dimanche 10 février 2013

New hair for the new year!

Hey lovelies!!
Well I think the title says it all : I've changed hairstyle again!

Salut salut!
Alors voila, j'ai encore changé de coiffure!
Also got a new electric violin! :)
J'ai également un nouveau violon électrique :) 
Sat 6 hours straight to get all my hair braided. I absolutely love it! I got it done at Crea-tresses by Martine. She does a great job, beautiful thin braids that stay smart for a long time! 

6 heures de torture à tresser tout ça. Mais j'adore! C'est Martine de Crea-tresses qui à fait ce boulot magnifique. Elle fait vraiment du boulot de pro, des tresses bien fines et qui restent jolies longtemps.
This is the 3rd time I've had my hair braided. First time was when I was 14, then when I was 21 and now today. This time I decided to add some color. I was hesitating between pink or blue...so I got both!

C'est la 3eme fois que je me fais tresser la tête. Première fois j'avais 14 ans, après à 21 ans et puis aujourd'hui. Cette fois-ci j'ai décidé d'ajouter un peu de couleur. J'hésitais entre du rose ou du bleu...du coup j'ai mis les deux!!
Close up of the braids.
It's very long to get done. Like I said, this time it took 6 hours work. It's also a little uncomfortable for the first couple of days. The braids are tight and pull on your hair. Plus the extensions add a whole lot of extra weight! But it is totally worth it! 

Ca met vraiment beaucoup de temps à tout tresser. Comme j'ai dis plus haut la coiffeuse a mis 6 heures. Les premiers jours ça fait un peu mal au crâne. Enfin bon, pas vraiment mal, mais c'est un peu inconfortable. Les tresses sont très serrés. En plus, le poids supplémentaire des rajouts tire pas mal! Mais ça vaut vraiment la peine!
I opted for braids because my hair had really been p*ssing me off lately. I have very thick frizzy hair that has a nasty habit getting itself knotting and ending up in dreadlocks. Don't get me wrong, I love my hair, brush it 2 times a day with a soft brush and use loads of different conditioners, but my late adventures have made it impossible to maintain. I already had to shave part of it off (underneath) because it was so knotted when I came back from Australia. This time it was all the dry dust from driving in the desert. Every morning during our trip I would spend ages trying to brush the knots out. 
Well I gave up! What's awesome with braids is that you don't need to waste time styling your hair in the morning. No more dreadlocks to untangle. No more flat ironing. No more hair spray. You just wake up and your hair is all neat and in place! I also love the fact that it's a kind of funky flashy style and that you can add any color you want! Totally worth the pain and time of having them done :)

J'ai décidé de refaire des tresses car mes cheveux me faisait vraiment chi*r ces derniers temps. Mes cheveux sont épais et frisés, et ont une sale manie de s'emmêler et former des dreadlocks pendant mon sommeil. J'adore mes cheveux, j'en prends grand soin, mais mes dernières aventures dans des endroits fort poussiéreuses ont rendu mes cheveux insupportable. Déjà en revenant d'Australie j'ai du me raser l'arrière de la tête tellement ils étaient emmêlés. Cette fois c'était dans le désert que j'en ai vraiment au ras le bol. Toute la poussière a rendu mes cheveux indomptables. J'avais beaux les brosser pendant des heures, faire tous les soins possibles...chaque jour je me réveillais avec des noeuds énormes et forts coriaces à défaire. 
J'en ai eu marre. Allé hop! On tresse tout ça! Ce qui est génial avec les tresses c'est que t'as plus besoin de passer des heures à te coiffer. Plus besoin de fer à lisser. Plus besoin de brushing. Plus besoin de mousse ou laque. Tu te réveil le matin et tes cheveux sont impeccables. J'aime également que c'est une coiffure assez unique et flashy! Tu peux mettre n'importe quel couleur! Pour ma part ça valait vraiment la peine de subir 6 heures a se faire tirer sur les cheveux!
Other news is that my pink Ford XR3I passed it's MOT!! I'm thrilled to bits! The old girl is 24 years old. Starts fine (now that the anti-theft thing has been taken out). A real smooth an awesome drive. But I was scared about the MOT. You have to get it done very 2 years, and without it you're driving illegally. They check everything over. 
I got her booked for the inspection on monday morning. The Ford drove fine as usual the 30km to get to the garage. The guy was quite surprised to see an old collectors XR3I in this kind of great condition. I was just crossing my fingers hoping that I would be accorded the MOT without having to change anything drastic or really expensive. I was really scared about the pollution test too (it's an old sports car that tends to smoke white out of the exhaust; bad petrol consumption).
So the guy drove the Ford into the garage. That poor car must have been even more nervous than me because it actually pissed itself. Yep, the car wet the floor! Only seconds after entering the garage loads of steam clouded out from under the bonnet and cooling liquid spewed everywhere on the floor!!! I couldn't believe it! This car has never mucked up before, and it has to overheat when passing the MOT!
Anyway, the guy got started testing everything. Everything except pollution because for that you have to leave the engine running.
After 45 minutes the test was done. Result : MOT refused. Why? Because the city council had for some unknown reason decided to write on the car log book that it was a 5 seater, whereas it is only 4 (most cabriolets are 4 seaters). So only 4 seat belts. So no MOT. (I always have bad luck with the city council). 
No big deal. Got another seatbelt from the scrapyard and put it in the back. Now for the scary pollution test! 

