Thursday, 20 August 2015

Pink hair - I finally did it! Crazy Color review

For a few weeks I've been umming & ahhing about dying my hair pink.

I originally liked purple but after some research it is v bright to start with & the lilac shade will only work on v blonde (platinum) hair.

My hair is half highlights half natural which is dark blonde or light brown depending on your point of view. On the hairdresser colour chart I'm Ash Blonde.

My highlighted hair colour.
I bought Crazy Color Marshmallow as wanted something subtle & it did absolutely NOTHING!!! It is v light and could barely be seen on my hair once applied. After washing it disappeared entirely.

I therefore decided to get Crazy Color Pinkissimo. I did roughly half head (underneath) and one large stripe on top as I was curious how it would turn out. I left it for approx 30 mins although I did get distracted by my son so it may have been a tiny bit longer.

This is what it looked like wet.

Love how it looks up.

Bit patchy but you can't tell when its brushed & normal.

I love the results. I didn't get to my hair line properly but as its underneath you can't tell.

Crazy Color is £4.00 a pot on their website but I got mine from eBay which cost £3.15 and £3.25. There are numerous colours some of which are extremely vibrant but I'd be too nervous to try them.

Crazy Color Marshmellow

I got a hair dye brush for £0.99 also on eBay.

I didn't have plastic gloves so used sandwich bags ha ha!!! Worked rather well.

I'm not sure how long it will last especially as I wash my hair daily. They are semi permanent dyes so wash out gradually.

I'll keep you posted.

Hope this helps any newbie Crazy Color buyers.

Happy hair colouring.

Emma xxx

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

School holidays - too long? too short? move them about?

Unless you are an alien you will have noticed its the summer holidays.

I have 2 children & am lucky enough to work term time so do not have the stress of childcare BUT we are now in the 4th week & occupying the children is getting difficult.

My 8 year old can entertain herself but the 5 year old needs constant sources of fun and activity.

As any parent will know fun and activity can cost a lot of money.  We are lucky to have loads of amazing parks & play areas nearby which are cheap/free but for me these are starting to get tedious.

I honestly believe the summer break is too long. For most schools it is 6 1/2 to 7 weeks long dependent on teaching training days (inset days).  I think 5 weeks would be perfectly sufficient or maybe even 4!

Before having children I thought god they are never at school but now realise they do need the breaks. Towards the end of term I always notice a dip in their behaviour be it tiredness, lack of interest or irritability.  However the summer break is excessive in my opinion.

As an alternative I think the October & May half terms should be 2 weeks instead of 1 and summer holiday chopped.

October you could make the most of the last few nice days before winter sets in & all the excitement of Christmas. May/ June has recently been brilliant weather and sometimes nicer than August and would be a good break before the final last push of the academic term.

I also think teacher training days should be in the school holidays not an additional closed day. I appreciate teachers need a chance to get together in a pupil free zone and consolidate learning but in comparison to other professions they get a lot of annual leave & I feel the teacher training days should not inconvenience parents & pupils.

I find teacher training days can be disruptive and cause childcare issues as are odd days.

What are your thoughts?

Do you think the summer break is too long?

Do teacher training days bother you?

How have you coped with the long break?

Emma xxx

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Lego Jurassic World Main Hall T Rex L not working

Not my usual blog post but thought it might help someone.

Lego Jurassic World Glitch

Main hall
End sequence
T Rex fight
L not working         

My son got this game for his birthday and we got to this section & nothing. I was at the point of giving up but after googling found other people had the same issue. It must be a glitch in the game.  Some people said to press A & D I assume this is for keyboard players.  I therefore tried L & R and it worked. Yippee!!!        

Press Left & Right quickly and T Rex will start to shake his head & cut scene will begin.

Happy playing.

Emma xxx