Pro & Cons Hair Extensions

Hair extensions can give you the instant length you’re looking for––without the commitment. If you’re bored of shorter hairstyles, and don’t want to wait for your hair to grow out, you don’t have to!

Here are the pros…

1. Extensions aren’t only great for adding length, but they can add volume to otherwise thin or fine hair.

2. Whether it’s glued, woven, clipped, or braided, extensions provide an array of options to fit any lifestyle and budget!

3. Change your look. You can color your extensions to match your current hair color, or you can have a little fun with it! Ombre or pastels, anyone?

4. Have a tender scalp? Well, expect no tears here. Installing hair extensions is a pain-free process!

5. Get the style you want without the wait. You can step out of the salon today with the long hair you’ve always wanted!

…And here are the cons

1. Depending on what you’re having done, it will take between four to six hours to install your hair extensions.

2. This stylish look comes at a cost depending on the type of hair extensions you purchase, and how they are attached. Real human hair is better than synthetic.

3. Make sure you pay attention to the weight of your hair extensions. Pieces that are too heavy could lead to significant damage, and unsightly breakage.

4. Hair extensions require maintenance and care. You will need to revisit the salon every six to eight weeks and take care of the hair. And if you wearing clips you will have to learn how to put them in every morning,

5. Your stylist should be the only one fitting and removing your hair extensions. It’s best to avoid managing these tresses on your own.

Top Products for Hair Extensions

When you get your hair extensions, you’ll be loving your new luscious locks, and you’ll need the right product to keep them clean and chic. Get your hair extensions in tip-top shape with these products:

1. Tangle Teezer Compact Styler – It’s unique shape, color patterns, and effortless detangling abilities makes this a great comb for your extensions.

2. Hair Extension Leave-In Conditioner – For your own hair and your extensions.

3. Natural Hair Shampoo – A not harming shampoo without silicone and if possible without alcohol

 

Make-Up Tips for Photoshoot

Paid photo shoots will most likely offer you a make-up artist, but that’s a luxury you may not always have.  Find out before the shoot if you will have a make-up artist supplied, if not, here are some great tips for your next shoot:

  1. Even though you will most likely shoot in sunlight or under heavy strobes, you need to put on heavier make-up than daytime use.  Extra contrast and heavy powder.  Heavy powder is very essential and will reduce post work on your images.  Applying heavy make-up make feel awkward but it looks good on camera.
  2. Moisturize your face thoroughly and then follow with concealer.  The concealer should be about 3 shades lighter than your skin tone.  Cover blemishes and discoloration with a concealer.  Lighten the area around your eyes and fix any blemishes around your lips.
  3. Foundation can be tricky.  Match the foundation to your neckline and chin, that is, your face should have the same tone as you neck.  Yes, put make-up on your neck (some make-up artists will go down to the shoulders).
  4. Powder it up!  Powder is the key to better photos.  It truly makes the biggest difference between good and great photos.
  5. Your lips should be a solid color and a shade or two deeper than you usual wear.  Don’t wear any dark lip liner, make the liner the same color as the lips.
  6. Blush is another tricky effect.  Too much and you look like a clown, too little and you look sick.  Practice with blush until you get a tone.
  7. Apply eyeliner from the outside of the lower part of the eye and extend almost to the inner part.  Eye shadow is your call.  The lighter the shade the livelier you look.  Darker eye shadow makes the images mysterious.  Ask the photographer what kind of feel or theme the shoot is going for.  Apply eye shadow to the upper lid and above the eye below the brow.  Remember, most photographers focus their lens on the eyes, so spend some time on those peepers!

Bring your own make-up!  I used to have a kit with me until a photographer told me about a horror story when all his models used the same kit and woke up the next day with pink eye!  So, when my make-up artist can’t show, I rely on the model to bring their own kit.  Yes, this also applies to men, obviously you won’t use as much make-up but powder is very important to make a guys skin look great on camera.

