Confessions of a Cosmetologist

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I have a problem. I know I do. I can openly admit it.

Normally I’d apologize for it but I will not. I chose to be a cosmetologist and therefore I am forever justified when it comes to buying hair, makeup, skincare, and nail products.

I mean I wouldn’t want to have you go out and buy a product without knowing if it was worth the buy or not. Its a service to you in all actuality.

I went to the Chicago hair show this weekend. I am forever obsessed and I can’t wait to go back again next year.

I also attended the Stylist Choice Awards where I got a whole bag of FULL SIZE free products, yeah, you read me right, FULL SIZE:

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This bag consisted of:

  1. Wella Dry Me EmMi- dry shampoo
  2. Daily Beauty Satin Finish Treatment – heat protectant
  3. Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose – plumping mousse
  4. Keratin Complex Infusion Keratin Replenisher- hair repair
  5. Nixon Intensive Therapy Night Density Rescue – thickens hair
  6. TiGi Bed Head JoyRide – texturizing powder
  7. American Crew Fiber -texturizing clay (for men)
  8. Chi Tea Tree Oil  Soothing Scalp Spray – miracle in a bottle, soothes scalp
  9. Joico Hair Shake Liquid-To-Powder Texturing Finisher – hairspray
  10. label.m Texturising Volume Spray – hairspray
  11. Martino Glass Slippers Satin Sparkle Spray – glitter for the fun of it
  12. Kenra Fast-Dry Hairspray – hairspray
  13. Sebastian Erupted Explosive Volume and Texture – texturizing gel
  14. MoroccanOil Texture Clay – texturizing
  15. Living Proof style | lab flex shaping spray – hairspray
  16. MarulaOil Rare Oil 3 -in-1 Styling Cream – styling cream

*the other two products I didn’t mention are not available to anyone but cosmetologists. Also, inside the box was just cup holders… I know, odd.

 

The following day I went to the hair show, and it was the best time ever.

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I proceeded to get the following products:

  1. Light Elegance UV/LED light – for gel/acrylic nails
  2. MoroccanOil Restorative Hair Mask – hair mask
  3. MoroccanOil Texture Clay – texturizing
  4. Shuga Leave-in Conditioner – leave in conditioner…. miracle in an aerosol can
  5. Shuga Hairspray – hairspray
  6. Shuga Gel Crème – gel crème
  7. Gigi Wax – wax
  8. Cuccio Sugar Scrubs – exfoliant
  9. Cuckoo Body Butter – fancy word for lotion
  10. Crown Brush KB16 – contour brush
  11. Crown Brush C452 Flat Bronzer – Kabuki brush
  12. Morphe G6 – Kabuki Brush

The three gray boxes are colors for hair coloring.

I just wanted to show you guys all the good stuff I received this weekend! If you have any questions about the products feel free to ask below!

 

I love you!

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I Saw My Dad Today.

The title has absolutely nothing to do with my blog post. But I did see my dad today, he was in town and stopped by my work.

I also moved since the last time we chatted, which is my excuse for not blogging. I’m sure I’ll have another excuse for the next time I don’t blog in a while. When in all honesty I just need to face the fact that I am just a bad blogger and should be shunned by the blogsphere. (please don’t shun me. *insert fingers crossing*)

Today… while tonight, at 10:10 pm I wanted to share with you my jewelry collection. I would like to add a little disclaimer and say by no means am I trying to brag, and all that other stuff you have to say or else people get mad. I just like shiny things.

Remember folks, Diamonds are a girls befriend. Even if the diamonds are as fake as Dolly Parton’s breast.

Okay here it is.

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This necklace says “Dogs aren’t my whole life the make my life whole” Then it has my dogs name which is, Al. It also has a paw, a cross, and a heart.

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These are the rings I have at the moment. I’ve lost of few of them in the move. The big sparkly one in the back is actually a turtle. Love him.

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I love watches. People think I spent a lot on my watches but in all honesty they were 12.50 at American Eagle.

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Sorry this photo is blurry. I don’t have many bracelets. Actually these are mostly bangles. Hey! who doesn’t love loud fun jewelry?!?!

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“Earrings. Beautiful earrings. Beautiful gorgeous earrings for pierced ears” -Earrings Which was my favorite book growing up, I still have it, well, whats left of it. I had more hoops as well and they got lost in transition.

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I love necklaces. Its a cheap and cute way to spice up any top.

Some of my favorite necklaces:

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Favorite bracelet

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Favorite rings

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This ring is from my great grandmother. and I wear it almost everyday. Its so pretty.

