I’ve been a beauty DIY’er for quite some time. I hardly see a pro for anything.
Ok, a seasonal mani-pedi at one of the Korean places up on St-Catherine’s, an occasional eyebrow threading at the Arabic place up on Cote-Vertu but that’s pretty much it. I even cut my own hair! I don’t mean bangs; all of it. Now that it’s very long, the bf has to help out, but I think that still counts as a self-cut. And you know what? Nobody can tell.
The best part is that I save a lot of money on haircuts that look stupid. The even better part is that I don’t come out of the salon with hair that’s been “textured” (ie thinned out even more) or “layered” (ie thinned out even more). I have fine hair! My hair feels so limp and sad when it’s been texturized, and all the mousse and crap they put in there just makes it crunchy. Ugh.
Such a busy day today! We have a deadline to get some products out to my friend Mara in Toronto, and my designer/boyfriend has been working his buns off getting the new labels ready… can’t wait to show all of your how fantastic they are!
Meanwhile, I’ve been working on a writing assignment, as well as figuring out how to make our labels truly waterproof. In the midst of our busy day, I made us dinner.
I made the easy greens stir fry or something inspired by the Veganomicon. I used Chinese broccoli which had tiny yellow flowers in it (aw!) and tender Asian eggplants. Those things have the nicest purple colour, don’t they? Anyhow, as a sauce I whipped up some soy sauce, sesame oil, chili-garlic paste, maple syrup (always my secret ingredient…shhh!) and a dab of natural peanut butter. All this on quinoa! Oh yeah!
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