Thursday, April 18, 2013

SPRING 2013 favorite's

Hello loves!

Most of the time when the seasons change, I start changing my perfume. You all know my favorite perfume this past winter was Juicy Couture Couture La La, but now it is warming up and time to change it up a bit. Some of my favorite fragrances come out during spring! & most of them  come from Bath and Body works. I am a sucker for a " island-ish kind of smell. (lol) So I grabbed a few of my favorites from there and some of my all time fav's & figured I would share them with you all.

Lets start with the Bath and Body stuff. (daisy dream girl body spray and lotion, RIO rumberry lotion & Bali mango body scrub) I have to say my favorite smell out of all of them for spring is the daisy dream girl (which would be why I have the body spray and lotion) it has a very light, clean, floral smell. If you have ever smelled while cherry blossom, I think the two are almost the exact same. & I love body cream from bath and body bc it is a lot thicker and more moisturising than lotion and you can just throw it in your bag, & it smells amazing!
I also got a Rio rumberry body cream. A friend of mine had it about a year ago when I went with her to a dirt bike race for the weekend & It smelled amazing!(& look at the cheetah print bottle!) It has more of a fruity and heavier smell than the dream girl. In my opinion I think it is more suited for winter coming into spring.. ( like end of February-March & you could even use it on a spring night.)
The Rio rumberry is part of the 2013 escape collection, (so you can only get it once a year) along with the body scrub I picked up. Its called Bali mango. I love body scrubs in winter and spring. With the weather warming up, the flip flops are coming out. (one of my favorite things about spring.) Which means its time for pedis and cute toe nail polish. I use the scrub on the bottoms of my feet in between pedis and sometimes as a body wash. It is great tool to use to polish your skin. Also if you have an event, and need a spray tan, you can use the body scrub the night before to prepare for the spay tan and make it spray on more even.
One of my all time lotion favorites in spring is the vaseline aloe fresh lotion ( & the hawaiian tropic lime coolada after sun moisturiser. not pictured.) I spend a lot of time outside of work, in the sun during the spring and summer. Both of these lotions are great for sunburn!! The aloe fresh of course has aloe in it which is great to calm down any burn. But I have to say the lime coolada is my favorite, it actually cools down your skin when you get out of the sun.. kind of burns a little bit at first.. but it is worth it. I promise!
To the far right is one of my most favorite perfumes EVER! It smells alot more like a stronger perfume than body spray. Very clean and fresh. I typically keep it in my purse and use it constantly. It comes from Victoria Secret. I also love this bottle.
Then you have the Pink Ice from Rue 21. I love love love that store, even though every time I go in I spend too much money. I haven't used it too much this year, but I used to all the time last year. It has kind of a heavy, sugary kind of smell. & it is great to layer with!
What fragrances are your favorites around spring time?
Keep an eye out for tomorrows blog ALL ABOUT HAIR, which is what I know yall really look at this blog for. ;) Everything from my favorite colors of spring to the best hair care products to use when you're in the sun.


Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Spring FASHION 2013

Hello loves,

I hope today finds you all well and enjoying the sunshine. Today is day 2 of the SPRING 2013 BLAST OFF, the fashion edition. Do let me just say I am not by any means a fashion-esta, but I did enjoy doing my research and learning all about the new trends and fashions for this spring. & I have to say I love them. (well some of them) It seems like to me, fashion is taking a turn back in time to the 80's and 90's, with a modern twist. I'm all for it (as long as the 80's hair and bangs don't make a come back)  I am loving the "it" colors for spring (teal, pastel pinks, blues and yellows, corals, and greens) and the patterns (zig zag,stripes,etc). & the accessories are my favorite! So lets jump right into it.
 Most of the photos and quotes you will read are from GLAMOUR MAGAZINE . (the quotes will link you directly to the website.) They come from the Spring 2013 fashion show, worn everywhere from Paris to NYC.

