Friday, September 30, 2016

Stolen Cadillac Debacle Part 2: For those of you who didn't see my post on Tuesday, my car was stolen from the Mark & M.E. Salon on Tuesday afternoon while we were working. Thankfully, we got it back unharmed. Yesterday a district attorney called Mark with more details. Apparently, the guy left the salon and was driving down Lake Ave when he got pissed at a man driving behind him. He got out of the car and pulled a knife on the driver. He threatened the man then got back in my car and drove away. The other driver called 911 and reported the incident. My car is easy to recognize. I have vanity plates that say Happiness on them. Doesn't sound like the perp was too happy, pulling a knife on someone, or smart, stealing a vehicle with a vanity plate and creating a second crime within minutes of leaving the salon. Mark has been asked to be a witness at the grand jury hearing. I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

I had a funny exchange with a client.
"What does your husband think of your Brazilian?"
"He says he doesn't care."
"That's what he's supposed to say. Do you believe him?"
"Hell, no. Every time I get one there's a lot more 'mouth to mouth recitation' going on, if you know what I mean?"
I do.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

If you've read either of my sexy romance novels, A Promise of Passion or Passion Never Dies, I'd really appreciate a review on Amazon. It's difficult getting exposure as a writer when you are self-published and online reviews can help me get noticed.  I'm hoping that, one day, when I stop waxing hoo-ha's, I'll be able to continue to write about them.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

You'll never believe what happened at Mark & M.E. today.  My cadillac was stolen. Yep, stolen. It was parked next to the wheelchair ramp on the side of our building. A man walked up to the vehicle, climbed in and drove it to a bar in Charlotte. How was it stolen you may ask? My husband left the keys in the vehicle. Obviously, not the smartest move. Thankfully, I have Onstar. Mark called the police and notified Onstar. By the time Mark got to the vehicle with an officer, the man had been arrested. Fortunately, my car was not damaged. Mark thinks the only thing taken was his Costco card and maybe a little money. Moral of the story: don't leave your keys in your vehicle. 2nd moral; don't let your husband drive your car.

Monday, September 26, 2016

A lot of people have been posting their favorite sayings on Facebook. When I thought about what mine was, I came up with a few. I guess one of my favorite expressions is "you have to wake up every morning with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart." Maybe that's why I wrote the Happy Hoo-Ha Trilogy; I want people to smile.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Today, Mark & M.E. sponsored the Embrace Your Sisters walk for breast cancer. It was a beautiful day to walk through our historic town. Thank you to everyone who supported the event!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Women apologize to me on a daily basis when they wait a long time between appointments. It doesn't really matter to me. It's important to note that the more hair you have, the more it may hurt. Yesterday, a woman apologized and then told me that it looked like a deer crossing. An interesting analogy I thought. I must say my hunting skills were superb and I eliminated her prey.

Friday, September 23, 2016

I see tattoos on women all of the time. A new client had her arms and legs covered, which I didn't pay too much attention to. As I started her bikini wax, I noticed an inch long blue line on her body. It almost looked like a mark from a sharpie. I asked her if it was the start of a tattoo that she chickened out on and didn't finish. That's exactly what it was. Even though most of her body was covered, she couldn't handle getting ink on her bikini line. I knew the wax was not going to be easy. It wasn't.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

www.apromiseofpassion.com has a new entry and a seductive pic of yours truly. Just click on the blog tab and see what naughty thing I had to say this beautiful Thursday morning!
The "Jesus take the wheel" lady had more fun things to say as the service continued. Since she was having a tough time enduring her first wax, I was busy telling her funny stories that kept her laughing hysterically. When I was almost finished and we were both laughing so hard, I had to take a break, she yelled, "this is the best worst experience ever!" Music to my ears.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

After 20 plus years waxing, I still get blown away when a "first" happens at Mark & M.E. Yesterday, a woman kept saying the same phrase over and over again quite loudly. It was her first time ever getting a Brazilian.  I couldn't figure out what she was saying at first. All I heard clearly was the "Jesus" part of the phrase. She said the odd expression about a dozen times before I realized what she was yelling. "Jesus take the wheel!" was the animated exclamation of choice. Once I figured out what she was saying, my reply was "he took the freaking wheel already!"

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This is the kind of review that makes our day!   "The only place that can make an uncomfortable waxing service something you look forward to!"
Some salons offer side-by-side massages. Mark & M.E. offers side-by-side Brazilian Bikini Waxes. The conversations when couples are in the room are often hysterical and too fun not to share. Like the other day when a woman told her husband that there was a highly delicate part of his anatomy that looked like a baboon.

