Going gray… a year later

going_gray_curly_02Hello, my lovelies! So, it’s been about a year since I made the decision to transition to my natural hair color, including revealing my platinum (read: gray) highlights. As expected, it’s been a slow process, but I haven’t regretted it a bit.

If you missed my original blog post, you can read it here. You may recall I decided to go with a combination of cutting off a lot of the overly-processed, dark, dyed hair and adding some highlights to help disguise the grays. The highlight thing looks like a great idea on Pinterest, but not so much for us dark-haired gals who’ve been dying our hair for a long time.

My last post left off with me getting a shag cut that gave me shorter layers on top, where most of my gray and calico cat highlights were, which worked out pretty well. However, I’m very ADHD when it comes to my hair; I get bored easily. And impatient.

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Becoming a curly girl

Hair-Romance-How-to-style-curly-hair-for-frizz-free-curls-5Do you have unpleasant childhood memories of your Mom brushing and yanking your hair out of your head in an attempt to get it under control?

Does the least amount of humidity turn your hair into a frizzy mass?

Do you wake up with epic bed head?

If you answered yes to these questions, you know you’re a naturally curly girl, but did you know there’s a way to care for your hair that will give you beautiful, healthy curls and will reduce frizz and time spent trying to tame it?

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Finding your secondary energy type

dyt_four_typesIf you’ve been through the Dress Your Truth section of my beauty and style blog, you’ve hopefully been excited about how knowing your type helps you find your perfect style and you’ve determined what your primary energy type is. (If you’re still unsure, let’s talk; I’ll be glad to help!) But did you know that most of us also have a secondary energy type?

Maybe you read Carol’s book or watched the videos and found you identify with two different types. Perhaps you had a hard time deciding on your energy type because more than one appealed to you. We all have a primary or dominant energy type, but most of us also have a secondary or lesser energy type that enriches and refines our personal style.

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Show your makeup who’s boss with Z Palettes

eyeshadow_looseOkay, I’m going to share a little pet peeve of mine. It seems like whenever you buy eyeshadow in collections of more than one or two colors, you always end up with at least one color you love and use so much, you quickly run out of it and one color you absolutely hate or will rarely use. I have a Lancome palette of four colors. One color is almost gone, two I use frequently and one I’ve never touched. (Who puts a tomato red color on their eyes?) This is SO frustrating. And I hate to pay for a color I don’t need and probably will never use.

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2017 fashion trends to try

We all know how easy it is to get in a comfortable fashion rut. The start of a new year and/or new season is a great motivator for trying something new and freshening up your wardrobe.

2017_fashion_crazyWe also know when the fashion world comes out with trends for the new year and trots out their latest creations, the bulk of it is just not practical for the average woman – especially one that lives in Arkansas where we tend to be a little behind the curve anyway. Be not dismayed my lovelies. I have scoured the tips and trends and have discarded the cray-cray (embellished Crocs, bras worn as tops, tops with a single shoulder cut out). Here are some trends for 2017 that are entirely doable. Pick one or two to try and let me know how you get on.

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