Saturday, April 28, 2007

My Most Favorite Designer Ever

I make a slideshow about Celia Ho, who is a fashion design student as well as my very best friend. This slideshow will focus on her latest line, the Pirate Collection.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Avoid Grilled Food to Keep You Look Young

According to a report released in America recently, eating too many grilled food will not only lead to cancer but also will make you look older.

Scientists believe after meat is highly-heated, a poisonous element "AGEs" will be created. This poisonous element will lead to diabetes and problems in blood vessels and kidney, and these will lead to aging of human body.

Therefore, in order to keep skin looks younger, other than using lots of skincare products and putting on sunscreen (which is extremely important for the skin), people should also keep an eye on what they are eating.

Monday, April 23, 2007

OMG! I love them so much!

I will love and marry to the person who buys me all of them. (Just kidding, besides no one really wants to do that...)

Michael Kors Collection "Babar" Leather Pump, $325,

See how cute they are. The soft leather. The perfect heel. The round toe. God please gives them to me.

Betsey Johnson Martini Bow Dress, $315,

I do not know when I will wear this thing if I have it, but, well, doesn't it fit woman's fantasy about dress? That lace and that big ribbon.

MARC JACOBS 'Irina' Shoulder Bag, $995,

I think the Marc Jacobs products are always women's dream items.

Well, looks like my love and marriage cost less than $2,000. Poor me...

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Wood Heels for Summer

I always relate summer to picnic and beach times. Then I will think about shoes with wooden heels, which usually gives their wearers a leisure and natural look. Basically, wooden heels can be paired with almost everything except extravagant items like rock or metallic outfit. It goes with bohemian style particularly well.

BCBG Max Azia "Intriga" Peeptoe Pump, $225.00,

Doesn't this shoe go well with a shirtdress and a leather handbag when going to work in summer?

Dolce Vita Braided Slingback, $78.00,

I love this shoe because of its playful color. Makes you want to wear it to beach or picnic.

Franco Sarto 'Laser' Sandal, $78.95,

The t-strip can prolong your leg, and it goes well with office outfits, e.g. white shirt and a-line skirt.

Marc by Marc Jacob sandal, $395.00,

Pair this with a simple short and a catchy belt make you look chic and modern.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Ways to Identify Your Skin Type

The reason of many women have bad skin is they do not understand their skin types and use the wrong skincare products. Somebody think they have dry skin but actually have combination. Therefore, the skincare product they use may make their skins even drier.

There are four types of skin: oily, dry, combination and sensitive. Recently, I read an article from the Allure magazine, and it offers an easy way to test what skincare one has is to use lakewarm water.

1. When you are not wearing makeup and have an hour to spare, pull hair back. Splash the face ten times with lakewarm water. Pat skin with a towel until it is damp but not dripping. Allow skin to air-dirt, and wait for 30 minutes without applying any moisturizer or makeup.

2. Stand in front of a well-lit mirror. Squint, furrow your frow and smile widely. If your face feels tight and itchy or appears flaky or ashy, you have dry skin. If you also frequently break out from skin-care products, you have sensitive skin. If neither, wait for another 30 minutes.

3. Press one ply of tissue over your entire face, and then examine the residue on it. If there are greasy patches from your forehead, nose, chins and cheeks, you have oily skin. If it is only oily down t-zone, you have combination skin.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I Adore These Very Much

Today I got a chance to look at the site of American Apparel Store, which I just have gone there a couple times. And I found out some of their apparels are really adorable and cute.

Cotton Spandex Two-Tone Fitted Mini Dress, $35.00,

This mini dress is really a super mini one. I guess if I wear it, it can just cover one-third of my thigh. But I am not used to such a short dress. I like it, but I guess I won't buy it.

Sheer Rib Short Sleeve Tunique, $34.00,

See how cute this is. And it is offered in six colors. I like the red one most and it will match a long jacket and round-toed heel very much.

Solid Rib Oversized Pocket Cardigan, $38.00,

I love cardigan. It is something which you can wear at almost all occasion and weather. And it basically goes with any outfit. And I always prefer a longer one because I think it looks more chic. If you love cardigan but want to save some money, just seize your mother's closet, she must have one!

Unisex Solid Rib Vest, $36.00,

I seldom buy vest, but this one really attracts my eyes. Pair it with a tank, a rocker t-shirt or a shirt. Well, everything works with it. Look for dressing tips, check Nicole Richie's style, she did a good job on this.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

All You Can See

I read several magazines these months and found out I can see many high-end see-through bags. Although I am not really going to buy them (because I love privacy,and normally the inside of my handbag is just a mess...) I still think many of them look cute and are suitable for summer days.

