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ON THAT NOTE

As you may know, the Teen Choice Awards were last Sunday. The radiant Nikki Reed went for full Boho beauty and here’s how I got the look:

  • First, we added waves to Nikki’s hair for texture. To get waves, follow THIS.
  • The night before, I pre-made a fishtail braid using an individual clip-in extension. I sewed it to a strip of elastic chord to create a braided headband that would match the golden brown tones in Nikki’s hair exactly.
  • Next, I put the headband around her head and tied it together in the back at the bottom, securing all the way around with small brown bobby pins.
  • I then tucked her hair up in to the headband in back until it created a texture-y chignon shape.
  • Last I secured the tucked hair with large bobby pins to make sure it wouldn’t slide out of the headband. I let the pieces around the face fall out for softness and lightly sprayed all over with a medium holding hairspray so it would still move.

It’s literally one of the easiest updos and always a big hit! It’s AWESOME for short hair because you don’t need much length to tuck the hair into the back of the headband. (Spoiler alert: This is one of our short hair video tutorials coming up!) Always take a couple extra bobby pins with you when you go out just in case  any pieces come loose.

Xx Kristin

ON THAT NOTE

photo: kristin ess + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

This was a very busy week for all of us. We were shooting Lauren’s Kohls campaign for the last few days, working on the new videos for our youtube page, and going through the hair tutorials that you guys submitted for our very first “guest post” contest. We’re really excited about the upcoming posts and videos (like the waterfall braid!) and we can hardly stand the wait! Hope you all have a nice weekend and we will see you back here on Monday!

 

ON THAT NOTE

photo: pinterest.com/pin/25596197 post designed by kristin ess

Dear everyone,

It’s the weekend. We hope you’re going to be doing something fun and exciting. Know what’s not fun and exciting? The fact that bacteria collects on the surface of your phone while in your purse. That bacteria makes it’s way to your face and causes blackheads, blemishes + sometimes full breakouts. It’s like rubbing your face in the bottom of your handbag! Ew. Interestingly, skin care experts + dermatologists can usually tell which side you use most when talking on the phone. Take a quick minute to wipe it down with a dab rubbing alcohol on a cloth! It will kill the bacteria and save you a lot of time in the long run!

XO Lauren, Kristin + Amy Nadine

ON THAT NOTE

photo: http://petite-lapine.tumblr.com post designed by kristin ess

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! We each decided to compile short lists of little things that make us really happy. Just simple things that make us feel good. What’s on your lists? We’d love to hear. Tweet them or facebook them and most importantly, DO them!

Lauren

  • go for a bike ride
  • laugh so hard that I cry
  • have a movie night with girlfriends
  • go for a swim in the ocean and then air dry in the sun
  • order dessert and eat the whole thing

Kristin

  • paint a room a new random color
  • make a bubble bath and stay in it until all the bubbles are gone
  • research amazing vacation destinations, even if I’m not going to go
  • break open lavender + gardenias
  • putting peonies all over my house for the 2.5 months they’re in season

Amy Nadine

  • read a book on a hammock
  • take my cousin to Disneyland
  • run through sprinklers
  • sit outside at dusk and watch lightning bugs
  • make popcorn and watch Gone with the Wind

XO Lauren, Kristin + Amy Nadine