The sickness started out as an innocent-enough itchy throat during the last week of March and then mutated into some flu-like monster that put me on my ass for two weeks straight. Then I felt better for about a week and BLAMMO! Back with a vengeance. So it seems I have bronchitis (nobody got time for that, et cetera, et cetera) and I'm feeling very lethargic because of it.
Lethargy and sickness = gettin' lazy with my normally enjoyable beauty routine. No polish. Cuticles a mess. Clarisonic battery dead. Every time I've put makeup on this week, my eyes just water until it all runs down my face. And... my hair. Yikes.
Lately I have on Manic Panic Hot Hot Pink with some combination of Atomic Turquoise or Ultra Violet in the front or sides, but I've been letting it fade out because I wanted to try a different color (Manic Panic Pretty Flamingo, anyone tried it?). The (extremely porous) ends had already faded to a nice pastel pink, but the roots were still super bright and it looked weird.
I didn't feel like bleaching my roots (even though they need it) and I didn't feel like touching up with mega-super-staining hot pink while I'm this sick, so for some reason I decided to just cover everything with Electric Amethyst.
Freshly washed Electric Amethyst over Hot Hot Pink (still damp)
So... black roots. Then a stripe of dark fuchsia, then a stripe of purple, and then... Grey in the front, blue on the sides and pink around the back. Oops.
After three washes with Shimmer Lights shampoo and blow-dried
Right now it's turned into a nice faded lavender/mauve type color, similar to all those grey-purple-taupe-putty polish colors that were popular a couple years ago. It's a lot bluer than I thought it would be, but I'm going to fix it as soon as I'm not hacking up my internal organs. I like the pastel/faded/antique look on other people but I need bright.
Just thought I'd share this so you can laugh with me while I'm recovering. I mean, don't laugh too much, but... yeah. I'm going to go make some tea and pass out in front of Adventure Time reruns now.