New Spring Hairstyle: Medium Brown with Honey Blonde Balayage

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Hello everyone!!!  Spring is around the corner, I can feel it in the air! I know it’s still snowing in the middle March, but I want to maintain this positivity mood going by showing everyone my new spring hairstyle. Most my friends and family members know I can never stick with one hairstyle. I always have the itch to change my hair. I always had unique hair colors and hairstyles ever since I was 16 years old. I always like to incorporate my hair into my personal style and personality.

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I’ve been working with my hairstylist, Danielle for about 2 years. She is absolutely amazing to work with my hair. I always call her a “magical wizard” because my hair transformations always come out spectacular.  I can always count on Danielle because she is never afraid to express her creativity. She can be opinionated and honest, but I love her for her honest feedback. She looks out for me. I met Danielle when she used to work for Noelle Salon in Westfarms Mall in Farmington, CT. Now she works at Salon Medusa in West Hartford, CT.

Before 

The before shot. My hair looks like a hot mess, it needed a lot of TLC. My highlights turned out brassy blonde and my ends were dried out and untamed. So I basically need a new hair makeover!!! and Danielle came to the rescue and saved my hair. She brought my hair back to life!!

 

 


After

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This is the after shot. Danielle and I want to focus on dark brown hair and balayage highlights. They both compliment each other beautifully as proven this is an amazing hair color choice. I was stunned after the new hair transformation. The dark brown hair and the honey balayage highlights make my hair looks neutral.  The color choice matches great with my skin tone.


The undone waves

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With the chocolate brown based mixed with the caramel highlights, this is absolutely fuzz-free a flattering look. The undone waves placed throughout also keep this looks modern and fresh!


 

Salon Medusa 

Rated The Best Hair Salon in West Hartford!!!

 

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This salon is beauitful! When I first stepped into this salon, I was like “wow!” I felt very welcoming. I love the pop of color of red mixed in with the black. I love how the type of furnitures match with the wall colors. I love the wood panel floors and check out that chandelier above the ceiling! The customer service is above and beyond. Everyone was friendly and helpful. When I walked in the receptionist even ask me if I want a cup of tea or water. And of course, I said yes! I would recommend anyone who lives in Connecticut to check out Salon Medusa in West Hartford, CT.

 

 

New Hairstyle: I called this “The Reverse Oxford”

 


My hairstylist, Danielle, from Novell Salon and I did some hair dying experiment with my hair. We were trying to figure how we can fix my hair situation . What happened was the last time I dyed my hair by myself, the color I used did not come right! This never happen to me before.My hair was a hot mess! The top my head and roots was burgundy/brown and the rest of my hair was black!

 I thought I ruined my hair, but thank god I found Danielle. She was able to work her magic and made my hair beautiful again! Her method was brilliant. She called this coloring technique “the Reverse Oxford”. Basically like a reversed ombré coloring style. Instead of transforming my hair from dark to light, we transformed my hair from light to dark.

(After)

 So, Danielle had to match the same color I had on my roots by adding different shades of highlights through out my hair. This technique has never down or seen before.

This is a funny story, the name of the coloring style, “the Reverse Oxford” was inspired by my shoes. I was wearing a pair of oxford flats on that same day. Danielle also trimmed my hair to give more volume and depth to my hair.


Danielle did an amazing job! I was obsessed with my new hair and love love love the color !

Here is a video of my hair transformation:

For more information about Novell Salon or to connect with Danielle:

Novell Salon

500 Westfarms Road

Farmington,CT 06032

(860)521-6162

novell.hair@aol.com

www.novellhair.com

Feeling Funky Today!!!

Today, I decided to pull out my black spiked sneaker wedges from Aldo. I haven’t worn these pairs in years! At first it was hard for me to put together an outfit because I was being indecisive with my style choices. I couldn’t set my mind up! I literally sat on my bed for half an hour , staring blank at my closet.. Finally! I decided what I want to wear for work today. To paired up my spiked wedges,  I picked up a casual black midi skirt from Forever21, a light grey sweater sleeves crop top from H&M, and my favorite black and red plaid shirt. 

For my makeup choices for today, I decided to go light on the makeup then accentuate my lips with  a pop of color and darken my eyebrows. I used Luxe Lip color from Bobbi Brown and the lip color was called “Parisian Red”. 

I was definitely feeling funky today. And since it is Friday.. why not have FUN! I hope you guys like my outfit inspiration! 

Xoxo PT

Another Great Work Done by Digi Von Douglas

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I love working with Digi Von Douglas! He truly as a unique keen eye for creativity and imagination! I strongly believe one day  if he continues to practice his crafts and skills in photography, videography & graphic designs then he will succeed. He will go far in life!


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L’Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Setting Spray VS. NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray

imageI was at CVS Pharmacy and came across these two Makeup setting spray, Lo’Real Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Setting Spray.and NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray! I was lucky to find these because I’ve been searching for the PERFECT makeup setting spray to keep my makeup looking flawless and to last long. I could not just pick one or the other, so I grabbed both makeup setting spray! And I knew I made the right decision buying two products! And I wasn’t disappointed by these products either!

