Hair tutorial: Easy waves with no effort

So, my hair’s long enough that if I don’t do something with it (at least blowing it dry), I look… not great. However, I’ve also mostly been taking showers at night and sleeping on wet hair — and I pull my hair out of my face to sleep. Most days, that equals weirdly kinky hair…

DIY hair trim

So I have a confession to make: I HATE paying $50+ to have a quarter of an inch trimmed off my hair. HATE. But, I still get split ends. And the only way to cure that is to cut them off. In the six years I’ve lived in LA, I still have yet to find…

A Pinterest Challenge

I came across a Pinterest challenge over at Merrick’s Art today. Basically, you have six weeks to make/do six things you’ve pinned. As of this moment, I have 1,672 pins. That’s a lot of pins, you guys. (In my defense, I joined Pinterest EARLY. Like, way before it was the phenomenon that it is now.)…

Half-moon mani

After I made my first batch of DIY nail polishes, I was in a rush to try them out. I decided to try a half-moon mani with my favorite of the three I made. I painted a base of  L.A. Colors Color Craze in Nuclear Energy, then used hole punch reinforcements to create the “moon.” I…

Polishing it up

Somebody got me a DIY nail polish kit for Christmas, and I was super excited to play with it. When I opened the box, I almost didn’t want to disturb the amazing packing job the Etsy seller did with the content. She somehow managed to get 10 bottles of base, 20-something mixing balls and eight…

The cuticle sagas

We know that I have struggled with flooding my cuticles. So I looked for help. To the internet! I’ve seen this image about 80,000 times. It shows how Michèle of Lacquerized applies her polish. I think she has a great blog and this post is hugely popular, but her method doesn’t work for me. You’re saying…

China Glaze It’s a Trap-eze

I recently ordered China Glaze’s It’s a Trap-eze because I kept seeing photos of it online, and it looked gorgeous: lots of multicolored glitter in a milky jelly base. Like so: See the layers of glitter? Exactly like the kind of thing I’d love, right? Here’s what it looked like on me. It’s kind of pretty, but…