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Messy chunky beach waves... Easy tutorial!

Messy chunky beach waves... Easy tutorial!
I'm one of those people who was cursed with stick straight thin hair that hates to curl. I used to do the traditional "braid your hair before bed" and rag curling tricks to get nice beachy waves, but they never ended up turning out right the next day. I didn't like the fact that the process took a whole night, and I had no way of knowing what my hair was going to look like when I pulled the braids/rags out. Do you know how nerve-wracking that is, especially if you have an event to go to (*cough* my brother's wedding)? Would the curls be too tight? I developed my own way of doing nice randomly chunky waves. Here's how to get some nice messy random waves, without sleeping on a head of uncomfortableness. I absolutely LOVE the randomness of these curls. Have you seen this method done before? "How do you put your hair in the flat iron without burning your fingers?" Feel free to Pin!! More tutorials:8 Step Makeup TutorialHoliday Eyes - Gorgeous Golden TutorialMermaid Eyes9 Step Smokey Eyes Related:  Hairstyling Hacks

HAIR COLOR HOW TO: Hair Chalking Get ready to paint the town, I mean, your hair red....green, hot pink, or any color you like. All temporary- to wash out at your next shampooing! Fun and creative, without the commitment! So watch the tutorial below! I wouldn't normally put the red with the green and turquoise, but I wanted to see how the red would show up in my dark hair! WHAT YOU NEED: 1. 2. Now let's see how it's done: TIPS: *The chalk might come off on your shirt- you can try misting the hair with hair spray to seal it in even more. I still cannot believe how how well this colored my hair! It is so fun! And if you sleep in it- wait til you see how pretty your pillowcase looks in the morning! Post below the pictures of your "hair chalking" or tweet them to me, I'd love to see!!! turquoise hair tips, your kandee

Bottle Cap Earrings We’re not talking about shooting up any saloons, but rather hitting up your local watering hole for some brewskies and thus some supplies for your next DIY project! Collect a bunch of old bottle caps and craft up some upcycled earrings. Trashion at its best! Materials: Bottle caps Earring hooks Pliers Nail & hammer Directions: 1. Drink a beer (or root beer, whatever floats your boat!) Just think, each six-pack has the potential to be three new pairs of earrings! Photo: Courtesy of Ashley Weeks Cart DIY - MAKE YOUR OWN WAX FOR HAIR REMOVAL | Fashion - Yahoo! Shine I was chatting with someone on my flight back from my vacation. She lived in another country where salons are hard to come by or if they are around, they aren't very good. So, sometimes a girl has got to depend on herself. You can make one on your own so easily. So when I described it to her, she loved it and she said I just have to put it up online. So here goes: Wax recipe Ingredients 2 cups sugar ¼ cup water ¼ cup lemon juice Method Pour the sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan, and heat it over a low flame. How do you know it is done? Take a glass of water and put a drop of wax into it. Benefits of making your own WAX: 1. Waxing strips: We used to do this in college all the time. NOTE: The inner facing fabric of the jeans should be the one touching your skin otherwise if you use the opposite side, your skin will probably get blue with the denim color. Waxing technique Test the temperature before applying the wax to your skin. Benefits of Waxing 1.

Bottle it up | Maskcara - StumbleUpon The best stuff in life is free. Like sunshine, blue skies and THE OCEAN…if you have access to it, that is. Which I don’t. 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.

Bohemian Side Braid Festival Hair Tutorial Hey Guys! I’m Emily and I blog over at The Freckled Fox. I’m eager to share this easy tutorial to achieve this beautiful and romantic side braid, because it’s absolutely perfect for this time of year especially and can be worn for so many different types of occasions. It’s also one of those neat styles that looks way more complicated than it actually is while still being easy and effortless looking, so you’re sure to get tons of compliments:) Lets get started! Firstly the supplies you may want to have on hand are: – a hair-tie of course, and then optional other things: – some hairspray – some dry shampoo – a teasing comb Notes: If you already have texture in your hair then leave out the dry shampoo otherwise spray a bit on for some grip. Steps 4-6: (4) Continue your french braid down as you remember to add in a little more hair from each side before you send that section over and under (it helps to say “Add, over, under. Need blog topic ideas?

D.I.Y. Curls: How To Rag Roll Your Hair I love the look of naturally curly hair! My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you'd be itching to learn like I was! Enjoy... You'll need some cut fabric strips, a comb and some water. How to rag roll your hair- First, dampen the bottom of your hair (the part you plan to roll) using a spray bottle. Have fun styling!

diy {bird nest necklace} I have been seeing a lot of bird nest jewelry around lately. They are beautiful and I love the trend so I thought I would try making my own. These turned out to be really easy to make and require just a few simple supplies. This necklace would make a lovely Mother's day gift, which just happens to be coming up this weekend! What you'll need: - Jewelry wire (I prefer using a 24 gage because it is easier to manipulate but the 20 gage can work well too with the help of some round nose pliers) - pearls or glass beads - necklace chain - jump ring and a clasp Select the beads you want, string them onto your wire and arrange them as you'd like. then simply wrap the wire around the beads wrap some wire in the space between each bead (I like the look of three loops but you could just do one or two if you prefer) this is what the back looked like. now attach a jump ring and a clasp to the end of a necklace chain and this is what you end up with :) I love how each one is so different

DIY storybook paper roses | DIY Wedding DIY storybook paper roses You’re going to love today’s DIY project so much that you’re going to want to start tearing pages out from old books tonight! Remember the storybook roses in Shanna + Richard’s wedding? Sweet, right? <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-17711" title="diy-paper-flowers-1" src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD650" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD651">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD653">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD655">www</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD657">. <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-17712" title="diy-paper-flowers-2" src="<a pearltreesdevid="PTD715" rel="nofollow" href=" class="vglnk"><span pearltreesdevid="PTD716">http</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD718">://</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD720">www</span><span pearltreesdevid="PTD722">.

6 secrets I learned at makeup artist school - StumbleUpon total-beauty TODAY Style TODAY Jan. 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM ET Totalbeauty.com / By Sharon Yi, TotalBeauty.com You could say that I have a love/hate relationship with makeup. But then there are those days when my liner refuses to go on straight, my bronzer makes me look like an Asian Snookie, or my lashes refuse to curl. I had one of those days last week, and after walking into work wearing two very different winged tips on my eyes, my editor assigned me a new story: Go to makeup school and write about it. Want to see the best techniques I picked up without spending the thousands of dollars (and crazy amount of time) it takes to go to makeup school yourself? Lesson No. 1: Spend some bucks on your tools At Napoleon Perdis' Makeup Academy in Hollywood, Rebecca Prior, NP's National Educator, begins the first lesson by introducing us to our tools. Here are the eight basic brushes you need: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Once you have your tools, you need to know how to hold them.

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