Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Spring Hair Trends

As winter comes to an end, the hair trends for spring start to take over. The hairstyles seen on various runways shows for spring are the perfect combination of daring and wearable. 


One of the most popular hair trends for spring 2013 is a tight knot. They are classy, composed, and ever so chic. To get the coveted tight knot look, blow-dry your hair and use smoothing serum to keep fly-aways in check. Create a ponytail at the nape of your neck, tie your hair around, and secure with bobby pins. This is the perfect hairstyle for work to keep your hair out of your face and secured for the hectic day ahead of you.


The great thing about this style is the variety of ways you can wear it. This spring, braids are all about putting a twist on the classic hairstyle. You can always try an adorable milkmaid or a simple messy braid. Waterfall Braids are a hott trend these days too! So get your braids going and don't be afraid to rock it out.


Similar to the knot trend, this is a classy and perfect way to keep hair out of your face while looking fabulous.  It may seem that there is only one way to rock a low pony, but designers across the board have shown subtle variations between them. You can play around with hair bands, make your hair sleek or messy, and even switch up your part to have some fun with it.


The “wet” trend that showed up last spring has been toned down to one of the most popular hair trends for spring 2013. Rather than having an all over wet look, this season it’s all about being slicked back. Take your roots and gel them back for a bold look. Make it your own and add volume or play around with the part of your hair. Just be careful with this look and try to avoid making your hair look super greasy.


One of the easiest hair trends for spring is to add hair accessories. The best thing about this trend is your accessories can be as bold or understated as you want. Whatever you feel comfortable with, go with it and have fun!


This personally might be my favorite hair trend this season because I love the appeal of an effortless look. Regardless of if you prefer your hair up or down, anyone can rock this "too cool to care" style.


In my opinion, big waves will always be in style. They can emulate the over-the-top style from the '60s, or take on a rock n’ roll vibe. This is especially good for the spring and summer months when the heat begins to damage your hair. If you are lucky enough to have naturally wavy or curly hair, let it air dry and add some smoothing serum to rock this style. If your hair is naturally straight, add some curling product and curl just a few pieces with a wand.
The best thing about these hair trends for spring is that they are all about having fun. Whether you like wearing your hair up or down, put-together or messy, there is a style for you. Don’t be afraid to play around with these trends and see what you feel comfortable in. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Makeup Tips

There are tons of different makeup application tips out there, but how do you know that you are following the right ones? Check out these makeup application tips to hopefully find some new tips you didn't know about!


This one is all about saving you a step in your makeup application! Mixing primer with foundation is a great way to not only make your makeup last longer, but it's the ideal way to save you some time in the morning! This is also almost like a homemade BB cream with a little bit more coverage.


Did you know that when you use green-tinted concealer, it will cancel out red? What about when you use yellow-tinted concealer, it will fade out blue and purple that could make up any under eye dark circles? Just take a look at your color wheel, whatever is on the opposite side will cancel out the other color. This will help tons when applying your makeup


Do you want your eyeliner to be really light, soft and subtle but don't want to draw the line or can't do it light? Use eye shadow with a very thin brush along your lash-line  This will make your eyeliner appear really soft, subtle and smudged. 


Using the flat side of the blush brush can actually really help you control where you put the blush and it'll allow you to know exactly how much you put on.


If you are constantly looking for a way to keep your eyes open and to make them appear more awake, just add in lighter colors along your lash-line and in the inner and outer corners of your eyes! 


Did you know that applying blush to just the apples of your cheeks is the best way to go about applying blush? It all depends on your face shape what type of angle you should be using when you are applying blush.


Finally, do you have a problem with your blush staying on and perfect all day? Try putting on translucent powder before you put on your blush to hold it there! 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Say Goodbye to Dandruff!


Are you interested in some home remedies for dandruff? We all know how having dandruff can be  embarrassing and bothersome. There are helpful and effective home remedies for dandruff that can help you get rid of those pesky flakes! These home remedies for dandruff are easy to make and affordable! 


Olive oil is great for so many things and it’s known as a moisturizer and clarifying agent. Warm up some olive oil in the microwave for 20-second intervals until it’s warm, not hot. Then, apply the oil to the affected area in circular motions, leave in your hair for at least an hour and wash out with shampoo. You can even leave it in overnight and wash it out in the morning!


Lemon juice has been touted as nature’s cure for dandruff and can help balance pH levels and oils on the scalp so you can enjoy tousling your hair without worrying about flakes! Simply squeeze the juice of a lemon into a glass of water. Next, wet your hair and remove any excess water. Massage your hair with the lemon peel for a few minutes and then rinse your hair with the lemon juice and water mixture.


Coconut oil is another treat for your hair and as a bonus it helps get rid of dandruff! Massage 3-5 tablespoons of coconut oil into your scalp and shampoo after about an hour. There should be no need to condition your hair since the coconut oil makes a fab conditioning treatment. Or you can combine a tablespoon of lemon juice and 5 tablespoons of coconut oil, massage onto your scalp and shampoo after an hour.


Apple Cider Vinegar is another must-have for DIY divas! ACV does wonders for our skin and our hair. Mix ¼ cup apple cider vinegar and a ¼ cup water and pour it into a spray bottle. Next, spritz this mixture on your hair and scalp, being careful to avoid your eyes. Then, wrap your hair up in a towel and leave it up for 15-60 minutes and wash your hair as normal.


Baking Soda is fast and easy to help get rid of dandruff. Wet your hair, then rub a handful of baking soda in your hair and vigorously rub it in your scalp. Use this baking soda treatment instead of shampoo for a few weeks and it should revive your scalp to produce natural oils. You might find that the treatment can dry your hair out at first. If so, use less baking soda and you should start seeing fewer flakes!


Here’s another fast and simple home remedy for dandruff. Grab a couple of aspirins and crush them until it’s a fine powder. Then you just add the aspirin to the normal amount of shampoo you use and rub it in your hair and scalp. Leave this in for a couple of minutes, rinse well and wash again with only shampoo.


Mouthwash contains hydrogen peroxide, which has antiseptic properties that will help get rid of fungi that causes dandruff. Wash your hair as usual, then apply a capful of any mouthwash on your hair and rinse with cold water.
Have you ever tried any of these home remedies for dandruff? Share with us your experiences and let us know what you think of our suggestions.