Monday, March 16, 2009

Hair Volumizing

I am sure there are many out there who know about Hair styling but this is from an infant who just discovered the facts about how to get the perfect hair everyday. I always wondered how these ladies at work have their hair beautifully set everyday. Do they go to a hairstylist everyday? i don't think so. So after chit chatting with them i decided to try out some of their already known to ALL secrets:)

First of all i started using Aveda products as their products are all plant-based and they support eco-friendly practices. Hair styling is not just about adding products to your hair and blow drying it. You should get a hair cut that suits you based on your personality. I like letting my hair down and adding volume to it because i feel that LOOK enhances my personality. And after watching Chitrangada Singh in "Sorry Bhai " movie i wanted her hair style real bad. Check her hair out..

When you talk about using blow dryers, styling your own hair could be very painful. So i bought one of the hair dryer stands available on
Amazon @ $10.00 which frees up your hands to hold the brush and to move it around. Aveda hair care tips also suggests that in order to extend the life of your blow dry, it helps to sleep on a silk pillow case or wrap your hair in a silk scarf before bed.

These were the steps i followed:
. Let your hair dry like about 80% atleast
. Your choice: i added the volumizing tonic from Aveda you can use the be curly or straightening products.
. Divide and conquer- clip up your hair and use small sections and blow dry your hair using ionic dryer they are better than others.
. Use a big rounded brush
. In 20min i had my hair bouncing all over the place:)
. I style it on Sunday and it remains for atleast 2-3 days. Doing this twice a week without teasing/back combing your hair too much is not bad for what you get!

Let me know what you girls and guys out there think about everyday styling. What are your experiences?

Monday, March 9, 2009

Boyfriend Fashion!

What is the Boyfriend Fashion? Boyfriend is any style for woman's clothing that was modified from a corresponding men's garment. Examples include boyfriend jackets and boyfriend jeans, which are more unisex in appearance than most woman's jackets or trousers while they are still designed for the female form. It all started when Katie Homes walked out wearing Tom Cruise's jeans. Funny as it sounds but she made a fashion statement and now we have stores selling the Boyfriend jeans. It is basically you wearing your BF's jeans with a belt so that it fits your hip and folds in the bottom. It is baggy and straight fit like jeans for men usually are.

So i finally bought one from American Eagle yesterday to try it out. They have made it so that it is tighter at the waist and slouchy in the leg just because guys are naturally taller and they do not have the curvy butt like women have;) No offense guys!
It is very similar to a true boot cut except that it is not tighter at the thighs. To add to the feminine look you can wear a tight top and heels totally your choice. So far i am liking it but not sure how the market is going to respond to it. Only a few top brands carry it and now American Eagle. But the marketing strategy is not bad because if it was called a Regular fit or a Free fit or Straight fit then i would have not stopped and tried it. So we will see how it works in today's Recession world.
It seems Katie Homes was wearing that jeans for 3 straight days in NY and then she "dumped the boyfriend jeans" and went on a cruise:)

There are also different styles in the Boyfriend Favorite- Destroyed wash, Indigo wash, Faded wash. The boyfriend pants are getting popular Victoria Backham , Lindsay Lohan and many others are wearing them. It does look even better if you are skinny like them.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spring Fashion H & M

H&M introduced their Spring Fashion for 2009 on March 5th. Check out their retro campaign video for 2009-

Great collection once again for this year with a variety of Tops $25, Dresses $16-$25, jeans $35, cardigan, Blazers. A combination of retro romantic trendy fashion for both men and women. Violet, lavender, black n white being the top colors for this season. I have always loved wearing H&M and most of the time i select clothes at home on my PC. How? Go to their website they have a dressing room for ladies and men you can add your face and try on their collection remotely:) this is just amazing....i am completely blown here. On top of that you can rotate zoom in n out and check yourself out, you can also change the background to be outdoors, restaurant, club, bath, lounge WOWWW!

Here is a capture of their casual spring collection. I think any next door girl or guy can wear their clothes. Their skirts are really cute. If you want to try something new but at the same time not very expensive go check our H&M and get a new look.

The first H&M store i went to was in South Coast Plaza, Orange county very close to where i used to live. Now i moved to Torrance and unfortunately there is no H&M store anywhere near here...though i stay very close to one of the largest Mall in LA Del Amo Fashion Mall:(....i have to drive to Hollywood or Orange County it sucks!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My love for Earrings

When i used to get ready for Work or a Party or any other Occasion i did my hair, which many think is the most important and hypes up your overall look, then make up and that's it! i am Ready to Roll. But in the last few years as i started trying out some fashion jewellery i have realized that by adding a pair of earrings you can enhance your overall look even more as not everytime your hair will be perfect:) As a teenager I always used to wear a gold stud earring which my mom forced me to wear and i would wear those for months and sometimes years. But now its completely different story as i wear all kinds of earrings, shapes, sizes, color and wear a different one each day that i think will match my dress. It does not have to match the color of your dress infact a color contrast is great. Silver and Black earrings go with almost any outfit.

I have read a lot of blogs talk about what size of earrings would match with your face. I don't believe that short earrings match well with a Oval shape face and long earrings match with a Round shape face...the best is to try all sizes and you will know if studs suit you or long earrings. You are the best judge. And once you know that you can go crazy as there are so many options out there, you will be surprised, really beautiful creative jewellery. You can choose from stones to pearls to feather to bamboo to copper and i can go on and on with the list. The easiest way is to buy earrings which just hook on and not something that you need to screw in from the back that way if you are in a hurry you can just put them on in 1 sec and zooommm...
Also storing them on a earring stand will make it easy to glance through them all and pick the one you need for the day.

Check out some crazy earrings-- ipods, glow, PCB :)

This is not part of my collection:p and i don't know who wears these type of earrings but sure they are creative n fun.
Most of my collection is from Target, Macy's and some small earring shops in Malls. All are under $10.00. Like some who collect coins i collect EARRINGS ;)

Check back for a picture of my collection...loading...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Anchor Blue Fashion Line

Now for people who know me, this is nothing to do with where i work :)

It was Saturday and my hubby was with his friend working on car mechanics so i decided to walk into the Mall near my house. This time i entered the Mall through the west entrance and i am very Happy i did that. Saw this blue store with so many high school kids and i could not resist but go check out the store "Anchor Blue". Anchor Blue has everything that todays teen wears. They have a great clothing line which is very youth oriented, colorful, casual and CHEAP $. They always have great offers, i bought 2 T-shirts for only $25. They also have a special offer on jeans for guys and girls for this hurry!! they carry
activewear, jewellery, bags, shoes, shorts etc. for girls and guys which is nice.

Anchor Blue is a California based clothing retailer which has over 200 stores in the western US and Florida. The company started in 1970 and the bast part is that their designers are young graduates which keeps it funky and fresh. They are on Facebook , Linkedin and you can also join them on their website as a AB insider Their website is fun it gives you a preview of their latest collection, you can locate stores near you, print coupons.

I am not a high school student ;) but I am a jeans and T lover and love anything that is comfortable, edgy, funny and cheap. Anchor Blue has it ALL n so i became a fan.