Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Skinny Tips: The Boho Braid

We love a loose braid! It’s our boho-chic go-to look and perfect for any casual day. We came across this tutorial for The Boho Braid we just had to pass it along! This simple braid is a great half up/half down style that can be completed in 8 simple steps! We will definitely be wearing this hairstyle this weekend when we meet our friends for brunch!

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wise Words: Follow Your Dreams

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Sometimes the hardest thing is just to trust yourself. We don’t know about you, but sometime we find ourselves doubting our own feelings only to find out that our initial instinct was the right one after all. It’s easy to let the opinions of friends, and society as a whole, color our own ideas and dreams. But no one knows YOU like you know YOU! And no one has the exact same dream and perspective that YOU have! The world needs new ideas, new dreams, new passions… the world needs YOU and your dreams. Because when you follow your gut, when you follow your dreams, you are being true to yourself, and there is nothing more inspiring and more moving than truth. We’ve decided to silence the outside noise, find our own inner truth, and let our dreams show us the way… we hope you’ll join us!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Skinny Tips: Applying Blush For Your Face Shape

Applying blush might seem simple… cheeks + blush = good. While you can probably get away with that most of the time, wouldn’t you want to get the most out of your blush and allow your cheekbones to really standout?! We do! Which is why we were so excited to find this “how to” guide for applying blush according to face shape. It’s so simple, identify your face shape below and try applying your blush according to the diagram. We bet you’ll be pleased with the results! Need help picking out your face shape? Email us at info@skinowl.com. Happy Blushing!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Wise Words: Confront

As we start a new year, it’s a great time for self reflection.  We must first confront ourselves, our fears, our desires, before we can move forward. If we cannot acknowledge what is going on in our own minds, then we will never be able to make any changes to our future selves and improve our lives. We want to make improvements and have 2014 be the best year yet, so we are confronting ourselves and making positive changes for the future! What about you? Want to join us?! COMMENT on this post and let us know you’re with us!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Skinny Tips: Swept Side Braid Tutorial

We are in love with this Sexy, Swept Side Braid look! This chunky, loose braid is the perfect way to keep long hair off your face while still showcasing your lovely locks! Keeping our hair off of our faces is a guaranteed way to keep acne & splotchiness at bay as well. Less hair on the face = less oil from our hair over the course of the day! Check out these 8 simple steps to an effortless, boho-chic look that works for work or play! Give it a try…

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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Skinny Tips: Winterize Your Skin

Winter is officially in full swing (yes, even here in LA) and we are always looking for ways to protect our skin from this chilly weather. With the wind and cold fronts that come with this snowy season, dry, tight, cracked skin can result. Fear and flakes be gone! Check out this “Winterize Your Skin” guide, which shares 8 simple tips that will help to keep your skin (and hair) hydrated and glowing all winter long! Thank us later :)
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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wise Words: Happiness

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We believe in taking care of ourselves each and every day. We’ve seen baby steps turn into the most meaningful changes countless times! It’s fun to set resolutions for a new day, new month, or new year, as setting goals gives us something to look forward to and strive towards. But when we take great care of ourselves from minute to minute and hour to hour, and truly live in the present moment, that’s when we are happiness and meaning to our lives! We believe in setting goals but not in losing track of the here and now. So go ahead and look towards the future while still nourishing your mind, body, and spirit every single day! In the end, a happy mind will give us the strength to push harder towards our goals. With that, we wish everyone a happy, and safe, New Year’s Eve!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Skinny Tips: Coconut Oil Eye Makeup Remover DIY

We are always looking for natural ways to take care of our skin and our bodies as a whole! Which is why we are so thrilled that we stumbled upon the MaskCara Blog and found this Coconut Oil Eye Makeup Remover DIY! This simple and inexpensive way to remove your makeup at the end of the day is definitely SkinOwl approved!

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Wise Words: Stay Above

We all know those people who use negativity as a way to put others down so they can attempt to lift themselves up. But the truth is that criticizing another will never bring you up! Calling someone dumb does not make you smarter, saying that someone is fat does not make you thinner, and so on. If someone is using these “put down” tactics, either towards you, or towards others around you, it is only an indication of how they feel about themselves. They need to make someone else seem small, so that they can seem big! We suggest steering clear of those people. Instead, we love to surround ourselves with people who are so high up on their positive cloud that, instead of kicking people off, they love it when others join them!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Clever Cookie Design

Do you want to take your simple sugar cookies up a notch?! We do! Which is why we had to share this simple and beautiful idea for giving a simple sugar cookie a great design… just use the bottom of your glasses! We don’t about you, but we have a few drinking classes in our cupboard that would be perfect to use as a cookie design. Or, if you don’t have these types of glasses you can make a quick trip to the flea market and pick some up… and then serve milk out of them to go with the cookies!  These adorable designs resemble snowflakes and are perfect for a winter cookie treat! Take a look …

 

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Source: Babes in Boyland