New Hair, NEW Me!

Hello Everyone!!!!

It’s been awhile since I wrote my last blog post. I have experienced a lot of different changes and also accomplished a few milestones in my life. I finally say I am in a pretty good place right now, both spiritually and emotionally. I’ve also experienced a lot of personal growth and Maturity in myself, which mean I am becoming an adult. Every day I am getting close to understanding who I am and I strive to be the best person I can be everyday.

To kick off to my new journey to celebrate the new me, I was thinking about it is time for me to have a new hairstyle. I wanted to try something completely different, edgy, and spontaneous. My friend Danielle from Salon Medusa in West Hartford, Connecticut was a part of this creative hair collaboration. She has been doing my hair for the last three years. Danielle always does a phenomenal job whenever she does my hair. I swear I think she truly is a magicial wizard!

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I gave Danielle some hair inspirations to show her my ideas. I imagined myself with a long bob with multiple blond balayage highlights throughout my hair. I want the hair to be cut longer in the front and shorter in the back.  I also mentioned to Danielle that I love  curling my hair, so I made sure she didn’t cut my hair too short. We took a few ideas from each picture below to achieve my ideal vision.

This is my hair before….

And this is my hair after… TA DA!!!

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I’m in love with my new hair ! I look like a new person! This is the new me now. My hair feels healthier and softer. My blonde balayage highlights came out amazing, which will fit well with my image and personality. Danielle work her magic once again! I swear she never disappoints me! I am killing this look!

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I am so happy with my results!! what do you guys think?!

Neutrogena + Rite Aid Campaign

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Last month I worked on an exciting new campaign with Neutrogena makeup and Rite Aid.  I was beyond thrilled and honored to be able to work on this project with Neutrogena and Rite Aid because this was one of my biggest collabortions ever! This campaign was to focused around creating content that increases awareness of Neutrogena makeup at Rite Aid over the course of the Month of May. The overall theme of the campaign was “Summer is coming so gear up with SPF makeup!” I had to add SPK makeup into my beauty routine for the summer using Neutrogena Healthy Skin Makeup products.


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I combined a “getting ready for summer” theme into my posts around the Neutrogena Healthy Skin SPF makeup. Each of my Instagram posts and Instagram Stories I spoke about how these makeup products fits into my day to day routine.  I have a lot of important events and upcoming work projects going on this summer, so I need SPF makeup that will fits into my busy lifestyle. These SPF Neutrogena makeup products are the ultimate multi-taskers. And They also provide UV protection and benefits for my skin!


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I love love love all of the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Products. Since I will be outside in the sun more frequently, which means I need to add spf to my summee beauty routine. I can always count on these Neutrogena makeup products to keep my skin protected, healthy, and flawless all summer long! I took advantage all of the deals and promotions going on and I stocked up for the entire summer. I filled my cart with liquid makeups, concealers, moisture color lipsticks, mascara, eyeshadows, bronzers, blushes and etc.


These are the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Makeup Products I purchased at my local Rite Aid


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I got the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup, SPF 20 color #60 and also another bottle in color #70. I am absolutely in love with this liquid foundation. it has spf 20. This means I do not need to wear sunblock under my makeup to protect my skin because I’m already being protected. It is super light and smoothe, which means the makeup glides on smoothly on my skin. This liquid makeup made me feel like I don’t need to hide anything, but enhance my natural features. That’s why this product contain blends vitamin C and nourishing botanicals to give me “ulta-light, natural-looking coverage.This product keeps my skin looking young and improves skin’s luminosity, tone and texture! I definitely recommend every ladies to try this Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup, SPF 20!

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Another item I purchase was this Neutrogena Healthy Skin Brightening Eye Perfector, SPF 25. This product instantly effective and eliminate the puffy and dark circles under my eyes and gives my eyes a rested appearance. I can wear this eye perfector alone or under eye shadow. This eye perfector is a game changer for me! I recommend every ladies to try this eye perfector out! Trust me you will love it!!

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I also bought the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Compact Makeup, SPF 55! This compact makeup is always going to be in my purse. It protects my skin with broad spectrum of SPF 55, which will protect my skin from the sun’s damaging rays. It builds up to my desired textured with natural honey beige tone and show off my natural glow. It blends easily to give my skin a flawless and natural look. this compact foundation will never end up making my skin feeling heavy or greasy.

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I am obsessed with this Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Natural Radiance Bronzer, color Sunkissed. This bronzer has advanced formulas uses a blend of botanical conditioners, mulitvitamins, and sheer powder technology to illuminate, nourish, and soften my skin while giving me a healthy and natural glow. It doesn’t clog my pores and is fragrance-free! And I always love that natural looking sunkissed glow on my skin! I’m so happy I tried out this product!

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 I love to create a rosy and radiant look on my skin during the summer. This Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Sheer Highlighting Blush is definitely does the job! This blush infuse with rich botanical conditioners and vitamin C, giving my skin a natural and healthy look. This blush designed to create my skin looking illuminating  and brings out flattering highlights on my face! This blush is also designed to be used on many skin tones!
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I always need more eyeshashow palettes!! I brought this Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eyeshadow + Build in Primer, color #10 Cool Plum and I love these color options! I no longer have to use a primer before I put on the eyshadow. The product stays put all day long and the Cool Plum is a nice soft natural color!
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I also bought a few of the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Stick. They are so addicting! This color stick keeps my lips colorful and moisturized for hours. This twist-up stick comes infused with mango and shea butter, which makes my lips smoother and softer that lasts for hours! I recommend every ladies to try out these color stick!

Here is Neutrogena Daily Summer Makeup Tutorial that I created using all of the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Makeup Products:
I loved creating content for this Neutrogena makeup campaign. I had so much fun filming and taking pictures for this project. I was suprised how much exposures and supporters I had gain while working on this campaign.  I am happy to hear that I was able to help drive traffic to Rite Aid and increased sales the purchase of Neutrogena makeup at Rite Aid over the course of the Month of May. I would love to work on more marketing campaigns and projects with other makeup brands!!!
Xoxo PT Tran

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.

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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.

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 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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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.