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How To Make Your Own Decorative Pom Pom String

Mar 19, 2014 by

Last christmas I saw little felt pompom decorations everywhere but they were quite expensive. I think they were overpriced because of the hipster tax. Every time something uncool is picked up by the hipsters here it pretty much quadruples in value, case in point: dear heads. Apparently pompoms are cool who knew?

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How To Do A Ponytail With A Pouf – Hairstyle Video Tutorial

Oct 13, 2013 by

I’m back after being very sick for a while! Today I’m doing a sleek style which I like using when I need to look fancy and professional :D

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How To Style Old Curls – Messy Curly Bun Hairstyle Video Tutorial

Sep 29, 2013 by

Today I’ll show you how I style my curls once they are starting to fall flat. I use this style a lot while I’m traveling because I love curls but often don’t bother to bring curling implements for short trips. With styles like this and some other tips I can make the curls last a few days.

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How To Do Easy Victory Rolls – Hairstyle Video Tutorial

Sep 22, 2013 by

I keep forgetting to post these videos across >_< I’ve been very lax in actually putting videos up lately because of the whole sick/stressed/tired thing but yay for actually doing things!

Today we’re doing really easy victory rolls, this is a popular hairstyle in many subcultures but it’s most associated with rockabilly and psychobilly styles. I think it works really well with sweet fashions too :)

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How To Use The L’Oreal Rowenta Steam Pod Hair Straightener – Violet LeBeaux

Aug 17, 2013 by

Today I’ll show you how I use my L’Oreal Rowenta Steam Pod to get super smooth straight hair. It’s totally awesome and doesn’t damage hair as much as a traditional straightener, I love it!

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How To Do A Beehive Updo Hairstyle – Tutorial

Aug 5, 2013 by

Today’s hairstyle is a big round beehive! After doing the pouf I decided on doing something a little more interesting with the back.

Bonus videos: I had to make an intro for the youtube channel so here it is ^_^

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Flicked Fringe Retro Hairstyle Tutorial Video!

Jul 25, 2013 by

I don’t usually talk about sucky things happening here but this week has been an absolute bust. I haven’t been able to finish anything at all that I started >_<

Between catching a cold while standing on a freezing air field tarmac on a photography job with James, craft projects failing miserably, several friends having major life crisis’s and illnesses, family members being in hospital, Lottie stealing some panadol and spending all day throwing up… it’s just been kind of a sucky 2 weeks.

So instead of spending the night editing and then posting one of the craft tutorials that failed fairly miserably I’m calling today a wash and going to bed early to kick my cold and regroup so I can do better tomorrow!

Sometimes rather than trying to push through crappiness you just need to reset your clock, watch a movie, eat some junk food and wake up for a new day tomorrow!

In lieu of a real post here’s a hair tutorial video I forgot to post last week!

Today we’re doing a style which has a little bit of a retro twist! The deep part with a flicked fringe is really fun and you can dress it up or down.

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How To Make Strawberry Sugar Cubes! Video and Photo Tutorial

Jul 23, 2013 by

This time for my weekly youtube tutorial I wanted to try something different and so we have a new series… Violet Sucks at Cooking… But Looks Adorable Doing It!

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For the first episode I decided to make my own flavoured sugar cubes in cute little shapes.

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The hearts are my favorite!

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So get yourself a cute outfit and let’s get started. I made my chef hat, here’s how I did it!

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And here is the video version!

So let’s get started.

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How To Do A Twisted Plait Hairstyle – Video Tutorial

Jul 15, 2013 by

Happy Monday!

This week’s video tutorial was a reader request. I wore this style in a couple of outfit posts and the hair was a lot more eye catching than I thought it would be. It’s so easy that I usually wear it on my lazy days XD

Hope you enjoy!


Written transcript:
Hey besties!
Welcome to another hair tutorial!
This one is a viewer request from an outfit post I did a while ago while I was wearing it!
Twisted Plaits
Start with some clean, brushed hair and divide it into two sections.
Take the first section, divide it into three sections, then plait it down to the very bottom.
Make sure you start the plait fairly high up, just behind the top of your ear.
You want the plaits to be quite tight otherwise the end result won’t stick up correctly.
Now secure it in place with a hair tie at the end!
Now repeat on the other side!
Plait! Plait like a swiss mountain girl in a fairy tale!
Secure it in place and you’re halfway there! Or you know, leave it like this and call it a day! Lazy win!
Now take the first plait and twist it backwards as tightly as you feel comfortable.
Then roll it around it’s self into a little bun and then pull the hair tie off at the end.
Once it’s off, continue wrapping the hair tightly around the base.
As you go, pull the plait out a little bit and it will form a twist, like this!
Once you’re finished put a hair tie back on it to keep that sucker in place!
The end result should look like this.
Now (obviously) repeat on the other side!
Twist it backwards…
…roll it up on itself…
…pull it out a little bit…
…and hair tie it in place!
Adjust it as necessary so they are the same length.
Accessory time! You can go big with a hair flower but I like to wear this with a simple pearl headband.
Tadaa! Cute, adorable and a little bit different to plain old buns or plain old plaits.
This looks a bit different because of my gradient, but it looks GREAT with dark hair colours.
Let me know if you give this one a go and thanks so much for watching, bye!

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Dumb Ways To Die Nail Art Tutorial – Violet LeBeaux

Jul 5, 2013 by

If you haven’t already seen the original Dumb Ways To Die video, you totally need to because it’s freaking adorable. The downside is that you’ll have the song stuck in your head for WEEKS… and then you’ll have to download the game too and then you’ll never get it out of your head >_<

My favorites are the kidney seller and the piranha bait guy! Poor sad little guys XD

Let me know if any of you guys try it out! I am really getting back into nail art at the moment and I want to practice a lot and improve my skills again! I’ve got a few still on my list but if you have any requests make sure to let me know!

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Casual Back Hair Bow Video Tutorial

Jun 25, 2013 by

I realised I forgot to post last week’s video tutorial as well as this week’s *_* I don’t know where my brain is these last few weeks. I will be replying all of your comments and emails asap! And there will be a new Sew Fun this week all about Overlockers/Sergers.

Today’s tutorial is another bow hairstyle. Bows never get old!

Here is a tutorial for a big bow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klHXSvfr-fk
And here’s a tutorial for a mini bow: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=811Rz69FSYM

And two photos tutorials of the mini and big bow hairstyle tutorials:
http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2013/01/how-to-do-a-mini-bow-hairstyle-photo-tutorial/

http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2009/07/bow-hairstyle-tutorial-for-medium-length-hair/

One of my projects recently has been transcribing all of my videos to make closed captions and so they can be very easily translated. If you would like to be involved in the translation process and you speak another language send me an email!

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How To Dye Pink Gradient/Ombre Hair Extensions

Jun 8, 2013 by

I was sent some human hair extensions to play with by VPFashion so I set about dying them to match my actual hair colour. I ordered the lightest blonde but my hair is almost white so I needed to bleach then add the pink over the top as I do on my normal hair.

The results were very good and I had a lot of fun playing around with them. I will wear them quite often to give my hair more volume in places.

You can an $8 discount on the VPFashion site by entering violetlebeaux1031 in the “Referred By YTB Guru” option when checking out.

These clip in extensions were from vpfashion:

http://www.vpfashion.com/22-white-blonde-indian-remy-clip-in-hair-extensions-us613a22-125g-p-8087.html?=1031

Hair Length – 24 inches
Hair Color – 613A# white blonde
Hair Texture – Straight(Silky)

Check more vpfashion extensions:

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Link here to become a fan of vpfashion:

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The dye I’m using for the pink is Paint Box Pink Moon: http://www.fudge.com/en-int/product/colour/pink/prod-key/paintbox-pink-moon

Thanks for watching!

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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Pink Gradient/Ombre Hair Extension Instructions!

Hello! Today I’m going to show you how I dyed my hair extensions in the same sort of pink gradient that my real hair is.
I love my hair but sometimes it’s nice to have extra length and volume so… HAIR EXTENSIONS!
I’m using human hair extensions provided by VPFashion.
These ones are #613A- White Blonde. Use the code “violetlebeaux1031″ to get $8 off your order.
Link in the description.
These extensions are great quality but the colour is just not quite right.
I used the extensions, my usual blonde dye, my pink dye, scissors, a brush, some paper and my phone as a timer.
Firstly, lay out some paper to protect your surface from the dye because it’s going to get messy!
I would think that most of you would do this in your bathroom rather than your living room so it probably wouldn’t be nessecary.
The next thing I did was mix up the bleach. Please read and follow the instructions that come with the bleach you’re using.

For the rest of the written instructions check my blog or turn on closed captions!

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The Great Gatsby Inspired Hair/Make Up – 1920′s In 20 Minutes

May 31, 2013 by

This is such a fun look and really doesn’t take too long to do! I had way too much fun making this video including doing the Charleston for far longer than I actually included in the video XD

Hope you enjoyed it!

Transcript:
Today I was a bit inspired by the remake of The Great Gatsby so I wanted to do a look suited to that. Neither my look or the looks in the movie are particularly accurate for the time period but they sure are fun!

Music: Rondo Alla Turca http://www.its-called-cumbernauld.com/rondo-alla-turca.html and Garageband .
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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

Email: [email protected]
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Mail: PO BOX 372, Collins St West, VIC 8007, Australia

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Music: Garageband unless otherwise credited

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The Great Gatsby Inspired Hair/Make Up Instructions:

Hello, today we’re going to have some fun with a look inspired by the new Great Gatsby movie!
Hey besties! Hmm, that 20′s theme party is in 20 minutes! How can I get ready in time?
I’ve got it!
A cute hat and fake finger waves!
I’m a freaking genius!
Ok, let’s get started!
Separate your fringe and curl it under using whatever method you’re comfortable with.
Part your hair in the middle and then separate a piece of hair on the side.
Brush it around so it forms a wave that finishes just above your ear, then pin it in place!
Using the same section of hair, form a second wave that finished behind your ear like this. Then pin it in place!
Repeat on the other side.
Form a wave that finishes just above your ear, then pin it in place.
My hair was already curled for this but you can do this look with straight or curly hair.
This version is a way to quickly cheat at making finger waves if you have a hat handy.
A hat can cover anything!
Once you reach the back, fold all the remaining hair up and pin it to the top of your head.
This style does work better with shorter hair.
Make sure that all your pins are above the level of your hat line.
Now smooth it all down with some hairspray. You cant have a 20′s look with fly-aways!
This looks alright but just wait until you add a hat!
BAM! Super cute! And that’s how you do super quick/easy/lazy almost finger waves.
Now you just need to top off the look with some make up.
Obviously if this was a real 1920′s look you would start from scratch but this was for a last minute costume party.
The key to 20′s eye shadow is to create a darker line around your crease.
Then a darker line around your lash line as well.
Line your waterline in black and bring some of the shadow down to soften it up a little.
You don’t want a sharp wing, you’re aiming for a rounder shape.
Use lots of mascara on your top and bottom lashes.
These looks are quite bottom lash heavy and that’s how you get that doe-eyed look that was so popular back then.
Add a darker shade of lipstick and that’s it!
Now you’re ready to look out a window pining for your lost love.
Now charleston your way all over that dance floor!
I hope you guys enjoyed the tutorial. Check the link in the description for more photos and other tutorials!
Leave me a comment and let me know what you thought of the Great Gatsby remake!
If you liked the video make sure to like, comment and subscribe!

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Fables In Fashion Watercolour Speed Painting

May 18, 2013 by

I started this series last year but it kind of fizzled as I didn’t have as much time to paint or the right supplies. I really love the idea though so I have decided to start it again with my awesome collaborator Fables in Fashion!

Check out her channel here: http://youtube.com/fablesinfashion
Check out her partner’s channel here: http://youtube.com/surfacedstudio .
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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

Email: [email protected]
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Mail: PO BOX 372, Collins St West, VIC 8007, Australia

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Music: Garageband unless otherwise credited

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Violet- Hi everyone!
Hope you guys are having a good night. we’re doing something a little bit different tonight.
I started this last year where I’m doing a series of speed paintings of people that really inspire me as a way of saying thank you so much for all of your inspiration and just generally being awesome!
I got a little bit side tracked when I started this last year so I wanted to start it again.
So we’re kicking it off with Celina from Fables in Fashion! Celina is a fantastic partner in crime for shooting videos, holding lighting and….
James- Hurry up, my arms are getting tired!
Violet- Shut up James backdrops don’t talk.
James- You’re a jerk! Backdrops have feelings!
Violet: Anyway I did a quick speed painting of Celina from Fables In Fashion, from one of her recent videos.
Make sure you check out her channel, it’s Fables In Fashion and it’s fantastic. Hope you guys enjoy the video and we’ll be doing more of these soon. Hair tutorial coming next week bye!
Let’s watch their reactions.
Celina- Hey Violet
Tobias- Hello
Celina- This is so awkward, lets just watch the video. Ok I’m playing it now.
Celina- I look like I have cat eyes.
Tobias- Floaty cape
Celina- Oh like a super hero
Celina- Nah
Celina- I feel like she’s making me look a lot more elegant than I look in real life. Haha
Tobias- She’s just going off some of the fashionable photos we took
Celina- I wish i could draw
Tobias- Oh no youtube just froze
Celina- Oh there it goes again
Tobias- That’s a bit better
Tobias- Purple for you
Celina- That’s really cool, I wouldn’t be able to pick out all of these undertones and stuff, I would just be like: it’s all black
Tobias- Shading’s cool of the cape and the floating.
Celina- It is cool.
Celina- I have eyes
Tobias- Eye balls but no iris yet
Celina- That’s me!
Celina- That’s photo me and that’s drawing me
Tobias- I don’t know, I think she’s adding colour just very very gently
Celina- Oh yeah it’s really subtle
Tobias- Skin tones
Turn on captions or visit my blog for a full transcript.

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Retro Beach Friendly Hairstyle Video Tutorial

May 8, 2013 by

It’s been a while since I was able to put together a video tutorial but I finally got to do a new hair tutorial! I totally love this style because once it’s in place it’s not going anywhere no matter how windy it is!

It was fun filming on the beach too!

Hope you guys enjoyed it ^_^

Transcript:
Finally a new video! I’ve made a lot of changes in my life recently and videos will return to being a weekly thing as of now. I’ll be starting a new beginners sewing series on the blog next week as well as an art series here. Hope you enjoy the video :)

Also I’m still trying to get in contact with the winner of my last competition so please check your inbox/channel walls to see if it was you! .
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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

Email: [email protected]
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Mail: PO BOX 372, Collins St West, VIC 8007, Australia

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Music: Garageband unless otherwise credited

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How To Do A Retro Beach Hairstyle

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Hello and welcome to another hair tutorial.
This one is a little bit special because we’re at the ocean!
We are at Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast.
For cute beach looks it’s best to have your hair up as it can get pretty windy!
This hairdo is kind of vintage and has lots and lots of rolls so let’s get started!
This view is a pretty good change right?
Pin your friend and take a small section of hair from the top of your head.
Brush your hair straight upwards and using a teasing comb, tease the backside of it.
The teasing is important otherwise the rolls will separate when you try to put them up.
So with this section of hair, roll it backwards until it forms a loop.
Tuck the ends inside and then pin it to your scalp.
You should have something along these lines.
Now for the hairspray!
This style requires a LOT of hairspray. I have a little mini one that I take with me on travels.
It’s pretty tiny but it packs a punch!
Grab a section of hair next to the first roll.
Pull it outwards and tease the back of it again.
Twist it about half way down.
Then fold it backwards so it forms a loop.
This time, just leave the ends hanging down and then pin it in place.
So now you have one middle loop and one side loop.
Repeat on the other side in the other direction.
Pull it up, tease, twist and fold into a loop.
Pin it in place and add hairspray.
You can never have too much hairspray especially at the beach!
Grab the rest of the hair on the side making sure you don’t have tails of the other loops that you already made.
Tease it.
Twist it.
And form another loop beneath the other ones till you have something like this.
Pin it in place.
Once this style is done, it’s not going anywhere no matter how windy it is!
Or if it decides to rain on your holiday like it always seems to on ours.
Repeat on the other side.
Tease, twist, loop and pin underneath the other loops.
From the back you’ve got this!
Speaking of, let’s do the back.
Grab a section at the top including the tails of the other two loops as well.
Or you could just leave it like this fo a different cute look.
Pull it upwards, tease and roll it forwards to form a loop.
Make sure you poke the tails of this one in.
Roll it so it’s just behind the first loop that you did and pin it in place.
Now separate the remaining hair into two sections.
And roll upwards.
Pin those bad boys in place.
You can do more loops here if you’d like but I was in a hurry so this was as far as I got.
The back doesn’t look great but my mirror was a shiny table surface so this was as good as it got!
Now pick a fringe!
You can tease it and pin for a quiff.
Roll it.
Or sweep it off to one side.
Or just curl it like I did.
The next thing you need is a scarf. Isn’t this nautical one cute?
Now tie it loosely around the rolls.
You don’t want to tie it too tightly or it will squish your rolls and come off at the beach.
A cute tropical flower to match my swimsuit and we’re done!
Except for hairspray… you can always use more hairspray.
Taadaa! Now that’s a hairstyle that’s not going anywhere no matter how windy it is!
We went down to the beach to see the rockpools at low tide, it was really cool!
It looks so cute and sunny here but it was actually storming and rainy for most of this.
You can see here, when I actually had a mirror I fixed the back of my hair right up.
And I added a couple more rolls.
Hope you guys enjoyed my holiday tutorial, thanks so much for watching and I’ll see you guys next week. Bye!

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How To Do A Faux Short Ponytail Hairstyle – Photo Tutorial

Mar 22, 2013 by

Time for another hair tutorial. This week I’m doing a faux mini ponytail!

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As usual, here is the video version of this style and the downloadable one is down the end!

I love having long hair but sometimes it’s nice to have short hair too. I don’t want to cut it so how can I have a little cute ponytail without the commitment of a cut? It’s actually pretty easy!

 

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How To Do A Big Puffy Bun Bear Ear Hairstyle… Thing

Mar 14, 2013 by

This week’s video is a tutorial on how to do some puffy bear/Minni Mouse/whatever you want to call it ears ^_^

The new video set up is quite fun to film in but the natural light coming through the back can make lighting very frustrating. It changes as the sun reflects off different buildings making even white balancing annoying. I love it so much but because of that I don’t think I’ll be able to film there often >_< Now I need to work out where I can film that’s not going to be effected by the stupid windows. Who knew having natural light would be a bad thing in this situation! (I can hear James saying “I told you so!”)

