Post # 1
Getting married really soon and looking for quick fixes to improve my appearance. I was wondering what you guys have done in the past which has really made a difference? For example, there’s a legit place near me which does really cheap semi-permanent eyelash extensions which I might try.
In the past, I’ve tried all sorts.
Stuff that has worked: – Hair rebonding. I had this done in Asia. I guess the closest equivalent in the UK is a Brazilian blow dry? I just couldn’t stop touching my hair afterwards. It was so perfect and shiny, easy to care for, and light. I never thought I’d be shallow enough to allow my mood to be influenced by perfect hair. But I was.
– Controversial here… but I had botox after finding a really cheap (seriously, I never knew botox could be so cheap!) clinic near me. They were great… awesome clinic… and I look amazing. Literally 10 years younger after I had my frown lines on my forehead done. I still have tiny expression lines, but those huge tram lines which were visible on all my photos (even when I wasn’t frowining) are gone. You guys are the only people I’ve ‘fessed up to… but even my male friends and relatives have been staring at me and saying things like “you look… so much better lately… I don’t understand why…”. My secret. Mwahaha!
– Suncream/moisturiser every day. Enough said.
– This face wash called Oxy which you can’t get in the UK. It’s the only thing I’ve ever tried which has toned down my spots!
– Aussie haircare products. They are the schizzle. Smell amazing, and make my hair really soft.
Stuff that has not worked: – facials/microdermabrasion. Meh. Even after multiple gos. Meh.
– Over the counter anti-aging creams. Seriously… meh.
– Those new generation hair dyes that are mostly oil based. Better for your hair, my arse. It was like straw afterwards. I’ll stick to the older L’Oreal stuff, thanks.
– I’m sure there’s much more…
Anyway, share! What worked for you?
Post # 3
@Rachel631: Yay Aussie haircare products!
I get eyelash extensions sometimes, my salon does mink hair (fake) or real hair – i usually get the realy hair ones as they look more natural, but they cost $100 and last about 2 weeks, the first week looks amazing, 2nd week they aren’t as noticeable and gone by the third week, so it’s too expensive to get it done too regularly.
I use sunscreen every day too – living in Australia it’s a must if i don’t want to look 50 by the time i’m 30!
Vitamin A cream i’ve found to be really good for aging.
Brazilian Keratin straighting treatment is AMAZE – sounds similar to what you’re descriving you got done in Asia.
I want hair extensions for my wedding, i think i’m just going to go the clipin ones.
I use an amazing hair dye – which it’s not even a dye, it’s called a stain – purely organic, no chemicals and it’s basically a treatment – makes my hair SO nice and soft, doesn’t make my hair fall out like the store bought ones, and makes my hair really red – haven’t been able to find the colour anywhere else. It’s called CHI Chromasine, only thing is my hairdresser has to order it in for me as it’s a professional only product, but it’s really cost effective, i get two application out of one bottle and i’ve got long hair.
Post # 4
@Missy_Star: I LOVE your hair. I used to have purple, white and black braids, but the weight of the braiding hair stared to pull my hair out (they’re really not designed for European hair) so I had to stop. I considered dying it a crazy colour, but I don’t like the roots. Plus, I’ve got quite a lot of white hair now, so it’s a battle to just keep my hair brown, soft and straight!
Eyelash extensions are quite cheap near me. About £25 for a full set. I’m quite tempted to get them when I go to get my eyebrows threaded next week. I wonder if that really is cheap, or if Australia is more expensive? I know certain things cost a lot more there, like books. To my English eyes, books are sooooo expensive in Australia!