Tuesday, March 6, 2012

To stay or go..

Hello all! First off if you are reading this THANK YOU! If you have followed, and commented thank you even more! I was super excited about this blog, having lots of great inspiration and hopes about it going far. I only have 10 followers and most of them are my sisters...haha! Which is totally great because I have the greatest sisters ever and love them to bits! BUT I can honestly just call you or email you lol. So I haven't posted in a month because I've been wondering if it's worth it? I put a whole lot of writing and time into the facial post and I have a new job now that's keeping my super busy. SO if y'all want me to keep it up I would LOVE to, I just feel like I'm writing to myself haha! I wont be sad not continuing the blog, and I would love to keep it going. Either way is GREAT! Let me know...give me honest feedback. I am always willing to give advice and style your hair etc. It really is my passion yanno : ]
I hope your day has been filled with love and happiness and hugs!
~Sarah

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2012 Fashion fun!

It's 2012..can you believe it? AND it's already February! I had to sign the date on a form the other day and it really hit me, I had to think about writing 2012 instead of 2007 ( yea..more proof of how in shock I am!) Well I've been doing some research on what is going to be in style this Spring/Summer and I couldn't be more excited! It's all about femininity! Here are the most popular trends...

1.) Color Blocking!







I love this look! Because I went to Paul Mitchell and had to wear ALL black EVERYDAY..I struggle with not wearing black with all of my outfits. This will be very fun, I love that it's not all about matching anymore. I love the look of two different bold colors being mixed together. You don't have to do it with two different tops and bottoms, you can do the color blocking trend with just your upper body. You can wear jeans, with a bold colored blouse and another colored blazer, or cardigan. That way it's not SO bold but you still have all that fun color.

2.) The Peplum




The peplum look is so different from what we've seen recently and it is very flirty and fun! There are different extremes of it of course and people like me that are already extra curvy want to aim for the longer version of the peplum.

3.) Pastels





I grew up hating pastels, for some reason it always reminded me of elderly women. Well that hatred has completely gone out the window and I have a newfound love for pastel clothing! Pastel clothing is delicate, sweet, and perfect for spring and summer!

4.) Florals and bold prints




Floral print was another hatred of mine, (once again reminded me too much of a grandma!). I still wouldn't wear certain prints, but I love all of these in the pictures. Floral is so feminine and beautiful when worn the right way. Bold prints are a huge trend this coming season also. Once again if all of these prints scare you just wear one piece with a pattern, it could even be a handbag, or just your shoes. Balance is key.

5.) Top color of the Season..Tangerine and Orange!




This color is incredibly bold and yells "FUN!". Find a shade that compliments your skin tone and if wearing a tangerine outfit is too bold for you go with a handbag, nail polish, or earrings in that shade.


Doesn't seeing all of these pictures make you just SO excited for Spring?! I am very ecstatic!

Remember to dress for your body type (which we will discuss soon!) and not just for trends! If these trends do not work for your body type then that's perfectly fine! I like to take these trends and mix them with my own personal style. Dress for YOU not for others. Confidence is the best thing you can wear. I used to say to myself "oh I couldn't pull that off", I finally decided no such thing! If I like it, then I will be confident and totally work it! Life is too short to wear boring clothes, so make it fun and don't worry about what others think. It's your show afterall : ]

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Face Shapes

Hey dolls! So a video tutorial is in the making, still trying to figure out how to make it not fuzzy! In the mean time I really wanted to discuss face shapes and great hairstyles for YOUR face shape! Here is a picture of the nine basic face shapes.


Can you find yours? Mine is a mix of two, yes you can be more then just one, which makes it even more fun haha! I am oblong/oval. Oval is the ideal face shape because people with oval face shapes can wear most any hairstyles and look great! So because I doubt all of you have oval face shapes we are going to discuss great hairstyles that will work with your face shape to make it appear more like an oval one!

Oblong Face shape:
Our aim: To make the face appear shorter and wider
Styling choices: Add volume on the sides to create the illusion of width. So lots of layers works great, or curling the hair adds that volume to the sides. Long, all one length hair should be avoided. Chin length is the most effective and looks great on this face shape. Bangs help a ton. I'm oblong especially right where my temples are so I need the most volume there, I have sides-swept bangs which help disguise, and add volume.

Rectangle Face shape:
Basically the same as oblong (I'm not sure why they even include this one since it's SO similar)
Refer to oblong, and remember not a ton of volume on the top of head only, but also volume on the sides.

