Tuesday, October 30, 2012

more like obsession lately!....over dye-ties

We have had the dye-ties in the salon for just about a month and they are selling like crazzzzzy!
They are a soft strech fabric that does not pull your hair or leave a dent when you take your hair tie out! I wear mine to bed everynight and it is so comfy! I even tried the true test yesterday and wore my headband while walking my dog in the pre-hurricane winds and it did not move. didn't leave a dent and best of allllll no headache!!! How amazing is that?!

You are not able to buy the dye-ties on thier website because you must be a retailer.  However, you can fundraise with dye-ties! Simply just go on their website for the fundraising application. Isn't everyone sick of having kids fundriase with wrapping paper or candy bars?! Dye-ties will be a great money maker becuase they are so cute and affordable!

Creator Hedi Haberling-Eske sounds like such a truley amazing woman, seeking to simply just put a smile on people's faces. Hedi states on her website "I wanted to have a product that was usefule, fun and fashionable."

Looking to raise money for a great cause....welllll you must check out Dye-Ties !!!!!


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Hair!

Don't forget...
Your hair is what makes your costume even more amazing!!!!!

Check out this link to Halloween hairstyles!


Friday, October 19, 2012

save your energy....don't shampoo everyday!

If you don't have very oily hair...
try shampooing every other day!

TIP: everyday shampoo routine=shampoo twice then condition!
  1. do a quick lather and rinse
  2. get a nice lather, do a good scrub and head massage
  3. condition! use the dollop the size of a quarter. lather it into the ends of your hair ONLY! use a comb to run it through. leave in for 3-5 mins and rinse!
simple deep conditioning
  1. add a moisture conditioner to the ends of your hair ( add to root area only if you have a VERY dry scalp)
  2. clip hair up and put on a shower cap
  3. shave your legs!
  4. now time to rinse out the conditioner!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Loving Lately Ombre!

I've been dyinggggg to do ombre on a client and I finally got the chance on Saturday! My fabulous client Allie wanted a change and was loving the look of ombre! I had so much fun doing it! Now I want to do it everyday!!!!!

Since I do a level 6 on Allie's base I had to use bleach when doing the ombre. The bleach will cut through the color.

Ombre Approach
  1. First I sectioned her hair into 5 sections.
  2. Teased up each section!!!! The bigger the better!!!! The teasing allows the bleached pieces to fall naturally as if allie's color grew out!
  3. Next I brushed on the bleach starting from the back sections. The tricks here were to place the bleach right under where the teasing stopped, to use the side of the brush for a natural look, and then using a dry brush to take of any extra globs of bleach.
  4. Now I added foils to the bleach for it to process.
  5. Then I kept a close eye on the bleach, checking it every few minutes until it was at the perfect golden color! And boy did I loveeeee the color!!!

I love the look of soft waves with ombre! I blowdryed the hair with volume by using Paul Mitchell's Awaphui Ginger Whip, which gives the hair a soft hold. I also used the Paul Mitchell Volumizing Spray on her roots for an extra little lift! I used a medium round brush to create body while blowdrying. Once her hair was dry I went in with a LARGE 1 1/2 inch curling iron. I took big sections and I sprayed each curl with Moroccan Oil Luminous Spray for a medium workable hold. After curling I used my fingers to brush the curls out a bit for a softer look then finished of with a little for Moroccan Oil Spray. Allie LOVVVED the end results....and so did I!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Salon Talk....

How to achieve a smooth blowdry with volume and still body????
Here's my 2 favorite products and techniques that I still use on just about every client..

Spray the It's a 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer to your roots.
Add just a dime size of It's a 10 Miracle Oil to the palm of your hand and rub palms together.
Run it through the shaft of your hair.
DO NOT go near your root. It will make your roots greasy and flat! YUCK!
Next scatter dry your hair with your fingers! Keep the dryer on high! Use your fingers to lift your root and get them dry and volumized!
Keep doing this until your hair is 80-85% dry.
Now start using a large round brush to smooth it out. It is easier to work in sections.
 I also like to use a medium round brush around clients' faces to show off any angles.
Finish it off with a light workable spray.

Sound somewhat easy? Give it a try! Believe me "Practice makes perfect!"
Stay Pretty!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012


I am currently lovingggggggg the Target Brand Up and Up Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer. A while back I tried out the Jergens Daily Glow and hated the smell and the shimmer it left on my skin. This past summer I was VERYYYY pregnant and couldn't stay in the sun too long so I discovered a love for this awesome Target product. It is usually $5.54 but it is on sale this week for $5.26! Jergens currently runs for $7.89 on target.com. 

