Meg here! I've been shouting it from the roof tops so I'm glad there's even more U.S. validation for our favorite luxury shampoo Leonor Greyl's Shampooing Reviviscence. The holy book of beauty, Allure Magazine has picked it as it's top luxury shampoo touting "a riot of oils that absolutely spoi hair!"
The Parisians have known the benefits of Leonor Greyl for over 40 years. When I was in Paris it was a no brainer that I would take a trip to see where it all happens. I took myself off to Leonor Greyl's Institute. If you're going to do Paris you might as well go where the tres chic get tres coiffed. The treatments offered go way beyond the standard cut and color. There's an actual treatment room where oils and hair recipes are painstakingly applied. Think a spa for your scalp.
I went back into the treatment room where my follicles were fully examined. This was no casual affair. There were mixing bowls and a meticulous diagnosis designed to heal exactly what was ailing my lackluster tresses.
It was both intense yet relaxing as I literally "handed my head over." Between the thick moistrizers being applied and the serene music being pumped, it was a complete spa experience. For your scalp.
The periodic head massages during my application made me so relaxed I started to nod off at a few points. At the end of my treatment, my hair was shiny and full of bounce. I was thoroughly relaxed and just left wondering "why the heck don't salons in America offer these treatments?" Really, it's like scalp shiatsu and the deep conditioning treatment left my hair gorgeous.
Things that make you go hmmmm. This wouldn't be a weekly jaunt but it would be a fabulous monthly splurge. If you don't have a trip to Paris coming up in your near future, no worries, you can bring the splurge stateside. Right in your shower, I'm not advising you to use Leonor Greyl's Shampooing Reviviscence EVERYDAY, because it is a splurge. Plus, I always like to shake it up a little bit with the shampoos. I'm not the only that notices if you use the same product day in and day out on your hair, it seems to stop working.
A little goes a long way, it is so emoliient and is packed with so many essential oils you only need a dab. Also, don't apply it below your ears! Just keep it really saturated on the top of your scalp and the conditioning oils will run through to your ends.
There's a reason celebrities from Jenifer Aniston to Madonna, all keep Leonor Greyl in their beauty arsenals. It works, it's natural and it's definite luxury.
Beauty editors of every major magazine have been touting the Leonor Greyl line as a "Must Have." I'm really glad the word is getting out to those beyond the gilded gates.
It's Sunday, I still have a ton of work left and a dinner meeting. Last week was nonstop from the second I got off the plane and while this week isn't as quite insane, it' s far from quiet. I know I'm not alone here. Especially when I hear you mother's talk, it seems like a shower or tub is the only break we are getting where the phone isn't ringing (LA is more of a text town) or dinging.
Stacy B here! You all know I recently had a baby (my second son) so I've been pretty consumed with all things baby lately. I've tried to keep my posts relatively baby-free, I am, after all, still a woman who wants to look and feel good just as much as the next hot chick. But, babies really suck the attention to them like Target sucks the money out of my wallet.
So, I'm giving in. I'm reviewing a great baby product this week. Then next week, I promise, no baby talk. My justification here is that first, it's a great product and second, I know that a lot of you use baby products for overly sensitive skin because they tend to be gentler and less chemical filled.
I've written about Sebamed before, a leader in ultra mild cleansing and skin care products. This company uses the science behind the pH balance in our skin to produce quality products for different skin ailments. I have been very lucky to have good skin, a little dry in the winter, but other than that, nothing I really need to address. But I really like this line because it's healthy, it works, and it has a great clean, fresh scent. I don't NEED to use it, but I want to. I have a hand and nail balm at my desk at work that I use a lot, especially in the winter.
My son had really bad cradle cap for a few months. His scalp was really oily and his poor skin, around the hairline especially, broke out in a terrible rash. We were instructed to 'dunk him daily, and soap him every third day" by our doctor. We used a very mild baby wash and were told to use Aveeno Baby on his skin. Within a few days, his skin looked great, but the cradle cap would not go away. It was weeks before I finally started picking at it (gross, I know, but it was really bad and I just wanted it gone) and using some baby oil to loosen it up. It started to clear and then after another week or so, it seemed like there were a few patches of stubborn dry skin that wouldn't go away.
