Apr
01
2014
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How To Tuesday: Milking It
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz,How To Tuesday

celebrity braidBecause there is absolutely no point in blowing out your locks during rain shower season (as my hair in this video can attest), it’s best to have a fallback updo that’s both stylish and easy to do when in an early morning rush.  The ultimate way to fight frizz beyond a buzz cut or toxic Brazilian potions basically comes down to braiding.  We’ve already learned how to French braid and fishtail braid (twice), so in order to take it to the next level, today I’ll teach you how to emulate farmhands and famous twins with the “milk maid braid.”  (**Extra credit points for incorporating a fishtail into this style).


xx,

WhyDid

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Mar
20
2014
0


Beauty Buzz: Petal Perfect
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz

flower-fashion-makeupIt’s officially spring.  Fi.nal.ly.  It’s time to swap out the wardrobe and the beauty routine for something lighter and brighter.  No longer will you need to lubricate yourself with heavy creams and deep sultry scents.  Spring is all about being fresh, playful, and pretty.  Thankfully, beauty brands love flowers as much as any girl loves to receive them.  Whether it be harnessing the superpowers of rose petals or the capturing the sweet scent of jasmine, there’s no end to the way in which one can incorporate flora into her regimen.  And and aren’t you just as pretty as a petal?

spring beauty products

 1. Lavanila Vanilla Lavender Fragrance, 2. Nest Orange Blossom Body Wash, 3. Ciaté Flower Manicure, 4. Philip B. Lavender Hand Wash, 5. REN Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil, 6. Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, 7. L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion, 8. Oscar Blandi Jasmine Oil Serum, 9. Korres Showergel in Jasmine, 10. Josie Maran Calming Lavender Water, 11. Dior Créme de Rose Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm, 12. Fresh Rose Floral Toner, 13. Kenzo Flower in the Air, 14. LAFCO House & Home Daffodil Bar Soap

xx,

WhyDid

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Feb
27
2014
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Beauty Buzz: Fresh Face- Spring 2014
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz

spring 2014 beautyIt’s probably difficult to even begin thinking about your spring beauty regimen with lips scratchier than sandpaper, snot encrusted nostrils and eyeballs that won’t.stop.watering.  I’ve basically thrown in the towel on a full face of makeup at this point… eyeliner is entirely out of the question unless I want to look like it’s the morning after while it’s still the night of.  Sure, the winter is brutal for beauty, but let’s not forget that there comes a point in New York ladies’ lives, say around July, wherein we give up on makeup altogether again as it will have run down our faces and right onto our blouses before we’ve even completed our commutes.  Therefore, spring is just about the only time where we can be playful with our makeup palette and anticipate our faces staying in place for most of the day.

The makeup and hair for spring this year was sort of divided into two camps.  While some designers like Michael Kors and Alexander Wang went for clean, fresh, bronzed barely there faces and “I woke up like this” hair, others like Rag & Bone painted lips and eyelids with bright pops of colors.  Most notably was blue for eyes and while red and berry lips were still very much trends, the most prevalent pout was lacquered up in orange.  This isn’t the first time we’ve seen orange lips on the runways and I’m still not sold, but perhaps you can make the look come across as something other than having housed a bag of Cheetos.  If you didn’t wake up with Olsen hair, a low sleek ponytail seen at Jason Wu or braided crown a la Naeem Khan are good ways to camouflage a potentially bad hair day.  Wide cloth headbands at Vera Wang as well as flowered accoutrements at Zac Posen adorned updos as well.  The cat eye remained strong.  So strong, in fact, that makeup artists continued the bold black liner all the way around the eyes.  And speaking of cat’s, claws were kept quite simple.  Many opted for soft shades accented with silver space age stripes and others chose the reverse French manicure, both proving that nail art is here to stay for at least another season.  So schedule your facials, ladies.  It’s time to prep your canvas for a very colorful spring.

spring makeup trends

 

1.  Sally Hansen Salon Effects Reverse French Manicure Strips, 2. Smashbox Baked Fusion Softlights Baked Starburst, 3. Tarte EmphasEYES Waterproof Clay Eyeliner in Black, 4. Mr. President & Co. Instant Cool Ponytail Holder, 5. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Timanfaya, 6. RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, 7. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Colour Pencil in Pool Boy, 8. nails inc. Fibre Optic in Hampstead Court, 9. Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow in Bleu Sole, 10. Kevyn Aucoin Set of Four Loose Shimmer Shadows, 11. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Polishing Serum, 12. Chantecaille Lip Chic in Rose Délice, 13. Karina Black & White Headwrap Duo, 14. Bumble and bumble Thickening Dryspun Finish

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Jan
16
2014
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Beauty Buzz: Shine Bright Like a… Garnet
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz

garnet makeupYour clothing isn’t the only place that could benefit from this month’s dedicated color of garnet.  Your eyes, lips, and nails could all also use a healthy dose of the hue.  An update to fire engine red, garnet gives a more goth look to lips, a sultrier shade to your nails, and won’t leave your lids looking like you’ve come down with a case of pink eye.  Use the images above for inspiration and go ahead and give garnet a spot in your makeup bag.

maroon makeup1. Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Polish in Enchanted Garnet, 2. Badger Lip Tint & Shimmer, 3. Lancome Le Crayon in Garnet, 4. Dior Sérum de Rouge Treatment in Garnet, 5. Nyx Cosmetics Glam Shadow Stick in Exquisite Garnet, 6. Too Faced La Créme in Bumbleberry, 7. Bite Beauty Lush Fruit Lip Gloss in Garnet, 8. RGB Garnet Nail Polish, 9. L’Oréal Infallible Eyeshadow in Glistening Garnet, 10. NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Garnet

 

 

 

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Dec
18
2013
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Beauty Buzz: Find the Light
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz

metallic eye makeupDuring the holidays and especially with New Year’s Eve quickly creeping ’round the corner, some of us look for ways to amp up our standard makeup routines for swanky evenings out on the town and special seasonal celebrations.  Some may opt for the classic statement making bold lip (good choice) and others go for the more “Golden Girl” approach (also a great choice).  But beauty beware: there is a big difference between glowing like the lights of Paris (the city, not the socialite) and glaring like the neon signs of Las Vegas.  Let’s keep glitter where it belongs: on art projects, Halloween costumes and strippers.  Strippers can wear glitter.

Come to think of it, a guy I was dating once showed up late one night after work, which should have been reason enough to dump him, but he was covered in glitter.  Seeing as he doesn’t work at a Michael’s craft store, he must have procured his shimmering accents somewhere.  Hanging out with another lady is bad enough but, hanging out with another lady who dons glitter is grounds for permanent exile.  But I digress…

To achieve a glowing holiday look, invest in a few beauty products with flecks not flakes of shimmer in them.  You could go for a dramatic foil for your lids, a metallic manicure or something as simple as adding some extra shine to your tresses.  Be sure not to go overboard with your gilded look though.  A gorgeous glow is one thing, but looking like a greased up walrus won’t get your dance card filled up any faster… if at all.

nye makeup1. Caudalie Divine Legs, 2. ELLIS FAAS Light, 3. Ulta Metallic Automatic Eyeliner, 4. Kevyn Aucoin Set of Four Loose Shimmer Shadows, 5. Philip B Oud Royal Forever Shine Shampoo, 6. Ilia Gold Box Illuminator and Lip Gloss, 7. Formula X for Sephora Sparklers in Light My Fire, 8. Illamasqua Liquid Metal Cream, 9. RMS Beauty Living Luminzer, 10. Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eyeshadow, 11.Leighton Denny Hynotic Nail Polish

 

xx,

WhyDid

 

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