Monday, September 7, 2015

Charmingly Cute

This week has been exhausting.  iMac crashing (I'm dying without my lightroom),  first of three bathroom tearouts, and lastly potty training.  Weirdly, I am so thankful for these challenges.  Many around me have been suffering with medical issues, losing children, and even losing faith.  So my problems are so minor compared to others struggling. 

Is it just me or is being a two and a half your old a tricky job?  Even harder, being a mom sometimes.  My sweet girl has her flustered moments, but still at the end of the day we fall back in love, say our prayers, and fall asleep happy.  What helps you work through your struggles with your kiddos?  I'm still figuring this out lately.  Heavenly Father has been the true guiding light for me in how I view my kids.  Don't get me wrong, I still occasionally lock myself in my room and scream into my pillow.  What mom doesn't?  I feel like I'm constantly being reminded to be thankful for each challenge we have to overcome.  3 years ago, all I wanted was a baby and now I have 2 precious miracles.  Children ARE so rewarding and totally worth it.

Now for the lighter side of post. 

Ava and I both have a jewelry obsession.  A couple on months ago the fabulous Cheri Holden shared her wonderful jewelry making talents with me.  You know when you just meet someone who is just an incredible gal, mother, and wife plus she's gorgeous?  That's Cheri.    I had been searching everywhere for the perfect gold bar necklace, well it so happens that she makes them.  I love supporting local businesses, plus if you meet her she's amazing.  Cheri's Etsy Shop has the most darling creations and I urge you to check it out and get your hints started for Christmas.  Yes, it will come before you know it and my sweet jewelry maker would love to take care of you.

I can't wait to get sis her own necklace one day. Ava's my best friend and I will do everything I can to remind her of that for at least the next 16 years.  

Here is a link to my necklace that Ava is wearing.

I hope each of you have a wonderful Labor Day.  Be safe. 


Friday, July 10, 2015

Metallic Ice Ice Baby

Guess what I did?!!!...............

Whew I feel brand spankin new you guys! You wouldn't believe what a crazy hair color can do for your soul! I think I have an alter ego now...and she is a superhero. Right? All I need is some spandex.
After I had taken out my extensions I had a mini meltdown that involved tears and staring at myself saying "I have the ugliest hair in the world". Not kidding....
Originally I had this plan that when I  turned 40 I would cut my hair and go platinum so I could rock the fun colors. I was already preparing myself for my midlife crisis. Serious. Well turns out that crisi came 10 years too early so I dove into all the pretty Pinterest hair pics and pulled out the bleach and OLAPLEX!
Ahh there you are future self....I pick this one.

OK lets talk OLAPLEX for a minute. If you have yet to hear of this miracle product STOP what you are doing and go HERE NOW!!!
Basically with this product, we as cosmetologists are able to push the envelope with hair WITHOUT compromising the integrity of it. It's insane.

Can you believe that?!! My hair should be in a mushy mess down the drain of my sink! Not even close! It feels amazing and I only needed to cut about an inch off my ends. Which it needed before the bleach anyway.

I am a licensed Cosmetologist. I do not recommend you trying this at home unless you are a professional.
This process did not happen all in one day. It was achieved over the course of 5 days. While OLAPLEX is an amazing product, you still need to use caution. 

Just a little FYI. If you are going from all over dark to all over blonde bleach will inevitably touch your scalp....and it doesn't feel super great.
If your plan is to go Platinum or a pastel color you blonde needs to look like this!
NOT this!

While I was going through this lightening stage I was Periscoping the whole thing!
(Don't know what Periscope is either? Go HERE and sign up! Oh... and follow me of course! SheenaLaRose)

While periscoping I was chatting with Mandie of Thatblondegirl Mandie and we decided that she NEEDED to do My pastel color!

I just love this girl and she is truly an inspiration to us all. She has worked her little booty off to build her platform and for her to take the time out of her extremely busy schedule to make my pastel dreams come true was just .....EVERYTHING! 
We YouTubed the whole process and became Hair Besties 4 Life! 

You can also view the video HERE

Huuuuge thank you to OLAPLEX for providing me the tools to to safely achieve this hair! And to Mandie for being my cheerleader throughout this entire process! 
I looooove my hair! Nothing to cry about now my friends!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If you are in the Ogden, Utah area tomorrow (Saturday July 11th) make sure you head over to the Riverdale ULTA for the smash box event! They will be doing FREE makeovers by major makeup artists! You can cross your fingers and just show up or call 801-621-4639 to make an appointment. There will be a Photobooth as well. Jamie and I will be there joining in on all the fun!


Thursday, May 7, 2015

#IRMO2015 Makeover Giveaway!

With summer coming up, we thought a makeover give-away would be just the ticket to start it off right!  We want you to nominate somebody that would love to be pampered!  Maybe it's that sweet mom who never pampers herself, a teen getting ready to start college, or a friend that you just want to celebrate.  Tell us by nominating her on your Instagram!

The winner will receive the following prize worth $800

Photo Session by Jamie Healy Images
Haircut, Color, and Style by Sheena LaRose Hair Artistry
Full Makeup by Tia Celise Artistry
Custom Teeth Whitening by Howe Dental
Spa Treatment by Kahakai Spa

How to Nominate

Post a picture of your Mom, sister, aunt, friend, etc. on Instagram and tell us why they deserve a pampered makeover as a caption.  Make sure to use the #irmo2015 somewhere in the comment and tag @individualrivalry in the image.  
Winner will be chosen June 1, 2015

Nomination Example

Now for the small print!
  • Winner must be 18 years or older
  • Winner must be able to travel to Ogden Area to receive services
  • Not all treatments/services will be done on same date
  • Model Release must be signed for use on websites for all businesses listed
  • None of the above sites are liable for any injury or loss associated with this giveaway
  • Winner will not be compensated for time and travel outside the above services mentioned
  • If winner is unable to receive entire package, a new winner will be chosen
  • Winner will be chosen by above businesses no later than June 1, 2015
  • Any of the above info subject to change at anytime without any notice
  • Please contact Jamie or Sheena at with questions