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Sparkling, Smokey & Easy New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial

As everyone already knows, New Year’s Eve is all about the glitter and glamour. We wear dresses that we wouldn’t normally wear on a typical night out, and the same goes for makeup. Teni of MissMaven came up with this beautiful and flirty makeup look using only a few eyeshadow colors. She even creates this entire New Year’s Eve look in less than five minutes!

Learn how to create this look above and be sure to shop our New Years Looks section for the perfect outfit!

What are you wearing for New Year’s Eve?

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Full Review of Urban Decay Naked3 & Tutorial

If you haven’t heard the amazing news by now…Urban Decay finally released their highly anticipated Naked3 palette. The Urban Decay Naked and Naked2 palettes are extremely popular, containing bronze-hued shadows that allow you to create almost any look you want. Being that the Naked and Naked1 are very similar to each other color wise, we are so excited about Naked3.

This beautiful palette of twelve rose-hued shadows is all you need for the upcoming holiday season. Create daytime and nighttime looks with ease that will steal everyone’s attention. The classic Urban Decay packaging is perfect size for traveling, and, as usual comes with a double-sided brush.

Take a look below at the full review, swatches and tutorial using the Urban Decay Naked3 palette from Sona Gasparian of Makeup by Sona. (more…)

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The Beauty Department Breaks Down the Bun

One of my favorite beauty blogs The Beauty Department posted an amazing tutorial to take your prim work bun into a full-out party bun. In my opinion, buns are (or should be!) a go-to hairstyle for every girl. Think about it: you’re rushing and don’t have time to wash and style your hair. What’s better than throwing it up in a sleek sock bun, messy bun or top knot? Nothing!

Head over to The Beauty Department to check out the full tutorial.

What’s your go-to hairstyle?

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How To Perfect a Neutral Smokey Eye

Most of the time smokey eyes are created using blacks and greys, but in this makeup tutorial Teni of MissMaven creates a beautiful smokey eye using neutral colors. She uses lighter and softer colors in the peach/brown family to create a lovely look that’s great for day or night. If you want to wear a smokey eye but don’t want the intense look that black/greys shadow create then try out this neutral smokey eye. Check it out above!

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How To: Perfectly Distress a Pair of Jeans

There’s something about distressed denim that I’m in love with. Perhaps, it’s the way each fray and rip wears in perfectly to the contours of my legs with each wear? The fact they already have that broken in feel and I don’t have to do squats to make them stretch a bit? Ladies, I know you know what I’m talking about. Or they are just simply effortless and chic.

I stumbled across this amazing, detailed tutorial on the Free People blog, BLDG 25, showing you how to perfectly distress a pair of jeans. It really doesn’t take any time at all to create a truly unique pair of jeans. Plus, you only need a few tools: a sharp razor blade (be careful!), card stock, scissors, sandpaper and a dremel, which is optional. (more…)

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How To: Upside Down French Braid Bun!

Lately I’ve been researching hairstyles for an upcoming wedding I have to attend. My dress is somewhat busy so I wanted to do something sleek like a sock bun. When I saw this tutorial I was instantly drawn in…and I’m kind of obsessed.

As stated numerous times, I wasn’t blessed with the natural skill of creating pretty hairstyles. The only thing I can do is throw my hair into a high ponytail or sock bun. Luckily for me, my sister has that natural ability and after seeing this tutorial I’m going to be her newest client. Like most girls, I’m loving sock buns because they are super easy and instantly transform your entire look. This hair tutorial by Luxy Hair kicks it up a notch and adds in an upside down french braid.

I’m so glad I found the Luxy Hair YouTube channel because these girls are so talented and have amazing, easy-to-follow tutorials. Sisters, Mimi and Leyla, started Luxy Hair after Mimi had a bad experience with hair extensions. Check out their site for premium Luxy Clip-In Hair Extensions!

Would you try this hairstyle?

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No More Tired Eyes! Try this Easy Makeup Trick by MissMaven

“You look so tired today…” is probably one of the most annoying comments someone can say to me. You are basically telling me I look like crap, but in a nice way. Gee thanks. Listen, we all have those days when our eyes are puffy and under-eyes are dark from lack of sleep. (more…)

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Create the Ultimate Spring Makeup Look!

