A Philosophy

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This is a site about receiving compliments. “Omigod, you have the most gorgeous skin,” or “I love your bag,” or “awesome shoes” — who doesn’t love hearing stuff like that? It makes you smile, even makes your day, doesn’t it? In fact, just having an opportunity to compliment someone else is a mood lift.

Superficial? Sure. But I’ve been saying for years (and celeb hairstylist Ted Gibson better back me up here on account he’s one of the people to whom I’ve said this): The first part of “superficial” is SUPER!, and damn if “super“ isn’t just a great, feel-good word.

So this blog is going to help you get compliments. Lots and lots of great compliments, on your skin, your complexion, your hair, your makeup, your style, your clothes and your accessories.

Practice saying “thank you” gracefully. It’ll look good on you.

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Adnan 12 July 2009 at 12:13 pm

I absolutely agree. I think compliments are a form of appreciation, and it is not only restricted to the item of clothing or accessory someone is wearing but can also be given to the personality or the energy an individual possess.
I believe we all are here for a short period of time and we don’t express our appreciation for each other here and now in the present then when will we ever get a chance.
Hence Janine I would like to thank you for providing a platform, a medium which we can use to spread positive vibes!!!

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Terry Lander 8 August 2009 at 11:54 am

Hi Janine,

It was lovely meeting you the other night at the Queen Mother. I’m also enjoying perusing your site – lots of information here. Hey, I have a query for you. My girlfriend’s 9 year old daughter loves her long thick wavy hair BUT they have an ordeal trying to brush it and she usually ends up in tears. Is there any product that you might suggest she try for the tangles? She has tried numerous ones but to no avail!
Have a great weekend.

Kind regards,
Terry

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Janine 8 August 2009 at 7:47 pm

Hi Terry, nice to meet you too, and thanks re: the site :-)

If your friend’s daughter has wavy hair, she shouldn’t brush it. She needs a hydrating shampoo and conditioner, as well as a leave-in cream, maybe some mousse. But no brush. Herbal Essences has a new line called Tousle Me Softly ($3.99 to $7.99). It’s a collection that includes shampoo, conditioner, mousse, spray gel, conditioning cream and a hairspray. Your friend might like to get the shampoo and conditioner, plus the conditioning cream as well as the mousse. It’ll help give shape and shine as well as definition to the little girl’s hair.

Another line that will soften your friend’s daughter’s hair and make it more manageable is Joico Colour Therapy (shampoo, conditioner, restorative styling oil). It’s a salon line, so more pricey. But it’s good.

Moroccan Oil is another option, especially if the objective is to blow-dry your friend’s daughter’s hair (that’s when it’s okay to use a brush). Again, pricier than some because it’s salon, but it should help. There’s a new shampoo and conditioner now, plus styling creams and of course the oil itself. Post shampoo/conditioner, an even distribution of a few drops of oil will actually make the blow dry easier and shorter.

How’s that? Keep me posted! j9falcon@gmail.com

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Sherry 18 October 2010 at 11:18 am

Hi Janine-
Just wanted to tell you that I think you are Talented, Imaginative and have the greatest Blog!!!

By the way, Tousle Me Softly is a great line, even for very straight hair.

Working on the rounded eye :)
Warm regards, Sherry

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Janine 26 October 2010 at 12:12 am

Thanks so much for your comment, Sherry! I love Tousle Me Softly every time I use it. It kind of makes me marvel — so good for so little.

Glad you’re inspired by the rounded eye! I rarely wear eyeshadow, but am inspired myself — just to see how it looks on my part-Asian features. *grin*

Thanks again for your kind words.

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Sarah 6 April 2011 at 2:38 pm

Is there a place your site where I can search through your articles based on a keyword?

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Janine 6 April 2011 at 10:32 pm

Hi Sarah — the “beautygeeks search” window, just under the first ad on the right side of the screen, should help. Thanks for visiting!

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Iconiclook.com 25 January 2012 at 9:38 am

I love your blog. Just discovered it on stumbleupon. Keep up the good work.

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Janine 25 January 2012 at 9:38 pm

Thank you so much!

J

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Mindy 31 July 2012 at 1:36 pm

La Mer is ridiculously expense. Orlane is less expective and just as good.

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Janine Falcon 13 July 2009 at 12:13 am

Thanks so much, Adnan :-)

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