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Going Grey..

So a little back story on my history with hair colour..

I have been colouring my hair since I was 18 but the kicker in this scenario is that I have been colouring it my natural colour.. nothing wow, nothing trendy and certainly nothing new.

My hair is pretty much jet black and just as I have only ever known my father as a Silver Fox it appears I took his genetics on that front and started my 'silver streaks' at about 16 years of age.

If any of you get your hair professionally coloured you will know that there is no change from $100 and possibly $200 depending on your salon.. as a result I did it at home myself and as my hair grows fast it was a twice a month gig.

So call it a mid life crisis, call it getting so bloody fed up with the routine or call it feeling empowered at 40 (I claim the later), I decided to stop and just go grey.

I was inspired by Annika Von Holdt but Kitty was worried I would look old. Just quietly this spurred me on to show her that its not right to judge someone that way and that I could rock anything I wanted too!

The reason for my post is that loads of people have asked me how I went about it.. so here it is.

1.  I started to colour my hair in lighter brown and plum colours so that I would have less build up of heavy dark colour..
2. When I was ready to take the leap I got a product that strips colour from your hair but doesn't use bleach so won't dry it out hideously.. 
3. I was left with funky two tone hair so I chopped it into a bob and it now is 3 tone :)
4. I just let it grow.. 

I have done one conditioning treatment but the grey is softer and healthier than the rest so once it has grown more I will go to a pro to make the grey look even sexier with maybe some blonde tones or to even it out and also get a another haircut so shape it up and let it grow out with form.

Curious what I look like now?

Kitty likes my 3 tone hair and a few people have asked who does my colour!!

How so I feel? I feel empowere.
I get a little insecure when I bump into my much younger friends and their eyes keep flicking to my new halo as they talk to me but truly I feel like I am making a statement.
I feel like my statement is that I just don't feel the need to be perfect and that is a good thing.

Are you grey? 
Do you want to be?
What age did yours start? 

19 Years... F*%K..

Yep that was my husbands response yesterday when he realised it was our anniversary today and I said yep it will be 19 years tomorrow..


Well I would have to agree..

After quickly seeing the tail end of Seven Year Switch on TV and they had peeps that were, well 7 years in, and hadn't had sex for 11 months and 17 months respectively I figured us still shagging at 19 years gone means we must be magical.. right?! (Sorry kids if you read this in the future).

I would hate to add up how many weeks my boy has been away this year as in our 19th year he has travelled more than in the previous 18 and this Mum don't like it but he does it for us just like he always has (Well the Marathon De Sables was totally for him but who wouldn't want their partner to go and do such an amazing thing).

My husband is an absolute 'keeper'.
Marcus is hot and sexy and doesn't act like it... I love that.
As a Dad he is their idol, he shows them how all Dads should be.
He knows all the things I love and supports me in doing each and every new thing I dive into.
He is my all, my everything and that one person I truly know I could live in a shack with and still be happy.

19 Years.. fuck!!

That is nearly half my life and he has been with me for the ones that have challenged all emotions, pushed me to the edge, made me dig deeper than ever knew was possible and the best bit is he is STILL here..

Happy Anniversary Marcus White.. I LOVE YOU..

P.S Bronze wasn't easy for a gift.. lets hope 20 years is an easier tradition!! ..

Do you buy traditional yearly gifts for your anniversaries? 
How long have you been playing the game of love? 
He's a keeper huh?!