Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ombré Hair: The Broke Girls Dye Job

(ämbrā′, äm brā)


shaded or graduated in tone: said of a color

So its obvious that one of 2010's biggest hair trends was the ombré dye job. The look is basically a fade from a darker color to a light one or vicesa versa. Its a versatile dye job that you can adjust for all four seasons. ALSO it's great if you can't afford constant touch ups and or don't have the time to do so. This was a popular dye job during the Spring and Summer time of this year but it seems to be making its way into the Fall and Winter months.

I've NEVER EVER dyed my hair before! My friend offered to give me a free dye job for a hair show so I totally took the offer! I was scared because I didn't want to have to deal with roots and all that stuff. Plus, I'm the ULTIMATE procrastinator. So I knew I would have horrible roots if I went with highlights or a lighter color.

I settled with the ombré dye job because it fits me perfectly! No constant touch ups, cheap to maintain, and TRENDY!? I'm there. Ha.

This is how it turned out:

I really like it. I admit at first I was FREAKED OUT. I did cry a little bit... but now it's all good! Its looks best with a relaxed curl or wavy. I'm thinking of possibly going a little bit lighter like in the 4th picture on top of the post.

Gorgeous ways to wear ombré hair...
(thanks to Angel Vee)

Chestnut brown roots with golden brown ends
Dark brown roots with yellow gold ends
Deep red brown roots with apricot ends
Chocolate brown roots with flame red ends

Dark golden blonde with pale ends
Pale blonde roots with blue/black/brown bottom
Ash blone with lavender
Yellow blonde with pink

Have you tried the ombré dye job yet?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I'm So Sad That Halloween is Over!

Poop, I'm disappointed that Halloween weekend has finally come to an end! My favorite part about this "holiday" is dressing up and making my own costumes. Not being a "slutty" version of something (i.e. Nun? or Clown?) Anyways...

I really wanted to be Hello Kitty since she is a classic cutesy kitty that everyone adores!

I started off by hitting the thrift stores to find a cute red dress I could cut up. I found a perfect knee length red dress that had a neckline up to my collar bone for $4.99! I then decided I need circle lenses to really give my make up a pop so I purchased XCK-105 for $19 (free shipping) from a wonderful US-based circle lens supplier (Vivid-Beauty) who got it to me 4 days after purchase!

So I had to purchase additional accessories:
White Fur Material (ears): $1.25
Red Silk Material (bow):$1.20
Morbid White Face Powder: $7.99
I Love My Face light foundation: $3
Yellow Face Paint (nose): $3
Long Lashes: $4
Ankle Socks: $2.99
Large White Buttons: $1.19 (x2)
Fixing My Chewed Up Mary Jane Shoes: $7
TOTAL: $56.80

So I guess it wasn't the "cheapest" costume ever. But DAMN it was fun to make and wear! I even wore it out shopping and dinner all weekend because I enjoyed it so much haha! I think my favorite part was little girls coming up to me and telling me I was pretty and they loved my costume. The best compliments are ALWAYS from kids! ^^

I'll update this blog later with the Before & After pictures of the dress. Also, I will post the patterns I used to make the ears and the bow so you guys can make your own Hello Kitty looks. I mean a girl always needs more "unnecessary" Hello Kitty stuff right??

This is how my costume turned out :

What were you guys for Halloween?? I hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Belated Fashion: Fall 2010

Sorry for the delayed "fall" fashion post! It just NOW started cooling down out here in New Mexico. Sporting fall fashion in 80 degree weather is pretty difficult. Unfortunately I can't cover EVERYTHING that's trendy this fall, but here are some of my personal favorites:

1. I LOVE the military trend. Militant style coats are my favorites especially when they compliment your shape! I really enjoyed the jackets with some leather boots last fall.

2. I love this leather look. The leather dress and minis are my personal favorite! I have the mini but all I need is the dress and I'll be set!

3. Chunky knits & Ponchos! This look is so comfy and warm since its starting to cool down. The ponchos are nice to throw on with cute jeans and boots for sleepy mornings at school or a day at the pumpkin patch.

4. Leopard print accessories. Cardigans, purses, shoes, bracelets and more. A perfect way to accent your outfit. I want a leopard print cardigan right meow! Keep it classy not trashy!

5. Polish trends! Polishing my nails is how I unwind and relax. These polish trends are absolutely adorable. Purples hues, shiny metallics, soft neutrals, and vibrant gem tones a super popular this fall. These lovely shades are perfect ways to make your hands pop.

6. SHOES!!! Masculine oxfords, chunky clogs, pointy toed flats, cutout shoes, lace up and knee high boots are on top this fall. The oxfords have to be my favorite: super classy and casual.

Keep in mind most of these items can be found at Forever 21 and H&M. I can't wait to go shopping ahhh! What is everyone wearing this fall? Hmmmm?

Also just to throw in, here are some of my favorite recent finds!

My $7.99 leopard print stretch pants I found at Forever 21 last week.

Heart Suspender Style Tights ordered from ASOS. They're a super cute twist on the tradition printed tight!

For more trendy trends check out H&M's fashion press release!
ALSO for tons & tons of inspiration check out the lovely Ladies and Gents at!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Show Your Support

“There are brands no one should wear. Domestic violence is a crime." -APAV

Image from

FACT: 40% of teenage girls ages 14 to 17 say they know someone their age who has been hit or beaten by a boyfriend.

