I happened to be perusing on facebook (a daily morning ritual in bed on my cell phone), and saw she uploaded a status "back to work! excited!" and people were commenting. So I [nonchalantly] added "are you booked solid today?? :) :)" and well what do you know I got a response saying that she had cancellations and to call the shop...so that is JUST WHAT I DID. She was able to take me in a couple of hours and that was perfect because I had just settled down to my cup of coffee.
I went in and told her I wanted to get rid of the highlights and she could tell they had turned brassy which I don't understand how it happened since they used the same colors as the first time, but whatever that doesn't matter any longer because I am a brunette again! At first it was a shocker going from really light back to REALLY DARK (but isn't that always the way with brown hair dye?) and now I'm used to it again like I am me. I do plan on going back in a couple of weeks to add some highlights (HA?) but they are a "different" type kind called "Balayage" sounds so fancy right? Who knows, we'll see.
So of course I gave you all a pic on my instagram but here it is again, and I'm adding a new picture so you can see me today. Ha. Obviously my hair doesn't look as good as that freshly blown out look from the salon!
Damn I wish I knew how to give myself a salon blow out.
(i'm about to link to a LOT of products, but this is not a review - - I just need everyone's help!)
So another thing that's been bothering me -- my makeup. Fall is always that time of year when my skin gets all funky on me. Speaking of funky, this spacing is totally funky. How did that happen? I copied the word "balayage" from the internet because I couldn't remember how to spell it so I guess that's what happened. Oh well - um yeah, so my skin. Well, I tend to have a lot of blonde baby peach fuzz on my skin (i mean, who doesn't really). And my skin sucks so badly. It's either super dry or super oily. Totally a fail in my book. So I've been using the Simple moisturizer on my face and I feel like it just isn't cutting it. I was using Olay Regenerist (in a circular container for like $25 a container) but that was making me feel too oily. So there's my first issue. My second issue is my f ace primer. I was using Bare Minerals - but I ran out. So I looked on the internet for those make up bloggers/vloggers and watched a few tutorials. This one girl SWORE by the Loreal Magic Lumi face primer (in "illuminator") so what did I do ? I went out and bought it. Um. It sucks. It's SO GREASY, and my make up is still creasing at least 3-4 hours after applying it! Like at first I think I was lying to myself that I liked it because this girl looked so fabulous on her skin in the video but I'm trying to not lie to myself and I have come to the conclusion that it really is suck ass primer. I mean, am I really going to have to go back to shelling out $30 for the Too Faced Primed and Poreless primer? It was really that good. Maybe if I stop getting chips and cheesesteak wraps at work for a month I can go get it. Maybe I will.
Now that's the face moisturizing and priming issue. Onto the make up which I said I was going to talk about before. I bought (about 2 years ago and have been using since) the Bare Minerals Get Started kit. For the past two years I've really enjoyed this kit- I did have to replace all of the items obviously except the brushes, and I got a different bronzer, the READY bronzer in color Skinny Dip Well anyway, I've just been finding that my face is looking SO ORANGE lately and honestly what is up with that? Did I suddenly forget how to apply face makeup and bronzer? are my brushes too used? I mean help me people! are the shades too dark for my face? I honestly tried doing what this girl was doing on her vlog but I ended up looking crazy weird and I had this INSANE issue of make up neck. You know when you get a line across your neck and it isn't blended in properly? I can NOT get my make up to stay on my neck for the life of me.
So help me out here. I have very pale skin but I can't rock the pale look like some girls can. I feel like my pores are on the big(ger) side, my make up doesn't look right on me. I am always feeling like I look like an oompa loompa...give me suggestions on moisturizers, primers, face make up (powder, pressed or liquid, i'm willing to try all!), types of brushes.... HELP!