Henna, also known as Mehndi, is a preparation made from a dried and powdered plant, staining the skin a distinct reddish-brown colour. Less familiar is Jagua, a preparation made from a fruit that grows in the Amazon, and when unripe stains the skin a natural black.
Virtually any design is possible with Henna or Jagua. Paul Zulauf can fluidly create professional-looking designs spontaneously with as much or as little particular requests from a client. Specific designs, symbols and images can be made into custom henna designs anywhere on the body. There is a joy of discovery and creativity in making unique designs. Different styles are appropriate for different occasions, and everyone has their own taste, which makes every henna session dynamic.
For more information on Henna Designs and Application or Private Events please contact, email@example.com Paul at 647-300-1941
Appointments can be made to have Henna application done at Earth & Fire, 489 Queen St. West, 2nd Floor
Henna sessions can be done anywhere comfortable, and generally takes 15 minutes to a half hour. Cost includes a base fee of $15 per appointment, and the designs range from $5 to $75 depending on size and complexity. Additional designs or clients during the same appointment time are less the $15 base fee.
Teyana Taylor is known for her lips (as well as her musical talent of course), so it's only right that she launch a lip gloss line. It's called "Dope Lips", and will be in major department stores (Sephora as well) around Christmas time. *perfect stocking stuffer*
According to her myspace video:
She promises it won't be sticky, or "cheap" as she would say lol.
There will be kids chapsticks; (Walmart $1-$3), as well as Lipgloss ranging from $10-$15max
She hopes to do a full make-up line, as well as other beauty and fragrance products.
Some promo shots for "Dope Lips": Photography by Cha'n Andre'
"I used to get teased about my lips" - Teyana Taylor *me too!*
"it's gonna feel so soft on the lips... goes on heavy, but stays soft; like when you rub oil into your skin, nice and soft...I wanna make all kinds of women/girls feel beautiful"- Teyana Taylor
If you prefer to celebrate Halloween indoors these recipes, are pretty easy to make, and at least you won't be battling a severe toothache by the end of the night! If you're entertaining, your guests will be impressed with your innovative Halloween themed menu *wink wink* Mini Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes: (All you need is a mini muffin pan, and muffin liners; give yourself 2 hours). These cupcakes are a cute and tasty alternative to giving candy during the trick or treating times. Just make sure you watch out for peanut allergies!
1 cup self-rising flour
2/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 large egg
1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Chopped crystallized ginger (optional)
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
Orange and black food coloring; orange, black, white, and yellow candies and sugar crystals
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 24 mini muffin cups with 1 3/4x 1-inch paper liners. Mix flour, golden brown sugar, and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl. Whisk egg, canned pure pumpkin, vegetable oil, sour cream, and vanilla extract in medium bowl. Add mixture to dry ingredients; stir to fully combine. Spoon batter into paper liners (batter will almost fill liners). Scatter crystallized ginger over, if desired. Bake cupcakes until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 16 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan and let cool completely on rack. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl to blend. Beat in powdered sugar.
Divide frosting among 3 bowls. Tint frosting in first bowl with orange coloring (or combine red and yellow coloring to make orange) and frosting in second bowl with black coloring, keeping frosting in third bowl white. Chill frosting 2 hours or until firm enough to easily spread. Frost cupcakes; decorate using candy and sugar crystals as desired.
Red Wine Caramel Apples: (you'll need 8 wooden ice-pop sticks and a candy thermometer; this will take you about 30 minutes)
8 small McIntosh apples, stemmed, washed well, and dried
1 1/2 cups red wine
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
6 tablespoons heavy cream
Insert a wooden stick halfway into each apple at stem end. Line a tray with wax paper and lightly grease paper.
Boil wine in a small saucepan over medium heat until reduced to 1/2 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Bring sugar and water to a boil in a 2 1/2-to 3-quart heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved, then wash down any sugar crystals from side of pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water. Boil, without stirring, swirling pan occasionally so caramel colors evenly, until dark amber. Add reduced wine (mixture will bubble up and steam) and swirl pan. Add cream and simmer, stirring, until incorporated, then continue to simmer until thermometer registers 238°F. Remove from heat and cool to 200°F.
