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Jimmy Days

Anyone that knows me knows I think I have the best hairstylist/colorist in my city.  He has been a part of my life for over 21 years so we share many memories and fun times – besides hair!

Jimmy is actually the person, along with Enrique Starnes-Ortega, Senior Account Executive with Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare, that encouraged me to start my path on beauty blogging several years ago.  Jimmy Moreau is a Color Specialist, Stylist & Make Up Artist at The Crown Salon in Dallas.  My visits with him consist of conversations regarding friends, family or favorite TV shows that we love and then we move on to the the world of beauty – skincare, make-up, and hair.  We have been through so much together but one of the best memories is my first highlighting appointment.  Even though we were watching the weather, it surprised us both that a tornado had touched down in Ft. Worth and was heading our way!  Jimmy remained calm and the bleach, though slow to process, was still quicker than the tornado that followed me home. Ahhh Memories!  LOL

My first visit to Jimmy in 1996 was from a referral from a mom at the high school my daughter attended.  Her hair was beautiful and I had admired it for several years.  So at the concession stand during halftime of a high school football game I walked up to her and told her how much I admired her hair.  And within a week I had my first appointment with Jimmy.  I sat down in the styling chair at Montana’s which happens to be in Texas (go figure!) and Jimmy looked over my color-treated dark permed hair and he said “You can either continue to cover the grey or, you can stop perming your hair. You cannot do both” – and my world, as I knew it, tilted.  But here I am today, with highlighted hair, long, straight, no perm, and little tease, and I love the look.

Bottom line we can all change.  Our hairstyles, our attitude about life and others, our favorite foods and our favorite products. It’s part of life and life is great as long as we don’t sweat the small stuff and that includes frizzy hair!

As you know, I test products all the time through skincare, makeup, and hair.  And I am constantly asking questions.  I recently saw my friend, Pamela Morgan, National Makeup Artist with YSL, who has the amazing job of traveling the world making women beautiful. We were at a recent Trend Show together in May and I text her after she got home.  It was a dreary day in Dallas, but she not only looked fabulous as always, but so did her hair.  “What are you using, I asked??” and she sent me the info I needed.  Being from Los Angeles and living Orlando she said Kendra 25 Hair Spray works the best for humidity.  And now Kendra Hair Spray is part of my hair product drawer, too.

Bottom line listen to your “Jimmy” in your life.  It will show in your hair… and your smile!

“Beauty comes from inside…Inside the hair salon”.  – BehindtheChair.com

Prince Charming and the Duo

The afterglow of Trend show still surrounds me.  How could it not?  I am encircled by many new and exciting products, a variety of samples for hair, skin and eyes and so much information.  My beauty bag runneth over… seriously!  So much to share in our little circle~ so, where do I start?

One of the highlights of this event was meeting Pamela Morgan, National Make Up Artist YSL Beauty, who  reintroduced me to an amazing pair – Touche Eclat and YSL’s Forever Light Creator or as she calls them Cinderella & Happily Ever After.  And indeed they are!

Over two years ago I blogged on Touche Eclat and referred to it as a 4-second miracle pen.  It’s actually still one of my top reads here at Wrinkle Me Not.  Touche Eclat is really like a touch of your fairy godmother’s magic wand as it adds radiance to your skin. This take-anywhere pen/ brush is amazing as it adds a touch of light as well as concealing shadows and signs of fatigue from the eye area.  As an added plus you can apply it on the hollow of your chin, or try the contour of your lips and the sides of your nose for a flawless look.  You can be your own fairy godmother here.

When I began using Touche Eclat there were only a couple of color options available, but now there are ten colors!  What started with Luminous Radiance, my original, now includes Luminous Almond, Sand, Toffee and more!

And as for ‘Happily Ever After”…  Pamela did introduce me to Forever Light Creator at the show which is paired with Touché Eclate.  I totally love this produce and what it does for my eyes!  Its breakthrough innovation immediately brightens and opens the eye, instantly correcting dark circles and puffiness. This is a fast-absorbing,  lightweight, pearlized formula which  immediately delivers a luminous effect.  Product info states that  over time the eye area looks visibly more even-toned and radiant. Highlight the word *radiant*. I apply it with my serums in the morning and make my bed, etc.  Walk back into the bathroom and it’s a “Wow” moment when I look into the mirror.  No wonder YSL Beauty will tell you one Touche Eclat pen is sold every 6 seconds in America!

Disney moments.  Of course if you team Cinderella and Happily Ever After… there has to be a smiling Prince Charming somewhere right?

My smile is my makeup/ – Unknown