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

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How To Do A Big Puffy Bun Bear Ear Hairstyle Tutorial

Mar 12, 2013 by

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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

Email: [email protected]
Advertising: [email protected]
Mail: PO BOX 372, Collins St West, VIC 8007, Australia

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Music: Garageband unless otherwise credited

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Bear Ear Hairstyle Instructions:
Hello!
Time for another hair tutorial.
Today I’m doing something a little bit different.
This style is pretty out there but also pretty versatile.
I’ve seen some people calling it Minnie Mouse ears, others calling it bear ears, others calling it big double bun ear thing… ok that one was just me but that’s not the point.
Either way let’s get started.
First off, separate you hair into two sections and pin away your fringe.
So tie you hair up into really high ponytails like this.
The higher they are, the higher your ears will eventually be.
I find that this style is easiest to do if you’ve already straightened your hair first.
Straightened hair is just easier to get to sit the way that this hairstyle needs to.
These ears we want to be really big.
So once you hair your hair in the ponytails, pull them upwards and then tease around the base.
The teasing is what’s going to keep it all together eventually so you won’t have any weird gaps.
When I fold it like this you can see what I mean.
Without the teasing it would still work but it can be a lot harder to get a completely even gap free finish.
But if you do prefer not to tease your hair it’s definitely still possible.
After you’ve done the teasing give it a quick blast of hairspray to set and then grab another hair band.
Pull it over the ponytail and again depending on how stretchy your hair tie is.
Then only pull the ponytail half way through so you’ve got a big poufy bit sticking up now.
Grab the end of the ponytail and wrap it around the base.
What you’re doing here is obscuring the band.
Of course the ends of my hair are pink so it just makes it more obvious but if your hair is all one colour it works a lot better.
Fluff out the loop that you’ve got.
You can see because it’s teased it all stays together.
Fluff it out and pull the hair right around to the middle so it’s covering the band and forming a complete circle.
Then just pin it in place.
Now you just need to repeat on the other side. Tease at the base, hairspray, use a hair tie to form a loop.
Wrap the ends of the hair around to hide it.
Pull it around so it forms a huge bun and pin as many times as you need to.
Pretty cute!
As far as bear ears go, there are actually two versions of this.
A huge puffy one like this and a little one which is a little less crazy.
So if you want me to do a tutorial on that version let me know in the comments.
Once you’re all done with that all you need to do is give the whole thing another spray with hairspray.
Maybe add some cute little accessories and if you’ve got a fringe just style it as you would normally.
All done!
And pretty damn cute if I do say so myself.
That’s one gigantic puffy ear of some kind!
Lottie was super annoyed that I stole her favorite toy for filming this tutorial so she had to come and let you know what I jerk I was.
Here’s a very public apology, I’m sorry Lottie… I’m not really.
So whether you’re using this as bear ears, Minnie Mouse ears, I don’t know, squirrel ears or just big cute poufy buns, it’s really easy to do.
Hope you guys enjoyed this video, make sure you check out the blog post linked in the description for heaps more tutorials and if you enjoyed this video don’t forget to subscribe, like, comment, favorite or whatever you want to do.
Thanks so much for watching, bye!

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I’m Perfection Speckled Eyeliner – Illamasqua Transformation

Feb 19, 2013 by

I’m still catching up from our weekend in Canberra so I thought it would be nice to kick off the week with a video of a Transformation I took part in for Illamasqua’s new collection. I was invited last week so I could have a look through the new collection I’MPERFECTION. The premise of this collection is to celebrate all of the things we generally try to hide as imperfections.

Here is the video we made of the day, hope you enjoy!

I could really see myself wearing the speckle eyeliner again and there’s an extremely neat 1960′s style look using the b/w combination in the brochure which I want to recreate.

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How To Do An Overhead Braid Mini Ponytail – Hairstyle Photo Tutorial

Feb 15, 2013 by

I’m heading off to Canberra today so by the time you guys read this James and I will probably already be on the plane ^_^ I think this is the hairstyle I’ll be wearing today too!

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And here is the video version of the tutorial that I did quite some time ago.

 

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Neutral Make Up?! News And Updates- Morning Make Up

Feb 14, 2013 by

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Maybelline Eyestudio- Give me gold
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Mirenesse Secret Weapon Mascara
The Face Shop: Love Me white liner
Lashes: Tokyo Wink
Illamasqua Precision Ink Liner Abyss
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Neutral Eye Make Up Instructions!
It’s time for another edition of Morning Make Up where I do my make up and we chat!
And today we’re doing something a little bit different, well different for me anyway: Neutrals!
These are the products and brushes that I’m using today.
Starting of course, with your regular foundation routine.
Today I wore a bronze neutral look so let’s get started!
Clip your hair back. There’s a tutorial on my blog on how to make this particular little velcro clippy.
Apply a nice thick coat of mascara.
Those of you who are observant will probably notice that things are a little bit different in this video.
But let’s get to the make up first.
I’m using a white shimmer pencil just as a highlighter under the brows then smudging it out with a finger.
Then I’m just going to seal it in with a little bit of white shadow.
So what do you guys think of the new set up?
Now that I’ve given the whole house a make over, it seemed a shame not to use it!
I’m giving the whole lid a wash with some light gold shadow here to act as a base for all of the other shadows.
So I’m ditching the backdrop for now and we’re going to try some more tutorials here.
This set up is definitely a little bit different from my old one but hopefully it’s an improvement!
Next I’m using some darker bronze just to give some depth to the outer corner.
I’m applying it in a pointed “C” shape.

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How To Do Lady Rainicorn Nail Art – Adventure Time Tutorial

Feb 5, 2013 by

Yay! Today I’ll show you how to do the long awaited Lady Rainicorn nailart :D

I did these last year for Halloween to go with my Princess Bubblegum costume.

Here is a video tutorial tutorial and there’s a downloadable version at the bottom too!

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How To Make Glitter Sole Shoes- Craft Tutorial

Feb 2, 2013 by

I’ve done several glitter shoe tutorials before but this one has been on my list for quite some time. I love the look of shoes with brightly coloured soles so glitter is the perfect way to highlight that even more. For anyone who was wondering, the shoes are from DreamV and they are SUPER uncomfortable!

The trick to this version not requiring a top coat of anything is the kind of glue used. I use wash n wear fabric glue but any non-water soluble fabric glue will work fine. If you decide to use a PVA or regular white craft glue keep in mind that they are only going to be water resistant, not water proof. You will also need to top coat with more glue in that case as they are weaker glues. There’s a tutorial for how to glitter sneakers that way over here. 

This is the first craft video we’ve shot using the DLSR and I’m really happy with the new set up so far, it was a lot more work so if you enjoyed it share it and let me know! Now I’m just waiting for my new lights to get here so I can do even more things like this without needing to wait for the sun! :D

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Speed Painting Miss Lottie

Jan 31, 2013 by

After almost a year since the last one of these painting videos I find myself getting back into painting… again.. again?

I tend to only paint when I am relaxed and have lots of time so it doesn’t happen too often. I like to find the perfect tv show or video game that can occupy my mind while I paint. We’ve just finished playing Assassin’s Creed Revelations and to be honest it kind of sucked and I didn’t find it as inspiring as the previous two. So we started playing #2 again last night and I’m already in the mood to get out the water colours!

I think I’ll continue my series of portraits of inspiring people online as well as some other cute things… or realistically I’ll just keep doing portraits of Lottie XD I have a one track mind!

I was considering putting together a few basic tutorials on very beginners techniques for water colours so if you have any questions leave them in the comments!

 

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After almost a year since the last one of these painting videos I find myself getting back into painting… again.. again? I tend to only paint when I am relaxed and have lots of time so it doesn’t happen to often these days. I am definitely very out of practice with my painting but I would love to continue this series so I can improve more. I’m feeling a bit inspired though so who knows, maybe I’ll be able to do some more!
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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How To Paint A Pomeranian Puppy.
Today I am sketching my puppy Lottie.
She has been featuring a lot in my Bergamot comics lately.
This is just a quick sketch so I started with pencils.
Then outlined it in pen.
When I started filling it in with a cream wash, the real puppy started getting interested!
I added some shading and a little red for the blush.
I then added in some background in purple.
And a couple of other details.
She’s pretty goofy in real life too!
Then it was time for the ultimate test of skill.
Does the real thing like it?
That’s a pretty resounding no.
Thanks anyway Lottie! I’ll do better next time and bribe you to life it with treats!
Artistic fail!
Thanks for watching!

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How To Make Glitter Sole Shoes – Craft Tutorial

Jan 30, 2013 by

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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How to do glittered shoe soles.
Good morning!
Today I’m going to show you how to glitter some epic shoes!
Let’s get started!
I like to set up all of my supplies before I’ve started.
There’s something worse than realising you’ve forgotten something half way through.
You need fabric glue, glitter and a paint brush.
Start off by cleaning off the area you want to glitter.
With a small paint brush and glue paint a horizontal line to define where you want the glitter to end.
You don’t want to do the entire sole because it will just come off when you walk and it can make the surface a bit uneven.
You wouldn’t want to fall over when you’re out wearing something this high.
Now fill in the rest of the area with glue.
It’s very important that you use a glue that is not water soluble.
I’m using wash and wear fabric glue which is really great for this kind of thing.
You don’t want to leave a trail of glitter behind you every time it rains.
Time for my favorite part: the glitter waterfall.
Pour it all over the glue, no need to be careful here.
You can use any kind of glitter you like but I thought the gold would go really well with the leopard print!
You’ll notice that I’m doing all of this on top of some sheets of A4 paper, this is important and you’ll see why at the end.
Give everything a big shake to get rid of excess glitter.
Take that shoes, this is for my toes!
How can you look so pretty but be so painful!
Because I’m using such a strong glue these won’t need a top coat.
If you’re using something along the lines of PVA glue you will need to top coat it.
There is another tutorial on my blog with techniques for those kinds of glues.
Now remember the paper?
Once you’re done simply fold it up and pour the glitter back into the bag.
Cleaning up glitter can be a real pain but this makes it super quick.
Leave them to dry overnight or however long your glue requires.
Now let’s get back to the shoes.
Run your finger along the sides to clear away any glitter that may have stuck to the sides.
Then using a brush, dust away any excess glitter.
You probably wouldn’t want to use this brush on your face again unless you’re a big fan of a super glitter look!
Make sure you brush them quite hard or else you’ll be leaving a train of glitter everywhere.
Now you’re ready for a night on the town or maybe just looking your best to do some groceries.
Either way!
Hope that was a useful tutorial.
Please check out the blog posts linked in the description for more tutorials and other posts and thanks so much for watching.
Bye!

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Vintage Rolled Vintage Hairstyle Photo Tutorial

Jan 25, 2013 by

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Yay for more hairstyles :D This one is a big rolled vintagey style. I did a video on this one quite a while ago which is at the bottom of the post along with the downloadable version!

Let’s get into it, start with brushed hair.

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You will need a hair sausage or something which can be put in the middle of the roll to pad it out. I did a tutorial a while ago on how to make your own sausage so check that out over here.

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Start by brushing your hair backwards leaving a small section on either side of your face.

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Decide roughly where you want the end result to sit on your head.

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Gently hold the hair up like this:

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If you don’t have a hair sausage you can use pretty much anything in that shape. Even a couple of clean socks rolled up will do ;)

Flip the ends of the hair over the sausage like this:

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Gently roll the sausage and hair towards your head.

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And it should end up like this:

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Fluff out the sides so it covers the sausage completely. Pin it in place using bobby pins.

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Now give it a a decent helping of hair spray.

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Next curl the sections of hair you left down at the front.

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You can leave them down like this as a softer version of the look.

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Otherwise you can just fold the hair up so it follows the same curve of the roll and pin in place. It should hide the ends of the sausage completely.

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Now just style your fringe.

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As a finishing touch I like to add a some flowers at the top of the roll or a string of pearls.

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All done!

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This is a great style for summer as it keeps the hair off your neck.

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For those of you who prefer videos here it is! I’ve been having some technical issues with embedding videos so if it doesn’t show up just leave me a comment and I’ll get it up again >_<

 

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Bunny and Pearl iPhone 5 Case Decoden

Jan 21, 2013 by

Just a quick video while I edit the rest of my backlog. A lot of people asked for a tutorial on how I did the decoden on my phone case so this time I actually filmed a video and included the basics. Spreading the glue out like this is the quickest technique but it’s a lot neater if you place a dot of glue on each jewel as you go. .
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How to make a decoden bling bunny phone case.
Today I’ll show you guys how I made my decoden iPhone case.
It’s Spring themed and uses a Bergamot Bunny charm.
First lay the main design out so you can see how it looks.
Mix equal parts of epoxy glue.
Make sure to mix it evenly.
Cover the backs of the large piece and glue down.
Draw small lines of glue down from the small flowers and add mini green jewels as stems.
Repeat with the taller flowers and larger green jewels.
You can either place lines of glue or dot each jewel with glue as you place it.
Do the largest flower with even larger jewels.
Add some small lines of mini green jewels randomly as grass.
Now flip to the other end and go all around the edges and camera hole with pearls.
Now it’s just a matter of filling everything in with more pearls.
Work from the outside into the middle.
Try to only do small sections at a time.
You can move the last few pearls around so everything fits nicely and there are no gaps.
Allow to dry and it’s done.
That’s it! Just let it dry properly overnight.
DONE!
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and thanks for watching!

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How I Blinged My iPhone 5

Jan 21, 2013 by

The last few times I’ve posted about deco-ing my iPhone there have been a lot of requests for tutorials. I’ve done a lot of deco tutorials over the years but I’ve never been able to do a video because usually deco-ing the thing that I film with XD

This time however I was just doing a case so I filmed the whole thing on my phone. YAY!

The video is below but here are some tips and answers to questions I get quite a lot:

What glue are you using?

2 part 5 minute epoxy. You can buy it at any hardware store, this one is from Daiso.

How long does this take?

Depending on the complexity it usually only takes a few hours.

Where do you buy the parts?

Bergamot Charms are available through my Etsy store. I buy locally at junk stores, sometimes I buy from ebay, Full Moon Deco is great for parts and run by a super nice lady.

Where did you get the clear case?

Ebay.

How are you picking up the pearls/jewels?

I use either a cuticle stick with a tiny bit of water on the end for tiny jewels or reverse tweezers for regular ones.

How long does it last?

If you use epoxy it will last a very good while especially if you take care of it. I’ve had things (cameras mostly) which have lasted for years.

What if I make a mistake?

Don’t deco directly to an item if you are worried about making mistakes, put down a layer of clear contact first. You can easily remove contact if you don’t like the final design.


It’s kind of cool seeing all of this in fast motion! If you have any other questions feel free to leave them in the comments :D

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Snowflake Nailart and Simple Every Day Make Up

Dec 24, 2012 by

Today’s Morning Make Up is simple and good for every day looks. It’s basically my go to style which involves minimal effort. I love looking good but I’m so lazy in the mornings XD

It’s still Winter in my mind so here’s another very basic nail video featuring some snowflakes!

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Simple Snowflakes Winter Nail Art

Dec 19, 2012 by

Here’s some extremely basic snowflake nailart. I really need to get better lighting for these videos. This one’s not really a full tutorial but I’ve been filming what I do with my nails as I grow them out slowly! .
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Snowflake nail art instructions.
Hello!
Today I’ll show you how I do some very simple snowflake nail art.
Start by painting a base coat alternating fingers in silver and light blue.
The light blue I had was very plain so I added a sparklier coat to it too.
Using a nail pen or thing brush, paint white snow flakes randomly all over the nails.
Each snow flake is made up of 3 lines crossing over in the middle with arrows on the end and arrows between the stems.
Make sure to keep the lines quite thin or else it will be hard to tell what the snowflake actually is.
You can alternate the designs slightly on each fingers to keep it interesting.
I gave some of the snowflakes extra crosses and some of them had little hearts on the end, all kinds of things like that.
Once it’s completely dry, give everything a nice top coat.
Don’s press too hard or the snowflakes might run a bit.
These snowflakes make a perfect winter manicure.
Or if you’re like me, and you’re somewhere that it’s extremely Summery at the moment, you can use them to dream about next Winter.
Hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!
Bye!

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Side Ponytail With A Twist and Pink School OOTD

Dec 17, 2012 by

It feels like I’ve been doing a lot of outfit videos lately but they are so much fun! I feel like you can get a better sense of how an outfit really works in a video.

Today’s is a pink school-ish number. I wore it when James’ parents were visiting. We played pool and I cheated won fairly because of my awesome skill.

An easy hair tutorial too, this one is good for summer and even better if you like braids but can’t work out how to do them around the head! It’s a basic side ponytail but the back is all twisted!

Vlog Time!!

Day 10- Christmas decorating and shipping fail. December vlogs day 10

Day 11- Boyfriend Does My Make Up Tag – December Vlogs Day 11

Day 12- Lottie The Pomeranian Practices Her Tricks! December vlogs

Day 13- I’m sick! December vlogs

Day 14- Interpretive Dance

Day 15- Stir Crazy!!!! December Vlogs Day

Day 16- Modifying An iPhone 4 Headphone Case- December vlogs day

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Simple Everyday Style – Morning Make Up

Dec 16, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style features my simple every day style. It’s no fuss and goes well when I want that extra 10 minutes sleep in :D .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Morning Make Up Instructions

Welcome to another edition of Morning Make Up where I do my make up and we chat.
Today’s look is simple for everyday.
I’m up early today because both James’ and my parents are visiting.
Foundation first as usual though.
A little highlighter under the brow and a wash of champagne shimmer over the whole lid.
I’m totally not a morning person!
Then a dot of white in the middle of the eye.
It takes me a good couple of hours to get my brain away even with tea.
A tiny bit of pale pink on the outer corner next to give some definition.
I tend to go to bed very late though so it kind of makes up for sleeping in… so I keep telling myself anyway!
I’m pretty sure that if I keep telling myself that enough it’s true right?
Blending it all together!
Today we’re taking James and my parents around Melbourne.
Mascara next!
James’ Dad is a huge Collingwood supporter so they are going to go catch a game too.
I don’t have a football team which is very un-Melbourne of me.
Some thin liquid liner with a wing.
While they’re out I think the rest of us will find somewhere nice to eat!
Today I was awake enough to put on some lashes but if I’m too sleepy I won’t bother.
I’m really bad at being a tour guide though, I never know where to take visitors.
We usually just take people to the same places over and over again.
It’s kind of boring, you know… so here’s our McDonalds…
A little blush to make me look more awake!
I think we’ll probably just end up at the claw machines.
Add some lippy and I’m all done!
We’ve lived here for 2 years and I still don’t know where anything is it’s kind of sad.
And we’re all done.
It’s pretty but it’s still quite subtle.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!
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Side Ponytail With A Twist Hairstyle Tutorial

Dec 14, 2012 by

This is a simple way to jazz up a plain side ponytail. .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Side Ponytail With A Twist Hairstyle Instructions
Good morning!
Today’s hairstyle tutorial is a side ponytail with a twist… literally.
Brush you hair over to one side.
Grab a small piece from the other side and twist it upwards.
Keep twisting backwards and as you go, grab small pieces of hair from the bottom and include them in the twist.
From the back it should look like this.
Continue twisting all the way to the other side until you reach your ear then pin it in place.
You want the twist around half way up your head.
If the twist doesn’t hold, you can add a couple of extra pins along the way.
Tie all of the hair into a ponytail.
Tie it around 5cm lower than you want the finished product then push it upwards.
This will make it puffy above the band and it will look more interesting.
Add a cute flower an you’re done.
It’s a little bit more interesting than a regular side ponytail but still nice and classic.
Hope this was a useful video.
Please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and photo tutorials.
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Peach Eye Make Up and 4 Fun Fringe Styles

Dec 10, 2012 by

In the spirit of trying some new things I decided to give the peach colours from my 88 palette a spin :D Morning Make Up with peach!

I started off making a video on my tips for keeping your fringe nice in Melbourne’s insane weather and instead I got a bit carried away and did a video with 4 fringe styles XD

Time for the vlogs!

Day 7- Photoshoot!

Day 8- Walking Lottie!

Day 9- Shopping and Heatwave!

Hope you all had a good weekend! ^_^

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4 Fun Fringe Hairstyle Tutorials

Dec 5, 2012 by

I was playing around with my fringe while filming a tutorial on my basic style and I did a couple of other styles too so I thought I would include them. This video has some tips on how I keep my fringe looking good in Melbourne’s weather. .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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4 Fun Fringe Hairstyle Instructions.

