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There is a ton you can save on and not just food but also booze too as well baby products, pets, and yea it’s open to U.S.A. As well Canada. Check it out it’s easy to use and it’s 100% free. Now what are you waiting or go save some cash and shop.
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I washed my hair and then decided to blow dry it. Well it went all frizzy on me so I decided to run a little hair oil through it. Then I decided to put some coconut oil over that and run my flatiron over it quickly. I devided my hair up into sections so I could do small areas at a time and I have to say cya later frizz. I’m hoping by tomorrow morning my hair will look just as good. But if not that’s fine but I found my new favourite method in getting the frizz out. I’m hoping the coconut oil makes the frizz parts smoother.
I even bumped my bangs with the flatiron which also turned out great. I have read some different things on using coconut oil then using a flatiron some people had luck and others Im guessing left the iron on to long and then fried their hair. Obviously you don’t want to do that. I think it turned out pretty darn good. For an evening hair look before bed haha.
So I have not had any more messages from the lovely owner at my now no more hair salon which is good. No rude nasty messages pertaining my blog either which is good. Not that she would have but everyone who has read my Facebook was not impressed with what she had said to me. Any who moving on the weather has decided to get warm again so I’m happy my a/c unit is still working fabulously. Went and saw my shrink last week that went well though the session was more or less a repeat of what I have been blogging lately. My next appointment is not till the 24th of next month.
Hmm what else my home services have been lowered but because they were either stopped or lowered the middle of the month I won’t be saving as much money as I hoped, this up coming billing cycle but I did call and found out that the following cycle will be much more lowered so I’m happy about that. Oh turns out my buzzer still works even though the phone line has been canceled but I think that’s because my internet runs through it or something who knows.
Since getting my hair re done last week my hair looks more blonde like how I wanted it which Im happy for. Also I’ve noticed my hair is not really all that curly anymore I think maybe the bleach from the many high lights I had sorta relaxed the crap out of them. I’m not really sure but my hair feels like hair again after using my horse conditioner from my Mane & Tail. I might also try coconut oil too on my bang area but right now there fine. As in not as dry feeling. Though they are frizzy lol.
I took some new photos this afternoon and used Pixlr to edit them. They have Pixlr for iPad as well iPhone and I am loving it as of lately. Just makes your photos look a little more polished. Also I wanted to update my dating ad on Okcupid. I like to keep my photos fresh and updated. I’m a little OCD about that. But that’s alright hehe.
I have gotten a few messages here and there from OKC but I’m no longer obsessing over online dating like I once did. If I meet someone great if I don’t it’s not the end of my world. In fact when I was talking to a friend on the phone waiting to see my shrink last week. I was a few blocks away from his office and while I talking on the phone this guy walks by I’m guessing with a co-worker and we locked eyes and smiled and flirted why he was standing at the lights and though he was talking to his co-worker his eyes never left mine it was so intense and then he crossed the street and that was that. I hope to lock eyes with him again though cause he was FINE hehe.
Hmm my garden is meh alright. I was able to pull some baby carrots out of it as well some spinach which I steamed and it tasted very good. The wild flowers are growing nicely but I’ve already decided if I’m still living in is building next spring I won’t be doing the garden again. It’s not my cup of tea. I’m not a die-hard gardner. And I pretty much water it if I remember too. If it rains I do t water it like some people do. And if anything I think I’d try to do something inside type thing and even then that’s pushing it.
Um Diva is doing well my friend who lives in the building bought Diva some dog cookies like the ones she has been snacking on, her and Diva are friends and Diva really likes her. It’s great that I have a friend here. Also because I left Diva alone for so long on Sunday she’s decided to stress lick her one paw. Though I have been nipping it in the butt so she stops. She does not do it all the time thankfully and from what I read it can be brought on by stress. And last Sunday I was gone for about 8 hours which she’s not used to and typically when she has been left alone for that amount of time she was at my parents with the other dogs she she was not alone. I’m not worried about it because she has pretty much stopped. But that’s the latest with her. Other wise she’s fine and healthy.
Well that’s all for now.
Hope all is well
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When a hair salon is in the wrong and they blame you. Last night I was contacted by the owner of the beauty salon on Facebook. She basically told me the what for. Yesterday when I was there I mainly talked to the girl who did my hair on Saturday, she was able to fix my hair but since I was there for a few hours we talked the conversation flowed easily. We talked about many different things and I had spoken about that I’m a blogger I also spoke about it Saturday the one thing I did not do was mention my blog address, however she did ask me if I blogged on WordPress which I said I did but again never said the address to here. I never thought anything of it because I never once bad mouthed the salon or the stylists or the owner for that matter just that I hated the colour and wanted to get it fixed. I never once said I hated the hair cut or bad mouthed the salon.
