My Wish for My Future

Starting this blog, I wanted to write to educate people on hair and makeup but the more my fingers moved across the screen the more and more I was inspired to write more about life. 

Unfortunately, I haven’t written lately and I do feel at a loss. See, this little thing in life loves to throw some curve balls at us. My life, it seems someone turned that automatic ball pitcher on over drive and pointed it directly at my face. 

I used another metaphor recently about my life. I feel like this hurricane came ripping through flooding and destroying and I am standing on a roof top desperately waiting for FEMA to rescue me. 

Recently, I have had a bit of a job change. Well, I guess you can call it a major job change. I went from being comfortable and successful where I was in an environment that I ate, slept, and shat the values to treading feverishly in uncharted territories. (Soon, I will write a blog further discussed such territories. Soon.) 

When you go through such a change, unexpected nonetheless. It’s fucking scary. You don’t know when to duck or swing the bat or you find yourself standing on the rooftop frantically waving rescue helipcopter tired, hungry, and dehydrated to no avail. It’s exhausting. 

But then I remember what I eventually began set out to do with this simple blog. And the quote at the beginning of this blog stated it all. 

“I aspire to be an empowered woman with vision and grace, soft-hearted but strong, self-aware and sure, respected for my mind, admired for my heart, and above all else, always honest, open, and raw.”

My definition of success is making a difference and have a successor, maybe not in the same business but someone who was inspired by me, who was empowered by me, who took life by the balls and reached their dreams faster than me. 

My wish for my future, no matter where I am or what I am doing, is to make a difference, to create beauty not just on another but in the world, to provide someone with a hand, a ear, or a shoulder to cry on. I want to inspire, empower, and to create something great, not just for me but for those directly surrounding me, my community, or the world. 

See, even when life throws you an accelerated curve ball or tries to drown you in a hurricane, you need to sit on your helmet, head butt those damn things, put on your floaters, and swim to your own safety. You are in control of you own life. I am in control of my own destiny. And your future and my future depends on ourselves. 

So I am asking you to write out your wish for your future and every day do something, even the smallest thing, that is going to take you closer to it. Everyday show gratitude. Thank The Universe, thank your mistakes, thank your successes, and thank every single person around you. 

You life is going to be amazing. You are going to make a difference. I AM GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Believe in yourself. And when times are tough, toss your hair back, throw up your middle fingers, and exclaim- “I got this shit.”

My wish for my life is that you read this and you felt something. I always promised to be honest, open, and raw. Because of that, everything else will fall into place. 

Happy Wishing, Dreaming, Swimming, and Smacking Those Curveballs Out of the Park! 

A Spotlight on Yours Truly (Written By a Fellow Blogger, Coworker, & Friend) 

I am so grateful to be working with some amazing people. It is amazing to build and work with a team who are more than coworkers but family. 

My fellow coworker and friend, Jaimy, has taken on the task in writing the blog for Salon Boutique, and this month, she has chosen to write a beautiful spotlight on me. Filled with fun facts and humor, I couldn’t ask for a better excerpt of this blog written about me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I hope my readers here love it as much as I do. Pretty sure she got me dead on! 

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I am extremely excited and proud to share this you! 

And again, thank you for reading my blog here! Stay tuned for more! 

Make Today Your……

           

Bring it on, Baby!

Every day is a new day and how we start it is the most important. We all have heard the sayings:

Well, she woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning!

Or….

Who pi$$ed in her Wheaties this morning?

Let’s not be those people, people! 

Now, grant it, we will have our bad days. We aren’t perfect. We are only mere humans. 

In this blog, I will share my daily routine (though it is not perfect) that encourages it to be as good as it can be through the use of hair & makeup products and essential oils. I am always happy to receive readers comments! So tell me your unique ways to make your day great!  

Yea, needless to say, I am not a pleasant person before my coffee. Please, do not talk to me for atleast 20 minutes and allow me to ready myself for the day’s adventures. Recently, I have found some morning boost with Young Living’s En-R-Gee Blend. The smell alone will put a little pep in your step. It’s strong. I’ll diffuse it in the bathroom while I get my act together or I have added it in my unscented lotion on days that I may need everything short of super powers. 

