Do you have dry, damaged or over processed hair? I did..10 years ago. I have been using Hayashi System 911 Products for over 10 years! I have been to many hairstylists and have used many hair products, and I always keep coming back to Hayashi System 911. This product consistently keeps on working for me, day after day, year after year for over the past decade. I have permed, hot ironed and dyed my hair every color of the rainbow. However, when I went platinum blonde, my hair actually started to break off and fall out! When this happened, I knew I needed some serious help. That's when I started looking at professional hair care products and thankfully came across Hayashi System 911! It literally saved the life of my hair! Thank You Hayashi!!!
This is a description of the product from the website: http://hinoki.com/
SYSTEM 911: Products that address the "special needs" of the hair and scalp. A unique reconstructive conditioning system that makes a lasting improvement in your hair's condition, leaving it silky, shiny and manageable
Moisturizing, nourishing shampoo for damaged, over processed hair. Renews dry hair and won't affect freshly permed or color treated hair. Adds body and life to damaged hair.
Since I have been using Hayashi products, there is no need for me to look anywhere else. I found my holy grail! My hair is super healthy and happy now:)
Hope you are having a nice weekend! Please check back next week for the next post on more Hayashi products.
This post took some time to make because of all the research involved, but it was well worth it. This post says: "Every Woman Is... (Beautiful)" in different languages and I apologize if I left anyone out. I created this post to remind us that beauty exists in all parts of the world. Beauty is international.
Earrings: Vintage Similar Hair and Makeup: Francisco Estrada Photography: Franz Swantko
Have you ever gone wine tasting? Are you a wine connoisseur? Do you prefer red or white?What is your favorite wine?
I prefer red wines.Currently, my favorite wine is from The Spanish Quarter and it's a tempranillo. This outfit was inspired by the many shades and types of red wines like merlot, cabernet, pinot noir and bordeaux. I found this adorable scarf from Vera Wang and wanted to style it into an outfit for Spring. This outfit can work for winter or spring depending on how you accessorize it. Since we are approaching spring, I thought the scarf would add some light and airy qualities to it by adding this lighter colored scarf with matching colors. Also, I wanted to bring out the bordeaux colored belt in this dress, so I added darker maroon shoes and this lovely bag by Ivanka Trump. If you follow me, you know how much I love vintage and my outfit wouldn't be complete if I didn't add in some of it here. My earrings are square, vintage, button style gold clip-ons. Also, no outfit is complete without sunglasses in southern California, since most days are sunny and pretty here.
Hope you have a Wonderful Wednesday Wearing Wine Tones!
Necklace: Liz ClaiborneSimilar Hair By: Heather Smith @The Drybar Newport Beach, Fashion Island Makeup: Francisco Estrada Photography: Franz Swantko
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
No pinching! I'm wearing GREEN:)
How will you be celebrating today? This is a fun day to celebrate with your friends, whether it's dressing up and wearing green wigs, green clothes or drinking the infamous green beer. St. Patrick's Day is a fun holiday to celebrate. Today, I am wearing a green and white floral print dress from Lily and I wanted to make it pop with some red accessories by Bebe and Christian Dior. Don't forget to wear your green today!
Here is a list of 5 Things to do in Los Angeles to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day:
1. Shamrock ‘n’ Roll Aboard the Queen Mary
2. Casey’s 42nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival
3. Tom Bergin’s All-Day St. Patrick’s Day Party
4. St. Patrick’s Day at the Original Farmers Market
5. St. Patty’s Beer Fest at the Legendary Pig ‘n Whistle
If you live in the area (or are visiting), you may want to check out this list. My personal favorite is the Shamrock 'n' Roll aboard the World Famous Queen Mary. I love this beautiful historical ship! There are many bands with different types of Celtic music being played from traditional to rock in various parts of the ship. This is a fun and entertaining night of music and celebration.
You can check out more on this site: http://www.queenmary.com/events/shamrock-n-roll/
Do you like to dress up in costume? Are you a brunette who always wanted to be a blonde? Or a blonde or red head who wants to be a brunette for an evening? My suggestion...get a wig:) If you haven't already done this, I highly recommend it. I've thrown lots of parties, and the ones that I find people enjoy the most, are the ones with a costume theme. This was my costume for the ball in Los Angeles. Wearing this wig made me feel a little bit like a "Fashion Gaga" LOL. Lip Service (the company that I got this outfit from) makes really high quality gothic, steampunk and punk apparel. You can't find this particular outfit online anymore however, you can find similar items by this company on Ebay and Amazon. I call these shoes "Monster Shoes" because they are outrageously tall platforms (at least five inches) and I am only five feet, so you can imagine how tall I feel in these shoes...at least 5'5" LOL:) You can also find resources on where to get your Edwardian Ball costume for next year directly on the Edwardian Ball websiteHere . Every February an event takes place called theEdwardian Ball. It originally started
out as a tribute to Edward Gorey, a well-renowned illustrator and author of works
like The Doubtful Guest and The Gashleycrumb Tinies. Then, it grew to be this fabulous fashionable
costume ball and theatrical exposition that spans over the course of two days
in San Francisco and one evening in Los Angeles. It’s a mish mosh of circus acts, stilt
walkers, hoop and tissue dancers, steam-punkers and classy Edwardian period ball gowns. If you are an artsy creative type like me, then you will love it. I’ve gone every year since they opened up the
event in Los Angeles. I’ve never been to the one in San
Francisco, but it’s definitely on my list!
