For those of you who missed Keiko’s amazing Makeup Monday yesterday, I thought I would re-share her original post with you all for fun! I came to her wondering how to wear a bold lip with minimal makeup, and this is what she came up with. I thought it was pretty genius and now want to rock this look all the time. I love being her model and am always so impressed with the outcome when we’re done. Thanks Keiko! xo
Want to recreate this simple and pretty look Keiko created? Keep reading after the jump for her step by step instructions and photos.
Yep, that’s right…another giveaway to help kick off your week. So, do you remember a couple weeks ago when I attended IFB conference and got to cover, and try out the brand DDF? I have to say that there are a lot of beauty and skincare products out there, but you know a product works well when you get to experience a mini facial and your skin isn’t left red, irritated or with sort of rash. Especially my skin, which is very sensitive and can be really dry. I half fell asleep during my facial because of how relaxing and soothing it was.
Anyway, since then, I have been using their Elixir, which like I mentioned, is great for dry skin and am now hooked on the stuff. It leaves your skin feeling hydrated, dewy and and fresh. All of that said, I wanted to share this wonderful product with you readers by giving a bottle away one lucky winner!
Okay, you know the drill. Leave a comment and your email below in order to win! Good luck! xoxo
P.S. I will be closing the bag giveaway tonight by 12p, EST and this giveaway by tomorrow at 12PM EST.
Click here to see me with no makeup right after my facial! No judgement…
A little sneak peek from my makeover experience at Arrojo Salon. I can't wait to show you the final look but my attempts at photographing it yesterday were dashed due to the rain we've been experiencing. But, I promise to share soon. In the meantime here are some behind the scene shots from my afternoon at the salon.
I’ve seen this photo floating around the web for a couple months now, but when it resurfaced on Joanna’s blog this morning, I became intrigued with it and wanted to learn how to recreate this pretty, double knotted hairdo. A few clicks deep, I came across a link that a reader had left on Hanneli’s blog that directed me over to AOL’s Stylelist. In a nutshell, you literally split your into two sections and double-knot it like a shoelace. I tried it quickly and it worked! I just need to spritz my hair with some saltwater, or use Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray to add texture and hold.
I can see this becoming a pretty regular look, maybe a chic alternative to the ponytail that I wear almost every day. :)
Last Thursday, I excitedly made my way over to the Sally Hershberger Salon in the Meatpacking district in anticipation of giving my hair a little makeover. The ends were so dry, they were starting to look like straw and my hair in general just looked slightly lifeless. It needed help.
I always ask all my friends who cuts their hair and if there is anyone they swear by. And that is how I discovered Matt. My friend Nicole, who was visiting from Seattle documented the whole thing, and we chatted the night away with our new found friend Matt Fugate, who also happens to be from the Seattle area! Such a small world.
Matt showed me how to blow out my bangs to tame my cowlick/slight widows peak of a hairline and create a straight part down the middle. This was a huge deal to me because my whole life I have always wanted to have a demure middle part but could never quite get it just right. I can’t wait to try it out myself.
The other trick Matt does and is his “thing” is he is a master at razoring. There is no blunt cutting or snipping and he has a a keen knack for creating seamless layers that actually achieve a longer look. It’s amazing. Really.
Here I am learning how to use a round brush. Does anyone else have problems when using this thing? Practice makes perfect I guess.
Okay, I have to just reiterate that I am not exaggerating when I say that I have never, ever had such a clean straight part like this before. It’s one thing if I decide to wear my hair curly, but when I style it straight, I want my part straight and my hairline sleek. I plan on practicing with my big round brush to perfect this look.
It’s safe to say I am obsessed with my new hair, and with creating a perfect middle part. Matt is amazing and is growing in popularity by the second, so if you are in need of a stellar new do, my advice is to get over there and fast! Thanks again Matt, you rocked my hair’s world!