When I sang along to Beyonce's Flawless, this isn't exactly how I imagined it to be. I certainly didn't wake up flawless - oh no. I look more homeless than flawless that's for sure. Thankfully though, I'm the type of person who loves the homeless look so I usually get by without having to stress about my hair on the daily. You know me - I would do just about anything for those extra minutes of snooze in the morning. Especially if you're sleeping on Casper mattresses. This New York based company makes latex memory foam mattresses that will guarantee to keep you sleeping in all morning and evidently forcing you to get ready on a hurry!
I'll share with you guys some of my favorite tips and tricks to tame the monstrous morning mop and have you out the door in literally (I meant figuratively) no time at all!
It always pays to do things ahead of time. When I had long hair I remembered it was such a torturous chore to de-tangle my hair in the morning so what I loved to do is to have my hair up in an obnoxiously high bun when I go to bed at night. This will result in the loveliest loose waves when you take your hair out of the bun in the morning. Just rub in some hair oil to your tips and you're good to go! But if you have short hair like I do, you wouldn't need to do much to your hair before you go to bed. The perks of having short hair! Fuss free and effortlessly chic all the time.
TIP: make sure you let your hair dry completely before going to bed / going. I don't have a scientific explanation why moist hair dries frizzy, mine just does. /:
My hair is ridiculously processed. I've had it bleached multiple times, it went through a whole lot of chemical colour processing and not to mention all the heat styling I've done to it. I am in serious need of professional hair treatment care but till I decide to break my bank and go to a professional, I like to use leave-in conditioner as my daily hair care treatment. I just spritz it all over my head and let it air dry. The product brings a bit of moisture back into my ends and it does help in detangling those flimsy ends.
TIP: You can make your own concoction by diluting your favourite conditioner with water. Store it in a spray bottle and you have your own leave in conditioner!
I must admit, there are days where I feel like switching things up a little bit - not too much (because aint nobody got time fo dat) but just enough to make it look like I actually put some thought into how I look. My go to 'switch up' look consists of just a couple of these crocodile clips. They're great for on-the-go styling and I keep tons of them on hand inside my bag just in case.
I love the whole faux side buzz look of which I achieve by clipping a section of hair behind my ear. It smooths the side and gives it a very edgy look.
Second look is for those days when I want to get things done. Basically on days where I get serious. Hair that is in my face is in my way. Clip those suckers up and bam - sleek and tidy.
Sometimes my hair looses it and gets a bit frizzy. Smoothing creams / pomade helps in taming those nasty frizzes.
To Use: Squeeze about a pea size amount into the palm of your hands and rub it into those stubborn pieces.
Dry shampoo dry shampoo dry shampoo!
Whoever invented these things should be awarded a nobel prize or something of the same stature because it has saved me and my hair, and I'm sure countless of other women's hair out there more often than we bother to claim!
I have naturally fine hair, and I have a lot of it. It's always limp and have no volume whatsoever so these dry shampoos really do make a difference by adding volume and life into it. Not only that, now that my hair is colored, I try not to wash my hair as frequent as I used to in order to preserve the color vibrancy. Dry shampoo helps get rid of the grease AND adds volume to your hair. Miracle product - seriously. My current favorite product is Batiste's Tropical scent - HOMG you guys its the best smelling thing in the world. You need to have it. Go and buy it now.
To use: Spray it onto your roots. Let it sit for a couple of minutes. Zhuzsh it a little bit. Voila!
If all else fail, don't fret - hats will save the day! I name my blog The Girl In The Hat for a reason. I love hats, and I love collecting them, Although the weather here in Malaysia don't really allow me to wear some of my favourite hats without drenching them in sweat, I do own a few staple hats that do wonders in covering a bed hair day and yet making my whole look put together.
My current favourites are this snapback that I got recently from Brands Outlet and this really old leprechaun hat that I got from Toulouse over 4 years ago. The snapback completely tone down any look making it look more casual and sporty while this bowler hat looking thing gives the look a more stylish and chic approach.
I'm one of those super low maintanence girl who absolutely hate fussing over my looks in the morning. If it isn't a special occasion - no comb will touch my locks. Well, who am I kidding, I generally never comb my hair regardless of special occasions or not. Like I mentioned, if I could spend an extra 20 minutes in bed rather than getting ready, I'd take looking like a hobo over anything else. I suppose I can consider myself to be one of those lucky girls who wakes up with 'perfect hair', but believe me when I say that the word 'perfection' to me actually mean 'homeless' to everyone else.
