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As a single girl, I look to Valentine's Day this year for a release of "cheesy" energy. Sometimes you just want to be a dork. So... what better way to celebrate than by getting all dressed up in the holiday's signature colors! Pink Glitter EXTREME NAILSOne Red Heart Both of the nails are super simple. Pretty Bun with a Bow Headband Temporary Hot Pink Tips 1. 2. 3. 4. *We first saw this idea here. Pale Pink Eyes and Bright Red Lip E.L.F. Hot Pink and Red Eyes (with Hearts) and Nude Pink Lip Makeup Forever hot pink eye shadow, Red Eye Shadow from E.L.F palette, Eye Rock Designer Liner Instant Eyeliner Tapes (from our February Birchbox), Hearts drawn on by Mac Lipliner in Cherry, Mac Blush, Mac Lipliner in Spice, Mac Lipstick in Hue, Mac Lipgloss in Love Nectar SUBTLE OUTFITSSavannah's Take To make this outfit even more subtle, you could leave out the hat, we just really wanted to say "Valentine's Day" with these looks. Necklaces- F21, Shoes- Random store in a mall, Bracelet- Target Casey's Take

"DIP" DYED HAIR (UPDATED) 78K+ *DISCLAIMER- I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL COSMETOLOGIST/HAIRDRESSER/COLORIST. THIS WAS JUST AN EXPERIMENT GONE RIGHT.* So if you saw our Candy Hair Color post, you know that Casey and I are pretty obsessed with fun-colored-hair right now. It's not a reasonable obsession but hey, are any obsessions really that reasonable? I decided to take matters into my own hands and give my hair some change. By the way, I really don't recommend trying this at home! This is the stuff I used. I separated the piece I wanted to lighten first and then I worked my way around my head. I put the bleach in lines that started at different places so it wasn't a straight line across my hair. After I washed my hair out I dried it completely and started adding the color. Repeat until you've done all of your hair. This is probably my favorite picture of the new pink hair. Looking for a less permanent way to add color to your hair?

Happy Hippity Hop! We're taking a long weekend off here for the Easter break (we're working on a new website with hopes of getting a bit more done with the extra day tucked in there). So we're bidding you farewell early with a few links and this cute little picture tutorial (see more below) sent to our e-mail from the folks at Present&Correct. Happy wishes for your Easter and Passover break. We're heading over here later to learn how to make some marshmallow peeps! High/low Easter party. West coast applications close Friday at Renegade. Loving this free (April calendar) desktop wallpaper from the Free People blog. And I saw lots of rabbits hopping around here. Have a fantastic weekend!

Charlotte - Temporary Tattoos Tutorial 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. 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. First steal a sock from your husband’s dress sock collection (that is what I did anyway). Now roll the sock into a ring. Put your dry hair into a high ponytail. Now spritz just the hair in your ponytail with water. Now grab your rolled up sock and put your ponytail through the hole.

bird tattoos + DIY temporary tattoos I've been having a love affair with bird motifs since many years now, so my heart skipped a beat when I saw a flock of birds' tattoo for the first time. I've been collecting them since then. I know bird tattoos are currently super trendy, but I love them anyway! As far as I'm concerned, I'm not ready for a tattoo (I have a VERY low tolerance to pain), so as an alternative, I opted for temporary transfer tattoos! Yes, just like those we found as inserts in bubble gums when we were kids. You need : 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. It can last up to 7 days, but mine started cracking after 4 days, so I dissolved it with baby oil. I felt like a little girl, and it was super fun! Coconut Oil Moisture Treatment Free $10 credit from Vitacost who carries coconut oil! You know how much we love coconut oil around here (if you don’t, see this post). We found a brilliant new way to use it. We are all dying to have beautiful, healthy hair right? I have a cure; a secret that I stumbled on this year! I have been using coconut oil in my personal skin care since I was 16. In a desperate search to find a cure for my brittle hair, I came across a few articles recommending coconut oil as a moisture treatment. Scoop out a handful of organic virgin coconut oil. Flip your head upside down and slowly spread the oil through your hair. Once your hair is soaked with oil, twist your hair into a bun or ponytail. Cover your hair with a shower cap. Once your time is up wash and condition your hair as you normally would. This treatment can be done as often or little as you feel you need. {We’re linking up to these parties!} Like This Post?

loveumadly Last weekend, I met a family friend’s lovely girlfriend for the first time. She’s a nutritionist, so naturally I pounced on her. What are foods to absolute avoid? What do you think of that Paelo diet? What do you eat as a snack – and don’t you dare tell me carrots! I highly doubt this is how she wanted to spend her Sunday in the Hamptons, but I was relentless. So what’s a girl to do with all her extra Crystal Light (because we know I’m not giving up my Diet Coke so fast)? Crystal Light Lip Gloss Materials: Vaseline or Un-Petroleum Jelly Crystal Light (I used Cherry Pomegranate and Raspberry Lemonade) (Kool-Aid apparently work as well, but I haven’t tried) a small container (i charmed a salesperson at Sephora and they gave me a bunch of these) a mixing tool (I used a plastic knife after my q-tip got too goopy) Fill the empty small container with your Un-Petroleum Jelly. (DIY Source: How Does She)

