Showing posts with label Looking after. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Looking after. Show all posts

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

How to be Kawaii -Skin Care

Hey cuties!
Oh am so sorry I have been so half bothered about my blog, I suppose I really have had no motivation of late to blog about anything, everything has gone so quite! But I have not forgotten about my blog!
I am actually going to give it a bit of love and attention by giving it a make over! but it will take time . Talking of Make overs my blog post today is going to be all about my Skin Care routine.
Having Good healthy clear skin is a start on becoming and staying super Kawaii!

I am often asked, ''What's your secret?'' '' How is your skin so clear and perfect?'' ''Do you suck the youth of children to look so young?!''. Well yes I do suck the youth of children to keep my eternal young looking skin- that there, is my secret...OF course not!! *stares blankly* So I thought, I would share what I do. It really is not any secret at all. And if it helps you in any way or might give you some ideas then its worth a shot then.

The Brands that I use are Simple its a nice easy to use range of products , The Moisture, Toners and make up removers .These are products I have used for years and like them as they are gentle and light on my kind of skin..I have no idea what sort of skin I have but I will take a guess and say its c
The other products I use are the Good things Range from Boots which are the Manuka and Honey products of a Mask and Face Scrub. These I use either once a week, or every second week, I try to keep it to once a week to keep on top of giving my face a good clean but sometimes that is not the case. The Mask and the scrub smell so nice to me it is like giving myself a treat or some me time. As having a 3 year old little one clinging to you 24/7 . Some times you just want a bit of time to your self!

I admit I do not aways remember to use my Moisture and Toners, I try my best to mind to use my products before make up and such but am just being honest I do not always have the time. But one thing I do do, which i think plays a big part of keeping my skin nice and healthy is. I take off all my make up before bed, There was a time * hangs head in shame* where I would roll in from the dancing ( back in the day.) and be like out for the count or not be bothered to remove the make up and wake up the next day with make up smeared all over my face and pillow.. Not a Pretty sight haha!
Now I have a go to bed routine which is using my Simple products of Make up wipe removers. I switch from a cleanser one to a ex-foliate one the both do the same job. Once I get all my make up off I pay close attention to the eye area and be gentle around that and my lips.

Now if any of you know me well..I LOVE bright coloured and high pigmented lips, From Hot Pink to Bright Red! I love to have bright colours but those sorta colours can be powerful and some times dry your lips out or those ones which have high staying power ...yuno the ones, that are like water proof smudge proof and bullet proof, yup those's ones! They can really take it out on your lips so I like to use a lip scrub I got an Asian brand one- the name I have  forgotten- I use that every week when I do my face skin scrub and Mask.
But the other thing I do every night is layer on some chap stick or lip balm for my lips to get hydrated while I sleep.

Talking of sleep! Sleep is also a great thing for your skin. When you sleep your skin repairs its self, and a other top tip is drinking LOTS of Water! Yea when I have a cheeky day of junk food ...What? It's okay.. some times you have to eat all the things and junk and fizzy drinks but...I take the next day to snap out of it and avoid all junk food and flush it out my system by drinking more water, its good for your system and your body!
The other thing I like to do when I can is I take every so often a NO- Make-up day(s)! Yup that means NOTHING AT ALL! I go about my day bare faced and face all so natural, Its a good idea to let your skin breathe every once and a while , if you are not keen on the idea why not pick it as a day where you are not up for doing anything  or on holiday. I am not a person who can not leave the house with out make up but I do like to keep my best. But its something I do suggest you try.

Remember every one has different skin so some of the products I use might not be best suited for you - so best talk to those beauty girls at the department stores and am sure they can help you with products and skin care too!

So every one that's the big old secrets to my eternal youth *cough* I mean the secrets to my Skin Care, its just basic stuff and like every one else some times am on top of my game other times am not, but that's okay. I will just pick up the pieces tomorrow

Tartan x

Friday, 17 August 2012

Wig Care by Tartan


So I've noticed  that not many folks know how to look after Wigs,because maybe they have just entered the world of wigs and /or Lolita fashion or wanted to get a new look with out cutting or dying hair so went for a wig.
Even had a few of you ask me personally!
Your guys are just so cute!

