Tattoos and horns…oh my!

Keyword: vampire woman, tattoo, horns, body art, self expression, domestic abuse

She woman tells the true meaning of “don’t judge a book by its cover.”  According to a little bit of research I did after falling upon several videos online of her, she was from an abusive relationship.  After divorcing her husband she decided to tell her story through her tattoos.  Each one of her tattoos tells a story.  She has four eyes on her knee that represent her children and how they are always watching her, she has tattoos on her face to represent her mom, and some that represent what she went through as a victim of domestic violence.  She is looking to start a charity for battered women.  And here you probably thought she was a scary lady, huh?  Don’t be ashamed…I did too at first!

 

Check out some of these photos-

It’s funny because after hearing her story, I see her in a whole new light!  Please feel free to view other videos of her on youtube.  They blocked a lot of them from being shared, unfortunately. There are a lot of very interesting ones on their that tell her story really well!  Check them out!!



Where do we draw the line?

Keyword: photoshop, celebrities

I have been known to take out a blemish here, or fix and awkward eye in a photo of myself before posting it for the world to see.  I can appreciate the art of photoshop.  But when it is taken to a level that makes it not resemble the person anymore, I have an issue with that!

Watching this video really puts things in perspective. Now, the acne…I get…for a major shoot I would photoshop that out too, but when you are making people appear skinnier (who already have amazing bodies to begin with), getting rid of their freckles, changing their make-up, skin tone, and hair…it just get’s so crazy!  What’s wrong with a little imperfection here and there?

Everyone has a little roll when they sit down!  I’m barely 100lbs and like to think I keep my body in good shape. Yet, when I have a pair of jeans on and I sit down in a relaxed position, I get a little roll over my pants.  It’s natural!  So why does that have to be airbrushed out?!

I guess this is an on going issue that us women are going to have to battle forever…and it will probably only get worse. But whenever you are feeling a little down about yourself, watch this video and remind yourself that even the ladies that appear to be “perfect” aren’t!  They are just like the rest of us!  They just have great make-up artists, hair stylists, photographers, and photoshop’ers’!



Honoring Donna Summer

Keyword: donna summer, rip, disco

With the loss of Donna Summer this morning, I knew I had to say a little something about the disco diva herself!  Not only was she an inspiration to the music industry with all of her fabulous hits, but she was a hair icon as well! Always rocking big beautiful hair!!

The 63 year old diva passed this morning after a battle with cancer. It’s hard to think about Donna Summer and not want to sing all of her fantastic songs!  She will greatly be missed!



What a beautiful pug!

Keyword: animals, dog, makeup

Well isn’t this just the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? He is just loving every second of this! His eyes are the best part! <3



Way cool nail art!

Keyword: marble, nail art, polish, how-to

I’ve heard about this before, but I wasn’t quite sure how it was done.  Now that I see how easy it is I definitely need to try it. Have any of my readers tried this before? I would love to see your photos and hear your opinion on it.  Unfortunately I get my nails done tomorrow (engagement party this weekend..woop woop!!)  But the next time I am due for an appointment I am gonna give this a shot. I’ll be sure to post all about it ;)



Patricia Krentcil is banned from several NJ Tanning Salons

Keywords: tanning mom, banned to tan, planet sun

TMZ has this as an exclusive on their homepage, so I’m literally not doing much here.  Took the pics they used too cause I thought the ‘BANNED’ sign over her face was quite amusing.   According to TMZs sources, crazy tanning mom Patricia Krentcil (who has been in the news entirely too much recently might I add) has reportedly been locked out of  several tanning salons surrounding her NJ home.

 

 

The stores have posted this picture behind their registers so employees remember to refuse her service if she comes in.   Yeah, thank god for that sign, otherwise I’m sure the people working at the front desk would have never recognized this hot mess of shoe leather walk in the door haha.

 

Am I wrong?  This womans face has been plastered all over the news, and she is unmistakably tan-  if an employee at one of these salons couldn’t recognize her then I think there are bigger issues in their life than letting some woman OD on sun.

And FYI, I won’t be reporting every move this woman makes, but it is my job to keep you guys up to date on what’s happening in the Beauty World, and well,   professional tanning extraordinaire Patricia Krentcil is beautiful-ish-related-sortof-but-not-really.



We love when people do good deeds

Keyword: cancer, wigs, jewel hair design

Whenever I hear of a local business helping to give back, it just makes me all giddy inside.  It’s such a wonderful thing when people go out of their way to help others who are in need.  So when I saw this on Facebook I knew I had to give my praise!

 

Jewel Hair Design is a company working mostly out of the Virginia, DC, Maryland area (I know, this is a NY site, but it says they will travel nationwide!!!) They offer on site hair design for  whatever your needs are. They have also recently started making their own hair accessories available on ETSY.

The reason they caught my attention today was because they posted about an amazing thing they are doing. They have commited to giving $1.00 to the Greatergood.org every time they get a new fan on Facebook, and they share this info with friends by tagging them in a post. Greatergoods.org is a site dedicated to making the world a better place. It covers all kinds of donations, including wigs for women battling cancer. You have until Christmas Day to be a part of this, and it’s so simple to do!  Just click here for their site and the rest is easy as pie!

Westyle is always excited to share news like this, so if you know of any other local businesses/salons/hairdressers…etc who go that extra step to do something special like this, please let us know so we can feature them on our site!