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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Trend Alert: Pixie Cuts Are In

Ultra-short pixie cuts and boy crops are all the rage right now. "Short styles are popular because they're a great way to keep your beauty routine low maintenance. "Short hair that frames the face is sexy, young and chic, plus it's easy to style."

Wondering if you have what it takes to pull off this super-cute look. It's all in your face shape. Here are a few recommendations:

If your face is long or oval, an angular bob cropped close to the neck is best. Be sure the hair follows the jaw line in front for the most flattering look. Women with oval faces should avoid pixies that add layers to the top of the hair, as the excess volume will only elongate the face further.

For square faces, think short and spiky. "A pixie cut is great for women with square faces because it brings out the eyes and cheekbones, making the face look softer and more feminine." Avoid a style that is chin-length because this will only accentuate the harshness of the jaw line.

If your face is round or heart shaped, you'll want a look that is slimming. Go for longer layers and wispy bangs that are brushed off to the side. "Long layers around the face are very slimming and highlight the area around the eyes rather than the cheeks where round faces tend to be a bit fuller. Also, flipping the ends out vs. under is more slimming and creates that chopped, edgy appearance.

If you love that short and sweet look but don’t want to cut your hair try a pixie weave cap.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hooded Eyes vs Bedroom Eyes Why

Get Excited! Get Excited! Hooded eyes are sometimes called "bedroom eyes" because the lids tend to look partly closed. Applied correctly, eye color can help hooded eyes appear more open by minimizing the eyelid. Your goal is to make the fleshy lid area "push away" or recede, and help your eyes become more prominent than the eyelids.

*Never use a dark eyeshadow over the entire lid, because it makes it appear heavier and will close in your eyes.

*Don't be tempted to highlight the browbone too much because doing so can accentuate the hooded appearance.

The eyebrow shape is very important, because attention can be diverted from the hooded eyelid with a beautifully shaped eyebrow.

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Do It Yourself Quick Weave

Get Excited! Get Excited! Traditional weaves can take hours to apply depending on the specific technique of choice. Quick weaves on the other hand are easy to apply and do not require any professional consultation. If you are interested in upgrading your current hairstyle's length, color or fullness, then a quick weave is for you. Quick weaves give women versatility and options in how they want to wear their hair without the permanent commitment to any harsh chemicals.

Here’s instruction on how to do it yourself quick weave:

First wash and condition your hair. Soak your hair with setting lotion put your hair in a ponytail in the back and put it in a bun. Or style your hair with the setting lotion so it can be as flat as possible.

Start from the back. Take weave and measure track from ear to ear in the back of your head. Cut track and glue. The front of your hair does same from ear to ear. This will give you your start.

Follow the circle patter with the weave and glue. Cut smaller pieces to place in right spot. Once you become familiar with this technique you can follow your head with the whole track applying glue.

Once you get to the top of the circle you will need to make a closure piece some weave closure pieces are included but some not. Take 2 inch piece of track apply glue. Roll hair up with glue and let dry. Hold track upside down and spread weave apart glue.

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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wedding Day Makeup

Get Excited! Get Excited! A professional makeup artist is valuable for wedding day makeup, but that is not always possible. Here's a few things you should pay extra attention to when applying wedding day makeup:

Apply the makeup beyond the chin. Put foundation and powder on your chest, if it is visible, and on your neck. You can even dust your shoulders. Beauty does not stop at the face.

Set the makeup with translucent powder. Use primer on your face and skin to make sure the makeup lasts. Always do a trial run of your makeup before the wedding, and for future reference, take pictures when you think your face is perfect.

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Beauty In the News " Spring Candy-Colored Nail Polishes"

Great Day Readers! Per Channing Hargrove of BV on Beauty, spring is here and now that the weather is starting to reflect that, you can ditch those dark, Goth colors on your nails, and start wearing pastel polish inspired by the color pallet of a flowerbed.

Wearing pastels on your nails is an easy way to inject a pop of color into your look.

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