Wednesday, August 29, 2012

70's Fashion and How to Wear it Now

I love the 70's fashion. It's so simple and wholesome looking. Not to mention I hate almost everything modern...

The 70's fashion mostly consisted of bell bottom jeans, light weight fabrics, and platform shoes, all of which I absolutely love, especially the bell bottoms and platform shoes! But, you know, going all out in 1970's attire might make you look funny and out-dated. So, I will share with you how to wear the 70's now.

This is a perfect example how to wear 70's fashion a little more modernly. Perhaps you've noticed while strolling around the mall that maxi dresses and skirts, baggy shirts, super flare jeans and big belts are pretty common lately-- all of which are the basics of 70's chic.
Instead of going for super high waisted, super-ultra flare bell bottoms, you should get a lower rise, and smaller flare to represent a modern fit while still clearly showing the 70's without actually being stuck in the 70's. Tuck in your shirt while wearing high waisted jeans, but allow the shirt to be out of the jeans a little, for a loose and easy feel. Wear very neutral colors for an earthy hippieook and don't be afraid to add prints like paisley and floral.

This kind of platform bootie is perfect to wear under flare jeans and maxi dresses and skirts. Just make sure you can walk in them firts and that they are brown or tan and not black or gray or some other unnatural color. Keep and neutral and hippy, while keeping it modern.

If you want to wear 70's party or club clothes you should shoot for something like what is above. 70's club wear was cute, but sexy. Long sleeves with belts over them, and bright colored shorts, and gogo boots were popular. Your shorts should be conservative and should not look too skimpy. And the gogo boots and shirt should be light, pastel colors and shorts vibrant, dark colors.. A sash or do-rag over your hair is not bad, either.

Long, straight hair was very popular in the 70's and is perfect to achieve a 70's chic look. It's totally achievable either with natural length or extensions. Do not go overly long with it, to keep it within modern length. To dress up this look add a headband or shash around your head.

Voluminous, wispy curls are almost iconic to the 70's celebs, bringing memories of farrah fawcett to mind. This can easily and quickly be done by simply curling your hair away from your face with a 1-1 1/2 inch curling iron. However, avoid going over board with the volume, you want it to look casual and natural.

70's makeup was very natural and light. Go for a pastel blue or aqua smoky eye, using white frosted eyeshadow to hightlight your brow bone. Use black liquid liner to create a cat eye and go over the black line with dark purple eye pencil to blend and add smokiness. Swich the big volume of modern lashes for big length on both top and bottom lashes. Since 70's makeup played up the eyes a lot, a peach or bronze blusher over the cheek bones and a pale pink lipstick should be enough.
I hope you enjoy this big post of ideas for a cute, and easy 70's chic look from head to toe and I hope you enjoy the 70's fashion as much as I do.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sammy, Noodle, and Rio, oh my!

I haven't posted in forever now. Guess why? You'll never guess it, so I'll tell you. I am taking close care of two hamsters and raising a baby parakeet. So exciting! I got to get these pets because I am back with my mom and she cannot put down a request for cute little animals.  

Sammy and Noodle are two male fancy syrian hamsters. They are littermates, meaning they've been together since birth. They are both little boys. I hope to keep them together peacefully. I've heard all the horror stories about keeping syrian hamsters together, since they are very terratorial and they may fight till death :(. I don't want this to happen, but they are both full grown and sexually mature, about 8 weeks old and they show no signs of unhappiness. If you know hamsters, I would love to hear you're opinion on these two guy coexisting. Here take a look at them :)

This is Noodle, he is golden blonde all over

This is Sammy, he is blonde with white patches

 They love each other <3

Rio is a baby boy budgie. He was hand raised at Zoo Creature's, but I still have to teach him. Right now he's going through birdy pueburty, which means he is very cranky and very Dr.Jeckel Mr.Hyde like. One minute he'll be the sweetest little birdy and they next minute he'll be the loudest, snappiest bird that won't give up without a fight.  He keeps biting me, not hard, but it doesn't feel good and I don't like the idea of an aggressive bird. I'm trying to make him stop, hopefully he will. He's just starting to sing, though, which is super pretty to hear before going to bed! Here he is :D

Sunday, August 5, 2012

My Makeup and Hair Evolution of 2012

My makeup and hair looks have changed so much over the year of 2012. I went from gyaru all the way to the 70's in less than one year. Amazing... 

 Right around the beginning of 2012 I became fascinated with the Japanese style of gyaru. I loved the eye makeup and the sweet and girly look and fair skin.
 In Winter, I went for the 50's inspired look, with gold and brown smoky eyes, rosy cheeks, and red lips. 
 Around late Winter and Spring I had an ultra-girly palette of pinks, purples, browns, and whites. I often did a cat eye and pink lips.
 In the beginning of Summer I had a very natural look. With no eyeliner or mascara, gold eyeshadow, bronzer, tinted moisturizer, and lipgloss. 

