Hello, lovelies! This is Month 21 of having freeform dreadlocks, which means I’ve been growing my locs for almost 2 years. Woot! It’s been such an experience witnessing how hair can have a mind of its own.
Here’s what I wore. I bought this sack dress from Amazon. While baggy clothing (especially on women) are not liked by many people, I love baggy clothes. Loose clothing can be quite flattering and I like how I look in this sack dress. Keep in mind that I also like harem pants, so there you go.
Here’s my face. Again, I went with simple makeup. It’s cold, and when it’s cold, I tend not to put much effort into a full face of makeup. Sometimes as a goth, eyeliner just has to be enough.
Here’s how my locs are progressing. They’re getting longer and more “springier”. My birthday’s not until the 17th, but I went ahead and labeled this month’s loc progression, “Birthday Dreads”, for obvious reasons.
So, how do you lovelies feel about loose, baggy clothes? I used to wear short, body-hugging clothing, but that was many years (and many pounds) ago. If you want to see a middle-aged goth posing and jumping around to punk rock, be sure to check out this video.
Hello, dear lovelies. Here we are with Month 15 of me growing my locs and they’re starting to get long. Woot! As you can see, I’ve also started wearing beads in my hair and I’m loving the look!
Here’s what I wore. Just like the title says, I finally wore my gray lace dress. You’ve seen me in this dress before – in black. Of course, black lace is my favorite, but the gray is also a nice alternative to black.
Here’s my face. Again, my makeup is lightweight for summer, but I make up for this with beads in my hair. I purchased these beads from Heather Fish Designs. I have thick dreads, and I didn’t realize how hard it can be to find beads that fit them. Luckily, Heather makes beads with many sizes to choose from. The beads I’m wearing are 10.5 mm.
Before I forget, here’s how my locs are progressing this year:
We’re now in the month of August – the last month of summer. Stay tuned for posts on August’s birthstone and birth flower. I also hope you enjoy my OOTD video. TTFN!
Hello, all. With being sick and then having to put my sweet girl down, it’s been a rough week. But I’m ready to get back to blogging and settling on a daily routine for myself.
I decided to (finally) bleach my roots and add a new color, “Atomic Pink” by Special Effects. I kept the “Blood Red” color (also by Special Effects) on the ends of my dreadlocks. I wasn’t sure about the brightness of the pink, but after getting dressed in my gothic garb, I love it!
Here’s what I wore. I wore a black camisole under the cropped sweater, which is not pictured (I consider the camisole “underwear”).
Here’s my face. Just eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, blush, and lipstick. I added 4 tiny dots on the sides of my eyes:
Finally, how my locs have progressed so far:
I’m happy that I decided to bite the bullet and dye my roots. I was hesitant, because I wanted my locs to mature a bit before bleaching and dying. I think this new color will look even better, once my roots start to loc.
My locs turned 9 months old yesterday and they’re getting longer and thicker. I’m very pleased with them, so far. However, I don’t know how I feel about my gray hairs sprouting at my roots. I may still bleach and re-dye my roots, but maybe I won’t. Maybe I should just embrace my natural hair color? Hmmm. We’ll have to wait and see.
Yesterday’s outfit and makeup were very simple. Monday outfits tend to be simple, since I’m switching from relaxation mode (Sunday) to working mode:
Here’s yesterday’s makeup. There’s not much here – just eyeliner, lipstick and blush:
Here’s how my locs have progressed so far. I named my dreads “birthday dreads”, but my birthday is not for another 2 weeks:
This was a very short post, but the good news is I have started cooking more of my meals! There will be future posts on different recipes that I’m trying out. Be sure to stay tuned for more.
Hello, everyone! Today marks the seventh month of growing my dreadlocks. I can see them growing, little by little each month. So exciting! I also wore the new dress that I bought at Dress Lily. You may have seen their advertisements floating around Facebook and other places online. Their prices are low, but how is the quality? Here is my review for the dress, and also for a pair of pants that I bought from Dress Lily.
Before we get started with my review, here’s what I wore on my face yesterday. Very simple makeup, highlighted by a moon stamped on my forehead:
I wore the dress to work yesterday and I think it’s pretty cute. I love the color! The dress is made out of a lightweight, polyester material. I think this dress would be more appropriate for Spring or Summer, but it still works for cool weather. My lace shirt and black leggings underneath added some warmth. I was also worried that it might be too long, but as you can see in the photos, the length is just right (I’m 5′ 3″ / 160 cm tall).
Pros: Comfortable, great color, length is just right, lightweight
Cons: Wrinkles easily, low quality fabric
Dress rating: ****4 out of 5 stars
Here are the pants that I ordered along with the dress. I’m not too happy with these, unfortunately. The colors are printed on (the inside of these pants are plain white) and they’re not that vibrant. They feel comfortable, but look horrid on me! It would have been nice if the pants had a bit of flare at the bottom, although they did say that these were straight-legged pants. I think these would look better on someone who is slender. I have too much “junk” to get away with these.
Pros: Good length, comfortable
Cons: Unflattering on me, dull colors, would look better with a wide- or flared leg
Pants rating: **2 out of 5 stars
I had no issues ordering from Dress Lily and my items arrived within 2 weeks after I placed my order. They do sell wide-legged, flared pants so I may place another order with them. Dress Lily is located in China and I’m in the US, so I thought the shipping time was good, especially since shipping was free. The quality of the clothing is okay, but I don’t expect them to last very long. Oh well, I got what I paid for.
Would I recommend purchasing from Dress Lily? If you have a few bucks to spare and you don’t need your items by a specific date, I think they’re worth taking the chance. However, other reviews are mixed. I didn’t look at the reviews before placing my order, so I’m not sure if I just got lucky or if it’s a bit of a hit-or-miss with this company. You can check out some of the reviews here.
FINAL RATING (out of 5 stars):
Dress: ****4 stars
Pants: **2 stars
Shipping time: ****4 stars
Average rating: ***3 stars
And last but not least, here’s how my locs are progressing:
My locs are starting to grow downward, which means they’re getting longer. Woo hoo! You can check out my video review on my Dress Lily purchases, below my signature. TTFN!
My dreads are now half a year old. With Halloween and my Raq Out performance now done, I’m finally able to post my progress on my “babies”. They are still looking crazy and I still love them. I’m growing more and more attached to them as the days go by. It’s an incredible journey into my crazy hair.
I decided that the “half-way mark” of my locs deserved a fresh dye job. I was thinking of bleaching the roots, but I think I will wait until they’re at least a year old, although I don’t really mind having dark roots now. Since I dye my dark roots along with my locs, they just blend together. I may never bleach them, to be honest. I have nothing against bleach (obviously), but even bleach at a low volume (I used 20v on my loose hair) is damaging to the hair.
We’ll start with my outfit of the day. I wore the blue tunic dress again. It seems I’m always wearing this dress at the beginning of the month, but it rained yesterday and this dress, along with my 20-eye Doc Martens, are nice to wear on such days.
Here’s my makeup. It’s hard to see in these pictures, but I added a little bit of glitter to my eyelids. The glitter is Too Faced® Glitter Dust** in “Nude Beam”. The glitter bits are small, perfect for when I want to wear glitter with minimal bling.
**I purchased this online, but now I can’t seem to find it to provide a link. Has this product been discontinued?
My progress so far, from loose hair to now:
I’ve noticed a significant change between last month and now. Not only is my hair darker at the roots after re-dying them, but my locs are not sticking out like they did in October. I was sort of bummed, but then I remembered that I do want long locs. It looks like they are starting to “lie down” a bit. After realizing this I’m delighted!