Thursday, May 26, 2011

inspired--winged liner, nude shadows.

winged liner
This is by far my favorite makeup trend. It is so simple to do and it makes your eyes POP!!! You just need a few things for this one.
Light-Medium ash brown shadow/pencil for brows.
Light golden brown shadow.
White/iridescent shadow.
Black Mascara.
Black Liquid liner.

1. Start with your shadow-using a crease brush "pat" in circular motions the golden-brown shadow color; working from the outside in.{just in creases} If it is too light you can add another layer. Swipe the brush over your lids with what is left on the brush. If necessary blend the shadow between creases and brows. Repeat on the other side.

2. Using the lighter{white} shadow, apply in the corners of your eyes working your way in and under neath brows. {it should all be blended, from white to golden brown.} Repeat on the other side.

3. Using your angled brush, fill in brows.

4.Next using your liquid liner, start in the center of your lid creating a smooth line to the outside and angling it up slightly. From the center, continue the line in to the corner of your eye. Repeat on the other side. This creates the winged effect, it should be thin to thick.  
{For a more dramatic effect you can make the line longer and thicker off the corners of your eye.}

5. Lastly, apply your mascara. For best results layer it on. The first 2 layers should be thin to avoid clumpy lashes.
Optional; take your angled brush and use some of the golden-brown shadow to swipe along the outside corner of the lower lid. :)

Change the colors up to what works best for you. Makeup is yet another form of expression and should represent you! 
If you don't get the winged effect down perfect, just practice. You'll have it perfected in no time!

Tomorrow's Friday...finally :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

we love to party.

Summer parties are the best. They can start and end whenever you want. Even though the world sees us as grown-ups, I think many of us still hold onto our summer vacations. When you don't care if you have work in the morning, or what day it is..that's how you know its summer. Summer isn't official for me until my birthday. June 22, which just so happens to be the day after the calendar says its officially summer. That's my little kick off. :)
braid love.
 I love this! It's probably the easiest thing to do and when it's finished it looks as if you actually spent more than 3 minutes on it. :) No summer hair is complete without at least one braid. This is perfect for day time bbq's or evening soiree's. 
polished perfection.

So pretty! This style is perfect for a summer weeding!! It's still playful yet super sophisticated. Adding a bow to the back will funk it up or wear it as is. Your call.

Figure out your style or change it up. It is {almost} summer afterall..... :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011



Where has the time gone? I can't believe that it's already May!! Summer is rearing its beautiful head and I am so ready! I feel like summer brings along new hope, new loves and new beginnings- fresh starts!! 

When we were younger summer was the best. Beach, pool, lake or anything involving water for that matter. Sun, friends, parties, and little responsibilities. It was and still is a time of freedom, love and laughter. A time to re-invent yourself.

Here are a few of my summer loves...
summer love.

one hair will be this long!!

drum sticks.

pretty dresses.

party dresses
i need these now!!

over-sized sunglasses.
water balloon fights.
 I can already tell that there's something different about this summer. I have no clue what's in store but I am so excited. Excited for the love, the parties, ice cream, sunscreen, laughter, surprises, and welts. [From the water balloons of course ;)]

What are your summer LOVES??

Friday, May 6, 2011

protect and repair.

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With all this sun and amazing weather I feel it's important to share with you how to protect your lovely locks! Chlorine, salt-water and sun can do work on our hair and those once lustrous strands become damaged and frayed. If you color your hair you know what all of these things do. I have a few products that will help to prevent damage to your hair and repair what's already done.
Eufora's Hydration Leave-in Conditioner.
This is an amazing leave-in. It is so moisturizing yet light-weight and not greasy at all. I live off of this stuff, especially come summer time. A surprising fact- this bottle contains 75% pharmaceutical grade, certified organic, aloe-vera gel. PLUS--it has sun protecting properties which are cinnamon derived that work wonders on color treated and high-lighted hair.
*I put this in after getting out of the pool and it restores my hair to its silky, shiny state instantly!*
When you realize its too late or just want a little extra help conditioning, this one's for you! 
Another great eufora product; urgent repair replenishing treatment. It contains 85% pharmaceutical grade certified organic aloe-vera gel; and menthol and camphor (which stimulate the skin and scalp and nourish your hair!) Not only is this awesome for your hair but great for sunburns! The aloe to soothe and the menthol and camphor to cool it down. Put some on at night and you'll wake up to a noticeably weakened burn. :)
Davines- such a wonderful line! :)
Originating in Italy, this natural product contains only the purest ingredients for your hair. I love this mask, you can use it daily or weekly for some extra repair. Its conditioning properties make it perfect for those of us who love to high-light our hair a little TOO excessively. ;)