This is an issue that is very close to me... in case you didn't know October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence isn't something that only happens to middle aged married or a "red neck" couples, it's something that can happen to anyone. What many people don't realize is domestic violence does happen frequently, especially among teens.

The media skims over the fact that teen relationships don't only consist of partying, sex, and high school. Teenage relationships are deeply rooted in strong emotions like a first love. However, these strong emotions can mask the fact that the relationship is unhealthy and even sometimes abusive. Domestic violence can be looked over by the friends and family as "drama" or "personal problems" when in reality there is real abuse going on (wither it is verbal or physical).

It is up to close friends and family to step in and stop the abuse. The victim may not realize that what is happening to them is considered abuse or they might even think it is the consequences of their actions that is leading to the abuse.

It is embarrassing and hurtful to admit that you are being abused. You don't want to admit it to yourself or to your friends and family. Its also hard to wrap your head around the concept that someone you're in love with would ever do something like this to you. Also, I have seen many of my friends go through extremely abusive relationships, some ending by the choice of the victim and others ending by the force of the law. It hurts my heart that there are young victims of domestic violence looking for someone to reach out to but they don't know how.

If you suspect that one of your friends or family members is being abused PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE talk to them. Be there for them and help them take steps to end the abuse. Show your support this month by wearing a purple ribbon.

For more information on how to get help or how to get involved, please check out these links:

Love is respect – National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline

Stop Violence Against Women Campaign

Love is Not Abuse

The Domestic Violence Awareness Project

The Body Shop: Break The Silence Against Domestic Violence - Talk to a Friend

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Stay Tuned!

Hello guys! DAMN. I apparently I just suck at keeping my blog up-to-date. I PROMISE I will start posting more blogs. Like always everything has been a whirl wind these last few months. Things are now finally starting to settle down. SOOO...

I've been contemplating on a couple of DIY posts which are already in the works. ALSO another lens review. PLUS Fall Fashion Trends for 2010! After all Fashion Week just ended so I'm pretty sure that post is a MUST. HA. :)

Anyone have any favorites from Fashion Week? Hmmm?
Did you guys hear that MAXI SKIRTS are "the new rage"? WTF... seriously? HA.

Look Here:

Image from Forever 21: The Skinny

Okay I'm down with new trends and everything... but I honestly cannot picture myself wearing this... I'm 5'2" curvy chick. I'll basically look a frumpy sci-fi character even with high heels. But I'm sure there are plenty of you that can pull this off fabulously! Maybe I'll give it a try...

What are you guys going to be wearing this fall?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Affordable Bachelorette Party: Drinks, Decor, Games!

This summer I was chosen to be maid of honor for my friends wedding. I was super thrilled but the my first thought was "What am I going to do for the bachelorette party?" I don't make that much but I still wanted to throw a fun party with cute decor and yummy drinks.

Figure Out A Theme: I did a 1940's pin up theme. The bride loves pin up girls so I figured this would be perfect! I envisioned martini glasses, roses, white lights, candles, and hors d'oeuvres. A theme will make everything more fun.

2. How Am I Going To Afford This?: Figure out your budget. BORROW BORROW BORROW! I borrowed white lights from my boyfriends mom, and vases from my mom. Plus you want the bridal party to help pitch in for alcohol! You know as well as I do that everything does add up!

3. Where To Shop: They seriously have the best decor. I went there and picked up 14 martini glasses, 4 bags of fake rose petals, fake roses a pack of glass beads, and 25 plastic shot glasses for around $25! Also I went to Hobby Lobby and bought leopard print ribbon (for bows around the base of the martini glasses)for $4 on sale.

4. Breaking The Ice: At a bachelorette party there will be some girls that don't know each other. After introducing everyone play drinking games! We had a game called "Never Have I Ever" which came in a deck of cards. Each person reads something outrageous on the card and if any of the girls have done it they take a drink. It was tons of fun! You can find more games like this at Spencer's or any gag shop.

5. DRINKS ANYONE!?: One of my main concerns was "How am I going to afford drinks for everyone?" Then it hit me… JUNGLE JUICE AND JELLO SHOTS! Easy to make and affordable, that's right up my alley!

*Any of these recipes can be altered for your liking! This is just how I personally like it.

You will need a large cooler. Make sure the liquids are chilled.


1. Mix all liquids in cooler
2. Cut up as much fruit as desired I did a full carton of strawberries, 3 oranges, and 2 cans of pineapple (I also added the juice from the can)
3. Let it sit for 4 hours, then serve! Add ice if you want it super cold.

You will need small plastic shot glasses or small paper cups($1 at Dollar Store). Some people like paper cups because its easier to get the shot out.


1. Follow directions on the jello box EXCEPT only add 3/4 cup (6oz) water.
2. Let it cool for about 10 minutes, once cooled add 1 1/4 cup (10oz) of Strawberry Vodka
3. Then cut up strawberries into small wedges. You can ether insert small slices into the jello shot glasses or keep them as a delicious chilled chaser!
4. Pour even amounts into all the shot glasses and set in the fridge for about 5-6 hours. However I make mine 8 hours ahead or even the night before (just in case!)

About 15+ girls showed up so I'm glad I made enough drinks for everyone! Have fun!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Please ask if you have any questions!