Hello!
Today’s video is all about different ways to style your fringe.
At the moment, I have a straight block fringe with layers framing my face to just below my chin.
For fringe styling I used my brush, teasing comb, hair spray and a straightener.
I also spray with heat protector before I style to prevent as much damage as possible
The first style I’m trying is a puffy curled almost retro roll.
So I split the hair into 3 sections.
Grab the middle section and hold it straight outwards.
Run the straightener down it and at the end curl it sharply underneath.
It make take a few goes to make it even.
Let it cool in the shape and then run a comb through it.
You can see how severe the curl is at the end.
Fan the middle section out until it reached both the other sides.
Angle the straightener at 45 degrees and then curl the side sections in the same way.
Make sure that you curl them inwards towards your face, they should match up with the angle of the middle part.
And that’s one look done!
The more severely you curl the middle under, the more it will stick out and look like it’s a 1950′s school girl style.
The next look is my every day look.
It uses the same technique on the middle section to begin with and then I straighten the sides instead of curling them.
To keep it in place all day in Melbourne’s wind I use hairspray.
Then I lightly tease the underside of the middle, I do the teasing in a couple of sections to make sure I get it all and there’s no weird gaps.
It looks pretty silly at this point.
Then I smooth the top back down with the comb and hairspray it again.
When I’m combing, I’m just lightly pulling it down, not going through the whole way so the teasing isn’t ruined.
Not even Melbourne’s wind can move this now!
Taadaa!
If the wind does destroy my fringe, I just do a side part like this.
The curl under the bottom makes a really cute side swept look.
And it’s much more wind friendly.
Lastly, for something completely different, here are some Farrah flicks!
Do a side part and then angle the straightener at 45 degrees.
This time curl away from your face.
It’s much easier to do the side with the most hair in small sections like this.
And you want a gentle flick away from the face.
The more you rotate the straightener, the bigger the flicks will be.
It looks a bit weird with the ponytail but imagine it with a full head of curls and flicks, it would be epic 1970′s style!
So there you have it, a couple of different ways to style your fringe!
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials!
Thanks so much for watching!
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Summer Daisy Nails, Lottie and Ocean OOTD

Dec 3, 2012 by

Here’s an OOTD which was filmed back when it was cold, the ocean makes it look so nice and summery but it was SOOOOO cold! I really like this outfit though so it was worth the cold haha!

In something a little more actual-summerish here’s a very simple daisy manicure. I’ve been filming things I’ve been doing with my nails while growing them out, while they’re not complete step by step tutorials I figured seeing it done couldn’t hurt!

And Lottie, I’m glad I’m actually doing these regularly now. She looks so different since these were shot though, it’s crazy how fast she’s grown!


Hope you all had a good weekend! ^_^

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Peach Eyes – Morning Make Up

Dec 2, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style features some peach shadow that I wanted to try out. I love trying different styles and this one turned out quite prettily. Normally I steer away from orange tones but this is starting to change my mind! .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Peach make up instructions!

Welcome to another edition of Morning Make Up where I do my make up and we chat!
Today’s look is a colour I don’t usually wear: coral!
Start with foundation as usual.
I’m on a kick trying new things at the moment!
I didn’t really know where I was going with this one so I just started with some mascara.
Today’s new thing is coral coloured eyeshadow.
I was trying out this new pearly shimmy 88 Palette.
I did a light cream wash over the lip and a little under the brow as a highlighter.
I love these huge palettes so much.
There is just so much variety in the looks you can make with them.
They are fantastic to keep at home.
I applied the bright pop of coral on the outer corner.
I could honestly ditch the rest of my eyeshadows in favor of one big one like this.
I added a little darker coral to the outer half of the lash line.
I’m trying out different crafts at the moment too which has been fun.
Then I blended it all together.
I tried doing come interesting bleaching patterns on some old clothes which turned out awesomely!
I was quite surprised because I thought they were going to suck!
I lined thinly with black liner.
And after I’ve been crocheting this gigantic shag rug for out lounge because we can’t afford a real one!
I added a long wing as an after thought.
I wasn’t sure the rug would turn out well but I’m almost half way and I love it!
While I was deciding what to do next I added some pink lipstick.
Do you guys try new things often?
Or do you stick with the same things you know?
Then I added some 3/4 lashes.
I think trying new things is really the best part about life.
It didn’t look quite finished so I brought some of the coral down on to the lower lash line.
Next on my to try list are some new nail art designs.
And a little bit of the light colour on the inner corner.
Now that I’m growing out my natural nails, I should be able to do them more often!
And some blush…
A little lipgloss and that’s done!
Let me know if you have any ideas what I should try next.
See, trying new things is good, I actually ended up really liking this look.
I hope this was a useful video, check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.
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Short Nails Summer Daisy Nail Art

Nov 28, 2012 by

Just a quick easy video on daisy nails. It’s not really a full tutorial but I’ve been filming my nails as I grow them out slowly! .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Daisy Nail Art Instructions!
Today I thought I’d do some fun Spring themed nail art.
I’ll be doing some daisies.
Paint a base coat alternating fingers in light green and yellow.
You may need a few coats but it should look something like this.
I’ll be drawing the daisies with a pen from The Face shop.
You can also use a regular thin brush.
Start by drawing a line then make several intersecting lines.
If you keep the lines thin, they will form cute little flowers.
Draw the little flowers all over the nails.
Keep it random.
Remember that the lines don’t need to be completely straight or even and you can do different sized flowers by starting with different sized lines.
Here’s a nice close up so you can see some of the details better.
So start with one line.
Then add a cross.
Then diagonals.
Then fill in all the little gaps between.
I like to make the petals a little bit wobbly too because it gives a cute effect.
Add a little bright yellow dot to the middle of each flower.
Now you just need to top coat it once it’s all dry and you’re good to go.
Pretty and very Spring-ish
Hope this was a useful video. Check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.
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Using a Crimper For Volume and Lazy Day Make Up

Nov 26, 2012 by

It’s really starting to warm up here. The hotter it gets, the lazier I get XD

Inspired by that, here is my ultimate lazy day make up!

And in another lazy-ish style, here’s how I use a crimper to get some volume at the top of my head. It’s easy and it lasts really well. Good alternative to teasing for simple styles!

And as if that wasn’t enough, here’s the laziest vlog ever :D We went to Werribee Open Range Zoo so here are some super cute animals! You know how much I love Meerkats!

And here’s two Lottie videos because I love seeing her as a puppy like this!

Hope you all had a good weekend! ^_^

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How To Use A Crimper For Extra Volume Hairstyle Tutorial

Nov 21, 2012 by

Crimpers maybe belong back in the 90′s but they can be used slightly more selectively to create lots of volume around the top of the head. .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Use A Crimper For Extra Volume Instructions!
Good morning.
Today’s video is on how to use a crimper to get some extra volume!
I got this crimper quite a while ago but never used it until recently.
Clip away the very top section of your hair.
Apply heat protector to the roots.
Take a very thin section from one side and crimp for around 10 seconds right at the roots.
Flip it out of the way and repeat the process with a section underneath it.
You can see the zigzag pattern that the crimper leaves.
And one more under that.
When you bring them all back they will be super puffy.
The more sections you crimp, the more volume you’ll get.
Repeat on the other side.
The zigzags give volume and because they are at the roots they are hidden by the hair on top of them.
You can vary the technique a bit depending on the finished hairstyle you want.
Just remember to leave enough un-crimped hair at the top to cover all of the crimped pieces.
Don’t forget the back too!
The are where you want to crimp will change depending on where your part is or which sections will be visible on the final look.
Shake out the hair and separate all of the crinkles with your fingers.
Hairspray if needed.
Super volume!
The volume also lasts for quite a long time because the crimps will last as long as your hair normally takes heat styling.
I hope this was a useful video.
Please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and a photo tutorial.
Thanks so much for watching!
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12 School Friendly Hairstyles and Rose Garden OOTD

Nov 19, 2012 by

The first video today is another request. I get many comments and emails asking for school appropriate hairstyles and looks. It’s a bit hard to answer because every school has different rules. When I was at school the thing I worried about the most was sleeping in slightly more XD With that in mind I made a video with 12 different styles which are quick, simple and don’t require much explanation. Really they’re basic styles just jazzed up a bit using hair accessories. Really, accessories are the key here to make these plain looks more interesting!

Next some cute Lottie goodness!

Next up is a rose themed outfit of the day video. I really enjoy making these :D We filmed this one in the state rose garden, so pretty there!

Now some more footage from the family visit! This pretty much wraps it up from the visit :D

Hope you all had a good weekend! ^_^

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Lazy Days – Morning Make Up

Nov 18, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style features my basic look for days when I’m super lazy. Days like this I really want just quick make up with very little fuss. .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Lazy Days – Morning Make Up Instructions

Welcome to another edition of Morning Make Up where I do my make up and we chat.
Today’s look is what I do when I’m having a lazy day.
This is my ultimate lazy day style.
And starting with a bare face today and everything.
Moisturiser is definitely a must!
I love getting dressed up but there are some times when it’s just not practical.
Then some BB Cream next.
For days like this (or when I really just can’t be bothered) I like to do a simpler style.
I think so long as you have a good base and a little definition around your eyes it looks pretty good and it’s really quick.
I used a light cream all over the lid.
The light colour really brightens up the eyes.
And it’s amazing the difference it just makes even with this.
Some highlighter under the brow.
When I’m in a rush I can do this in around 5 minutes.
I add a tiny touch of bronze at the outer corner.
This gives a little definition to the eyes.
Then blend it out completely.
It becomes a really light shadow which creates depth.
I think the blending probably takes the most time overall.
Mascara!
When I’m not wearing false lashes I like to pile it on haha!
I’m quite guilty of that.
Lots of mascara.
Sometimes I won’t bother with liner but today I felt energetic.
Lazily energetic haha!
I think that’s the best kind of energetic.
I pretty much always wing it out.
the wing makes me look more awake and bright.
Depending on the shape of your eye and the angle of the wing you can get really cool effects.
A pretty pink lip gloss is always a must!
Having breakfast while I do my make up haha!
Classy!
I was actually in a hurry this day.
Done!
And with time to spare!
This is about as plain as I get.
It’s still a little bit pretty but it’s quite relaxed.
Of course, if I’m feeling really lazy I just put my glasses on to hide my eyes more.
BAM! Done!
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks for watching.
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12 Easy Hairstyles For School

Nov 14, 2012 by

I get requests all the time for hair tutorials which can be worn at school. It’s a hard request because all schools have different rules about what can be worn and what can’t. So here is a bunch of ideas to inspire you. They aren’t full tutorials but you can get the generally idea. Pretty much all of them are just simple styles jazzed up with cute accessories. .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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12 Easy Hairstyles For School Instructions
Hello!
Today’s tutorial is a mish-mash of a lot of different styles suitable for school!
I get a lot of requests for school appropriate hairstyles.
It’s a little hard though because every school has different rules.
My answer: put on a cute headband… done!
Seriously though, here are a bunch of real ideas.
1.
First up is an easy way to wear a headband a little bit differently.
Pull two pieces of hair in front of the ears forward.
Put on the headband and then twist the pieces backwards and pin them at the back of the head.
You can also skip the headband with this style and add a pretty bow or flower to cover the pin.
Cute and a bit more interesting than a plain headband.
#2
Next we have a simple style which is suited to Summer or being a bit more active.
For a quick clean look, tease your fringe upwards and then brush it back.
Pop a headband over it and then smooth down.
This one is very quick and great for keeping hair off your face in the Summer heat.
#3.
This is a messy twist on regular plaits.
Divide your hair in half and then plait half way down.
Tie it off then puff out the plaits so they are really puffy.
One done and then repeat on the other side.
You want to keep the plaits fairly loose as you’re going and start the plait a little further away from the ear than you would a tight plait.
This will give you lots of extra hair to puff it up and make it look messy.
#4
This style is a simple high half ponytail but it’s off to one side for extra cuteness.
Grab a small section of hair at the top of your head.
This style works best if you leave quite a bit of hair at the bottom.
Brush it to one side and then tie into a ponytail.
Add a pretty flower and that’s pretty much it!
My solution to jazzing up most plain hairstyles is to add a flower, bow or ribbon.
Super creative.
#5
This lower side ponytail is a little more elegant.
Pull all your hair over one side to your ear.
Tie up and add a flower.
I like to tie it just below my ear and then pull the band up to make it puff out.
Even a plain side ponytail looks better with a flower.

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High Messy Bun Tutorial and Red and Black Eye Make Up

Nov 12, 2012 by

It’s round up day today!

I have another matching set of videos. This time it’s the look I used when we filmed at the ocean. First is the Morning Make Up video featuring the red and black eye look. It’s nice and dark and quite versatile!

Then the hair style tutorial from the same look. I do love matching sets! The hair for this look is a big messy high bun.

Lastly, every year James and his brother Kris have an arm wrestling competition. It’s full of brotherly smack talk XD Enjoy!

Hope you all had a good weekend! ^_^

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Messy High Bun Hairstyle Tutorial

Nov 7, 2012 by

This style can be casual or dressy depending on the accessories you pair with it. It’s a fun hairstyle to do for Spring or Summer! .
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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Messy High Bun Hairstyle Instructions.
The tutorial I’m doing today is a fun style with two messy buns high up on my head.
Enjoy!
Brush out your hair and separate into halves.
Brush the sections up into two high ponytails.
Fluff out one side with your hands so it’s a bit messy.
Grab the top half of it and scrunch it up so it sits above the hairband.
It should be fluffy and messy.
Pin in place.
Once secure, scrunch up the second section of hair and pin it just below the hair band.
Again it should be quite messy.
If you need help with the scrunching, sometimes it’s easier to do this if your hair has been curled first.
For this style I prefer to leave it straight though so I can have some straight bits hanging down.
So you can see here, a few strands poking down completes the messy look.
But it looks cute with curls too.
Now repeat on the other side.
Fluff up, scrunch and pin.
Doing the top half first.
If you want more volume in the buns, you can tease the hair near the band before you scrunch it up.
The scrunching can take a few tries to get the hang of and it will come out differently every time.
It’s quite unpredictable.
Hairspray it all in place, pin any loose parts and fix up your fringe.
Done!
You should be able to feel how secure it is with the pins on your head.
Give your head a shake and see if it comes out.
This style is good for hiding regrowth at the front but not so much at the back!
You could add some cute accessories like a bow or a hair tie or small things like that. I like to add small clip in roses.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.
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Spotted OOTD and a Braided Mini Ponytail

Nov 5, 2012 by

Phew it’s been a big week this week!

First video in an OOTD, this one features one of the dresses I got from DreamV. I think I might take it apart and make it a shirt/skirt combo because it’s a bit big and long as a dress so I can’t wear it without a belt :D

And another OOTD which features a pink formal gown I was sent. I feel like a princess in it XD

Next is  a hair tutorial which was originally  in an OOTD post and was requested. It’s a mini high ponytail with a braid leading up to it.

And a while ago our family all came to visit at once. My Mum lives in Melbourne but all of James’ family plus my Dad came down on the same weekend. Many hijinks ensued XD

Hope you all had a good weekend! ^_^

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Dark Red And Black – Morning Make Up

Nov 4, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style features red and black, it’s a much darker look than I usually wear but I’ve been experimenting with some fun rock styles! It’s lots of fun to try something new every now and then! .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Dark Red And Black Morning Make Up Instructions.
Time for another random Morning Make Up video in which I do my make up and we chat.
Today is a very dark black and red to match the tartan dress I was wearing.
Foundation first as usual and then I started with some mascara.
I’m so tired.
I applied a wing of black shadow to the outer corners of my eyes.
I haven’t been sleeping well at all.
I brought the black down to the lower lash line.
I keep having the worst nightmares and they keep me up all night
Next I added a bright red over the black and brought it in to cover the middle of the lid.
It’s so frustrating because I can’t work out what’s causing them!
Do you guys have nightmares much? It really sucks.
I hurt my shoulder a while ago too which makes it awkward to sleep on so maybe that’s what’s waking me up too.
I filled in the rest of the lid in using a peach shade.
Being tired all the time makes me very grumpy and snappy.
After that it was time for a hell of a lot of blending.
James has nightmares too sometimes but his are about taking tests at school!
Next was a little highlighter which also softened the edges a bit.
My nightmares tend to be completely ridiculous situations.
I applied black pencil liner to the bottom waterline.
They are usually funny when I wake up but scary while I’m still asleep!
Then I applied a thick winged line of liquid liner to the top.
I brought it down to the lower lash line a little too.
Any tops for getting rid of nightmares? I could really use some.
Then I repeated it on the other side.
I can’t live on this little sleep!
Then I added some false lashes.
Or maybe I’ll just start drinking lots and lots of coffee and never sleep! I’ll be vibrating off the walls.
This is such a bold look that I just used a little nude lipstick and gloss on top.
If face in this video, I kind of look like I’m falling asleep a bit now.
All done! I look pretty tired because I haven’t been sleeping well but it’s a really pretty look and I’d like to try it again when my eyes are a bit less puffy.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!
Night night!

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Braided Mini Ponytail Hairstyle Tutorial

Oct 31, 2012 by

This tutorial was requested from an old outfit video. It’s a great starting point for lots of other styles too! .
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Braided Mini Ponytail Hairstyle Instructions!
Hello!
Today’s video is a tutorial which was requested from an outfit post that I did a little while ago.
This style is a small overhead braid ending in a mini ponytail.
Basic knowledge of how to braid will be needed for this tutorial.
Grab a section of hair from the top of your head and pin out of the way.
Tie the rest of your hair out of the way so it doesn’t get caught up.
Pin your fringe too and then release the top section.
Take a small section from the top on one side and begin the braid.
Continue the braid all the way over to the other side of the head until you run out of hair.
Keep the sections fairly loose so they are a bit puffy.
You don’t want it to sit too flat on the head otherwise it will be too hard to see.
Tie it up into a ponytail.
unpin and brush out the rest of your hair.
In the outfit of the day video this is from, I wore it with a front quiff but it’s just as cute with it down.
I like to add a flower for a spring look.
You can also pull the braid out a bit more to make it even puffier.
I think braids like this work best with slightly unwashed hair or you can use some sea salt spray to give them texture and make them super puffy.
Done!
This style is very cute for summer or winter but I prefer it in the warmer months.
I hope this was a useful video. Please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and a photo tutorial.
Thanks so much for watching!
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Puppy Introduction and Finally a Curly One Sided Updo Tutorial! Also Kiss Nail Sticker!

Oct 29, 2012 by

Round up time!

First up my favorite video of all time because it features Miss Lottie!


This tutorial has been requested for aaaages and honestly I’m not sure why I didn’t do it earlier, it’s so easy XD So here’s my all time favorite hairstyle, the big curly one sided thing… it really needs a catchier name -_-’

This week I played with the first set of Kiss Nail Stickers which were given to me by the lovely Sefie! I preferred these to the other vinyl ones I’ve tried which had a tendency to peel off and the designs are very blingy :D

Following on form Zombies last week, here is the behind the scenes video! It’s pretty funny, well the dancing is XD This is what usually happens on our photo shoots haha!

