Mermaid Hair Obsession

July 23rd // Comment Here

Pink lipstick is pretty great and all, but I have to admit I’ve been especially curious about trends that are completely out of my comfort zone. I’ve been mildly obsessed with mermaid hair for that reason, and any girl who can rock some watercolor hair automatically earns girl crush status in my eyes!

Hey, did you know you can dye your hair with Kool-Aid?

Kool-Aid Dye

Supplies you’ll need:

1-2 packs of unsweetened Kool-Aid (how many you need depends on how thick your hair is)

A disposable plastic cup

A dark towel

Old clothes

Warm water

1. Prepare the Kool-Aid mixture

Turn on the water and let it get warm. Fill the cup 3/4 of the way full with warm water. Take your Kool-Aid packet(s) and pour them into the cup. Stir. Now you have your mixture.

2. Prepare to dip-dye your hair

Before you begin, place your dark-colored towel by the sink. You’ll probably want to sit for this, since it takes 30 minutes. Put on some old clothes and sit down at a table. Place your cup in front of you. Put your hair in a ponytail and dip your hair into the cup. Dip as much as you want to dye. If your table is low, you might want to put your cup on top of some sturdy books. Be careful though. If you spill Kool-Aid, it will stain everything. Leave the hair dipped for 30 minutes.

3. How to rinse the Kool-Aid out

Once the 30 minutes is over, carefully walk to the sink with your cup. Don’t spill it. Rinse your hair out until the water is clear. Don’t shampoo it. Just make sure you get all the Kool-Aid out. You should have a dark-colored or old towel sitting conveniently by the sink. Wrap your hair in it until it dries. Once your hair is dry, it should look awesome!

Even if I never go any further than re-pinning some of my favorite mermaid hair pictures on Pinterest I wouldn’t be opposed to some hair chalk experimenting in the near future. Here are some of the dreamiest mermaid hair inspiration I found – What do you think, would you try this trend?



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How to Wear the ‘Model-Off-Duty’ Look

July 22nd // Comment Here

You’ve seen it plastered all over your favorite fashion blogs: ever so cool street style from girls who take sartorial chic to a whole new level. It’s not quite high fashion the way a story in your favorite magazine would be, but it’s not top-to-bottom precisely styled like a mannequin in a window, either. It’s somewhere in between, that badass meets elegant look – that’s a model’s off duty style. How do you achieve that ‘you-can-photograph-me-if-you-want’ truly effortless look? Here are three tips to get you in the right direction:

1. It can’t be perfect.

One of the keys to achieving this look is to really embrace a relaxed, casual attitude about the whole thing. You don’t need to be too prim and proper–think great fitting clothes that still feel relaxed and comfortable. Jeans and tee work perfectly as a base. Or perhaps a skater skirt and an old leather jacket you love.

2. Try one ‘It’ piece.

To make it even easier, focus on only having one statement piece. Be it a stunning handbag or a fierce pair of boots, one ‘It’ item that everything else centers around is all you need. Be sure that you don’t overcomplicate an outfit with too many prints or colors – you want it to be casual, you know?

3. Walk the walk.

If you search for street style photos you love, you’ll notice one unifying theme: great posture. It elongates you body and exudes confidence even in a still photograph. Walk tall and confidently, and a great walk will ensure you’re wearing the clothes–not the other way around! Also, make sure you wear comfortable shoes – you don’t want to be tripping over your feet in statement heels that are 5” high while off duty, do you?

What’s your favorite model-off-duty look? I’m totally going for this look by Miranda Kerr – she’s just so stinkin’ cute!

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Why You Need to Stop Tweezing Your Brows Now!

July 22nd // Comment Here

Tell me I’m not the only one who finds doing my eyebrows to be slightly therapeutic. Therein lies the problem, because we’ve spent way too much time in the past trying to make them the perfect shape, only to realize that letting them be suits us way better. While I’m not sure I really need another reason to do bold eyebrows other than it just looks fashion-forward and amazing, I’ve rounded up seven more if you’ve yet to be convinced–so get growing!

1. They’re easy to achieve!

With an abundant amount of products available for filling in your natural brows, getting the perfect brow lines have never been more foolproof. Try using a dark brown eye shadow for a quick fix!

2. Less maintenance.

You don’t have to tell me twice that I scan skip the painful tweezing and save time! When every minute in my beauty routine counts, I’m glad to spare the extra time it takes to tweeze.

