Posts Tagged ‘denim’



Last week we explored four different ways to wear Spring’s biggest Cobalt blue trend. For those of you that don’t feel up to wearing something so bright, we have a darker and slightly more wearable version for you today! But it still has major wow factor and brings all of the attention to your eyes. I can’t beg you enough to try it. When I describe it to my clients and friends, most are like eh. But when they let me try it on them, they die! I’m not sure why navy blue seems so scary or  not of interest but it’s such an amazing color on the eyes! On brown eyes the most, but on blue, hazel and green too. You just gotta try it for me. Then tag us on Instagram so I can see it! Here’s how:  (more…)


When we were asked to participate in the Styld.By campaign for the GAP in Rue Magazine, not only were we totally honored, but we thought this would be a great way to introduce ourselves to you guys one at a time! We’re always working behind the scenes here at TBD to create new beauty tutorials, but we never really pop out to say hello. I’m Kristin Ess and I do the hair + nail tutorials.
I started doing hair at 15 and have never looked back. In the hair industry, as some of you probably know, wearing all black is essential because we’re SO GOOD at ruining our clothes with hair color. When I’m not working in my salon, I have way more room to play with color and I really enjoy that time. For the GAP Styld.By campaign, they asked us to mix something of our own with something from the GAP. I thought that was pretty cool because full outfits rarely come from one store. I brought a long pleated yellow skirt  with me and immediately gravitated toward a grass green striped GAP tank and colorful accessories. Stylist Jen Pinkston then rolled up the sleeves on this super soft GAP denim button down, pinned a red rosette on it and I was in heaven. This is now one of the most comfortable + colorful outfits I own.

The Mag: Working on this with the uber-stylish Rue Magazine was amazing because we were really collaborating with friends. That’s truly what the blogging and web world is all about, isn’t it? One of my closest friends Angela Kohler, took all of the photos. She’s been working with us at TBD since day one and I’ve even forced her to be in one of my  braid tutorials! I always say- everyone should know how great it feels to have Angela take their photo. Another one of my closest and mostest, Bri, designed the layout in this issue of Rue and every issue before that. She’s just plain brilliant. Rue is an incredible online magazine packed to the sparkling brim with inspiration. Check it out and you’ll be hooked!

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photo of lauren conrad: james dimmock post designed by: amy nadine

Have you ever wondered why the whole world wears jeans that are blue?  Yes sometimes we change it up, but why is blue the standard?  I’ve pondered that question many times and have to quess it’s because everything from a pink sweater to a black halter top looks good with blue.  It’s just one of those things… and the same theory goes for eye shadow. Blue eye shadow looks good on EVERYONE! Sounds crazy but if you dare to try it, you’ll see it looks gorgeous with brown, blue and green eyes, warm and cool undertones, blondes and brunettes, African American skin to pale ivory skin.  Again, it’s just one of those things!

For the faint of heart, try a liner like I did on Lauren above on my very second job with her back in 2007.  You can line both your top and bottom lash lines with an electric or navy-blue kohl or liquid liner, or just line the bottom like we did.

For the more adventurous, try a single wash of blue color across your lid.  Then skip liner but really coat your lashes black.

And for the ultra risk-taker, use a light blue shadow on the inner corner, a medium blue shadow on the lid and a bright blue shadow along the outer crease, corner and across the bottom. Line the inner waterline with a black liner and really coat your lashes black.

For all three looks, pair your eyes with one of these monochromatic choices:

  • Nude blush + nude lip
  • Peach blush + peach lip
  • Rosy-pink blush + rosy-pink lip

Then pair it with your favorite blue jeans of course!  And as always, we’d love to see pictures so please tweet them to us @TBDofficial and we’ll retweet!

XO Amy Nadine