Sunday, June 15, 2008

Trying to grow out my hair...

Ok so check it...

My hair is bothering me. Here's why:

It's thick, wavy, and bleached (I'm sorry, "blonded") beyond belief. I use a straightening iron on it everyday. With all of this heat styling and chemical processing, it goes without saying that I get BREAKAGE. Bigtime.

So I decided to just have my hair cut in March 2008...and it was fierce.

See? I was kinda going for the graduated bob thing.
But then...EVERYONE AND THEIR DOG got this hair cut. And it turned me off from it.
So I'm trying to grow out my hair now.

Problem: I know its growing...I get crazy roots every 8 weeks. But it keeps breaking. And I don't have the money to buy the expensive stuff to fix it.

Solution: Surprisingly...for me...(PS--I work at a hair salon and I still SWEAR by salon products) the only stuff that has been working to get my hair to stop breaking has been Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Shampoo & Conditioner (@$2.99 each) and De-Frezz Cream by Sunsilk ($4).

My Way to Justify the Breakup With My Salon Products (for now): I think back to when I was in high school and I had long, gorgeous hair. And then I remebered that when I was in high school, I used drugstore shampoo & conditioners. Maybe all of these salon-brand products are a load of shizzzz?? I don't know. But I do know that right now, Herbal Essences is working; so I'm stickin with it. That, and I'm cheap.

In the mean time, I am using clip-in hair extensions. Sally's beauty supply has Remy's Euronext 100% Human Hair Extensions ($69.99 per pack). My hair is thick, so I bought 2 packs. They have all different colors, so its easy to find one that will match those gorgeous golden locks of yours! I had mine cut to blend in with my short layers in my real hair.

Here's what it looks like:

You can't even tell I have short hair. The only thing I hate is that I can't let people touch my head or they would know my little secret. ha.

This will definitely do for the long year ahead of me trying to grow this mop out! Thats it for now!


First Post Evaaaa!

Oh look at me, I'm ridiculously excited right now.

I wanted to start this whole thing off with a bit of a disclaimer...that being noted, here we go:


This blog is intended to shed some light on the things that I enjoy as a young 20-something year old woman. Those things namely being:

  • makeup
  • hair
  • fashion

(in no particular order)

But see now...I am not just any type of 20-something year old woman...I am a platinum blonde, fair-skinned (but always striving to be tan), 5-foot-6-inch, 135lb (size 4 in US), 34A cup, 20-something year old woman. I wanted to share my love of all things complimentary to my physical composition and hopefully those other ladies special enough to have some of the same attributes as I do will take something educational away from it. It was much harder than I thought to find sites on the web that catered to the girls in this world who are built like me. From my personal experience, most makeup blogs/tutorials on the web are hosted by girls of the Asian persuasion or by girls who are naturally brunette or darker- skinned. And while there is nothing wrong with that, I found out the hard way that things that look good on them don't look good on me.

I wanted to have my little blog be something that the "me's" of the world can relate to. Because as everyone knows...BLONDES DO IT BETTER.