Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ugly Betty to Drop Dead Gorgeous Diva

Beauty is a characteristic of a person, animal, place, object, or idea that provides a perceptual experience of pleasure, meaning, or satisfaction. Beauty is studied as part of aesthetics, sociology, social psychology, and culture. An "ideal beauty" is what every women desire and had become the only acceptable culture in the society. Believe it or not no matter how educated one is, we are always con by beauty. Many companies bang on intelligent ideas on how to turn one Ugly Betty to a Drop Dead Gorgeous Diva.
One study found that people low in physical attractiveness earn 5 to 10 percent less than ordinary looking people, who in turn earn 3 to 8 percent less than those who are considered good looking so which one are you ???

A subject of beauty is anything that resonates with personal meaning. Mine subjective personal view is staying beautiful from the inside. With all that let not start blaming our parents for the plain Jane features and bad skin days for most of the days instead see how we can improve our looks with all the treatment available in the market.

The good old fashion facial will serves a good beginning.

A facial can offer many benefits. The face is always subject to the elements such as the sun, maybe smoke or an improper at home regime. Facials offer you the opportunity to work with a professional skin care specialist who will analyze your skin, help you improve your complexion and show you how to take proper care of your skin.

A facial can give you a deep cleansing, deeper than the cleansing you will get at home. A facial includes cleansing as well as exfoliation which can help to unclog your pores.

A facial helps increase circulation and stimulates the skin. It can also help slow down premature aging by custom-targeting your skin care. Facials are a great preventative treatment to help you beat wrinkles before they occur. Keeping your skin hydrated will help keep the skin moist and stop dehydration.

A facial may help you understand the proper skin care products for your skin. Most people are using the wrong products for their skin type; this causes the skin to become sensitized.

I can’t help wondering what actually happen in the facial chair so here I had summarize some of the general facial treatment procedures

Enjoy : ))

1) Seat client at a comfortable position

2) Secured client hair off her face with a clean head band

3) Cover the client body with a big towel before proceeding with the treatment

4) The treatment start with a superficial cleansing to remove any make up

5) The cotton wools were solid with make up remover

6) The eyes & lip are treated first with the damp cotton wools

7) Other areas of the face including the neck are being cleanse and the skin is supported at the temple area throughout this process

8) The treatment proceed with deep cleansing using the appropriate skin products for the skin type

9) Deep cleansing helps the skin to be cleaned from dirt and toxins leaving skin revitalized and healthy. Dead skin cells are removed to promote production of new skin cells with stronger elastic and collagen contents. Skin will feel fresh and clean. It will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help treat any acne or blemishes currently on the skin. This treatment will also make skin able to fight off any future break outs

10) After cleansing damp cotton wools are place over client’s eyes and her face is being steam for about 15 min

11) Steaming help to open up the client’s pores simulating the sweat and sebaceous glands increasing desquamation and the rate of the blood and lymph flow through the skin

12) With gentle pressure, all the client’s comedones and malias are being extracted (Tissues wrapped around index finger)

13) Too much pressure while doing the extraction can cause broken capillaries on clients with sensitive, reddened skin (called coupe rouse). It can cause dark spots called hyper pigmentation and inflamed areas should not be extracted, because the infection might spread.

14) Extracting to open comedones will also help get rid of skin acnes

15) Cclient is given a Swedish facial massage using sweet almond oil or massage cream for about 20min

16) Swedish facial massages are combination of slow strokes that help to improve the skin appearance and texture

17) Massages used various strokes including effleurages, kneading, circling, pinching and rolling

18) After massage, client’s skin will appear more firmed, lifted and refreshed

19) The excess oil is being removed with a damp sponge and blotted dry

20) Facial tissues was tucked under the edge of the headband to prevent it from becoming soiled

21) Appropriate mask for the client skin type should be applied. Two different type of mask can be used to target on different problem area

22) A thin layer of mask is being applied on the whole face including the neck

23) The mask is left on for about 15 min

24) Rosewater eye pads are being use to cover the eyes while petroleum jelly was applied to the lip to keep them moisture

25) The eye pads are remove and a damp sponge is used to wipe away the mask with firm upward movements

26) The removal procedures are repeated until all traces of mask is being removed.

