Monday, October 24, 2011

I'm alive, promise!

Hey guys! I just wanted to let you know that I am alive. I just started a new job, and working 40 hour weeks plus learning all the "new job stuff" has just sent me into exhaustion mode. I have so many things I want to blog about, so hopefully I'll get right on it.

I have been able to put some new items up in the shop though! Go check them out if you have a chance. These two are my favorites ;)

Baubles & Bells Headband

Black Ruffle Headband

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Nails

Looking for something cute and sneaky to add to your October wardrobe? How about these adorable Halloween inspired nails.
Just use tape to help you with the tips, otherwise use a toothpick for the web!

A simple orange color, and then cut out tape into stencils to use for the face.
Black polish with gold and orange glitter on the the tips
Oh Sally Hansen, how I love you. 
Use black polish, and then a toothpick to dot on the white and black for the eyes. 
These are for those of you that are a tad bit more talented ;) How fun though!

Hopefully those gave you some ideas. Have fun!

A Quick Refreshment

So I finally took the plunge and decided to chop my hair off. Let me tell you, I loved my long hair so much. I had just started curling the ends and playing around with it, and it helped me to feel that much more girly while I was out and about.

When I went to go visit my most favorite person ever, my best friend AND hairstylist (talk about an amazing combo) I really didn't know what I wanted done to it.

So here is my before. Please ignore the horrible iphone and dirty mirror picture, I was running late and this is as good as it was going to get.
Long, straight and limp. Sigh.

And here is the after:

Cute, short and pizazz! Score!!

I feel SO much better. I honestly didn't realize how much my longer hair was dragging me down.  I feel like the shorter cut helps me show off my facial features a lot more too, so it has helped me to play around with makeup and accessories. My new favorite thing? Wearing longer earrings. I haven't worn earrings in years and it is so much fun. Have you ever been to the earring section at Old Navy? Don't even get me started. I'll save that for my next post.

Are you going to change your hair up for Fall? Go shorter? Cut some bangs? Go darker? I think it's the perfect time to treat yourself to a change, so let me know what you are thinking of doing!

Oh and btw my amazing friend Anabelle is the one that did my hair. If you live in the LA area you need to go to Salon Sessions in Old Town Pasadena and see her, stat!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Headband + Short Hair = Cute Chignon!

With the holidays coming up, there is a need for more and more fancy hairstyles. Because I now have short-ish hair, it can be a pain to put my hair up and make it look "put together". Last week, The Beauty Department posted a great hair tutorial for a short hair chignon. This is so easy to do, and is perfect for that random holiday party where you want to impress :)

 via The Beauty Department

In need of a holiday headband? How about this cute gold number from my store.

If you want to make more a statement, I would go for this gorgeous crystal hairband. It's a bit thicker, so it's a lot easier to tuck the hair into. 

Hope that this helps and that you try this new style out!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ladies, do you know where to put the accent?

Makeup tutorial from 1938. Besides being fun to watch, I think this video has some of the best quotes I've ever heard. Just watch, you'll see what I mean.

"Grey hair should be an asset, not a liability!"