It’s no secret that we love Teni Panosian of Miss Maven here at SINGER22. Honestly, what’s not to love? She’s nice, beautiful and creates absolutely stunning (and easy!) makeup tutorials that are great for any girl’s everyday routine.

Watch the video above to see how Teni perfects a super simple and girly look for spring. Her look is subtle but flirty by using a hints of bubblegum pink. It is spring after all, and nothing feels better than ditching the dark hues of winter! Details on how to enter the giveaway after the jump. (more…)

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Learn How To Create a Natural, Everyday Makeup Look!

Unfortunately, I don’t possess the skills to master perfect makeup. I also don’t have a makeup artist at my fingertips (wishful thinking) so I always find myself searching YouTube for makeup tutorials to get some ideas and tips. My go-to makeup tutorials come from Teni Panosian of the beauty blog Miss Maven. (more…)

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Transform Your Nails into Liquid Gold!

I’m always looking for new ways to paint my nails since I get really bored having one solid color. I’ve tried the water marbling technique, which is super cool and looks awesome if you do it correctly but it’s kind of messy and time consuming.

After searching YouTube, I came across this short and simple tutorial by Pixie Polish on how to marble your nails using a needle (you can also use a safety pin or toothpick). Let me just say, I would love to hire the extremely talented girl behind this tutorial because I took a look at her other videos…oh my gosh. If you have the art skills, which unfortunately I don’t, I suggest checking out the rest of her tutorials for amazing, envy-worthy nails!

The cool thing about this technique is that you can use any color combination you can think of. I am definitely going to try this over the weekend. It would look really pretty with bright colors for summer. The possibilities are endless!

Would you try this easy, no-water marbling technique?

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3 Trendy Ways to Dress for New Year’s Eve

HolidayNew Year’s Eve is just around the corner and if you still haven’t picked out the perfect outfit, get inspiration from three looks our stylist chose for three different occasions! Check it out after the jump! (more…)

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How To Achieve Flawless Makeup for New Year’s Eve!

Break out the glitter because New Year’s Eve is just around the corner! With the same respect as Halloween, us girls get a “makeup pass” that allows us to express ourselves in whatever way we see fit while ringing in the new year. Use glitter, false lashes, metallics, etc. to achieve your ultimate party look. Check out the amazing tutorial above by Miss Maven for creating flawless makeup for New Year’s Eve!

What are your NYE plans?

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How To: Flirtatious Smokey Eyes for Date Night

Date night is extremely important to us girls and we obviously want to look our best. Unfortunately, we all don't have the ability to have a professional makeup artist at our fingertips, so we're here to help. We asked our makeup artist and hair stylist, Rachel, to give a quick and easy tutorial for creating a flirty, smokey eye that's ideal for any date night. Check it out after the jump!

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5 Easy Halloween Nails in Just 3 Minutes!

Last week I posted a few images of awesome Halloween-inspired nail art. With Halloween being just a week away, I searched YouTube for super easy nail tutorials so you can try these designs out for yourself. I found this great video by PerfectPolishTV that shows five extremely easy (and fast!) Halloween nail designs. I'm loving the candy corn design :)

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I did my own version of "bloody nails" and used burgundy and gold. It may not look like blood but it's definitely fit for fall. This was my first time doing a drip-style design and it wasn't too hard. The girl in the video above uses a pencil to draw on her drips of polish and that seems much easier than how I did mine using a toothpick!

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Learn How To Create a Perfect Smokey Eye

One reason I envy every female celebrity is because they get to wake up to the talented hands of professional makeup artists. I, on the other hand, don’t have that wonderful luxury and, gosh, I wish I did. It’s really crazy how much a person can do with makeup and, more specifically, eyeshadow. You can use certain colors to make your eyes pop or glue on those crazy lashes, which I happen to be slightly scared of. I guess you can relate your eyelids to being like a blank canvas and you can create beautiful masterpiece! Ok that might have been a bit too dramatic but here’s a video from the talented Ashley on how to create a fab smokey eye!

Now for the outfit. Smokey eyes automatically make me think edgy and dark. Here are some great leather pieces that will complement your smokey eye with a bit of edge. (more…)

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