Quotes: Marilyn Monroe


Marilyn Monroe was anything but boring. She was a talented comedic actor who became one of the most popular muses in our culture and is still a pop icon today. We love that she had brains and beauty and inspired others to be their most beautiful unique selves.



Mardi Gras Inspired Nails

Let the festivities begin!
Mardi Gras Nails
It’s Mardi Gras, a carnival most famously celebrated in New Orleans! The French Quarter, in NOLA, is filled music, colorful costumes, masks, as well as Mardi Gras beads. I’ve decided to paint my nails the shiny metallic purple inspired by Mardi Gras beads for the celebration! I’m dog sitting at my sister’s at the moment and I’m rummaging through her box of colorful nail lacquers goodies. Since I don’t have the exact shade of purple that matches my bead, I’ve decided to customize and make my own. Read more and learn how to make your own shade.Mardi Gras Polishes
My cocktail of colors: Since I know that blue + red = purple I came up with this concoction to get the right shade to match my beads. KleanColor in Beach Blue, OPI 30 (a bright pink shade), and Color Club 7 for some purple shimmer.


  1. One coat of KleanColor in Beach Blue
  2. Top that color with OPI 30 before the blue is totally dry
  3. To complete the look use a coat of Color Club 7

Take a look at other colors inspired by New Orleans from OPI from our past post.

Say hello to Tank, my sister’s bulldog/baby! Judging by his beads he’s ready for Fat Tuesday!

Written by: Jocelyn Tabajonda Ly


Festive Nails for Chinese New Year: Konad Stamps

Happy Chinese New Year!

It’s the most spectacular holiday in the lunar calendar and 2016 is the year of the Monkey. Chinese New Year is a day to visit relative’s and bring gifts. My husband is Chinese, so we’re preparing for the festivities.chinese_new_year_nailsI’ll be getting ready for the new year by painting my nails a beautiful bold red, the national color of China. Red symbolizes good luck and fortune. For some glamour, I added a golden floral print to each nail by using my Konad stamp. Gold is lucky color worn by emporers and is a symbol of lavishness in the Chinese culture. chinese_new_year_polishPolishesOPI Base Coat, USL Airlines in KBJ Kings Canyon, OPI Nail Lacquer in Cashmere, and OPI Top Coat.

chinese_new_years_konadNail design tools: Konad scraper, plate, and stamp (thanks to our friends at Little Pink Blog for this gift!)


  1. Prep your nails by applying base coat to keep the nails from chipping.
  2. Brush a thin coat of red nail polish and wait for it to dry. I used Kings Canyon, which is my favorite shade of red. I used one coat, but you can apply two.
  3. Using the Konad kit, brush the gold lacquer onto the stencil you want.
  4. Remove the excess polish with the scraper in one swiping motion.
  5. Take the stamp and press onto the plate to transfer the design
  6. Stamp your nail by going from one direction to the other.
  7. Once it’s dry brush on a top coat.


I hope these nails bring you good fortune! Good luck! How are you celebrating Chinese New Year?

Happy New Year!


Quotes: Kevyn Aucoin


Kevyn Aucoin is a legend in the makeup world. He made a name for himself by working with celebrities and supermodels, and creating glamorous looks that would withstand the test of time. His focus was bringing out the inner beauty of women and his legacy lives on by teaching the world what true beauty really means.


A Simple Everyday Look

Happy Monday Everyone!

I’m not the biggest fan of Mondays, since that means the weekend is over. Let’s get ready together and get ready to take on the world! I have lots of errands to do today and I still want to look put together.  Here’s a easy and simple look that will have you out of the house in no time like a superwoman.IMG_4713Lumene CC Cream in Medium: I use this everyday, in fact its almost time to buy a new one. It’s my go to cc cream when I want a light coverage that will even out my skin tone and give me a glow. It also has spf 20 so I can be out doing my business and not have to worry about the sun.

