LIFE | Last minute prep for a big life change


Today is the first day of March, and tomorrow is my first day of makeup school. I went to my orientation day last week and it sounds like the course is going to be really, really fun. I’m essentially leaving my job to do this, and based on what I heard at orientation, I won’t regret it, but I am kind of nervous and still don’t really know what to expect.

I’ve been trying to get Hyacinth Girl ready, as I don’t want the blog to lapse while I focus on school. I will be reducing my posting schedule ever so slightly – I think I’ll switch from posting every three days to twice a week.

The other thing I got from orientation is how intense the course will be, in all sorts of ways. I’m a little nervous, so I’m taking some time out now (Sunday evening) to get ready: washing my hair, removing all the unwanted body hair I’m usually super lazy with, painting my nails.

Hair (mis)adventures

I’ve been having a bit of a nightmare with my hair lately. I’m growing it out after years of bouncing between pixie cuts and short bobs (although “grown-out pixie cuts” is probably more accurate). Since my hair has got longer I’ve been noticing more and more of it coming out when I wash my hair or even when I brush it. This led to a moment of crisis before Harriet reassured me that this happens to everyone with long hair! One good thing that came out of it is that I’ve introduced a few more hair care products into my routine. In this post I’ll share what those are and I figured while we’re here, why not show you a timeline of terrible things I’ve done with my hair over the past few years?