Then I found Sebamed's Children's Shampoo.. I'm just going to cut and paste from the website here because this was exactly what I was looking for. Something mild, sensitive, gentle, but that works.
"For the delicate scalp and fine hair of babies and children from birth to adolescence. Baby sebamed Children's Shampoo with its pH value of 5.5 promotes the development of the scalp's physiological acid mantle. The 100% soap and alkali free mild emollient formula is the ideal care for the hair and scalp of babies and children. Its gentle cleansing action minimize the risk of dryness or irritation due to the excellent skin tolerance."
Because it was extra gentle and I was tired of those last bits of gross cradle cap on my perfect little baby head, I used it three days in a row. I'm not kidding when I tell you this, it was like he was born all over again. Every spot of cradle cap was gone, his scalp was smooth, SO soft and clear and by the third day, there was a whole new layer of peach fuzz that was probably stiffled under the cradle cap. It didn't cause a rash, and smelled like that intoxicating baby smell everyone loves. Which is better than what oily cradle cap smells like in the hot summer days... a foot. That's right, my kid smelled like a foot for a while. Luckily, he's really cute. :)
"I tried the Leonor Greyl Bain Volumatueur that you told me I had to have! I didn't work it right? What did I do wrong? You said that it would lift and add volume to my thin hair? What's going on Meg?"
What's going on is I didn't explain how to use it correctly and you used it like a "normal shampoo." It has different rules, the Eiffel Tower is not a simple "tower." The Sistine Chapel is not a mere "chapel," Leonor Greyl shampoo is not just "shampoo."
Here is what you need to know in simple terms about Leonor Greyl and I will explain exactly how to get AMAZING results with Bain Volumatueur Shampoo for your thin, flat hair. Then I will send you to a new flash site www.gloss48.com where TODAY YOU CAN PURCHASE LEONOR GREYL FOR 30% OFF WITH AN ADDITIONAL $10 off Leonor Greyl products CODE: MMGREYL10
1. LEONOR GREYL BAIN VOLUMATUEUR IS NOT GOING TO LATHER AND GET ALL "SUDSY." WHY?
Suds are bad. That's the simple answer. If you don't want to take my word for it here is the reason suds are bad. SLS or Sodium Lauryl Sulfates is really awful for you. If you have anything in your shower with it, I'd toss it. THE ONY THING IT PROVIDES IS SUDS, "suds" give the illusion of being clean. "Suds" are created by SLS, which is so cheap companies add it into products for an inexpensive "foam." In reality, the SLS is stripping your hair color. If you have an itchy scalp, redness/itch around the mouth-thank your friend SLS which will leave you SOL.
2. HOW DO I RINSE LEONOR GREYL SHAMPOOS? WHY CAN'T I JUST STICK MY HEAD UNDER THE SHOWER?
There is an art to this process. There are so many essential oils in Leonor Greyl shampoos you never need to work it into your hair below your ears. They are so jam packed with oils and vitimans that the water is just going to bounce off the shampoo if you don't follow this process.
a. IT'S SUPER CONCENTRATED: No more than a quarter size amount, nickel size, I find to be sufficient. Put only at your roots.
b. CUP THE WATER INTO YOUR HANDS AND WORK: Really rinse with your fingers that shampoo, the oils will saturate and infiltrate, not only cleansing your scalp but nourishing your entire hair, all the way down to the ends. The key is really saturating and diluting this strong serum.
c. SPECIAL, SECOND STEP FOR Bain Volumatueur: It's so nice we do it twice. Yes, do the above 2x for the full volume to kick it. This Volumatueur works 2x as hard to bring you volume. The first step is to cut through bad oils and residue build up that fine and thin hair suffers from. The second time it works directly at your roots injecting a volume blast. This is for the most optimum results. Trust me.