Monday, September 19, 2016

I can't believe it! The sequel to A Promise of Passion is at Barnes & Noble!!!!!!
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/passion+never+dies?_requestid=828813
I'm off to get a full body check at the dermatologist and remembered an interesting story. One day, I gave a woman her first Brazilian. I think she was in her 50's. I remember she had thick, dark hair. When I removed the hair on her labia, I saw a funky looking mole. I asked her if she ever had it checked. She didn't know it was there. It was hidden by hair. I asked her if she tanned naked in the 80's like the rest of us. She did. I suggested she get it looked at. Thank God she did. It was stage one melanoma. They removed part of her labia and were able to get it all. Getting a Brazilian may have saved her life.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Women can be very self-conscious about their bodies and will often share their insecurities with me. Someone asked me if her vagina looked like most women's or if it looked different. Believe it or not, I get asked this quite a lot. I told her vaginas are like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

I know that I am widely known in Rochester, but I don't understand why any technician would brag she was trained by me if it's a blatant lie. A woman got waxed where she gets her hair done. It took almost an hour, was extremely painful, and she was put in different positions than I put women in. The girl said she worked for me and was trained by me. I've never heard of the girl before. There are a handful of women in town who have been trained by me, and they have emulated my technique quite well.  There are also several technicians in town who lie and say I trained them and I did not. If it takes an hour and you are put in a doggie-style position, rest assured she isn't one of my proteges.

Friday, September 16, 2016

When I walked into the gym, one of the employees stopped me. He heard A Promise of Passion was a good book and wanted to buy a couple copies. Luckily I had some in the trunk of my car. It was an exciting way to start my day!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

A two year old came to the salon with his mommy. He noticed that we have naked statues in our waiting room. He commented that the women were naked. As it turns out, he likes to do the naked dance (in his diaper, of course.) Well, little fellow, there are thousands of women who leave Mark & M.E. with their perfectly primped lady-parts who also love to do the naked dance. Welcome to the club!
I was watching a movie and one of the characters said "I get paid to make people happy." That put a smile on my face. Then I realized, that is exactly what I do, in a roundabout way of course.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

I was talking to one of my clients about her unopened DVD of The Lion King. As her leg was in the air and I was about to remove the hair off her nether region, she said that the movie was in a "just like new box" ... just like her vagina.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

I always ask new clients how they hear about Mark & M.E. When I asked a girl the other day, she said "How have I NOT heard of Mark & M.E." That was so sweet.  It actually made me cry.

Monday, September 12, 2016

You'll need to go to Mark & M.E. and get a Brazilian Bikini Wax before you purchase one of these clever devices.
This v@gina alarm clock will wake you up with an org@smWe all hate waking up at ungodly hours, trying to force ourselves up from the bed only to drag the lump of a body to run daily chores. To make things even worse, the alarm clock keeps going off as if it has been plotting a revenge on you to make you get out of bed before you make it cry by murdering...inkeduncensored.com
My first review of Passion Never Dies is so great! Only check it out on Amazon if you've read A Promise of Passion so the ending isn't spoiled for you!!
One of my clients moved down South, so I haven't seen her in two years. She recently moved back to Rochester and started dating a barber. She was nervous about getting waxed by anyone but me, so she has been sporting a more natural look. The other day, her new barber boyfriend asked her if he could give her an "edge up." She called me the same day.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Please remember that you need to read A Promise of Passion before Passion Never Dies. Our characters need to lose their virginity before they get it on as adults!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

This is the article I wrote in this month's Rochester Woman's Magazine. It's a preview of the talk I'll be giving at the Empowered Women's Event tomorrow. Check it out online!
Woke up to this review. It was a great way to start my day! And in case you're in the need for a facial, you should try us out!
As always, M.E. the best--but friend Sue was amazed by facial by Sarah I got her for b-day. Word is out and atmosphere is so friendly and yet professional. Thank you!

Friday, September 9, 2016

This is the Mark & M.E. ad that is in this month's issue of Rochester Woman Magazine. 
I have a client who has big, curly hair. It's stunning. She was walking by a man who made a comment about her having big, curly hair on another part of her body. It was said in a rude and demeaning manner. She didn't dignify it with answer, even though she gets Brazilians on a regular basis. You should never make assumptions about anyone. You just never know...

