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Beauty Hair Routine By Hair Type Texture. Feeling weighed down by your hair routine?

Beauty Hair Routine By Hair Type Texture

You're not alone. Luckily, the solution is simple: It’s time to purge your way to becoming a full-blown minimalist. While barely there makeup and neatly groomed nails are in, we’re ready to cut down on another time-consuming part of our days, too. Unless you’re a hairstylist or are frequently touched by the hands of one, figuring out what you need and when you need it can be a tough skill to learn. We’re determined to rid our lives of the complicated cocktails, cans upon cans of sprays, and heavy treatments we’re not quite sure about to find what will keep our hair at its best — with the least amount of effort.

Click ahead to see every product you really need for your hair and get ready to push those unneeded bottles to the back of the shelf. Begin Slideshow. How To Dress For Your Tricky Body Type. Best Braids - Braid Ideas By Hair Length. There's only so much you can do to your lips before you venture into ridiculous territory and start applying 100 layers of gloss, pressing on crystals, or smearing wasabi paste all over them.

Best Braids - Braid Ideas By Hair Length

Ditto for nails — you can adjust the shape, color, or texture, or even glue on gizmos and gadgets...but that's about it. Braids, though, are a whole other story. The number of ways in which they can be varied and tweaked — no matter the length or style of your cut — really seems endless. You can knot 'em, wrap them around the crown, switch up your weaving style midway, or, depending on your manual dexterity, you could even attempt a 10-strand plait.

To prove their power, we've got 30 unexpected braid ideas ahead — but only because we didn't think you could make it through 1,000. Best Hair Texturizers - Sexy Hair Styling Tips. If you have curls, don't spend hours manipulating your texture into an "undone look.

Best Hair Texturizers - Sexy Hair Styling Tips

" Instead, try these styling tweaks to get this gorgeous halo effect. Messy, textured hair has fully infiltrated the runway and red carpet, and the lazy girl in us is ecstatic. But, just as it is with "no-makeup makeup," these effortless looks actually do require a bit of effort — and it varies from style to style. Ahead, we've pulled together a few of our favorite undone-but-done hair moments — along with the best hair sprays and styling hacks to get you there faster.

Beauty Experts Best Apps - Schwarzkopf, Styleseat. Is A Capsule Wardrobe the Solution to Your Closet Frustrations? The onset of 2016 brought with it a flurry of inquiries from new and established clients about whether a capsule wardrobe could be the best wardrobe solution for them.

Is A Capsule Wardrobe the Solution to Your Closet Frustrations?

The concept was created by London boutique owner Susie Faux in the 1970’s. In 2008, when the economy tanked, interest in this strategy for dressing swelled. But, this most recent round of interest wasn't lining up with economic trends or a runaway trend. The more I thought about it and spoke with clients, the more I understood where all the interest was coming from as we ushered in a new year. SPLIT DECISION. Post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun This lovely look is an homage to Raquel Welch from the 1960’s and is actually easier than it seems if you just break it down.


Your friends will be so impressed! Here’s all you need to do: OH HEY BIG EYES! Post + photos by amy nadine, graphic design by eunice chun For something so simple, a pop of color along the underlid makes quite an impact.


For demonstration purposes I’m showing the how to on my fellow blogger Taye Hansberry’s normal-sized eyes (check out her fashion blog here!) , but this is especially great for those of us with monolids or smaller eyes. Either instance, opting for a colored liner or shadow on your bottom lash line will make your eyes appear even larger and more interesting. Here’s how: A colored pencil or gel liner. Line your bottom lash line, extending it out a little past your outer corner.Apply the taupe shadow all over the lid and crease, also extending it out past your outer corner so it’s equidistant to where the underliner ends.Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes. Pair this colored underlid pop with a lip and cheek from the softer/paler world (light pink, pale peach, nude) so they don’t compete with each other and all the attention goes to your eyes. Lifestyle Family Photographer in Raleigh. What the HECK is a capsule wardrobe?

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Great question! A capsule wardrobe is a minimalist wardrobe. When you remove all the unnecessary and unworn items from your closet and fill it with the bare minimum keeping just the items you adore, you’ve created yourself a capsule wardrobe. Diane Kruger Basically Wore My Dream Summer Outfit. A universally* accepted truth about summer is that it is impossible to get dressed and still look cute.

Diane Kruger Basically Wore My Dream Summer Outfit

There's something mind-blowingly tricky about shorts; layering isn't an option, and that's not even tackling what to do with your hair or your makeup. Obviously this is not a problem for superhuman Diane Kruger. Have you ever seen Diane Kruger look bad? The answer is no, you have not. She was running around New York City on Friday looking better than anyone has the right to look in high combinations of heat and humidity.

*In a universe where I am the only occupant. How To Tuck In A Shirt, Top, Blouse - Styling Trick. While you're more likely to see me with my top tucked in than not, this isn't the case for everyone — to some, tucking in a shirt can bring back unpleasant memories of a private school uniform, past waitressing days, or Steve Urkel from Family Matters.

