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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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10 Ways to a Healthy Lifestyle #fitspiration

11:09 AM

Anyone who has been on Instagram in the past minute knows all about #fitspiration. Being fit, strong and healthy is all the rage and is taking over everyone’s obsession of being just skinny. Hopefully this trend takes over and is here to stay. All my friends certainly know the health nut I’ve become… (more…)

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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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Advice on How To Get a Job – From Someone Who Has a Job

11:15 AM

The unspoken secret in life is that no one knows what they’re doing. The people we consider “smart” are just better at guessing what’s to come. The president, Heidi Klum, your mom – they’re all winging it. If you want to get what you want, more specifically a job, you just have to convince everyone else that you know what you’re doing. The world is a superficial place where we assume things based on what we’ve experienced or stereotypes we’ve learned. Your first impression is EVERYTHING. Everything.

I understand wanting to be a wild, free individual and not wanting to cater to society and give in to social norms – but having pink cotton candy hair is not the most important thing. Think about who has had pink hair – P!nk, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, circus performers. If you’re applying for positions similar to theirs, then go ahead and dye your hair, otherwise I’m not sure if I’d trust a Nicki Minaj look-alike doing my taxes. (more…)

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How to Be a Good Liar: The Truth About Lying

10:09 AM

I lie, you lie, we all lie. If you’re saying to yourself as you read this that you don’t lie – then you just lied.

Get over yourself.

It’s not okay to lie as Pinocchio taught us all as small children. But the truth is your nose won’t grow and YOU WILL GET EATEN ALIVE in the real world if you don’t learn to do it correctly. So what I’m saying is – it is okay, even necessary, to lie in certain situations. It’ll get where you want to go, you can protect people’s feelings (including your own), and it makes your stories more interesting. Just don’t be a jerk and lie in critical or immoral situations. I’m not your mom – you know the situations I’m talking about. (more…)

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10 Things to Try to Look Like You’re Not Trying

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Effortless – my favorite word, style and attitude. The secret to happiness and all good things in life is, to simply put it, “give no f**ks.”  I mean think about the ideal woman, a Victoria’s Secret model, and the ideal man, James Bond. Granted the Victoria’s Secret models weigh about as much as the average 12 year old and have legs that go on for months, and Bond looks phenomenal in a suit and always has a perfectly chiseled jaw line. It’s the element of not caring or trying to be cool that makes them both SO cool.

The VS model with her seemingly not styled, messy, tousled bedhead and soft smokey eyes walking around in her lingerie in front of an audience with a flirty smile as if it were any other day and not the average person’s nightmare. Then there’s Bond getting into to fist fights on top of trains, dangling from the sides of buildings and slipping out of every predicament and into the next without breaking a sweat and keeping a monotone, unamused voice. The ultimate Mr. Cool.

Regardless if you fall into the mainstream standards or follow the beat of your own drummer, as long as you carry yourself as if you’re proud and no one is watching, you can get away with anything.

Here are 10 things to try to look like you’re NOT trying: (more…)

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Summer-Ready Hairstyles You Have to Try!

12:05 PM

The weather is starting to heat up outside which only means one thing: frizz. I tend to think my hair is naturally frizzy and always looking like a mess, so summertime makes it worse. Unfortunately, I wasn’t blessed with the skills of doing awesome up-dos and other effortless hairstyles that my sister, of course, has a knack for.

Now that frizzy-hair weather is about to be in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about hairstyles that are easy, quick and versatile. Here are three of my favorite summer-ready hairstyles every girl needs to try! (more…)

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Beauty Blogger MissMaven Shows Off Her Spring Style Feat. Singer22!

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One of our go-to beauty bloggers Teni, of MissMaven.com, put together an exclusive head-to-toe spring look for Singer22! Her spring style consists of two things: cute and comfy. Sounds good to us. (more…)

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

11:42 AM

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: Dress Stylish and Professional at the Office

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How To Dress for Work

It can be a daunting task to dress for the office for a few reasons. First, you can easily lose your personal style if your office dress code requires a more conservative look. Second, it’s important to make sure you keep your office style chic, sophisticated and refined, which can be hard if you’re restricted to certain guidelines.

Our stylist, Casey, gave us a few tips to keep in mind when you find yourself struggling for a fabulous office ensemble. Read her easy tips after the jump! (more…)

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