Posts Tagged ‘tools’

DIY: MAKEUP BRUSH ROLL

photos/post/design: Kristin Ess

This is by far the most ambitious tutorial we’ve ever done on TBD, but we think you guys might be ready for something a little bit more challenging. This DIY dip-dye brush roll is such a good gift and you can do it in any color you want. I picked white + teal, which is probably not the smartest for makeup brushes but it looks the prettiest! Besides, I’ll probably use it for hair combs, scissors and clips. In order to do this little project you must have/use a sewing machine. I know that sounds a little old school, but it’s time to bust it out and bring it back! If you don’t know how to sew, maybe you collaborate with a friend, mom, aunt, grams… whoever’s got the ol’ Singer. Here we go! (more…)

SHOP TIL YOU DROP 2011

photo + design by kristin ess

We’re getting pretty flooded with emails about your upcoming holiday wish lists. We thought we’d help out by making a long list with some of our personal favorites. We’ve also saved you the time of hunting by including the links. Hopefully this will come in very handy for this week of heavy shopping! Or perhaps you should just accidentally leave this list lying around for a particular someone to stumble upon… xo

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THIS OR THAT

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

Kristin wants to know…

ON THAT NOTE

photo: JEN GOTCH post designed by kristin ess

Ladies and gentleladies… not all bobby pins are the same. This weekend, go through your stash. Test what you’ve got. If you pull them apart gently and they stay apart, you need new bobby pins. They should be strong enough to stay closed. If  they’re not, you’ll have a harder time getting your updo to stay! The stronger they are, the less you’ll need. This is a little tip that goes a long way.

Have a great weekend!