L’Oreal Paris just came out with a new haircare line: EverStyle. Unlike other lines, these products are totally alcohol-free. So what does that mean? Well, for starters there’s no dryness (perfect for this summer heat!), no residue or buildup (who wants that?) and it amps up volume (yes please!). Plus, EverStyle is salon quality without salon prices, allowing me to spend more on fashion. I took it to the test by trying out five different hairstyles to complete outfits for every occasion…
Photo credit: Felix Foto
*This post is being sponsored by L’Oreal Paris
Many of you have been asking me how I created my flower headband and manicure from this hippie look. So I figured I’d do a quick little Do-It-Yourself post.
DIY Floral Headband:
Materials Used: Fake flowers from Michael’s, Aluminum Floral Wire, scissors
How To Do It:
1. Measure wire around your forehead and cut with about four inches to spare. Twist the extra wire around to create a headband.
2. Cut off flowers from the bouquet, making sure to leave about 2 inches of the stem.
3. Cut a piece of wire the same size as your headband and start wrapping it around, securing the stems as you go.
4. Add extra flowers and butterflies to the stems to fill up the headband.
Tips: Use rose gold wire to make the headband look more like a piece of jewelry (it’s also easier to cut then wire from a hanger). Also, when measuring, looser is better. The headband will get tighter as you add the flowers. While adding flowers I kept trying on the headband. It helps with positioning!
DIY Daisy Nails:
Nail Polish Used: Sinful Colors “Let’s Meet”, Milani “Rad Purple” and “White Canvas” nail art, OPI “Jade is the New Black” and “Panda-monium Pink” (more…)
In preparation of St. Patrick’s Day I decided to give myself a little four-leaf clover mani. It’s quite simple: start with a trendy mint base (pastels are all the rage right now). After it’s completely dry, do four green dots in a circle resembling a shamrock. I took off the cotton from a Q-tip to be a little more precise. Outline the shamrock with white to make it pop and you’re ready to eat corn beef and drink green beer.
Polish used: OPI “Jade is the New Black,” Sally Hansen “Sea,” and Milani Nail Art “White Canvas”
I was obsessed with Kate Spade’s fall presentation as a whole. But when it came to beauty I could not get over the Deborah Lippmann polka dot manicures! Dots are a huge this season. And nails are an inexpensive way to hop on the trend.
Instead of replicating the black and white version, I was inspired by Kenley Collin’s colorful designs on Project Runway. My white and hot pink mani even made me dress Kenley-esqe. I mixed prints, went ultra girlie and slipped on cat-eye frames for a retro finish.
That’s what I love about beauty trends. They inspire you when getting dressed.
Rebecca Taylor cardigan and blouse, Forever 21 skirt and belt, Aldo sunnies, Gisélle shoes c/o Marchez Vous, Nicole by OPI “Here Kim’s the Bride” and OPI “Koala Bear-y”
Tip: When doing the manicure at home, make sure to let your base color dry completely before attempting the polka dots. Then, seal the two layers with a top coat to avoid chipping.