Pinterest has breathed new life into beauty DIYs, and we've put a few to the test. Turns out, most are easy to re-create and are quite useful to boot. Consider them life hacks for your beauty regimen. Some of our favorites include a magnetic makeup board, homemade shaving cream, and a chocolate facial. Check out our top DIY videos here.
Braids, plaits, interlaces — whatever you call them, they're gorgeous and always give off a bohemian vibe. A regular braid is a great go-to, but why not kick yourself into high gear with our braid boot camp? Think of it as Braid 101. Learn how to master the fishtail braid (which we've seen Selena Gomez wearing a lot lately), the dutch braid — sister to the french braid — and the four-strand braid.
Before long, you'll have these down pat and will be ready to move on to the braid big leagues: waterfall braids, upside-down topknot braids — the options are endless.
The bun might be your go-to hairstyle when you're trying to keep your hair out of your face. But this twisted style can also be equally chic and beautiful, too, like the top knot, chignon, and even the clever sock bun. Now you can also add the rose bun to your repertoire this holiday season, with this tutorial that's not as difficult as it looks. Learn each of the steps, and get ready to wow everyone at your next party.
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The smoky eye is an iconic, classic beauty look that will never go out of style, and with the holidays coming up, it's always nice to have a refresher course. CK One Color Global Makeup Artist Kayleen McAdams — who works on beauties like Jessica Biel, Sofia Vergara, and her sister, Rachel McAdams — stopped by to show us how to get a jewel-toned smoky eye in two minutes.
If you're looking for a creative way to store and display your makeup brushes, we have a DIY project that's quick and artsy! Grab a vase and some acrylic paint, and watch how to make your own decorated brush holder.
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The Winter chill is coming, and that means cracked hands may be in your future. But when you're plagued with dry digits as the temperature dips, you don't have to suffer. We've got three steps, including a quick DIY, to make sure your hands stay soft all season.
What if Taylor Swift was a zombie? The country darling is always the picture of perfection, with her vintage dresses, bright red lips, and that gorgeous blond fringe everyone envies. It would be hard to imagine her as part of the living dead, right?
Which is why zombie Taylor Swift is the perfect Halloween costume (man-eating comments aside!). Turning Taylor into her zombie counterpart was loads of fun — and fairly easy to do too. So if you're in need of a creative Halloween costume this season, then pick your favorite celebrity and get ready to zombify.
Contouring and highlighting your face is the perfect way to accentuate your best features — and it can help diminish those things you'd like to mask. But the hardest part isn't how to apply the products, but rather knowing which ones to use. Learn what the must-have products are and what to avoid, so you can highlight and contour like a pro. On Kirbie: Rebecca Taylor.