Would You Wednesday: Color Me Beautiful

By |October 19th, 2011|Beauty Buzz, Why Did or Why Don't?|

Lately, A-List ladies have been trading in conventionally colored coifs for wild shades that you’d normally only see on Rainbow Brite and My Little Pony.  Two of the latest to try this trend on their tresses are Katy Perry (who has gone through several shades of pink) and Lauren Conrad (with a pale ombre peach).  While they’ve been making a splash with their colorful new ‘do’s, they aren’t the first to go  ROYGBIV on us.

Oh yes, it seems that celebrities have run the gamut on high impact hairdo’s.  But what I really want to know is whether or not this hairdo is actually a hairDON’T.  I’m all for self expression and trying out the newest in beauty… but looking like a Skittle probably isn’t in the cards for me.  I don’t think my hairbrush wants to taste the rainbow.  Call me a traditionalist, but I think I’ll stick to haircolors commonly occurring in nature.  What do you think?

Now I’m craving Starburst. Great.



Weekend Playlist: I Like to Move It Move It

By |October 15th, 2011|Weekend Playlist|

The winds have turned and brought that chilly air that signals “So long, summer” and it’s now dark outside before 7pm.  It’d be pretty easy to channel your inner groundhog (do you know that they just beef up and sleep all winter?) and just give up on yourself.  I mean, afterall, it’s so cold you probably won’t be wearing any short shorts or minis (let alone shaving your legs) for the next five or so months.  Might as well just pack on the pounds and use your new blubber for insulation, right?  No.  Just stop it.  There’s no time like now to kick your workout into full gear and one of the easiest ways to stay on track is by updating your workout playlist.  Here’s one that I’ve been using for mine and will hopefully keep your body moving as well.

A good rule of thumb?  Always be ready to be in a bikini at a moment’s notice. You never know when you might need a mid-winter escape to the Caribbean.



Weekend Playlist: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

By |August 20th, 2011|Weekend Playlist|

Every girl loves an official “girls night out” but my very favorite part of these nights is what happens before you even step stillettoed foot out the front door. The best part of a girls night out is primping in the mirror, sipping on cocktails, and possibly a good bit of girl talk. Perhaps I’m showing my age, but I almost enjoy a “girls night in” more than out… Either way, having a perfect playlist to kick off the night is crucial.




Weekend Playlist: Turtle Dance Party

By |July 9th, 2011|Weekend Playlist|

Yes, this playlist is called Turtle Dance Party.  Yes, that is also how it is saved in my iTunes.  No, we won’t get into that nickname today.  All you need to know is that this playlist will make even the slowest of turtles wanna come out of his shell.

For the last several weeks this is all I have listened to on the train, during my workouts, painting my nails…. cause my USB cords just keep magically disappearing preventing me from creating anything new… Who am I kidding?  I love this mix.



Would You Wednesday: Well Red

By |May 11th, 2011|Why Did or Why Don't?|

For years, redheads weren’t always treated like the bombshells they are.  Coppertops, gingers, firecrotches… the list goes on and on.  It seems funny that redheads get such a bad rap when some of our very favorite leading ladies were blessed with rusty roots.  Who doesn’t love Molly Ringwald in Breakfast Club?  What little girl didn’t want to grow up and look like Julia Roberts?  And who can forget about cartoon bombshell Jessica Rabbit?

Recently, crimson coifs are stepping up and taking center stage. Young, hot Hollywood is trading in the standard sunny blonde and sultry brunette for fiery red.

Rihanna has been sporting a very cherry ‘do for quite some time and Scarlett Johansson was the most recent buxom blonde to start seeing red.  These ladies look lovely, but are you ready for red?

Some things you should know before getting all fired up:

  • Approximately 1-2% of the population have naturally occurring red hair and it is a recessive gene.
  • Red is the hardest color to fake due to the many shades available.  Most dye jobs will end up looking very unnatural.
  • Red hair is very difficult to maintain.  It fades faster than all other hair colors.  This can lead to some very strange hues between touch ups.
  • Skin color plays a huge role in red hair.  If you are fair, you can get away with almost any shade of red, but a light red will look most natural.  If you are darker skinned, go with a deep auburn or darker red.
  • Don’t forget: When you dye your hair, the eyebrows must also follow suit.

So, would you dare trade in your shade for red?