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I love the look of family photos printed on canvas, but I never knew I could make them at home! After transferring photos to fabric, I was super excited to try some pieces using stretched canvas. I hope this inspires some of you to make something special for your home... Here's how I transferred my photo to canvas: 1. Supplies needed- stretched canvas (I chose an 8x10 size), gel medium... Continue »
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Hello, dear readers! This is Sarah, and I could not be more excited to add a style post to Elsie's parade of Tricks + Treats! I think that braids are one of the most versatile and easy hairstyles to wear during Autumn. They are textured and seemingly unintentional, or smoothed and polished. Today, I'm sharing the cascade/waterfall braid with you. I think it's really easy to do on yourself, and... Continue »
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Hi there! I love to create a new makeup routine every season. It's a lot of fun. Change is good and it's always nice to enjoy the small things!♥ This season I have newly colored burgundy hair and I decided to use jewel toned makeup colors to accent my pale skin and hazel eyes. I mix shades of plum, dark purple and bright yellow to create a fun eye makeup... Continue »
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Last month I did a makeover story with Kelsie and had many requests for a maiden braid tutorial. Yesterday she came in and we photographed these simple step by steps. Kelsie has extremely long and thick hair, but anyone with shoulder length or longer can do these braids (see my photo below for an example). Steps 1-2: Braid two strands on each side of a center part. Steps 3-5: Wrap... Continue »
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After the wedding I got tons of questions about styling braids with lace and styling beehives (as seen on Rachel's hair here). Here is part one... the braids! Lace braids are so fun and easy to wear. They are perfect for Spring/Summer and can be styled casual or dressy! Here's how I do it... 1. Supplies needed: Lace, scissors and two rubber bands. Maybe some bobby pins too. 2. Separate... Continue »
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I love the look of naturally curly hair! My sweet friend, Katie, told me about rag rolling. It's a quick and simple way to get natural looking curls without using a curling iron! I asked her to share her method here on A Beautiful Mess because I knew you'd be itching to learn like I was! Enjoy... You'll need some cut fabric strips, a comb and some water. All things... Continue »
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Twiggy is one of my favorite style icons from the 1960s. I've tried for years to style my eyeliner like hers. It's so much fun! Here are a few tips.... Steps 1-2: Using liquid eyeliner, line the top of your eyelid with a thick line. Add a little "cat eye" stroke on each outer edge, if you like! Step 3: After lining the top of your eye, your makeup should... Continue »