Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Mystery of Ance

Ance is the forever emeny of women. As long as you are alive, they will come to visit your face unexpectedly. Although ance is just a small dot on your face, it is big enough to irritate you for the whole day. In China, there is one saying which when translates to English means "You can win when you understand yourself and your emeny." Therefore, I want to tell you about what does the growth of an ance in different positions of your face means. If we can understand more about that, maybe we can prevent the growth of ance.

The position of ance reflects your health:

1. Cheeks: if ance is grown on your cheeks, you may have some problems in your intestine and stomach.
2. Chin: Ances on chin normally mean you do not sleep enough.
3. Forehead: Ances on forehead mean you do not wash your bandgs thoroughly or your female hormone is not running well.
4. Temples: Ances there are usually caused by bacteria.
5. Round the mouth: This means too much oil is secreted from your body

Now you understand the location of ance is related to how your body is working. When you know which part of your body causes the growth of your ance, you can aim to improve that part.

Moreover, as far as I know, no scientifc reports show eating fried food is not a cause of ance. And I believe the best way to get rid of ance is to drink more warm water and sleep tight and enough.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Blood Diamond Effect

After the movie "Blood Diamond" is released, people start to know what the burtal reality behind their splendid jewelry and stop putting on them. And this effect is also seen on the red carpet of Oscar; celebrities this year seem prefer not to wear any jewelry (or not using diamond as the main tone of their styles.)

Reese Witherspoon walked the carpet with a simple blue cocktail dress.

Gwyneth Paltrow can always effortlessly become the goddness of red carpet.

The color of Beyonce's dress successes in bringing out the beauty of her skin tone.

Kate Winslet will look good as long as she keeps her style simple.

Helen Mirren! Our Queen!

I think her dress is kind of too complicate... I think it's better to keep the dress's style more simple.

I always think this kind of one-shoulder dress is difficult to carry, but Kate looks great in this dress. And the tail of this dress is also cute.

My Little Miss Sunshine! So cute!

See, all these actresses are not using diamond jewelry as the main tone of their styles. Maybe they are also thinking about the fact behind jewelry...

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Little Cropped Bell Jacket

When I read different women's magazines in January and February, I found out many celebrities are putting on cropped bell jacket. This kind of jacket is not easy to put on because it may make your upper body look strong (especially your shoulder.) However, if wear properly, it can make your body proportion looks great, highline your tiny wrist (or cover it if you have tummy...) and prolong your legs.

When putting on a bell jacket, I suggest pair it with a v-neck long top inside the jacket, a pair of skinny jeans and a pair of round-headed pumps or flats. But be aware that wide-leg pants is a big DON'T because dressing loose from head to toe will hide totally hide your body figure and make you look short too.

Here are how some celebrities put on bell jackets, and they look great!

A smart idea for Nicole Richie to pair her black jacket with a sharp yellow handbag. A good balance!

Nicky Hilton pairs her jacket with a satin long top and a long necklace. The necklace is a smart accessory here because its metallic color can bring out the character of her dressing style.

Kate Moss presents us another way to put on a bell jacket - pair it with a pretty little dress. Kate looks good here, but well, Kate looks good no matter what she puts on.

Carmeron Diaz pairs the bell jacket in a safe way - long top, skinny jeans and pump. And she looks hot!

And the followings are some bell jackets I found affordable.

Kimchi & Blue Two Buttons Swing Jacket from Urban Outfitters ($58.00)

Banana Republic Linen Bell Sleeve Jacket ($148.00)

Inc International Concepts Cropped Trapeze Knit Jacket ($89.00)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Hot Topic in China

Recently, a new Louis Vuttion handbag raises wide discussion in China. To hear why it happenes and how it happens, click here.

The Controversial Louis Vuttion Handbag

The Common Chinese Red-white-blue Labor Bag

Don't they look alike?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Something about Benefit Cosmetics

I started using the Benefit Cosmetics two years ago and found some of its cosmetic products very useful. Therefore, I want to recommend some of them here.

Benetint ($28.00)

This rosy liquid blush can energize your face naturally. Besides, this blush smells like rose, which can enlighten you when applying it. To apply this product, just draw three drops on your cheekbone and blend them in a circular motion. You need to blend quickly; otherwise, three drops will dry and stay on your face like three dots.

Dandelion ($26.00)

This box of pink powder can sever as blush and loose powder at the same time. When use as blush, you may need to sweep the blush for several times because its color is kind of light. When use at loose powder, just sweep over the t-bone area slight. I think Dandelion is good because the pink color is very natural, and the powder is very tiny, which makes it stay on your skin for a longer time.

