This summer, one of the most popular trends is the braid. Celebs and bloggers alike have been rocking various versions from the red carpet to their casual weekend festivities, and one of our favorite variations is Kim Kardashian’s Crown French Braid.Samii Ryanand our favorite Arrojo stylists at Style Notedcombined efforts to make a video tutorial to create the sleek braid in just a few easy steps. Check out the video below so you can rock one of KK’s glamorous looks too!
We have been searching for the perfect pair of summer cutoffs, and finally we just decided to make them ourselves! We grabbed an old pair of shorts, supplies from M&J Trimming and added a feminine touch with a few pieces of lace. It only takes 3 simple steps – so try it yourself by following our steps below.
1. Cut a triangle out of your shorts that is roughly the shape of the lace. Make sure you cut the triangle exactly on the side seam.
2. Cut out a piece of lace in your desired size. You don’t have to use all of the trim – feel free to cut off the edges to get the right shape! Then pin the lace in place on top of the shorts.
3. Thread your needle, tie a knot at the end of the thread, and start sewing the lace to your shorts, pulling the needle in and out. Make sure you sew both the inner and outer edges. Once you have sewn it all down, tie a few knots where you finish, cut off the rest of the thread, and you’re all set. Now show off your shorts!
Us Minkettes always love a good arm party, and what better way to get it started than with a little DIY bracelet making! With supplies from M&J Trimming, we created this rhinestone and suede wrap as a festive addition to a stack of bracelets. This project is so simple that you can make a bunch for yourself or your friends too – just follow our tutorial below. And while you’re at it, snap a pic of your masterpiece and how you styled it, then send to us via Twitter at #RMDIY!
1. Take one of the pieces of suede trim and pull the end through the metal closure. Hold it in place by tying a knot around the suede with the cord.
2. Begin wrapping the cord around the suede.
3. Once you have wrapped the cord around a few times, place the rhinestone trim on top of the suede trim. Continue wrapping the cord around, this time wrapping it over the rhinestone trim to hold it in place.
4. Keep wrapping until you reach the end of the trim, or until it is long enough to fit around your wrist. Like you did at the beginning, bring the end of the suede through the other side of the metal closure and wrap the cord around to hold it in place. Tie a knot to keep it secure. Then repeat the process to create the second strand. Now you’re ready to wear your bracelet!
It is starting to get warm outside again, but until NYC hits the 80* mark we cannot lay out in Central Park quite yet. Luckily Keiko Lynnteaches us to cover up our porcelain skin with her makeup tips on how to restore our natural glow. What better way to start your week, then by looking beautiful this Monday morning!
There is nothing harder then getting out of bed on Monday mornings – the weekends are just too short. At least we can now dazzle at our desk all week long thanks to make-up tips from the Beauty Bean. We love their simple ideas for looking beautiful yet professionally-chic.
Tip #1: Brighten bland eye shadows with cream shadows adding a hint of shimmer and a unique bronze sheen. Recommendation: The Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eye Shadows in number 6 – Khaki Pulse.
Tip #2: Use a gloss or stain on the lips. A simple fuchsia gloss will make you look vibrant without looking too cool for work. Recommendation: The Nars Lip Lacquers.
Tip #3: Use luminizers on your face to help play up your facial features. Combined with blush, you’ll be able to highlight your favorites features subtly and gorgeously. Recommendation: Nars Multiples Cream-Based Makeup Stick In Luxor.
Tip #4: Always say yes to colored eyeliner. They are perfect for daytime because it is not as dramatic as black and add personality to your makeup routine. Recommendation: YSL Long-Lasting Waterproof Eye Pencil in Ultramarine.