How To: Tune or setup of a tattoo machine for lining & shading

This video shows you how to setup a tattoo machine to do lining and shading. Make sure the armature bar and front spring has about a 4mm gap. Once that is on, set it to about a 30-degree angle. Next with the contact spring you need to set the armature bar and the tool should be set to about 2mm. A good way to check this is with a dime. Now as long as the tattooing machine runs and sounds correctly you are all set to go. For shading, the throw on the armature bar should be 3-4mm--just a little...

How To: Fix a zipper and bring new life to your backpack

There are many instances where a zipper on a bag, purse, coat, etc. will fail to function or jam. It may be that the zipper needs replacement, but oftentimes it can be fixed using a simple technique. YouTube user MediaMason shows how many zipper problems result from a simple change in the slider's structure, as well as how to fix this. He identifies the zipper (the "teeth") and the slider (the pulley). Normally, when the slider is pulled through the zipper, it closes the zipper together. Some...

How To: Remove your glue-on nails

Demonstrator Caitlin offers a tutorial on how to remove fake nails you purchased from your local drug or beauty supply store and applied yourself, safely. You start with putting an acetone based nail polish remover in a paper cup and where you soak your nail in the cup. You can then use a tooth pick to get under the 'fake nail' to lift a little if needed. After gap between real nail and fake nail is created, soak again in nail polish remover and then use a paper towel to slowly work/wiggle of...

How To: Knot a Hermès Scarf in 21 Different Ways

Hermès is all about giving out the free goodies—this week I posted a tutorial for making your own papercraft "Kelly bag" and for years now they've created "knotting cards", a set of DIY illustrations presenting different ways to wear their iconic scarves.

How To: Fold a bandana around your mouth and nose

In this video, we learn how to fold a bandanna. First, place your bandanna flat, then fold it diagonally. Once you've done this, you will have an upside down triangle. Now, fold the top of the triangle down as many times as you desire, it can be as wide or as thin as you want. Now, you should have a rectangle with a triangle hanging out from under it. You can now tie the bandanna around your head, butting the triangle part around your mouth. Tie a knot behind your head tight enough to where i...

How To: Go from brunette to blonde without bleach

The darker your hair is, the harder it is to lighten it. If you are not keen on stripping your hair with bleach but want to avoid that orange look of poorly dyed tresses, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn how to take your dark brown hair to blonde without any bleach at all. This is a much healthier method for your hair and you will be thankful you chose it in the long run. Avoid the frizz and fry that come with bleaching and follow this step by step for lighter locks.

How To: Shave Pubic Hair for Women

Many women may be curious about removing their pubic hair. Taking it all off can make you feel more confident and open. You will need either razors or wax; this video uses razors and shaving cream and gives you tips on selecting the perfect razor. It is worth it to spend the money on a better razor because it will last a lot longer than a cheap disposable razor and it will benefit your skin. After your razors begin to get dull you will need to start using a new one as you will be more prone t...

How To: Do easy smokey eyes for an older woman

Sharon Connolly, Image Consultant, demonstrates how to create a fabulous smoky eyes look. Start by brushing a very light color over the eyelid area from the lashes to the brow, accenting the inner corner of the eye. Then apply a brown shadow from the lashes to just above the crease of the eye. Take a very light shadow and brush it above that and blend it in. With an angled brush draw underneath the lower lashes with the brown shadow.

How To: Make detachable t-straps for your high heeled pumps

T-straps are a cute, vintage style that looks great on everyone. In this video, create a pair of detachable t-straps so you can save money and turn any pair of shoes into cute t-straps. These straps can be moved from shoe to shoe so you can customize your style anytime. This very cool idea, hosted by Elizabeth Gleeson is easy to do and very worth the effort.

How To: Wipe out acne with Cetaphil

In this tutorial, we learn how to wipe out acne with Cetaphil. You will need: Cetaphil Facial Cleanser and Cetaphil Moisturizing lotion. Start off by cleaning your face, then use the cleanser to clean off any impurities with your face, using it as much as you can to clean the face. After this, pat your face dry so there is no moisture left on it. Then, grab the lotion and rub it all over your face with a light coat. After this, your face will be clean and moisturized and you will be read to g...

How To: Tie a scarf into a large flower bow

The great thing about scarves is, not only do they keep you warm, but there are so many different ways that they can be worn. From the obvious bow method to the European look, scarves can be fun to stylize. In this tutorial find out how to tie a scarf in a large flower bow. Make yourself stand out in a crowd by wearing this great looking accessory. Enjoy!

