nearly lost that ‘lovin’ feel’n…








It’s been a very very long time… so let me apologize for not posting anything for a while.  I have had some major changes, physically and emotionally and I frankly didn’t have the “heart” in it to write, err typing something when all I wanted to do was crawl under my preverbal rock and hide.  I was finding I was starting to have a “love-hate” relationship with my job and I was feeling pretty miserable about the entire idea of “working” in my industry.

It’s sad how someone and a particular environment can make you spin into a spiral of wicked bad emotions isn’t it? Okay, maybe it’s just me that gets like that? Hmm…. anyways, I was working at a place in Eastern Vancouver and I even though it was better than the “mall” (when I was threading at the local mall at the KIOSK–YUCK-YUCK-YUCK!!) it soon became obvious that promises and actions behind said promises were entirely two different animals with this owner and my boss.  I spent nearly 3 years working with and around this person and I found that I was discouraged more and picked apart nearly daily and I still have a hard time understanding WHY she wanted to be so down on me.  I suppose I was willing to hear it… and not fight.  I don’t want conflict and I chose to just try and do my job I was there to do and leave… however, often the passive aggressive stance she had made it difficult and mentally and emotionally challenging.

For a while I found myself being very discouraged with my profession and actually feeling like I hated my job.  What I have learned was and is that I didn’t and I do not hate my job… what I do dislike and have major issues with is being treated like I am a 3rd rate citizen and I am worthless and below standard.  Being picked apart and told how I need to change ME daily can definitely mess with your inner self!

I was contacted by a friend in the esthetics industry, she was and is doing very well in downtown Vancouver.  She was enlarging her business and wanted to see if i was interested in working with her.  I was a bit leery, but, thought I would give it a look see and try.  That was back in later 2014 and I found myself feeling encouraged and excited again!  I was only working a few days a week initially and it felt good coming to her shop.  It was a place I felt myself growing and feeling my  inner confidence coming out and I was getting strong again.  I was starting to love my work again.

After feeling unappreciated and finding that “my job” was secretly being advertised in the local Craigslist I felt it was time to leave the salon I was currently working at and within… I made plans and left in late December.  I did however, give my 2 weeks notice only to find that I was not welcome after that shift.  I have to be honest with you… I would have been shocked had she allowed me to remain my final 2 weeks!  by the time I left that day she had wiped my details from the companies web page and schedule.  Took away all my privileges and abilities away… I suppose she thought I’d “steal” my clients information.  I guess she didn’t think I’d save that stuff before I left? I didn’t steel anything… I thread and unless she currently has or had someone… these people would be following me… regardless of how she felt.  I did however, choose not to take any clients that we shared… I figured if they wanted my services again, they were smart and they’d do a search for “Threading” and would eventually find me… there’s only this shop I currently am at and the local Mall offering threading currently in Vancouver.  The thing is when I left, I did my best to remain civil, yet, this person was angry and chose to tell me how I’d never amount to anything and how worthless I am. I did my best to hold myself high and walk out of there with some pride.  By the end of January I was finally on my new path and had pretty much shaken the past few years and the issues that came from that place I had been in.  I started to realize how happy I was to come to work again… I enjoy seeing my clients and I like being here.  It’s definitely a good place for me emotionally for my working world!

SO… in case you don’t already know, I am now located in Downtown Vancouver, at a cute shop called:
Beauty by Tara Lee
1703 Broadway, Vancouver

We are open Monday-Saturdays, usually opening by 10 a.m. daily, our Saturdays differ depending on the Saturday. And we are usually here until 7 p.m. on the weeknights!  The parking is good and we do accept walk-ins, although I do encourage you to make an appointment, we seem to fill up pretty quick!

You can tho to:

We offer online scheduling, you can see when both myself (Jamie) and Tara are available and book with us, you can also text or call us!  We make it really easy to make your appointment with us.

We are currently offering:


The costs are very competitive and we currently offer packages for some of our threading and waxing services.  If you create an account via the web page and LIKE us on Facebook… there are also specials that are announced and you are made aware of any of the deals and discounts that will often arise weekly and monthly depending on the season and service.

This is a great place and I hope you’ll take time to drop in and say HI and try out one of our great services!
You won’t be disappointed!!

be your own kind of beautiful

Just a tidbit I wanted to share… er brag about!

As most are aware I currently work at a salon in Vancouver, Washington… On the Fringe Hair Studio…

I am also taking on the new adventure of offering mobile services for my rural clients I was servicing at a local salon for the past 2 and a half years in Woodland. I recently severed ties with them and have chosen to try the mobile service, for a chance to offer a great experience to my current clients as well as new clientele too!

If you are unsure of ME and my abilities, I would like to share just one of the many great reviews I have received over the past few years from current and past clients that have seen me in one of the locations I was working within.

This particular client is newer and she is seeing me at the Vancouver salon, but, it will give you a great window to an experience with me!

Thanks for reading and I hope to be hearing from you!
(the below link is to a local blogger that is also a new client)



a better experience!


Big changes are happening with my business in my local area… Recently I severed ties with the local salon I was working within for past 2 years and 9 months.  I appreciate the opportunity I had with connecting with great people of which became wonderful clients.  I feel lucky to have been able to start my profession as an Esthetician getting my feet wet and learning about this particular industry in the “real world”.

I have chosen to look at this departure as a growing experience, and I am excited about what lies ahead for me!  I plan to still provide my services to my local clientele at either the location I will still be practicing at in Vancouver (On the Fringe Hair Studio), on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, but, I am now going to start offering services within my clients home.  I hope this will create a comfortable atmosphere for my clients and show a greater amount of personal service that I would like to provide to each person that schedules any kind of service with me.

