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YOU ASKED FOR IT… Photos + post by Kristin Ess So many emails have come in asking how I did the braid on Lauren’s hair for her last Chelsea Lately appearance.

YOU ASKED FOR IT…

I recently recreated that braid and took a couple photos so you could see it up close. Here’s the very simple secret to this braid: In a regular braid there are 3 strands. For this look, all you do is braid one of those strands beforehand and loosen it up with your fingers, then braid as usual. Watch this video to see how it looks as the pieces loosen up and naturally fall out of the braid: Tags: braid, braid in a braid, braids, chelsea lately, hair, hair style, kristin ess, lauren conrad, lauren conrad braid, lauren conrad plait, layers, messy braid, messy plait, plait, style, textured braid, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, video Related posts: DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL. I was chatting with someone on my flight back from my vacation.

DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL

She lived in another country where salons are hard to come by or if they are around, they aren't very good. So, sometimes a girl has got to depend on herself. You can make one on your own so easily. So when I described it to her, she loved it and she said I just have to put it up online. So here goes: Wax recipe Ingredients 2 cups sugar ¼ cup water ¼ cup lemon juice Method Pour the sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan, and heat it over a low flame.

How do you know it is done? Take a glass of water and put a drop of wax into it. Benefits of making your own WAX: 1. Waxing strips: We used to do this in college all the time. NOTE: The inner facing fabric of the jeans should be the one touching your skin otherwise if you use the opposite side, your skin will probably get blue with the denim color. Waxing technique Test the temperature before applying the wax to your skin. Benefits of Waxing 1. The Color Wheel: How to Combine Colors in your Wardrobe & The Fashion Bomb Blog /// All Urban Fashion… All the Time - All Urban Fashion // All the Time - StumbleUpon. Ever wonder how some of your favorite fashionistas put colors together to create eye-catching and fabulously colorful outfits?

The Color Wheel: How to Combine Colors in your Wardrobe & The Fashion Bomb Blog /// All Urban Fashion… All the Time - All Urban Fashion // All the Time - StumbleUpon

Well so does Fashion Bombshell Kendra who wrote in asking, “As a recessionista engineer, I cannot afford to buy a new wardrobe for the spring/summer. I have great pieces in my wardrobe already so I want to know how to make the most of my wardrobe by playing around with different color combinations. My mom gave me a color wheel as a gift. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to get it right…” “…Can you please provide tips on how to combine colors for clothes? Hey Kendra! The color wheel is an excellent wardrobe tool!

You can make the following combos using the color wheel as your guide: 1. Since brown is a neutral, it will go with virtually any color on the color wheel. Colors that are a part of a “color family” also apply. As for accessories, I’m definitely not a fan of colored jewelry or belts, but go crazy with colored hats, bags, shoes, or scarves. ~Danielle. Photo 1- You Totally Got This: 4 Easy Braids For Rookies - StumbleUpon. Feb 18, 2014 If we ruled the world, our first decree would be to make daily braid wearing mandatory.

Photo 1- You Totally Got This: 4 Easy Braids For Rookies - StumbleUpon

And, we wouldn't expect any complaints — braids are just so darn versatile, we'd bet there's a variation out there…read Nov 19, 2013 The holidays are hard — if we don't get invited to parties, we're upset ("I thought so-and-so and I were closer than that! ") and if we do get invited, we're upset ("What am I gonna do with my hair?! Homemade Hair Treatments - At Home DIY Hair Treatments - Womans Day - StumbleUpon. Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that.

Homemade Hair Treatments - At Home DIY Hair Treatments - Womans Day - StumbleUpon

And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes. For All Hair Types "The [raw] egg is really the best of all worlds," says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says.

Photo by Shutterstock. For Dull Hair To Use: Massage 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes. For Itchy Scalp For Limp or Fine Hair For Frizzy Hair. Natural looking beach curls in under 20 minutes! I don’t know about you ladies, but I’m itching for the summer.

Natural looking beach curls in under 20 minutes!

It doesn’t help that department stores are already putting out their summer wear and swimsuits. Have you ever wanted to get that beautiful “natural” beach curl look to your hair? I want to share with you a technique that works for ALL types of hair, whether it be short, long, thick, thin, frizzy, or flat… and no curling iron involved! 1. Dampen your hair with a spray bottle or let it semi air dry after washing it. As you can tell, I have a lot of wave to my hair, but this works for all hair types! 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Something to keep in mind is, obviously, the wetter your hair is to begin with, the longer it takes to dry.

Give it a try! Do you have any tips on how this will work on your hair type? (dardame.blogspot.com) Darlene loves being a wife to her husband of two years. Like This Post? Hair to Inspire & huda beauty. Get Out of My Hair. My nails!!!! :) - Polyvore - StumbleUpon. Dorm Room Spa: 3 Easy DIY Beauty Recipes to Try - College Fashion - StumbleUpon. Photo Credit It’s that taxing in-between time of the semester again – spring break is over, papers and projects are coming due, and finals are looming ahead.

