Short Hair: New Hair, New Makeup


For the past month I've been struggling to clean my hair, it gets tangled, I keep getting hair falling out and it was just becoming increasingly difficult to manage - the weather was also heating up.. it it was the perfec time to get my locks chopped.

I checked out a few hair-dressers who charged $55 for a tiny trim... oh hell no! That could've been put towards the Jo Malone fragrance on my wishlist.

As always, I think I can do anything and everything, 2 sundays ago, I decided to save $55 and give myself a trim.

I am notorious for cutting my own hair. Don't ask me how I do it, I usually just grab a pair of scissors and hope for the best.

The first pair of scissors I used had a broken handle (probably not ideal for hair cutting) but I decided to use it anyway... and the result was atrocious.... luckily I snapped happy pics to my boyfriend detailing the process (see pic below, sorry, I take the ugliest selfies to my bf... those pictures are so terrifying I'll make them smaller)

Oops... trimmed TOO much
The initial trim didn't go as planned, I cut WAY too much hair off... so I thought I may as well just cut everything off....


I had no idea what I was gonna do with my awful uneven fringe, it suited medium hair Lily but not short hair Lily.. After a quick consult with a friend, ixie fringe was recommended...and pixie fringe I cut!


Above was the damage. It took me a VERY long time to get used to it, it's the shortest my hair has even been since I was 4. I even had nighmares about the hair.
2 weeks on.. I learned to love it. It's practical for Summer - easy to clean, does not require a lot of management AND I barely need to brush it.
My previous makeup routine didn't suit my new hair, so I decided to put togther a new everyday routine, it did not deviate significantly from my previous makeup, but it did make a difference.


The makeup that made the above pic possible..


- Sunsense Invisible Tint Finish SPF50+
- Model Co BB Cream Medium
- Shiseido Curler
- Bobbi Brown Bronzer
- Rimmel Brow this way
- Eye of Horus Black eyeliner
- Thin Lizzy Mascara
- Revlon ColourStay 10 Berry Bloom
- Shiseido lipstick RS306


Makeup Transformation, a quick video...



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Comments

  1. OMG LILY! Your hairrrr, you suit the cut so much! your so brave!!!!! Love the video too!!!

    This Damsel Loves Blog

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  2. It does look great! I've always wanted to go short but never taken the plunge!
    I cut my 2.5year olds a bit crooked and he actually asked if I would take him to the hairdresser haha

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  3. That last picture! Your hair is actually really fab on you! Sadly, I look way too androgynous when my hair is short. Well done!

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  4. Great job, I'd be terrified at cutting my own! Here we have hairdressing students that offer free cuts sometimes or $25 salons. Do you have those up there?

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  5. I LOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEE IT!!!!!!!!!! It's super cute and love the little long bit on the side. I use to cut my own fringe when I was in high school and mum still cuts her own hair (still dunno how she does the back, it's so straight!)

    I don't think I can rock the short hair...

    xo Kat @ Katness

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  6. I like it, it really suits you and it's edgy too with that longer bit at the front. I couldn't cut my own hair, it'd be an absolute mess + I learnt my lesson from the one time I tried to trim my own fringe (when I still had one, I don't have it now)...it was so uneven that I had to pin it back until it grew evenly again. Rather embarrassing.

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  7. This hair cut is so you! I can't believe you cut it yourself! Well done. Loved your video xx

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  8. I love it, Lily! It really suits you. Also, I thought I was the only one who cut their own hair, lol. I've only let a hairdresser cut mine once in the last 7 years or so, I always cut it myself! Go us. x

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  9. Yaaaaay! !!!!!!!! You gorgeous rascal!! Look at you owning that sass, I love it so much!!!!!!! Xxxxx

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  10. Ps that nail polish colour would look amazeballs on you as a lippie, I think Rimmel 'in love with ginger' lipstick would be perfect! !

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  11. Wow! The end result looks amazing! It really suits your features and looks like a very expensive arty cut!

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  12. Wow, love it! The fringe really suits you!

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  13. Wow, I can't believe you cut it yourself. That is so brave. It looks like a professional haircut. Love the edgy pixy cut look. It really suits you. Great video too ♥

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  14. Your new hair looks amazing!!! Thankfully my boyfriends family hairdresser only charges us $15 for a trim! But gosh you did an amazing job!

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