Wednesday, February 24, 2016

How to Dutch Braid | Braiding 101


Welcome to the 3rd braid in my Braiding 101 Series. This braid is probably one of the most useful ones to know. Almost every one of the gorgeous pulled out looks that we see across places like Pinterest and Instagram are designed from a Dutch Braid. They are absolutely gorgeous braids that can be used for every occasion. Now you can master them for your self! Don't forget to check out the rest of my series by clicking here!



Friday, February 19, 2016

Pregnancy Vlog 13-15 Weeks| Ultrasound + Old Wives Tales


Hello second trimester! So happy to see you. Other then feeling much better, there hasn't been too much thats been going on. Just getting excited to find out if baby is a boy or girl soon! Enjoy the blog!




Monday, February 15, 2016

DIY ● Unicorn "Changing" Gel Nail Tutorial ● Ft. Madam Glam

When your a hairstylist you constantly have your hands in water. If I was to wear regular polish it would be chipped and pathetic within one day. I'm sure many of you have the same problem with your own nail polish. That's why I only use gel on my nails! The gel can last up to four weeks...but I like to change mine every 3 weeks because my nails are scary long by then. With gel I have a beautiful glossy manicure that looks good until its grown out and needs a change. 

I have never shared how I do my gels at home because its hard to get all the right things, and finding an affordable UV/LED lamp can be annoying. So when Madam Glam contacted me to try out their gel kit, I was SO EXCITED and had to try it out as soon as it came in the mail. Their Fabulous Gel Kit ($140) comes with all you need for a gorgeous manicure; a mini LED lamp, 3 gel colors of your choice, wrap foil, a file, and a wood sticker. So from applying to removing, doing your own gels at home can be easy and best of all AFFORDABLE! Just think, the 3 times that you go to the nail salon to get your nails done and you can buy this kit and do your own nails at home 30 more times!

After using this myself and seeing how my nails look, I am so excited to have a gel polish and kit to recommend to you guys! Especially since they have a huge range of colors and chameleon changing shades like the one I used...and they gave me an amazing discount code for 30% off your order: SSMME30! (Making the kit only $98)
Be sure to go check out their website and see for yourself. I know I'm already filling up my shopping cart with new colors to try out! Watch the tutorial if you want to see how I apply my gel nails!
Enjoy!
Steps to Gel Nails:
1. Remove any existing polish 
2. Shape and buff nails so there is not shine to nail surface
3. Apply nail dehydrator (or polish remover) to remove any oil
4. Apply Madam Glam Base Coat
5. Cure under lamp for 60 seconds
6. Apply desired Madam Glam gel color 
7. Cure under lamp for 60 seconds
8. Apply second coat of gel color
9. Cure under lamp for 60 seconds
10. Apply Madam Glam Top Coat
11. Cure under lamp for 60 seconds
12. Remove tacky layer with alcohol and cotton ball
13. ROCK YOUR CUTE GEL NAILS BY MADAM GLAM!

(Madam Glam kindly sent me this kit to review. I am very happy to share that I love this product and am sharing my honest opinion. I am not being paid for this review, but and always happy to try and share things that I love with my subbies!)

Friday, February 12, 2016

HUGE IPSY GENERATION BEAUTY SWAG BAG! 2016


?!?!?!?!?!? This is the biggest swag bag that I have ever seen. Seriously, there were so many brands that contributed to being apart of Ipsys Generation Beauty event in January it was so amazing! 

If you guys don't know about GenBeauty, I explain my first time experience in the video so you guys can learn about it. Its basically a beauty event with amazing brands for makeup, hair, skin care, and more! The one I went to was held in Los Angeles. Whether you are a youtube, or someone who loves to watch beauty girls and enjoys all that stuff, this event is for you! As a Beauty Creator that is affiliated with Ipsy Creator Studio, I was able to attend the Friday night VIP event for Youtubers, as well as the main event on Saturday. All I have to say here is that this was my favorite event I have ever been to, its the best event for beauty girls and attendees, and I will always be back!

This video is sharing all the brands and products I took home from GenBeauty, be prepared because there is a TON! I have lots of new goodies to try out and I just wanted to share all the things we got as Beauty Creators for Ipsy Studios and what to expect at the event. 
Enjoy!


Products Mentioned:
LUXIE BRUSHES
ARDELL
LANEIGE
PROACTIVE
DERMA E
EVA NYC
ROCK YOUR HAIR
TARTE
BENEFIT
TOO FACED
SMASHBOX
MAKEUP FOREVER
ABSOLUTE NY
NYX
NUDE STIX
CITY COLOR
CROWN BRUSH
ESSENCE
MILANI
PUR~LISSE
OUAI
OFRA
NUME
MARK ANTHONY
PUR
E SALON
JOUER
SKIN FIX
JUICE BEAUTY
PACIFICA
PIXI
BELIF
GALLANY

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

How to French Braid | Braiding 101


Next step to learning how to braid, the french braid. This is where most people get tongue tied...but more like braid tied. I hope to share the easiest explanation on how to accomplish this braid so anyone can begin french braiding hair! If you would like to see the playlist for my Braiding 101 series click here!
Enjoy!



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ashleys Mermaid Hair Tranformation!


HOLY MOLY! You have no idea how freaking excited I am about this transformation!!!! When Ashley text me about wanting mermaid hair I was super excited, when she tagged me in her inspiration pictures I was even more excited! You guys know how much of a mermaid I am, and I feel like I just did the ULTIMATE mermaid color of my life! 
Follow along and see how we got her hair from this...

to this...
to her final mermaid color!


Let me know what you think of Ashley's new mermaid locks...I am so jealous!!!


Color and Products used:
To lighten- Schwarzkopf Blonde Me + 30volume + Olaplex
Toned- Redken Shades EQ 9P

Smokey Silver Root- Pravana "Silver" + "Black Additive" + Joico "Orchid"
Pink- Manic Panic "Cotton Candy" + Kune "Passionate Pink"
Teal- Manic Panic "Turquoise" + Pravana Neon Green + Conditioner
Purple- Joico "Orchid" + Urban Shock "Purple" + Kune "Passionate Pink" + Conditioner
Blue- Urban Shock "Blue" + Conditioner

Framar Balayage Bestie Film Dispenser 
Framar Coloring Brushes 









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