Sunday, December 11, 2011


sunday portrait week 102



001. Pink Ombre'd my hair last night with a can of that novelty colour spray, Looks way too middle class hippy for my liking, but its alright for one weekend! Its not hideous, its just completely not me. I've been there done that got the scene kid hair cut.

002. Towards the end of this week I realized one key thing about blogging that I'd been slacking on recently. Self Promotion. My traffic has been really static for a while now, getting on average the same amount of views each day for the past few months. I've been slacking on sharing links and just using Twitter to get my new posts out there. However two days of uploading to lookbook, remembering to upload my new looks to my tumblr and using my Facebook page has made my traffic go up by 10%. Promoting your blog is really hard, but my utilizing social networks and actually posting your link around really helps. Im not talking asking for RT's or spamming, just following people, talking to bloggers, sharing your link with other bloggers posts (see not spamming!). Promise you it really does help and worth all the effort.

003. Going Christmas shopping tomorrow in Birmingham, I know I'll probably regret it more than anything but I really need to pick up a few things and I much prefer the Forever 21 to the one thats in London. I'm armed with a list and what I need to buy in  each shop so fingers crossed it goes smoothly... who am I kidding! Stressful shopping ftw.

004. Time is drawing closer to last guaranteed Christmas UK shipping for my jewellery store, according to Royal mail is the 20th December, but I'd ideally like any orders by the 16th. If you want to ensure getting things please make sure you order in the next few days, Im sending things every single day at the moment so if you haven't received something withing 5 days of ordering it please get in contact asap.

005. Picking the person to review the Bourjois products later on tonight, I'm still accepting blog links up until about 9pm tonight! I'll email the person as soon as I've picked!

57 comments:

  1. Love the pink ombre hair! I am going to do that this christmas! You look beautiful xxx

    http://velvetpassion.blogspot.com/

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  2. The one thing I don't like about having super dark brown/black hair is the lack of ability to go wild (or hippie'd) for a weekend. Love the pink for a blast of short term fun.

    Ooh Brum, my home town, Forever 21 is looking amazing at the moment especially the accessories + jacket sections. Also if you have time you should take a little treck to the vintage shops down by Oasis Market (Ask anyone on the main st outside the Bullring and they'll point you in the right direction)

    Have a fab time!

    Sarah
    http://fashionismyh2o.blogspot.com/
    xx

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  3. I actually like your hair but i can see why you get that vibe of the hippy thing (nothing wrong with a touch of hippy mind you!)
    Great little tips on spreading to word of your blog, when you say ' sharing your link with other blogger posts' do you mean leaving your link at the end of a comment (like i do), if not, how do you feel about people doing that?

    Char x

    http://peachfizzz.blogspot.com/

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  4. The pink ombre looks different, but I like it <3 Such a good idea for a weekend!

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  5. I actually really like the pink in ur hair!! xoxo

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  6. Lovely picture as always! my friend did her hair like that with a can as well haha. It's good cause it washes out so easily! might try it myself.

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  7. Very true about promoting your blog. I always notice an increase in views if I pop my link on twitter or just comment on other blogs. I always try to remember that very few people just stumble across your blog by chance.

    Aww I think your hair looks sweet! Though I imagine it could get a few looks on an everyday trip to the shops...

    xxx

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  8. I think your hair looks really pretty here, but blonde ombred hair suits you more:)xxx

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  9. Good luck shopping tomorrow - I went to Westfield today to window shop and it was a bit manic - thank god I've already finished my Christmas shopping!

    And thanks for reminding me how to utilise my Facebook page!

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  10. Here here about the blog promoting. Have a nice Sunday.

    http://mybwd.blogspot.com

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  11. i really like the pink ! :), i think it would look even better if you did it green/blue because of your eyes

    love the blog x

    http://purpleponiesandcandyclouds.blogspot.com/

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  12. loving the new hair!

    http://union-apparel.blogspot.com/

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  13. I had pink ombre a while ago and I also felt a little too hippie and I think it just didn't suit my personality! I think it looks lovely on you though!

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  14. I miss living in the midlands and being able to catch the train to brum! I love shopping there, i always manage to get what i want without fail. Gutted im not going to the German Market this year too, i love walking round with a hot chocolate and a pretzel admiring all the bits and bobs :-)

    Holli x
    Dragonmommy123.blogspot.com

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  15. I went Christmas shopping today, was mad busy! Think the pink looks lovely xx

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  16. Brum was a bit of a mission today but hopefully with the kids at school tomorrow it shouldn't be too busy! At least you're prepared with a list, nothing worse than making up a list as you go (which is my tried and failed strategy!) :) I know what you mean about the pink ombre thing but it really does suit you!