Round:
Aim: To create the illusion of length to the face, this will make the face appear slimmer.
Styling Choices: A hairstyle that has height or volume on top and little or no volume on the sides. Long hairstyles look beautiful on this face shape. Try to avoid short bobs that hit right at your jaw line. Short hair CAN be worn though, with long very angled side-swept bangs and layers that add volume on top.

Square:
Aim: To offset or round out the square features.
Styling Choices: Once again side swept bangs work great and will create a diagonal movement to help minimize those square features. Rounded hair shapes work great. Avoid straight across bangs or one length bobs that hit right at your chin. Bobs that are soft and layered would work. So think soft, and wispy! Some face framing, and longer hair close to the face look great.

Inverted triangle and heart: (the only difference is if you have a widows peak you are heart shaped)
Aim: To decrease the width of the forehead and increase the width in the lower part of the face.
Styling Choices: Side swept-bangs or fringe is recommended. Chin length hair is a great look to add volume and make the jaw line appear wider. Face framing, and long chunky layers are a fun style for this shape.

Diamond:
Aim: To reduce the width across the cheekbone line.
Styling Choices: Styles that increase the fullness across the jaw line and forehead while keeping the hair close to the head at the cheekbone line helps create and oval appearance. Avoid hairstyle that lift away from the cheeks or move back from the hairline on the sides near the ear area. Straight across bangs help increase the fullness on the forehead. Middle parts should be avoided because it makes the face look longer.

Triangle:
Aim: To create the illusion of width in the forehead.
Styling Choices: A hairstyle that has volume at the temples and some height at the top. You can disguise the narrowness of the forehead with a soft bang or fringe.

Oval:
Oval can pull of most hairstyles! Lucky you : ]

I hope this was helpful and made sense! Any questions be free to ask!


Monday, January 9, 2012

Warning

I absolutely LOVE this! Society puts a whole lot of pressure on women. There is always some critic saying someone is too thin, too fat, too much cellulite, not wearing makeup, ugly clothes, etc. Let's stop comparing ourselves to other people. We all have our flaws, and our great features. Let's embrace who we are, stop judging, and be simply loving! Next time you look in a mirror, instead of thinking of what you hate, think of five things you love about what you see.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hair Products/blowdry tutorial

Warning: This video is by no means professional!!! While filming it wasn't so...fuzzy? I'm not sure what happened, but I promise it WILL be fixed before the next video.

This video is probably boring but it covers the basics of products!

Extra tips I forgot:
1.) Products cannot HEAL hair, aka fix split ends etc. A lot of products claim they do. There is no way to get rid of split ends unless you cut them off. Products help make the hair APPEAR healthier and can seal the cuticle together to make your ends look smoother etc.

2.) The outer part of the hair strand (the part we see) is called the cuticle. When looking at it, it looks like a ton of shingles on a roof of a house. When the hair is healthy those "shingles" lay down nice and neat. When the hair is damaged those cuticles are blasted open and are frayed out making the hair look damaged, frizzy, dry etc. Products help the appearance of damaged cuticles. Also blow drying downwards (like I talk about in the video) help the cuticle lay down, to make the hair look shinier and smoother!

3.) Most everybody especially during the winter needs moisture! Use products that help give your hair moisture like a leave in conditioner. If your hair is staticky then your hair needs moisture! So unless you enjoy looking like you have been electrocuted...give that hair the moisture it's begging for haha!




Thanks for being so kind during my "beginning" stages of putting this blog together! Remember YOU are smart, YOU are beautiful, YOU are important! : ]

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Advanced Style

I ran across this video today and fell in love! I think it's the perfect video to kick off this blog. These are older women that have their own sense of style, and I think it is SO fun! I hope to be just like this! My favorite quotes:


"I don't dress for anybody else I dress for myself!"


"You don't want to look crazy...the object is to look as chic as you can, but the average person on the street would NEVER wear this!"


"Everybody wants to look like everybody else, but everybody wants to be seen as individuals."





May we ALL simply wear what WE wanna wear! Today I'm wearing a MENS sweater, an oversized pink scarf, jeans and leopard print shoes. My husband said to me..." Why are you wearing a MENS sweater?" If he would have asked me that two years ago my feelings probably would have been hurt and I would have put on something else. Today I simply smiled and said because I LOVE IT! So go out dress how YOU want to dress, not how everyone else is, and be you, be confident, be happy!