Strut a sleek & straight look for any holiday event this season. This look can easily be achieved with a few simple steps. To help you on your journey to silky straight hair, we’ve come up with a few tips to get you there. Read on to learn the tips and tricks below for smooth, beautiful hair. Celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Mila Kunis can all be seen strutting this sexy look.
HOW TO GET THE LOOK
To get this smooth, straight style, first you’ll need to nourish your hair to bring out its full healthy-looking shine. You can apply a no frizz serum to wet hair before blow-drying.
Reach for a flat paddle brush and blow dry hair till it is completely dry. By using a flat brush you can do most of your polishing before even reaching for the flat iron.
Once your hair is dry and straight, lightly mist hair with a smooth & protect hairspray – this will help infuse your hair with salon-quality smoothness and style that will last.
Next you can go over hair lightly with a flat iron.
Complete the look with a hydrating serum, for hair that shines as much as you do.
You should now look so gorgeous that your mirror gets jealous!
Turn up the volume this holiday season and don’t underestimate the power of a simple blow out enhanced with extra volume. A volumized blow out is always a fashionable statement that gives an elegant look. This look is perfect for any holiday party or event and can easily be done at home. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Aniston, Katie Holmes, Kate Middleton, and so many others rock this beautiful, yet simple hairstyle.
HOW TO GET THE LOOK
After showering, blot hair with a towel or wrap hair in a hair towel. It’s easy to let hair air dry, but don’t, otherwise your hair will end up frizzy.
Use a vent hair brush & position the brush under roots. Roll it up and away from your face, this will give an extra lift. Work your way from roots to end, eliminating moisture from your hair. Tip- Always hold the dryer nozzle down as you dry hair to help seal cuticles for extra shine.
Tease the under section of the hair before smoothing out the top with a round hair brush for that added Oomph!
With the holiday season just around the corner, here is an easy, chic hairstyle to try for any upcoming parties. The Top Knot is a fantastic quick style for the holidays that will keep hair off your face and works for all hair types. A Top Knot can easily become a super dressy statement and doesn’t take much effort. It’s an easy hairstyle for anyone with at least shoulder length hair. This hairstyle has been inspired by many celebrities including Julianne Hough, Amanda Seyfrid, Gwen Stefani, & Nicole Richie to name a few. The Top Knot will undoubtedly add an element of elegance to your look, day or night.
Gather your hair together and tie it in a high ponytail. It might be easier to flip your head over to create the ponytail so you can get it nice and high. For a smooth look, make sure there are no bumps or tangles. Be sure your ponytail is secured with a strong elastic. Tip: Placement is key — it should sit flat on the top of the head
Lightly twist the ponytail and wrap it around the elastic to create the bun. Secure the top knot in place with hair pins.
Finish the look by misting a shine spray to leave a smooth polished look.
Voila, ready to go! This is a great look for the holiday party hostess or the party attendee!
The trick to dramatic winged eyeliner is to use a liquid eyeliner and draw the outlines first. Start at the inner corner of your eyelid and apply a thin line towards the outer corner. (you can fill in the space later). Then create a small wing from the bottom, outer corner of your eye towards your temple. Keep this small as the look will be dramatic without being a thick facial stripe. Connect the top and bottom line with a point. Then fill in the space! This is a beautiful look for a night out!
Dark circles under your eyes are a sign of stress, sleep deprivation, partying too hard or all of the above! There are plenty of products that hide the appearance of dark circles under the eyes, but they only help if you apply them properly. Apply under eye concealer in a triangle under your eyes stopping near the end of your nose. Then blend. This makeup technique is way more effective than the dots we were taught to make around the eye!
Basil is one of the most beautiful natural greens we’ve ever come across. It is absolutely delicious to eat, has it’s own herbal health benefits, and adds a pretty color to any dish! As amazing as basil can be as a food, it has a wealth of skincare benefits too! If you already have a face wash and/or mask that you can’t live without, use the recipes below to “spice” your routine up once in a while!
Rinse a cup of fresh basil leaves then go ahead and crush them to release their natural oils. You can use a mortar and pestle or your hands. Once it has created a paste you can mix the basil paste with a little bit of water, to create a face wash, apply and rinse.
Or you can create a face mask by adding 1 teaspoon of plain, organic yogurt. Sit for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
The basil’s natural oils help to lighten dark spots and the vitamins in the yogurt promote circulation as well as prevent acne.
Contouring is a beautiful thing. Contouring & highlighting can make a face with hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and an uneven canvas appear picture-perfect. Below is a highlighting & contouring map.
Starting with a clean canvas, apply your regular foundation as a base. Next, bronze the spots in the first image below. These include your temples, the outer edges of your nose, and beneath your cheekbones down to your jaw line. In order to find the right spot, suck your cheeks into the perfect duck face and start at the indentation. Next, use a highlighter to swipe down the center of your nose, apply in a triangle underneath each eye, and in a triangle between the eyebrows on the forehead. See the picture below for exact placement. The third image shows the combined highlighted & contoured face. Finish with a clean, fluffy blender brush with bronzer to blend it all in. You will be amazed at the transformation!