"Never confuse a single failure for a final defeat." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Ever since I started blogging many people have been asking me about how I dye, wash and style my hair. To be honest I never quite understood why people seem to like mine, as usually I'm always the one admiring other girls' hair. When I was young my hair used to be light blonde and I wore it in a haircut that now reminds me of the Beatles, short with bangs. Later it never got longer than shoulder-length and I had red streaks, blonde highlights and eventually decided to dye it completely blonde four years ago, as the natural colour turned darker and more boring. To do some research for my personal "hairstory" I looked at old blog posts and it was quite fun. There was a time (some of you might remember if you've been following me for a while) when I used to wear a messy high bun almost every single day. Now, however, I prefer to wear my hear down most of the time.

Almost two years I started dyeing my hair at home using Schwarzkopf Perfect Mousse. Usually I only use beauty products from brands which don't test on animals. This one is the only product I use without considering that, since it's so hard to find the perfect colour for you. I've been wearing Hazelnut for the past months, now I needed a change and went a shade lighter to Caramel Brown. What I really love about those colours is the easy usage and the red reflections. It actually shimmers in different colours depending on the light.

I wash my hair with shampoo from Balea, which is a drugstore brand that doesn't test on animals and has amazing products for fair prices. A majority of my beauty products are from Balea and every now and then I use one of their hair masks (not pictured). Lush shampoo bars are also favourites of mine, especially the one above, Squeaky Green.

These days I never blow dry my hair. When I wash it I always take care that I mainly apply the foam on the hairline, since that's where it gets greasy in the first place. This protects the ends and when you rinse off the shampoo it goes through the lengths anyway. Afterwards I let it air dry for a couple of minutes, then I use some hair oil from Balea (pictured above), which is a wonderful product. I just discovered it a few weeks ago and it makes my hair incredibly soft. When it comes to hair ties I only use those without metal pieces or the small rubber ones, depending on the hair style I'm going for. Hairpins are an essential as well, simple ones or those pretty pins with little details and decorations. My hair is really thin, therefore I gently brush it with a simple comb. I've tried all sorts of brushes (including the famous Tangle Teezer), but this is what works best for me. For all of the following hair styles I started with brushing my hair and adding a tiny bit of hair oil for extra shine. My hair is naturally straight (which annoys me, because I'd love to have soft waves), it's wavy in those pictures, as I wore braids over night. I do not own a curling iron or a straightener, I think I would be far too lazy to use it in the morning. I prefer staying in bet a bit longer.

And here we go- the first hair style is what I wear the most, as it's super fast and easy yet pretty and comfortable to wear.
1 brush your hair // 2 side part it // 3 add a pretty hair pin (from simple to glamorous)

1 part your hair // 2 braid it (one braid on each side, starting near your ear), use rubber hair ties // 3 slightly loosen the braids, they shouldn't be too tight // 4 put them up on the back of your head and fixate with hair pins or other small hair clips in that are similar to your hair colour // 5 add a cute hair pin on the side

This is another variation of the previous hair style, starting with the two braids
1 parallelly put the braids on the top of your head // 2 fixate with pins


I do hope this was helpful in any way, do leave a comment if you have any questions or requests concerning post topics.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

"Oh soul. You worry too much. You have seen your own strength. You have seen your own beauty. You have seen your golden wings. Of anything less, why do you worry? You are, in truth, the soul of the soul of the soul." — Rumi

Primark trench | embroidered button-up chiffon shirt and faux stone snake chain necklace c/o Oasap | H&M jeans

Spring is here, so let's get a fresh blue and pinky hue on the blog with the first outfit including a thin jacket. My mood keeps getting better with each degree and not much is happening. All I do is attend uni, live my life, join more fandoms (I watched both seasons of My Mad Fat Diary in less than a week, so good, and I think I'll give Teen Wolf a try, everyone around me seems to be watching it and the graphics on Tumblr are too pretty to ignore them) and read books. One of my New Year's resolutions was to read more instead of wasting my time on the internet or doing other useless activities, and I'm content with the fair amount of books I've read so far. I just finished Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, which was perfectly entertaining, and I decided to catch up on A Song of Ice and Fire before the new season of Game of Thrones airs. So now I'm right at the beginning of A Storm of Swords.

I'm really interested in what TV shows you enjoy or what books you love, so just leave a comment, I'd love to read your opinions. Maybe you're the one to blame for a new OTP

“A dreamer, I walked enchanted, and nothing held me back.” ― Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

Primark dress and cardigan | H&M necklace

Spring has sprung and I am back to university, paper writing galore and procrastinating. However, book sales on campus makes the sun shine even brighter. I'm also attending a couple of lectures on English literature, linguistics and cultural studies this term, which all seem pretty interesting thus far.
Ninon from Nasty French Temper started a wonderful post series called "the girl behind the blog", providing an insight into the thoughts, world and personality of various bloggers. She asked me to answer a few questions (in German), you can read the little interview here. Thank you again!
I'm off to soak up some more sunshine on my way to a lecture on contemporary history now. Have a lovely Monday!

"It was a Monday and they walked on a tightrope to the sun." — Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

Mango Universal Declaration of Human Rights shirt | Primark kimono | Topshop hat | Zara skirt

It seems as if it's time to say farewell to winter. We didn't have a lot of snow in town this year, and quite frankly I'm really happy about that. Spring always marks the season of creativity and new energy for me and I'm looking forward to a fresh vibe on this blog.
Nothing beats the feeling of wearing tights after all those cold weeks of being wrapped up in jumpers and scarves for so long. I decided to wear a delicate kimono to celebrate the arrival of the warmer days, I adore its baroque pattern.

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