Diagonal Dots Nail Art Tutorial

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Polka dotted nails are crazy cute, y’all. And super fun to do. Once you know the technique the design possibilities are endless. Dots can be random or placed in just about any pattern. For this tutorial, I opted for 3 dotted diagonal lines in bright colors over a matte black base.

If you do a lot of nail art, you may want to invest in a dotting tool like these from Born Pretty. But no fancy tool is required. Dots can be made with a bobby pin, mechanical pencil tip, or with sewing pins stuck into the eraser end of pencil, as I’ve done here.

The step-by-step tutorial to create this fun dotted nail art design is after the jump. Continue reading

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Back-to-School: Side Fishtail Braid Tutorial and More


School is back in session for a lot of kids but here in Chicago, public school starts the day after labor day. While it’s definitely a challenge working with my son home, I guess I’m old fashioned because I like that school is starting in September.


I’m loving the back-to-school haircut I gave my son this morning. It’s long on top to show off his curls and disconnected from the shorter sides.

3-easy-girls-hairstyles_edited-1If you have girls, school is the perfect excuse to try some new styles. I demonstrate 3 super simple looks that anyone can create over on Babble. I promise they are easy to quick and easy to create… perfect for squirmy little ones.

In this post, I’ve included a quick how-to for a messy side fishtail braid if you are ready to try something a tiny bit more difficult. This style is really pretty for little ones but would look great on older girls or even their moms!
The step-by-step side fishtail braid tutorial is after the jump. Continue reading

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Nail Art Tutorial: Blue Arrow Tips


Bare nails with brightly colored accents are a super simple way to make a statement. For this design, I decided to paint a bright azure blue in a reverse triangle shape on my tips. The angle adds a bit more visual interest and mimics the shape of pointy nails without having to actually file your nails into talons. This nail art tutorial is incredibly versatile – change the color or the shape to suit your mood (or outfit!)

The step-by-step tutorial is after the jump. Continue reading

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