The final week of October is upon us, ladies and gents. This tenth month of the year flew by us quicker than I could say, “hocus pocus“. Although I am certain that a few of you made your costume debuts this past weekend, the month’s main event is not until Wednesday. And let’s face it, some of your costumes may not have survived the weekend. But don’t you fret, it is never too late to make a killer costume before Wednesday night. Which is why I saved my favorite costume (or costumes I should say) for last.
So – we’ve already given you the rundown of our favorite fashion and beauty moments from the Primetime Emmys, but this year’s red carpet broadcast added a little something extra to the usual flurry of lust-worthy gowns and Louboutins. Enter “The Mani Cam.” Thanks to E!, we were given a close up of our favorite celebs fingertips. While some starts opted for the classics (shout out to OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark!), others chose to have a little more fun. For this Emmy edition nail art tutorial, we chose to spotlight two of our favorite designs: Zooey Deschanel’s TV thumbs and Julianne Hough’s glittery tips. Follow our editor Calli’s list of simple steps, and you’ll have award-worthy nails in no time.
Easy on the tweezers ladies! I’m happy to report that fullness is in for this Fall 2012, as the runways were packed with strong, thick brows and statement, voluminous lips. Of course, if you are like me, you know that not everyone was gifted with these brilliantly bold features. Not to fret my thin lipped friends, OTY has a makeup illusion (or two) just for us that will even have the Brooke Shields of the world complimenting our brows.
1. With a disposable mascara wand, brush the hairs upward.
2. Taking a pair of scissors, trim any hairs that are longer than your brow shape.
3. Dip an angled brush in brown powder.
4. Fill in your brows.
5. Clean up any hairs above and below your brows using tweezers.
6. If your brows appear too dark or striking, use a q-tip to smudge the color.
1. Line your lips along the outer edge with the lip liner, careful not to go outside of your lips. Smudge the lip liner with a q-tip, blending toward the center of your lips.
2. Apply the lip color.
3. Dip your finger into the highlighting powder (you can use blush as long as it has shimmer and is lighter than the lip color.)
4. Stamp your finger in the center of your top and bottom lips. This tricks the eye into seeing a more voluminous lip.
Here at OTY! we are not rookies when it comes to polish play. Our nail beds have been spotted, dotted and glittered galore. Although I’d like to keep the radical nail looks coming as much as I’d love for summer to never end, I thought we’d start this fall out with more subtle looks (for now, at least). By subtle, I mean creations that even our most mature readers will want to wear. These nails are sophisticated enough for work or an elegant event, and mild enough to not clash with one’s outfit. Inspired by the minimal looks seen in fall runway collections like Rebecca Minkoff and Emerson, these two tutorials were created to get everyone on board of the nail art train.
When it comes to the our hair, there isn’t a product out there that seems to work quite as well as the beach. Sure, the sand and surf also offer our bodies an all-over glow and ample exfoliation, but there are few things that give your locks more texture and volume than good old fashion salt water. Unfortunately, once our time by the sea has expired we say sayonara to our perfectly imperfect waves. It’s true that everyone has their own preference for summertime waves, and I prefer mine to be piecey while still holding a bit of shape. If this sounds like your kind of style, read on for a quick and easy hair how to.
The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and you know what that means – time for beach days, barbecues and of course, patriotic polish! I’ve always been a fan of this warm-weather holiday, and I firmly believe you can show the U.S. of A some love without overdoing it. For a more sophisticated take on nationalistic nails, I created a tutorial that features nail art solely on your ring finger. By following our easy ten-step tutorial, you’ll be looking festive and fashionable just in time for July Fourth. If you’re looking for an extra fun patriotic pop, don’t be afraid to add a daring red lip.
- Detangling Comb: Using a brush to detangle your hair can break and damage it so I opt for a wide-tooth comb. I use in the shower while wet and then once dry, you can also try the Conair Anti-Static Detangling Comb.
- Hair Ties: Starting a braid by tying your hair at the base really helps it from falling apart later. I like the Goody Clear Elastic Bands because they work great for a multiple variety of hair colors and textures.
- Flat Iron: Using flat-irons to wave and curl hair has always been my preference because I’m a double-duty type of gal. The FHI 1″ Heat Platform Series Flat Iron is a lesser known tool, but it works wonders for creating gorgeous waves.
- Hair Spray: Setting your style is – of course – a must, but I’m not a huge fan of hairspray, except for this one: Pravana Super Shape Hair Spray. It’s the only one I’ve ever used that won’t leave your hair feeling icky at the end of the night.
Whether your style is sultry vixen, rocker doll, or classic beauty, every woman can pull off the infamous red lip. Often the ultimate picture of femininity, red lipstick is capable of making any woman feel like she owns the room. For both simple outfits and Gala-worthy gowns, red lips never go out of style. Follow our four commandments to achieving the perfect red lip, and you’ll be turning heads in no time!
YSL Rouge Lipstick | Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick | L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour | MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Ruby Woo | Lancome Le Listique Pencil | Illamasqua Lip Brush | Neutrogena Naturals Lip Balm
“Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all?” Well, Snow White of course, and who wouldn’t want to posses her glowing skin, long lashes and ruby red lips? Below you’ll find a step by step to guide achieving her flawless, fairytale complexion.
First things first – it’s prime time. Once again, I’ve started to use Maybelline’s The Smoother Skin Retexturising Primer. As soon as Spring/Summer arrives, my pores seem to become much more visible, and this primer’s gel formula helps to fill them in, creating a smooth, foundation-ready base.
Can you hear them roar? The 1920s reappeared on the runways for Spring 2012, proving once again that the Fitzgerald era had it right. In the time of speakeasys and flapper disobedience, glitzy sequins and intricate beading set the scene, and now have become the prefect inspiration for a set of spring nails – Gatsby style.
Rachel Zoe Nails
Step 1: Paint nails white.
Step 2: Dip a toothpick into gold polish. Draw a horseshoe shape on the bottom of your nail bed. Continue in a line.