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Mint Green + What I Wore Today

Said good-bye to my supernova hair last Friday night.

mint green hair

My roots are orange because I only did a bleach bath so this is basically what my supernova hairs looks like mega-faded. I love it. I felt so giddy while rinsing out the bleach mixture and seeing the pastel, icy green the blues (Crazy Color Sky Blue and Crazy Color Peacock Blue) turned into.

A bleach bath (also known as a soap cap) is basically a gentler form of bleaching. You mix your bleach and developer with a bit of water and shampoo (double the amount of your bleach mixture). I only used half as much shampoo, though, because I fail at following instructions. You can use any kind of shampoo but I used a clarifying one from Suave. I threw it on over hair soaked in virgin coconut oil and left it in for 25 minutes (mostly because of my roots). For my next bleach baths, I’ll probably only leave it in for 15 minutes.

mint green hair

I went to Nuffnang and Mandaue Foam’s screening of The Bourne Legacy today! I liked it. The audience tittered and buzzed when Rachel Weisz said the magic word: Manila. I lightly punched Charles in excitement because we were late for the movie and I thought we had missed the bits that were shot in our country. This is a Big Deal, okay. Admittedly, watching the scenes shot in Manila was a bit funny because the places were unfamiliar, save for the Taft MRT footbridge (almost a decade living in Metro Manila and I’ve only been in that area once, heh).

mint green hair

I am in love with my denim jacket! I bought it at last Saturday’s Tumblr Fair from my friend, Robi. I wanted it the moment I saw it but it was originally selling for PHP499 and because I am a cheap ass, I said I’d just buy spikes and do it on one of my denim jackets. Half an hour before the fair ended, some girl wanted to buy it for PHP200-250 but Robi said the lowest he could go was PHP300. I snapped that shit up. The lace top is another favorite buy from Tumblr Fair; I got it from Chai‘s booth.

mint green hair

mint green hair

Flats are from Parisian.

No pantz.

mint green hair

And here’s what my hair looks like without all dat shoopin’:

mint green hair

Gorgeous, noh?!

The mint green is only supposed to be temporary as I’m gradually bleach bathing my hair towards a different color (not really that hard to guess lol) but I KIND OF WANT TO KEEP IT! I cannot live with those roots, though!

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  • Reply ian August 11, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    OH MY GOD. i think this is my favourite out of all the hair ~experiments~ you did! so awesome

    • Reply Helga August 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you! :)

  • Reply Pretty Ugly August 11, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I envy your candy-colored hair. I’ve always wanted to dye my hair pink or purple but I guess it’s too late now. I”m too old for that. Ah, regrets!

    • Reply Helga August 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Never too old! At the forum I post at, some ladies are well into their 40s and they have fun-colored hair!

  • Reply Charlene Ajose August 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Best hair color EVER. <3

    • Reply Helga August 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you! <3

  • Reply chai August 12, 2012 at 1:27 am

    LOVE your new hair color! And I love how you styled the lace top, hihi <3

    • Reply Helga August 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Heehee, thanks! :)

  • Reply Charls August 12, 2012 at 1:43 am

    kinda ironic that we were late for the movie because of Manila traffic lol

    • Reply Helga August 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm


  • Reply Kisty August 12, 2012 at 2:05 am

    I dunno why but I feel so happy just looking at you. Haha. Really digging the hair color!

    • Reply Helga August 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      Hee, so sweet. Thanks, Kisty!

  • Reply dlysen August 12, 2012 at 2:24 am

    I love the first photo, the black and the red lips.

    • Reply Helga August 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      lol thanks, but it was time for a change!

  • Reply A August 12, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Your hair looks gorgeous! Although I don’t think there ever was a certain hair colour you didn’t look good in. (I’ve been wanting to colour all my hair blue or red but my mother won’t let me! If you have any tips on how to convince her, tell me! LOL)

    • Reply Helga August 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      “I am an adult and my own person and make my own money!” Haha, thanks!

  • Reply Lei August 12, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    Helga, you’re getting really fat. The hair’s so gorgeous though. :P

  • Reply Jess August 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    I’m really not being rude :/ People sometimes over-compliment you but there are some people who feel that it’ll be more beneficial for you if they tell you the truth/ :/

    • Reply Helga August 12, 2012 at 4:27 pm

      I already know I’ve gained weight and I’ve never really believed it when people called me “skinny” or “sexy.” Having a positive body image is something I’ve struggled with for half my life so when someone comments on my weight gain, it puts me on edge (I’m already unhappy about it as it is) and is admittedly slightly triggering.

      I liked my body in 2009 and 2010; occasionally, I look at photos from then and tell myself I’d try and get that body back. Losing weight is a bit harder now that I’m older and my metabolism is slower.

  • Reply Xyla August 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Gaaaandaaaaaaaa!!!! <333333 Wala na ako masabi. Haha

    • Reply Helga August 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

      Thanks, Xyla!

  • Reply Sarah August 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Liking the new hair colour Helga! I hope someday I can be as brave as you are when it comes to changing hair colour. I’ve also been trying to find time to stud my denim jackets too but lazy as fuck.

    Anyway, YOU’RE NOT FAT GODDAMIT and NOWHERE NEAR IT. Yes you’ve gained weight but I think that’s healthy than starving yourself to death. Body image and standard of beauty are highly subjective. Hay nako, I’ll shut up na lang. LOL

    • Reply Helga August 13, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you! I feel bad enough as it is about my weight gain lol.

      I need to go to Divisoria to get spikes! I was told to use a screw to pierce that denim, hope that helps!

      • Reply Sarah August 14, 2012 at 2:41 am


        I feel the same! I’ve gained a couple of stones for the past few years. Kung mataba ka, ano pa ako WHALE?! LOL

        I used ice pick! It worked wonder to my leather bags too :) You can also try, DART/s (dart awl. :)

  • Reply Angel August 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Your hair looks so fresh! ?

  • Reply Jean August 14, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I love it! Probably my favorite! For some reason, it makes you look pale but good kind of pale. Labo ko. Basta yun, maganda. LOL

  • Reply Ela August 14, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    The color reminds me of toothpaste. It looks pretty on you (heck, pretty much everything does)!

  • Reply cheska October 25, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Hiii your hair is awesomee! may i ask where do you buy your hair dye?:)

  • Reply Jane June 25, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    what hair color did you use here? Wanting to do this real soon :)

  • Reply Helga June 25, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    I used Crazy Color dyes :)

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