Holding apples by the sticks, dip them in caramel and swirl to coat, letting excess drip off, then hold apples up (stick end down) for about 15 seconds to allow more caramel to set on apples. Put caramel apples, stick side up, on greased wax paper and let stand until caramel firms up, about 30 minutes.
Bayou Slime Cocktail:
2 parts Cruzan Dark Rum
6-8 fresh mint leaves
1/2 part Fee Brothers Spiced Cordial Syrup
1 egg white
Muddle mint leaves and syrup together, making sure to crush the mint leaves. Place all ingredients into a shaker. Shake until well-chilled and frothy. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with additional crushed mint leaves. Dracula's Kiss:
Add spiders to the drink or hang them on the glass for a clever finishing touch.
1 oz black cherry vodka (Smirnoff or Effen)
1/2 oz grenadine
maraschino cherries for garnish
Coat the bottom of a highball glass withgrenadine.
Add ice and vodka.
Fill with cola.
Garnish with cherries Spinach-Stuffed Pumpkin:
4 small sugar pumpkins
1 (9 ounce) package frozen creamed spinach, thawed
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 slices white cheese, such as Monterey Jack
reheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Cut off tops and remove seeds from pumpkins. Coat the insides with butter, and season with salt and pepper. Replace lids. Place in a shallow baking dish with a small amount of water to prevent bottoms from scorching during cooking.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until insides have darkened yet outsides remain firm. Meanwhile, small saucepan, stir softened cream cheese into spinach until melted and well-blended.
Fill pumpkins with spinach mixture, and top each with a slice of cheese. Return to the oven for 3 minutes to melt cheese if serving immediately. Pumpkins may be covered and refrigerated at this point until ready to serve. May be reheated in the microwave for 2 minutes. Jack O Lantern Burgers:
1 envelope onion soup mix
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 1/2 pounds ground beef
10 slices process American cheese
10 hamburger buns, split
In a large bowl, combine soup mix, ketchup, brown sugar, horseradish and chili powder. Crumble beef over mixture; mix well. Shape into 10 patties. Grill, broil or pan-fry until the meat is no longer pink.
Cut eyes, nose and mouth out of each cheese slice to create a jack-o-lantern. Place cheese on burgers; cook until cheese is slightly melted, about 1 minute. Serve on buns.
Happy Halloween! (Thanks Epicurious!)
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Come join us for our annual Myka Fall Sample Sale.
Fabulous Canadian designed Costume jewellery from Myka, leather handbags and tons of other accessorizing goodies, all available to you at wholesale prices!
Myka Designs are meticulously hand crafted jewellery and accessories. Their unique designs consist of Earrings, Bracelets, Chokers Pendants and Necklaces cast in Pewter and made with Swarovski Elements.
Wednesday Nov. 4th from 9am -7pm Thursday Nov. 5th from 9am -7pm Friday Nov. 6th from 9am - 5pm
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So looks like Chris Breezy's tryna make a comeback! *guess he's hoping everybody forgot how he "man-handled" rhi rhi...*
Choreography is DOPE! Song's not bad either I guess...
Um... was that Tyrese right at the end? Dare I ask his purpose in the video? ha ha ha
So do you think this track/video can transform how people feel about Chris? Possible comeback?
I give it ♥♥♥♥♥
Look out for the GayLea Shortbread Contest & CRAVE Toronto Buzz Party Videos coming soon!!
*Transform yourselves this Halloween, and send in your pics!!*
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I loved toys as a kid! I had the big Barbie house, and ALL the accesories (150 barbies, and tonnes of other stuff I won't even bother listing lol... *don't judge me*). I was only allowed to watch TV from 5-8pm so what else was I supposed to do with my time?
Majority of us played with LEGO, or even owned a LEGO set at some point during our childhood; we built houses, cars, whatever. But James May, a toy fan over in the U.K did something that I would put in the AWESOME category!
He built a two-story LEGO mansion (with a fully functional washroom; shower & toilet!), in the middle of a vineyard in Surrey, England. "Damn, that's a lotta LEGO", I know I said the same thing; approximately 816 million pieces.
