5 Things I have Learned…

Being surrounded by creative and fashionable people is AWESOME! I always learn the coolest little tricks when it comes to fashion and beauty.  & I love the fact I get to share them with you <3

1.      THE SOCK BUN

 

I have seen so many people with this awesome idea :).  It’s fast, it’s simple and it’s so darn cute!

Things You Will Need

  • 1 Super Grip Hair Tie
  • 1 Regular Hair Tie
  • Handful of Bobby Pins
  • 1 Sock (Preferably the color of your hair)
  • Scissors
  • Hair Brush
  • Hairspray

 

Hair Bun

 

  1. Cut the Toe off of the sock you have chosen to use (You can also purchase Pre-Made Bun Doughnuts at your local Pharmacy Store).
  2. Begin Rolling the sock outward.
  3. Keep ROLLING! Almost There!
  4. Make sure the edge of the sock is nice and tight.
  5. Tease your hair and place in a ponytail with your Super Grip Hair Tie (Place ponytail wherever you wish).
  6. String your Sock Doughnut down to the base of your ponytail.
  7. Take your hair and spread it around the Sock Doughnut, next take the Hair Tie and stretch it around the bun.
  8. Take the extra hair on the outside of the bun and wrap it around the base of the bun. (you can also get SUPER creative and braid the pieces and weave them around your head).  Pin the hair with as many bobby pins as you need.  Use your brush to comb any stray hairs and spray down with Hairspray if needed.

 

2.   Washing Your Hair with Beer

 

Weird, Huh?

This isn’t something new, but I am sure a lot of you out there haven’t tried it (I encourage you to do so).  Alcohol is a cleansing and shining agent and will purge your hair of any nasty impurities….I didn’t believe it until I tried it, thanks to one of my friends who spoke nothing but good things about it, I tried it and WOW it works :).  The only difficult part is deciding which beer to sacrifice.

Beer Rinsing

  1. Open a bottle of beer and let it sit so that the carbonation can escape and the beer can flatten (approximately 1 hour).
  2. Wash your hair with Shampoo and rinse with water (ring out your hair)
  3. Pour the beer over your hair, working the beer into your scalp.  Let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Rinse with warm water and towel dry.
  5. Comb out and style your hair as usual.

 

3.   How to Use Concealer/Contouring with Powder

 

I have dark circles, so concealer is a MUST when I go out.  I also LOVE contouring with powder in order to give some depth to my face.  I’ve read that Kate does not contour…however that doesn’t mean you can’t in order to mimic her makeup ideas.  I don’t really think any woman needs an extreme amount of contouring, but rather a little bit :).  Here is what I learned throughout the years…

Things You Will Need

  • Bronzer
  • Blush
  • Powder Brush
  • Cover-Up
  • Concealor
  • Small Powder Brush
  • Setting Powder
  • Makeup Wedge
  • Concealer Brush if you Have It

 

Concealor_Contouring

  1. Moisturize your face.  Once your skin has absorbed your moisturizer, apply a makeup primer (I use Marbella)
  2. With your finger (or Brush) apply your Cover Up (I use Bobbi Brown’s Version), this completely whites out any dark circles or discoloration. (Bobby recommends pairing this with her concealer set)
  3. With your finger (or Brush) begin to apply your concealer over the cover up (I use Bobbi Brown’s Concealer Kit).  Lightly tap the concealer over the coverup.  Don’t worry, your primer will keep it from mixing together.
  4. Gently press in the concealer with a makeup wedge (you are also removing any excess concealer)
  5. Using your small powder brush, apply a small amount of setting powder.  Make sure you apply it from the outside, inward (Going against the grain “if you will”).
  6. Take your powder brush and your bronzer (Make a fish face in order to get a better idea of your cheekbones)  Apply the bronzer directly under your cheekbones, on either side of your chin (to define your chin) and near your temples (to define your outer brow).
  7. Take your Powder Brush again and use it to apply your blush.  Apply to the apples of his cheeks, the tip of your nose, chin and forehead.
  8. ENJOY!

 

4.   The Perfect Eyebrows

 

I am obsessed with eyebrows, and I love Kate’s (I am also a HUGE fan of Kiera Knightley’s)  Whenever I get a chance I do get my brows threaded.  Threading is by far the best way to get the perfect shape and grooming without any skin side effects like reaction bumps and burns (plus it lasts way longer)  As you will see…my brows need to be rethreaded SOON.

Here is a way to maintain a shape while they are growing out.

Things You Will Need

  • Bobbie Brown Brow Mascara
  • Anastasia Brow Kit
  • Tooth Brush

 

Eyebrows

  1. Use your brow mascara to comb and color your brows.
  2. Fill in and weight the interior portion of your brows. (Something Kate does a lot)
  3. Fill in any areas that are sparse (with your Anastasia brow kit), that way they look even.
  4. Use your toothbrush to get rid of any loose powder.

 

 

5.   How to Wear Hats/Fascinators

 

This is probably my favorite subject matter :) I love Hats & Fascinators…I have started a collection and there is no stopping me! One of the questions that pops up every once and a while on my FB page is how to wear them…whether it’s the pesky elasticated tie, head band or comb…I’ve got tutorials on how to make sure they are in place and looking fabulous!

ELASTICATED FASCINATOR – UPDO

Things You Will Need

  • Elasticated Fascinator
  • Pack of Bobby Pins
  • Hairspray

 

Fascinator Updo

 

  1. Separate your hair in half.  Braiding the back half and tucking under itself.  Pin into Place.
  2. Braid remaining Hair Up and around the elastic (Hiding it from plain sight)
  3. If braids aren’t your thing, you can curl your hair instead :)
  4. Make sure to pin, pin, pin, you don’t want all of your hard work to fall out of place before you can show it off.
  5. Set your updo with hairspray (Avoid fascinator)

 

 

ELASTICATED FASCINATOR – Demi-Chignon/Hair Down

 

What You Will Need

  • Elasticated Fascinator
  • Comb/Brush
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hairspray

 

Fascinator Hair Down

  1. Like the above instructions, part your hair (you can put the back half in a ponytail so that your hands are free while you place your fascinator on your head)
  2. Remove Hair tie and comb out hair.
  3. If doing a demi-chignon, begin pinning your hair back with bobby pins.  Use a curling iron, if you want a more intricate look.

 

 

HEADBAND FASCINATOR

 

What You Will Need

  • Headband Fascinator
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hairspray

 

Hair Band Fascinator

 

  1. Like the previous instructions, split your hair in half.  Placing the headband directly behind your ears.
  2. Take a strand from the front of your head and place it around the head band.  Pin it securely. (work your way all the way up to the top of the headband…or until you can no longer see the headband)
  3. You can continue to pin and create whatever design you want for the back.  Curling your hair is always an easier way when it comes to pinning and hiding your bobby pins.

 

 

COMB HAIRPIECE

 

What You Will Need

  • Comb Hairpiece
  • Brush

Comb Fascinator

  1. Grab your fringe, or front portion of hair (or any area you have decided to place your hairpiece). Tease the hair.
  2. Insert the hairpiece at and angle.  Wiggle to make sure that it is secure and you like its positioning.

 

 

Well that’s it for this week ladies, I hope you found this helpful! Feel free to leave comments/requests regarding the material/subject matter you wish to see on replikateit.com

 

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