Gee, your hair looks terrific!

17 Mar
Great hair by Nicole Goodman from Sakura Salon
Hair success by Nicole Goodman

If you’re wondering why my hair looks so good, (weren’t you?), it’s because I just had the most wonderful and talented Nicole Goodman from Sakura work her magic. But you say my hair has always looked pretty good. Yes, and that’s my point. She waved her magic wand scissors over The Mop™ shortly before I started blogging. You just don’t know what it used to look like and we’re going to keep it that way.

Great hair by Nicole Goodman of Sakura Salon in Oakland, Ca.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Let’s just say I don’t have straight hair, I don’t have curly hair and I don’t have blond hair but I’ve maximized the heck out The Mop’s™ potential and I’m quite pleased with the results. So if you live in the San Francisco/Oakland area and you finally succumbed to the truth that your hair needs a miracle, or just a trim and some highlights, do not wait any longer. Really.

Check out her blog for style tips and inspiration. It’s chock-full of ideas. Here’s the full scoop:

Nicole Goodman
Sakura Salon
4287 Piedmont Ave., Ste 101
(between Echo Ave & Glenwood Ave)
Oakland, CA 94611
Neighborhoods: North Oakland, Piedmont Ave
(510) 390-4922

Make-up kit from Joe Fresh Style
Sample kit

As I mentioned yesterday, Style Nation had some pretty awesome sponsors. I wanted to review the goodies I got from Joe Fresh. I received a kit with two lip glosses, a pink lipstick, a gold cream eyeshadow, a cream blush and two nail polishes: orchid lavender and orange. I’m wearing all but the clear gloss and nail polishes, which I tried on earlier. The colors were bright and vibrant, I can’t wait to paint all my fingers rather than just two!

The cream eyeshadow glided on easily and stayed put all day. It felt light, never greasy. I love gold eyeshadow, it makes my inner magpie happy. The cream blusher was equally easy to apply. It passed the test, my cheeks still look pink and dewy. While I thought the pink coral color might be more complimentary on a creamy white skin tone, it blended well into my olive skin. The pink lipstick was bright and a bit too opaque for my liking, I prefer sheer with golden undertones. I applied lipgloss over it. While the effect was a nice gloss, it felt too heavy, I’m a lip balm girl. Overall, I would say that the products live up to the name: Fresh. Perfect for the young and young at heart, (that’s me!) The palette I received will be perfect through spring and summer.

Good news for The House in the Clouds, I’m going to be around this weekend! After over a month and a half of being out of town every weekend, I have made peace with being home. This might mean missing one of the most epic snow weekends this season, I could have only gone one day anyway. Don’t worry, there’s next weekend, I’m not completely crazy. I’m pretty sure my body will be happy to sleep in past 7 A.M. at least once this winter. Yeah, pretty sure. And I wore green shoes today. You saw that, right?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Deets: Plaid dress/Old Navy, gifted from Dotty of Dash, Dot, Dotty, mocha tights/gifted by We Love Colors, sage green shoes/Tsubo, necklace/Anthropologie, silver and mother-of-pearl cuff/Lois Hill, belt/Anthropologie, hand-carved wood earrings/Chicago.


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  1. Ofelia

    March 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    You hair looks beautiful!!!
    Love those booties with the tights.
    A month and a half of weekend outing; that’s my kind of entertainment!!!
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  2. Vix

    March 18, 2011 at 5:58 am

    You hair does look stunning and the outfit is fabulous on you, too. Have a wonderfully relaxing weekend, I don’t think I could stay at home for a whole two days. xxx
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  3. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix

    March 19, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Your hair looks amazing. Mine is that awkward in between of neither straight or curly and now gets straightened every morning. Which is fine unless it rains – then there’s a whole world of frizz.

    Love the green shoe boots too – very cute.
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  4. Rose

    March 19, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Hello! It has been, like, FOREVER. You are looking lovely as always (yep, you DO have great hair), and those boots are divine. I would prolly still pinch you though, just for fun. *mwahaha*

    Seriously, I think the stern talking-to you administered to my flu did the trick. I am feeling much better, and blaming it on you. Now I have to stop watching re-runs of 30 Rock and go back to being a productive member of society! There is work to be done, and there are shoes to be bought.

    • Fabienne Jach

      March 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      Glad I could flex my blogging muscle on that nasty flu! Call on me anytime:) Glad to have you back, sweetie.

  5. Joy

    March 20, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Lovely locks! A good hairstylist is worth her/his weight in gold!

    Love your outfit as well, Fabienne.
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  6. pete

    March 20, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Love the hair – doing the fashion shoots I do its amazing how much difference a sassy hairstyle can make.


    • Fabienne Jach

      March 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      I agree! My hair accounts for 50% of how I look, seriously!