Hope you all had a good weekend! ^_^

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Curly One Sided Hairstyle Tutorial

Oct 24, 2012 by

This is one of my most requested tutorials ever XD It really is easier than it looks so hopefully the video explains everything well! .
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Curly One Sided Hairstyle Instructions
Hello! Today’s tutorials has been one of my most requested styles.
The big one sided up do curly thingamajig.
Start by applying heat protector and brushing it completely through the hair.
Use whatever method you prefer to curl the ends of your hair. I personally prefer either a straightener or a mini straightener.
Time fast forward to completely curled hair!
Clip your fringe away so it doesn’t get in the way of what we’re going to do next.
Flip your head over and lightly brush the hair straight over the head to the other side.
Pin it in place at the back so the curls stay over the one side.
I prefer to brush very lightly so I don’t remove any volume as it comes over.
Pin it at the top here too.
Bring a handful of curls up to the top and pin them in a bunch at the top of the head.
You’re pinning them over the top of the place you first pinned if that makes sense.
For extra side volume, grab bunches of the curls and pin them to the side of the head.
This style turns out a bit different every single time because it’s very unpriced.
Hairspray the whole thing in place and if you need to puff it up, you can tease the underside.
Now just curl the ends of your fringe under so they sit well with the rest of the look.
Add a pretty bunch of flowers, a bow or something else to decorate and you’re all finished.
One of my all time favorite hair styles and it’s much easier to do than it looks!
I really love styles like this, they look so complicated.
But I’m a very lazy person and I like to sleep in so the less effort the better.
Hopefully that explained it all fairly clearly.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the descriptions for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!
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Zombie OOTD and How To Get Mermaid Hair Without A Crimper!

Oct 22, 2012 by

What a weird mix of videos this week XD

First up we have a Halloweenish Zombie video! It’s an Outfit Of The Day and the outfit is a little plain but there’s a Celina shaped Zombie in the background :D Seriously go check out her blog/channel because she’s got an awesome video on the make up!

And next is something slightly more… traditional? Mermaid waves! These were quite popular last year but I’m still seeing people wearing them especially in wig form. This version is quick and doesn’t require a crimper which is good!

And then here’s a vlog from the day we went to the pier to film some videos together!

Hope you all had a good weekend! ^_^

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Kiss Nail Stickers

Oct 21, 2012 by

The lovely Seffie gave me these cute nail stickers so I decided to give them a try! They are thicker than some of the other stickers I’ve tried but they stuck a lot better too. It’s not really a full tutorial but I’ve been filming my nails as I grow them out slowly! .
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Kiss nail art sticker instructions.
Kiss nails are another brand of those popular nail stickers.
Stick them on quickly, have a cute design for a while and then peel them off with very little effort.
Pick the closest fit for your nail, peel off the sticker.
Press on to the nail starting at the middle and smoothing outwards so there are no air bubbles.
The instructions say to rile off the excess but I found this to be very time consuming.
Instead I opted to snip the extra with some clippers then file the edge a little bit.
The 3D designs that come with these make them a little more interesting than some of the other nail stickers I’ve seen recently.
And that’s it, just repeat on every single nail.
So I think this is a great option for those who don’t have time to do their own nail art.
There’s no drying time which is great.
And there’s no chance of bumping it later.
And if you need to, you can easily just peel it off for school or work later with no fuss at all.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.
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Mermaid Waves Without A Crimper Hairstyle Tutorial

Oct 17, 2012 by

A quick tutorial on how to get those cute mermaid style waves which are so popular these days. This version is much quicker than using a crimper. .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Mermaid Waves Without A Crimper Hairstyle Instructions.

Today’s hair tutorial is all about getting those mermaid style mini waves without having to use a crimper.
Brush you hair and add some head protector.
Divide each half into top and bottom sections.
Clip the top one away.
Tightly plait the section all the way to the bottom.
You can do this with a crimper too but it’s quicker this way.
You can also vary the size of the waves by plaiting smaller or larger sections of hair.
Tie off the end with a band.
Repeat for the other sections.
Look at my super awesome speed.
Enjoy your moment as a 1990′s alternative rock star.
Then back to reality.
Slowly run the heated straightener down each plait a couple of times.
The heat will set the hair in that position.
After the have cooled, untie the plaits and unravel them.
You should see they are all wiggly now.
If your hair is hard to style you can add some hair spray too.
To make the hair fluffier, give it a brush through and fluff it out with your fingers.
The non heat version of this is to plait it and then leave it in overnight.
This style is cute with a bow or an usamimi up top.
Cute and very mermaid style.
Hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the descriptions for more information and photo tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.
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Vintage Waved Hair And Make Up Tutorials

Oct 15, 2012 by

Today’s Round Up has a definite vintage theme!

First up we have a Morning Make Up which has some tips on using liquid liner and bright red lipstick.

And then we have the matching hair tutorial. I love this waved hairstyle and it’s surprisingly easy to do!

I really love this version of vintage style looks, hope you guys enjoyed them too!

Hope you all had a good weekend! ^_^

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Easy Vintage Wave Hairstyle Tutorial

Oct 10, 2012 by

A simple tutorial on how to create a vintage wave hairstyle. This version is quick and quite easy to do while giving the nice wavy effect. .
This style looks great with Great Gatsby looks!
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Easy Vintage Wave Hairstyle Instructions
Hello!
Today’s video is about how to do a simple version of vintage style waves.
Begin by brushing your hair and sectioning it into several parts.
Curl your hair with any method you like. I prefer a conical wand for this because it gives a bouncy girl that lasts all day.
Once set brush out the curls so they are very loose. You want nice been waves.
Using a comb and holding it flat against your head, brush backwards.
You should be able to feel the direction the curl wants to go.
Add a pin.
Comb again forming a gentle wave which finishes at your ear.
Pin each curve.
Continue waving like this until you reach the back.
Pin there too.
Brush out the other side of the curls and repeat the comb waving process.
The hair will naturally form it’s own curves.
On this side I pushed forwards first then back then forward.
It may take a couple of goes to get it in a shape you like but trust me it’s worth it.
Once you’ve done both sides, brush down the back of your head and then roll the rest of the loose hair up.
Pin it in place around the neck.
For a more casual look you can leave it down but I prefer a low bun.
Now hairspray the hell out of it!
While we’re waiting for it to dry, let’s do the fringe.
Part to one side then curl completely under so no edges are seen.
That’s been around long enough.
Once the spray is set, carefully remove the pins.
I like to add some flowers to the top of the bun to give it a more finished look and to hide any more pins which might be showing through.
A look like this definitely deserves some red lips.
All done!
It looks so much more complicated than it actually is and the effect is really beautiful.
This is definitely a head turning look.
I hope this was a useful video. Please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and a photo tutorial.
Thanks so much for watching!
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Vintage Style Red Lips and Black Liner – Morning Make Up

Oct 7, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style features classic red lips with nice dark winged eyeliner. I used to wear this style a lot when we went to Rockabilly gigs, it was a really fun time. I love classic red lips and I’d like to start wearing them more! .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Vintage Style Red Lips and Black Liner – Morning Make Up Instructions
Good morning!
And welcome to another edition of Morning Make Up where I do my make up and we chat.
Today’s look is a little bit vintage.
Starting with foundation first as usual.
Next a generous coating of mascara.
When James and I used to go to a lot of Rockabilly gigs I did my make up like this a lot.
It was pretty much my go to look.
Coat the whole lid all the way up to the brow with white shimmer shadow.
It’s quite simple to do as long as you have the hang of liquid liner and lip liner.
A lot of people are scared of red lipstick but once you know how to handle it, it’s not that scary.
Take a shimmery dark brown shadow and draw on a wing. Continue the line around the eye so it forms a pointed “C” shape over the top of the eye.
Just draw the line, don’t fill it in.
This line creates depth and the higher you put it, the deeper your eyes will look.
Just make sure both sides match.
Take a fluffing brush and lightly blend it all.
Don’t blend too much because you don’t want to completely blur the line.
I miss going to see Rockabilly bands, we used to dance all the time!
Draw a thick line of liquid liner and wing it out.
I find liquid liner easiest to use when it’s got a felt tip.
Rather than drawing it on you can just dot it in place until it forms a line.
The line should start thin in the inner corner and get thicker at the outside.
The felt tip is useful for making a perfect wing too because you can just press it in place to make the flick.
Then just fill in any gaps.
Easy done and much easier than trying to control a proper brush.
Make sure to lean on something solid like a table so your hand isn’t wobbly!
If you need to, you can also pull the eyelid skin tight while you do this to keep it steady.
Taadaa, easy!
Add some feathery false lashes.
My favorite part of going to rockabilly gigs was watching the older couples dance, so cute!
Line your lips with a bright red lip liner.
I always start in the middle top and bottom and work my way out to the edge.
Rather than big lines, use small feathery strokes and go slowly.
We used to go dancing almost every weekend. Rockabilly gigs are great for dancing because everyone is so friendly!
A lot of the people who attended in our area had been listening to the music since they were kids too.
Fill in the lips with liner.
This is much easier than doing the edges.
I think most of the bands we used to see are broken up now, so sad.
The best top I have for lips is to smile while you apply liner.
You can see the finished shape as you go and it’s easier to draw with the lips pulled tight like this.
Apply a thin coat of red lipstick.
The lip liner base will make the lipstick last much longer.
Add a tiny bit of blush.
This is definitely a look you need to wear out dancing!

I love shiny lips so I added a little lip gloss too.
Matte red lips are very beautiful with this style though.
All done.
A look like this isn’t completely without the matching hair.
Link to the hair tutorial in the description!
Definitely goes with it a little better than my bathrobe does.
I hope this was a useful video. Please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!
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Make Your Own False Eyelash Storage – Craft Tutorial

Oct 4, 2012 by

Storing eyelashes can be quite annoying and it can take a up a lot of space. This is my solution for false eyelash storage. It’s quite simple to make and it doesn’t take up much room so it’s great if you have a lot of lashes.

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Make Your Own False Eyelash Storage Instructions
This is a simple tutorial on making a display area for false eyelashes so you can store them easily.
It’s simple and very space effective.
You will need cardboard, pretty paper, lace, tape, scissors, a glue gun and a clear plastic sheet.
I reused the materials from one of these that I made two years ago.
Cut a piece of cardboard as big as you want the finished result to be and a piece of nice paper which is a few centimeters bigger than the cardboard.
Lay the paper good side down and the cardboard on top.
Fold the edges of the paper over and tape in place.
Flipped over you’ve got this.
Place it inside the clear plastic sleeve.
You can use any kind of plastic but I just used an old plastic office display sheet.
Pull the sleeve tight and tape it in place so the front is completely smooth.
You should have something like this.
Next, cut a length of tape and place it sticky side up across the right side of the board.
Repeat with 2 more pieces of tape.
Make sure that they are all sticky side up.
This is what will hold the lashes on the board so make sure you have enough tape for the number of lashes you have.
Now place a piece of tape along the edge of the board sticky side down so it is on top of the first three.
Repeat with another piece of tape on the other side.
Lift the whole thing up.
Fold the edges of the tape over to the back and stick them down.
Snip off any overhanging tape.
What you should have not is a board with 3 sticky tape strips to hold lashes.
Time to decorate.
I’m going to use some cute lace.
using hot glue, fold the edge of the lace over and stick it in place.
Glue it down to one side of the board.
Fold the corner into a point and continue gluing the next side.
Keep gluing all the way around.
There are lots of other things you could use for decoration such as ribbon, stickers or flowers.
When you reach the end, cut off, cold the edge over and glue in place.
Now transfer your eyelashes on and you’re all done.
Done!
See the lashes are held with the tape but are able to be removed and restuck easily.
Just make sure not to use duct tape or something super strong.
Hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and a photo tutorial.
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Super Pink Eyes – Morning Make Up

Oct 2, 2012 by

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A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style feature some nice bright pink. I wear pink a lot but I wanted to bam it up a notch today :D .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Super Pink Eyes – Morning Make Up Instructions
Hello!
Welcome to another edition of Morning Make Up where I do my make up and we chat.
Today’s look is a nice bright pink.
Foundation first as usual!
I’m really excited today because my Bergamot shirts arrived!
Cute right?
I started with a pearly light pink in the inner corners.
There’s a link in the description to where you can get your own shirt.
They come in quite a few different varieties so make sure you take a look!
Then a pearly medium pink over the rest of the lid.
It’s been really exciting getting Bergamot themed goodies together!
The shirts are just the beginning, I can’t wait to do the rest of the Bergamot things I’ve got planned!
And a touch of hot pink on the outer corner.
And drawing the comics has been really great too.
I added a touch of white shimmer under the brow to act as a highlighter.
I’m still waiting for news on the plushies but as soon as I have it, so will you guys.
Then blended it all together with a fluffy brush.
I recently actually introduced two of Bergamot’s friends.
Using a smudging brush I brought some of the dark pink down to the lower lash line.
There’s Nana Bunchkins…
I painted a think winged line in black liquid liner.
I have been using liquid liner a lot more recently.
Nana is Bergamot’s slightly senile grandma.
She’s pretty blind so she’s always mistaking other people for Bergamot but she means well!
Mascara next!
I also introduced Bergamot’s love interest.
Then some thick 3/4 lashes.
His name is Sir Reginald T Bunnykins and he’s very much the proper Victorian Gentleman.
A touch of pink blush but not too much so it doesn’t over take the shadow.
Definitely no going out without a chaperone for them!
Lastly bright pink lipstick and a nude shimmer gloss.
I’m not sure where their adventures will lead yet but I think it will be pretty funny!
All done and very pink!
Perfect to go with the shirt.
Hope this was a useful video. Please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!
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Curly Pigtails with Lots of Volume Hairstyle Tutorial

Sep 23, 2012 by

Just a quick tutorial on how to do a big fluffy pigtails. It looks almost anime styled ^_^ .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Curly Pigtails with Lots of Volume Hairstyle Tutorial Instructions.

I love pigtails but I like mine to have a lot of volume in them so here’s the method I use.
Two versions of pigtails!
Start by making to high pigtails.
Keep in mind that the finished product will be slightly higher than where you’re placing the bands.
Spray some heat protector through them.
Curl the ends of them in whatever method you like.
Just make sure the curls are all pointing in the same direction.
I’m using a mini hair straightener because that’s what I find easiest.
You can also do the same thing with hot rollers and pretty much anything else as long as the end results have them curling in the same direction.
Twist the curls together to form one big one.
You may need to brush through it to smooth things down.
Then twirl around your finger to regain the shape afterwards.
Flip the pigtail over your head.
Pin to the scalp just above the elastic band.
It might need a few pins to hold it in place.
And you want it to be really secure.
Flip it back over and fan out.
You can even add a small hair piece underneath the band to puff it out even more.
Repeat on the other side.
Curl, flip, pin, fluff.
If you need to you can tease the underside to stop it splitting over the pins.
This style always reminds me of manga characters.
For another version of this which is even more comicbook-ish twist the hair just above the curl.
And pin it right behind your ears.
It forms two buns with curls coming out under it,
Repeat on the other side too of course.
Definitely an out there kind of style but I think it’s pretty fun!
Having a curled fringe would look be really cute too.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and other tutorials.
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Casual Braid- Short Hair Styling With Stef

Sep 16, 2012 by

I finally found a friend who would let me play around with her short hair! Everyone say thank you to Stef for letting me experiment on her :D

Today we tried a nice casual braid over the top of the head. See braids are great for short hair too!

We’ve got plenty of styles to try so if you have any requests let me know in the comments!

Check out Stef’s blog over here: http://girl-3000.com/
Stef’s Youtube Channel: TBA .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Casual Braid- Short Hair Styling Instructions
Good morning!
This is Stef! She has short hair and is awesome!
Today we’re going to try out a soft casual braid style.
Start with soft curls and brush the top section of hair over to one side of the head.
Start braiding from one side of the head and go completely over to the other.
You just want to use the front sections of hair here and leave the rest of it loose.
Don’t make the braid too tight and leave it a bit messy so it matches in with the curls.
Add a pretty floral clip when you reach just above the ear and tie it off.
Yep, seriously that’s it!
Thanks very much to Stef from Read Shop Cook for being my model today!
Make sure to check out her blog and youtube channel, I’ve linked them down below.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.
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Classic Braid Bun Hairstyle Tutorial

Sep 9, 2012 by

Simple braided bun tutorial. This is a very elegant style and good for hiding bright colours like my pink if you need to ;) .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Classic Braid Bun Hairstyle Instructions
Today I’ll be showing how I do a basic braided bun.
It looks a lot harder than it is but a basic knowledge of braiding is needed for this one.
Start by taking a small section of hair at the top.
I’ll show you from the back so you can actually see what’s going on.
Braid the hair around half way down and then continue plaiting until it reaches the neck,
Tie off with a hair tie.
Plait the rest of the hair loosely.
Sometimes it can be easier to do this over the shoulder if you have long hair.
Roll it up into a ball and pin it to the head at the neck.
Pull the plait so it loosens with your fingers.
The hair tie prevents it from coming undone but it will be very loose.
Roll the ends of it underneath and pin it over where the first plait was pinned.
The loose braid will fall around it to become a very stylish updo.
All done!
You can see it gives quite a lot of volume.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and a photo tutorial.
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Very Quick Basic Braid Hairstyle Tutorial

Sep 4, 2012 by

This is a really quick video on how I do basic braids. It’s not really that comprehensive but it’s the basics! I might do another one which is more detailed if anyone’s interested. .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Very Quick Basic Braid Hairstyle Instructions
Today I’ll show you how I do a basic braid.
This is easier to pick up if you already know how to plait.
This won’t be a comprehensive video, this is just a quick video to show the way I do it.
Brush your hair backwards.
Grab a small section at the top.
Divide into three even sections.
Plait it by taking the right section and placing it over the middle section.
Place the left section over the middle then.
Then the right section over the middle.
When you are about to plait the next section from the right, add to it by taking another small piece of hair on that side and including it with the original piece as you plait.
From this point, every time you move a section of hair to the other side, add a little more of the loose hair from that side.
Make sure the extra pieces you’re adding are nice and even so the finish is neat.
You’ll soon be able to see that it looks like a regular plait but with all of the side pieces added in.
I may do another one of these videos with some different camera angles as it’s a little hard to see what’s going on.
Difficult to film as fingers are always in the way.
The further down you go, the easier it is to see the pattern and understand what’s going on.
It’s good to try doing this on a friend before you try on yourself so you can see exactly what your fingers are doing and where they need to be.
Once there’s no more hair left to add in, you should plait down the rest of the way down.
You could also try a fishtail braid here for a more interesting finish.
My arms aren’t long enough so I have to do it around the side.
And that’s it, once you understand the basic mechanics of how the hair fits together it’s very easy to do all kinds of crazy braids.
I hope this was a useful video.
Check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and photo tutorials.
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Fun Twisted Pigtails Hairstyle Tutorial

Aug 27, 2012 by

Quick easy tutorial on how to do an alternative to regular pigtails. .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Fun Twisted Pigtails Hairstyle Instructions.
Today I’ll show you how I do an interesting twist on the plain old pigtail…
Pun fully intended.
Start by putting your hair up into two pigtails above your ears.
Split into two even sections.
Very tightly twist the first section towards your face.
The tighter you twist, the tighter the end result will be.
When you reach the end, hold on to it so you can do the other.
Twist the other section towards your face too.
Both of them need to be twisted in the same direction.
Now wrap the two pieces around each other.
You should wrap them in the opposite direction to your twisting.
So away from your face.
Tie the end off and if you want to, puff out the top so the whole thing is more tapered.
Taadaa!
Repeat again on the other side.
Twist one section towards your face very tightly.
Hold on to it while you do the other one.
Again they need to be twisted in the same direction otherwise they won’t stay together in the end twist thing.
And wrap them together the other way.
You can kind of see how they want to twist together like this if you don’t hold them too tightly.
And then fluff out the tops.
You could add a flower or a bow or any cute accessory to top it off.
Or you could do a big bun on top of your head.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
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Easy Fishtail Braid Hairstyle Tutorial

