Tuesday, 28 August 2007

The TINT project

Last Thursday went fine, I had the whole of treatment 1 done. I realised halfway through the zapping that it wasn't the light was green but the glasses I was made to wear were thus giving the zapping process an evil lightning look (and feel). There were points where it did get a little painful, mostly where the hair's thicker but Pat turned it down a notch which helped. She said the hairs would fall out about a week afterwards, I'll let you know.

I'm now thinking what to wear for BNO I'm not sure whether to get something new, wear something I've already got or go in school uniform as it's the start of term .

I will be going down to London the day before to help Beckie from Tranny International with a project she's doing which basically is a makeover DVD which shows and explains the whole process from start to finish. Beckie did ask if I would like to be one of the models however I declined as I don't think I'm confident enough for the exposure (certainly at the moment with only having gone out a couple of times). I will be taking still photos to document the process and back up the video that will be taken, I'm really looking forward to it as I'll not only be taking photos but dressed for most of that day and the next until I leave the hotel on Saturday morning which will be great.

Think I'm going to wear my green Billabong dress on Thursday, for the drive up on Friday, I think I'll wear my suit. Like I said earlier, I'm not sure what to wear on the night.

Hugs x

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Opportunities or lack there of...

Well, I went last Thursday for my appointment for the IPL, it was the first one so it was mostly a Q & A session to tick boxes and sign my life away (I hope not!) basically to cover against legal action if something goes wrong (I should really stop saying that). I had a tester done to make sure it I didn't react badly to it, which I didn't so I've got another appointment this Thursday (tomorrow) for the full treatment this time. It's not really painful, it just feels like you're hairs are being zapped. It's quite fun in an odd way, it's like a green flash so it could be something out of an evil film.

I'm currently trying to work out what to put with my green Billabong dress to cover my shoulders, I'm thinking either a white or black shrug. I've got a white crocheted poncho type thing that I'll have to see if it goes. I'd like to keep the kinda surfy feel to the outfit, maybe just a jacket? Thoughts welcome, please help me!

It's a bit annoying at the moment as I can't get dressed at home because my brother's staying with me at the moment. I'll feel better in a couple of weeks after BNO on the 14th of Sept, just a bit frustrating at the moment. On a more positive note though my nails are looking pretty good now, although I think I need to shorten them as they're getting to the point where they're just a little too long not to get noticed. I'd love to have them as long as I like but it comes back to one of my previous posts so I'll not repeat myself.

Well that's about it for now.
Hugs Jenny xox

Wednesday, 15 August 2007

Appointment, imminent...

I've got my appointment at the salon tomorrow, I'm looking forward to it but apprehensive at the same time. I'm sure I'll be fine and I have nothing to be concerned about, I think my brain's just a little too active sometimes, certainly not in a constructive way (unfortunately).

I've been growing my nails for the past few weeks, I had to trim them at the weekend a little as they were getting a little long. I started off with having them rounded but I've shaped them with a square end now which looks a bit more unisex so I get less funny looks now. I'd love to grow them longer but I think I care what people think a bit too much, it comes back to the Be yourself quote again. Something I've got to accept sooner or later is that as Jenny I'm not going to fit in to our current society as it stands and always be accepted, I know there are tranny friendly venues etc but day to day living is slightly different. I couldn't just go in to work tomorrow in a skirt, blouse, heels and full makeup could I?

Anyway, I had a good weekend despite Jenn being left out, caught up with a couple of uni friends and pretty much picked up where we left off a few years back which was pretty good, I do however have grazes on my elbow from falling off a mountainboard, it was worth it though.

Will let you know how it goes tomorrow.
Jenn x

Thursday, 9 August 2007

Resources and an idea

I came across a few really useful resources today that I thought I'd share:
  • Lauren Scarlet's Makeup guide: It's a great guide orientated towards trannies, it's not 100% complete at the moment but it's certainly worth having a read of with some great tips.
  • iVillage figure flatterer: This is full of useful tips of what things to and what not to wear. I concentrated on the Boyish Figure and Wide Shoulders sections although a read of some of the other's is certainly worth while. After reading this I approached shopping in a very different way, looking at what would flatter my figure rather than what I thought looked sexy, probably closer to how GG's (Genetic Girls) look around shops to be honest.
On a completely different subject, I'm thinking of doing a long weekend for Jenny in the next few months, not quite sure what, where or how yet. Any suggestions or recommendations let me know.