3. I CAN'T FIND A LEONOR GREYL CONDITIONER? WHY IS THAT AND WHAT'S WITH ALL THEIR "MASQUES?"
Leonor Greyl was started 45 years ago in Paris and people in Paris are fancy. "Conditioner" does not sound nearly as glamorous or Parisian as "Masque" (see where I'm I'm going with this?) Masque Fleurs de Jasmin is great for all hair types and smells amazing to all nose types. Same with all of the masques! Here is the best way to use them
a. DONT "MASQUE" ABOVE THE EARS!: This is serious silkening and nourishment power. You don't want to weigh any hair down and as we previously discussed. The shampoos are so nourishing there is no need to "masque" above your lobes. So yes, put it in your shower and use it as a "condtioner" but you're tres sophisticated so we "masque."
b. YOU CAN LEAVE IT IN AS A TRADITIONAL MASQUE: Yes, it smells like Heaven (so I've been told) again, just on your ends. I like to occasionally sleep in it, a little goes a long way and your ends will feel amazing.
LEONOR GREYL HUILE DE PALME? WHAT IS THIS? IS JEN ANISTON REALLY OBSESSED WITH IT? DID YOU HONESTLY RISK NOT ONLY YOUR HEAD BUT ALSO THE HEAD OF YOUR INNOCENT ROOMMATES AND MAIN GAY WITH A TRIP TO THE ER?
Holy Grail product, Jen Aniston uses it constantyl and yes. Yes, I sure did, before you judge me. Let me explain and ask if you too would risk it?
a. Leonor Greyl Huile De Palme changes the game for A-List hair: It's an oil that you put in (I like it the night before-doesn't ruin the pillow case, smells fab.) It has so many benefits. You just need a dime size amount. Distribute it through your hair. It prolonges color, provides protection from all the elements, nourishes and even defends against chlorine.
b. JEN ANISTON? Chris McMillin, her hair guru (he started The Rachael) let it slip to Star Magazine that she uses it religiously and the phones over at Leonor Greyl blew up. Everyone has a Mane Gay!
c. YOU MADE YOUR ROOMATES/MAIN GAY RUB THEIR HEADS ON THE FLOOR AND RISK INJURY? Yes. I did. I mean they had the option not to do it, but they're not fools. You see, I realized that I had these products in the powder room and I had not told them how to use it, or the benefits and I felt badly that their hair was not what all it could be. I had to teach them to fish. Imagine if I was your roomie and you had this in your shower and had no idea the benefits? That would make me a terrible roommate, a dastardly friend!
I sat Kristen, Lisa and Denny around our diningroom table with all of our Leonor Greyl products on it. I painstakingly went through the entire line, the ingredients, the instructions, the celebrities that love them. They were a captivated audience, they asked all the right questions and "oohed and aawed" over the scents and textures. With a glass of pinot noir in my right hand I lifted (like that scene in The Lion King where Simba is held up to the Animal Kingdom, or the picture where Michael Jackson lifted baby Blanket out the hotel window for the paparazzi.) I said, "here it is! The item we have all been waiting to hear about! Leonor Greyl Huille de Palme!" It was dramatic, it was glorious and then, in slow motion our faces turned to panic as we saw me drop the magical bottle. The answer to all of our hair's problems made a cracking sound as the bottle shattered on my diningroom table with precious oil spilling onto the hardwood floors!
"HIT THE DECK!" I yelled. As I grabbed the ends of my hair, got down on my knees and doing my best to avoid glass chunks, began soaking my hair on the oil on the floor. Did the other three look at me like I was insane? NO. I had to move over as all three of them joined me. Each of us on our knees, on the floor, avoiding glass shards and soaking our hair with Huille de Palme. It was like Jennifer Aniston's follicles had possessed us and we had no control, we were desperate for a "perfect hair day."
