I was just brushing my teeth in the bathroom (you know, where most people do that) and I suddenly remembered an incident from almost two weeks ago that I'd obviously tried to forget. My friend Christian and I were walking around Eden Prairie Center on a quiet afternoon and he decided to get his eyebrows threaded. The lady made quick work of Christian's eyebrows (in her makeshift "salon" that was probably an Air Traffic store not three weeks earlier), then turned to me and offered to clean up my lady-mustache. Well, I never!
Anyway, I may or may not be making an appointment with my aesthetician later this week. Ooh and, speaking of, you should know something if you didn't already: the wonderful and talented Jessie May has left H Design Salon and opened up The Uptown Hair District. It's on Lake Street, right next to Bryant-Lake Bowl.
Now, moving from my upper lip on to the top of my head:
So, my hair's a bit on the nappy side. While keeping it a few shades darker than natural tends to help make it smoother and regular deep-conditioning help to keep it soft, I inevitably lose that wonderful sheen you get from a fresh color job. I can always go in and get a gloss treatment from Sarah (that's Sarah Buckley at Sassy Lu Salon, as long as we're stroking personal service provider egos) but let's face it: I'm really busy with all this Facebooking and Tweeting lately and it doesn't exactly pay the bills. I stopped in to Whole Foods a couple days ago for toothpaste and decided to try this Shikai Color Reflect Hot Oil Treatment. I have to say I'm pretty impressed. I've sporting softness and definite shine, all with the clear conscience of using a cruelty-free product. Recommended.
I read about The Uniform Project in Glamour and intended to write about her here, but life got in the way. Thanks to Mark for sending me the video link and reminding me. Sheena Matheiken is wearing the same black dress for 365 days (don't worry, she has duplicates) in an effort to raise money to clothe and send kids to school in India. All contributions to The Uniform Project will go directly to The Akanksha Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to education reform for the country's underprivileged children.
The philanthropist in you will love the concept and want to donate to the cause. The sartorialist in you will love the fact that Sheena posts photos of each outfit every day. She's a fashion whiz, putting together amazingly creative ensembles using recycled, re-purposed and donated accessories. She's just passed the halfway mark of her project and created a video to celebrate The Uniform Project's success so far and encourage more people to donate.