Long Hair Styles to Look Good In For Oval Face

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Its been a while since I’ve posted…been busy with getting my makeup business and other things out of the way.

So here is a compilation of trendy long hair styles that are in for 2008. Again, these hairstyles are for oval and round faces but can fit anyone.

Enjoy!

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How To Apply Foundation

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How to Apply Foundation  With a clean face, cleanse, tone and moisturize.Apply primer. Apply foundation to freshly moisturized skin to ensure you have a perfect base on which to work.Then, I use a cosmetic sponge to apply most types of foundation –Try not using your fingertips which results in an uneven, greasy finish.Apply foundation in dots, then blend each one with your sponge.Dampen the sponge first of all, then squeeze out the excess moisture – this will prevent the sponge from soaking up too much costly foundation.Check for tidemarks on your jawline, nose, forehead and chin.Choose a color only one shade lighter than your skin tone for the most natural look. You will get best results if you use a flat brush to apply the cream into the hollows of the shadow and then gradually blend it into the rest of your makeup.Then apply some powder to finish it off. Loose powder is great!

What Every Make Up Artist Should Have in Their Tool Kit

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Makeup Box – A Makeup Artist’s Tool Kit to brush up your makeup

Bring out the makeup artist in you with a good collection of makeup brushes, sponges and curlers. Even the most expensive and quality makeup in the world won’t look particularly great without the correct makeup tools. For a professional finish you need the right tools. This means investing in a set of good brushes and applicators. Here’s your basic cosmetics tool kit .

1. Makeup Sponge

It is best to have a wedge-shaped makeup sponge, so you can use the finer edges to help blend in foundation round your nose and jaw line, while the flatter edges are great for the cheeks, forehead and chin. However, if you prefer not to use a synthetic sponge try the small, natural ones instead.

2. Powder Brush

Get used to using a powder brush each time you put makeup on. To prevent a caked or clogged finish to your face powder use a large, soft brush to dust away any excess.

3. Blusher Brush

Use to add a pretty glow to your skin with a light dusting of powder blusher. A blusher brush is slightly smaller than a powder brush to make it easier to control.

4. Eyeshadow Brush

Smooth on any shade of eyeshadow with this brush.

5. Eyebrow Tweezers

It is essential to have a good pair of tweezers for regularly tidying up the eyebrows.

6. Eyeshadow Sponge

An sponge applicator is great for applying a sweep of pale eyeshadow that does not need much blending or applying high lighter to your brow bones.

7. All-in-one eyelash brush/comb

Great for combing through your lashes between coats of mascara for a clump-free finish. Flip the comb over and use the brush side to seep your eyebrows into shape, or soften penciled-in brows.

8. Lip brush

Use to create a perfect outline for your lips and then use to fill in the shape with your lipstick.

9. Eyelash curlers

Once used, they’ll soon become a beauty essential! Curlier eyelashes help open up your eyes and make a huge difference to the way you look.

Of course there’s more to it, but here are the bare essentials.

 

Peace!

 

Make Me Beautiful Celebrity Hairstyles Part 2 For Round, Oblong, Diamond Shape Face

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I’ve gotten more emails about “how do you do the hair the way celebrities do? Can you show me?”  I will share with you what face shapes it the hairstyles look good on.

I’ve picked out some celebrity hairstyles form the 80th academy awards that I found were my favorite.

Diablo Cody:

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Perfect for

MEDIUM HAIR

Face: Oval, Oblong, Diamond

Time To Prepare: 30 Minutes

How to Get The Look: Blow Dry, Hot Rollers

Products to Use: Wax, Hair Shine

Marion Cotillard

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Perfect for:

THICK HAIR:

Best For:

Face: Oval, Oblong, Square, Diamond

Hair Type:  Medium to thick

Time To Prepare: 30-45 Minutes

How to Get The Look: Blow Dry and use a big curling iron

Products to Use: Mouse, Hairspray

Cate Blanchett

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Perfect For:

THIN HAIR:

Best For:

Face: Oval, round, square, heart

Time To Prepare: 30 Minutes

How to Get The Look: Blowdry hair and tie back. Make sure hair is loose in the front

Products to Use: Mousse, hairspray

Heidi Klum

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Perfect For:

THIN HAIR

Face: Oval, Round

Time To Prepare: 30 Minutes

How to Get The Look: Blow Dry, Hot Rollers

Products to Use: Mousse, Lacquer

I will post some videos on here about how to do it. I will show you, ok?

