Sunday, March 24, 2013

Beyond Basic Bun

This is Adriana's requested look

Video tutorial available here: 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Simple updo

Here is the video tutorial 

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Yesenia's pin up hair!

I made a video with a subscriber. It was a lot of fun.

Here is the hair style she requested

Here we are together once we were done. She decided to wear the curl going down instead of up. 

Yesenia has a beautiful family that she really loves. I was very lucky to meet such a sweet and humble person.

After our video, we sat down and talked about self esteem. We were able to record our conversation, so be sure to subscribe to my vlogging channel IrisVlogging on YouTube, so that you can see and hear that!

Hair tutorial video

Friday, March 8, 2013

No Bake Vegan-Healthy peanut butter chocolate cookies

Here is the recipe that I got from
As you can see, I excluded the coconut oil and flaked coconut. You can add them in if you want!

As mentioned in the video, you can also add vegan chocolate chips, ground flax seed and or protein powder.
recipe image
Rated: rating
Submitted By: KESSIANNE
Photo By: SugarPlum♥
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 12

"This no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies features coconut and peanut butter for a quick and tasty treat."
1 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Combine honey, coconut oil, and cocoa powder in a small pot and bring to a boil; cook at a boil for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Stir oats, peanut butter, coconut, and vanilla extract into the hot honey mixture until the peanut butter melts and the mixture is smooth.
2. Drop mixture by spoonful onto waxed paper. Set aside to cool until firm, about 20 minutes.

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Clairol Hair Color Change Experience

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to get my hair styled by professional celebrity hair stylist, Gilbert Muniz. "His celebrity roster includes Abigail Spencer, Alison Brie, Brittney Gastineau, Patricia Kennedy, Paz Vega, Aubrey O' Day, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Jaime Ray Newman, Jonathan Bennett, and Natalie Zea, just to name a few."

Arriving in Los Angeles, and admiring the scenes...

This will actually be a photo blog coming soon through Clairol, but I wanted to give you a peek at what happened that day!
The color we chose is called "Coffee Creme" by Clairol Natural Instincts.
We started off with some natural looking makeup for my "before" picture:

Here is my "before" photo, also posted on instagram (Instagram name ILoveGerard0)
I applied the color myself and was now working on adding the final conditioning step. They took photos of me during the process for their photo blog.

The last step of this process smells SOOOOOO YUMMY ANNNND, it leaves your hair feeling like a silk scarf!

Now, it was time to get my hair styled by Gilbert!
Here is his website in case you want to know more about him.

And now, my hair is done!

Time for makeup!!Kimberly's make up on me made me feel like a whole other woman! I loved it and wish I could do my make up like she did it, every day!

TADA!What do you think??? Like it?

This is Jose! He is the one who gave me this opportunity.

Pictured below: Me, Gilbert Muniz, Make up artist Kimberly Bragalone and beautiful YouTube guru, Giselle from

We did take some professional photos, but those are to come! I will make sure to announce when they are up on Clairol! It was a fun filled day and something that is definitely out of the ordinary for me. If you follow my vlogging channel, you know my life is pretty average :)

After the shoot, hubby and I went out on a date to Hollywood and then Beverly Hills. No need to waste this good hair and makeup! (Not my hubby in the photo)

Just walking around site-seeing:

I had the salmon and veggies. Hubby had the steak and fries!
I hope you enjoyed coming along with me on this trip! I asked hubby to take as many photos as possible, so that you all got to see too. Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you are having a good day so far!

What I do

I make hair tutorials on YouTube. But I created this blog to connect with my fellow writers/bloggers. I've also created a myspace account, but I don't like the format for blogging. I'd rather blog here. As far as something to note about me: I rarely have will power when it comes to dieting. I'd rather eat what I want, but in moderation. I like girly stuff, but I don't like doing my own hair. I rarely do my own hair, so if you saw me in the street, you'd probably not recognize me. But if you ever saw me, I would love it if you came to say hi. Thanks for reading my blogs.