Aug 21, 2012 by

Just a quick video on how I do fishtail braids. I really like this in place of plaits because they give a really interesting effect. .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Easy Fishtail Braid Hairstyle Instructions

Today’s tutorial is for a basic fishtail braid.
I hope you find it useful!
Start by brushing all of your hair over the shoulder on one side.
Divide it down the middle into two sections.
Take a small piece from the back of one side.
Pass it around the front and between the two large sections so it sits at the back of the second section.
Now take a small piece from the back of the second section and pass it around the front between the two and to the back of the first section.
If that makes sens, the visual probably helps a little more than the words.
Continue this motion alternating hair from side to side.
Take a piece from the back of one side, bring around to the front, between the two sections and through to the back of the other section.
It forms an interesting fishtail batter.
Here’s a close up so you can see the motion a little better.
I’m pulling from the back of each section, moving it over the top, through the hole between then around to the back of the other section.
Then it’s just a matter of repeating it all the way down.
Make sure you take even pieces of hair from both sides so both sides of the braid stay even.
Continue right to the end and tie it off.
It’s similar to plaiting but each movement you make, you’re using one tiny section of hair rather than 3 even ones.
Once tied, you can pull the sections to puff them out more if you like.
Add a pretty flower and you’re all done!
It’s a nice alternative to traditional plaits!
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and a photo tutorial.
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Bornite Stone (AKA Peacock Stone) Inspired Simple Nail Art

Aug 19, 2012 by

This is a quick tutorial on how to do nail art which was inspired by the very pretty Bornite Stone. Some have suggested that if you used lighter colours i would look like Opal too, very pretty! .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Bornite Stone (AKA Peacock Stone) Inspired Simple Nail Art Instructions
Today’s nail art is inspired by a very pretty stone: Bornite.
I’m probably pronouncing that wrong.
It’s full of beautiful dark purples, blues and pinks.
These are the polish colours I used.
You can use the same technique with any though.
You will also need tweezers and a tissue.
Start with a basic dark purple base.
It doesn’t need to be neat at all.
Add a drop of light purple to the tip, scrunch up a piece of tissue and use the tweezers to dab it lightly into a pattern.
This same basic technique is used to add the other colours too so if you don’t feel confident with it practice a little first.
Add a drop of pink glitter around the base and repeat.
You can use different items such as sponges, paper or fabric for different effects.
The more crinkled your tissue is the more interesting the pattern will be.
Add some darker splotches to cover any gaps and dab in place.
Lastly add some shimmery green highlights in the same way.
Getting a good pattern depending on your polish consistency so if you can’t get it right, try leaving your polish to dry slightly on the nail first.
Clean any mess with a cuticle stick and a tissue dipped in polish remover.
Once dry, give all of the nails a clear top coat.
And you’re all finished!
Shiny and very pretty.
Just like the beautiful stone that inspired them.
I hope this was a useful video.
Please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and a photo tutorial.
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Spring Sidebun Braid – Hairstyle Tutorial

Aug 14, 2012 by

Simple hair style tutorial for a braid that goes around the back and into a big side bun. You will need basic braiding knowledge for this one. .
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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Spring Sidebun Braid – Hairstyle Instructions
Today I’ll be showing you how I do a fun braided style perfect for Spring.
Basic braiding knowledge is required for this one.
Start by brushing your hair over to one side.
Pull the top half into a section on the side and side it off for the moment.
Begin braiding towards the back from just above one ear.
Continue braiding taking small sections of hair from above and below the braid as you go.
Use only the loose hair and be careful not to get tangled in the top half.
Once you get to the back, it can get a bit tangly if you have very long hair.
If you need to, take a break every few goes and brush out the ends.
I’ll link to some basic braiding videos in the description in case you need to learn.
Continue braiding right around to the other ear and make sure to stay very low on the head.
When you reach the ear, plait the rest of the way down to the end.
Tie the remaining hair up in a ponytail just above your ear.
Scrunch the ponytail up to get a bun and pin it in place.
You might find this easier if you curl the hair first.
Hairspray is also helpful
Lastly, wrap the plait around the bun and pin it in place.
Hairspray in place if needed.
All finished!
I really like this style for Spring and Summer.
I hope this was a useful video, please checkout the blog post linked in the description for more information and photo tutorials.
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Volumous Updo – Short Hair Style Tutorials With Stef!

Aug 10, 2012 by

I finally found a friend who would let me play around with her short hair! Everyone say thank you to Stef for letting me experiment on her :D

Today we tried a more volumous updo.

We’ve got plenty of styles to try so if you have any requests let me know in the comments!

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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Volumous Updo – Short Hair Style Instructions
Hello!
Meet Stef, she has short hair and it totally awesome.
Today we’re trying out an updo with a bit of volume.
Start by picking up a section of hair at the top.
Tease the whole section and hair spray it.
Concentrate the teasing on the back part of it.
Done! Just kidding.
Shape the pouf down with your hands.
Stef has super nice smooth hair so I just needed my fingers and to lightly drag the comb for a very smooth finish.
You may need to comb through a little bit more.
Pin it at the back.
You may need to comb it a little bit more for a smooth finish.
Tease both sides as well and hairspray them too.
The pouf ends up quite a bit smaller once we’ve pushed it down because this isn’t really an extreme look.
Pull the first side backwards and pin it in the same place as you pinned the top.
Again, just brushing through with my fingers to make it smooth.
And the other side.
To make it more interesting or if you have shorter hair you can twist it as you go to keep all of the straggler bits together.
Tease the rest of the hair at the bottom, grab it and roll it upwards.
Again, pin it in the same place as the others.
Most of the volume here ends up at the back.
Use more hairspray if there are any stray pieces hanging down.
If you feel you need more volume and your hair is short enough, you can just tease the top areas more and lay them back down and respray.
Special thanks to Stef for being my awesome model/victim for the day.
Don’t forget to check out Stef’s health and lifestyle blog Read Shop Cook.
Her link is in the description below.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the bog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!
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Morning Make Up- Meeting Michelle Phan

Aug 8, 2012 by

Thanks very much for being lovely enough to film with me Michelle!

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s video is special because I was able to meet Michelle Phan: http://www.youtube.com/user/MichellePhan I hope you enjoy it! .
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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Morning Make Up- Meeting Michelle Phan Instructions

Michelle and Violet- Hi!
Violet- Good morning!
Today’s morning make up has a little bit of a twist to it.
I got to meet Michelle Phan at a Lancome Blogger event.
Better do my make up first though!
-Intro-
Foundation always first of course
I tried out this mascara guard from Daiso because it seemed like fun!
I had mixed results with it, it worked on the top lashes well but not so much on the bottoms.
Sure it may look ridiculous but… well not that’s pretty much it.
Verdict? Meh, not bad.
I went with one of my classic looks today.
A wash of light purple over the lid first.
I was invited to the Lancome Blogger event as Michelle was here to talk about their new range.
Light pink glitter in the inner corners of the eyes.
I was quite excited as it’s not often other bloggers or Youtubers come to Australia!
Dark purple in a pointed “C” shape on the outer corners of the eyes.
We weren’t sure what was going to happen but it turned out to be an informal Q and A session.
White highlighter under the brow to give it a lift.
And a dot of white in the center of the lid to open the eyes up too.
Then blending it all together with a fluffy brush.
Michelle was really sweet and answered all of our questions.
A thick layer of eyeliner next, winging out the edges quite a bit.
As well as giving us information about how she started out on Youtube.
I also like to bring the liner down a little bit on the lower lash line too.
It was a really interesting afternoon!
Getting there!
White shimmer liner goes all over the lower waterline.
Be careful not to poke yourself!
Both Michelle and the PR ladies complimented my outfit which was very sweet of them!
I blended the liner out with a little cream shadow too.
James shot my video and of course he just enjoyed the macarons.
Blush time! I like to use a little light pink on the apples.
I was more interested in taking notes than macarons!
Now my favourite part… the lipstick!
I love these deep pink tones.
And applying an orange toned glitter gloss over it really makes the whole thing look awesome.
I hope other Youtubers will come and visit us here in Australia soon too!
Of course I filmed all of this and was about to leave before remembering that I had forgot something very important…
Eyelashes!
Clearly my brain wasn’t working properly this day.
But it’s an easy fix!
My favourite lashes are those that alternate between long points and shorter criss crosses.
Actually done this time!
Enough of this though, let’s see the event!
Michelle- You’re so cute, I just want to put you in my pocket!
So I want to thank Lancome, Myer and of course Michelle Phan for putting on such a lovely event.
It was really great to meet everyone, catch up with old friends and make some new friends too.
I hope we can all meet up again soon.
Hopefully Michelle enjoyed her time here in Australia and she can come back again soon for a catch up!
I really appreciated all of the effort everyone put into the event!
So hopefully everyone had as fun of a time as I did.
Thanks so much for everyone who took photos and videos with me too!
If you enjoyed the video make sure you check out the rest of my videos for more cute crafty things as well as some hair and make up.
Hope you guys had fun too and thanks so much for watching.
Bye!

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Puppies Kissing, Braided Bun Hairstyle Tutorial and Etsy Store Update!

Aug 6, 2012 by

It’s a round up day today and I’m feeling so organised :D

I’ve joined Instagram (finally!) so if you’re on there too feel free to add me, my username is VioletLeBeaux!

I’ve gotten into a routine of posting Vlogs once a week again so here’s last week’s video of some puppies I saw kissing SO CUTE!!

We received a package from PureGirlBlue too and it was AWESOME!

I’ve started feeling a bit more inspired with my make up again so here’s a Morning Make Up featuring some wearable fushia :D

I had a lot of requests to do a tutorial on this style of bun which is braided upwards through the back of the head. Done and done :D

The biggest news today is that I’ve finally been able to launch my Deluxe Tutorial Packs for sale. Nothing is going to change on this site, there will still be heaps of free tutorials for you guys so don’t stress out ^_^

Each pack will have a PDF pack with 3 step by step tutorials featuring 1 exclusive one and 2 reworked tutorials centered around a theme. The first theme is “Relaxing” and the tutorials are:

  • The 20 Minute Pajamas
  • The Recycled Bunny Slipper
  • The Kitty Sleep Mask
Each of the reworked tutorials has been reformatted, rewritten, the photos reedited so they are clearer to understand.
Each pattern includes printable pattern sheets with instructions on how to measure everything so you get the best result possible. This is all exclusive to the Deluxe Pack editions.
The PDF if optimised for viewing on iPad so you can have it there while you’re actually doing the craft and follow along.
I’m working on other packs at the moment but you can view and purchase the Relaxing pack in my Etsy store now.

Click here to visit my Etsy Store and read more about the first Deluxe Tutorial Pack.

And here are some of the preview images to give you an idea what you can expect in each pack ^_^

So there you go, I hope you enjoyed the videos and check out the Deluxe Tutorial Packs if you’re interested. Hope you all had a good weekend and I’ve got a lot of fun posts coming up this week to look forward too including a delicious donut recipe on Friday ^_^

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How To Make Perfect Ribbon Roses – Craft Tutorial

Aug 6, 2012 by

This is the method that I use to make little roses out of ribbons. They are great for decorating dresses, hair accessories and all kinds of other wearable things!

You can see the photo tutorial over here and a downloadable version: http://www.violetlebeaux.com/2011/03/tutorial-ribbon-roses/ .
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How To Make Perfect Ribbon Roses Instructions.

Today I’m going to show you how to make a simple ribbon rose.
This is a companion video for the photo tutorial that I already made.
You’ll need some ribbon, needle and thread.
Fold the end of the ribbon over at a 45 degree angle so it makes a triangle.
Leave a little trail at the bottom to form the stem of the rose.
Stitch it in place along the bottom.
Roll the tail end left until you reach the edge of the fold and stitch it in place at the bottom.
This forms the centre of the flower.
Fold the rest of the ribbon backwards so the tail points down again.
Continue rolling the centre of the flower towards the new folded part until you reach the end of the fold.
This folding and wrapping forms the petals.
Stitch it in place.
The rest of the flower is made up with the same technique.
Fold the ribbon backwards, roll it up and stitch in place.
It can take a little while to get the hang of because you need to hold the folds in place while stitching them.
Make sure the points of your petals are evenly spaced around the flower, you don’t want all of the petals pointing in the same direction.
The step by step photo tutorial that I made is linked in the description so make sure you take a look!
Continue folding and rolling the flower until you run out of ribbon or you feel it’s big enough.
I tend to do a couple of folds before I stitch because it’s much quicker that way.
Lastly, fold any left over ribbon so it points down the stem.
Stitch all the way down and tie it off.
That’s really it!
Once you understand the folding motion it’s very quick and easy to make these.
You can add a bobby pin or a hair clip or use many of them to decorate a dress.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog pst linked in the description for more information and a photo tutorial.
Thanks so much for watching!
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Braided Updo Hair Style Tutorial

Aug 3, 2012 by

A quick video on how I make my top buns more interesting by braiding up the back of my head. .
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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Braided Updo Hair Style Instructions
Today I’ll be showing how I do a really beautiful braided updo.
Much more interesting than a standard bun!
Basic braiding knowledge is required for this one.
Brush your hair straight forward and pin any fringe out of the way.
Take a small section at the very bottom and divide it into three to begin the braid.
Braid forward to the top of your head.
It’s a little hard to see so here’s a view from the top!
It can be a little tricky because you’re effectively braiding backwards.
I find it’s a lot easier to do different direction braids like this without looking in a mirror, if you look in the mirror you just end up confusing yourself as to which direction you need to go.
So just judge it by the feel.
This is what it should look like.
Being upside down for so long it can be uncomfortable!
When you reach the top, tie it and the rest of your hair into a ponytail.
There are any number of buns and styles you can do from here.
You could try just a regular one or use a donut or sausage.
I like to curl the ends though.
Then scrunch them to the head and pin in place so it’s quite a messy bun.
It looks like it took more effort than it did.
Very pretty and a very nice change to a plain old bun!
A bit tall for my backdrop though.
I hope this was a useful video.
Please check out the blog post lined in the description for more information and photo tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!
Bye!

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Morning Make Up – Fuchsia Fun

Aug 1, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style features some nice bright pink! .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Morning Make Up – Fuchsia Fun Instructions

Welcome to another edition of Morning Make up in which I do my make out and we chat!
Today is a nice bright fuchsia which is still wearable!
Morning! I’m so excited because we just got approval from our landlord to get a dog!
unfortunately I still have to cover up this cut.
To cover pimples, cuts or anything else i use a dot of moisturiser to soften it up first.
Then some primer to hold the foundation on.
Then BB cream all over.
I’ve been waiting almost 10 years to get a dog, I’m beyond excited at the moment.
I pat some on my dark circles and the cut and leave it to dry for a few seconds.
Once it’s mostly dry, I pat again to blend it in.
This gives a really even finish and good coverage.
Mascara next!
I’m not sure which breed we will end up with as we’re going to rescue our dog from a shelter.
Champagne shimmer on the inner 2/3rds of the lid.
Something small and fluffy though!
White shimmer in the center of the lid concentrating around the lash line.
You guys are going to get so sick of all of the videos and photos I’m going to post.
There will be nothing but puppy spam for weeks!
Now the fuchsia!
I placed it in a rough pointed “C” shape on the outer corners.
We’ve been preparing the house since I got word from the realestate agent so now I just need to save up a little more money to have everything covered.
I want to be safe just in case we have unexpected vet bills or things like that.
And of course we have to get it some cute toys!
Time to blend it all together with a fluffy brush.
James is really excited too.
He always had dogs growing up but I haven’t had one since I was 7.
Next was eyeliner.
I used a fairly thin line with a wing so it didn’t cover the white.
My old dog was a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel called Bernard.
He was really cute.
Lash time! these are just some natural length criss cross lashes.
He was very cute but not very smart.
Bergamot joined in my “waiting for lashes to dry” dance today.
And now some finishing powder to hold everything in place.
I can’t wait to visit some of the shelters.
I used a dark pink shimmer lipstick.
I have to think of some names too!
What are your suggestions for a small fluffy dog?
And a very shiny orange toned lipgloss.
Lastly a litte more white shimmer as a highlighter because I forgot before!
All done and covered!
I hope this was a useful video, please check the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.
Oh my god, puppy!
Bye!

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Curled Headband Braid Hair Style Tutorial

Jul 23, 2012 by

A basic way to achieve a braided style which goes over the top of the head to the other side and ends in curls.

ghd provided me with one of the new Gloss Stylers to play with for these braiding videos, you can view the range here: http://www.ghdhair.com/au/hair-straighteners
This is the one I was provided with: http://www.ghdhair.com/au/limited-edition-ghds/ghd-red-gloss-iv-styler

I found it extremely easy to use, it heated up very quickly and left a very smooth finish on my hair. It gave big beautiful curls evenly and very quickly. It felt a lot smoother to use on my hair than the other straighteners I have. I would recommend it and I will be using it it many more hair tutorials so keep an eye out. .
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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Curled Headband Braid Hair Style Instructions
Today I’ll be showing you how I do an over the head braided hairstyle.
Basic braiding knowledge is needed for this one.
I was lucky enough to be given one of the new GHD Gloss Stylers for review as well so I’ll be trying that out too.
Very pretty!
My hair was a bit messy so I straightened it to begin with.
Very smooth and manageable.
For this style you need to curl the hair tips a little bit.
This went much faster with the GHD than it usually does with my mini straightener.
The curls were much larger too.
This is what you’ll need to start with.
Have a hair tie ready and clip away your fringe.
Brush all of your hair over to one side of your head.
Grab a small section of hair just above the ear and begin a braid while making sure it’s pointing towards the other side of your head.
Begin braiding over your head.
Take very small sections on the side which is enat your forehead and take large sections on the back of your head.
When taking sections from the back, the sections should be thin but go all the way from the nape of your neck to the braid on the back.
Try to take sections very evenly so they are all the same width.
I think I need an overhead camera for this next time!
To give the braid more volume you can use sea salt spray at the roots.
Continue over to the other side of the head.
These braids look much better if you do them fairly loose so they have more volume and you can see the texture of the braid.
There will be some videos linked in the description showing the basic techniques of braiding in case you need a refresher.
Continue right over the other side until you run out of hair to braid and reach the ear.
Plait the rest of the way down leaving the end curls free.
Tie off with a hair tie.
Phew that can be pretty tiring on the arms.
Pull the plaited area so it is puffier and loose.
Fold the plait in half and poke it up into the braid at the back so the curls hang down but the band is hidden.
Pin it in place.
All finished!
It can take a little while to get the hang of having to braid in a different direction but the result is worth it!
Try practising on a friend before you do it on yourself so you can get the hang of it!
Thanks to GDH for providing me with a straightener too, you’ll be seeing more of it in future tutorials!
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!
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Casual Sailor Outfit Of The Day – OOTD

Jul 9, 2012 by

This is a fun casual outfit for a chilly Winter’s day. It has a slightly sailor feel in the colour scheme. I think the most interesting thing about this outfit is the hair :D

Casual Sailor Outfit Of The Day.
Scarf- ebay
Brooch- Amaranth Opulent
Boots- Femme Connection
Simple eye make up
Bee earrings Forever New
Braided bun hairstyle
Belt and dress- Ebay
Cute sailor themed details
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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Baking Soda As Shampoo- Friday Fun and Announcements

Jul 6, 2012 by

As requested here’s my video on using baking soda as a shampoo!