3. They suit every face shape.

While your natural brow was made to naturally fit your features, over-tweezed razor-thin brows suit pretty much no one. So let them be and embrace your natural look!

4. Cara Delevingne does it, so it can’t be all that bad.

I’m convinced they’re the key to her endless supply of facial expressions. Seriously, this girl is hot and she makes the bold natural brow that much more desirable! If not forever, you should at least try giving your brows a rest and see how it turns out.

5. They make your face look smaller.

In the same way you can slim your face by contouring, a thicker eyebrow gives the illusion of a smaller face. No one wants her face to look, well let’s face it, fat. So take this small step that requires literally no work at all, and let your natural beauty take over!

6. They’re always in style.

It’s a classic look that has never gone out of style from 60’s Audrey Hepburn to 80s Brooke Shields all the way to today’s top celebrities! Believe me ladies, natural beauty is not a fad, it’s the absolute rule.

7. They’re high-fashion.

Take a look at the runways–what’s the eyebrow trend prevalent across the board? Yep, you guessed it. Bold eyebrows. Because this easy to maintain style not only compliments a natural facial structure but also enhance the eyes, designers love to feature models who have this au-natural look!

So what do you think? Putting the tweezers away for a little while might actually be nice for a change, right? If you end up trying it, let me know your thoughts – which way do you like better?

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8 Foods to Promote Long Healthy Hair

July 21st // 1 Comment

While we could easily end up spending hundreds of dollars on hair products and supplements that promise gorgeous locks in under a week, I’ve come to the conclusion that natural beauty is what really makes a difference! By choosing to eat healthy and pick foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients, I’ve been able to narrow my diet down to foods that are healthful and beauty promoting! These are my top 8 foods to eat for healthy hair:

1. Salmon

Why: Not only does this under the sea dish have Vitamin D and protein; it also contains omega-3 fatty acids that help maintain a healthy scalp.
Suggested Dish: Glaze it, bake it, and enjoy!

2. Yellow Peppers

Why: Bell peppers have almost 5 1/2 times the Vitamin C that oranges do. And lucky for your hair, Vitamin C is the antioxidant that strengthens your hair and its follicles. It also prevents breakage.
Suggested Dish: Stuff with rice, corn, black beans, cheese, and spices of your choosing. Bake them and enjoy!

3. Oysters

Why: Though they don’t always look like the most appealing dish on the buffet table, oysters are full of zinc, which prevents hair loss.
Suggested Dish: Seafood Linguine

4. Eggs

Why: Egg yolk contains both omega-3s and 2biotin, which will make your hair long and shiny.

Suggested Dish: The classic scrambled.

5. Sunflower Seeds

Why: Talk about your source of Vitamin E! Sunflower seeds enhance the blood flow to your scalp, which causes your hair to grow faster.
Suggested Dish: Crack ‘em and eat ‘em.

6.  Sweet Potatoes

Why: Loaded with carotene, which promotes hair growth.
Suggested Dish: Double bake some spuds with ham, pineapple, and mozzarella for a Hawaiian flare.

7. Avocados 

Why: Though avocados have a high conce

ntration of fatty acids, they also stimulate collagen and elastin production. Some people even mix avocado with sour cream and rub it into their scalp to make their hair grow faster. They say to leave it in for 10 minutes before washing it off. And hey, in those 10 minutes, if you get hungry, you’ve got yourself a little snack. (Just kidding, don’t eat hair avocado. That’s gross.)
Suggested Dish: Toss some in any kind of salad to make it extra delicious.

8. Almonds

Why: These delicious little nuts will make your hair grow both faster and thicker because of their high biotin content.
Suggested Dish: Add them to some raisins for a delicious snack!

What do you think? Are you up to try some natural beauty recipes to get your hair looking more beautiful than ever?



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Inspirational Beauty Quotes

July 21st // 1 Comment

Maybe you’re having an off day…or perhaps you’re going through a time where you’re working on your self-confidence. No matter where you’re at, here is a little way to remind yourself that you, yes YOU, are beautiful! Take these quotes of beauty and apply them to yourself. Print them out, save them as your phone background, or simply write it down – keep these at hand to always remind you how special you are!

What are your favorite quotes that inspire beauty and self-confidence? Share with me in the comments! And don’t forget that you are wonderfully made!


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