April 25, 2012

Do the Pincurl

You will be surprised with the result.

It has been a while since I wrote something here, but I hope that will better soon.
I'm always interested in new techniques, as in hairstyling or photography skills. As you know I'm a formal hairdresser and that gives me some advantages in hairstyling for my models.
I also try some new techniques on my own hair and that's interesting to do, not only do i look good every time I try something new, it's also good for learning from my mistakes hehe.

Well, here you can see how I pincurled my hair. it's easy to do actually and only takes me about a half an hour to do. make sure you cover the pincurles at night while sleeping, otherwise they won't stay put. I use a small net at night and a scarf in the evening so not everyone sees me with a net in my hair haha.

The advantage of a hairnet is that your hair can nicely dry while sleeping, since a scarf can keep you hair a bit moist in the morning, since not enough air can reach it in bed to dry. It can also be interesting to use a hairdryer for about 15 minutes when you just pincurled it, so the hair is not to wet for your pillow, especially with colored hair..................else your pillow will have a nice new color in the morning 'lol'.
Don't do this with really wet hair. let dry the hair a bit in a natural way till it's only moist, then pincurl it.

It's an old way to have some fabulous curly hair for a sophisticated Lady going to a party or event, for me the best way so far. also for a good night sleep instead of using rollers :-)


Result with Pincurl
This Orchid hairflower is from Sophisticated lady accessoiries

Do not look at the quality of the photos, since they are only taken with my Smartphone. the person is me :-)

Have a wonderful day darlings!!

April 09, 2012

Having fun with Instagram

Hi darlings,

Well finally it's there....after a while of serious shooting, it's great to have such a new app for my Smartphone and I like it a lot!!
1 year and a half ago instagram showed up for iPhone. this app was growing so fast and it was so easy to make photos and share them, that the makers decided to develop it for Android too. which is a great decision I think :-)

Where does this succes coming from? it's probably something to do with the fact how it works, how easy it is. you just make a picture, choose a filter - most filters are really capable of showing of the Retro atmosphere of the late 70's and 80's. Then you can just put it online. no hours of photoshop after the photo. just snap and show.

Just like on twitter, people can follow you on the instagram website, you can like photos from others and give comments. a cup of Tea, Picnic shots in the forest, landscapes, parties, vacationshots......you can name it. some people are extreme active with it and do have thousands of followers already.

Ofcourse the iPhone and Android smartphone don't use DSLR cameras who makes professional photos. but it's soooo much fun to do and has the freedom of keeping it in your purse when you don't need your cam, ofcourse it's interesting to buy yourself a good quality smartphone if you can't afford yourself an iPhone - I use the "Samsung Galaxy W" which I find incredible with instagram. it was an affordable choice since the Galaxy S2 is too expensive for me.

The Instagram filters give the users the feeling they are making great artistic retro shots and that is what they are doing.
Instagram was actually a Polaroid One Step 1000 rainbow camera. nothing serious back in those days, just something to play with like instagram on mobile these days. the only difference is that you don't have a photo developing in your hands, like with polaroid back in the 80's.
Maybe that's the reason why the app had already more than 10 million users back in september with iPhone. although there are some people who find it crap or just too easy......which I do not agree. it's an expression of how you feel, live your life and see the things around you. for me it's Art.

Anyway, the app is there for Android too since april 2012. I know many people were waiting for it and finally it's released. I know that Android users will use it as their main camera. why shouldn't they? I will use it all the time too when i'm on the road, it's sooooo easy hehe.

If you have an Android phone, what the hell are you waiting for??
Find it here : Instagram app

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