Thursday, December 29, 2011

What to do with those Christmas Ribbons | Dolled Up Daily Blog

Here guys! You asked for a video so I did my best! Tell me what you think.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Water Marbled Nails | Dolled Up Daily Blog

Wow, it's been awhile since I've blogged! I've gotta get working on that :)

So one thing I did recently that didn't turn out as expected was trying to water marble my nails! (If you don't know how or what this is, you can search it on youtube for a tutorial video.)

I used all the colors of the rainbow to try to get tye-dye nails, but instead they just looked.. Like a 4 year old painted them.

I did get a lot of compliments however, but it was messy and took forever, so overall I'd say that unless you've got a lot of time and patience, water marbling your nails isn't worth the time it takes to put into it.

How have your past experiences with water marbling went? Have you heard of it before now?

Let me know, expect more posts from me soon!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

I'm Back, and with Bright White Teeth | Dolled Up Daily Blog

I know I've been MIA for awhile, but I'm back! I've been up to a lot, but nothing too exciting. Just enjoying the last few weeks of summer! Hope you have all been doing the same.

Over the last few days I did pick up a tooth whitening kit, just a simple box of Crest White Strips, 3D Professional Effects!

I was a little skeptical at first, but I figured I didn't have much to lose!

In the packet there were 20 strips, and I used them twice daily, and my teeth I can say are noticeably whiter by at least a few shades.

A common complaint with Crest White Strips is an unbearable pain and tooth sensitivity, which never happened to me. Although I had a little sensitivity here and there, nothing that was worth complaining about. The pros way outweighed the cons for me on this purchase, and in a few months I'll probably go buy another box! I'd recommend this product, but if you have sensitive teeth, be sure to buy the type made for sensitive teeth, and/or use sensodyne toothpaste a month before and during the time you use the product.

I have pretty naturally white teeth so I wasn't looking for a dramatic change, just to add a little sparkle to my smile. I get tons of compliments on how naturally white my teeth look now, what a confidence booster!

Here's a before and after shot:

Although it doesn't look dramatic, believe me it is in person. My teeth went from slightly yellow tinted to a bright but not too crazy white. I love it.

Have you tried Crest White Strips or other teeth whiteners before? What's been your best experience? Worst? Let me know!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Summer Hair Disaster - Chlorine Green Hair | Dolled Up Daily Blog

Hey Lovelies! Sorry I haven't blogged in the last week or so, but I've been on vacation in Florida. It's gorgeous here, getting lots of sun, swimming, having a good time.

But spending so much time in a chlorine filled pool can do some damage to your hair! My naturally blonde hair quickly picked up a green tint, I was horrified!

Why do pools turn lighter hair colors green? It's not actually the chlorine, its the oxidized metals in the water, and when the water evaporates from your hair it leaves the metal particles on your hair. Gross!

This not only isn't good for your hair, but leaves that awful color and build up. My hair felt so dry and gross.

I tried ultraswim shampoo and conditioner, it helped a little with getting a bit of the color out but, it didn't quite do what I needed. It still had a gross lime green shade.

So I bought Malibu 2000 shampoo, and luckily that made my hair bright, blonde, and beautiful again!

So in short, if you have this problem ever, I recommend buying Malibu 2000, it can do wonders. Even if you don't have blonde hair and spend lots of time in the pool, you might want to consider buying this because just because you can't see it, doesn't mean those harsh metals and chemicals aren't there!

Although there are other ways of getting green out of your hair (washing with tomato juice, putting baking soda in your shampoo) this is the only way that removes the chemicals, doesn't just mask them.

Hope this helps, remember it for the future just in case :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

More Dramatic Eye Shadow? Just Add Water! | Dolled Up Daily Blog

I see a lot of places people complaining about their eyeshadow. All this "it's not intense enough," "it's doesn't last," "you can't even tell it's there!"

Even with good brands, people are still having this problem.

