Friday, November 26, 2010

Christina Aguilera inspired me again!

How cute is this simple hairdo? It is perfect for the windy, winter months. I loved how the wind was blowing in her hair and how though she is dressed casual, her hair is still glamorous!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I finally got the GHD and I love it!

It seems like I should have had one of these a long time ago!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Miley Cyrus curls and holiday hair

Hope you all enjoy!

Inspired by this picture

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Christina Aguilera Hair Tutorial Grammy's 2007

Here is the original hair style...

These are pictures of the style, that I took once I was done...

Video tutorial here

Monday, September 27, 2010

I need to update my stylist's contact information

She is the one who cuts my hair.

Here is her contact information:

Mary at Luxe Salon
633 W Route 66
Glendora, CA 91740-4143
(626) 914-5893

I have gone to her for a layered hair cut. Her blowdrying skills, as I have said before, are AMAZING!
If you are in the area and need a new hair cut, go see her and please tell her I sent you ok?

Take care!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Cute vintage style aprons!

Aprons are cute for every day use around the house. They make cooking and cleaning more fun, lol! Or you can wear a pretty apron when you have friends or family over for dinner. Aprons can also be used for fun photoshoots. They come out great in pictures!

My buddy is putting together a new website to sell aprons. She custom makes them. I thought I would share with all of you, since a lot of you are into this type of style :)

If you want a custom made apron or are interested in buying one she has already made, contact her!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halloween costume ideas

Do you have any costume ideas yet? I do!

Here are some that I like....

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Saturday, September 4, 2010

Nail art-No water marble design

I am subscribed to IHaveACupcake. I love her designs. They are always simple and cute.
A lot of her styles apply to short nails too.

Here is my attempt at her design.

I used a these 4 polishes.
White: White on by Sally Hansen
Blue: Blue Me Away by Sally Hansen
Fuchsia: (Color name unknown by Art Deco nail art polish)
Clear: Sally Hansen Maximum Growth plus as a top coat

You can use any three colors you like, or more.
(I think some outlining in black would have been cute too.)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

(CLOSED) My first little give away! $50 gift card

This contest is over. Thank you for participating.

Hey guys, I know the gifts are small, but I have a baby and a house to tend to, so money doesn't go too far nowwadays. But I wanted to give you all something. If all goes well, I will do more give aways!

I am giving away two $50 gift cards to someone and their friend.

All you have to do is comment here or on youtube (Video link here) as a comment or a video response, with your message on why you feel your friend deserves these gift cards. That's it.

I know people can cheat and pretend to have a friend only to win 2 cards, but I will be checking to make sure the cards will go to that person and their friend :)

So, go on and tell me why your friend deserves this card.

I will choose the winners by the give away end date; Friday, August 20th 2010 11 pm PST.

I will post a winner video by August 24th (If all goes well. I am currently dealing with a sick baby, so I hope it all goes as planned.)

On August 20th, after 11 pm PST, I will message the winner.
The winner must respond by August 21st 11 pm PST. If the winner does not reply, I will contact the runner up. The runner up must reply by August 22nd 11 pm PST. And so on...

Do not send your response as a message on you tube.

DO NOT post "enter me" in the comment's area. I need to know why your friend deserves this small gift.

You can post a comment here on my blog or on you tube.
You can post a video response.
You can post a video response with a picture slide show.
You can post a text video response.
Doesn't matter how long the video is.

Please note, I screen my comments, so you may not see it posted right away. Be patient <3

Your friend must be a person. No animal friends allowed :( Awwww LOL!

You must be a subscriber.

Your friend must be a subscriber.

You and your friend must have an email to receive the gift cards. I will be emailing them to you.

If you are under 18, you must have your parent's permission to participate.
(I may require your home address. But I will be corresponding with you via email and I need to have your parent's permission to do that.)

The gift cards can be from these 4 reputable fashion stores:



Charlotte Russe

Windsor Store

Give away is open internationally.
Be sure that the store you choose, ships to your location.

If you have a store that you prefer from your location, I MIGHT consider purchasing the prize from that store. As long as it is reputable, as long as they accept online gift certificate purchases and more importantly, if I can pay through pay pal. But that's a BIG maybe. I have to be safe gals. This is my personal info out there. You know?

Rules are subject to change: Be sure to check back for updates, as mistakes can be found in events such as this one. Follow me on twitter or Facebook just to make sure.




Hmmmm...I think that's it.