BEST HAIR DAY EVER! Those were the comments my roomates left on my facebook wall the next day and no one was cut, no trip to the ER and my hardwood, dining room floor has a very shiny, gorgeous sheen in the spot it was dropped. When I am a very rich woman I will be throwing out the Pine Sol and mopping with Leonor Greyl Huille de Palme. It really has so many uses!
If I haven't sold you on Leonor Greyl's products then you can't be sold or can't read. The last a long time, are amazing and are a bit pricey (a little truly goes a long way but I'm going to help you out and point you in a direction where you can really save!) Try it out and see without a big financial risk.
Meg hair, I am going to make you want to throw up reading this (Happy Humpday.) I want to throw up writing this because I know there's a great chance I'll never experience this again in my life. I'm going with the whole "It is better to have loved and lost than never loved at all." Replace "love" with "flying private." That doesn't even sort of make sense. Once you are lucky enough to "fly private" even first class is a bummer. I'm not saying I don't love it. These days I'm in the coach cabin, I'm just saying, there is nothing like flying (as a guest) on a private plane.
No security, no check-in, no rush. The car drives right to the plane and no one is taking off until you get in. Then once you're in your seat you have your own personal stewardess bringing you mimosa's and omelette's and really anything you could ever want. Your chair lounges out full sleeping size and you're covered in cashmere blankets and comfy pillows and spoiled beyond. It really is the only way to fly. I mean the only way if you have 100mm in the bank but why put a price on happiness? Disclaimer, I have traveled that way four times in my entire life. I hope to double that number at some point but right now I'm an orbitz.com member looking for deals. Times change, it's important to be able to roll with current situations. But DAMN, that was awesome!
I only put a lot of stock into money in the way it can open up new experiences. God knows I don't cling to it. God wishes I did a bit. I used to argue with my ex husband "But Jason, I could be hit by a bus and dead tomorrow! Why wont you let me enjoy it!?" He would just shake his head and say "Or you'll live to be 80 and be broke!" I always tuned him out after the 80 line.
We all work so damn hard! Why is it sinful to spend sometimes? What on earth is the point if we can't indulge in some fantastically over the top decadence? You work like a dog, I work like one as well (not my dog, she sleeps all day and eats amazing, catered S.A.D. Dog Sushi)
Really, last time I checked we had one go around. One go around. Let that sink in for a second. Excuse my reincarnation people, but we're not coming back. Soak in the sun, buy the pretty dress take the last minute change of plans. You don't know where that stuff will lead. I know where it's going to lead if you don't shake it up, you're never going as a guest ona private flight. You're just not. Those things only happen to people willing to talk to strangers, willing to be spontaneous and willing to step out of convention. Come join me. You'll like it here!
Much like stepping onto a private plane, Leonor Greyl Mask Quintessence is not subtle in letting you know that you've "arrived." On presentation alone you know you're dealing with a fine piece of art. The packaging is no joke. It looks and feels like fine crystal. I would put this on my mantle...Except, my mantle isn't fancy enough. Leonor Greyl Mask Quintessence is "ooh" and "aah" worthy.
I had a tough boy and work week, both were severe pains in the ass (OK, you may not have been on a private plane but I'm guessing we've all had THAT trip.) On top of it, my hair was looking pretty dull and dried out. Being a Catholic with severe guilt for reasons I don't even know (I bump into furniture and apologize...to my couch.) I couldn't open this $141.00 mask unless I could share it. It has nothing to do with Easter, I think I'm Jesus all year long.
Seriously, I couldn't indulge it all for myself. This coming from a woman that not only used to get bummed out over first class but thinks Chanel is quite "reasonable." Why was Leonor Greyl intimidating me with this fabulousness when I think of myself as fabulosity squared?
I thought it may be psycho symatic. I know this mask costs ONE HUNDRED FORTY ONE DOLLARS. Did it smell better because I knew? The scent (and I have no sense of one-yet it came back when I put this on, so now it works sense miracles) The floral bouquet of rich blossoms invigorated my scalp and yes, my scalp had a scent that can only be described as "filthy rich." I applied this thick, buttery lotion to my tresses and waited the 20 minutes. All the while I felt like Oprah (I know weird, but I imagine this is the stuff she uses everyday.)
