As you read here, I had a fun birthday dinner on my actual birthday but, because I’m basically a birthday baby, I decided to have a “going out” birthday party with Sydne (her birthday is March 20th) and we decided on a Woodstock 1969 theme. We had the party at my friend’s bar in Hollywood, L Bar, which I highly recommend, by the way.
At first I was a little bit apprehensive since, well, I like to look sexy on my birthday but I ended up finding a dress that I really liked along with amazing hair, courtesy of Drybar West Hollywood and makeup by Blushington!
I never thought that I’d ever say “29 is the new 22,” and especially not in a good way. For the first time since I turned 22, I had a bit of a quarter life crisis freak out about getting older and yeah, you might consider it a bit of a meltdown. Thankfully my BFF since 4th grade (and, ironically the friend that talked me off the ledge on my 22nd birthday), managed to calm me down with her words of wisdom. Essentially, she reminded me that 29 is, in fact, not old and I have to learn to accept my life for what it is and not what I thought it would be as a teenager.
With that said, I am so insanely lucky to have found such amazing friends in Los Angeles…sometimes I honestly have to take a minute to soak it all in, which I did at my birthday sushi dinner last Friday night where sixteen of my closest friends celebrated my 29th birthday with me. It felt good to be surrounded by all of the positive people in my LA life, and, I had brand new George Papanikolas highlights to boot! As anyone knows, fresh highlights can really give your self esteem the super boost that it needs when you’re in the middle of a quarter(ish) life crisis and George knows exactly how to get the blonde that I covet (hello, he does Sarah Michelle Gellar and Nicole Richie).
I can’t say enough about George (you might remember my post from last January) where I raved about George’s balayage skills and, of course, Joico– one of my favorite hair brands. Right now I’m obsessed with the Joico Smooth Cure line and especially the Smooth Cure Thermal Styling Protectant. The line reduces frizz by 79% (yeah, that’s a lot) and even though I don’t really worry too much about frizz/humid hair here in LA, I do worry about protecting my hair from heat styling tools, and the Thermal Protectant spray is a-mazing for that.
So it’s my 27th birthday and I have mixed feelings on the whole situation. My life definitely hasn’t turned out as I expected and planned but I’m really proud of everything that I’ve accomplished and where my life is at the moment. Here’s to another 27 years. And, I will continue to say “30? Who’s 30?!” when someone decides to round up my age.