I will currently be offering in home services, where I will come to your home 2 days a week.  Thursdays and Fridays.  I will offer any kind of service, however, I will still be attempting to be as flexible as I possibly can be for each of my clients, but, as travel and setting up can take up some time, I will work with each person to make sure they are getting the best customer service possible with me.

I definitely encourage you to have others come too!  Invite your friends or family and make it a nice afternoon of getting waxed, threaded and pampered!  I will just need to know what everyone would like to have done ahead of time, so I can be sure to have enough supplies and time allotted for everyone to have the best experience possible.

I hope by providing this kind of personal service it will give my clients a comfort level that they may have been missing by coming into the salon.  You can relax, have a snack, drink a glass of wine and be pampered!

Future service possibilities may include make up services and spray tanning for the individual or parties too!

I hope to gain interest and more clients by offering this type of opportunity for being mobile and coming to you.

If you are interested, know someone that could or would benefit from this kind of personal service or if you simply have questions, please do not hesitate to call, text, email or message me!  I am happy to help you with your interest or questions!

I currently stand by my menu prices I currently offer, as time goes, it will be something I will have to visit and figure out, but, for now, I am very competitive and am still offering cash, check or even credit (Visa/MC) as long as I have a WiFi connection or cell service! 🙂

I am excited and looking forward to this new adventure!

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Some new Likes of mines…


McKee Jewelry Designs… from her web site:
“A collection of Handmade Artisan jewelry, statement jewelry, exotic artisan jewelry, unique handcrafted jewelry, wearable art jewelry with mixture of textures. I hand create each item. I started this business with a dream in 2011. I have had over thousand sales and 100 % positive feedback.  The components I work with are  copper, bronze, sterling silver, bronze and brass. Most of my pieces are made Gemstones, Semi precious stones and Ceramic beads.”

I will tell you she has a great eye for what she is doing, she isn’t apposed to making something just for you or that special someone.  She has won awards and been published in several magazines about jewelry and design.  She has a great artistic “flair”!

Please make sure to check out her page and if you like, share! 🙂

Blue bracelet jewelry, dragonfly, semi precious stone, crystal, copper   Gold Bracelet.Gold Orchid Flower with gold chain and clasp. Fine jewelry.  Aged Verdigris Patina Butterfly Necklace with Antique Brass Chain. Nature, woodland Inspired.   Hearts. Bali sterling silver ear wires and antiqued silver  heart charms.Copper wire wrapped, Czech glass and carved white Bone Earrings. Feather, leaves.


above are just some of her beautiful works of art!




I am sure you might have heard about essential oils at some point in your life? Sometimes they seem to have some good value, but, often times there isn’t much help when we are looking at the daunting list in stores or hearing about them to know what to get for what ails us and what it will do and product details.

I was recently introduced to DoTERRA Essential Oils by a very dear person I have known nearly all my life.  She is the kind of person that will not stand up for something unless she knows it’s value and what it will and can do.

Her family has been using these oils, and I don’t think she will mind if I say that they fight with a lot of allergies and issues that can make certain family members very ill if they are in contact with said allergens.  These oils have been used successfully with her two kids and husband and have good results!

I have been introducing some of the oils to my clientele and they have loved them!

Please, if you are curious, or want to see what they can do for you… check out her Facebook page:

and educate yourself about what they can do for you!




Quote from their web site:
“ is an online coffee business dedicated to providing customers with the best gourmet coffees. Our vast selection of flavored coffee and flavored decaf coffee includes almost every flavor imaginable. All of our flavored coffees are small batch roasted to offer high-quality freshness. We roast and ship the same day, so you’ll be enjoying your special cup of gourmet coffee in no time. Thank you for choosing as your top choice for coffee!”

My personal experience with this company is GREAT! I ordered the man I have been dating his favorite coffee, which he introduced me to months prior… Blueberry Coffee (if you love blueberries… this is definitely YOUR coffee!! Try it with the Caramel creamer… YUM!!) I ordered the 5 pound bag, I don’t know coffee, but, I know this was what he loves.  So… I was on a mission.  Initially I thought… what kind of company calls their Flavored Coffee company “Flavored Coffee”!!  I mean… a bit un-creative… LOL, but, what they lack in creative name calling, they make up for in flavor!!!
I totally recommend them!

When I ordered the coffee,  I felt a bit uneasy because the page never updated with status showing if they had “mailed” my package to me.  I called, after 3 days.  They were “too busy” – which honestly, I was a bit nervous, but, I followed the directions that the voice recording said, which advised me to leave my details and a number to reach me back at.  I did.  About 2 hours later I received a callback from a customer service representative, she was extremely friendly, and gave me all my details, had information ready for me even before I asked. She advised me the tracking showed that the package had in fact been delivered that morning!

I would highly recommend this company and I think what they are selling is a very good quality coffee!  The flavors are good and if you are in need of a certain odd or unusual coffee flavored bean, this just might be your company!

 Blueberry Flavored Coffee (1lb)        Bananas Foster Flavored Coffee (1lb bag)      Egg Nog Flavored Coffee (1lb bag)

There are so many more… but this gives you an idea!




from my person blog. thank you for reading. Peace 🙂



I share my personal blog today… as a lesson… if you are young and thinking about your loved one and having over thinking or stressful moments… read it… if you’re older like me… and love is still “new” and you feel like at moments your bearings and relationship knowledge is quite “naive” – read it… maybe you will learn from my issues… I may have fucked up… but…perhaps you can take something from my poor choice. and even better… NOT do what I do.

Thanks for reading! 🙂 and I know it’s nothing to do with esthetics… but… please be patient… there is one boiling in my mind… and I will be sharing a new blog or two soon… within the esthetics world… I promise!


Truth IS…

Truth IS…

just a little from my personal blog. Thanks for reading! 🙂