    Kelli xox
    http://kelliciouss.blogspot.com

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  17. Your hair looks amazing (as usual)
    I really need to start promoting my blog places, haha
    xoxo

    http://www.madeinkayla.blogspot.com

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  18. i love your hair! i really want to try it but i don't think it would show up because i have really dark hair xx

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  19. Your hair looks so hip with the pink gradient! Happy Christmas shopping. x

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  20. Really liking your hair!
    Good luck for tomorrow, you reminded me I need to go and do some christmas shopping as well..stressful :/
    xo

    emsheis.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh no, you're going Christmas shopping in Brum? I feel so sorry for you - I wouldn't go anywhere near town around now! It is packed, like, ALL the time! Hope you find what you want, haha.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  22. I actually really like this hair on you! I got sick of seeing it on tumblr a few months back but it actually looks nice. The urban dictionary page made me giggle, so true, I like to call them "middle-classtafarians" though! xx

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  23. I think that the pink looks a lot better when it's faded out a bit! I think darker brown suits you best though :)

    georgewt.blogspot.com

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  24. Normally I dislike pink dip-dye but of course you pull it off! Looks lovely, especially as it's so subtle! Consider keeping it for a little longer haha!

    nataliemaisieivy.blogspot.com

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  25. Best of luck with braving the bullring, I can't cope at the best of times! And your hair looks pretty neat! x
    http://well-la-dee-da.blogspot.com/

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  26. it looks really good lily! just as well you used a spray dye, i dip dyed my hair in august and some of it is still in now! xx

    sophie @ thesecretavenue.com

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  27. much prefer you blonde, but like you say its only for a weekend :) it is cool though, wouldn't mind blue ombre hair just for a night x

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  28. Loving the pink hair.. better blonde but nice for a little change :) I'm absolutley dying to go 'real life' shopping in forever 21, might make a trip to B'ham in the New year :) Oh, and last thing.. you look absolutely gorgeous in this picture!! Your skin looks flawless!

    The Deer Head

    x

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  29. I agree with you on the self promotion point. I always try to make sure I share my link on twitter and leave thoughtful comments on other people's blogs to link up with them. I think spamming more harm than good, but posting kind and relevant comments on other people's blogs can't do any harm. Have fun christmas shopping! xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  30. haha I love urban dictionary, had never heard of a trustafarian but can safely say I know too many of them! x

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  31. so agree with the self promotion thing, its very hard to keep up with it all but it makes such a huge difference!
    and i really like your hair by the way, was considering doing mine purple but im so scared it will go wrong!

    KIRA LILLY fashion blog

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  32. I really like the pink, but I can see why you might feel about it how you do. Dip dye is everywhere right now.

    Self promotion can be hard to keep up with you're right, I feel like I have to spend my whole life doing it. Though social networking is such a great tool to take advantage of whether you have a business or blog or anything at all to promote. It's free afterall.

    Good luck with your Christmas shopping, I tried to do most of mine online but when the stock still hadnt been allocated today I cancelled my orders and am going to have to do it in person. Booo!

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh gosh, Christmas shopping! I still need to brave it, but probably won't bother until I go home for the holidays, being so lazy with it this year, normally I'm super organised :(

    Have fun shopping though! :)

    xx

    http://www.twentythreeten.blogspot.com

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  34. You look so mysterious in this photo, and the new ends look great.
    I love how blogging is so connected to social media and social networking. It's definitely a great tool for new opportunities and meeting new people.

    M.

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  35. I quite like the pink - but you gotta make sure you're comfotable in it yourself! But make sure to give your hair a massive deep condition - these temp colour sprays tend to have alcohol as one of the main ingredients and that kills/dries out ends like noobodies business!

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  36. Ooh, I've designated Wednesday as my christmas shopping day. . !I've never shopped in Birmingham before, enjoy! Will be great to see your Forever 21 finds.

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  37. I dont no how you can look beautiful every Sunday lol

    petitesideofstyle.blogspot.com

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  38. See, I actually love the pink ombre (of course, I also believe it's a very temporary thing). And self-promotion takes up so much time - today is my delegated day and I swear it's taken up the whole of my morning off! But those few extra hits are so worth it. :)

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  39. yeah i actually love your ombre like that! x

    sharpest-lives@blogspot.com

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  40. i like the pink color :) i would really like to try it as well, but for some reason i dont have the heart to do it..

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  41. I definitely did this with my hair when I was like 10 and going through a hideous, grungy, Avril Lavigne wannabe stage...difference is this actually looks nice! Your stuff about self promotion was interesting, I can see how true it is as well and that it's something do more of! Good luck with your shopping!

    wishfulsinfulyou.blogspot.com

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  42. i'm still to visit a forever 21! they're building one in glasgow though so hopefully i'll get there sometime before i'm 40! xo

    eeevc.blogspot.com

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  43. Looking beaut. Inspired me to temporarily pink my ends!
    x

    famekills.blogspot.com

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  44. I think it adds a warmth to a cold winter face :). Intesresting to hear you talk about self promo. Deff worth checking out the new Forever 21 in Stratford btw!
    bitchlohan.blogspot.com
    xx

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  45. I think the pink ombre looks lovely! Does the spray make your hair feel crispy though?

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  46. I don't think it's at all scene kid with the way you dress. Actually pretty high-fashion and cute.

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  47. Even though you don't quite like it I adore your hair like this :O hahahaha, it is kind of scene kid but you can totally work it ^^

    xoxo
    FashionGeeksta

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  48. shame you dont like the pink ombre, i think the colour really suits your skin tone :) your normal ombre looks lovely though xx

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  49. You have such a sweet blog. I'll be folling it :)*

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  50. lily how is it you edit this photo to get such beautiful lighting?? much love to you and your wonderful blog x

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