Friday, July 30, 2010


So I did another wedding hair & makeup trial today .. the bride was going for something simple & the lighting was off in the brightest room (kitchen) so I didnt get great pics. Im not too sure if she was happy with it. I really like doing weddings, but sometimes it's kinda off-putting when I do exactly what the bride describes/asks for and when I'm finished I just get a "yea.. it looks good, I like it"... but in a real soft, not so excited tone of voice. I dont get that 'i love it' feeling from the way they say it. Even though I asked her if she were sure she was happy with the look, I'd be more than happy to make any changes, I still had the feeling she wasn't completely satisfied. Hmph, I wish people would just be straight forward and say something if they didnt like it. It would make BOTH our lives much easier! Oh well, I told her she could always call/email me if she had any questions, concerns or would like to alter something.

Other than that.. I got to see the layout to what MY wedding album will look like. I'm excited. We lagged on submitting the photos to the photographer so it's taking awhile. Hopefully it'll be ready by our first anniversary at the end of August. Can't believe it's already been a year!

I think I'm going to hit the hay early.. got 3 girls to do wedding hair on tomorrow morning and then off to Midnight Mass car show. yay =)

Uncle Atom giveaway

Check out Uncle Atom's giveaway drawing to celebrate his growing list of followers. He's giving away a super cool pull down lamp that I know I sure would love to have in my kitchen!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

a quick lil rant

soo I'm browsing some blogs to pass some time, and I just thought Id vent real quick...

I absolutely HATE when people have music on their blogs.

I can't stand arriving at the main page of their blog and getting a blast of unexpected music.
Sometimes it's a song I dont like, or something annoying or I just I dont enjoy it.
Especially when my husband leaves the computer speakers at full volume.
And thennn I have to search all over the damn page (cuz not everybody puts them in the same place) to find where the player is so I can turn it off.
It'd be much more enjoyable if you gave me the option to play it on my own rather than leave players on autoplay.

/end rant



I really need to find a job.
Ugh.. its been a year though, and Im so used to NOT working now. I really dont want to go back.
Plus, I feel like I'm kinda stuck.. I kinda dont want to go back to working at a salon... especially cuz I feel like I've invested so much time "training" as an assistant.. now do I really want to do it all over again at another salon? Reason for me saying all over again.. is the 1st 2 yrs I assisted & was on the floor partime doing cuts & color.. I was still learning. I still had help formulating. Then when I invested 2 more years at another salon in San Francisco.. it was ONLY for haircutting. Now that I'm back in the east bay, I really dont want to do the commute back to SF and since researching salons on this side of the bay, Ive noticed most salons DONT specialize in color or cut.. most do both. Also Ive noticed a lot of salons rent chairs out rather than offer commission. .... Yea I know the basics of color, but I wouldnt feel confident enough to just go on the floor and start coloring & highlighting away. I feel like I need more education on that.. but where am I to get it.. without spending 92837492374 dollars on classes... or assisting ... again. Do I really want to do another year or 2 again.. for minimum wage... might I add which is like 1-2 dollars less than what is paid in SF.
Even if I was to give in and assist again.. then I start thinkin about my future. Darin & I want to have kids within the next 2 years. So lets say I did assist & it did take me 1-2 yrs to finally get on the floor.. now what if I got pregnant? Then I go on maternity leave.. and lose whatever small clientele I built up?? Then when I go back to work, I'll be back to square 1 it seems.
Then I start thinking about maybe exploring into baking & pastry since I did originally go to school for that... eh.. its a thought, but I'm not sure if I'd really enjoy it.
Then I start thinking about maybe a makeup counter... ehh.. but then its retail hours. I really would like a job with a set schedule. Not knowing when & what days I'll work til the next weeks schedule comes out isn't something I really want to put up with.
Then I start thinking about an office job.. it might pay a lot better.. but then what about my hair? My makeup? Wear wigs to work? Theres no way I'm going to just go black after working so hard to get my hair to pink! lol.
And then I think, what if I did go into these other options.. then what would happen to hair? I know I'd miss it. I know there's still more I want to learn.. but is it even worth it?
I dont know.
I really need to figure out what I'm going to do.
Maybe I'm looking too much into it? ... but isnt that what you have to do when you have a future.. when its not just single you anymore??

I wish I could have a job in which I just look at pretty vintage things, find them & resell them... without using my own money. haha. i wish.

hmph =(

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July 31, Midnight Mass Car Show!

I'll be here this saturday...

Always a bunch of fun =)
If you happen to go.. & see me.. say hi! =)

Friday, July 16, 2010


nothin too spectacular...

i just twisted the back up into somewhat of a french twist & let the ends hang loose & left some of the top curls over hang on top of that. It was waaaay too freakin hot yesterday to even bother leaving my hair down. I dont know why I even bothered attempting this 'do yesterday either cuz bustin out that curling iron on my thick head of hair took forever & had me sweating. so gross.
anyways, thought I'd stay active, so hope you enjoy.