Thanks for participating!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A cute candy review done by my husband

^__^ I hope he does more. He's so camera shy :D

Thursday, July 22, 2010

How to Line the Waterline - Waterproof Eyeliner

In my recent video where, I posted 3 different make up looks,

Youtube user: tranceXhelloXkitty asked me about tight lining. I was going to make a video on it and perhaps I will soon, but meanwhile, here is a video I found that is very similar to how I would make it.

The key is to be patient and take your time.

Hope you enjoy dr3am247's video

Friday, July 2, 2010

Why are youtubers being treated like celebrities?

A blog written by my husband, who used to write for The Silent Podium blog.

"I don’t usually say much in response to or about anything that people post when it comes to Iris’ videos. Considering that I am a whole lot less politically correct than she tends to be I think this is a good thing. This time a topic caught my eye that I had been thinking about for some time. Let me give you a quick background.

We went to IMATS in Pasadena a short time ago and we met a lot of famous YouTube Gurus. Iris was very happy to see them all and I, well, I recognized them. They were all very nice, especially Judy. She was just so bubbly it was infectious and it seemed like she would make a very cool buddy. Anyway a lot of the IMATS videos on YouTube started generating the usual amount of hate that spawns from jealousy and anonymity. One specific topic that arose really got me thinking. That topic was the confusion or disgust over people’s reactions towards the Gurus.

Folks seemed to be expressing a lot of hate towards the fans! Now I’ve never understood the crying and the screaming of your typical obsessive fan so I am not here to defend that weirdness. I believe the words that were used were a variety of “I don’t understand why people treat them like celebrities.”

On the surface, that comment makes perfect sense but let’s take a moment to think about this. Why are “celebrity” celebrities treated the way they are to begin with? They are pretty people and they get paid butt loads of money to memorize words other people write.
If anything I think YouTube Gurus and other people like them deserve the celebrity treatment even more so than your average uneducated, rich and spoiled child star that will inevitably end up broke, then break out of a fraud of a rehabilitation facility only to show up dead in a seedy hotel.

These YouTube “stars” on average, are your run of the mill people person. They are more often than not just being themselves. That is definitely something you don’t get from celebrities that many people apparently think deserve special treatment. YouTube persona’s speak from their own minds, use their own words, take their own time, their own equipment and produce content that is usually their own style. If a teeny bopper wants to look up to my wife because she taught her how to comb her hair a certain way and/or likes the silly humorous touches she adds to her videos sometimes instead of your average flamboyant movie star vampire, then so be it. They could stand to have some more realistic and more trustworthy role models I say.

These YouTube guys and gals put a lot of work into what they produce on a regular basis. They usually make these videos pro-bono but yes occasionally do receive little bonuses that don’t hurt anyone. You’d be mistaken if you assume they all make a living off of the work they put in. Only the few top tier individuals can pull that off. Even so it is nothing compared to the ridiculous amounts of cash those other “celebrities” earn for producing only shallow entertainment that they usually play a very minimal part in the creation of.

So why NOT treat YouTube Gurus like celebrities? I personally think they deserve it more so if not simply for being so accessible. They get the fame and responsibility but not the funds that come with it so they have much more at risk. How many angry and threatening comments haven’t you all seen (or participated in) on blogs and forums? If anything like that happens to a movie celebrity law enforcement is all over it.

Personally I would be much more excited to meet someone like “The Wine Kone” than a person like Alec Baldwin. I’ve seen enough of his videos to know that I shouldn’t shake his hand though I wouldn’t mind take a picture with him. :)

So remember these are regular people so they deserve more respect than your average star that gets paid for the exposure.

IRIS: Please, if you have any comments to make about this blog and my husbands thoughts, I ask you to post them here. Please do not copy and paste it any where else to discuss. I am sure he would LOVE to discuss this topic with you. And blogs are perfect for discussions. Thanks so much!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

He writes music for my videos

Hey gals ,

This is the guy who writes music for my videos. He is very nice as well as professional and all he asks is that I give him credit for his music.

He is super talented and I believe he deserves to be known!

He also has written music for other beauty gurus, such as ItsJudyTime and Pursebuzz.

His youtube channel is posted in the below link.

Perhaps you could contact him if you need music for your videos.

Anyway, he sent me an email asking me to please help vote for him at this link:

Voting was the least I could do for the music he has sent me. Now he is in 30th place, as of the time I am writing this blog.

If you find yourself reading this blog and have nothing to do, please please visit it and cast your vote for him.

Let me know if you have any trouble voting.

I believe in my heart that he deserves it for his musical talent.


Thursday, May 27, 2010


I was raised in a home where I was taught to stay away from physical confrontations. In some cases, that was the right thing to teach us, but in others, it really wasn't. I was bullied when I was in junior high school. There were a group of mean girls who did really mean things to hurt me. I was super quiet and couldn't understand why they were so mean to me.

After a student/teacher intervention, it turns out, they were annoyed that I was quiet.

I learned from that experience that no matter what you do, you can't please everyone.

There was one girl who always stood up for me no matter what. She never yelled at them. But she did physically grab my shoulder and turned me away from them. She would tell me "don't listen to them. Let's go." Her name was Karla.

I am a youtube video maker. I do it for fun and I love to share my ideas and styles with anyone who is willing to watch.

I spend my own money to make the videos. Meaning, if I want to make a video that includes a yellow ribbon, I go out to a store like Michael's and I buy a yellow ribbon for about $5. If I want to make a hairstyle that includes a flat iron, I go out and I buy a flat iron for $50-$100. Either way, it's my money and I spend it. For what? So that people who want free information on how to do something that I know how to do, can learn from me. I enjoy helping people and I don't charge for my information :)

I was recently offered the opportunity to put my videos out for rent (on youtube) I decided not to because I know that it's not fair to OBLIGATE my viewers to PAY to watch my videos. It's just not fair to all budgets. My videos are FREE and I want them to always be free.

So, along comes a wonderful company that says, "Hey! How about we send you the tools you are already buying and all you have to do is give us credit in your videos?" This makes a lot of sense to me. I mean, if I say no to them, I will still have to buy the tools I need with my own money right? I would actually take a lot longer to produce videos because I would have to save up to buy a new product for each video. Instead, I am being sent products to create hair styles for my viewers and am posting them more frequently. PERFECT!

Now, I know there is a lot of back and forth controversy about this topic. Viewers HATE seeing product placements in videos.

If you are one of those who hates product placements, let me get into this for a little bit and give you a change of perspective:

1) These videos I am producing for you are almost FREE. You don't ever have to pay me for any information that I put out. And a lot of this information is in magazines, or television shows etc. I give it away, sometimes at MY expense. The reason they are not completely free is because you have to pay back with listening to me mention a website OR with advertisements blocking your view.

2) There is very little free mass information available. This means, if you read about information from a magazine, you have to either pay for the subscription, or flip through advertisements to get to the page you want to read. If you watch television shows about information you love, you still have to sit through commercials. If you watch "no commercial" cable shows, you have to pay for cable. This goes for the you tube gurus.

3) Companies and guru collaborations on youtube are the way of the future. Just like most people are online nowwadays, instead of watching television. It makes more sense to place commercials and ads in their videos. Everyone wins: Company gets their products placed. Youtube producers get the tools they need. The viewer gets the information they want for free.

4) You are NEVER obligated to pay for the product listed in the video. This goes without saying. However, some people find the tools very cool and sometimes buy the products! I get emails or comments from people thanking me for turning them to a new styling tool. This is the same type of response I would get from a girlfriend about a product I recommended outside of the internet and in real life.

Ok so back to bullies. I get a lot of negative comments on my videos. Sometimes I approve the legitamate ones like: "I don't like this style" or "Hmm your camera is off to the side too much."
These are ok, because I can learn from them. But, when I get personal comments about my face or body etc...I don't approve them. Why? Because they are just mean and I don't have to approve them. That's why :)

I always hear people say "Don't pay attention to those. They are just jealous or hating." Yes, that is always the case when someone is mean.

But I recently ran into a video by Sccastaneda. I couldn't believe that the website she directed us to was real. I went to check it out and there was cruel stuff was written about me. I actually went in there and I thanked 2 people for standing up for me. It was very nice. Those two people were my "Karla" and I am glad that they exist.

I will continue to focus on the positive things in my life. I have wonderful viewers who keep up with me, read my blogs and watch my videos. I especially love those that send me instant messages or messages just to say hi and ask how I am doing!

I am glad that I have a nice company who sends me tools to continue to make videos for you. I love making videos and hope to make MORE AND MORE until you all tell me that I am too old looking and need to use my grand daughter, as a model instead :)

Thanks for your support for those of you who love my videos as much as I love to make them!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Christina Aguilera's hairdos

I know almost all of Christina Aguilera's hairdos involve hair pieces and hair extensions, but her hairdos are so awesome! I would never, but she makes me want to have blond hair :D

Friday, April 16, 2010

Prom Hair pictures

Tutorial here

This video features, the highly rated
Ti Creative Styling Duo Bundle

GHD Ultimate Hairspray for a Firm Hold

This look can be used for prom, homecoming, weddings as a bride, maid of honor or bridesmaid, or for any formal event. Enjoy!

