Friday, March 2, 2012

Liebster Award!!

The Liebster Award is an award that goes to bloggers with 200 or less followers, great for gaining new blogging friends! YAY for that!
I'm so thrilled to be receiving this award from one of my favorite followers Brittany. Vibrant Raze shares her journeys of life of a 25 year old going on dates and trying her hardest to get to her goal weight. Check out her blog!
The Rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their site.
2. Copy and paste the Liebster Award logo to your blog.
3. Choose five more up-and-coming bloggers who you feel deserve the award and hope that they will in turn nominate five more.
My 5 picks areeeeee.....
Enjoy all of these beautiful blogs!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Keratin Complex

Keratin Complex....Have you heard of it? If you haven't this is a MUST read!!!

Keratin treatments are the hottest service in Hollywood right now and in local salons. It's the answer to looking like you just walked out of a salon everyday! Yes that means you can have Sexy, Smooth, Shiny hair for 4-6 weeks in a 1 hour service.

The Keratin Express Blowout is my favorite. I am constantly doing them on my clients and to my self as well. This service is great for any hair type and even better for "wavy out of control hair" What's amazing about this product is that it reduces frizz, reduces curl, gives off so much shine, and cuts your blowdrying time down. It lasts 4-6 weeks depending on your hair type and depends on how often you wash your hair.

A lot of my clients ask about the Brazilian Blowout.. This is completely different service. The BB has gotten a bad rep about their product using Formaldehyde on it, how ever the Keratin Blowout has 0% Formaldehyde in their product so beware of the BB if you are worried about the gasses in their product. Another thing about the Brazilian Blowout is that it is more of a permanent service where you will be needing to get touch ups every so often. The Keratin Express Blowout if NOT permanent, it only lasts 4-6 weeks and comes out lightly with each shampoo.

Another question I get is about how this product works. The answer is that it's pretty much a longer lasting deep conditioner. The actual Keratin is a protein found in your skin and nails, by adding that protein it seals down the cuticle of your hair (the top layer of the hair shaft) leaving it smooth and shiny!

This is my hair right after I did the Keratin

And this is my hair washing it and blowdrying it the day after with out even using a flat iron.

(My hair naturally has a bit of a wave and has medium texture/thickness)

I highly recommend this service to anyone!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!!

This Valentine's Day was a great was a lot of fun. In January I started helping out at a Pre-School that Sean's mom works at. It has been a lot of fun and the kids are so sweet. For kids Valentine's day is all about the cards, candy, and friends. They were so excited for the holiday that I decided to do something special for them! (And of course this was a Pinterest inspired project)

I made heart shaped crayon's for all the kids, and let me tell you...they loved these things, even the parents came up to me saying how cute they were and how kind it was to make these.

I made 28 crayon's and used about 40+ crayons. Here's how they turned out!

 The Crayons .97 cents at Target
 The Trays $2.50 at Target
 All chopped up!
 Getting ready to go in the oven! Baked at 230 degrees for about 10 minutes. The recipe called for 15 minutes but if you leave them in too long all the colors start to mesh together.
The finished product!!!

After pre-school I rushed home to get ready to go out to dinner with my Valentine! Sean and I went to a Greek Resturant in Santna Row called Thea. OMG!! This place is sooo delicious. We have been there once before and the food was so good that it litterly was the best dinner I have ever had in my life. Yes, it was THAT good.

(The resturant)

We started out with some appitizers. We got Tatziki sauce with pita bread and some Dolmathes. For our entries I got Chicken Souvlaki and Sean got a Rack of Lamb. We were sooo full afterwards we had to get our dessert to go. If I could eat there everyday I would!

We had a pretty low-key night, we were both exhaused from our work days but all in all it was a great Valentine's Day <3

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Shopping time!!

This weekend I did some poor bank account hates me now, but I got some really good stuff!

I have been in dire need of some new foundation. I was putting off buying some because I wasn't sure what kind I wanted. So I headed off to Sephora and got some really cool foundation. I asked the lady for "Something light and preferably something mineral" And she brought me this stuff.

This is Camera Ready by Smashbox. It's a 5 in 1! (gotta love those)
Here are all the things that this little guy does
1. Moisturize
2. Prime
3. Perfects skin
4. Protects (SPF 35)
5. Controls Oil

I Love this stuff. It really does everything it says.. I get an air brushed look just by using only this. Even one of my friends said something to me about how nice my skin looked. I have to admit though that I take very good care of my face (ex: washing my face every morning/night, moisturizing, toning, facials, ect.) so I really don't have much to cover on my face...but this foundation works great for me! I was reading on the box that it works great for a primer for your foundation if you like a lot of coverage.

