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Beauty Notes: Our own video!
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Tuesday, January 08, 2008 3:51 PM (Eastern)


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I had to figure out a way of converting analog tape (VHS and mini DV) to digital. I got the device (it's monumentally simple, all you need is either the red, yellow and white cable connection, or S-video) and tried it out on a mini DV camcorder.

The capture is straightforward, but the editing software (Pinnacle) requires more memory than I have on this computer. Not to worry...it has a patch (which you must download, since it doesn't work if you don't)...less memory makes the program slightly slower when you're running it, but as you can see, it does work.

This is what I switched to when L'Oreal discontinued the only light beige shade of the Feria color liquids. It's supposed to lift four levels, not the customary two or three, and these people aren't kidding. The color looks dark when it's still in your hair, but my hair came out lighter than I was planning on. Oh well, live and learn.

I haven't bought color kits in years; not only are the components much cheaper, you can easily mix the exact amount you need.


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January 9, 2008 1:57 AM, Blogger Dain said...

Hehehe... Pleased to meet you!

 
January 9, 2008 2:28 AM, Blogger Colleen Shirazi said...

lol! Yeah, I think it is kind of weird to see someone on video after all these years. :)

I hope to make more useful videos at some point; I think the potential for them has yet to be reached. Much of what you see is formulaic. I like Asian Beauty Blog's stuff, Pursebuzz, Michelle Phan...I can't think of too many others in the non-corporate category.

 
January 9, 2008 2:33 AM, Blogger Dain said...

I thought the same thing... There might be a lot of possibilities in this.

 
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Beauty Notes: Indian Rapunzels, chopstick buns, updos & wet hair
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:56 PM (Eastern)

I can't for the life of me do anything sophisticated with my hair. I've concluded there is hairstyle dyslexia, and I have it, in spades.

However, if you have the dexterity and the locks, there is an abundance of hairstyle how-to's on Youtube.


Long Hair Bun - Indian Rapunzels

This is from a site which touts itself as "the long hair site of India." Here we have astoundingly long, lush hair, fashioned into a neat bun.


How to: use hair chopsticks

This looks a bit more my speed. Fellow hair klutzes will appreciate the detailed step-by-step instructions our hostess has written up on the Youtube site.


Hair Trick

The single chopstick version. My hair is not long enough to do this, I just thought it looked cool. (You'll note the first step is the same as in video #1, only with a different length of hair involved.)


How to make the latest updo hairstyles

This is from Nexxus; they have several how-to videos up. It's not exactly what I'd call an updo, but it is a nice evening hairstyle for a young girl.


From Wet Hair to Done Hair in 5 Min

Finally, Pursebuzz demonstrates some of my favorite hair concepts: what to do with wet hair (other than blowdrying it of course); how to achieve fullness with no, or very minimal, teasing; specific product recs (always a bonus); and getting out of the house quickly, yet in style.

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How to do a french twist
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Sunday, September 16, 2007 9:32 PM (Eastern)


French Twist

I haven't tried this yet...my hair isn't as long, although it is longer than it has been in years. What I liked was her idea of using two smaller "claw" barrettes to hold the twist. Regular french twist combs have never worked for me...I have all the slipperiness of Asian hair, without the thickness (mumbles)... The closest I've come to a genuine french twist involved tonloads of supersized bobby pins.

There are lots of "how to" hair tutorials on youtube btw.

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September 17, 2007 10:02 AM, Blogger Dain said...

I like a big hairclip. I don't have any luck with anything else because I have too much hair. It's sturdier than anything else.

 
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Summer makeup video from Canada
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Thursday, August 09, 2007 9:22 PM (Eastern)



Like the previous video, this originates in Canada, and features some swank tips, including a demo of Kiss Me mascara (using a top-of-the-lashes technique to curl the lashes); how I like to match foundation myself (place it on the jawline; if it's off, it'll hit you in the eye), and sundry advice on ingredients.

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Another smoky eye tutorial...
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Tuesday, August 07, 2007 7:42 PM (Eastern)



It's a nice one...although he doesn't list the products used, the procedure is shown in a straightforward manner.

