The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April 3, 2012


France is getting closer and I'm getting... nervous! Even I forgot that the whole reason I decided to "become a more confident traveller" is because travelling makes me nervous! Sitting down together and plotting out all the actual travel pieces (How do we get from the airport to the apartment? How do we get from the apartment to the train station?) was really good and made me a lot more relaxed. I know it will likely be wonderful but this is the time I get all butterflies in the tummy and it will likely be that way until we find our rooms!


After 2 solid weeks of the folks around me mentioning I looked a little rough around the edges, I decided to refresh my covering up of such things. Yes, yes, I hear sleep works too, but this is more likely to work sooner. I don't usually refresh make up purchases til the fall, but I may have missed last year. As an added bonus, I love that the mascara is 'EXTREME BLACK'. Yep. That strikes me as EXTREMELY AWESOME. Now let's see if I use it!

Under Our Willow Tree


Well I did it! I put the car repairs on Visa (shudder... goes against my miserly instincts) and got my hair cut. It's just above shoulder height and feels so much lighter and healthier! I took this photo as soon as I walked in the door so I have no idea if I can make it look this good myself but my hair stylist is pretty darn awesome.

I think I have to punk it a bit though. I'm worried I look too normal. Thinking of highlighting some streaks and then later using the same hair dye I did before. Not sure though...


Suzie Ridler said...

Jamie, I am so excited for you!!! I honestly can't wait to hear all about your trip and totally agree with you. Once you figure out how to get to your room, everything else is good. You are doing amazing!

Shannon, love the glam going on here and I am totally curious about the extreme black mascara. Let us know if you like it! I need a new mascara.

Love that we all have a little bit of glam going on here. Jamie the world traveller. Shannon updating her makeup. Me with my new haircut.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

LOL, I totally love how these themes come up! It's awesome. I wonder if our lives are more in synch now that we've been touching in with each other daily under our willow tree!

Shannon, I was totally confused by the change in your mascara - that is until I heard the words "extreme black." Awesome! And I hope you get some sleep soon too - but hey, if you can't sleep at least you can have glamour!

Your haircut looks fabulous, Suzie! You really have found a great stylist. Yay you for taking care of yourself and getting the cut. I know what it's like to leave it and I know how good it feels when you've got it done! You look beautiful. I'll look forward to your punk additions too, hehe.

Suzie Ridler said...

It's true! It's wild how we are living so copacetically (sp?), LOL.

It's true, when sleep fails, makeup is always a great backup.

Thanks Jamie! Yes, Kitten totally rocks (yes, that's her name) and really knows how to work with fine, thin hair like mine. You are so sweet, thank you! I hope you get a bob like you were talking for your big trip! Make sure to get a photo of you there with beret on, that would be awesome.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Whoohoo to glam & worldlyness! We are taking the world on by storm :) And planning for it too!! Planning for the win!

Love the new haircut Suzie! And I love your instinct is to punk it up even more, woohoo!

I'm liking the new mascara so far, and it was totally weird to buy a different one (they didn't have my kind, looks like it's been re-vamped). The new one is ridiculously large, but so far works well :)

Suzie Ridler said...

Thanks Shannon! Still working on how to punk it. So glad to hear the new mascara is going well. Oh what is it about companies revamping stuff all the time? Drives me crazy! When you saw it's ridiculously large, do you mean the brush? Is it the kind that elongates lashes? Thickens? Both?

When did this tomboy turn into such a girly girl?!