After I showered and blew dryed my tresses, the rich, floral scent still lingered. Is part of the price never having to buy a perfume again? I don't know, but they should add that to their sell. I don't want to blow my own horn, but I looked totesamaze! My hair was a dream! I did what any good reviewer does. I looked for new opinions. I asked my roomies to try. I didn't tell them the price. I just handed it to them. Here's KristenOsborne88 review, not knowing anything about price or Leonor Greyl.
I was just home visiting my mother for Easter. At dinner she told me (amongst other things) that I need to lose some weight, get engaged, move back to NY and CUT MY HAIR. She said it was, and I quote “dead and scraggly” looking. Oh mothers….
Anyhow, imagine my delight when I came home and Meg had just gotten one of her many shipments which included a super duper luxe hair mask by Leonor Greyl.
Thinking of my mother’s kind words I decided it was worth a try.
Meg hair! InStyle, People, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, WWD-you know those little publications that nobody reads hail Leonor Greyl as not only a celebrity favorite but an editor one! You know what? I know those girls, they're a bunch of tough broads and their standards are ridiculous so if they're buzzing about this, we need to listen!
Beauty editors maybe aren't your thing, maybe you're like the rest of the entire world and are a little celeb-obsessed! Great news, then you're covered on that point as well! Just this month in New Beauty Magazine, Jen Aniston is raving over the line. I mean, right along side Farrah has there ever been a more iconic hair super star?
Leonor Greyl is all natural and have been for almost 40 years so to say Miss Greyl was uhum, ahead of her time would be an understatement. So yes Virginia, there really is an actual Leonor Greyl. A dynamo that actually added vitamins to her hair products?!? Sign me up.
Leonor's business spread like a wildfire and her daughter, Caroline is now at the helms. That's some pressure. I mean I try do everything smarter, faster and better than my mother but that's a therapy session. No reason to air it on Megsmakeup.com.
At Seventy Years Young, Leonor handed over the reigns to Sweet Caroline and well, business is booming. Yes, this is pricey. It's also super fabulous, like amazing fantastic. I have heard about this brand for years and when I met the makers I bullied them into product. Because that's what I do.
Leonor Grey Shampooing Creme Moelle De Bambou is nourishing shampoo for long and dry hair. It is specific for long hair, nourishing dry ends, creates shine, softness and manageability, Those are all things I'm in desperate need of! I mean, I may only have 3 strands of hair but the Indian woman whose hair is extended on to mine really needs it!
You know what?! It delivered! 5 champagne flutes. Shampooing Creme Moelle De Bambou was so incredibly moisturizing and hydrating on my hair that I almost thought I had grabbed a conditioner by mistake.
"She's a very kinky girl. The kind you don't take home to mother." Rick James Meg here! Meeting mother is totally overrated and I can't help being kinky. Anyone that reads this site knows I can do a lot of things. I just can't use a curling iron. I don't know if it is because I am left handed or what but for the life of me I cannot work the clip part correctly. I always end up with bumps and kinks and it annoys the bejezus out of me.
I'm always using the old school curlers or my Topstyler. Would I like to try use a normal curling iron? Of course. Are your tips going to help me do this? No. I've had lessons. At this point it may just be a mental block but I have moved on.
I was at New York Fashion Week in September. I had been doing some filming and my hair went completely flat. I'm lucky I'll talk to anyone. It's a gift for me and a curse I'm sure for my airplane seatmate. Anyhow, my hair do had hair don'ted and the person I was speaking to ending up running one of the fashion houses being shown. He was nice enough to take me to his show's beckstage and plop me in a chair in hair and makeup for a little shooszing up.
