Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Does The Size Really Matter?

i'm talking about handbags, don't get me wrong :-)

everywhere i go i see large purses sometimes extra large. it's so popular that designers made full spring/summer 2009 collections about them,

e.g Prada collection:

these large handbags are available in all clolours but the most popular are metalic colours as silver or golden. and fresh colours as red, orange, etc....

here are few styles:

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How To Get Angelina Jolie's Lips in 5 steps?

Exfoliate your lips with a warm, wet wash cloth by wiping back and forth gently or use a lip scrub (try "the lip scrub"). Be careful not to overdo it - you don't want your lips to become so irritated its counterproductive. Be gentle, you don't want to burn yourself or irritate your skin.

Apply a good lip plumper (the most recent in lip enhancing technology). There are a few good brands that will literally plump up, smooth out and moisten your lips. For a natural alternative, cayenne pepper or salt can be used - but these can be irritating and drying to the lips.

Apply a very small amount of the powder across the lips, and top with your favorite lip gloss. The cayenne will plump and color the lips by making the blood flow increase (the same action the lip plumpers create), and the gloss will provide shine and moisture.

Line and fill in your lips with a light brown or nude lip liner pencil (match your skin tone as closely as you can).

Apply a matte flesh-toned lipstick.

Blot the lipstick by gently pressing your lips closed with a tissue in-between.

or you can just go have them fixed :-)

Hair Removal Methods

Bleaching, Shaving, Plucking, Waxing, and Sugar Waxing

as i mentioned before the summer is approaching so all of us will need these methods.


BleachingBleaching is actually not a hair removal method, but rather a way to make the hair less noticeable. This is especially useful for areas that already have thin but dark and therefore noticeable hair like the arms, face, or neck. Bleaching is performed by applying a chemical to the desired area, which removes the pigment from the hair.


Shaving is the most temporary method of hair removal because it merely cuts the hair off at the skin surface. Shaving does not make the hair shaft thicker, darker, or grow faster or slower. However, the short hair shaft may be more noticeable as it grows out because it has a blunt tip instead of the normal tapered tip. Shaving should be done after applying some type of moisturizer to the skin to help the razor glide over the skin, not cut or scrape it. Common moisturizers include water, shaving cream, hair conditioner, or body wash.


Plucking hair with tweezers is an effective way to remove hair but can be very time consuming. The hair shaft must be long enough to grasp with tweezers.

Waxing: Ouch!!

Waxing is an effective method of removing large amounts of hair at one time. In this method wax is warmed to allow it to be spread easily over the skin in the direction of hair growth. The hair becomes embedded in the wax, which cools and firms up grasping the hair. The wax is then quickly pulled off in the opposite direction of the hair growth, pulling the hairs out of the follicles. Cold waxes are available usually attached to strips, which are patted onto the skin. Wax that is still left on the skin must be peeled or scratched off. Caution must be used when heating wax so as not to burn the skin.

Sugar Waxing: Ouch!!

Sugar waxing is a popular form of hair removal that works in the same way traditional waxing does. A thick sugary substance similar to caramel is spread on the skin in the direction of hair growth. The hair becomes embedded in the caramel. A cloth or paper strip is patted onto the caramel and then pulled off quickly in the opposite direction of the hair growth, pulling the hairs out of the follicles. The advantage of this method over traditional waxing is the clean up. The sugar substance is water-soluble and can be removed easier than wax by rinsing with water.

There are also new techniques such as:

Laser Hair Removal:

Laser treatment of various skin conditions has blossomed, as laser technology has become more understood. Hair removal is a common application of laser technology, but it is not permanent and not for everyone. Lasers work by emitting light at various wavelengths, energy output, and pulse widths. The wavelength used determines the skin structure it will affect such as veins, melanin, or water. Most lasers used for hair removal target melanin and are therefore designed to burn structures that contain melanin. The more melanin, the more damage. It makes sense that laser hair removal works best for light-skinned people with dark hair. As with electrolysis, hair follicles in the anagen phase are more easily destroyed than those in the telogen phase. Therefore, laser treatments for hair removal must be repeated. At this time it appears that laser treatment, while not causing permanent destruction of all hair follicles, does retard the regrowth of new hair.

