Archive for March, 2009
Hello my dear readers-
It is with a heavy heart I inform you that on Friday afternoon, my precious little brother was killed in a car accident. I won’t be posting for a while, as I am beside myself with grief and in the middle of making funeral arrangments for my little guy.
I WILL be back though, he would never want me to give up something I love doing so much. I expect to be back sometime next week when things settle down a bit. For now I need to focus on taking care of my mother who is griefstricken and not doing well at all.
I love you all and will be back with you as soon as possible.
Talk to you all soon,
RIP Jerry Backman Jr
Nov. 29, 1986 – March 27, 2009
Just cuz I’m technically on sabbatical doesn’t mean I can’t still bring you guys your Old Skool Hot Track of the Week!
It’s a lovely day, so I’ll commemorate this beautiful spring weather with a song that reminds me of playing outside as a wee lass in downtown Pittsburg. Enjoy!
I know you guys love my nail blogs, so I thought I’d share my latest adventure in nail fabulousness, as I am quite happy with the results.
One of my Sephora consultalnts referred me to this little nail spot by my house that does custom sparkle nails. And since that has Jackie written all over it, I had to check it out.
For those of you not familiar with sparkle nails, they’re done using the same technique as pink and white, only glittery powder is used on the tips as opposed to white. Most salons that offer this service have tons of colors, but this is the first one I’ve been to that lets you create your own. I went with a mixture of pink and silver glitter, and I just loooooove it! I also tried dark pink powder for the actual nail, and will definitely do that from now on, as it really brings out the color of the glitter. And the nail tech even mixed a little extra to keep for my next visit, so I will be back for sure.
If there’s no salon in your area that offers a custom sparkle mix, I suggest asking them to do it. In most cases, they’re happy to oblige.
Like what I did there, making it sound all urgent? Ha.
I picked up Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Gel on the recommendation of a reader who also has curly hair. And I’ve totally found my new favorite – and believe me, a new favorite was much needed!
My hair has been looking like crap lately, and when it get’s particularly unruly that usually means it’s time to change hair products. As someone who uses styling aids everyday, I find they tend to be less effective once my hair gets used to them. I’ve been using the LA Looks number 8 for about a year, and now it’s to the point where I may as well be putting water in my hair for all the good it’s been doing me.
The Aussie gel however, is just what I needed. My hair is back to fabulous, and the curls stay smooth all day. It’s also not sticky, which is rare for any hair product with the words “freeze” or “sculpting” in the name.
Oh, and did I mention it’s super cheap? I got it on sale for $2.99 a tube, but it’s regularly about $4.00 which still isn’t bad at all. Especially for a product that works well. I’m so impressed that I’m re-visiting the entire Aussie line, so check back for more reviews on that.