Hugs Jenny x

Tuesday, 7 August 2007


I rushed out of work like a cat on fire (sorry cat lovers, the image made me giggle - I wouldn't like to see the reality of that) much like last time when I went to see Chloe for out Makeover with Sara and Sal. The only difference being, I actually made it to Chloe's house without having to call her up for directions on my final approach.

A much needed sandwich was made for me (thank you Chloe) and we chatted for a bit and then decided to get our bits together which gave me the perfect opportunity to show her my new bits and bobs, mostly I think she approved bar my green flip-flops which I'll discuss later. I then had a shave and sorted myself out, putting in contacts etc. Once we had got all our bits together in a bag which looked almost as though we were going to storm the embassy due to it's size, we were going in our usual drab and getting changed there.

Chloe drove to the OutSkirts meet as she knows the area and I've not really got a Scooby Doo (clue) where I'm going in Brumlington, it's held at the Victoria Theatre Bar in John Bright Street, Birmingham city centre, at the back of the Alexandra Theatre for you information. A link can be found on the right in the links section. Before going I'd emailed Sally to ask her for any information I might need which actually turned out to be not much as it's pretty much covered on the website but it was nice to make contact before turning up, as luck might have it she wasn't going to be about that evening but she said Larna would be. We parked up and entered the pub and Larna greeted us and pointed us in the right direction to get changed, most people were already dressed to impress. I think it's the fastest I've ever got myself ready, Chloe and I finished getting ready pretty much at the same time, we stowed our surplus bits to the sports bag and made our entrance! I was wearing my new white linen skirt, pink wide necked jumper and my pink heels (I couldn't stop myself from wearing them ). This was Chloe's first time out, I think she was less nervous than I was, I got us some drinks from the bar (a glass of wine each) and we had an excellent chat with Larna. She gave us some really useful advice and really made us feel welcome. We chatted with a few people, Julie let us know about the Annual Midlands Tranny Get-Together which she and Lesley are organising, (Sha)Kira and Tamzin were also great to talk to.

After another drink (soft this time as we were both driving later) we were invited to a bar over towards the village, the name escapes me at the moment. Chloe and I made our way back to the car which was across the road in the multi-story car park, we followed Tamzin and Kira to the other pub eventually finding a parking space. Chloe was worried about driving in heels but managed perfectly, we had to walk for about a minute to get to the pub, it was really nice being out in the real world as my previous experiences had all been in Tranny specific venues.

Just talking to my invisible friend in the chair
Me at the Loft

We arrived at the bar greeted by Kira who kindly got us both a drink (thank you :D), everyone else from OutSkirts were sitting in the back, Tamzin, Kira and (to my surprise) Chloe decided to sit in the window. I was initially uncomfortable with this but it was fine as the street wasn't too busy and I think it was a gay bar or at least gay friendly. Larna joined us a few minutes later, we had a great time joking and laughing about various things however it came to light that Chloe had some issues with flip-flops which explained her cool reception to my (beautiful) green flip-flops . Everyone seemed to have a live for today story which certainly made me think, on that train of thought I probably should have been here years ago. Tamzin thought we should get some pics so we went outside in to the garden and had a mini-photoshoot (Thank you Tamzin).
Chloe and I @ the Loft
Chloe and I at the Loft, check out Chloe's grin

It was around 1:30am by this time, I still had to drive home from Chloe's house so we took ourselves back to the car accompanied by wolf-whistles and beckons which we ignored. We got back, I got changed and took my makeup off while Chloe tried on some of her new purchases while she was still looking good. I thanked Chloe for the great night and got myself on the road, arriving home about 2:45ish I was greeted by a message from Selena which was the icing on an already very sweet cake.

