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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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….

    Kimora Lee Simmons Teamed Up w/ My Make up Line

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    This is so exciting! Ms Kimora Lee Simmons now has a line with Motives makeup.

    I am so ecstatic about it. The best part is, she has products exclusively only for Motives.

    I’m thrilled that she is part of the “team.”

    Happy Happy Happy as ever!

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    Are you Hairy? What To Do If You’re Hairy Like a Monkey..

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    Some people are lucky that they don’t have hair. But if you’re a girl and you have hair in unwanted places, (moustache, beard, sideburns, legs) Its embarrassing. I’m kinda hairy, and as an Asian, that sucks coz most Asians don’t have any hair at all. God blessed me to have thick hair on my head, and unfortunately, on my legs, too.

    So heres some tips on hair removal.

    HAIR REMOVAL
    COMBATING UNWANTED FACIAL & BODY HAIR BY DR. PARUL KOLHEIn our liberated era of rising hemlines, plunging necklines, shortened sleeves and sometimes-absent garments– hairiness is no mere facial issue; but a whole body problem. Practicing dermatologist Dr. Parul Kolhe (M.B.B.S, D.D.V) gives her views on combating unwanted hair…

    First and foremost – too much hair on a woman – esp. the thick variety on the face and body must be properly investigated. You may be having a hormonal problem or if you’re in your teens – something known as P.C.O.D (Polycystic Ovarian Disease). Get your Thyroid hormones (T3, T4, and TSH), male hormone (Testosterone, D.H.E.A) and female hormones (FSH and LH) levels assessed by a doctor before you conclude that your hirsute-ism is just physiological.

    OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR RIDDING EXCESS HAIRWAXING
    History records ancient Egyptian and Arab civilizations using sugar, honey and lime syrup to strip off body hair and even parlours today, practice this ubiquitous technique of hair removal.

    Advantages
    It’s economical, so I still recommend this method. Secondly, it pulls out hair from the roots, so the regrowth time is reasonably long (4 weeks or more).

    Disadvantages
    A certain degree of pain (remember Mel Gibson in the movie “ What Women Wants”), danger of hot wax burns, unsuitability for delicate skin of face and other areas, unhygienic methods or allergic reaction leading to hair follicle infections, pustules and ugly red livers.

    Quick Tips
    • Insist on disposal strips (e.g.: – cellophane).
    • Find a sensible beautician who doesn’t try to boil you alive in bubbling wax.
    • Pop a cetzin 10 mg tablet at morning & night the day you wax & slap on lots of ice & ‘caladryl’ lotion immediately afterwards to avoid hives.
    • If they still occur apply “Flucort” lotion twice a day. Pus filled boils however will require a full course of antibiotics.

    EPILATORS
    This method is less messy than waxingAdvantages
    You can do-it- yourself at home and it is also hygienic.

    Disadvantages
    It is darned sight more painful than waxing and you have to invest in the epilator.

    What hairstyle looks good on me?

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    Dont you hate it when you go to the salon, and you tell the person to cut your hair a certain way, and you get really detailed and even show a pic, but the out come was all wrong???? That’s happened to me a couple of times, damnit! I paid for a damn hair cut that I didnt like and made me look like CRAP!!!

    For me, I figured since I’ve lost weight, (went from 165 pounds to 125 pounds), I should try something new. I’ve had the same freakin long hair that’s been layered. Ah, yes, when Jennifer Aniston made it popular in the 90s…damn, that’s one hell of an old hair style but its so nice.

    So, I’m having a difficult time trying to find what looks good on me. The bad thing is I have a round face with big cheeks, but the good thing is Im not ugly. So before I go to the beauty salon, I want to make sure that I look “cute” with the new hair cut, style, color, whatever.

    I went on line and found these websites to decide which hairstyles look good on me.

    myvirtualmodel.com —(you can actually try on clothes here, too)

    www.thehairstyler.com

    www.matrix.com/find_your_hair_style

    You can actually upload your picture and customize it and adjust it to make the model look just like you, and what’s even more cool is that you can try on clothes from different stores and see how it looks on you.

    And ITS FREE!!!!!

    try it. Im having fun with mine. I even have the cosmopolitan virtual makeover but it’s from a couple of years ago. These sites are more updated.

    Bye

    Fashion Look of The Day ARMANI EXCHANGE

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    Look out weekend …Here I come.

    Again, I was surfing the net at clothes, like I always do, and I came across this look. I went to Armani’s website, and I was like “Damn, I love that outfit.”

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    From Armani’s website,

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    • Mesh Sleeveless shirt: $78
    • Indigo Pencil skirt: $88
    • Woven Leather belt: $48

    But I figured, man, $214 is pretty darn expensive.

    So, my challenge was to find something similar to this look but a lower price.

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    So check this out: Starting from Left to Right:

    • Forever 21 sexy sequin top: $24.80
    • Forever 21 cassis tunic top: $27.80
    • Belt: Forever 21 $7.80
    • Sierra Trading Post jean skirt: $22.95

    Total of $ 55.50- $58.50
    Total savings of : $155.45….

    Pretty darn good, DONT YOU THINK???

    Now, just to be clear, I’m not here to advertise or sell anything. I don’t represent anyone, any company, nothing.

    I’m just doing this to show others what I love to do and what I find fun.