This summer, we are a fan of all things braided for hairstyles. This one in particular is great for any situation – summer party, summer wedding (can you tell we are loving this for summer?).
NOTE: We suggest using clear elastics for a discreet look.
Step 1: Blow dry and straighten your hair. For a beachy look, add curls and waves.
Step 2: Take two sections above each ear and twist them backward.
Step 3: Once the two sections meet, secure the two strands with an elastic.
Step 4: Create a fishtail braid with the hair from the two twisted sections. To make sure the braid stays put, use a thin hair elastic at the end. (If you need a fishtail braid tutorial, follow these instructions.) Remove the first elastic.
Step 5: Spritz a shine spray and hairspray so your style lasts all night.
We recently tackled this summer’s bandit – sunburns – what it can cause. For serious burns that sting, try this remedy.
You will need:
Apple Cider Vinegar
100% Pure Coconut Oil
Old T- Shirt
Note:The apple cider portion can be done at any point during the day for pain relief. The oil portion should be done before bed.
Step 1: To address the pain, mix ¼ of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of cold water in a spray bottle or bowl. Shake the bottle or mix the two liquids really well.
Step 2: Spray it liberally over your sunburned skin. If using a washcloth, dampen the washcloth with the mixture and dab it on. Let it dry.
Step 3: After the apple cider vinegar and water mixture has dried, use your fingers to apply the coconut oil. The coconut oil will begin to melt as you rub it gently on your sunburned skin. Use a paper towel to catch the falling drops. The oil will help your skin heal but needs time for absorption, thus this should be done before bedtime. To avoid getting your bed sheets oiled up, wear an old t-shirt and/or old sweatpants to bed.
This DIY tutorial can be done daily until your skin recovers.
Remember to always apply SPF before sun exposure whether it be a run in the park, the beach or errands.
“The Great Gatsby” – a story of love, of Jazz, of America in the 1920s and you can’t forget style.
Sonailicious.com drew inspiration from the gold and black design seen on all the movie promotional items of “The Great Gatsby.”
Try this out and share your results!
You will need:
Gold Nail Polish
Black Nail Polish
Gold Beads or Gold Studs
STEP 1: Make sure you begin with clean, bare nails. Apply the base coat. When dry, apply 1-2 coats of the gold nail polish. It should be dry to the touch before continuing. (Keep the amount of polish even.)
STEP 2: Use the striping tape to create the pattern as demonstrated. Don’t be afraid to get creative. Draw inspiration from the movie posters! Make sure the striping tape is properly attached to avoid the polish getting under it.
STEP 3: Paint 2 coats of black nail polish over the pattern.
STEP 4: Depending on the type of nail polish you have, remove the striping tape quickly or after it has dried completely.
STEP 5: Dip the toothpick in the top coat so that you can use it to get the gold bead/stud. Attach the stud on the angle as shown in the diagram.
STEP 6: Wait for nails to dry and apply 2 – 3 layers of top coat.
Our previous matte nail tutorial was steamy. In an effort to keep this matte nail trend going, here’s another way to achieve this chic mani with a DIY matte nail topcoat! It’s an affordable alternative to matte top coats on the market today.
You will need:
Clear Top Coat
Any Nail Polish
STEP 1: Paint your nails with your preferred nail color.
STEP 2: Get a pinch of corn starch.
STEP 3:Add a few drops of clear top coat.
STEP 4: Mix the corn starch and top coat well.
STEP 5: Apply one coat to nails.
Tag us on your nail IG posts or tweets @thebeautyplace letting us know how it worked for you.
Nothing is more expressive than the expressions coming from your face. Your eyes, mouth and eyebrows all contribute to expressing happiness, frustration and sadness. (Of course, this isn’t the full range of emotions we feel but just to name a few.)
Eyebrows are one of our favorite facial features. The ability to frame the face and the monumental change that freshly groomed brows can bring is astonishing. The shape, the length of your brow and the boldness can make a huge difference on your look.
Bold brows are a welcomed beauty statement and trend. We don’t mean for you to plaster pencil liner or brow shadows onto them, but we do suggest to go for defined and bold brows.
This bold brow tutorial walks you through the important tips of creating bold brows with a brow pencil without going overboard in the shading.
There are some days that we are searching for a softer look concerning eyeliner, particularly in the day time for work or school. You can use eye shadow applied on top of the liner or turn your eye shadow into a liner with this easy tutorial!
You will need:
Loose or Pressed Shadow
Instructions for Loose Shadow:
STEP 1: Add a few drops of water on the lid of your shadow.
STEP 2: Sprinkle some shadow into the drops of water.
STEP 3: Mix the shadow and water with the eyeliner brush until it looks like a paste.
STEP 4: Sweep the liner brush along the lash line. (For a winged eye, wing it out!)
Highlighting, not the neon kind (we know it’s finals time for many of you), is a crucial part of contouring and shading.
Highlighters should be close to the color of your skin with some shine. Those with lighter skin tones should go for pearly shades while those with darker tones should use warm, golden shades. It is meant to bring light back into your face, but don’t go overboard. The goal is for it to look like natural lighting.
Did you know that in a time of need your lip gloss can be used as a highlighter?
The color of the gloss depends on your skin tone but a pearly gloss is the one to use. Apply a small amount on your brow bones and cheekbones and blend. This is perfect for quick touch-ups.
Make your gloss multitask and share with us how it worked for you!
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