So in addition to always having a good lid primer to be the base to your eyeshadow, what can you do? It's easy. Add water to your eyeshadow applicator. It immediately makes the powder more thick and intense, and it stays stronger and longer. It's that simple.

Below are just some quick webcam pictures of me using and not using water. The right is with water and left is not. You can tell the difference, but it's even more noticeable in person! Try it out sometime if you ever struggle with this problem.

(Ignore my hair I just woke up here lol)



Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cheetah Print Nails Tutorial | Dolled Up Daily Blog

Today's blog is going to feature another nail design! This time we're going to spice it up a little.

Cheetah Print!

This design is perfect to spice up any cute outfit, from a little black dress, to a t-shirt and jeans. I've only had it done for an hour or two and I've already gotten literally compliments everywhere I go!

I did use a Konad stamp to achieve this look! If you DON'T Have a Konad set, there is a way to achieve this without, read the second set of instructions below the regular ones below.

What you'll need to achieve this look:

- Top Coat

- Base Coat

- Gold Color Polish (I'm using ORLY Glitz & Glamour)

- Black Polish (I'm using sinful colors Black)

- Brown Polish (I'm using China Glaze Ingrid)

- Konad M57 Plate

- Scraper For Konad (Old business cards, hotel keys, etc will do)

- Konad Stamper

-Nail polish remover

-Cotton Ball

(You may want a Q-tip to remove excess polish when finished.)

1. Paint your clean and freshly filed nails with a base coat.

2. When dry, paint nails with your gold polish color. Repeat with a second coat if necessary.

3. When try, take Konad m57 and paint cheetah print design black. Scrape off excess paint, stamp design, and press onto nail.

4. Repeat step 3 on all nails, Remembering to clean off stamp and plate each time.

5. When dry, take brown polish and fill in circle spots with the brown polish. (As much or as little as you want)

6. When dry, top off with a clear polish.

That's it, it's that simple!

Don't have a konad? That's okay. Get a dotting tool (or a ball point pen will do!) and put brown dots all over your nail, in slightly varying shapes and sizes. Then take a thin brush black polish (Can be found at local dollar stores, or just use a thin brush in your normal black) and draw c-shapes around the dots. Look at cheetah print for spot shape ideas and inspiration. Not hard, just a little more time consuming! :)

Let me know how it goes if you try it!!

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Beauty Trend - News Paper Nails | Dolled Up Daily Blog

Lately it's been seen all over where models have nail designs that are unique and catchy, the newest and most unique I've seen in a long time has to be the new "News Paper Nails" trend. They look gorgeous, sophisticated, and fun. Not to mention they're a great conversation starter!

Looking to do this look? You've come to the right place.

Picture to the right was my first attempt, but my second hand and attempt worked even better! Just follow the tips I give you so the words show up even better than shown here :)

All you'll need for this look is:
  1. Base Coat
  2. Top Coat
  3. Newspaper Color Coat (Light grey, white, or any other light color you'd like)
  4. Scissors
  5. News Paper
  6. Rubbing alcohol (Vodka, Bottled Water, Heat Protectant, and hairspray also works)

1. Cut out ten pieces of 1 inch by 1 inch news paper squares to put on your nails.

2. Paint a base coat on clean nails.

3. Once dry, paint news paper color coat.

4. Once dry, soak nail in rubbing alcohol for 6-7 seconds

5. Quickly pick up a news paper square, and place it on the nail you just soaked, words facing away from you.

6. Push down firmly, rocking your finger back and forth to spread print all over nail.
Tip: Do not pat nail! This may smear or cause duplicate words.

7. Peel news paper off nail, and repeat steps 4, 5, and 6 on all nails.

8. Let sit for a few minutes, then cover with a clear coat.
(This is important, otherwise the ink will just rub off)

Once dry, you're done! Simple as that. :)
Remove any access polish or ink with a Q-Tip and Nail Polish Remover.

Want a video tutorial or picture tutorial? Put suggestions and questions in the comments section!

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xo Haylee

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