August 4, 2015

“Rock out” with Adreamrocks!

In the 20 something years I have been on this Earth I never thought I would see the day when bling would be on swimwear and towels. I have loved bling since I first saw Cher and now my dear friend Tiffany Ward brings all the bling to life with her company Adreamrocks: Towels that Rock Style. Not just towels though….bathing suits as well!!!

Adreamrocks towels Photos from www.adreamrocks.com

Adreamrocks towels
Photos from www.adreamrocks.com

I first met Tiffany at the M.I.A 2 The Bay fashion show as she showcased her blinged out swimwear & again saw her at the VIP Exclusives Fashion Show where she showcased even more surprises for us. Tiffany started her career as a women’s fashion designer for Laura Ashley & Pursuits at Carson Pirie & Scott/Bon-Ton Stores in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Later became a designer for Harley Davidson. Seriously this women does it all! She also hold a degree in Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design.

Each bathing suit top, bottoms, & all her towels are made with dedication, love and utmost passion. Every time she hits a runway or a photo shoot, they definitely “shine bright like a diamond”. Some made with Swarovski Crystals and a special heat bonding, your Adreamrocks is made to last. At the VIP Exclusives, Adreamrocks introduced the new bridal collection, Goddess Gold swimsuit and tutu swim cover ups. Also, while I was there I received the greatest gift you could ever ask for. My very own Adreamrocks blinged out towel in cheetah print! Now I can too rock out in style while in the sun. I cannot thank you enough Tiffany. You are a ROCKstar 🙂

So who doesn’t want some bling in their life?! Especially while on the beach? Get your very own swimsuit, towel, home décor towels and more now at www.adreamrocks.com and learn more about this awesome lady of bling!

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July 15, 2015

Color loving with Framesi

My mom, Sharon Hatcher, is back with another great blog! Here she shares her “Color Loving” with Framesi Color Lover! Check it out below.

Framesi Color Lover Shampoo & Conditioner is great to help retain that perfect color that you love so much for a lot longer. It is gentle and therefore the color you started with stays true for a longer period of time. Made in the USA and free of sulfates, paraben, gluten, DEA & sodium chloride makes this product a great choice to give your hair the TLC that it needs. I really liked the body that my hair has after using these products. I thought I was ready for a haircut, but found that I was really enjoying my length with it’s new bounciness & body. You only need a little each time you wash your hair so that means the product lasts longer than most. Framesi also has a line of hair color that you might want to check out. If you would like to acquire some of your own “Framesi” products, go to http://www.framesiprofessional.com/Locator/Salon to find a salon near you.

Framesi Color Lover Shampoo and Conditioner

Framesi Color Lover Shampoo and Conditioner

Guest post by Sharon Hatcher

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June 13, 2015

10 days with Jessica

“Colour is a personal style, it defines who you are” -Jessica Vartoughian

Never truer words have been spoken when it comes to your nail polish. Jessica Vartoughian, known as “The First Lady of Nails”, redefined the overall way we look at the structure of our nails. That’s when she found her true calling and discovered a regimen for nails made with the individual in mind. That’s right, when you visit one of her many successful salons her her manicurists , called nail cultivists, will help you get the perfect regimen just for you. Opening the first ever Nails Only Salon in 1969, Jessica educated herself on the anatomy of the nail saying that just like the skin and hair, it must be maintained. To this day she is always coming up with the newest and best thing to make sure that all of us can have beautiful nails, the natural way.

Jessica Cosmetics Logo

Jessica Cosmetics Logo

Out of all of Jessica’s lines and of all the beautiful colors, I had the pleasure of trying the new Phenom line. Alot like a gel polish, Phenom is a complete 10 day chip free manicure in just 3 easy steps. But the catch is you do not need a UV light like your normal gel polishes. Simply apply the whole system of base, color, and top coat. Then let the top coat dry in natural lighting & ten minutes later, beautiful gel shine! The color will dry faster or slower depending on what kind of lighting you happen to be in. Ex. sunlight will be faster than the light in your bathroom but never more than 10 minutes. Lately I have found that my nails would get to a certain length then just break off but with the Phenom I have achieved my goal of having long beautiful nails with no chipping. The colors I was gifted are three of the most perfect colors. They are incredibly vibrant and yes it has lasted me ten days. No matter where I was, the nail polish lasted with no knicks and my manicure looks brand new everyday.

