Bohemian Side Braid Hair Tutorial

Gorgeous weather and perfect companion, what else do you need for a beach or summer date?  A fabulously feminine Bohemian side braid!

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What exactly is Bohemian style?  As it was originally called, was always a fashion style linked with relaxed and original hairstyles, clothes and accessories. It was a ‘natural’ look even before natural, rural themes became a major trend in our eco-aware century!

For this casual boho side braid created by freckled fox, you will need:

Supplies & Tools:

  • a hair-tie
  • a teasing comb
  • some hairspray (optional)
  • some dry shampoo (optional)

Notes: If you already have texture in your hair then leave out the dry shampoo otherwise spry a bit on for some grip. If you want to tease your crown a bit for volume then use a teasing comb before you get started, and if you have silky or fine hairthen you’ll want to include some hairspray to help the style hold in place longer.

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Steps 1-3: begin by choosing a deep side part and sweeping the it around the back of your crown so the part doesn’t continue down the back of your head.

(1) Separate a triangle at the top of your part, divide it into three sections, and

(2) begin a french braid by alternating each of the side sections over the middle section and under the one on the opposite side.

(3) When pulling from the back of your hair just keep taking hair from above your ear and back a bit, not from the vary back of your head.

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(4) Continue your french braid down as you remember to add in a little more hair from each side before you send that section over and under (it helps to say “Add, over, under. Add, over, under.” to yourself as you french braid if you’re a beginner:)) Tie off your braid with a hair-tie once you reach your ear so we can work on the other side.

(5) Twist the hair above your opposite ear upwards and back, tugging  a bit of hair out at your temple to keep it loose and flowery looking, and

(6) swoop it around the back to join it in your braid.

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Steps 7-9: Now that you have all of your hair in one hand, proceed to turn your french braid into a fishtail by splitting it all roughly in half and grabbing a small chunk of the hair from the back of your right section.

(7) Bring it around and over the right section, combine it with the left section, and now repeat that with the left side, back and forth alternating till your fishtail braid really starts coming together and you have the length you want.

(8) Finish it all off by tying up the braid with a hair-tie, and by tugging your hair out here and there to loosen everything up.

(9) Spray a bit with some hairspray if you want and you’re all good to go!

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Remember to not worry about it being perfect while you do your braiding because we’re going for a really textured and kinda messy finished look anyways! Also as a final side-note, a fun thing to do would be to tie a ribbon around your hair-tie once you’re done to add some old-school femininity to the whole look:) And you’re done!!

What do you think about this casual looking boho hair? Will you give it a try? Let us know in the comment below!

Source: freckled-fox.com

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Twisted Bun Hair Tutorial

You don’t have to be afraid of creating elegant up-dos on your own any longer! This Twisted Bun Hair Tutorial offers a few simple steps to make your dream bun a reality. Check out the full tutorial below!

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Steps:

1. Begin with straight hair.

2. Part your hair down the middle into two even sections.

3. Holding the two pigtails, tie them into a knot and fasten with bobby pins.

4. Twist the top section, and carefully pin as you wrap around the knot.

5. Repeat with the remaining section of hair, twisting the opposite direction.

6. Hide the ends under the bun and finish with hairspray!

What do you think of this cute up-do? Let us know in the comment below!

Source: lulus.com

12 Easy Spring Nail-Art

Brace yourself, Spring is here!  Check out these fab and easy free-hand manicure for some nails-piration!

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Mix and match pastel colors with flower accent on ring finger. Create the accent using nail-art dotting tools. Credit @xxlovelauren

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Pastel purple with white base on ring finger. Makes it stand out by adding some floral/leaves design using nail-art brushes. Credit @kimiko7878

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Who doesn’t like cupcake?! Use nail-art brushes and/or nail-art dotting tools to draw the body. Give it a 3D effect by adding nail-art 3d decoration such as beads and rhinestones. Credit unknown.

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It’s all about colors and flowers in Spring. Use white base to pop that cute flower designs in different colors and sizes. Credit sonailicious.com

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Large petals on a bare nail for a unique manicure. Create using nail-art brushes. Credit unknown.

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This Spring manicure is not as hard as it seen! Paint a base color and wait dry. Put nail striping tape on nails depending on the width you prefer and layer different colors on top. Credit @runningwithlacquer

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Hmmm.. I smell lavender, you? Credit unknown.

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You can never go wrong by mix- and matching pastel nail lacquers. Credit @lifeisbetterpolished

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A precise nail job that can be created using striping nail brush and detailer nail brush. Credit LauraMerino12

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It is not Spring without cherry blossom! Credit unknown.

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Think outside the frame! Add some floral accent to pump-up regular dots and stripes mani. Credit Paulina’s Passions.

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Need us to say more? Credit @melimelr.

How do you think of the designs above? Did we miss any specific nail design that you think should be on the list? Let us know in the comment below!

