Sparkle game strong today.
A more natural blonde color courtesy of Kelsey. It took a few dyes to make it NOT gray… she is so patient!
Coastal gives new customers a free pair of glasses (well, it did cost $13.33 shipping). I’m gonna wear these when I’m not feeling grown-up enough for my grown-up glasses. I didn’t even realize it until they arrived, but the little hardware details are a multiplication sign and division sign! Perfect!
My great uncle Paul’s bomber jacket is a coveted family heirloom… but I called dibs times infinity. MY PRECIOUS.
My “grown up” glasses.
I nailed my makeup today but all I did was go to the grocers, so… lame-o driver’s seat selfie.
An old lady came up to me at Walmart yesterday and asked me, “Excuse me, but are you Kellie Pickler?” I didn’t know who Kellie Pickler was and I told her no. She whispered, “Don’t worry, you can tell me!” I told her that my name was Tressa, and she kind of winked and laughed, “Ohhh, okay.” I Googled Kellie Pickler later and I must say, I’m pretty stoked to have been mistaken (adamantly) for a celebrity (even though I’m pretty sure this old lady didn’t have the best vision). 😄
Kelsey (my brother’s gf and an amazing hairstylist) keeps tweaking my hair color and I can’t believe how light she’s gotten it! I’ve gone from almost black to almost white. I love it! If you live in Bowling Green, you MUST go to Kelsey at The Finery. She’s really talented, and she keeps working and working until you have exactly the hair you want.
A little body pos / vanity post… it’s hot as heck here in BG so I’ve been wearing these little shorts that accentuate my thighs, and I’m feeling really good about my slightly thicker frame. I used to have skinny legs in high school (skinny everything, although I never felt like it), but I just get a much bigger kick out of this Chun Li thing I have going on now. Ha ha. And lemme tell ya, I’ve never, ever had a guy hint to me that he’d rather I have a “thigh gap.”
Okay, I am almost never qualified to dispense beauty tips, but this is a good one: if you have bleached blond hair like I do, make your own toner by adding a few drops of purple India Ink to a spay bottle of water. Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Ink in Violet is perfect—neither too red (which would enhance the yellow-orange hue you’re trying to neutralize) nor too blue (which would make your hair greenish). Add a couple drops for each ounce of water, and spritz it evenly over damp hair. If your hair is too wet you’ll drip and stain your clothes or bathroom surfaces, and if it is too dry you won’t be able to distribute the toner evenly. Comb it through your hair and dry/style normally.
This homemade toner is a one-day fix because it doesn’t actually dye your hair, but it’s very useful when you don’t have time or money to recolor your hair every week!
I can’t really blow bubblegum bubbles.
A student sits on my lap and shows me her Pokemon cards (and reads the names and attacks of every single one).
I feel like I look pretty good today. Business casual with an extra side of casual.
I never knew this, but a coworker asked her husband if he knew me in high school and he said, “Um… not really, but everyone called her A-plus Tullis.” HA! Not sure if it was meant kindly or as an insult, but I love it regardless. I am like the dorky underdog in some teen-oriented TV show!