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Showing posts with label beauty. Show all posts

Saturday, July 19, 2014

40 Fun and Fabulous Shoe Makeovers

Do you have boring shoes? I certainly know I do! There are so many ways to take plain, boring, and even damaged shoes and turn them into a fun, stylish, fashionable pair. Whether you are adding glitter, sequins, fabric, paint, studs, gems, or something else, you can often update your old shoes in just a few simple steps. I've gathered together 40 different DIY shoe makeovers to help you solve the serious problem of boring and plain shoes that is facing so many of us today.

1. Cover your converse with gold studs via Trinkets in Bloom.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

14 Gorgeous Bun Tutorials

Summer is hot and buns are in this season! There are so many fun ways to wear your hair in a bun, without being frumpy or boring. So many of these looks are dramatic, stunning, and stylish. Some of these are quick and simple, and some are a little more involved, but they all have one thing in common: brilliant tutorials. Don't you hate it when you find that perfect hair style on Pinterest (follow my hair and make-up board for more inspiration) and then can't find the tutorial that goes with it? Me too. That's why all of these buns not only feature beautiful hair inspiration (from some of my very favorite bloggers), but also helpful and useful step-by-step tutorials. Thank you hair geniuses for sharing with us!

1. Messy Rope Braid Low Bun - Love Maegan

2. The Sock Bun - Paper and Lace

3. A Hair Bow - A Beautiful Mess

4. The Alternative Bun - The Small Things Blog

5. Triple Twisted Buns - Hair Romance

6. Stylish Messy Bun - A Beautiful Mess

7. The Undone Bun - Mimi & Taylor

8. Messy Twisted Bun - Irrelephant (This one does not have a tutorial, but the styling is beautiful. I recommend following this great tutorial, but starting off with an even messier pony tail.)

9. Braided Top Knot - The Shine Project

10. The Petal Bun - Mimi & Taylor

11. Double Rope Braided Bun - The Beauty Department

12. Low Side Bun - Love Maegan

13. The Messiest of Buns - The Small Things Blog

14. The Twist and Flip Bun - The Beauty Department


Friday, June 21, 2013

Two Natural Looks for Summer

I'm always looking for great quality beauty products at low affordable prices, however, I'm a little skeptical of all make-up until I've personally tried it out. I was thrilled to find a great selection of Rimmel London cosmetics available at Walmart for only $3.97 each (see my shopping story here). These Rimmel products are all perfect for creating a fresh and natural look for summer. Since I live in humid Florida, I especially want my summer make-up to be light and understated.

I used these Rimmel products to create two summer styles: natural nude, and bold red.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Enjoy Natural Beauty this Summer with Tree Hut

This post brought to you by Tree Hut. All opinions are 100% mine.

When I first started doing jewelry and nail tutorials, I noticed something about my hands. My close up pictures showed just how dry my hands were, and once I could see it I started to really feel it too. As a creative person, and a mom of a 2 year old and a 3 year old, I wash my hands a million times a day, which of course really dries them out. It feels like my regular lotion just isn't enough to fix it.

Natural Summer Beauty from Casual to Dressy
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

12 Tips for Healthier Hair

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of John Frieda. All opinions are 100% mine.

It's worth it to take a little extra time and thought into your hair care, to get great results. Here are some ways that I've found, through personal experience, the advice of a stylist, or a great magazine article to achieve stronger and healthier hair.

12 Tips for Healthier Hair

1. Let your hair air dry as much as possible. Even if you use a hair drier to dry your hair, let it air dry or as long as possible before you start. Wet hair breaks and stretches much more easily than dry hair, plus your hair drier does some damage to your hair each time you use it. Letting your hair air dry a little bit before you start to blow dry it also minimizes this damage. Gently wrap your hair in an absorbent towel while you do your make-up, get dressed, and eat breakfast, and then come back and dry your hair as the last part of your routine.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

20 Beautiful DIY Rings

1. Clay Chevron Ring via Craftberry Bush

2. . DIY Geode Ring via State of Unique

3. Jewelry Wire Heart Ring via I SPY DIY

4. DIY Knot Ring via Plan B

5. Wrapped Peach Adventure Ring via Bettina's Blog

6. Continuous Miniature Pearl Ring by The Cheese Thief

7. DIY Gold Chevron Ring via A Pair and a Spare

8. DIY Geometric Ring via Why Don't You Make Me

9. DIY Faceted Metallic Ring via Poppytalk

10. Delicate Beaded Ring via Essas Frescurites (Tutorial in Portuguese)

11. DIY Glitter Ring via No. 2 Pencil

12. Knit Bow Ring via One Sheepish Girl

13. DIY Geometric Clay Rins via Kittenhood

14. DIY Map Ring via Instructables

15. DIY Suede Leather Ring via eBeauty Blog

16. DIY Glitter Bow Ring via Delighted Momma

17. Gold and Silver Chain Ring via A Splendid Assemblage

18. Two-toned Neon Ring via Pages from my Moleskine

19. Glittery Leather Star Ring via Carnets Parisiens (Tutorial in French)

20. Ric Rac Rose Ring via The Ribbon Retreat

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Runway Inspired Lace Tip Nails