27) Blotted the skin dry before applying appropriate toner range over the face & neck areas in upward & outward motions

28) Appropriate serums are being applied on to different target area of the face, neck and eyes

29) Sunscreen lotion of at least 15 SPF is being applied

30) Application is done in upward & outward strokes

31) Excess cream is blotted away with facial tissues

32) Headband is remove & client hair is tied

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Behind close doors

Sharing some pictures of what's happening behind close doors of my weeks in Makeup class : ))

Off to School Now : ))

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Are you a hero or a villain?

It’s pretty strange to see me glue to the TV every Friday night to watch Survivor Heroes Vs Villains. 


I must say that I can not help comparing the fact that the show is portraying the very much game that we play in the office everyday. But we still spend 8 hours or sometime more per day away from our love ones so logically we are spending more time with our colleagues than our family & friends. Isn’t that a good enough reason to give them a big teddy bear hug today!! The challenges are like tasks given to you on a daily basis you can either put your heart & soul to win it for rewards, immunity idols or just screw it up. Immunity Idols are favors that you can use to save you today but not forever. At the end of the day, it’s your purpose. For survivor the purpose is clearer to WIN THAT MILLION DOLLORS.

As of yesterday the show is down with 1 Hero & 4 Villains,


The slacker
He is a well build guy who sucks in challenges & do not play any kind of strategy at all. He just go with the flow. But you must give it to him for being the last man standing in the Heroes tribe. 
So being under the radar have it's advantages.


The underdog
She had always been outside the circle of the Villains tribe. Being in that position, she is always on her toes in the game & constantly thinking to strive for her position in the game.  She learns not to trust anyone & always always watch her back.


The learner
I remember her pretty well in the last Australia outback survivor game. I was still in school and it was all over the internet that she was frequently involved in conflicts with the rest of the cast, earning her a degree of notoriety. She had always have a target on her back & they wanted so much to vote her off but she keep winning challenges that secure her position. She is the only person who play the game differently this time round with her track record in her last game, I am sure she is as capable as Russell but she choose to play a less confrontational games.

Ms Pretty
As what I had read in Fordes, looks do matter…… 
The ugly truth the more attractive you are the more you will earn and be respected.


Are you with me or against me????
Russell is the first player in Survivor history to locate a hidden immunity idol without a written clue and he is also the first to be handed an immunity idol by the opposite tribe.  Upholding the title villain, he stategicly vote the same person that had given him the idol JT. A smart man that have a purpose in mind & will do anything to get them….. This might very much cause him the milllion dollor.

Lesson that I took away was nor a Hero or a Villain, you must have a balance of both world. As a survivor worker, what your purpose? To earn a living, To get a promotion, To get a raise, a stayer or a quitter with that lay your strategies, make alliances, work smart, strive for immunity idol & if you put a trust in someone but the person took them & rip it apart instead…..
It’s all about Outwit, Outplay & Outlast……

Monday, May 3, 2010

The Climb

Is it just me but similar to Ally Mac Beal. I consistently have a song stuck in my head. My recent love is “The Climb” from Miley Cyrus.

Yes, Hanissah is saying that I am such an old – school but this is one of a few songs that never get old with time……

I can almost see it

That dream I'm dreamin' but

But there's a voice inside my head saying

"you'll never reach it".

Every step I'm taking.

Every move I make feels

Lost with no direction.

My faith is shakin'

But I, I gotta keep tryin'.

Gotta keep my head held high.

There's always gonna be another mountain.

I'm always gonna wanna make it move.

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose.

Ain't about how fast I get there.

Ain't about what's waitin on the other side.

It's the climb.

The struggles I'm facing.

The chances I'm taking.

Sometimes might knock me down but

No I'm not breaking.

I may not know it but these are the moments that

I'm gonna remember most, yeah.

Just gotta keep going.

And I, I gotta be strong.

Just keep pushing on,


There's always gonna be another mountain.

I'm always gonna wanna make it move.

Always gonna be an uphill battle

But Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose.

Ain't about how fast I get there.

Ain't about what's waitin on the other side.

It's the climb.


There's always gonna be another mountain.

I'm always gonna wanna make it move.

Always gonna be an uphill battle

Sometimes you're gonna have to lose.

Ain't about how fast I get there.

Ain't about what's waitin on the other side.

It's the climb.


Keep on moving,

Keep climbing,

Keep the faith,


It’s all about,

It’s all about the climb.

Keep your faith,

Keep your faith.


With that I had made some conclusions: What life without challenge. As human we are constantly battling our own war. I am not sure about you but for me, I never have the luck in getting things easily. Life is cruel FULL STOP! We can sit and mourn all we want. But I choose to move another mountain.