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A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Hello and welcome to Friday video number 2.
Today I’m gong to be talking about using baking soda as shampoo.
So baking soda.
Firstly, is baking soda the same as baking powder?
No. Not the same thing at all, only use baking soda also known as bicarb soda.
I use mckensie’s because it’s the cheapest one. You really don’t need to use much each time so for $1.50 you’ll probably get a whole month or more’s worth.
So step by step, how do you actually use it as shampoo?
#1 don’t use shampoo obviously.
Instead of shampoo you would get a little cup of water. I use the lid from James’ shaving cream. Put a couple of spoons in there and then fill the rest up with warm water.
Then I mix it around with my finger until it’s mostly disolved and put it through your hair.
Massage it to the roots like your would a normal shampoo and make sure to get it really close to the roots because that’s where most of the oil and grease is.
Then I leave it on there for a couple of minutes, maybe 3 minutes? I don’t really have a clock in my shower so.
Once I’m satisfied that my hair is clean I wash it out.
So that’s really it.
Afterwards if you want to you can use a conditioner. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don’t.
And if I do, I avoid the roots because again that’s usually where my hair gets oily.
Using the baking soda took me a while to get used to because it really doesn’t feel like shampoo.
And honestly until you get out of the shower and completely dry your hair it doesn’t feel clean, not even a little bit.
When it goes in it’s kind of grippy, I guess is the word, like when you rub two pieces of velvet together and all of the little fibres catch on each other.
When you shampoo you get a lather, this doesn’t lather at all. Also when you shampoo your hair and you dry it it had that light airy feeling, you know you feel like you’re in a Pantene commercial and you’re flipping your hair around and you’ve got a big fan blowing in your direction to get the perfect hair flick off to the side.
This isn’t like that.
Once you dry your hair it feels amazing.
It’s really soft and smooth. The texture of my hair feels a lot better now than when I was using shampoo.
I could totally do the commercial with the fan and the wind blowing.
It takes a bit longer to dry than traditional shampoo, I imagine it’s because that has special ingredients to quicken the drying time or whatever and this is just baking soda, nothing fancy.
And that’s pretty much it.
With baking soda I don’t seem to was as often because it doesn’t seem to need it.
I think that’s probably to do with the fact that some shampoos strip the natural oils out of your hair and that’s stuff you want in there.
So your scalp maybe overcompensates and makes extra. Again I’m not an expert so I haven’t no idea the science behind this, I just know it works for me.
This seems a bit more gentle though and I don’t have to wash as often.
As I mentioned in my previous video on using it as dry shampoo, there were a lot of comments asking whether it was the same as using talcum powder.
Or baby power. Yes and no. It’s the same in that they do both get the job done.
But when you wash it out it comes out a lot easier than talcum
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Crochet Tutorial for Beginners: Pink Bunny Rabbit (Reupload!)

Jul 2, 2012 by

This is a video I made around a year ago which I have had to reupload with different music because of a glitch. More info below, thanks very much for watching!

This is a crochet tutorial made for my blog. It is an easy project for beginners who want to do an actual project. The end result is a stuffed bunny rabbit.

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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Crochet Tutorial for Beginners: Pink Bunny Rabbit Instructions
This is a little tutorial on the basics of crochet.
There is an accompanying blog post with photo instructions over at www.VioletLeBeaux.com
I learned from friends, books and videos so my techniques may not be 100% accurate but they’ve worked for me so far!
Enjoy and good luck with your bunny!
Finished bunny!
You need a crochet hook and yarn.
Take the end of the yarn, tie a knot but don’t pull the end through.
Use your hook to pick up the yarn in the middle.
Pull the two ends of yarn downwards.
Pull the ends apart to tighten the knot around the hook.
Wrap the yarn around the hook, front to back. It’s kind of clockwise.
Twist the hook to face down and slide the loop off the top.
The hook will catch the yarn you just wrapped around it.
Repeat to make 20 stitches.
Wrap and hook through, wrap and hook through etc.
Stop once you have done 20 chains.
This is a foundation chain!
Done! Top and bottom.
Now chain two more stitches.
Hold the end of the chain in an “L” with the extra two chains at the bottom.
Let’s make the first row.
Skipping the 2 extra chains, push the hook through the 3rd one.
Wrap the yarn around the hook.
Pull the hook down and through the loop.
The hook will catch the yarn you wrapped and pull it through to make a new stitch.
Wrap the yarn around again.
Pull the hook down and through again.
This time go through the two loops on the hook.
It forms a new stitch again.
And that completes the whole stich and takes us back to the first step again.
So the start again… push the hook through the next loop.
Wrap the yarn.
Pull it through the first loop, wrap the yarn again, pull it through the other loops.
Back at step 1!
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Hair Routine, QnA and Announcements!

Jun 29, 2012 by

Here’s my first video for Friday! It went pretty long but I just kept thinking of more things to say XD Hope you all enjoyed!

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Hello good morning, Today I’m going to do the most requested video that I get in the comments which is a hair care video. Yay.
So I guess I’ll start with basics first, what exactly do I do to take care of my hair?
I don’t actually have that much of a routine which is probably why I’ve put this video off for so long.
Because it’s not really easy to say I do this, this and this because I’m really lazy so my routine changes so often because of what I have on hand or what I have in the cupboard or what is within arm’s reach.
Once a month or once every 6 weeks I’ll dye my regrowth blonde. I use Loreal prelightener.
I usually do the pink every 2 weeks. The pink that I use is Paint Box.
They are a subsidiary of Fudge and I use Pretty Flamingo and also the lighter Pink Moon.
I’ve already done a video on how I do the pink so I’ll just do the pink when I’m washing my hair.
So far as actually washing my hair, I probably do it maybe twice a week and rather than using shampoo anymore I’ve switched over to using Baking Soda.
I like baking soda because it’s quite gentle, it’s natural and it works really well.
Using it has really improved the condition of my hair since switching from regular shampoo.
Also you can use it as a dry shampoo which you would have seen in my previous video somewhere up here.
So far as conditioner I generally use the stuff that comes with my blonde hair dye.
I find I don’t like to use too much of it because I find my hair is a little bit oily around the roots.
So I’ve been using the KMS quick dry thing. Basically it’s a
two layer thing and you shake it up and spray it on your wet hair and it dries really quickly after that.
Probably cuts down drying time by like three quarters. So I love it.
I avoid using heat on my hair as much as possible so I don’t like to blow dry my hair too much unless it’s really really cold and you’re using the blow dryer for warmth.
So I try to do pin curls if I have time the night before.
Also if I just want wavy hair like this, wearing my hair in a bun overnight works really well.
I’ve recently started using this big comb thing to brush out all of the tangles.

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Short Hair Hime Pouf Hair Tutorial -Styling Stef / 姫ギャル 髪型チュートリアル

Jun 25, 2012 by

I finally found a friend who would let me play around with her short hair! Everyone say thank you to Stef for letting me experiment on her :D

Today Stef challenged me to try out a big hime pouf in her short hair. She has super shiny healthy hair so getting the volume needed was definitely a challenge!

We’ve got plenty of styles to try so if you have any requests let me know in the comments!

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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Short Hair Hime Pouf Hair Instructions
Hello!
Meet Stef, she has short hair and it totally awesome.
This time Stef challenged me to see if I could get a proper volumous pouf in her short hair.
Grab a 1 inch section at the front and put it to the side.
The basic technique is the same as the long haired version though I didn’t have a rat the right colour so I had to tease her hair.
Take a section behind it and tease/spray the bajeebus out of it.
We started with curled hair so that helped with volume too.
Lightly tease the first section you set aside and lay it over the pouf.
Just tease the back part of it, we want the front to be nice and smooth.
Spray it in place of course.
What would this be without hairspray?
The sides needed more volume so I teased small sections there too, brushed them back and pinned in place.
Honestly I find this a little easier with short hair because you don’t have to worry about the ends as much.
And as with the top I brushed some more hair over for a smooth finish.
And that’s it really, same technique as with long hair and just as cute with short!
Thanks very much to Stef for being my awesome model/victim for the day.
Don’t forget to check out Stef’s health and lifestyle blog Read Shop Cook.
Her link is in the description below.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the bog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching!
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High Pony Tail With A Wrapped Base Hair Style Tutorial

Jun 18, 2012 by

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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High Pony Tail With A Wrapped Base Hair Style Instructions
This is a really simple way to make a ponytail have more volume at the base.
It’s also good to make a simple ponytail look more dressed up.
Start with a high ponytail.
It also makes the standard ponytail a little bit more interesting.
Separate a small piece from the back.
Wrap it tightly around the elastic band.
The higher up the ponytail you wrap, the taller the ponytail will get.
Pin the end at the end at the back or just poke it under than band.
Fluff the ponytail out.
Done!
Very “I Dream Of Jeannie”.
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Twisted Faux Side Braids with PonyTail Hair Style Tutorial

Jun 14, 2012 by

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Twisted Faux Side Braids with PonyTail Hair Style Instructions

This crazy twisted hairstyle takes a bit of work but it looks so cool and goes great with rock styles.
Brush your hair back on one side.
Create a deep part and then separate the remainder into 3 sections.
Grab the top section.
With your fingers, start twisting it gradually moving back from the hairline to the back of your head.
I found this easiest to do with my fingernails because it created very even little tracks and made it look more like a braid.
Being able to do this tightly may take a few tries to get completely right.
You’ll see I was twisting upwards now downwards.
Once you reach the back of your head pin it in place.
Repeat on the second section.
And again on the third.
Side 1 done and now for the other.
Pull the top half of the remaining hair on the other side into a high ponytail and place out of the way.
Pin half of what’s left loose up so it forms a bit of a waterfall effect.
This will give the end results lots of layers and volume.
It’s especially useful if your hair doesn’t have layers already.
Flip the ponytail up and pin it to the scalp just above the band.
Make sure it’s completely secure.
When you flip it back the right way, the pins will give it volume and hide the band.
Fan it out and hairspray in place.
Done! Ready for a big night out.
As an extra step, if you want to have more volume or be higher up just take the hair at the bottom, flip it over the top and pin in place there.
Tease it if you want even more volume.
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Business Twist Short Hair Tutorial – Styling Stef

Jun 11, 2012 by

I finally found a friend who would let me play around with her short hair! Everyone say thank you to Stef for letting me experiment on her :D

Today we tried out a business-ish sleek updo!

We’ve got plenty of styles to try so if you have any requests let me know in the comments!

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Business Twist Short Hair Style Instructions

This is Stef. She has short hair and is totally awesome.
Today we’re trying out a look which is work appropriate but still pretty!
Start by lightly teasing a large piece from out side.
Push all of the the hair over to the other side and push the teased section into the middle.
Pin in place.
Hairspray and smooth in place.
Tease the other side too.
Grab the bottom bits of hair, pull it up and pin over the first section of hair.
Lightly brush the last teased side so it’s got a smoothed finish and grab the whole thing in your hand.
This is the most important part because it’s going to be on top.
Lay it into the middle and curl the ends under using your fingers.
If you have longer hair you will need to wrap the ends under further.
Slide a pretty comb in to hold it all in place.
This should cover all of the pins you already used.
To give the outside a smooth finish, run the brush lightly along and then hairspray in place.
Special thanks to Stef for being my awesome model/victim for the day.
Don’t forget to check out Stef’s health and lifestyle blog Read Shop Cook.
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Morning Make Up- Blue and Gold

Jun 8, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

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Vintage Rolled Hair Style Tutorial

Jun 4, 2012 by

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Vintage Rolled Hair Style Instructions
Today’s style is a simple way to do vintage style rolls using the DIY hair sausage I made.
Start by separating two smalls sections of hair at the front and pinning away your fringe.
This is my sausage.
Place it on the back of your head and roll down to your neck.
This will make sure it’s in the right position.
Fold up the rest of your hair over the sausage and tuck it inside.
This style works better with hair that’s a bit shorter than mine so it’s easier to poke in.
If you have shorter hair, you can just start wrapping from the ends but I can’t reach that far.
Roll the whole thing up to the back of your head.
Pin it in place.
Add some hairspray and smooth any loose ends.
Grab one of the side pieces and pull it backwards.
Twist it so it follows the line of the roll.
Hairspray and pin!
If it’s not puffy enough, just tease it a little and smooth in place.
Do the other side too.
You should get something like this.
This style looks great with either a straight fringe or a side swept deep part.
As far as accessories go I like to drape a strand of pearls across the top and poke them in the ends.
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Vintage Rolled Updo Short Hair Tutorial – Styling Stef

May 23, 2012 by

I finally found a friend who would let me play around with her short hair! Everyone say thank you to Stef for letting me experiment on her :D

Today we tried out a classic rolled vintage style.

We’ve got plenty of styles to try so if you have any requests let me know in the comments!

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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Vintage Rolled Updo Short Hair Instructions
Hello!
Meet Stef, she has short hair and it totally awesome.
Today we’re trying out vintage style twists.
First divide the hair in half.
Take a small section at the front and begin twisting it upward and backwards.
Take small sections of hair as you twist.
After a few twists, pin it to the scalp.
Push the pin from the back, forward into the twist you just made.
This will make it really secure.
Continue twisting small sections backwards until you reach the back.
If you do it evenly it will almost look like a braid.
And here’s a side view.
Repeat the twisting on the other side.
You can do this style with alost any length hair, you’ll just need more pins.
If it doesn’t feel sturdy, you need to add more pins.
At the back, pull the last part of the hair up.
Curl it around and then pin in place.
Hairspray any loose ends of leave them down for a fun messy look.
Special thanks to Stef for being my awesome model/victim for the day.
Don’t forget to check out Stef’s health and lifestyle blog Read Shop Cook.
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Quick Simple Quiff Hair Style Tutorial

May 21, 2012 by

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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Quick Simple Quiff Hair Style Instructions
Today’s style is an easy pouf or quiff for your fringe.
This is a quick way to get your fringe out of your face.
Separate your fringe and pull it up.
This is the rough shape that we will make.
Hole it vertically and straighten upwards to give it some life.
Back comb the back side of it slightly to provide texture.
You can see the rough shape it will make from the side.
Fold it backwards and pin in place.
Smooth it into the right shape with your hands.
You can change the shape with your fingers or by twisting the end of the pouf.
Hairspray in place.
Straighten or style the rest of your hair.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
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Short Hair With The Big Styler- Styling Stef

May 16, 2012 by

I finally found a friend who would let me play around with her short hair! Everyone say thank you to Stef for letting me experiment on her :D

Today we tried out using the VS Sassoon Big Styler. Stef really wants volume in her hair but her hair is so silky that even with teasing she doesn’t get the oomph she likes. So we gave it a try with mixed results!

We’ve got plenty of styles to try so if you have any requests let me know in the comments!

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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Short Hair With The Big Styler Instructions
Good morning!
Meet Stef, she has short hair and it totally awesome.
Today we’re trying out the VS Sassoon Big Hair Styler to see if it can give her the volume she loves.
First we used heat protector and sectioned the hair in half.
Take a small piece of hair and roll it around the brush.
Press the button to roll it up securely.
Sit for a few seconds then unroll.
Repeat until it’s the shape you want.
This tool heats and spins so it’s like using a blow dryer and a brush effort for uncoordinated people like me.
Continue working around the bottom layer of hair drying and curling it under.
For flicks, curl upwards.
Next, undo the top section and repeat the process.
To give more volume, hold the styler so the hair is straight up.
this will give lift at the roots.
I always pay special attention to the fringe because a styled fringe can make all the difference to the finished look.
After a quick brush through, that’s it!
Unfortunately Stef’s hair didn’t get much volume so we decided to get hardcore and sprayed through some volumiser.
Then we ran the styler through again.
The heat from the style sets the volumiser so make sure you get the styler close to the roots and pull the hair upwards.
That’s starting to look better!
It’s still very sleep because Stef has awesomely shiny and healthy hair but there’s definitely some good volume there!
Much more than when we started!
Special thanks to Stef for being my awesome model/victim for the day.
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Her link is in the description below.
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Faux Mini Ponytail Hair Style Tutorial

May 14, 2012 by

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Faux Mini Ponytail Hair Style Instructions
I really love the look for short curly ponytails but having long hair means I had to find a different way of doing it!
Start by curling the ends of your hair.
Pull it up into a high ponytail without disturbing the curl too much.
On the last loop of the elastic, don’t pull the hair all the way through.
Twist it to face the curls to the front and the loop to the back like this.
push the loop so it’s flush to your head and pin place.
Pin the curls to the scalp just in front of the hair band.
Flip the curls back over so they cover the loop and fluff them out.
Hairspray it all in place.
I love this style with a simple scarf wrapped around it.
Done! Too cute!
My loop shows through a bit more because of my pink ends.
If your hair is all one colour it will be less of course.
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Short Hair Retro Curly Updo- Styling Stef

May 11, 2012 by

I finally found a friend who would let me play around with her short hair! Everyone say thank you to Stef for letting me experiment on her :D

Today we tried out a retro style which was messy and girly.

We’ve got plenty of styles to try so if you have any requests let me know in the comments!

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Short Hair Retro Curly Updo Instruction.
Hello!
Meet Stef, she has short hair and it totally awesome.
Today we’re trying out a curly style with a retro flare to it.
Start by loosely curling the hair all over.
This is really a look in itself.
You can add a cute alice band and you’re good to go!
Grab a small section of hair at the top of the head.
Twist it once and the base and flick the ends forward.
Pin it in place and it becomes a small pouf.
The curls are really important to this because they give it so much more volume.
Repeat with another section right behind the first.
And then one more behind that.
From the side you can see that it makes a soft messy updo style.
Make sure to leave some longer drapey bits down to soften the look.
To complete the look tie a chiffon scarf around the base.
The key to keeping it on is to not tie it too tightly.
Pin it if you need to and that’s done!
Taadaa!
Special thanks to Stef for being my awesome model/victim for the day.
Don’t forget to check out Stef’s health and lifestyle blog Read Shop Cook.
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How To Get The Perfect Bun With A DIY Hair Donut!

May 9, 2012 by

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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How To Get The Perfect Bun With A DIY Hair Donut Instructions.
A while ago I made a DIY hair donut, here are two of my favorite ways to use it for the perfect shaped buns!
Both versions start with a high ponytail.
Number 1!
Wrap the donut or sausage around the ponytail base tightly.
Fluff the ponytail out so it completely covers the donut in all directions like this and brush it smooth.
Place a stretchy elastic band over the whole thing.
Hairspray it smooth.
Take the ends and wrap them around the band.
You can plait the ends or even push them up and back into the middle of the donut again if you like.
Done!
Very simple and easy to do.
Version 2.
Pull the ponytail forward and place the donut under it.
Start rolling upwards.
Spread the hair out along the sausage as you go.
When you get to the top, curl the whole thing around the base of the ponytail.
Fluff it around the back to cover the join.
Hairspray and add an accessory.
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Morning Make Up- Bright and Clean

May 7, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style is a nice bright look which starts with a wash of beige and a touch of pink. Hope you enjoy :D

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Time for another random morning make up video in which I do my make up and we chat.
Today we’re doing a bright white look.
Foundation first as usual.
A generous coat of mascara next.
Today I’m testing my new lighting set up.
White shimmer pencil on the inner corner and waterline.
It’s much brighter than the old one but I haven’t quite gotten the camera settings right yet.
A beige shadow with gold flecks all over the lid as a base.
I’ve been collecting things for the perfect set up over the last year but it’s slow going.
Light pink shadow on the outer half on the lid.
It would be very cool to have a whole room dedicated to filming and blogging.
Shimmer white highlighter under the brows.
I’ll add that to my house hunting list.
To give it some depth I added some plum to the outer corners in a pointed C shape.
At the moment I have a little dressing table and I do my blogging from a table at the couch.
And blend it all together.
It’s pretty comfy but it would be great to have room for a big desk.
Eyeliner time.
This time I used a liner with a purple shine to it, very pretty.
Or a big table for sewing.
Me sewing table is next to the tv and it doubles as a photography space.
Some nice big false lashes top off the look.
I’m very lucky to have decent floor space to lay out sewing projects for cutting.
Light pink blush suits this look perfectly as does a nice pink lipgloss.
I’ll add my requests to my completely unrealistic “when I’m a millionaire” list.
Of course another coat of mascara couldn’t hurt.
Give it time and hard work and I’ll get there!
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3D Japanese Nail Art Pastel Leopard Print and Bows By Clara H Nails

May 4, 2012 by

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This month I got my nails done by Clara again, I decided to go for something a little more toned down and simple so we decided on bows and leopard print.
I had a lovely time and even weeks later they look absolutely perfect so be sure to check out Clara at Tsumiki!

