For us shoulder-length gals, getting our hair to look thick and full in a bun is like looking for that favorite discontinued lipstick: almost impossible. And while the sock bun method has really helped us fake a fuller topknot, what if you don't want to add anything extra to your hair? Behold this full, thick bun that requires no sock, doughnut, or extensions. It's all your real hair, swept up in a pretty, messy-is-better bun. So what's the trick? Grab a comb, and get going.
On Kirbie: LOFT.
Cheek stains are great any time of the year but especially in the Winter, when your skin tends to be drier. Benefit's Benetint is a cult classic for a reason, and we found a way to make our own version at home with a little coconut oil and an old lipstick.
On Kirbie: Shoshanna dress
Bows aren't just for the gifts you're giving this season — impress everyone at your next holiday party, and try the hair bow! It looks complicated, but it only takes two minutes to master, and anyone can pull it off (seriously). Just be sure to have a few bobby pins on hand!
On Kirbie: Shoshanna dress
The holiday season is rife with glitter nail polish of all sorts, from flakies to hexagon shapes to everything in between. And while this variety of lacquer is festive and fun, the removal process isn't always quite as joyous. To remove glitter nail polish, you don't have to use mountains of cotton pads and gallons of polish remover. Just follow these simple tips below to make it easy on yourself.
- Step 1: Completely saturate a cotton ball with acetone nail polish remover. Next, set the soaked cotton ball on your pinky nail and wrap it completely in aluminum foil.
- Step 2: Repeat the process on each of your fingers and thumb, pressing down on the foils while the remover works its magic.
- Step 3: Let sit for about five minutes and then slide the foils off to reveal glitter-free nails.
- Step 4: Repeat steps one through three on the opposite hand.
Alternative: In lieu of foil and cotton balls, use white felt with acetone nail polish remover to get the glitter off. What are your tips for wiping away glitter lacquer? Share them with us in the comments now.
We've all been under the influence — under the influence of a stinky fragrance, that is. Perhaps you've been spritzed at the perfume counter by an overly eager salesperson and now you're just as eager to eliminate the offending scent before a headache ensues. Or maybe you had one spray too many of your signature scent. Whatever the case, get a few tips on de-aromatizing yourself when you read more.
Let's face it, no matter how much we eat on Thanksgiving, we always end up with leftovers. While we'll be chowing down on stuffing and turkey sandwiches (extra cranberry sauce, please!), there will still be plenty to work with for some DIY beauty treatments. We turned to Townhouse Spa and Acqua Beauty Bar owner Jamie Ahn to give us three easy-to-do recipes to help us get gorgeous — and use up all those ingredients!
Whether you're getting together with friends or family this Thanksgiving, you'll want to look good while eating your holiday feast. This tutorial shows you how to create a festive look, using the lip color of the season: cranberry. And if you're a little hesitant to try those darker shades on your lips, this is an easy way to pull it off.
On Kirbie: Ted Baker sweater
Broken lipstick, unruly brows, runaway glitter makeup . . . we've all dealt with headache-inducing beauty issues at some point. But we have a few simple tricks up our sleeve, so you can avoid yet another beauty mishap. We're breaking down three beauty hacks to know and commit to memory.
On Maria: Rebecca Taylor top
Dry, flaky lips seem to come with the territory when the weather gets dry and cold. So some exfoliation is necessary to keep your pout soft and moist. You don't have to pick up a high-priced scrub, because chances are, you already have everything you need to make one at home. This sugar scrub looks great, tastes delicious, and will leave your lips kissably soft.