The New York Fashion Week stylist, grabbed my listless tresses and then the most phallic looking instrument I had ever seen. What the heck was going on here? No, I was not in some underground sex chamber. I was at the most prestigious fashion show in the world. What I was looking at? A big, black clip less curling iron! The stylist showed me how to wrap from the top, hold it for a few seconds and soon she released a bouncy, beach wave. The most sexual looking curling iron provided no kinks!! Just perfect hair, and it heats up in 60 seconds. This was the answer! I was so impressed I asked for the name to write down so I too could own this magic wand of greatness. After writing it down I went to the next show and promptly lost the slip of paper.
In life, soul mates tend to find their ways back to each other. So it was just two weeks ago when my friend Liz sent me an email about this phenomenal company Enzo Milano and how they invented the clip less curling iron. Another song started playing in my head when I opened her attachment and saw my clip less friend staring back at me "reunited and it feels so good!" After a couple of pleading emails, I was the new proud owner of an Enzo Milano Clip Less Curling Iron (I have the 25-33 cornicos enorme)
I know a lot of you are going to ask, "how does it work?" so I added the video from the company so you can see a few stylists in action using it. I point the barrel down. Then I wrap my hair around the iron (don't worry about burns! They give you a great little mitt!) My hair never takes curl well, if it does, it's staying an hour. My secret for keeping voluptuous curls? I spray the holy heck out of my hair with Elnett Hairspray. Then I wrap. Then I hold for 15 seconds. After, I just let the curl go. No tugging or pulling needed. Also, no burns, dents or kinks!
Meg hair! There are few things more time consuming then me getting ready for a big night out. The only thing that comes to mind is the DMV.
Before I had "TV hair" aka extensions, it really took not much time to blow my tresses out. This may because I have 3 tresses. My locks leave much to be desired, cut to fake Indian hair extensions. I feel badly there is a woman running around India bald but I pay a lot for them so I'm sure she was compensated fairly. Plus, her hair is lush and thick and shiny so I'm sure it wont be an issue for her to quickly grow it back.
Because I'm not happy unless I have something to complain about, I now have tons of hair. I lot it and all but it is a lot. Hopping in and out of the shower now means a Lot of time with a blow dryer. I was more then a little intrigued when a friend of mine, the fabulous Nadine Jolie whispered in my ear about a new gem on the market. It Factor Beauty Quick Blowdry Shampoo and Conditioner. A quick blowdry? This sounded too good to be true, like any skeptic I said "hand it over!"
Let's talk about the superficial things first (not deep, soul searching topics like quick blowdrys.) I'm loving how this looks in my shower. I'm a girly girl and IT had me at the pink and green with white scrolls on the squeeze bottles. Coincidence, my powder room is also done in pink and green decor so tre's matchy matchy! The scent is a nice, fresh fruity citrus (I'm still in a constant allergy stuffed up state so my roommates confirmed this.)
The results? Did it cut my drying time by 50%? No. Did it reduce it? Yes, it did seem quicker but (for me and my fake Indian hair not 50%-Maybe you'll see a faster result.) How could this work anyhow? It Factor has something called a "Vaporboost System" which speeds up natural evaporation. IT reduces the attraction between the hair shaft and water. The owner (a man) decided to create this formula when his wife was taking too long to get herself out the door and ready (I'm sure that's never happened in your house!)
Hello out there… to all you ladies who like to work your hair when you enter a room! It’s Jeanasina time and today I’m skipping my follow-up on Selma’s products because I made another new discovery just yesterday that I’d like to talk about!
So here’s the deal…My hair is over 60 years old! I bet you are visualizing shades of bone dry gray straw! Well, revise your mental visual because I haven’t allowed the sinister Greymeister to take over my head, yet! The blonde Jeanasina trademark hair is still clinging to my persona.
I have been rather lucky, because I always seemed to have good hair! As the years have progressed… my face has started falling, my body has morphed into a body I no longer recognize as my own and… there are random growths sprouting out on my body that I think were implanted by aliens! Many days I tell my husband…”I’m almost totally gone!” All that I used to associate with my body has left the building! But…I still…up to this point…have had pretty GOOD HAIR!I was always so proud of my hair!
