Friday, September 20, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Skinny French Manicure

We love the elegance of a French Manicure.  It is a simple, classic style that works for any age and personal style!  But sometimes you want to take a classic and add a twist, which is why we love these thin french manicure inspirations.  Just by thinning the tips you can change the style ever so slightly in order to make your personal mark on this classic look!


thin french manicure pink grey

french manicure white blue

french manicure grey green

thin french manicure clear orange

thin french manicure purple blue yellow


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Skinny Tips: Long Hair Messy Updo Tutorial

Here in California, we just love the look of a messy updo, especially for a wedding or other formal event! It’s natural, easy and breezy. Which is why we couldn’t resist sharing this updo tutorial for long hair. Scroll all the way down for images and instructions…

messy updo


messy updo tutorial


Take a 1 inch thick piece of hair in your hands and twist it.
Hold one tiny strand at the tip of the twist and push the remaining hair up into a ringlet on your head.
Wrap the remaining strand around the ringlet and use a bobby pin to pin the ringlet to your head.
To recreate the top image, grab a friend who can help you create and pin ringlets all the way around.


Source: Jordan Byers

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Skinny Tips: Simple Hair Knot

We are huge fans of keeping it simple!  All the ladies out there know how time consuming it can be to create a fantastic look with your hair!  But some days you just don’t have the time.  Which is why we love this super simple hair knot!  All it takes is three easy steps and, ta-da, you end up with a hairstyle that looks good and keeps your hair back!  It’s a win-win!


Check it out…
simple knot tutorial

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Fruit Nail Art

The nail art phenomenon is not stopping anytime soon! In fact, it’s only getting JUICIER. Does it get any more delicious than FRUIT nail art?  Whether you are a girl or a woman (or a little bit of both), we say get fruity! You can go bold or keep it subtle depending on your mood and personal style.  Here are some fun fruit inspirations to get you started…YUM!

cherry fruit nails fruit nail art 2

strawberry nails kiwi nails tips

fruit nail art 3

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Skinny Tips: Vintage-Inspired Ponytail Tutorial

Are you going to a special event this summer? A wedding or baby shower? A girl’s night on the town? Then you will need a fabulous up-do that can work for a formal event or a chic evening out!  We had to share this Vintage-Inspired Ponytail Tutorial, as it is the perfect fit for you next summer soiree!  Check it out…

vintage 50s ponytail tutorial


Source: The Beauty Department

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Tribal Nail Art

Once again, tribal prints are a huge trend in the world of clothing this summer, so we figured it was only a matter of time before tribal made its way to our nails! These prints are expressive and exciting, and as always, we love the fact that you can take any trend and keep it simple and neutral, OR take it to the extreme with bold colors and shapes!


Check out some of the fun tribal nail art that inspired us…

tribal nails blue grey


tribal nails yellow red


tribal nails pink blue


tribal nails orange yellow pink

tribal nails blue orange



Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Purple Mascara

It’s no secret that we love the color purple, so naturally we are loving the purple mascara trend!  Adding a color to your lashes is a great way to make your eyes pop without the added effort of applying eye shadow.  This trend works with any eye color from light to dark (see below).  It’s fun for summer and so easy to do!


Would you wear purple mascara? Which shade is your favorite? Plum, Lavender, Neon, Grape? You tell us!

blue violet mascara

color mascara blue violet

purple mascara


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Promos: Ellie Fitness Giveaway in The Parliament

ellie fitness giveaway

As you probably already know, we have one BIG giveaway each month that takes place in our exclusive VIP skincare community, The Parliament, and this month is no exception!  For the month of May, we are giving away an entire Ellie Fitness outfit to one lucky winner!


Ellie offers high-quality activewear inspired by the latest fashion trends from the runway to the gym. Each month, Ellie launches a new and unique 24-piece collection.  And now is your chance to get an entire Ellie outfit for FREE!  All you have to do to enter is become a member of The Parliament.  ALL Parliament members are automatically entered to win, the giveaway results are announced at the end of each month.


PLUS we are also offering a 20% discount code off of any Ellie Fitness purchase!  This offer is valid for all Parliament members through the entire month of May!  So sign up for The Parliament today and start reaping the rewards!


Want to know more about The Parliament before you sign up?  Click HERE to watch The SkinOwl herself tell you all about what you can find inside The Parliament! See you in the nest!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Things We Love: Pull Back Bow

How adorable is this half up hairstyle all wrapped up with a little bow?!  We loved it so much that we just couldn’t resist sharing it!  Go ahead and gift yourself and tie your hair in a neat little bow…


bow hair style

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Stripe Manicure

Stripes remind us of a nautical theme… which remind us of the summer… which of course, is a season we love!  So why not celebrate the upcoming summer with some nautical stripe nail art!  You can stripe any way you choose from neutral colors, to sparkling shades, to bright colors on each nail, and even different types of stripes on each nail!


Check out a few of the fun stripe nail art inspirations that we are dying to try…

peach white stripe nails

silver grey stripe nails

manicure stripes dressed up nails

colorful strip nail art

black gold stripe nail


What is your favorite way to stripe?