New hair, new Shamini?

Guess what I've been up to? Well, if you're either Pinchy, Fieran, Amira or Malin, or a friend of mine on Facebook, you'll know that I've cut my hair. Finally! I've been wanting to do it for so long, but I've always thought I look more adult with long hair, so I've kept it that way for several years. I felt the desperate need of a change, so I decided to just.. go for a short, asymmetrical and kinda rocked look. I just love how my tattoo (the one I have on my neck) and piercings are showing! And the undercut is fabulous.

This picture is taken today, a few days after the haircut, and I'm wearing Inglot for the first time since I bought my two palettes. I'm not as gloomy as I look, I promise. I feel so silly when I'm forced to smile for the photographer.

The only problem now is that I'm in a sudden need of a straightening iron, something I've scoffed at earlier - why the heck would I need something like that? - but I've come to realize that it would be very much handy to own one with this new hairdo. Since my hair is now parted much more to the right than usual, my bangs are completely disagreeing with me and would really prefer to just.. stand straight upwards. Silly bangs!

Oh, and before you ask: I had no problems whatsoever saying buh-bye to my long hair, and I don't regret my decision at all. Now I'm ready for summer! Grin

Photo © Øyvind H. '11


Tag: What’s Your Makeup Story?

Renate over at Renates Sminkeeldorado has tagged me, and since it's all about makeup I thought I give it a go. If you're interested in reading my answers then read on, or if you couldn't care less just skip this post. Smile



Early this morning around 3 AM we finally arrived at home after a 13 hour long drive from Steigen. I never thought I would say these words, but thank God we're home! I felt fine when I went to bed, but woke up this morning without being able to move due to a tremendous headache. Thankfully my painkillers decided to work for me today, so now I'm at least functioning to some extent. It was a long ten days up north. Don't misunderstand what I'm saying here, it was nice seeing my parents again, and Odd, Lina and Marita, but I'm constantly reminded why I decided to leave Steigen in the first place. We did a lot of work while there, sorting through most of my childhood, throwing away lots and lots of.. crap. Some things were kept, other things given to charity - and the rest was just discarded as the garbage it was. I have collected a lot of crap over the years, but now it's all sorted through. I found pictures, stuffed animals, letters and other small trinkets I decided to keep, reminding me of people who's been dear to me but now is gone.

Theo had a ball together with Ozzy, Fenris and Tico, and it was extraordinary to watch them interact. Because my parents live as they do Theo was able to run free down by the Fjord, and of course he spent his time there running around like crazy. My mom called me up yesterday while we were on our way home, and told me that the others had spent the day looking for us and Theo. I think they considered him as a part of their pack, and didn't want him to go back home so soon. Theo on the other hand has spent most of today sleeping. He's experienced a lot this summer, and I'm sure he's completely exhausted from all the impressions.

Anyway, my head isn't really functioning here.. I just wanted to say that we're back.

Oh, my spanking new and shiny iPhone 4 arrived today! I haven't played too much with it yet due to my ridiculous neck and head, but my God.. the magnificent new screen is completely worth the money, believe you me! I'm amazed by the speed it used to reach me. Øyvind ordered it about an hour after it was released here in Norway on July 30th. Telenor said it was unconfirmed for August 15th, I got an e-mail telling me it was shipped on August 2nd - and it arrived today. How's that for not sleeping in a queue to be one of the lucky ones!



Look what Mr. Postman brought me yesterday! Øyvind's mother Else has knitted these gorgeous wristlets for me, and I simply love them. The pattern is very special, but unfortunately it doesn't really come out in picture. I'll try to take another one where I'm wearing them, maybe it's more visible when the wristlet is a little stretched. They fit my hands perfectly, and I adore the color. White and Ecru looks so good with my skin tone, they make me look a little more tanned than I usually am during winter. They are so gorgeous, and I know I'll be using them a lot even after Jack Frost has decided to leave us, to make room for the glorious spring.

A few weeks ago she also sent me a pair of leg warmers, which was something I had already asked my mom to knit for me as I actually needed a pair. Perfect coincidence, and I love them as well. They were knitted in black and white wool, in a pattern I haven't seen before. My mom used to be knitting a lot when I was a kid. We had several knitting machines which was used by just about everyone in the family, to design and make all kinds of knitted clothing. Very cool indeed. I even remember myself designing my very own patterns which mom used for making sweaters for me, and then I remember my dad washing (or rather boiling) them, shrinking them into clothing for my dolls instead - making my mom very angry in the process. I was devastated. Be sure, I've thoroughly taught Øyvind how to wash woolen items, so I'm hoping I don't have to experience that again.

Thank you so much, Else - for both the wristlets and the leg warmers! I really appreciate it, and you know I love anything that helps keeping me warm. Thank you for thinking of me! Heart

What gift is better than the one you put love and effort into making for someone else? None.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10