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Design On A Budget

My Ikea Dining Room Fabulous Finds

Ikea White "Mantel" Picture Ledge $9.99

Ikea Short Silver Candle Holder $7.99

Ikea Tall Silver Candle Holder $9.99

The Large Picture($39.99) is no longer available but this is the same Ikea Designer
Audrey Hepburn Wall Art $39.99

Ikea Round Candles $1.99

Ikea Glass Buffet $139.00

Most the the frames are from Homegoods ranging on clearance ranging from $3.00-$6.00
The Tall Vase is from Tjmaxx $9.99
Small Silver Frame ( a gift from Niki GlossyBlonde)
Tall Flameless Candles random clearance finds at Crate and Barrel and Homegoods.

...now go shop until you drop ;)
-Liz xoxo

Sunday, October 7, 2012

just JaZz it up! Lemon Blueberry Cake

I love trying to be the hostest with the mostest but being a new mommy leaves me little time to whip up some cookies or a cake from scratch! Soooooo....

I've decided to just JaZz up the box! 

Lemon Blueberry Cake

    You'll Need:
1 box of Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme Cake
1/2 of a container of fat free whipped topping
1 bag of whole frozen blueberries

Preheat the oven to 350.
Follow the directions on the box.
Next simply add the bag of frozen blueberries
Split the mix into two 8inch cake pans
Bake for about 36 minutes(keep checking until edges are golden)
Let the cakes cool for an hour or so.
Add the whipping topping to the top of 1 cake then gently add the second cake to the top.
Sprinkle with powered sugar to make it pretty!
Easy does it! Enjoy! xoxo

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday's Fabulous Find!

This week I totally scrored at the Nordsstrom Rack! Not did I get the Stila gloss for $7 (regular price at sephora $22) but I got the GREATEST DEAL OF MY LIFE!!!!! I got a emerald green sleeveless blouse for a PENNY!!!!!!! YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT.....$0.01!!!!! I stumbled upon this truly fabulous find while rummaging though the clearance rack. I picked up the cute blouse and I said to myself...."Hmmmmm its cute but do I realllllly neeeeeeed it?!" I checked the price tag and my face must of looked like a kid on Christmas morning. I see with my blue eyes... $0.01 100%! So of course I say "YESSSSS I NEED THIS....AND 100 MORE!"

I then gasped and looked around to see if any other crazy moms saw this amazing find and wanted to turn into an evil creature and snag it from me. I grabbed it and  powerwalked into the 11 size shoe section (no one is ever there and yes power walked, I run like Phoebe from friends so I tend not to run in public.) I then starred at the price tag for a good 3 mins then decided to pay because I couldn't wait to call everyone I know! Funny thing is that the cashier wasn't even surprised when she rang it in, which leaves me thinking...


So ladies.....go grab your wallets and hunt for a fabulous find!
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Etsy Love

FINE I admit it.....


I am so fascinated by the talent and amazing designs on the etsy.com. Etsy, for those who don't know, is a market place website filled of handmade designs and vintage items. I could spend hours on this website! I usually tend to glue my eyes to the baby products but recently I found a new love...


I found a awesome designer ByJGolen. She has fun designs that are AFFORDABLE!!!
I just got this adorable "LOVE" bracelet for $7.75. Best part is that I ordered it on Saturday and it came Monday afternoon!!!

Add a little love to your arm! Check out byjgolden on www.etsy.com

Stay Pretty!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

{{Loving Lately}} A Bright Lip!

Recently I have been kind of been obsessing...actually no....I AM obsessing over a BRIGHT LIP! 
I tend to always wear black to work. Since I am a hairstylist I feel more professional in black and clean! No one likes a big blob of dark brown color on their pretty white shirt....am I right or am I right?!
A bright pink or red lip just cheers up my mood and adds just a little something something to my look. Today, I totally scored at The Norstrom Rack and got a Stila long wear liquid color for $7! So be crazy  and add a touch of brightness to your style....

....just always check the mirror for lipstick on your teeth!

-Stay Pretty
- Liz xoxo

Monday, October 1, 2012

Stud Muffin

I have been shopping for post baby body work clothes and fell deeply in LOVE with stud embelishing on so many accessories, dresses, blouses and jackets! As a Hairstylist I wear a lot of black and the stud trend adds a little something something to a dark look.
What's on your mind??....Loving Studs or Are they too Edgy?
Stud Muffin

Sheer dress

Slip on shoes