Hairstyle Trends For 2014

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What ever style your hair is , it definitely says ALOT about you. When you have a gorgeous hairstyle, not only will you have confidence and poise, but you feel marvelous and beautiful. In order to achieve that, you must pick a style that frames your face. Below are the hairstyles that I feel will fit anyone, whether you have a long face, wide face, square, or oblong shape. Here are my top choices of hair style trends for 2014:

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If you don’t already have a hairstylist, do some research and find out about the salon and the hairdresser. Do some research by asking around, and read up on Yelp reviews. Find a hairdresser that will sit and consult with you on your hair, the cut you want, color and definitely ask questions. Bring a picture of the hair style that you want and see if it can be replicated. There’s nothing worst than going to the salon and spending hours and $$$ on hair that will make you look unflattering. Have fun and Good Luck!

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Best Makeup For Summer Heat

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There is nothing worse than walking around with your makeup sweating and of course, someone ends up taking your picture. Not only do you feel a bit dirty, but you feel icky and sticky, and gross.

Not too long ago, I met my  boyfriend’s family for the first time in Sacramento. If you’re not familiar with Sacramento, it’s about 105 degrees and it’s HOT…not just HOT, but HOTTTT. I wanted to look semi-decent but my falsies (fake lashes) were falling off, and my powder and eye shadow started running and within 2 hours of being in the heat, I looked as if someone punched my eyes. Totally NOT cute! and I was drenched in sweat. Not Whitney Houston sweaty but almost as bad.

Well, ladies, (and gentlemen), you CAN wear makeup in the heat and still look good. Here are some tips to prevent you from having runny makeup:

1. Use primer

2. Stay away from heavy based foundation makeup .

3. Apply  a light oil free foundation  or skip the foundation and put cover up under eyes

4. avoid wearing mascara and eyeliner (if you must, wear false lashes but crimp your eyelashes)

5. Carry oil blotting tissue paper and blot when necessary

Hope these tips help. Have a great

 

 

Ladies: To Shave Or Not To Shave….That Is The Question….

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*This is a subject that most women feel uncomfortable to talk about. Sorry if any of you women feel offended*  I don’t know about you , but for me, when I let it all grow out down “there”,  I just don’t like it. LOL. So, to solve this “problem”, and to look more attractive or clean  down “there”, you figure you might want to try and get rid of the au natural pubic hair. But, you think to yourself “should I shave, wax,  or use Nair?”  Before you grab that razor, read the pros and cons.

Now, I’ve done all of the above.  Here’s my experience:

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Pros:   Easy, free, convenient

Cons: Hair grows back within a couple of hours and it’s rough and coarse, neck hurts when you’re constantly looking down there at different angles, and depending on how much hair you have, it could take a while. Could get messy, with pubes all over the shower. Prone to ingrown hairs. Oh, and like I’ve mentioned in the beginning, your neck hurts!!!

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Pros:   Cheap, easy to use

Cons: hair grows back fast, smells bad. It’s better to use on the bikini line only

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Pros:  No hair growth for a month. Hair does eventually get thinner and finer.

Cons:  Ouchy painful, expensive (My wax girl charges me $70).

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I prefer waxing -hands down. It’s cleaner and better. The more times you do it, the lesser the hair growth. 🙂   It is a bit pricey, so what you can do is do a yelp search for wax salons in your area.  There’s usually a discount for first-timers. Also, if you subscribe to living social / bloom spot / groupon, you can find salon deals. Good luck!

2013 Top Hairstyles ..CHECK THIS OUT

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Yes, it’s the new year and we’ve all made our New Year’s Resolution to either exercise, lose weight, get fit , save money, eat better, ….blah blah blah….
Well, have you dared to start off the New Year with “gittin yo hair did?”  That’s right ladies, let’s start this year fresh with a new ‘do’ and then work our way to fashion…shall we?!?

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Jennifer Aniston always looks gorgeous. This type of hair style is not only easy to attain but it will look good for the next 3 months. It’s definitely doable for any type of face shape, whether you have a round face, square face, thin face, you will rock this hairstyle no matter what.

ImageAnother favorite hair do of mine is from Sarah Jessica Parker. She looks young, fresh, and vibrant. I call this the ulitmate sexy summer hair look. Hair is full of volume and beautiful curls. Again, any type of face shape will look good in this.

ImageDemi Moore is one hot m.i.l.f. The hair style looks kinda ..eh, boring (i wear my hair like this on most days) but make sure that you add volume to it. Other wise, your hair will look oily and dirty and no good. This looks good on any frame shape.

ImageThis is one hair style I’ve not tried yet. I will definitely do my hair like this the next time I get it cut. It’s so freakin 70s, and it looks pretty rad. Any face shape will look wonders with this do.

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Ok, i am NOT a fan of this haircut. Only few women can pull this off. If you have high cheek bones, nice neck, no double chin,and a pretty chiseled facial structure, then maybe, just maybe you can pull it off. Halle Berry looks good in every hairstyle . If you do have a wide thick face (and I do) stay away from this hair .

Be bold and be a new you for the New Year. Get a new haircut. It makes all the difference.

 

 

 

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Fashion Trends for Spring and Summer 2008

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Women’s Fashion Trends for Spring & Summer 2008

 

 

An array of feminine styles will bring us into the new spring and summer season for 2008. In addition to last year’s oh-so-hot colors, everything’s just a little brighter and bold. With polished styles and retro designs, this summer’s latest fashion trends for women are truly inspiring and a whole lotta fun.

