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Feeling MEH? Some FIRE THERAPY Will Sort You Out…

Hiya Poutlings! ❤

Once upon a time when the world was still new, humanity started drafting its long-running list of dangerous, idiotic things done in the name of youth and beauty. In ancient Greece, blonde hair was valued above all, women lightened their tresses with arsenic… which later become a popular ingredient for face powder *clickety click*. Venetian Cerise, a skin whitening cosmetic considered the best of its time, contained white lead that would eventually cause sores, organ damage and death. Similarly, the first kohl was made of dark lead, which Egyptians proceeded to put in and around their eyeballs. Because that’s a good place to lead…. aaaand let’s not start with Elizabeth Bathory, the bloody, excuse the pun, Blood Countess, who bathed in and drunk the blood of hundreds of virgins to keep herself looking youthful. To Liz’s credit, she lived pretty long for her time period. Maybe she was onto something? Anyway.

With all the experience we shallow humans have had risking our lives (and ending the lives of others) to improve our looks, you’d figure we might stop sometime. And yet!! The beauty coups just keep getting weirder. And when the weird gets super-weird, it packs up its under-eye bags and heads to Asia, where it will then undergo huǒ liáo, Huǒ liáo, simply translated to “fire treatment” is a widely practiced form of alternative therapy, performed all over China at “beauty salons” and “therapy centers“. It involves in soaking a towel in a specially prepared “secret elixir” before placing it on the “problem area“. Then some alcohol is added as “starter fluid“. And then they set it on FIRE.

make your eyes shine by..... setting them on fire???

make your eyes shine by….. setting them on fire???

The fire therapy is pretty straightforward, but as for why people do this and what it actually does… eh, who knows? Places that practice huǒ liáojust make ambiguous claims such as “You’ll feel great“. This particular photo was posted on a Chinese message board by a woman who said, “My mom went to get her face done at the beauty salon so I went with her. What I saw… instantly shoecked me.”

….so next time your aesthetician squeezes your pores a little too hard (extractions), just thank your lucky stars you’re not in China, where they’d be taking setting fire to face faster than you can say, “That’s not a pimple, it’s a birthmark!”.

related Deadly Hot Fashion Trends 1 & Deadly Hot Fashion Trends 2



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Blackberry’s down again… tips on how to survive

My Dear Pretty Pouters;

If, like me, you woke up this morning and heard the music of doom playing in the background when you noticed your “recent updates” on your BlackBerry Messanger was standing quite still, fear no more.

Yes, so we can’t do anything until the bigshots at BlackBerry decide to stop the service from crashing, (except, maybe invest in an iPhone?) so I’ve compiled a list of things to keep you busy and happy until you can get your updates again.

1- Do Your Nails

There’s nothing prettier than well-kept nails. Give your manicurist a day off (and your cash) and sit and pamper your nails. Cut, file and paint them to perfection. You’ll feel productive and pretty.

2) Curl your hair

There is no prettier hairstyle than big, soft curls so try and perfect the art of curling your hair, whether it be with a curling iron, curlers or even a straightener.

3) Bake Cookies

Get a recipe off the internet and do some baking! If it helps you get into character then put on your pretty heels and a white and red apron and you’ll have the 50’s housewife look down to a T! Bonus: Your house will smell amazing. Oh and you get to eat cookies! Yay!

4) Read a Magazine

Brush up on your knowledge of fashion and beauty. Get to know who’s doing what and who’s doing who in the tabloids. Get some Soduko practice and do a crossword. Magazines are awesome.

5) Check your BlackBerry for… oh wait.

5) Sit by the pool with your favourite alcoholic beverage

This one is awesome, you can combine numbers 2 and 4 with this one. While your hair is curling you can chill by the pool with your favourite magazine, your Strawberry Daquiri and bikini on and tan yourself silly if the weather allows it!

And, if all else fails, do some work. Or sleep. Or both. Blackberry should be switched on soon!

Have a lovely Wednesday Pouting Beauties…

Peace and Love x0xox

Your favourite party girl: MarindaLiza ♥


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