I ❀️ We 🐻Bears!!! BEST show EveR!!! πŸŒΌπŸ¦„

Bears are probably one of my fav animal out there! And if you too like bears definitely check out the cartoon series #webearbears ! It’s so funny and definitely will uplift you. Plus they r pretty short too and the three bears stack on top on one another as a “bear stack”! Just suggesting something that is uplifting and fun while we are staying indoors and wanna watch something funny animal based. Namaste!! Remember love our animals, eat mainly plant based, smile more, meditate and yoga it up!
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Meditation = calmer mind

Set your mind free by putting some time aside for yourself. You could do meditation for ten mins, just sit and breath, or even just close your eyes and let your imagination go, a short yoga practice.Nowadays everyone is stressed out because we have lost focus on what is one of the most important task which is personal growth and self love. So take ten mins out to care for yourself; after a while you will start feeling the positive effect. Namaste!

How to keep off depressions and negative vibes!

Well everyone gets a little blue sometimes, and some can’t help but feel down all day! That includes me, I get a little sad sometimes. But instead of sitting, which makes me “more” sad. I discover that if I do physical activities such as yoga, meditation and aerobics (even slow cycling), eat fresh and raw food, and instead if looking down , I open my eyes and look around. Where I live , there are plants and trees planted along the side walk. So I would do yoga facing the window. Also keeping my room or space bright helps, if the sun is still out opening all your curtains and letting the sun in really makes you realize there is more than ourselves, there is an outside world outside of our enclosed minds. By doing that, it opens up my mind. As my ma always say, “You have to learn how to make your mind talk to the body; so they communicate, and you wilp be more balance and peaceful.” I used to not know what that means, but after practicing the yoga way of life. I understand now.

I hope this helps you aquire a more positive outlook in the near future. Rememeber, don’t force things/events that are not meant to be. Be sensible and do what you can one step at a time.

Namaste!

The Mystical Forest (working title): A series of line drawings by Cynthia Loren

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Here is a little sneak peak of my line drawing,
planning to have an artshow in NYC this summer,
these are little postcard samples.
All images are copyrighted.

Stay tune!
The official website will be up in a couple of days, and it will also be in deviant art in a week.
XOXO

Secrets to having long shiny red hair: Q and A

Topic:
a.) Myths V.S. reality
b.) Simple Q and A to maintaining and having red hair
c.) How to get red hair naturally
Alot of people have asked me what my secrets are having such natural looking thick red hair that seems to never fade. In fact, it gets a little more vibrant everyone someone sees me! So here is it, my simple Q and A for having beautiful red thick hair.

A.) Myth V.S. Reality

1.) Myth: Red hair is hard to maintain

Reality: This is only true if you seek the “chemical” way to maintain your red hair. Usually the hair dye in a box, or salon red hair looks very un-natural, and it fades easily (sometimes into a pink.) But if you see it chemically and thru a painter’s p.o.v. , you will know that if you wash red pigment off , it usually leaves a pink hue to it. This is especially true, if your starting color is blonde/light hair. Many conventional chemical hair dye strips your hair shaft and then add it’s own pigment to it. But as you dye/bleach your hair more and more, the keratin in your hair because weaker and thinner, thus, it is hard for the red dye to actually cling on to your hair.
So the simple solution for maintaining your red hair is simple: Henna
A lot of people have said that be careful with henna because it is permanent and hard to remove. To me, that’s a myth. All you need to do to remove henna is either thru hot mineral oil (which I don’t recommend) or vitamin C/ shampoo hair color removal.
To maintain red hair, all you need to do is to apply henna once every two weeks and use sulfate free shampoo. If you want to go the extra length then go get the Shikai Warm Color Reflect shampoo.

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2.) Myth: Red hair is hard to find makeup

Reality: Actually red hair is itself a great accessories. Depending on the person, face structure and style, there is a lot we can work with here! With every hair color there are bound to be some “no nos”. Unlike brunettes, where they can basically match any makeup or accessories, that’s because brown is not a very bright color. So it serves more as a background, so the options open up widely. But with red hair, all you need to do is throw on something simple and you are good to go!

3.) Myth: Only people with fair skin can wear red

Reality: The fact is that this varies. But good thing is that there are many different shades of red that we can rock. For example, someone with tanner skin can rock some auburn to bring out their face and color. While someone with pale skin can rock the strawberry blonde look! So it all depends. But if you see the trend in Korean (Ulzzang) a lot of their girls/boys wear red beautifully!

4.) Myth: Red hair makes a person look “weird”

Reality: This all depends on the type of red people rock! If it is a punky unnatural red, of course, people are going to look at the person because they look different. But if the red look auburn, strawberry or any hues of the natural reds, people are turning their heads for another reason (positive)! In fact, red can make a person look younger, more vibrant and classier. i.g. Queen Elizabeth , Sophia Loren, Lily Cole…

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5.) Myth: Sunlight makes red hair fade

Reality: Yes and no. UV rays fades everything, but to benefit from it as a redhead. You want to make a hibiscus tea spray (purified water/coconut water/strong hibiscus tea/essential oils) before stepping out into the sun.
Q and A!

Q: Is it a lot of work to maintain red hair?
A: No! You can apply henna with hibiscus tea every two weeks to refresh your hair color + henna is a natural hair binder and can make your hair look thicker and shinier.

Q.) I have blonde hair and wants an auburn color, but I heard a lot of people say that my hair will turn pink or an awkward red, what should I do?
A.: No problem! First dye your hair red. Then wait a week, or if you can’t wait wait few days and apply henna on clean dry hair and keep it on for at least 4 hours, and rinse and condition. Then wait a day or two to use shampoo to wash your hair.

Q.) My roots came out, and it is extremely dark, so I need a touch up but I don’t wanna dye the rest of my hair, but afraid my roots will because another color then the rest of my hair, what should I do?
A: Don’t worry! Dye your roots with a high lift hair dye, keep it for only 20 mins until it turns lighter. Then wait a day, and apply henna. Henna will blend your roots and the rest of your hair nicely.

Q.) I applied henna over my dyed red hair to make it more natural, but then it is a lot darker than I thought…what should I do?
A: A lot of people recommend “hair color remover” but that’s a serious no nos!! Because henna doesn’t play nice with chemical/metallic hair dye. So what you want to do is to mix powdered vitamin c with a citrus organic shampoo and apply to your clean dry hair, and leave for an hour or two. You will gradually see your hair becoming lighter. But this time, to maintain a lighter red, you want to mix 50percent cassia and 50percent henna to achieve a lighter results.

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I hope this helps ya’ll with maintaining your red locks!
xoxo