The bore factor

I can only have the same hair for about 6 months after that it must change. The last 6 months I have been blonde, fun short but boring for fall. Yesterday I decided it is red season so I went to beauty supply and picked up copper red. Holy orange uumpa lumpa. It was pumpkin orange, not cute. I went and cut it boy short then toned it to get it to red, so here it is, next step asymmetrical. Short hair don’t care

I took a dip

My husband and I go and get pedicures once per month. It is good for circulation and it just makes your toes pretty. On Today’s visit the lady ask me about having my natural nails, (which were a mess) dipped. I had never heard of this and felt kinda dumb since I at one time in my life worked in a salon and like to think I keep up on the newest trends, wrong.

Dipping can be done on natural nails or artificial and involved prepping the nail with a special coating and dipping the finger into a powder, this is done 3 times then filed and top coated. They say it lasts 3 weeks with no touch ups and doesn’t destroy the nail.

I will let you know if this is true or a big fat lie but I am looking forward to some color that stays on longer than 2 days. Ok I know my fingers look wide and wrinkled, really it’s ok I think they are cute for now

Here they are at 2 weeks, powder has not budged but nails have grown alot

The process of soaking the product off is not great, cotton balls soaked in acetone and covered in foil. My husband wrapped my right hand so you need help with this. The powder gets gummy, let it soak like 15 minutes so you are not scraping and damaging your nail bed.

I decided to go online, (yes cause I’m cheap) and buy my own dip powder kit.

I am a licensed cosmetologist and I know how I like my nails filed. Anyone can do this just don’t rush the process. Here are my finished nails done by me. I like them much better because they are not so thick.

Bathroom Finally

It has been a LONG 4 months to get the new master bath finished but it is finally a wrap. I love all of it and getting to pick colors and accessories. I want to complain about the builder but have decided that I am grateful for this beautiful room so will focus on how fantastic it is to have a space that feels like a spa. I hope you all enjoy the pictures. The dresser I refinished myself and added super girly bling drawer pulls.

She shed adventures

There is this massive ugly shed in our new backyard so I got the bright idea this is going to become a she shed.

But not the fancy thousands of dollars shed, everything in it is either thrift store or recycled from the move. Yep there’s water damage and spiders but she will be great when done

Tiffany blue is the outside color, hydrant that the last owner thought was a decoration is now pink to match the shed chairs and a cute little bark seating area

Great Fashion at any Age

 

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Iris Apfel at 94 is a true inspiration. She continues to amaze the world with her sharp mind and continued focus on great style. My hope is that I too will continue to push the envelope and dress in a way that expresses who I am to the world.  

I can say I have never met a shiny piece of clothing I didn’t like, ha. I was reading an article in Arts and Entertainment where Apfel states “Fashion has this youth mania,” “But 70-year-old ladies don’t have 18-year-old bodies and 18-year-olds don’t have a 70-year-olds’ dollars.”

I believe that the fashion industry is so focused on skinny youth and the ideal of an unobtainable model figure that they fail to recognize what the older generation brings to the table.  

It doesn’t have to be expensive, as you will soon know if you follow my blog the most unique finds for me come from the thrift store, also known as the “wheel” in my world. Buying something that is mass produced is fine if you can afford to follow the trend cycle but the last thing I want to do is wear the same pair of pants or a skirt that someone else in the office has on.

The hunt is the funnest  (I know not a word)  part of the journey and vintage clothing often has so much character. My husband will attest to my joy of spending hours at the wheel.

I encourage you to explore and have fun with your clothing; we only get one shot at life so let’s live it to its fullest.

Here is my big glasses in celebration of Iris

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Photo credit goes to hips.hearstapps.com

Paint It

I have repeatedly stated how much I love paint therapy, that’s what I call it anyway. Those yellow UGLY oak cabinets are no more. Sunday was the one day in the last month that it didn’t rain so I took full advantage and re-did my bathroom cabinets in a chocolate brown. They look darker in the photo I think because of the light but they are beautiful.

People listen to me, a can of paint is the cheapest way to change the look of an entire room and if you hate it just paint it again, there not a rule saying you can only have 2 coats of paint on a wall. I am not a professional and my saw horse is an old adjustable ironing board that works fantastic. You can move it up and down and it folds away after you are done. It helps that General Finishes makes milk paint. This stuff it ridiculously easy. No sanding, yes you heard me no sanding. You wipe down the cabinets with tsp and you are ready to paint.

They are not paying me to say this but I wish they would ha.. I spend the next few weeks after finishing doing some small touch up and sealing but this is just because you don’t always see areas until the cabinets are hung.

Be BOLD and Go Paint. You won’t regret it, that is everyone except my mother.

Mom please don’t paint I will help you. 


Shoe Fetish

Yep I am addicted to shoes, I admit it and need help ;0)

I just got my new Adidas Ultra Boost X in the mail and I may never be able to wear another pair of tennies without comparing them to these. COMFORTABLE does not begin to explain these kicks. I have an arch that is ridiculous and these shoes hold it up in all the right places, not to mention the color is fantastic. No I am not being paid by Adidas to talk about this shoe but I wish I was because it is GREAT…

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Hair updates

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If you follow my blog you are aware i am in the process of going blond to blend the wonderful skunk patches of white that keep appearing. If it was all white I would love it but its not so as a licensed cosmologist (not my profession however) I just go to the beauty supply to get bleach.
Last weekend as the man golfed and the pie baked I bleached (multitasker right) and my hair just sits at canary yellow because it is the most resistant hair in America. Can you say burn, burn, burn. My scalp has now demanded coconut oil nightly. Recommendation, do not put bleach close to your scalp, I do it because i can but this is not the proper way and it will burn the crap out of you. Here is stage 2 and 3, man my nose looks long and i need botox but color is good 

Hair adventures

I went to beauty school almost 20 years ago and swore when I started that I was not going to be the hairdresser who always changed her hair, well I was dumb and the career in a salon was short lived but I did develop an addiction to changing my hair. Nothing crazy like purple with shaved sides but the color changes at least one a month and when I was in college and a full time mom I developed some natural blond (white). This month for my 49th birthday I am going back to light because it’s now impossible to cover the natural blond but there’s still enough dark to not be able to go platinum (I’m dreaming of this day). Since my hair is short I try all kinds of different things, this hair color was a 2 step process, first high volume peroxide with a light brown last month to lighten the dark roots and then today a beautiful batch of purple bleach, twice to get it to a strawberry blond. Luv the color.