Author Archives: Rachel

How To: Perfectly Distress a Pair of Jeans

10:41 AM

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!

11:58 AM

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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Personalize Your iPhone Case…With Tape?

12:54 PM

My mom always jokes that I’m an 80-year-old woman (no disrespect!) stuck in a 22-year-old body and, to an extent, I don’t disagree. I’m all about DIY projects and crafting unique, adorable items I find online through completely random blogs. I get bored pretty quickly after having the same nail color on for more than a week, keeping the same phone case on for months, etc. Example: I bought a new iPhone case three days ago and I’m already done with it.

Look out for a cool and simple DIY iPhone case that no one else will have after the jump! (more…)

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

1:02 PM

“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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The Average Woman Owns 19 Pairs of Shoes

11:26 AM

As I was driving into work this morning, I was listening to a husband complain on the radio about how he has no closet space in his bedroom because he wife has too many shoes. I sat at a red light confused at this complaint for two reasons: 1. Why do you share a closet with your wife? I’m convinced there’s no way a man and woman can share a closet and expect everything to be fine. 2. There is no such thing as too many shoes. (more…)

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Video on Instagram to Change Social Media?

3:54 PM

Today Instagram released their new Video on Instagram feature that is going to shut down Vine (and possibly Keek), in my opinion, and, potentially change the way businesses connect with customers. Instagram has become a social outlet for people all over the world to share their most intimate, humorous, proud and random moments. Ever since it was bought by Facebook, Instagram has been making subtle changes to become the “big dog” in social media. (more…)

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Rihanna’s Summer MAC Collection Released Today at 12PM EST!

10:32 AM

In just a short amount of time Rihanna’s second MAC collaboration, RiRi Hearts MAC will be up for purchase exclusively online at MAC Cosmetics. Rihanna announced she’d be releasing four MAC collections throughout 2013. If this five-piece summer collection is anything like the previous one, you girls better be waiting at your computer screens with credit cards in hand. Ready, get set, go! (more…)

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Cue the Wrath of Heels in 3, 2, 1…

11:15 AM

Let’s face it, women go through many obstacles in life that men will never have to endure. You’ve planned a tropical getaway and before you leave for the airport you get a visit from your oh-so-timely monthly friend. Or, the day has finally came to give birth to that little baby that has been using your womb and body as its mansion for, ya know, the last nine months. No big deal, right? Women get through these things every day. There is, however, one obstacle no woman will ever get over…unless you’re Victoria Beckham. (more…)

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Love Lace? Get the Look on Your Nails!

11:45 AM

I’m constantly on the hunt for easy and cute nail art ideas. Keyword being easy. I honestly can’t stand having a solid-colored manicure because I get bored of it in less than a day and everyone else has the same thing. Nail art allows your personality to shine through in a different way than the obvious hair and style choices. Plus, everyone will be jealous of your pretty nails and will never believe you did them yourself! (more…)

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Best Celebrity Blogs! No, Perez Hilton Doesn’t Make the List.

12:51 PM

I’m an avid blog reader. There are a few blogs I check on every day, but mostly I just click around from the different links they post and see what’s out there. Believe it or not there are a few really good blogs run and/or created by well-known celebrities. I love reading about celebrities and looking at gossip sites (no shame!) but it’s interesting to see a completely different, and more personal, side to them through their blogs.

In my opinion, these are a handful of the best blogs created/run by celebrities. (more…)

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