Stay in touch with me!
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First name: Iris
Last name: Youtube

Enzo Milano Sale-5 days only!

If you follow my blog, you know I never post stuff like this, unless I think it's a great deal...

This one is a wonderful deal :)

If anyone is looking to purchase an Enzo Milano Primo Curling Iron (13mm
or 25mm) now is the time. Beauty Choice is offering Enzo Milano irons for $59.95
which is an all time low price -- while supplies last.

Enzo Milano Primo 13mm or 25mm - $59.95

Click here to see the deal

I hope you love this deal!

Great Nail Tutorial Channel!

I LOVE to watch this girl! She has AMAZING nail tutorials. Some may be too tough for beginners and other designs are just easy and beautiful.

Have I told you, I am addicted to nail design channels? LOL

She makes me want to buy more nail tools and do my nails like she does. WOW!

PS: Check out some nail designs I have done after watching nail design videos on you tube-

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A channel for curvier girls Ooh la la!


You know how I like to show channels of people I think should have more subscribers. In my opinion, Erika is a person on youtube who will be blossoming into a cool YT channel. Her personality stands out and she is a down to earth presenter. She doesn't seem awkward when she speaks. I actually feel like I am listening to an old friend speak :) If you like down to earth you tubers, who gear their style toward curvier girls (as she claims) check out her channel.

I was drawn into her video (posted below), where she does a haul on a website she recommends called Valentine Kisses. You can visit the link by clicking on those words or you can copy and paste the address below to your browser. I checked out the website and it does have some really good deals. Some examples are drug store brand lipsticks and glosses or eye shadows (Almay, Covergirl, L'Oreal) for $2 plus change!!! An awesome find :)

Here is Erika's video and here is the link to her channel

I haven't had much of a chance to check out the rest of her channel, or other videos, but I can tell you that this video made me want to see more of her reviews.

She has about 12 videos. Also, she claims that if she gets up to 100 subscribers, she will have a contest. She currently has 81 subscribers.

I am not asking you to subscribe. I am asking you to check out her channel. If you like it, then subscribe. If you don't, well thanks for checking her out.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Some unsweetened foods I eat

Here are just a couple of unsweetened items I have incorporated into my diet. At first, I was disgusted by them, but with time, I have learned to enjoy them. I buy everything you see in this blog, at Fresh & Easy.

I use this soy milk and drink it alone, warm. If I am having a hard time (meaning, I want something sweet) I drink it with a bit of honey, warm. I also drink it cold or add some of it to my shredded whole wheat cereal.
Here are the nutritional facts about this soy milk;
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cup (240ml)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 35
Calories 70
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3.5g5%
Saturated Fat 0.5g2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 70mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g1%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 10%Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 30%Iron 10%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I also blend it (as a shake) with the following unsweetened soy yogurt as well as with blueberries and honey.
Here is the nutritional content for the unsweetened soy yogurt. I use about 2 tablespoons when I drink it with my shake.

Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 8oz

Amount per Serving

Calories 150Calories from Fat 40

% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.5g7%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 60mg2%
Potassium 400mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 19g6%
Dietary Fiber 7g28%
Sugars 5g
Protein 8g16%

Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%

Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 27.0% Carbs 50.7%
Protein 21.3%
I also drink this caffeine free tea. It's sugar free but tastes sweet. Totally takes the craving away from hot cocoa.
Here is the nutritional content:
Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 tea bag

Amount per Serving

Calories 0Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g0%
Dietary Fiber 0g0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g0%

Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Vitamin D0%
Vitamin E0%
Vitamin K0%
Thiamin (B1)0%
Riboflavin (B2)0%
Niacin (B3)0%
Vitamin B60%
Folic Acid (Folate)0%
Vitamin B120%
Panthothenic Acid0%

Est. Percent of Calories from:
Fat 0.0% Carbs 0.0%
Protein 0.0%

Hope you enjoyed this post. If you liked it, I will post more :)

What I do

I make hair tutorials on YouTube. But I created this blog to connect with my fellow writers/bloggers. I've also created a myspace account, but I don't like the format for blogging. I'd rather blog here. As far as something to note about me: I rarely have will power when it comes to dieting. I'd rather eat what I want, but in moderation. I like girly stuff, but I don't like doing my own hair. I rarely do my own hair, so if you saw me in the street, you'd probably not recognize me. But if you ever saw me, I would love it if you came to say hi. Thanks for reading my blogs.