Dorm Room Spa: 3 Easy DIY Beauty Recipes to Try - College Fashion - StumbleUpon

It’s clear that college students are stressed right now, and with that stress comes the need for relaxation. And what better way to unwind than by pampering yourself and indulging in some me-time? Of course, as college students, we can’t all afford to shell out for a trip to a high-end spa. So how do you get all the benefits of a spa treatment without the hefty cost? 1. Photo Credit Olive oil isn’t just for cooking — it’s great for your hair, too! To give your hair a conditioning treatment, massage about 2 tablespoons of olive oil into your hair and scalp. Next, take a warm, damp towel and wrap it around your head and treated hair (“turban” it). Finally, rinse out the olive oil with shampoo. 2. The secret? To create the mask, mix 2 tablespoons of honey with a teaspoon of cinnamon and a teaspoon of nutmeg. 3. Photo Credit. GUEST POST - thebeautydepartment.com - StumbleUpon. Photos by: Kathleen Bly post designed by kristin ess Mad love for our first guest post winner, Taylor Nick!!!

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I am fully obsessed with this bohemian-inspired-braided-goodness! Even though Taylor had some SERIOUS competition, there’s no doubt that this little lady took the cake in our hair tutorial contest. She created a beautiful, textured, easy hairstyle that will work with almost any hair type. Congratulations Taylor, and thanks to ALL of you who entered this post contest. Xx Kristin “My look is inspired by all of the bohemian braids on the 2011 runways. Tools: 2 Claw clipsBobby PinsHair tie, preferably matching your hair colorFine tooth combHairspray Steps: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. XO Taylor Tags: congrats, congratulations, contest, hair, kristin ess, lauren conrad, taylor nick, the beauty department, thebeautydepartment.com, tutorial, tutorial contest, win, winner Related posts:

My No Poo Shampoo Story, I Went Shampoo Free &Took Pictures - StumbleUpon. EmailEmail “No Poo” is a nickname for going shampoo free… Everyone has a different experience when ditching shampoo. Here is Amber’s story…. And you can read mine here! So I decided to stop using shampoo and jump on this tiny “no poo shampoo” train that was starting. Still. So this is when I decided to do a little experiment. Week One Okay, so this is bad. Why baking soda? The first week was horrible (I wore a lot of ponytails) but I kept telling myself eventually my scalp and hair would detox and recalibrate. Week Two Okay, getting a little better but yes, my hair still looks like crap.

However, another problem had cropped up. To my 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and the itch was gone immediately. Week Three By the end of the third week I could see that it really was going to work. Week Four By the end of the fourth week something funny began to happen. Week Five By week five suddenly there was a huge change. Week Six So after six weeks my hair is looking better than it has in years. How To Use A Sock To Get Beautiful Curly Hair Without Heat. If you are a mom on the go with long hair you HAVE TO try this. It will knock your socks off and have you wrapping your hair up in them!

This is all about how to make your hair beautiful with no heat and no time. Curl your hair in your sleep with a sock. Yup, you heard me right. Have you heard of this sock bun? I was on Pinterest a while back and spotted this post about the sock bun which links you to her video on YouTube. Why? Because: It literally takes a minute to doNO heat at all – just a soft little sock in your hairNo product (for me anyway)You can sleep in it very comfortablyIt works Marvelously and is simple beautiful This is the sock bun before and after of my hair. Here are the step by step instructions on how to make this work. First steal a sock from your husband’s dress sock collection (that is what I did anyway).

Now roll the sock into a ring. Put your dry hair into a high ponytail. Now spritz just the hair in your ponytail with water. This is my new go-to styling technique. Get Yo' Nails Did - StumbleUpon. Okay, so we’re only three weeks in to this whole thing and I’m already showing you a tame look after I totally promised some of you that I’d do a newsprint nail tutorial this week.

Get Yo' Nails Did - StumbleUpon

Newsprint we can do next week, but for right now I wanted/needed a manicure by a professional. As I told you in the first “Get Yo’ Nails Did”, it’s important to include real manicures in your nail routine if you’re not comfortable cutting your cuticles and getting into the real work at home. I am not. I’m willing to shell out $20 bucks to have the dirty work done right, but I’m not going to splurge on nail art at the salon most of the time. As you can see from the photo above, I prefer to do a basic manicure but make it a little different by switching up the colors on my index and middle fingers. That’s another thing: Remember that, while you should always be extremely polite to your manicurist, you shouldn’t be afraid to ask for exactly what you want and to tell him/her if it’s not done correctly.

Newest Nail Polish Designs for Your Nails - BeautyRiot.com - Cloudy with a... - StumbleUpon. These clouds may look a little threatening, but we prefer to focus on the gold lining ahead.

Newest Nail Polish Designs for Your Nails - BeautyRiot.com - Cloudy with a... - StumbleUpon

Here's how to get the look: Polish Suggestions: Zoya Raven (black), Essie Sugar Daddy (sheer pink), Zoya Goldie (gold) 1. Apply a base coat that dries clear.2. Once dry, apply two coats of sheer pink polish.3.