Highlight & Contour cheat sheet

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HOW TO: HIGHLIGHT AND CONTOUR YOUR FACE (Dark/Brown Skin)

How to fight racism & How not to

How not to fight racism:

How to fight racism:

  • Challenge any and all racial stereotypes.
  • Acknowledge and fight the racism you have internalized.
  • Acknowledge and fight external racism.
  • Address someone when expressing something racist, in a nonviolent and logical way.
  • Address it when members of your own race are fighting racism in the wrong way.
  • Do not use the term “reverse racism.”
  • Don’t be biased, be consistent when addressing racial issues.
  • Do not overlook problematic beliefs just because the person expressing them is agreeing with you.
  • Don’t enforce stereotypes.

Things to remember:

  • Racism isn’t specific to any certain group.
  • That reverse racism isn’t a thing because the definition of racism is not race-specific, not because you think a white person can’t experience racism.
  • The definition of racism.
  • Calling someone names or using bad language won’t make a difference.
  • Making blogs dedicated to shaming white people won’t help, either.
  • Making fun of “white” culture won’t help.
  • No one’s feelings should be devalued because of their race alone.
  • That racist ideas and stereotypes are literally shoved down our throats at a young age and that many people don’t even know they’re racist or posses racist beliefs.
  • That adding more racism will not solve anything.

How to fight sexism & How not to

How not to fight sexism:

How to fight sexism:

  • Challenge any and all sexist stereotypes.
  • Acknowledge and fight the sexism you have internalized.
  • Acknowledge and fight external sexism.
  • Address someone when expressing something sexist, in a nonviolent and logical way.
  • Address it when members of your own sex are fighting sexism in the wrong way.
  • Do not use the term “reverse sexism.”
  • Don’t be biased, be consistent when addressing sexist issues.
  • Do not overlook problematic beliefs just because the person expressing them is agreeing with you.
  • Don’t enforce stereotypes.

Things to remember:

  • Sexism isn’t specific to any sex in particular.
  • That reverse sexism isn’t a thing because the definition of sexism is not necessarily sex-specific, not because you think a man can’t experience sexism.
  • The definition of sexism.
  • Calling someone names or using bad language won’t make a difference.
  • Making blogs dedicated to shaming men won’t help, either.
  • Making fun of men’s sensitivities won’t help.
  • No one’s feelings should be devalued because of their sex alone.
  • That sexist ideas and stereotypes are literally shoved down our throats at a young age and that many people don’t even know they’re sexist or posses sexist beliefs.
  • That adding more sexism will not solve anything.

How to: Stretch your Ears

In depth stretching guide.

What you need: KY Jelly (or another skin safe water based lubricant), correct jewelry, bondage tape, BioOil (or another oil like jojoba, vitamin e or emu oil), a lot of patience and a lot of time.

Let’s start off. Your ears. They should have been pierced for a minimum of 6-9 months before you begin stretching. You should also know what gauge they were pierced at. For the purpose of this guide, I’ll assume they are pierced at 16g (1.2mm).

Starting out: Get some 1.6mm internally threaded jewelry. It can be a labret, barbell, septum keeper. Massage your ear whilst bathing/showering, and cover the jewelry, and the front of your lobe with the lube. Slowly, push the jewelry through. If you meet any resistance, stop, wait a week (whilst massaging daily) and try again. Congratulations, you’ve made your first foray into the world of stretching!

Now, you want to wait a month,  and get some 2mm/12g jewelry. Make sure, it has to be internally threaded/not threaded. Repeat the process again, remember. Any pain, stop, and wait a week whilst massaging your lobes daily. Continue through 2.4mm/10g to 3mm/8g.

Now, we’re up at 3.2mm/8g. It should have taken you three months to get here. Now we want to start taping. You want to get some surgical steel/titanium plugs (or tunnels, your choice!). Lube your ears up, and pop them in. I say pop, but, make sure you do it slowly and carefully. As this is the first stretch up into ‘larger’ territory, you can use a taper. Now, the number one rule of stretching, tapers aren’t jewelry! Get the taper, and hold the larger end against the end of the plug. Make sure they line up. Lube them both up, as well as the piercing, and in one swift motion, push the taper through. As you have the plug lined up on the end of the taper, it’ll slide through into place. Try not to use acrylic tapers, as they have a very bad size gradient and often lead to tearing of the piercing fistula. So.  Now you have a nice 3.2mm stretch.

