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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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Brad, the Beautiful

 

Hiya Poutlings

We didn’t cover the story on our Facebook page (to my knowledge) but it was announced in May that:

Brad Pitt is the new face of Chanel No. 5.

Brad Pitt is the first man to represent the famous perfume, and I just had one question : Will he wear nothing but a few spritzes of the alehyde, bergamot, jasmine, rose and ylang-ylang eau to sleep at night next to Angie, a la Marilyn “naked, except for a few drops” Monroe?

While it may seem odd to Brad Putt serve as a brand ambassodor duties for a perfume that typically recruits starlets like Catherine Deneuve, Ali MacGraw, Nicole Kidman, and most recently Audrey Tatou for that honour, I get it : No. 5 is an icon, and so is Brad Pitt… easy enough.

To cement that icon status and in honour of Brad Pitt’s Joe Wright ad for the perfume which debuts tomorrow, I’ve rounded up some of Brad, father of six most memorable beauty moments – both the good and questionable – to help further explain why putting the blondie boy wonder’s mug next to that classic, glass square bottle will likely distract, er, I mean, compel a great many women to indulge in a bit of spritzing.

1988

Aw, look how young he is, those dimples are sweet. A fresh faced Brad Pitt is the good boy version of Johnny Depp circa the late eighties 21 Jump Street – which shouldn’t be that suprising considering Brad had a guest spot on the show that same year. It was one of his first real parts after a few uncredited gems like “guy at beach with drink” in the 1987 version of the Hulk.

1992

Haha, sorry, I cannot help but look at this picture and laugh. You have got to love Juliette Lewis for proving that there is a fact in way to overshadow Brad Pitt’s attention hoarding handsomeness on the red carpet. Ot’s called skull-gripping cornrows. That little trick made sure no one noticed his ill-advised facial hair and while we’re at it, tuxedo accessories.

1993

Fresh off the success of a River Runs Through It, True Romance and Kalifornia, Brad debuts a serious surfer boy look : long golden locks, a sun-duppled complexion and that errant chin hair, clearly forgotten in the rush to get to the beach.

1994

The legends of the fall.

1994

After some astounding screen time spent playing Tristan Ludlow in Legends, this happened. A straggly, Cobain-esque bleached bonde mop offset by a goatee. Remember the nineties? ha ha ha

1997

When Brad met Gwyneth. Apparently, many females made a mad dash to the hair salon to request Paltow’s Sliding Doors chop – and Brad joined in on the bandwagon and got one too. Not only did their haircuts match, so did their precisely placed golden highlights… Hands down this has to be the best moments in visual couple-morphing, ever.

1999

Brad’s transformation into his next realtionship with Jennifer Aniston did not involve mimicking her hairstyle. Jennifer’s SoCalifornia roots did manage to rub off, though, whith his spiky cut and that goatee once again.

2004

It took Brad long, but he got there,, the shorter buzz cut does wonders for focussing even more attention to his blue eyes, and the most major development here is that the goatee has disappered, for now at least.

2007

A slick Brill-creamed comb over, clean-shaven face and a beautiful lady on his arm = wining.

2012

A slick Brill-creamed comb over, clean-shaven face and a beautiful lady on his arm = wining.

You’re welcome.

*missfitzz

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Holy Mother of Makeup!

HIYA POUTLINGS!

HAPPY FRIDAY!

**missiftzz

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Inspiration : Intense Makeup

Good morning Pouters!

Time for some makeup inspiration…

as seen in

 Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Singapore December 2011

photographed by

GAN.

GORGEOUS INTENSE TERRACOTTA EYE MAKEUP ACCOMPANIED BY A RED LIP.  
INTENSELY GOLD AND PURPLE SHADOW ACCOMPANIED WITH A RED LIP.
INTENSELY HUED BLUE SHADOW COMPLIMENTED WITH A RED LIP.

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Eyebrows sins

Well hello pretty pouters

Today I will be discussing something that makeup artists hold very dear (well, next to our lovely brushes and shadows) …

Eyebrows…

Ye, it’s those 2 strips of random hair above your eyes. Now why do we have them? Because we look pretty with them and they protect our eyes from perspiration, (that’s sweat) and to provide shade (ok probably if you have like weird bushes of brows)

Now ladies, unless you are trying to start some random new fashion statement, having ugly bushy brows is just not on. Unless you’re Jack Nicholson)  Also, having ugly shaped brows, is also not flattering.

Now this what your brows should NOT look like:

Now, from the pictures above, What the heck were they thinking? For the first one, I just can’t tell you in how many ways how wrong her brows are, they start in totally the wrong place, they go higher up than her brain fluid probably is but at least she got an arch in there. As for the 2nd girl, shame man, she must’ve shaved off her unibrow, missed it a lot and decided to just draw it back with a permanent marker, and lets not even talk about the lipstick! As for number 3, brow sinner, what the heck is up with that wide space between her brows?  and they don’t even start at the same point.

Seriously girls, if you don’t know how to shape those bushes, go visit a good salon that can either pluck, wax or thread it for you. It really doesn’t matter what method you choose, some find tweezing to be very therapeutic, but I personally prefer waxing, it’s quick and your hair grows back finer and becomes less over time.

Now, if you don’t want to go to a salon, you can try to do it yourself, there are so many tutorials on the internet nowadays, you have absolutely no excuse!

So, not only does shaped brows make you look extra pretty, it also shapes your face and if you have them shaped it opens up your eye and allows more space for you to apply more of the lovely eyeshadow that you love.

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