Friday, November 24, 2006

Tips for Straight Hair

Tips for Straight Hair Care

For drying:
1. To create volume
1.1 use mousse or thickening gel. Apply on the roots of the hair and part the hair as drying is done.
1.2. Tip your head upside down for the last two minutes of drying Put your dryer in the cool setting.

2. For sleek look
2.1 Dry hair with a dryer with a nozzle.
2.2 Do the last minute of your blow-drying on the cool setting with the nozzle facing downward.

For Shampoo
1. Use mild or gentle shampoo. This can be used daily because most likely it is low in detergents and high in moisturizers.
2.You can also use moisturizing shampoo without the need of using conditioners.
3. If you want to put bounce on the hair, use thickening shampoo. It has an ingredient panthenol
which penetrates the hair roots.
2. Make the last rinse a cold one.
3. Use shine serums.

For colors and highlights
1. Add volume to the hair by mixing highlights and lowlights in different shades. This mixture
creates depth and texture.

For Brushing
Flat paddle with wide bristles is the perfect brush for straight hair.

Don'ts for straight hair
Do not use products with alcohol in the top three ingredients.


Friday, November 17, 2006

Getting the right hair cut

Getting the right hair cut

My hairdresser did not change my hair cut ever since the first time I stepped in his beauty saloon.
He said that my hair cut is classic. It won't change even with the new hair styles that come and go.
Besides, he said, the secret of forever looking young is the hair cut that has already been your signature.

In choosing the right hair cut, the following have to be looked into:
1. Body build
If you are big and tall, having short hair will show the massive neck and nape. The attention will be focused on the cropped head. Wear your hair at least at shoulder length. The hair can cover the extra poundage in the cheeks and make the face look slimmer.

2. Lifestyle
If you are a busybody and has only a few minutes to spare to fix your hair, keep it short or have it cut layered so it will have a body even without using curlers.

3. Eyeglasses

Choose a hair cut that will compliment your eyeglasses.


Thursday, October 05, 2006

Applying Liquid Eyeliner

Applying Liquid Eyeliner

There are tricks to make the eyes stand out using the liquid eyeliner.

1. Hold the eyeliner brush between the thumb.
2. Apply the eyeliner close to the lash line from the inner part to the corner
in one stroke.

3. The eyeliner should stop at the end of the eyelid, in upward stroke to create a catty look. Downward direction makes the eyes look sad and tired.

4. Another thin stroke would make the line thicker.


Monday, July 10, 2006


Skin Care Beaty Kit 2

The next set of skin care beauty kit is composed of the following:

2.0 Moisturizers

Consumerresearch chose the top three best facial moisturizers out of 16 to be:
  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream
  • Dove Sensitive Skin Facial Lotion,
  • Clean & Clear Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer

2.1 Light moisturizers are for skin types that do not need extra oil. It is also good for wearing durung daytime. They msy come in the form of gel or lotion.

Skin-care reviews and consumers give high marks to Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream, which contains retinol, a vitamin A derivative, to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It’s oil-free and fragrance-free and experts recommend buying the version that has SPF 15 sunscreen for daytime use.


2.2 Heavy Moisturizers

This type is good to use during winter and for skin types that are very dry or ageing.

Dove Sensitive Skin Facial Lotion falls in this category because it(formerly Sensitive Essentials)comes in thicker moisturizer cream. It's free of dyes and fragrances (which are often the cause of irritation), and it contains fatty acids that create a protective skin barrier.

3.0 Face Masks

3.1 Clay face masks

Like the mud masks, they clear the pores.

3.2 Moisturizing face masks

Creamy masks give the skin a moisture boost.

3.3 Peel off masks

Cucumber-based masks that expoliate the skin and give the skin a healthy glow.

4.0 Eye Creams
The skin around the eyes is thinner and sensitive and needs less irritating cream.

5.0 Pore Strips
Used to clear blackheads and reduce blocked and open pores.

6.0 Blackhead extractor

Should be used only after steaming or deep cleansing the skin.

7.0 Blemish stick
It contains antiseptic ingredients like hazel and salicylic acid.


Thursday, July 06, 2006


Skin Care Beauty Kit

Care for skin takes a lot of patience and right products that suit the types of skin.
Here are some of the products that one needs to have an almost perfect skin.

