April 12, 2010

Lookbook: Going Wavy

I got some photos done with a local photographer named Doug and I must say it was quite fun. I decided to go for Gossip Girl's Serena Van Der Woodsen hair- volumize, wavy but not curly. Believe it or not I did the curls with a $15 1” Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron and $4 Aussie Instant Freeze Hairspray both found at Shoppers Drug Mart which proves that you don’t always have to splurge to get quality!

The only thing I didn't like about my Conair Instant Heat Curling Iron is that it's not "instant heat" at all, I had to plug it in and wait 5+ minute for the iron to fully heat. But other than that the clamp was tight enough and I don't feel like it fried my hair. I'm satisfied enough that I don't feel the need to splurge more to upgrade :)

59 comments:

  1. I like the fourth photo :)

    I agree with what you said about Youtube. My bestfriend managed to start a smoothies business from scratch just by researching on Youtube :D

    PS: Thanks for the birthday greetings! ♥♥

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  2. you look stunning in every pictures!
    Your hair is sexy! I like it. :)

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  3. awww
    you look H-O-T!

    your hair looks nice too
    it adds that sexiness & come-touch-my-hair look

    you're ravishing!
    ^_^

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  4. You're adorable. :) I love your skirt.. too cute... and that is true, you don't have to spend a lot of money to get good results!!

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  5. i love the hair, julie!

    & btw, if you didnt know yet.. Anna Sui is now retailing at target & her clothes are gossip-girl inspired.

    hehe! you look cute, btw hehe

    xoxo
    Nikki

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  6. You look sophisticated with wavy hair! And I too use a very affordable curling Iron to curl my hair. :D

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  7. Hey :)

    This is such a cute photoshoot. You're very photogenic :) You should really (if you're already not) model for either Charolette Russe or Alloy :) Have a groovy day :)

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  8. O M G Julie!
    i SWEAR u look prettier day by day,well not literally,i mean post by post!lolll
    seriously
    this is ur best of the best pict so far!
    loll
    i really love ur 2nd picture!!
    u look like a hongkong actress or something!loll

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  9. Cute pictures! They all are so awesome!

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  10. Girl you look HOT!!! The last photo in the chair is my fav!

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  11. beautiful pics as always. and i agree... you don't always have to splurge on hair products/styling tools to make your hair beautiful.

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  12. Poppy you are just too adorable xD
    I've never really understood the $200 curling irons and flat irons. Mine is a $45 Remington and it works perfectly fine.
    I hope you took time out to enjoy the disgustingly good weather that you guys have been having!

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  13. you look gorgeous!!! love the skirt!!!

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  14. hun, you are so gorgeous with those curls!!

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  15. You look beautiful in the fourth photo hun. Youtube is the def. the best to DIY projects, haha.

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  16. Hot hot hot! Love all the photos : ) Every time I try, I super FAIL at curling my hair -_-;

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  17. Those pictures are very nice! some of the best of you IMO. it's probably the hair :P that hair style definitely suits you. you should do it more often :]

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  18. I love those pictures! So refreshing to see your poses against a light background. So pretty~! ♥

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  19. Cute! =D Good luck and congrats on the housewarming party! Gotta love Youtube...hehe.

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  20. wooo woooh hot stuff! i love the hair too but i have to say i'm done with conair products. everytime i've gotten one, it doesn't do the job. well either that or my hair is just thick and stubborn. haha!

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  21. Nice! haha I love youtube... pretty cool that you did it by yourself ;)

    you look great in those pictures! :)

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  22. oh wow you installed ur own lighting? dang! mad props!!!!

    lovely pictures as usual =)

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  23. Look at you! Cute as ever...great shoot!

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  24. model status!!! i love these photos. I agree, you can really find anything on youtube. Last night I looked up line dancing lessons and there it was lol. Line dancing is my thing at the moment. Now I should feel old haha!

