Ever dream of a land filled with handmade Star Wars accessories, cosplayers galore, and the dreamy stars of your favorite sci-fi shows? Dream no more, my loves: this magical place exists, and not just in your heart.
It’s called Phoenix Fan Fest, though perhaps it’d be more aptly named “Phoenix Comicon, the Bearably Temperate Edition”. Seriously, when I see Optimus Prime stomping around in 110-degree heat, I gain a new respect for Transformers. (Except Megan Fox. No. Just no.) Continue reading A Nerd Girl’s Dream Event: Phoenix Fan Fest!
More and more, it seems, ladies are coloring their hair shades of red or adding red tones to give their manes some more grrrr. I’m my own example. I love the way the sunlight hits my hair and seems to set it on fire when I’ve got it a nice deep red. People are always asking me how I get this vibrant color – but the trick isn’t getting it, it’s keeping it.
The only problem: whether you’re faking natural ginger a la Amy Pond or channeling a fire engine like Eva Marie, red fades quickly. Want to know the reason behind this? It’s actually pretty interesting (to a person like me who enjoys useless trivia, anyway). Okay, here it is:
Continue reading Why Red Hair Fades (And How to Keep Red Looking Vibrant)