feeling pretty shouldn't hurt



Friday, March 25, 2011

Beauty=Addiction

I have loved makeup since I was at least 5 years old.  And hair.  On my 5th birthday, my parents drove my birthday party ( a few of us girls in a big, copper van (Ford or Chrysler, I think), to Island Park in beauty-ful Blossburg.  I remember sitting on the floor of that van holding onto the ringleted pigtails of my brand-new Lemon Meringue Doll ( you know, partner in crime to Strawberry Shortcake?)  My mom still refuses to believe that I did it all by myself, but I split each pigtail into 3 strands and started braiding.  Yes, for real.  Not too much later, my mom gave me a few choice pieces from her castoff makeup collection.  A glorious Revlon frosted blue shadow, minus the cover, and a red lipstick, also without a top.  The lipstick had a slightly off taste and to this day I still refuse to toss decades old lip color with that 'flavor!'  OK, I've gotten better, but my makeup is truly a collection.  A life in color, memory by memory.  I can remember when and where I've purchased or received each piece, to the holiday, if not to the month.  I do have a slightly creepy memory, if you ask my friends and family, but makeup just really speaks to me, my senses.  I think I may be addicted. 
Not that I can't stop myself.  I am frugal in now that I'm in my motherhood age!  I am super-selective in what I do buy.  And I research everything.  Find ways to try things...imagine things...If I want something bad enough, I wait until Christmas, my birthday or another pocket of "I really need this" money, and get it.  Makeup and hair have become rituals, therapy and a successful hobby-turned-career for me.  I love it and I don't care who knows.
My name is Lindsay and I am a beauty addict.  And I like it!!!

Highlights and Clinique Almost Lipstick, Black Honey,
Lindsay

Monday, March 21, 2011

Refreshed, Exhausted, Beautiful

Hey, dolls! Wanted to let you know that I'm back from NYC! (Think I) totally rocked it out at the Certified Colorist Exam for Redken. We'll know for sure in 6 to 8 weeks. Let's hope for a big packet including Press Kit in the US Mail, baby! I just talked to my boss, tucked in my babies and enjoyed a glass (ok, two!) of Pinot Grigio (Bella Serra, not bad...) I have to say, I am beyond exhausted! My body hurts in ways I never imagined...at least not from walking around an island for a weekend! It was so refreshing to be in the city, riding the train, trekking around Midtown, and doing timed-trials for hair! I felt like a new person, with such renewed confidence in what I am doing and what I am capable of! It was almost like a reset button being pushed on my whole life! I feel like a million bucks! And you know what? The one thing that can make a person beautiful, more than anything else? Confidence. That is real beauty, baby!!! Here's to you, here's to me, here's to being a rockin', refreshed, beautiful, yet exhausted, woman!!

Hot Hair,
Lindsay

Friday, March 11, 2011

Education and Inspiration

Hi, dolls!  Just wanted to let you know what I've been doing instead of writing....I am studying for the Redken Certified Haircolorist exam!  It has taken up so much of my free time, not that I have that much to begin with!, but I am so excited!  I will be heading to NYC a week from today and will be seeing the Redken Exchange on 5th Avenue for the very first time!  I am so grateful for this opportunity to advance my professional educational opportunities!  I promise I will be bringing you a ton of new inspiration and love as soon as I get done with all of this studying and practicing!  Wish me luck!

Awesome Hair Wishes,
Lindsay