I used a semi-permanent dye. It's just one bottle (no mixing, no peroxide) and it basically just stains my hair and combines with my natural color to create what you see. The semi-permanent color really evened out the brassy ends and ashy roots, which was great.
In other news (as I've mentioned before) I've had some computer trouble. Over the past week I've managed to get my very old Dell Inspirion laptop running again. It had a plethora of issues, however:
- It needed a new AC adapter and battery (it wouldn't even start without these).
- The touch-pad mouse was non-functioning.
- The headphone jacks are broken.
- The screen is strawberry-colored upon startup.
- Some keys are missing, thanks to my late cat Brownie.
- It's prone to overheating - even slowing down and crashing because of this.
- It has a 99 gig hard drive and only 2.00 gigs of RAM. Even when it was new, this was a problem for my media-heavy ways.
It also runs Windows Vista, but I actually prefer it to Windows 8 or 10. Vista is faster and more organized, in my opinion, and getting the old Dell running made me realize how much I missed it.
Anyway, I purchased a replacement AC adapter and battery. Fortunately, the redness in the screen mostly goes away a minute or two after booting. (It just needs to warm up)? Luckily, I had a spare wireless mouse to use instead of the touch-pad. Typing with missing keys isn't too much of an issue - two of the keys are only function keys, and one is the up key. Back when my cat Brownie was still kicking she loved the warmth of my laptop. One time I tried to gently pull her off my keyboard while I was working and she yanked off the two function keys with her claws. (Thanks, Brownie. I miss you all the same).
The over-heating was actually an easy fix. Upon unscrewing the back of the laptop I found half an inch of dust blocking the vent. It looked like the lent trap in a dryer. Without the dust blocking the fan, it runs cool again. Despite all these fixes, I think I'll be looking for a new laptop in the future. Hopefully, this one will work in the meantime. I will call it Frankencomputer.
skirt: second-hand on ebay
bag: vintage 70s via crazygoodbannanas