Still need a bit of gift-giving inspiration for someone special on your holiday list? Here's a quick and easy tutorial for repurposing an old t-shirt into a trendy infinity headband. No sewing necessary; all you need is a hot glue gun to make this transformation. And because you're upcycling an old t-shirt for this savvy DIY, you'll still have money in your pocket for last-minute presents.
"I used accents of black leather in my A/W12 collection and so wanted to create a hairband for Tigi that had the same attitude," Kane explained. "A double strand in soft, mock leather adds toughness and strictness and keeps the hair controlled and modern." The limited-edition headband will be available with the purchase of two Catwalk by Tigi products at participating Tigi salons next month. Wear the sweet but sultry accessory with a tousled updo for cool-girl appeal, or with a ponytail for a crisp, sophisticated style.
Cherries and Manhattan cocktails are a natural pairing, but when it comes to hair accessories, do cherries and headbands make a similarly nice match? The folks at Topshop seem to think so. From the brand's Freedom at Topshop line comes this cluster of cherries headband ($30) that features a black fabric-wrapped base with an assemblage of the stone fruit glistening atop. It's quirky no doubt, and it could work as the perfect addition to any ensemble at the upcoming National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, MI. But all cherry jubilees aside, would you wear it — or is it the pits?
Traditionally, the 12 Days of Christmas begin on Dec. 25, and last until Jan. 5. That's a lot of celebrating, no? But since Christmas is just 12 days away, let's partake in a bit of preholiday revelry Bella-style. Using the classic tune "The 12 Days of Christmas" as inspiration for our anticipation, let's kick off this series off with the first day: a partridge in a pear tree:
Top off that fancy updo with Marc by Marc Jacobs Save the Birds Hairclips ($25) or the seasonally-appropriate Isn't It Pheasant Headband ($17). Get fruity (smelling) with Philosophy's Philosophy I'm Dreaming of White Pear Gel ($16) or Pre de Provence Apple Pear Soap ($7). And for a bit of glisten with a sweet finish, Love and Toast Prickly Pear Lip Balm ($17) or Kiehl's Lip Gloss in Pear Tree ($15).
It's that time again. The color experts at Pantone have announced their color of the year. For 2010, it was all about turquoise, and we saw the blue-green hue everywhere from celebrity eyeliner looks to department store palettes to MAC's dazzling Alice and Olivia collaboration. And for 2011, the color is honeysuckle. The reddish-pink shade provides a nice healthy glow to the skin and is said to be alluring, engaging, and uplifting. "In times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going – perfect to ward off the blues," said Pantone's Leatrice Eiseman. Sounds good to me. Check out a few enlightening beauty options featuring the shade below:
- For the hair: Ground the pink shade with a touch of black, like with Hype's Blair Feather Headbands ($38). For extra flair, Forever 21's Floral Mesh Satin Headband ($2) or Sequin Bow Pins ($3) will add just the right amount of impact.
- For the nails: Try CND's Color in Smoothie ($7).
- For the lips: For the a pink pout that makes a statement, how about some Paul and Joe Lipstick in Poppy ($20)?
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Know a few people on your list who seem to have everything? For those difficult-to-shop-for friends and family, gifting lovely vintage-inspired or one-of-a-kind vintage pieces is an excellent option. Dita Von Teese recently shared that she loves storing her makeup in vintage compacts and lipstick holders, and that's the impetus behind this post. So check out 10 lovely vintage-inspired (and straight-up vintage) finds now.