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I mean look at it. It’s a flippin bird. I should wear it on my middle finger and give people “the bird”

My favorite piece by far is the one that has Al’s name on it. Me living 1.5 hours from him kills my heart.

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My soulmate.

Today’s look, and probably tomorrow’s too.

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So remember when I posted about Maurices? Well, one week later and I still love them with all my heart. I love this outfit. It’s beyond comfortable, and looks super cute.

I love palazzo pants, why people aren’t wanting to embrace this look is saddening. I know they look like pajamas, but they’re not, so you can wear them.

I forgot to mention that I got this whole outfit (except the necklace) from Maurices.

The necklace is from Cato Fashions, which is also one of my favorites.

I think I have already worn this outfit three days this week (mostly to work), but it’s a simple little retail job, and you can get away with wearing the same outfit all the time.

Okay, I know this was a super quick post, but I have to go work at my other job now.

Me + Working 62 hour work weeks = tired beyond possible.

I am for sure blogging tomorrow! I get done working at two! See ya then!

xoxo,

Selina

Spring Cleaning.

I cleaned my room today guys. Now this may not seem like a big task for many but most days I have my closet sprawled out across my bedroom. I guess I like to see my options at all times, instead of tucked away in a tiny closet.

I needed to do some spring cleaning, and I am glad I finally did it!

Here is the finished product.

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I’m proud that I got this done, I kept saying “I’ll do it today…..errr…..tomorrow.” Then somehow that “tomorrow turned into three weeks later. That’s is 21 tomorrow’s. That’s pathetic.

Bad, Selina.

Besides my task I completed today, I also wanted to tell you guys about this store I am obsessed with.

I’m sure I’ve mentioned Maurices on my blog before, and I’m going to mention it again. IAbsolutelyLoveThisStoreWithAllMyHeart!!!!!!!!!!!

My style, especially in the summer is very Bohemian or “boho” as people say. I love lace, and crochet tops. Palazzo pants get me every time too. Those darn things are just the best.

Maurices, is seriously the best, it’s almost too dangerous for me to walk in there.

I’ll link some of the stuff I like from there below.

Palazzo Pants – $34.00

Tank – $29.00

Kimono – $20.00

Maxi Dress – $44.00 (Eureka! This price makes me sad.)

Tunic Vest – $34.00

Bralette – $14.00 (Hooray for small “speed bumps” where we can wear these!!)
Okay that’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a lovely night! I’ll talk to you all as soon as possible!

Love you! Have a fantastic rest of your evening.

Love,

Selina, Al, and Leo

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I’d Rather Wear Pajamas, But That is Tacky.

So yesterday I worked and I didn’t feel like dressing to the nines. On top of that my hair made a rats nest look organized. In case you all haven’t noticed, I like my hair up and in buns.

That’s just what I prefer.

Anyways what I did was wear my hair in a bun, added a black headband. Wore some leggings, a black tank, a blouse, and a chunky necklace.

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BAMB!

I looked like I tried, but I didn’t! Isn’t that fun? I love tricking people like that. Looking nice, but not even really trying.

I got my necklace from my grandmother. She said she got it from Charming Charlie. It’s not mine. It’s hers. I took it. She knows though, so I didn’t steal it.

 I linked a necklace that is semi similar in “chunky-ness”  to the necklace I am wearing.

The blouse is from Cato. I also linked the link for the blouse too. It’s on clearance for only $14.99! Go! BUY! BUY! BUY!

Have a good day! Happy Sunday.

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I Found THE ONE!

I found the one, guys! After years of searching and browsing, I’ve managed to find my soulmate.

His name is Mr. Grey.

…..Its a grey shirt.

I’m in love with it.

It was cheap too! I got it from Target too! target-dog-lrg

Here it is!

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Have you ever seen a more beautiful shirt?

I’m kidding. It’s nothing special, but it is my new favorite shirt. I wear it at least twice a weak. There is just so much you can do with a grey shirt.

You can dress it up, or down. You can be sophisticated, or a laid-back Lucy in this shirt.

This shirt is über cute. I love that word, über. Über. Über. Über. Über. So fun!

I am a grey type of gal. I like white, grey, and black. Those are my favorite colors.

Buy a grey shirt. It’s way better that Christian Grey could ever be. You can do more with it.

The first step is admitting you have a problem.

Okay, I’ll be honest. I’m a makeup junkie.

I love to buy clothes for a bargain, it’s the best feeling, makeup on the other hand is a different story.

I love every last bit of makeup, from drugstore to Dior. (I’ve never tried Dior, but when I’m rich someday I’ll be sure to try it.)

