Tag: purple hair


Wednesday, September 05, 2012

DIY: ‘One of Each’ Lavender Locks

Lavender Hair - Illustration - Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

As promised, I’m letting you in on my until-now secret of my pastel purple hair. At what better timing might I add. As the color has faded out of my hair, it’s time for me to pass the torch and the legacy.

Also I thought I would show you guys another side of me. You know, my many ‘One of Each’ sides. Which happens to be illustration. I think I will start adding more to the blog on a regular basis, so I hope you enjoy them. 😉

Now for the details on my hair color. It’s really semi-permanent which I think is great. You can go from color to color that way, once the last color washes out. What’s that you say? You don’t want your lovely new purple hair to wash down the drain? We’ll don’t you fret, I’ve got it under control. Just mix the hair color into your shampoo and conditioner and use it every time you shower, and presto! No fade outs!

STEP 1: Have your hair professionally bleached. Seriously. I did bleach mine myself, but it’s a risky move. After the 4th time of bleaching my regrowth I got a lot of breakage around my face and my part. So really you have to be careful. If I had bleached my whole head the last time, all my hair would have broke off. So that’s that. Go get your damn hair bleached at a salon. Also make sure to pick up a deep conditioning treatment to keep your hair soft and less likely to break. I use Queen Helene Cholesterol Hair Conditioning Cream from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

STEP 2: Prep! Time to make your conditioner concoction. It’s more like a toner, to add some life into the purple. To make your toning conditioner you will need; you Manic Panic semi-permanent hair color in Pretty Flamingo, a color mixing bowl, a color extend conditioner, and an extra bottle to put your new conditioner in.
Start with about half the bottle of conditioner in the mixing bowl. Now honestly you only need the tiniest dot of the Manic Panic. (Which looks like a hot pink-ish red color.) Start with a little dab, and mix. Continue adding more until you get a really nice pastel pink. If you add too much color, just add more of your conditioner. One you have your desired shade, add it into your bottle.

STEP 3: Shower! Wash you hair with a purple shampoo. I use GVP Conditioning Shampoo, which is also from Sally’s. I use a lot of shampoo when I do this step. Make sure to get all of your hair saturated, and let the shampoo sit for about 10 mins. Watch out because it’s messy and will look like you murdered barney in your shower. Also try not to lather it too much in the beginning. Wait at least 5 mins before you lather. After the full 10 mins, rinse with cool water and repeat if necessary.

STEP 4: Now I bet your hair looks short of gray-silver-purpleish right? Well unless that’s the look you where going for you’ll want to add your conditioning mixture to your hair. Again, make sure to fully saturate you hair with conditioner. Leave on for 2-3 mins and rinse with cool water.

STEP 5: Style hair as usual. I would suggest air drying though, since your hair is damaged from the bleaching process.

Ta-da! Now you have lovely lavender locks, mesmerizing mermaid hair, a tantalizing tress. Okay Okay you get the picture!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ettika + One of Each

One of Each Stack - Oneofeachblog.com

One of Each Stack - Oneofeachblog.com

One of Each Stack - Oneofeachblog.com

One of Each Stack - Oneofeachblog.com One of Each Bracelet Stack – Ettika // Tied Gray Tank – Urban Outfitters // BDG Cigarette High-Rise Jean in Plum – Urban Outfitters

I have teamed up with Ettika to style this lovely ‘stack’ of bracelets. I chose different hues in the purple/lavender family to complement my hair and represent One of Each.
They have pretty much any ‘friendship-chic-bracelet’ you could think of. The stack featured in my post will be called ‘One of Each’ Stack and will be available on the site soon. Time to get you arm party on!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Personal Style: Welcome to the Tribe

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Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com Black Cross Cape – 10th Tribe // Bralette, Shorts & Booties – Urban Outfitters

I’m kinda in love with my new kimono-like cape from a cool up-and-coming brand based in NYC, 10th Tribe. (They also have a really cute website and logo to drool over, so you should clicky the linky.)
Anyways I feel like a real bad ass when I wear it because is flows behind me as I walk. It’s like you are on a runway at all times. VOGUE!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Personal Style: Rhythm

Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda - Oneofeachblog.com RVCA Mapreader HatSwell.com // Lace Dress – H&M // The Kianna Stone Necklace (longer of the two) – Vanessa Mooney // Brass Tribal Choker – F21 // The Eagle RingVanessa Mooney

I’m on my third Red Bull today, and I have ‘Call Me Maybe’ stuck in my head. I’m changing the lyrics though.
It goes; ‘I just drank you, and I feel crazy, So I’ll have another, Red Bull baby!’

