001. Frame Fridays have officially been abandoned because I’m a huge fail! Friday used to be a good day for it because I had all week to take a good photograph, but now I work all week I seem to constantly forget. I wasn’t proud of the images I was posting, it was just for the sake of it and I don’t think that’s a way to go about creating art. So, drum roll please, Sunday Snapshot has been born & hopefully I'll manage to keep this one up!
002. I don't want 2010 to be the year I gave up photography forever. Over the years I've eventually stopped doing all the things I used to love and right now, I'm pretty sure the only thing I'm actually any good at is taking photographs. Come pay day I'm going to invest in a new lens for my SLR and start taking it seriously again. There are some concepts I started working on during College and University & I never really felt like they came to a complete conclusion so I've got something to aim for. Photography isn't going to be something I'll make a living from, the big money isn't made from the type of photographs I take, but that's okay. I just want to love it again & not see it as something I have to do.
003. I've had quite a lot of questions asking how I achieved my pink ombre look & if I could do a post about it. It's so so easy I don't think it needs its own post so I thought I'd just tag it on the end here.
The dye I use is a semi-permanent one by Directions in the shade flamingo pink. Since I have blonde hair already I didn't want to use any bleach on my hair before, but I did do a strand test just to work out how long I would need to leave the dye on for.
The instructions on the pot say to apply with a tint brush and leave for 15 minutes, but as you can see, this dye is insanely bright so I ignored those directions. I also didn't want anything too precise so instead I followed the tutorial Lily posted on her blog & decided where I wanted the colour before simply applying it using my hands. You will absolutely need to wear gloves unless bright pink hands are your thing & be careful not to stain anything important, old clothes are a must! I left the dye on for 2-3 minutes which I found was more than enough to get the colour I wanted & ended up with pretty pink ends that look like this:
I really love it, I think I needed to do something a bit different for once and for the most part other people seem to like it too. I've had a couple of 'oh no, what have you done? your hair was so pretty!' comments which I find quite amusing!
What do you think of the ombre look? Are you tempted to give it a go? What colour would you go for if you were to try it?