Thursday, December 1, 2011

She Bangs!

Yesterday was a holiday. Where can you guys find me on a holiday? In the office. I am such a workaholic. One reason why I love working on a holiday is that I can work better alone. I love some quiet time where I can finish up everything without any interruptions.

Yesterday, was not the typical holiday scene for me. I was surprisingly not in the office. For the first time in a long time I got to sleep in. I woke up at 8am and had a good breakfast with my mom. Yes people, 8am for me is already considered sleeping in. Hahahaha. I was up and about and out of the house by 10am. I went over to my friend's house and we went to the mall to pick up my other friend.

It was a pretty simple get together with the girls. But despite the simplicity of this get together I was just so happy. So happy to not have to stress and bury myself with work. And just so happy to hang out with good friends. For the first time in a long time I actually felt like my age again, doing girly things, go shopping, getting my hair and nails done.

I went to a party about a month or two ago and I was given three free gift certificates for a hair spa. I went ahead and brought the gift certificates with me for me and the girls. I had no idea that the gift certificates expired October 28 of this year. The gift certificates were glued to this hard paper and the expiry date was written on the glued portion, so we had no way of knowing that the gift certificates expired unless we pulled the gift certificates away from the paper. The manager at the salon was kind enough to honor these expired gift certificates. My gift certificate also came with a free hair cut. I asked the hair stylist not to cut my hair since I have been wanting long hair for the longest time. Instead, I had the hair stylist trim my bangs. I wanted side bangs.
This is the picture I showed the hairstylist. I wanted Nicole Richie's bangs. I've been in love with her bangs for so long.

I was in near tears when I saw what the hairstylist did to my bangs. I look like an anime. I guess that is a lesson learned for me. Never use an expired gift certificate.
This hat was not working for me either.
Anything chocolate is a definite cheer me up treat.
Chocolate scones with nutella, whipped cream and strawberry jam.
Beef pizza infused with dark chocolate. And the cheese is mixed with grated white chocolate. The pizza tasted pretty interesting. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

Thank goodness for hair clips and my mood lifters: Apple and Kelly

What do you guys do when you're having a bad hair day? What should I do with my bangs while they are still awkwardly, stiffly short?


Emma Frances said...

What a fun, relaxing day! Minus the bangs of course! I hate when that happens! I have bangs a lot and I'm scared to let someone cut them every single time! Haha. I hope they grow at fast!!

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

I'm a bit skeptical about gift certificates to spas etc that I'm not familiar with. I've recently had bangs cut as well and not sure if I should post a picture! But the hot chocolate and the rest of the goodies look great. And thank heavens for friends!

PS Mel I've changed my blog url, please update your bookmark or GFC, it's

StephieB said...

Oh poor you! There is nothing worse than getting your hair done and not being happy! I have the most unruly hair - it feels like everyday is a bad hair day - but on days when I don't have to work it's hats on for me!

Glad you got to have a day off and spend time with the people you love though. And, you are right - there is nothing that chocolate can't fix!

Hugs, Stephie x

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

Mel! You could never look bad! You are super adorable all of the time.. even with unfortunate bangs!!

Hi!! I have missed you.. it has been a while, hope you are doing great!!


erica marie said...

the last picture is exactly how I styled my hair when I decided to cut my bangs like the way they cut yours. Glad you like the stud earrings.

xo erica

Lady Jewels Diva® said...

There is NOTHING wrong with your bangs Mel!

The chocolate in the glass and the scones with nutella however are driving me nuts.

I WANT!!!!!!

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

oh no! good thing for good friends and good chocolate! :)

Sarah said...

I actually think they look good, but I know its so upsetting when a hairstylist butchers your hair, especially when you have something specific in mind and it comes out totally different.

Chocolate and alcohol usually numb this kind of pain for me :p xxx

Deidre said...

That chocolate looks FABULOUS. My hair is totally ridiculous all the time, so I just let it do its thing.

stephanie said...

ummm u love your bangs. the end. ; )

RicAdeMus said...

