Hair After the Chop

Well I did it, and… I love it!  Even though I already miss my long hair 😦  The cut turned out just the way I wanted. I went to Pansy at Solian, in Pensacola at the suggestion of a dear friend who has gone there for several years. I highly recommend her Salon, I have gone to many hairstylist over the years and few have truly cut it the way I wanted it.  Pansy hit the nail on the head. I feel like I have lost 10 lbs getting it cut, if only it were that easy 🙂  I am slowly getting use to the cut, I keep fluffing and running my fingers through it.  I am thrilled to think that the hair I am donating to Locks of Love will help a young Cancer Patient, this is Priceless!

Below is the process of the Chop.


Long Bob via LashesandDashes

Long Bob via LashesandDashes

Enjoy the pictures below I had to stop and do a quick photo shoot with the new hair.

Long Bob via LashesandDashes


Long Bob via LashesandDashes


Long Bob via LashesandDashes




Salon Effects by Sally Hanson Review

Salon Effects by Sally HansonToday I thought I would bring you a blog post about Nail Effects by Sally Hanson.  Last Christmas I had acrylic nails on and used the product. It worked beautifully with the acrylics on so I decided I would try it on my natural nails.

Salon Effects via LashesandDashes

The packaging was quite nice, really pulls you into the product. I bought this at Ulta on sale, but you can find it just about anywhere!

Salon Effects via LashesandDashes

Salon Effects via LashesandDashes

As you can see the box has all of the supplies you need except for your favorite nail polish remover. The instructions where fairly clear, my only issue with the product is, it is quite hard to get the nail foil off of its backing.

Salon Effects via LashesandDashes

Here I have placed the foil on my finger and am getting ready to file off the excess.

Salon Effects via LashesandDashes

Here is the finished hand. My overall rating would be a 7. I would use the product again but some improvements could be made such as a different source of backing for the nail foils, as well as the adhesive on the foils. Below is a picture of my nails after a weeks time. I think they held up fairly well, I do a lot of hand washing!

Nail Effects by Sally Hanson via LashesandDashes IMG_2880

Tutorial for keeping a Beanie on Your Head!

How to Keep a Beanie on via LashesandDashesI saw the below tutorial on Pinterest and decided to try it for my self!

beanie (1)

The only supplies you will need for this project are:
A beanie
One hair comb
Hot glue

Hat fix via LashesandDashes

Place the comb right at the base of the stitching on the inside of the beanie.

Hat tips via LashesandDashes

Now place a strip of hot glue on the base of the hair comb, then place the comb on the base of stitching. Hold the comb on the base of the stitching for 20 seconds while the hot glue dries. After I had let the hat sit for a couple minutes I tried the hat on, the comb did not feel as secure as I would have liked!
I pulled the comb up off the the hat with the base of the comb still attached to the hat. Then I placed another line of glue on the comb where the prongs of the comb begin. After this the comb was not going anywhere!

Hat comb via LashesandDashes

I highly recommend using this tutorial on all of your knit beanies!


The beanie came to great use today, the high is only 36* here in Louisville Ky brrr!