Image is an advertisement for My Beauty Diary products. It features a fair-skinned female asian model, and a variety of skincare products. Decorating the scene are delicious-looking pastries covered in fruit. The entire ad is very cute looking.Introducing My Beauty Diary! MBD is a Taiwanese brand that has basically consumed the world of face mask making. They’re so ridiculously popular that people make imitations of them even though they’re $1-$2 a mask. MBD has a lot of formulas and mask products, and have since expanded outside of masks into other skincare. They have products for a veritable cornucopia of uses: whitening, brightening, moisturizing, plumping, vitalizing, toning, anti-aging, and a lot more. MBD recently became available through Wal-mart, and since I haven’t tried the Wal-mart products I can’t be sure they’re the same as the formula sold in Asia. You can also find MBD masks at better prices at Asian retailers (Imomoko, Sasa, eBay, Amazon) but don’t go for prices that are too good! Read more…

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Dated: 8th October 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Reviews
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Image is a photo of an open box. Pictured is a card with a white model wearing makeup. The card reads: Hello, Gorgeous. Inside the box is lined with a print of pink and white camouflage and tissue paper is under the card, obscuring the contents of the box.Beauty Army is one of the many sample services available today. I’m pretty picky about those, and I chose Beauty Army because it lets you pick your samples, they ask you about yourself to customize your samples to match you (skin color, for example), and they let you skip months if you’re not into it that month. This is my first month of Beauty Army, and I’m excited to share with you what I picked out. These are not reviews, just first impressions. It may be helpful to read about my circumstances before reading my opinions. Read more…

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Dated: 6th October 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Everything else
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Image is a cartoon still from beauty and the beast. The character Belle is shown making a derisive face and she has hipster glasses photoshopped onto her face. The picture meme reads: Be your guest? Unlikely.I’ve noticed I’m discerning, but we all think we are, right? In my case I have some particulars that may be a little less mainstream. Hipster bloggers unite? Anyway, it’s helpful to know these because when I review, they’re all taken into consideration. And because my situation is not typical (I have a significant disability), you may need to disregard some of my observations that do not apply to you. I believe there are people out there with the same issues as I have, and because few people reviewing cosmetics have these exact concerns my special considerations will be very helpful to other people like me. Maybe that’s you! Read more…

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Dated: 2nd October 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Reviews
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Image is a photo of a white-skinned female model of unknown ethnicity with short, white-blonde straight hair. She is making a neutral expression.Remember: bleach can be dangerous. The only way to know how your scalp and hair will react is to try things out on your own body/head/hair, but don’t sacrifice your safety. Testing your personal reactions can be done smartly. To do this responsibly like a real adult, consider performing a strand test.
 
What this entails is choosing a tiny portion of your hair no one will see (behind your ear is a good spot) and trying the bleach there first before you do a large amount of your hair. It’s the only reliable way to know if you’re allergic, if your scalp will burn, if your hair will survive, and what color it will turn out to be, and it’s also a good idea if you’ve done things to your hair already (coloring, perming, relaxing). Read more…

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Dated: 27th September 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Solutions
Comments: 19 Comments

 
image is a picture of actress Emilia Clarke playing Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. She is white blonde, and has a pensive or inquisitive look.Change is fun. It’s exciting and adventurous experimenting with your looks, imagining yourself in a new light, and then making that into reality. It’s somewhat less exciting if all of your hair falls out and you burn your freaking scalp. Here’s why people write guides.
 
With my guide you will need to spend somewhere between 30 and 55 US dollars. I’ll be including links so you can see examples but if you want to find cheaper products you probably can. Truly frugal and clever people could probably do this bleaching stuff for about $20. If you’re a first-timer there’s no shame in spending slightly more for now so you can do it right, though. Pick the option that’s right for you and keep in mind that some of these are one-time costs for shit like bowls. Also you will likely have enough product for bleaching more hair or retouching your roots for 1-2 years. When I started I literally could not believe how cheap these products were. Read more…

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Posted by Cake-Pie
Dated: 22nd September 2012
Filled Under: Beauty, Solutions
Comments: 6 Comments