The Little Black Dress:

learn how to use it:

Your Little Black Dress for Any Occasion:

Pick the Perfect Jewelry Accessories, Handbag and Shoes to Match the Event Style and Tone. The most appealing thing about the little black dress is a woman can utilize it to look great at any event. Whether the event is formal or casual, a timeless little black dress can easily be adapted to fit the occasion by using the perfect accessories.

Simple Jewelry for Casual Events:

. The truth is, black is likely the most slimming color available in fashion. However, many people have no idea how to take an elegant black dress and turn it into an outfit appropriate for a regular party or casual event. Learning to accessorize according to your special event is key to transforming a black dress into an all-around outfit for any celebration. To make your dress look more casual, be sure to stick with simple accessory options. Choosing something trendy like silver charm bracelets, a beaded plastic necklace or a trendy pendant is wise if you’re trying to obtain a casual and unique style.

Timeless and Elegant:

One mistake many women make is assuming you must shop Chanel in order to dress up an outfit with accessories. The truth is, you can make an outfit look like a million dollars even if you can only afford earrings from Claire’s bargain costume accessory outlet. It’s not essential for a lady to spend thousands on diamond jewelry from the hottest fashion designer in the industry to have good style. Instead, If you want to look graceful and classic for an evening event, consider grabbing your favorite set of pearls. Pair them with fancy gloves to really bring your little black dress to a more elegant level of style.

High Heels For a Classic Sexy Look:

Shoes are the ultimate accessory! Picking the right shoe can make or break your outfit. The good news is almost any shoe on Earth will go with the perfect little black dress. Of course, if you want to glam up your dress, a sexy pair of high heels is the best option. Be daring by choosing heels in a bold color like red, silver or yellow. For a more casual event, think about pairing your little black dress with a nice pair of slide shoes, sandals or other low-heel options.
Perfect Handbags for Every PartyWhile your purse is likely the last thing you’ll choose after dressing yourself, consider putting some thought into it. When you utilize an elegant purse clutch, your little black dress will instantly go from drab to fab. For a casual occasion, consider tagging along a purse with color and texture. A simple denim bag can help a black dress become casual in a matter of seconds!

I'm sure this will help you all with the dozen of black dresses setting in your closet :-)

Monday, April 27, 2009

How to get sexy abs?

it's a question that we all think about as the summer is approaching if you know what i mean :-)

here are 3 powerful exercises to get prepared for the bikini season:

Bicycle Exercise:

The Bicycle exercise is the best move to target the rectus abdominis (i.e., the 'six pack') and the obliques (the waist), according to a study done by the American Council on Exercise. To do this exercise correctly:
1. Lie face up on the floor and lace your fingers behind your head.2. Bring the knees in towards the chest and lift the shoulder blades off the ground without pulling on the neck.3. Straighten the left leg out while simultaneously turning the upper body to the right, bringing the left elbow towards the right knee.4. Switch sides, bringing the right elbow towards the left knee.5. Continue alternating sides in a 'pedaling' motion for 12-16 reps.

Vertical Leg Crunch:

The vertical leg crunch is another effective move for the rectus abdominis and the obliques. To do it right:
1. Lie face up on the floor and extend the legs straight up with knees crossed.2. Contract the abs to lift the shoulder blades off the floor, as though reaching your chest towards your feet.3. Keep the legs in a fixed position and imagine bringing your belly button towards your spine at the top of the movement.4. Lower and repeat for 12-16 reps.

Long Arm Crunch:

This move, ranked 6th in the ACE study, emphasizes the upper part of the abs. To do it right:
1. Lie on a mat and extend the arms straight out behind the head with hands clasped, keeping the arms next to the ears.2. Contract the abs and lift the shoulder blades off the floor.3. Keep the arms straight and avoid straining the neck. If you feel neck pain, take one hand behind the head while keeping the other arm extended.4. Lower and repeat for 12-16 reps.
I hope this help you reach your goal, and i hope i can do it too!!

mask of the day

Dry skin masks:

Honey and Egg Facial Mask for Dry Skin:

While honey is a natural astringent, it will also moisturize your dry skin. Separate the yolk from one egg. (You can use the rest for a light, egg white omelet.) Mix the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of honey, and stir the mixture until smooth. Leave on for ten to fifteen minutes, then rinse off with warm water.

