September 28, 2012

New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

Fashion Week is now a few weeks behind us, and I'm already anxious to try out some of these runway trends! I tend to be drawn towards runway trends that are actually wearable.  Here are some of my favorite looks that you and I might actually be able to actually pull off. 

The Row's twisted updos

 DKNY/Derek Lam's relaxed hair

Marc Jacobs thick brows

Marc by Marc Jacobs head scarves

 Vera Wang's bouffant updos

Carlos Miele's red lips

Herve Leger's sleek braids

Jason Wu's retro hair and makeup

Helmut Lang's barely there makeup

Peter Som's pastel hair color

September 21, 2012

How To Apply False Lashes

Today I have a fun tutorial for you, PLUS a NEW giveaway, but first it's time to announce the lucky winner of the Jose Eber curling wand!  Congrats to:

MEREDITH MORGAN!
Please email me within 48 hours to claim your prize. 

And now to this week's tutorial and giveaway! 

Every girl should know how to apply false eyelashes, and the individual lashes are A LOT easier to apply, not to mention a lot more comfortable.
Learn how, then scroll down for details on this weeks giveaway.

1.  Start by applying your mascara as you normally would.
2.  Place a dot of eyelash glue on the back of your hand and wait for it to get tacky (about 1 minute).

3.  Use a pair of tweezers to gently pick up one of the eyelash clusters.
4.  Dip the very end of the eyelash cluster into the glue.

5.  Using a mirror, look straight forward and place the eyelash cluster at the base of your lashes.  If it helps, tilt your head up a little so you can see the base of your eyelash better. 
6.  The eyelash should go right to the base of your lashes, not on your eyelid. 

7.  Keep applying the lashes until you have filled in all of the holes.  I like to do longer ones on the outer corners for a winged look.
8.  Look at the difference!

 9.  Repeat on the opposite side.
10.  Finish with a light coat of mascara.



What I used:


EYELASH KIT GIVEAWAY
One winner will win their own false eyelashes kit, including:
*Three containers of individual false lashes (short, medium and long)
*Eyelash glue
*Tweezers
*MAC False Lashes Black Mascara
This kit is identical to the one I use in my makeup kit.  You will love it!

HOW TO ENTER
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Comment on this blog post with your first and last name.

Contest ends on Monday October 1st at midnight.
Must have a valid US shipping address.  

GOOD LUCK!   

September 19, 2012

Melanie

Soooooo lovely.  SO lovely. 
Hair and makeup by Steph, photos by Alixann Loosle



September 18, 2012

How To: Fishtail Bun

A high bun is definitely my go-to hairstyle when I have dirty hair, so I'm always looking for new ways to dress it up.  This is one of my new favorite ways!

 What I used:


1.  Start by putting your hair into a high ponytail.
2.  This is about where I like my bun to sit.  You can do it higher or lower if you'd like.

3.  Use the hair in the ponytail to do a fishtail braid.  For help with fishtail braiding, see my video for instructions.   
4.  Secure the end of the braid with a small elastic.  Use your fingers to loosen and widen the braid. 

5.  Wrap the fishtail braid around the base of the ponytail.
6.  Tuck the end of the braid under the bun and secure the bun with bobby pins.