If you would see me in the morning, I look like a cross between a Q-tip and a cockatoo. It’s a bit ridiculous. So even on days that I pull out the Lazy Card, I still manage to pull my hair up in a messy bun… Or Top Knot when I want to sound fancy. Don’t over think the bun ladies! I know you do. Let me bring you in on a little tip: 

Lay on your bed and let you head hang off. Slowing glide your head onto the bed. This automatically smooths the underneath and brings your hair to the top of your head. Wrap it in your ponytail. Spread out the hair with your fingers to give the bun the fullness and look you want. 

Look at that…. Easy! 

On my extra special lazy days, I reach for a hat. Luckily for us, hats are hugely in style. Grab yourself an adorable fedora and no one will ever know your hair hasn’t been washed in 3 days. If it wasn’t for bronzer, brow pencil, mascara and most importantly, lipstick, my day could not start proper. Now, if you are anything like me, you are a lipstick hoarder… I mean, collector. My job requires me to wear black and black with splashes of black. Lipstick is my color! I switch which color I use daily to spice things up and brighten my mood. When I am feeling powerful, I break out that red lipstick! Nothing says GET IT like cherry red lips. When I am down in the dumps, I apply hot pink. When I’m feeling sassy, dark lips is the way to go. Play with lipstick, ladies! I mean, c’mon, there’s a bazillion colors out there waiting to be “collected”.After fixing my face and hair, I venture to my essential oil cabinet. Depending on how I want to conquer the day determines which oils I choose to use. However, I do add 1-2 drops of Cedarwood to my unscented lotion everyday. I have even added it to my hair cream, too. It is amazing for your skin and hair. It also opens your mind and relieves anxiety. Win win! 

If I am feeling extra motivated to conquer my work day in both the creative and business aspects, Live Your Passion blend is my must have. I will wear it as a perfume.

If I know I am going to have to muscle up some extra brain power, Clarity Blend is my go to. I have even added Peppermint to up the ante. Clarity is also great when it’s paired with En-R-Gee. These bad boys go right into my diffuser necklace. These scents are pretty strong and I am always awakened when they get wafted up towards my nose.It’s important to take care of yourself through the day as well. Take your vitamins, eat somewhat well, and drink your water. If it wasn’t for Young Living’s Citrus Fresh Blend, I would never drink a drop. Citrus Fresh also supports one’s immune system and helps cleanse and open your lymphatic system.

I also keep following oils close at bay:

  • Lavender- All hail to Lavender. Yup! It does everything. It is connected at the hip with me. 
  • Stress Away Blend- When a bump occurs in my good days’s road, this blend is my savior.
  • M-Grain Blend- I use this on my brows, temples, and base of head when I feel a stress or tension headache coming on. Migraines will ruin my day, so if I feel one coming one, I immediately grab this. When caught early enough, my migraine never rears it’s ugly head.

Please read through a lot of my past blogs to get more information on my favorite beauty products and tips, tricks, and advice on your hair & makeup and essential oil uses. 
End your day on a good note! Slip on those mismatching pjs, wipe away the day’s grime, and pour yourself some wine… Or tea or whatever it may be to soothe and relax you.

Figure out what allows you to decompress after the day’s adventures. Whether it be yoga, reading, crappy TV drama, or cuddling with your cats, do it! It’s important to decompress or believe me, you will be up all night thinking endlessly of what happened, what could have happened, what will happen…. STOP! After my pjs are on and before my butt hits the couch, I do my nightly routine. I’m setting myself up for my next great day! 

I remove my makeup and apply a night oil of Fractionated Coconut Oil and Frankincense. It keeps my face smooth and has amazing anti-aging capabilities. I then apply my lotion mixed with a drop of Cedarwood. Cedarwood also has been known to help with insomnia. Valerian Oil also aids in sleep. I massage this on my brain stem and behind ears. Young Living’s Release Blend over the liver allows you to rid yourself of negativity energy. Negativity energy is stored in your liver, resulting in not-so-good health and emotional stability. I like using this at night, because at the end of the day, it is just nice to let go.


In my diffuser, my new favorite concoction is a perfect blend of Cedarwood, Valerian, & Bergamot. All my cares drift away and sleep is warmly welcomed. 

On days that may have been extra hard, I will take a hot shower to relax my muscles, follow my oil routine, and in my diffuser I put SARA blend and spray Lavender on my bedding. The smell is intoxicating and my stress melts away. 

What’s your favorite diffuser recipe? 


