This beauty had layers of box color on her hair and she also had a solid ombre that we slowly have been transforming into more of a balyage ombre.
BEFORE AND AFTER:
before and after of this last session, the dark that was added to blend the solid line from session 1 faded significantly but was still dark enough to work with in the after pictures in session 2!
Before and after of session 1. We had added dark and brought blonde up to bring in some subtle highlights.
Out of habit, this gal has been box coloring her hair for 20 years. When she came to me, her hair was hurting from the constant box color abuse. We did have a set back along the way and after agreeing to follow a tight regiment and promising not to color her hair again, we have gotten her hair back on the road to recovery!
It is tough when it comes to box color either blonde or any other color. A lot of the darker box colors have metallic dyes and different minerals in the color that make it almost impossible to remove. When you do try to remove box color you don’t always know what you’re going to get. Like the famous saying from Forest Gump,
“Life is like a Box of Chocolates You never know what you’re going to get”
Box colored hair is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get. I grew up with my girlfriends coloring each other’s hair at sleepovers with a box or two of the pretty chestnut brown you got on sale at the local supermarket. I understand the struggle of a high school student who couldn’t afford to get their hair professionally colored, I also didn’t know any different.
Beauty School created a foundation of color knowledge for me, and it helped me understand color doesn’t remove color. That explains the hot roots I got when I went to go blonde from brunette with a single box of blonde.
A piece of advice, save your hair color to the professionals! We know what is being put on your hair and how to work with what we get!!
Over the weekend of my birthday Mr. Boo got me a sewing machine! Well it was a dud. It took weeks of frustrating time to figure it out. I thought I would never catch on. But instead I found out it was broken!! So I exchanged it and came home with a brand new beauty! Life ccouldn’t be any easier! (: so in love with my new toy!!! Hope you get to see projects soon!!!
Okay so it’s more hair of the month… But I don’t have a category for that!! So here are a few great looks from the past month that have yet to make it on here!!!
Before and Afters:
Some of these changes are incredibly drastic, and they are real. Its never too late to switch up your style!
After seeing everyone starting this new “meal planning” trend, Mr. Boo and I decided to hop on board and see what the hype was all about. So today we planned the meals for this next week! I found a few great pins from pinterest that helped and also that gave us some great ideas!!
By: Bella Forza Fitness
They really go into the the basics of meal preparation and what works and different ideas for all different lifestyles. What a wonderful site to even just explore! You learn so much!
Easy Breakfast Burritos by: 100 Directions
We thought this was a clever idea and decided that we will give it a try. We are super curious to why we haven’t thought about doing this one before now!!! [:
By: our mindful home
We didn’t go this in depth into planning. But boy doesn’t that look like it makes life 100% easier? Thats what I’m about, an easier lifestyle and as little stress as possible! After we get the hang of meal planning we are going to adventure to the next step!
This lovely lady is the wife of my dear Mr. Boo’s friend/coworker! She received a gift certificate for christmas from her Husband and so decided it was time to redeem her gift! It was time to ditch the locks. We also took her color deeper and gave her some beautiful subtle “Balayaged” highlights.
Before and After:
This wonderful free spirit had been getting an all over with highlights and wanted something with less mantinence, so we moved her over to a 3 color weave to start as we blend out the blunt new growth. We also took off 4″ of length (most of which were taken off before her before picture sadly…)
The daughter of a lovely client came in for some lively fix in her after attempting to fix a previous highlight that was done. We took her warm base cooler and lightened her ends to an ombre.
Before and After:
Not very many people I talk to, fully understand the fun and excitement I get when I am given a Pez Dispenser. Its truly an obsession of mine. I’ve slowly started to collect pez around 2012 when we still got them in our Easter basket, christmas stockings, for valentines day and so on and so forth! It all started when I was 19 or 20 and I was walking through Barnes and Noble with my parents and started to just glance around while my dad was looking at coin collecting books. I found a pocket size book that contained Pez Dispensers for generations, along with that, they had their pricing and variations. People think “Its a Candy Dispenser” “Its only a Pez Dispenser”… but to me, its a lot more. I get a thrill from finding the different stem variations, finding a killer deal on them at antique stores, completing sets of them when I can, and I just love them.
I’ve gone on a Inventory spree. I’ve started to inventory all of my pez… oh my gosh… it takes FOREVER!!! I don’t even think I am half way done! Pictured above are pez numbers #198, #199, #200 and #201. As you can see with the Mickey Mouse’s there are so many different variations to many pez dispensers.
I also just recently bought a light kit to be able to photograph mini objects! for $27 cant beat it. It will help with photographing Knives for Custom Knives by Troy as well as my Pez. I have only tested one pez dispenser so far. I just got the light kit tonight!!
Just a few tester images. I hope to have more soon, I just need to find time to take pictures… but it takes forever!! Time will tell- <3
The insanely beautiful Merlot came in again! This time we colored and cut her hair and had a wonderful time catching up.
Okay okay I know this sounds really weird… and honestly I thought so too! But its one of those things you never will know about unless you try it! With my recent Weight watcher endeavors, I have made new friends who are doing weight watchers as well. With that being said, you learn things from new people. One of my new friends posted a picture of the brownie mix and can of black beans and I was intrigued. So I went to the store and picked up a box of fudge brownies and a can of black beans for a whopping $2
Thanks to Simple Nourished Living for the recipe/photos.
This is a great emergency recipe for when you are just craving those brownies! I was really surprised and thrown off at first! It is definitely worth a batch or two! [;
Weight Watcher Point Value: 3 for a 1×1 square