Thursday, December 12, 2013

Skinny Tips: The Big Braided Bun Tutorial

The holidays are here which means it’s party season! Between Christmas and New Years there are just so many events to attend, so give your hair a new and fabulous look with this incredible Big Braided Bun! We love this look because it has the elegance of a bun with the whimsy of a braid. With this look you can be boho and sophisticated at the same time, what a perfect way to end one year and begin another!
big bun and braid tutorial

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

 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Skinny Tips: The Top Knot Tutorial

Picture this… You’ve had a crazy weekend. You planned to wash your hair last night but you just couldn’t make the time.  Today, you have that important meeting (or big date) but your hair just won’t cooperate!  We’ve all been there, which is why we think every woman needs to know how to do “The Top Knot.” Whether your hair is clean or dirty, on those days when it has a mind of it’s own, this is the perfect go-to hairstyle to keep in your bag of tricks!  Check out this amazing tutorial that we found that breaks down this classic hairstyle…
the top knot tutorial guide

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

Instructions:

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

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Tribal Nail Art Tutorial

A few weeks ago we posted some Tribal Nail Art inspirations.  Our readers and Facebook Fans loved the inspirations so much that we decided to go out and find you a great tutorial so that you can get the look at home!  This DIY Tribal Nail Art by Nailed breaks down this trend into 8 simple steps.  We love the end result and we think you will too!  Check it out…

tribal nails tutorial

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