10 day Jessica Journey

10 day Jessica Journey

For the first time in a long time I feel in love with my nails all over again. Just like me, Jessica wants you to love your nails again. Jessica is truly a nail goddess and I can thank her for this. I know you will want to thank her when you first try out her Jessica Cosmetics nail colors. Check out www.jessicacosmetics.com to see where you can find a Jessica salon near you. Love your nails, love your color, bring out your personality.

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June 7, 2015

Longer lasting color with “Gold”

You just got your hair colored. Its vibrant, crisp and beautiful but then you start to fear that in about week or so it will not look that way anymore. Well your fear is over when you use Goldwell’s Dual Senses Color Rich line of shampoo, conditioner, leave in spray and treatment. Every use makes it look like you just walked out of the salon.

Goldwell Color

Goldwell Color

Being a red head the worst part is knowing that my hair will fade a lot faster than most so anything I can do to make it last longer I did. After one use of the Dual Senses Color Rich, my color looked very refreshed and vibrant that it looked like I just had it done. At the time of my first use was 3 weeks after my color was done. You could seriously see all the different tones of red and just how hydrated my hair was.

The treatment, having a little red tint to it, gives the red a beautiful look but don’t freak if you don’t have red hair. This will not stain the hair. I have a few family members with blonde hair I have had try it and it made their blonde appear brighter. So if you are wanting to have beautiful, vibrant just out of the salon hair then check out www.goldwell.us for more info on where you can get your very own Goldwell Dual Senses Color Rich. Make everyday your red carpet!

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May 21, 2015

Cleanse your hair with “Gold”

A shampoo & conditioner that does what they say! I had been using up shampoo & conditioner at home to not be wasteful. It really didn’t seem to be a problem until after I had some highlights put in my hair and spent a few days at the beach. The split end look arrived big time and it was definitely noticeable! I asked my “cosmetology” daughter what to do & she suggested Goldwell Dual Senses.

The first thing I noticed in using it was the wonderful light fragrance. It smelled a bit “fruity”, but not overwhelming; perfect! Then I noticed the texture of my hair was softer & it actually felt lighter. Now I was getting impressed. My hair in just a few short minutes smelled good and felt good. Wow! I couldn’t help but wonder if the disappointment was yet to come later. After my shower, I was anxious to get to my mirror to see how manageable my hair would be. First I noticed the ends actually looked better and when I ran a comb through, their was no tangles; that’s right, no tangles. The highlighted color looked great and showed no lightening or change in shade. So far, I thought this shampoo is perfect, but I didn’t want to make a final judgment until I had used these products a few times.

Sometimes I have to wash my hair more often than I should because after working outside in the yard I have to head to the shower. Two or three times the first week, I washed my hair using Goldwell Dual Senses and I got the same great results, so I am now a “user” of this fine product. It has made a difference in not only how my hair looks, but also how it feels.

I read the shampoo/conditioner containers and noticed it is made in Germany and is a salon exclusive product, so ask your hairstylist about Goldwell Dual Senses Fade Stop Shampoo, especially if you use any color.

For more information on Goldwell and where you can get your own check out www.goldwell.us

Guest post by my mom.. Sharon Hatcher

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April 20, 2015

Talk “catty” with MAC

Photo courtesy of MAC.com

Photo courtesy of MAC.com

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl?SKU_ID=SKU61269&cm_mmc=email-_-Apr-_-0419_TopLustreLipTxt-_-catty

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April 14, 2015

Sally Hansen walks the red carpet

ANNA CAMP HITS THE RED CARPET AT THE MTV MOVIE AWARDS WITH SALLY HANSEN AIRBRUSH LEGS

Anna Camp

Anna Camp

Los Angeles, CA — At this past weekend’s 2015 MTV Movie Awards, Pitch Perfect actress Anna Camp strutted down the red carpet with flawless, glowing skin thanks to Sally Hansen and celebrity makeup artist, Melanie Inglessis.

Anna Camp stunned in a short, sexy yet fun dress with blue heels for an added pop of color. To complete her look, Inglessis used Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Fairest Glow for irresistible, streak-free legs. “This really great product allows the legs to look flawless and tanned like she just stepped off the beach,” Melanie explains.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs’ lightweight leg makeup eliminates the appearance of veins, freckles, bruises and imperfections, leaving legs smooth, supple and spring-ready. Packed with Vitamin K, Sally Hansen Airbrush legs provides more than coverage. The all-new formula with Palmaria Extract, offers a conditioning treatment for dehydrated legs and enhances coverage. Simply spray on and blend in for soft, seamless, transfer-proof coverage that lasts all day.