Nars Brow Gel in Kinshasa: I use this gel for an a more natural look that will tame my hairs and fill in my brows.

Benefits They’re Real in Jetblack:  I don’t usually wear mascara, since it tends to smear on me and I’m obsessed with false lashes. This mascara is pretty amazing and gives my lashes some volume and length.

Mac Sheertone Shimmer in Sunbasque: I like to use this as a my blush and bronzer on the days I’m on the go. It has the right amount of shimmer and the shade gives you a sun kissed glow.

Nivea A kiss of Care Color in Sheer Coral: For my everyday looks I like to use chapsticks and lip moisturizers with a hint of color. This is great for on the go and keeps my lips supple and hydrated all day. I also it’s the peachy hue and how it completes my natural makeup look.

Time for me to fight crimes/my errands. Hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday! What’s your favorite everyday products?






Weekend Makeup

Say hello to the weekend! This is a my go to natural glamorous look that will take me from day to night.Glamour Weekend Makeup

Products Used:

My quick guide to highlight, contour, and the perfect blend to my skin with just a couple of brush strokes. Your skin will look flawless!

Lumene CC Cream in Medium: It’s a little lighter than my natural skin tone, but I like to use it as a highlighter since it has a light coverage and evens out my skin tone, and protects my skin from the sun with it’s SPF 20.

Nars Pure Radiant Tint Moisturizer in Cuba Medium3: This shade is a little darker than my natural skin tone and I use it as a contour. It’s great for dry to combination skin since it tends to make your skin a little more dewey. This tinted moisturizer has an spf of 30.

Nars Radiant Concealer Med/Dark Biscuit: This perfect peachy color and smooth consistency does wonders for my dark circles. One swipe on each eye and a patting motion will make your eyes look more awake!

Eminence in Cherries & Berries No. 2: I love this powder! It’s light weight, not caky (the only powder I dare pat on my under eyes, water resistant, sun protecting, hypoallergenic, non pore clogging natural minerals that will give your skin a natural looking sheen and glow. You wont make a mess with its built-in powder brush. I can’t rave enough about this powder you just have to try it for yourself!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium: This is a must have contour palette. It will highlight and chisel your modeleque cheekbones and does wonders in pictures.

Urban Decay Naked Basics Eyeshadow Palette: This has the essential colors for looks that can take from day to night. It’s compact size is great for traveling and keeping in you purse. I used the colors Venus, Naked 2, and Crave to create this eye look. I placed Venus on all over the lid, Naked 2 on my crease, and a bit of Crave on the outer lid and blended.

Cailyn Idefine Liquid Eyeliner: My eyes are very tricky and eyeliners never seem to want to stay on them. Luckily, I found this eyeliner which stays all day, doesn’t smudge, and is the perfect shade.

Make Up For Ever Eye Lashes in 157: I got these lashes while on my honeymoon in Paris and have been using them ever since. These are a bit of a splurge for lashes, but they last so long that they’re worth it. The lashes are beautifully hand crafted and create a natural glamorous look for your eyes. I use my Duo Adhesive to keep my lashes on all day.

Mac Sheertone Shimmer in Sunbasque: For a peachy glow I like to use this powder blush.

Cailyn Pure Lust Extreme Matte Tint 2 Romanticist: I never leave home without it and it’s with me all day long. It’s a waterproof  lip color that has staying powder.

Make Up For Ever in Light Beige: To add some glamour I top my lips off with this shimmery gloss.

I’m ready for the weekend and where ever it takes me!  What’s your weekend look?

Au Revoir for now!


OPI New Orleans 2016 Spring Collection


If you’ve ever been to NOLA, then you know there’s no other place like it. It’s bursting with colorful art all over the city, the sounds of jazz music in every corner, and the delightfully sweet smells of beignets at Cafe Du Monte.

OPI’s New Orleans Collection encapsulates the heart of the city, filled with so much zest and flavor. This 12 piece jazzy collection and its matching GelColors will have you ready for Mardi Gras!

