Glamour Puss 5: 'Tis the Season to be (a) Hottie......

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cyn, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. leesaleesa

    leesaleesa Active Member

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    Oh, but I did, and it turned out well. Used one of those little Wahl trimmers, and they are perfect and short. It was all very safely done-A finger over the closed eye area, and the tips cut off.
  2. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    Why would you want short lashes??? :eek:
  3. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    ive devoted a small fortune to correcting my naturally short lashes
  4. topaz

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    Leesa, do you not like your long lashes because they are straight? If so, you can curl your lashes with a lash curler if you don't like that they are straight.

    MLP ... lol I'm with you.

    People spend lots of money on last extensions. I have short, thick lashes that require lash primer. I never try on mascara without lash primer. NEVER. I've tried at least 10 lash primers and lash serums.

    I swear my lashes are high maintenance. Drugstore mascaras, I have not had good luck with. My lashes seem to love high end mascaras like YSL Volume Faux Cils and Diorshow. I'm gonna take some before and after pictures of my lashes so you all can see how my lashes react to drug store vs high end mascara.
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  5. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    i use lilash now and i love it.
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  6. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    People trim their lashes? Why? :confused: Allergan is making a killing selling Latisse.
  7. Anita18

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    You always want what you don't have. :p My hair grows like woh but I would be perfectly happy lopping off 3 inches, no problem. I haven't had my hair cut in almost 3 years. Part of it is that it takes so long, and part of it is that my hair is so long and thick, it would be expensive to do so every time, if I didn't want to go to SuperCuts. I actually cut it myself using the bathroom mirror a few months ago, because that last 1.5 inches was driving me insane! And now it's all grown back. :shuffle:

    Seeing that the wedding is a little over a month away, I finally got a Groupon to have my hair actually cut at a nice salon. With layers, probably. With hair my thickness and length, not having layers makes it look downright ridiculous. It's a huge hair cape on my head, is what it is!
  8. topaz

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    Anita my hair care budget is around $60 to $120 a month. I get my hair a wash, set and shape every 3 weeks and a relaxer every 7 weeks. I buy hair products every few weeks. My hair care maintenance is built into my monthly budget.
  9. Anita18

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    I've gone no poo so my hair budget is like, $0. :eek:

    My hair grows so fast, it seems like a waste to drop $70+ on a cut if it's going to change so quickly. Well, sure I could go to SuperCuts, but then I'd feel guilty for coming in with my hair cape and expecting the same $15 cut as someone who barely has hair. :lol: Man I'm so lazy. :eek:
  10. leesaleesa

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    They are so long and staight that they leave mascara smutz under my eyes. They would not curl before cutting, and now they curled up a little on their own, and curl even better with a lash curler. I think short, curly lashes (they're not really that short) look better than long, spiky ones.

    I guess it's the same as curly haired people straightening. Could never understand that. I suppose I'm not much influenced by standards of beauty, any more than I care about fashion. Very laissez faire. I swear I was doing Grunge before it was Grunge, and continue to mix it up with a little Kinderwhore and Steampunk.

    Baking soda? BTW, Supercuts has a surcharge for long hair. I know, I go there. Actually, the person I see is very thorough and does a good job, though I am surely no hair farmer and am not concerned much about my hair style. Grunge again.
  11. skatemommy

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    Wow, this needs it's own thread! I color my hair with my salon every 6 weeks. Tried the box stuff and no no no. My now 14 year old daughter gets highlights and I can't deny she looks cute with them. I would never try to do her hair. When she was 3 and in dance recitals we both ending up crying with me doing her hair and makeup. I ended up taking her to the salon because I didn't want the drama. And I consider myself pretty good at both. Her best friend came over for her first high school dance and did the hair and makeup. The funny thing is she only wears mascara at school. When I was her age I was in full war paint! (and I was in a professional ice show where we HAD to wear false eyelashes, I swear that glue was on my eyes for forever!)
  12. Anita18

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    Curly hair is awesome! Even frizzy fros are awesome - if you got it, you should flaunt it! Trying to change what you have can get very expensive....

    Yeah, it's baking soda. I also put in a few drops of tea tree oil for my dandruff, which helps a lot and is probably the one ingredient that isn't dirt cheap. But a few drops goes a long way!

