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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 😦 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 🙂

Plus a photo of me was in the Blackpool Gazette! I wasn’t mentioned, like, but hey 🙂 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.

😉

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 🙂

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 😉

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 🙂

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 😛 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 🙂 GOOD TIMES!!

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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So today was my birthday 🙂 I’m now sixteen. I got a set of Body Shop bath products from my parents;

Olive shampoo and conditioner, lemon shower gel and coconut shower gel, mineral deodorant, nail buffer, detangling comb and some scrubber type thing which I’m vaguely afraid of using.

And from my friend C, two sets of hair bows;

And a pair of skull earrings which I love so much… they’re so psychobilly 🙂

C also gave me two hilarious little books of rude things, which I shall not dwell on because when I’m blogging, I’m a sweet, demure girl, who never puts a foot wrong 😉

Plus today I managed to do the best victory rolls I’ve ever done. However, after a day at school they were somewhat the worse for wear, and so I shall not be posting a picture today.

And my prom dress arrived! If you cast your eyes back to my post a few months ago about my ideal prom dress… I’ve got the exact one 🙂

Tomorrow I promise you an outfit post of my new clothes my mum bought me.

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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I’ve had these photos on my phone for ages now but I haven’t really gotten around to putting them up yet. I’m afraid this isn’t going to be much of a post, more of a filler, sorry 😦

All in all, I thought it looked pretty good.

I was really just sitting at my dresser twisting my hair around to see if there were any new ways I could pin it up, and then sort of stumbled across this half pompadour type thing. Actually I’ll put it into an equation for you, simply because I feel like it.

POMPADOUR + VICTORY ROLL = POMPAROLL 😀

Because it does kind of look a bit victory-roll-ish as well. I think it looks best with my hair tied back, as in the last photo, don’t you?

Bye bye,

Usually Comatose xx

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My new favourite style and genre of music. It’s really just rockabilly except scarier. For example, why wear a plain hair bow when you can put a spider on it?

Psychobilly clothing has a lot of “horror” elements to it, and it does work well, actually. Usually the clothing is in blacks or reds while rockabillies wear blues, reds, whites and so on.

Another difference between psychobilly and rockabilly is the hair; the styles are the same but psychobillies often dye their hair very bright, unnatural colours. This isn’t really neceassary, but a lot of psychobillies to it to distinguish themselves from the rockabilly culture. The styles are almost always the same, though.

Psychobilly music also is really just rockabilly but creepier.

Rockabilly = songs about cars and girls.

Psychobilly = songs about horror, violence, and wild sex in a hearse. No joke.

Nekromantix, Horrorpops, Reverend Horton Heat etc.

So yes, as you have probably gathered, I like psychobilly. A lot.

Bye bye,

UsuallyComatose xx

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