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111816003217827790_05kkbzyq_c.jpg (JPEG Image, 467 × 700 pixels) Get Out of My Hair. Head Scarves « Glitter & Pearls. I’ve always believed that girls who wore head scarves just pulled off chic. I’ve worn head scarves over dirty hair to much guffawing from the peanut gallery (a.k.a. stupid brothers) who tell me I look like the chiquita banana lady. Hey, at least she’s famous. Also, the vintage vibe is irresistable.

So I continue to try (mostly in vain.) For an easy-as-could-be head scarf tutorial … And a twist on the headscarf … And for a great turban how-to … {images a la Pinterest} Hair. Recently I realized that we’ve never really had a specific chat about hair serums. There are so many different formulas from silicone-based, to alcohol free, to natural, to curl enhancing, etc… All of them promise to deliver mega shine on the driest, dullest hair. But there’s more to it than that. I thought it would be fun to break down 8 of my favorites (each being my jam for a different reason), tell you what I’ve experienced with each and tell you who I would recommend them for.

I tend to apply some sort of serum on almost every head of hair that I curl which I think is a major contributor to why my curls get so perfectly piece-y. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6: L’Oreal EverStyle Smooth + Shine Serum: This is an awesome budget friendly alternative! 7. 8. Bottle it up. The best stuff in life is free. Like sunshine, blue skies and THE OCEAN…if you have access to it, that is. Which I don’t. And I know it’s only January but I’m already Jonesing for spring. So, to scratch the itch, I decided to go with beach hair. Problem was I needed sea spray to get the really beachy look and texture. I was fresh out. And it is far from free. So with much hesitation and skepticism I took on the task of making my own, with stuff I already had around the house.

BELIEVE me when I tell you, this is BY FAR the best sea spray I have ever used, EVER. RECIPE: 1 Cup WARM water 3 Tablespoons Sea Salt 1 Tablespoon Gel or Spray Gel 1/2 Tablespoon Conditioner (or leave-in) A couple spritzes of your favorite perfume DIRECTIONS: Mix Warm water and salt first and shake well. She Breathes Deeply: Exfoliate! Alright ladies... Are y'all ready to exfoliate?! We are full blown into fall, and winter is almost upon us. So, it is time to keep on top of that dry skin. Plus, it is getting to be cold and flu season, and you don't want those icky germs hanging on to dry, dead skin. First up, here is my absolute favorite au naturale body scrub. I don't know about you, but at the end of a long day, all I want is a hot shower to pamper myself. In a bowl, combine half of a cup of brown sugar, 2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of sea salt, and just about a teaspoon of jojoba oil. Exfoliate!

Repeat this process a couple times a week, or when ever you feel the need to exfoliate. I use this as a body exfoliator. If you are looking for an all natural face scrub, try this: Scrub, scrub, scrub! Enjoy your soft skin, ladies! P.s. *Everyone's skin is different and unique. CHALK IT UP. Photos: Kristin Ess, post designed by Kristin Ess Last week, we were shooting Lauren’s collection for Kohl’s and at the end of the day, we got our hands on some colorful soft chalks. How can a girl resist when there are pinks + purples involved?? Lauren’s pink cotton candy bun was pretty cute! As you may know, hair chalking has been around for a little while now and it’s a great way to temporarily add color to your locks. Above you see that chalk can create a very similar look to dye without commitment. But… with every action comes a reaction. Twist the hair as you chalk. Try doing 2 colors on one strand! The best part about chalking is styling it.

The colors we used for this post were: French manucure Rocks french-manucure-noire-2 – the Trendy Girl. Lemon Recipes Face | Facial Masks | Get Rid Pimples. Hair Tutorial For French Braided Updo Bun. If you’re tired of always wearing your hair the same way, down or in a ponytail, here is a hair tutorial for a simple braided updo that is very pretty and flattering. This hairstyle only takes a few minutes to do also, so busy moms and working women don’t have to worry about spending all day just to have beautiful hair. It’s a simple twist on the traditional french braid, and with the right hair accessories this pretty braided hairstyle even be dressed up to wear to dressier events. 1. Start with hair loose and down. It doesn’t matter if your hair is curly or straight, washed or not…this hair tutorial works for everyone and actually looks pretty for all hair styles. Gently combs knots out of hair to make it easier to braid. 2. 3. 4. This hair tutorial for a simply braided updo bun a great way to easily style your hair away from your face and offers variety for all those boring hair days, but is so easy to do it literally takes moments.

You May Also Like: Web-goddess: 25 Ways to Wear a Scarf. How To Style a Fishtail Braid. We love the look of fishtail braids! This trend is incredibly easy to style, even on your own hair. Kinsey and I photographed the steps so you can try it out for yourself... Here's how to style a fishtail braid... 1. Part your hair into two even sections. 2. Take a small strand of hair (preferably from underneath so that it wraps around the entire seciton) from one section and bring it over to the other side. Make sure your strands of hair aren't too large, or it will look more like a regular braid! Next, we had a crazy idea... weave pieces of yarn into the braid?