A few years ago, when I met Goddess Granny, she made a comment that I was an older woman with teenage hair! I love that woman and her comment had me walking on hair air! Recently, undoubtedly, somewhat due to poor diet habits, and major insomnia, my hair has been brittle, dry and without the will to live!
I know you will agree with me, if your hair looks good, your mood is uplifted and we women totally find complete enjoyment in a good hair days! Well my good hair days were getting few and far between. I’d get up in the morning, look at my hair and think …”A rerun of ‘Return to Witch Mountain’ is playing in my personal theater again today!
On the days I washed my hair (every two or three days), it would dry to a nice crunchy, FRIZZED OUT haystack! I’d go outside, point to my head, and shout out to the birds…”Get your red hot nesting materials right here!”
I have only so much tolerance for having my hair resemble a blonde Brillo Pad! I went on line and conducted one heavy-duty search for the perfect answer to my demented hair woes.
I came across a product line called Living Proof. Here’s the first thing I read about their products…”Living Proof is a company of scientists from some of the world’s leading university and research laboratories working together with beauty experts towards one common goal: to invent breakthrough formulas that provide beautiful results you can see from across the room”!
Meg hair and I've sort of just experienced a miracle? No, seriously, tell me if I didn't catch this on YouTube I wouldn't have 500,000 hits by now. I so would. I've tried to start a movement where we all ignored Christmas and that went no where. I had like, me and 4 homeless people that would sign my "NO MORE CHRISTMAS PETITION" the rest didn't have electricity or internet-it just sort of fell flat.
Not to be defeated, I decided to redirect the cause, we all agree the Bible is interpretation so why Christmas on the 25th of December? Everything is like 80% off on the 26th, let's move it to the 27th. I am Catholic but date in Hollywood so it's safe to say there's been a lot of Jew in me, we'll all save if we gift give on the 27th!? Yeah, that didn't get much traction either.
Looking back on the year, I get cranky and I don't expect a whole lot. At any point in time while I'm asleep I half expect a ghost of Christmas past will come wake me up. Damn chains, if they're not attached to a calfskin leather purse emblazoned with double CC's I'd just rather sleep through the lesson.
Then it happened. I have to say, and I know it's not popular, people don't expect it from me but I love Jesus. I do. Not God. I don't love God, God terrifies me. He's such a hard ass, you're so done if you disagree with him, he'll kill you're firstborn and ruin your crops and make weird frogs invade your house and he really doesn't seem to have a sense of humor. It's all "I'M GOD" all the time, we know these people and we get it. You're awesome. Now please don't massacre my family. I just herd sheep. Why are you so difficult?
I HEART JESUS! I totally do. Jesus is awesome. You want to be friends with Jesus! Jesus doesn't give a Fig Newton about any of this status, ego stuff. Jesus's besties were 12 unemployed, well meaning friends that always met for a fabulous dinner with a ton of wine. Jesus didn't give a rat's ass if you would kill a son for him. He's all "you're sorry? We're cool." Who is not going to love that guy? Plus he was super great friends with Mary Magdalene, who at the time, was probably just trying to earn a B.C. Chanel purse. We all have heard "the good Lord helps those that help themselves" so HE was just respecting a working woman.
So that's my religion, I am a God fearing Catholic. That is true. God scares the shit out of me. I just hope Jesus will meet me at the gates and say "She's on the list."
Hang with me here, I had a "God" moment, as a dyslexic I could write "Dog" moment and still be correct.
I'm watching several of my friends dog this week. I knew there would be a sale at Petco, I drove there this morning and bought the entire rawhide section for about $30.
I let the dog's out for their Pee's and when they came in, I gave each a yummy rawhide.
I'm also babysitting Prudence's puppy daughter Gertrude. She got a treat but it was quickly stolen away from her. She went to her dog bed and cried.
