“Clip in ponytail” doesn’t exactly have a classy ring to it… but for a reason unknown to me, I’ve always wanted to try it. Now that I have, I say it’s a win. My hair is already (pretty) long, but this works on almost any length. If you can get your hair into a ponytail, even if it’s two inches long, you can absolutely rock this look.
I purchased the HAIRDO Wrap Around Pony, (in Golden Wheat), and LOOK, it works, and WELL. The steps are actually extremely simple, but I’ve amped up the look by adding a top section to wrap around the pony to not only better blend color, but look even more sophisticated.
1. Section off a top portion of your hair, and clip it out of the way
2. Gather the remaining hair into a normal ponytail
3. Align and pin, (most come with built in pins), the extension piece to the top of the ponytail
4. Wrap the seam around your natural ponytail, securing the velcro for a snug fit
5. Now wrap the “extra” piece around the base of the new ponytail, and pin
6. Unclip your first top section and lightly backcomb for volume if desired
7. Add the top section to the ponytail by wrapping it around the base, and pinning
8. Own it!
If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll make sure to help! Have fun :)
Your Stylist AJ is featured on MAKEUP.COM today! You might remember the above photo from THIS TUTORIAL. When I created this tutorial, it was a last minute, “shoot I need to post a hair tutorial… what have I done lately” situation, and it has somehow BLOWN UP on Pinterest with 892 pins! (what!)
When MAKEUP.COM contacted me about the feature I was smitten. Thank you!
To view their post, CLICK HERE.
I fell in love with all things scalloped in the Spring, and yes it’s now November, but I’m far from over it.
After my last sassy mani, I decided to do something a bit sweeter. What do you think?
The colors above are both Essie. The base color is “Love and Acceptance” and the tip color is “Fiji”.
- Paint your nails as usual, then with a toothpick or nail dotting tool, create small dots of paint
- Connect the dots toward the tip of the nail
- Spread the bubble of polish in a circular motion until your desired scallops are set
- Top coat (not pictured)
Hi lovies! Back with a (semi) tutorial!
There’s no 1.2.3. about this one, it’s simple enough to look and replicate. I always use liquid eyeliner, so today I lined my lashes with a thin winged line, followed by dotting the liner above it.
This is just a fun way to mix it up and proclaim a double take. I PREFER this look with a colored liquid liner, but my super fancy camera, (iPhone, that has also made me look freakishly tan in this photo), was capturing the black the best.
Have FUN with your looks, and know that there are no rules to follow. So just play, like I have here. :)
I love a good crush!
Just getting home from work, I’ve been stuck between going for a run, or running to Molly’s Cupcakes. I settled on blogging and today want to talk about finding a solution for my most frustrating moment… broken makeup.
We’ve all been there, whether you pull your makeup bag out of a suitcase after two flights and a cab, or you drop your compact in the sink, or magically it’s now a loose dusty mess imbedded in your bathroom rug.
Tossing our shattered $30 hues is extremely frustrating, so instead I’ve started collecting them all in a jar. Everytime one breaks, I crush it into a fine dust, and add it to the jar. If they don’t all match, it’s totally okay, think of it as creating your own custom blend!
THIS JUST IN! I’m going to my first country concert everrr. Yes, ever.
I know what you’re thinking, and yes, it IS a miracle I’ve never seen Taylor Swift live. It’s equally surprising we’re not bffs. I will do her hair one day. You watch.
BUT, I’m not going to Taylor Swift, I’m going to Sugarland in a couple of weeks. Pretty excited for the whole sundress and cowgirl boots getup! I decided to find something to separate myself from the crowd… COUNTRY NAILS!
- Choose a base color and paint
- Choose one or more accent colors and paint one coat onto tape
- Allow to dry and cut into thin strips
- Apply in desired pattern and cut to your nail shape and size
- Apply a top coat
Super easy and surprisingly fast! AND to make life easier or even just to tone it down a bit, try doing this on just an accent nail! Saves time and draws less attention if that’s your thing. ;)
Too many ladies aren’t wearing red lipstick because it’s overwhelming to “deal” with. It can be a tedious application, and can get sloppy is not taken seriously.
So I give you… MY TIPS:
I’m a huge fan of fully covering my lips with my foundation FIRST, then applying powder onto them and finally applying the red lipstick. This fills the creases on your lips where excess lipstick tries to gather, and bleed from.
LipLINER. This is no joke. Even if your liner is the same color, it creates an outline and helps prevent bleeding! Keep that puppy SHARP too! A dull liner doesn’t create a crisp clean line.
Carefully lick the rim of your wine glass before sipping! Be sneaky or you’ll just look odd. The moisture creates a barrier and prevents lip color transfer!
Reapply, and blot. A trick from my Gram, and seriously necessary.
Give your flops something to FLIP over!
Ombre is still all the rage. Hair, makeup, dresses, denim, and yes, nails. But picking out five shades or being that girl when you’re just getting a polish change is obnoxious. This summer fresh kit comes complete with five shades. My fave is darkest on the big toe fading to lightest on the pinky!
When we spend half a paycheck on good hair color, we use color safe products to prevent fading. A good eye cream can be as expensive as a car payment, so why tug at the thin fragile skin around eyes to apply eyeliner?
Instead of pulling from the corner and stretching the skin, try sweeping the liner across the lash line without pulling the lid at all. Liquid eyeliner often glides across the skin easier than a pencil, preventing any tugging. Pulling at delicate skin every day for years, can lead to premature and hard to reverse wrinkles. Liquid eyeliner tends to look fresher all day as well, without smudging.
So go ahead, bat those lashlines, and mesmer-eyes him.