Sleep is so essential to your next day being amazing. You need sleep to wake up, kick ass, & conquer the next day! 

Again, somedays we may fall. Somedays we may not look or feel our best. But if we can find a little bit of motivation whether it be in the form of a beauty routine or product, by a drop of an oil, or even a chant of inspiration.

Happy Making Your Day Whatever You Want It To Be!

Hair & Social Media: The Trickery 


It’s everywhere! Hair is everywhere! Hair photos have taken over the Internet… almost as much as cat videos. 

I know you do it. You sit there and endlessly scroll through the dreamy photos and pin, pin, pin. And I’m sure you whimper, only wishing you could have every one of the colors in the rainbow and think of changing it once a week. 

Guess what? You can’t. Hard to believe. I know. And I hate to be the bubble buster. But someone has to be honest and bring you back down from la-la land. 

Not only that but over half of these photos are photoshopped. It’s the same head! Let me show you…. 


Mind Blown. 

This is why us hairstylists have such issues with these photos. They set unrealistic expectations and somehow we are supposed to have this magic wand to make this stuff happen. Listen, we would love to, however technology hasn’t evolved to the point to allow one to walk around photoshopped in real life. Trust me, I would be walking around cinched and pinched everywhere if that was the case.

Expecting to look exactly like these photos makes for some not good times. Your hairstylist is sweating because your beaming and itching for this mermaid hair. Us hairstylists can only do so much. We can get you close, but it will never be the same. And BAM! All of a sudden, though to no surprise, you are unhappy and now your hairstylist is unhappy and it’s just a recipe for disaster. 

Don’t worry! I was fooled as well for awhile. And then after like the 5th client who wanted rainbow sprinkle hair, I was like, “What the hell is going on?!” I decided to pretend I was the client and started searching the wide world of Pinterest for these hair color photos. And wouldn’t you know…. There were the same damn heads! 

I don’t mind using these photos or my clients bringing them in, but realize they should be inspiration not expectation. Talk with your stylist first to see what is actually achievable.

And please find real time photos of a specific stylist’s work. Most have albums on their personal or salon social media pages or look on the salon’s website. What have they been able to achieve? 

Below is some of my personal work that can easily be found on social media. These are unphotoshopped and I normally post almost immediately after they leave the salon. 


Disclaimer: Nothing is guaranteed in one visit. Please discuss with a stylist a game plan to achieve your desired look. And be prepared financially. Multiple services and visits will cost more. Also, if you have been dying your hair with black box color, either forget it or don’t expect it completed for like a year. 

What are your thoughts? Have you been fooled? Go ahead! Get on the Internet and look up tutorials on how to photoshop your hair color. Again… Mind Blown.

Happy Hair Coloring….. Realistically! 

Be a Unicorn

It’s a rare occurrence to find such passion in one’s work, enough that they never feel like “working”. If you are one of the few unicorns out there who have, bravo! If not, it’s not too late. Think of your life like a shooting star. It’s beautiful and magnificent. But it only lasts a short while. So stop, look up, reach for the stars, and whatever your dream job would be, do it. 


I write this blog mostly on hair and makeup because that is what I am passionate about. Every day I get to be creative. Every day I change someone’s life. Every day I combine art with work to make my own paycheck. Yes! I am that unicorn. 

Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of doing hair. But, 90% of hairstylists will say the same thing. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamed of being successful. My dream only grew to include making a small footprint in each person I touched’s sand, to make them feel beautiful both inside and out, to broaden their own horizons to be the best versions of themselves. 

I could not ask for a better career. Each day I get to go to work and be with family. Each day, I get to create art. And each day, I grow. Not only do I grow financially, that’s just a material bonus, but my guests and my coworkers have made their own footprints in my sand. They have touched my heart and have made me more beautiful on the inside. They are who have allowed me to become the best version of my own self. 

To you out their struggling to find your own, take the time to really find what you love. Don’t just worry about the money. We can’t take it with us. But, guaranteed if you are passionate about something, nothing but good can come from it. Your heart will be full and your life fulfilled. So ride or fly…whatever unicorns do… And get out there already and be bat shit passionate about something. Us unicorns are becoming extint. Just believe.


Happy Unicorn-ing!

Oil Love (Chapter 1) 

I know in this blog I normally talk only of hair and makeup. But, my new-found love of essential oils is worth sharing.

