3 Ways to Wear Hair Accessories To Work!

Happy Friday you guys! We hope your week was beautiful (and if it wasn’t you can always stop in to Y&L and we can change that for you)! Today we wanted to share some great (but simple) updos and ways to rock hair accessories like scarves in flowers at work! We hope you enjoy 🙂

Flower Hair Accessories – We love this look featured in the Washingtonian. It is so classy and simple. Just toss your hair up into a messy high bun, secure with bobby pins, and add a chic flower just off to the side. Absolutely perfect.

Image from the Washingtonian What I Wear To Work Series.

Bows! – Bows aren’t just for little girls! We love the reverse braid and bun combo! If you need instructions (with pictures) for creating the updo just click here.

Image from Puppy Club

Scarfs: The Summer Edition – We love head scarves, and this link will show you three fabulous ways to wear a scarf this summer. We think all three looks are perfect for a summer BBQ or the office!

Image from The Shine Project.

Which is your favorite accessory to rock at the office?

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DIY Beach Waves!

Beachy Hair Image from Goldfish Kiss!

Happy Friday everybody. Dreaming of warmer places yet? Or planning your spring break trip? Why not get in the warm weather mood with simple, gorgeous beach waves? This look is so easy to achieve and gives you that effortlessly beautiful look! First things first, make up your own batch of Beachy Hair Spray!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup distilled water (to keep your product from going bad)
  • 2 tsp. virgin cold-pressed coconut oil (we ❤ organic)
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. hair gel or conditioner of your choice. We love Yes To Carrots conditioner!
  • Optional: Essential oils of your choice! Vanilla would be nice, or something tropical!
  • Empty and CLEAN spray bottle

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into the spray bottle and give it a shake.

To Achieve A Beachy Look:

  • If you have lots of time (like the night before or a few hours)…. Mist your hair with your homemade beachy spray and scrunch your locks. Braid sections of your hair if you want lots of waves. Let your hair air-dry, untie your braids, revive hair with more beach spray, and rock out with your “effortless” look!
  • If you are short on time…  create some subtle waves with your flat iron by taking small sections of hair and twisting the flat iron through them almost like a curling iron. Then spritz your locks with your homemade beachy spray and scrunch your hair!
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3 Hair Tutorials We Love & Some Changes!

Hello and happy Friday to all of our beautiful readers! You may have noticed this week we didn’t post on our usual Tuesday/Thursday schedule. We are switching things up a little and will be posting 1 day a week on Friday’s now. So plan on checking in then for the latest and greatest style tips, beauty advice, and all natural beauty recipes!

This week we’ve got 3 great hair tutorials from around the web that deliver amazing results with pretty minimal effort or experience. So this weekend get some bobby pins and give your do a little makeover.

Half-Up Braided Crown from A Cup of Jo – this is such a pretty and simple hair style, it should take only a few minutes to create. It would be perfect for a date or wearing to work/school. The tutorial is great with pictures and step-by-step directions to guide you along the way. And Joanna’s blog is pretty fantastic too!

Half-Up Braided Crown from Cup of Jo

A Modern Bun from Jetting to the Wedding – this is such a great updo, and as the name of the blog suggests, would be perfect for a DIY Wedding updo. But if you don’t have any nuptials planned in the near future this bun would be the perfect look for work!

A Modern Bun from Jetting to the Wedding.

Fishtail Braid by Chanel Dror for Camille Styles – who doesn’t love a fishtail braid? And even though it looks complicated it is so easy to learn and takes minutes to do. If this tutorial doesn’t help as much you can check out this video to guide you as well!

Fishtail Braid Tutorial from CamilleStyles.com.

If you give these styles a try let us know what you think (feel free to share pictures or links)! Have a great weekend 🙂

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Natural Makeup Tutorial

We hope you guys had a great Christmas! When we last talked we started thinking about the freshness that a new year brings. What’s better than a new look to start off the new year? We’ve been playing around with a natural makeup look and here is what we’ve come up with so far! Check out the transformation, we are pretty happy with the results.Natural MakeupTutorial

It’s pretty simple the basic rules or steps to follow are:

  1. Thoroughly wash, dry, and moisturize your face. Fresh skin is essential to achieving a great natural look.
  2. Apply a tinted moisturizer and set with a powder (optional) for a flawless complexion. We use Jane Iredale BB Cream and Everyday Minerals Matte Mineral Foundation.
  3. Apply eyelid primer and touch up dark circles and imperfections with concealer. We are using Erzulie’s Erase Paste and The All Natural Face’s Magic Vegan Eye Shadow Primer.
  4. Apply a neutral shadow to lids. We used a light bronzy shadow from Everyday Minerals.
  5. Add eyeliner to the top lash line and dot the bottom lash line. Jane Iredale’s eye pencil in black will do the trick. Try dusting lightly with a black shadow for a nice soft effect. Even though we love eyeliner the key to a more natural look is to keep it simple so we did most of the work on the upper lids and left the lower lids pretty bare.
  6. Highlight important areas (inner and outer corners, under brows). Highlighting concealers from Everyday Minerals work great. We recommend applying powder highlighter with a fluffy brush so you can buff it out into your foundation. Apply a pink highlighter with a concealer brush to achieve a more defined line on your inner corners.
  7. DOUBLE DUTY: Apply a pretty cream blush on your lips and cheeks. We are rocking Erzulie’s Lip/Blush Colorstick in Zoe. We love multipurpose products! We even dabbed a little bit of this blush on our lids for a subtle pinky hue!
  8. Apply 2 coats of mascara for long lashes. We are using a basic black mascara from Jane Iredale. If you have lighter hair a brown mascara would be a nice natural looking option.

Pretty simple huh? Remember the key is to get flawless looking skin and highlight well! Have you rocked a natural look before or is it something you are looking to perfect? Let us know if you have any questions!

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