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Finally, I did it! I dyed my hair blonde, like really blonde. I’ve been wanting to do it for years but was scared of the change.

I was comfortable in my brownish natural hair. It felt safe.

But a few weeks ago, I just decided to do it!

On my way home from work I was getting frustrated with my split ends. I must have been listening to an inspiring podcast that day because as soon as I got home I made an appointment on ULTA’s website to cut and dye my hair.

I think another barrier I had was the cost of having my hair dyed. It can be very expensive, all the way up to $200.

Even if self-care is one of my areas of focus for 2017, I was still on the fence about paying $200 to get my hair done.

I love ULTA, you can easily make an appointment on their website and they have prices starting at $45 for a hair color*! Which was much lower than the other places I looked at…

After dyeing my hair, I felt different. I felt better!

It surprisingly impacted a few of my areas of focus that I have for 2017.

1. Self-care

When I looked at myself in the mirror, I absolutely loved the color. However, I thought that my face looked a little washed out and my skin a bit red.

So I got Even Brighter Everyday Moisturizer from Honest Beauty to help with the redness of my skin.

Even Brighter Everyday Moisturizer has been created to calm and soothe your skin while balancing its tone.

As a person with really sensitive skin, I loooove it! I love the smell of the cream and the feeling of my hydrated skin, plus my red spots are no longer visible 🙂

Another thing that I started doing, is wearing makeup to work! In the morning, when I am not running late, I take the time to put some eye shadow*, eyeliner, blush and lipstick on top of my usual mascara.

2. Self-Love

Taking the time to look after myself in the morning helped me to love myself more.

When I wear makeup and put nice clothes on for everyday occasions, it makes me enjoy being myself.

I felt pretty, I felt happy, I felt like I was finally me!

Do you know this feeling when you smile at yourself in the mirror, and maybe blow a kiss or two?

Well, this was how I felt! And it feels good to love yourself, to focus on how pretty you look instead of all the fat you could lose!

3. Confidence

With my new self-love, I wanted to show my hair to everyone. I was so excited about it that I even posted selfies. Which, if you scroll down my social media pages, were pretty rare for years.

I even finally went live in the Peaceful Tribe on Facebook. It was really hard to put myself out there and talk to people live on Facebook.

And now I am doing videos with my face every day in my Instagram stories! Yes, I finally pushed the button to turn the camera around 🙂

4. Motivation

Now that I am more confident, I am motivated to make the changes I’ve been wanting to make forever.

Like going to the gym. I used to go on the elliptical 2 to 3 times a week, but to be honest I kinda avoided it during the holidays 😀

But my new hair made me want to have the awesome body to go with it.

So I started to go back to the gym, but now I am going to a Zumba class and a metabolic challenge class which are much more intense than watching a show on the elliptical.

5. Trying new things

And last but not least: coloring my hair blonde makes me want to try new things from my bucket list.

Things like jumping from a plane or get a tattoo. Maybe get another piercing or dye my hair blue, who knows. I will keep you posted on my next step to get out of my comfort zone!

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Over to you

What was the last thing you did to step out of your comfort zone? How did you feel?

Also, should I dye my hair blue? I’m seriously considering a blue balayage but I’m scared

[Update] This summer I decided to go Unicorn and am thinking about going gray in the fall!




Julie was diagnosed with anxiety and depression during the summer of 2016 and have since been fighting mental health stigmas by bringing awareness on the subject and sharing tips to help people become happier. Read Julie’s inspiring story, “My Journey Into Acknowledging The Depression.” Feel free to send a message to Julie here.

  • Alyssa

    February 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm Reply

    Oh my gosh you should TOTALLY try a blue balayage. Think of what you could do if going blonde gave you that confidence! It’ll still look as *natural* as blue can look 🙂

    Living at the edge of our comfort zone is DEFINITELY where growth happens for me. It’s been a bit, but I’m trying to be more intentional about pushing into what makes me uncomfortable. Usually, its still a baby step type of thing which makes it hard to skip!

  • Julie

    September 1, 2017 at 9:48 am Reply

    Haha Thanks Alyssa! I actually decided to go Unicorn with purple, pink and blue! This fall I am thinking about doing ash grey!

    What was the last thing you did to get out of your comfort zone?

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