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!

Revlon Hair Dye

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Britney Denim Kind of Halloween!

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Happy Halloween!!  My inspiration is Britney Spears and the denim outfit she work with JT on the Red Carpet.  I visited Closet 1951 on Union Street after lunch at the Rotunda at Neiman’s and talked to the fabulous store owner who certainly has New York Vogue taste!  He showed me a Marc Jacobs denim bustier that laces up in back.  I fell in love instantly!  Next, I found a denim stretchy mini skirt to match.  It was meant to be.  Like dating, you know when you’ve found a supreme match.  Nothing in life is perfect, but you get close!  I found a gold chain rhinestone necklace to match at Jest Jewels, the best accessories store in town!  To complete the look, I’m thinking of denim pumps, a denim purse, and a rhinestone cuff bracelet.  It really is the best day of the year!!!

Wild Night at the Fairmount Hotel!

I’ve been a Peachy’s Puffs candy girl for a while now.  This corporate party for Linear (company that supplies stereo/lighting equipment, etc. for major corporate parties) at the Fairmount Hotel was off the chain!  I was dressed in a black mini pencil skirt from F21, an “I Love the 80s” black off the shoulder top, bright bangles, white bobby ruffle shuffles, Bebe slingback black heels, a bright pink bow headband, gold spiky hoop earrings, and bright pink lipstick.  The outfit couldn’t have been more 80s Madonna.  I spent two glorious hours of the evening handing out multicolored feathered boas, boxes of mints with neon robots on them, light up rubber rings, and white shutter celebrity shades!  The rings and boas were a hit, and it was as though the people at the event were ravenous children trying to pull the boas off of my neck and hungrily grab for light up rings.  There were various rooms with different decades of music playing.  One room had the casino with flapper dancers in Marilyn Monroe wigs doing the Charleston and teaching the steps to brave party members.  The other room was quite “13 Going on 30” with a dance troupe doing the “Thriller” routine.  Later, the 90s music was blaring out of mega speakers, an homage to Barbie Girl.  Life in plastic, it’s fantastic!  Another area had Guitar Hero video games and another spot had a stage where people could get their red carpet glamour shots!  Some Asian businessmen asked me to pose on a stool in pictures so they could be taller than me, calling me a “Movie Star!”  More party favors were up for grabs later to win, such as mondo blow-up blue, pink, purple, and orange microphones as well as blow-up 80s boom boxes!  It was a night I will always know as the glitter train party of all decades!

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