Sunday, August 26, 2012

Products for Perfect Hair at Salon Blast, Seattle

Kersastase is wonderful, but it can be expensive. The Kevin Murphy line at Salon Blast in Seattle has a clear winner  - with the same results as Fusio Dose or L'Oreal's Fibreceutical. I must ask the lovely Jessica what the name of the product is next time I am in, which will be soon. My hair woke up todya perfectly shaped, shiny, and artfully mussed. Perfect!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fall Colors at Salon Blast in Seattle

Roses as Pretty at end of Summer as in June
This morning I rose early and was rewarded with a rose at dawn in my garden, and an early appointment with Jesssica Rockwell at Salon Blast in Seattle's Montlake neighborgood.
A bit meloncholy with the end of summer, we decided to trim the ends of my hair, that were showing the effects of three months of outdoor swimming and sunshine.
Voila - bring me your fall fashions, I am ready to put away the Keds. Jessica gave my hair a magical deep conditioning treatment that gave it shine and life, much like the Kerastase Fusio Dose. However Salon Blast carries the  Kevin Murphy line of products, with the same caliber of results. My hair was toned, and had shine and movement. How lucky I am...I 've go the sun in the morning and the moon at night...I'm a lucky girl....lalalalala - It's a Doris Day song but I don't quite remember the rest.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

How to have Perfect Hair

Perfect hair is the best accessory. Best hairdresser Jessica makes her blowouts perfect with a few simple tricks she has shared with me, for better at home results.
It begins with shampoo:
  • Use a clarifying shampoo occasionally to remove build up - be careful, these can be drying to the hair.
  • Use a toner shampoo once a week to tone down brassiness.
  • Then deep condition, preferably under heat. There are heated caps available for this too. Or, use a plastic cap, heat your head with a blow dryer, then wrap a towel warm from the dryer over to capture the heat. Letting it cool after twenty minutes seals the cuticle, creating shine.
Then shampoo and use a light conditioner. When applying Argan Oil, begin at the nape of the neck and work outward.
Super Salve has Replenishing Hair Mask and Body Nurish makes Organic Herbal Hair & Scalp Treatment  this product is brilliant for both the scalp and hair. Massage your head, or ask a friend. This relaxes the muscles, softening the face, and like all products form the Super Salve Company, it smells divine, the scent being fully a part of the experience.
An shiner spray really boosts your hair, Jessica often uses Aquage on my hair.
Never color more than a shade or two from your natural color, and ask your hairdresser for an alternative to harsh foils - glosses break up the roots and help your hair grow out the foils for a more natural and elegant look.
Make perfect hair a habit, don't wait for a special occasion - create the opportunity for a special occasion.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Audrey Hepburn and Sex Appeal

“There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.”
Audrey Hepburn
Apples aid digestion, are alkaline, this means they balance the acidity in the body, and aid digestion. The pectin keeps your blood sugar stable, so you are less hungry during the day. Combined with an aged cheddar, it provides disgestiive enzymes, it's perfectly balanced, like Reiki for food. Apple cider vinegar suppresses hunger and helps removes toxins.
Apples and cheese are the most perfect match, portable, and nutritious. If you are sharing with someone who gets that apprehensive look that they are about ready to announce they are vegan, graciously pre-empt them and swoop down on their cheese and snatch it like a eagle carrying a carrying off wiggling puppy.
Power Repair Fruity Lift has natural fruit enzymes to exfoliate your skin, so creams penetrate and lines diminish.
Plant an apple tree, or have a picnic in an orchard. Make your beau a pie -it's easier than you think, and he will  gaze at you like you are a winning quarterback  - Audrey is right, sex apeal  is you.  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Reiki Hot Stone Facial for Symmetry

Tina the Reiki Master gave me a reiki/cranio sacral/hot stone facial, followed by a serious vitamin C mask. The results are symmetry restored to my face, all signs of tension gone, and a very posh glow to my skin, like a lovely sunset, sublte and stunning.
Body Nurish has several great masks, and its fun to be creative with layering. after you exfoliate with the green clay mask, soothe with the Jelly Mask, and then layer on the Vitamin C serum generously - clerks will linger giving you your change and the extra quart of oil for your car engine is on the house.
Ahhh, with your life so much easier, you are that much closer to a book contract, it's easier to be noble and take the high road, and you never know, there could be a wondreful rustic lodge nestled in the trees at the end of the high road.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Poem 4 U

by Emily Dickinson
The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry’s cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.
The maple wears a gayer scarf,
The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I’ll put a trinket on.

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Cheekbone Relaxer

Winter is snow with black silhouettes - Vincent Van Gogh

Winter is on it's way, and make the very best of it. Make a 6 am walkies date with a friend, rather than an excuse. Find joy in what there is - go to a wine tasting and dinner in an art deco hut half way up a live snow covered volcano, Mt. Hood comes to mind. Find vintage cookbooks, and entertain graciously over the course of an evening - place cards, candles, a proper dinner party from beginning to end. Plant a swath crocus bulbs in the middle of your lawn, you will enjoy color before the mowing begins.
And of course, remove tension to stay pretty:
This massage increases facial circulation and helps clear the sinuses.
Starting at the corners of your nose, apply slight pressure to your nose with your index finger. Sweep out towards your ears and fold for three seconds. Repetez as needed.
Rub Organic Herbal Hair and Scalp Treatment into your hair, and play Buddy Holly's Greatest hits while you dry skin brush. Keep the week day showers fun with Organic Coconut Sugar Scrub - it has pink clay in it, and the smell is so wonderful I have a visceral craving for that, and the coconut cleansing milk. Remember, your shower releases endorphins, it is on bit of joy in the daisy chain of the day - how much beauty can you fit into your day?
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