vendredi 21 février 2014

Gorgeous Burgundy and Grey hair

Hi buds!!

No travel posts today. I'm back home in France, and I made the most of my stay to get my hair sorted out! 

I wanted a reddish color, but with some blonde … this is what my hairdresser friend came up with…
I love it!!! It's a burgundy color at the roots that fades to grey at the tips.

I have been a weird white blond color for a while now. Weird because I have been trying to get all the blue-pink-green out of my hair. That was one hell of task! I will explain how I did it in another post :)
So, here above is how my hair has been for the last couple of months… White with a yellowish tint…
It was time to put some color in that!!! 

Well, those who have been following this blog for a while have seen me with many different hairstyles and colors. 

I love having crazy blue or pink hair … only problem is that my bosses aren't too fond of it. They love my crazy personality and creativity , and I think secretly they like my funky colored hair, but in the mean old work world colored hair doesn't work out too well… 

Even though I work in multimedia communication, which is a kind of arty thing, people still judge you by how you look. Anything like tattoos, piercings, bright colored hair … some people put you straight into a certain category. In their mind you are not a hardworking, trustworthy person. 
You have tats and pink hair, you are a punk, possibly a druggy…  
It's sad but true, this is what I have experienced… 

Lucky for me I have the most awesome bosses who appreciate my work and don't really care about my wacky style. ..
The thing is, I'm setting up my own company … so bye bye crazy colorful hair for now! Sadly, people judge books by their cover…Crazy hair = crazy person, not professional and not trustworthy (which is so not true!)
So I've gone back to a more natural color … but with a hint of fun all the same!
The photos have come out more orangey … the roots are actually a kind of burgundy color that fades to grey on the tips.
I absolutely love this color! 
I find that it makes my skin kind of glow! My natural color brown does have a reddish tint to it… maybe red is my color! 

Please let me know what you think! Should I change, go back to blonde or blue, or stay with this color??

dimanche 16 février 2014

Thoughts and photos from the Sahara Desert

I always have the upmost difficulty of finding words to talk about the desert. Explain what I feel when I'm out there, in the middle of nowhere, far from anything human.

Orange sand, black stones, spiky acacias, tea that is way too sugary, salty warm water, a fierce sun that has no pity against my white skin. A land of emptiness and silence. A unrelieved landscape, and everyday's work. Always the same but never boring. Never.

I don't know why, but this place, this desert always feels familiar to me. 
I was not born here, not raised here, but it is here that I feel at home. Here that I feel at home; safe and serene. I get a certain feeling of freedom. I am always fascinated when I stare at that horizon that seems to have no limits. No end. I like being and living out here in the desert. Trips without detour, nights under the stars, life with no superfluous…
I think there is no real way of explaining what it is like. Only people who have been in the desert can understand what a strange feeling you have out there.

These photos are from my last trip. They may not express the feelings you get out there, but they do show some of the beauty of the landscape.

Cela fait un moment déjà que je voyage dans le désert du Sahara, mais j'ai toujours autant a le décrire. A décrire cette sensation que l'on ressent lorsqu'on est là-bas, au milieu de nul part, loin de tout.
Du sable orange, des cailloux noirs, des acacias épineux, du thé trop sucré, de l'eau salé et tiède, un soleil féroce, impitoyable aux chairs déshabitués de sa morsure. La routine quotidienne du travail. Monotone, sans doute; ennuyeux , jamais. Et puis il y a une certaine saveur de liberté, de simplicité. Une fascination de l'horizon sans limites, des nuits sans toit, de la vie sans superflu. 

Bien que je ne suis pas née ici, ni même grandie, c'est ici dans cet endroit impossible a décrire que je me sens chez moi; sereine et en sécurité.

Ces photos sont de mon dernier séjour dans le désert. Bien qu'ils ne peuvent pas transmettre cette émotion si particulier qu'on ressent lorsqu'on est la-bas, ils peuvent néanmoins montrer l'immense beauté du Sahara.

Kisses from the desert!!

samedi 8 février 2014

Bel is a bad blogger ...

Hi guys!!

Yes, I Bel McCall has been bad at blogging this last month … like the month before … and the one before that…

You're probably all fed up with the excuses I keep posting … 

I enjoy blogging more than anything, but time just seems to fly by! Plus my new job is taking up most of my time, or should I say my life! 

Talking about life, I am so so so lucky to have some fabulous friends that are letting me stay at their place (until I get things sorted out proper and all!). So a big big cheers to them! 

Anyway, this is just a really quick post to just send all you lovelies lots of hugs and kisses and a big big thanks for all your gorgeous comments!!!! 

I'm going to be offline for a week or so … yep, in half an hour I'm heading off again to that far away land called the Sahara Desert … a place where the Internet does not exist …

A week of sand, sand, sand is awaiting me… I must admit that the desert sand is a pain! It gets everywhere! In you bags, clothes, toothbrush, computer… But I'll also admit that I'm more than happy to get away from this rainy windy weather and hit some sun and heat!

Oh and, most of you know that I'm a 'Jeeper Girl', well today I'm traveling by Toyota! The Toyota-Jeep friendly war is still on … so I made a little picture for my Toyota buddies!
Translation: 'May the force be with us … and with all the mechanical parts...'

Take care buds!!