Thursday, October 30, 2014

Halloween Make-up

My sister Theresa has always been my guinea pig as far back as either one of can remember! Once when Theresa was around 3 yrs. old I colored her blond hair with my colored Magic Markers and yes - I got into A LOT of trouble! Go figure that now even the mainstream hair color companies are making those fun colors for our hair!
Anyway, her last visit proved she's still a trooper and will let me play!

I had so much fun doing Halloween make-up this year that I will be adding Halloween make-up to my list of services in my studio for Halloween. 

So think ahead and book your appointment anytime :-)

Friday, August 08, 2014


I have reconsidered my thoughts and have changed my mind about all the old folks who hang out at McDonald's. I admit I have been one who would say "no let's not go to MickyD's right now because all the old folks will be there".
I've been talking a closer look at aging and loneliness because my parents and their friends are in their 80's now and I'm witnessing more of this age group.

Thank you McDonald's for the gift you give to our seniors. Allowing your hamburger joints to be a place for older folks to feel welcome and safe. This small thing gives many of them a reason to get out of the house and be around others, even though most of them do talk political bull shit...

This post has nothing to with hairdressing but  have a great hair day anyway!  


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Simplicity 100% Human Hair Extensions

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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Dick Smiths Basic 3D Makeup Course Part - 3

You can click on each photo to see
better detail...if you like :-)

I use Ultracal 30 and had really good success making my first life cast of John! YEA!

I used Roma clay to sculpt my guy.
Next time I think I’ll use less clay and not sculpt out so close to the edges. I thought I got the edges really this but they could have been even thinner. Otherwise for my first attempt  like what he turned out like. I watched a video by Jordu Schell since this sculpt and  see not that I could have added a lot more detail. wow Jordu is quite the guy!

I used Ultracal 30 for the life mask and I can’t recall if I use that  or the White Hydrocal for the mold. None the less my mold ended up breaking in half while I was trying to release it from the gelatin I poured. Bummer...

For the release agent I used 2 coats of car wax on the life mask and I used 1 coat of shellac on the negative side of the mold before I poured in the melted gelatin product. Both were suggested in the Dick Smiths  booklet. I thought I’d try each one to see the difference.

The gelatin came right off of the life cast that I used the wax on . But the shellacked side was awful. It took lots of powder and about 2 hours to get it out of the mold!  After having to finally jut rip his nose off I realize that I didn't get the shellac applied well enough into the deep crevices... I guess.

I used all the gelatin that I had  but it wasn't enough for my project. So next time I’ll order extra. Also after looking over my progress photo here I see now that the original clay sculpt was still stuck in the exact place's I had a trouble getting the gelatin out of resulting in having to rip his nose off!  Maybe this is what  is meant buy “undercuts”? 

Even though I didn't get good results this time I still learned a great deal - I’m happy :-) 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

How Can We Lessen Holiday Stress?

I don't remember who originally wrote the but it’s a really good thought:

The first thing to do is be realistic about what you can and can not do. Are you gearing yourself up for the kind of event that only a woman working full-time inside the home for months could pull off? Unfortunately, there are hundreds of “ideal” images planted in our brains showing how great family holidays should be. They show us how they should look, taste, and even make us feel. Realize that you do not have to live up to the lofty ideas portrayed by television shows, movies, and magazines that depict an idealized vision of the season. It’s OK.

Another thought:
Many women make the mistake of neglecting their own health and personal needs during the busy holiday season (or all year for that matter). You will find that if you take the time to eat a healthful diet, exercise, and just sit and relax once in awhile, you will be more energized.  Your body will be stronger and healthier and will reflect beautiful hair, skin and nails.

Remember YOU are #1
You may think your kids and family are the most important and that they are “#1”.  Actually YOU are “#1”. If you get sick, mentally or physically, then who will take care of those very important kids and family members?

You are the only you there is and ever will be
so take great care of yourself  ~

This is a message from CherylRichardson 2012:

During the next couple of weeks, I encourage you to give yourself the gift of extreme self-care. Relax and surrender to the magic of the season. Let good enough be good enough. Put your precious energy into enjoying time by yourself and with the people who matter most to your heart.

At the end of the day, it's helpful to remember this...

Getting Santa and friends ready for Christmas is so fun! This year I actually got Santa to tell me what everyone is getting for Christmas - but I won't tell!

Merry Christmas and PEACE in 2013!