How feminine and pretty is this style? I curled my hair beforehand (using this tutorial for tighter curls or this for looser waves) which I think adds a lot to the mermaidy-ness of it, but the fishtail and twist make it like the prettiest prom or wedding style ever. I feel like if I want a hairstyle that everyone is always impressed with, I always go for a dutch fishtail… It is so funny how big this braid looks but before I pull it apart it is like the tiniest thing. Do you guys pull all of your braids apart?
Hi loves! This weeks tutorial is for an understated makeup look (does that mean boring? MAYBE…..) that would be perfect for prom or graduation or whatever formal events you have coming up. I know I would have never been able to do a crazy look in high school or even college and using the tape makes doing your eye make up sooo much easier so I hope you like it and give it a try! I realized after the fact that I didn’t explain the tape that much so if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask – it really makes it so much easier to get a crisp line and a nice flicked cat eye (just make sure to really push the tape down so none of powder or liner can get underneath it)!
The craziest most colorful look I have ever worn – and I am totally digging it! When I started doing this look I was only going to use pink and orange but when the other colors are right in front of you why not use them all! I always used to say that my favorite color was rainbow because it was too hard to pick just one color – they are all beautiful! Orange totally used to be my favorite color which is such a shocker because I am all about the blues and purples now! I took this test online once about if you are a super see-er or something and it was so much fun. The colors were all lined up next to each other and you had to count how many different colors you could decipher and of course I made everyone in my family do it because isn’t that what you do with online quizzes? It was interesting to see how people see color differently – my sister counted a different number than me!
Either way, I love color and am happy I have started to incorporate it more into my makeup looks now that I got this Urban Decay electric palette! When it first came in the mail I opened the box to find a warning saying that some of the colors were not suitable to put on your face and I was so confused… I used them all anyways (because I paid for it, I better be able to get the most out of it!) and it turns out that the red tones – pink orange red – kinda stain your eyelid a little bit for like a day and then it goes away.. Which I am fine with but I do feel a little worried the next morning when I wake up and look in the mirror and it looks like I had an allergic reaction! Thank goodness for coverup ;)
HI! This is such an easy one – literally takes less than two minutes – but so messy and perfect! I think the key is to pull apart the braid like crazy so it looks way thick (it will be the end of the world the day I say not to do this.. but it is extra important on this style because it looks cooler when the braid fills up the entire side of your head!)
So watch the video above or read the instructions below to do it yourself!
1. Part your hair on the side. Set aside the front face framing piece of hair, and then take about a three inch wide section and start doing a dutch braid – splitting it into three sections and crossing the left piece under the middle, then the right piece under the middle.
2. Start incorporating hair from about a three inch section down the side of your head into the pieces when you cross them under, making it a dutch french braid style. When you get to around your ear stop adding hair and continue doing the braid down the rest of your hair. Secure it with an elastic.
3. Pull the braid apart like crazy to make it as thick as possible. If it is slipping out you could try using some dry shampoo before you braid it or hairspray afterwards :)
4. Secure the rest of your hair into a messy bun and then wrap the braid around the elastic and incorporate it into the bun with another elastic! Pull out any face framing pieces and you are donezo!
Happy Friday everyone! Another case of stealing Charlie’s shirt! Hahah – I can’t get enough of it.. I sometimes think of just getting clothes in a bigger size but this way we have the double wardrobe thing going :) I also want to say how much I always forget how good this braid is. I am always thinking how I need to come up with a new braid or something cool to do, but this classic is by far one of my faves.. And it is definitely one of those braids that looks soooo much better when you pull it apart. My hair is not as impressive without doing that (hence why I restate it 50 million times in all of my tutorials! The tutorial for it is so cringeworthy now so I can’t bring myself to rewatch it….)