Archive - March 2009

How to Look Your BEST in Pictures

Published in: Beauty Tips

How to look your best in pictures

  • Don’t do *full frontal!* No, not the nudity kind, LOL! 🙂 Try a 3/4 pose. If you’re standing, turn slightly and rest your weight on one foot. If you’re sitting, angle slightly to one side or the other. Doing so angles the body, tips the shoulders a little and angles the head just a bit. It adds dimension to your pics and looks more interesting and natural than a straight-ahead pose.
  • Lean slightly toward the camera. It adds interest, dimension and looks natural, too. Think of having a long neck like a giraffe. Tilt your chin down slightly to hide any double chin/s and to block the camera’s view up your nostrils.
  • Learn, like Tyra says, to smile with your eyes. Think coy and demure, like a cougar luring her prey to come closer by acting harmless and innocent. Huge ear-to-ear smiles focus attention on your gums and can make you look like you’re squinting.
  • Think BAM! Practice a picture pose trigger. Models are taught to change their state of mind in an instant by developing a trigger. When they’re about to have their picture taken, even if they feel like crap, they fire their trigger and BAM! — great photo. One trigger you hear a lot about is called the rear cheek squeeze.

    Don’t laugh, but it’s just like it sounds — you squeeze the cheeks of your rear end together and hold them that way for the shot. 🙂 Try it in your next picture.
  • Keep looking up! That is, don’t look directly at the lens; look slightly above it. It brightens the eyes in pictures and makes you look more vibrant and alive.

For even more tips on how to look your best in pictures…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


Johnny Depp: His Best Hair?

Published in: Hair, Just For Fun

Johnny Depp and his hair

From the banks of the Ohio River in Owensboro, Kentucky to the bars of Hollywood Boulevard and the bronzed beaches of the south of France, John Christopher Depp II (born June 9, 1963) has been bringing sexy back for years.

Girls want to get with him, and guys want to hang with him. I just think he’s *hawt*. I remember writing “I love Johnny Depp” and “Mrs. Karen Depp” in block letters all over my Pee-Chee folders in eighth grade. C’mon, confess! You totally had/have a Johnny crush!

Which of Johnny's hairstyles do you like best?

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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


What’s the Best Way to Save Money on Beauty Without Sacrificing Too Much?

Published in: Beauty Tips, News

Save on beauty without sacrificing too muchMost women say the economy is affecting how much they spend on beauty products and services, according to a recent survey by, with well over half reporting they’re spending less on makeup, hair products and salons.

Almost half (47%) of the women surveyed said they’d already changed brands to save money. Nearly three-quarters of respondents (73%) said they would change lipstick, and two-thirds (66%) said they would change shampoo and/or conditioner. Other items included blush/bronzer (67%) lotions/cleansers (64%) and foundation (57%).

The economy sucks, and we have to hang on long enough for things to turn around.

If you’ve started cutting back on beauty, what were the first things to go? Is your beauty regimen suffering, or are you getting by with less? Have you stopped getting salon pedicures, switched brands of moisturizer or limited yourself to fewer products per month?

Are you spending less across the board or eliminating your spending on some things to be able to maintain your spending on something else?

What’s the best way to save money on beauty without sacrificing too much?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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