You can dance to music by fantastic DJ’s upstairs in the open air patio of
the beautiful Fonda Theatre (formerly known as The Music Box), while listening
to the improvised looped music of Super Tall Paul at the Silent Listening
Lounge, get your thoughts read by Malvoye the Mentalist and enjoy the many one
act performance pieces by the Vau de Vire Society. However, my favorite part every year is the
haunting music by Rosin Coven…and of course the bountiful Edwardian Ball gowns!
Hope you enjoyed this post! Sorry, I'm a little late on it because it also took place on the same night as Valentine's Day and the opening of Fifty Shades of Grey. If you get a chance to go next year in February, I would highly recommend it. It's an event you will never forget.
This outfit is a little conservative for Southern California, but I am not one to always follow what everyone else is doing. I wanted to style with accents handed down from my mother today. She left me her scarf and gold cuff bracelet and thought it would work well with these clothes. I felt like styling with a scarf, a glossy red handbag, and vintage accessories, so here it is! This bag by Ralph Lauren is so pretty! He always designs beautiful things. It's a deep dark red with an equestrian embossing print on it. It's a great size for an everyday classy work bag and has two zippered compartments and a main compartment in the middle which is nice to keep everything sectioned off and organized. You can also wear it two ways because it comes with an additional cross-body strap so you can wear it across your shoulder. Navy is a trending color this season and I happen to like the way it looks paired with white. Vintage gold accessories always adds a touch of class to work outfits and are usually well-made quality items, which is why I enjoy mixing modern and vintage into looks. So, there you go...something borrowed, something new, and something blue LOL. However, no one is getting married on this Wonderful Wednesday :)
Hope you have a Wonderfully Conservative Chic Week!
Let's celebrate International Women’s Day by supporting each other and encouraging each other towards our personal and professional goals. We all succeed in this life by lifting each other up, not by tearing each other down. We are not in competition with each other. We are all diverse and beautiful human beings with gifts and abilities unique to ourselves. Let’s acknowledge and celebrate those differences within ourselves and within the circles of other women. We are not in a race with one another and we are not in a daily beauty pageant. There are no winners or losers, but there is beauty and strength in friendship and authentic kindness towards one another. Please remember this.
Handbag: Tresor Boutique (similar)Boots: Bamboo(similar) Hair and Makeup: Francisco Estrada Photography: Franz Swantko
Shades of Grey
I thought it would be fun to take this look quite literally on this post. It's a monochromatic silver gray look that I thought would look cool against my claret colored velvet French settee. I am in love with this headband by Natasha right now. It's a throwback to the 1920's Great Gatsby era. This jacket was a piece I found in a boutique years ago. When my girlfriends saw it, they loved it so much that they both asked me to pick one up for each of them! Haha...then we all wore it out one night for a girls night out. That was funny :) Have you and your girlfriends ever all dressed the same for a girls night out? What was the outfit and the occasion?
Ruffle Blouse: Forever 21 (similar)Make Up: Francisco Estrada
Hair: The Drybar Fashion Island, Newport Beach
Photography: Franz Swantko
This is a fun but professional outfit for work. I usually like to wear printed skirts with colors that match my cardigan sweaters because it makes it easier to have a more uniform look. I really like different shades of brown, but especially this one. It is a toffee like color and it matches the skirt. I feel I really lucked out finding this cardigan in this specific color at Marshalls because it is a rare version of brown I don't see often when shopping. White seemed like it would brighten up the whole outfit, so I picked out this darling ruffly white top to put on underneath. Then, I added this white and gold belt to pull this whole outfit together. I love this belt! It is probably my most beloved and most used accessory. It seems to work with mostly everything and adds that instant luxe factor to simple outfits.
It's a Jungle out
there....How do you handle work related stress?
Sometimes our daily
lives in the office or out at our work sites can be fast-paced and stressful.
According to the
American Psychological Association more than
one-third of working Americans reported experiencing chronic work stress.
Here Are Some Tips to Manage Stress:
1.If you don't exercise already, take a walk
during your lunch, go to the gym, take a yoga class or meditate.
2.When you experience stressful situations, take
deep breaths slowly in and out like you are sipping through a straw.
3.After work, do things that are non-related
4.Take your vacation time to relax and recharge!
If you are interested
in reading about more ways to relieve stress, you can read this article:
Hope this helped and hope you are having a
Wonderful Week in the Jungle!
In my opinion, clothes don't have to be new and they don't have to be trendy to make a person "stylish". Also, clothes that are trendy aren't always suited for every person. However, every person should wear clothes that express their own personal style and make them Look and Feel Good:)