Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tiara anyone?

Lily's can crown you like the princess that you are!
Add some glam to your dress-up event or be the princess at your own birthday party. Fergie's definately got the look!
Photo by WireImage

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Locks of Love. Donating is fun!

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 18 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. They meet a unique need for children by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics.

Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling them to face the world and their peers.

The minimum length for a hair donation to be used in a hairpeice is 10 inches. The girls who receive hairpieces wish for long hair so they need the donations to be as long possible. Boys are also recepients but require the shorter lengths.
Believe it or not, it takes 6 to 10 ponytails to make 1 hairpiece! Lily's provides free haircuts with a 10" donation of hair. See store for restrictions.

Circle of Friends Hair Care

Circle of Friends is an amazing kid friendly product line. What fun to have chocolate shampoo, blueberry conditioner and orange detangler. See Lily's Pampering Salon for details.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Tips for Teen Make Up

The best teen makeup style is one that lends a natural look after the makeup is applied. Choose quality products that won't harm your skin, and seek advice from a makeup professional if you find it difficult to achieve the look you want. Avoid heavy makeup that covers your fresh skin, and keep in mind that makeup is meant to enhance beauty, and not to conceal it.

Makeup styles for teens have changed somewhat since I was a teen, but the premise is still the same; wear makeup to enhance your beauty and make you feel more polished, put together and, thus, more confident. If you're a teen and are looking for some great makeup tips, read on:

Buy good products. This is the first rule for a reason. Sure, you could go to the local pharmacy and buy cheap makeup, but at what cost? Cheap makeup cakes and dries, has a short shelf life, and won't glide onto your skin. Invest a little more money for a good product, made of quality ingredients, that will be beneficial for your skin health. Years later, you'll be glad that you took care of your skin while you were still young.

Foundation. Unless you have severe scarring and pock marks from acne that you need to cover, you won't need to wear foundation. Since a teenager's skin is still elastic and fresh, it already has a healthy glow. Steer clear of foundation and, instead, opt for a lightweight mineral powder and an under-eye concealer to cover blemishes and eye circles.
Blush. Choose a bright blush and apply it with a wide brush. If you have very fair skin, choose pink or tones of pink. If your skin is olive or dark, choose shades of light bronze or red. Start with just a little blush on your brush, smile, and apply it to the apples of your cheeks, sweeping it back towards your temples. A little goes a long way, so go easy.

Eyes. While you could choose to apply dark and heavy eye shadow and liner, you will simply end up looking harsh and hard. Makeup is meant to enhance your natural features, not cover them entirely. Instead, use soft hues to enhance your eyes. If you've blue eyes, use colors from the cool palette, such as plum, pink, blue, and ivory. Brown- and green-eyed teens should use warm tones such as copper, brown, ivory, and green. Sweep a lighter shade on your eyelid and just under your eyebrow, and a darker shade in the crease. Complete the look with a light smudge of coordinating eyeliner halfway across your upper lid.

Lips. All you need for your lips is a sheer gloss with a little color. You can find tinted lip balms in any grocery store or the makeup isle of your pharmacy. If you want the emphasis to be on your eyes, choose a light color for your lips.

One of the worst mistakes a teen can make is to pluck her eyebrows too much. Eyebrows will cease to grow if they are plucked too often. Instead of over-plucking, simply pluck a little in the area at the brow bone, and always pluck from underneath—never above—the brow. If your eyebrows are sparse, you can use eyebrow corrector to fill in areas where hair should be.
The most important thing to remember about teen makeup styles is that less is more, and that maeup is meant to enhance, and not to cover up.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Celebrity Pets

Pawparazzi celebrity pets are so cute and lovable that they make young girls gasp! They offer a glamorous, fashionable, fun play experience that encourages imagination and creativity and allows little girls to dream big! Each pet has a ‘celebrity’ personality (artists, writers, singers, actors, and more!) that can be explored online in the exciting world of these tiny superstars!

Available @ Lily's

Clip in Hair Colour

It doesn't take much for this temporaray transformation. A few coloured extensions clipped in your hair and you have a new look. Many hip colours to choose from at Lilys Pampering Salon.

Preventing Head Lice

Available at Lily's Pampering Salon $12

Head Lice - It's No Fairy Tale

An estimated 12 million cases of head lice are reported each year. The key to keeping lice at bay is PREVENTION. But harsh chemicals and pesticides can harm your little one’s hair and health. New Jersey based Fairy tales Hair Care has found an all natural solution to keeping these pesky critters away.
If your child has ever had head lice, you know once is more than enough. And, if you have managed to escape the ordeal, count yourself lucky. Consumer Reports magazine cites 12 million documented cases of head lice each year.
Once thought to stem from poor sanitary habits, having lice no longer holds the shame it once did but is still a major hassle for families, and no child is exempt. Encouraging your child not to share brushes, combs, hats or sports helmets can’t hurt, but it won’t necessarily protect them from a lice outbreak. And, the situation is worsening as these bugs become resistant to over-the-counter treatments.

Prevention is the best solution. Fairytales Hair Care has created an all-natural, organic children’s hair care line that has been shown to repel lice. The three-tiered system of Fairy Tales Rosemary Repel Shampoo, Crème Conditioner and Leave-in Spray, layers hair with oils of rosemary, lavender, tea tree, lemongrass, geranium and citronella.
Ciofalo says these very ingredients have been used as far back as the Crusades to create a barrier of protection on the hair.

Risa Barash; Contributor

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Double Headband

How laid back cute is this?! Vanessa has an ever-so-hip double headband.
(available at Lilys Pampering Salon $8)
Photo:Mark Sullivan

The Look of Braids

Braids have come a long way! Add a braided crown to your updo like Mary-Kate or to your sleek straight style like Ashley.

Photos: Mark Sullivan