Heart of the ocean...?


I'm all bizarrely into this one shade of blue-green lately... it's hard to name in particular, word-wise. (Is it... dark... teal...?) Also Pantone-wise, I can't officially place it, because monitors all look different. I can't really link that with confidence that it's the color my eye really wants to see... but you get it the gist, right? It's a shade of blue tinged with green, but not so much you'd see it and think, "That's green!"

And it's hard to find out in the world, in terms of clothes or -- as pictured -- nail polish. It's really easy for the color to be a touch too green and wind up looking like some cheap dark green vinyl restaurant tabletop, as that Nuance polish is. (I'll still use it -- dark nail polish suits me best.) I think I'm going to try mixing in that blue Orly shade (I've had it for years and it's one of my favorites!!), but the Wet n Wild one, I thought maybe ombre nails or something...!

The other week I scoured the fabric racks at the craft store for a shade that was right, but they were all too green or just plain ol' blue. So I went to the embroidery floss. I picked out some, but then just got carried away and picked out more and more because I got inspired to do some embroidery! Hopefully that'll be my next project. This kind of color doesn't go in my room at all, but I gotta follow my bliss.


Don't mind Fey. She's part of the blue-green obsession currently. Another thing I can't get enough of right now is this OGX argan oil conditioner. (Oh, excuse me, "hair butter.") I use the other deep conditioner, too, because my poor bleached hair really needs the extra help now and again. Leave-in conditioner is a completely new experience for me...


Basically, these pictures are representing the mental color shrine I'm slowly building. Maybe I'll even clear off one of my shelves and create a tableau. I've done it before.

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  1. It's a very calm, soothing colour really!

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    1. It's super atypical for me to be into!

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  2. I totally feel your pain in looking for an exact shade of fabric, only to find things that aren't quite right one way or the other. It can be so frustrating! I can see the color in my mind - why doesn't it exist at Joann?!

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  3. I'm also super curious about how you like this hair butter! I am a HUGE fan of leave-in conditioning type products, but I only want them if they leave my hair feeling like there's nothing in it (I want to be able to run my fingers through my hair and not feel like there's anything but hair there). I generally use Moroccan Oil (just the plain stuff) but since I blow dry my hair it sometimes isn't enough to tame the static electricity/frizzies.

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    1. Well, I have no experience with any other type of leave-in conditioner, and I'm taking it extremely easy with this one because I don't want to overload my hair -- I wash it as little as possible, depending on where I am in my dye cycle, so I don't want to put too much on and wind up a greaseball. I'll get back to you about it :) Do you have any leave-in conditioning type product recs?

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    2. I'll look forward to hearing how you like it! I only shampoo my hair twice a week at most - I am all about waiting as long as possible between shampoos as I can. The stand-by leave-in I use is just Moroccan Oil (the original - http://www.moroccanoil.com/us_en/hair-care/treatment). It's EXPENSIVE but you only use a little at a time, so I guess it's okay (I am a cheapskate but also super demanding about these things). It's just a little moisturizing and smoothing, and I feel like when I use it my hair takes less time to blow dry (my hair is super thick and loves to hang on to moisture until it turns into a frizz ball). I am always looking for more ideas, though!

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