solid perfume pocket watch locket Try as I might, I cannot seem to grasp even the most basic of feminine beauty rituals. I’m constantly struggling to master rudimentary hair and makeup techniques, and my one-time foray into the “subtle” art of perfume left everyone in the room with burning nostrils. This DIY solid perfume locket from artisanal perfumer Mandy Aftel is something I can definitely stand behind, though. Mandy only uses pure and natural ingredients to create her perfumes, and this solid scent can be easily applied with no risk of over-dousing. Read the full how-to after the jump! Creating your own solid perfume is extremely satisfying. Materials Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Hair Archives - Kouturekiss - Your One Stop Everything Beauty Spot - kouturekiss.comKouturekiss – Your One Stop Everything Beauty Spot – The Ultimate Faux Hawk March 20, 2014 Disclaimer: This hairstyle is for the bold, brave and ultra glamorous! It also takes a tad bit longer than most tutorials I have posted. If you’re up for the challenge, check out the steps below for the Ultimate Faux Hawk! Step 1: Curl your hair. Step 2: Divide your hair into three sections: The top section needs to be clipped up out of the way, the Middle section needs to be a sleek, tightly secured ponytail, and the bottom section needs to be a low ponytail. Steps 3 & 4: Once the bottom section is secured into an elastic, take your middle section and make sure it is tight and sleek on both sides (this is the part of the hairstyle that gives the necessary ‘faux hawk’ impression!). Step 5: Here is the fun part! Steps 6, 7, and 8: Do a once over and secure any loose pieces in place, then spray with hairspray! Voila! A Sweet & Simple Updo February 13, 2014 Step 1: Begin with your hair in either it’s natural texture, or curled.

Best of the Guest // Karl - Beyond Beyond | Beyond Beyond Oh Karly – you are a naughty man, he brings to mind that old adage that it is”Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”. We wish that the lovely man would stick to making beautiful things, rather than passing comment on the bodies of others (especially considering he was formerly rather rubenesque himself!) However, it does open up the debate that whilst we can comment away on ‘skinny minnies’ and ‘stick insects’ but there is a great taboo when it comes to talking of size. If you want to get down with body image this week – you could go for a little meander over to love my dress and read the series of articles that Annabel has this week on body image. So, why have we stopped on Karl, well last week as we got all excited about his ready to wear range we were going to feature a few of his pieces. I guess that brings us to why Karl? If you are manning up and asking the boi! And just straight bunning! About the author

How to Do a Homemade Hot Oil Treatment A DIY hot-oil treatment for your hair is simple, affordable and it works. "Giving hair a little attention and massaging your scalp really makes a difference in its texture and strength," explains Mimi Kirk, author of "Live Raw: Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty." Kirk, in her 70s, explains that using natural oils in her hair keeps soft and healthy-looking. Things You Need This hair treatment requires an oil such as extra virgin olive oil. You'll also need a small bowl for the oil as well as a comb, a shower cap and an hour to relax. Select and Pour Oil Pour some pure oil in a small bowl or cup. Warm the Oil Kirk suggests using your finger to test. Tip: The oil should never bubble or steam. Apply Oil to Hair Pour a small amount of oil into the palm of your hand and massage it into your scalp. Tip: A cozy bath is a pleasant option. Comb Through Using your fingers, a comb or both, be sure the oil is evenly distributed throughout your hair. Place Hair in Cap Wash, Comb and Style

Le.Minimalist: FUN WITH KEVIN MURPHY COLOR BUGS + DIY! If you're looking for some bright summer colors (especially those of you who are frequenting music festivals this season) but don't fancy the commitment that those colors often require of you, then Kevin Murphy's Color Bug is perfect for your non-commital hair. Not only will it wash right out, but it stays in all day if you put in a little product to moisten the hair and finish it with a little hair spray. I love things that don't require commitment, don't you? If however you're not within reach of a Kevin Murphy salon, there is a delightfully cheap alternative. Be sure to check out OH SO PRETTY - another great Nashville based blog! Image via The Beauty Department Image via Momfluential Image via Charlotte Free for Wonderland Magazine

Homemade deodorant with coconut oil Ditch the TV. Check. Make my own toothpaste. Go poo-free. Next on the list: make my own deodorant…and not be smelly. Well, the recipe below is a winner. It takes a little bit of getting used to the application process, but it totally works. The less chemicals I put in and around my body, the better chance I have to be doing cartwheels around the grandkids someday. Simple living takes baby steps. Wanna join me on the hippie bandwagon? ingredients 1/3 c. baking soda 1/2 c. arrowroot powder 5 tbs unrefined coconut oil 15 drops of grapefruit essential oil directions 1. application This part is all personal preference. I recently had a deodorant-making party and our first batch turned out very oily (I called it soupy). *Update (9/17/12): The original recipe used 1/3 cup arrowroot, but I recently upped it to 1/2 cup and like it a lot more. I use coconut oil on my face, for baking muffins, for toothpaste, deep conditioning treatments, and so much more. You can read all about it here.

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