We can finally sense the end of winter. It’s time to put away your winter hats and get ready for spring hair! We absolutely love this braided look from the “Freckled Fox.” This relaxed bohemian look is a perfect match for this seasons 70s trend.

Supplies:

  • two hair-ties or elastics
  • hairspray – optional
  • dry shampoo – optional

 

Steps 1-3: (1) Start by separating your hair in half with a straight part down the middle, and if you need extra grip and texture work in some dry shampoo with your fingers. (2) Pick a side to start, separate your hair into three sections, and begin your braid (3) by first pulling your front-most section to the back. This will keep it from pulling towards the front more than you want it too.

Steps 4-6: Make sure as you begin your braiding that you don’t start around your ear level, but rather closer to your shoulder. this difference makes the difference between adult lady braids and 12 year old braids.haha Once you’ve braided your desired length, tie it off, (4) and tug the edges of the braid to loosen, as well as around your scalp. Repeat on the other side, only this time (5) I like to work in a few random braids here and there for some asymmetry. Tie the second one off, (6) loosen the hair around your scalp a bit, and you’re all finished!

Steps 7-9: (7) After tugging out from my scalp (8) I added a few feathers to each braid (for that extra bohemian touch) by tucking the pointy end upwards into the end of the braid, and (9) wrapped the ends with some leather cording to finish it all off. and you’re all done!

If you are like me you find eye shadow palettes intimidating. Im usually overwhelmed by them. Too many colors. Too many choices. Meet the Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette, and cue the deluge of “It’s like art!” reviews. Think of it like a handheld gateway to the modern smoky eye—you can create subtle gradations and bright accents or keep it simple with a monochrome swipe. An artist-inspired eyeshadow palette with seamless color transitions offering effortless blending in a single pan. The innovative multi-press, three-dimensional design, combined with a fine, creamy consistency, introduces a new level of control for blending and picking up pigment. Available in 7 curated color palettes. Retails for $58.

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It’s finally happened! The mercury has broken the freezing line and a faint hope of spring is in the air. Im already dreaming of flip flops and summer sandals. A quick glance down demonstrates how much I have neglected my poor feet this winter. They are dry, cracked and in need of some serious TLC.

I’ve just stumbled across BabyFoot and cant wait to try it out as soon as amazon can get it to me.  What is it?  Baby Foot is an innovative foot care product that will make your feet as smooth and soft as a baby’s foot. The unique formula of 17 types of natural extracts allow your feet to exfoliate naturally leaving them highly moisturized. This effective and gentle process removes the unwanted dead skin cells that have built up layer after layer. In addition, Baby Foot can improve other foot issues like: Foot Odor, Athletes Foot and Blood Circulation. So say goodbye to rough, dry, cracked soles, by using a product that really works!

How does it work?

 Foot-Peel

How to use it:
-Each box contains one time use only gel packs.
-Remove toenail polish, and wash feet thoroughly to remove lotions and oils.
-Place foot in pack, secure with tape and place socks over gel packs.
-After an hour, rinse the gel solution off of your feet.
-After your treatment, your feet will feel highly moisturized.
-Starting around 3 to 5 days after your treatment, your dead skin will begin to peel away from your feet.

Do not use this product:
– If you are a diabetic.
– If you are pregnant or nursing.
– If you are allergic to any ingredients in this product.
– If you have open sores on your feet, or other foot damage.
– If you are using any other foot products.

 

downloadH&M announced that it will be developing a full beauty line to launch in the fall of 2015. H&M Beauty will include specially designed makeup, body care and hair care products. Even though H&M does currently sell a selection of branded cosmetics, most of which are slung at checkout as impulse buys, the news of a complete product overhaul indicates that H&M is finally taking a serious stab at the beauty market.

We can’t wait to see what they have in store.

The spring summer shows wowed this year at NYFW. Our favorite takeaway from the runways is the “White Out” look seen at Tibi , Band of Outsiders, Kate Spade, Nanette Lepore, and Charlotte Ronson. This reverse smokey eye brings a fresh feel to any fall or winter outfit. Brighten up your style in the upcoming cold and dreary months with a touch of White.

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These crazy fluctuations in temperature can wreak havoc on your skin. A good gritty body scrub can really help offset the damage this weather can do for your skin. This is one of our favorite home made body scrubs. The coffee grinds help to tighten up pores and will leave your skin feeling incredibly soft and moisturized.

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients together. Pour mixture into an air tight container (tupperware or mason jars work great). When you want to exfoliate just take a dollop into your hand and vigorously scrub down. Do not use on your face.

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I love the barely there make up look. It’s perfect for everyday when you just want to highlight your features and not feel “made up” Even though this look is “simple” it can be quite hard to achieve. Bobbie Brown the make up industry legend takes a few minutes to demonstrate a classic and clean look that you can’t screw up at home. This brand is known for its natural aesthetics and the video below exemplifies the less is more approach.

Take a look and try it at home.

We have all been there. Your are prepping for that big event. You thought you had packed so perfectly . You thought you had everything until you reach for that trusty liner, lip gloss, or other crucial item. Frustrated you empty the entire contents of your carry on in an unsuccessful search of said item. Sometimes you are just S.O.L when you forget something but the lovely ladies at The Beauty Department have come up with a very clever save for when you forget your eyelash curler. We think this is pretty GENIUS.

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