I wanted to show you guys some of my favorite makeup palettes I have tried over the years. I love makeup palettes because you get so many different eyeshadows for a good price… most of the time.

The first one is Urban Decay Naked Palette

In this palette you get 12 different colors: (from left to right) Virgin, Sin, Naked, Sidecar, Buck, Half Baked, Smog, Darkhorse, Toasted, Hustle, Creep, and Gun Metal.

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The next one is the Lorac Pro Palette. In this palette you get 16 eyeshadows.

The colors are: White, Cream, Taupe, Lt. Pink, Nude, Champagne, Gold, Lt Bronze, Mauve, Sable, Espresso, Black, Pewter, Garnet, Deep Purple, and Slate.

This palette is the best thing in the whole entire world. It’s $42.00 but I would bay twice that amount.

These colors are so pigmented and so beautiful. I just about die every time I use this palette. It’s the bomb. You need this in your life.

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Sidenote: The Lorac Pro To Go Palette is pretty too, I just never know what to do with it.

Natural At Night Neutral Eyeshadow Palette by TooFaced is also a beautiful palette. It’s tiny, pretty, and pigmented. So traveling with it is super easy.

The palette has nine colors. The first row has Full moon, Nightcap, and Cocoa Star

The second row has Night Light, After Hours, and Eclipse

The third row has Spotlight, Moon Stone, and Night Fever.

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Out of these three palettes I recommend the Lorac Pro Palette. The pigmentation of this palette is out of this world. I should do a whole review on this palette, because it’s my favorite.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post.

I love you!

Thanks for reading! Have a good rest of your day!

Ready for spring.

Okay, who else is ready for spring? I don’t know where you guys live, but I live in Michigan and its blistering cold out.

I love living here though, I live about a mile from lake Michigan and the view of the lake never gets old. The cold does though.

I’m staying at my great grandmas house for the next two weeks, and she doesn’t have WiFi. I’ll try to blog as much as possible.

Right now I’m sitting in Tim Hortons, drinking my over priced caramel latte (three dollars for something that lasts 15 minutes makes me sad). I felt bad not buying something and using their WiFi though.

Anyways, let’s get to the point of this post. I’m really excited to show you guys this outfit. It’s very fun, and is what made me want spring very badly.

I’ll take spring, but this outfit is also perfect for a cruise, so if any of you guys feel like sending me on a nice Mediterranean cruise, do not hesitate. 😛

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It’s a jumpsuit! It’s fun, its bold, it’s nothing I’d normally wear, but I’m head over heals for this outfit.

I got this outfit from Cato Fashions, which is beyond affordable. I got this jumpsuit for $34.99. If you think about it though, that’s extremely affordable, because you’re getting the shirt & pants. It’s so exciting!

Can you tell how much I love this outfit?! I actually think it’s more than love. Whatever that is.

Anyways –

Cato Fashions – Jumpsuit – I do suggest going a size or two bigger than what you normally wear.

ONLY if you have big backside. My butt makes Texas look small, so I went up two sizes, because I didn’t want the jumpsuit fitting every curve, I wanted it to flow and be loose.

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My jean jacket is from goodwill, you can get one similar online from Charlotte Russe

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I hope you guys enjoy this! I also hope it inspires you to be bold and have fun with your wardrobe. After all fashion is about having fun and expressing yourself.

I love you! Have a beautiful Thursday!

Talk to you Soon ❤ ❤ ❤

Saturday’s Outfit

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Today is Sunday, and I am wearing nothing worth posting about. Unless you all want to see my pajamas that I refuse to change out of. So I am posting yesterdays look.

Yesterday I had to work, so I wore a burgundy faux leather jacket, a grey shirt, and the same leggings as the day before.

The jacket I got from Maurices, which is a fantastic store, it is a hit or miss on the prices though. I couldn’t find the exact jacket on the website, but I found one very similar. The jacket I’ll link below is more of a brown though than mine.

My shirt is from JC Penny’s, and of course, I couldn’t find it online. In fact I had a hard time finding anything remotely similar. But I did find a grey shirt that I would wear if I didn’t have this one.

My Leggings are from Target, they’ll always be from target.

Maurices Leather Jacket – on sale for $29.99

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JC Penny’s Grey Shirt – on sale for $12.99 Since the leather jacket above is brown and not burgundy I’d probably wear a white shirt instead of a grey shirt. That’s my personal opinion though.

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Target Leggings – $10.00

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Thanks for reading! Have a happy Sunday!

xoxo,

Diva on a Dime