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3D Japanese Nail Art Pastel Leopard Print and Bows
Clara H Nail Art
Leopard Print Bling!
Today I got my nails filled and redone by Clara H.
First the old jewels and 3D parts were removed.
Poor Bergamot!
The polish was removed too.
Cuticles treated too and the old nails buffed down.
Next the bare nail was filled in with acrylic and shaped into place.
They were buffed to a nice smooth finish.
Of course this all came with a side of girly chat!
Top coating for protection next.
Then it was all about the design.
I picked pastel base.
The pastel colours were painted on as a base.
Cute colours!
Clara painted the leopard print with pastel acrylic paint.
To make the leopard print style she used light brown random splotches.
The darker brown to outline them.
Of course, that was just the start. Acrylic bows first.
To make the bows she used two large balls of acrylic.
Made dents in the middle and added a small bow for the middle tie.
After the bows were complete it was bling time!
The large pieces of bling were held on with clear acrylic.
After the big pieces, small damantes and pearls were added around them.
Lastly a top coat to protect it all.
I love that they are blingy but not too over the top.
Of course with nails this cute we wanted to share them!
So beautiful. Thank you Clara!
I hope you enjoyed watching these beautiful nails come together.
Clara is super talented so if you’re in Melbourne make sure to check her out at Tsumiki Design.
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How To Use Baking Soda As Dry Shampoo

Apr 4, 2012 by

A quick video on how I use baking soda in between washes as a cheap and effective dry shampoo. It’s kinda messy but it works well and of course you would wash it all out when you wash your hair regularly! The lights make my hair extra shiny looking at the end so I probably should have used a bit more this time XD

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How To Use Baking Soda As Dry Shampoo Instructions
Morning!
Today I’ll show you how I deal with oily roots in between washes: baking soda.
My hair takes a long time to dry so I can’t always wash it when I want to.
In between washes if I have oily roots I use baking sode as a dry shampoo.
Easy and cheap!
Using it couldn’t be simpler.
Pour some of the powder into your hair.
Sprinkle it through your hair concentrating at the roots.
The baking soda acts as a dry shampoo and soaks up all fo the oils.
Best to do this over a sink so it doesn’t get everywhere and make a mess.
A tip from James:
Don’t let your partner kiss the top of your head because apparently it tastes horrible and he will complain about it for days.
Don’t forget the sides and back too!
Wait a few minutes for it to soak everything up.
Baking soda can also give some extra texture too.
Brush all fo the powder out.
This might take a bit longer if you have darker hair.
Taadaa!
Not as clean as just washed hair but good enough to style and go out.
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How To Make Snowflake Window Stickers

Mar 28, 2012 by

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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How To Make Snowflake Window Stickers Instructions
Today I’m making snowflake window stickers!
Start by drawing your design on to a sheet of baking paper.
I’m doing a snow flake but you can do whatever shape you like.
Use puff paint to trace the design.
You can also buy proper window sticker paint but puff hair is cheaper and more accessible where I live.
Experiment with different sizes and thicknesses depending on the paint.
You may find that if your paint is too runny you won’t be able to do small details.
You can also cut the tip of the paint to create different shapes kind of like piping cream.
Leave it until it’s completely dry, mine took overnight.
Gently peel it off the paper when it’s completely dry.
Be gentle so you don’t damage any of the little parts.
Wet the back slightly and apply it to your window.
Done!
These are a great way to brighten up any room… so long as you have a window obviously.
Such a fun and easy project, next time I want to do a bunch of little stars to decorate my mirror with.
Check out the link in the description for a photo version of the tutorial on my blog.
I hope you enjoyed the video, good luck if you give it a try and thanks so much for watching!
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3D Japanese Nail Art Bunnies and Flowers By Clara H Nails

Mar 26, 2012 by

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A few weeks ago I was invited to get my nails done by Miss Clara. We didn’t have enough time to do a full set at the Tsumiki event so I came back a week later for a set of acrylics and 3D nail art.

I gave her some inspiration of using Bergamot and knowing my tastes she came up with a Bergamot x LizLisa inspired theme. LOVE THEM! I had a lovely time and even weeks later they look absolutely perfect so be sure to check out Clara at Tsumiki!

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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3D Japanese Nail Art Bunnies and Flowers
Hi Everyone!
Today we’re at Tsumiki Salon and the lovely Clara is going to do my nails.
Oh no wait, don’t look at my nails now, look at them after.
So we were talking about designs and stuff and I figured we could use Bergamot somehow because she hasn’t been on the blog too much and this is a good opportunity!
Hurray!
Clara- We’re going to do acrylic nails for Violet today because she’s got really short nails. She’s a nail biter, naughty girl.
So we’re going to get some acrylic nails done and hopefully incorporate Bergamot in the design.
Clara H, Violet LeBeaux at Tsumiki design.
Bergamot Bunny Nail Art.
Clara prepped and buffed my nails.
Then applied acrylic nail extensions
I chose a long length and shape for extra design room.
She created a pink and silver glitter gradient to my thumbs and ring fingers.
Under coat.
Milky base coat.
She worked pink glitter in layers for the gradient.
Then added silver.
Next Clara painted flowers on my other nails.
Light pink acrylic paint splotches were the base.
The splotches were then outlined in dark pink to create roses.
Next she added tiny green leaves.
Outlines for more definition were added in other colours.
Clara then applied a clear top coat.
Next up were the acrylic Bergamots.
So much focus!
Not so much here.
Bergamot’s face consists of an oval.
and two lopsided sausage ears.
The ears have little hearts in them.
Plus a floppy bow.
Clara painted the face details in acrylic paint.
The thumb design started with a tea container.
Then Bergamot’s body hugging it from the side.
Clara worked in some insanely tiny details.
Lastly she topped it off with some bling.
The acrylic areas were all top coated.
When she was done it was time to camwhore a bit.
So the verdict from the Tsumiki staff?
AWESOME!!
Epic nails were promised and epic nails were delivered. Thank you so much Clara!
Clara- you’re welcome, I hope you like them
I love them, they look exactly like Bergamot.
Please go on and visit Clara’s website and blog, links will be down below.
She’s going to start a youtube channel with tutorials and stuff soon so make sure to check it! And I will post links there too!
Thank you so much!
Clara- thank you!
Bye!
The nails look amazing!Check out the blog post in the description for some big photos of all the details.
Clara is insanely talented and I would recommend her 100% especially if you love 3D Japanese style work as much as I do!
Definitely have a look at her website for more beautiful nailart. www.Clarahnails.com
Thank you for a wondering afternoon Clara!

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How To Make A Bergamot Bunny Magnet Out Of Paper Clay

Mar 21, 2012 by

See the full post here for a step by step photo tutorial: http://violetlebeaux.com/2012/01/bergamot-clay-magnet-tutorial/

So I’ve been doing more craft tutorials. I hope you enjoy them! Paper clay is really fun to play around with.

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Paperclay bunny magnet instructions.
Today I’ll show you how to make Bergamot Bunnies out of paper clay.
This is the paper clay I’m using.
Take a small piece of clay and make a ball.
Flatten slightly and press a thumb into the top.
This is the body.
Make a small ball of clay and smoosh one side.
Attach to one side at the bottom as a foot.
Repeat on the other side.
Make 2 long sausages and flatten them for ears.
Stick the bottoms together and flatten them a little more.
For the head, flatten a large ball into a slight oval.
Attach the head to the body with a little water.
Do the same with the ears.
Make sure they’re off to one side!
Smooth the back over completely.
Make 2 tiny balls, squish side and apply as arms.
To smooth, just wipe with a little water on your finger.
Now you have a blank bunny!
Leave it to dry completely.
When it’s dry, paint hearts in the ears.
I used water colours with a dry brush for this.
Add the nose, mouth and “V” on the foot.
Use a wet brush for a soft blush.
Then the eyes, watercolour was too hard for this.
So I used a pen instead.
To finish her, I added a small clay bow.
Lastly add a magnet strip to the back using a glue gun.
All finished! Cute little Bergamots.
So there you have it.
Bergamot paper clay magnets are really simple to make and you can use the same general idea to make pretty much any shape.
I hope you enjoy the video and found it useful.
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How To Make An Usamimi

Mar 19, 2012 by

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Usamimi Sewing Instructions
Today I’m sewing a simple usamimi headband!
Gather your materials.
Cut a long rectangle of fabric and put the ends together.
Fold in half length-wise.
Snip the end into a rounded point like this.
Unfolded it should look something like this.
Unfold and then fold in half to form a big sausage.
Thread a needle and start stitching at one point.
Running stitch down the side.
It can take a while to get to the other side.
Leave a small gap when you reach the other end and tie off.
Turn the whole thing inside out through the end gap.
Flatten it out and you should have something like this.
Unwind a piece of wire twice as long as the tube.
Fold it in half, twist together then fold the ends into loops.
Thread the wire into the tube.
Then stitch up the gap.
Tie off the end.
All done!
Taadaa!
Cure and it holds itself up with the wire, the perfect bunny headband.
And that’s it! You can whip one of these up in a couple of minutes once you get the hang of it and it’s even quicker on a sewing machine.
Check out the link in the description for a photo version of the tutorial on my blog.
Hope you all enjoyed the video and good luck if you give it a try yourself.
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Violet’s Painting Adventures- Nessbow

Mar 8, 2012 by

This is a portrait of my friend Vanessa from Nessbow. Check out her channel below, she’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met! Thanks for letting me paint you Vanessa!

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This is a new kind of video I’m trying out: art! Over the holidays I got back into watercolours after several years or not painting at all. I am definitely very out of practice with my painting but I would love to continue this series so I can improve more.

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Speed painting… Nessbow!
Today I’m painting Nessbow!
Another in my blogger speed painting series.
I started by machine a basic outline in sepia.
Ness writes about fashion and beauty.
Then I did a basic wash of the skin.
And a blue wash on the dress.
I filled in the other basic colours on the hair and flowers.
She also writes about self esteem and being yourself.
I find her to be a really inspiring person both in fashion sense and her outlook on life.
She’s always so positive and full fo great ideas.
More hair details.
Ness has written ebooks and podcasts about developing personal style.
A patchy light purple background.
Her outfit posts are a source of awesome creativity too.
Shadows on the skin and some more definition.
Ness and her partner Ross love comics so I wanted to catch that style!
The comic style of drawing is actually one of my favorites.
And this is one of the first times I’ve translated it into a full painting.
Now adding some detail to the body shot.
She also has an etsy store where she sells her super cute fashion.
This look is quite cartoonish so I outlined everything in thick black,
Oh and her Youtube channel has vlogs and tutorials too!
Clearly she’s a very busy girl.
I have a unique insight because she has been one of my window shopping buddies since moving here!
She just moved away though so I don’t think we’ll be able to window shop for a while.
Hopefully she can come visit again soon!
Thick purple stripes for the background and it’s almost done!
Lastly I touched up a few areas with a pen.
I’ve linked everything in the description so go check NessBow out!
Done!
Hope you enjoyed seeing my version of Nessbow, make sure you check out her links in the description!
The next in my series will be none other than James!
Thanks so much for watching!

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Simple Pull Through Ponytail Hair Style Tutorial

Mar 3, 2012 by

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Simple Pull Through Ponytail Hair Style Instructions.
Today’s style is a nice twist (pun totally intended) on a simple ponytail.
This style was really popular when I was in primary school.
First put your hair in a high ponytail.
Pull the elastic down a bit and split the hair under it in half with your fingers.
You need to make a hole there.
Flip the ponytail forward and then pull it through the hole you made last step.
Pull the elastic a little tighter so it’s secure.
So one more time for the detail.s
Pull the elastic out a bit.
Make a hole above the elastic by splitting the hair into two sections.
Poke your fingers through.
Flip the hair forward and pull it through the hole that you made.
So basically what you have is a ponytail which looks as if it was made from two twists.
From the back it looks like this.
It can take a little practice to get it to sit the way you want but the result is worth it.
Add a stylish bow to the top and you’ve got a pretty alternative to a regular ponytail.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
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Messy Side Bun Hair Style Tutorial

Feb 24, 2012 by

Now that I look at it, the bun’s not actually that low… oh well XD

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Messy Side Bun Hair Style Instructions
This style is another variation on the messy curled buns I’ve bene in love with lately.
Start by pinning your fringe out of the way.
Take a very small section of hair at the front top and twist it backwards and away from your face tightly.
After you twist a little, grab the section of hair below it and twist that in too.
Take a bobby pin and slide it inside the twist and close to the scalp so it holds the whole twist in place.
Continue twisting backwards while you add other sections of hair as you go.
You should start aiming the twist towards you ear.
Every few twists add another pin to hold it in place.
Once you reach just behind your ear add a final pin and move on to the next step.
Brush the non-twisted side of your hair over to the twist side.
Pin it in place.
Clip the already twisted hair up and out of the way for the moment.
Fluff up the rest of the hair with your fingers to give it some volume.
Take the top half of the hair and scrunch it up to the side of your head.
The curls will form loops and interesting structures.
Pin it all in place.
Make sure not to cover the original twist.
Do the same with the bottom half too. I find that rather than scrunching this section I like to fold it to form a loop with the ends hanging down.
Again, pin it in place.
Unclip the twisted part of the hair and fold/scrunch that up to where the twist ends.
Then… you guessed it, pin in place.
And that’s all there is to it, a gigantic relaxed side bun which looks quite impressive but really didn’t take much effort at all.
This style looks great with some ribbons or lace threaded through.
Perfect for Spring or Summer.
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Halloween Horror Styled Dripping Blood Nail Art Tutorial

Feb 20, 2012 by

A quick and simple nail art tutorial on making horror inspired blood dripped nails. These look even better if you cut them into points!

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Halloween Horror Styled Dripping Blood Nail Art Instructions
Today’s tutorial is a little on the evil side… blood dripped nails!
To begin, paint a base colour and allow to dry.
I used white for maximum effect.
Load your brush quite heavily with red.
It should have enough polish to form a bubble on the bottom of the brush.
Gently touch the bubble of the polish to the nail around half way down, lift slightly and drag to the tip.
Repeat next to the first stroke but only half way as far.
By pressing at the end and dragging lightly up it will form a nice dripping shape.
Just make sure you have enough polish on the brush.
Repeat with an even longer drip next and then a ship one to finish that side of the nail.
Reload your brush with polish regularly.
Make a long drop on the side and then a short one to join it all together.
Done!
As long as you make the strokes all different lengths you’ll end up with pretty realistic drips.
Next nail.
Once you get quick enough you can do all of the long strokes at once and then just fill the short ones in after.
Simple once you get the hang of it!
Finish by painting the tips to match and top coat if you like.
Very creepy.
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Mini Bow Hairstyle Tutorial

Feb 8, 2012 by

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Mini Bow Hairstyle Instruction
I love bow style hair but sometimes the big ones can be a bit much!
Here’s a simple mini bow.
Grab a section of hair from the top of your head and brush it to one side.
This technique is all about making loops of hair with the elastic so you need a pretty stretchy one.
Mine can go over 4 times… so I wrapped it twice before starting the bow.
Pull the hair through again but this time only a few inches so it’s a loop.
Twist the elastic and pull the hair through again for another loop.
Taadaa you have bow loops.
Now flip them so they face the right way.
And pin them in place.
So one more time in case you missed it.
You should end up with something like this.
To hide the band use a flower or some kind of clip.
You can also split up the tail so it curls on both sides like ribbon tails.
Sweet and cure but not too over the top.
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Morning Make Up- Plum Take Two

Feb 6, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style features another version of the plum look I’ve been wearing a lot lately, this one has a lot more white ^_^

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Time for another random morning make up video in which I do my make up and we chat.
Today is another version of the plum I’ve been wearing a lot of.
This is usually how my morning make up starts off.
Primed and reasy to be awesome.
Yay tea and it’s magical properties.
So getting started, foundation routine first as usual.
I started with pink highlighter under my brow.
I’m so excited about this year, a lot of the things James and I have been working towards are finally happening.
The light purple shadow all over the lid.
This year hopefully we’ll finally be able to buy a house.
I added the plum to the crease and outer 1/3rd of the eye.
We’ve been trying for almost 4 years now so I’m excited.
Next I blended it all together using a fluffing brush.
We’re looking at CBD apartments at the moment, we can’t decide if we like the idea of city lifestyle or living far out and having more space.
I put a thick line of white pencil over my lash line.
It would be nice to have a proper craft room again and James wants a photography studio but I love living in the city so much.
Then added some more white to the middle section of the lid.
If we lived out in the middle of no where we’d have to buy a car again too.
Tea break.
Again I blended the white out with a fluffy brush.
I really love living in the city and having everything within walking distance. It’s great for being able to meet new people everyday too.
I added a fairly thin line of eyeliner to the lash line with a bit of a wing.
I actually really love our current apartment but the ones for sale in the building are a bit out of out price range.
Mascara and false lashes next.
In a perfect world we would probably move over to Docklands, the apartments there are really nice.
Much more expensive than the CBD though.
I topped it off with some Bourjois Rose Exclusif lipgloss which goes on clear then reacts to the PH of your lips to change into a unique colour. I love gimmicks and the colour is actually really nice.
All done.
And who knows, maybe this is the look I’ll be wearing when we finally settle on a house.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
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How To Paint Checkered Nail Art Tutorial

Feb 3, 2012 by

Basic tutorial on creating easy checkered nail art.

