Besides the fact that bold brows are “in” this season, filling in your brows defines your eyes, completes your look and just makes everything look better. That is, if you get it right. I’ll show you how in this video… Read More
Here at The Beauty Girl, we sure do love a glitter manicure. A little extra shimmer and shine on your nails can really go a long way. Especially if you’re trying to spice up your regular manicure but are exhausted at the mere thought of painting a detailed masterpiece onto your tiniest finger. So for this glitter mani, we’re giving you a break! Stash away your polish because all you need is a top coat, and arts & crafts fine-grain glitter. Follow these three simple steps as demonstrated by former intern Elizabeth and your tips will be turning heads, no doubt.
What you need
To create this mani all you need is a top coat, fine grained arts & crafts glitter, and a little brush to dust away the particles from around your nails. I used an old lip stain brush because the bristles are firmer, but a mini painting brush would work just as well too.
It took an afternoon of hair, makeup and a shopping spree at Ann Taylor to create my final look. The whole experience was documented should you want to do it yourself.
I started the beautification at Anthony Cristiano Salon located in the Trump Hotel.
First was hair. I wanted an effortless style with a bit of edge for daytime. We decided a messy bun was the perfect fit.
The stylist spritzed in Klorane Dry Shampoo to give my locks more oomph and hold. Then she pulled my hair into a pony and organically wrapped the tail into a bun securing with bobbi pins.
Next was makeup. To achieve “daytime chic” we went for fresh skin, light lips and defined but not heavy lashes. We did cheat a little adding a few individual lashes for the photos.
Here’s a list of the products used to create the look:
Benefit They’re Real mascara; IT Cosmetics Brow Pencil; By Terry Light Perfecting Foundation Brush; Pur Minerals CC Cream; Benefit Fakeup; Nuxe Oil; By Terry Baume de Rose; Naked Princess Gloss. P.S. These are some of the brands in the latest Birchbox.
The final stop was Ann Taylor. I perused the racks looking for the perfect outfit. I ended up pairing this high-low skirt with the leopard print cap sleeve knit tee. The tortoise necklace added brightness and texture and the cage black booties kept the vibe cool and youthful
Here’s the final look!
All photos were taken by talented photog Jennifer Avello (www.jenniferavello.com)
At first glance, you probably think the only way to get this polished ponytail is to pay for it at a salon. However, it’s surprisingly easy to do yourself. To start, make sure hair is stick straight, and use a clear elastic band to secure your ponytail.
Aveda did the sleek ponys (shown left) at the Stella McCartney Fall/Winter 2013 Collection. Here are some of their best tips to get this style: Read More
In the past few years, nail art has taken a turn for the clever and sometimes even downright outrageous. We are always bringing you our favorite nail ideas, and here is a new one that will not disappoint. Experimenting with new trends is a fun, non-permanent way to change up your look, but constant trips to your local manicurist can be costly. For those of us on a budget but who don’t want to sacrifice our monthly mani, a new company, Nail Art Society, offers an affordable and creative solution. For $9.95 a month, they will package and send you a full kit including polish, tools, accessories, and instructions on how to create the ‘art of the month’ at home. We were sent February’s nail kit, complete with bright pink polish, “love” decals and rocker-inspired chains. Flip through our step-by-step recap to see how easy it was to complete! posted by Elizabeth
You can cheat in the winter. Get lazy about shaving in the summer, and you’ll get caught. There’s nothing more embarrassing than an errant hair poking out of your bikini bottom. Maintaining smooth, hair-free skin on your legs, under arms, and bikini zone during swim season means you’re constantly replacing your blades. Or at least you should be because blades rust from continual exposure to moisture, resulting in nicks and cuts. Bikini Soft claims to understand this dilemma and sent us a sample of their Razor Saver Oil ($14.99), which is meant to keep your razor from corroding.
The oil comes in a nail polish-like bottle and is really easy to use. After shaving, clean your razor with hot water and dry it with a clean towel. Once dry, apply the oil to the blades and the lubricating strips above and below the blades. Finally, snap the razor’s protective plastic back into place and store it for your next use. After trying this, we felt a noticeable difference in the smoothness of our follow-up shave, and to our pleasant surprise, we were able to use our razor for two weeks longer than usual.
What’s your most annoying shaving issue?
I’ve given you an at-home recipe for whitening your teeth. If you’re not into homemade options, here’s a drugstore buy that’s worked for me.