SmashboxCamera Ready, in Light. $40

I did find this product is quite pricey for only 1oz but I just try not to use a lot.

Along with buying new foundation the lady talked me in to a new foundation brush since the one I was using was like 5 years old...yuck!

I picked up this little fella..
Pro Tapered Foundation Brush #58

This brush if much different from your every day foundation brush, this one is special because it has a pointed tip. The tip helps you get in those hard to reach places such as underneath the eyes, between your mouth and nose, and in between your nose and eyes. You can also use the tip for blending away blemishes. If I would have known about this brush when I started wearing make up 10 years ago I would have purchased this a while ago. Again I thought it was a bit pricey as well for $32 but it's high quality and a good investment.

After walking out of Sephora realizing I just spent $77 on 2 items I went to Target for some bargain shopping. I saw these shoes and instantly knew they were going to be my new favorite summer wedges.

They were only $24!!! I like them because I can wear them to work with out feeling like they are too high. Plus it's made out of material so it's soft on my feet. Now it just needs to be spring/summer so I can wear them!

Have a happy week!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Testing, testing 1 2 3

I just thought I'd check and see how blogging is from my new iPad. I just bought it yesterday and I'm soo hooked. I mean how was I living before this? Lol Any of my blogger friends have one of these amazing devices? This thing puts my NOOK color to shame. (all though I still recomend one)

On another note I'm having a hard time sleeping tonight because I'm so excited to be starting at my new salon tomorrow! Yayy!

Good night!


Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Beginnings and Sweet Confessions first give away!

Like I have mentioned in previous posts about change coming and craziness going on I am so happy to say that I have come up on an amazing opportunity to move to a new salon! It is a beautiful busy salon that is directly across the street from my current salon!

I will be making more money and will be getting tons on walk-in's. I'm so excited. As of this coming Thursday I will officially be a team member of Salon Murcel! This really is a great chance for me to grow my business. I've been really focused on ways to get more clients, this weekend I finally made a Facebook Page!
There are also some pictures of my work. Check it out :)

*Favorite Product Of The Week*

This week my favorite product is Shine Define by Sebastian

-Do you like to curl your hair?
- Do you like shiny soft curls?
- Does your hair not hold a curl?

If you answered yes to any one of these questions you need to invest in this product. My hair sucks at holding a curl, so much that I use a 1 inch barrel to get big sexy beach waves. When I use this product my curls don't go anywhere.
This is a wet hairspray/shine spray/thermal protector all in ONE. I part my hair in sections and spray on a 1 inch section of hair then curl the section and YAYYY!! I have a beautifully defined shiny curl! 

This is a great product for fine hair. Don't over use this product as it is very sticky so after I spray it I comb it through to distribute the product as well as to break it up.

Shine Define Hairspray  by Sebastian is about $18

*Sweet Confessions Giveaway!*

Sweet Shelby is doing her first giveaway for a blog interview via-email and will post on her blog for all of her followers to see!

Her blog is adorable! Check it out you won't be dissapointed!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Some Weekend Fun!

Like I said in my last post things have been nothing but crazy this year. There has been a lot of bad, sad, happy, decision making, and over all craziness. I also started working 6 days a week with my only day off is Sunday. In spite of that my friends and I decided to go out and let loose to have some plain ol' fun.

We went to the Saddle Rack which is the Bay Area's largest country bar. It is one of my favorite places to go. Why you ask?

- It is an ENORMOUS warehouse in the middle of a industrial business area.
- There are 3 bars inside
- They have a mechanical bull
- A huge dance floor
-A Live band

It has all the ingredients for a good time!

Me and my friends got there and had such a blast. It was a bit of a challenge for Sean because he broke his heel bone snowboarding 2 weeks ago and he was on crutches. It was packed we had a lot of beer and took a lot of pictures.

Started the night off with some shots! 
Sean and I

 Sean on his crutches with his broken heel :( He did awesome though. I had to carry his beer around while he crutched around. lol

 The Girls!

Me and Amanda!

 At one point of the night we were all double fisting the Corona's

 Sean found a friend!!! He had a broken foot.

Me and Tiffany

I hope everyone had a great Weekend!