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Easy Hair Extension – Fashion Your Head with No Damage

Posted by editor On June - 30 - 2013

About three to four months after giving birth I have my hair loss moment, this is typical you all mothers know it. So hair loss combine with the busy life of taking care of the little one I just can’t stand my long hair anymore. I love it so much but I have to say bye bye to my beloved long hair just for practical reason, so I ended up getting rid about 20 inch of hair length. Now that baby isn’t so little anymore and I’m getting back to my regular pace again I miss my long hair style but I can’t have it overnight, I think last time it took me about seven years to reach that length (my hair is all the way to my waist, just sit a little bit top of the butt line).

I had experience putting in a hair extension through the professional, where you go to your hair dresser and they did this permanent knob of gluing your original hair to the human hair extension that you buy. The process is time consuming (at least four hours) and then the care is difficult (because you have to wash your hair along with the extension, sometimes the extension will fall apart if you’re not careful) and it’s very expensive. Yes to take it out again you’ll have to go to the hairdresser, so it’s not flexible and it’s not easy.

So after browsing online about extension method I found many brands that sell ready to clip hair extension, they look like this:

And if you aim for most natural look you will want to look for clip in hair extension that is 100% human hair (cliphairaustralia.com sell one like that or you can try Foxy Locks, VPfashion or Luxyhair). The good thing about clip hair extension is you can be short and long at the same time (two different style easy to achieve without the wait and the damage) and you might want this because short hair is practical, easy to maintain but long hair is just gorgeous and add that little feminine touch to us women. This is the tutorial to put on hair extension for those with shorter hair:

You can also use hair extension to create highlight and add style without damaging your hair with harsh chemical, here’s the tutorial I found from youtube:

All above tutorial use hairspray and backcombing but if you want to skip the hairspray feel free to do so (I always do this because I dislike putting chemicals on my body parts that include my head)

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Make up idea for New Year and Valentine’s Day

Posted by editor On February - 14 - 2010

Last December ’09 Elle magazine published this make up collection from MAC Pro senior make up artist, Keri Blair. This collection is to inspired for greeting the new millenium year of 2010. I thought it might be fun to share this found for you who would want to go out on a valentine’s date tonight or to another New Year celebration – the Chinese New Year.

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I love the look of that hot pink valentine’s color, it’s nice to give it a try for a night out with your hot date.

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And if you want the toned down version – I’d say go with the purple look for an evening out.

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Not so much on the bold side? I love this look for fresh look on afternoon walk.

see much more collection from Elle magazine post here. I personally love Blair’s creation. All pictures above are from Elle.

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Barbie Doll vs Seductive Vampire for this Haloween

Posted by editor On October - 18 - 2009

Michelle Phan has always been my favorite inspiration for make-up, she’s just a naturally great artist. This haloween she shared two great make up ideas which I like so much one is for a cutie Barbie Doll look and the other is for the cool Seductive Vampire look, enjoy her make up tutorial to get the look.

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How do you get that beautiful big eye look?

Posted by editor On July - 5 - 2009

Most of the time eyes are quite the essential part that make-up artist try to work the longest to define the look. Well when you have to go to a party and don’t have the time to do long make up for the eyes there is a simple and easy solution to get away from putting liners, mascara, but still look the best.

I just have to stick with this techniques now since I have a very sensitive skin especially around the eyes and a speck of dust can really irritate me… so I tried to not apply mascara and eye liner but thanks to this fake eye lash solution from shu uemura that can help me looking the best without the need of eye liner and mascara.

Try to use this “Soft Crosses” fake lashes from shu uemura that will render a very natural looking lashes AND LINER too:

here’s a picture of my fake lashes application without mascara and without eyeliner just simply putting the fake lash on top of natural lash using shu uemura glue:


I think this is very suitable for sensitive eyes, just very careful and light when applying the eye lashes glue. As of my case I apply very very thinly and let it sit for about 3 – 5 seconds before applying it to the top of the lashes. Good Luck!

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Buying safe cosmetic products will benefit your health

Posted by editor On July - 5 - 2009

Before you buy any cosmetic or make-up products be sure to know its compositions & ingredients because some of its ingredients may be harmful to your body. I recently buy some cosmetic products from “make up forever, Paris” but after going home and research I found this article from Fitsugar.com and decide to return these products.

Toxic and harmful things inside cosmetic ingredients label that you might want to avoid:

1. Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl Parabens: Used as a preservative to inhibit microbial growth and extend shelf life. Preliminary research found parabens in human breast cancer tumors.

2. Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA): Foaming agents that can cause allergic reactions, eye irritation, and dryness of the hair and skin. DEA and TEA are toxic if absorbed into the body over a long period of time, and are associated with cancer in lab animals.

3. Diazolidinyl Urea, Imidazolidinyl Urea: Often used as preservatives, the American Academy of Dermatology has found these chemicals to be a primary cause of contact dermatitis (irritation caused by foreign substance). Both these chemicals release formaldehyde, which can be toxic.

4. Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate: This is a cheap, harsh detergent used in many shampoos for its ability to cleanse and foam. Often derived from petroleum, it causes eye irritation, dry scalp, skin rashes and other allergic reactions. Be on the lookout for pseudo-natural products that list this ingredient with the phrase “comes from coconuts” – it’s still bad for you.

