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First, the apology. I’m well aware that I promised you Austria outfit posts before the week was out… and it’s now been over two weeks. I’m sorry, I’m a bad person ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I have however FINALLY gotten my act together and found a few pictures for you!


And now for something completely different:

Oh yes. Them’re udders, baby. On a menu.

Now to… my GCSE results!! In total I got five As, four Bs, and two Cs. I can’t really be bothered going into detail right now, but I got at least all the grades I wanted or more ๐Ÿ™‚

Plus a photo of me was in the Blackpool Gazette! I wasn’t mentioned, like, but hey ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m on the left, with C.P. in the middle and C.H. on the right hand side.

I’m off to sixth form college on Friday to take English Literature, Classical Civilisation, Textiles and R.E.P. (R.E.P. stand for Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. And I’m a dynamite arguer.)

Now for college, I’ve bought myself a few new things. A hefty amount of new things if I’m honest. These are just a few of the pretty things in question:

But I mean, they’re all an investment. Everybody needs a coat, and I didn’t have one, so that’s money well spent. Plus I didn’t have a pair of jeans that fit me properly and they were only a tenner.

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I’ve also given thought to my hair for college and I really think that sponge rollers are the way to go. Mainly because they’re easy and I’m lazy. This video by Lisa Freemont Street was a great help:

And Classic Retro Glamour’s Diana Dors tutorial provided a setting pattern for me. The only difference is that I’m still not too good with pincurls so I use small sponge rollers all over, set in the same pattern as the pincurls.

Here’s a couple of pictures of the rollers in my hair:

I used 28 small sponge rollers in this photograph but I think you may be better off using larger rollers for the three front bits. I don’t actually have any large sponge rollers though, so right now I’m making do with small ones. Obviously in the above video standup pincurls are used too, so that’s probably the best way to do it… I’m just not very good at those ๐Ÿ™‚

The little pieces of tissue you might be able to see in the photographs are endpapers; I just cut a normal 4-ply tissue into four pieces and then separate the remaining squares into two 2-ply sheets each (so I end up with eight endpapers from the tissue). Just before I roll the section of hair onto the roller I spray it with water or put a little pomade on the tips of the hair and wrap the endpaper around it. It just helps me to have a lot less frizz to deal with in the morning, and I don’t get those nasty fish-hook ends either.

Then you wrap a headscarf around your head, pin it to keep it in place, and go to bed… done until the morning!

I’ve actually learned to brush it out properly!! Before I used to panic, brush my hair all over the place and then resort to pinning it up, but I’ve learned how to brush it into the real curls and get rid of the frizz, so good times!! You can leave it as it is, pin the curls up somehow, tie a rosie on, maybe make yourself a faux bang, all sorts of things. You really need curls for any of the styles I like, and my poker straight hair definitely isn’t good for that. I know, it didn’t quite turn out like Diana Dors, but I’m working on it ๐Ÿ˜‰

I must admit that I’m currently wondering whether red lipstick is too much for college. Any suggestions?

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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If anybody actually reads this thing regularly then they may have noticed my recent long absence. The reason for this is my long-anticipated, exercise-saturated holiday to Austria!!

Have no fear, I didn’t forget the blog while I was away. I carried on doing my hair as usual and have amassed a huge collection of hair photographs to post here ๐Ÿ™‚

Braided Updo

Side Faux Bang

Kiss Curl

Pincurls

Victory Rolls with ponytail

So you see, I didn’t forget to keep you guysers updated!!

I’m sorry about the lack of outfit photographs in this post, but all of the outfit photos are on the camera whereas I took the hair photographs on my phone… and I’m too lazy to go and get the camera at the moment ๐Ÿ˜› I promise there’ll be outfits on the blog before the week is out.

Just a quick mention of Lisa Freemont Street… her video for holiday packing was so useful. Sadly I don’t have any Hot Sticks, but I made do with the pincurl clips and my hair flowers didn’t get crushed ๐Ÿ™‚ GOOD TIMES!!

