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Signature COLORS: VALENTINE'S DAY

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?

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5 If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make. Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! Jersey Knit Bracelet Lovely! This would make a perfect gift for any of your girlfriends. You can choose the colors and recycle t-shirts that you have around the house. Cheap and cute! tutorial Paper Clip Earrings Tutorial This is a brilliant idea… and the possibilities are endless. Love it! Printed Candles Who doesn’t love a candle? Think about how many different stamps you could use to customize this project. tutorial Hot Chocolate Art! What a great gift for neighbors and teachers… I am personally a hot chocolate lover so this would make a great gift for me tutorial Tile Coaster You can buy these plain tiles at Home Depot for under a dollar. I’ve seen them with family pictures also… Way cute! tutorial Bow Belt I was amazed how easy this tutorial was. So Pretty!

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?

How to Make Leaf Skeletons I wanted to share with you a project from one of my readers who shares with us how to make leaf skeletons. I LOVE this! I have several leafs in various forms displayed in my home and knew I needed to make some of her leaf skeletons to add to my decor. I love how a pattern of leaves can enhance the beauty in your home. So I asked Heather if she would mind sharing her project with you. You can find more great projects from Heather at her blog The Other White House. I have spent hours and tried various ways of making these. You need washing soda, not baking soda! Gather your leaves. Washing soda is a strong base so you may want to wear gloves when handling the leaves. You will add 3/4 cup of washing soda and 4 cups of water to your pot of leaves. Keep going, you will need to add more water so your pan doesn’t dry out. When 1.75 hours are up fill a glass baking dish with cool water. I carefully removed them and rinsed with water and added clean water to the pan. 37.1Kstumbleupon

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

Photo Tile Coasters {Using Resin} Last Christmas I almost had a breakdown... We had just moved in to our home the month before, but I didn't want to let that prevent us from having the holliest jolliest Christmas. My intentions were good. And that's how it happened. Well, with this project I created an anniversary gift AND a Christmas gift. While I was in Utah, my sweet cousin Michelle showed me a couple of projects using resin. Here's how I made these photo coasters... I started out with a trip to Home Depot. Next, I ordered some photos. Only 13 cents a print at Costco! I used a regular old Elmer's glue stick to paste each picture onto the tiles. I won't give a full tutorial on using resin because each product is a little different. After mixing the resin with the hardener, I just poured it on! Then it took them a full 24 hours to harden up! Once dry, I mounted 4 of the felt circles on the bottom of each tile so they would slide easily on wood without scratching! All done! Now these are stinkin' cute!! Happy weekend!

Black and blonde hair highlights Nothing looks sassier than blonde highlights on black hair. It is one of the trendiest style statements among brunette women, who love to flaunt blonde highlights. The lighter golden accent looks fabulous on dark tresses. If you have a perfect wardrobe to match with blonde highlighted hairstyle, you do not need to give a second thought about getting them on your hair. Related Posts :

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.

Coconut Milk & Honey for Hair loss | Glory Boon I just started trying coconut milk on my hair, not only for it’s known hair growing abilities but also to prevent hair loss. Recently my hair has been falling out when I comb (gulp), so I decided to try and add some coconut potion on it. Coconut is known for promoting hair growth because It’s rich in protein, and essential fats. These elements are valuable in growth and maintenance of healthy hair, and also preventing hair loss. So I decided to give it a try, I brought a can of coconut milk and added some honey for moisture since these winter days in New York have made my hair rather dry. I then whisked the ingredients together and poured the mixture into an empty hand soap container for an easier distribution of the treatment. When you apply it to the hair, make sure to massage your scalp for at least 2 minutes, this will stimulate blood flow to the scalp and help nourish it. Finally shampoo and final rise with cold water. *The last picture was taken recently and I have “ombre” tips.

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