Featured Look: Cutouts

Cut OutsI have to admit, I love a good cut out.  It’s important to feel sexy, and confident in your sexuality.  You don’t have to show a lot of skin to be sexy, and that’s what I love about cut outs.  Showing just a peek of skin in an otherwise classy outfit, let’s people know you’re not all business.

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I found this cut out dress at Foreign Exchange.  The high neckline and knee length hemline allow the wearer to get away with the cutout that runs along the back of the dress.  I like the flowy skirt of this dress, which also makes it a dress for any body type.  The top half of the back of this dress features buttons for an extra detail.  The emerald green color of the dress also makes it fun and flirty.

My headband was purchased at Juicy Couture.  Sometimes my hair just doesn’t want to cooperate.  A good headband can save a bad hair day.

Don’t be intimidated or afraid of a cutout dress, especially with summer approaching.  They are hot, trendy, and worn the right way, sexy.

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The Hair Bow

hair bow

Cute & Functional

 

My boyfriend just started a new job at Disney.  He was showing me their newly developed web page dedicated to Disney Princesses.  If you’re a Disney Princess fan, or have a little girl at home, you should definitely check it out.

There is a portion of the website where you can access videos from “Cute Girl Hairstyles”.  They feature videos on how you can achieve the Princess Jasmine look, or get a braid like Rapunzel.  I watched a video where a mother gave her daughter a hair bow.  It was cute, and simple, and I thought why not give it a try?

It was really simple to achieve this look.  It literally took me under five minutes, and it stayed the whole day without hair spray.  I workout every day, and I’m always frustrated with my hair.  My bangs are falling in my face, the bun is coming undone, the ponytail is whipping my face.  I wore the hair bow to the gym, and it stayed in place the entire time. I was able to get my workout in, and not worry about my hair.  If you have little girls who are active, you have to try this hairstyle on them.

All you need to achieve this look is: a hair tie, two to four bobby pins, and hairspray (if needed).

Watch the video Here.

 

Curling Wands: Why You Can Throw Away Your Curling Iron

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For waves

I hesitated to write about curling wands, because it seemed to me like an item that every girl had by now.  However, throughout the past couple of months I was approached by women asking, “How do you get your hair to look like that?” When I mentioned the curling wand, they had never heard of it.  I think I’ve helped sell quite a few curling wands in the past year or so, but really every girl should have one.

If you use a curling wand, you know the benefits over the traditional curling iron. I used to look at celebrities, and wonder how they got their hair so lush and wavy.  Every time I attempted to curl my hair I would get the “George Washington” curl.  It wasn’t nearly as sexy as I had hoped.  Then I discovered the curling wand, and my life was changed forever.

Here are a few benefits of using a curling wand over a curling iron:

1) Better for Waves

Whether you are looking for a loose or tight wave, there is a wand for you.  Curling irons are only superior if you’re looking for the Shirley Temple look.  With a traditional curling iron you would have to curl your hair, then run your fingers through the curl several times in order to get a wavy look.  With the wand you simple wrap your hair around the wand, hold, and release.

2) Healthier Hair

Curling irons traditionally take longer to curl hair.  That extra time spent frying isn’t good for your luscious locks.  With some curling irons you have to hold the hair to the iron for a minute in order to achieve a curl that will stay.  With curling wands 10 to 15 seconds, and you’ve got a great wave.

3) More Time Efficient

It used to take me about an hour to curl all of my hair.  I would have to start getting ready way in advance, and dreaded doing it.  In order for a curl to hold I would have to separate my hair into very thin sections, taking up extra time I could be spending somewhere else.  Now with the help of my wand my hair is done in about 20 minutes.  The curling wand is more efficient, because I can use thicker sections and it only takes 10 to 15 minutes for a wave to take hold.

4) Longer Lasting Power

Even after spending an hour on my hair, my curls would be flat an hour into the evening.  I have thin hair, so getting a big sexy look is hard to achieve.  I would use tons of hairspray, and still my hair would go flat.  With my curling wand, my hair stays wavy all night and I use little if any hair spray.

5) No Creases

While curling irons can leave behind dents in your hair, curling wands leave a smooth look each time.

Side Effects

There is one side effect I’ve experienced with my curling wand: BURNS.  Tons of girls burn themselves every day with curling irons, so burns from a curling wand are nothing new.  When curling your hair you have to be extremely careful.  Each curling wand should come with a glove.  Unlike a curling iron, curling wand users have to hold the hair in place.  Creases are avoided, because there’s no metal or plastic clasp that comes down over the hair.  Wearing the glove is important, so that you don’t burn your fingers, especially as you’re learning to use the wand.  It’s also important to watch where you’re pointing the wand.  If the wand touches your skin it will burn it.  You may laugh now, but wearing a long sleeve t-shirt when first learning to use your wand can save you some pain later.

Once you get used to using your wand, you shouldn’t have a problem with burning yourself.  It’s an easy and efficient way to achieve the look you’ve been attempting for years.

Here is an instruction video on how to use the wand, and here is where you can purchase a wand of your own.

Stop by the Meeshme blog tomorrow for more tips and tricks.