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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Formal/ Prom Curly Messy Updo Tutorial!

Finally. It's really quick and simple. Need: bobby pins, fancy pins (optional), ponytail holder, curled hair.

my demonstration on the cortex mini flat iron:

Curly Side Chignon (:

I did this some time ago, and completely forgot about it until now! This is a low messy side chignon. Please ignore the visible clips and such. teehee. I like it very much. I'll do a tutorial on it some time soon. (And by soon, I probably mean in a couple of months. LOL)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Winter Formal Checklist (to bring to the dance)

This post is a tie-in to my Tips on preparing for Winter Formal Dance/Prom post.

Whenever I take a trip somewhere, even if it's just leaving my house for a few hours, I am always paranoid about forgetting things, because I tend to, well, forget. Without further ado, I would like to share with you, my Winter Formal Checklist for any sort of formal dance. I am including more things than I am actually bringing because everyone's needs vary. Make this list suitable for you!

  • Your corsage
  • Wallet (money, school ID card, dance ticket, photo reservation ticket)
  • Makeup (lipstick, lipgloss, lip balm, eyeliner (waterproof?), mascara (saw some great reviews on the Maybelline Full 'n' Soft [Waterproof] mascara on, concealer, makeup removing wipes, oil blotting sheets)
  • Hair supplies (bobby pins, small bottle of hairspray (your can just pour some of your favorite hairspray in a mini spray bottle))
  • Lotion
  • Tampons/ Pads, just in case!
  • Jacket
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Band-aids (when your shoes start hurting! you don't want blisters)
  • Your date (teehee)

Friday, January 14, 2011

My life as a monolid video (:

I've been wanting to explain the current state of my eyelids for a while, so here it is... I am sorry I stutter often, and repeat myself. I try to film everything in one take, as to practice my speaking skills.

Cortex Mini Flat Iron Review/ Demonstration (Zebra Print)

4 out of 5 stars!
video on how to curl hair with flat iron:

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I'm sorry! and Tips on preparing for Winter Formal Dance/Prom

I know I said I would make a blog post on dresses suitable for Winter Formal/Prom dance. I'm sorry I decided not to. Instead, here are a few tips on how to make shopping and planning less stressful! (mostly for girls)
    • Buy your dress and shoes on the same day. This way, you'll be able to match your dress with your shoes. I know it's tiring to do ANYTHING after dress shopping, but trust me, you'll thank yourself later.
    • Don't stress about not getting the perfect shoe. No one will be staring at your feet. They'll all be worrying about their own after four tiresome hours of dancing.
    • Tell your date the color of your dress as soon as you get it, and make sure he goes out and find his matching tie/vest
    • Do not trust a guy to go to the florist and order your corsage. Either go with him or go with a friend and order a white rose with black ribbon corsage. It tends to match with any dress you pick out, and also, you can always go back to the florist and change it later. You just don't want to go at the last minute, and have the florist tell you that they got 3000 orders of corsages and boutonnieres; they can't take your order.
    • Don't stress about finding a necklace/earrings. Jewelry is not a priority, and it's okay to not wear any. 
    • DO worry about how you're going to get to the location. Getting rides from parents may be just a little awkward. Get a group of friends and go in a limousine! (Unless your date is scared of them, of course, which sadly, is my case.)
    • Don't forget to buy a warm but dressy jacket that you can wear before and after the dance! Since most formal dances take place during the evening (mine is from 8PM to 12 AM), it's going to get chilly! I got mine from Forever 21!
    • Click here to buy/see it on the website
    • Get a clutch/little handbag that's not too small. You should be able to put your wallet (or at least your school ID card, some money, and your ticket) and a tampon/pad just in case mother nature decides to come for a visit. 
    • Decide ahead of time and make reservations for dinner, if it is not served at your dance. This year, there will only be appetizers available at Winter Formal, so we're going to go eat before going to the dance. 
    • Look at my blog post on hairstyles to wear for hair ideas!
    I'll be adding more if I think of any. Happy dancing!

    Friday, January 7, 2011


    I've come to the sad realization that I've never had nice bangs before. Since I cut my own hair, I have no one to go yell at (but myself). They've always been either too choppy, too crooked, too long, or not full enough. Right now, they are too long and not full. Another problem that I've always had is that they fall right into my face if they are not tucked behind my ear, but then that gives the illusion that I have no bangs. Sigh.

    But here are some BANGING girls! (hehe, see what I did there?)

    I don't think my forehead is large enough, though.
    Jessica Simpson (: Of course she has beautiful hair; she has her own line of hair extensions! (Hairdo by Jessica Simpson)
    Reese Witherspoon's cute side-but-kind-of-front bangs.
    Carrie Underwood. See how her bangs are so full? Wish mine were like that!
    Carrie Underwood Hair Collage!