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: Wear a 'kanga' (sarong) in various African styles

Several Tanzanian girls demonstrate how to tie a kanga (an African sarong). The first method is to wrap the kanga around the waist and tuck the end in at the waist to secure. The second method is to wrap the kanga into a cylinder to use it as a base for carrying a parcel on the head. Another way to wear the kanga is to wrap it around the neck like a shawl or wrapped under an armpit and tied over the shoulder for a fancier look. To wear the kanga as a scarf, fold it into quarters the long way,...

How To: Tie your hair up in a scarf for sleeping

In this video, we are given instructions on how to tie up hair at night before going to sleep. You will nee a satin scarf to do this. First you will make your scarf into one large triangle. After this, clip your hair up in a large clip on the back of your head. Now, put the satin scarf over your forehead and over your entire hair. Now, tie the scarf around your neck and make sure it's secured in the back. you can now remove the clip and take the tie and tie it in the back. Now, take a satin b...

How To: Properly clean a pair of Vans sneakers

This is a video by CrazyGamer about how to clean a pair of Vans. You'll need three things, you will need a old toothbrush you aren't going to use any more, a cup filled with water as hot as the sink will get it and some liquid soap. Put some soap in the cup and stir with the toothbrush, be careful not to add too much. The first thing you want to do he says is to take out the laces and set them aside. Dip the toothbrush in the soapy water, make sure to tap it against the side of the cup to kno...

How To: Make a fake tattoo with a ballpoint pen

Learn how to draw a ‘Fake Tattoo’ using a ballpoint pen and some colored highlighters, by watching this video. Begin by drawing a faint design of your choice at the back of your palm, using a ballpoint pen. Darken the outlines when you are done with the image drawn. Now according to your choice, fill colors in the drawing using colored green, blue, yellow and pink highlighters. Begin with the yellow color and blend it together with the other color applied in each area, using your fingers. Use...

How To: Lighten dark underarms and legs naturally at home

In this video, we learn how to lighten dark underarms and legs naturally at home. You will need: cucumber juice, turmeric powder, and lemon juice. First, peel your cucumber and cut them into pieces, then blend them. Next, add in 1 tsp of lemon juice and mix together. After this, add in a pinch of turmeric powder and mix well together. Apply this paste on your underarms and legs, or wherever you have blackness. Leave this on for twenty minutes and then wash off with warm water. Do this daily u...

How To: Wear a beret in 10 different ways

In this tutorial, we learn ten different ways to wear a beret. The first way is to wear the hat with the long side on the forehead going down on the rest of the hair. The next way is to do this same look, except move the hat to the right. Next, place the hat in the middle of the hair with your bands on the side. Next look is in the middle to the left. You can also wear it in the middle with pigtails or to the left or right with pig tails. Wearing with a side pony tail is also another great op...

How To: Cut your own long hair

This video is about cutting your own hair whether long or short. It's more for maintenance than for cutting a style. You need a pair of barber shears, a spray bottle to keep hair moist, comb, masking tape and ruler. The hair should be freshly washed and wet hair. Comb the hair out. To get the hair even, measure from the ear down or use the ruler and measure 1/4 inch or the amount you want to remove. Pull hair straight and taut. Work one side at a time in small sections. Snip hair straight acr...

How To: Start a kinky or Senegalese twist

To start a kinky or Senegalese twist, create a one inch square section of hair and split it into two pieces. Drape a piece of weave over the strands. Twist the right piece of weave over the right strand with a clockwise motion. Twist the left piece of weave over the left strand also using a clockwise motion. Then twist the right strand over the left. Continue twisting each strand to the right before twisting the strands together as you go down the section. The twists can continue down to the ...

How To: Apply Revlon Colorstay foundation

Revlon Color stay foundation is a great makeup that can be applied easily for a flawless look! Follow the instructional tutorial and learn how to apply this makeup evenly for the best results possible. The easiest way to apply this foundation is using a damp sponge. Take the foundation and apply it directly onto the damp sponge. Then apply a light layer all over your face. Make sure that you blend the foundation into your neck as well. The best way to cover acne scars or active breakouts is b...

How To: Cut hair

In this series of video clips you will learn the important steps of cutting hair from preparation to completion and the different cut options that can be used in several different styles.

How To: Transfer a tattoo picture to skin

For really ornate tattoos, or for artists with limited skill, a transfer can be a life-saver. This how-to video shows how to transfer the desired image of a tattoo from a piece of paper that is easy to sketch on to the skin where it can then be traced with a tattoo gun. You will need grease proof cooking paper and a felt tip pen. Watch this video tattoo tutorial and learn how to transfer an image temporarily onto skin.

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: 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: 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: Eliminate last minute pimples with home remedies

This video is about how to get rid of pimples. It's a nightmare to wake up and discover a big, red pimple right on your face. Here are some tips to help you out. 1. Do not touch, or try to squeeze or pop the pimple. This can cause pain, redness, swelling, and even infection. If you keep doing it another possible problem that can develop is scarring which can be permanent. 2. Wash your face gently with a mild, medicated soap and water (the water should be warm, but not too hot). Do this for 30...

How To: Make a toga out of a sheet fast and easy

Need a girl toga fast and easy for that crazy party coming up? This tutorial will show you how to make a toga quickly using common materials. Taking a bed sheet, you will need to open it and hold it lengthwise, folding it in two. Then, taking two pins, measure out the distance between two shoulders and secure the pins at two locations on the bed sheet which more or less will match up with the location of your shoulders. Then simply slip the toga over your head for a quick and simple outfit to...

How To: Sew in a Weave Yourself

Ready to try and sew-in your own weave? It's a big decision. As with everything that concerns our hair, we struggle with the pros and cons and often dwell on what could go wrong. Pixie cut. Perm or not? New shade (of pink, purple, or blue). These are all major decisions because ... well, it's our hair, and hair is such a big part of our style. To get a weave or not calls for careful consideration, and to sew one in yourself, that's an even bigger internal debate.

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...

How To: Cut men's hair with a layered effect

DJ Matt shows you the basics of how to cut men's hair. You start out by making a line on the top of the head. You can then make your first cut, or the straight cut on the back bottom. After that, you then make a "down cut" which creates layers. When you get to the "semi-top of the head" you take a comb and rest it along the hair so it is straight. After the comb is in place just clip the top of the hair that is resting along side of it. When you get to the top continue to take long hair along...

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