We have all heard about essential oils, especially with companies like Young Living (my personal favorite) becoming more and more of a household name.


Now, if you usually are a skeptic like me, you have probably already stopped reading and now went on to YouTubing cat videos. But if I still have you, I am telling you this IS a must-read.

Why did I turn to Essential Oils? 

I needed to find something to stop my husband from snoring or I would have to resort to smothering him with a pillow. And he was about to receive a CPAP machine, and soon I would be sleeping next to Bane. See the problem?

I was desperate. Thankfully a cousin of mine has been using Essential Oils for some time now and held a hands-on party. I sat there and listened to an overwhelming amount of information and smelled enough Essential Oils that I think I left there feeling relaxed yet energized. There are over 100 Essential Oils (at least) and numerous Blends. I think, honestly, that is what sold me. There was so much more to know, to try, and to have. It was beyond fascinating.  I listened to success stories from her and other family members and friends. Yup, I was sold! 

How did I start?

My suggestion to you would be… Start Small. Start off choosing one ailment to reconcile first and go from there.

Mine was my husband’s snoring. It was an ailment for the both of us.

We first used 1 drop of Vetiver massaged onto his big toe. Sound ridiculous, right? Well, I will tell you that his breathing was much better. There were still a few deeper breathing sounds, not necessarily snoring but more like he was still struggling. The second night, we added RC Blend mixed with Fractionated Coconut Oil and massaged that onto his chest and switch the Vetiver from the big toe to the pad right underneath of his toes. Guess what? It was a miracle! No snoring, no heavy breathing, and he didn’t wake up in the middle of the night. After a few nights of doing this, he even told me that he too was a believer. He’s the biggest skeptic in the world, so that definitely says something.

But what else could I fix? 

I have a 3 cats, one who has been struggling with skin issues for the past 2+ years. I had tried everything including countless drugs, supplements, and changing to hypoallergenic everything (including solely cleaning my house with stinky vinegar). I had opinions for 5 vets and had treated her for allergies of almost all kinds. She received countless steroid shots, antibiotics, and even an immuno-suppressant. Not only was I 2 grand deep in vet bills, but she was forced to live in an e-collar for the majority of this time.


At the time that my fur baby was on the harsh immuno-suppressant, I was also told to treat her for Mange. After treating her once a week for 3 weeks and noticing even more hair loss and scabbing, I did more research. When a cat has a weakened immune system, Mites and Mange will wreck havoc. So let me get this straight… I am suppressing her immune system AND expecting her to be cured of Mange? Something wasn’t right there.

She was miserable. I was miserable. My husband was miserable because I was miserable. It was not a happy home.

I stopped the immuno-suppressant immediately and the harsh chemical bug killer, and resorted to Essential Oils.

Now, cats are extremely sensitive to Essential Oils and a lot of them are toxic to them. I did extensive research and finally found a DIY Blend that I thought would be safe and hopefully effective.

I mixed 1 drop Lavendar and 1 drop Roman Chamomile with about 25-30 drops of Fractionated Coconut Oil to heavily dilute the blend for safety purposes. I rubbed this on all affected areas once a day. After about a week, her itching subsided, her skin started to return to a healthy pinkish-white, and the scabs started to heal. She became less lethargic and came out to see us more. Needless to say, my hope is restored in her recovery.

Though she is not fully healed nor cured yet, I am for sure continuing this treatment. And it doesn’t hurt that she smells fantastic.

I have also switched cleaning with vinegar to cleaning with Young Living Thieves Cleaner. This too is an all natural cleaning alternative and… OMG! It smells amazing! The smell of Clove, Cinnamon, Lemon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary is way better than sour, bitter, and down right stinky vinegar cleaner.

Are you a believer yet?

You can find out more information on Young Living Essential Oils by visiting their website:


If you want to become a Young Living Member and purchase a starter kit featuring their Top Basic Oils, you may do so by purchasing through the website by using my Distributor Number (3904250) in the Enroller and Sponsor ID Section.

You may still purchase oils without becoming a member by choosing the Retail Customer option. But believe you me, becoming a member is worth it.

Now I’m done sounding like a used car salesman. You will believe it when you see it, smell it, and feel it.

I will continue to share my Oil Love stories which if I haven’t grabbed you now… I will later.

Stay tuned for Chapter 2.

Happy Oiling!