Colouring the Crown of Glory..

Product review: Nice and Easy Colour foam

As I have a background in hair design I know hair colouring is one of the best money making services for a salon as the service is based exactly that, the stylist’s ability to apply product and the product (hair colour) not being costly in itself..

I am at a point where I am colouring my hair every two weeks, to go to a salon would be costly and I am not willing to put that money into my hair when I am only seen in public on average 4 times a month. So I made the choice to do this for myself, with my daughter Hudson’s help I am successfully able to maintain the illusion of my jet black hair.

I am naturally a level 06 dark blonde with slight ash.

Up to this point I settled with the colour line GOSH, purchased at Shopper’s Drug Mart. I have a fair amount of white in my front hair line due to Vitiligo a condition where the skin is absent of pigment.  These white areas are where I have a widows peak and this is the first place my re-growth becomes obvious.. My white hair seems to have become more and more resistant to colour no matter how long I let it process for..

GOSH is a gel colour that seems to last a 2 week period in my hair.

Recently a new trend in the world of home hair colouring has arrived in stores.. I guess the angle is to make hair colouring for the modern woman easier and now mess free.. I know better and that anything shown on commercials is not really as it seems..

Although I am very partial to the traditional gel type colouring systems I knew I needed to try the foam so I fully understood what it was before my choice between gel or foam was possibly taken from me..

I will be honest I was not sold at first, I know from my education as a stylist that unless you part your hair in a traditional 4 part section, dropping down quarter inch slices you cannot be sure to get even coverage.

That is why I chose Nice and Easy Colour foam by Clarol, it was on sale and not going to be a dent to my pocket book. I had to read the instructions to mix the product and they made the application process seem as easy as 123.. Simply pump the foam into your hand, apply to head and make a shampooing massage.. Ummm yeah..

My gut told me to not be so relaxed and carefree and so I did do minor parts to my hair.. As I applied the foam it was evident that combing my hair with the foam was not going to be possible as it would be with gel… I tried to do as much of the front as I could then recruited Hudson to finish the back..

I had the usual colour on my face and neck and noticed when cleaning the counters of the bathroom the foam left little black spots and if my bathroom was fancier than ours I am sure I would be ticked off with the clean up..

The real test of the foam for me would be coverage and how well it was removed from my skin.. After my shower I did have splotches in my hairline yet my eyebrows cleaned up nicely..

I would not recommend this product to change to a new colour.. I would use this product again because I am re-touching my re-growth and because of the level I am using.

When re-touching it is very important just to do the strip of re-growth because every time you over lap the colour you are causing banding. Since I am depositing to the darkest colour 01 you cannot see this and that is why I am ok using the foam once in awhile because the only mistakes you will notice is in my re-growth. I am sure I have missed patches, that are being camouflaged.

The Illusion of Self Tanner..

Product Review; Yves Rocher Express Body Mist

One of things about being a farm girl in my daily life and working around horses is that I am in full pants and boots. This means during the better weather my upper body will receive more colour than my legs..

I am naturally very fair and because of this my legs can be ghost white.. I am too far out of town and with my limited trips, tanning beds are not in the picture.. Nor is trying to sit in the sun with shorts on because I have allot to do..

So the next best thing is self-tanner.. I am not looking to be chocolate brown yet I do desire to cut the white of my legs so it does not look like I am wearing white tights in the summer.. As I have seams and bows on the backs of my legs the look is more appealing when I have a little golden kiss..

I buy the majority of my skin care products from Yves Rocher.. After being given a bottle of self tanner I found applying it to be messy by hand.. I felt there must be something better out there and I discovered a spray bottle style tanner through Yves Rocher.

I jumped on board and purchased it.. The instructions for application are simple.. Ex foliate your skin, spray on tanner and wait 1 hour for colour. The tanner smells nice and actually gives that right amount of colour and does not leave you orange.

I appreciate the spray bottle as it is more forgiving if you apply the product un-evenly and the colour does last a couple of days so I am not a slave to applying the tanner.. I usually will start applying 2 days before I know I am going to town.. ♥

Stick or Stain..?!

Stick or Stain, a little goes a long way..


As much as I can be a girly girl I am not a fan of constantly touching up my make up.. Maybe I don’t want to be toooo narcissistic or simply not tied to a mirror, once I apply my make up, it better be there to stay as long as I need it..

