Reasons Why You Should Dye Your Hair

Reasons Why You Should Dye Your Hair

Dying your hair isn't that serious, live a little.

Whether you find yourself wanting adventurous rainbow locks, red or ombre hair, it can be a scary decision to make. If you are like my sister, you will not dare to decide between dying your hair until you have thought about it for at least eight months.

It's safe to say that dying your hair has become a major form of self-expression. But what is there to think about? In my perspective, hair is hair and just like money it comes and goes. So before it is gone, try something different!

Everyone should dye their hair at least once in their life. It's a way of exploring yourself and getting to know who you are. The possibilities are endless because it is one of those things are 100% your choice. If its red hair you want or bright orange, you can have it. Purple? That too.

There are stages when you first dye your hair. At first, you will feel weird, and you will even notice that it almost changes your skin color. It's like you are a new person. You will also find yourself trying hard to style your hair for a week or two getting up 30 minutes early, but that won't last long if you are like me.

The first time I decided to dye my hair was when I was fifteen, I did not have consent from my mother, but I honestly didn't care. My thought was, "Its just hair after it is done she can only accept it" and sure enough. I came home that day to the surprising response of her saying, "Wow you look so different!" and that was all.

It was one of those "I told you" moments, except I was the one who told myself. Since then, I have dyed my hair over nine different times. The most dramatic, I have to say was a box dye in the shade "Blackest Black" out of Family Dollar. I probably won't do that again, but I'm glad I did it. Lesson learned.

There are things you have to look into when you decide dying your hair, especially if this is your first time. We have all heard those horror stories of a friend of a friend that went to the girl that does hair in her garage and fried it, so she had to cut it off.

We aren't here for that! It can get pricey sometimes, but you will find someone that will do it within your budget so don't give up and also don't just trust anyone! Remember to tell your colorist what you want, and don't be embarrassed to comment if you don't like something while in the process.

If you go for a particular style, you should know that it will take more than one appointment to get it how you want it or to keep it up so do not get discouraged if it doesn't look perfect the first time.

I like to color my hair because it's almost a new beginning each time. The times I find myself sitting on a high chair getting my hair done are the times when I don't feel like myself anymore, and I am tired of everything, including my appearance.

It will not solve your problems or make them go away, but you will feel like a new person with a new beginning. Whatever you choose to do, I hope you just go for it and step out of your comfort zone. I guarantee you won't regret it!

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Wedding Decor Ideas

 Weddings have become a serious expense even if one hopes to have an inexpensive simple day of love and celebration …on a budget.  Food, décor, attire, photography, venue hire, retinue expenses all adds up and as one always intend to marry well and just once, savings is an imperative in an ever expensive world.

Location and décor

Wedding decorations on a budget is possible regardless of how impossible it may sound at the time. You just have to be tenacious and smart together with patient and exploratory, in advance, when considering your wedding and budget. Look at venue alternatives that can be as naturally ambient and without weather risk. Venue hires have become incredibly costly so look at garden, beach and forest options. When considering your dress, look at an emerging designer who is looking for a good break and exposure with advertising than a fancy established brand. Often, designers deliver a high grade finished dress as they aim to mostly impress. 

Natural is beautiful and innovative approaches to partners are certainly possible

Wedding decorations on a budget can extend into flowers, entertainment and even into food. If you are an exploratory person, engage the likes of emerging artists, contemporary books and expertise to make your day come alive beautifully. Natural pickings of flowers from a garden can be well planned and planted or if in season, picked from nature and sourced for the table centerpieces wedding bouquets and even hair accessories. Innovation around décor can extend into using origami paper folds into beautiful design to place on tables, suspended from the ceiling and which can even include a note or poem. Trade exchanges for food may be a bit harder but if you offer to promote free via your organization or website, discounts can apply. For a dessert menu, we all have aunts that have a recipe of a sweet treat that can be called on each to supply one for a tea table. This takes out of the budget. Home brews of lemonade can make for a soft drink instead of a purchase and the main meal, starter and wines can be a bit more “invested” into for the day. Entertainment is no different in the negotiation process. You can call on emerging musicians and photographers to capture the day for a fraction of the costs.

Presence and Presents

Try have your guests contribute towards the wedding decorations on a budget for the day as a gesture. This beats getting a gift like a toaster for a gift which you may not want. You can always communicate it as “add beauty to our beautiful day” and have a family at a table bring a flower setting for the table and / or a bottle of wine. You can give them guidelines on color and and theme and have a family arrange a flower piece as they like. Then compliment with a closing evening of what each flower bouquet from each contributor symbolized for you, the bridal couple.

Wedding decorations on a budget can be fun. Just make sure speeches and thank you are not after too much of bubbly. Have fun, you only marry once…ideally!


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Let's Look At What Echo Has Done So Far

Almost 40 million Americans own a smart speaker now.

When first introduced the Amazon Echo has had a makeover for 2017.

Previously it was a bit taller and had a metal exterior. Now priced at only $99, Amazon have gone and made it all classy. It’s got better speakers and it a little shorter but best of all, it blends in with the decor and comes in a range of different fabric choices, walnut, heather gray, sandstone or charcoal. For a few bucks more it can be finished in a wood veneer called Oak.

There are now 5 models available: Echo Dot, Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Show and they all vary in price and slightly in capabilities.

This is my favorite of the Echo range because I like music. Unlike the Dot, this model features a blue tooth speaker. I am beginning to think I may have too many speakers in my house but I don’t really care.

The cool thing about this version is that it does everything the Echo Dot does, except I bought 3 of these and saved $50 off the total and I have them in different rooms. Now I can ask Alexa to ‘play music everywhere.’  I can have all my devices play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, radio stations and audiobooks as well as use all the other cool features Alexa is known for.

I had some friends over the other day and placed one in the bathroom. I asked Alexa to choose some music for the bathroom. She chose some easy jazz while the rest of the house was still filled with a song I couldn’t remember the name of. Luckily Alexa knew which song I wanted when I asked her “to play the song that goes, “because I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar,” Alexa is definitely a fan of Katy Perry too.


  1. The voice recognition is better than Siri and it can hear what I’m saying over the top of noise and from across the room.
  2. It sounds really good. I’m sure there are better speakers out there but for the price and what it does, it’s impressive.

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  1. Could there be a security breach? All the Echo devices are connected to Amazon to work and things it records get stored in the Cloud. Officially Amazon says this won’t happen, but if you’re the type that never puts location services on your phone, this might make you even more paranoid.

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