OPI Nail Lacquer Let Me Bayou a Drink

Let me Bayou a Drink: A toast to this sweet creamy pink

OPI Nail Lacquer in Humidi-Tea

Humidi-Tea: This beautiful dazzling nude will keep you looking cool and glamorous all day long

OPI Nail Lacquer in Suzi Nails New Orleans

Suzi Nails New Orleans: Stay chic with this vibrant pink shade while in NOLA

OPI Nail Lacquer in I Manicure for Beads

I Manicure for Beads: You’ll be collecting tons of beads with this decadent grain de raisin purple

OPI Nail Lacquer in Spare Me A French Quarter

Spare Me a French Quarter?: Who can resist this framboise creme

OPI Nail Lacquer in Shes a Bad Muffaletta

She’s a Bad Muffuletta!: A hot red that is tough as nails

OPI Nail Lacquer in Got Myself Into a Jambalaya

Got Myself into a Jam-balaya: A tasty blend of peach-pink and spices

OPI Nail Lacquer in Crawfishin For A Compliment

Crowfishin’ for a Compliment: You’ll be noticed with this deliciously creamy orange

OPI Nail Lacquer in Take a Right On Bourbon

Take a Right on Bourbon: A flashy metallic pewter that will have you intoxicated and ready to parade around the French Quarter

OPI Nail Lacquer in Rich Girls and Po-Boys

Rich Girls & Po-Boys: This jean blue shade pairs perfectly with anything

OPI Nail Lacquer in Im So Swamped

I’m so Swamped! The bayou’s most stylish shade, a mossy green

OPI Nail Lacquer in Show Us Your Tips

Show Us Your Tips!: This glimmering periwinkle will catch anyone’s attention

You won’t have to wait till after Mardi Gras to get this collection. These lacquers are available in beginning of February 2016 and retails for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN). Find them at Professional Salons as well as Beauty Brands, beauty, Chatters. Dillard’s Regis ULTA and GelColors is only available in-salon, professional service only. For more information visit Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI PRODUCTS and go to Facebook to become a fan.


Say Hello Kitty to OPI’s Newest Collection!

Starting this January 2016, you can get your hands on the cutest polishes to hit the market! Hello Kitty, a Japanese brand that has made cuteness a fashion statement worldwide, is the face of OPI’s newest collection.  This fun-filled candy colored series comes in 12 lacquers and matching Gel colors.


Kitty White: This is the purr-fect pearly white


Charmmy & Sugar: This yummy pink with colorful glitters makes everything sweeter


Let’s Be Friends: Your nails best mate, a dainty soft pinkOPI-Nail-Lacquer-in-Look-At-My-BowLook at My Bow: A creamy girly pink that will grab your attention


Small + Cute =: This baby pink hue equals cuteness. We’re smitten by this pretty classic pink shade.


Spoken from the Heart: You’ll truly love this charming coral


Starry-eyed for Dear Daniel: This sparkling pink shade will have you mesmerized. We’re lusting over this polish!


Super Cute in Pink: This perfect mauvy pink is adorable


My Twin Mimmy: A sunny yellow to brighten up your day


5 Apples Tall: A deliciously crisp apple red


My Pal Joey: This vivid true-blue shade will always be your best companion.


Never Have Too Mani Friends: You won’t be able to get enough of this beautiful inky shade

OPI Swatch in Say Hello To Kitty

Say Hello Kitty!: A gorgeous bright fuchsia with playful bits of shimmer

We can’t wait to get our paws on this delicious new Hello Kitty OPI Collection. We’re so excited to play with the colorful selection, it’s like being a kid in a candy store!

You can find this super cute collection for a limited time at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands,, Chatters, Dillard’s Regis, ULTA and for $9.50 ($11.50 CAN). The Say Hello Kitty! Special Edition nail lacquer it featuring Swarovski crystal in a dazzling hot pink shade retails for $19.95 ($24.95 CAN).

