Tuesday, 18 January 2011

A Better Person...

Now you look beautiful with gorgeous clothes and hair, now's the time to work on your inner beauty. Ever heard the saying 'can't judge a book by its cover'? Well if you look beautiful but you are grouchy and miserable then you might end up with no friends! But don't worry girlieees I'm here to help.
How To Take A Compliment
There's nothing like receiving dozens of compliments to build your confidence, even if you flush with embarrassment at first. It's a good idea to use these top tips for the next time a friend says something nice about you.
  • DO smile and say 'thank'you.
  • DON'T frown, mumble or look at the floor.
  • DO be modest.
  • DON'T just say 'I know'.
  • DO compliment them in return.
  • DON'T disagree.
How To Make A Good First Impression
First impressions usually last so follow these pointers to make everyone's first thoughts of you the best they can be.
  • Remember to introduce yourself and ask the other person's name.
  • Look them in the eye, smile and remember to speak clearly.
  • Pay attention to what the other person is saying.
  • Ask questions about their interests and hobbies.
  • Just be yourself
Usually teenagers judge a book by its cover. If they look a bit chavvy, give them a chance she/he might turn out to be just like you and turn out to be the best of friends.
How To Flatter A Friend
An essential part of being a better person is making other people feel great about themselves (this will shed off onto you to!!!). I personally get pleasure from people-pleasing! So don't just focus on yourself - add and aura of niceness to your personality. Remember to compliment your friends and classmates on their best qualities and you'll soon see how good it makes them feel about themselves.

Things you should say:
  • 'Your hair looks lovely'
  • 'I love your drawings'
  • 'Your really talented'
  • 'That really compliments your eyes'
  • 'You've got really nice handwriting'
  • 'You're so well spoken'
  • 'You're really active and out-going which I love'


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Strike A Pose!

Make the most of any opportunity you get in front of the camera. Practise these useful pointers to make sure you always look your best.
  • Brush your hair quickly in case it's sticking up and check that you don't have anything stuck between your teeth.
  • Don't stand straight on to the camera, turn your body slightly to one side, but keep your head facing forward for a more natural pose.
  • To make you legs look longer, cross them over ( like celebrities!) tightly.
  • Don't look directly into the lens, look slightly to the side instead - this will help you to avoid 'red eye' and you blinking.
  • Press your tongue to the roof of your mouth, lift your chin slightly as though you are stretching to look over a high garden fence and smile. This way you'll avoid any unflattering shadows under your chin.
  • If your photographer is using a flash widen your eyes a little just before the picture is taken so that your not caught with yourself blinking.
  • Try not to stand with your back to a light. You will only appear in silhouette, which will defeat the object!
  • People always look good in a photograph when they are laughing - try to think of something funny just before the shot and you'll be caught at your best possible moment.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Many Ways To Jazz Up A Boring Ponytail

A simple ponytail can be morphed into lots of new styles. With a little know-how and some practice you'll soon have the best ponytail around.
  1. WRAP IT - Pull a strand out of the ponytail. Wrap it around the top of your ponytail until the hair elastic is hidden.
  2. KNOT IT - Separate your ponytail into six strands. Twist each strand around and around until it forms a loose knot. Pin each knot randomly or back of your head.
  3. CURL IT - Curl the ends of your ponytail with self-sticking rollers. Simply twist the rollers into slightly damp hair and leave them in until it's dry. When you remove the rollers, spritz the curls with hairspray to help them last for ages.
  4. CRIMP IT - Pull a few random strands of hair loose from the ponytail. Crimp them with a heated crimping iron then let the tendrils fall around your face.
  5. PLAIT IT - Simply plait a ponytail and secure the end with a hair elastic or pretty hair bobble.
  6. DIP IT - Grab a sachet of temporary hair dye (the sort that washes out straight away - not permanent or semi-permanent). Follow the instructions on the packet carefully but only apply to the ends of the ponytail. It should look as your ponytail has been dipped in colour. Experiment with spring colours (as these look more fun) like pink, orange, purple or green

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

How To Get The Shiniest Hair Ever!

If your hair is looking dull and dirty, it's time to take some action. A few extra treats will soon have it back to its shiny, healthy best.
  • BE A WATER BABY - Just as drinking lots of water can help brighten your skin, a good dose of H2O can keep not only your spots away but the dirt too
  • LITTLE AND OFTEN - If your your hair is looking less than glamorous lather up a regularly with a mild shampoo to keep the dirt at bay
  • SHAMPOO DRY HAIR - If your hair is ultra-dirty try applying the shampoo straight onto dry hair - leave for a couple of minutes before you get to work with water
  • GET CONDITIONING - Condition your hair regularly to guarantee silky, shiny tresses.
OK so now you have shiny hair you need the perfect hairstyle. Here is a little help, just look in the mirror and study your face shape.
  • Heart shape - Go for a side parting which is chin-length. This compliment your chin and make it not look to pointy. A side parting because we don't want your forehead to be the focus point. If you fancy a fringe then go for a heavy, middle fringe (this will mean a middle parting too) as this will make your face look smaller.
  • Oval shape - Wow your so lucky! You can pretty much have anything! The only thing I will advise you is a fringe (any type of fringe). This will just balance everything out and not make the upper-half stand out.
  • Rectangle and square shape - Unfortunately your not as lucky. Go for a a side fringe because this will give shape to your face. Also it can be as long or short as you want. I personally would go for mid-length.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

The Ultimate Jack Wills Sale!

Just brought some Jack Wills joggers £39 - they were originally £59. What a bargain! They're navy and it says "Wills XV" down the leg. Also my sister brought a blue check shirt and a woollen navy jumper. When I went into the store , it was packed full of teenagers trying to get there hands on everything they could. I even saw a a bit of a cat fight - two girls wanted the Chilcombe Cable Sweater and lets just say that they got an arm each! The Jack Wills sale doesn't last for long. Usually sales last right up until the end of January, but the Jack Wills sale only lasts a couple of days!

My advice to you is grab something that you desperately need e.g a coat. Jack Wills coats go right up to £229 like the Ballingham Wool Blazer; is now reduced to £159! Look for really good bargains that have been reduced more than £10.