According to Geek.com, they were going to move this awesome creation to the Legoland Park in Windsor, but it cost too much money to move it there sooo long story short, they destroyed it! *tear*
"It was only ever meant to be a temporary structure, they were hoping that it would be going to Legoland, but they have made the decision not to take it"- Jeanette Simpson Vineyard spokesperson.
In case you're wondering what happened to the millions of LEGO pieces, they were donated to a charity :) *least some good came out of it :)*
The very best way to learn how to get to where you want to be is to talk to someone who is already there. I came across this lady with incredible resume and a sun shiny outlook on life that is just too perfect for me. For those of who are struggling with your career focus or direct, do what I do... find a mentor and be inspire! Big thank you from HeyDoYou to Miss Kibibi Springs to share her 2 cents with us. A perfect example of how to Do You!
I earned a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Communication studies. Studying in Santa Barbara was my first introduction to the importance of work/life balance. I earned one of the best educations in communication theory and how to enjoy life and the beach while doing it. :)
Since graduating, I have enjoyed a successful 15 year career in marketing communications with top 10 public relations agency Edelman Public Relations, national education non-profit The Milken Family Foundation, Fortune 500 companies Procter & Gamble Beauty and The Virgin Entertainment Group as well as entrepreneurial experience as a freelance marketing consultant.
Currently I’m pursuing a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology with a specialization in consumer psychology which I intend to use to continue my career in the management consulting industry.
City you live in: Los Angeles, CA
If there was a theme song in your life, it would be:
Love this question! This changes frequently because I love music, but right now I would pick Jason Mraz’ Live High. The lyrics speak to living a life of high integrity and I’m all about that.
What is the best advice you can give to a women who wants that corner office?
Know yourself and get it on your own terms. In many cases, that corner office can come at the cost of other things in your life. Before you get to what you envision as the pinnacle to success in your industry, know what you’re going to be asked to sacrifice to make that a reality and be honest with yourself about what you are willing to give to get it. If the outline for the job you have your eye on requires too much sacrifice for you personally, create that position on your own terms. Success has many definitions and the ones we’re used to chasing are being reinvented everyday on individually unique terms.
What is the your favorite quote that keeps you motivated?
Oh man, I’m a quote person. I eat and drink them so it’s hard to pick just one. I’m very partial to quotes from sports coaches so I’ll pick this one:
“The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” - Vince Lombardi
What do you think is the the key to being a successful woman in the marketing industry?
The marketing industry offers a breadth of options in which you can focus your interests. This makes it a great career choice for someone who’s curious about many different things. At the same time it can be very easy to get lost in the options available to you. My advice from this vantage point in my career is explore your options but aim to direct them towards a specialization, something that you are known for and do better than anyone else in your field.
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On Friday, October 30th from 6-10pm, our good friends at Impression Events will be hosting a charity beauty event at Chic Lounge on 214 King Street West, Toronto, ON (@ King just west of Spadina at Simcoe). For just $30, attendees will receive Halloween/Glam Make up and a Hair and Nail Application by top industry professionals.
"Each piece starts as a blank canvass in her mind, as she lets her materials and mood tell her what to do, working wherever she can find a space. Mediums such as glass, pearls, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver, leather, and semiprecious stones, work their way into an array of colour conscious art for the body. A collection of fresh, yet classic pieces that allows each wearer to add individual flair, creating a truly unique statement from an already unique creation."
This is Niya Melodie Accessories... gorgeous, intricately detailed fashion pieces for the hair and body. Toronto based creator Niya Melodie leaves no luxury material out of reach, her pieces are rare but definitely affordable.
Niya Melodie Accessories has designed the HalfMasquedMidnight Collection specifically for the 'Dons n Divas' Masquerade Ball taking place on November 6th and has partnered with HeyDoYou to run a contest to win one of these gorgeous pieces.
Tell us which celebrity has personified the 'masquerade', the first person with the right answer wins a complementary Niya Melodie Accessory.
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Hello Kitty celebrated her birthday in Culver City this weekend! A full fledge day of cuteness and cocktails.
