Polka Dots

I love doing my nails! The only way I can not bite them is when they look all fancy. Painting them is a hassle sometime but it’s worth the work to keep them lovely. I’ve tried a bunch of different designs over the years but never these ones. This roundup from Diply has 16 DIY manicures, polka dot themed, that are just the bee’s knees. I think number 2 is my fav. I do love the ombre pink! I also like every one that uses the polka dots for an accent (like number 1). Less is sometimes more.

What happens when you’re desperate for a pretty polka dot manicure but you smashed your hand in the door and now are sporting a few cracked nails? (Clumsy! Clumsy! Clumsy!) Stylecaster has the solution. It’s a lot better than what I jimmy rigged with super glue. Lol.

Follow the link to see all 16 perfect manis…

Diply: 16 Perfectly Pretty Polka Dot Manicures For Your Inner Girly Girl.

Nails

I love doing my nails. The only way I can not bite them is when they look all fancy. Lately I’ve been using stickers to get flawless manicures. (They are actually called polish strips and they are so easy.) The only problem with doing my nails this way is that you have to buy the kit. Booo. $$$$. DIY is definitely cheaper. The problem with so many DIYs is that they aren’t really DIY. They are so stinkin difficult! I’m not a pro. Are you?! That’s why this roundup from Diply is a keeper. The nail art featured her actually is DIY. (I think.)

I love that none of these tutorials require drawing or fine tipped brush work. I can never pull that off. And if I do manage it, it’s only on one or two nails on my right hand. #lame #fail. I really like number 16. I have tons of fun colored sharpies. I could rock some awesome nail designs with them. And it’s great that when you mess you can wipe it off without messing up the polish! Have you tried any of these? Are they as easy as advertised?

Find all 26 fun tutorials here…

Diply: 26 DIY Nail Art Ideas You Can Actually Do

Body Butter

This is one of simplest recipes you will ever see for homemade body butter (and lip balm). And since body butter typically costs about $14 per little tub I am happy to have found this idea! Check out what Brooke from What’s Up Moms has come up with for keeping skin silky smooth.

You need to gather up some shea butter, beeswax, coconut oil, and optional essential oils. Also grab a cute container to put your finished products in. I love that the same exact recipe is used to make both a body butter and a lip balm. The only difference is what you do with it once it’s hardened. Awesome!

I love that this DIY uses coconut oil. It truly is great. It can be used for so many things. Not just butter and balm. You need it in your life! Natural Living Ideas thinks so too.

Here’s the video tutorial… Enjoy!

Pony Tail

What is your go-to hairstyle? The fabulous waterfall braid? The fancy french twist? Or maybe the classy chignon? More power to you if you rock one of those ‘do’s’ to work and around the house Monday-Friday. Not me. I am pretty fond on the messy bun. Another tried and true style that I rock quite often is the cheerleader ponytail. In my opinion, that is by far the best!

What? The boring ponytail? Nope! The absolutely awesome and perfect ponytail! pay attention to this video from Kayley Melissa ladies! It shows how, in just five minutes, you can have one of the greatest and easiest hairstyles out there. Perfect for every lazy girl. What do you need? A brush, tiny claw clips, hair ties, and bobby pins. Easy peasy! My hair is straight as a board and super thin but I think this method would still work for me. It probably would take more than five minutes though. I would also need to use lots of product and do some serious teasing.

Here’s the video… Enjoy!

short nails

Do you often look others with long nails and wish your short nails could look just as beautiful? Well we’ve gathered advice from all over the web to prove to you that short nails really can look just as glamorous as long nails. You can bling them up or add pretty designs and have them look totally delectable. Who doesn’t love painting nails?

Look below and you’ll see over twenty awesome nail design ideas you can do with your own nails. One of our favorites is #7 – the colors and glitter work so well together!

