Archive | October, 2008

A Few Simple Tips & Tricks For Shopping

11 Oct

Just a quick post with a few tips. Some might be already known, but some might not be to some people.

Shopping. Of course every person likes to shop, but one major downer is the action of actually paying. You feel the sadness creep onto you as you hand over that wad of cash for a simple shirt or article of clothing, and of course our economic troubles today aren’t helping much either. So how to save a couple bucks here and there? This is for you big spenders out there too! A little could save up to a lot!

Tip 1: Sign up at the online sites! All you need is your E-Mail address! How easy is that!?!?! Every week or so, they’ll send you these codes to shop online! Sometimes they send awesome things for “exclusive” members. Ex: American Eagle is having a special for their e-mail “fans”. They are having this poll thing where all you ahve to do is do a few surveys each day and each survey will give you around 10 points, and when you reach 450 points you get a 50$ American Eagle Gift Card!

Tip 2: Before you act on an impulse and buy something, TRY IT ON. As you try it on, EXAMINE! Check the length, comfiness, and fit! I’ve been through this before you guys&gals, so trust me! Just go into the changing room and try them on. Easy as that.

Tip 3: Before you decide that you definitely NEEEED NEEED those new pair of shoes, shirt, etc., check online. Check all of the clothing stores that you know and then some more, because the fashion styles nowadays are all very similar. One pair of shoes might be $100 somewhere and $30 somewhere else! Research before action!

Tip 4: For you skinny jean lovers, here’s a tip on how to get very cheap “skinny jeans”. Buy Flare jeans (not super flare) and then bring them to the tailor. Flare jeans are A LOT cheaper then skinny jeans, and even when you DO decide to tailor them, they will most likely still have made you waste less money. ^______^

Tip 5: Quality before Cheapness. Even if you do see the same replica of your favorite outfit, be sure to check the quality of the fabric. Sometimes companies actually make their clothing more expensive because of their superb clothing quality. Also, be sure to check the tag and compare materials that were used to make article of clothing.

Tip 6: If you are going to follow Tip 5, but absolutely CANNOT afford it, then do the next best thing. Either wait for it to go on sale, and even if then it’s still expensive, clearance! If that doesn’t work, then go to department stores such as Macy’s, Marshalls, T.J Maxx, or even Ross! They carry brands such as Juicy Couture and Ralph Lauren, but at a much cheaper price.

Tip 7: If you just simply need a fitted tee, but they might be a little more costly then regular tees, buy the regular tee and sew it in! This would only work if you can sew. I wouldn’t recommend bringing it to the tailors and asking them to do it, because the cost of fixing it would most likely be as much as the cost of the tee itself.

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How To: Silky Smooth Straight Hair

5 Oct

How to get that silky smooth hair that you’ve always wanted to in a few SUPER easy steps.

Items needed:

  • Blow dryer with a cooling setting.
  • Hair straigtener/flat iron (ceramic or tourmaline)
  • C.H.I 44 Iron Guard ( any heat protectant would work, but this one is best)
  • TRESemme Thermal Creations Straightening Gel
  • Paddle Brush. Actuall,y any brush will do unless you want “volumous hair, then you should get the paddle brush.
  • OPTIONAL FOR IF YOU HAVE DRY HAIR: Pantene Pro-v Fortifiying Fortifier. ** Use this every OTHER OTHER DAY, because it works very well and can keep your hair soft for days. **

Step 1:

– Wash your hair like normal. After you SHAMPOO it, you can either condition it normally, but I like to put on my PANTENE PRO-V FORTIFYING FORTIFIER.  

Step 2:

Towel dry your hair, but leave it a little bit damp, but not dripping. When it feels like it’s almost dry but might need another 10 minues or so, apply about a quarter size of the TRESemme Thermal Creation Straightening Gel and work it through all of your hair. I like to skip my bangs, since it makes my side  bangs unmanageable.

Step 3:

 

-Wait a minute or 2 to let the gel absorb into your hair. Next, flip your head upside down (so you are facing your knees) and blow dry running a brush through your hair, paddle brush for volume at the roots , regular brush for normal hair. Right after you blow dry and your hair is COMPLETELY dry, turn on the cool button and blow dry your hair on the cool setting.

 

STEP 4:

– Next, Straighten your hair, unless it is already stick straight, then luck you :). Turn on your straightener and set it aside. Next, apply on the CHI 44 Iron Guard all over your hair; About 2-3 sprits for each section of hair is fine. Let that set in a while, then you straighten your hair!

STEP 5 ( optional):

– If you want to control that frizz that everyone has, then spritz  the CHI 44 Iron Guard a few times over your head. I absolutely LOVE this product because it doubles as a heat protector + frizz tamer.

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT! SILKY SMOOTH STRAIGHT HAIR! You can also change Step 4 and curl your hair or change the style, but there it is! 4-5 EASY AND SIMPLE steps to get that desired perfect hair!

** I use this method quite a lot, and would recommend it if your hair is wavy. If You all want, there will be a video for this How To post, tell me first! Comment! 🙂 You don’t need an account, just click the comment button and you’ll see! **