Volumize Eyelashes with One Easy Trick

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Here’s a trick using a commonplace household ware that can get you the fashionably false eyelashes look with honestly real results.

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Step 1:
Curl your lashes from base all the way to tops, make sure to hold down each clamp for eight seconds at a time. By curling the base, middle and end of lashes, you get a perfect curve instead of a jutting right-angle effect.

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Step 2:
Brush through lashes with one to two coats of mascara from roots to tips.

Tips: brushing in a left-right motion for a more voluminous result or in-outward motion from roots to tips for a more nature result.

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Step 3:
Tap some baby powder (you’re right, baby powder!) into a jar or the palm of your hand. Dip a q-tip into the white dust.

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Step 4:

Dredge both the tops and bottoms of lashes with the baby powder, making sure your entire fringe is coated with a light layer. Lashes should look rather ashen when you’re done.

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Step 5:
Apply another coat of mascara to turn lashes raven-black once again. And you’re done!

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Notice how much thicker, fuller, longer and darker the lashes look on the right than the completely bare ones on the left. The baby powder sure does the magic, isn’t it?

Have you used this method before or if you will give it a try? Let us know in the comment below!

Source: elle.com

Remove Nail Polish in 5 Min with 1 Cotton Ball

We all adore that pretty colors on nails. But here comes the headache when removing it. It’s always a mess with cotton balls flying around and using lots of nail polish remover – it’s a complete waste! Today we are introducing this genius method to remove nail polish in as quick as 5 minute and… with 1 cotton ball!

Supplies: 

  • Nail polish remover
  • 1 Cotton ball (more if needed)

Step 1: Unravel one (1) cotton ball into a strip.

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Step 2: Split your strip down the middle vertically into 2 strips.

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Step 3: Tear them into little pieces that are nail-sized.

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Step 4: Keep tearing until there’s 12-15 pieces. 10 for nails and the remaining for wiping and cleaning up any bits of nail polish left behind.

Step 5: Pour nail polish remover into the lid and fill it up like so.

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Step 6: Take one of those cotton pieces and dip it into the remover. Don’t dunk it in. Just dip in the edge because the remover will travel up the cotton pieces. Too much remover on the cotton piece will dribble like crazy when you’re pressing the cotton pieces onto your nail.

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Step 7: Press the wet cotton piece onto your nail gently. It should be completely wet and cover your entire nail.

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Step 8: Repeat the same for other fingers. You may do one hand at a time or both hands, depending on your liking.

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Step 9: Leave them for 1-2 minutes. That’s the time where the remover is doing its job. This is similar to soaking your nails in remover but a lot less harsh on your skin. You nails will not absorb the remover.

Step 10: Grab a new piece of cotton and wipe off the wet cotton piece from your nail while pressing down with some force. Put some muscle into it! Do it from your nail bed to your nail tip. This way, your nails will not be damaged.

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Step 11: Most nail polish should come right off. Using remaining cotton piece to remove any nail polish residue.

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It is very easy, isn’t it? Will you use this method to remove your nail polish? Let us know in the comment below!

Source: gingerbreadmanne.blogspot.com

4 Steps Ikat Nails

Ikat has been one of the most popular nail designs in recent years. To see how to create easy Ikat nail art in just 4 steps, read the tutorial below!

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Supplies:

  • Light blue nail polish
  • Red nail polish
  • White nail polish
  • Black nail art pen
  • Base and top coats

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How-to:

Prep nails using your favorite nail file.

Step 1.: Always start with a base coat, wait dry

Step 2: Paint two coats of your blue polish, wait dry

Step 3. Add two to three dabs of red polish to each nail, wait dry

Step 4: Create a smaller dab using your white polish within each red shape, wait dry

Step 5: Using your nail art pen, create a jagged outline around each red shape, plus a black triangle within each white shape. The great thing about ikat is that it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful!

Step 6: Seal with top coat and you’re good to go!

Isn’t it easy? Comment below if you will give it a try!

Source: thebudgetbabe.com

Salon Style Hair Waves At Home

Getting romantic waves at salon is expensive, so why not do it at home?

Using a curling iron to curl your hair and then turn it into waves. The photos correspond to the numbered steps below the collage, starting with the upper left photo.

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1. Create two-inch sections of hair using an alligator hair clip.

2. Take out one section and clip the rest of the hair aside.

3. Spray the section your about to curl with hair spray.

4. Before you curl each section, run the curling iron over the end to make sure it’s smooth.

5. Starting at the base of hair closest to your roots, wrap the stand of hair around the iron away from your face so that the wave will flow away from your face instead of into it.

6. Unravel hair carefully as you take out the curling iron and repeat with the rest of your hair.

7. Now you’ve got some pretty cute loose curls. But we’ve gotta wave ‘em up!

8. Flip your head upside down and mess up those curls. Be sure to separate the curls you’ve created so you don’t end up with giant ringlets.

9. Turn on your Hollywood starlet attitude and call it a day!

Source: www.brit.co