Chi Pink Iron – The Best Flat Iron Ever!

January 10, 2009 by Anna  
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Chi Pink Iron

I have wavy, sort of curly, sort of straight, frizzy, very annoying hair. The easiest and quickest tool for me to use to look fabulous is a straight iron. Now, there are so many different straight irons on the market. Which one is good? Whichever one that is in your budget, make sure it’s a ceramic iron as is it better for your hair. This is the one item that I suggest you splurge a little on.  Because a little goes a long way! It is less damaging to your hair and it makes it look healthy, smooth and fabulous!

Go for a Chi Pink Iron. I have the pink limited edition one because I love pink, but you can’t go wrong with any of their flat irons. It’s the best flat iron that I’ve ever owned and I recommend it to everyone!

Tips on Makeup Brushes

January 10, 2009 by Anna  
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What are advantages of Makeup Brushes?

People think that they don't need makeup brushes and like to use their fingers to get the job done. No doubt you love your finger, but use them to hold things, i.e, makeup brushes. Using makeup brushes have several benefits:

  • The brushes are simpler to control than your finger and so the result is much less messy.
  • Brushes can help you applying blush on one cheek and then the other with a matching effect.
  • Brushes make final effect natural and wonderful. Your face will glow more and each color should come blended into the next.
  • Your fingers can contaminate your cosmetics, but your brushes do not.

Type of Brushes:
There are a number of makeup brushes available in the cosmetic shops ranging from purpose to size to cost. Choose according to your need. You can buy the following range of Makeup Brushes:

  • Power Brushes - Luxuriously designed oversize brushes to dust loose or pressed powder across the face.
  • Blush Brushes - These brushes gives user excellent control.
  • Sponge Brushes - Sponge of this brush helps in blending of the cosmetics very well.
  • Eye Brushes - your eyes are beautiful and after all important to you. You can Buy a range of eye brushes like Eye Shadow Brushes, Eye Liner Brushes, Eyebrow Brushes, etc to keep doing your eyes designing.
  • Lip Brushes - These brushes gives your lips the true blending of color and cosmetics.

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There are many more brushes are available for doing makeup and makeup of different kind. Identify your requirement and got them. Definitely, these will make you prettier.

Take care of your brushes
Once you got the brushes of your need and choice, you need to take care of these. How do you do that??

  • Always store your brushes in mesh brush bag.
  • Don't blow on your brushes. If you need to reduce some of the powder or cosmetics while using gently shake them.
  • Clean the brushes regularly.
  • After cleaning, dry them naturally. Do not use hair dryer etc, otherwise bristle will melt.

How to clean makeup brushes?
To clean your makeup brushes, please follow the followings cleaning rules.

  • Run warm water over the bristles of the brush. Take care that base of the brush do not get wet, especially if is made of wood.
  • Do continue rinsing till it become clear and clean.
  • Squeeze the extra water but very gently.
  • Reshape it delicately.
  • Allow it dry in air for 24 hour.

Links à la Mode Jan 8th: The Independent Fashion Blogger Roundup

January 8, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Miscellaneous

Independent Fashion Blogger is a fantastic community for fashion bloggers. Each week, I will be publishing a roundup of posts from some of my fellow collegue's.  Enjoy this week's list!

Independent Fashion Bloggers

Weight Loss Benefits of Oolong Tea

January 7, 2009 by Anna  
Filed under Health & Wellness

Oolong tea not only tastes good, but it's good FOR you too!

Let me tell you guys something....I love the TASTE of coffee! I would be a normal coffee drinker, but I just don't like the way it makes me feel. It usually makes me sleepy rather than awake and someone once told me it was because I am a short girl...which I don't know what that has to do with anything...I'm still scratching my head on that one. Well anyway, instead of coffee, I drink lots of tea! The BEST tea to drink in terms of taste, slimming effects, and many other health benefits, is Oolong tea! It's an Authentic Premium Chinese Tea and some of the most sophisticated connoisseurs or tea regard it as, "The finest tea on earth, the ultimate masterpiece in the Chinese art of tea."....and here I just bought it for $2 -- who knew I was drinking the finest tea on earth! What does it do for you?

  • Boosts your metabolism - Oolong tea helps break down fat molecules making it easier to digest.  It blocks the fattening effects of carbs and neutralizes acids in your body.  All the while boosting your metabolism and surpressing your appetite. (Sweet!)
  • Improves acne - It basically cleans out the toxins in your body which helps with clearing up acne and smooths and softens your skin. (Smooth skin is much sexier.)
  • Vitamins A, C & E - Oolong has significant amounts of these vitamins which helps strengthen your teeth, reduces hair loss, and boosts your immune system.  This is really good during the cold and flu season to help keep away the bugs. (My teeth are strong like bull....)
  • 100% Natural - I am and have always been an all natural girl.  I don't like taking medication, I prefer to heal with natural substances.  This is why I love Oolong tea because I've tried the slimming teas and those teas leave you feeling really weird...mainly leaves you hanging around the bathroom all day.  It's not hot and it creeps me out to even THINK about all the chemicals they're putting in there.  Oolong makes you feel clean, refreshed, and it tastes really good!

How much do you have to drink?

  • 2 cups a day, it doesn't hurt if you drink more.  I like to drink it straight, but if its your preference, add honey or sweeteners to taste.

Where do I get it?

  • At your local supermarket. If they don't sell it, try or eBay.
  • Obviously there are different levels and different price ranges to Oolong. I recommend starting in the range of $5.00 for a box of 100 teabags -- that's a pretty good price.

I think if your New Years Resolution is to lose weight, this is a simple step towards your goal and it doesn't hurt to try something new. So put down the coffee and pick up some Oolong tea! (And it's fun to say!)

Looking for other types of teas and cool teaware? Check out Adagio Teas:

Adagio Teas