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A Splendid Assemblage: Favorite Up-Do Hairstyle Tutorials for Summer. Hair has always been my "thing" but I do develop certain "shave it all off" tendencies at least once a year.

A Splendid Assemblage: Favorite Up-Do Hairstyle Tutorials for Summer

So far I haven't..I do wonder how that would feel though. There are so many fantastic hair tutorials out there that even in this heat I really don't mind how long my hair is.Except when my bangs get too long and then everything turns dark. Here are some of my favorite up-do and bun hair tutorials for these hot summer months or any season really :) Bottle it up. The best stuff in life is free.

Bottle it up

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. 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. How-To: The Cascade/Waterfall Braid. The waterfall braid also known as the cascade braid recently exploded as the new "trend braid" of the season.

How-To: The Cascade/Waterfall Braid

The waterfall effect looks cool and complex, but it's easier to style than you think. Give this beautiful braid a try when Beautylish takes you through the how-to! Section Off The waterfall braid works best on straight or loose waves. Brush out all the knots with a wide tooth comb. Braid As Usual Braid your strands regularly three times, beginning from the right strand. Drop the Strand This is where it gets tricky. Step and Repeat Repeat this process—French braid the left strand, drop the right strand, and pick up an adjacent new piece. Pin and Secure Once you've reached a comfortable point to stop your braid, secure it to your scalp with bobby pins. Fishtail It! Braid the remaining piece of hair left from your cascade into a fishtail braid. Accessorize Add a cute bow or flower to hide your bobby pins and give this look some extra hair flair. Tips To Stay Beautiful. You're constantly hearing about beauty tricks you hope will work.

Tips To Stay Beautiful

So we've sifted through the wackiest tips to find five that can actually work wonders. Heat your eyelash curler If you have stick-straight eyelashes one of the best ways to curl them is to heat your eyelash curler with a hair dryer for 5-8 seconds. Heating it will act like a curling iron and that paired with waterproof mascara (which dries faster) will give you perfect eyelashes. MORE FROM NATURALLY CURLY: Perfect Curls for Your Lashes Freeze your eyeliner Do you have issues with you eyeliner crumbling the second you attempt to put it on? MORE FROM NATURALLY CURLY: How to Get Metallic Eyes Shave with conditioner If you run out of shaving cream, grab conditioner instead of soap for your backup. MORE FROM NATURALLY CURLY: Brown Sugar Scrubs Beer and vinegar rinses While these might not be the most pleasant rinses, both are very beneficial for your hair.

MORE FROM NATURALLY CURLY: Top 5 Frizz Fighting Tools Read More. Tag Archive for &wedding hairstyles& Photo/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess One of my all time favorite hairstyles for a wedding or for red carpet is the most super simple chic chignon (say that 3 times fast!). In this tutorial we show future brides and bridesmaids alike how to keep their hair out of the way while maintaining a timeless, classic look for any event. This is one of those updos that really allows you to focus on the dress, accessories and overall beauty instead of being a major focal point. Let’s get started! Start with all of your hair in a ponytail.

A fuller bun + a tighter bun can both look great for different reasons. If you’re looking for accessories similar the one in the top image for your wedding, here are a few of my current favorites: And you can always use fresh flowers, silk flowers or an embellished appliqué from the fabric store. Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work. Use toothpaste on yellow nails.

Out of the ordinary Beauty Tips that work

This usually happens when you let nail polish stay on your nails for very long and when you’ve used cheap nail polish. Whiten them all up by rubbing toothpaste to remove the stains. You can also add a few drops of lemon for extra whitening, it’s a natural bleaching agent. See other uses of lemon with this POST. Use suntan oil to treat damaged hair. Treat burns with milk. Powder Your Roots If by any chance you have no chance to jump into the shower and you need to look your best.

Cure Calluses with Vaseline or petroleum jelly It’s very unsightly to see hard calluses on your feet especially when you’ve been wearing closed shoes for a long time. Spot-Treat Smudges I find cotton tips very usual for this. Super-Glue a Nail Yikes! Buff with Baking Soda I’ve laughed at that episode in Friends when Ross went to a self-tanning sauna and got disastrous results.

Use Toothpaste on a Zit Use just a pea-size amount. Technorati Tags: beauty tips. How to: pore strips. You know those Biore pore strips you buy at the drugstore for about $12 a pop?

how to: pore strips

Yeah, those. Today I’m going to teach you how to make your own homemade pore strips. Why? Because: I’m obsessed with beauty productsI’m obsessed with cheapHomemade {mostly} = cheap. Ready? Pore Strips Ingredients: Dudes, 2 ingredients and your pores will look like magic. Measure 1 Tablespoon of unflavored gelatin into a disposable container {if you put say, green jell-o on your face, there might be trouble}Add 1-2 Tablespoons of milk into the gelatinUntil it looks like thisMix it up, and be quick about it, until you get a chunky consistency.

Microwave the gelatin for about 10-15 seconds. This is pre-pore strip. I chose to put the stuff all over my face because I have thirty-year-old acne. Smokin’. Let it dry for about 15+ minutes. Grab whatever you can and start peeling. It’s a good thing you can’t see the photo all that well. Clean, practically hairless, with clean, dirt-free pores. Allison Well, hello there! Page 19. We get a lot of emails asking how to use brushes correctly so I hope this helps you out a little!

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A brow brush is designed to be stiff and angled for a reason. And we use the slanted edge to shade and the tip of the edge to outline. Put those components together and a brow brush is quite frankly a thing of perfection! Here’s how to use it properly: READ MORE… Last week we explored four different ways to wear Spring’s biggest Cobalt blue trend. This method has been around for centuries! A nod to the Uptown Girl, this look is very put together and polished. Highlighting Pencil — Try Too Faced Instant Attitude Highlighting Pencil.Taupe Pencil — I used Le Metier de Beaute Pencil in Champagne. Note: This is a really light nude lip so to keep it as chic as possible, add a hint of blush to the cheek so you don’t get washed out.

Best Eyeliners. Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes, $18.

Best Eyeliners

No need to fear raccoon eyes with this waterproof eyeliner that was originally created for a company of water ballet performers. Choose from a vibrant selection of 25 shades. Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, $21. One of the first to launch the gel eyeliner category, this classic still reigns supreme with the most intense amount of pigment on the market, and a water-resistant finish. Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil, $22. Lancôme Artliner, $29. M.A.C.

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