Ask Audrey: Vol 24

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I love my hair but sometimes it can be a little much! It’s super curly and long. How can I calm my curls into a cute wave without the frizz? Also, any suggestions on a new cut to try? Thanks!

I found two ways to work and hopefully it works for you.
Before I start, the important thing I noticed is to use a moisturizing shampoo and use cold water to rinse. I also use a curly hair leave-in conditioner. Make sure your ends are covered in the conditioner. To brush my hair, I use a wide-tooth comb. This helps prevents frizziness quite a bit.

The first way involves quite a bit of heat so make sure to sure a heat  protecting product to protect your hair.
1. Straighten your hair (optional).
2. Now that your hair is straight, use hot rollers to curl your hair.
3. Spray your curls with hairspray

Another way is after your hair is washed, towel dry it until it is just damp.
1. Apply some mousse or gel to your hair.
2. Depending on how much hair you have, split your hair into 2-3 ponytails and tie them into a bun.
3. Use a blow dryer to dry your hair
4. When your hair is dry, unwrap each bun
5. Spray your hair with hairspray

I hope this helps!

Do you guys have a different method to turn curly hair into cute waves? Do share!

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Ask Audrey: Vol 23

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I’ve been looking at all your nail polish swatches lately (love them by the way!) and I knew I had to ask you this question: how do you paint your nails? It always looks so smooth, even, and clean. Please share your secret technique!

Truthfully, the way I paint my nails is no secret technique. I paint them the way I was taught when I was a little girl. I call it the the 3-swipe method. Since I suck at taking photos and describing, I found the perfect diagram to explain and show the method I use to paint my nails.

Click on image for larger view.

Photo: lacquerized.com

I hope this helps!

Do you use the same method I do? Or do you paint your nails differently?

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Ask Audrey: Vol 22

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I have thick black wavy hair but it’s waves are more messy not so nice , i would like to know how can i have pretty waves?

I’m not that great with hairstyles. To deal with my wavy hair, I don’t wash it everyday. More like every other day. Also, I use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. One that is made for wavy/curly hair.

How do you guys tame your wavy/curly hair?

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Ask Audrey: Vol. 21

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I keep reading and hearing about BB Cream. What is it exactly? Foundation? Tinted Moisturizer?

I’m not expert on BB Cream, but this is what I know:

BB Cream is short for Blemish Balm Cream. I’ve also seen it stand for Beblesh Balm. It has a huge following in Asia and is slowly (and I mean slowly) creeping its way into the US market. BB Cream acts as a foundation/tinted moisturizer, but it’s different from your normal foundation/tinted moisturizer. BB Creams also contain ingredients to help improve skin appearance such as acne, anti-aging, and skin tone.

BB Creams are quite the multi-tasker also. They provide a lot of moisture so you don’t have to apply moisturizer prior. They also contain SPF. Some can even act as a concealer or primer. BB Creams can cut down on the number of products you use and save you money too.

The main downside of BB Creams is the lack of shades. Usually BB Cream brands only make 1-2 shades and they are for light skin tones. Missha (read my review here), however, offers more shades and even makes one for tanned color skin! Also, I’ve read that most BB Creams have a grayish undertone to them and oxidize too.

That’s all I really know. I haven’t had much experience with BB Creams because the majority of shades offered are just too light for me. Have any of you had any experience with BB Creams?

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Ask Audrey: Vol. 20

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With summer just around the corner, what is your favorite facial sunblock to use?

My favorite facial sunblock to use is Ocean Potion Clear Zinc Oxide Face Potion SPF 45. It’s only $3! It goes on clear, doesn’t break you out, doesn’t have a smell, and doesn’t leave you greasy. I also like Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion SPF 55. It’s pricey, but it’s super light and, most importantly, leaves your face looking matte.

What’s your favorite facial sunblock? Any recommendations?

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