No worries, Joy’s here to the rescue. So, save my bookmark and keep checking this site. I will have more information on “How To’s”..I PROMISE!!!!

Peace out and enjoy the day!

Top Ten Hair Myths You Should All Know

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1. Cutting your hair makes it stronger or grow faster.

Bull winkle. Its hair, not a lawn. Exactly where this myth started is unknown, but is probably related to the observation of men’s facial hair. There are different kinds of hair on your face and head. Hair on your head and facial hair have different properties. Cutting your hair will only make it shorter and hairs grows almost exactly half an inch per month, no matter what you do or take.

2. Split ends can be repaired.

Sorry Charlie, not true. Split ends cannot be repaired and should be cut off immediately or they will split yet higher and do yet more damage.

3. Brushing your hair is good for it.

To the contrary, brushing your hair is very bad for your hair and the leading contributor to split ends and hair breakage. By all means groom your hair, but once it is in place, STOP.

4. Tight hats cause baldness.

This one probably started in the military where young men entering the service were required to wear hats and soon showed signs of going bald, or at least of hair thinning. This is due to coincidental timing. The age that young men enter the military is also the same age that male pattern hair loss begins. This is due to dihydrotestosterone, not hats. Hats do cause hair breakage and to a lessor degree to split ends.

5. Hair can turn gray or white over night.

What utter nonsense. This one was born in literature. What part of “fiction” did they not understand? Hair receives its color genetically and can only turn gray or white over very long periods of time. Actually the hair doesn’t turn white in as much as the hair loses color, but not over night, or even a wild weekend.

6. Pluck one gray hair and two grow back.

Folks, if this were true I would be pulling my hair out by the fist full. I need more hair and can always color the gray hair.

7. Baldness is inherited from the mothers side of the family.

More Hair Voodoo. Male and female pattern hair loss can be inherited from either side of the family and may or may not skip many generations. Male pattern hair loss usually begins at age 18 to 20 and female patter hair loss between ages 45 and 55.

8. Dandruff is caused by dry scalp.

Dandruff and dry scalp are two entirely different things. A good shampoo and conditioner will take care of the dry scalp, which is ‘flaking’. Dandruff shampoos are entirely unnecessary and inadvisable for dry scalp.

Dandruff is a serious health issue and requires medical attention and prescribed medication. The ‘flakes’ are actually oily, not dry. Very few people have actual dandruff and you would know it if you did.

9. Dandruff is contagious.

No. You already have the micro organism that causes dandruff, yours just aren’t as active. On the other hand, there are plenty of nasty things you can get from someone else’s comb or brush, so be careful.

10. Cutting your hair during a full moon makes it grow in healthier, fuller, faster or longer.

Give me a break. I am not even going to dignify this one with an explanation. Hey, if they buy into this type of earth muffin drivel, by all means, let them mark the dates on their calendar.

How to Do the Sexy Side Swept Bangs

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This is a really great look, especially if you have a round face, a big forehead, or if you’re trying to cover the acne pimples on your forehead…JUST KIDDING!

Here’s the easy “how to” instructions on creating the sexy side swept bangs.

Side swept bangs tend to suit alot of face shapes and look good on almost everyone. They can hide a larger forehead or downplay certain facial features.

*Assuming you already have bangs”

First of all, start with wet bangs. Use a little styling mousse or hair serum while your hair is still wet. Run it through your hair from roots to end.

Next, blowdry. Grab a section of your bangs between two fingers and blowdry the roots only. Aim the dryer above first, and then alternate and left the hair up and blowdry the roots from below. This way your hair won’t be too flat or too puffy.

