Hair Dye Drama

The switch to a Marilyn look didn’t go as planned.  Maybe it’s my skin tone.  I seem to do better with Betty Paige black.  Last night’s experiment trying to go lighter with Revlon light blonde mixture was drama central.  It looked like I had a bright orange tabby cat on my hat at the end of the dye job.  Oh God.  My girlish inner fantasy of perfect blond seemed to tatter like a fraying pair of jeans the more dye I applied to my head.  So long to an idealism that didn’t seem to fit me.  Maybe it was truly some past life recollection that in this life could only be remembered and not accessed.  I suppose all girls have their very own Marilyn fantasy and I, Katherine Robbins Karr, go by Reign Diamond as a stage name.  I like to play up the Jersey Jewish American Princess fantasy with darker locks and I sport Juicy Couture velour sweat suits and bags.  So here’s the scoop on how to “do blonde” if you so dare.

The first dye job may be an orangeish end result.  So from there, you will want to get an ash blonde kit to tone the hair so it will turn a yellowish shade.  You need to make sure it has a blue based tone instead of purple.  According to Bellatory.com, to prepare the dye, mix the chosen color with 10 vol developer with a tinting brush and bowl.  Follow the same process with dyeing the hair and leave the dye in so as to neutralize the orange tone.  Make sure to condition the hair thoroughly.  If you want to make the hair lighter, do it a week later with even more bleach.  Use a pearl, ash, or natural tone of blonde.  If you want your hair to be blonder, leave the mixture in longer.  For care and upkeep, use a purple tone shampoo to keep the hair light.  Of course, if you don’t want to put up with the entire bleaching process and want your hair dark again, get black or dark brown dye!  Happy hair dyeng!

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Model Brazilian Waxing Demonstration at Eva’s Aesthetics!

Had quite a day in San Leandro Tuesday doing a model waxing demonstration at Eva’s Aesthetics where my lovely friend Eva works!  It was painful to go through with the waxing, since I hadn’t had enough time to grow the hair out, but it was well worth it for the cool people I met and the beauty products I received!  The products are all natural and great for the environment.  The Clear It Blemish Control Gel contains organic colloidal sulfur and is good for all skin types.  It can be mixed with equal parts of the Detox Clay Mask for breakouts and scarring as a powerful healing formula.  The Green Clean Invigorating Body Wash contains pine essential oil to condition and clean the body and face, sea minerals to cleanse and prevent dryness, and glycolic extract to provide gentle exfoliation!  I will definitely be going back for another demonstration in the next month!  ❤ ❤ ❤

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Malin +Goetz Hair Products!

How I love Malin + Goetz hair products!  I got some samples from some high-end hotel a little while back and fell in looove!  My fave combo right now is the peppermint shampoo and cilantro conditioner!  The peppermint has a nice cooling effect and the cilantro has a natural and gentle effect.  The shampoo leaves hair supple and scalp cleaned while the conditioner gives residue-free conditioning and easy detangling.  I love the smell of my hair afterwards!  A refreshing and botanical approach to caring for your hair!  Check out the website: http://www.malinandgoetz.com.  Happy hair product shopping!  ❤ ❤ ❤

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One Trick to Weight Loss!

Weight loss is a tough thing to master.  Of course, diet, exercise, and sleep play a huge part in the process.  I discovered through a beauty sales rep for Seacret Cosmetics that dead sea mud is a good solution in addition to the other things listed!  Squeeze out the dead sea mud and mix it with sea salt in a bowl.  Next, rub the mud salt mix onto your stomach and wrap saran wrap around your waist.  Keep it on for an hour or two and then wash the mud off.  Repeat over several weeks.  You’ll see a huge difference in your waist size!  ❤ ❤ ❤

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New Kicks!

How I love shopping at Nirvana in Westfield, NJ!  Bought a pair of camo Kim Zozi Hippie Bling sneaks on their 70% off sale!  These kicks have neat silver chains on the backs of the them and silver lining by the laces.  Gonna strut down the hot pavement in the East Village tomorrow in these bad boys and see my friend Geoff’s punk rock band Gillian at Arlene’s Grocery!

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Swimsuit Shopping in Westfield, NJ!

Such fun was had swimsuit shopping in Westfield, NJ!  I love this one store Nirvana!  They are having a fab 70% off sale!!  I found a fantastic one piece silver suit for only $48 off of $139.  I’m looking forward to sporting this hot rod at the Jersey Shore soon! <3<3<3

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Ladies’ Night Out Event in Fanwood, NJ!

A fantastic event for supporting local retail businesses in Fanwood!  I showed up at 6 to register and received a nice goody bag!  I shopped around and got some rad discounts, plus a free pink vanilla cupcake at Mara’s Cafe and Bakery.  I enjoyed $1 pizza slices at Nick’s Pizza and Deli and continued onto the Wellness Center for a free massage, chair reiki session, and tarot card reading with gluten free chocolate rice crispies treats and chia seed cookies…  I later wandered over to a gyro tonic studio and enjoyed wine and a class demonstration, a wonderful dance with pullies!  The evening ended back at the original place where I registered for a champagne reception and raffle drawing.  I felt lucky simply showing up to the event, even though I didn’t win a gift basket!  More adventures coming soon! <3<3<3

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