Hair and Beauty
Easy Twisty Bun Tutorial - 2 high pig tails twisted and secured with clear elastic, undo elastic and twist together, securing with bobby pins, tease apart and hairspray
Video tutorial on how to get the "Barbie ponytail" - gather crown into pony, tease roots then gather rest over 1st pony
[Quick Tip] Whiten nails by scrubbing with a nail brush and whitening toothpaste
Make a $5 tube of mascara look as good as the results from a $25 tube by holding a business card up along the inside edge of your lashes and sweeping the brush against it with your other hand. This way your lashes can't bend out of the way of the brush and you end up coating every lash all the way to the tip. The results will leave you wide-eyed in more ways than one.”
[Quick Tip] Use a business card behind lashes when applying mascara to ensure all lashes are coated nicely
Monistat Anti-chafing Gel = cheaper alternative to Smashbox Photofinish Primer (same active ingredient)
Brilliant Braid - picture tutorial on how to get a messy fishtail looking braid (basically just pulling hair up, in and through itself); may need longer hair to do and look nice
Updo Idea - tease the crown, put high ponytail in secured a few inches from scalp and pull hair up and through "topsy tail" style (may need longer hair to do)
Curly Hair Tips - use old t-shirt to scrunch dry (not rub) and use leave-in conditioner (not on roots), then heat-tamer spray and spray gel, diffuse. Other tips include using non-sulfate shampoo, sleep with hair loosely up and on a satin pillowcase (tips from LOTS of comments include EV coconut oil as moisturizer, etc.)
There are oodles of haircare products available. Between oils and deep-conditioners, it’s really easy to keep our manes in tip top shape. But what about our eyelashes? They’re hair as well, and they definitely deserve some attention. If you want long and healthy lashes, look no further because we’ve created a DIY lengthening mascara that’ll do just that!
Nightly Lash Conditioner - little bottle filled with 1/4 castor oil, 1/2 vitamin E oil, 1/4 aloe vera gel; mix together and apply a light layer to lashes (or brows) every night before bed
Video tutorial on the "chic" updo
Video tutorial on how to do the knot ponytail
For clearer skin: take a half lemon from the fridge (doesn’t matter if some juice is already squeezed from it) and put 3-4 drops of honey on it. Rub the lemon on your face, emphasizing trouble areas. Leave the lemon and honey mixture on your face for 5 minutes and then wash it with cold water. You will be able to see the results immediately. Additionally, lemon juice will also fade other marks/spots on the face and honey will moisturize.
Face Exfoliator - 1/2 lemon with 3-4 drops honey on; rub on face, emphasizing trouble areas. Leave the mix 5min then wash with cool/lukewarm water. (Do maybe 1-2 times per week)
If your skin is on the shiny side, stop by your local Starbucks, grab a handful of those brown napkins, and shove them in your purse. They work better than any blotting papers I've used and they're free. And, don’t feel guilty about pilfering from the coffee conglomerate. If they're charging four bucks for some java and steamed milk, they owe you a shine-free face."
[Quick Tip] Use brown Starbucks napkins as face blotting paper
Video tutorial on "Victoria Secret" curls (fairly involved and may not have long enough hair)
Video tutorial on how to do the waterfall twist (my hair may not be long enough to look right)
Picture tutorial on how to get waves with a flat iron - basically holding straightener vertical and clamping 3/4 up the hair then twisting 180' with wrist and pulling through hair (also can comb out or flat iron ends to get just the right amount of wave)
Cleaning Make-up Brushes (Q 2-4 weeks recommended) - quarter sized amount of baby shampoo in 1c lukewarm water and swirl until clean (don't submerge metal part) then rinse and lay flat to dry (don't soak and don't use hot water...will ruin brushes!)
Satin Hands Scrub - jar filled with 3/4 sugar then Dawn with Olay until filled and mix (may need to add more sugar) until it's a paste consistency
Blow Drying Basics - picture tutorial; start with leave-in conditioner and heat spray, use the nozzle and do fringe first, apply argon oil then take down sections starting at the back and dry using a round brush and tension. Finish with "hiding" the fly-aways by blowing them down under the other hair and then flip and make it piecy