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TIPPED OUT - thebeautydepartment.com - StumbleUpon

TIPPED OUT - thebeautydepartment.com - StumbleUpon
all photos: Kristin Ess + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess Lots of emails this week asking for a tutorial on Lauren’s temporary bright colors. Here I’ve replicated the process for you in 7 steps on an extension. While I never recommend bleaching out the ends of your hair at home, if you want to do the fun colors yourself, maybe get the tips bleached out by a pro + then play with the temporary colors on your own. The best things about this color– you’re able to hide it in a bun for work if you need to, AND you’re only doing a couple of inches on the bottom so it won’t kill you to cut it off if you get over it quickly. TOOLS: highlighting comb, clips, foils, color brush, hair bleach with the appropriate volume (always seek a professional when using bleach), light pink color, dark pink color, light blue, dark blue, clear gloss. Step 1 Highlight the tips of the hair using hair bleach with the correct volume. Step 3 Shampoo and lightly condition bleach out of the hair.

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Mermaid Nails - Cupcakes and Cashmere - StumbleUpon 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.

PRIM + PROPER photos: post designed by kristin ess Today we’re introducing you to one of the easiest hair tutorials ever– the braided bun! It can be done on almost any texture or length of hair, using regular or fishtail braids! Luckily, we have our very own gorgeous/genius photographer, Angela Kohler, (in front of the lens for once) to show us how this is done… Before you start, know that this hair style is just 5 simple braids, made into a bun shape. a littLe somethin' for MoM I've been making more flowers...I can't give it up. Actually, I was in need of a quick, easy (and not to mention, cheap) project for my Activity Day girls to do this month and decided that it should probably be something for the Moms...seeing as, Mother's Day is just around the corner. So of course, the flower was the obvious choice. What mom wouldn't want a nice flower to wear on her special day?

Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands I was walking through Target a few weeks ago and noticed this little knit fabric headband that was not just braided together…….but woven. I decided they were charging way too much for something that could be made with t-shirt scraps. And that means free. DIY Braided Seed Bead Bracelet After taking inspiration from Honestly WTF, I found a use for my large Miyuki seed beads! The waxed linen is almost a must as it will make threading and keeping everything in place so much easier. Tools: Tutorial: Water Marble Tutorial. Supplies: orange stick or... Water Marble Tutorial. Supplies: orange stick or toothpick, shot glass or cup (the smaller the circumference, the less polish you end up wasting), room temp. water, nail polish, tape (optional, but it helps with the clean up) I like to begin by prepping my nails with base coat and one coat of polish. Here I used China Glaze Innocence for a nice neutral base. Steps:

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.

How to make colourful crocheted flowers These tiny flowers are sweetly adorable, totally thrifty and really easy to do. In mere minutes, you can whip up a rainbow bouquet from scraps of your leftover yarn. And when you're done growing flowers you can gift them to all the crafty folk you know. Although we bet they'll be making them too … Materials:• Cotton DK yarn in various colours• 3.5mm (UK9/US E4) crochet hook• Tapestry needle AbbreviationsUK terms are used in this pattern:ch – chaindc – double crochethtr – half treble crochettr – treble crochetdtr – double treble crochetrep – repeatsl st – slip stitchst – stitch

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