Say hello to the new year with the cutest nails in town!

Cheers to a wonderful new year and a wonderful you!


Winter-Proof Your Skin

Brrrr…time to bundle up and get cozy by the fireplace. It’s also that season when our skin needs some extra TLC. Here are some products to keep your skin looking gorgeous this holiday season.winter-proof-your-skin-collection


Eminence Face Mask: A refreshingly wicked green mask that contains nourishing all-natural ingredients for your skin. It will leave your face hydrated and unbelievably softer than a baby’s tush. We love this product so much we sleep with it overnight and use it about 2-3 times a week. It leaves the skin rejuvenated and feeling tighter. This is hands down a must this season!


Honest Organic Healing Balm: We love organic, plant based products! This miracle working salve includes sunflower, olive, tamanu, and coconut oils as well as ultra moisturizing shea butter. This stuff works from head to toe and will keep your skin smooth and supple all winter long. It’s also a multitasking product which gives it extra brownie points. It works for eczema, diaper rash, minor cuts, and scrapes. We keep this on lock down in our purse.


Lumene CC Cream: This color correcting cream will not only even out and brighten your skin tone, but will keep it moisturized and hydrated. It blends smoothly into your skin and contain a protective spf 15 formula.


Rosebud Perfume Co. Strawberry Lip Balm: Keep chapped lips at bay with this ultra smoothing balm. We love the versatility of this product, which can be used on elbows and knees. It also comes in other aromatic scents and flavors.

We’ve got your skin covered for this frosty season. We’re ready for outdoor ice skating, frosty snowmen, and a cup of steamy hot chocolate by the fireplace.

Let us know how you like these products! What products do you use for the winter season? Cheers to glistening skin for the holidays!


Starlight Collection by OPI

Shine the brightest in the Galaxy with OPI’s Starlight Collection


We’re over the moon with these stunning shades that will have you at the center of the universe. This collection includes an astronomical spectrum of 18 limited-edition nail lacquers that are perfect for the holidays.  Blast off into outer space with these eye catching colors!


Ro-Man-ce on the Moon: A crimson red that will have your heart sky rocketing.


Guys & Galaxies: This maroon hue will have you orbiting mars.


I’m in the Moon for Love: We’re lusting over this pretty lunar plum.


Cosmo with a Twist: This deep space purple with a hint of glitter is out of this world.


Give Me Space: A bright midnight blue with infinite sparkle.


Center of the You-niverse: This glimmering black onyx will have everyone gravitating towards you.


Super Star Status: You’ll shine the brightest in the galaxy with gold and silver glitter.


I Drive a SuperNova: Take off with this brilliant silver shade.


Comet Closer: Cozy up with this textured celestial warm gold.


Is this Star Taken?: This lustrous gold is too gorgeous to share.


Infarared-y to Glow: This ray of light includes a cluster of glitter and red confetti.


Let Your Love Shine: A deep red that will ignite passion in your universe.


Ce-less-tial is More: This soft pink twinkles with its stellar glow.


Press * for Silver: This warm metallic silver won’t let you off the hook.


Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Meteorite: A striking metallic cluster of iron and nickel sparkle.


No More Mr. Night Sky: A nebula of glimmering gray.


Love is in My Cards: This passion filled red will have your astrological stars aligning.


By the Light of the Moon: This celestial shade will have a gravitational pull on you.




Find these galactic polishes at the closest planet near you, priced at $9.50 a piece (Ulta). Also available in gel colors formula that are sure to last! Whether you’re painting the galaxy red, exploring the starry night sky, or twinkling as bright as a stars, let OPI’s Starlight collection hop aboard with you. Catch them while supplies last or they’ll be light years away.


Feel Bubbly with Nicole’s Coca-Cola Collection by OPI

Time to pop open a bottle of Nicole by O.P.I’s classic Coca Cola nail lacquer shades and make your nails dazzle.