When the roots are almost dry, use a flat brush to curve the ends under, or sweep to the side. If you want your bangs to be sleek and straight, use a flat iron on the bottom 2/3 of your bangs.

Get a little bit of gel or wax between your fingertips and rub it on the ends of your bangs, just to define the ends. And then spray it all lightly with some hair spray to hold it in place.

That’s all your really need! You don’t want to use heavy amounts of product on your bangs, otherwise they will just look heavy and greasy on your face.

I also find if I’m going to style my hair differently to the way I usually wear it, it is much easier to start with fresh, washed hair. So if you want to change your part line, or wear your bangs differently, wash or wet your hair first, and then style.

The great thing about long bangs is you can pin them back when you want a change. You can style your hair in the pouf.

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Gwen Stefani’s LAMB 2008 Spring Fashion

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I love love love Gwen Stefani…and I have here her collection for spring 2008 fashion line.

Gwen Stefani’s fashion label LAMB has proved to become a staying force in fashion now and it’s even more apparent with this spring show. I gravitated more toward the feminine pieces especially this outfit above with the long gingham checked ruffle skirt, green sweater, and wide yellow belt and yellow oxford booties. Of course most of all the outfits coming down the runway were paired with LAMB bags.

Key Looks: school girl sweaters and skirts, 60’s siren, leopard prints, ruffles, wide belts, oxford booties.
Key Colors: plaids, black, white, yellow, green.

Here are some key pieces from the LAMB Spring 2008 Fashion Show:

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Celebrity Hair Style: How To Do It And Look FABULOUS!!!!

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I’ve gotten so many emails saying “Joy, can you please show us how to do celebrity hairstyles!!!!” and I was like “oh , what the hell. fine.” I have no problem doing it.

Here I have Jessica Simpson with a classic twist up do.

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Classic Neat Twist
To create classic neat twists like Jessica Simpson’s use Redken fabricate 03 heat active texturizer from roots to end and brush hair through. Then use a large base curling iron making sure to apply hot sets 22 thermal setting mist to each three-inch section of hair and clip each section once done until cool. Brush hair out. Apply a small amount of glass 01 smoothing serum throughout, then backcomb and smooth over the sides and back. This gives the shape and height that is perfect for this look. Pin back into a French twist, smoothing the top and spray with forceful 23 super strength finishing spray to keep shape.

Here, you have Emmy Rossum’s sexy romantic half up do

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Romantic Half Updo
To create a romantic half updo like Emmy Rossum, first spray headplay 12 pliable working spray from root to end, and blow dry. Use a medium base curling iron on three-inch sections and apply spray starch 15 heat memory styler to each section, roll and pin back to cool down. Run fingers through hair using vinyl glam 01 mega shine spray and pull a section of hair up front and secure tightly with pins.

Carmen Electra

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To get Carmen’s sexy ’90’s supermodel-style hair, start by applying a quarter-size dollop of frank.studio Volumizing Cream. Apply from roots to ends on clean, towel-dried hair. With a large round brush, blow hair up and out starting at the nape. Take small sections and be sure each section is dry before moving onto the next. Once hair is completely dry, set on large velcro rollers.

Eva Mendez

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The soft, sexy Brigette Bardot-esque look seen here on Eva Mendes is great for long, layered hair. Feminine and easy to achieve, this look is great for anyone. Start by applying a few pumps of L’Oreal Bliss Extreme Volumizer to clean, towel-dried hair. Using a large round brush, dry hair up and out, away from the scalp. Work in two sections, starting at the nape. Use this method on the sides and top as well. For the front, blow hair forward and sweep to the side. Once hair is dry, toss upside down and tousle with your fingers. Finish off with a mist of flexible hold hairspray.

Slim Your Face W/ This Easy Ass Trick!

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Do you have a wide face with cheeks that stand out and you look like a bloated fish? Im just kidding. Well, I have that problem. But hey, you know, we’re all still very cute.

