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Pixie Cut and the Plus Size Gal

I am in a severe hair quandary and I don’t know what to do. Well, I do, but I don’t know if I can pull the trigger or not. I am sick of my hair. I do not style it, it has no style on its own. I wear it in a ponytail pretty much every day of the week. Hell, I even wear it in a loose pony on top of my head (*in a scrunchie!!) when I sleep. So, I want to chop it off. I wanted to last year, but was talked out of it. I have used a short hair cut as an incentive to lose weight – “a short cut will look so much better when I am skinnier”. And then I pull up my hair in a pony and open another box of Milk Duds, so we all see how well *that* is working out for me.

So, I said “screw it, I’m finding a pic of a low maintenence pixie that I like and going to make an appointment”. And that is where I was stopped. If you google “pixie cut plus size” you get 152,000 results with a ton of articles asking, “Can I wear a pixie cut?”. Google results for “pixie cut”? 20,600,000. Seriously, a search on Pinterest for “Pixie Cut Plus Size” pulled up *4* results. There are approximately 63million, 463thousand and 12 pics on Pinterest and only 4* are of plus size pixie cuts.

Either no one likes the cut on plus size lovelies or there just isn’t that much out there to pin. I am leaning towards the latter because from all corners of the world – from the local Supercuts to the $$$ salons of NYC you will hear the same thing said to full face women, “It’s just not that flattering on you”. And we believe them, time and time again. And we end up with the past our chin bobs that make our face “look thinner and longer”, which is a lie because, uhm, my face is still round as it was before the chop (*even tho I do have really cute cheeks and amazing dimples!). As the magician’s say, “It’s just an illuuuuusion”.

And for the folks who say “well, it’s a cut that looks good on anyone”? You lie. That’s like saying “One Size Fits All”. It doesn’t. Just ask “the girls”. It’s like clothes – if I am looking to see how a piece of clothing looks on a model, I want it to be a model that is a similar body type to give me a good idea of how it might look on me. This is especially true of a haircut. As adorable as the pixie looks on Emma Watson and Carey Mulligan, it will not look the same on me as it does on these gamine beauties.

So, I don’t know. It should be a matter of if I like it, I’m going to rock it. Hell, I espouse that about things myself. Of course, as usual, it is much easier to give that advice than to adhere to it myself. But, I’m on the hunt for the right pic to take into the salon and then there will be some shearing. Whether it will be as short as I imagine in my mind, or if I put it off once again, is to be determined.

Now, I’m not looking for compliments or “oh, you can do it” comments. I am merely just venting that it is stupid that this is as difficult as it is turning out to be. But, I would gladly take any suggestions of looks that you have seen that you think I might ought to look at, too. Maybe I just overlooked something out in the big world wide interwebs. It’s possible, right?

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Oklahoma Tornado Victims Charity Event

You guys know that I have lived in Oklahoma my whole life. That means that we grow up knowing tornado precautions and what to do when the sirens go off. It also means that when a devastating one comes thru here (*like they have too many times these last two weeks!), we know that we will rebuild and continue to be “Oklahoma Strong”. But we need help and that is where charity and disaster relief services come in.

I know that many of you have wanted to find a way to help, but you are so far away you can’t do anything on the ground here. In fact, I was approached by beauty social site “Pampadour”, (*on which I play a bunch), to find out how they could help. So, we came up with a way that would help people around here, and still have a bit of beauty fun, too. On Tuesday, June 4th, from 8pm to 10pm EST they will donate $3 for every user that signs in or registers to Pampadour.com and connects with me! All of the donations will go directly to the Oklahoma Chapter of the Red Cross, to ensure that the money is used for all of the victims around the OKC metro – of which there are so very many.

So, if you are free on Tuesday night, I encourage you to come connect with me on Pampadour and help the victims of the OK tornados. We’ll also be tweeting about it over on twitter with the hashtag #Pamp4OK, too.

I know many of you have been curious, so, here is a pic of where I was, and work, when the tornado hit Moore, Oklahoma on May 20th, 2013:
May 20th Moore Tornado and Where I Work Oklahoma Tornado Victims Charity Event .

Also, this is what we saw before we went into the shelter before the tornado hit:

Thank you for all of your support these last couple of weeks!

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“The Beauty of Life” Interviews Me!

You guys, I am excited to tell you that Jamie, over at “The Beauty of Life” interviewed me for her “First Look Fridays” series.

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So, head over there and check it all about me, like what I do in my spare time, what I do in my real life and how I started & came up with the name of this site!

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Finding My Perfect Foundation

Remember when I told you that one of my resolutions this year was that I wanted to find my perfect foundation? Well, the search is on.

Finding My Perfect Foundation Finding My Perfect Foundation

Now, I was naive and really thought it was going to be as simple as just finding my correct shade. Really, that is just one piece of the puzzle for me. In reality, this is more of a lifestyle change for this tinted moisturizer gal. This is making realize that it takes me more time to get ready since I have to wait for all of my layers of moisturizer & primer to “set” before I get the next layer on before I can get to the foundation, instead of just slathering on my TM. It also isn’t as forgiving about slacking skin maintenance. Since it is tends to be thicker/more opaque than my TM’s, it doesn’t do well with unexfoliated skin, no matter how many layers of potions I have put on prior.

And the variety. Oh gawd, it is freaking overwhelming. Drugstore? Department store? Matte? Illuminating? Mineral? 3in1/Multitasking? Or, finding a color match, but the product is discontinued now? Like, really, so much to choose from – this pic is just a sampling of what I am trying.

So, I’m just getting started. I’m trying to wear one at a time for a couple of weeks, but sometimes it’s just a matter of what is within arms reach, ya know?

Tell me – what foundations to I need to make sure are on my “try me” list?

*Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided by the company’s PR for editorial consideration and others I spent my own money on.

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Prime Beauty’s 12 Beauty Tips for Over 40 women

prime beauty logo Prime Beautys 12 Beauty Tips for Over 40 women My amaze 40+ friend Cindy, over at Prime Beauty talked with several other of our fab blogger friends to put together a list of 12 beauty tips for over 40yo women.

You should head over there right now and go check it out!

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