Une autre bonne nouvelle: ma Ford Escort XR3I cab a passé le contrôle technique! La vieille a 24ans maintenant. Elle roule bien, a jamais eu de gros soucis, mais je m'inquiétais un peu pour ce CT. Surtout pour le test de pollution.
Lundi matin j'ai emmené la Ford au garage pour passer le contrôle. Elle a roulé sans souci les 30km pour se rendre la bas. Mais dés que le gars a rentré la voiture dans le garage, la voiture s'est 'pissé dessus'. Un gros nuage de vapeur est sorti d'en dessous du capot. Du liquide de refroidissement coulait à flot et inondait le sol du garage. Pauvre Ford, elle a du vraiment avoir peur! Moi je n'en croyais pas mes yeux! Cette voiture m'as jamais causé de soucis comme ça! Elle a fait l'allé-retour France/Maroc sans grosses pannes. Et là, le jour ou elle doit passe le CT, elle surchauffe! Hallucinant!
Les tests du CT ont quand même pu être réalisés. Tous sauf la pollution...
45 minutes plus tard, le verdict : CT refusé. Je m'en doutais. Mais pas pour la raison qui m'as été annoncée... Il manquait une ceinture de sécurité. En effet, cette Ford est un cabriolet. Un cabriolet comme les autres qui possède seulement 4 places. Mais la préfecture s'est trompé sur la carte grise, et a marqué que la voiture possède 5 places! Merci la préfecture!
Pas un gros problème. Une ceinture trouvé à la casse a fait l'affaire. Plus qu'à passer le test de pollution.
Pollution test went fine! MOT accorded! I was so surprised! That Ford may be a smoking smelly old girl, but she obviously doesn't pollute the planet! (well, not too much).
That car is good to go for 2 years no :) So happy I'm not having to sell her for scrap metal!

Pollution OK! La XR3I a passé son controle technique! J'étais vraiment heureuse! Cette Ford est peut être une vieille qui fume et qui pue, mais à priori elle ne pollue pas! (en tout cas pas tant que ça...)
C'est reparti pour 2 ans :)

Otherwise, I'm staying at my Dad's place during my holidays in France. Today he found this old tea-towel from my school. It was from 1991, more than 20 years ago. I was 5 years old. All the kids in the school were asked to draw pictures of themselves to have them printed on the towel. 

Sinon je suis entrain de passer mes vacances en France chez mon père. Aujourd'hui il a trouvé un vieux torchon... Ca venait de mon école en Angleterre. La date : 1991. Plus de 20 ans. J'avais 5 ans. On avait demandé a tous les enfants de l'école de dessiner un autoportrait pour ensuite les faire imprimer sur un torchon.
Here's my one! I love seeing old things from my childhood like this! Brings back memories!
Voici le mien! J'adore revoir des vieux trucs comme ceci. Ca ramène un peu de souvenirs!
That's all the recent news for now folks! Sorry I have to talk about cars every time, but that's all I've seemed to be up to lately!
Voila! C'est un peu près tout ce qui se passe ces dernières jours! 

Have a great week!
Passez une bonne semaine!


55 commentaires:

  1. I did that when I was on vacation (probably a decade ago) and it hurt so much I cried lol! It's definitely painful at first! Really cool look!

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    1. Sure does hurt at first, but then when it stops pulling it's totally worth it!
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  2. Cool hairstyle! It's always fun to have a change now and then =)

    Anna @ FEED ME NANA xoxo

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    1. Thanks! It is nice to change once in a while:)
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  3. Woahhh!! You look like BO DEREK now!!...I love to braiding my hair but just to get some volume but not all the hair..just some little pieces of hair..hope you get what I mean;)..
    Sounds great you are taking spanish lessons and I wish you all the best with them!!;)...
    Keep in touch!! maybe next time you can travel more northen Spain and visit me, what do you think?;) it will be great idea??

    Take care
    xoxo
    Maria aka Wiccana

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    1. I sometimes used to braid just bits, but having it all braided is just some much easier :)
      I'm trying t learn spanish, but having difficulty! It would be great to meet up!, I don't know when I'll be in northern spain. If you're even down south (around Marbella) let me know!
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  4. Thanks for sharing such a nice post! Also a very large 'thank you' for taking the time to leave a comment for me!
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  5. I loved it! It was beautiful, congratulations!

    The blog is beautiful! I'm following here for sure <3
    Come meet me www.sagadebeleza.com.br
    www.youtube.com/sagadebeleza

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  6. Woww....amazing hairstyle, it looks so cool on you! That was great your car passed it's mot and the pollution test. The school tea-towel is so cute and adorable, I really love it! Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you're having a nice day, and have a wonderful week filled with fun<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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    1. Thanks for the compliment :) I'm so glad that my car passed it's MOT too !
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  7. Super cool hair! u look amazing!
    http://namelessfashionblog.blogspot.it/
    http://www.facebook.com/NamelessFashionBlog

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  8. Great hair! the tea towel is so cute! I am following you on GFC, would be very happy if you did the same! Maybe you also wanna follow on facebook and bloglovin? Let me know! Kisses <3<3

    http://lovesushiandfashion.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for following, I'm following you too :)
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  9. Oh, my God! Six hours of torture! hahaha.
    You're beautiful. Kisses!!!

    galerafashion.blogspot.com.br

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  10. Hi dear!
    OMG 6 hours??
    But the outcome worths it, you look amazing, love your new hair style
    xoxo

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  11. Olá , tudo bom ??
    Primeira vez em teu blog adorei.
    Convido você é suas leitoras para visitar meu cantinho. Será sempre bem vindas.
    Beijos
    Ste <3
    http://bolhaarrozada.blogspot.com.br/
    Já curtiu ?
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bolha-Arrozada/167801986677576?ref=hl
    Já se inscreveu ?
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  12. Woah , it's an awesome hair style . Here , our traditional hair style is braid but only one at back . They're so lovely and extensions idea was probably the best for it .
    I love your car , it's so girly . I always wanted to drive when I was a kid . Still have the wish but there are only few years left to have a legal license .
    Noor @ Noor's Place

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    1. Thanks Noor :) How old do you have to be to get your license? 17 or 18?
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  13. wow really nice hair !!!!
    Maybe we follow each other!?
    Let me know :)
    Greetings

    www.yuliekendra.com

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    1. Thanks! I like your blog, ok for following on gfc!
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  14. Love the hair!

    Looks awesome on you!

    Follow each other?

    Kisses
    Patri
    http://www.siemprehayalgoqueponerse.com/

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  15. Very cool hair, love it!
    Love your blog, already following
    xoxo
    Mel Pires

    www.assuntosdemeninas.net

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  16. Amazing hair! It's really different! Braids are part of our (Eastern) tradition but not so many only one or two :D
    Haha lovely print , it's really cute and memoriable :)
    Aree With Umbrella

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    1. Thanks Aree!! These are more african type braids :)
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  17. Hello sweety! Thanks for stopping by and sure following you now! Let's follow? This is such a great post and love your hair style! Check out my new post if you want!xx

    Kisses*
    www.fashionholicsparkle.blogspot.com

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  18. Your hair is awesome :)

    Happy Valentine's Day ♥

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  19. love your hair and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  20. It looks awesome :D
    and great blog, love your post' <3

    / WWW.FASHIONBYSTERUP.DK

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  21. loved the new hairstyle xD

    I was wondering if you would like to follow each other .. Just let me know!

    xx,
    C

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  22. Awesome hair style! I love the pics:)

    Check out my blog: http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de

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  23. Cool hair! :)
    <3

    Would you like to follow each other? =)

    http://thecasualprincess.blogspot.com/

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