How-To Tutorial | 5 No-Heat Updo Hairstyles for Short Hair

Hey everyone and Happy Monday! It’s been too long since my last hairstyle tutorial for short hair, so here’s another segment showing you 5 updo hairstyles that you can rock for the holidays. Super easy and super simple. See more after the jump.

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2014 Updated Brow Routine

Hello everyone! As you know, prior to my last extensions, I have been using Careprost lash serum for awhile to help the length of my lashes. I actually still use the serum every night to help maintain the growth of the lashes and prolong my extensions.

The past few months, however, I’ve started using the serum for my eyebrows and noticed growth in sparse areas filling them in nicely. Although it doesn’t look like much between the before and after, it was noticeable to me. You could see the front end of the brows being filled in more and the baby brow hairs above my eyebrow growing for a little fullness. I couldn’t find the photo of my naked brows from last year, so took it from a brow routine video that I did in 2010, which you can see after the jump.

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Texture Play | Pleather Cami + Feather Skirt + Studded Clutch

Hello Monday! What a weekend–was pretty much working both days but glad the last of my shoots have ended for 2014. Time to relax (sort of) for the time being before I need to sit down and actually edit those said shoots.

Anyways, for this outfit post today, I wanted to play with textures in a black on black attire. I do love colors, but sometimes having one solid color like black to work with really makes the outfit clean and sleek. Also who doesn’t like a fun feather skirt while we’re at it, right? And let’s not forget a pleather cami to go with it. You may also have seen this blazer worn here also with same pumps but this time without the tights.

As for the clutch, I’ve recently discovered this new-to-me NYC designer, Fiona Kotur and might I add have a soft spot for the name Fiona too. Anyway, when I saw this clutch on Outnet, I absolutely fell in love with it. I love the box shaped clutch with its rugged studded design in front which are not fixed and makes this clutch a fun work of art–the perfect accessory to complete the outfit. Unfortunately, this clutch was not made with iPhone 6 design in mind. #Firstworldproblems, right? Oh well, I chose art over practically this time around. The design was just well-made and it was hard to say no.

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First Lash Extension Experience | Elle Lash Bar

Hey everyone! So a few weeks ago, I was invited to try out my first lash extensions at Elle Lash Bar located right near DC’s Eastern Market with the owner KP. I didn’t know what to expect since it was my first experience having lash extensions, but KP definitely worked her magic and made the experience painless and smooth.

Even her boutique layout as seen below just welcomes you with open arms and you couldn’t help but feel like you’re in great hands there. The whole process took about an hour and a half and KP gave me the 3/4 lash fullness and I asked for the modified cat-eye for a more natural look. Overall, I was quite impressed with the whole experience. You can see more photos and video action after the jump.
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