July 30, 2009
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July 22, 2009
Want soft effortless looking tousled hair? Herbal Essences has created the perfect products to achieve natural looking tousled hair. In the past, trying to achieve a natural looking soft wave was nearly impossible. Either the hair would get too crispy from using hair products or you'd loose the wave by the end of the day. However, Herbal Essences has developed Tousle Me Softly, six hair products to achieve the no fuss, beachy tousled hair minus the crunch. At the beginning of June I had the chance to check out the new Tousle me Softly Collection at the lovely Winsdor Arms Hotel. Celebrity hairstylist Charles Baker was at hand to demonstrate the new products and offered some of his top secret hair styling tips. Well, not so secret anymore!
-to get rid of fly-aways spray a Kabuki brush with hairspray & run thru hair
-"Building a House technique" the right tools are key in achieving the tousle look. Layering the right products help to achieve the desired look.
-Start the waves at around eye-level this creates a softer & more natural wave
-"Pattycake" waves created by flat ironing pincurls
-"Pretty Dreadlocks" waves created by spinning the hair in sections & flat ironing the spins, with fingers rub the hair section to achieve a messy dread-like wave
Check out the video! My favourite way to achieve tousle hair is the flat-iron technique that Charles uses in the video.
Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly collection will be available in August 2009 at drug, food and mass retailers across Canada. Prices range from $3.99 cdn to $7.99.
(images: youtube.com, herbalessences.ca)
I will admit that I'm not entirely in love with the 80's influence that will be popular this Fall/Winter'09 in almost all fashion collections, not just MNG's. Anyone else not feeling the 80's vibe in fashion? Or perhaps you love the 80's? But I still love 80's retro music:)
July 14, 2009
After working with the lovely Deanna from domestic-chicky I think it was worth it! Although I loved the old header it was a "borrowed" image from a store in Japan, littleberry.jp and I wanted something that was all mine. Deanna was able to capture the girly in me & incoporate some of the old element designs that I loved into the new me! With the new domain name beautyparler.ca it now has a new image to go with it.
If your interested in getting a mini-makeover or perhaps the whole package Deanna offers very reasonable rates & is a doll to work with, I can be a bit picky:)
My ultimate beauty tip:
July 09, 2009
How many of you own your own domain name or are thinking about it? If you have any questions let me know, it was quite easy to do (I'm no computer geek) but blogspot.com help guidelines are very easy to follow.
July 02, 2009
I picked the winner by using random.org, I was going to draw from a hat but decided to use this site as it's easier to use & is effective in randomly picking a winner.
Eve email me your snail mail address & I'll get the mascara out to you by the latest Monday.
Thanks to all who participated, more giveaways to come!
July 01, 2009