Fashion and Beauty Bloggers Wanted!

Scandalousmuffin here again with some more cross-blog promotion.

Dis mah blawh! I do wut I want!

Fashion, Beauty, Make-up, and Style Writers Wanted for Original Content Production!

Form and Function Fashion Blog

Network with a talented team. Build your writing portfolio. Write about stuff and things that you like!

(Open to all styles of women and men! Good writing  and communication skills a must. Compensation possible in the future.)

I’m also looking for business partners and sponsors. No specific criteria yet, aside from fashion-themed, but let me know if you or anyone you know is interested. Also, graphic designers; F&F can haz logo?

E-mail short cover letter and resume to the address in the About page in the linkety link!


New Projects: F&F Fashion Blog and The Flairist

I have a new side-project blog that is finally live: Form and Function Fashion Blog

I’ve posted a couple times about fashion and beauty on Clantily Scad and those posts got positive feedback. Since this blog was getting so all-over-the place with the politics and culture commentary, I decided, why not just make my own fashion blog?

I might buy a domain name for it eventually, and I definitely want to make a better layout. My graphic design skills are alright, but if anyone wants to make me a sexy logo for F&F for free, please let me know. 😛

I’m currently looking for contributing writers for Form and Function Fashion for different areas: Hair, make-up, skin care, body-type expert, etc. I already have a “Nail Art Expert” lined up. So if you’re interested in fashion and/or beauty blogging, comment with your contact info. I do have high standards for writing, just so you know, and it will also be unpaid for now unless I decide it’s getting enough traffic to monetize. (And then I’d probably split any profits proportional to writers’ post views. ) If you know anyone who is interested, send them my way to the blog or this post.

Other exciting news in Scandalousmuffin Land:

I’ve signed on as a contributing writer, probably with a health & wellness focus, to a site called The Flairist.

They are up-and-coming online magazine with a focus on career advice for young women. Give them a shout-on on Facebook, if you like them. I will have more details about exactly what I’m writing for them soon.

The Internet is really an amazing place and I feel really lucky to live in a time where I can so easily connect and talk with such interesting, talented people.  Never under-appreciate your friends, on the internet and otherwise. Things are really amazing right now.

Live, write, and love always.

Professional Hair Product Alternatives – Same Ingredients, 1/3 the Price

This post was so popular I decided to separate my beauty and fashion posts into their own blog.

Find me on: Form and Function Fashion

From working in a pharmacy, I’ve learned that Brand isn’t always better.  There are tons of cheap alternatives out there if you only look at the ingredients.  Here are some that I use and keep my hair care costs down.  (Note:  Images not to scale)

Brand: Biosilk Smoothing Serum, 5.64 oz,  $19.19

Alternative: FX Silk Drops Serum 4 oz.  $3.79

It has the main silicone-based ingredients as Biosilk plus Vitamin E , Panthenol Vitamin B5, Retinyl Palmitate Vitamin A and Silk Protein, as well.  Smells great!

Brand: Federick Fekkai Straight Away Straightening Balm, 4oz,  Bath and Body Works:  $17.50

Alternative: Loreal Artec Kiwi Color Reflector Blow Serum, 8.4 oz,  $9.69

With the same main smoothing and heat protecting ingredients, hydroxypropyl guar and demethicone, Kiwi Color provides a great no-build up, light fruity smelling product.  I got it for $5 on sale at my local convenience store and the bottle is twice as big as my Fekkai tube.

Brand: CHI Keratin Mist, 12 oz., Target:  12.99

Alternative: One ‘n Only Ceramic Silk Curling Iron Glaze, 8 oz.,  Sally Beauty:  $5.99

Amino Acids from Protein in hair products is overrated.  It’s the glazing and protection that matters.  Ceramic Silk does it just as well as the well-known CHI brand.

Brand: TIGI Catwalk Headshot Reconstructive Intense Conditioner 6.76 fl oz,  $16.50

Alternative: Tresemme Smooth & Silky Deep Smoothing Masque, 8 oz.,  $3.49

Newsflash!   You can’t “repair” damaged hair.  It’s already dead.  But you can use emollients, Keratin Amino Acids, Vitamin E, Vitamin H and Silk Proteins to smooth frizzy and unruly hair.  In just 5 minutes, this rinse out treatment will leave your hair smoother, shinier and more manageable.

Brand: Expensive shampoos and conditioners: Matrixx, CHI, Biolage, etc. Everywhere: $alot

Alternative: The best shampoos and conditioners I’ve used is Infusium.  It’s in most grocery and convenience stores and it’s about half the cost as those huge name brands.

Tressemme shampoos and conditioners are also good if you’re on a budget.  They have huge 64 oz bottles of professional quality shampoo and conditioners for even cheaper than Infusium.

Hope this article helped.  Post comments if you have hair tips or product raves of your own!