Here are my reviews &  how to use these makeup setting spray:

Lo’Real Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Setting Spray

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I’m totally obsessed with this setting spray so far for my oily skin!. I love the fresh and soft scent.You can barely feel the product on your face and the mist feels lightweight! I can definitely tell a difference when I spray this on my completed face! Powdery cake face no more!I This kept my makeup looking fresh all day long. I sprayed it in an X and T pattern as directed on the bottle and that covered my entire face. It does feel wet after application but it dries very fast and has no offensive odor. I this did not irritate my eyes, so I made no special attempts to shield my eyes other than closing them.Price is a little steep $13.99 – $16.99, however setting spray are often too expensive. I would rather buy this product any day because it’s so worth it! I totally recommend this to anyone!

According to L’Oreal’s Website:

“Locks in makeup for a “just applied” makeup look all day.
Lightweight mist, barely there feel.
Dermatologist tested. Non-comedogenic.

Keep your makeup looking fresh hours after application: no melting, fading or touch-ups necessary. This lightweight, oil free setting spray locks in your total makeup look, Face, Eyes, and Lips, preventing color from smudging or settling into fine lines for all-day staying power.”

How to use this:

Shake well, Hold 8 inches – 10 inches away, close your eyes and spray 4 to 6 times in an X&T motions, Avoid spraying in eyes.

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NYX Dewy Finish Makeup Setting Spray

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($7.99)

There is also  NYX Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray, but I decided to buy the Dewy Finish setting spray to test it out first.  I will eventually buy the Matte Finish Setting spray. This lightweight, water based setting spray keeps your makeup looking dewy and A-M-A-Z-I-N-G all day long through any kind of weather. Keeping you looking FLAWLESS! I am loving it! This spray keeps my makeup looking natural rather than a powdery face cake. I’ve always wanted to try a setting spray, but they are often too expensive, but for the price $7.99 I decided to give this one a try! I use this product a lot and my makeup stays on all day long!  For me that is great, because some days I am up and have make up on from 8am-8pm. I put it on ten minutes after my makeup has been put on. If I spray it right away, I’ve had it run my mascara, but if my makeup’s dry it is just perfect. I will continue to use this product, and repurchase it when it runs out, but because I only need one or two sprays a day, I have a feeling it will last a long time. I totally recommend this!!

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How to use:

Shake, spray and set! Shake the bottle and spray onto your face from a 6 inch distance. The spray will then set your makeup resisting unwanted color fade.

The #Floppyhat Trend

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 I have found my new obsession…I’m obsessed and in love with the retro-inspired “floppy hat’ trend! This fashion trend dates back in the 70’s. My “phashion” prediction for 2015 is retro-inspired floppy hats will be everywhere on the runways during Spring 2015 Fashion Week for fashion designers. Floppy hats will be a MUST HAVE item for the Spring and Summer! “Phasionistas” and celebrities have been wearing these type of hats in 2014, so Floppy hat trend will continue to be saturated everywhere around the world. And I’m okay with that!!

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I got my hat from Windsor for $16.99!

To achieve this trend for less $$$, you can find these retro-inspired floppy hats at thrifts stores or consignment stores, Forever21, H&M, Normstrom BP, Pacsun, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom Rack, & etc.

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My Spontaneous Shopping Spree!!

First of all Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all enjoyed your holiday break and holiday festivities. I know I haven’t wrote a new post in a while. I have been busy with work, but also spending a lot of time with my family and friends over the holiday break….I hope you guy enjoy reading this new post!

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hm(photo: H&M’s website)My shopping spree at H&M

Last Friday I was shopping at one of my favorite clothing stores, H&M. The first thing that I noticed when I entered to the store was the “Up to 60% off selected styles” display sign in the front of the store.  Of course I have  to check out the sales! I immediately ran to the sale section of the store and rated every section. I looked through carefully at each section and found a few items of clothing that I was obsessed with and had to buy them!

imageThe first thing I found on the rack was this sexy-looking leopard, yellow-mustard colored skater dress, in my size! The dress was marked $15, plus an extra 30% off of the sale price.  The dress cost only $10!! The dress looked perfect on me and fit every part of my body! The dress made me feel sexy and classy at the same time!

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The second thing I found on the rack was this off-white knitted sweater. When I tried on this sweater, it felt so warm and comfy. It was marked $15, plus an additional 30% off of the sale price! The sweater cost $10!!

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I brought three infiniti scarfs!  Burgundy, black, and off-white scarfs were on sale for $2.50!! Each item was marked $5, plus an additional 50% off of the sale price.

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I got the silver/grey sweater for only $5! The sweater was marked $7, plus additional 30% off! The style looked great on me! I felt comfortable and confident!

I’m obsessed with everything that I brought from H &M!! Normally if these clothes were regular prices, I would’ve walked out of the store paying over $100!  I only paid $38 for all of these items!

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There is still time!The sale special doesn’t end until today!  Deals Up to 60% off selected styles only, online or in-store purchase. Deals starting from $5…..

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My Shopping spree to PacSun

I went to PacSun to look for boyfriend jeans and some new crop tops. When I got to the store I found a couple of pairs of boyfriend jeans and they were on sale for $19.99!! They were destroyed boyfriend jeans. The jeans fit perfect on me!  Normally it is difficult for me to find boyfriend jeans in my size because I have a petite body frame. I was so happy to find a pair that fit!

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($19.99 Bullhead destroyed boyfriend jeans)

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The cropped-tees were buy 1 & get 1 free! Each were marked $16! I’ve been dying to buy casual cropped-tees. I wanted to find tees to paired up with my new boyfriend jeans! One in mint-green & the other in tribal-printed style.