Monday, February 23, 2009
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I was a tad dissapointed with a) her boring attempt at glam and b) the Hills style side braid. Don't get me wrong, I'm a fan of the braid and think it's especially great if you're growing out bangs. But to the Oscars!?!?!
Let's play the game, "If I was styling Jennifer Anniston on a night when she'll be bumping into her ex and the woman who stole him" here's what I'd suggest:
A strapless, fluttery Valentino Dress in a nude colour to accentuate her tan. It's subdued enough for a non-nominee, but it's still a showstopper because of the shearness. I think she should have tapped into her sex-appeal a bit more.with these $3,500 droplet earrings, they sort of have a Morrocan feeling that would compliment the dress and look great with long hair. And finally the statement peice. This gold and crystal cuff.
In Conclusion, I think Jennifer Anniston should have kept the glitz and glam to her jewelery and chosen a dress with less Figure Skating appeal, and more sex-appeal. The Brange WAS sitting in the first row, they asked for it.
Most Innappropriately, over-done, aging, obnoxiously dressed Oscar goes to...
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
in-person my brows looked huge, but in photos/video they look normal! very disappointed.
Here's my tutorial video:
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I'll post pictures of the finishd look(s) and products used...hopefully you'll enjoy it.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Marc Anthony Shine Spray: smells so good and adds a really nice shine - love the spray bottle, avoids weighing hair down. L'Oreal Vive Pro Shampoos and Conditioners: feels and smells like a high-quality line
Worth Every Penny Must-Have's:
Ojon Reconstructive Deep Conditioner: This product is not for the faint of heart. It smells like smoke and looks like cow dung, but it does what it says. Mends busted hair.
(tip: to mask the smell/appearance of your hair after applying - it will literally look like you dumped baby-oil on your head, and smell like you smoked a pack of cigs - put a shower cap on and let it soak in or sleep in it over night)
Frederick Fekkai Glossing Cream: It adds shine without weighing hair down. It magically adds a bit of hold too, without making hair sticky. Use it as the final step of styling.
Tigi Curls Rock: This cream does the job of both a serum and gel for curly hair. Use 1 to 2 pumps (no more), brush throughout wet/damp hair, then create coils wrapped around your finger. Let set (bone dry) and break up the ringlets with your fingers, create as much or as little volume as you like. Really flexible product. Love it.Tigi Heat Protecting, Smoothing Lotion: Creates a barrier between your hair and heat styling tools. Adds a touch of hold perfect for calming down curls, or taming straight/wavy hair.
- Non-harsh Shampoo and Conditioner that work together (either both are for colour treated hair, dry hair, normal, etc). Get products that give you the option of using them every-day, even if you don't wash your hair that frequently. A more harsh, sudzing shampoo will strip your hair.
- Deep Conditioner that gives your hair extra moisture (either a light formulation for thin hair, or a thicker version for coarse hair) Use it once a week - or whenever you feel like it.
- Glossing Serum (or cream; which is less slick) to 'finish' hair, tame fly-aways, and add shine
- A Shower Cap - the best way to shield hair when you want to shower without washing/wetting your hair. A real life-saver! Even though it is quite possibly the most unattractive thing you could put on your head.
- A Turby-Towel - Remember those tv ads for turby-towels? Well, they were on to something. Now you can buy them - or a product like them - any where. Get one. It dries hair so much better and more easily than a huge towel sitting on top of your head, which can actually cause breakage.
- Professional Hair-Clips - These are ideal for sectioning off hair when drying or styling. I often use them to keep hair out of my face when washing or putting on my makeup. The claw-type clips don't create dents in your hair either.
- A Tail Comb - The best tool for sectioning hair perfectly. Also great when using a flattening iron to really straighten the hair.
- A Really Good Brush - Find the best brush you can afford - the ideal ones have a mix of synthetic bristles and boar bristles. Whether it's a paddle brush, a blow-out brush, etc. Invest in a good one because it makes styling that much easier.
- A Straightening/Flattening Iron - If you invest in a good one, the possibilities are endless. Good straightening irons can add volume as well as create sleek, straight looks. Twisting the iron through strands can create waves or coils (no need for a curling iron). And curving the iron either under or out at the ends of hair creates different effects too.
Tigi Catwalk/BedHead Lines
- Aveda (love the smell of a lot of their products, but the price point is rediculous and sometimes their styling products don't do what they claim)
- Garnier Nutrisse (like the smell, find it to be an overall too light formulation. Better for thin hair maybe?)
- Bumble & Bumble (love the packaging and smells, find their styling products don't do much but their shampoos/conditioners are decent. too pricey!!)
- John Frieda (I like the idea of all the various products for weather damaged, curly, straight, coloured, etc. But wish the products were better quality. The packaging is great. Don't like the laundry-soap/dull smell)
- Matrix (gross smell, o.k. formulation. Better for normal/thin hair)