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Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine's day Chanel Reds




It's almost that time of year... red is everywhere!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Alison Mosshart Talks Love and Style with Vogue







Alison Mosshart of The Kills and Dead Weather is definitely my hair inspiration. Every time I think of cutting it I think of I think of her... She rocks on stage with her hair styled in a long straight cut with front bangs, cowboy boots and a gunmetal studded jacket. Killer.

On whether she would like to have a boyfriend: "Maybe yeah, I would I think. My problem with boyfriends has always been one thing: my work comes first. Part of that is I've never met the right person. I almost need someone who overpowers me. I'd love to have a boyfriend who has his own thing and isn't relying on me....I'm attracted to the Jamies and Jacks (referring to Jack White), those men who know exactly what they're doing."

Jack White on the power of Mosshart: "[she is] the best female front person out there right now. I don't think anyone can touch her. She's a grenade with the pin missing. [in three words, she's] Lady GaGa's worst nightmare."

Alexa Chung on Mosshart's style: "She's living proof that you don't have to dress sexy to BE sexy. She doesn't need sequins and leotards to captivate her audience, and she doesn't have to give endless, opinionated interviews for us to know she's intelligent. She's cool because she's underated and, in this day and age, that's rare.

Her thoughts on fashion: "I'm far more interested in style than I am in the fashion industry. I really don't care about that. But people with amazing style, really incredible clothes-it's an art and I appreciate it."

Sunday, January 30, 2011

OPI SHATTER!





I got the OPI Serena Glam Slam Simply Smash-ing! & Black Shatter... I put the OPI black shatter over OPI Katy Perry-The One That Got Away. It was pretty rad to watch it change right before my eyes...

VIDAL SASSOON






So stoked for Vidal Sassoon The Movie to come out!

Monday, January 24, 2011

YEE-HAW




OPI Spring 2011 Texas Nail Polish Collection


The nail polishes are named to suit the collection perfectly so you can find plenty of freshness included into the collection.
Here are the names and shades of this fabulous 2011 Texas nail polish collection signed OPI:

Too Hot Pink to Hold ‘Em – is a lively hot pink nail polish shade
Do You Think I’m Tex-y – is a lovely “berry” pink shade
Houston We Have a Purple – is a lovely galactic burgundy-violet shade
Suzi Loves Cowboys – is a fabulous dark chocolate shade
I Vant to Be A-Lone Star – is a fabulous light silver-blue shade
It’s Totally Fort Worth It – is a gorgeous shimmery lavender-grey shade
Austin-tatious Turquoise – is a dazzling blue-green influenced shade
Don’t Mess With OPI – is a lovely forest green shade
Y’all Come back Ya Hear? – a gorgeous Texas tangerine shades
Guy Meets Gal-veston – is a lovely coral-pink shade
Big Hair…Big Nails – is a fabulous rosy nail polish shade
San Tan-tonio – is an amazing honey tan nail polish shade

5 Tips For Parting Your Hair Down the Middle






I have been playing with the closer to the center partings... I cant fight nature because It always ends up back to an exaggerated side part... bobby pins will be the key to training my hair to fall exactly where I would like it....

When you part your hair, you pull the comb from the top of the back of the head, known as the crown, to your forehead.

To make middle-parted hair more adulatory to all face shapes, be sure to end the part about ¼ inch to ½ inch away from the current center of your head.


Taken from Bella sugar
Symmetry: If you have a slightly crooked nose or somewhat unaligned eyes (like me), a severe straight-down-the-middle part can have a tendency to highlight what you don't want to highlight. Instead, go for a part that's just a wee bit off to the middle. You'll still get the same effect but with more flattering results.

Softer styles: If you're dead set on going for exactly in the center but are worried about it being too extreme, just create a smaller part instead, which looks a bit softer. You can also try starting your part in the middle at the hairline, and veer slightly off-center to the side as you work your way back. Another trick? Still part your hair down the middle, but use your fingers to create a not-too-perfectly-straight part you'd get from a comb.

