Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

MANI MONDAY

instagram photos: rachey morton, @missgoob, @natattack_, myawesomebeauty.com post designed by Kristin Ess

We are so lucky to have inspiration at our fingertips (no pun intended). All we have to do is search a couple keywords on a social media platform like instagram or pinterest and endless ideas will start to flow. (more…)

MANI MONDAY


photos and posts by Kristin Ess

Let’s discuss the “accent nail”. It’s fun (and a lot easier) to do nail art on just one nail, but it can be hard to come up with a pattern idea. Here’s a suggestion: take a peek in your closet! Look at your favorite shirts, skirts and dresses for inspiration. When our recent STYLEMINT tops came in the mail and we opened the box, we noticed the patterns + colors were perfection. Doing every nail can be a bit much so we took the pretty patterns and came up with some custom accent nail looks. Here we go…

RED POLKA DOT MANI INSPIRED BY THE CHARLTON T:

  • Paint the whole nail white. Once it dries completely (I suggest leaving it to dry over night), use scotch tape to section off diagonally. Paint the side closest to the tip of your finger with a rich red.
  • Dip your dotting tool in red polish.
  • Dot the white using the red polish.

Note: You can also use the white polish to make dots on the red if you want to go opposite.

MULTI-STRIPE INSPIRED BY THE MADISON T:

  • Gather some different sized art brushes. They often come in packs or you can gather old makeup brushes that you don’t use anymore.
  • Paint the base of the nail white then make some small polish puddles with the colors in your shirt.
  • Use scoth tape to section off different stripes. If you’re really good, you can probably freehand, otherwise use tape! Dip different brushes and drag across the nail to make various sized stripes!

FINE STRIPE INSPIRED BY THE ARDEN PULLOVER:

  • Paint the base of your nail blue.
  • Dip a nail striping brush in white polish.
  • Lightly drag across the surface of the nail.

Here are some full view shots of the STYLEMINT tops that have were featured above. Have you become a member yet? When you first sign up, you answer a short series of questions about your personal style with their genius quiz, you can choose from one of four T Shirt styles, many of which are available in multiple colors, for only $29.99 each. If you don’t see a shirt you like, it’s no problem because there’s no obligation to buy. If you do find the perfect option (or two, or three!), you get free shipping, plus returns are easy. Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen design each T Shirt, and everything is extremely high quality with amazing fits. Membership is free, but the T Shirts do sell out! Bonus: the sweet peeps over at STYLEMINT are sharing the love and providing TBD readers a promo code–  DEPT20, which is good for 20% off your first T. First time buyers only, valid until 3/31.

(this advertorial was generously brought to you by STYLEMINT)

FASHION FRIDAY

Let’s be honest, figuring out how to wear your hair with a particular outfit can be really hard. We’re going to try and simplify that with “Fashion Fridays”. Every Friday we’ll pick a new shape, silhouette, neckline, etc… We’ll go over which hairstyles to pair the look with and why. Hopefully this will help us all connect the gap between hair + fashion.

Xx Kristin



POST DESIGNED BY KRISTIN ESS, DRESSES: (TOP) MODCLOTH, (BOTTOM) NET-A-PORTER.COM

INSPIRATION STATION

photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eyesoftom/ post designed by kristin ess

Hello pretty people! We’re trying out a new feature on TBD. It’s called “Inspiration Station”. Every now and then, we’ll compile a video inspiration board for you with videos that we think are fun and inspiring in the world of beauty. We love when our beauty besties share these things with us and we think you lovelies might too. Please let us know your thoughts via comments. And maybe even request certain tutorials from a particular look in a video!

XO Lauren, Kristin + Amy Nadine

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