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Trend Alert: Brow Extensions

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Brows are the new “thang”. I let mine grow out for 8 months before I got a tweezer near them. Once I got the thickness I wanted, I decided to get them threaded every two months. I always make sure the esthetician has thick nicely arched brows. Threading is amazing! I recommend it. Eyebrows are important, they literally shape your eyes. I don’t know why we made them pencil thin in the 90s. Was it because they were completely reckless in the 80s?

Now, if you can’t grow your brows back, follow this new brow extension trend! Enjoy!

Originally posted on InStyle:

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Below is an excerpt from “Trend Alert: Brow Extensions,” which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at purewow.com.

If the tweeze-happy ’90s left you with sparse eyebrows—and hey, you’re not the only one—the option to have them temporarily fixed is coming soon to a salon or spa near you.

Occhi Lash & Brow Studio in Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois—a ritzy suburb outside Chicago—is currently training aestheticians from around the country on Brow Perfect, an eyebrow extension technique that got its start in the UK.

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Under a super bright light, an aesthetician uses high-quality surgical glue to apply individual synthetic hairs to your brows wherever they need a little help. (At Occhi, Brow Perfect costs between $45 and $150, depending on how many hairs you need filled in.)

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Clairol Nice’n Easy 4RB on a Weave : Don’t Do it

I could not find one decent blog with a review of the best dye for virgin Brazilian hair. Brazilian hair is a type of hair extension. Yes, I wear them; no, I am not ashamed.

I tried to dye my bundle a lighter hue to match my hair colour. FYI: I know I am a trend hunter, but this isn’t a new trend. Women have been dyeing their extensions for years. What is new is the number of online stores selling the good. You can find good virgin Brazilian hair at a very good price on aliexpress. I order my hair from Rosa Hair Products. I have no complaints so far.

To be honest, I don’t think I’m getting the real Brazilian or Malaysian hair; but, whatever I’m getting doesn’t shed. I’ve reused my bundles at least twice. I am not complaining.

You can only buy bundles in one colour because it wouldn’t be virgin hair if it was coloured. So, I took it upon myself to dye the hair.

I went to a random drugstore and bought some clairol.

Clairol Nice'n Easy 4RB/119C
Here it is!

What a nice colour you say. Who doesn’t like salon tones you might add.

As I said, I couldn’t find any reviews and the box did say that it could give any type of hair a reddish-brown tint. I believed it…stupid me.

Let me give you a before an after.

Here’s the before

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Here’s the after

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Can you tell the difference? NO YOU CAN’T! This dye did absolutely NOTHING. Let me show you a side-by-side comparison!

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No difference AT ALL

 

If you look closely, you will notice that the hair is in fact DARKER than it should have been.

Next time I want to lighten my weave, I will go to Sally’s.

Note: I am not a hairdresser…obvi!

Letting Your Armpit Hair…Grow. Ladies, yay or nay?

I’ve seen news about this trend but I have shrugged it off. I am finally ready to address it with just a few words…and that’s it.

Here’s the trend.

Apparently, hairy armpits are all the rage among women in China. What the fuzz? Lately, China’s version of Twitter, Weibo, has been exploding with photos of women sporting unshaven pits and very brazen “long hair, don’t care,” attitudes.

Some news outlets have labeled the trend a “competition,”however there doesn’t appear to be any sort of prize or trophy attached to this bushy battle. Unless, of course, you consider the freedom to celebrate yourcuerpo, body hair and all, a prize. In that case, all of these women are winners.

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Like I said, I will keep this brief. I can’t do it. I just can’t. For the women who do, I admire your strength. I know I have been conditioned to think that I should have no hair under there and I understand that our bodies are made a certain way and that this hair is natural…but ya, I can’t!

Grown-up Work Outfits

Are you looking for some work outfits? Here are a few that I found on asos.com.

ASOS Pencil Dress in Print Check With Ruched Side

 

ASOS Tulip Dress In Crepe C$88.60

I’m not sure about the yellow but they have a similar dress in black.

Ted Baker Erolla Midi Dress with Embellished Neckline C$356.51

When the yellow works.

Whistles Exclusive to Asos Jersey Dress C$147.67

I would wear other shoes but this is nice.

ASOS PETITE Mini Sexy Pencil Dress C$73.83

Extremely sexy but not that great for work.

ASOS TALL Midi Dress With Obi Belt C$84.38

 

I just love dresses like these.

ASOS Pencil Dress With Asymmetric Ruffle C$101.26

Super classy!

 

Thoughts?

 

Lookbook Looks April 2014

I haven’t done these posts in a while. I’ve moved to a more classic look. In other words, I am getting old and the gold-glitzy stuff isn’t going to cut it anymore. I am in a professional setting now so I gotta “look the part”.

I found three little gems on Lookbook. Here are some bloggers who fit my new style.

The last one isn’t really work appropriate but…I like it!

 

Enjoy!