Thank you to everyone that made us feel welcome, hope to see you again soon.

I had very heavy eyes all day at work however it was countered by a huge smile thinking about the experience.

Sunday, 5 August 2007

New Hair

I've been trying to decide between these styles of wig, I'm thinking of getting another one, anyway here they are:
Option 1:

Option 2:

I think my only reservation is that the Option 2 is quite a flat style so I'm worried it won't suit my face. Oh decisions decisions!

Right, got to sort out what I'm wearing tomorrow as I'm going straight from work.

Jenn x

Shopping... yey!

I had a quick shopping expedition yesterday and my mission was to find something to wear for going to Outskirts tomorrow (Monday) night with Chloe. The look I'm looking for is summer, casual, something you'd wear out to the pub of the like. The idea I'd had was to get one of those white linen long skirts and something to go with it. That was the plan.

I also had a top to take back to Top Shop as it was too small, I can usually get in to an 8 but it was certainly too small, ah well, not a problem. So I went there first to take it back, the girl behind the desk asked "Was there anything wrong with it" and I explained it was too small! I didn't say who it was too small for . So that was done, and I had my mission so had a look in Primark for said items which they had some of, good start. I spotted a nice white skirt in my size but in true girly fashion (no pun intended) decided to search other shops first.

Pilot's great, it always seems to have a few clearance racks. I had pre-decided that I wasn't going to get anything pink, one of the tops I already had had green in it which I was looking for something to go under it so I thought a green based halterneck would work well with that. I found this in Pilot for £3, bargain I thought! And it wasn't pink! woohoo, I'm making progress. I made my way back to Primark after visiting a few other shops deciding I'd get the skirt (thinking I should have just got it in the first place) and have a look at other tops there, I'd been thinking that the boob tubes with halterneck ties might look good, I found one in black in my size but couldn't find one in white.

On the way back to the car I walked past Accesorize and noticed some green flip-flops for half price, I checked they were had them in my size, which they did so I got them. I really like them.

Although I thought I'd got most things I needed for Monday, I thought I'd have a look through the items in TK-Max. There were a few things I liked the look of, there were a few lovely ball dresses however I couldn't think of an occasion I'd have to wear them so moved on to more appropriate things. I got myself a slightly larger handbag and casual handbag than the one I'd already got and I came across a lovely green Billabong dress.

Once I'd got home, I had to head straight out as I was already late so I didn't have time to try on anything. I got back and tried everything on and came to the conclusion, the black top didn't really work too well and the green halterneck didn't look very good under the other top I had. The green dress wasn't too bad though so not a complete loss. I'm going to have to decide what I'm going to wear tomorrow now, eek. I'm sure I'll find something.

I'd just like to point out, just because I didn't buy anything pink, it doesn't mean I don't like it anymore. I think I'll always like pink. Jenny and pink just seem to go together.

I'll let you know how it goes! I'll get some pics, I'm aware I've not posted any for a while.
Kisses Jenn x

Thursday, 2 August 2007

We've made contact

I spoke to the lady at the salon today about getting IPL done on my chest. You usually need about six sessions separated by 6-8 weeks (I think that's right). She asked if I'd been out in the sun or on sun bed's recently as it's not good to do the IPL if you've been exposed to UV, the process uses light to get rid of the hair but sun changes the pigment in your skin which can create problems. I'm not really sure the full technical reasons but I'm ok as I've not been out in the sun topless this summer. Saying that I was planning on trying to get some colour in my legs over the weekend as I'm finding it hard to separated them from the white tiles in the shower, but so long as I keep my top on I'll be fine. I've got an appointment booked for two weeks today after work which is a little scary but exciting, I'll let you know how it goes.

I read an interesting article today about The Porn Myth. To surmise, it basically talks about the big hoo har in the 80's about porn being available to people, the prediction that there would be all sorts of sexual mayhem and rape. However with the availability of porn now with the internet this seems not to be the case. Worth a read and thinking about.

Comments: You're more than welcome to comment on my posts, all feedback/thoughts are welcome. Let me know what you think.

Kisses Jenn x.