Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ombre Lips...mmmhmm!

Why stop with ombre hair when you could do ombre lips too?!  We all did ombre lips at work one Friday and I loved it!  At first I wasn't sure if it would look weird, but you can do it as subtle or as bold as you like.  Here's some photos to maybe inspire some of you to try this!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

My kind of palette

I just got a new palette from work...and it's life-changing.  That sounds dramatic but I really do love it! It's the LORAC PRO Palette ($42).  This one rocks because there's 16 hues and I would wear every single one.  That's hard to find!  They're great neutrals that I would wear everyday...and the top row is matte and the bottom row is shimmery.  Because they're so pigmented, you can use them wet or dry.  I could go on and on about this but I should stop now before I get carried away.  Oh wait, and it includes an eye primer too! 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

hey stranger!

Yes I know, I'm a terrible blogger.  But I will post pictures of a few things that I've been up to lately.  But I'm proud to say that I will have more time to blog now that Sam and I ran the Portland Marathon!!  Hopefully I'll have some of photos of us soon but if you go to portlandmarathon.org and click on race photos, you can type in my last name and see photos of me running (and getting really REALLY tired). 

Also, we went to Buffalo, NY for a wedding!  I LOVED my dress by the way--I got it off of ModCloth's website.  So here's some photos!  I will soon resume some more beauty-related posts!

Monday, September 3, 2012

I love Somme.

I wanted to share a skincare line that is AMAZING.  Working at Blush has given me the opportunity to try lots of products (I love my job :).  Normally I would NEVER buy really expensive skincare, but the Somme Institute is pretty incredible.  After using it regularly for a couple of weeks, my skin just felt better, if that makes any sense.  Hopefully it looked better too.  What I love about Somme is that they don't come out with new products all the time...they have 8 different products.  And that's it!! 

Here's a little background info:  Somme started in 1994 and did about 10 years of clinical trials.  During that time, their researchers patented "Molecular Dispersion Technology."  I have no idea what that means BUT it helps the skin to fully absorb the 5 vitamins they use in their products (A, B3, B5, C, E).  It can be used on all skin types, and treat problems such as roseacea and severe acne.  There's some amazing before and after photos of the effects of Somme products.  Check out the website http://www.sommeinstitute.com/index.cfm

Read about their products too!  I may go into more detail about their products in the future, but I just wanted to introduce to anyone who hasn't heard of it! 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Color me violet

Oh my, it's been two weeks since I've blogged...shame on me!  I'm hoping once Sam and I run this crazy marathon in Oct. I'll have more time for blogging. 

Anyway, I've been flirting with the idea to dye my hair a deep violet color.  I'm being indecisive because I don't know if I want to do highlights or all-over color.  PLUS, I haven't dyed my hair in a ridiculously long time and I know I would have to bleach it in order to see it.  Too many decisions! I'm also not sure if it would look good against my skin tone, but I just saw Katy Perry on the cover of Elle and I LOVE the color!!!  So I decided to look up more photos to try and get ideas.  Oh the possibilities...

she rocks it

this is my favorite hue of violet I've found so far

If I were only this bold...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

What have I been working on in school???

I wanted to share a few photos of some haircuts that I've done...3 of them are on my mannequin head Didi and one of them is Niki, one of my lovely co-workers at Blush.  Eventually I'll get more photos of haircuts on actual humans once I get into the habit of doing it.  Hope you enjoy!  And if anyone would like a haircut, let me know and I would be happy to be your hairstylist! 

Long Layers

Short Round Layers, aka "pixie"

Front side

Thanks Niki for being my model!!  She has a convex graduation cut...and isn't her hair color AWESOME?!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A-Line Time

Hello!  I finally took some photos of my haircut after class tonight...I'm debating whether or not to cut my bangs that I've been growing out for some time now.  I'm a sucker for straight-across bangs, even though I have an obnoxious cowlick on my front hairline.  Thoughts anyone??

We did this same A-line cut on our models last week...I wish I remembered to take a photo of my model's haircut.  It turned out so good and she really liked it!!  I think I must have been too nervous to think about taking pictures.  I'm proud of our class because everyone rocked it out! 

Anyway, time for sleep and another long week of school, work and running.  *SIGH*