Hairstyles that flatter your faces

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thinking of new hairstyles? Well, maybe the following can help you decide on what style will you have. The thing is you must know first what is the real shape of your face.
Oval face shapes are perfectly in proportion, with features nicely balanced and a narrow forehead tapering into a small chin via wide, defined cheekbones. Be as daring as you wish: short, long, one-length, layers, fringes, up, off the face, or even shaved. All suit you, as you’ve no need to compensate for any dominant or weak points.

Similar to the oval, but the top half of the face is wider and narrows below the cheekbones to a delicate, yet pointed chin. Curls and waves introduced around level with the cheek bones will widen the appearance of the chin and jaw bone and make the face appear better proportioned and essentially oval.Avoid a sleek, jaw-length bobs that hug the chin, though flicked-out ends will create a more balanced outline. Again a fringe is an option.

The face is full-cheeked and circular. Keep hair sleek at the sides and lengthen the face by choosing a hairdo with plenty of volume on top. Bardotesque ‘60s-influenced styles with a bit of backcombing at the roots are ideal.
Avoid curved or geometric styles, as they will only accentuate roundness. Also avoid hard lines and wide, block fringes that finish just above the eyebrows.
Feathered or layered hair falling onto the face will help create sleeker proportions and sweepingfringes will have a slimming effect. Keep curly hair all one length and ideally long to avoid bulk. Full curls accentuate roundness,but high ponytails and up-dos with loose tendrils around the hairline and sides are all options.
A broad forehead and a strong square or angular jawline dominate your face. Slim those broad cheekbones with long styles and chin-length layers. Fringes will focus attention on your eyes: opt for longer, broken up, full ones or wispy half fringes. Textured bob cuts, which fall onto the face, and curls kissing the cheeks, will both slim down the widest points of the face and help re-balance it.
Characteristically includes a high forehead, a thin face and a well-defined, long chin. Avoid one-length, straight hair and middle partings, as perfect symmetry will make any face look longer, a side parting will be much more flattering.
Keep it soft by breaking up the length with layers at eye and cheekbone level to create texture. A curly bob or long style will shorten the length of the face.
A side parting will create an illusion of fullness. If your hair has a slight wave, use a diffuser with your hairdryer to emphasize the curls, as adding volume below the chin will balance things out a bit.
A fusion of square and heart proportions. Chin-length bobs and feathered, shoulder-length styles will emphasize those dramatic, angular planes while rounding out the chin. Heavy fringes are a good look,as are flicks or a mane of disheveled curls.

from: Womens journal


Using Credit Cards Smartly

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Having a credit card is a privilege and also taking responsibilities. As one of those cardholders, I want to share these tips, I've got this from a flier delivered to me together with my statement of account.

Tips to secure your Credit Card Accounts:
1. Keep a record or memorize your credit card number and your issuing bank's contact details which can be found at the back of your credit card.
2. If you are issued a PIN (Personal Identification Number) fro ATM Cash Advance Transactions, memorize it and destroy the mailer on which it was sent to you. Never change your PIN combinations that could easily be identified such as your birthday.
3. Keep a copy of your transaction receipt so you can match them against your monthly statement of account. Report any changes that you do not recognize immediately or within the designated timeline stated in your statement of account.
4. Never share your credit card details and PIN to any person. Transactions that use your credit card number and PIN may be charged to you.
5. Notify your issuing bank of any changes in your contact details and address.
6. Personally hand over your credit card to the cashier when paying for transactions.
7. Always make sure that the amount on the transaction slip is the actual amount on your purchase before you sign. Never sign a blank transaction slip.
8. Make sure to secure your card while shopping. If your card gets lost, immediately call your issuing bank to avoid paying fraudulent transactions.
9. To ensure that your are not logged on to a spoofed website, check that the URL address starts with "https". Moreover there should be a padlock icon located at the lower right portion of the web page to indicate that it is a secured website.
10. Your issuing bank will never call you to ask for your credit card or your account information. Should your receive such calls or letters, always call your issuing bank on the number at the back of your credit card for verification.
11. Endorse or sign all credit cards as soon as they are received from the bank.
12. Keep a list of your credit card company's call center/emergency hot line numbers in case of disputes, questions or to report a lost or stolen card.
13. Never allow the use of your credit card as reference (credit card number) or as an identification card.
14. Take note whether your card is held for more than the regular time. Be alert when it is not returned to you after an unusually long period.
15. Keep your credit cards in a secure place.
  • It is the cardholder's responsibility to know their payment due date. The cardholder should make sure to make payment on or before this date, to avoid any penalty or late fees.
  • If you have any concerns or problems with a collection agent, please report it right away to your issuing bank. Make sure you have the name of the collections agent whom you talked to and other pertinent details such as name of collections agency, date and time of call.


