Here in Florida, it will be summer for another two months at least. But for a lot of you, you’re making the transition into Autumn. Being a lifelong Floridian, I don’t really know what this means. Our fall lasts about 2 weeks in November and then we’re immediately into winter. But I see a lot of “transitioning your wardrobe/hair/makeup from summer to fall” posts on Pinterest and of course, ladies’ mags! So tell me, have you started this transition yet? What exactly are you doing? Taking all your white pants/skirts/dresses and vacuum sealing them, then placing them into storage? Pulling your sweaters out of mothballs? Throwing all your bright nail polishes into a dumpster? How does this apply to your makeup/hair? Enlighten me!
Blow Dry Bar Update!
Last month I told you I was going to try a blow dry bar for the first time and promised to update you on my experience. I’m here to deliver on that promise! I’m unlike a politician in that way. The experience was mostly positive. We walked into the “bar” and asked for the list of services. Sadly, at this particular place, that meant giving us a “lookbook” where the pictures of the styles offered were so blown up and cropped that you couldn’t really tell what the finished product looked like! What is even the point of having a lookbook if it doesn’t actually show you the looks? C’mon, blow dry bar. Anyway, our options were “Beachy Keen,” “Straight Out,” “Wondrous Waves,” “Big & Bouncy,” or a variety of ponytails, braids, or an updo. We were trying to go for a vintage look, so I asked my stylist which of those options would be most retro/vintage. We went for some kind of combo of the “Big & Bouncy” and the “Wondrous Waves.” And of course, because it’s pretty hard to mess up a blowout if you’re at least halfway decent at hair, it looked good! I don’t think it looked particularly vintage, but it looked good! And the best part: it lasted for several days with minimal work on my part. This place also offered me a glass of complimentary champagne, so there’s that. Not too shabby for $35. If you have a special occasion and you can’t get in with your normal stylist, I’d say go for it!
I recently bought a Stila liquid eyeliner pen. Before that, I had never in my life tried liquid eyeliner.
I found it way too intimidating, and stuck with pencils. But it seemed to me that all the cool kid Pinterest and YouTube tutorials recommended liquid liner. And I will say that the liquid liner provides a nice, sharp, defined line. I’m still getting used to it, and definitely haven’t mastered it. I’m basically Francie from Gilmore Girls at this point.
So, what are your August into September beauty/fashion thoughts & feelings? Share with the class. Show your work.