Archive for November, 2008

Choosing The Best Makeup for Asian Skin Tones

Choosing The Best Makeup for Asian Skin Tones

Though there are a number of “fits all” makeup products available, it is still best to use those that are created specifically for your skin tone. After all, it yields the best results. If you are Asian or have Asian ancestry, opt for make up that brings out the best in your features. Here’s how to select the best make up for your skin tone:Foundation, concealer and powderAsians have a variety of skin tones. Choose colors that have yellow undertones. For others who have porcelain skin color, opt…

Miu Miu Spring 2009 Handbag Collection

Miu Miu Spring 2009 Handbag Collection

Miuccia Prada’s Miu Miu’s designer created a well-set, yet decidedly feminine handbag collection. Miuccia used traditional, yet high-quality materials for the collection such as leather and exotics, in this case, snakeskin and croc. The leather is soft and supple – which means it can be easily manipulated, and thus explain the complicated detailing in some of the bags. And also explains the interesting, yet romantic shape of the bow satchel. As for the exotics, the use of croc and snakeskin is …

Are Eyelash Extensions Right for You?

Are Eyelash Extensions Right for You?

Thick, long lashes have long been beauty a centerpiece for women. Why? Because it frames the windows to our soul – the most expressive part of our face: the eyes. Eyelash extensions are reportedly better at giving the doe-eyed look than the prehistoric mascara or the ancient false eyelashes. But how true is this? Take a closer look.PriceA tube of mascara cost about 5$ only. Eyelash extensions on the other hand, will set you back anywhere between $250 to $500. extensions also require touch-ups so…

Create a Trend-Defying Style

It’s becoming more and more difficult to keep up with today’s fads and trends. Plus, it’s taking its toll on your paycheck. The solution? Create a trend-defying wardrobe. How? Choose classic pieces that will keep you looking stylish regardless of the season. It’s going to take time – and it won’t be cheap, but it’s going to keep you looking fab for years to come.Here’s how to create a classic, trend-defying wardrobe:Know what is a classicClassics are clothes that stand the test of time. Some of …

Spring 2009's Hot Hair Trends

Spring 2009's Hot Hair Trends

Runway hair trendsIf the recently concluded international spring-summer 2009 runways were anything to go by (and they most likely, if not definitely, are), then we will be seeing a lot of ‘up’ hairstyles in 2009, at least during its first half. Most of the international runway shows featured chignons, ponytails and up-dos with headbands, as seen on Yves Saint Laurent’s and Jil Sander’s runway shows. Of course there were the staple long wavy locks, and sleek, straight hair, and messy ‘dos.Hollyw…

2009 Accessory Trends

2009 Accessory Trends

With the closing of the 2009 Spring-Summer 2009 international runway shows, fashion bible Vogue has seen and compiled what will be next year’s hottest accessories. HeadgearSpring-Summer 09 runway shows featured various head accessories. For 2009, make sure to get your hand on hats or head scarves or other head accessory. Vogue suggests Louis Vuitton ponytail tubes. ColorsGoldGold seems to be the color favored (not just for accessories but for dresses as well) during the spring-summer fashion sho…

Winter Facial Skin Care Tips

Winter Facial Skin Care Tips

The cold, winter weather is one of the harshest and it has negative effects on facial skin. What you need is a winter face care routine to combat the negative effects of the harsh weather.Season transitionStart your facial skin care regimen as the season begins to change. If you can get a professional facial, even once a year, so much the better.Drink lots of fluidsThe heat indoors and the outdoor cold saps moisture from the body. Drink plenty of liquids, especially water, and avoid drinks such …

How to Dress Like Harry Potter

Harry Potter is a big hit with kids, and even with some adults. Naturally people want to dress up like him during holidays such as Halloween. Here’s how to dress up like our favorite boy wizard:Find an old black robeThe Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s official school uniform are black robes. You can easily find black robes in hire stores for graduation or academic ceremonies where old ones go for really low prices. You can also go to your local thrift store. Or, if you have a judge …

When Fashion Trends Die

What is a fashionista’s worst nightmare? Wearing something that’s was last season trend. Today’s fashion trends – or fads – are very fickle. The fashion industry is constantly on the lookout for what’s new, what’s in, what’s hot. Must-have items do not stay that way for long. The fashion cycleThe fashion cycle revolves quickly. The cycle begins with the arrival of the emerging trend. The American Marketing Association (AMA) calls this the “distinctiveness” part of the cycle. The new trend is ver…

What to Wear with Purple

What to Wear with Purple

Purple is actually a very elegant color, especially if your you wear it right and pair it with the right colors. Purple is one of the best hues to wear when the weather gets colder. Some experts even argue that purple is more flattering to the skin other winter colors such as black, gray and camel. Purple (arguably) goes well with the following colors: pink, blue, green, brown, orange, yellow How to wear purple rightPair your purples with other dark neutral colors. For instance, wear it under a…