Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trend Alert: At Home Caviar Manicure.

The hottest nail art trend this year is the Caviar Nail. The Caviar trend is using a Glass Micro-Bead as a top coat, creating a glamourous and luxe effect. This look is great for special occasions or when you just want to be extra fabulous. Here is the simple steps of how to create your own at home Caviar nail art look.

1. Apply a clear base coat.

2. Apply a coat of a full coverage base color that coordinates with the same color as your beads. Nail polishes with no shimmer that are more opaque work best.

3. Apply a generous, thick second coat of your polish one finger at a time and sprinkle the glass micro-beads on your nail. (A best practice is to have a bowl beneath to catch all of the micro-bead fall out from your nail.)

4. Press the beads gently in to set, then move on to the next nail.

This fashion forward manicure will last between 24-48 hours for your special occasion and will turn heads!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Waves: Three Ways To Beach Hair.

Sexy, tousled tresses are all the trend this season and as the cherry on top of this style, it's also very easy and user friendly. Here are three ways to sexy beach hair.

Salt Sprays. 
Spritzing on a salt styling spray acts as a curl and wave activator and gives that stylishly yet controlled messy look of spending all day at the beach. Many companies make these salt based sprays however, you can make them at home as well. In an 8 oz spray bottle mix 3 teaspoons of salt and a drop of either hair shine serum/oil or even a pinch of hair conditioner. Fill the bottle with water, shake and spritz.

A best practice is to use on dry hair, then scrunch. There are no rules so just have fun and try new things!

Barrel Curling.
Taking any traditional curling iron and wrapping your hair around it while the barrel remains vertical. Traditionally curling hair is where your hair strand remains in place where the barrel clips on and rotates around the hair strand. Barrel curling for looser curls works in the opposite way and gives a more modern look.

Hair Buns and Braids.
Wash your hair and then section it of into fours. Create four buns or two braids and secure them in place. Allow them to dry for 8 hours and then unwrap them, loosening the waves with your fingers. You can then add a pinch of salt spray for even extra definition.

Lala xoxo