Regardless of all that I've shared with you, style your hair the way YOU want it to. What works for me wouldn't necessarily work on you or perhaps anyone else on that matter. Do let me know if any of the tips and tricks I've shared helped you out in any way, and do leave me some tips of your own. I'd love to know! Anything for those extra snoozes, right!
Airports give me a different rush that I find it difficult to explain.
It's both excitement and melancholy rolled into one.
The notion of going and leaving, arriving and departing.
Everybody has a destination, and everyone is on the run.
This time I'll be running to my love in the form of comrades.
My love for them are unconditional and forever yearning,
A night is only enough for an unsatisfactory reunion that seems all to familiar
My heart is heavy and refuse to move
but I'm on the run
Chasing dreams and delaying responsibilities.
YOU SEXY LITTLE SWINE.
I've been occupying my time home by listening and borderline obsessing over Arctic Monkeys. This set of photos are slightly old, possible two or three weeks old! I haven't gotten the inspiration to do anything lately other than to play my guitar and wishing the hours would just rush by. I'm trying to get myself back into the swing of things but it's so difficult because I literally have nothing to do! The other day I crocheted two hats and an infinity scarf and to boot I made two new pair of skirts. I guess I was lying when I said I didn't have the inspiration to do anything lately - I've pretty much used up all of my resources and now I feel like I'm in the anti climatic part of a novel, and all I can do is to wait for this book to end and for the next one to start.
I've brought out my amazingly comfortable pair of rosheruns. It's the second consecutive post featuring these babies but I can't help it! I've mentioned it before but I'm gonna go ahead and say it again: I am just completely head over heels over the thick white sole look. Another look I'm currently diggin are pencil skirts. I feel like they're everywhere nowadays and I've already stocked up on a couple of pairs for myself!
Shoes x NIKE
Skirt x PRIMARK
Chambray x SUNGEI WANG
I know I'm late to the sports shoes party, but as they always say, better late than never right! (Except for that birkenstocks party, I don't think I will ever attend that one!). I've been on the hunt for a pair of Nike Rosheruns for the longest time and I don't know what about it that caught my eye, but I have to say the thick white sole is one of the factors as of why I'm inclined to own a pair. I'm not usually the polka dot type of girl, in fact when it comes to shoes I only buy black pairs. This was an impulse buy, ain't going to lie and aint ashamed to say it, these were purchased on a whim. I told myself to take a leap of faith and go ahead and buy polka dotted shoes while at the same time sort of push myself to wear quirky clothes more often.
I wore this out on my journey back to KL last week for Raya. Speaking of which, how has your holiday been?
Do excuse my grumpiness in these photos. I was having somewhat of a bad day!
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If you've ever seen my room before the makeover I'll tell you now that it was, well, dingy and cramped and 50 shades of ugly. It wasn't the best thing to look at but I love my room regardless. The walls used to be painted half way - two walls were painted while the others were its original authentic white colour that had eventually turned a dingy shade of cream through the times. It's mostly my fault for the half-assed paint job. I was probably 15 years old and I was restless and bored at home and begged my father to let me paint my room (I eventually gave up halfway cause who knew painting walls could be so taxing!).
My room has transformed quite a lot in the past year: I got a (sort of) new bed frame - courtesy of mia madre (she got a new one and gave me her old one) an actual vanity table and we installed a bunch of shelves for my and my sister's books. I love industrial type of decor - I tend to gravitate towards raw and organic elements such as exposed wood and metal brackets and I tried really hard to make my room look like how I've always envisioned it without additional expenditures and also keeping in mind that the room doesn't house me alone. It isn't the room of my dreams but it's somewhere along those lines and it's pretty good progress if I could say so myself.
I've had this lamp for years and I really like the contrast of the red against the grey walls of my room. I got these fairy lights in Jonker Street a couple of years ago. It used to hung on my wall back in my college room and while I was unpacking I thought of lacing it around my bed frame and it looks absolutely stunning when lit.
The beautiful artwork, may as well be my first ever artwork, was a Christmas gift from Javin. He knows me so well that he bought something that was true to my style. Doesn't it blend in flawlessly with the rest of the room? I think it looks really cool propped up in the corner instead of being hung. Also, I'm a lazy wrench and I didn't want to drill holes into my beautifully painted wall that I oh-so-painstakingly painted myself.
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