egg white mass (stiff whisked egg white together with
coffee powder, icing sugar and vanilla sugar) 



little heaps on the baking tray 

in the lower third of the oven
biscuits after baking
Dipping the biscuits into the melted chocolate


This receipt has been a favorite of mine for several years now. The biscuits are so easy to make, yet they just taste amazing. However, this is not a traditional Christmas receipt, so I think you could totally bake them all year round. Also, I always make the double amount of them, just take twice the ingredients for it.


I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Let me know what you think of these coffee kisses!
Thanks for reading,
Fairyduzzt xo



18 Nov 2015

A little bit of nature

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A little bit of nature

I don't know if it's just me but I need some "living" plants in my room to feel comfortable. Unfortunately, I'm really bad when it comes to water them, so I can only buy plants that are easy to look after.. Anyways, I just really love plants and so I thought I'd make a blog post about my recent plant purchases.
These are the ones that are now living with me :)
I don't really know how this one is called but it's some kind of a palm tree, so it's very easy to keep it alive as it only needs water from time to time. Also if you're wondering, that are two vanilla scented candles on the sides.
Isn't this little orchid just the cutest? Again it's very easy to look after because it's so tiny.

I just find these little leaves and blossoms super cute and the pinky kind of colour is even brighter irl than it is here on the photo.
These two aren't the only plants I got in my room. I also have another kind of palm tree which has been in my room for over three years now so that's like a record for me. And then there's another orchid which is much bigger than the one on the photo and it had purple-white blossoms but it's in its winter phase right now so the blossoms have all fallen off. It made me a bit sad at first, but it's just something natural and new blossoms will grow soon.

I hope you enjoyed this little bit of nature!
Are you also a lover of plants? Let me know which plants or flowers you like the most! 
Thanks for reading,
Fairydust Xx

5 Nov 2015

essie - shearling darling

All about the nails


As we're getting nearer to christmas (can't wait^^) it is of course necessary to bring some festivity to our nails! So I decided to choose this nail polish:
                               
essie - shearling darling 

This one has been a favorite of mine since the first minute I got it. The dark red/purple is just perfect for autumn and winter but to be honest, I wouldn't also miss it in summer or spring. I just think it gives the nails some kind of an extra cool attitude plus it is super easy to put on thanks to the rather wide brush and the perfect liquidity of essie nail polishes. 

Would love to know what kind of nail polishes you use during the colder days!
Thanks for reading, 
Fairydust xo