Monday, March 5, 2012
Strong Brows, Sexy Curls & A Hint of Mint!!
This past weekend was my get it all the way right weekend... hair, nails and brows done...yaayy! However, I switched it up a little and I'm happy I did. I usually get my nails and brows done at Hollywood Nails in Wilmington, DE every 3-4 weeks by my favorite nail tech, Trinny; but it has become more and more apparent that I was gonna need a replacement or at least a backup. I don't live in the Philly area anymore and although I'm up there bi-weekly to pick up my babies, my time is still really limited and beyond PRECIOUS (time is money, time is yours and you don't get it back)! The wait and the nonsense at Hollywood is at an all time high lately and I can't deal...(as Jay says, I'm impatient and I hate waiting). The dilemma I faced in finding a replacement tech, is that I'm beyond particular about my brows and my nails...it's kinda mental. LOL. But the reality is there is not only one place and one person from VA to PA that can do what I need them to do and do it right. The only way I would find that person, is by trying someone else. And that's where I lucked up at this weekend!!
As usual I was in one of my favorite establishments, Bliss Elements Salon and Spa, Friday afternoon getting my hair all the way done (praise the Lord, b/c after I got my hair done the Friday before last, I took my Princess to the spa for the day in celebration of her 13th birthday (ummm yea, 13 at the darn spa...I didn't get there til I was in college but that's a whole other story!!) and I spent a little too much time in the sauna and clearly forgot I'm relaxer free b/c when I came up out of that joint my hair was all the way over before it ever even started)! While I was there getting my hair all cute (how cute are those curls), my stylist kept suggesting I let the new aesthetician do my brows. I was resistant at first (NOOOO!!), but he convinced me enough and she was such a sweetie pie and professional it wasn't that hard. Well much to my surprise, she did the thang and I think I got myself a new brow girl!!! Not only did she produce good results, but this experience was beyond expectation! It was straight up spa quality...I honestly felt like I was getting a lux facial when I was really only getting my brows..that good. I say its an absolute do!! So check out Ms. JoVanna Butler, licensed aesthetician and new edition to the Bliss family. You pay a little more but you get a whole lot (including the convenience and value of my time) and you support black professionals and black business. That's what I call Milk AND Honeey!! What do you honeeyz think about my fab brows?
After I got my brows and hair all Blissed up, I was still left with the dilemma of getting these nails done. They were looking a hot mess and the whole Valentine's Day theme I was rocking was sooooo beat down and over but again, Trinny was out of commission. So I decided to give the nail salon across from my house here in the DMV another try. I used them one other time last summer and I was less than happy, but the reality is everyone in even the best places aren't qualified to do nails (or at least mine!! lol). So I went back and I went to a different person and I watched and directed her like a hawk...told u I was crazy. And it all worked out just fine. I went with a mint color and a splash of gold (you know I need that little extra). I think they turned out awesome! Mint is the color of the moment and I'm still debating on a few clothing pieces to add to my wardrobe so i figured I could be in the moment by putting it on my nails. This choice is an OPI color and I totally forgot the name but it had "grandma" and "apple" in the name somewhere. :-))
For more candid pics of my curls, brows and nails click below!! :-)))