1. Cleansing agents/kits

1.1 Glycerin and moisturizing soap bars

Women should be careful in using the regular soap for the body. It may be delicate for the facial skin because of its cleansing ingredients. For those who insist on using soap for their faces, soap bars with moisturizing ingredients are highly recommended.
Neutrogena Transparent Facial Bar, Dry Skin Formula Soap, Fragrance Free
3.5 oz (100 g)

1.2. Eye make-up removers

Eye-make up can not be removed with ordinary soap and water. They were formulated to last longer that they stick to the skin and could not be cleaned without the eye-make up remover in the form of special solvent that penetrates the skin pores.

Ladies can make a choice among these eye make-up removers in the market,considering where they can save lots of money with a product that will work for them.
Lancome Bi-Facil. Double-phase, fresh-as-water liquid eye makeup remover.Activates when shaken to gently whisk away even waterproof eye makeup, while conditioning and refreshing the skin. Ideal for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers. Leaves eyes feeling cool and relaxed, with no oily residue. Ophthalmologist-Tested For Safety. This product costs $23.00, 4.2 fl. 0z bottle.

Sephora Soothing Eye Makeup Remover

For thorough and safe eye makeup removal, Sephora Soothing Eye Makeup Remover is perfect. It has a gentle formula, and has been dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested.

A lot cheaper at $ 8.50 per 4.9 oz bottle.

i.d. bareEyes - Eye Makeup Remover

Shake it up and take it off. Remove your daily coat of mascara, shadows, and glimmers with this two part, moisturizing eye makeup remover that gently dissolves the most stubborn eye makeup, while soothing and refreshing the delicate skin around the eye area. It is enriched with copper, is safe for contact lens wearers, and is ophthalmologist tested.

Price is in the middle at $ 14 per 4 oz.

All products are safe for lens wearers since they all claimed that the products have been opthalmologist tested.

1.3. Facial Scrub

Blood vessels in the face could be invigorated by using facial scrubs. They come in the form of microbeads or spheres of expoliants. These can also remove dead cells or stale make-up that are not removed by the other cleansing agents.

Clinique Exfoliating Scrub costs $ 16.50 per 3.4 oz bottle.

This is a skin-clearing, water-based scrub for strong, oily skins. De-flakes, refines, softens tiny lines. Leaves skin refreshed.It can be used morning or night. Moisten makeup-free skin with water. Using fingertips, massage product onto skin in a circular motion, avoiding the eye area and lips. Rinse and follow with the 3-Step Skin Care System. Use as needed 3-4 times per week. Avoid using on active breakout.

1.4.Cream cleansers

The creamy cleansers moisturize as they clean. They work better when applied with fingers to soak the skin in the cream before wiping them with cotton balls.

For stubborn make-up build-up, use a foaming cleanser.

Caudalie foaming cleanser 1.5 bottle costs $ 10.00.

Instant Foaming Cleanser

This gentle cleanser for normal to combination skin transforms into an airy mousse for effective, soap-free cleansing. Not tested on animals. No animal ingredients or artificial colorings.Apply morning and evening to damp skin. Rinse with water.

1.5 Wipes

Wipes are good for women who do not have time to do the water and soap ritual.

Sephora has one with 25 towelettes for $ 10.00 only.
Makeup Remover Towelettes

These all-in-one face, eye, and lip makeup remover towelettes are a must-have for any girl on the go. Toss in your gym bag or your weekend bag for a quick cleansing anytime!


Sunday, April 30, 2006

How to Care for Curly Hair

How to Care for Curly Hair

Is your hair always dry looking and easily tangle?

Is your hair fragile and curly?

Don't despair that you would not have shiny and healthy hair looking despite the

Here are some tips:

1. Do not SHAMPOO your hair everyday. It contributes to oil loss that
results to your hair's dehydration.

2. If there is a need to wash the hair everyday, just wash the hair with
hair with water before applying conditioner.

3. Use intensive hot oil treatment twice a month.

4. Use wide-toothed comb only.

5. Apply an anti-frizz while the hair is wet.

6. When using a dryer, set it in moderate heat only.

7. When drying hair with towel, do not rub the hair with the towel. Just
squeeze the excess water with the towel.


Saturday, April 22, 2006

Beauty Tips for Choosing and Using Foundation

Beauty Tips for Choosing And Using Foundation

Here are useful tips in choosing foundation.

1. For women with fair skin, choose the foundation that
is lighter than the color of the skin.

2. For women with dark skin, choose the foundation that
matches the halfway between the darkest and lightest
facial and neck areas.