    The apple cider vinegar rinse is also super-important for me because I have hard water. I realized that when I didn't do the vinegar rinse for a couple weeks and had the grossest residue on my hair. Turns out the minerals in the water react with the baking soda to make soap scum. :p Oops. The vinegar helps a lot!

    I still don't know what kind of hairstyle looks best on me. All I know is that short hair makes me look like a lollipop (big head, small body), but other than that, I got nothing! :lol: The next time I go to a salon, I'll probably have the stylist do whatever as long as it's past my shoulders and doesn't involve bangs.
  13. Evilynn

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    A little late, but that looks great with your hair! :)
  14. snoopy

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    I almost started a new thread but decided to pull this one up instead. Question:

    How tight should your Spanx be?

    I have been lax on the workouts and have some flab I need to hide for an event. If I go by dress size, the shape wear doen't seem to be tight enough. I guess it hides okay but I would think if I have to wear a girdle, it should feel uncomfortable.
  15. Anita18

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    Someone on Offbeat Bride was reporting how it took her half an hour to put Spanx on for a test run. I think if it takes you that long, it's too tight. :eek:

    Are you going to eat at the event? I would feel horrible if I was hungry but couldn't eat because of uncomfortable undergarments! It's actually something I'm a little concerned about for the wedding, because my undergarment has boning and it is TIGHT. Not painfully so, but I'm pretty sensitive around the stomach area when I have to eat.
  16. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Man up, Anita18. Women used to spend their entire adult lives in a corset.
  17. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    I'm spoiled! :drama: Just like I complain it's cold when it's 50F - I used to live on the east coast and I KNOW I've survived in much colder climes, but...I'm still cold! :p
  18. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Hey, Glamour Pusses, check out this video on make-up and skin care :bribe: wasters.
  19. Anita18

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    Hokay...need hair tips. How the eff do I get to my hair to curl nicely? I have the kind of Asian hair that absolutely refuses to hold a curl. The last time it did was after it was updo'd for a friend's wedding, thanks to a billion bobby pins and tons of hairspray, and about 10 hours of being shellacked like that. I dislike updos, and I figure it might be good to learn how to do it anyway.

    My coworker said I need to spray each section with hairspray and spread it with my fingers all along the shaft right before I use the iron. Curl, let set, spray and smooth another section. It sounds pretty intensive and I have a lot of hair so it'll take a LONG time, but I won't be surprised if that's what it'll take. Any other tips?

    I did try using hairspray before, but I bet it wasn't enough product because it barely curled even on my flat iron's highest heat setting. This is going to be fun. :lol:
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  21. skatemommy

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    Anita, you might try scrunch spray. You can get it at the larger grocery stores (read not beauty supply). My daughter has pretty straight hair (not asian though). She likes that Aussie brand but I've seen lots that have extra hold. Wet hair plus diffuser or just "joosing" seems to give her lots of curl. Easier than the cone shaped curling iron ( have one of those, too).
  22. Anita18

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    I did see that. :lol: I don't think that'll EVER happen to me, unless I fall asleep with my hair curled around it! :lol: One of my experiments involved a ceramic curling wand, and I left it there longer than she did...and it still didn't take a curl. :shuffle: I must have the thickest hair strands known to man.
  23. Anita18

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    Hmm I'm not aiming for beachy waves, but big loose curls on the lower half of my hair. Kinda like the way the Kween had her hair for her wedding day, although I think my hair will be longer. :) That's why I'm not just braiding it and sleeping in it.

    I also had to Google "joosing" and....I'm pretty sure you don't mean that. :lol:
  24. Scintillation

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    As I was watching the video I warily looked over at my desk, which currently has a pile of makeup and skincare products scattered everywhere. I need help.
    What she said about the moisturizer in jars make sense though. I always feel like my creams lose their effectiveness after a certain point if they're in a jar.
  25. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    Have you tried hot rollers, Anita? They'll work better than a curling iron.
  26. my little pony

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    why dont you take the kween's pic to a salon and ask them to recreate it?
  27. Anita18

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    As if I haven't bought enough hair doohickeys! :lol: Are there any good brands/models I should check out?

    I'm actually doing my own hair the morning of. Because of that reason, I think the hot rollers would be less stressful - I'd set them in and then do other things, instead of having to wait during the curling process.

