Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Indie Mag

The Indie Mag is a non-profit magazine dedicated to all things independently done and made. We have launched our second issue featuring Nikki Misery of  New Years Day.
Mr. Misery went into the world renowned Musicians Institute graduating fully with a degree. Years of working his butt off and working the entire time, paying rent in Hollywood, wish was no simple task. All the while still having time for all of the people around him that were important.  He was just finishing up his schooling at The Musicians Instsitute and his playing was just in another league. More exciting was a new interest in his music world by the name of Ashley Costello, whom he just met at a local goth club and ended up trying out for this band called New Years Day.

 Our artist feature was Darcee Lynn a female artist from Las Vegas, NV. Having served time in the Navy as the ships Culinary Specialist, this sultry and sweet gal had a pretty amazing story to tell. The love afar with a passion for food and art crosses paths in a wonderful way in her art. The sensual play of food and body parts comes together in a retro-modern twist that just blows you away. The use of a 1950's color palate mixed with modern content creates some fantastic art that will take this gal to the top.

The next feature we had for February was the photographer Leslie Tucker. When we asked Nikki Misery about doing an article on him, he sent us some photos to use as well. We fell in love with the one that is now our cover picture, which was taken by Mrs. Tucker. I reached out to her to get her permission to use the photo. As I was trolling through her social media, photo after photo was blowing my mind. It was love at first picture. this gal had major talent and I wanted to feature her not just the one photo she took.
        Last but not least, Jackie Michel a Las Vegas female skater. An interesting story of how we happened upon this rock star of four wheels. My partner who works late nights, would frequent the grocery store after his shifts and became friends with the graveyard workers of the store. One happened to be Jackie Michels mother. This woman, Lorie, was nothing shy of mother of the decade. She battled cancer, worked nights to support her kids dreams and was an amazing soul and person all around. Always talking of how wonderful her child are and what they did, it was only suiting we do a write up on Jackie's major talents and skills.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Rock and Roll Fashion Fusion: The Purple Hair Don't Care. Since I have an aversi...

Rock and Roll Fashion Fusion: The Purple Hair Don't Care. Since I have an aversi...: The Purple Hair Don't Care. Since I have an aversion to sitting still, salon chairs are like my kryptonite. I am a mom, business owner...
The Purple Hair Don't Care. Since I have an aversion to sitting still, salon chairs are like my kryptonite. I am a mom, business owner and a creative energizer bunny that just can not stop. So how does one with my schedule get the purple hair dream? Well, it took 3 days of staying indoors and a whole lot of bleach as well as some great gals from sally beauty to help. The first step was to off course bleach the dark brown box hair dye from my hair. Which was no small task to say the least. Brassy hair is hard to pull off, and let/s just say it was not doing me any favors. This process involved a lot of trips to Sally's and a lot of beanies to hide my hair.
First: tip buy a lot of bleach all at once and a lot of argon conditioner, it saves the humiliating trips to the store while undergoing the process.
Things you need:

1. Hair dye tint brush

2. Hair dye bowl

3. Gloves

4. Patience 

5. Argon deep conditioner 

6. Absolute Perfect Booster by Ion it is like Omniplex, but way cheaper and accessible, it saves her hair from bleach damage.  Add to your lighter or hair color.

7. Hair Dye I used Argon. I mixed two colors the pale lilac and the purple. I did not want to bleach my hair to much and risk damage so I added the darker purple so my hair would take. 

8. Bleach powder 

9. 40 Developer and a 30 or 20 on hand as well 

 After each bleaching process, which was mixing the bleach powder packet to the 40 developer and waiting around 40 minutes, rinse wash and add your deep conditioner a lot and leave it in for as long as possible. Around 30-40 minutes or longer. Then rinse and air dry your hair add a tiny amount of coconut oil. I did this 4 times. Do not blow dry or use any heat on your hair. Once you have reached as close as you dare to platinum blonde then you can use the dye. The argon oil hair dye does not require any developer. 
I mixed one whole tub of the pale lavender and half of the dark purple which now knowing all that I know I would have used less of the darker purple. For the next couple of weeks try not to use any heat on your hair and do a pot of deep conditioning treatments as well as leaving some coconut oil in your hair before washing. Every time you bath you will leave purple water behind. I still have purple coming out every time I wash my hair. Just so you know. For your root outgrowth in between your next bleaching because yes you have to bleach your roots unless you are natural platinum blonde before you dye it again or it will not take, glitter it up have fun you do after all have purple hair and don't care.      

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