What I like to do now...
 I like the naturally pretty 70's inspired  look. I do that often, with rosy blush, and thick eyeliner. I also like the smoky, rocker, 60's makeup like this... 
Now for the hair... 
(no real pics, sorry, i just wanted to show you what I went for, most of the pictures i have, i have straight hair)

I used have straight/wavy hair with an uneven side part, I had no bangs or layers
Then I had peicey, curls, still with the same haircut

Then I had wavy hair with bangs

Then I had pushed back, wavy hair, with no bangs or layers

And now I have a messy shag, with long layers and bangs inspired by the 70's.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Surfer Hair

I haven't styled my hair at all this summer. I usually just wake up and that's it. You'd think that it would look horrible and shaggy looking, but I've realized it looks awesome when you enhance the messy, undone look. 

My mom gave me an old-time gypsy shag with bangs. (I will show you sometime, but I don't feel like uploading pictures right now :P). That haircut works perfectly with that style. 

Think this... 

The trick for perfect messy surfer hair is to do nothing to your hair except brushing and maybe blow drying (upside down drying) and using the right products to keep your hair looking like you just came back from the beach, but controlling the frizz and messiness of it. 

What I use to get that look is FX Surf Head Extreme Texturing Paste. It controls frizz and keeps the shape of your style while making a beachy, undone wave. Rub this in your palms and run fingers through your hair. Then flip your hair upside down and shake your head. Then scrunch and place pieces where you want them and ta-da! 

That's all you really need to achieve surfer hair, you could also go swimming in the ocean, or a salt water spray would do good. You just need the right products. It's a very simple style and you're sure to love it! 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yoga by Equinox= Controversial?

If you're part of the "yoga community" on the internet then you've probably seen this: 

Watch the video on Youtube and you'll see the countless sexual comments on this girl's body. What you'll also see is people hating on this video, explaining how it's too sexualized and how it's ruining the image of yoga. 

You will also see countless blog posts and news articles explaining how this so called "controversial" video is ruining the image of peaceful, wholesome yoga. 
Such as this: 

Why the Sexy Equinox Yoga Video Pissed Me Off

My opinion is that the people saying this video is sexual are making the video look sexual themselves. How could anyone look at that video and think "SEX!"??? 

It's a form of art portraying the raw human form. Just because that girl is in her underwear does not make this video sexual. She's half naked only to show how the body moves, how the body looks as is moves from each pose. Not to turn people on or cause some sexual controversy. 

There is a difference between sex and art. The human form is beautiful and it can do so many amazing things. Equinox was trying to portray this. They were not in any way trying to ruin the image of yoga. They were most likely trying to expand the image of yoga past fitness into art. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Benefits of Yoga

I absolutely love yoga! 
So... I shall talk about it's fantastical benefits in this post! 

Because now that it's summertime and it's all warm and stuff, we can be zen without the distractions of school, work (unfortunately, some of still need to work), and the coldness of non-summer months. Summertime is the perfect time for a little you time. And you know that's what we all need. 

As you may know, yoga has been "all the rage" for the modern world. Mostly because of celebrities flaunting it's amazing bikini body results, but also for it's overall results. Not just the physical side, but the inner stuff, the deep stuff that people look to yoga for. 

Got Zen? 

Zen is more than sitting cross-legged in a candle filled room with your eyes closed going "uh-ummmmmm" for three hours. Zen is feeling balance with yourself, like yin-yang. 

Think Buddha. He teaches that you should have a balance of peace within your body, mind, and soul. Yoga is proven to put you in natural balance with yourself and increase your senses. It like awakens your mind and helps you be in touch with yourself and reality. 

(you still with me? I know this may be kinda weird to some people...) 

Stop before you rip your hair out! 

Yoga is naturally a stress reliever naturally. With the deep breathing patterns and slow fluid motions, it relaxes your body and your mind. After a long, stressful day at work, some PM yoga is an amazing relief for your tenseness and rage. Ha, and if you do AM yoga in the morning, studies show that you may keep your temper and handle things better, with less stress, skipping the after-work-rage all together. 

And if you have anxiety or anger issues, your doctor or anger management specialist may have already told you to start doing yoga. Obviously that means something... just saying. 

Skip the Rehab

A lot of the times, yoga is prescribed to patients of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and other mental illnesses. It relaxes you and puts you in balance with yourself. Therefore, you feel better about yourself and the life your are living. 

Hai, you're looking smexy

Yes, now for the physical part of yoga, that I knew your were dying to here. It does improve almost every aspect of your body except maybe your face--wait no, it helps your face be less tense. So, scratch that-- yoga helps every aspect of your body. 

Yoga tones and lengthens muscles, burning fat. Which replaces bulky muscle and fat with lean muscle mass. With all the stretching, fat cells are stretched, reducing cellulite (no creams work, okay, so try yoga). It improves legs, arms, and abs, without machines or weights-- amazing! Also, if you do a little bit of yoga after a work out it reduces muscle strain and bulk. 

It also helps with posture so you don't have a sway-back, or some  other freaky back shape. It straightens your back and helps you carry yourself. It also reduces back pain. 

If you do a more challenging or active type of yoga such as: bikram, ashtanga, or power yoga then you will raise your metabolism, burn more calories and lose weight. If your maintain a regular practice then you will reduce chance of weight fluctuations. 

Um, now for the awkward part... Yoga also helps with your sexy time. I really don't know how, but it does. It has to do with muscle condition and flexibility or something, but doctors and sexy time specialists say it and I believe them...