Widow's peak: If you have a widow's peak, a middle part can work for you too. You don't have to fight the natural parting of your hair, but you can coerce it to lie flat by combing damp hair tautly with a brush, followed by a blow dryer to set.
From boho to sleek: Middle parts on long hair create a bohemian, laid-back vibe. To transform the look into a sleek nighttime style, break out the flat-iron to create straight locks. Keep your makeup clean and simple so as to not compete with your more severe hairstyle.

Do it up: If you're considering wearing your hair back, take some inspiration from Cameron, who wore this loose, slightly off-center part with a wavy ponytail. For something more formal, slick your hair back into a tight bun to showcase your center part.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

LOVE THIS SHOW




Shane McCutcheon is a fictional character on the Showtime television network series The L Word, shown nationally in the United States. She is played by the American actress Katherine Moennig. Shane is a hairdresser and lives in Los Angeles, California, and mostly hangs out in West Hollywood.

Monday, January 3, 2011

bumble and bumble curl conscious line

About a month ago I was in a rut with my hair... I wanted it all GONE. Being a hairstylist I am always so quick to preach product on clients but never use any myself. Maybe because I have always had shoulder length/fine hair and didn't need much to give it body... but now that it is long "er" it def needs something to liven it up.

I started using this Bumble and Bumble line and no longer want to put a razor to my head.


manicurist of seville


<3 this OPI color and It matches my ring.

I dislike change.




So cosmoprof is no longer going to carry Pravana... I am trying Rusk 1N...

maybe it's a sign. I should change my hair color?



OPI Katy Perry Collection Preview

So the collection is on back order but I can not wait!!

Coors are: Last Friday Night, Not Like the Movies, The One That Got Away, Teenage Dream and Black Shatter.

Watch the video to see the black shatter in action.



Monday, October 4, 2010

Those Brazilian's sure know what they're doing

I took a class for the Brazilian Blowout last week. It. Was. Awesome. The product that is, I could have lived without the actual pain in my ass from sitting in a hard chair for 3 hours straight. But I digress. This new service is a smoothing system for any texture and density of hair. It is not to be confused with a straightening system. There is no formaldehyde or sulfates and in fact, makes your hair look and feel healthier, smoother and frizz free. I fully believe it will change your life. You can read more about it here. I would highly suggest you do this if your hair is even a little frizzy and it'll make your curly or straight hair smoother and more managable. Check it!

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For more information, or if you live in Arizona and would like this service done by yours truly, as I am certified to provide this service, you can reach me at greteljane37@hotmail.com.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Bumble and Bumble- Surf spray



I took a Bumble and Bumble haircutting/styling class yesterday and was given the Surf spray. I am trying it out. any feedback?




Sexy, salty, sun-dried, windswept styles - whenever, wherever.
Who: Anyone; excellent for wavy types and surfers with winter blues; adds body to fine hair; a nice texture for silver hair.

When: Anytime; after Prep or Tonic Lotion, during styling.

How: Work through damp or dry hair; let dry naturally or blow-dry with a diffuser. Or on dry hair for detailing and adding lift at the roots. The less you touch it, the longer it will hold.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dirty, dirty girls

One thing I'm a big believer in? Dirty hair. Now I'm not talking so dirty if you took a dip in the ocean, it would cause death to sea life and animals. I'm talking about, if you have thick dry hair, you can stand to go a week at the most. Thin, oily hair? A day, maybe two. Medium texture hair? 3-5 days, depending on how fast it gets oily. A little dirty hair never hurt anyone, not to mention the fact that it's much easier to style with the added "texture". Especially if you're going for the real big pouf without a bumpit.

With that said, there are times when you're not sure if your hair is dirty enough to wash, so maybe you can get one more day out of your style. Or, like me, have bangs and have an oil problem from touching them too much. In that case, and many more, there are some wonderful products you can use to soak up that oil like a napkin on a greasy slice of pizza. The first, and my personal favorite, TIGI's Rockaholic Dirty Secret dry shampoo. It's a spray powder with a delicious scent that soaks that oil right up.