Anyways I am completely obsessed with Vanessa Mooney. I’ve been spying her jewelry everywhere on the inter-webs lately. Now I can just look down and see it any time I want, if I’m need more. When I’m wearing it that is. Which of course I will be.
Never. taking. it. off.
You should definitely go check her out HERE! xo

Monday, August 06, 2012

Personal Style: Inspired

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com Mesh Tank – H&M // CK Jeans – DIY // Sandals – Zara // Bralette – Urban Outfitters // Body Wrap Necklace – F21

Recently my DIY senses have been tingling. It’s short of the same as spidey senses, except I never spit spiderwebs out of my hands. Hmm, I bet there is a DIY for that. Anyways I had the urge to craft, and so I did. I ran out to the thrift store a bagged these old school CK jeans. Yeah that’s right. Calvin Klein’s baby! Normally I denim DIY with old Levi’s, but finding them was an unsuccessful mission. So with my bad-ass CK’s in hand, I got to work. I was inspired by Marques’ Almeida’s rad shredded denim from the Spring 2012 line.

What do you guys think? Tutorial worthy? Lemme know if you want me to post a DIY tut on how I got shredding.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Personal Style: NYC Weekend

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Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com Dress, Shirt, Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters // Sandals – Steve Madden

This last weekend was so much fun. Filled with friends, good times, and no alcohol what-so-ever. Well minus that last part. There might have been a lot of that involved.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Personal Style: Up on the roof

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com Old Oversized V-Neck Tee – Urban Outfitters // Black Levi’s Cutoff Denim Shorts – Urban Outfitters // Chelsea Boots – Urban Outfitters // Accessories – Thrifted

I had a crazy dream last night. I had decided to go on a rollerblading adventure by myself. Now in real life going rollerblading is something that actually happens. (So stop laughing.) My husband plays hockey so he’s got mad crazy moves. Me on the other hand, can not go over a curb by myself if my life depended on it. I also have to severely concentrate to do a crossover, demonstrated by sticking my tongue out my mouth. I wonder when if I do that in other times of concentration? Oh lord!
Anyways back to whats important. Me. Alone. Rollerblading in the streets of a pleasant suburban neighborhood. Oh no wait, now a scary back alley. (Why do dreams do that to you? I was quite content in the sunny streets of safety, thank you very much.) Suddenly in my dream I realized how dangerous it is to be rollerblading alone, and I kept questioning myself to the reasons why I decided to take this journey. I kept falling on my knee on the gravel in dark ally. I had to grab onto a bike leaned up against a brick wall to catch my balance.

And that’s when it happened.

I met two gay guys and we all became best friends. At least there was a happy ending.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Personal Style: Keepin Cool

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com Mouchette Muscle Tee – Urban Outfitters // Slasher Flick Shredded Shorts – Lulus // Moccasins – old // Jewelry – Free People, Madewell, F21

This is what I wore in Flagstaff last weekend on my road trip with Annie. I’ll have to post more pics soon! We had a lot of fun. There were ghost sightings, a man thought we where prostitutes, and we stayed in a hostel. It really was a crazy two days!

I can’t imagine what trouble we will get into when we are in New York later this week. I’ll keep you posted!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Personal Style: Pulled Back

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com

Amanda Shoemaker - Oneofeachblog.com Stiching Denim Lapel Sleeveless White Chiffon ShirtSheinside // Levi’s Cutoff Shorts – Urban Outfitters // Chelsea Boots – Urban Outfitters // Western Sterling Belt – Thrifted // Ring – Free People // Bracelet – Madewell

I’ve been super inspired by Le Fashion’s recent post “Hair Inspiration“. All the messy low knots and twisted chignon’s.
I had to give it a go.