Have fun with a faux bob

fauxbob

Ah, February: the national month of hibernating in hate.

It’s cold. And dark. And it’s been cold and dark for forever and Mother Nature is all “Psh, bitch, I’m just getting started.”

Since any hope of sun or a sunny wardrobe is far, far away, why not shake things up with a shockingly short hairstyle that you can forget about tomorrow?

Introducing the faux bob. You’ll need a hair elastic and a few bobby pins. Maybe some styling wax, hair spray or dry shampoo too. Continue reading

The Midas Manicure

Midas manicure

Let’s talk about the Midas touch.

What it is: a gold-tipped French manicure that makes you look like everything you touch will turn to gold.

What you need: Essie nail polish in Good As Gold and Mambo, Butter London nail polish in West End Wonderland and Hen Party. (Any mauve pink, gold metallic, and gold glitter will do, but you’ll want to stick with Hen Party), circular stickers

The ULTA ladies are always happy to see me walk in.

Steps:

1. Paint nails with one or two layers of Mambo; let dry. Continue reading

How to get windswept hair

It’s just good sense to know that eventually we’ll look back on today’s trends in horror (leggings, ahem!). But one thing I think we’ll love even in the future are today’s hairstyles. Hair right now is feminine, flow-y, voluminous, and –one of my faves– totally windswept.

Piece-y, textured and pretty.

So how to get the windswept ‘do without the wind tunnel? Like-a this-a:

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Glitter. Glam. Shazam!

Sparkles! Fur! Lace! Pearls!  This season it’s super-easy to show off your glamorous side. Here’s how to do it without crossing into Crazy Grandma territory.

Pick your statement piece
How about a sequined dress? Perhaps some glitterific pants. Or maybe a big fur scarf. Let attention-grabbing pieces like these make the statement, and keep the rest of your outfit (and makeup) more subdued.

Sequined wrap dress by Michael Kors. Piperlime.com. Love it paired with the shiny black pumps!

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