Diets and Eating Habits Affect Body Functions and Moods

Friday, March 13, 2009

In this age of popular quest for how shall we then eat, we are bombarded with nutrition information of all sorts. Somehow that makes it harder and confusing to know what to believe, whom to trust, for with so many conflicting reports and wild claims, the truths are not always clear. If you become skeptical, you have the right. But you still have to choose your food. You've got to examine and decide for yourself what are the reliable nutrition information to enable you to eat more properly and healthily. Scientists tell us, people eat due to physiological hunger, a sensation that occurs when human body's blood sugar begins to drop and the stomach contracts. But people eat for unconscious and emotional reasons as well. One reason cited by Dr. Richard Kozlenko, a physician trained in biochemistry, is "mouth hunger: the feeling that comes when you see or smell a cake in a shop window and your mouth begins to water." Some people crave the taste of food in their mouths even after they've eaten much more than is necessary to meet their bodies' physical needs. Too often, Kozlenko says, the dictates of emotion overpower the subtle cues from within signalling that the body has had enough. "Emotional directives", Kozlenko states, "often lead to poor eating habits that, in turn, affect the normal functioning of the body and whether we feel alive or listless."
Some signs of poor eating habits are: skipping breakfast, drinking too much coffee, sipping our diet lunch of low-calorie soda, overeating on weekends, snacking junk foods, overdoing salt, sugar, additives and fat intake, consuming too many calories with too few nutrients, etc. Aside from not valuing what goes into our mouth, those gorging, continual snacking, eating at the wrong times, eating too fast or too much, even chewing improperly result to: bloating or "gas", to obesity, to poor digestion that interfere with the assimilation of nutrients and even makes it easier for food to be broken (e.g., poorly digested protein is converted into toxic amines).
There are serious suspected links between poor diets and eating habits and the leading causes of death in our society today: heart disease, cancer (particularly of the colon and breast), strokes, diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Close correspondences are also observed between one's diets and eating habits and one's emotional makeup and well-being. That changing one dimension of eating behavior, a person can drastically alter the way he or she feels physically. For example, eating more complex carbohydrates, being bulky and take along time to digest, may give a person a full feeling. Try this: eat dinner an hour earlier each day, and you may give your eaten food more chance to metabolize before you go to bed, and see how it affects your sleeping mood.
Our eating behavior is much directed by the so-called "emotional investment" we attached in food. And this is strongly influenced by media, by those high-powered, enticing ads for highly refined, chemically laden substances, instant processed meals, good tasting junks, great variety but nutritionally deficient foods. And by the current obsession for a beautiful body which virtually ignores biological reality.
We are food-conscious people more than before but emphasis is placed on what gives immediate sensual pleasures, and on having a body that looks good; rather than giving importance on what truly goes into the body and its effect to its functioning. We need to take a more prudent look at our diets and eating habits, for there are growing evidences to the axiom that we need to EAT RIGHT TO LIVE RIGHT!

from: Lead Magazine


Yummy and Lovely Cakes!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

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As I promised, these are the other cakes I saw in the event. I really enjoyed taking photos and viewing it almost everyday since I took these photos...I think I'm in love with these


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