THIS HAPPENED Meg: Prudence (Gertie is crying at the couch) How can you eat that? Gert's was stolen. You're the mamma. Gert doesn't have one? Poor Gert.
With a million trillion Youtube's that will never see the light.
Prudence looks at me, she grabs the rawhide, she hops off the couch and walks over to Gertie's bed, she then drops the chew off and walks back to the couch. She jumps up, looks at me and rests her face on my knee. Only to say "Happy Jesus?"
I have seen some sort of miracle there. Call it low-hanging fruit, but I see. God works in mysterious ways so I'm sure this wasn't him. This was too cut and dry, like his face on a tree. This was the work of my friend Jesus.
Sometimes we look for huge miracles when they happen everyday. You may treat your tresses with the most lux shampoo and conditioner, but once a week you should give it a break. At $55 a bottle you should expect a miracle. Relax, it's like Jesus, it loves you.Shu Uemara Cleansing Shampoo holds no judgment to the daily sins you've been committing. Too much product, too much dye, too much straightener, flat-iron, curler's. It accepts all.
Hi ladies! It's Meg's other roomie Kristenosborne88! Since college, I’ve always been asked if I dye my super dark hair. Up until two years ago, I didn’t... because up until two years ago my hair didn’t grow in WHITE. So, yes, I had to start dying my already basically black hair to avoid the constant reminder that I'm almost 30. I figured that since my hair was so naturally 'noir' that a cheap $7.99 box of black hair dye would do the trick. It did…just a little too well. Sure, it covered my white, but now I realized that before my hair was just dark dark BROWN, not midnight black. Now, however, after my foray with jet black hair dye- it was ba-lack. So, naturally, I figured I’d just pile on some light brown hair color to even out the super dark black dye to get it back to the color it was before – (it made perfect sense at the time). Meg here, I advised her not do this. I strongly suggested she see a professional. I suggested she learn from my mistakes. All in all, my hair became a black and brown mess and every few weeks I’d pick a shade of dark brown or black and pile it on to cover those pesky whites. I had had enough, and so I told Meg, “I am going blonde! I’m over my hair. I hate it. “ Meg “Wait, what? Where did this come from?” Meg here, I advised her not do this. I strongly suggested she see a professional. I suggested she learn from my mistakes. Kristen “I just hate it and I’m changing it all or I’m going to shave my head.” Meg “calm down you freak, I have just the place for you.” Sidenote- having a beauty expert as a roommate has it’s perks.Meg here, tons of perks, you should see our shower, plus I like to decorate, take care of the dogs, buy liquor and and am a barrel of laughs.
Within 24 hours Megan had an appointment for me at Rossano Ferretti. She told them I wanted a total transformation and so off I went, ready to look into the mirror and see a totally transformed person.
When I arrive at the salon, I’m greeted by an extremely friendly staff. I’m immediately struck by the décor – super elegent and chic, but without making me feel like I shouldn’t touch anything. High ceilings, black and white motif , wide open space. I meet my colorist, Sue-Yi, and begin talking about my hair history and how I want a total change, but I also don’t want my hair to fall out from harsh coloring and stripping and all that jazz. She just smiles and nods because (as I later learned) I was pretty much asking for the impossible. I had two years worth of store bought black and brown hair dye on my hair (plus the remnants of a Brazilian blow out –which apparently opens up your hair's pores and makes it soak up even that much more color). So, the colorist begins really looking at my hair – she starts counting the different shades of brown and black (3...4... 5….6….) – and then she looks at me eyes and is, to my delight, honest. “I want you to look natural and I want you to love your hair color, but we have a lot of work to do - and you are NOT going blonde today, not unless you also want to go bald. ” She started her foil magic- painstakingly talking about 5-10 individual strands of hair at a time, and wrapping them in the magic foil. She was meticulous. Time didn’t stand still, though. I had a glass of wine, Sue-Yi was super friendly and before I knew it (3 hours later) I was over at the sink having my hair rinsed out.