Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Catch Up...again

Yep, this is another one of those ‘catch up’ posts because once again I have let time run away with me and work immerses my every waking moment!

I’m really pleased to say that Valentine’s Day was a successful occasion for Literary Emporium and I sold loads of Valentine’s card and lots of these...

Anyway the last few weeks have mainly consisted of this...

Packaging Orders.

And this...



and more food (an obscene amount of pancakes were demolished on Pancake Day)

I seriously need to start taking stock of what I am eating as it’s gone beyond the winter comfort eating situation now. Maybe if I post everything I eat on this blog it will shame be into cutting down...

Now the Valentine’s Day rush is over I’ve got some time to create new products. This is my absolute favourite part of my job and makes a welcome change from doing admin, accounts and other boring businessy stuff.

I was conscious of the fact that Literary Emporium lacked gifts for men, so with Father’s Day only a few months away, I decided to try and create a new men’s range.

So far I have created these cufflinks...

I hope you like them – they make a nice little gift for the man in your life! I aim to develop my men’s range further to go beyond cufflinks but I’m not sure what yet! 

As you may know, in the last few months I have changed jobs and relocated, so to continue with this life transformation I decided to change my hair. This may not seem like much for many of you, but I have been dying my hair blonde since I was about 13 and I can’t remember my hair being any other colour! After 12 years of bleaching and spending too much money and time at hairdressers I decided enough was enough. I also have an inexplicable fear of hairdressers and I would actually rather go to the dentist than get my hair done. So instead of booking any appointment with a professional colour consultant at a salon like any other normal person, I went to Boots, choose a pack of permanent brown hair dye, went home tried to dye my bleach blonde hair a brown colour. Needless to say it wasn’t reminiscent of the glossy chestnut brown colour I imagined. But it wasn’t awful either. It turned out a lot darker than I anticipated but the dye didn’t take to the ends of the hair so I had some unintentional ombre look. Also, as my hair is so long, one box of dye wasn’t enough and I had a few patches where I had missed (not a good look).

But despite this error, I still avoided a dreaded trip to the hairdressers, and went to Boots and some more hair dye (the same one) and tried again. This time I managed to get even coverage so I’ll just leave it alone for a while now.

(Sorry for bad photos, I hate being in photos more than going to the hairdressers) 

Being brunette was a bit of a shock at first but I’m getting used to it now especially as I can seem to get away with not straightening/washing it so often.

If you’re wondering what hair dye I used it was this one.

 It’s a foam so it’s really easy to apply but make sure you get two boxes if you got blonde long hair! Has anyone else gone from blonde to brunette? Did it work out?