Inspired by the world’s favorite cola brand, Nicole by O.P.I is capturing this deliciously bubbly drink in polish shades that will glam up your finger tips. The collection comes in 6 intoxicating shades.

Always a Classic Coca-Cola: A classic lavish red that will never go out of style

DC Lover: Swoon over this shimmery silver shade gorgeously sprinkled with red sparkles

The Look is Orange: This perfect pop of orange is electrifying

In Grape Demand: Get your hands on this irresistible purple plum shade

Seriously Citrus: Wake up your senses with this refreshing mix of glitter green and crisp white

Zero is My Hero: This glimmering bold chestnut-burgundy is here to the rescue.

Try all 6 shades and experience “The Real Thing”.

This Nicole by OPI Coca-Cola collection can be found in the U.S. at select CVS, ULTA Beauty, Kmart, ShopKo, Harmon, and Giant Eagle locations in March 2015 for $6.99. Available in Canada at select Walmart and Jean Coutu locations for $10.99.

About Nicole by OPI: Nicole by OPI nail lacquer is made with the same salon-quality , but for a younger generation. It has a variety of shades with 80 colors. OPI is known for their pigmented shades as well as the newest nail lacquer technology. We love their immense color variety, color vibrancy, and the staying power of their polishes! Find more information and the latest trends on:

What’s your favorite color-flavor? We can’t wait to get our hands on ours!


Fall In Lust with OPI’s Fifty Shades of Grey Collection

Happy Valentine’s Day Hamaholics!

This Valentine’s Day weekend we’re falling in lust with these six nail lacquers inspired by Fifty Shades of Grey film, and based on the book by E L James. The five array of grays and red tone will set the mood for a night of romance or wherever your imagination takes you. This collection captures the mood and sensuality of the film, which we loved!

OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador explains “The collection captures the mood, feelings and emotions of this film with assorted hues of gray, ranging from glitter and gleaming silvers to cool gray cremes to dark charcoal.”

OPI My Silk Tie
My Silk Tie: Get wrapped up in this silky silver shade

OPI Romantically Involved
Romantically Involved: A deep red tone that will ignite passion

OPI Dark Side of the Moon
Dark Side of the Mood: Live dangerously with this deep smoky shade that will have you taking risks

OPI Cement The Deal
Shine for Me: This sophisticated silver with exquisite blue sparkles will never lose its luster

OPI Cement The Deal
Cement the Deal: Say yes to this cool pebble shade of gray

OPI Embrace The Coray
Embrace the Gray: You’ll be forever entwined with this irresistible slate grey

OPI’s exclusive ProWide Brush is included in each of these nail lacquer shades, for finest application.

The collection is available in stores now for a limited time. They retail for $9.50 each and can be purchased at authorized professional beauty outlets and prestige stores. Visit OPI’s website for more information.

Follow OPI on Twitter and Instagram @OPI_PRODUCTS and be a fan on Facebook.

Which shade of gray or red will you be lusting for this Valentine’s Day? Will you be watching the Fifty Shades of Grey Film? Tell us what you think!


NYC Makeup Show 2014: Makeup Haul and Review

I survived another makeup show and left without buying everything I laid my eyes on. This year I wanted to try out a few brands I’ve heard of but did not have the pleasure of using. I’m excited to show you my goody bag.

Young Blood

It’s been around for eighteen years, but this was the first time I actually tried their face products on my skin. You won’t find them in department stores, they are in selected places. It’s a mineral makeup company that uses ingredients which is beneficial for your skin. All the products felt light and not cakey. It gave my skin a luminous glow and evened out my skin tone.

Mineral Primer

It’s a silky formula that just glides on your skin. It will leave your skin velvety smooth.

Liquid Mineral Foundation Tahitian Sun

A smooth formula that is easy to blend and build-able.

Ultimate Concealer Medium Tan

This emollient concealer will erase your dark circles and will not settle in your crease. I love the consistency of it and how it doesn’t feel cakey.

High Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder Warmth

This powder will lock down your makeup the whole day. It will give your skin the airbrush makeup effect. It’s soft texture will leave your skin looking smooth.

Natural Loose Mineral Foundation Toffee

Its an all in one foundation and powder that cover and even your tone. It brushes on seamlessly.

Young Blood is my new favorite makeup brand. I love the way all the face products feel on my skin and it has the right amount of coverage.

Oliv Ares Haus of Glam Beverly Hill Lashes

I love lashes and I could not pass these ones up! They have 12 different strip lashes with fun names that will whisk you off to places like, Monte Carlo, Tokyo, and Paris. Their pamphlet includes a short description of each lash. I decided to go with Beverly Hills: Perfect for every housewife period. The lashes crisscross giving the illusion of depth and thickness. They will glam up your everyday look. What I love most is that about these lashes are that they are light and fit naturally on my eyelids.

Graftobian HD Glamour Creme Palette Warm

With this creme palette a little goes a long long way. The creams are highly pigmented and it’s buttery texture goes on really smooth. It’s creamy consistency allows for versatility and can be used as concealer or as cream foundation. The palette comes with 18 warm shades that range from medium light to medium dark. I couldn’t wait to dip my fingers on all the shades and blend.

Embryolisse For Dry Skin

My favorite moisturizer. This stuff got me through a very harsh New York winter. It saved my skin from being dry and cracked. I had to stock up and get three of them. What I love about this moisturizer is that it includes ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera, and soy extract. It leaves my skin soft and silky.


Makeup Look: Lips That Pop Using MAC’s “Girl About Town” & “Beet”


Girl About Town


  1. Prep your skin with the ultra hydrating Embryolisse for dry skin, which acts a moisturizer and a primer.
  2. Apply your favorite foundation, mine is Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation in N153.
  3. Conceal any dark spots and blemishes, here I’m using Kett in shade N3.
  4. With gently brush strokes apply your eyebrows. I used Tigi’s Eyeshadow in Chocolate to define my brows.
  5. On the lid apply Liar from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette with a fluffy brush to make your eyes twinkle.
  6. Swipe Blackheart onto your crease to give your eyes some dimension.
  7. Place Buzz in the middle of the eyelid to blend all the colors.
  8. Under your cheek bone apply a matte bronzer.
  9. On the apples of your cheeks dust a pink blush to give you a glow.
  10. Line and fill in your lips with MAC’s “Beet” to make it stay longer.
  11. Top off the look by applying MAC’s “Girl About Town” on you lips and pressed them together. Muah, youre all done. Now get ready to hit the town.


Quotes: Audrey Hepburn


Miss Hepburn’s beauty was beyond what we saw in her films, but was also reflected in her way of life. Not only was she a glamorous hollywood star, but was also a humanitarian. She inspired people to be their most beautiful self through her actions and kindness.

It’s not all about how you look, it’s also about how you feel. Hamaholic shares the same beliefs as Audrey Hepburn. Smile and be beautiful.


Earth Friendly Products

Happy Earth Day everyone!


No flowers were harmed in the making of my hair wreath :)

Today is about making the world a better place by protecting our environment and making choices that will benefit the future of our earth. Here are companies who have made a conscious effort to make hair, makeup, and skin products sustainable and eco-friendly. They are passionate about beauty and beautifying the world with their wonderful products.


100 Percent Pure: Have you ever heard of makeup that is good for your skin and the environment? 100 Percent Pure is just that. The company makes products that help beautify your skin and hair, while using natural, organic, and vegan ingredients. Their colors come from fruits and vegetables, not from chemicals and dyes. Try their products, your hair and skin will thank you for it!


Nuema: This company that cares for your hair and the world. They use clean and green ingredients, as well as recycle resources. Neuma partners up with companies that support fair trade and reusable energy. It’s a win-win situation for your hair and our environment. Nuema’s amazing hair products will leave your tresses looking shinier and healthier.