    *hugs*

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  25. cute hair/photos miss! and is it just me when i say that (most) asian hair is nearly impossible to curl?! ugh i love curly hair but my problem is that my hair is waaay too thick so it takes legit hours to curl it all. my other asian friend has the opposite problem, that being that since her hair is so thin it just stays stick straight and refuses any curling iron. *le sigh* at least i enjoy having straight hair 75% of the time.

    aaaaanyways, have a wonderful week lady :)

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  26. So pretty, Julie! I'm all for wavy hair, it's sexy but not as tired as curls. You look fab! =D

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  27. You're always SO gorgeous!!!
    Hope you're not sick of hearing this over and over again hahaha

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  28. LOL. Congrats on the track light!!

    You look gorgeous as always. =)

    I wish I was talented enough to do my own hair. I'm such a klutz. I finally gave up and resorted to just chopping it all off lol.

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  29. Remind me why you are not in a magazine right now?! lol love your shots, beautiful as usual. I like how you did your hair and how it adds to the flirtiness :)
    I didn't handle myself very well with that bee in my bowl =X I didn't cry but I did scream like a maniac!! Hope you have a good week!

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  30. Wow you are so pretty, congrats for amazing pictures !

    http://cupcakesarefashion.blogspot.com/

    XOXO, C.

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  31. Cute, cute, cute pictures! And haha Youtube is awesome!

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  32. You really look hot Julie. I like the second pic, is my favorite. Somehow I feel you look the hottest, when you have a serious deep expression. For me, one of the best sets of you :)

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  33. Very cute photos, And I love that color blue on you

    www.Nubiasnonsense.com

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  34. Gorgeous hair!

    Thank you for your sweet comment. I really appreciate it <3

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  35. What a fun photoshoot!!! The skirt is so fun and flirty!

    It's amazing what you can do on a budget :D

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  36. You look gorgeous in your photos Julie! And I do like the wavy hair look on you. Conair definitely has some good hair styling tools that are affordable. I have a couple myself. I find Vidal Sassoon hair tools are similar to Conair (price and quality wise).
    Yay for installing your Ikea kitchen track lights on your own :)
    You know what!? I actually thought the same thing - that Zoey Deschanel looks better than Katy Perry. I couldn't put my finger on it but perhaps it is the bug eye thing LOL

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  37. You look stunning.
    Great job on the hair. I feel like I can never get my hair to look that way, wavy but not curly.
    Where did you get your hair accessory from? I feel like I've seen it before. LOVE it.

    The Sweet Potato flavored Kit Kats actually taste like Sweet Potatoes, a little bit like yams. I think the white chocolate brings out the taste.


    <3 Serena.

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  38. Awesome shots! You did a great job with your hair. I don't have the patience for curling irons (I've tried them in the past), but you can do some great hairstyles with them. Gorgeous skirt as well by the way!

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  39. You look hot in those pictures! And I love the hair :D

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  40. You look great! Love your hair! :)

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  41. Great pics doll! you look gorgeous! xoxo

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  42. Your hair looks gorgeous, I might have to get one of those styling tools! :)

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  43. i like the pics. wavy looks good on you :-)
    im now following... take care. ciao!
    http://beautystyleaddict.blogspot.com

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  44. I like how you did your hair! How'd you get it like that with the curling iron??

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  45. Missed ur sexyness girl.

    Yep, I'm still selling hair extensions. Take a look at my online store and let me know what you like and I can give u a discount of 5% or more depending on what you want. =)

    www.jadorelovelyboutique.com

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  46. you look like a doll in that last pic.. gorg!

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  47. You look SEXY girl, beautiful pictures. ^_^. Your comments on my recent post with the LISP thingie made me laugh so hard ahaha ^_^ Yup I can say SHIT just fine ahaha.

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  48. Great job with the hair, J!
    You always look stunning in all your photos!

    And way to go with that installation! Look at you Ms. Handy!

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  49. Awesome photos! And I love your hair! I haven't curled my hair in a while...I'm inspired to try out this hairstyle now! haha :D

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  50. i love u with waves!! so carefree and fun no matter the hair tho, u always looks stunning<33

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  51. Wavy looks great on you. I think I'll have to go out and buy a curling iron now too haha. And... I love your legs!! in a non-creepy kind of way. :D

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