Monday, March 16, 2009

Hairzing and eyebrows!

I just recently purchased a hairzing from hairzing.com and an eyebrow kit from eyebrowz.com. I am pleased with both of these purchases!

I have very weird eyebrows. Everytime I get them done it is a hit and miss. So like with my hair, I decided to be proactive about my approach with them. This kit is a life saver for me. I have never been so pleased with my eyebrows in my life. What is even better is that I did them myself, if I can do it once I can do it again, and they do not need to be filled in at all (which is big for me because I was always left with barely there brows after getting them done by "professionals"). If you decide to try them out, purchase the eyebrow book as well. It is going in my beauty reference library!




If you think they look different, you are right. I accidently picked up the wrong stencil to do my other eyebrow :-/ On the upside, my eyebrows have NEVER looked this full after getting them done!

Hairzing is the bomb! I got up one day with rough crazy looking hair. The new growth is so thick I have to rewet before I can do anything these days. So I rewet with my spray bottle applied some gel to the front, smoothed with my hands and attached my hairzing to pull the front sides back. The rest of my hair was left hanging. It held really well and looked great. Now the problem was what was I going to do with the hair that was left hanging. I decided to spritz that hair with the water, appled some Keracare mousse and added big twist to add some uniform texture. After that I put a scarf on the front to make sure it laid down nicely. So after I got dressed I saw that my twists were still wet and dripping. So this is what I did next. I took out my blowdrier with my diffuser attachment and commenced to diffusing! My hair dried in less than 10 minutes and when I took out the twist I had a nice twist out. This was the quickest prettiest style I have ever done!

Before twist were taken down

Side View


Side view

After twist were taken out


Next attempt, same process just applied the hairzing lower on my head. Left twist in this time, did not use Keracare mousse. I used Hairveda's Whipped Shea Aloe Mousse on freshly washed hair.




I am no good with second day hair so when it comes to twist and twist-outs. This is how I wore it the next day.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Neglecting My Hair and Blog

I am currently in my last semester at school. This accounting major is demanding! I have not been pampering myself or my hair the way I would love to. I sat under my steamer for the first time in months this past Monday. Sad! This is also the reason why I have been neglecting my blog.

I am still transitioning, over 8 months now. You can find the counter at the bottom of the page. The process has been okay this time around. My opinion, it is better to start transitioning in the spring so that you are deep in it in the winter. Especially if you are lazy and don't have time to deal with the two textures. All winter I have been wearing a hat. I get up, go to class, and come back home (I know sad.) Right now my hair is conrowed in a circle around my head with a section in the front out. I flat ironed and curled that section, put on a hat and swooped the hair across the front, pinning it to the side.

I so want to chop my hair, but May is a big month. I am in two weddings and I am suppose to be graduating. I look terrible with short hair, so I will keep the length and just flat iron, pincurl, and pin up sections for a nice elegant look.

My hair is currently still below bra strap. I am suppose to do an update of my transitioning hair soon, and then in May I will update again what I am going to do to my hair and how it turned out.

Until then,

Take Care!

ARE THEY SERIOUS!

I just heard on the news that Governor Paterson makes $179k a year and lives rent-free in Governor's Mansion. He JUST took a 10% pay cut because someone made a claim that he was not making any sacrifices in this economy and asked him if he would consider a pay decrease. This is after he proposed the state budget, in which excerpts follow.

This is the same man cutting the stuff we need. In his 2009-10 New York State budget proposal to try to close a "$15.4 billion budget gap," he submitted a few months ago, he wants to cut "$3.5 billion in health care savings, including reductions in payments to hospitals and nursing homes," "layoffs for 521 state workers," and "a 3.3%, or $698 million, reduction in school aid" to name a few. Paterson wants to tax "movie tickets, taxi rides, soda,...and massages. It also extends sales taxes to cable and satellite TV services and removes the tax exemption for clothes costing less than $110." Ron Deutsch, executive director of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, an advocacy group, said, "The governor is nickel-and-diming working class families." People are losing their jobs left and right!

Last month, February, a record number of people lost their jobs. These people have to rely on a system of unemployment, which pays far less than some of their incomes, and keeps getting cut off every couple of weeks, to later get "extended" for a few more weeks. The cost of living has not declined; it continues to increase, especially in New York!

I think ALL government officials should take a pay cut! The "little man" has to, and still does the same job, sometimes more for less pay! And they call the Wall Street executives greedy!

(Please excuse any typos. I am mad, and do not feel like being meticulous right now.)

SOURCES:
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2008/12/16/2008-12-16_gov_david_paterson_unveils_dire_new_york.html

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/05/paterson-will-take-a-10-percent-pay-cut/?hp