1. We thought it was pretty cute! Sea of Shoes: HAIR HOW-TO. I am sometimes asked how I style my hair, and while my method is far from perfect, I thought I'd show you how! My hair is pretty straight and fine naturally and I always let it air dry. Since I go about three days between washes, I like to curl it on the first day and let it mellow out into some nice waves over the next two. Let's get started! If your hair doesn't hold curl very well then you may want to put a palmful of curling mousse in it when it is halfway dry. (though I want to upgrade to one of the fancy new ones from Sultra soon!) When I'm done curling the bottom section, I mist it with Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode and comb through the curl with my fingers. Ahh!! If you want to dress it up a little, you can do a braided headband look! Find a spot on the opposite side of your head and pin it so that it blends in naturally with the rest of your hairstyle.

Well, that's it! 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? You really can curl your hair in your sleep with a sock. If you have ever ran out the door in a sweat, with two different earnings in, desperately trying to throw some bobby pins in your hair in hopes that you don’t look like a mess. 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. Video Demonstration. Homemade Hair Treatments - At-Home Hair Repair at

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. 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. Vitamin HB | My Favorite New Coffee Scrub!!! « huda beauty. Vitamin HB | My Favorite New Coffee Scrub!!! Sun, 13 Nov 2011 DAILY DOSE | BODYBy Huda Heidi Kattan I know I loooove coffee scrubs (remember my HudaBeauty party with the little coffee scrub giveaways), but this one kind of takes the cake when it comes to pure awesomeness! I just the love the way it cleans my skin and leaves it super healthy with a glow! And since it has coffee it helps promote circulation, which means smoother, healthier dimple-free skin! Ingredients 1 Orange, Peeled 2 Cups Yogurt 2 Tablespoons Coffee Grounds 2 Tablespoons Honey Blend the yogurt, orange and honey together in a blender. Lovely easy hairstyle. PIN IT UP, GIRL -

Our email box is literally flooded with requests for updos so here’s a fun one to get us all going! 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 Related posts: Head Scarf Tutorial. After many requests, I finally made a tutorial on how to tie a simple head scarf. It's really, really easy. I did this without looking in the mirror, so that should tell you how easy it is. Let's get started! Start with a large, square scarf. I like my vintage silk scarves because they're soft and not bulky. Fold one corner to the other to form a triangle. Fold the corner down to about the middle, and then fold over again (but not all the way to the edge, because you want it to be a little thicker). Put the scarf around your head with the ends in the front, making sure the wrong side of the scarf (the part where you can see the folds) is against your head.

Tie it in a loose knot at the front. Tuck the ends behind/underneath the scarf. Done! THE LONG + THE SHORT OF IT - How To Tightline Your Eyes (tutorial) & The Actress I Learnt it From. Tightlining still confuses people. I still see "What did you mean by tightline?? " comments on Youtube and blogs. Tightlining is when you apply eyeliner right onto the base of your upper lash line to give the appearance of thicker lashes and is a method used for most "no-makeup" looks.

I learnt to tightline my eyes back in the year 2000, when the movie 'Jungle' came out (Don't laugh! ;p) You know, the one with Urmila and Fardeen Khan? So, I was watching it and thought to myself, Urmila has no makeup on (coz she's a hostage in a jungle and all), but her eyes still look dark as though she has eyeliner on. Anyways, here's how I do it.... First, which type of eyeliners to use for tightlining: Gel, pencil, kajal.

. ~ With Pencil ~ Apply right on the roots of your lashes. . ~ Using a Brush ~ Push the brush right onto the base of your lashes. Don'ts Avoid pulling and tugging at your eyes to prevent premature wrinkles and sagging. I hope this is a helpful tutorial. Homemade Beauty Products. Mermaid Nails. Share this image Share It Pin It For our trip to Costa Rica, I wanted fun nails that had an almost tropical vibe. I went back to Marie Nails (where I got this glittery combination) and got a bright tangerine color with graduated gold sparkles on just my ring fingers (which you can see here). It felt just festive enough and I couldn't wait to try out different combinations. Luckily my friend Marta was up for the challenge and let me paint her nails a pale greenish blue with aquamarine-colored glitter. It's quickly become my new favorite way to add a bit of sparkle to plain polish.

Share this image {Essie's Mint Candy Apple & Martha Stewart's Aquamarine Glitter} {Paint two coats of the nail polish} {Add top coat along the bottom half of the nail} Share this image {Dip a separate brush into top coat and then into the glitter} {Apply glitter to the bottom half of your nail} {End result} TIPPED OUT - Tipped Out. DIY Turband. Find out about Braids: Our Top 7 Picks. 10 Summer Hair Looks : whoorl. She's Crafty: Feather Hair Extensions | M.I.S.S.

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