Friday Favorite Five

1. 20 bizarre gifts for under $5 on Amazon, via Mashable Sharing mostly because I can’t believe this cute Nessie ladle is only $2. 2. 20 stylish ’70s movies everyone should see, via GQ From the fetish-y Clockwork Orange to super-preppy Love Story, it’s impossible to pick a fave. 3. Can you pass this financial literary test? via BoingBoing Only 33% of 150k people in 140 countries … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five

Friday Favorite Five

1. The weirdest stuff we’ve tried to use as dry shampoo, via The Cut Don’t knock cornstarch till you’ve tried it! Mix in a dash of cocoa powder if you’re a brunette 😉   2. Think twice before you buy these beauty products, via Refinery29 An EXCELLENT report on diversion, a.k.a. grey market products, a practice that not only harms the beauty industry but could put the consumer in danger, … Continue reading Friday Favorite Five

My New Book, now available on Amazon! How to Survive Beauty School: The Ultimate, No-Nonsense Guide to Thriving as a Cosmetology Student

  I’m super-excited to let you know my newest book is now available for sale on Amazon! It’s called How to Survive Beauty School: The Ultimate, No-Nonsense Guide to Thriving as a Cosmetology Student, and it is THE go-to resource for anyone contemplating going to cosmetology school or who is currently a cosmo student! The book includes a whole bunch of tips, advice, and wisdom … Continue reading My New Book, now available on Amazon! How to Survive Beauty School: The Ultimate, No-Nonsense Guide to Thriving as a Cosmetology Student

My New Book! A Year of Natural Health & Beauty: 52 Easy, Frugal, Natural Ideas to Enhance Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

About the Book Many of you have already been following along for a while; several of you are also new followers who reached this blog via some of my natural health and beauty tips. To all of you, hello and welcome! In 2012, I created a yearlong blog project, in which I posted a new tip each week, right here on this blog. All the … Continue reading My New Book! A Year of Natural Health & Beauty: 52 Easy, Frugal, Natural Ideas to Enhance Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

A Cosmetology Short Story: The Examination

This is a fun little thing: a writing exercise using a certain set of words. I used cosmetology-related words and wrote a short story using those words. At just under 1,000 words, it’s a bit of flash fiction that only takes a few minutes to read.  So, here you go. Enjoy! 🙂 The Examination The music came on suddenly, awakening me from a deep sleep. I heard … Continue reading A Cosmetology Short Story: The Examination