Salt Nails

My nails are in need of something new. I’ve been using tape to make designs but it’s always fun to branch out. This YouTube video from RealAsianBeauty has something I have honestly never seen before. I bet this is a new one for a lot of you too!

These nails will start some fun conversations, all your peeps will want to know how you used regular salt to get a crazy textured manicure. I’m not sure if this technique is for me. I tend to peel my polish off when it chips and something textured like this would probably chip easily but who knows. All you need for this DIY is colored and clear polish and iodized salt. Let’s try!

Buzzfeed has a roundup with 22 other textured nail DIYs if the salt got you excited. The feathered ones look amazing. As do the spun sugar and raindrops. Love love love ‘em.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!


Beauty Tips

It can be exciting keeping up with the latest tips and trends in the beauty industry but it can also be really time consuming. This collection of beauty tips are meant to make all women’s lives easier. Yes please! Any woman can look and feel beautiful in just a fraction of the time with these awesome hacks from Diply. I’m excited to feature them here today but I’m even more excited to try them!

We need quick and quality tips that work well and that’s exactly what these are. So clever! If you’re not using at least a few…shame shame. A lot aren’t even hacks, they are just straight up brilliant beauty advice passed down from the pros.

I can swear by #3. It works like a charm in a pinch. I want to give #4 a shot ASAP! Split ends are the worst! (I would know!) Just for fun someday I’d like to try the Kool-Aid lip stain (#8). Fun right? I think the contouring guide was the most helpful (#13)! Are you going to try any of these? Have you already? How’d they go? About Style has a bunch of other tutorials you should have in your beauty arsenal.

Here’s the link to all 15 tricks…

Diply: 15 Clever Tricks That Will Change Your Beauty Routine For The Better

Hair

I am determined to learn a new hairstyle or two this summer. I need something quick like the ponytail and simple like the claw clip but nicer than both of those. There are those fancy occasions, lol.

Buzzfeed has a fabulous roundup of simple tutorials that will leave you and your hair gorgeous. There is one catch… in order to get great hair you need great products. Sorry there is no way around it. You will need pins, clips, a comb, brush, hair bands, salt spray, hair spray, hair paste, texturizing finishing spray, and leave in conditioner. It’s nice to have these things on hand even though you don’t need them for every ‘do.’ Watch for sales! I am excited to try these. I love the half up hair wrap and I really want to try the bangin’ braid. The chignon too. They’re my fave.

The Small Things Blog is one of my favorites for hair tutorials. The tutorials are so easy follow and the styles are so pretty. You’ll love them!

Here’s the link to all 26 hairstyle tutorials…

Buzzfeed: 26 Incredible Hairstyles You Can Learn In 10 Steps Or Less

Hairsyles

Ahhhh! These hairstyles are so beautiful! They are very creative and absolutely stunning. I wish I could have my hair done like this but they aren’t the most practical of styles and I would be afraid to move and mess up a hair masterpiece. Everyone of these creations would take forever to create. I don’t have that much time to sit still!

Do you think those are extensions used in # 14? I’m wondering… I love the rose (#18); it makes me think of springtime. # 8 is fabulous. It is such a stunning feminine french braid and I love how #15 tucks the braid in such a nice way. The braided bun tutorial is another one of my favorites.

The Small Things is one of my favorite places to go for easy hair tutorials. They are easy to follow and the results are stunning. You should spend a lot of time over there, experimenting with hair styles. The fold over braid is where you need to start. Find the tutorial here.

Here’s the link to all 14 hairstyles…

LittleThings: These 14 Hairstyles Are Absolute Masterpieces! (photos)

Beauty Hacks

I love these hacks with my whole heart! I am going to save them to my beauty arsenal and I know that they are going to come in handy someday. These are crazy brilliant! I had no idea that perfume could take off nail polish; did you? For that and other wonderful hacks check out the video! Swoon.

I use the lotion trick all the time! I can swear by the cornstarch dry shampoo too. Messy but effective. If you have dark hair, try adding some coco powder to get it to match your shade. (Worked for me!) Beauty hack win. I love the coconut oil for split end too. It’s always good to have around. I use coconut oil all the time! Even though it is a pain to clean after, try putting some in your next bath. Your skin will never be smoother!

