background preloader


Facebook Twitter

Ombré Nails with Tom Bachik By L'Oreal Paris. 40 Best New Fall Nail Polishes. We often think of the big three—gold, silver, and bronze—when it comes to metallics. But it's time to expand our understanding of metals beyond an Olympic hopeful's dream—at least when it comes to polish. Though burnished gold struck, well, gold on such runways as Antipodium and Felder Felder, Johnson recommended training your eyes to unusual tinny hues, like the steely lavender Essie in Nothing Else Metals seen here at Costello Tagliapietra.

"Metallics are always a huge hit, and why wouldn't they be when they seem to match everything? This is a trend that reigns over and over, but for fall we'll see it with a twist," she said, citing Chanel Limited Edition Le Vernis Nail Colour in Alchimie, a mossy green chrome, as a perfect example. While full-coverage chromes dazzle, the newest additions to the metallic family retain holographic, shade-shifting capabilities that grant you a multitude of hues on your ten tiny canvases. 3 Easy Updos For All Hair Lengths. The Science of a Beautiful You. Maiden Twists Hairstyle D.I.Y. Hi there!

Maiden Twists Hairstyle D.I.Y.

We're super excited to share Katie's adorable hairstyle idea today. We all love maiden braids (also called heidi braids or dutch braids) and Katie came up with a really cute spin on this style. Best of all, it's super easy to style. I can't wait to wear these... 1. How-To: Instant Hairstyles- Do Yourself. Messy Rope Braids and Low Bun Hair Tutorial Fashion + DIY + Lifestyle. These little rope braids are a fun way to add a little style with your own hair, creating a sort-of headband of sorts.

Messy Rope Braids and Low Bun Hair Tutorial Fashion + DIY + Lifestyle

Your hair doesn’t need to be extremely long, but you do need some length to cover the top of your head with. If you have layers, you could instead create a tiny French Braid where the hair is shorter and closer to your head, if that makes sense. But it’s a fun and cute braided hair style that’s just a little different. I originally wore this style last Summer with two slightly larger braids Watch and Enjoy… * Notes: Instead of one large bun, create two or three little buns at base of your head OR swap the bun for a clean pony tail. Wear it Up… 50 Uses for Vaseline. This is one of my favorite products from Vaseline, their Vitalizing Gel Body Oil.

50 Uses for Vaseline

I keep it by the tub, and use it on my wet body before I dry off. It leaves you totally smooth and very nice and moisturized without being greasy (after a very few minutes anyway). They are not expensive, and totally worth a try. Here is the ingredient list: Hydrogenated Styrene, Butadiene Copolymer, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Fragrance I have the classic Vaseline all over my house. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. DIY Hairstyles: Easy Step-by-Step Hair Tutorials. The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty. Photos + post by Kristin Ess First of all, sorry for the lack of posts this week.

The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty.

By now you know that Lady Conrad has a brand new book called THE FAME GAME. We joined her on her book tour and that busy schedule left little time for much else. But we’re back and bringing you the ombre stain mani! We’ve seen lots of ombre techniques in the past, but this one is pretty cool because it’s done on your bare nails and has more of a stain effect than looking like actual nail polish. The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty. Our email box is literally flooded with requests for updos so here’s a fun one to get us all going!

The Beauty Department: Your Daily Dose of Pretty.

This is always a favorite for attending an event. This updo looks gorgeous on any hair color but particularly amazing with hilighted hair because it gives the hair lots of depth and dimension. For lack of a better word, I love the way it becomes “swirly”. Best thing is; it’s easy to do, gorgeous and keeps your hair out of your way for the night. I made this a printable tutorial, so all of the steps are next to the photos. Tools you’ll need: curling iron (to prep the hair with waves), sectioning clips, teasing comb or brush, clear elastic rubber band, bobby pins, light to medium holding hairspray (to mist over at the end). Tags: bride, bridesmaid, date, hair, hair style, hair tutorial, how to, kristin ess, kristin ess hair, lauren conrad, prom, sister, special occasion hair, the beauty department,, tutorial, twisted, updo, wedding, wedding hairstyles.

The Great Divide: How to Pick your (Hair) Part. The Grace Kelly-inspired sideswept hair of the 1950’s; the part-free bouffants of the 1960’s; the stark and straight middle parts of the 1970’s: they’re all proof that when it comes to style, your part matters. You might not think much when separating your wet, fresh-out-of-the-shower strands, but here at MDC we’ve become fascinated by the influence your part can have on your complete look. From romantic to bohemian to sophisticated, every look is waiting for you at the tip of that fine-toothed comb. To help us dissect which parts are best for different hair types and face shapes, we caught up with Michael Van Clarke, London-based hair stylist and founder of the 3 More Inches line. Consider Growth Patterns When it comes time to pick your part, Van Clarke recommends you consider both “strength and direction of growth pattern and face shape.”

How to create an alternabraid. Are you looking for an easy and chic hairstyle you can pull together yourself?

How to create an alternabraid

Abby from Twist Me Pretty has a solution! She’s going to share with you a hairstyle she calls the alternative braid. Curl your hair with a curling iron. We don't care so much about the curls here as we do the texture the curls create. Cute Hair For Any Occasion!!! Thing You Will Need -Comb -Elastic hair band -Hair pins -Hair decoration 1.

Cute Hair For Any Occasion!!!

Comb your hair through. 2. Take some hair from the top of your head and put in an elastic hair band. 3. Colorblock Manicure. Why not try it out on your nails instead?

Colorblock Manicure

You can keep it simple within the same color family or go bold and crazy—whatever suits your mood! Step 1: Get Your Supplies Together To start, make sure you have all of your supplies handy. For this manicure, you will need three different nail polishes (make sure that at least two of them are thick enough that they can cover the base color), Scotch tape, and a fast-dry topcoat like Seche Vite. How To Style Maiden Braids. Last month I did a makeover story with Kelsie and had many requests for a maiden braid tutorial.

How To Style Maiden Braids

Yesterday she came in and we photographed these simple step by steps. Kelsie has extremely long and thick hair, but anyone with shoulder length or longer can do these braids (see my photo below for an example). Steps 1-2: Braid two strands on each side of a center part. Steps 3-5: Wrap braids around the crown of your head and pin in place with one pin each. Step 6: Arrange braids so that they cover the front of your head like a headband. How To: The Princess Roll Hairstyle. Editor Lorelei’s fairytale-esque hairstyle is ridiculously easy to do.

How To: The Princess Roll Hairstyle

Last week we posted this pretty picture of Lorelei’s expertly crafted princess roll to our Instagram and heard from reader after reader that you wanted to learn how to create this look at home. Luckily, it’s a hairstyle that’s easy as pie. Lorelei gave us the super simple step-by-step tutorial on how to score this royally elegant ‘do. Find the video tutorial for this look here. 1. 2. 3. 4. The 10 Best YouTube Hair Tutorials. Easy Updos - How to Do an Undone Chignon. - StumbleUpon.