A skeleton is a tried and true Halloween costume, but instead of taking the easy route, learn how to make an intricate, painted-on skull that looks as realistic as, well, a living skeleton. You'll only need three products to get this look, and while it might not be as simple as wearing a mask, it's rather easy to re-create.
Olivia first gathers her hair up with a Goody Secure Fit Elastic. "My favourite beauty product for my hair is Elnett Hair Spray ($7.99)," she says. "Elnett, some bobby pins, a little bit of a comb, and you're done. It takes literally 25 seconds." And the best part is, you can sleep in and still get it done. Take that, alarm clock.
Just because the weather is getting cooler doesn't mean we stop shaving. And while one's so-called relationship with the razor can be a slippery one, debunking a few myths about what happens when you shave can help get you to your smoothest shave ever. So, does your hair really grow back thicker and darker? Are new blades the best to use? And where should you store your razor? We're breaking it all down.
Are you giving your makeup brushes enough love this Spring? Read: do you clean them once a week? Well, you should be. Not only does giving them a regular wash keep them intact, but it also helps to prevent breakouts. But if you don't want to run out and buy a fancy cleanser, then all you have to do is look in your kitchen or bathroom for the solution. Your bar of soap, olive oil, and dishwashing detergent will help to sanitise your brushes in less than two minutes. Watch now to find out all of your at-home cleaning options and learn a way to make your own cleaning liquid.
Emmy Awards have come and gone, and all that remains is our lingering envy over all the drop-dead-gorgeous looks of the event. Well, allow us to alleviate your suffering. We've got the step-by-step breakdowns to some of the best looks of the evening, straight from the hairstylists, makeup artists, and nail artists who pulled them off. So pull out your makeup kit, and get ready to do your best red carpet impression.
It may not be happy hour yet, but we're breaking out the vodka to make a DIY toner recipe. Use it to refresh skin, soothe irritation, or set your makeup. We mix up two mists — one sans vodka for sensitive skin and one with the distilled beverage for the oily-prone — to keep your complexion looking its best from morning to midday . . . and even after a night out.
A simple cat-eye lends the perfect amount of wearable glamour, and Prisca Courtin-Clarins teaches us her trick to easily mastering the classic look. Prisca, the granddaughter of Jacques Courtin-Clarins, has learned plenty of family beauty secrets, and in this video above, she's showing us her secret to using the 3-Dot Liner eyeliner pen (approx $30). It makes creating the perfect cat-eye as easy as connect the dots. Don't forget to check out the brand's Beauty Flash Blog for more inspiring French style and beauty. Nailing that subtly chic Parisian style just got easier.
Want baby-soft skin, silky hair, and kissable lips? Then get to your kitchen. This DIY beauty balm combines coconut oil with other emollient ingredients to make an addictive hydrator for your lips and skin that you won't be able to get enough of. After you make the balm, melt it with an equal amount of hot water, and you have yourself an instant leave-in conditioner — perfect for dry hair and split ends!
1. Boil a pot of hot water to melt coconut oil
2. Heat 1 cup coconut oil in double boiler
3. Let coconut oil cool for 30 minutes
4. Add in 2 tbsp sweet almond oil
5. Whisk oil mixture; refrigerate for 25 minutes
6. Whisk again until it becomes a thick cream
7. Add in 1 tbsp glycerin
8. Add 1/2 cup cooled water from double boiler
9. Whip mixture until fluffy, like whipped cream (optional: add soap colour of your choice)
10. Pour into a large jar
For the conditioning spray, add one part melted balm to one part water in a spray bottle.