THATS RIGHT, The short jumpsuit is commin back again! Glamour says "If you buy one thing this spring, make it a shorts suit!"  I have to say when I saw them out a bit last year, I wasn't so sure, but after seeing them again this year they are starting to win me over. I think with the right body type and style they would look great for spring. & I love the patterns and colors they are in this year. They are very versatile ( from a day out on the lake to a night out on the town, or even in your office.) I am not crazy about the short suit on the far right, it looks great on the model, but I feel like it is a little too bulky for spring. The one in the middle and to the far left are my favorites. ( Far left made by Michael Kors and middle by Tory Burch. I've seen a million of these when I am out and about doing my shopping, granted the ones I have seen are more like the short suit in the middle. Ross in particular has some really cute ones. :) My favorite thing about the short suit is the ability to dress it up (with a few nice accessories and heels, or just wear it as it with flats or flip flops.)

With a glance to your right you can see my personal FAVORITE spring dress. A loose fitting lace dress. This year it is all about texture, from the shoes to clothing to handbags and accessories. & Lace in my opinion is the best! It is far from the lace you would see in your grandmothers house, but still close enough to give it some what of a vintage and classy look. You will see lace popping up everywhere this year. I've even seen lace bracelets. It is simple and elegant and again can be dressed up or down givin the occasion. I am digging this girls belt around the waist and the pop of green in the pocketbook. & lace is soo comfy ( as long as there's something under it) A loose fitting dress like this would be perfect to throw on in the morning when your not too keen on being super dressed up and working a long day. && it still works and looks AMAZING! I will be shopping around for some lace clothing for myself this year, that is for sure!
While we are talkin about dresses lets skip to the sporty dress. " A line skirts and shoulder showcasing top" 
These are most def in this year, but they kind of remind me of a tennis dress. They look great on some people and I love the flowy skirt on the left, but I am afraid to say, with my big shoulders I will not be purchasing one. (lol) I have seen a variation of these in different stores I have been to. My favorite is the sporty dress with block coloring, it looks great and is perfect for a night out on the town! You can wear it with heels or even tennis shoes. (lol)
& lets not forget the Maxxi dresses! They are the most comfy things in the entire world and look awesome! These have been popular for a few summers now, I think they will hang out for a while. I love the fact that they are versatile and look great on ANYONE! & check out the print on this one
( to the left)! It is my most favorite spring  print, I'm seeing it pop up everywhere! & don't forget the Maxxi skirt. It is so easy to dress up. Paired here with a cute plain white tank top and super cute flats. ( & I lovvvveee those accessories, I've been waiting quite some time for "bangles" to make a comeback! lol)
Lets talk some more about accessories.  Everyone who knows me, knows I accessorise EVERYTHING! & have a crazy kind of love for pocketbooks. So look to the left and you will see my favorite spring accessory the bubble necklace, I saw my friend Jessi with one earlier this year, and fell in love. & this the color of this one is the most popular color of spring I think!  & To the right is a MUST HAVE for spring, a structured satchel, I am not crazy about the way it looks, but with the right outfit it would be perfect.  & I love love the color of this one! Think about the organization you would have with this little bag!
Don't forget everyone's favorite, shoes! Pointy toes are THE best! I love the ones pictured here! They too have been around for a while, but are making a comeback everywhere this year.
I actually own a pair that have shiny silver toe (which is also in this year) I have seen a few of them that have more of a chunky heel and I was not crazy about them. With a small heel like the ones pictured here they are great for a night out. I wear my flats all the time! (But they do stretch with wear.) I will be purchasing more before the year is out!
& I will leave you will the one Spring fashion I have been rocking since I first saw them. The bright colored jeggings. My family and friends used to give me the hardest time for wearing leggings and jeggings all the time, but you can't beat the comfort. When I was actually at wal mart last month I saw the bright colored jeggings, and grabbed a few pairs. ( granted I can't wear a lot of colors with my hair) The teal was my favorite, and they are now my new favorite pair of jeggings, I seriously wear them all the time! Now I just need to go out and grab a few more things from my list and maybe I will be a fashion-esta.

