Wednesday, June 30, 2010

{ballerina buns +}

love this ballerina inspired bun like I love tutu's and ballerina inspired flats that lace around my ankles

with a headband
floral embellishments too

a low pony tail with a floral lift
love a soft updo like this with soft,  make up, peach and bronze hues glowing all over.
blonde with a twist and a few wispy's make it sexy and summery

These are my favorite easy day to night styles that give long hair a lift this summer. Not too formal and  even a headband adds a pretty statement. I love this  how to video  for top knots even a hairstylist needs a little help sometime! More ballerina beauty hair and make up tips here.

images: elle,hollywouldballetflat,defintelygolden

Saturday, June 26, 2010

wedding by the sea

busy weekend a lovely wedding with a beautiful view
a light hand and feathery strokes make for the prettiest lip and eyeliner
the lingering scent of the bride was so sweet and memorable as I made her up for her wedding, one of my favorites from Jo Malone
something borrowed something blue, the bride in a wedding bliss forgot some of her jewels, I lent her mine
the bridesmaid wore some darling jewel embellished flats

  • It's Sunday and it's been a whirlwind weekend wedding affair with make up and hair for a bride and her bridesmaid. A special Birthday celebration continues with drinks at sunset by the ocean here. A cuban dining experience at this funky new restaurant in Malibu. Dancing the night away with turkish coffee to keep us on our feet here . The weekend continues with a special debutante fashion show tomorrow preparing my make up brushes for this early morning affair. Thank you for your lovely comments can wait to have a moment to visit soon.

images: jenhuang,stylemepretty, oneworlddesigns,tumblr

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

head gear + {Happy Birthday mama mia}

love these petal covered swim caps 

reminds me of a lovely bygone era a la Esther Williams

colorful shoes and my favorite lucite heels so Viva Las Vegas
feliz cumpleaƱos mama mia! 

to my beautiful mama′
who taught me the beauty of unconditional Love

and living life with purpose and meaning {and writing!}

books by your bedside to nourish your spirit

to cherish the moments in life with family and friends

and to always remember to Celebrate!

If I had a flower for every time I think of you I would walk forever in my garden~

images: genluxmagazine,tumblr,poppytalk,

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

turn your brights on

bright, fun shades for summer time try it you might like it, I did!

If you like your beach hair that feels a little windblown and textured, you'll love this

when you don't want to shampoo every day use this

 and while your at it, don't forget a little rub a dub scrub for body citrus and basil such a clean summer scent
for the curls

in between color

Greetings friends are you enjoying your summer? I have been in a bit of a wedding haze of events this coming week but a good reminder that not just brides need to primp and pamper.  I bumped into a fellow hairstylist at my favorite nail salon and while our tootsie's were drying we babbled about all the rage of Brazilian Blowouts and our favorite products to keep our clients hair looking fabulous this summer. What are yours? More babelicious products on a budget here 

images: beautylaunchpad,tigi,sexyhair,bumbleandbumble

Friday, June 18, 2010

celebration + {smooth hair}

gold and purple love today please bare with me, I'm so excited.
my hands are a bit raw from all of the high fiving

smooth operator

these are my dream shoes

and here are my dancing shoes

violet ink liner a nice change from black don't you think?
purple glossy lips
you know I couldn't finish with out some purple hair!

I'm sure you have probably heard that the L.A. Lakers just won a victory championship against the Boston Celtics. My voice is hoarse from all of the cheering and screaming. I am proud of our team but I have to also give some credit to the Celtics for some of their class acts, like Ray Allen, (I loved seeing his mama cheering for him!) and surprising team spirit from other players even after a huge loss, you can read more about it here. Getting back to some hair needs I have a client with lions-mane hair that needs to be tamed today.

moroccan oil hydrating styling cream I like smoothing with styling creams and later using products like this for an after glaze of shimmer

Trilliant can be used on damp or dry hair and before flat ironing leaving sleek shine with out the oil slick

these product contains essential ingredients and I have had clients come from far to pick some up, they love it!
 Sealing the hair with products, like this for the final touch and you are ready to go

keeps hair in place and frizz free, I just love the specks of glimmer that it gives more final touches with 
Shaper here.

images: luxuryculture,cupcakesandcashmere,brianatwood, ellebeauty,

Thursday, June 17, 2010

good bones

when I first saw these shoes here I thought they were borderline scary, ugly

these are the strappy version by Dsquared

it's amazing how I changed my mind and I thought they were hot when I saw them on her

sometime it's just about having good genes and good bones that makes a pretty sight,

see what I mean? 

By the way I took my color a little lighter, like she did, using my favorite new Extra Cool Blonde Powder, I like subtle highlights that peak and then pop as the weather gets warmer! Hope you are enjoying warmer days and a little Vitamin D naturally here .

images: theblondesalad,jexandthecity

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

old world beauty

old world beauty recipes 

garancedore mentioned her mother's favorite rosewater here

tres flores another old school product that has been around forever that can be used on skin or hair

I absolutely love it when I hear my clients tell me about their beauty secrets some that are inspired from the garden like this  rose tree oil, to add to your bath or moisturizer. After standing for hours in my heels I long for a soak with lemon, cinnamon, milk, to keep my "toeses roses," a remedy from this book. Exfoliating dry skin is essential, just in time for summer, with this home made brown sugar scrub. Do you have any beauty recipes you'd like to share?

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