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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Well, C told me about this competition that Specsavers are running to find people who “look great in glasses”. Cue me!! Haha, maybe not “great”, but if it was a quest to find people who look “pretty damn good” in glasses, I’d win, no doubt about it ;D

Both C and I are going to go for it, and mere moments ago I sent in my application…

In the above, I’ve done my hair with my hot rollers and a lot of the make up is my new Benefit from London.

Quick post, I know, but I’m conscious that I haven’t really blogged in a while ๐Ÿ™‚

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose

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I have reached the day when I have too much crap to fit in both the drawer of my dressing table AND in my Marilyn Monroe vanity case. The above is just a selection of all the hair and beauty related wonders that I own.

So when I was shopping in Blackpool with C, I saw these three lovely boxes on sale at WHSmith… and them being pretty AND discounted, AND me being in dire need of storage, I had to get them ๐Ÿ™‚

As I’m sure you can imagine, maneuvering The Boxes through the town centre, onto the bus, along the bus and off the bus was quite a sight to behold ๐Ÿ™‚

So now I use the largest box for skincare, the medium sized box for hair products and the smallest box for rollers. I’m pretty certain that hairbrushes and the like will still be able to fit in the dresser drawer…

Skincare

Hair Products

Rollers

I also came up with an ingenious little solution for bobby pins and loose hot roller pins… you know how they always get lost or just hide somewhere? Well no more, I say!!

Sure, they’re in a maxipad tin and a tampon tin, but who really cares? ๐Ÿ™‚

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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So last night was the last time I may see quite a lot of the people I’ve spent five years with. It was a good night ๐Ÿ™‚

After much deliberation, I went for all-round 1950s.

You see my wonderful new Photoshop skills? ๐Ÿ˜›

And here’s just a few photos of my friends, because I must say they all looked very splendid.

L-R: S, B, and me

L-R: M and me

L-R: Me and C

L-R: S, C and M

L-R: C and R

L-R: Me, C, B and N

I think you’ll agree that everybody looked splendid… and I shall just give a mention to S and his emergency suit! The suit that was only a very tiny bit shiny!

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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I shall post the outfit that was due yesterday. I just didn’t get around to it… but to make up for posting late, I also have a picture of today’s hair to show you.

Apologies for the mirror photograph. As I’m sure you know I can’t bear taking photographs in this pose, but sometimes it’s necessary.

Blouse and cardigan – Matalan

Jeans – Next

There were also a pair of red peeptoe wedges from Tesco ๐Ÿ™‚

I just had my hair in a pomp & ponytail, felt to lazy yesterday to do anything more advanced…

However, today I felt much more in the mood for something complicated. So I had a look at the gorgeous ClassicRetroGlamour’s video…

and had a go myself ๐Ÿ™‚ I changed some of the things in it, for example doing three main pincurls instead of four, and I curled my hair with straightening irons instead of sponge rollers, but the basic form is the same.

My new hair bow!! โค

And yes, before you ask, I shall be going to school with my hair set like this. Even if it is only for a geography exam ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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After seeing this beautiful picture ofย Casey

… I developed the most intense case of sunglasses envy I have ever experienced. I just had to make it my mission to find a pair of lovely sunglasses, a task which I accomplished when I went to Stratford! There’s the most gorgeous shop there called Aspire which sells all sorts of adorable clothes and accessories and amongst all the treasures I found these…

The glasses themselves were ยฃ9.95 and the case was about ยฃ8 I think. And in my own little tribute to Casey, here is my picture…

And here’s a photograph of my hair in more detail. It’s just a pompadour with a high ponytail, and if I could have been bothered my rosie scarf would have looked nice tied around the ponytail. It’s a little blurry though I’m sorry.

In other news; Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer.

Never have I seen a moustache of such splendour. And his banjolele is something else altogether.

He sounds sort of like a mixture between Eric Birling out of An Inspector Calls and Stewie Griffin… in a good way. A great way ๐Ÿ˜€

I rather recommend Hail the Chap and Chap-Hop History, but really Mr. B is great in all of his songs. If a bit of a bally nincompoop at times ๐Ÿ™‚

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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