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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pretty Side Chignon from Spring Fashion Week

Done by Thomas Dunkin and the Sebastian hair team at the Alice + Olivia show at Spring 2012 Fashion Week!

I suspect that the hair has just all been twisted and pinned together, though no pins are visible. What a work of art!

And may I mention that the model has a beautiful profile.... kinda looks like Taylor Swift!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lookbook + I LOVE SUMMER

It is 11:31 PM, and I am sitting in my room, editing pictures on my computer, with my hair knotted in a messy bun, and my pores open and sweating. My first Lookbook pictures shall go up shortly (: I just gotta photoshop them a bit! And eat some watermelon (: Here's a preview:
Teehee, taken by the lovely Megano.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dyeing Purple Coontail Streaks in my Hair!! Video Tutorial

I recorded this from my iPad again (: YAYYYY i'm so happy with the results!! They're kind of hidden in my middle layer, and not very visible unless under direct sunlight, but I can't wait to bleach a strand in the front and do another coontail!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Diorshow Extase Mascara Review

OMG. This is the best mascara I have ever used. This magic little thing gives incredible length and definition to my (almost nonexistent) lashes. The formula is not too wet and not too dry, and the brush is brilliant. I love how it separates my lashes so well.

Take a look at the before and after pics:




My only discontentment with this product is that it smudges after a few hours, especially if I'm doing something that makes me perspire.  I like to put a small coat of Maybelline's The Falsies Waterproof mascara over it, so that it becomes, well, waterproof, and so that it doesn't smudge as much. However, like I said in this video, I hate The Falsies by itself.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Pravana Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment Review

My sister lent this to me a while ago, and I just noticed it last week, still sitting on my bathroom counter untouched. My mini-obsession of finding leave-in conditioners and treatments and masks had long since disappeared, but I decided to try this since it was just sitting there, "not doing nothing." I was pleasantly surprised!

Website claims:

This multi-purpose lightweight detangler provides 12 ways to perfect hair. Includes PRAVANA's proprietary Naturceutical Complex™. An added bonus: it can be used to set makeup with a light mist and moisturizes skin for the closest shave!

Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment benefits:
1. Instantly detangles
2. Provides deep hydration
3. Equalizes hair porosity
4. Protects hair during thermal styling
5. Helps repair split ends
6. Protects hair color
7. Gives hair shine
8. Eliminates effects of static electricity
9. Soothes irritated skin
10. Effective Pre-color treatment
11. Lessens effects of chlorine
12. A perfect hair cutting lotion for salon stylists

Intense Therapy Leave-In Treatment 3.4 oz
10.1 oz

I'm not quite sure if I would spray this on my face to set my makeup and we all know that it is impossible to repair split ends (see my video on hair growth about that), but other than those two claims, I concur with all the other benefits, especially the first and 6th. It's the most magical hair detangler I've ever used, far more superior than any other I've tried previously (L'oreal one, a Rusk one, and a Kronos one). It leaves my hair feeling free of any knots or tangles, completely smooth, without making it feel wet or oily.

4.5 out of 5 stars!

It also currently has 8 out of 8 five star reviews on Amazon!
The 10.1 oz bottle is currently only $10 on Amazon as well.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Why does Taylor Swift always look so beautiful?!

It's really not fair. She always seems to elicit a resplendent aura of pulchritude. (using my favorite SAT vocab words ^^) She is one of the best dressed Hollywood celebrities, and even when her dresses don't match her level prettiness, I think she still manages to make them look good.



I think she looks exceptionally stunning in red (:
(The dress shown on the right in the picture above) I'm not a fan of gold or glitter, but she still looks amazing.
Can I borrow something of her's for Prom, pl0x?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Black Bow Tips Nail Tutorial coming soon (:

Haven't made a nail tutorial in over a year, if I recall correctly. I only did my right hand, and I will film myself doing the left hand tomorrow, when the lighting is not so non-existent. Here's a pic though:

It's super super easy. The picture and the flash make it not very clear, but I did a coat of really pale, shimmery pink first, and then I made the little black bows at the tips with the end of a bobby pin, because I can't afford the luxury of a dotting tool... or toothpicks....

Anyway, I'll be busy all day tomorrow, but I promise to have the video up by Friday night! :D

Sunday, August 7, 2011

How to Grow your Hair Long - A SECRET!

Hello, in here I shall show you the length of my hurr and how I got it to be 27 inches long.

'TIS A SECRET! tee hee ^_^V

Romantic Fish Tail Braided Half-up Do

A really pretty half-up half-down do created by fishtail braiding (: super easyyy. Thanks for watching! :D

How to Fishtail Braid:

My Youtube Channel:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How to French Waterfall Braid (:

I finally learned how to do this! and it's so easy, with some practice.

