October: A Time For Change

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I flipped my calendar over to October (to display this beautifully crafted pumpkin soup recipe), and honestly this is the most exciting calendar flip of the year. Yes, I am one of those people who is ecstatic about Fall and Halloween. (I’ve got quite a few Halloween themed posts planned for this month, so get ready.) Granted, I don’t go all out and wear multiple costumes or go crazy with decorating my house like a friend of mine does. (There’s going to be a post solely dedicated to her house later this month, once all the decorating is complete. Believe me, it’s a sight to see.) I probably would do those things if I had more time and money on my hands though. For me, Fall and Halloween is just a very nostalgic time. There’s a sort of comfort that comes with it, since many of my favorite childhood memories were during this time of year. I also just enjoy the simplistic aspect of it. That certain smell in the air, the chilly wind, and watching horror movies while finally being able to bundle up in blankets after being hot all summer. The Halloween candy is nice too, even if I don’t get to go trick or treating anymore.

October is also a great time for making changes, since it’s such a transitional time of year. I always get the urge around this time to do something different or make some kind of change. One of those changes is that I finally put up a new theme, and of course it’s Halloween themed. There are still some tweaks I might make, but overall I’m happy with how it turned out. Along with the new theme, comes a new URL. This blog is now located at surrealistique.com instead of the .wordpress.com domain. I never felt like having a domain name was super important. You can still have an audience and a fantastic blog without one. I just sort of look at it as an added bonus and an additional step in moving my blog forward, which I’ve really been having fun building and growing.

Products You Need for Softer and Smoother Hair

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Who else suffers with dry, frizzy, and damaged hair? I know you’re out there. Unfortunately, it’s a problem many of us face. Especially if you dye or bleach your hair often. I lighten my hair several times a year with highlights, and these are all problems I have to deal with. Fortunately, I’ve tried numerous products that help to soften and smooth my hair, making it look and feel much better. I love all of these products, so I can’t pick just one or two to use. I switch it up and use different products on different days. Sometimes I use more than one at once. Since these products have helped me, I thought I would share.

Throwback Thursday: Pink Hair

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Since I rocked my pink hair a few months before I started this blog, I thought I would do a Throwback Thursday post about it. Aside from my blonde, it’s my most favorite hair color I’ve ever had. I definitely want to go pink again sometime in the future. I got this done at the salon, and it was quite expensive. I washed my hair two to three times a week, and the color lasted about a month. I think next time I might try to dye it myself, as a cheaper alternative, although it probably won’t look as good.