Category: beauty

essie madness

how is it possible for one nail polish company to have SO many variations of pink? ridiculous, i say.. but perfect for a bride. in most places, essie is a standard line at nail places. not so much in utah. target only has 4 colors -i bought them all and comparing those four colors, “allure” might be the one.

curly sue

i’m a self-proclaimed expert on curl.
i’ve tried EVERY product and now have a fool-proof mixture and am stopped almost daily for my formula.
*if you have naturally curly hair that is fine (not coarse) this curl concoction may work for you.

1. cut all over layers (or better yet, have someone ELSE do it)
2. if you have a 6-head (six finger forehead) like me, cut bangs to the nose.

(sorry for the un-color corrected/photoshopped pic)

3. add mousse, root lifter, and hair spray (in that order) to towel dried wet hair


amplify hairspray
(great for curly AND straight styles/hair)

4. if you are banged, slightly blow dry the bangs with a round roller brush. when ALMOST dry, piece the curls and let dry into bigger prettier curls than they would otherwise dry (if i don’t do this, the bangs look a bit tito jacksonish)

5. allow to AIR DRY.
(diffusing causes frizz)

*this potion will create soft (read: NOT crunchy) piece-y curls that are bouncy and frizz-free all day!

happy curling!

stay tuned for the perfect ASSISTED curl-do.
xoxo, makeup girl*
(natalie)