Posts Tagged ‘d.i.y.’

NAILED IT!

Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/joniwasadiver/ post designed by lauren conrad

Once again a fashion trend that I am quite fond of has crossed over into the beauty world. I have been incorporating mixed prints into my wardrobe for some time now so when I started noticing the same combination of mismatched prints on nails I was thrilled.  I have been having so much fun lately trying new things with my nails and this is next on my list.  The trick is to incorporate both neutral prints (polka dots, stripes) and bolder prints (florals, leopard print), but keep them all within the same color story.  Also, try mixing it up by adding glitter or a pop color on one or two nails. For those too nervous to attempt prints on their own (with a very tiny paint brush), you can also acheive this look by mixing different printed nail strips.  Give it a try and tweet us your results @TBDoffical!

XO Lauren

D.I.Y FRIDAY

photos: Kristin Ess + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

So… after Lauren’s very pretty post on Wednesday, we got a lot of emails asking how to make a “Ring of Rosies” that will last. Here’s what you do!

  • Start with a pair of scissors, a needle + thread, and small flowers. (I got ones that had stronger stems to use for the base, then I’ll add the more delicate ones later)
  • [poke] carefully pierce a hole in the stem of the first flower.
  • [thread through] gently feed the second flower through the pierced hole.
  • [tie] secure the two flowers together by wrapping them with thread right where the two stems meet.
  • [again] do the exact same on the next stem.
  • [and again] feed the next flower through and wrap it with thread as well.
  • do that again and again and again until you have a chain!
  • [twist] use wire to add the more delicate flowers. the stems may be to thin to pierce and thread through. i use bead wire because it’s so thin, but you can also use floral wire. you can get bead wire at the craft store and floral wire at the flower markets.
  • [wear] i added ribbon to the back so it can be tied loosely, but you can also bobby pin it into your ‘do. this is a pretty sturdy way of doing a flower crown so you’re more than welcome to run through fields, forests and do all the cartwheels you want.

Xx Kristin