92 posts tagged beauty
I’ve always had a penchant for dressing tables and the pretty bits and baubles we put on them. I’m always so rushed in the morning that I never take the time to sit down and pamper myself, but I make sure I do on the weekend. Plus sometimes just having pretty things around you makes you happy! Check out this post from etsy and maybe even purchase yourself some sweet things to put on your own dressing table (I love that pineapple!)
Remember when you were younger and you’d see the front of fashion mags that had a cure for cellulite?! I remember thinking- why is everyone always freaking out about cellulite?! Get over it people! Yeah, well now I’m older I understand. Not that my life will end because I have cellulite, but it’s not pleasant is it?! Here is a great, all natural at home recipe to help fight it. It’s not going to get rid of it, but if it reduces the appearance, well then why not. Plus it smells awesome and does a great job exfoliating. Just don’t eat it!
I’m loving this mix & match mani with it’s dots and lines! This might take a while to get perfect but it’s worth it!
I’m forever wanting haircuts that don’t suit me. I see a celebrity and think - oh that’s cute, I would love to have my hair like that! After checking my face shape on this handy little guide, I realise that I’m a pear faced lady who really would not look fantastic with a pixie cut or a middle part. And to be honest, Kelly Osborn always has amazing hair so I’m going to Google her and follow her lead, especially with that gorgeous top knot! There are guides for every face type and examples of great hairstyles so follow the guide and learn what suits your face!
I’m starting to think that Racoons are going to be the ‘it’ animal of 2013 because I’ve been seeing adorable DIYs featuring the little critters everywhere! There are two versions of the eye mask here from Buzzmills - a soothing, lavender filled pillow and a soft felt one to wear when you’re catching some zzz’s. Both of these would make great gifts - get on the raccoon bandwagon now!
It’s been intensely hot the last couple of weeks and even with sunscreen and shade I always seem to get ‘touched by the sun’. Dammit! This tutorial teaches you how to make a cooling tea bag pack that will help with the sting.
It’s officially party season, so here is a great updo to get you through! A mixture of pinned braids and backcombing, once you’ve pulled it down you’ll have the bonus of nice waves!
If you’re wanting to get in on the holiday spirit but not keen on wearing a jumper with a reindeer on it, try this festive nails instead! How do they get the look of confetti? With actual confetti of course! Top with a clear seal and you’ll be ready to party the night away!
I just borrowed a fab ‘vintage style’ beauty & hair book from the library and I’m now a bit obsessed with trying to achieve the big waves and winged liner of the 50’s! I also love the rolled fringes and bandana combos, just like the one pictured. Perfect for those days when your hair is a bit dodgy - you’ll probably even get compliments1
This year I actually followed one of my New Year’s resolutions - to start wearing makeup. I can’t believe I actually did because I would rather have an extra twenty minutes sleep than put on makeup. But I actually love it and it makes me feel better when I wear it. I’ll wear bright pink lipstick, orange blush, but I’ve only ever used netural eyeshadow. But after seeing this, I think I need to start having a go at bright eyeshadow - it’s so fun! Now to try and master the eyeliner…
All the cool fashionable girls seem to be wearing this updo right now so I’m excited to see a tutorial on how to do it! And it’s so easy to create, you could do this while you’re half asleep getting ready for work (yeah, that’s me!)
A Cup Of Jo always has these gorgeous tutorials for your hair that give the impression that you just did a little twist here and a little tuck there to create a casual yet classy style! If you always fall back on a pony (guilty!) then this is a great way to add a bit of a twist (no pun intended!) to it.
I love how some people can look at an outfit and think - hey, that would look great on my nails! So clever. These nails remind me of a modern stain glass window. If you don’t have these colours, don’t fret - just choose a few that you like combined, but keep in mind that more intense colours are easier to mix together.
As a bit of a makeup novice, I usually choose colours on what I like instead of what would actually look good on me, leading to some very dodgy makeup choices! This is a perfect little guide for all of us on how to choose the best blush - something I love to wear! I’ve been wearing an apricot tone and realised the other day that it makes my skin look weirdly yellow. Time to go out and buy myself a pale pink!
Here is a quick yet pretty hair style that can be styled in two different ways. I particularly like the way the hair is twisted around the pony tail. I’m trying this out tomorrow!