I always get a kick out of checking my Google Analytics to see what people are searching. Some of you are real freaks. Then again… I’m the one with the blog that people Googling land on. That’s neither here nor there. So, what were you fine folks Googling this week? Let’s have a look.
In honor of Gossip Girl’s return to television, this week’s inspiration is brought to you by the letters S and B. Whether you’re team Serena or Team Blair, there’s no denying that these ladies have serious style. New York is one of the most magical places during the fall. I don’t know what exactly it is, but I think anyone who’s spent a fall in the Big Apple can attest to that special something that’s in the air. Now, I know Serena is taking the season off in sunny California, but I’m still channeling the sumptuous accessories that a city girl might add to her collection this fall- the perfect shoes, scarf, and clutch for catching cabs and ducking into the hot club du jour.
Last week, there was an overwhelming response to the fishtail braid. It won WhyDid’s poll by a landslide! I wonder if it had anything to do with Serena sporting this style on Gossip Girl… Anyway, I’m a girl who loves braids, so any new way to update the classic- I’m in. This style looks a lot trickier than it is. I had no idea how to do it until I went to the experts at Neihule Salon to learn all the tricks.
The fishtail braid is meant to be a messier, edgier braid. It works best on dirty or “second day” hair, so if you have fine or clean hair, give it some texture with hairspray or dry shampoo before braiding. When finished with the braid, tease the end and then pull the braid to loosen it. Who’s cuter than you?
If you still need help braiding or are in need of some serious pampering, head over to my friends at Neihule Salon.
Oh, it’s that time of year again. Kids are school shopping and it’s time to head back to class. Whether you’ll be hitting the books or just hitting the pavement, here are a few ideas to be worn together or separately to make yourself feel like your very own version of Blair (or Serena).
I was literally JUST discussing acrylic nails with my manicurist while he lacquered me up with Butter’s La Moss as I lounged at my very favorite hangout, Ryan Darius Salon. (Seriously, I’m concerned they are going to either start charging me rent or put me to work shampooing!)
We were laughing about airbrushed tips and butterfly nail art and the next thing you know, as I’m catching up on the TV that I missed for various reasons, I see THIS:
Really? Really, Serena? Are we doing this? You’re one PATH ride, an airbrushed kitty, and a couple of rhinestones away from belonging in a different state (Jersey, anyone?) I’m sure there is a perfectly good explanation for this oversight in styling. I’ll be patiently awaiting this explanation.
P.S. you almost, ALMOST killed Gaga’s appearance for me.