How do I start taping?! I hear you cry. Well. Here we go. Wait a week. Make sure the stretch is happy, healthy, and not sore in anyway. Carefully cut a strip of the bondage tape, and wrap one layer around the plug. You want to make sure it doesn’t overlap, as you just want one layer on the begin with. Cover the tape and plug in your chosen oil, and put it back in. Now, wait for another week, and do another tape wrap. And then one last time in another week. So, you’ve done three tape wraps in three weeks. Every other day, you want to remove the plug and cover it in oil again to make sure the tape doesn’t dry your lobes out.

Now, because you need to include every mm increment, you may find the most cost effective way of doing this, is using acrylic. As you should be aware, acrylic is terrible for stretched piercings. So, there’s a way around this. Instead of waiting a month before reaching the next g/mm, wait 5 weeks, and do one more tape wrap. This means, when you reach the next mm (ie 3mm to 4mm) you end up with a fraction over 4mm. This means, you can pop a new tape wrap over the new plug, preventing the acrylic from ever touching your ears.

Now, you’ll want to repeat this all the way up (and I mean ALL THE WAY) up to your goal size. Never skip, never keep going if it hurts, and never use acrylic. Always lube and oil!

So, here it is in a nutshell (from 3mm)

  1. Insert the plug safely, using a taper. Wait a week.

  2. First tape wrap. Oil oil oil!

  3. Wait a week. Second tape wrap. What’s the magic word? OIL!

  4. Wait a week, third wrap. Oil.

  5. Wait a week, fourth and final tape wrap. Oil.

  6. Get the next plug size up (4mm in this case) and do one tape wrap.

  7. Then, insert the plug. Any resistance, stop, wait a week.

So, there we go! The seven step next size tape wrap method!

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25 Things People Learned About Sex While Having Sex

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1. Vaginas are shallow.

That vaginas have a finish line.

2. Vaginas are deep.

The vagina is deeper than i expected. I’m asian by the way.

3. Vaginas are lower than I expected.

The opening of the vagina is lower than expected. I must of smooshed my dick head into her clit about 20 times before figuring it out.

4. It’s a man’s job to find “it.”

I always assumed it was the woman’s job to “guide” my penis in her vagina. I hovered over her and waited, and she just looked at me like, “what?”, and I asked if she could put it in, and she was all, “you’re a big boy, you can do this.”

5. Doing it doggy-style makes me self-conscious.

That when doing doggy, the guy is looking at my butthole as well. Knowing that now, I am conscious of poo and hair.

6. Penis skin moves.

Penis skin MOVES!! I thought a hand job involved rubbing the penis like you would to your finger. But the skin moves too!

7. It’s messy.

how messy it is and how awesome baby wipes are

8. Semen doesn’t evaporate.

Having to clean semen out, I thought it just stayed there and eventually disappeared.

9. Sometimes there are “weird-ass noises.”

Weird noises. Movies make sex seem so sensual, and it really is, but man, there are some weird-ass noises during sex.

10. Large penises don’t feel good.

That a huge dick does not equal better feeling. If anything the total opposite

11. Once you make her cum, she’s putty in your hands.

Once you make a woman orgasm really well, a surprising amount of them will let you do some pretty nasty shit to them, and they’ll enjoy it thoroughly.

12. Dried menstrual blood can be frightening in the morning.

Having drunken sex with a girl while she’s on her period, forgetting to clean up in the post coital bliss and falling asleep leads to terrifying thoughts upon waking up.

The first time it happened, it looked like I was turning into a zombie and the infection starting down there. Delightful.

13. ”It” doesn’t always work.

You cannot order a boner like a pizza.

14. You don’t always get an STD.

Unprotected sex doesn’t mean an STD every time. If that was true, I’d have dozens of AIDS.

15. Sometimes it’s better to be subtle.

That saying “You like that don’t you, you fucking retard” isn’t dirty talk…

16. It’s difficult to do “it” in the shower.

Shower sex… is really hard. Holding her up against the wall was one the riskiest things I’ve ever done

17. Your stomachs make suction sounds.

The farting noise that happens when your stomachs suction together after you get all sweaty.

18. I have tremendous endurance.

That I could last a whole 42 seconds.

19. It’s hard to maintain control when I have to pee.

Holding off from finishing during sex is a lot harder than holding it when you have to pee.