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How To Paint Checkered Nail Art Instruction
Checkerboard nails are on of my favorite designs.
they are quick, easy and very effective!
Paint a bright base coat and allow to dry.
It’s easiest to paint this with a long flexible nail brush.
Paint two evenly spaced stripes of black along the nail.
And make them into squares by painting stripes the other way.
I had room for 3 on my nails.
To create straight lines hold the brush still then move your nail under it.
This technique works especially well when using your non-dominant hand.
It helps to load the brush all the way up so the coat is even.
Make sure to lean both hands on something steady like a table.
Now begin filling in every second square with black.
Fill in the diagonal squares in the center row.
Don’t worry if the finish isn’t even, when we top coat later it will be nice and shiny.
And that’s about it really.
So again, stripe the nail to create squares to colour in.
And colour them in.
Looking good!
Now you need to give it all a top coat to make the surface even.
Much better!
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Backwards Braid Pigtails Hairstyle Tutorial

Feb 1, 2012 by

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Backwards Braid Pigtails Hairstyle Instruction
I’ve been playing with braids lately and here’s one of the looks I’ve been wearing!
First pin your fringe out of the way and split your hair into two sections.
Take a small section of hair at the top front of the head and split it into 3.
Underhand plait it a couple of times to secure it.
To underhand plat, pull each strand under then over rather than over/under of a regular plait.
Now with every strand you plait under/over pick up another small piece of hair from the side.
Every few steps pull all of the strands tight so the braid is even.
Because you’re braiding under/over you should end up with a braid which sticks up on the side of the head.
This video assumes you have a basic knowledge of braiding so I’ll link to some beginners videos in the description.
Once you reach the ear, continue plaiting the rest of the way down and pin it for the moment.
Tie it all up with an elastic near your ear. Now you can undo the rest of the plait below the band.
Take a little strand from the back and wrap it around to hide the band.
Secure it at the back with a pin.
Brush through the ponytail and then recurl the ends if they need it.
Easy done.
So it’s just a matter of repeating on the other side now.
Take a small strand from the top and do the underhand plait again.
I find that to get the most even braids it helps not to pull it tight with every movements.
Do two or three and then pull them all tight together.
By not pulling tight the entire time you’ll find it’s harder to end up with that one irritating strand tighter than the rest if that irritates you for the rest of the day too.
Again, plaiting the strand to the bottom.
Elastic and then wrapped with hair to hide it all.
Done!
Cute and very pretty!
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
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Morning Make Up- The Only Orange I’ll Wear

Jan 30, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style features orange mixed with a little bit of purple. I don’t normally like browns and oranges but for some reason this look just kind of grew on me and stuck :D It’s quite a toned down look for me.

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Time for another random morning make up video in which I do my make up and we chat.
Today I have some fun with orange eyeshadow.
I’ve never been a fan of orange but for some reason I really like this look.
I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to edit this.
I started with my regular foundation routine.
I took this footage like 6 months ago.
I used a brown pencil liner to apply a medium top line.
As I’m editing this, Melbourne is having the worst heat wave.
Then half the way along the bottom lash line.
I can’t wait to live somewhere with airconditioning again.
And the other side.
I’m surviving on frozen fruit juice.
Do you guys have any favorite ways to keep cool?
I’m about ready to climb in the freezer.
I applied a creamy gold to my brow line as a highlighter.
I think maybe it’s time to move countries somewhere much colder.
So far…
I applied a terracotta orange all over the lid.
That or buy one of those fake snow machines and blast my apartment into a winter wonderland.
Next I blended and softened the look with some lavender in the corner and lash line.
If the iceskating rink here wasn’t so expensive I would totally just take a tent and live there.
Then I had an insane attack of hayfever.
Summer hayfever is the worst.
And did the lavender on the other side.
I with I could think of more cold foods to eat to cool down.
I added some very dark purple to blend to the liner.
The only things in my brain are salad and ice tea. Any ideas?
Quite a neutral look for me.
Now to close my eyes and wish it was Winter.
Add some mascara both sides.
Maybe I should try to make cold soba noodles again, that sounds yummy.
Then some 3/4 false lashes.
I don’t think I have the energy for cooking, the head just makes me sleepy.
In face I’m pretty sure all this hard work deserves a nap right?
A little more mascara on top.
Shh stop being so noisy, I’m trying to sleep guys!
And then some mascara on the outer bottom lashes.
Bleh even too hot even for sleeping.
Pink blush really makes this look pop.
I think I’ll just slowly assimilate into the couch until Autumn.
Because this is such a neutral look I kept the lips fairly plain too.
I used a slightly pink lipstick with a nude gloss.
So hot I can’t even think of anything funny to say.
Ant that’s all there is to it!
Hopefully it will be a bit coller next time and I’ll have more energy.
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Low Curly Double Buns Hairstyle Tutorial

Jan 27, 2012 by

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Low Curly Double Buns Hairstyle Instructions
Today I’ll show you one of my favourite styles.
It’s awesome because it looks so much more complicated than it is!
Start with waved or curled hair and split it into two ponytails just above your ears.
Use your hands to fluff up the ponytail.
Separate the curls and use your fingers to give it more volume.
To form the bun, grab the top 2/3rds of the ponytail in your hand and smoosh it to the side of your head above the elastic band.
Leave the last third dangling down for now.
Pin it in place until it’s secure.
The puffed out curls will form twists and loops making the bun look complicated.
You can leave the last piece of hair dangling for a softer look or fold it in half and pin under the bun.
By pinning it separately you can more easily control where the curls go as well as giving the bun more volume in general.
So repeating on the other side.
Fluff it up.
Pin up 2 thirds.
Pin up the final third.
And that’s all there is to it.
You probably want to hit it all with a good blast of hairspray to keep it all in place.
Cute!
I think this style looks fantastic if you add some cute accessories like bows, flowers or my current favourite: usamimi!
You can do this style with much shorter hair too, just puff it out more to get the same sized buns.
From the back you can see the hair covers all of the hairband.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
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Hatsune Miku Speed Painting – Violet’s Water Colour Adventure

Jan 25, 2012 by

This is a new kind of video I’m trying out: art! Over the holidays I got back into watercolours after several years or not painting at all so I’m practising by making these videos.

This is a painting I did of Vocaloid Hatsune Miku. I have just discovered the world of vocaloids and am quite intrigued by it. I’m not particularly happy with the resulting painting but it was great to practice on a new character. My knowledge of Miku and the other vocaloids is fairly limited at the moment but I’m looking forward to learning more!

Next painting video will be another blogging friend: Nessbow so look out for that one soon!

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Hatsune Miku Speed Painting Instructions
Time for another speed painting video.
Today I was inspired by Vocaloid Hatsune Miku.
I have only just discovered the world of Vocaloids so I couldn’t help but be inspired to paint something.
The rest wasn’t one of my best pieces but it was a lot of fun to do.
Hope you enjoy.
The finished product!
First off I started with a sketch!
I transfered the sketch to the watercolour paper roughly.
Then filled in the details with a light yellow.
Next I started outlining in a bright green.
I find the idea of vocaloids really intriguing.
Computerised pop stars are such a fun idea.
I flooded the hair with a green wash.
The idea of live shows with them is very interesting too.
Then lightly washed over her clothes too.
Next was a wash on the skin.
After that I shaded the skin.
I added detail and fabric to the shirt using a darker black.
Black shadows on the clothes leaving a highlight.
The songs I’ve heard so far are really cute too.
Filling in even darker areas.
Very dark shadows on the clothes now.
Do you guys have a favorite vocaloid character?
Next was adding brighter green to the hair.
The designs are all so colourful which makes them fun to draw!
And all of the clothing detail.
Small details of the face next and light colour to the eyes.
Time to work on the background.
Big green spots everywhere.
Then slight shadow on them.
Then filling the rest with a yellow and green wash.
I’m still so out of practice with painting but doing this videos is motivating me.
Painting characters like this is fun practice.
Starting to come together!
Outlining everything in black now.
You could do this with pen too if you like.
I’m stocking up on cheap pens with all the back to school sales.
The hair was an area I wasn’t completely happy with.
It was a little too curved in the end.
Don’t forget if you have video suggestions let me know in the comments!
I love trying out new styles!
To give the background some more detail I added some black spots.
Lastly I added a couple of highlights in white.
A little blush and it’s done.
I had a lot of fun doing this so maybe I’ll start a vocaloid series.
So I hope you guys enjoyed!
It’s been fun learning old techniques again and I’m looking forward to improving again for next time.
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Morning Make Up- Plum For The New Year

Jan 23, 2012 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style features plum and white blended together. I wore a very similar look to this on New Years Eve and I think I’ll be wearing it again for Lunar New Years Celebrations this year because I’m in love with the colours.

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She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Time for another random morning make up video in which I do my make up and we chat.
Today is a variation of the look I wore for New Years.
Ad usual I started with my foundation and added light pink highlighter to my brows.
I applied light pink shadow all over the lid.
What did you all get up to for New Years?
All of our plans were cancelled so we did everything last minute.
A purple/maroon colour was added to the outer corners in a C shape.
We ended up going to Docklands for the early fireworks.
Then I added some plumb over the inner edge of the maroon.
then we came home.
I didn’t like the first pink so I added another one over the top of it.
Then we went out again to Southbank for the real ones.
I used a very dark shimmer purple on the outer half of the lash line.
James has a real love for fireworks but I’m pretty indifferent to them. I think after you see one, they all look the same.
Next I added a little white liner to the center lash line and placed a dab of white shadow over it.
Here in Melbourne they launch the fireworks off all of the tallest CBD buildings.
Then using a fluffy brush I blended it all together.
We were standing right under one of them this time so the explosions lit up the cloud like lightening, that was pretty cool.
To make sure my liner brush has a nice point I put a drop of make up remover on a cotton pad and squeeze it into shape.
What does your city do for New Years?
Eyeliner time! I used a fairly thin line.
To be honest, I think I would be just as happy to celebrate the new year by staying at home watching a movie.
I added some bottom liner to the outer corner and joined up the bottom line to the top.
I think I live the lift of an old lady: napping, tea and embroidery.
Mascara and a little pink blush next.
In fact I think my life is probably even more boring than an old lady because it’s hard to yell at kids to get off my lawn in an apartment.
Then equally pink lipstick and gloss.
“Damn you whippersnappers get out of my hallway” doesn’t have quite the same ring to it.
Lastly some winged 3/4 lashes to top it all off.
I think I need to work on my cranky old lady act.
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Curled Fringe or Bangs Using a Mini Straightener Hair Style Tutorial

Jan 17, 2012 by

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Curled Fringe or Bangs Using a Mini Straightener Hair Style Instructons
Curling your fringe with a straightener.
Morning!
Today I’ll show you how I curl my fringe using a mini straightener.
First brush your fringe and run the straightener over it get rid of any fly aways.
Angle the straightener at 45 degrees and twist it under so the hair is wrapped around the straightener.
Gently pull the straightener away from your face while twisting slightly.
Touch up any areas which didn’t curl completely.
Do so by clamping the straightener on half way and twisting in the direction of the curl.
Repeat on the other side.
So start by straightening the hair and brushing.
Again, clamp at a 45 degree angle but this time the opposite direction.
Rotate the straightener under.
This side has a lot more hair so I like to concentrate on getting that curl right first before I do the rest in sections.
It can take a little more time to get this to work as there is more hair to curl.
When the curl under is perfect, take one third sections and twist them around the straightener into curls.
Working with smaller sections will give you better control.
Do the longest section last.
It can be hard to twist the straightener on this side if you’re right-handed so if it’s easier just come in to the curl from the top angle rather than the bottom.
Keep working it until you are happy with the curls.
I like to curl some longer bits around my face as well to frame it nicely.
This creates a really soft look.
And that’s it!
Add a pretty hair accessory and you’ve got a very pretty casual look!
I think this fringe looks fantastic with ponytails and other updos as well.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
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Curling Ends Using a Mini Straightener Hair Style Tutorial

Jan 15, 2012 by

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Curling Ends Using a Mini Straightener Hair Style Instructions.
Today I’m going to show you how I curl the ends of my hair using a mini straightener.
Mine is a little travel one, perfect size for me.
First section your hair in half.
Divide one half into front and back sections and pin the front out of the way.
Brush through the back which we’ll be working with forst.
Apply a heat protector spray too.
Take a small section of hair and brush it smooth.
Clamp the straightener on the strand around 1/3rd down and then wrap the bottom of the hair completely around the straightener once.
Rotate the straightener in place backwards.
Keep rotating until the end of the hair is pointing straight down again.
Holding the end of the strand gently more the straightener down the hair.
When you get around half way it helps to hold the top of the strand to gently pull it through the straightener.
So this all the way to the very end concentrating on the tips.
It should come out as a wave at the top and a nice round ringlet at the bottom.
So again.
Clamp the straightener.
Wrap the tail around it.
Rotate the straightener so the tail is pointed downwards.
Gently pull the hair through it.
It really helps not to clamp the straightener down too hard.
If it’s too tight you will need to pull the hair through with too much force and that will ruin the curl.
It can be really awkward to get the hang of first but practice to get the twisting motion right really helps.
And there’s another bouncy curl!
So at this point it’s a matter of repeating those steps until you run out of hair.
Once you master the twisting that makes the curls you can twist strands the opposite way so the curl spirals either clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on the style you want.
It’s a good idea to twist them different ways otherwise they can mash together to form a gigantic super curl after a while.
So that’s one section done!
Use some hairspray to set everything in place.
Bouncy!
So let the front section on the same side down and continue.
I like the curls around my face to be tighter so I start higher up and take more time on each curl.
If one of them doesn’t work just wait for it to cool down and try again.
Or if you want to curl it more up the top recurl the section making sure to follow the original curve of the curl.
This is how I fix up one of the strands which wasn’t quite as curly as the others.
No you just need to do the other half. I usually do this while watching tv otherwise it can get pretty boring…
Unfortunately you guys are just stuck watching me.
Though maybe you’re trying to do this along with the video so I’m kind of like the tv.
Bam! Curly ends.
There are so many styles you can do with this hair but my favorite is just to add a hair bow or usamimi. Cute.
If all of your curls spiral in the same direction you might find them coming together into a gigantic monster sausage curl during the day.
If that’s the case you can separate and recurl with your fingers and add some hairspray.
You can also encourage a couple of them to rotate the other way with your fingers.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.
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Violet’s Painting Adventures- Fables in Fashion

Jan 11, 2012 by

This is a new kind of video I’m trying out: art! Over the holidays I got back into watercolours after several years or not painting at all. This is a portrait of my friend Celina from Fables in Fashion. Check out her channel below because she is insanely talented! I am definitely very out of practice with my painting but I would love to continue this series so I can improve more.

The video I was inspired by is Celina’s Christmas Holiday Masquerade Makeup Tutorial in which she draws an entire mask on using make up. She made the whole outfit for that shoot too, definitely check it out over here:

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Thanks for letting me paint you Celina!

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I have a lot of insanely talented friends and I really want to introduce you guys to some of them.
Recently I’ve gotten back into painting so I thought I would introduce you first to Celina of Fables in Fashion by painting a watercolour portrait of her.
I’ve included these painting videos in vlogs before but let me know what you think of them as stand alone videos.
These are the photos I was inspired by.
Click here to see her Fables video on the look!
Starting with a blank page.
Celina makes a new video every Friday.
Her videos are tutorials on beautiful artistic looks.
I’m using a waterbrush for this painting.
I keep the reference photo handy to make sure I’m doing ok.
In this video she created the mask completely out of make up.
She even sewed the dress and corset herself.
Drawing done, it’s time for colour. I always do skin first.
I do basic wash.
Then start blending in shadows.
Her videos have really cool special effects in them too.
I blend a custom skin colour depending on the subject,
She is also a really talented cosplayer.
Next is a basic wash on the red areas.
And then the creases with more burt sienna.
Now time for the hair. Again a basic wash.
One of the reasons I love Celina’s videos is how creative she is in the storytelling.
Shadows in burt sienna.
I added details to the mask in a mix of yellows.
Washes in the lips and eyebrows now.
Then I filled in the small mask with red and added the eye details with more burnt sienna.
Next I took care of the larger details like lips and eyes.
And then the mask.
While the rest dried I took care of the background using burt sienna again.
Then it was finishing touches on the mask.
So definitely check out Celina’s channel for really creative videos.
And also because she’s a super nice person!
I re-outlined everything in more burt sienna, god so much burnt sienna!
I also added some small white details for highlights.
Tadaa!
So I hope you guys enjoyed this, let me know what you think in the comments.
I’ve filled another couple of these already but if you have requests let me know.
It’s been fun learning old techniques around and I’m looking forward to improving again.
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Mini Curl Wand and 3 Quick Hair Style Tutorials

Jan 10, 2012 by

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Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

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Mini Curl Wand and 3 Quick Hair Style Instructions
Lots of curly styles using a mini styling wand.
Today I’m going to take my new Remmington mini wand for a test run and use it to create several different styles.
First thing is to section your hair into four.
Start working with the bottom back section and separate a one inch piece.
Wrap the piece of hair around the thick end of the wand once it secure it.
Continue wrapping until you reach the end of the hair.
Be careful not to burn your fingers.
Wait around 10 seconds then unwrap the hair again gently.
Tadaa curl.
Continue taking small sections of hair and curling them in this way.
I got a bit distracted on a phone call so this one was extra curly.
The smaller the sections you take, the curlier the end result.
I like to curl the front sections extra well so they frame my face.
Straight from the rod, these curls come out very defined.
In a moment I’ll show you how to style them differently.
Once you do the other side you should have something like this.
The curl type reminds me a lot of the 1990′s so the first style I thought of was curly volumous pigtails.
For this you need to split your hair in two sections, hold one just above your ear.
Twist once upwards on the side of the head and pin above the twist.
Repeat and enjoy pretending to be in a 90′s cheerleader movie.
Another style right after curling is a simple updo.
Pull the hair upwards into a high ponytail and twist.
Pin in place or just use a wide tooth clip.
Arrange the curls so they cascade over your head.
For an extra dose of the 90′s you can add a zigzag part to your fringe using a bobby pin.
Easy style #2 done!
Now from your original curl, you can actually create several different kinds.
The simple next step is to brush through them with your fingers so they separate slightly.
See the difference on the left and right sides?
This makes it much more relaxed.
Gently running a brush through will create a gentle waved effect.
Again, see the difference between the brushed side on the left and the side I ran my fingers through on the right.
In fact, waves like this are perfect for a Jessica Rabbit-ish look.
Just start by making a deep side part.
Pull a little hair back from the side with the part and pin it.
Blow dry or use a styler for extra fringe volume.
All you need now is some red lipstick to top it off.
Add a black and white filter and you’re done!
I like to be economical with my curls so I don’t have to head style it as often.
To make them last several days this is my schedule:
Day one: curled updo.
Day two: separate with fingers and leave down.
Day three: brush out for waves.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.
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Morning Make Up- Green and Pink Double Wings

Dec 20, 2011 by

A new segment I’m trying out where in I show my morning make up routine for various days and chat about what I’m doing that day. Not really a tutorial, more of a random girly chat while we get ready together in the bathroom ;)

Today’s style features green liner with a double wing, I really like coloured eyeliner at the moment and these colours go really well together for Spring or Summer!

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Time for another random Morning Make up video in which I do my make up and we chat.
Today is green and pink for Spring.
Start with foundation as usual.
I applied a thick line of green liner with a bit of glitter in it.
I’m packing this week for a trip up north to Brisbane.
Next a highlighter.
We’ve done a lot of traveling this year.
I added a pink shadow all over the lid.
I’m getting quite tired of it, I’d much rather travel overseas than within Australia.
Next was a very thin black line at the lashes to disguise the false lashes later.
That’s the worst part, coming home to mess.
To give a little depth I added darker pink to the outer corner and green near the outer lash line.
We’re going up to celebrate James’ Dad’s birthday and his family is renting some cabins.
Next was mascara and third corner lashes to the outer corners.
By the time I actually uploaded this you’ll probably have seen some of the vlogs I’m going to film during December.
Now to make the wings, using cream shimmer I went over the green line and gave it a long wing. I added a second wing above to make it more interesting.
Or maybe you’ve seen all of them because my magical seeing into the future abilities don’t know when I’m going to upload this.
The top wing is slightly longer. To seal in place I dabbed a little bright green shadow over the top.
While I’m away I promised to work on my seeing into the future ability.
I thought it needed to be a little darker so I touched up the dark pink corner with a little purple to blend it all together.
A nice pink blush and it’s almost done.
As always, lipstick and gloss last.
Phew now I have pretty make, I should probably get packing.
I hope this was a useful video, please check out the blog post linked in the description for more information and tutorials.
Thanks so much for watching.
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