How To: Tune a simple tattoo machine

This video describes the process of tuning a tattoo machine. The video starts by explaining the different parts of the tattoo gun. The presenter shows the different settings for the contact screw. For doing outlines the contact screw should have a gap the width of a dime. If you are filling a tattoo in with shading, then adjust the gap to the width of a nickel. The presenter then hooks up the tattoo gun to the power supply and adjusts the voltage to eight volts.

How To: Blend and apply Kryolan makeup

Kryolan makeup is highly pigmented makeup used for face painting and high intensity color. This video makeup application tutorial demonstrates how to use Kryolan makeup to get the effect you're going for. Maybe you're goth, or maybe you just want a look regular makeup can't achieve, but either way check out Kryolan makeup.

How To: Tie an ascot

This video illustrate us how to tie an ascot. Here are the following steps:Step 1: Take a scarf and hang it around the neck so that it is parted into two equal halves.Step 2: Now take one end and move it towards the other.Step 3: Now bring this end under the first half of the scarf and taking it out from above ,this will form a loop like structure.Step 4: Now bring it out from the loop formed and pull the end downwards to form a knot.Step 5: Now move this knot sideways for a better fashion st...

How To: Paint your nails with a wrapping paper design

In this brief instructional video, you'll watch as a nail expert shows you one of her best custom designs finished by using foil wrapping paper. This is great for people looking for something new and trendy that will add a little bit of pop to their already polished look. Be sure to pay attention to the many tips and tricks that this nail designer drops, otherwise you'll be headed for disaster! Remember, to make this nail-art work, your foil wrapping paper will have to be cut into very thin s...

How To: Perfectly iron a men's dress shirt

TM Lewin shows us his technique to perfectly iron a man's shirt. You should have what he calls an ironing kit. An iron with a good steaming function, a spray bottle, and a can of starch for a more formal look, and an ironing board. To start lightly spray the shirt with the water bottle. Start with the sleeve, to avoid and crease press firmly with the base of the iron not the tip. Make sure the shirt is flat so you will only have to press on side of the shirt. The collar of the shirt will be t...

How To: Have graceful hands

Mistress Didi brings you an instructional video on how to have graceful hands. These are simple exercises for beauty and function. Graceful hands can create greater comfort and beauty in your self-expression. Use these exercises if you want to achieve graceful hands.

How To: Do Lauren Conrad's braided headband from The Hills

Learn how to create Lauren Conrad's braided headband from The Hills. Pursebuzz is a YouTube makeup star. Her makeup tutorials are widely watched and favorited. Pursebuzz delivers beauty tutorials on makeup application and hairstyling. Search Pursebuzz on WonderHowTo for all of of her beauty how to's, including skincare, hair, makeup and celebrity looks.

How To: Remedy your puffy eyes

You don't have to start your day by waking up with puffy eyes. Learn some of the different causes for puffy eyes, and try natural remedies that will make your eyes look fresh in under 15 minutes!

How To: Reduce the size of a t-shirt

If you've ever wondered how to resize a T-Shirt to a smaller perfect fit, then follow these simple steps presented by Stacey from Sewing Republic. To shrink down your T-Shirt, follow theses steps: You will need an oversized shirt, a smaller shirt to use as a pattern and your sewing machine. 1. Turn both shirts inside out, and lay the fitted shirt on top. 2. Fold the sleeves back and pin the shirts together. 3. Trace around the fitted shirt with a fabric marking pen. Add 1/2 inch for your seam...

How To: Make a pirate bandana like Jack Sparrow

Arrr matey, it's getting a little drafty in here! Time to tie up a pirate bandanna to keep yer head warm! This simple how to show's you how to make a pirate banana just like the one Jack Sparrow wore in Pirates of the Caribbean. This is simple to do, costs almost nothing and is essential for creating your own pirate costume. You'll need a 2ft by 2ft square of light cloth. Walk to plank and watch the video! Arrr!

How To: Remove acrylic nails without soaking or salons

This video shows you how to remove acrylic nails using a nail tip. It takes a long time to soak the nails in acetone to remove them, and this method is quicker. To do it, slide one of the corners under any part of the tip. Force it in and slide it over across the nail and you will be able to see the acrylic nail lift up. Gently work on it to pull the nail off. It might hurt a little bit. The nail will look kind of rough, so you'll have to file it, and use some nail strengthener. Nail technici...

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