20. You get leg cramps.

Sex spawned leg cramps.

21. Her pleasure was more pleasurable to me than mine.

That I’d enjoy getting her off more than getting myself off.

22. It’s hard to synchronize orgasms.

You don’t cum at the same time, usually.

23. It’s about the same as masturbation.

That the quality of an orgasm from intercourse was pretty much the same as an orgasm that I’d given myself from masturbation. In other words, meh.

24. It’s not nearly as good as masturbation.

That I was an incredible masturbater and that sex was going to have some awesome build up but the actual sex wouldn’t feel as good as fapping. No one will ever know how to work your junk like you do. It the shared experience that makes it is awesome not the magical vaginal feelings.

25. Sometimes it’s better than masturbation, sometimes it’s not.

I thought it would be 100x better than masturbation. It’s not.

Really, really good sex is probably 1.5x better than a good fap. Bad sex is probably 1/2 as good as a fap.

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Check out our practical guide to finding, friending, hooking up, breaking up and falling in love in the 21st century.

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Amazing Food Hacks That WILL Change Your Life

1. Remove avocado stems to gauge its ripeness.

Remove avocado stems to gauge its ripeness.

2. Wrap the top of your bananas with plastic wrap and they’ll last four to five days longer.

Wrap the top of your bananas with plastic wrap and they'll last four to five days longer.

3. Know how to use your coconuts.

Know how to use your coconuts.

Coconuts can be used for everything from shaving to washing your hair.

Here are many more uses for cocnuts that you would have never thought of.

4. Cup bacon and eggs together for convenient breakfast bites.

Cup bacon and eggs together for convenient breakfast bites.

If you love bacon and eggs for breakfast, try out this little hack for bite-size portions.

5. Yogurt makes a healthy substitute for nearly anything.

Yogurt makes a healthy substitute for nearly anything.

6. Freeze red and white wine before cooking.

Freeze red and white wine before cooking.

This way when a recipe calls for either, you will always have the wine available. Just drop a cube in and cook.

8. Crack eggshells for trippy dye patterns.

Crack eggshells for trippy dye patterns.

9. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

10. Bake eggs instead of boiling them.

Bake eggs instead of boiling them.

Alton Brown Method of Hard-Cooking Eggs: 325 degrees for 30 minutes. Baked eggs are better because they are less sulfurous (smelly) and the texture of the finished eggs is creamier.

11. But if you must boil, follow this guide:

But if you must boil, follow this guide:

12. Toast two slices of bread together for the perfect sandwich.

Toast two slices of bread together for the perfect sandwich.

13. Making the perfect ice cream sandwich:

Making the perfect ice cream sandwich:

14. Pair these wines and cheeses together.

Pair these wines and cheeses together.

15. Make the perfect loaded potato.

Make the perfect loaded potato.

16. How to make super easy sugar cookie bowls.

How to make super easy sugar cookie bowls.

17. Keep cakes moist by placing a piece of bread on top overnight.

Keep cakes moist by placing a piece of bread on top overnight.

18. Avoid messy hands while eating popsicles.

Avoid messy hands while eating popsicles.

19. If you put a thumbprint in the middle of your burger it will cook flat, not round.

If you put a thumbprint in the middle of your burger it will cook flat, not round.

20. Lather a moat of PB around the J for a drip-free PB&J sandwich.

Lather a moat of PB around the J for a drip-free PB&J sandwich.

21. Determine serving size with your hand.

Determine serving size with your hand.

22. Make dried fruits in your oven.

Make dried fruits in your oven.

23. Put wooden spoon over a boiling pot to prevent spill overs.

Put wooden spoon over a boiling pot to prevent spill overs.

24. How to make a bacon taco bowl:

How to make a bacon taco bowl:

26. Keep your avocados green longer with the help of lemon.

Keep your avocados green longer with the help of lemon.

27. Use a paper towel to keep your salad fresh and avoid sogginess.

Use a paper towel to keep your salad fresh and avoid sogginess.

28. Bake tortillas to make your own crispy taco shells.

Bake tortillas to make your own crispy taco shells.

29. Section off your beef before freezing to have portion-sized patties after.

Section off your beef before freezing to have portion-sized patties after.

