It was a sad day on the ship when we all finally found out about Whitney Houstons death about 2 or 3 days after it actually happened.  Not only was she a woman of many voices and song, but she shared many different looks throughout her short, but inspirational time on this earth.  Here is a tribute to to her style. May she rest in peace!

 

 

A young Whitney.  So full of energy! Look how innocent and beautiful she is.

 

 

I guess she always had a thing for big hair, huh? ;)

 

Looking sexier than ever!

 

Her music and voice will be missed! <3

 




A product worth trying.

Keyword: pores, oil, acne, GoodSkin, pore refiner

We’ve talked about acne before. It’s hard not to since this is a blog about hair/make-up/nails…and all that goes along with that! So upon my research and trial and errors I came across this!

 

While my face is usually clear, I do tend to go through hormonal phases where I get pretty bad pimples around my chin area. GoodSkin Labs Z-Pore Instant Pore Refiner is a tinted cream enriched with vitamin E, and silicone. I have noticed since using it that the oils on my skin have lessened.

 

When I was researching the product, reviews stated that pore appeared smaller. While I have never had a problem with the size of my pores, I have noticed that when I go through my hormonal breakouts, the pimples appear smaller and last for shorter periods of time. It is tinted but I still apply my make-up the same way.  You can get this product at www.kohls.com for only $24.40. Not a bad deal considering all the money I have shelled out for pimple issues over the years!

 




When kids cut their own hair

 

Keyword: kids, cut hair, hairdresser

Now here is a girl after my own heart. My little cousin, at only 3 years old, is a regular stylist.  Recently she took off a decent amount of hair right in front of her head. This is not the first time she has done this either! While Mommy and Daddy are not happy campers, I can’t help but smile :)  She certainly is a little fashionista!  I keep telling her that when she’s older, she can come work for me!

 

I’ve actually had many parents rush their kid in for fixes over the years.  It seems to be a common trend with kids. In fact, I seem to remember cutting a chunk of my sisters hair off and hiding behind the couch from my Mom.  It just always seems that they cut it in the worst spot!  Probably because it’s easiest to reach for them, but it doesn’t make it easy for us stylists to cover it up. At least with a boy you can shave his head. If you want to prevent your child from doing this it’s important to make sure ALL scissors are out of reach…even those child safety ones. While they may not cut your finger off, they can still cut through hair!

 

I still think that little Miss Meghan is as cute as ever!

 




Missed the NYC Feast? Head out east!

Keywords: food festival, Long Island, Hamptons, San Gennaro

 

 

 

Most New Yorkers associate the Feast of San Gennaro with New York City… but this year Hampton Bays will be hosting the first San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons.  It’ll take place Saturday and Sunday, October 1st & 2nd, on Good Ground Road (LIRR station).  The feast has been organized by Simone Scotto, owner of Scotto’s Italian Pork Store in Hampton Bays.  Expect around 50 vendors showcasing traditional Italian cuisine and wine tastings by Rafael Wines & Vineyard 48 – also live entertainment, a classic car show and activities & rides for the kids!  The Hamptons crowd tends to die down after Labor Day, so this will help bring business to the area during the off season.  A parade will kick off the weekend feast on Saturday morning at 11a.m. and from 5pm – 9pm on Saturday Joseph R. Gannascoli (Vito from the Sopranos) will be doing a book signing.  So head to the East End – and mangia!




Bruins Extend their Win Streak to 8 by Clobbering the Islanders

Keyword: boston bruins, new york islanders, win streak, 8, destroy

The Boston Bruins the other night just flat out clobbered the New York Islanders, who are once again showing signs of past teams.  Playing goalie by default because Nabby and Montoya are both out due to injury, Rick DiPietro was chased out of the net after letting 3 goals in on 13 shots in the 1st period.  The rest was down hill from here for the Islanders.  The Bruins held the Islanders to 2 shots in the 1st period.  Umm excuse me Coach Capuano how are you supposed to win a game with only 2 shots on goal in the 1st period.  Bruins came out ready to play and the score certainly showed that.  The game ended in a one-sided 6-0 victory and more of a confidence booster for the Bruins.  Coach Capuano made comment after the game about what it takes to play this game. Read the Click Below.

“When you play this game, you need to play with fire, you need to play with passion, you need to play with determination, you need to play with desperation,” Isles coach Jack Capuano said. “You need to have ice bags (on) after a game, maybe a little blood dripping. When you lace your skates, the guy on the left and right of you need to know you have their back. That just didn’t happen tonight. I don’t know why.

I’ll tell you why, no one on the Islanders has the heart to go out there right now and do it for their coach let alone themselves.  The inconsistency of the lines, the so called great decisions that are being made for the better of the team are lack-luster, and where has Garth Snow been?  Haven’t heard a comment from him in ages.  After the loss I would have stormed in the locker-room and said if you don’t want to give it your all every game and play here raise your hand and you’ll be put you on waivers, and you can find a new place to play.  I hate to bash the team of the place I live but this is getting pathetic.




No, I don’t think I am too old!

Keyword: shimmer art, glitter tattoos, shimmer body

If you are a girl, you cannot look at that and not wish this it was on your arm, or leg instead!  It’s so sparkly, and pretty!  So I bet you are thinking…how do I get one of these, and is it appropriate for someone my age to have one? Well, let me just say that it is appropriate for any one at any age to sport a glitter tattoo.  If someone gives you a hard time about it, you just send them my way! So now that you so desperately want one, let me tell you my story-

I was laying in bed last night flipping through the channels.  I had a long busy work day and even though I was tired, I could not for the life of me fall asleep. So here I am watching Nickelodeon at 1am because they play all the old 90′s Nick shows and it totally takes me back to being a kid! All of a sudden this commercial comes on.  I actually got so excited that I sat up in bed just staring at my screen.  I can make my very own glitter tattoos?!  Are you serious!?  It was like a dream come true.  I immediately grabbed my phone and wrote down the website in the note pad where I jot down article ideas.  I knew it had to be the first thing I wrote about as soon as I woke up!

Here’s how it works… You get one of two sets (don’t be cheap, get the bigger and better one. No one wants to be stuck with only 4 colors!) Pick your stencil, place it anywhere on your body.  Use the glue to paint your skin inside the stencil.  Remove stencil and paint glitter over sticky surface.  Accoding to the commercial it lasts for about a week.  To order this product and watch the infomercial they have go to shimmerbodyart.com

I just want to cover my body with all kinds of glittery stars and butterflies!

 

The meaning of this article = I am just a big kid (never mind the fact that I turn 30 tomorrow!)




Sulfate-free is where it’s at!

Keyword: sulfate, shampoo, kenra

Sulfate-free shampoos are taking over…and for good reason! Sulfate is found in most shampoos these days. It is probably the worst ingredient in a bottle of regular shampoo.  Basically it strips your hair and leaves it dehydrated. Conditioner can only make up for so much. You are then left with dry and/or frizzy hair.  Sulfate free shampoos became popular when the kertain treatments began.  The sulfate shampoos would strip the keratin chemical treatment right out of the hair. I began using sulfate free on all my keratin treated clients…now I use it on everyone, including myself!  With a sulfate-free shampoo, your hair is never striped of all its natural, good oils that keep it healthy and hydrated. I even find that I can go with out conditioning sometimes!

 

My favorite sulfate-free shampoo to date is Kenra’s Platinum. I have written about Kenra’s Silkening Mist in the earlier days of this blog.  It is still one of my favorite products.  I even got my clients hooked on it.  It only makes sense that I would fall in love with their shampoo too!