Hope this helps!

....& I just noticed that I'm wearing the same shirt as my last video, LOL. I swear, I don't wear this shirt everyday!

Youtube channel:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Infiniti by Conair® You Style Multi-Functional Styling Iron Review

Comes in pink, light pink, black, and silver.

I'm just going to be upfront and blunt about this "multi-functional styling iron": I HATE IT.

website claims:
  • Multi-functional tool – curl or straighten
  • Nano Silver Tourmaline Ceramic technology
  • 1" ceramic-coated straightening plates
  • 30-second instant heat
  • High heat levels – 360°F/180°C
  • Uniform heat recovery – heat recovery system maintains optimum heat levels for perfect curls
  • Auto-off
  • 6-foot salon swivel cord
  • Limited two-year warranty
The biggest problem with this iron is that it's parallel plates in the middle (the part that acts as a flat iron) do not close properly. Like many other faulty flat irons I've used before, when the plates cannot completely clamp shut, it is impossible to straighten or curl your hair fully.

In addition, there are spaces in the corners of the flat iron where hair gets caught, and by the end of every use, I always find several strands of hair stuck in there. Snags on my hair too much! ):

After several uses of this iron, I have found that it only creates a curl where the hair immediately touches the curved plates, but it cannot curl the rest of the hair shaft. (I will be adding in a demonstration video soon) Therefore, this iron would be ideal for people with short hair. However, a normal flat iron with slightly curved edges could produce the same result, so I would rather just use a flat iron.

The only thing I like about this is that it styles my bangs really well, but that's because the curve of the outer plates are wide and thus creates only a slight curl that pushes my bangs back and out of my face, giving it a wind-blown effect. Other than that, this acts EXACTLY like a flat iron does, except not as good as any of my other flat irons...

1 out of 5 stars!

My Video: 

    Conair Instructional Video:

    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    Long Hair vs. Short Hair video

    Advantages for long hair

    -keeps you warm
    -makes you look taller
    -can braid/curl/do whatever
    -lots of layers
    -easier to dye
    -straighter, less poofy

    Advantages for short hair

    -keeps you cool during the summer
    -less greasy and dirty
    -less maintenance (easier and faster showers)
    -more cost-efficient (uses fewer products and faster showers = less water and electricity)
    -less split ends

    Sunday, May 29, 2011

    Jessica Lowndes at the UK Premiere of Pirates 4

    Her hair looks super easy to do but looks lovely on her! Curl it using a one inch curling iron by NOT using the clamp; just wrap a half-inch section of hair around the entire barrel and hold for ten seconds, let go, and move on to another section of hair until all the hair is curled. Slightly twist and pin back the front 2 inches of hair, and WHA-LA!. I also like her dress and how it emphasizes her eyes! (: Very pirate-y. SPEAKING OF WHICH, I STILL GOTTA WATCH THIS MOVIE, Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides.

    Sunday, May 1, 2011

    Ashley Greene's chic outfit and hair

    At the Beverly Hills Louis Vuitton boutique, Ashley Greene rocked the label's leggings, cardigan and clutch with Jimmy Choo heels. (Credits to

    I usually am not a fan of the tightly curled side pony tail, but this hair style is loose enough on top to make it look gorgeous on her. The scarf also adds a chic-ness to the hair and outfit. Love!

    PS, does anyone else notice a resemblance to Anne Hathaway here?

    Saturday, April 16, 2011

    Forever 21 Spring sun dresses and skirts

    Hehe, nerd pride!Mock Two Piece Dress
    Lace Tunic

    The back is soo coool!
    It's so pretty, I think I'm in love! Spring Day Dress

    Lately I've been really into the navy blue and white color combination!

    Scratch Print Dress

    Strapless Beaded Dress
     I've been absolutely loving nude dresses lately! (Not that the dress above would look nude on me... I'm much too tan.) I especially adore the one on Taylor Swift here:
    A tad too fancy for a casual summer dress, but 'tis extremely lovely!
    Cute, right? But can you guess what print it is?
    That's right, they're birds!! :D Bird Print Skirt

    Floral Spring Skirt

    The model looks like a flamingo here. Lace Yoke Posy Dress
    I love this! it's a one-piece dress that's great for business-y things. Not too formal, not too casual. Mock Two Piece Dress
    Casual Floral Skirt
    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! Polka Dot Dress
    I LOVE THE BACK TOO! I think I might get this dress; I like it so much!

    Erica Ruffle Dress
    Sweetheart Chambray Dress
    (Love the model's face!) Comes in 4 colors! Woven Ruffle Dress

     See this previous post ( for more dresses with flower print! (: