Beauty by the Book

  • Beauty by the Book: 4th of July Nails

    Tomorrow is the 4th of July which is when all Americans celebrate Independence Day! From BBQs to pool parties and picnics, people across the country gather with family and friends to commemorate the day we gained our independence from Great Britain hundreds of years ago. Well, one surefire way to show your love of country is with an adorably patriotic manicure. Check out this super cute 4th of July inspired nail tutorial!

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    July 3, 2013 • Beauty by the Book, Makeup • Views: 1298

  • Beauty by the Book: Tribal Nails Tutorial

    Tribal nails are a huge trend this summer and there are countless patterns, designs and color schemes to choose from. In order to create the perfect tribal nail pattern, you will need to pick a few different polishes in different shades along with a nail art pen to help outline and define the pattern. Check out this super cool nail tutorial on how to do your own tribal nail pattern.

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    June 27, 2013 • Beauty by the Book, Makeup • Views: 1133

  • Beauty by the Book: How to Add Volume to 3A-3B Curly Hair

    Curly hair can be thick, fine, long, short and everything in between. For those of us with curly hair that is fine, we oftentimes find ourselves wishing we had more volume and height. Well, I scoured the internet in search of tips and tricks to help you achieve volume and I think you will find this YouTube tutorial quite helpful. Enjoy!

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    May 7, 2013 • Beauty by the Book, Hair • Views: 3445

  • Beauty by the Book: Color-Blocking Lips

    Spring officially begins tomorrow but you wouldn’t know that with the wild temperature swings of late. To get in the mood of spring, I have found myself gravitating towards my seasonal bright makeup such as bubblegum pink blushes and sizzling coral nail polishes. One such trend for spring that was seen on this year’s and last year’s runways was color-blocking. Color-blocking is where you juxtapose two bright shades to create a brilliant yet modern take on color. I love the idea of color-blocking my lip color as this would add a touch of whimsy to what would otherwise be an ordinary spring bright lip. The key to this trend is pairing up the perfect two shades for your skin tone.

    • For those who have cool undertones, I would suggest going for a bright bubblegum pink paired with a light lavender or purple shade. It’s all about working with lip colors that have cool undertones.
    • For those with warm undertones, I would suggest going for a hot coral paired with a dazzling bright fuchsia. The effect is sure to get you noticed.

    Check out this tutorial on ombre and color-blocking lips.

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    March 19, 2013 • Beauty by the Book, Makeup, Uncategorized • Views: 667

  • Top O’ the Mornin’ To Ya! Happy St. Patrick’s Day

    In honor of St. Patrick’s Day this coming Sunday, I thought it would be fun to post a cool nail tutorial. I love rocking fun nail colors and designs throughout the year and this one caught my eye because of it’s simplicity and the use of the ombre technique. Hope you like it! Enjoy!

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    March 15, 2013 • Beauty by the Book, Makeup • Views: 1198