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June, 2014 (+video)

June – 2014 from Glenda Lissette on Vimeo.

I decided to make a video in addition to my monthly blog post. I definitely want to continue doing this! (:

After a couple of years of rebelling against  sheers, I finally stepped into a hair salon. My hair has always been a big way of expressing myself. It’s been red, blue, purple, turquoise, pink, & I even bleached my whole head blonde the day before my junior prom. Yeah, it’s been through a lot. I’ve always been so impulsive when it comes to my hair. My hair has grown so long over the last couple of years but unfortunately all those dye chemicals have caused it to grow wildly out of control. My hair was really frail and brushing my hair was a nightmare. Since it was so weak and wild, it would fall off when I tried to brush it. It became such a hassle. Even having my hair up gave me a headache. A few weeks ago I woke up and impulsively called a hair salon to make an appointment for later that day.

Getting most of my hair chopped off has been one of the best decisions I have made in a very long time. Having short hair feels so amazing. I haven’t had hair this short since I was a little kid. My hair is something I don’t have to think so much about anymore. I can lay down, wake up & go on roller coasters and forget all about my hair. I guess this is what most boys feel. I now have more time to think about other things! I wanted to cut my hair really short because I want to start fresh, metaphorically and literally too. I have recently started going on a more natural and healthy road. I purchased new brushes, I stopped using harsh chemical filled shampoos & conditioners and am slowly transitioning into all natural shampoo bars. I also have been feeding my hair (& skin) some yummy oils. I really want my hair to grow fuller and healthier!

It feels like June has been the rainiest month this year! It was quite fitting since it was a very mellow month filled with a lot of work and planning.

I went to go see This Is Our Youth at Steppenwolf  (starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin, & Tavi Gevinson) & ate some yummy pasta.

Summer nights in suburbia

Sweet lavender perfumes the humid summer air. I’m thinking of making a youtube account filled with DIY’s of lotions, soaps, make-up and other beauty products using only natural ingredients -maybe even some yummy recipes too! It would be a great way to keep me on track of making positive choices in my life, & I’d love to inspire others to do the same!

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July 3, 2014 - 3:04 am

Lydia Wakelam - I love your blog posts Glenda, they’re always so pretty 🙂 What lens do you use for your videos, out of interest? My 50mm can never fit in a full windscreen! Haha

July 2, 2014 - 8:37 pm

Jessica - Def make a youtube account, I’d watch 🙂 I’m not really sure why I started following you on instagram bc I don’t know you but I loveee all your photos and I think you’d make some bomb videos too.

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