    My coworker did suggest asking the salon about it when I got my hair cut.
  28. my little pony

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    i meant ahead of time. you could go to a salon ahead of time and see how they do it.
  29. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I don't worry about that. The creams I use are in dark glass, not see-through jars, I keep them in the medicine cabinet and go through them quickly. Another thing I don't necessarily agree with is eye cream. The skin around the eyes is different from the skin elsewhere, in that it's thinner and dryer. My eye cream is quite a bit richer than my face cream. I think if there is a big enough difference in the quality and needs of the skin, an eye cream is warranted. Agree with other things she said though.
  30. Anita18

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    i take back my comment about me having the thickest hair strands known to man. I asked for hair curling advice on Offbeat Bride, and one woman reports that she actually leaves her hair in the curling iron for 4-5 minutes. :yikes: That's what it takes to get her hair to curl. She's practiced enough to know this is what'll work for her wedding day, so she's done this multiple times. :yikes: I don't think there's enough thermal protectants in the world that can prevent heat damage with that technique! Besides, going "no poo" and trying to avoid silicones in thermal protectant sprays is a fool's errand. I'd rather...not go that route....

    I've been reading about Caruso steam rollers and they seem to be a viable option for people who don't want burn-level or dry heat at all. Does anyone have any experience with those?

    I've tried the traditional foam roller route - my damp hair just DOES NOT dry with rollers in them being mashed in a pillow. Again, no curls. From Amazon reviews of the Caruso brand, it seems like you lightly steam the rollers so they just get infused with the steam. They don't actually make your hair wet, so this might actually work...
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  32. leesaleesa

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    What with all the hair torture and Spanx involved, maybe you should call sick.

    How about wearing a high ponytail with lots of hair wrapped at the top and flowers or whatever? Or some type of elaborate but not curly updo?
  33. skategal

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    I never have much success with eye creams. My skin around the eye area is so sensitive whenever I try to use one, it just stings and stings and I give up on it. So for that reason, I agree that eye creams are a waste of money for me. I once had a sales associate tell me that the stinging meant the product was working. :rofl: I was thinking 'Uh I don't really give a rat's ass what it's doing...it's burning the eyes out of my head. I'm not going to use it again!' :scream:

    I read somewhere once that toner is a big waste of money too. I stopped using it immediately and never looked back. I don't miss it.
  34. Scintillation

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    I like my eye creme--it's more about brightening and de-puffing. My dark circles are way less noticeable when I use it.
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    I swear I've heard one of the reasons for fancy eye creams is the skin around your eye is more delicate than the rest of your face. It certainly feels that way. :p That said, I currently have yet to find an eye cream that really knocked it out the park for me and my early-30s skin (plus a few years from my smoking days). I've used the odd roller that feels soothing and helps with depuffing a bit, but that's about it...
  36. fan

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    name please!
  37. my little pony

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    i love the 100% pure eyecream, it smells very good and due to that it is the only eye cream i have remembered to use nightly
  38. Anita18

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    Hmm I tried the foam rollers again last night on my dry hair. Kind of worked, although they had trouble staying in even when I bent them into a donut shape with the ends overlapping. It was more like soft beachy waves, and the ones at the back of my head had pretty much fallen out when I woke up. :lol:

    Even if they had stayed in, the beachy look isn't really what I'm going for. Also, apparently 6 hours isn't enough time, because I think these will straighten out in a few hours.

    And updo is exactly what I want to avoid. I've never been able to put my hair in a high ponytail - it's just too heavy and slippery and starts falling down in 5 seconds. My ponytail has a diameter of more than an inch. Forget about an elaborate updo unless I pay a professional to do it! I also have an extremely square face, and I've always liked my hair down for that reason. I mean, I like my square face, but long hair softens the extremely boxy look.
  39. Anita18

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    Never mind, 20 minutes after I last reported and the waves have already straightened out to only a kink at the ends. :rofl: I sprayed them just after I let them out too! Do I have to spray until my hair is stiff or something? Use up half a can of hairspray each time? (Alf will really appreciate the fumes - we don't have an exhaust!)

    If I wanted this to work, I'd probably have to leave the rollers in for 3 days straight...
  40. PrincessLeppard

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    You are going to need a lot of a really strong hairspray. There is one out there called "Glu" (or similar...it's in a yellow can) that is made to hold spikes, so it might work. But your hair is NOT going to move. At all.