Airbrush Legs

Airbrush Legs

Available in five natural-looking shades: Light Glow, Medium Glow, Fairest Glow, Tan Glow, Deep Glow.

See more at www.sallyhansen.com

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March 16, 2015

5 essentials every beauty lover needs

With products ranging from roomy cosmetic carry case to their bright and color flat iron/curling iron covers you are sure to keep all of your things in one place during your upcoming travels! Check out more from Cinda B. at www.cindab.com

Cinda B

Cinda B

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March 14, 2015

“007” “Total Look” in the house

Imagine this. You just went through 10 months of beauty school learning the fundamentals of becoming a hairdresser. Now its time to showcase what you learned, with no help and be graded on it. Would your nerves be going crazy? Your stomach be all in knots? But yet still be extremely excited that your 10 months of hard work is coming to an end? That was the feeling I got from The Villages Salon Professional Academy’s class July 2014. Better known as class 1407 (or as I call them 007).

Total look

Total look

Starting at 11:45AM on Thursday March 12, 2015 class 1407, all decked out in their class color LIME GREEN, started doing their “total look” model makeovers. This includes everything from hair color, hair cut, hair style and makeup application. They have about 3 hours to complete their whole look before presenting it to friends, family and fellow alumni. So with those creative juices flowing, they headed on their way. I was privileged to come as a judge for the students work. I couldn’t make up my mind who I thought should win because I saw so many great transformations. They were that good. While one student was doing a color correction another was doing a two tone effect and another was doing an up do. AHHHH HELP!!! LOL so many creative minds were going at once but as you can see in my photos many talented hairdressers.

total look

total look

After the 3 hours was up they waltzed their models up on the catwalk and many of us asked questions such “What was their inspiration for their models makeover” etc. Then they received their awards. One for each: Best Overall, Most Creative, and Best Technical. I wish we could have given them all an award but as they go through this journey they will receive so many rewards that will stick with them their whole lives. I bet your wondering who won?!

Total Look

Total Look

Well: Best Technical was Thersea Marie Vitali, Most Creative was Brittany Peeples and Best Overall was Alexis Cruz.

I enjoyed being back at TSPA and spending the day with the students. I want to thank TSPA staff and students as well as Janice Case for inviting me to come. Now you guys have the skills, and the education to go on and do many amazing things. With so many avenues to take in this industry you will find what it is you love and rock at it. Congratulations class 1407. YOU DID IT!!!!! Keep on rocking.

Students of class 1407 are:
Alexis Cruz, Brittany Peeples, Estafania Patino Salano, Cameron Balmer, Robert (Robbie) Coy, Manna McCloud, Liliana McDermott, Vanessa (Nessi Boo), Thersea Marie Vitali, Aimee Nicole, and Jack Reich

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January 15, 2015

DIY on a Dime

There are a few things that I am passionate about as a designer, lighting, saving more than a dime, and using my hands to get really creative.  I love this simple inexpensive way to repurpose and bring new light to your room by adding trim to a lampshade.  You can find basic shapes and sizes of lampshades at local craft stores such as Joanne Fabrics or at popular retail store chains such as Target and Walmart or you can simply take your current lampshade and embellish it.

When you have your desired lampshade that fits your lamp all you have to do is find a simple trim from a fabric store that has the right pop of color, texture and style that strikes your fancy.  Be sure to take your lampshade with you when you go to select your trim so that you can lay it against your shade to measure the correct yardage.  You don’t want to end up short! If you don’t have basic sewing skills the shop clerks are always willing to help out so don’t be afraid to ask for assistance.  Now that you have your trim you are ready to go! I found this no sew sample lampshade on Pinterest via hercampus.com.  I wanted to share it with you because the photos are simple to follow step by step and it demonstrates just how easy this project really is!

hercampus

Photo credit: hercampus.com

Remember, you don’t have to be an expert seamstress to create a beautiful, inviting lampshade that fits your unique style and personality. All you need is a lampshade, trim and a hot glue gun with some of your own creative juice!  Have fun with it and please share your creations with me so that I can post and share them on my all of my social media platforms. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

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