Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Modern World: Thoughts

Good afternoon!

So, two weeks ago I wrote a few blog posts and used the tab on my right. The "Schedule" tab claims that it will publish my posts' at the time and date I request, but it has failed - miserably.

What good are you to me if you don't work?!

Mid-afternoon rant. Do you have any?


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Truthful Tuesdays

Hello All!

It's that time again out of the week where I don't lie ;)

About a couple years ago I went to a nail salon to get a pedicure done. The lady working on my feet cut me, it hurt, but nothing to fret about, right? About a week or so later when I went to remove my nail polish, I noticed that my nail was not the same. Guess what I caught? A toenail fungus! Yuck!

Here's what that would look like:
Some fungus' aren't as "pleasant" as this one.

On another occasion, when I used to get acrylic done to my nails on my hands, I caught another nail fungus! DOUBLE YUCK! Here's what that would look like:
Or this one.

End result of that: I still on occasion get pedicures, but at extremely select places. Cleanliness is NUMBER 1 on my list when I'm getting services done. As far as acrylic nails go, I just don't do them anymore. I stick to getting fresh manicures, that most often than not, I do myself. 

Problem solved :)


Friday, January 10, 2014

Flashback Friday: Timeless Fashion - Black & White

Welcome to my Flackback Friday!

Fashion trends never die! They change, they transform, they EVOLVE!

Here's a timeless, classic that never fades away. One of my ALL time favorites: Black & White!

Can you think of other timeless fashion?


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

What's Up With That? Wednesday! - Rihanna "Doobie"

Hey guys!

It's Wednesday and I want to start a What's Up With That? trend!

Now I KNOW I'm SUPER late with this post, but, What's Up With That?

What was her stylist thinking?

I get it, it's RIHANNA! But this is something you do to keep your hair straight, not a form of fashion... at least not to me.

What were your thoughts on this?


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Introducing: The Color Wheel

Have you ever seen the color wheel? Well, what is it used for? How is this important at all? 

I'm not going to talk about crayons here, but it's probably the most color you've ever seen, what with their 64 box of crayons and all.

The color wheel consists of 3 primary colors: Yellow, Blue and Red. A combination of two primary colors gives us the secondary colors, such as: Green, Violet and Orange. And lastly, by combining a primary color with secondary colors, we create: tertiary colors.

In cosmetology, the color wheel is important when it comes to hair coloring. Let's look at what colors neutralize or cancel some unwanted tones in our hair, shall we?

To neutralize or cancel brassy tones, use the colors opposite each other on the color wheel to achieve a neutral end result. Looking at the above picture you can see it's very simple. Red neutralizes/cancels Green and vice versa. Violet neutralizes/cancels Yellow and vice versa. And, Blue neutralizes/cancels Orange and vice versa.

Here is an image of hair that's in need of being neutralized because of its brassy tones:

Can you see it? The too high, too Yellow with hints of Orange? This would require a dash of Blue or Purple/Violet to neutralize this tone.

On that note, I need to TONE my brassy highlights! Eek!
Until next time!


Happy 2014!

Out with the old and in with the NEW!

Hope everyone had an AMAZING New Years Day!

Make everyday count! Life is too short and too precious to be wasted on things that hold no weight in your life. 

If it is for you, it shall stay, if it went away, it was never yours. Be thankful, meditate and pray. Everything happens for a reason. Everyday is a gift!