Hony and milk facial mask:
For a quick-fix facial mask for your dry skin, mix two tablespoons of honey with two teaspoons of milk. Apply the sticky mixture to your face, and leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. Then rinse off with warm water.

finally make sure that your dog won't lick your mask off :-)

Dandruff ! what an awful thing!

here are some hair masks you can make at home to get rid of it:

Fenugreek mask:

Soak a handful of fenugreek seeds overnight in just enough water to cover them. In the morning, grind the seeds in the water to make a paste. Apply to your hair and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it out using a mild shampoo.

Thyme hair rinse:

Put 7 heaped tablespoons of dried thyme into 2 cups of water and boil the mixture for 10 minutes. Your kitchen will smell heavenly! Strain the mixture and leave it to cool. Lean over a bowl and pour half of the solution onto clean, damp hair. Keep scooping it out of the bowl and re-applying until all your hair is well soaked. Don't rinse or wash out. Keep the other half of the solution for another treatment!

Or you can just get a shampoo for dand :-)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Hey Gurls, it's long this year!

the top fashion this summer is long straight hair, so you better grow some hair soon.
here are some tips:

The right vitamins and minerals play a major role in keeping your hair healthy. Any nutritional deficiencies can lead to thinning hair or even total baldness. It is also important to include B-6, biotin, Inositol and folic acid in the supplemental program. It has been found that certain minerals including magnesium, sulfur, silica and zinc are also very important toward maintaining healthy hair.

Since hair is protein, a diet that is too low in protein may cause some thinning in hair or a retardation in the growth cycle. The converse is true, If you eat a protein-rich diet it will often result in improved hair growth.

Here are some other hair growing tips:

*Eliminate or cut back on smoking, caffeine and carbonated sodas which weaken the body and block maximum hair growing potential.

*Eat a healthy diet. Avoid foods that are high in sugar or fat.

*Treat your hair like a piece of fine old lace. Treat it carefully avoiding any unnecessary brushing, combing or handling.

*Avoid use of hot water, hot blow dryers or other hair care tools that may stress the hair.

*Have a weekly scalp massage to provide stimulation to the hair follicles.

*Do a series of ongoing hot oil treatments to protect the hair's shaft.

*Have regular trims to eliminate split ends and allow the hair to look and feel healthier.

*Get plenty of rest and sleep to allow your body to grow hair.

I hope this works for me, or i'll will have to get hair extensions :-)

mask of the day

Oily skin facial masks

This is a soothing face mask and great if you have bananas around the house.

1 banana, preferably ripe (you can keep ripe bananas in the freezer. Let it thaw before using)
1 tbsp honey
An orange or a lemon


Mix the banana and honey together.Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon. Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool washcloth or a steaming warm washcloth.

Or you just can EAT the banana :-)

Hair Care Through Egg

here's some home made remedies for ur hair:

For strong and beautiful hair you can mix 2 egg yolks (depending on length of your hair) with 2 tsp. castor oil. Massage this mixture on your hair. Keep it for sometime then rinse it thoroughly.
Whip up two raw eggs. Pour this mixture on your hair by massaging. Let it dry. Shampoo your hair and then give vinegar and water rinse. Follow this procedure every month for soft and smooth hair.

Beat egg yolk thoroughly to make a frothy solution. Add 1 tsp baby oil and beat again to make a proper mixture. Add water to this mixture and apply it all over your scalp. Once dry, rinse well to get a proper conditioned treatment.

Mix egg yolk in 1/4 cup of yogurt with a little lime skin. Mix the ingredients thoroughly and apply it to every single strand of hair. After applying keep it for 10 minutes and then wash it off. The combination of yogurt and egg is very good for your hair.
Mix a whole egg to lemon juice. Whisk it properly. Once applied on your hair keep it for sometime. Rinse it thoroughly. This combination gives a shine to your dull hair.

Beat egg yolk to make a frothy paste. Add 1/2 tsp. olive oil and beat the mixture again. Slowly and steadily add 3/4 cup of luke warm water. After shampooing, massage this conditioner and leave it for few minutes. Rinse it later.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

hey everyone, this is my very first post, i will introduce my self first, my name is dr/Mimi 25 years old, married with 1 baby girl(Roony), that's all, i hope you like my online beauty magazine, waiting for your opinions and comments.