Turkey Coma

November 26th, 2012 | Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Personal by Meli

I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend! Mine was full of good food and even better company, which is always appreciated. Although I am spending the majority of my time studying and working entirely too hard, it really feels like the holidays this year and gasp(!!) I am actually not loathing them! Who woulda thunk it. ;)


I hope to have some more content in the weeks to come but for now feast your eyes on my new haircut! Although I know my hair looked great long, I could no longer stomach the upkeep especially now that I am so busy. I needed something cute & easy, and as usual, my hairdresser did not lead me astray.

What do you think?

I Call Her Red

February 7th, 2012 | Posted in Fashion, Personal by Meli

{yeah, that’s a Jordan Catalano reference…}

I was finally able to fix my crazy dye job last week and the results are amazing!
So lucky to have been able to find such a kick ass stylist at Peter of London that understands my crazy wants and needs (I’m not the easiest client when it comes to hair).

My hair was about 3 different shades making it kind of embarassing to wear it down (even with my amazing new haircut), so that would be why you always saw it up in my attempt of a top knot bun. Now, I haven’t thrown it up since getting it done! Oh, red. I’ve missed you so.

What’s your favorite hair color?

Snip snip

January 13th, 2012 | Posted in Fashion, Personal by Meli

Although not an official list of my favorite things, today’s post is still lovable. After all, who doesn’t love a good haircut? After a couple of years growing out my hair, I thought it was time to make it look somewhat decent. I had managed to spend the past month putting it up in a bun/ponytail whenever possible to avoid the mop you see to your left, but enough was enough!

I have finally returned to the land of good hair.
Next up? Fixing my blotchy, crazy color. Word of the wise: color out of a box is never your friend.

Special shout out to the lovely Emily of Emilyisasecret for recommending such an amazing stylist!

Weekend Highlights

June 14th, 2010 | Posted in Geekery, Personal, TV by Meli

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Saturday I finally took the plunge and got my new short, hip haircut! I could not be happier – I feel so light and fresh and modern. I went to the Aveda Institute in Ft. Lauderdale and got my hair cut by my amazing friend, Alana. She’s been busting her butt to learn and perfect the art of hair and I am so pleased with what she did. I was a little nervous about the chunky highlights, but she was so confident that they would look great that those worries quickly dissipated. I feel like a new me and can’t wait to start the summer as a blonde! I’ll let you know if what they say is true and I do have more fun, although with the summer I have lined up already, I doubt I would have anything but!

sunday

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Sunday night we had our first official party at the house for the season 3 premiere of True Blood! I don’t need to reiterate what a big fan I am of this show, so just suffice it to say that I was excited (& a little nervous about having people over for the first time in our new house). It was such a success! We made it a potluck since we are fridge-less until the 22nd and wow, did people make some yummy treats! Plus, we got some fun party favors and props that really made the night a lot of fun.
My personal favorite was my jug of Fang Banger – an alcoholic concoction of True Blood beverage, Sprite and Vodka. Thankfully, I woke up this morning hangover free, but I did have my fair share of these throughout the night (& I was not the only one).
I also thought the season opener was great and really held our attention (was it all the nice butt shots?) – I am both bummed and pleased that they seem to not be following the books at all, but we have yet to see what they have in store for us the rest of the season. I totally need to get used to those typical True Blood weekly cliffhangers again – how killer was last night’s??
For all the photos from last night, click here.

Have a great week everyone!

What Summer Calls For

June 10th, 2010 | Posted in Fashion, Personal by Meli

haircutA short, hip haircut!

I really tried this time to let my hair grow after so many people requested. I did. And it happened. My hair is currently extremely long. And extremely thick. And it is currently extremely hot & humid down here in South Florida, so in turn, my hair is extremely hard to deal with and spends its life in a disheveled ponytail. Can someone please tell me what is the point of having long hair if it is always tucked away and such a ginormous pain in the behind? I don’t know how you Miami girls do it. This crap is not for me, so I am doing what I have wanted to do for months now and getting my hair cut!  However, apparently I am like Samson and need my hair for strength because I got so many disdainful looks by friends and family when I announced my decision, which got me thinking…Why do people believe women have to have long hair?

Does it represent our femininity? Youth?
What is it? Share your opinions with me in the comments.

And yes, my haircut inspiration is coming from the lovely Christina Ricci and her sweet short ‘do pictured above.
I can’t wait to be free!