Tuesday, 9 November 2010

where to find me.

I'll be coming back here to read other blogs, but I think from now on I shall be posting at mkatsi.tumblr.com

Tongue tied!

This song always gets stuck in my head. I love cat! I have to find the picture I got taken with Danny John Jules, though it may have got lost somewhere because it was on an old phone :( It was at my first MCM convention and he thought it was cute I was wearing cat ears.

Monday, 8 November 2010

My first ever youtube video

As promised. Lush's Daddy-O

So, I promised a review on Lush's Daddy-O shampoo.
 This is a purple toning shampoo that costs £4.30 for 100g, £8.60 for 250g and £13.85 for 500g (Im unsure as to why its listed in grammes and not ml on the website :S)
 The shampoo itself, whilst many rave about the smell, doesnt smell of much to me. Its a very light scent with that general floral undertone that everything in Lush has. Not unpleasant at all and certainly better than many other toning shampoos Ive come into contact with.
 A big advantage of this shampoo is that, unlike other toners, you dont have to leave it on for five-twenty minutes to get results, you just use like normal shampoo. The downside I found to this however is, that if you want to leave it on longer in an attempt to get a slightly lilac sheen (which the girl in the shop assured me her sister does) it makes my hair horribly dry and matted, this is after only three minutes of the stuff sitting on my head. The other downside is that, if you get this stuff in your eyes, it STINGS, like nothing i've ever had in my eyes before, this stings. Have a towel on stand-by to scrub your pupils. 

 The actual toning result of daddy-o is a satisfying one, this stuff, for me, tones alot better than A Touch of Silver by Schwartzkopf or the ash blonde dye from Superdrug, or any toner I mixed myself. It left my hair lovely and ashy. It wasnt strong enough to really lift all the yellow from my roots, but did a pretty good job.

Hair and Jobs. The debate. An arguement for the creative.

Myself and my housemate were having a discussion last night because we're both on the job market and both have unnaturally coloured hair. The spark was from this dye job. I dyed my hair 'red' but the result was bright vivid magenta.
 Now, first of all, what makes it OK for jobs to (more often than not) allow bright scarlet red hair, but not pink? I know of more than one occasion that a girl going to work has had the same issue as myself and their work place has allowed the pink because it was supposed to be red. This kind of colour-blind politics is just ridiculous and more than frustrating.
 My housemate herself has blue hair and has been asked to change it for jobs during an interview process. She has said that yes she would, and did they have a colour preference. This question often stumps interviewers. They have no clue at all how people/customers react in turn to brunettes or blondes, but they make an assumption that bright colours will cause mistrust and offence.

 Alot of uniform policies require "neat and tidy hair" and an effort to make good your appearance.

Now, I put this to you.
 As women who dye our hair and prescribe to alternative styles, we put much much more time and effort into our appearance than the average woman. We are perfectionists, our styles are highly important to us, and we take pains to make sure that our locks are as perfect as they can be. In my case, this means neat and tidy indeed. I often put my hair in pin curls in the style of fifties women, this look takes alot of work and needs every hair to be in its place. To suggest that my style is anything otherwise would be an insult. The colour itself is a different matter entierly.

 I put this to you also, people act much more nicely to me when my hair is brightly coloured. They offer me compliments and talk to me more openly. This approachable nature sparked by my hair is surely something desirable in the workplace?

 In modern society, especially in the UK, we pride ourselves on offering equal oppertunites, for not discriminating in jobs for sexuality, race or colour of skin, so why is the colour of our hair any different?

 In the last couple of weeks I have filled out more than my fair share of "equal oppertunities forms" they usually read the following;

We have a policy of Equal Opportunities in employment.
To enable us to monitor our performance effectively, and for
that purpose only, please tick the appropriate box that relates
to you.

 The questions are always to tick your gender, sexuality, your race, your religion. These are recognised as things that make us different, but not that stop us from doing our jobs properly and in full.

Really, I see no reason at all hair should be any different.

In fact, I end with the idea that with my hair the colour I wish it to be, the style I wish it to be in, I would work far harder and be much happier. I would present myself in a much more confident and outgoing way, which is something workplaces always ask for.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

A little update

Well its been a while, partly because Ive now moved away from home and into a shared house in Cardiff. I am living with my boyfriend in a room, my friend that lives next door and three others. The house is horrible in every way! At least we're here. Cardiff, should, in theory be the new centre of theatre, and if I want to find work, it should be here. Until then Ive been trying anything to get work to live. Nothing, nada, not one interview or call back :(

 Anyway, the other reason you've not been updated is because my oh-so-crappy laptop died, but, I have a new shiny dell! Yay! Core I3 and windows 7, double yay.

 What else to update on? There shall be some posts, now doubt, covering Halloween, and other things, but post wise, little to report but that the Tigi is working WONDERS my hair is SO soft and in good condition now. I did have to have a chop to save the ends, it was for the best, but really, I cant recommend it enough. I've also started using Lush's Daddy-O which I shall review in a post next.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Sophie Lancaster

Having linked from a friend on facebook to the Sophie Lancaster foundation, I watched this video. Its the first time in a long time a charity has really touched home for me. I cried throughout the video. This could have been me, easily. Still could be. I cannot believe that people can feel so strongly about another's individuality enough to kick them to death. I cannot imagine the things Rob went through in the following months. This has made me sick to the stomach. Yes, people die every day, charity is always needed for those in other countries to save them from disease and natural disaster. We shouldnt have to save each other from ourselves. 

Go to the website here to learn more. 
 Theres little more I can say on this. Spread the word I suppose. Dont let this happen again.