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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: 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: Use and clean the Luminess Air iLuminess one-speed airbrush cosmetics system

Never, ever apply makeup the hard way! With an airbrush makeup application system, you no longer have to do all the time-consuming work by hand. If you have one of these airbrush cosmetics systems, this video will show you the basics to using and cleaning the applier. The one in the video is the Luminess Air iLuminess airbrush cosmetics system (one-speed). Check out the second video for the review and more information.

How To: Cut up your t-shirt like a rock star

This video is a demonstration of how to cut up a T-shirt, inspired by 80's rock band fashions. Use a regular white T-shirt and start by cutting a deep scoop neck out of it, starting about an inch outside the neckband. Turn the shirt over and fold it in half Snip horizontal lines down half of the shirt all the way down. Then stretch out the thin strips. Cut the other side of the shirt the same way. Cut the sleeves off completely so it's more like a tank top. Wear the shirt over another tank to...

How To: Apply makeup to look like a cheap slut

In this video, we learn how to apply makeup to look like a cheap slut. First, apply black eyeliner to the entire eyelid and up to the creases in the eye. After this, take your finger and smudge the liner up to your eyebrows. Next, take a bright blue eyeshadow and brush it all over the eyelid up to the eye creases. Next, take a light blue eye shadow and apply it as a highlight underneath the brows. Brush a dark blue shadow on the crease of the eye, then blend it on the outer edge of the eye. A...

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: Safely pierce your own lip

Mark shows you how to safely pierce your own lip. To pierce your own lip, follow these steps: You will need rubbing alcohol, a piercing needle, alcohol swab, a ring, mouthwash, a small bag filled with crushed ice and a cork. Put the ice between your lip and your gum until your lip is numb. Wipe the needle with the alcohol pad to sterilize it. Sterilize your lip as well. Place the cork in between your lip and gum, take the needle and stick it through your lip. Stick the ring through your lip a...

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: Lighten dark hair & how to cap your head to highlight

In this tutorial, you will learn how to dye your hair like a pro. Get tips and tricks on dying your dark brown or black hair to a nice blonde color without going orange. In addition to learning to lighten your whole head, you will also receive tips on how to use a hair cap to highlight your locks. By highlighting you will create a defined, multi faceted look that will look great and unique. So follow along and get ready to give yourself a professional style makeover.

How To: Shave your private parts for men

If you're looking for some manscaping tips, this how-to video is for you. Learn the tips and tricks to go smooth down there and impress the ladies. Be careful, follow the steps and you too can trim the grass and make the tree look larger. So if you want to shave your private parts, look no further.

How To: Make a Hooded Cape

Hey, cosplayers, costume lovers, theater actors! Been trying to find a awesome hooded cape that wont break your pocketbook? Why buy when you can make one? It's so easy to do! Adjust the color or length to go with your look and embellish it with extras to get the look you are going for! Total time 20-40 minutes. Total cost $10-$15.

How To: Insert a Tampon Like an Adult

Inserting a tampon is a rite of passage for every teenage girl, so it's important to know how to insert a tampon the right way. It could seem tricky at first, but after trying several times, tampon insertion becomes as easy as putting on a glove. It just takes practice, & this video will show you the animated process. The key is to RELAX! Worrying about it may make you tense, making insertion even harder.

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: 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: Measure your petticoat size for a sari

In this tutorial, we learn how to measure your petticoat size for a sari. First, measure around the waist with a measuring tape. This will be a simple measurement of your natural waistline. Next, you will need to measure the length of the petticoat. Measure from the waist down to the ankle. After this, measure out the hip area. The hip is roughly 9" lower than your waist is. After this, you will have all the measurements you need to make the petticoat the right size for your sari. Use your fa...

How To: Tie your scarf in a bow

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie a scarf into a bow. Begin by finding a long rectangular scarf of your choice. Now slightly twist it up a bit. Then put it on the neck and wrap it around from the back once. Finish the procedure by tying the ends into a bow. To make a bow, create 2 loops and cross them over each other. This video is very simple, easy and fast to do. This video provides step-by-step instructions for viewers to easily understand and follow along. This video will b...

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: Apply Magenta (from Rocky Horror) costume makeup

"You're lucky, he's lucky, I'm lucky, we're all lucky!" If you're quick to spot who said this great line in the ultimate 1975 cult classic, "Rocky Horror Picture Show" then you will enjoy this tutorial. In this makeup lesson, learn how to steal the look of the character Magenta (played by the amazing Patricia Quinn) with the help of makeup and hair created by a Fashion Face expert.

How To: Make ripped, distressed, and destroyed jeans

To begin, you will need a pair of jeans, a cheese grater, a book, and sandpaper. Vigorously rub the sandpaper across the jeans where you want to rip them. Slide the book down the pant leg until it's between the fabrics of where you're working. Continue to sand like crazy. Then take your cheese grater and do the same thing that you did with the sandpaper. You will notice a lot of fading and a small hole will begin to emerge. Use your fingers to tear at the hole until it is the desired size. Th...

How To: Shave pubic hair for men

The pubic area is a very, very tricky area, when trying to shave and so in this video, Dan and Jennifer from Ask Dan and Jennifer try to supply some useful tips and tricks for this delicate operation. First, you need the proper tools. These include, Dan and Jennifer say, a good electric trimmer, a razor that's not a straight razor and of course shaving cream. Secondly, always use the trimmer and then razor on the surrounding pubic hair, not the main area, first. Third, you want to go, from ar...

How To: Make a sexy looking toga out of a sheet for women

Watch this video to learn how to make a sexy toga for women! First, take a sheet and wrap it around from back to front, twisting it in the middle of your chest. (Wear a strapless bra.) Pin it there with safety pins. Take the bottom ends, tie them once in front and pin the tails to the sides. Take a rope and tie it tight under your breasts in a bow. Now you are ready for an epic toga party!

How To: Get 360 waves using olive oil

In this video, we learn how to get 360 waves using olive oil. First, buy some extra virgin olive oil and your brush. After this, get a rag and put hot water on it, then ring it out. From here, rub this all over your hair to get rid of any chemicals in your hair. Now, brush your hair as normal all over until it's fully combed. Then, put the olive oil into the palm of your hand and spread it around your head, pushing towards your forehead. Then, brush your hair again until the olive oil has bee...

How To: Insert a tampon with ease

Nervous about using tampons? A lot of women are scared about using a tampon for the first time. This how to video will teach you the proper way to insert a tampon. They key to wearing a tampon comfortably is to relax. So watch this tutorial and you will be using tampons with ease in no time at all.