My Ombre Experience

I went through my phases of light brown to blonde highlights through high school then mainly stuck with dark hair through university, but like most women I really felt the need for significant change. When I saw a Groupon for popular Vancouver salon, Rain, I emailed to see if the $95 full highlights and cut deal could go toward an ombre treatment, and to my delight it did. Finally nearing end of semester I made an obligatory consultation with the salon, which was pretty eye-opening for me. Because my hair had L’oreal box colour in it the stylist explained that I would need to pay extra to take it out, and pay an additional amount for the entire ombre/balayage treatment because my hair is so long. I’m doing my best to sum it up, but there are a lot of technical terms involved that I still don’t have a full grasp on! Lesson learned is to not play around with store-bought colour if you’re planning on getting your hair professionally coloured! I ended up paying an extra $130, which I went ahead with since I was pretty set on this new look.

A few weeks later just after the last day of classes I went in for the transformation, which took a total of 3hrs (this is nothing compared to doing the 6hr Japanese hair straightening treatment that I’ve done a few times). By the end of it all, I was incredibly pleased. I absolutely love how the gradual look came out and am doubly happy that the blonde doesn’t look orange-y like some turn out. Thank you, Shannon!

Pictures are included below with a before picture for reference. What do you think?





The American Music Awards 2013

I’ve got to be honest – there weren’t too many standout looks for me Sunday night. If I had to choose, the two most memorable moments of the 2013 AMAs were Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World’s performance of ‘Say Something’ (chills) and Rihanna’s mom’s heartfelt speech while presenting her the inaugural Icon Award. Fashion-wise, something I have to note is how far Nicole Richie has come from her Simple Life days. It still amazes me! I’ve included a picture for reference just in case any of you have forgotten. Outfit favourites to follow…

Nicole Richie circa Simple Life days.

Then BAM!

By far the best I have seen Christina look in years. Simple, sexy, sophisticated.

Bethenny Frankel’s Style

Bethenny Frankel’s talk show, Bethenny, has been catching my eye some afternoons mainly due to what she’s been wearing. The skinny-minnie reality TV star, chef, and mother has always been a style icon for much of the Real Housewives following, and I’ve decided to call attention to some of her best looks (in my opinion). I want this woman’s show closet!

On Her Show:

Her show’s website does a great job at making sure we don’t take photos from the site, so to see more of Bethenny’s show looks click here.

Out n’ About: