Friday, March 29, 2013

5 Words: Week 13

   It's Friday, which means it's time for some words. Here's this weeks 5 words.

Yearling- A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
Abase- To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
Cacophony-  A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
Abeyance- A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
Cabal- A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.

    Well that's all for this week, Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
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Thursday, March 28, 2013

3 Things You Should Think About Before....

Hello lovelies,   
Today's post is 3 Things You Should Think About Before Dyeing Blonde Hair Brunette.
I'm a natural Blonde, and have had Blonde hair my entire life, but last June I made a decision to go Brunette.
Okay so the left photo is me in October 2011, right after I had my makeup done by a lovely lady at the local Clinique stand. The right picture is me on Thanksgiving 2012.

Sometimes I regret dyeing my hair, but most of the time I'm glad I did it. I regret it because I miss my blonde hair, but I'm glad because I've become more adventurous. Since last June I've changed my hair up multiple times.

 I used to be scared to do anything to my hair, I would literally have a panic attack when just getting a trim. In September I got choppy layers, and in October I got bangs.

At times I still regret those decisions but I'm still thankful I did it. I'm not really enjoying growing my bangs out, but who freaking cares, I made a change and I'll probably do it again.

So let's get started on the things you need to think about before dyeing blonde hair brunette....

                                   1. Money- Can you afford regular coloring's?
            This was my biggest mistake, I didn't realize how fast my hair grows or how blonde my hair really is, and thought I would be able to continue my regular every 6 month trips. But now I realize I can't, I need to go once a month, but I can't afford it. I've started lightening my hair already, and I hope to be back completely blonde by the end of the year
    2.  Time- You need to make sure your going to have the time to go to the salon to get your hair done.

        When I went the first time to have my hair dyed dark it took 5 hours to do. The second and third time I went it took about 2-3 hours. So dyeing your hair darker is a very long process, it's nothing like  going lighter. Going lighter you usually spend about two hours in there because of the chemicals in the dye are different from that in dark dye.

   3. Skin Color- Make sure the color is going to compliment your skin color.

I have very pale skin, so pale you can see nearly every vein in my body. So when I dyed my hair I didn't think about how darker hair was going to make me look even more pale than before.
And now that I've started the lightening process I made the same mistake. The picture I showed my hairstylist is that of someone with tan skin, and it looks wonderful on her, but makes me look washed out.

 Here is a picture to show what I mean. The left is me before dyeing my hair last month, and it had obvious fading. The right is today, showing what it looks like a month after coloring.
 (Also please excuse my awful dark circle's in the right picture, I'm anemic.)
  So the point of this blog post is you really have to be careful about dyeing your hair, make sure you talk with your hairstylist to get what will look right on you, not what looks right on someone else.

Okay so that's all for today, I really hope you like it.
 Lori Ann

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Questionnaire #2

      When trying to decide what to write about today I thought about things I'd done in the past. And then I decided why not do another questionnaire like I did a few months ago.
     If you weren't reading my blog back then here's the LINK , and basically I just answered 10 questions. It was fun to do, but at times very challenging, so I'm looking forward to doing today's post.
 1.) What is a nickname only people close to you call you?
-My nickname is really embarrassing and I really don't know why they call it but they call me Pookie. They only do it do annoy me now, but apparently when I was younger they called me that all the time. I on the other hand refuse to even try to remember them calling me that. Haha, other than that the only nickname I have is Lori Ann, which is what I'm called when I'm in trouble.
 2.) What is a song you secretly love to blast and belt when you're alone?
- Wow this is actually a hard one. I listen to so many different types of music it's insane. I don't really sing along to music very often, but when I do it's normally Demi Lovato, or Miranda Lambert. As for music that I like to blast, here recently I've been unplugging my headphones when I'm home alone, and playing Daughtry and Demi Lovato. I'll also play music on my iPhone, my favorite song on there to blast is the Live version of Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar on Me, and Esthero Never Gonna Let You Go.
3.) What's some of your nervous habits?
- When I'm nervous I tend to bite my lips. A LOT. I also play with my hair, and pick the nail polish off my finger nails.
4.) What's the drink you order most at Starbucks?
- Well I've never had a Starbucks coffee. The nearest Starbucks to me is over an hour away. However we do have a small area in our local clinic that sells Starbucks coffee, I'm just not sure what to order, and don't want to waste my money. Feel free to make a suggestion, I know I like French Vanilla coffee if that helps.
5.) What's a beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?
- Hmmm, I guess that would be to wash your face twice a day. I only wash at night, but that's how I've always done it, if I feel oily during the day I just use a Simple Face Wipes, they recently released some here in the US for balancing oil.
6.) What was your favorite toy as a child?
- When I was growing up I loved Barbies, I had a big box full of them, and would play with them all day everyday.
7.) Do you have any phobias?
- I'm scared of spiders,and of course snakes, really any type of bugs. And I'm also a germaphobe.
8.) What side do you sleep on?
- I fall asleep on my right side and never know what side I'm gonna wake up on. I'm a heavy sleeper, but also a light sleeper at the same time. I can wake up easily, and I get woken up easily. But when I'm asleep I never dream, and never know I've moved or lost a pillow or blanket. This is the reason why I tend to have neck and back problems.
9.)Time to sleep what are you wearing?
- I'm literally laying in bed wearing a pair of old holy Capri's I've had since Elementary school and a spaghetti strap shirt. Other times I'll wear a pair of long workout pant like from Danskin, just because they feel comfortable.
10.) When were you born?
- I was born on March 13, 1997. I was 6 weeks early, and my mom nearly lost me several times while pregnant.
     Okay so that's all for today. I got most of these questions from a tag I've seen going around it's called the Weird Questions TAG, but I didn't really want to do a tag. And I also didn't really know what to put for some of them so instead I just used them for this questionnaire.
   Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
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Monday, March 25, 2013

Weight Loss Monday's: Week 9

    Okay so this week is the week I make a come back with good news. Last week I got a lot of good news, and this week I get to act on that.
     So I've been cleared by the cardiologist to exercise, so I'm easing back into it, I'm going to aim for 20 minutes on my stationary bike 2-3 times a week, just so I don't get sore, or get hurt. And I'm going to get back to my strength training now that my arm is better after my bad experience with a shot.
     My diet is also going to change, no more snacking. No more soda, and I'm cutting even further down on chocolate. I also  found the culprit to my weight gain. Bread.
     I had been eating toast every morning for breakfast and sometimes during the day for a snack. One day while sick with a stomach bug I ate 8 pieces of toast. So I've picked up some whole grain waffles, and I'm going to alternate between the two.
     I'm still hunting for a job, and I know once I get that it will help get the weight off because I'll be moving even more.
       Now For the biggest news of the week, is that my brother is moving out. FINALLY. I'm so freaking excited. This is really going to help a lot. I stay stressed because of him, but I'm not going to get into specifics, but lets just say with him gone my life is going to be so good.
     I noticed a pattern with my eating and exercising. When he's here I eat more because I'm stressed and because he makes cruel comments towards me. I also don't get to use my stationary bike because it's very squeaky and he bitches (sorry) about it.
    So he won't be gone till the first of the month but that's okay I can deal with another week and a half.
   Overall this past week has been full of good news after good news. And I know that by this time next month I'm going to be losing weight, less stressed, and much healthier.
   So for this week unfortunately no weight loss, but that's okay because I'm bloated, but I'm sure you can guess why, all ladies deal with it. But it actually inspires me to get busy because my jeans were already starting to get tight, and now they really are tight.
   Well that's all for this week, my happiness with last week is not only benefiting me, but also you. I will be posting everyday this week except Thursday, so I'm really excited. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Friday, March 22, 2013

5 Words: Week 12

     Okay so sorry about not posting Wednesday, I woke up with my leg cramping, and my arm numb. I think my arm was numb because of the way I'm sleep, it happens about once or twice a month, it usually lasts all day and leaves me feeling like crap.
      Anyway on Monday I told you I was going to the doctor for my foor to make sure everything was okay, well I didn't go. I also told you on Monday I had been sick for about four days with my stomach.
     That's why I didn't go, the stomach bug is going around and I didn't want to risk going to the clinic and catching something from someone else. Anyway I go to the doctor this afternoon for my foot and my stomach is finally feeling better. Unfortunately I think I gave everyone in my family what I had because they've all been sick, my little cousin has got the worse of it, so I feel really bad.
      Good news though the cardiologist read my echo and said it was safe for me to exercise, so I'm finally gonna go get my gym membership. I'm not sure if I mentioned this last week, but I got the my blood test results back last Thursday. My iron, B-12, and Vitamin D levels were all low, but my insulin level went down quit a bit.  I think I told you I had to get a B-12 shot, and well it didn't go so well, I think the nurse hit a nerve, I've spent all week hardly being able to lift my arm over my head because of it.
    So overall the past week has been full of ups and downs, but I'm still alive, and I'm gonna work through it.
     Okay so that's all about all that, now lets get to the words.

       1.) (Of a person) Fussy about one's needs or requirements.
       2.) Showing or requiring great attention to detail.
Psychedelic- Relating to or denoting drugs  (esp. LSD)  that produce hallucinations and apparent expansion of consciousness.
     1.) Having limits or bounds
     2.) Not infinitely small.
Jeer- Making rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice.
    1.) With the intention of preventing (something undesirable); to avoid the risk of.
    2.) (After a clause indicating fear) Because of the possibility of something undesirable happening; in case.

Well that's all for this week, Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Friday, March 15, 2013

5 Words: Week 11

   So it's Friday, and I haven't had the best week so far, but I did enjoy my birthday, a little. What I didn't enjoy is that I can't get my drivers permit without permission from the local school board,even though I'm no longer enrolled in this school system. So next Wednesday, I'm gonna go have a fight to see who wins, me or them.
    I also didn't enjoy having to get a B-12 shot yesterday, and my left foot is swollen and slightly bruised, so I go back to the doctor on Monday. The only good thing that came out of my doctors visit Yesterday is that I was right when I said I thought my Iron levels were low.
      Another good thing is I finally got an appointment for March 27 to see an Orthodontist about getting my gap in my teeth fixed. So I guess the good things do outweigh the bad, but only just a little.
     Okay so that's the weekly Update, now lets get to the words....
Subjugation-  Forced submission to control by others.
Waffler- Someone who writes or speaks in a vague and evasive manner.
Yellow Journalism-  Journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration
       1.) A trained worker who is employed by someone else.
       2.) A worker or sports player who is reliable but not outstanding.
Emeritus- (Of the former of an office, esp. a professor) Having retired but retaining his title as an honor.

Well that's all for this week, Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Weight Loss Monday's: Week 7

 Okay so I don't really have much to tell you. I didn't lose any weight this week. But I have been able to get on a normal sleep schedule.
    And because of that I've been able to get more work done. Not only with my school, but catching up on some things I had put aside. I've pretty much been going to be a little bit after midnight and waking up by 8am. But technically this morning it was 7am because time changed yesterday.
    My diet has actually been really good, I've been drinking over 100 ounces of water a day because I think I'm getting sick. And I really haven't been eating that much chocolate.
   I know I said last week that I was going to get my gym membership back, but I haven't yet. I have to wait to see if my cardiologist will let me exercise. I can't even see a dentist without his approval, it sucks, but I'm patiently waiting.
   I has an echo of my heart (an ultrasound) done on Friday, so I guess I'll know when he reads it. I also had blood work done Friday morning, they took 5 tubes of blood which I was happy about because I was expecting them to do more like 10. So I go to the doctor this Friday to get the results, and I'm not positive put I'm pretty sure my iron is low, my under eye area is really dark and I feel blah.
     So I think that's pretty much it, last week was actually really good. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
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Friday, March 8, 2013

5 Words: Week 10

  It's Friday, and you know what that means it's time for 5 Words.  Here you go....

Concave- Having an outline or surface that curves inward like the interior of a circle or sphere.
Confucianism- A system of philosophical and ethical teachings founded by Confucius and developed by Mencius.
Fervent- Having or displaying a passionate intensity.
Irrevocable- Not able to be changed, reversed, or recovered; final.
Xeriscape- A style of landscape  design requiring little or no irrigation or other maintenance,  used in arid areas.

Well that's all for this week, Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Good Deals #2

   So I decided today would be a Good Deals post because the last one I did was in December. I know I love to find good deals as I'm sure every one else does, so let's get started.

Sole Society 'Sabine' Oxford Booties-  $59.95  (Link)

 - These booties are available in sizes 5-11 and are in the color Platinum, and they are also available in tan. They are menswear inspired, and I love them. I'm thinking of buying them, they have my size which is always a nice thing, but I'm not to keen on the idea of buying shoes online.

Tory Burch 'Wray Mix' iPhone 4 & 4S Case- $50.00  (Link)

- I love the design of this case, I've been think about buying it for the past month, but I think I'm going to hold off. Mainly because I just got a iPhone case and so I don't really need one.

Eighty Sixty Belted Shirtdress $49.97   (Link)
- Yes another Shirt dress, but once again th price is way too good to not let you know. This dress retails for $129.00  and is currently on sale for $49.97, it is available in 3 different colors all of which are beautiful.
Sandra Ingrish Split Neck Shirtdress- $48.24   (Link)
- Here lately I've been loving the look of shirt dresses. I think they are just something that is easy to dress up or dress down. I picked this shirt dress to show you because it is currently on sale for $48.24, it is normally $72.00.

Ebay Charity Boutique   (Link)
- Okay so this one isn't really a bargain but I wanted to include it. Demi Lovato has recently opened a charity boutique on Ebay, all of the profits go to Free the People charity. I wanted to include this because I feel like this is an amazing charity, and also because the clothes are so cute.
   Currently available in the store are mainly dresses. One of the dresses is from her Skyscraper music video and the current bid is $5,100.00. She also has dresses from other music videos, clothes from being on tour, and from the X-Factor.
   On the current clothes available right now there is only 3 days left to bid. But on Twitter there was a picture saying there was more to come.

       Okay so that's all for this week,  I know everything is from Nordstrom, but I feel like everything included is a great price and I would be stupid to not tell you about it. So let me know what you think below and tell me if you buy any of the items listed above. Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Weight Loss Monday's: Week 6

     It's no secret that I have trouble losing weight, I started this weight loss series then I quit. But now I'm back and refuse to fail, because I'm not losing weight for someone else, I'm doing it for me. A lot has happened over the past few months, things that prevented me from losing weight and that made me stronger and willing to fight for my health.
    So it's time to fight back, and I was actually surprised to find out this morning that I had actually lost a pound of what I had gained. That made me super happy, and i'm not really sure how I lost it. I mean I know it's only 1 pound but still, that's 1 pound down with only 55 more to go. Then after I get that 55 gone I'll probably lose another 10-20 pounds, I know I'll lose at least another 10, and then after that I'll decide if I want to go further.
     I also went to the doctor on Friday, this time a Cardiologist and he said he didn't want me on the medication the other doctor had me on because I'm too young for it. So he changed my medication, and he also got me and appointment with another doctor for something I'll tell you about some other time. I also found out why I had been sleeping so much is because of the medication i was on.
    So health wise that's all, there really hasn't been much going on.
  Weight Lost This Week: 1 pound
   Weight Loss Since April 2012:  35 pounds
      I also made a new decision to add something to this series. I'm going to start putting my measurements on here once a month. So I guess the first week of every month will be when I do it. I had never measured myself so I did the other day. Here's the results.......
   Bust:    40in.
 Waist:    34in.
   Hips:    45in.

     Well that's all for today, Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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Friday, March 1, 2013

Words: Week 9

 It's Friday, and you know what that means it's time for 5 Words. And luckily for both you and me there's no long introduction this week. Here you go....

1.) A substance or layer that underlies something, or on which some process occurs, in particular.
2.) The surface or material on or from which and organism lives, grows, or obtains its nourishment.
Arete- A sharp narrow ridge found in rugged mountains.
1.) A Spanish or Portuguese nobleman of high rank.
2.)A person of high rank or  eminence.
Erroneous- Wrong; incorrect.
Blight- A plant disease, esp. one cause by fungi such as mildews, rusts, and smuts.

    Well that's all for this week, Stay Creative my lovelies, I'll post again very very soon.
                                                                                                     Lori Ann
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