Guys, I love Twin Peaks. That is why it’s only fitting that I got the same tattoo that was left on the Log Lady after she was abducted. One day I’ll meet a nice boy with Col. Briggs’ tattoo and we will be married.
Fun fact: This is the only tattoo I’ve gotten in San Francisco.
Not fun fact: Twin Peaks, the neighborhood in SF, has nothing to do with Twin Peaks the TV show. Don’t get excited about that.
It’s my birthday. Before you ask, yes, I am in Mexico right now and this is a pre-scheduled post.
One thing that I get asked often is how I get my hair to go from pink to blonde to blue so fast without bleach. Half of the answer is I’m super blonde so I don’t need the bleach, and the other half is tinted conditioner.
I first heard about this on the Beauty Department. They recommended Davines Alchemic Conditioner, which is a product designed for redheads to use in between dyes to amplify the color. It just happens to turn blonde hair pink for a few washes. UPDATE: I noticed I occasionally get traffic from people searching how to get Davines out of their hair. If you are using a color-safe shampoo (I’m assuming you have dyed red hair and were using it for it’s intended purpose if you didn’t actually want pink hair), go to the drugstore and pick up a cheap clarifying shampoo. Then just shampoo, rinse and repeat until the color comes out.
After that, I thought to myself, “Gee, this would be fun in blue.” A lo and behold, Urban Outfitters sells Water Color Hydrating Conditioner, which is basically the same but is supposed to be wild colors. I’ve been dying the tips of my hair with the Seafoam color lately, and I absolutely love it. I want to pick up the Water Color in every shade eventually…
Basically you just use these like you would normal conditioner. Shampoo, then apply, wait about five minutes then rinse. It’s actually harder to do all-over color with them (at least for me), because the conditioner makes your hair stick together but it’s not necessarily all colored. Both of these wash out of my hair in about five washes, although I’ve heard you can apply to dry hair and leave on for a longer period of time to make it last longer.
Yesterday, the Twitter stars aligned and I got to use one of my tattoos to make a punchline.
I got these tattoos because they were only $13. I didn’t get them at the same time. They were a few months apart during a year that had two Friday the 13ths.
As I mentioned last week, I’m messed up on order now. Anyways, this is the first tattoo I got where there was really any thought behind it. In college I decided I wanted to make 1,000 paper cranes. So I made 1000 paper cranes. As legend has it, if you make 1,000 paper cranes you’re allowed to have one wish granted – so I wished for a tattoo of a paper crane. Boom – wish granted. I wish I could say the same thing for the little girl the legend started for, because that story is totally a bummer. I also had Danielle add in a few origami lucky stars, which my friend Hope taught me how to make in elementary school and I continue to make oodles of to this day.
I promised I would go in chronological order for as long as possible – and I did. I think I’m going in about the right order now, but I’m not sure. I’m pretty sure that Bunnicula came next, because I’m wearing American Eagle jeans in the photo of me getting him, and that was AGESSSSS ago. Actually, now that I’ve said that, I’m pretty sure my crane came next but we’re saving that one for next week.