Tuesday, May 6, 2014

In Full Bloom

I can't believe that the Polar Vortex is finally being beat down and slowly crawling back into it's hole. Finally!  Sunshine.  I bought 2 new pairs of sandals that I've already been wearing for weeks.  Without socks.  Now THAT'S determined.

I've been in the new location now for a little over 3 months.  Everything is shaping up nicely. I can't wait to come in, turn on the lights and start up one of my awesome playlists to be heard through my mindblowingly incredible Gallo acoustic speakers.  That is probably the one thing that gives me the most pleasure while I'm working, besides the space itself (and of course my clients). For those of you who haven't heard the story, I won the speakers.  I had the same speakers at home and lost them in a fire.  I ordered my replacement speakers directly from the company via phone, as there was not a local outlet to buy them at the time.
I told them my story about how I picked the speakers in a local stereo shop listening room bringing my own CD's and cranking it out until I was satisfied after listening to Public Enemy, Miles Davis, The Mavericks and Pavement and said that they still sounded great 16 years later until they were firehosed in my living room.  I loved them so much, that I wouldn't settle for anything else.  They shipped the new speakers to me and I fell in love all over again.

Maybe 3 months later, I got an email from them saying "like us on Facebook for a chance to win".  Well, this is not something I take lightly.  I only LIKE things that I really like and want to support or follow. Businesses that belong to relatives of friends, bands I've never seen and the like are not something I'm interested in.  But Gallo?  I LOVE them.  And I won.

My friend Jim K. a self proclaimed AV nerd hooked up my new replacement speakers at my house and offered to do the same when I moved the salon.  Next time you're in the salon, take a moment to enjoy the great sounding music as well as the generous help of Jim K for the installation which he did all for the price of a pizza.

For more info on the system:

Gallo Acoustic Home Theater

In other news, our new spring stuff is rolling in!

New shades of Matte Lipstick $12.00
You'd think that Matte lipstick was chalky and clumpy?  Well, not this one!  It goes on smooth and creamy with super saturated pigment for a nice long lasting wear.

Zoya Spring Shades $9.00 each

I especially love the natural collection for myself, but as I see the awaken collection on clients who apply it while in the salon, I am totally charmed by it...

Zoya Pixie Dust $10.00 each
For those of you who have not tried Pixie Dust, it is not like anything else.  It's got a matte, bumpy finish on the nail that is thick with glitter.  YUM!
Find other Pixie Dust colors in the salon with a matte colored cap.

Zoya Monet Special Effect Top Coat $10.00

Use on bare nails for a clear polish look with big glittery pieces, or over a colored polish for a more VA VA VOOM effect.

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