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If you are not on the market for the pricey $19.95 price tag, you can always go with a less expensive approach in Pssst. Yes, it really is called that. You get the same effect, but, in my opinion, with a not so pleasant odor. You can get Pssst at any CVS or Walgreens and is an excellent dry shampoo.

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Yet an even less expensive option would be baby powder. This being less expensive mainly because of the fact that most of you already have this laying around your house somewhere. All it takes is a light sprinkle rubbed into your hair or you'll look like you have a bad case of dandruff. Dandruff is not sexy.

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Shower caps are excellent for keeping your hair dry while in the shower, as there is an array of fashionable shower caps available nowadays...these ain't yo grandma's shower caps. And remember, no one likes a dirty body. Lather. Rinse. Repeat, ladies.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Plastic is the way to go

I have discovered my new favorite nail polish. The Orly Plastix line. The muted bright colors invoke a retro 80's vibe with the not too glossy, not too matte colors. My favorite so far is Viridian Vinyl, because you can never go wrong with a teal. I have yet to try the other 3, Purple Pleather, Retro Red and Old School Orange. Though I doubt I'll be trying the orange as I don't really like the color...it was the favorite color of an ex-boyfriend and we want to be happy when we look at our nails, not dredge up bad memories.

I highly reccommend this collection from Orly. I just love the satiny smooth finish and the colors which will be perfect for the transition into fall colors. Enjoy!

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Alice in Wonderland by OPI










OPI's Alice in Wonderland collection inspired by the upcoming Disney movie, directed by the Tim Burton. I think the polishes are better than the movie. Just kidding. I bought all four polishes today. I am wearing Mad As A Hatter today. I think I could use another coat.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

hot beach hair and makeup!

Yep! I am now in San Diego.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

7 Green Beauty Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar






Vinegar is a great, green miracle. There are so many uses for vinegar that you could probably fill a book. (I'm sure someone has.) Vinegar's Crab Apple Cove cousin, apple cider vinegar is just as useful, especially in terms of beauty.

Apple cider vinegar can do more than just liven up the old scalp. It's a great little beauty product that can aid the entire body.

Use apple cider vinegar on your scalp. It will remove the dandruff from your noggin and won't pollute the water supply. Use a mixture of 50% water and 50% vinegar to make an invigorating skull wash.

ACV can also help treat lice.

For softer skin, pour one cup of apple cider vinegar into your bath water.

Apple cider vinegar can be used as aftershave.

Apple cider vinegar can also treat oily skin. Mix 50% apple cider vinegar with 50% cool water. The mixture functions as an astringent.

According to folk wisdom, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before each meal will aid in digestion. It is best to take the vinegar with water. ACV can potentially burn your throat.

Best Home Remedies gives us an ACV facial mask that supposedly clears up acne.
Make a face pack of bran (partly ground wheat) plus baking soda and water. Mix into a paste, apply to the face , leaving on for 15 minutes. Rinse with solution of 1 part apple cider vinegar and 8 parts water.

I won't vouch for this as a cure for acne, but it will, at least, exfoliate your face and remove dead skin cells which is an aid to the acne sufferer.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

quote of the day



"Never purchase beauty products in a hardware store" -Miss Piggy

Friday, March 20, 2009

more things I don't need



Will someone buy me these. I want them to say "Judea". haha seriously....

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pretty or just plain weird?


Sia | Buttons (Music Video) from Concord Music Group on Vimeo.

I love this video by Sia. It’s for the song “Buttons” .

Monday, March 2, 2009

What Hair Shall I Wear? Decision Spinner




"Hairdo-related anxiety is on the rise. With such an overwhelming number of styles, cuts and colors to choose from, what's a gal to do? This will take some stress out of your life by making the decision for you. When you're ready to change your look, just flick the plastic spinner and pray that it doesn't land on Mohawk. Features a fold out stand and hanger so you can prop it on your dresser or hang it on your wall."

Buy it here for $4.95 each