Monday, 29 June 2015

3 Braided Hairstyles

Idiot El over here has already managed to show you one of these hairstyles in the bun blog post! The plaited bun (second look) was featured in my "4 Buns To Style Unruly Hair" post but hey I do love the style so never mind! 

So first up we have this very easy yet pretty dutch braid. Starting at a side parting and dutch braiding until you get to the ear, this creates a beautiful and simple look. I then continued to plait normally and grip using bobby pins.

This is the plaited bun I was talking about but I love it so much it doesn't matter! Having my hair in a side part again and then dutch braiding both sides of my head this time it creates a gorgeous amount of dimension and interest! Then gathering the 2 braids in a low messy bun.

This next one is something a little bit of fun that I attempted to re-create from Pinterest! I mean I definitely didn't fully succeed but I also didn't totally fail either. If you can dutch braid this is super easy but a little time consuming but the results are certainly different. Separating your hair around you head starting at the temple and tie the top section back. Then separate the bottom section that you have left down into 2 sections then dutch braid these until you get to your section line and then plait normally, tying with a clear elastic. Then let the top section of your hair down and separate this into 3 sections and dutch braid the 2 side sections like your others and again tie with a clear elastic. Then finally with the section on the very top of your head start dutch braiding straight from the hair line and braid until you get to the point of your head when it basically starts to go down the back (you should have ran out of hair to braid in at this point anyway) and continue braiding also adding in your 4 smaller dutch braids along the way. To make your braids thicker be sure to pull them out at the sides! Basically if you didn't understand that its pretty obvious from the pictures! (That's how I did it with the one on Pinterest!)

So there you go! Some pretty rubbish explaining by me and 3 braided hairstyles!

Love El

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette Tutorial

A pretty easy eyeshadow tutorial for you today only using Urban Decay's Naked 1 palette, liquid liner and mascara! 

Out of the naked palette you'll also only have to use 3 shades!

So lets get started:

First you want to pack Half Baked all over the lid until you have your desired goldiness (did I just make up a word...I think so...©...)

Then with Dark Horse we're going to create a very angled winged out eyeshadow look, I used my foundation brush and some blending at the end to get my angle to my desired effect but you could use tape and then blending (to soften the line) like all the beauty gurus do!

Cheer up grumpy...

Then I applied the shadow in the shade Virgin to my brow bone and then my inner corner to brighten up my eyes.

The final steps are just to add some winged liner (if you would like to) and then some mascara. You could always use falsies but I didn't want to distract from the eyeshadow look!

I hope you enjoyed this goldiness (that'll probably be the last time I use that word...well at least until my next gold eyeshadow look!) eyeshadow look, I definitely think with and without the eyeliner it makes my blue eyes pop!

I also didn't realise how much you could see my freckles until I enlarged the images, thanks sun, can't actually work out if I'm okay with them or not.

Love El


Monday, 22 June 2015

Easy & Subtle Ways to Wear Colour - Makeup

With the warmer weather and it being Summer in the UK (you'll notice my red eye in the images due to hay fever!) I think adding some light or bright colour into your makeup look just screams Summer!

Now personally I quite like colour in my eyeshadow looks, but I know not everyone does, so the first 2 ways are more stereotypical.

First up the most obvious way to wear colour in your makeup look is to opt for a bright lip product instead of nude! Secondly a perfect way to add some colour is with some blush! In the warmer months I think pinks/peaches and generally brighter colours look fantastic and are a nice simple way to wear colour. 

When incorporating colour into an eyeshadow look I think its nice to keep the lid neutral if that isn't where the colours going because then it doesn't look over the top! So here I have just blended bronzer through my crease for extra definition.

The first way I'm going to show you is wearing colour on your inner corner. For Summer putting a nice light, bright colour in your inner corner really suits the warmer months but also opens up your eyes! I initially put some white eyeliner as a base and added a bright, shimmery turquoise over the top, adding that eyeliner will also enhance the eyeshadow that goes on the top.

My final way is to put colour on the bottom lash line. Now just so it was easier to show you I did go for a navy eyeshadow, but I definitely think a lilac or something would look awesome for Summer and then maybe navy for Winter/Autumn!

After packing the shadow on my bottom lash line I then blended it out for a more diffused look and added mascara.

I hope you enjoyed these looks, and personally I think my lovely hay fever attacked red left eye complimented the looks perfectly!

Love El

P.s. check out my latest YouTube video, I'm pretty proud of it!


Thursday, 18 June 2015

4 Buns To Style Unruly Hair

You know those days when your hair seriously isn't doing what you want it to do?! WELL I've got 4 different style of buns here to show you that will seriously help you out when your hair is misbehaving. 

This is going to be mainly a picture tutorial but if you would like to see a blog post on a specific style then I will be sure to do a separate post! P.s. I've just come up with my own names for them but I hope you enjoy and I hope your hair obeys these styles.

The Knotted Bun.
Requires only bobby pins.

(Basically section hair into 2 sections, knot sections together, twist the 2 sections around knotted area and bobby pin as you wish.)

The Twisted Bun.
Requires one hair band and some bobby pins.

(Basically twist both sides of your hair, tie with band, and put loose hair through gap above hair tie until there's barely any left and then bobby pin as you wish.)

The Regular Bun.
Requires a hair band and some bobby pins.

(Basically gather you hair into your hand, twist it around your finger, tie with hairband, and bobby pin as you wish.)

The Dutch Braid Bun.
Requires a hair band.

(Basically just part your hair as normal, dutch pair both sides then pull them out to create a thicker braid, then gather to the back and put in a bun.)

Hope you enjoyed these styles and give them a go on days when your hair is misbehaving!

Love El
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