These hacks are wonderful to have on hand in a pinch. Another thing that’s good to know is how to make your own beauty products (perfect for when you run out of it you are just looking to go all natural). Wellness Mama can help with that. There is everything from sunscreen to mascara. Check it out here.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Curls

Using tin foil and a flat iron to curl your hair is a fun new way to get bouncy springy ringlets that will last all the day long and it beats sleeping in stiff curlers too! I use a straightener or curling iron to curl my hair now but I could branch out. I’ve never tried this method but I’d like too.

I love the results! I can see the foil protecting your hair from heat too. I don’t know if I could do the back very well. Those curls might be a little lopsided, lol. I read on a ‘fail blog’ that cooking foil works best. Foil used for highlights doesn’t conduct heat well when scrunched together. Also, be sure and not use too much foil or your curls get all mashed.

Do you remember rag curls? That was the most fun thing to do at sleepovers! I don’t think I’ve done them since I was eight but I think it would be fun to try them again. Ringlets rag vs. regular rag. How could I possibly choose between them? Check them both out. They aren’t just for the kiddos!

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

nail art

Top O’ The Mornin To You! What do shamrocks, green beer, bagpipes, and corn beef and cabbage (ewww) have in common? St. Patrick’s Day. A lot of funny traditions have developed around this holiday and I’m sure many would make the Saint himself laugh. Don’t you dare forget to wear your green. Lol. I love how this fun and festive day gets us ready for spring! Winter isn’t quite over but we can celebrate all the same. Celebrate with fun decorations, food, and nails!

I’m as Irish as they come. Red hair, freckles, and the temper to match. These adorable shamrock nails are so creative! I’m afraid I would screw up the design but I’m willing to give it a go. How about you? Word to the wise…be careful! Nail polish remover is needed to get excess of your nails and DO NOT SPILL IT! I did when I was doing marbled eggs last year and ruined the finish on my table. Be sure to hang onto this tutorial! Change the color, modify the shape and you can use is for other holidays. Awesome!

Who was Saint Patrick? Did you know he wasn’t even from Ireland? Get some History here before celebrating this ‘green’ holiday.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

Braid Tutorial

I could never do this on my own hair. Well, never say never. Maybe with enough practice I could manage something. I love it so much that I’m going to start practicing on all my friends and family! I will have a sign-up list for guinea pigs willing to get their hair pulled on in the name on beauty. If anyone is interested… Lol. Isn’t this waterfall braid simply the best?

Bethany Hamilton, You rock! This tutorial is simple and easy to follow. Just what I need. I love that there are so many possibilities with it too. Have two braids, go all around the crown, braid down behind the ear. It will never get old. Maybe with her help and lots of practice I can branch out from my daily ponytail.

In case you are looking for more instruction and tutorials, check out the book ‘DIY Braids.’ It’s the best. Amazon has it for just a few bucks too!

Here’s the fabulously detailed video… Enjoy!

beauty hacks

All women want to look beautiful! This collection of beauty tips are meant for all women. With the help of these beauty tips anybody can look and feel beautiful. It can be exciting keeping up with the latest tips and trends in the beauty industry but it can also be really time consuming.

There’s a lot to stay up to date with. In today’s society women do not have a lot of time to devote to beauty and skin care, so we need quick tips that are efficient and work well. Do you wonder what some of the most useful and easiest beauty hacks are? Look no further because we’ve found a superb article that lists several hacks we are sure every girl will love. Take a look at the link below… we are sure you’ll find some beauty hacks that will resonate with you and work with your routine.

See all 51 hacks here…

DIY Shaving Cream

This DIY is good to know! It’s pretty nifty and thrifty. My favorite. It will give you the softest legs and from ingredients already in the cabinet. Lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and coconut oil (optional). I already use conditioner when I run out of shaving cream but this seems more hydrating and less wasteful. I’m gonna have to try this and compare it to straight conditioner!

One thing that I would change is the mason jar. It’s super chic and adorable but I’m such a klutz and don’t like the idea of glass in the shower. Even if it is super thick. I think a cute plastic soap dispenser would work just as well and then I could skip all of them screwing, plying, and pump mangling. Lol.

Looking for a hassle free and quick way to shave every morning? I highly recommend the Intuition razor from Schick. Because I’m biased, I found some online reviews. Let me know whay you think. Here they are.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!