5. Petrolatum: Also known as petroleum jelly, this is a mineral oil derivative that can clog your pores. This in turn disrupts your body’s natural ability to moisturize its own skin, leading to dryness and chapping. Manufacturers use it because it’s really inexpensive. Want to know what else you should avoid? Then read more

6. Propylene Glycol: Ideally this is a vegetable glycerin mixed with grain alcohol, both of which are natural, but it’s usually made from synthetic chemicals. It has been known to cause hives and eczema. Beware of related chemicals labeled PEG and PPG.

7. PVP/VA Copolymer: A petroleum-derived chemical that’s used in hair styling products and some cosmetics. Considered toxic since if inhaled, it can damage the lungs.

8. Stearalkonium Chloride: This toxic chemical was designed by the fabric industry for use as a fabric softener. Companies use it in hair conditioners and lotions because it’s much cheaper than natural conditioning ingredients such as proteins.

9. Synthetic Colors: Labeled as FD&C or D&C and followed by a number, these make products look pretty but can be carcinogenic.

10. Synthetic Fragrances: Labeled simply as “fragrance,” there’s no way to tell what chemicals are actually in the product. People can get headaches, dizziness, rashes, and respiratory problems from them. People may also experience hyper-pigmentation, which means this chemical may cause brown spots to form on your skin.


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What do you think of private area trimmings for guys?

Posted by editor On June - 18 - 2009

gillette presented this YouTube video on how to keep private area cleaner for guys:

I found it rather informative that they do their commercial with this kind of tips.
and what do other women think about whether guys should shave or not?

Female 1:
hairless is better. it feels better and looks better. my boyfriend use to shave, then he got lazy and quit. at first it hurt me when it started growing back…. like a bush burn.. yuck not fun.
so now im stuck with this fur ball…. or balls, lol.
Female 2:
yes, i love it when they shave cuz it’s cleaner that way and it feels good that way
Female 3:
I think it’s great when guys shave, it makes many things more enjoyable.

So what do you think?

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Bikini line and Bikini line extended waxing style and shapes


Bikini Line waxing is a waxing style that leave most of the pubic hair intact, including the back. This style of waxing is enough to make you feel confidence to wear a bikini on the beach or any other public spaces you may wish to go to.

Brazilian waxing styles and shapes


Brazilian waxing, being the most famous of all other waxing style is consider to be a quite fashionable waxing style. This type of waxing will remove all hair out completely from the bottom and leave a small portion on the frontal top area. If you wish you may “design” it, some brazilian spa menu named this design such as landing strips, bermuda triangle, and more. Brazilian waxing styles evolve to be fashionable with many patterns, shapes and kinds due to its popularity among Hollywood stars such as Paris Hilton, Demi Moore, … who claimed that SEX IS BETTER with less fur. Originally, this waxing style is only common among porn stars.

Fashionable and Popular Brazilian waxing styles and shapes (Hollywood style)


Brazilian waxing artist can really be creative in shaping the way your bottom ought to look. Anyhow this “clean as a whistle” as some SPA named it in their menu has its famous name: Hollywood style. When you ask for Hollywood style you basically ask to take everything off =)
Believe me when it comes to sex it’s really really good at least for the woman, but hey some men that has slept with this “hollywood style” women admit that it feel wayyy better, believe it or not!

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related posts:
The many shapes of brazilian wax.
Brazilian and Bikini Waxing Techniques For DIY

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double comb styling from evita peroni:

Double comb is not just a mere pretty hair accessory but also an extremely useful one. For those curious it may be worth to take a look at the longer video bellow to learn techniques on using double hair comb. And there are many other in youtubes that will display things such as putting hair through the threads in between the double comb it makes such a cute pony tail finish.

For this spring I love the blue and pink color from evita peroni, it’s a very classic and feminine piece:

shop for it here.
longer video for styling with double comb – maybe useful for a hair stylist:

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Hottest Hair Style Trends 2009

Posted by editor On April - 1 - 2009



Short hair style – The Bob….
in season: the pixie bob and the cropped bob (both are extremely short)
but chin length simple bob is still classic and still in season for 09 as well


Long hair style – Long and weavy and a little messy look is popular this summer 09 season.
The mermaid wave with side part is one of a popular wavy look.

Long hair style – straight all the way is a classic popular and again popular for 2009 hairstyle.


Styling – big on the top updos is popular as well as making a ponytail

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French Manicure Modified – Colorful Nails for Spring

Posted by editor On March - 29 - 2009


we all know the classic french manicure such as pictured above: simple elegant all time classic with combination of white top and very pale pinkish skin tone under tone. However it doesnt hurt to modify the classic french manicure into something more spice up for this spring, the season of color. Try grab inspiration from these inspiring french manicure pictures:

Ayumi Hamasaki’s Blue and Blue french manicure – perfect for a day on the beach.


another view of using blue in french manicure. Pictured here blue silver and clear french manicure.


Gold and clear french manicure – perfect for prom spring season especially if your prom or party dress is with a gold tone.


black and white french manicure – bold yet classic!


orange and fruity french manicure with combination of orange and white top and bottom.


Fourth of July french manicure – get that spirit of USA going in your nail fashion. Pictured here using blue, silverish white glitter and red.


Feeling romantic and girlie? Try this Keiko Matsui’s french manicure style by painting flowers on top of a classic french manicure – not too artistic? well don’t worry these days there are so many flower stickers and nail accessories you can even put those bling bling crystals on your french manicure:

Image from: chinarosenail.com


If you feel a little wild then you may try these leopard nails such as wore by Ayumi Hamasaki the Japanese Singer. And try to look at the picture bellow – she even did this nail art on her toe nails.

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