Dr. feelgood ($26.00)

If you have large pores or fine lines on your face, you can apply this product on your pores before your makeup. It hides your pores and lines and makes your skin look smooth and silky effectively.

High Beam ($22.00)

This highliner can make your facial features more outstanding. Apply in t-bone, under the eye and browbone. However, if your face is long-shape, you may not want to do this because it will prolong your face.

I have just tried the makeup products of Benefit. I also want to try some of its skincare products but I am not sure which one is good… But one of the main reasons I like Benefit is its package is really adorable, looks like a 60s’ style. Well, for women, rather than the quality, sometimes package is a big thing too.

Monday, February 12, 2007

An extreme eyeliner

I bought an eyeliner from Clinique several days ago and found it extremely useful. The one I bought is in smoky-brown because I want to avoid looking too sharp if I use a black one. Moreover, if you want to create a smoky eye by this pen, you can use the rubber at the end of the pen to rub your eyeline after you have drawn it.

In addition, if you do not want to look like having put on a serious makeup when you go to school or work, you can try to draw the eyeline not above your eyelashes but below them. If you pull up your eyelid slightly, you can see a white line between your eyeball and your eyelashes. Just draw a line on the white line. Your eye will secrety become bigger but looks natural.

Quickliner for Eyes ($14.50) from Clinique

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Great Cosmetic in Affordable Price

Great cosmetic are not only appeared in department stores; in fact, many of the greatest makeup products I have used come from drug stores. The biggest advantage of drugstore makeup products are: their prices are affordable. It will not hurt your wallet even if you buy, say, many different colors of eye shadow at the same time.

If you question the quality of drugstore makeup products, you can actually look into their producers. In fact, many producers manufacture both the high-branded and low-branded line. For example, L’Oreal Group Corporation actually includes brands like L’Oreal Paris, Biotherm, Lancome, Maybelline New York, the Body Shop and Giorgio Armani. Therefore, the credibility of this kind of drugstore brands is also reliable.


Maybelline New York – Sky High Curves ($5.99)

This mascara is one of the best I have ever tried. It is affordable and durable. It curves your eyelashes dramatically and is able to stay for the whole day.

Lash Discovery ($5.99)

This product is very useful; it is used on your lower eyelashes. After you apply this on your lower eye, your eyes at once frame by mascara and look big and energetic.

Eyeliner – Maybelline New York Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner ($6.50)

This product is awesome! If you want to enlarge your eyes, this is what you need. It sharpens your eyes and stay for the rest of the day. However, you may need some time to practice this product because generally beginners find it more difficult to control liquid eyeliner than pencil eyeliners.

Foundation – L’oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup ($9.99)

L’oreal Paris offers many colors for this foundation to fit different people’s skin tones. After applying this foundation, I find my face brighten up at once. Besides, it is easily to blend into your face and can help to cover the unfavorable marks on your face.

Monday, February 5, 2007

High Quality and Low Price Skin and Hair Products

Many times women spend hundred and even thousand dollars on skincare and hair products. Although most of these products can always improve your skin or hair, they are too expensive for normal people. Therefore, I am going to introduce some products which I find are affordable but still as useful as those very expensive ones.

Face Cleanser – Neutrogena Pore Refining Cleanser ($7.59)

I have tried many face wash, and this is the cheapest but the best among those. This cleanser washes my face very thoroughly, and it also can exfoliate my dead skin. After using this cleanser, my face will look moisture and shine. Beside, the volume of this product is really big – 300 ml! You will not be able to finish it within two months.

Hair Mask – Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask ($6.99)

Since I always dye my hair, most of my hair is very dry and breaks. However, after I have tried this product, I find the quality of my hair is improving day by day! My hair becomes smooth, shine and soft. Besides, it is not expensive and if you use two or three times per week, it can last for two months.

Body Lotion – Vaseline Intensive Care Total Moisture Dry Skin Lotion ($6.49)

I think the effects of all the lotion I have tried are more or less the same. But this one is affordable. So why not buying this to save your pocket?

Shaving Cream

If you need to shave your hair but you do not shaving cream, you can use your hair conditioner. Shaving cream aims to prevent you from hurting yourself by the, and hair conditioner can also achieve the same effect.

Face Scrub

If you want to exfoliate your face but you do not have a face scrub, you can add sugar to your normal face cleanser. The sugar can sweep away your dead skin. But be sure to wash your face thoroughly after using this cleanser with sugar, or you will attract many insects.