Lip stick has always appeared to me as being very high maintenance as much as I swoon at the mental imagery of a woman looking into her pocket mirror and re-applying her lippy.. It’s not my style.. My luck is that if I am not constantly monitoring my mouth lip stick has a way of ending up here there and everywhere.. That led to me simply not being a fan.. I would be insecure with looks because I always had at the back of my mind.. Where is the lippy now..?

I tell you the heavens opened and shined down on me the day lip stain was introduced to the market.. It has come along way since the first days yet it is my go to when I am requiring a strong red lip because I know the staying power of the stain will last..

I am a fan of the Cover Girl brand as it seems to be the only one I have tried that truly does not wipe away after eating.. As reds are very dramatic I find it hard also to keep the colour on my lips and not bleeding..

It is very handy to apply once and occasionally use the top coat to condition your lips if needed yet be free of the constant touch ups lip stick requires.. As for the colours I like I try to apply the desired colour to the fatty area below my thumb to see how the red looks on my skin colour and go from there..

Allot of times it is trial and error yet when I find the one that works I am known for purchasing in multiples’ regardless if it is clothing or make up..

To lash or not to lash..?!

To lash or not to lash, that’s the question..


I think one of the most defining looks of a Pin Up girl is the strong yet simple liner and thick lash on the eye.. This look is tweaked and personalised by each wearer, as many kustom ways to wear a lash line and lashes this look sets up the big doe eye of the Pin up girl. Accompanied by a red lip this is the fresh face, the simple yet elegant beauty that I adore of Pin Up.. ❤

When I started dressing in the Pin up style I found that doing lashes was tricky for me.. I was keenly aware that in order to get a really strong top line of liner on my lid and pronounce that with a heavy lash line would only be accommodated by the use of false lashes.. Even with my naturally thick lash no matter how much mascara I apply I was not achieving the look I wanted..

I perceive the make up look of the Pin Up girl to be quite simple yet the drama comes from the eye.. With out the false lash when I apply my make up you can see the difference between a girl wearing a retro dress and the desired Pin Up girl..

So in came the old adage “practice makes perfect” and I am still working on it..

Before I purchased my first set of lashes I did a bit of on-line research to reassure me of my new adventure.. I had never tried lashes at any other point of time simply for fun.. I had allot of questions and allot did not really apply to a false lash at the end of the day, possibly I was just making excuses..

Tips that I found to be extremely important would be to first do your make up.. The second was to make sure when you have applied the glue to the false eye lash to allow it to dry a little before apply the lash to your lid..

What I have noticed like doing my hair, one side cooperates more than the other. I also need to give myself a little time so I am not anxious and glue my lids closed which I have also done..

I can see a difference in the quality of photo’s when I am wearing lashes and I feel more committed to my look when I am lashed up.. As most false lashes are re-usable and come in different price points and styles they are a part of your look I think you cannot afford to be with out..

There is something to be said for the moment you apply the second set of lashes and you step back and admire what you now look like.. I LOVE my lashes.. ❤

Triple Kustom 7

Triple 7 Kustom

It was a good day when I found Triple 7 Kustom’s FB Page.. A business that has a focus on accessories such as hair flowers, hair clips, bobby pins and ..OmG sweater chains..!

I find the best places by “like” lurking, when you go through strangers likes and check out pages.. I am always on the hunt for something new or different that I have not seen..

I especially like to purchase from small personal businesses and I prefer to purchase jewellery and the like because I do not have to worry so much if it will fit.. So finding Triple 7 Kustom was great..

A few things appealed to me about the page and what kept my interest was the layout of the page and albums.. I was really impressed with the pictures of the product, how the product is displayed and price points of product..

The best part though is the “Kustom” album, where you can participate in the creation of your own accessories..

I can tell you I had been looking for sweater chains for sometime, I like wearing cardigans and shrugs with my Pin up dresses and with my ample chest sometimes closing them up is not an easy feat or better yet does not look so pretty..

Once I hit the kustom album I was hooked for sure and even now after receiving my first order I can tell you I will be back to order more.. The kustom album clearly marks what embellishments are compatible with which fasteners. There is allot of selection and not just flowers, there is something for everyone..

I ordered a small hair flower to match a dress I have and then 2 sweater chains.. A kustom Hello Kitty and a Kustom Bat.. Knowing there could be something in the post was super exciting.. Can you imagine how happy I was when I opened my mail box and saw my pink parcel calling to me..

