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The return of pastel hair has been a thing for quite some time now, but it’s more this root-y, dip-dye, pantone spring palette that I’m getting the heart palps for. It’s very magic marker, isn’t it? Over the weekend we colored eggs and I couldn’t help but remember being a kid and wanting to lean over and “accidentally” dip my blonde ends instead of the eggs. Are you a pastel fan? Do you dye?
photos: natalie j watts/jen gotch/thebeautydepartment post designed by kristin ess
~Do your makeup near a window and use natural light instead of turning on your vanity or bathroom lights. Not only will you save energy, but you can see things you might have missed in artificial lighting.
~Find eco friendly nail polishes. Some regular nail polishes contain dibutyl phthalate (dbp) to prevent chipping in nail polishes. That stuff is gross, bad for the environment and used in car paint. Would you go to honda for a mani pedi?
~The annoying paper phone book. Click here and get taken off your local yellow pages delivery list. That thing is an eye sore. Anyways, who’s even listed??
~Did you know a cd takes over a million years to decompose? These guys taught us that. They’re like electronic recycling elves. Don’t be lazy. Let them recycle your old phones and electronics. We do.
~When it comes to being green, no one has us beat like Rachel McAdams. She taught us that unplugging the “black box” phone chargers can practically save the world one killowatt at a time. Rachel and a couple of her friends started this and we think it’s fascinating.
~According to our poll earlier this week, nearly half of you are already doing your part by letting your hair air dry. Look at you, being all green!
Today nails are becoming more and more relevant. With different shapes, airbrushing, crazy colors and even 3D art, inventive nails have become a great way to express your personal style. Because of this, many of us find ourselves reaching for an electric blue or sunshine yellow polish. We have been having so much fun with our wild nails that many of us have forgotten about our old friend Classic Red. That timeless red that we used to love so much now gathers dust in the back of our bathroom drawers. So why not rekindle the friendship? Paint your nails red… and then the town!
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I became fond of the ombre trend years ago. First with my clothes. Then with my hair. Now with my nails. I love this crafty way of sporting polish, not only because it’s fun, but because it’s so darn easy to do. All you need is 5 different nail polishes in the same color family. If you are polish junkie like I am, this shouldn’t be too difficult. Is anybody else hoarding boxes of the stuff or am I alone on that? This looks great in any shade from bright blues to a more subtle selection of nudes, or my personal favorite- pinks! The trick is to get a smooth gradation of color. Try not to jump too far when going from one shade to another.