Blondies-hate how your hair starts to turn green after a few too many dips in the pool?
Use leave-in conditioner before you jump in and you'll have a protective barrier. If it's already green, use a clarifying shampoo. 
**Tip- don't use it too often or you'll need some extensive conditioning treatments :P

These same tricks can help out you darker haired peeps as well as red-heads! If you hate how your hair starts to turn brassy, use the leave-in!!

Go easy on those strands, after all, hair is our greatest accessory! 

Happy Friday hair lovers! :)

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Adding your own touch to anything is what makes it unique. So why does everyone think hair is so different? Really, there are only so many things you can do with your hair. You can curl it, straighten it, put it up or leave it down. Yes, there are things in between but those are the basics. But how do you make it look like you created it all on your own??
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this and the following beauties found here.

Bows and headbands are so much fun! They don't need to be overly large or small. It depends on what your style is, where you're going and what feels good to you. If the style is simple add a larger bow. And if you have an eccentric style, a smaller bow should do the trick.

Its important to find things that are comfy on your head and something you feel confident in. Pick colors, size, style, etc. based on what YOU like. NOT what you see in the magazines.

Chelsea's shop is so cute! She makes the most amazing things! She can even create custom orders for you!! Check it out!

Happy Styling! :)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

summer lovin'.

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We are having some amazing weather, I can tell this summer is going to be beautiful!! I've found some super pretty hairstyles for summer that are quick, easy and fashionable! :)
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 Knots and twists are very in right now! My hair isn't quite long enough for this one yet but I can't wait to try it once it is! :)
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If you weren't blessed with wavy or curly locks, you can still try it! You can use a salt-spray, Bb makes a surf spray that will give you this exact look-minus the braid of course ;) Spray on to damp hair, scrunch and let it go. Its perfect for day time hair. If you want to go a little more polished find a clip-less curling iron, I LOVE my Bombshell made by Sultra. It creates beautiful waves or curls that are more silky and healthier looking than your traditional curling iron, in half the time. All you do is spray a working hair spray and wind your hair around the barrel. The more hair you wind at once the bigger the wave, winding less hair will give you a curl.

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I love this one! It's so simple and easy. The nice thing about all of these styles is they're messy so you don't need to spend tons of time making them polished and perfect! 

I hope you enjoy playing with these new styles! I hope you enjoy the sun! :)

Monday, May 2, 2011


I've had a lot of questions lately on the best ways to style fringe. Whether you're in the process of going from full to side, growing them out or just in between appointments, I've got a few tricks that should keep you from breaking out those kitchen scissors to try and "fix" them yourself!

For full bangs that are too long the pomp on top is out! Try pulling them into a twist to one side or one on each side of your head for that effortless boho look.
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 We've seen these twists in recent years and they'll be here for a while-at least they're cuter than those ridiculous pomps!! Add your own touch to these styles; flowers, headbands, bows and ribbons look rad! 
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If you're growing out your bangs, be patient! Yes, bangs do grow fast, but usually not when we want them too.:P You can use some of these same styles to help ease the process a little. 
Using a paddle brush and blow-dryer point the dryer(with nozzle) at roots and use the brush going back and forth, side to side to get them to lay flat. This also will help with bangs that are too short. 

I hope these ideas are helpful. Keep the questions coming! :)