Everything that’s old is new again. Reminiscent of yesteryear, we’ll be seeing much more clothing that makes women feel flirty and sexy. Girly lace in just the right place will accent a fine blouse while romantic ruffles add just what it takes to make a dress ready for work or play.

Seasonal Colors

 

  • Splashy, fruity colors such as mango, watermelon, lemon, tangerine, and lime green give a large variety of choices and will surely get you noticed.
  • The fashion industry and popular designers are favoring classic red in gowns as well as handbags. Too bold for you? Add the color in accessories such as belts and jewelry.
  • The palette for formalwear offers up powdery pastels and classy, ever-so-trendy silver, gold, and white so you can dress up in style.
  • Silver and gray replace black for warm weather neutrals. Whether matte or metallic, these two colors add dimension to otherwise solid styles.
  • Classic tan and military green are a great combo, not only for solid pieces but for the very trendy camouflage styles as well. Whatever your choice, these colors need simple accessories such as a belt and gold chain.

Styles and Patterns

  • Fashion trends for woman this summer will showcase ultra-feminine styles with lots of movement. Flowing skirts and chiffon blouses are dressy, yet casual enough for a party.
  • Hemlines are higher but not too high. Only a few inches above the knee leave just enough to the imagination. On the contrary, shirt lengths are getting longer, allowing space for a strategically-placed belt or sash.
  • Sleeves take a backseat to this year’s sleeveless, off-the-shoulder, and cutout designs — making shoulders a perfect place for a light dusting of bronzing powder.
  • Retro styles are all the rage with patterns reminiscent of the 1960’s, 1970’s, and even the 1980’s. What’s exciting is the use of contrasting colors in the patterns, some quite wild in geometrical shapes.
  • Playful prints include tiny clusters, paisley, and floral patterns, all in a barrage of color. Perfect for a spring day or hot summer night.
  • Fashionable, military inspired clothing shows your support and is an instant hit for casual wear. Take your pick from light, cotton cargos, camouflage, walking shorts, and belted jackets.
  • All-in-one outfits take the guesswork out of matching separates. Look for one-piece styles in suits and shorts. Most come with a belt or sash to define the waist.
  • There’s a lot of appreciation for vintage clothing, with good reason. There’s some real treats to be found in second-hand shops that still look very stylish in today’s world.
  • An interesting pattern emerging is typography. From clothing, to jewelry (and even home decor!) However, it’s not always obvious. Sometimes you may not notice the letters unless you look closely.

Fashion Accessories, Jewelry, and Shoes

  • Just a few valuable accessories are all you need. Belts, sashes, and head scarves are abundant this spring and work well in moderation.
  • Summer’s hottest trends are glitzy metallics that adorn a wide range of accessories, including belts, purses, and shoes.
  • Patent leather is not just for winter. A fine handbag or pair of shoes will add a nice finishing touch to your wardrobe.
  • Gold is making a comeback, revealing itself in gold/silver combos in jewelry. Perfect for the girl who can’t decide, she can have both at once!
  • Size counts when it comes to handbags. Many celebrities prefer leather carryalls and designer tote bags to lug around their worldly possessions. The extra space is handy for new celebrity moms who refuse to forgo fashion to practicality.
  • The runway is showing shoes that have substance with more sole and heel, which elongulates legs and adds height. High heels and weaved wedges are a just the thing for summer, casual and dressy all at once.
  • For those who prefer flats and a very trendy style, opt for those with pointy toes. Want to be a tad more conservative? Choose flat sandals in neutral colors that will go with just about anything. Strappy sandals are always fun for long weekend getaways.

 Hot Makeup Trends for 2008

  • Many cosmetics companies are offering sheer, mineral makeup that looks very natural outdoors. Not only foundation, but blush and eye shadow that add just a hint of color.
  • You don’t have to be a teen to enjoy lip gloss. By itself or over lipstick, it looks luscious and makes your lips appear plumper.
  • Mascara does double-duty by adding length plus volume. Many come in all-in-one packages, two wands and two small tubes, one with basecoat and one with a topcoat in the color of your choice.
  • Pigment, and lots of it! New compacts are crammed with complimenting colors marbled within one compartment. The current trend is to apply natural-looking makeup and turn up the color on the eyes.

Whats in Fashion for 2008: Hair, Makeup, Trends, Oh my!!!

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2007 was such a big year for hair trends that it’s not too hard to see why so many hair trends in 2008 might feel familiar. While 2007 introduced us to the pob, it’ll be its cousin the bob that we’ll be wearing in 2008. And it’s much the same story with the fringe trend: it was already with us at the start of 2007, had lost popularity by mid-year, but was brought back by Kate Moss in a completely new way.

This year hair trends will range from crops to natural long tresses, with cute bobs in-between. We’ll also be wearing various shapes of feminine, masculine, and elegant to name but a few, all taking their cues from the same eras as their parent clothing trends.

We saw plenty of the fringe at the start of 2007, and then somewhere in the first half of the year it simply lost its buzz. Then, as the year drew to a close, it became a certain hair trend for 2008 when hypermodel Kate Moss got a fringe. What’s best is that as a trend, you’re going to have plenty of options to make it your own.

Popular Hair: Whats in for April 2008

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Ok, so it’s good to be up to date on the trends and to be in the “now”. Of course, some people have to have the latest hair style, while others are just okay with being up to date on fashion.

As for me, I try to be updated on makeup, fashion, and the hair!

For April of 2008, below are the popular hairstyles I’ve pulled from Hairstyler.com.

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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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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.