Ecotools: “Looking beautiful and feeling beautifully is what Eco Tools is all about”. Their makeup brushes made from synthetic bristles and bamboo are cruelty-free, soft, and applies seamlessly. Since Bamboo is a renewable material easily grown at an exponential rate, it is the perfect sustainable material for a brush handle. These fast growing plants can keep up with demand, so get yours today!


Bdellium: This company carries professional eco-friendly brushes with bristles that are soft, vegan, and synthetic. Similar to Ecotools, it comes with a bamboo handle. No animals are harmed during production. The hypoallergenic properties of the brush makes it compatible with sensitive skin. The Bambu line comes in 3 fun colors: green, yellow, and pink. Pick your color!

Try these products out if you haven’t already. They will change your life and help the environment!

Please let me know of any eco-friendly cosmetic and hair care lines that you love and respect!


Spring Collection: Hair and Makeup Trends


Natural Makeup and Maiden Braid

For spring it’s all about looking so fresh and so clean clean, yes I ripped that line from an Outkast song. Fresh and minimal are key to creating the latest spring looks.

Makeup: Barely there makeup is a trend this spring with minimal eye makeup and a natural pout.

How-to: Dab a bit of concealer and BB cream to give you a natural skin glow. For this look you won’t even need powder, you want a dewey finish. Skip the eyeshadow and go straight to lining your lash line and plumping your lashes up with mascara. My new favorite mascara is Loreal’s Voluminous Original, which gives me ohh la lashes. Get those rosy cheeks by dusting on some pink blush. Butter those lips with lip balm and a light pink lipstick. For this look I prepped my lips with the ohh so smooth Smith’s Minted Lip Balm and topped it off with Revlon Colorburst in Candy Pink.


Hair: Braids are the new hair accessory. They’re fun, chic, and versatile. Brides are even incorporating them into their hairdos. I decided to go for a maiden braid, which is easy and simple to do.

How-to: Part you hair into two sections. Start by braiding one side and then do the other side. Once you have two braids, grab one braid and lay it on the the opposite end of your head and pin it and do the same with the other braid creating a headband.


Orange Lips and Messy Bun

Makeup: Orange is this seasons must have lipstick color, so trade it in for your reds of last season. Don’t get me wrong, I love my reds, but orange is a little more fresh and fun for spring and can also be paired with a cat eye.

How-to: For this look I’m using NYX lip pencil in the color Orange and then smothering my lips with Revlon’s Kiss Me Coral. To get the true color, first cover your lips with a concealer and then line your whole lip with the pencil. This technique will keep your color on longer as well as make it pop. Apply the lipstick and smack your lips together. I paired this bold lip with a subtle cat eye, which is another trend that is seen on the runway. Apply a little powder under the eye to prevent smudging. For the cheek I went with a bronzer for a subtle sun-kissed glow, using Nar’s Irresisitiblement, which I’m so in love with.

Hair: Ballerina buns can be messy or neat, but they always look sophisticated. It’s a style that can fit practically anything in your wardrobe, from jeans and a white tee to a little black dress. For this look I went with a semi-messy bun.

How-to: Start by apply pomade or your product of choice to make a sleek high ponytail. Next wrap the rest of the hair around the ponytail and use bobby pins to secure it in place.


Wedding Hair Forecast

Wedding season is on it’s way! New trends are making the cut and some classics are here to stay. Here are a few looks that I say “I do” to.

Braids – This bohemian up-do creates texture and elegance when paired with curls.


Bun – This ballerina look is a no fuss, chic, and elegant wedding trend that will last throughout your night. Try to dress up your bun with flowers or an accessory of choice.


Waves – This classic look is timeless, elegant, and glamorous. You can’t go wrong with soft waves decorated with an antique hair brooch to finish this look.



Beach Inspired Look

I want summer to come sooner! Maybe this beach inspired look will help:)


Flash Palette

If you want glitz and glamour try this palette. It has sparkle, plum, and pink. These colors are perfect for a first date or your wedding day.