Monday, August 24, 2015

Edit your Style

I'm now carrying a hair root concealer called "Style Edit" in the shop. Its great for busy gals. l love it and I'm sure you will too. Every shade is only $20

what it does -

this instant gray root touch-up spray covers fading roots, extending the life of color between salon visits. the unique pin point applicator targets the areas that need a temporary color boost.

what’s in it?

color adaptive pigments that smoothly adhere to the hair fiber and self adjust to perfectly match hair color, providing a lustrous, natural shine.
mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens, peroxide. not tested on animals.

shake well before use. for best results, apply to dry hair. hold can 2-3 inches from hair root. spray onto roots until gray is evenly covered. let dry at least 2-3 minutes.
  • doesn’t flake
  • works in seconds and dries in minutes
  • shampoos out

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Verb, Verb, Verb have you heard?

I'm now carrying a hair care line called "Verb" in the shop. Its great and I'm sure you will love too. Everything is only $14


Created by stylists looking for high-quality products their clients could afford.


Every verb product is cruelty-free, with no harmful sulfates, parabens or gluten.


Professional hair products made for the 93% of people who don't buy them.


Verb comes from a place of natural beauty, easy living and no nonsense.
From packaging to ingredients, we care about how we make our products to ensure they are healthy and beneficial for our customers. Although we do use some certified organic products, we do not certify our products organic.
All of our products are made in the USA.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lizzie's wall hangings

Lizzie Weaves

Here is the story behind the rad wall hangings in my shop! Come shop them in person, OR I can ship them to you! 3706 E Anaheim Ave Long Beach, CA 90804

Q: Tell me a little about yourself! Where are you from? What are your hobbies? Is wall art full time?
A: I'm originally from the UK, but have been living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for almost six years now. I work in the fashion industry and have been working with the wonderful Betsey Johnson since I moved here as well as working on other projects. Making my wall hangings started out as a hobby - combining my favorite things, colors, textures and shapes to create something that can really change the mood of a room. Once I ran out of wall space in my own apartment I decided to sell them, so I set up and Etsy store so other people could enjoy them too.

Q: How did you get in the wall hanging business?
A: It was an Instagram rabbit hole that led me to discover some amazingly talented textile artists that had rejuvenated the Fiber Art movement and were creating some beautiful pieces that I was instantly drawn to. Being someone that just wants to create, I decided to take a class from Maryanne Moodie who happened to be teaching in Brooklyn. I was instantly obsessed!

Q: Do you have a personal favorite design?
A: They're like children; you have to love them all the same. But for me the bigger the better with lots and lots of texture!

Q: How do you come up with designs? Inspiration?
A: I take inspiration from Navajo designs, architecture, geometric shapes, or even just a beautiful color story from nature inspires me.

Q: Tell me about the yarns you use!
A: The yarns are all obtained from responsible sources and I try and use organic yarn as much as I can. I like the color and texture or hand dyed yarn – it has more character.

Q: Any special instructions on care?
A: It's good to give them a little gentle brush when you first hang them as they can get a bit crumpled in transit. Then occasionally pat them down once in a while to keep them clean.

Q: What is your favorite book to read?
A: I love reading autobiographies, especially from designers and musicians living the NY life in the 70's and 80s. Right now I'm reading Born to Run, it's so inspiring! It makes you believe anything is possible!

Q: Anything in particular you would like to add?
A: I take custom designs too! If you have a room that needs a splash of color or a wall to fill with something beautiful then please email me. I love working with customers to develop a piece that suits their taste and personalities perfectly. Also – thank you for appreciating my work! It's such a pleasure to have work represented in Long Beach!

Edited by Toni Mathews

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The Four Agreements

I really wish I would've read this book in my early 20's BUT better late than never. My favorite agreement is take nothing personally. I know you hear that, but how they explain how nobody else honestly cares THAT much about you makes total sense. So true. Good lesson for me and my sensitive nature. It's a short read, so even if your not a "reader" you should give it a whirl.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Palms Over Pines

Palms over Pines 

Q: Tell me a little about yourself! Where are you from? What are your hobbies? Do you do work with and sell succulent’s full time? 
I am originally from Dallas, Texas, but moved to Lake Forest when I was five – so I grew up in the OC.  As far as hobbies, I love Pilates, vintage swap meets, baking and of course, flowers, gardening and succulents. I'm like a 50's housewife. I would LOVE to focus on succulent’s full time but right now it’s just a full time hobby! 

Q: How did you get in the succulent business?
A:  I didn't mean to start a business. I just started doing it for fun and because I have always loved plants. I spent about six months in Texas and I collected all these cool vintage pots and containers from antique shops and road-side flea markets.  So when I got home my natural instinct was to plant things in them! My friends suggested I should sell them and started to offer to buy them. That’s when I started taking it more seriously.

Q: Do you have a favorite succulent?
A: favorite? No way. I love them all. It truly is like an addiction. I do look for different or unique ones that you don't see everywhere but each succulent is a favorite in its own right. 

Q: How do you come up with arrangements? Inspiration? 
A: I either start with a really cool succulent as a center piece and then I add to it to make a visually interesting arrangement. Or, I start with a really cool pot or planter and let it inspire my direction. If I am making arrangements for an event – that will have influence as well. For instance, I made some center piece succulent arrangements for a surf brands trade show booth. I wanted them to have a wavy, underwater, seaweed feel so I added some blue glass stones. It really did turn out beautiful! I think the inspiration comes from loving what you do; there is no real explanation for your passion. 

 Q: How did you come up with your label/brand/name?
A: Like I mentioned I spent about six months in the South visiting family in the winter time in the woods.  I was surrounded by pine trees in an area of East Texas, which the locals call the "Pine Curtain." Honestly, I'm not the outdoor type; anyone that knows me can tell you I am not a camper and I definitely prefer Palms over Pines. It just came to me while I was driving through the country. I missed California. I immediately started the Instagram account (PalmsOverPines) not really knowing what I was going to use it for. At first just posting my little creative projects, furniture refurbs, cross stitches, flower arrangements, etc. Several months later, I realized its true purpose. 

Q: Any special instructions or tricks people wouldn’t normally know? 
A: There are two secrets to success: #1. Never reveal all that you know… Just kidding! The one question I get asked the most is, "how do I know when to water it?" Usually I say, "when the soil is dry," or about once a week. That's if the succulents are outside in good lighting. If these plants are inside, you can go a little longer because the soil isn't going to dry up as fast. But you have to just pay attention to each plant; you care for it individually like you would any other living organism. 

Q: Who was your teenage idol? 
A: I honestly don't remember having a teenage idol. Everything I did then (and still do) is/was influenced by music and fashion. I lived and died in high fashion magazines. I would get up super early on Saturday morning and watch a show called "Style, with Elsa Klensch," on BBC and try to steal ideas from top fashion designers and make my own tees and purses. I loved Blondie – her hair and style and careless attitude. I grew up in skateboarding culture and going to punk rock shows, which were huge sources of influence. 

 Q:Anything in particular you would like to add?
A: Simply that, if you love something you should pursue it, whether on a large or small scale. You have to have something to look forward to each day; if you work hard enough the rest will fall into place. It’s easy to become impatient and lose focus. It took me a long time to realize that. I now have a clear vision and a plan in place and a lot of good stuff is coming! 

Edited by Toni Mathews

Kelly's creations are available in the shop for purchase! As always I can ship if your not in the Long Beach area.