Until next time ya'll, keep your HAIR big, head held up high and stay beautiful inside and out! 
-Felicia :)

Monday, April 15, 2013


Hello loves,
I know it has been a super long time is I have written a blog. The past month has been full of tragedy, and crazy things with in my family, so I took some time off. I am still not my 100% self, so I ask that you all please bare with me. But on a positive note, I HAVE MISSED YOU ALL! & I can't wait to get back into the swing of things! & I have to tell y'all I have ALOT to get you guys filled in on! :)
For my first week back I am doing a 5 day SPRING BLAST OFF. I know most of you are like me and couldn't be more happier with the weather and sunshine  Also all of the new trends that are popping out and new spring hair colors, it is hard to not be excited about it. For the spring blast off we will discuss the new hair trends for spring, along with, fashion, make up, smelly goods, and all of my spring favorites. As well as a NEW DEAL FOR EACH DAY OF APRIL!

So lets get started with our what's left of April newsletter.

Thus far April has been full of beautiful days, flowers blooming, sun shining, a few showers, oh and allergies  (Gotta hate that.) It's time to go lighter and brighter with the hair colors and sometimes shorter with the cuts. :) I love love this time of year!
Let's talk for a minute about the lighter and brighter hair colors, it is always a good idea to go brighter in the spring and summer and darker in the fall and winter. You don't necessarily have to bleach your hair for the summer or put a lot of highlights in, sometimes you can just lighten your base color a bit and add a small bit of blonde or lighter color around the face to give you the "pop". Check out Ms.Jenn to the right. Her hair was a darker brown but mostly all natural. I pulled in a bit of gold and some light blonde, (kind of in an ombre effect  to brighten up her face and get her all dolled up for spring. 
Please remember though, bleaching hair does damage it. & you also have to be careful what volume peroxide your stylist is using. As a good rule of thumb, if your hair is from dark brown to black-ish ( think kardashian) or has any type of red color in it, it will take at least 30 volume to lift it. & If your hair is not in good condition to start with, this will MOST def make it worse! Also any time you are using bleach on your hair, it is a good rule of thumb to add a conditioning or protein treatment to your service. ( lucky for you I have both of these for FREE this month)
If your hair is in good condition, don't be scared to lighten it! A nice pale blonde or a blonde with pearl undertones are very IN this spring.


- All over highlights only $65.00
-FREE conditioning or protein treatment with any bleaching service
-Add any color to your service for only $5.00
-1/2 off SSS keratin blowout with any service.  ($30.00 value for $15.00)

& TO GET YOU READY FOR ALL OF YOUR SPRING EVENTS, book ahead of time and ask for Miss.Tiffany Faith to add lashes to your service for only $5.00 (Saturdays only)

Around the salon:

As many of you know, at Studio 601, we are all about keeping things modern and beautiful.

Check out Ms.Iveys station. I LOVE THIS COLOR ON THE WALLS. & with the dark purple on the adjacent wall, it really makes the space pop! ( can't find a picture) We have also incorporated the peacock feather and a few new paintings on the wall to tie everything together.
Also I finally have  NEW product shelf! So I have decided to bring in KENRA Platinum, and Joico styling as well as some its a 10. I of course still have my ROCK BIG HAIR and JOCIO shampoo and conditioner. ( I will post a pic as soon as I get it all finished. As well as a blog all about the kenra) I already told you guys a bit about the joico styling, but I will also tell you about the new stylers I have pulled in.

We also added a new waiting room with a new couch for you all at the back of the salon ( for when the front gets a little too crowded)
& last but not least we are pulling in MOTIVES MAKE UP, As a salon. I couldn't be more pumped. This makeup works wonderfully and ranks up there with urban decay and bobby brown. I so far, have only ordered a few things I am trying out, but I will write a review on them asap. Also in the near future we will be having client makeovers for you all at the salon, but the motives ladies themselves! I can't wait!

I hope all of this news excites y'all like it does me! Keep an eye out this week for each Spring blast off blog. I am sure you will love them all!& my VOXBOX review & new styling products.
 Until then remember to keep your hair BIG, head held up high and stay beautiful inside and out.

-Felicia <3