The owner decided to message me on Facebook and for simple reasons I’m covering my ass as I have changed some words such as names and what not.
Hi Lana, I was just reading your blogs, I am happy so far that today you actually like your hair, however, you also did a few days ago, after your mishap with Colour Oops. I was just doing the cost to us after paying said (Stylist), and we actually lost money doing your hair to your satisfaction. Not sure how I might expect you to reply to this.
I love my hair more now, it looks just like the wig I brought in. Which is what I originally wanted from the start. I never paid for it to look the way it did on Saturday. I also recommend (Hair Salon) to friends.
It is my will to make sure ALL clients are completely satisfied, however between your want for extensions where we called in a specialist in on their time and re doing your colour to which we felt it was acceptable considering what we had to work with in a home job, over 7 hours of not only staff time but also Hair extension specialist time is over the top. I, either lost the blog posts about that, but at the staff and trainers time, I will not entertain any further business with you as it seems to be fuel for your blog posts. I don`t mean to sound harsh, but your expectations are more than our profession can afford. If Youtube is your source of info on said matters, maybe you should do it yourself. I had a few clients in when you were in today and they both commented on the non professional conversations that were engaged while they trusted in our time and combined have been returning clients for over 30 yrs. Enough said. When it comes to clients losing us money and for hours questioning our professionalism, your business is only valued on how much you see our value. All the best, will be watching your posts
First and for most the hair extensions was only a consultation nothing more. Secondly my blog post never once said anything bad about the salon just that I was unhappy with my hair. I never once questioned the experience of (Stylist). Further more what was done to my hair today should have been what I asked for Saturday it was not, I asked for my hair to look like the wig it was not and so it should have been fixed for the amount of money I spent. The fact your using my blog against me is like I’ve done something wrong when it fact I have not. All the best to you. Though your last thought is truly rude uncalled for and so very very wrong. Be well).
As one of my friends said to me how unprofessional. I could see if I spoke badly about the salon or the stylists or hell even the owner but I think she went a touch to far. Also the consultation for the hair extensions was nothing more then just that. And those are free as I had gone to a few salons to find out more information. Then to throw my blog in my face like we will be watching just in case you bad mouth the salon and say bad things about our name first and for most I’m a little smarter than you may think why would I name names. Is that a threat your going to try to sue me seriously lady grow up. What are you 14 like who does that? So unprofessional. I could totally understand if I was a huge bitch to the stylist and was super rude when I was there but I was polite, kind, very nice. No attitude and never once spoke badly about the salon or anyone there in my last three blog posts about my hair.
Also I should mention I also never wrote any bad reviews on any websites such as Yelp or Google Or heck even their Facebook page. So she should not be so harsh in sending me that message on Facebook. And because I plan to move on from this I have no plans to write bad reviews on such sites about said salon or said owner. Though if anyone wants to know which salon this is so they know to never go there I’d be more than happy to tell you in a personal email. But then I don’t know if I care to stoop to her said salon owner level. It’s called karma and karma always bites you back. So we will leave it at that.
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So this morning I wrote a post about hating my hair which you can check out here. I was really not happy after the fact and really disliked the colour. I had watched a ton of videos on YouTube of John Frieda’s hair colour foam. But as my mother and friend Alexia pointed out call the salon so they can fix it.
So I called and told the owner I hated the colour she then passed me onto the girl who did it for me and we discussed it. She asked if I could go in and she would fix it for me. Now I’m loving the colour. It’s more golden and looks more cohesive to Mays Butter Pecan and she left my roots normal too though did put a semi permanent on it as a toner. In fact I’m in love with my hair more so now then Saturday. Also I was not charged a dime for this colour fix thankfully. She did put a few more high lights and it just looks much better now.
She also agrees with me in the colour before it was to Ashy and that I look better with gold tones which I agree. She gave me a few tips on when I go to dry my hair to enhance my curl. So now it’s love your hair Wednesday. Unfortunately she is moving to Toronto this coming weekend. But my normal hair stylist is at the salon so that’s good. But I’ve talked more with this other girl I feel connected ah well hopefully she will relay what she’s done to my stylist so she knows what to do when things need to be kept up down the road.
I’m very glad I did not go to the drug store to try to fix things my self. Now it’s amazing and I’m a blonde and yea.
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I’m sure you’re wondering why?. Okay here’s the thing why is it you go to the salon, you get your hair done and then you come home maybe not wash it the next day, it still looks pretty good you apply a little flat-iron and maybe some more hair spray to it like I did. Then you go to wash it the next day and after you get out of the shower either air dry or blow dry and bam you hate it. Well that is where I am at the moment.