There are so many fun trends in fashion this spring, from bold shapes and patterns, to black and white, to lace. When I was given the opportunity to create a runway inspired nail tutorial with Sally Hansen nail products for the spring, I knew I would have trouble choosing just one. When I went to Walgreens to look at the collection, my decision got even more difficult. There were so many gorgeous colors and styles of polish that were beautifully displayed. You can see my Google+ shopping album here.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Two-Toned Nail Polish

This is a great way to have a little more fun with your nails while still being subtle. Do two different shades of the same color. I used two shades of red, but there are so many possibilities.

What you do:

1. Paint your nails one solid color. I used a red-orange color. Let this fully dry.

2. Use tape (removable scotch tape is great) to tape off the bottom half of your nails. Paint over the top halves of your nails. Take off the tape before the polish has had time to try to prevent peeling.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

How to Intensify your Eye Liner

I have a few eyeliners that I never use because they don't work very well. Instead of getting a thick black line, I end up with a thin grayish line and I have to mark over and over. So when I saw this tip at The Beauty Department a few weeks ago, I knew I had to try it out.

Basically, you hold your pencil liner in an open flame for less than a second. Apparently, this is an old beauty trick that people used to use in Hollywood a long time ago before gel liners. I was a little skeptical, but it seemed like it might work.

What you do: Run the tip of your pencil eye liner through an open flame for less than a second. Let it cool before you use it. If it melted slightly, reshape the point as it cools. Of course be very careful not to use it on your face until you are SURE it has cooled. And, that's it.

How it worked: I think I held the point in the flame for slightly too long, because it melted. I was able to shape it back mostly, and use it. It was crazy. The results were instant, even though it had melted. My never used "gray" eyeliner now was the perfect smoky black line. It was very easy to apply. I was also worried that it would smudge and smear much too easily, but it stayed in place as much as any eyeliner. I will definitely use this trick again!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Make Your Own Lip Gloss

Living in Florida, I've ended up melting my favorite chap stick (Burt's Bees) in the car too many times to count. Usually I try to set it upright to cool, and hope it resettles the right way, but somehow it's never the same. So when I saw this DIY lip gloss tutorial, I thought it would be a great use for my melted chap stick.

What you need:
1. A metal ladle or measuring cup (You could also use a small glass measuring cup)
2. Your favorite chap stick (melted or brand new)
3. Vaseline
4. Lip Stick or Eye Shadow (for color)
5. Small containers (I found the awesome little containers that I used in the paint aisle of the craft store. They're marketed for storing paint samples, but they are perfect little lip gloss holders, and so many other things. Plus it was only a couple of dollars for a pack of 12.)
6. Boiling water or an open flame/source of heat

What you do:

1. Scrape out all of the chap stick from the tube and the lid and put it in your measuring cup.

2. Add a little bit of lipstick for color. Add some Vaseline. Use at least as much as the chap stick and lip stick combined. This makes the lip gloss creamier.

3. Melt the ingredients. There are a lot of ways to do this. You could probably microwave them all together, but sometimes microwaving things changes their chemical makeup, plus it's difficult to know when it's ready. I melted it like you heat up a baby's bottle. Just hold the measuring cup over a small pot of boiling water. Let the cup sit in the water, but don't let any water get into the cup. You could also hold the cup over a candle or open flame. It melts really quickly.

4. Stir the mixture together so that the color is even.

5. Pour it into your little containers. Let it cool on the counter or in the fridge.

6. Enjoy!

Friday, September 7, 2012

10 Fun Ponytail Tutorials

I'm always looking for simple ways to make a boring ponytail more fun and beautiful. Here are 10 fantastic tutorials to help you pull your hair back with style.

1. The Bubble Pony (via The Shine Project)

2. Knot Your Average Pony (via The Beauty Department)

3. The Twisty Ponytail (via The Small Things Blog)

4. The Twisted Pony (via Dear Emmie)

5. The Bohemian Twist (via The Real Beauty Reporter)

6. The Fishtail Braid Ponytail (I love the yarn woven in!) (via A Beautiful Mess)

7. Sleek Side Parted Ponytail (via A Cup of Jo)

8. The Rolled Side Pony (via Refinery 29)

9. High Twisted Ponytail (via Love Maegan)

10. Messy Side Pony (via A Cup of Jo)

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