1. Try a bright and bold color:

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2. Cute cat design:

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Becomegorgeous.com

3. Go for a colorful and whimsical selection:

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4. Be bold with confetti polish:

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5. Evil Eye design:

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Brit.co

6. Subtle flower accents:

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7. Beautiful mermaid nails:

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8. Elegant navy nails with a gold stripe:

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Blog.lulus.com

9. Fun graffiti art:

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Cosmopolitan.com

10. Super bling with jewels:

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11. Simple but stylish metallic look:

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12. Details with gems:

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13. Sharp negative space pattern:

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14. Delicate pink ombre:

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15. Fun pink and purple gradients:

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16. Adorable polka dots:

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17. Professional purple tipped:

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Thenailpolishchallenge.com

18. Sliding color scale:

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19. Fun sparkles and stripes:

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20. Funky splatter art:

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Nails4dummies.blogspot.ca

21. Pretty star dust and bow designs:

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22. Gorgeous waterfall design:

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Thenailasaurus.com

23. Fun watermelon print:

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24. Classic white with a gold swirl:

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Hairstyles

I fit the definition of a lazy girl. Where is that alarm clock? I desperately grope for it every morning so that I can hurl it at the wall with hurricane force. Good morning is a contradiction of terms! I push the limit when it comes to waking up. That’s why I need simple and easy hacks for getting ready in the morning. Simple hacks like these one from Buzzfeed. These six hairstyles for lazy girls are life savers!

I’ve rocked the pinless bun quite a few times. I think I’ll try the half done braid next. The only problem I see with these is that I have bangs and they are always crazy in the morning. Hope I can still make these work! Or maybe I should just ditch the bangs? Here are some other fabulously easy hairstyles that you should bookmark for a rainy day. It never hurts to be prepared.

Here’s the video with all 6 hairstyles… Enjoy!

nail-hacks

If you love painting your nails, you are going to love this video by Janelle Estep. Janelle has compiled the best nail hacks you’ll find anywhere and put them all together for us in this five minute video.

She covers several tips ranging from homemade nail polish remover, glitter, cleaning your nails, creating fancy designs and more. It’s really convenient to watch the tips in this video rather than having to read through several sites to find some great tips on your own.

Here’s the video with all 20 hacks…

Have you seen these nails before? They are new to me and oh so pretty. (But it’s no surprise that I haven’t seen them. I don’t get out enough!) I love fun nail tutorials and this one from CreativeNailArt is about as fun as they come. The finished result looks like shattered glass. Love love love. You are going to adore this DIY nail art.

The secret to these nails? Iridescent tissue paper. Yes, that’s right! How fun and simple is that? You need a white base coat, a sponge, different colored polish (pink, blue, purple, blue), a top coat, and tissue paper. Liquid latex will come in handy too. It makes clean up super easy. This one looks a little time consuming but super cool.

Buzzfeed has an awesome roundup with more fun pics on this hot new trend. I like the cute little shattered glass big toe.

Hair Dye

This video shows a fun way to change your hair color that you will just love! It’s a cheap and easy way to add some temporary color to your life. To get this look you need 3 Kool-Aid packets (pick something bright and fun!), hair conditioner, 2 mixing bowls, Aluminum foil, and hot water. Kool-Aid costs less than a dollar and there is cheap conditioner out there too. This makeover literally only costs dollars.

This would be perfect for Halloween and it washes out after just a few days. I’m sure this works on all hair types but lighter would probably be easier. DIY Natural has some DIY hair dyes that you can make at home that will give you a more ‘natural color.’ There is something here for every hair color from blonde to black. Blue and pink aren’t really my color anymore. Not since junior high. Lol.


diy-shampoo

Have you ever created your own shampoos or soaps? Nowadays folks are becoming increasingly aware of the chemicals and cancer links with store bought cosmetics, shampoos and soaps. So it is not surprising that many people are turning to organic and do-it-yourself solutions. Many people aren’t even aware that you CAN create your own shampoos, and they are effective as well!

When you create your own shampoo at home, you get to choose exactly what goes into the product and what certain ingredients you may need for your specific hair type.

Here’s the link to all 10 wonderful recipes…