I love Thursdays; not only does Thursday usher in the long awaited weekend, but Thursdays also mean it’s styling day here at the Audrey office. My co-workers and I meet up shortly after lunch and instead of our usual check-in meetings, we have a styling “party” where we test out styling products. Today was a hairstyling party and we tested out a 1” Lighted Titanium 450 Flat Iron by Andis Professional and Remington’s “All That!” hot rollers. With these products we either curled or straightened our hair and added finishing touches by using either hairspray and/or hair serums.
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So kudos to producers Karin Chien, Melissa M. Lee and Maryam Keshavarz (who also wrote and directed the film) for releasing Circumstance earlier this year and to rave reviews.
The movie centers around a pair of free-spirited Tehran teens Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri) and Shireen (Sarah Kazemy) struggling with their burgeoning sexuality under the rigid rules of an oppressive theocracy. The film is set in Iran, filmed in Beirut, edited in Chile, finished in France, and financed primarily by U.S. sources. Circumstance premiered at the 2011 Sundance Awards where it picked up the Audience Award for drama.
However, the controversy surrounding the film has also carried off-screen as Chien recently penned an open letter condemning the Producers Guild Award for labeling Circumstance a foreign film because the film is not in English.
Read Karin’s full letter under the cut. Continue Reading »
I’m a super lazy hair person. I mean, I can spend hours on skin care and makeup, but hair? I wanna just wash and go. It helps that my hair is generally healthy and frizz-free, and that a ponytail or high bun is my look du jour.
But I will say, my perspective has changed a bit after I got a blow-out at Nelson Chan’s salon a couple months back. My hair looked like it belonged in a Pantene commercial and I’m seriously reconsidering the whole wash and go look.
If there’s one thing I can’t do, it’s hair. I wish I was good at it, but I really suck at it. I am envious of women who know how to do their hair effortlessly, especially since I have to wrestle with mine to even get it up in a practical bun. My kid sister, on the other hand, is a pro at it and can do her hair like it’s her job.
If I had this little goody, maybe I’d be a better ‘do do-er. FHI Heat, the name in hair styling products, offers all sorts of high-end hair help, and their Go 1″ Styling Iron doesn’t disappoint.
The iron is not just a straightener — it’s a ceramic tourmaline styling powerhouse, so it’s actually good for your hair. It includes all the necessary features of a great styling iron (ceramic tourmaline plates, a wide adjustable heat range, extra long cord, etc.). Plus, it’s a handy size with dual voltage international plug for all you travelers. The Go Styling Iron comes in bright fun colors such as Girly-Girl and Hot-Hot-Hot — yours will come in the fabulous Mermaid Me hue.
I know I can’t do hair, but I can do math. The FHI Heat Go Styling Iron would cost you $79.99 retail, but this week, you could get yours for nil. Even this hair ignoramus knows that’s a pretty sweet deal.
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Gooood morning ladies! (Or afternoon or evening if you’re not on the West Coast). It’s our favorite day of the week here at Audrey Magazine — thank goodness it’s FREE-day!
Continuing on our hair theme from last week, I have very special news… I’m giving away a top-of-the-line FHI Heat flat iron this week only!
What’s so special about FHI Heat flat irons? Besides being manufactured by the originators of the flat iron technology — South Koreans — and featuring all the latest and greatest bells and whistles like three layers of baked ceramic plates with authentic advanced tourmaline technology, consistent optimal heat, beveled plates for smooth curls and proprietary Nano-Fuzeion technology for conditioning and shine, it’s also FREE.
And, I only have one. That’s right guys, ONE. One very lucky gal chosen at random will receive FHI Heat’s Technique Do More Series: Earth 1 inch flat iron, which retails for more than $120.
You know the drill — comment here starting today until 11:59 p.m. April 14.
Good luck and TGIF until next Friday!