Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tune Up Time

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Good morning, lovelies! So happy it's finally Thursday. It's been such a busy week and for a few days there it was seeming like the week would never end but now I finally see the end of the tunnel.

These transitional weeks between summer and fall are the weeks that I like to get myself back into shape. No I'm not talking about working out, although that will be happening in the very near future. I'm talking about my beauty regimine. After exposing my hair and skin and nails to all of the elements that I love so very much but are so very bad for you {the sun, sea and sand}, it's time for the much needed beauty tune up.

I already got my hair cut last night and it looks so much healthier. Next up is some spa time. A facial and body scrub are definitely in order. And I'll still be getting my regular manis and pedis but now is the time to change it up and move on over to fall color territory. And I already picked up a few new babies Chanel Graphite, Dragon (not a new shade but I'm so loving it!) & Blue Rebel and Essie Carry On & Power Clutch. Love them all!

What do you all do to get in beauty shape for fall?


Images: 1, 2, 3 All edited by The Alternative Wife

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50 comments:

this free bird said...

I'm with you girl...my hair looks like a nest and appointment time is on the way. Fortunately I found $200 in spa certificates from my birthday last year!! Yahooo!! Scrub and a wrap here I come!

xo,
C

Ann said...

Oh every woman needs a spa time alone or better yet with a bff...
Enjoy your day of pampering.

Love the shoes image ♥

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

I love the feeling after a hair cut, so can completely relate! All that pampering sounds wonderful and those Essie colours are so pretty! Only one day till the weekend! xx

Shelly said...

Lovely Post :)

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Sounds so wonderful! We are all in need of these little luxuries!

Debby said...

A summer at the beach does do a number on your hair. A good deep conditioner like morroccan oil helps. Sometimes they are heavy on my hair so I'll just use it on the ends. Love that Chanel shade too! xo

classiq said...

It's nothing like a hair cut to make me feel a completely new person. Which reminds me, a hair style change is in order for me too, so I'll be making my appointment at my hair-dresser's these days. :)
Ada

Colores said...

Good idea, let´s start with a hair dresser´s visit!!!
Followed by a mani and pedi!!! great idea!

Marina said...

I am still not doing anything.. I would really need a new haircut!

le@thirdontheright said...

loving loving loving those shoes - heavens !! we are just swapping into spring and summer so it's fushia all the way babee :) le xox

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

Oh MY! That hair...that color...and those shoes!!!! The Chanel Graphite is such a beautiful color! Happy Thursday <3

Things That Sparkle said...

I am so excited about fall polishes, I missed all the dark colors!

LatteLisa said...

great plan! I'm getting a haircut next week; I'll cut off those summer ends. I'm good in the nail polish department because dark shades just don't fit me; I get too finger conscious with them! (Is that even a phrase?!!). But I'm in need of a new powder and eye shadow and new shoes ;-)

LatteLisa said...

PS. The photos in yesterday's post are fabulous!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I love ho much you NVC girls take care of yourself! me want too!!

adele said...

I go to the hairdresser every 6 weeks so that kinda takes care of itself. And I have weekly mani/pedi's, so for me it's all about autumn colours, refreshing my make-up bag & nail varnish collection. I'm so into Chanel Graphite & Peridot right now. Check out my new blog layout...hope you like!
http://www.intotheblonde.com/

Jennifer Leible said...

LOVE those shoes! They are fantastic!!

I'm in much need for a trim, I haven't had one since the spring and the summer has been harsh on my hair. It definitely needs the trim, and maybe a richer color for fall! I'm already thinking about boots shopping! Plus we are having a wicked coldfront this week in the Midwest so I'm really feeling fall!

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Katie said...

I'm still trying to decide which Essie colors I want from the fall collection :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

i just got Carry On- cannot wait to try it!!

BigAppleNosh said...

I know what you mean - I'm getting a much needed haircut this weekend; it grows likes weeds!

Sara Mueller said...

I love Olivia! I hope you have a great day!

Dancing Branflake said...

I definitely need some TLC to my skin. My face... oh dear. It's a little worse for wear after being out in the sun all day long, no matter the sunscreen I wear.

With love... said...

Oh how lovely! It is probably one of the best luxuries.
Enjoy!!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i think i need another haircut to get me ready for fall. my hair grows like weeds. love the image of the shoes and nails!

sugarhoneybaby said...

Lovely!I love this small luxuries:)

kristina@beancakes ★ said...

yes dawn ~ i am also doing this and it's so exciting to get really for fall isn't it?? facials, mani/pedi, hair trim, gym ~ all of these are what i'm planning on!! hope your week has been going great dawn ;)
xx

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

You so nailed it with this post! I have been so busy this week my head is spinning, but I plan to get the nails, hair, etc. together in the next few days too!

xo Mary Jo

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i really need to get to a spa some day or just get a massage or something. oh, and i love the shoes in this post!

About Last Weekend said...

Yes, hair colour and cut is everything to me. Now I want my nails dark purple like those ones above

Punctuation Mark said...

there's nothing better that a little pampering for oneself...

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

I know what you mean, a transition to Fall also comes with new haircuts or colors, good skin care for colder days and of coursssse the darker nail polishes!! My favorite still is rouge noir. Perfection. Enjoy your new colors and haircut :)

Nuha said...

i've got a closet purge on my list of things to do. and i've never done it before, but lately i've been considering a cleanse. it'll be neat to keep up with it with each change of season

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Oh I hear ya...so need to do some 'me' care soon- I just did the hair and am thinking a facial is definitely in order...enjoy!!

B. in the Know said...

I am starting by going to get my hair done tomorrow to get a more fall look - and yes, I did take the day off :) I also like to go get new nail polish colors that are more suited for the fall. I enjoy those thigns so it helps me deal with the seasons changing - aka just getting cold.
Much love,
B

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Ohhh I totally did a spa day last weekend, (the hubs treated since bro in law has been couching it and they watched football all day, not a bad trade) facial, nails the works. Enjoy your spa day! I've gotta go get a deep conditioning as well, perhaps next football game!

Meisha.Style said...

i really enjoy pampering times! olivia is so pretty!

Josie said...

oh those shoes... delightful.

Tanvi said...

Her smile is so delightful! :)

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Lonely Wife Project said...

I am so with you on this. I'm in desperate need of a good dye job, haircut and manicure. Maybe even a body scrub!

Alexa said...

Hair cuts are big (and color for me...goodbye greys!)

Antonia said...

Oh yeah, I did my hair cut too couple days ago! Loving the pics, gorgeous!


xoxo
Antonia

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Bad Joan said...

Your posts are always beautiful and classic. Love these pictures.

GTBB,
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Emma @ FASHION WONDERLAND said...

Lovely inspiring images on your blog. I have just stumbled across your blog and I love it! I'm now following! Hope you can stop by and follow back...

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Yup looking a bit dull myself. Time to spruce up a bit. Thinking of going darker?

PS stop by and vote for Bella.

The October Issue said...

I love Olivia's style!

Elle Sees said...

haircut for me girl!!! and pedi.

honey my heart said...

hooray for a new hair cut. i've been hoping to get one for 4 months!! and spa time sounds delicious.

Dawn said...

ok between your story and this photo I want to get a fresh cut too. Hope this finds you well Dawn. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

Always a great time to have a hair cut and pampering and don't you feel fabulous after that.
I am getting ready for summer here and have had the hair do and visit to the beauty spa.

Have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

notjustanothermilla.com said...

I still need to find a hairdresser I like here in Paris. Thanks for the reminder! Olivia is divine and that sequence of pics is so pretty.

Happy weekend!