3. If the face becomes too shiny with the chosen foundation,
use blotting paper than applying a powder.

4. There is too much foundation in the facial area when
the pores are not visible.

5. For a dewy look, apply foundation before taking a hot
body shower.


Sunday, February 12, 2006

For more Beautiful Eyes-Mascara


Factors in the selection of mascara:
2. curling
3. thickening
4. lengthening

Colors to choose from:

1. Black
2. Brown
3. Navy Blue


1. Apply two coats of mascara, allowing the first coat to dry before
applying the second to avoid clumping.

2. Use q-tip for mascara that brushes onto the eyelids or underneath.


Saturday, February 11, 2006

How To Make Perfect Lips -FAQs

How To Make Perfect Lips FAQs
Q: How do you make lips look fuller?
A: Use lip liner. Blend the edges with a sponge applicator after lining the lips. Apply gloss or petroleum jelly.

Q: How can I keep my lips going all day?
A: Use soft pencil all over the lips before applying lipstick. Blot.

Q: How can I keep lipstick off my teeth?

A: Shape your lips into an "O". Put your finger covered with a tissue into your mouth. Slowly twist it out to eliminate excess color.

Q: I want to have pouty lips to look sexy, how can do it?

A: Put emphasis on the top lip by dabbing a touch of gloss in the center.

Q: What should I do, I have uneven lips?
A: Use two shades of lipstick. Apply the lighter side to the smaller-sized lips.

Q: After dining, my lipstick is all wiped out, help.

A: Keep lips off utensils. Use your lower teeth and tongue to do the food handling.

Q: Do I need to use lip liner all the time?
A: You can use foundation around the lips to give a precise look without lip liner.


Friday, February 10, 2006

Beautiful Lips

Beautiful Lips

There are several things that can be done to make the not-so-perfect
lips beautiful. Some of them are:

1. Use a thin layer of Chapstick. It gives moisture as it heals
and protects the lips from chafing and dryness.

2. Use powder lips. They give lip color and gloss aside
from making lipstick cling for longer and smoother wear.

3. Blot lips after applying lipstick to set color and remove

4. Add a thin layer of loose or pressed powder then apply
the color again for longer wear.

5. Remove too much shine with a tissue with a little
loose powder just enough for the color to adhere and the shine


Thursday, February 09, 2006

Skin Blemishes

Skin Blemishes-Acne

Acne is not purely for teenager. An adult acne is a chronic condition.
Although there is a saying that it is beauty inside that matters, the
unsightly blemishes and scars contribute to the insecurities of ladies
about their physical appearance.

While there are several anti-acne product lines in the market, the
most effective way of fighting this skin blemish is thru regular program
of preventive maintenance to loosen oil plugs and acne causing
bacteria that clog the skin pores.

With a soft wash loth and a mild soap such as Dove oe Neutrogena,
keep the pores as clean as possible.

Some find cleanser that contains salicylic acid helps loosen plugs
of debris. An antibacterial lotion that contains benzoyl peroxide
prevents new blemishes to form .

Accutane was found to be very effective for acne but its use
is restriced because it can cause birth defects aside from decreased
night vision and pink eye.


Treatment of Acne


Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Fix the Damaged Hair

Fix the Damaged Hair

If it is broken, fix it.

1. Hair with product build up

Constant shampoing and conditioning result into product build up in
your hair. For natural treatment, try rinsing your hair with green
tea or from your favorite beauty supplies section grab one shampoo
that says, CLARIFYING SHAMPOO. This is a hair therapy shampoo
that contains anti-oxidants similar to that of the green tea.


1. Green Tea Shampoo
2. Suave Daily Clarifying Shampoo for Normal to Oily Hair

2. Deep Treatment

Strengthen your locks by filling in damaged spots with protein.
Use Overnight repair intensive treatment once a week before
going to bed. Apply and let it stay for 15 minutes.
Rinse off the excess by running your hair under water. Then dry.

1. Pantene Pro V
2. L'oreal

3. Hot Oil Treatment

Do you have dry, sun parched hair?

Fix it. Once a week before you shampoo, moisturize your damp hair
with hot oil for at least five minutes. Then shampoo and condition.

Some products have their own directions for use.


1. Finesse

2. Nutrogena

3. Therma Silk
4. Dove

4. Gloss rinse

Does you hair color fade before your next hair color treatment?

Add shine to your hair by coating your hair with relective ingredients.

1. Nutrogena

2. Salon Selectives

*** Note: The purpose of linking some hair therapy products is for
the reader to see what ingredients to look in their shampoos and
conditioners that would best apply to their hair types and conditions.