Well I Tartan Kawaii your Wig Princess is here to help you! 
I am going to 'maybe' do a few posts on this Topic,As most of my Readers are know I used to be a Hairstylist in a Top Notch Salon but I took a reaction that in the end left me no choice to leave.
But I left with years of  knowledge about Hair and Wigs.
Oh and the Fact I like wear wigs all the time!
So with that on board,Lets get to it.
''Hai!!''

^3^



Wig General Care.


Fancy dress/Cosplay/ Synthetic fibre Wigs are not anything like Normal Human Hair.

Therefore it is highly recommended not to use any old Hair products on the wigs.
Do Not Brush wigs with any old brush.


Use a Wig wide tooth Comb Or a Tangle Tezzer.
When using the comb start at the ends of the Wig (this goes with general hair care too)
As you'll pull on the fibres that may brake off or come out with the tension at the top.
Store your wigs way from direct sunlight this fades the colour

Plastic large zipper bags and hair nets can be used to store your wigs.
You can use a wig stand to place on your wigs but make sure its free from collecting dust.

Washing your Wigs. 


When it comes to washing follow the companies guide that you bought the wig from.

If they do not have one then you can use either a wig shampoo and conditioner if that is not a option then use a very gentle hair shampoo likes of baby shampoo but also dilute it with water 50/50 same with the conditioner.Even then you have to be careful as these may still Damage the fibres!
Remember the wig is wet it is weak and fragile when wet! 
( same with human hair).
Wash the wig in a bowl of cold water only*
Swirl and swish the wig very gently around the bowl with care.
DO not rub the shampoo or conditioner in to the wig.
Just place the wig in a bowl of cold water with the tiniest amount of (diluted) shampoo mixed in the water for a few mins.Then rinse the wig in a plain bowl of water,then move onto the (diluted) conditioner mixed in a bowl of clean cold water and leave the wig in it for a a extra few more mins than the shampoo then Rinse again in a bowl of clean cold water
*Hot or boiling water may destroy the wig and make it lose its style and/or fibres.

Drying your wigs

Once the wig is clean,remove any excess water by gently squeezing the wig.
Do not twist the wig
Do not wring the wig out either.
Do not rub the wig dry with a towel
Do not use heat on the wig to dry it
Air dry the wig by hanging it up on a, coat hanger hock ,table conner,door knob or laying it on a towel over night,If you do hang the wig make sure to put a towel underneath the wig to catch any wet dribbles/avoiding puddles or hang it over a bath tub.
Do not leave a wet wig on a wig stand or a wig head this will change the shape of a wig and not dry well.
Wigs depending on thickness some will take longer than others to dry.

Other Care Tips

Try to store the wigs when you not using them.
Avoid using Real hair products on the Wig
Why...Beacuse....
For example,
Hairspray bonds the fibres together and makes the wig sticky,Hair Mousse has alcohol in it and can melt the fibres,Dry Shampoo can discolour and fade darker wig fibres/colours and normal shampoo and conditioner can dry the wigs out.
Do not dye wigs you can get any colour of wig these days!
Try to style the wig with your fingers than heated tools.
(unless they are heat resistant even then Id not do it myself!).
Try to keep the orginal packaging for the wigs and the nets to use for storage!
Invest in a good wide tooth wig comb.
Invest in the Tangle Tezzer comb


I hope this clears up a few things for you all! 
Again I am happy to help if you have a question you can contact me here with a comment or Facebook Me!

Most of all have fun with your wigs!
^__^

Stay super Kawaii!
Tartan
x

Sources~E-How, Lock shop,Gothic Lolita wigs,Geisha wigs,Dreamy Store,Wiki ,The Great Richard Cartier oh and my great knowledgeable of know how and experiences!