May
20
2014
0


How To Tuesday: Roped In

rope braidIt’s probably a pretty bad sign when the people at your local watering hole all gush about how great you look because it’s pretty much the first time they’ve ever seen your hair look anything less than a lion’s mane.  While I spent the majority of my late teens and early twenties attempting to tame the beast that is my hair, I eventually began to embrace and encourage the natural wavy/curly/frizzy texture.  However, summer is just about to be upon us and that humidity and my hair have bigger beef than Jay-Z and Solange.  Therefore, it is crucial to come up with clever ways to disguise the duress and one way of doing so is with a rope braid.  Upon first glance, I thought I would never master this style, but how could the queen of fishtail braids not accept the challenge?  It took a few “spins” to get it right, but once I did, I was happy to add this hairstyle to my summer arsenal.

xx,

WhyDid

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Apr
15
2014
3


How To Tuesday: Hop, Hop, Hop.

lace bunny earsBefore my nickname was “Turtle” it was Kiki B- B first standing for Bendel, later for bunny.  Not sure if the second iteration has more to do with me actually looking like a rabbit or my proclivity for falling down hypothetical rabbit holes.  In any case, I once required guests at my birthday party to parade around downtown in darling little bunny ears.  Birthdays are great excuses for props… as are brunches.  And wouldn’t you know, Easter is coming up and that’s prime brunching time.  What better way to add a little fun to your Easter brunch than with some stylish lace bunny ears for you and your guests?

Pro tip: You can also create lace cat ears with the same technique (which I made for my special video guest, Bud).

xx,

WhyDid

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May
29
2012
1


How To Tuesday: Who Wears Short Shorts?

DIY denim cut offsIt makes sense that this week’s episode is focused on creating the perfect “Daisy Duke” worthy denim cut offs.  A great pair of denim cut off shorts say “summer” like nothing else can.  They’re great for a casual day by the pool or running errands and can be dressed up with sexy heels and a silky top for a balmy night out on the town.  It may be tempting to just plop down the plastic and splurge on designer denim, but why not make yourself a custom (and less expensive) DIY version instead?  It’s much easier than you may think and you won’t be caught wearing the same ol’ same as everyone else.

runwaydreamz cutoff shorts

A few things to keep in mind:

  • Recycle!  This is a perfect way to utilize your old jeans that are just taking up space in your closet.
  • DO NOT cut the legs off straight across (this will lead to a very “cheeky” situation).
  • Leave an extra inch of fabric.  You can always go shorter!
  • Be creative.  Let your imagination run wild!  There are tons of different ways to embellish your shorts.
  • If you don’t have time to run ‘em through the wash, use a zester and seam ripper to get the fringe going.

 

xx,

WhyDid

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Jan
05
2011
0


How To Tuesday: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

There is really nothing sexier than a smoldering smokey eye.  Every celebrity from Kim Kardashian to Taylor Swift to have been seen sporting this makeup trend.  As good as a smokey eye looks, it can prove to be a bit daunting to the untrained individual and without the proper equipment can go very, terribly wrong.  Rather than looking like a sex kitten, you may look more like a rabid raccoon. Have no fear, it is much easier than one would think and WhyDid is here to help.

What you’ll need:

  • loose translucent powder
  • light shimmer shadow
  • medium shadow (for blending)
  • very dark shadow (for outlining)
  • kohl eyeliner
  • black mascara
  • blending brush
  • sponge eyeshadow applicator

Smokin’ hot.

xx,

WhyDid

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