Posts Written On October 11, 2012

Holly: The New Guest Blogger

Hey, I’m Holly the new guest blogger at heydoyou!

I shall begin by telling you a little bit about myself. I am a British girl living in Brooklyn who made the move to NYC at the end of this summer, after graduating in Anthropology&Cultural Studies. So needless to say I am still fairly new to the city – eager to explore and experience as much as possible! I am a complete magazine junkie, spending far too much of my money on glossy pages full of fashion trends, beauty finds and celebrity gossip. Furthermore  I am a huge foodie and thus love eating out, cooking and discovering new delicious finds.
It is great to be given this opportunity to be part of this blog and I can’t wait to start posting – enjoy!
Twitter: @hollymoowoo
Instagram: hollymorgan_
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Creme Colour Concentrate @OccMakeup

Our friends at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics have been cooking up some goodies – The Creme Colour Concentrate. Perfect for all and a welcomed break from loud neons and too girly pastels.

It is a smooth, blendable, buildable crème coverage product that is suitable for eyes, lips and cheeks. Loaded with emollients and humectants including aloe leaf extrac, coca extract and vitamin E, this goes on smooth and wears like a dream. I am so excited to try this! It retails for $20 for 8g.

Shades include:

Miriam

John Doe

Cthulu

Subdued Whitened Plum

Ash-toned Taupe

Dirty Pale Olive Green

More info here http://www.occmakeup.com/fw2012.html

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October is #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 women the U.S and 1 in 9 in Canada will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. It’s a terrible disease that affects the lives of those diagnosed, as well as their friends and families. This is the month that we really shine a light on breast cancer, the survivors, fighters, and victims, and the life-saving research that is taking place to fight it.

Companies across the country are donating proceeds from the purchase certain products toward breast cancer research. I wanted to highlight some of my favorite products:


Riedel Stemless Wine Glasses: 15% of all proceeds from these glasses to the support of breast cancer survivors

essie Breast Cancer Color Collection: A portion of the proceeds from the essie breast cancer awareness collection will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Ellie Shoes: 100% of proceeds will be donated to National Breast Cancer Coalition

The North Face – The North Face will make an annual donation to  Boarding For Breast Cancer, a non-profit, education awareness foundation, to help support their journey to educate and inspire young adults

Movado Watch: Special Edition Breast Cancer Research Foundation – Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Graphic Tee from Footlocker – $5 goes to the American Cancer Society

 Bicycle Playing Cards – $.15 from each deck of cards will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Cuisinart Pink Series Blender  – By purchasing  you are helping to fund the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Betsey Johnson “I’m a Survivor” Charm Bracelet – A portion of the proceeds are donated to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer

Supporting companies that donate proceeds from the purchase of their products to various breast cancer organizations is a great way to help the cause. A more direct way to get involved is to join one of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks that are going on around the country (U.S.) throughout the month of October.

I will be walking in the  Making Strides walk at Jones Beach on Long Island, NY  on October 21. I’d love your support in my effort to raise funds for the walk. Please visit my Making Strides homepage if you’d like to donate (and share with a friend!).

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Wreck it Ralph @disneyanimation

I saw the trailer yesterday and I can’t wait to see this movie! With all the 80’s comic books and 90’s video games, these movies are bringing back a ton of memories and giving all these characters a new opportunity for young fans to get to know them!

WRECK-IT RALPH (In Disney Digital 3D™)

DISNEY
Website: Disney.com/wreck-it-ralph

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Genre:                                      Animation/Comedy

Rating:                                      PG

U.S. Release Date:                    November 2, 2012

Voice Cast:                               John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Joe Lo Truglio, Ed O’Neill, Dennis Haysbert, Adam Carolla, Rachael Harris, Edie McClurg, Horatio Sanz, Stefanie Scott

Director:                                   Rich Moore

Producer:                                  Clark Spencer

Executive Producer:                  John Lasseter

Story by:                                  Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon

Screenplay by:                          Phil Johnston and Jennifer Lee

From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy®-winning director Rich Moore comes “Wreck-It Ralph,” a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure. For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day. Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart-racing game Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend. But everything changes when a deadly enemy is unleashed, threatening the entire arcade and Vanellope herself. Ralph finally gets his chance to save the day—but can he do it in time? “Wreck-It Ralph” crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

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Hair extensions: Use with care!

Every day, we see photos of celebs with fantastic, natural looking extensions. Because there’s really not much evidence they’re wearing extensions (apart from the gorgeous hair they’re sporting), it can be hard to take a lesson from the experts.

Fortunately for us, celebs are also known for some pretty big fashion don’ts that we can all learn from. First of all, whether you visit a stylist for a new set of micro braids or try your hand at clip-in extensions or bangs, quality is key with extensions. Good quality extensions should look and feel like the real deal for seamless coverage. If you can afford it, purchase real human hair over synthetic to get a seamless style that moves like your own natural hair.

DON’T:

Show your extensions.

A notable fail to avoid is pulling up your mane and showing off the braided roots of your extensions, as Britney Spears did. This fail could’ve been avoided had the extensions been put in by a knowledgeable stylist. If you can see the extension tracks when you pull back your hair, you should probably choose a different type of extensions or a different hairstyle.

Fail to match your hair color.

Another Britney gaffe shows the star with mismatched extensions and roots. While you can try a flirty streak of pink or turquoise, extensions that aim for natural but don’t look it really miss the mark.

Show your wig tape.

Beyoncé favors a lace-front wig–and the whole world knows it because she just can’t seem to secure her wig tape. Lace-front wigs are known for their seamless ability to blend with your mane, but don’t screw it up with poor tape placement.

Get different textured extensions.

Failing to match textures could leave your hairdo looking like a rat’s nest, as happened to Nicole Richie. When it comes to extensions, you really want to play matchy-matchy with tone and texture.

Keep these famous fails in mind when planning a style change or new look to avoid bad hair and to help you feel confident with your style. As long as you pay careful attention to what you– or your stylist–is doing and check yourself in the mirror, you should be able to avoid these pitfalls and enjoy the beauty of luscious, beautifully coiffed locks.

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