I’ve used hair oil serum to combat the frizz. My extreme anti-snap leave in treatment by Redken. Today I decided to try to blow dry it using a brush. And honestly I still hate my freaking hair. The highlights that were put in are honestly not all that amazing. And for the amount of money I spent I should be loving this hair which I’m not. At a closer inspection holding my hand-held mirror to the back of my hair in spots it looks odd like not all cohesive. I remember them saying they would put mores lighter pieces around my face but seriously I hate my hair.
I don’t think it looks anything like the Butter Pecan R. I’m just not impressed with it what’s so ever. Thankfully its hair and hair grows but if I was not loving the fact that I have hair on my head that’s mine I’d shave it all off and start from scratch unfortunately it takes to long to grow hair out so that is not an option for me at this time. In the mean time I’m thinking of calling the salon and seeing if they can just put an all over blonde colour on my hair free of charge. Other wise I’ll just get a box blonde shade and do it myself. That’s how much I hate my hair. I know John Frieda has one out that’s rated pretty highly. The Sheer Blonde Color Renew Tone Restoring Shampoo & Conditioner works well because I bought that for my now blondish hair. It’s purple and leaves your hair feeling like hair. And removes the brassiness.
Why is having hair so damn annoying at times? When my head was shaved I never worried about it I threw on a wig and I was good to go. Now that I have hair it’s like more up keep. Not happy with the color or the texture or if it’s humid out, or grey hair, or curl pattern or frizz or or or. With a wig besides that we want them to last forever. Our hair will never remotely be perfect. Then again that being said no wig is perfect either but it sure is close. I may just leave my hair alone right now and just cover it with my May wig and then I don’t have to deal with it. Over & Out
Yesterday was Ottawas Capital Pride Parade. And this year I not only went to it but I also rode a float. It was the Gender Mosaics. It’s the longest running trans group that has been in Ottawa. It was also the first float of the parade. I was riding it with a few people I knew.
I took a few photos before the parade started I was standing in it facing everyone else. There was a path of where to started and where it ended. I’m super happy I wore comfortable shoes. My feet where not killing me like they would if I had worn other shoes.
It was busy there were tons of people and I had a fabulous time I also looked fabulous too I might add. Saturday I got my hair done and am so happy it turned out amazing I managed to sleep on it and wake up with it still looking almost-perfect that all I had to do was run my flat-iron over some parts and spray it with more hair spray. My makeup was on point and looked amazing. I layered on the mascara used brow-filler, very pretty pinks eye shadow and as one of my friends said my makeup was on point. Tho my one friend that was on the float hers was melting off but mine was not. Might of had something to do with my Revlon 24 hour wear foundation lol.
Some did come off but not much, I just blotted my face with tissue. And bam I was good to go. My outfit I’m calling causal chic, the causal part was my Nike memory foam flip-flops they were white with very light like green-blue bottoms. My outfit was a one piece white jumper with pockets. I had big white beaded earrings and pearls, and a bracelet and a diamond ring. And to keep the sun out of my face and off my head. I also rocked a bright pink sun hat.
The one piece jump suit went half way down my calves. You can’t see that but it does. I also did not have to rock a bra which I was happy about because the front of the jumper has boning in the V part. I have to say though I was happy t take it off when I got home because it did not breath. But it looked amazing and I felt great wearing it and yes it even had pockets which I loved. I had to take photos before leaving my house. Of course haha.
Later the parade was over I met up with a new friend as well some old friendly faces. Went to dinner with my new friend that was awesome. We went to one of my favourite places to eat. Had a few beers at a gay bar lol and then came home. I was home by around 7:30pm but left the house at like 11am and was up around 7am yesterday. By the time I got home I changed got Diva dressed took her out for a good 30 minutes and then got back washed my layers of makeup off got into comfy clothes and chilled out, went to bed at like 11pm. And today slept in till 8am which was awesome I do have to say.
Over all I had a very busy but fun weekend.
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After my experience with Color Oops. I went to my hair salon this morning. I was lucky that I did not need a full Color correction. But I did have a full head of high lights done as well a cut. When I went I wore my May wig by Noriko in Butter Pecan R. I’m in love with the cut , colour that I basically got it done to my hair. I’m madly in love with the cut but the color looks grey. Here is May on the far left.
And here is my hair the cut turned out amazing. I’m very happy with it but the color not so much. The color needs revamping.
I got the girl to take some photos of my hair from all angles. It really is very similar to the cut of May. I just need my sides to get longer. And sure I still want my hair long but and till then I can rock a long wig for instant length. I can also wear May on the off days of not washing my hair I can rock May and people will think it’s my hair.
In fact when I went in this morning. The owner of the salon looks at me and says “well what’s wrong your hair looks fine”. To then I replied “I’m wearing a wig”. She laughed. I thought wow even a hair stylist that’s been in the business can’t even tell. Now I hope it stays as straight as this by tomorrow lol.