Beauty Tip, Business, Health, Wildlife

Beauty Spa Offers a Snake Massage

Just looking at this picture makes my nerves tie into little knots.

Snake Massage, Photo: GETTY IMAGES

I’m not a spa person, but I’m sure it’d be something that I would enjoy, but Spa and a snake massage, I’m just not so sure.  I have fear of snake, and this treatment consists of six non-venomous snakes massaging the client’s aching muscles and joints, I don’t think I can survive the treatment.

Ada Barak’s snake spa is in Talmei Elazar, northern Israel, uses California and Florida king snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes for the massages, which cost £40 ($70).  Some people find that physical contact with the reptiles can be a relaxing experience, and also stress relieving.  This might be something for you, please read more here.

Beauty Tip, Fashion, Mp3, Music

Hair colors for 2008, Somewhere Over The Rainbow

I’m not one to like to dye my hair, I think I must have done it once when I was in High School because I wanted my hair to look silky black just like my best friend, but it turned out to be more like Jet black, witchy looking than anything else, and I’ve not done anything exotic to my hair since. I think my dark brown hair suits me just fine. Also I’m glad that I don’t have gray that I have to cover, I know one of my co-workers that is the same age as me has premature gray and spends quite a bit of money on a regular basis coloring her hair.

Melanie Banna
Melanie Banna

If you’re one to follow fashion trend, of course hair color can change your overall appearance, whether it’s the youthful or exotic look that you’re going after, hair coloring can definitely deliver that for you. According to the Thai fashion magazine, it appears that the hair fashion trend for 2008 going on to 2009 is going to be a blast from the past, a return of the 70s and 80s, just like the classic hit song by Judy Garland, Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

As for those that love exotic color, you’re in for a treat; the color use is primary colors, bold color of red, purple, green, yellow, blue, and pink in the style of short layers, just like the 70s and 80s. If you are going to try this yourself, it would be best to dye your hair to a lighter shade first, such as golden color, and then add the rainbow colors in afterward. These colors will not stay very long; therefore, have to be retouched every 2-3 weeks, especially if you wash your hair very often, then it would fade a lot faster.

According to the Thai Magazine, the rainbow hair colors is very noticeable, trendy, and it’s definitely the hair trend of 2008. I’m not one to follow trends, and I think this is definitely a fad, but for those that are trend setters, this is definitely for you. I live in a small town and I’ve not seen anyone with this rainbow hair color yet, but from looking at the photos, it does bring back memories of the 80s…Chinatown, Little Italy, Soho, Greenich Village, Ah, those were the good old days, I do miss New York City.

    Beauty Tip, Cultural

    Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder

    ‘Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,’ this we can’t deny there is some truth to it. I think we’ve tried to pin point what is considered beautiful, what about Miss Universe, even this, we all have different opinion and can’t agree on who we think is the most beautiful. Why is that so? might be because it’s not a physical concrete as we all see, but more of a feeling that we have and beauty trends varies in different part of the world, thin might be considered sexy in certain part of the world but starvation, pathetically skinny in others.

    What about this headline, “Thai “human zoo” cashes in on tribal refugees: “Giraffe-neck” Burmese women,” sounds awful don’t it. According to the article, the tradition of encasing a female’s neck in metal reportedly began years ago to stop rivals from kidnapping them. By making Padaung tribe females too freakish to be desired by others, the coils also allowed them to be identified easily if they were captured.


    The ‘giraffe-neck women’ have been put on display for tourist to gawk at, alongside kitschy long-neck souvenirs including dolls, key chains, T-shirts, pen sets, portraits and post cards. They are somewhat exotic to look at and I’m sure they’re considered beautiful for some.

    As I was growing up, I’ve noticed that most of my Chinese friends have very small feet; I was told that long feet are ugly. I thought it was rather strange; I’ve normal size feet for my height. It’d be odd for me to have small feet, I wouldn’t be able to balance myself, might just tilt over or something.


    Then one of my best friends told me that back in China, girls with big, long feet are considered ugly. I was baffled, I think she just called me ugly, but she went on and explained that back in ancient China, for a woman to be considered beautiful, she must have a very small feet. How small? The size of the cigarette carton. What? True, and she said that the parents would wrap or bound their baby’s feet to prevent normal growth, ouch…sounds painful.

    Hmm, the size of cigarette carton, no wonder she thought I was ugly, I’m a size 8 and when I purchased shoes in Chinatown, NY several years back, they looked at me as if I was a freak or something, might have never seen such giant feet before. But just the thought of it, I can’t imagine how these women would be able to balance themselves, and I certainly don’t see the beauty in that at all and might be because I’m not from that era, and region.

    This Chinese tradition of feet bounding had been passed down for over several decades, but has changed when the communist took over, and might be because everyone has to work equally, small feet just wouldn’t cut it, which I’m glad because I think it’s torturing to have this kind of beauty. I just don’t see the beauty in deformity of the feet, but the ideas are still there for many Chinese people, small feet are still considered beautiful. I wonder if Chinese guy would look at the feet before face, I need to pay closer attention the next time I see my Chinese male friends.

    I often wonder who sets up the trend of beauty; it seems to change pretty often. Is it the males, the designers, or the individual female setting her own beauty trends?