How To Tuck In A Shirt, Top, Blouse - Styling Trick

But, there are a few game-changing (yet still simple) ways to tuck in your top without feeling awkward. Tucking is one of those styling tricks so many people overlook, even though it can totally transform a wide variety of outfits. Plus, being on the petite side, I've found that pairing high-waisted silhouettes with a tucked-in top is one of the easiest ways to look (and feel) polished, refined, and like I put a little extra effort in (and there's nothing not to love about that, especially on rushed mornings). 3 High-Low Beauty Techniques That Make All The Difference. I love shortcuts as much as the next lazy girl, but for all my lackadaisical habits, I don’t want anyone to think I’m actually lazy.

3 High-Low Beauty Techniques That Make All The Difference

Mostly, I don’t want to sacrifice punctuality because I take forever to primp and preen. I also want to take care of myself so I’ve always got an able body and a good face base to begin with. However, ease and effortlessness are not without their own rituals. Everyone has their particulars when it comes to what works for them--but I’ve developed a couple of tricks to help my hapless self look good for good. 1. After all the hype about the 10 to 12 steps of Korean skin care, I finally decided to try it... sort of. How to cleanse: Froth your face with cleanser and begin massaging, moving from the center of your face to the outside in circular motions.

Left Bank Girl: French Girl Style Muse Lou Doillon. I have a song going through my head, "So I drag myself to the corner cafe, and for a second I see you there, like in the good old days, and I wonder what you're doing, what you're up to these days. " The song is ICU, sung by Lou Dillon, so I was inspired to cover her style. I wondered how I had missed writing about her previously! Not only does she sing, she acts and models.

Wardrobe Clear-Out Tips - Wardrobe De-clutter - Top 5 Tips. As you might know, I’m moving to NYC for a year in 4 weeks time so over the past few months I’ve had some pretty ruthless wardrobe clear-outs. Weirdly enough, I actually quite enjoy a good clear-out. There’s something very therapeutic about getting rid of unwanted items and having everything organised. Whenever I’m really stressed or anxious about something… you’ll find me tidying my room! And it ALWAYS seems to help. However, I do know that this task can be a little daunting for a lot of you and more often than not, it is that task on the to-do list that never actually gets done. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 20 Ways To Take Beauty Risks With Your Hair & Makeup. Diana Vreeland has always been one of my glamorous idols. Her wildly popular column for Harper’s Bazaar, “Why Don’t You?”

, encouraged readers to think differently about themselves, their style, and the world around them. Of course, because it was DV writing, these suggestions swung wildly between the cleverly achievable and the somewhat-bonkers. Therefore, “Why don’t you tie black tulle bows around your wrists?” Was mixed in with, “Why don't you own, as does one extremely smart woman, 12 diamond roses of all sizes?” Petite Fashion, Style Tips and DIY. This is a scheduled post. I won't be able to answer any questions until I return.

Thank you for reading! I wish ankle boots weren't so challenging for shorter legs, because I love the bit of edge they add. An easy, elongating way for petites to do the ankle boot is to pair black booties with dark bottoms or tights (see oldie). If you want to go bare-legged, try shorts or dresses/skirts with higher hems to make up for the leg line being truncated at the ankle. Petite Fashion, Style Tips and DIY. H&M lace top (past season), J.Crew skirt (old), DIY leopard clutch (tutorial) Petite Fashion, Style Tips and DIY. I've been reaching for this skirt all summer (first reviewed here) because you just can't beat the comfort of an elastic waistband. Petite Fashion, Style Tips and DIY. Petite Fashion, Style Tips and DIY.

Ah, the rotating skirt - who doesn't love looking down to find that their side zipper has shifted into a "chic" asymmetrical front detail? Petite Fashion, Style Tips and DIY. (PS - free overnight shipping on most Nordstrom items ordered by 3PM EST 12/23, awesome for last-minute gifts) I love browsing thrift stores for quality pieces from the past. I came across this skirt many months ago and had to wait patiently for Christmas season. Petite Fashion, Style Tips and DIY.

Petite Fashion, Style Tips and DIY. Jeaneology: The Need-to-Know Styles - Mama's A Rolling Stone. We’ve all been on the treasure hunt for that perfect pair of jeans at one point in our lives. It could get frustrating at times, it’s a process that takes effort and could in fact last for endless hours, so the most important thing you need to have is a lot of patience when you’re on the hunt for the perfect pair. There are so many jeans styles on offer nowadays, but the classic blue jeans will always remain a year long style staple, never will it go out of style.

Cool Girl Uniform - Popular Outfits. Not too long ago, it was all about the mom jeans and shrunken moto jacket. Before that, it was black skinnies and the threadbare white tee (preceeded by leggings and an oversized flannel). Age Appropriate Fashion Advice - Iris Apfel Style Icon. Photo: Wendell Teodoro/ WireImage/ Getty Images. Age dressing is tyrannical, and the philosophy behind it runs deep. To break free from it takes work — and women like Iris Apfel are paving the way. If you don’t know who she is (amend this immediately!) Ivanka Trump Sarena Boot. Which Bras ACTUALLY Look Seamless Under a T-Shirt? Nowthatslingerie. Fast Fashion Brand Alternatives - Ethical Sustainable.