Luscious Lips, Rosy Shades

Posted by Melanie on Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:00 AM

Make your lips luscious with some of our favorite rosy shades.

Rock some festive, flirty flair this Valentine’s Day by sporting one of the holiday’s two classic hues. We've rounded up our favorite posh, playful, and pretty pinks so you can choose the best shade for your skin.

Manicure Trend: White Nails

Posted by Melanie on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:00 AM

Super light nails take center stage this winter.

 

Gwen Stefani, Ashley Green, Scarlet Johanson, and Rihanna are just a few of the celeb stars who’ve taken to rocking the blanc nail trend. So why the sudden popularity? The clean slate look is always polished and makes your tips appear luxuriously longer. Plus the basic shade matches any outfit, and can easily be customized with simple nail art tricks. Our favorite shade? OPI’s My Boyfriend Scales Walls from last year’s Spiderman collection.

Check out a few of our favorite ways to customize a white manicure:

- A quick and simple coat of sparkles spruces up a plain white look in under 2 minutes, no special nail art skills required.

-Swipe glitter along the edges of your nails for a stylish take on the classic French manicure. To create an evenly glittered tip, you’ll need a few layers, or a highly pigmented polish.

-Grab a dotter (or a tooth pick) and dunk the tip into your favorite bold hue, then create a simple pattern along the tips of your nails for a simple DIY look that’s sure to draw attention.

 

How To: Side Braid

Posted by Melanie on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:00 AM

Gear up for the return of the Hunger Games Trilogy by rocking Katniss Everdeen’s signature side braid.

 

Drew Barymore, Zoey Zaldana, and Selena Gomez have all sported the side braid, but Suzanne Collin’s character, Katniss Everdeen made the style famous. Here are the TK simple steps to re-create it for yourself.

-Start by working Aquage’s Silkening Oil Treatment through your hair to keep your texture smooth and prevent flyaways.
-Create a side part from your temple to about the midpoint of your crown using a brush or comb.
-Sweep all of your hair towards the side with less volume; this is the direction your braid will go.
-Divide your hair into three sections, and start to create your braid by overlapping your left piece over the center section, then the right over the new center section.
-Continue to repeat the pattern until you’re at the end of your section and secure with a thin pony tail.

To prevent extra frizzing and loosening of the braid mist your hair with Sebastian Re-shaper Strong Hold Hair Spray