I could not wait as I sat in the car I was so excited to open it..! With my daughter Hudson we were giddy with anticipation and squealed when we saw the additional pieces in the parcel.. A bit of a back story, Triple 7 Kustom had a contest and my daughter did her computer magic to a couple of pictures of me making it look like I was wearing the merchandise we were now looking at.

After bouncing in our seats I said to Hudson how impressed I was with the quality of the items and the packaging, I then promptly put the Hello Kitty Sweater chain on..

It was really nice to be in town on a windy day and not worrying about adjusting my sweater all day.. Not only cute, these chains are functional.. When I was home I switched over my colours and went to town with the gifted little red bows which I will be getting in pink..

Owner/ Operator Megan Reviczky is a doll, she was quick to respond to my messages and got my order together in a timely fashion..

I highly recommend checking out her page and whether you have someone you would purchase for or if you like something for you, I know you won’t be disappointed.. ❤

Lux de Ville

If you love your retro and vintage inspired dresses the only way to complete your look is with a handbag that matches..

I first laid eyes on a Lux de Ville bag at my regular tattoo shop, there were a couple of styles for sale and at the time the bags in the shop had more of a tattoo alternative look.

I purchased a red bag with black spades and a chain across the front.. Once I was home with the bag I decided to track LDV down on the computer and I was beside myself with what I had found..

Why did I not know of these sooner..?

Since that time my collection has grown.. I also do not see an end to purchasing either..! With every season a NEW collection is offered with colours and styles this gurl cannot resist..

My second LDV was bought for me by my hubby at a Tattoo Convention.  The 1/2 moon Swallow Print Clutch that is my go to bag.  With Leo fur on the bottom, black bag with white sparrows it is versatile and easy to hold.

My collection would then grow to include the Sin city Motor Tote in Green Sparkle

Black and White Kiss Lock

The Getaway White Sparkle Kiss Lock

The most recent addition to the collection is the Femme Fatal in Black

They are one of a kind type bags and I found the quality fair and the price point is in-line with similar type retro pieces.. I remember receiving my first Pin Up looking LDV in the mail and I swore I would never buy another type of bag again..

I have always been someone that is keen on the details.. I appreciate the small things and my eye is attracted to symmetry which you get when an outfit is completed head to toe with complementary accessories..

I am committed to my Pin Up look when I am in public, I feel I cannot wear just any bag and that my LDV’s are my cherry on top..

I often get allot of comments on the bags and it is handy to have a few to coordinate with my dresses.. They clean up nicely with a quick spray of Vinegar..

I have purchased all but the one bag from Rowena’s in Edmonton..

Check them out.. ❤

Tits on a Unicorn..

From the beginning of time woman have had breasts.. Born for function these beauties also bare a form that triggers us visually. The response is in recognition of a Woman’s delicious femininity. With all the size and shape combinations the breasts also have ample names. No matter how you call them they are all around us and each set is show cased in as many fashions as one can think up.

The bosom appears to be a fan of controversy, regardless if they are aware of it or not.. They can bring up and stir many emotions and in the same hand can bring up and conjure none at all. They set us apart, literally whether a woman chooses to keep them under wraps or showcase her bosom, sensuality comes in all forms and displays and in this we admire.

I recently came across a FB Page that was embracing the above. With a cheeky approach to true booby appreciation with the combined humour and love of all Unicorns..

Introducing to you for your viewing pleasures ~ Tits on a Unicorn

I know your interested with the gorgeous name and it only gets better!

“Celebrating womanly charms” What better wording to encompass the intention of a Fabulous FB Page run by 5 of the most highly visible Pin Up Dolls on the scene right now..

*Insert Glitter* Introducing the Guardians of TOAU *Insert Sparkles*

NAOMI VONKREEPS- Star wars geek, filter lacking, dork extraordinaire, dark humoured, tattooed, internationally published alt model, possibly in love with Boba Fett.

VERONICA VIRGO- * FUCKING CLASSY * I love music… and clothes… and shoes… and food..

HARLEAN CARPENTER- Harlean Carpenter is a fiction created to create fiction. Her work is the study of a theory she once had about something she can only vaguely recall. Whatever she does next will almost certainly seem like a good idea at the time

KORINA M. LOPEZ- Helping save paws one Pinup at a time!

SALLY SPARROW- No, I am not the Sally Sparrow hunted by the Weeping Angels. I am a Vintage Pinup Model & Makeup Artist who harbours an unnatural love for corsetry, sci-fi, books, petticoats, gloves, My Little Pony and Colin Firth. I am equal parts Busby Berkeley Musical and Maleficent. Come and peek at me!