Paris Hilton and Kimora were both there for the opening party on Friday
I went down on Saturday to see the TokiDoki x Hello Kitty collection. This is what I wore! Annoyed at the traffic face. *hee hee*
I didn't listen to mapquest and just drove along Washington, which took about 40 minutes from my house and when I got there, check out the line O_O. And then I saw a traffic cop giving out mad parking tickets. double O_O
So I gave up and went to Beverly Center instead for some retail therapy. But! The exhibit is going to be on for a few more weeks so I will go check it out at the Three Apples Gallery. Here are the event I will most likely hit up. If you are in LA and want to come with me, hit me up!
WHEN: Friday, October 23, 2009 – Sunday, November 15th, 2009 For hours please go to www.royal-t.org
8910 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
310 559 6300
In honor of Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary SANRIO is proud to announce the ‘Three Apples’ exhibition running from Oct. 23 - Nov. 15 at Royal/T in Culver City. Guests can sample Hello Kitty shaped food, craft works of art and purchase products at the Sanrio Pop-Up shop. There will also be a Hello Kitty Art Show, an apartment decked out in lifestyle products featuring live inhabitants, a Hello Kitty product retrospective and other special events.
Hello Kitty Birthday Party – Sunday, Nov. 1st – 10am-6pm Come out to celebrate Hello Kitty’s birthday! Party guests can purchase Hello Kitty shaped pancakes and waffles for brunch and themed bento boxes later in the day. The first 200 guests to arrive will get party favor goody bags.
Hello Kitty Fashion and Art Event – Saturday, Nov. 14th - Call for hours Japanese street fashions will take to the runway celebrating the best of Hello Kitty apparel.
"So what are you gonna be this year?" I've been asked this question at least five times this week! lol. Yes, it's that time of the year again. Halloween is around the corner, and the Halloween bug is spreading at a rapid pace!
Apart from the occasional angel wings, halo, and sometimes devil horns; I was never really into getting dressed up for Halloween. But that doesn't mean that don't I love seeing how creative people get with their costumes, and even with their houses!!
Whether you're into getting dressed up for Halloween, or whether you don't do the dressing up thing, but would still like to celebrate, and be in the Halloween theme; here's a little inspiration...
Wanna be sexy bunny? Put down the Playboy bunny ears, these one's are much classier!
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Beauty x Trends
Yvonne Kai is a social media consultant in New York City. She established her career in Toronto and Los Angeles in various boutique marketing agencies, independent consulting and special events. Available for contract work in online marketing, social media, event planning, product review, media coverage and general creative pow wows. Bachelor of Arts in Communications from University of Western Ontario, Graphic Design from Humber College and Professional Designation in Beauty Industry Marketing & Merchandising from FIDM.
Yvonne Kai is currently in New York working publishing. Focused on employing her talents and energies in the service of a higher purpose, Yvonne is a true Gemini/Cancer cusp.
Food x Travel
Awarded a Grande Diplome in French Cuisine from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Paris school of Culinary
Arts, Bella continues to pursue her education goals and is currently completing a Bachelor of Applied Business in Hospitality Operations at George Brown College, where she previously graduated with a Diploma in Hotel Management. Internationally raised, Bella's perfected her ability to adapt seamlessly into a wide variety of environments. With over 5 years of professional cooking experience, she has developed a personal cooking style that is a fusion of a variety of international cuisines. Cutting edge and always innovative, Bella is a true Cancer-Leo cusp. email@example.com
Events x Music
Shay Ironmonger is currently working in Toronto as an advertising consultant and a special events blogger. Available for contract work in experiential marketing, event planning, product review, and online advertising. With a diploma in advertising & marketing from Sheridan College and Shay is currently completing formal designation in Special Event Planning from George Brown College. Practical and patient, Shay is a Capricorn. firstname.lastname@example.org
June is a Beauty specialist in Los Angeles, California. She is currently a student at FIDM and a social media intern at GeoReach Network. June is our LA correspondant and she is a beach bunny and true So-Cal girl. She loves skincare, hair care, fragrances and color cosmetics. June knows something about everything, a true Gemini. email@example.com