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thank you for everyone who has gone on Amazon and downloaded Passion Never Dies. I can't wait to hear what you think of the limo scene! I'll be waiting for reviews!!
More men are getting waxed every day, especially at Mark & M.E. We are proud to be one of the few salons in Rochester that specializes in waxing men. Whether they want to feel smooth under their t-shirt or don't want to clean peanut butter out of their shag carpet, don't be afraid to join all of the ladies who are enjoying the benefits of having smooth, hair-free skin.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

apromiseofpassion.com just commented on that first time you felt something 'big" between you and him. check it out....mark & m.e. is spreading its wings into all sorts of blogs, books and Brazilian related commentary...
A hairdresser told me she liked my reverse balayage. What that means is that my hair is blonde, but there is black underneath and randomly through the ends. It is a look I've been wearing for years, even before someone gave it that fancy name that I wasn't sure how to spell. I thanked her and started to laugh. She asked me why I was laughing. I told her that Mark slapped some black color on my hair in our kitchen after I got back from the gym the other day because my blonde was boring. It was very casual and only took a few minutes. But I told her calling it a reverse balayage sounded much more sophisticated and thanked her for the compliment.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

I just checked Amazon and found another review for A Promise of Passion. Thank you for taking the time to review my book.  It means more than you know!!

Once I started reading this book I couldn't put it down. The book is a very quick and easy read as I found myself getting lost in it. The back and forth between both perspectives made the reading into quite an experience. I would highly recommend this book. Can't wait for the next one!
Looks like Passion Never Dies is available on Amazon!   Can't wait to hear what you think of the sequel to A Promise of Passion!
https://www.amazon.com/Passion-Never-Dies-Promise-Book-ebook/dp/B01L2ICPHY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1473205573&sr=8-2&keywords=passion+never+dies
We offer a product called The Happy Hoo-Ha Numbing Cream that is designed to be used an hour before a wax. It's prescription grade lidocaine, which is a numbing solution. Some clients find it very helpful in reducing the discomfort associated with a wax. The tricky part comes in after you put it on. Do you put your clothes over it, wear a loose skirt and go commando, or even put a layer of plastic wrap over the area? One girl googled suggestions and found a source that recommended wearing latex panties. I can't remember the last time I saw latex panties at Victoria's Secret.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Informative if you enjoy getting waxed. Just wish I wrote it!
http://www.bustle.com/articles/180644-6-things-your-waxer-wants-you-to-know-because-its-always-best-to-be-prepared?
I just posted my 3rd blog on apromiseofpassion.com  I got an inspiration from something the characters said on American Pie. It's fun to reminisce about the good ole days...
Mark & M.E. had 2 babies 2 years in a row on Labor Day weekend. Although we feel blessed with the birth of all our children, I'm feeling a little phantom pain in the puss this morning.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Remember when I told you about the black woman who wanted her bikini area bleached so it was all one color and looked like a glazed donut? I forgot to tell you that part of the reason she wanted this done was because she saw that area on Rhianna and Rhianna's was the perfect color. I'm not sure how she saw Rhianna's bikini area so closely; I didn't ask. I did tell her that anyone that wealthy could have any body part manufactured to look any way she wanted.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

A woman entered the wax room and told me she heard some upsetting news about me. I got nervous even though I had no idea what she was referring too.  She said she heard a rumor that I was retiring.  She reminded me that I was the only one who saw her vagina, except for her fiancĂ© of course. She was freaking out, because she didn't think she could handle anyone else waxing her. I assured her that I wasn't ready to retire quite yet. There are still thousands of vaginas that need my love.

Friday, September 2, 2016

 I had another first happen that I had to share. I've had women ask me if Mark & M.E. offers rectal bleaching, and I have to admit that is one service I have no interest in performing. The other day, a young woman asked me if I did vaginal bleaching. She didn't like that her skin wasn't one consecutive color in her bikini area. I needed to remind her that she was a black woman and bleaching the skin would probably make it look even worse. She said she googled vaginal bleaching and they only showed pictures of white women's vaginas. Surprise? So she googled African American vaginal bleaching and came up with no results. She told me she wanted the area to look like a glazed donut with no chocolate filling. At this point, I was laughing so hard, I could barely do my job.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

A girl walked into the waxing room and said she was terrified like it was her first time. I told her that it'd be easier since she used the numbing cream. She couldn't figure out how I knew she used the cream. I told her I could smell it. She was embarrassed that I could smell it through her clothing. I told her I was a hoo-ha hound dog.