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 After my hair is bleached, toned, and prepped, here comes the fun part: COLOR! I’ve used many different types of hair color from Punky Colors to Special Effects to Manic Panic, but the ONLY stuff I recommend is Arctic Fox in Purple Rain. (Use that affiliate link and save yourself $2!) 

Why Arctic Fox? They have a plethora of different awesome colors including pink, neon yellow (it’s black light reactive!),

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Welcome back to the second installment on how to successfully obtain fun colors! In this part, we’ll be discussing how to bleach your hair in the healthiest way possible.  

Bleaching can be a scary thought, but it doesn’t have to be. With some preparation and research, you can lighten your hair with confidence. Again, having a friend around will infinitely help as they can reach places you can’t see and all around make time go by faster. 

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Watch out! Scary affiliate links ahead! But don’t worry, I would never endorse something I don’t firmly believe in, you’re in good hands. 

I’m doing something a little different this week since we’re in the middle of a cross country move,  I’m going to talk about something near and dear to my heart (and head): hair color! I’ll be returning to sewing and small business posts next week, but for now,

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What’s a Hashtag?

Hashtags (#) are a fantastic way for people to connect and find new makers and designers. I love using hashtags to be part of a community, to help showcase a project, and to get ideas of what other people have done.

Awhile back on my I Have Purple Hair Instagram, I asked for hashtags that YOU found inspiring, creative, and awesome. You guys definitely delivered,

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Awesome! But where to start? I guess a machine would be helpful, right? But which one?! 

I get asked fairly often what machine I recommend for sewing and quilting, and the truth is: there’s no one right answer. It honestly depends on what kind of sewing you expect to do with it. But, I can tell you which machines I prefer, love, and use. 


May Is For Makers

I was perusing through my Instagram feed, and I came across this wonderful plan to give back to our community: May Is For Makers. Thought up by the lovely Lindsey Rhodes over at LR Stitched, the whole idea is to support indie pattern designers by buying one of their patterns and letting them know they are loved, because they really do bust their asses to create an awesome pattern just for you.

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