Sunday, May 29, 2011

It may be a world of illusion. But its my world.



When we fall down.. we fall flat on our faces. Inevitably, it will always happen throughout our journeys, but we do always learn from those experiences. Throughout my journey so far, I have experienced some all time highs, and definitely the lowest of low. Some things may have come and happened faster than what I imagined, but the groundwork within my self and soul through the process- is priceless. The past two years have been a whirlwind. Moving, learning, dreaming, and independence were on my agenda. And I am actually pretty damn proud of what I have managed to accomplish. I always seem to think I have it all together, and then my internal clock tries (and sometimes) leads the way. I think one of the hardest things that we as individuals fight with daily, is what the mind wants- and what the heart wants. Everyone has program in their mind, of what it is that they want or think they "should" be doing. Most of the time, it is driven from outside forces, or just our society in general. For a few months I have hit this wall of uncertainty. And I have let that wall depict what I think my future holds or "should" be. It has taken so much out of me, to realizing that I was on the right path all along. Sure the bumps on it haven't been fun, but the high points of my career have given me SO much more than the little falls here and there. Kelly Cutrone is probably my biggest mentor for me. In the past I read her book "If You Have To Cry, Go Outside", and was enlightened. Well.. I thought it deserved another read.. In my situation with myself, a chapter stuck out more than others. Here goes..

If you allow fear to live inside you after you've already put it to any possible good use- if you allow your mind, instead of your soul, to drive your car- you risk more than just finding yourself on a hamster wheel. You also increase the possibility that you'll manifest that fear and negative thinking outwardly. pg. 90

I believe that the universe constantly rearranges itself to support your idea of reality. If you're always thinking, "life sucks, and I suck", you're definitely going to see alot of dismal shit out there. On the other hand, if you idea of reality is that your a privileged elegant human being, then eventually you'll become a privileged elegant human being. It may take five minutes or it may take five years, but that will become your experience yourself. Fighting tyranny of your mind and freeing yourself to enjoy the journey, stumbles and all, is a lifelong process. Pg. 91

So this is my point exactly.. and I feel silly not coming to this revelation already, but this is how we all need to start seeing the world and life. 


Friday, May 27, 2011

bebacksoon.

burning pink morning skies/the skyline/streetcars/yorkville espresso bars/golf ball snowflakes/QueenWest/tree lined streets/brick homes/feeling closer to Europe/subway door chimes/smoking cigarettes/shopping underground/"The Room"/DEW/MTV/ Sneaky's/thin crusts on College/photo shoots at Trinity Belwoods/family/zoot woman/swansea/village/bay&bloor/Chanel lips/pearls/fur coats/longchamp/rooftops/Cabaret/High Park/the life.
I miss Toronto.

Summer's Key Hair Essentials



Spring.. all I can say is your quite fashionably late! Bring on the colors, tanned skin, balayage, floral prints, white jeans, sun kissed hair, and freckles! I have gathered some useful tips and key essentials for all you ladies, so you can look hot and in the know! 

Bumble and Bumble "Let It Shine" Collection is out!
Just recently, Bumble finally launched the Shine Collection, which is personally my favorite product at this moment. I feel "Shine" came out at the most perfect time of year considering we all want to achieve voluminous, sexy, and of course SHINY locks during the summer months. The Shampoo and Conditioner are both extremely light weight, and are good on all Hair types. For us ladies with a fine Hair texture, be sure to do two really good shampoos for maximum volume. The conditioner is very light, so don't worry about the product weighing the Hair down by any means. Once shampooed and conditioned follow with..

Bumble and Bumble Shine Spray!
The Bumble and Bumble Shine Spray basically says all that it does! This gloss is more than just a quick spray at the end of your styling regime, and actually gives your Hair the glimmer that you don't need just under the sun. This product is great for any style, texture, or condition of Hair, and can be used for achieving that "glow" within healthy Hair. It is best to use this product for finishing touches, adding depth, controlling those "fly aways"  or giving your color that extra boost/vibrance it needs. You do not have to be weiry about how much you choose to spray, as this product does not cause a greasy residue or build up with other products already on the Hair. Spray away ladies!

Bumble and Bumble "Surf" Spray
The beach is a place where we all want to look effortlessly fabulous while basking in the rays, and I cannot stress enough why this product must be in your beach bag! This low maintenance product can be used any time, creates sexy surf waves, and volume at the root. For the best results use this product when your hair is damp or eighty percent dry, flip your head upside down and spray away. Use your hands to add texture to the hair while spraying. Once it is set, try and refrain from touching it- in order for the product to have longevity within the Hair.  This product is also great for set loose curls/waves- just to give the hair that extra boost or effect. Another alternative.. is to use this product literally when you have come out of the water on the beach, and have towel dried your Hair! It is super fun, and can prevent some serious beach Hair disasters! :) 

Monday, May 9, 2011

wordsofwisdom

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives and the passion that she shows.

The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”