30. The ultimate freezer guide:

The ultimate freezer guide:

31. Cookies ‘n’ cream coffee with Oreos:

Cookies 'n' cream coffee with Oreos:

32. How to make salad in a jar for lunch:

How to make salad in a jar for lunch:

33. Pizza eggs! (Or what to do with leftover pizza)

Pizza eggs! (Or what to do with leftover pizza)

34. The budget Big Mac

The budget Big Mac

35. Brew tea with these time guides:

Brew tea with these time guides:

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Smoothie Recipes For Everything

Smoothie Recipes For Everything infographic

Who knew that the solution to most our problems could be solved with a smoothie?! Smoothie Recipes For Everythinginfographic from Super Skinny Me gives you the ingredients and visually represents the amount of each that should put in. Trying to lose weight? Want to de-stress? Or maybe just want a bedtime drink. This infographic has it all.

Is there anything as versatile, adaptable and convenient as a smoothie? I doubt it. Nor are there many things as universally beloved.  Smoothies are scrumptious, indulgent concoctions that tickle the taste buds and, inexplicably, with every sip make you feel just a little bit happier and make the world a little bit friendlier. The smoothie is so much greater than the sum of it’s parts. And just to prove the smoothie can do no wrong, it can actually make you more awesome too.

Smoothies contain a smorgasbord of ingredients, and depending on what you throw in, smoothies can ascend from mere flavorsome delight and sweet-tooth satisfier to the dizzying heights of muscle-building, energizing, health-enhancing superdrink. Why eat just one superfood, when you can combine a load of goodness into one easily digestible drink? Plus, it’s super quick and absurdly easy to prepare, making it weirdly efficient not just nutritionally, but generally. Created in the 1940’s, but perfectly designed for 21st century living.

Smoothies can be tailored to suit your own needs. And while the flavors are virtually limitless, don’t just think about taste, but also why you’re making it. Do you want to lose weight or perhaps build muscle? Do you need a pick-me up or extra energy to power through an intense workout? Had a bad day and want to wind down? Or maybe you can’t get to sleep. With a little smoothie science, you can easily make a smoothie that doesn’t just taste good (or look pretty), but actually does something.

The major issue I have with this design is that the proportions visualized for each smoothie aren’t accurate to the recipe.  The sections are sized to fit the text, and have no relationship to the data.  Big mistake!

Also, the actual amounts of each ingredient aren’t shown.  The recipes are on the infographic landing page in the text portion, but aren’t included in the infographic itself.  The issue with infographics is that they need to include the complete information because they are shared all by themselves, without any accompanying description text.

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21 Food Tricks That Totally Change Everything

Making food can sometimes be boring – but we found 21 food tricks that will turn any meal into an awesome experience !

1 : Awesome cheesy bread with a twist – this is delicious

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2 : Your own flavored ice-cream cookie ! – just use a hot knife to cut a piece of the ice-cream and stick it between two cookies – genius !

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3 : Having a party ? make a cool tasty chocolate bowl with a balloon and melted chocolate

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4 : Use muffin liners to stop the bugs from touching your drink

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5 : You know when you eat a popsicle it melts on your fingers and gets sticky ? well no more

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6 : The most important meal of the day just got better ! use rings of vegetables to create awesome eggs

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7 : Ice coffee , level = insane !

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8 : Upgrade your pancakes with a slice of bacon

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9 : Use the pants hanger that no one ever use to close off bags of food

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10 : Melted banana split with whip-cream ? yes please !

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11 : Ever wondered how to make a swirly cake ? here you go buddy

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12 : Ohhh so thats how its done

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13 : Electric knife to cut out korn fast and easy

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14 : THIS IS THE BEST BURGER EVER MADE – ARE YOU MIND BLOWN ?

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15 : Easiest trick in the book – but no one ever does it

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16 : Cinnamon rolls with bacon , i repeat , cinnamon rolls with bacon

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17 : Using your fork to hold your taco – what ? yes this is crazy

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18 : This is the only way i can eat with chopsticks

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19 : This is the new best way to peel oranges

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20 : If it works for apples – it will work on potatoes

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21 : Use a peeler to create awesome lemon flowers

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Your welcome !