On the 28th of June Dewald told me to go check out the new competition
that was on Fashion by Brett Robson's website. Like every other girl, I am a big fan of the GHD
hair straightener and all their wonderful products. You know how it goes, when you have curly hair you want it to be super straight and when you have straight hair you want it to be curly. I have curly hair, that is where I got my nickname from, Curls
So Brett had this competition on her website that was super easy to enter, and the prize....*drum roll*....a GHD Air hair dryer with Heat Protectant Spray, Total Volume Foam, Hair Spray, a hair brush and a comb!!!!
I have only won a couple of things in my life, so you could have imagined the smile on my face the morning of the 3rd of July when I saw the e-mail from Brett saying I won the GHD Air Dryer prize. And it is just in time for my birthday, which is tomorrow by the way 🙂
Go check out Brett's website
to get up to date with the latest fashion trends and for the amazing prize giveaways.
Oh and Brett won the 2012 SA Blog Awards for the best Fashion Blog - so she is kind of a big deal!!!! If I were you I would also go and follow her on Facebook
and on Twitter
, for her regular OOTD posts, because they are that good!
So excuse me now, I have to go try out my new GHD Air hair dryer!
Beauty is pain’ a wise person once said and sometimes, it seems, this really is true. I’ve done a little research on the topic, and it turns out we do suffer in the name of looking good. Here’s a list of 7 common style-related injuries; any of them look familiar to you? Continue reading "7 Common Style Related Injuries"
Miley’s stylist needs to tame her. Between the cameltoe and boob-baring, this chick lost her sense of style along with her innocence. Continue reading "10 Worst Dressed Celebs 2010"
Don’t book your wax appointment right before your period
. Your skin is at its most sensitive during this time of your cycle, so try to get the wax done at least three of four days before you’re supposed to start menstruating. And don’t even think about making an appointment during your period—not only is that icky for the technician; a lot of salons have a "no period policy." The best time
to get waxed is immediately after you finish your period according to beauticians.
Schedule your appointment between 3 and 5 p.m
if you can go later in the day because pain threshold is the highest at this point in the day. The stuff that would make you yelp at 10 a.m. will only make you wince a little now.
Continue reading "Vajajay waxing tips"
You've been told this line before: "Okay, I know it's weird, but...." What follows is a surprising piece of advice — about anything from clearing up a zit to taming a flyaway — that totally does the trick. Call it word-of-mouth beauty. Sure, these tips might sound strange at first ("You put diaper cream where?!"), but there's a logic to them.
Continue reading "Wacky Beauty Tips That Work"
First impressions count. Many closet curlies are married to a flat iron because they think men prefer the smooth, straight look over curls or kinks. And when you can maneuver your mane in either direction, you have the option of changing your visual impression when meeting someone new.
But should you? And would it really make a difference?
To find out, I embarked on an unscientific social experiment. Newly single in New York City, I joined a popular online dating service and posted two profiles. They were identical in every way—except one. The first profile included a picture of my hair flat-ironed straight. For the other, my hair was naturally curly. After one month showcasing the straight profile and the next month curly, more than twice as many men responded to the straight look.
- The straight profile was viewed 1,606 times for the month, while the curly one received 1,063 views during the month it was posted
- The flat-ironed look 181 emails, compared with 60 for the curly profile
- On the flirtatious side, the stick-straight profile received 120 winks, while curly locks caught winks from 60 men
- In about 10 percent of the dates, hair made a difference, while confidence was the driving factor in the remainder of the connections
But this experiment is far from over. There’s a twist. On my dates, the plan was to find out what they really think when I show up as the opposite of what they expect. If they reach out to my straight profile, I would meet them as a curly, and vice versa. Would my hairstyle really affect their attraction
? It was an adventure that was full of surprises. My one rule:
I vowed to only date men I was truly interested in.
Whether you play it straight or crank up the curls, first impressions do count. But I’ve learned it’s also what you bring to the surface that really shines through.