Kool-Aid Hair Dye DIY

Its been a while since I’ve done a DIY, and by a while I mean YEARS! So I thought I might share how I dye hair with Kool-Aid, from what I gathered from my mother this was a fairly popular trend back in the day, and like most things from a few years back it works even better than today’s counterpart.

 

Now for the supplies you will need unsweetened kool aid packets (I had 3 of them), conditioner doesn’t matter what brand, aluminum foil or cling wrap, gloves, and something to spread the dye either a professional hair dye brush or even something as simple as a tooth brush, and a bowl for mixing.diy

Oh and you need willing participant, my dog Charlie didn’t say he didn’t want his hair dye so I took that as willing 😉IMG_8075Step1. Empty the packets into your mixing bowl. Step 2. Add your conditioner I usually end up adding about 1/4 of a cup. Step 3. Stir mixture. Step 4. Add more conditioner if necessary, stir out any lumps, and finished product should be about the consistency of lotion.
steps!I took charlie outside because he’s a bit of a brat and will shake and get the dye everywhere…and I’m a klutz who spills so taking this somewhere where spills are okay is a good idea. I chose to dye Charlie’s ears and tails, simply add the mixture to the area you want dyed and massage it in to ensure even coverage. After you’ve finished applying the hair dye wrap it in either aluminum foil or cling wrap.foil hairlooks like a crime sceneSee what I mean about Charlie being a brat? He shook his foil right off…and yes red hair dye results in a rather gruesome looking scene haha. IMG_8130Well after you apply your foil or film (it was my second time applying the foil thanks charlie) you simply wait for the dye to really set, the longer the better. I put Charlie in the kennel to ensure he wouldn’t go around the house dyeing everything. If you’re dyeing your hair it might help to wrap your hair in a towel on top of the film or foil, or find a human sized kennel its totally up to you 😉rinseAfter the dye has set (Charlie’s was in for at least 3 hours) simply rinse it out with lukewarm water. Do not shampoo it out, as you’ll lose vibrancy of color. Once rinsed out I towel dried my pup, but you can use a blow dryer if you like, my dog detests the noise of one so I don’t use it on him. Also if you happen to get hair dye on skin or on hair that you didn’t want dyed you can use toothpaste to lift the color, not sure why this works but it does.
ta-daAnd here is the finished product! A rather lovely cotton candy pink! Of course results will vary due to differing setting times, hair color, and hair texture but you get the idea.
IMG_8162Also fun tid bit, I noticed the hair dye seems to keep bugs away from my dog. Fleas tend to prefer lighter haired animals but whenever I have Charlie’s hair dyed they leave him alone and the mosquitoes also stay away. So not only is this look pretty darn adorable it keeps pests at bay!IMG_8166

I hope you all enjoyed this DIY and if you try is out please let me know how it goes for you! Charlie and I are quite pleased with the results…okay well I’m pleased at least. Happy Tuesday!

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Fashion Friday

This is my outfit from Monday. We were experiencing bipolar Texas weather, even though it is almost April it was surprisingly cold 50’s during the heat of the day and 32 at night, that may sounds very mild to all of you in colder climates but when you go from the mid 70’s to that it’s quite a shock. So I figured I better take advantage of the cold and wear my lovely knit hat cause it’s gonna be months til it gets this cold again.

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8546856385668589IMG_8603My sister’s dog had to join in on the fun too, aren’t we gorgeous 😉

Hat: Claires

Lipstick: I bought from ULTA its the NYX matte lip cream in Monte Carlo

Earrings: Payless

Top: Hot Topic

Necklace: Forever 21, it was a gift from my big brother.

Jeans: Old Navy got these baby’s on clearance for $10

Shoes: Another gift, they are from my best friend, I love my TOMS.

I hope you all enjoyed this post have a happy Fashionable Friday and a fabulous weekend!

Dog Sitting.

So about a week ago a friend of mine asked me to dog/home sit for her, I of course jumped at it, I’ve watched her dog before and he is pretty sweet, and a little extra me time and cash never hurts. What was great about it I had a LOT of me time! There was no tv or computer so I did not waste a lot of time being lazy, which I am guilty of most of the time hahaha. So how did I spend my time you might ask? I took care of Ace (the dog), read a little (Jane Eyre), Jogged, Talked to friends (cell phone, see I did have some technology), listened to music, and took some pictures 🙂

Something else that was great about my stay was the weather was gorgeous! Nice and cool but not cold! This of course lasted a little while, then we got some pretty scary looking clouds! I’ll show you the polar opposite weather that we get here in Texas.

So all in all I had a great time.

 

Home on the range.

 So about a week ago my mom, little sister, and myself went to a friend’s home out in the country, my mom and little sister couldn’t get enough of it! I was a great deal more um…hesitant to fully embrace everything especially the grass hoppers (eeew). I was raised in a farming community up until I was 5, so the saying once a country girl always a country girl could not be more wrong. I enjoy open spaces and country values however I am very city in my approach to wildlife. I feel like a walking contradiction haha no I enjoy the city to live in, and the country to visit and adore to photograph. So I hope you enjoy some of my pictures.