Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bloodshot Pout

Random makeup look I did a couple weeks ago.
Chaplin-esque, oui?
The lips were my jumping off point, the second picture really shows the detail.
I also seem to be obsessed with dominate eyebrows as of late. But come on, they're amazing!

Face: Chanel Matte Lumiere Foundation
NARS 'Orgasm' Blush

Eyes: Chanel 'Variations' Quad
Bare Minerals 'bisque'
Rimmel Max Volume Flash Mascara (best cheap mascara. EVER)

Lips: Gel Liner + Shiseido lipstick
Lancome Black Lip Gloss


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Powerful words.

"Fuck both sides. Fuck the underground. Fuck the overground. Fuck the middle ground. It's just a bunch of fucking people trying to find their fucking identities. Once you get comfortable with who you are as a person, you'll stop complaining about all of that other dumb ass shit."

- Sean Daley (Slug) interview via Westword

Well, ain't that the Truth.


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Color Explosion

Ethereal, Legends Reborn and Untold Legend.

Guy Tang, adviser for Joico and ISO recently released this collection, each model's hair being the palette for a unique and powerful color explosion.
While typically this level of unnatural color is unwearable, the level of skill and thought behind each color combination and placement makes this collection a great choice for those 'outside the box' clients. AKA My Favorite.
Even the cuts are a beautiful combination of strong structure with playful notes.

Check out the link for the rest of the collection, I can't wait to use these for inspiration!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Straight to the bone.

This past week has been jam packed.
The husband & I move into a proper house tomorrow. This means no more single apartment wall between our shenanigans and the neighbors. Wooot!

I also resigned from my spa management job and am getting back into a salon.
Words just can't express how happy I am to move on. Needless to say, it was wayyyy past due.

Anyway, due to the fact that I'm on a crazy time crunch, this is all you get! ;)

Obey The Bone Finger Ring

This is definitely the most bad ass ring I've ever owned, completely playing on my obsession of all things skeleton-like. Originally purchased at Karmaloop, sadly they're sold out now, but if Obey is smart they'll keep making this gem!
Each joint between the bones is fitted with springs, giving you the ability to bend your finger. The tip is also splashed with some fake, but not cheesy looking, diamonds.

Fantastic, simply fantastic.


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Secret secret, I've got a secret!

Needless to say, my incognito bracelet has peaked the interest of many people. And let me tell you, it comes in handy!

Look no further, here it is!

Apparently I was so excited about this purchase that I didn't realize I paid $10 more than I was telling people. Oh well! Like I said, worth every penny.


Symmetry is lame.

Lately life has been filled with tons of Framesi classes. Based out of Italy, they really know their shit! All of the hair color is fused with Coconut oils, which leave the hair feeling Ah-mazing. Especially their Diamond Bleach, which has real diamond particles to buff the hair (removing build up), works quickly, and leaves the hair...well, definitely leaves it NOT feeling like you just ripped out all the color molecules. I mean lets be honest, bleaching often has the effect of throwing your hair into fire. Just for a minute or two.

But anyway, enough promoting, yesterdays color class involved making use of the La Spatula. How have I never used this magical creation??!

This is a random brand, I couldn't find a large picture of the Framesi La Spatula.
You essentially use it for a Balayage technique. Giving you that eternal summer time, natural highlight effect that everyone and their mother wants right now. Seriously, magical.

Part out your sections, weave/slice, than paint the strands on like the spatula is foil. Slowly moving the tool down the hair shaft as you apply. The difference is in the comb-like part up top, it separates the strands & distributes the lightener without clumps.
Just remember......mix your lightner to a (usually) too thick consistency.

After the class I decided to spend an hour of my day off to cut my oddly-colored mannequins hair.
Graduated Asymmetrical Bob
(one of my favorite cuts)

Back: 45 degree angle, using a stationary guide line to create the graduated effect from the center to the sides of the head. This side, I just pulled the hair back while cutting and tried to keep as much length at the tip as possible.

This side is simply a 0 degree, classic bob. I did go in and do a bit of a Round 90 just to remove bulk at the bottom line though.

Tomorrow I'll post a tutorial on how I do my color, something that's asked constantly by onlookers and professionals alike.
Till then!