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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Jamberry Nail Lacquer and Wraps!

I discovered this magic trick at the Fanwood Ladies’ Night Out Event!  The nail lacquer bonds quickly to nails and seems to dry in less than 5 seconds!  I love the wraps I tried on too.  Cute designs and a better investment than cheapie drugstore nail wrap kits.  I tried on a zebra print design and put it in front of a mini heater, which glued the wrap to my nail.  Most drugstore kits won’t have you complete that step.  Then you file off the rest of the wrap or take a nail clipper to the design.  BOOM!  Instant sexy nails!  Visit www.jamberry.com! <3<3<3

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Mac Beauty Expo in Union Square!!

I love love loved the Union Square Mac demonstration on both Saturday and Sunday!  The show was fantastic, including sexy male models in orange Speedos singing and doing laundry onstage and throw soap around!  I enjoyed getting my lips and eyes done!  The rose champagne eye shadow and rose pink lipstick were wonderful tones for my light skin.  I liked the non-flaking mascara the makeup artist put on best!  I always use cheap drugstore mascaras like Loreal which crumble once they’re dry.  Take-away products from the sessions are: Rosy Rym Lip Liner, Please Me Lipstick, Painterly Eye Primer, Practice Makes Perfect Eye Liner, etc..  Great products overall and long lasting wear!

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