These lovely ladies came together as friends and wanted to start a fun fan page and what better direction to go then share what they love and have in common. You guessed it.. Tits and Unicorns..

The first distinguishing part of TOAU would be the two daily features.. Firstly the daily Unicorn.. An outstanding bit of Picture humour that includes at the center of attention a Unicorn, of course..

The second feature, The Daily Bazoombas. Your daily bosom picture and tantalizing write up by Mistress Sally Sparrow. Pictures of all shapes and forms, you get to know a bit more about the girl behind the bosom and see if that girl has her own page..

What a brilliant concept as you can go through all the delights if you check back through the Wall Photo album. Although the Page is new the Likes are through the roof. I can see girls lining up to submit to be the next Bazoomba of the Day..!

I know I was thrilled when I was informed I would fill this spot August 7th. Being that I have not done a “Professional” photography session. I adore taking pictures and the like. I would not have ever thought I could have been considered for such an achievement. Wow.. ❤

This for me is a new experience and specially as I am not familiar with showcasing my gurls.. This would prove to be an adventure yet after my conversation with Sally Sparrow I was even more compelled to participate as I knew and felt comfortable knowing this was in fun in a tongue and cheek campy way and I knew these ladies demanded the best and so I felt so comfortable..

Straight from the mouth of Sally Sparrow herself, she says to me…….

“We hope that people understand that we love boobs and it’s not meant in an objectifying way- it’s a celebration of womanly charms. We only feature girls that submit photos for the feature- all sizes, all shapes. We love it all! You don’t have to be a pinup model or have professional photos. We think women should love their bodies and be proud of them! We have great respect and admiration for the ladies.”

Most important to the Guardians of TOAU, they do not tolerate any derogatory comments at all and they have yet to delete any comments or block any user.

The second part of TOAU is the connection to their big sister page A page geared more to the Professional platform and it runs a contest that is based on fun and fairness no matter your genre of Pin Up style.. As read in their page description it is their “Mission to provide a fun & fair Pinup Contest environment that embraces and celebrates all types of pinup modeling. Our judging will be based upon the merits of the submitted photos and will NOT be a popularity contest based on the number of ‘likes’. will not tolerate any disparaging treatment or rude comments to any of its participants.

Yay for fairness and equal opportunity..

As for my adventure..

One of the greatest things coming into the Pin Up culture was the acceptance from other girls. I have always appreciated that beauty comes in many different forms. For me the consistent is seeing in a woman’s eyes how she is feeling about herself.

Being offered this opportunity made me feel quite special and super excited. As I love sharing the Pin Up girls I come across on FB land, I felt I was being recognized. I discovered Pin Up later than allot of other dolls, between my age and my sight I have felt is necessary to do as much as I can now. I have been collecting mental images for when I might not be able to look back at the photographic ones.

I myself have an ample bosom yet have never shown or flashed it about, My Heidi dress is probably the most cleavage put out there and so to look at pictures of woman in control of themselves and being most comfortable in their skin is very attractive and desirable to me.

Going through my collection of photos to see what I could put together I very soon discovered I did not have anything that came close to what might be considered a good ol’ cheeky shot..

My first attempt of my photos received a very bland review from my husband whom is quite the Boob guy and has given me quite the education over the past 10 years of our marriage.. He said your shots look nice, yet you can do better. Next thing I know he is researching pictures on the internet to give examples of what and how I should style myself.

My second attempt was in the yard, he happened to pick up the camera and so this time I went full out the opposite direction, shirt off trying to hold my over flowing handfuls all while keeping a demure look on my face and wonder how to make my body look all sexy and stuff..

Once reviewing the pictures I decided that was a fail too. How was I going to come up with a few enticing photos? Not over the top sex pot yet enough to give a little more lift to the eye brow when looking at them. It got to the point that any time I was in make up I was getting obsessed with trying to get the perfect shot yet all I really wanted to do was turn up my booby volume and with their size I was getting lost in them..

At the end of the day I came to the conclusion that we all package ourselves a little differently and this is what makes us eye candy. It is what comes from with in a person, what shines bright enough to be caught by film.

I adore the message of the Unicorns. It is really about embracing who you are and in my case having a cute time while doing it.. xx

Check out my FB Page for tantalizing photo’s in the “Tits on a Unicorn” Photo Album.. >.<