Kate Spade 'cape cod - griffen' tote, $145.00,
Isn't it cute? Red lobsters swimming on your bag.

clear flap bag, $79.00,
It contains the cyber element, which is one of the trendy points in this summer.

Translucent tote, $45, Victoria's Secret
It is offered in black and in white too.

These kinds of bag are cute, but the wearers need to make sure that they arrange their personnal items in good order; otherwise, the whole world will know what type of person they are.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Best Swimsuits Ever

Summer is coming, and it is time for everybody to rushing to the beach and enjoy the sunshine with their swimsuits. A nice swimsuit will not only make your attractive, it will also amplify your merits and hide your weakness. The followings are swimsuits which can flatter different body shapes.

Boy Shape:
Choose the top with special details.
Avoid bandeau tops or boy shorts.

OP Mexican Blanket, Top $44.00, Bottom $44.00,

Curvy Body:
Choose the fit size, don't pick the too small ones.
Aviod the hugely oversize prints.

Body ID Bollywood Tank & Athletic-Cut Bottom, $38.00,

Busty Shape:
Choose a halter top with an at least one-inch bottom band to support your chest.
Avoid one-pieces or top which is without a built-in-support system.

AE Favorite Bikini, Top $29.50 Bottom $24.50,

Pear Shape:
Pick a low-rise bottom with tie sides, ring sides or skimpy sides.
If your hip is big, pick one with deeper color to flatter it.

Roxy Halter Bikini, Top $40.00, Bottom $36.00,

Small Chests:
Choose a top or a bottom with details.
Choose a v-neck one-pieces.

Crochet bikini set, $125.00,

One reminder: Remeber to put on sunscreen when you go to beach. No matter you aim to be tan or not, sunscreen is important because it can prevent you from sunburn, skin aging and even cancer. The ideal SPF is 30 for beach.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Be Bright!

No matter you have white, tanned, black, or oliver skin, all skin colors are adorable. However, one thing which can kill your skin is dumbness. Without brightness, every skintone will look unhealth and disattractive.

Normally, our face look dumb because we do not clean it thoroughly, and dust and other dirty elements stay on the face. To brighten it up, we need to remove our makeup thoroughly, apply scrub cleanser two or three times a week, and use exfoliating masks every one or two weeks.

The followings are some products which I have tried and thought effective.

Blue corn 3 in 1 deep cleansing scrub mask, $14.00,

This scrub mask is the best one I have ever tried. Although it does not smell pleasant and a bit difficult to handle, the result is incredibly good. After you wash the mask, you can see your face is regaining its brightness and softness.

Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula, $16.50,

I recently try this cleanser and find it amazingly useful. Your skin is as smooth as silk as you keep using it for several days.

LancĂ´me 'Bi-Facil' Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, $24.00,

I always consider this product the legend of makeup remover. Saturate the cotton pads with the product, cover the pad on the eyes for 30 seconds and swipe. Then even the hardest makeup leave your face.

Since some exfoliating products, in order to clean every corner of your face, may enlarge the pores, after you finish applying them, do not forget to use minimize-pore products to keep your face look poreless.

Dr. Brandt Skincare Pores No More, $45.00,

Clinique Pore Minimizer Refining Lotion, $18.50,

Monday, April 2, 2007

Go Green World and Fresh Skin

The topic of environmental conservation can be accomplised in all fields, including skincare and cosmetics. Organic products only just help saving the world but also can give an extra protection to people with sensitive skin.

But what do "organic" means?

It refers to the farming process which in addition to using renewable resources to save energy, water and soil, organic famrs avoid pesticides and some other toxin chemicals. Organic products are less harmful to skin because they avoid using excess exposure to toxic chemical, which can lead to disease like cancer.

When consumers wants to know whether a product is organic or not, except asking the sales, they can also check the labels on the products.

100 Percent Organic: The good standard in the United States, this label affrims that every single ingredient in the products is organically grown.

Certified Organic - Products bearing this label must contain at least 95 percent organically grown ingredients and is regulated by USDA.

Eco Cert - Products bearing this label must contain at least 95 percent organically grown ingredients and is regulated by an independent European agency overseeing organic products in 80 countries.

DDF Daily Organic Sunblock SPF 15, $36.00,

L'occitatne 100 percent Shea Butter, $36.00,

Stella McCartney Toning Floral Water, $35.00,

Vitamin E Cream Exfoliater, $12.50,

Consumers do not need to pay much for an organic product. Drugstores like Wal-mart also offer organic skincare products.

Those who look for organic prodcuts because of their sensitive skins need to keep an eye on the products' ingredients because organic does not always means safe for sensitive skin. Remeber always look for soothing ingredients like aloe.