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!

boho braid fb

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…

swept  braid tutorial

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!

coconut oil eye make up remover natural

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Skinny Tips: How To Pull Off Red Eyeshadow

We talk a lot about what colors are best for your skin tone, your eye color, etc. But sometimes we forget that makeup also holds the key to spicing things up & challenging our everyday go-to colors. That said, we’ve decided to add some red eyeshadow to our holiday look. We found this great tutorial that pairs a hint of red shadow with charcoal. It’s a fantastic winter spice that will warm up your chilly days and make a true holiday statement! Take a look …

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

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Skinny Tips: Double Line Eyeliner Tutorial

We love a good cat eye, but we’re always wanting to take things up a notch….or at the very least, try a new trick on an old look. Join us as we try The Double Line! We found this great tutorial that will give you this simple yet stunning sixties look in no time! Check it out …
double line eye liner tutorial

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Skinny Tips: Sparkling Eyes Tutorial

Holiday time means lots of shimmer and glitz! We don’t know about you but around this time of year we say, “the more shimmery the better!” And our eyes are no exception.  That’s why we are trying out this tutorial for Sparkling Eyes!  We love this particular tutorial because it gives a warm, subtle shimmer that compliments your eyes rather than distracting from them! We will definitely be letting our eyes sparkle with this look all holiday season long!

 
sparkle eye shadow tutorial

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Things We Love: Cinnamon Wrapped Candle DIY

We are planning our Thanksgiving and holiday decor, and we can’t resist something that looks good AND smells good… AND is quick and easy to make at home! Insert this Cinnamon Wrapped Candle DIY we found! It’s simple and inexpensive to make, PLUS the scent comes from natural cinnamon sticks as opposed to chemical fragrance.  We can’t wait to use these on the table of our next holiday party!

Cinnamon wrapped candles

Materials

Cinnamon Sticks
Candles
Rubber Bands
Twine or Ribbon

 

Instructions:

Place your rubber band around your candle and then place your sticks under the rubber band. To add interest, I varied the height and also varied whether the line on the cinnamon sticks faced outwards or toward the candle.

 

Once the entire candle is covered in sticks, wrap twine or ribbon around the rubber band in order to conceal it. Accessorize however you want and you’re done!

 

If you’re concerned about a fire hazard, just opt for battery-powered candles. They also warm slightly, so the cinnamon scent will still be spreading throughout your home.

 

Source: Girls Guide To

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Skinny Tips: Headband Updo

Holiday party season is here!  In fact, we have our first party coming up this weekend and we just found the PERFECT hairstyle for it…  the Headband Updo by Bobby Glam! Only three simple steps and you’ll be ready for your next event! See the tutorial below AND watch the how-to video HERE!

headband updo bobby glam

 

Source: Bobby Glam

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Skinny Tips: Fall Pumpkin Body Scrub DIY

We love a good body scrub, especially when it is full of luxurious winter smells like pumpkin and coffee!  So when we stumbled upon this simple Pumpkin Body Scrub DIY we just couldn’t resist passing it along to you!  This scrub will leave your skin feeling smooth and pampered! Check it out …

DIY-pumpkin-face-mask-home

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup pumpkin puree (bonus points if it’s fresh!)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup coffee grounds, used or fresh (product will last longer if they’re fresh)
1/2 cup coconut oil
3 to 4 drops of your favorite SkinOwl Argan Infusion Oil (optional)

 

Instructions:

Combine dry ingredients and stir in coconut oil until entire product has an even glisten.

Stays fresh only a few days, so share with a friend!

 

Source: Chalkboard Mag