Your hair looks pretty Mel, but I don't like the hat--or Richie.

I'm glad you put a holiday to good use to "sleep in" and spent time with your mom and friends. I'm like you about work and I'm learning a good lesson--people say they appreciate it, but really take it for granted. As long as we do it for ourselves, fine, but it's rare for a boss to appreciate it.

Fash Boulevard said...

this was my favorite hairstyle on Nicole. so cute. super happy I stumbled onto your blog. definitely following. If you get a sec I'd love to hear what you think of my fashion blog. It's all about the adventures of a southern girl turned LA local. My outfit post today I shot it in front of Dee's house from Clueless. xo

Alexa said...

OH love the bangs...and yes on anything chocolate.

New Life in Spain said...

I am so scared of hairdressers! One too many times have they managed to leave me (almost/)in tears... I hope your bangs will grow fast and you'll get used to them and like them!

I love chocolate, with chocolate? Hmmm, well I guess I should try it before judging :)

P.S. I love the paella/arroz negro, you should try it!

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Don´t worry! It will grow back. That food looks delicious! <3<3

Vanilla - Notes from my closet said...

I have a bit of a phobia of the hair dressers for the same reason! Gorgeous food though :)

Love, Vanilla

Daniela said...

all that food looks delicious!! I recently got my hair cut too and asked for side bangs.. It came out horrible and I'm having a terrible time growing them out :/

Hannah said...

I actually really like the bangs on you!!! I've been wanting to do bangs like that but just can't get the guts too. Maybe once they grow out a little more you'll love them? xo

Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget Maegan said...

Oh growing out bangs is such a challenge. The thought of it alone usually keeps me from cutting mine! That chocolate shake looks DIVINE!!

Thank you for your comment today ;) Since you mentioned my nails I thought I'd send you the DIY :)

Happy Friday!

Johanna said...

Growing bangs out is hard isn't it. I love having them but I am a total nerd when growing out...mucho bobby pins!

Mia said...

i love nicole richie. and the food looks just great! xx

ellie said...

What a fun post!

Love you in the hat!

meme-and-he said...

girl, that is literally the SAME picture I used when I got my hair cut a month ago!! I think I thought I would turn out looking like her too. which is just all around false. ha!

lowercase letters said...

sigh* hair can be so aggravating, can't it?! :)
that chocolate looks sooo gooood! :)
what fun it is to be with friends. thanks for your comment! i just love my family and my toms! that's so cool you have some too! what color do you have?
happy sunday!
p.s. here to stay! new follower. :)

Harriet said...

Oh what a shame about your hair!

The food you had to cheer up looks amazing though! wow - all that chocolate!

I am Megan said...

Wow, all those things loook soooooo good! I also always get up early, so eight is also sleeping in for me.

My boyfriend hates that I'm an early riser.

And your hair doesn't look that bad! The fringe suits you!

♥ Nadine said...

Oh no, that is no good!! Don't you think you'll get used to the bangs?! Hmmm, I got some side bangs recently, too. And while I love them some days, I really dislike them the other. It's a love/hate-relationship... :)

Chocolate scones with nutella, whipped cream and strawberry jam - how delicious sounds that?! I'm seriously envious right now.

Here's to a happy week!!
Love, Nadine

iris said...

Hmmm. Give the hair a few days, it might come out looking better than first thought!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Oh no - sorry to hear! But good for hair clips... those chocolatey treats look amazing!

Katie said...

ahaha "never use an expired gift certificate." love that moral.

CoCo Wray said...

Although it's not what you had in mind or asked for, I think you look great! A nice cheer up is always a plus!

Thanks for stopping by CoCo Wray!

Mimi said...

nicole richie's bangs are the best! and aww, i'm sorry your hairdresser didn't quite get it right! but hey, i think you look good with your bangs right now. :)

if you really don't like your bangs, you can always clip it back, right? :)

p.s. all that food and treats would totally cheer me up too!

<3, Mimi
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Karlita said...

chocolate schones! look delicious!

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Christina said...

looks like a fun and delicious time!