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Five minute makeup tutorial from Youtube
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Tuesday, July 31, 2007 1:00 PM (Eastern)



This one employs a 24 (or Nick of Time, if you've seen it) technique: the makeup is applied in real time.

There are tons of makeup videos on youtube now, but I don't like most of them. I like AsianBeautyBlog's stuff. She lists every product used, for one thing, and the videos are well made: you can easily see her techniques. Plus, she uses a variety of products, some of which I've had in the back of my mind for years, and now can see how they look "on."

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July 31, 2007 6:03 PM, Blogger Dain said...

That is similar to my own daily routine. I wear blush instead of highlighter, and I line my inner rim instead of the bottom lashes, but 'tis very similar, the champagne, the smoky brown, the lipgloss. I'm gonna remember that champagne eyeshadow as glowy highlight trick for red lipstick.

 
August 1, 2007 1:19 AM, Blogger Joy said...

Good video...but the music had me bleeding from the ears.

 
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Exfoliating skin care video by RiceBunny
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Friday, July 27, 2007 8:53 PM (Eastern)

Thanks to our wonderful Carol (who seems to discover the most ingenious things) for this link, which demonstrates exfoliating with an inexpensive electric toothbrush:

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July 27, 2007 9:20 PM, Blogger cmm said...

I've been doing this for a couple of weeks now. My skin looks amazing! I don't even use any of the products she recommends. I've tried this with honey+ baking soda, Cetaphil+baking soda, generic Pro-Active cleanser and plain old Cetaphil (generic). It works crazy-good if you're using something scrubby and it also works well, albeit not AS good with just plain cleanser. The honey+bakingsoda blend is my personal favorite.

I'd been having some problems with big blemishes occurring along my jawline, using the toothbrush a couple of times a week has made that problem literally disappear. Good stuff!!

 
July 27, 2007 10:02 PM, Blogger Dain said...

Wow! That is such a cool idea... I gotta try it out now.

 
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Smoky eyes, past and present
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Wednesday, April 04, 2007 5:36 PM (Eastern)



I promise, I'll be over my Youtube phase eventually. Right now it's the world's biggest, most fantastic video jukebox...filled with stuff I'd already accepted I'd never see nor hear again. Stuff I'd long forgotten about, usually.

It is not 100% the same as today's smoky eye...the modern smoky eye is layered, blended, and comprised of multiple products. See Asian Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial from Youtube (which is better than the following imo largely because she names the specific products/shades used) or this one (which demonstrates "tightlining" and seems to have better brush info):



The late 1970's/1980's smoky eye, as I recall it, was not called anything...it was just "eyeliner," and usually black eyeliner. In fact there is a reference to the technique in the following article (and yes, I read it when it was published in 1980):

The Pretenders' Leather Love Songs

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"You've got those black lines under your eyes," [Dave] Hill says solicitously. Chrissie's forehead -- what can be seen of it through her long, raven bangs -- crinkles in mock dismay. "It took me five minutes to put 'em there," she protests with a wounded whine. "I don't feel quite like a woman until I've got my eyes drawn on," she tells me, turning to assess her reflection in a full-length mirror. "I've got a technique that doesn't take any time, and you can do it when you're drunk."

Heh, heh! I actually remembered that quote. Was thrilled to find the article online.

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Natural makeup tutorial from...Youtube
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Tuesday, January 30, 2007 10:35 PM (Eastern)



Again it's shades that work with Asian coloring...I know that sounds generic...but it's a question that's often asked.

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Another makeup tutorial from Youtube...
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Saturday, January 20, 2007 6:01 PM (Eastern)



I like this one because it features a black model, so it includes shades that would work with darker skin. It's a "touch up" video so it's color, not foundation, cosmetics.

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Asian Smoky Eye Makeup Tutorial from Youtube
Posted by Colleen Shirazi, Monday, January 01, 2007 11:15 PM (Eastern)



Okay, it is about fifteen steps more than I'd ever do myself. :) It's an excellent video though...very clear, step-by-step, all specific products/shades listed. Check it out!


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January 9, 2007 5:18 PM, Blogger Dain said...

Wow, that is a LOT of steps. But unfortunately, that is the way of the smoky eye. It doesn't look good just to slap on a single black shadow. The best look requires meticulous layering...

 
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