Hello! You may have noticed that it’s been a little quiet on the blog front, but I’m back! Believe it or not, I’ve had this blog for almost 5 years and this past month is probably the first time in 5 years that I’ve really taken a break from writing! In fact, I’m sort of taking a break from a lot of things this year to focus on myself and my marriage. I just got back from Hawaii a couple of weeks ago after some much needed R&R and have a couple more fun trips planned this year. Because of that, I won’t be going to as many cons as I typically do (not that I go that much), but it’s starting to look like my next con might just be SDCC! So what does that all mean?
There are plenty of quotes that any Star Wars fan can easily identify – “I love you” followed by “I know”, “Never tell me the odds” and “I have a bad feeling about this” just to name a few. However, when the initial Rogue One teaser trailer came out, there was definitely one quote that gave me the chills – when Jyn Erso confidently said, “I rebel”. We didn’t know much about her character at the time – was she really going to help the rebellion or would she turn to the dark side? Hopefully by now you’ve watched Rogue One and loved it as much as I did and maybe you noticed, but the quote “I rebel” (along with a few other scenes from the trailers) never made the final cut! Even if that’s the case, I still love that line and designer Jordan Dene has perfectly captured it on this “I Rebel” tank. Now you can feel as badass as Jyn whenever you wear it. Paired with my new Rogue One tote from Loungefly, I’m definitely ready to go rogue.
Let me first start this post by saying, Happy New Year! I know, I’m about 2 weeks late, but sickness took over during New Year’s Eve and I decided to take a short break from blogging to give myself some rest. But now that I’m all better, I wanted to ring in the new year with a super fun tee from one of my new favorite artists, Miss Kika. If you follow her on Instagram, she has some amazing “sugar sweet” illustrations that any girl that grew up in the ’80s will immediately love. And if you have a fondness for the kawaii/Lolita fashion of Japan, you will definitely dig her art. This Sailor Moon inspired tee with all it’s colors and gems is just so “fancy” that I knew it would be perfect for a New Year celebration outfit. 2016 was definitely a rough year for me and 2017 couldn’t have come sooner! And with that, here’s to a great 2017!
Nope, that’s not some funky photo editing or weird contrast going on with your screen. I do in fact have light purple hair. :D Ever since I finished chemo, I’ve been waiting for what feels like ages to dye my hair. There’s some weird rule about not dying your hair too soon after chemo so I waited and waited… Mostly for the texture to normalize also to grow it to a decent length before taking the pastel plunge. I don’t think people realize how slow hair really grows (1/2 inch per month if you’re a “fast” grower). In fact, it really used to bug me when people would say things like, “It will grow back!” when I was dealing with chemo hair loss. Even going from no hair to chin length hair will probably take over a year, which is a long time to wait! My hair seems to be growing at an average rate and what you’re looking at is 8 months of growth plus 2 days worth of bleaching. It’s interesting because I would probably never have bleached my whole head if I had the hair I had before (way too much maintenance), but I’m pretty excited that I can finally take advantage of my short hair to have some fun with it! So… any color suggestions??
So you may have noticed my new “do”. :) It’s been quite a roller coaster of emotions these past few weeks and I can’t say my hair journey has been easy – in fact, sometimes I wish I had just taken the straightforward path instead of making it so complicated! So, where do I start? Most people know that chemo causes hair loss. I have to admit that when I knew I would be going through chemo, I thought the hair loss was not a big deal. I thought, “Eh, I’ll wear a wig, and just cosplay as Asajj Ventress!” But as my first day of chemo approached and I sat there reading those breast cancer forums, I got the idea that maybe, there was a way around the hair loss. Continue reading