If you have a chubby face, its all good. Don’t even worry about it.
Just make sure that you don’t cut your hair short, which makes your face appear wider than it is, and one simple technique to slimming your face is a 5 letter word:

BLUSH!!!

  1. Purchase two shades of blush, one of a deeper shade and one that’s lighter. To ensure the shades go together, purchase a compact with two coordinating shades.
  2. Apply your usual foundation make-up or powder to cover any imperfections and even out your skin tone.
  3. Apply the lighter shade of blush in circular motions onto the apples of your cheeks… how are you to find them apples? Just smile!
  4. Next, following the line of your cheekbones, apply a sheer sweep of the deeper shade of blush.
  5. Blend, blend and blend. The key with this trick is to create dimension, but you do not want a very obvious demarcation between your natural cheek color and the blush (i.e. think racer stripes!).
  6. Sweep a small amount of the lighter shade across your nose and/or forehead as desired to add an extra “glow” to your complexion.
  7. I use Motives makeup to make my face appear thinner than it really is.

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This is Motives Sunset Bronzer, and I use it in the Summer time .

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And here is Motives loose blush powder. I wear this usually for daily wear. It gives my cheeks a beautiful glow and I feel more confident and radiant that my face doesn’t look all chunky. I love wearing this because it’s for sensitive skin and also the color blends in naturally with my skin.

    Why Guys Cheat…My take On It

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    Why Guys Cheat: Why Bad Guys Cheat and Good Guys Don’t

    One of the most painful experiences one undergoes in life is discovering your boyfriend or husband is a cheating guy. It becomes even more painful if you strongly care about, or deeply love, him. Why guys cheat is a question that demands a deep and introspective research and before we start we have to clarify what we really mean by cheating. Cheating to some people may be simple glances at a good looking woman as she walks down the street or thinking about that sexy looking number that is displayed on the calendar or thinking ‘if only I am single’.

    According to Womansavers.com, 22% of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives, 70% of married women did not know of their spouses’ extramarital activity, while another 3% of married women reported having sex with someone other than their spouse. In the year 1997, 22 percent of men admitted to having sexual relations outside their marriage sometime in their past and 17 percent of divorces in the United States are caused by infidelity.

    At what point a woman believes her partner is cheating on her, is largely dependent on her level of insecurity. A woman who lacks confidence, who does not feel good about herself and is full of insecurities, might become paranoid at the mere mention of another woman, while another who is full of self-confidence and is comfortable with herself and with her relationship is far less likely to get concerned with straying eyes and a meaningless comment.

    Before answering the question ‘why do guys cheat’ we need to understand as to what is normal behavior for a man. Can we get upset when a man enjoys a little flirtatious behavior or remarks on the good looks of super model if the act or comment hardly bears any substance? An innocent action that in no way impacts the way a man feels about his partner is harmless, it is how much he is and can be trusted to draw the line that matters.

    Some guys are just born to cheat and it is in their very nature to sample what is on offer. Such men are hard pressed to form a lasting relationship but it is usually apparent from the onset as to what type of relationship a woman is letting herself in on. For some men cheating is a way to boost their ego with each additional invasion it keeps on enhancing their ego to go for more.

    One of the most important factors that determines the difference between a good and bad man regarding fidelity is to take a look at his parents. Did he come from a loving family with monogamous parents as his example? It is a well-known fact that children learn by example, even if it is subconscious. Boys who are aware of their father’s infidelity, tend to eventually accept this behavior as normal, thus repeating the adulterous behavior as adults. The same goes for boys who witness their mother having affairs.

    So why do women continue to be attracted to the “bad” guys who cheat? Perhaps it is because they secretly wish to tame or change them. It is so important for women to understand that if a guy cheats on a woman, there is a very good possibility he will cheat on you. However, women frequently think that they will be the exception or that the man cheated because he had good reasons. Men always have good reasons for cheating so ladies, do yourself a favor and pass up the bad cheating guys for the good faithful guys. He may not always be as exciting and dangerous, but love and trust always outweigh danger and excitement in the long run.

    So ladies, have you ever been cheated on? And did you dump him right then and there? Lets take a poll….