Sorry if this post is looking a little bit 'Rosie's face overload' at the moment, but do not be fooled; this post is not about my face - it is about my hair. A little story to begin with - as any girl who grew up in the 90s and for whom Gwen Stefani was an early fashion icon will understand, I longed for platinum blonde hair for a long time before actually taking the plunge. Hairdresser upon hairdresser for many years told me not to do it; telling me my hair would fall out, break off, catch fire etc (okay not the last one, but the other two). This led to years of highlights - always hoping to for that perfect blonde colour but sometimes looking more like a badger or a beige zebra crossing. Then, one day, about a year ago, I just thought 'stuff it, you only live once' and did it, and guess what, my hair was fine! But I must admit, it does need a lot more care than it ever did before, and conditioning treatments and shampoos for coloured hair are a must. But I digress - the reason for this post is that I am a long time Aussie advocate, and when I saw last week that they were looking for some more Aussie angels to join their group of lovely bloggers I knew it was something I wanted to have a go at. All you have to do is write a blog post about why you deserve to be an Aussie angel, and this is mine.
But as the brief said you can be as creative as you like, I thought it would be fun to something a little bit different, and so I decided I would write a little poem about my hair. When looking for inspiration, I had to look no further than Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 - with his glossy, dark mane I reckon he was a man who knew a thing or two about haircare, and so it was easy to take his words and, um, completely butcher them. Here it is:
Shall I compare thee to a nest of hay?
Thou art as yellow and as dry.
Rough winds do shake you into disarray,
Well, that was a first - can't say I've ever written a poem about my hair before, whatever next! I guess you can tell from this post that I'm a massive Aussie fan - I couldn't live without Three Minute Miracle or the Soft Feel Serum (which just smells a-mazing) - are you an Aussie lover? Which of their products are your favourites?