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How To: Remove acrylic nails at home

If you've grown tired of your acrylic nails and want to remove them, but don't want to go to the salon, follow these steps to learn how to remove them from home. You will need to use a 100 percent acetone remover to take off all of the nail polish first. Then, take an old container that you no longer want and pour some of the acetone in it. Make sure the container has a wide enough top that you can stick your hand in it. Place the tips of your fingers into this container and cover it with a t...

How To: Style a slipknot (aka tie-knot) on micro braids

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie a slipknot on micro braids. First, braid the hair to the desired length. It is good to braid it close to the end, unless the hair is permed. Now, hold the braid and fix it so that it can be nice and neat. Take a few strands of hair and tie it around the rest of the hair. Now loop it around the finger holding it and put your thumb inside. Make sure to tie it up. Do the same thing about three or four times. Once this is done, take part of the same...

How To: Use hot sticks to curl your very straight hair

This video shows how to curl very straight hair using "hot sticks." Wash your hair and let it air dry partially. Apply some leave-in conditioner before drying with a blow dryer. Leave the hair slightly damp. Apply some heat control spray to your hair. For loose curls do not use anything else, for tighter curles you can use some hair spray before using the hot sticks. When the hot sticks are warm you are ready to start. Take chunks of hair and wrap around the hot sticks and fold the hot stick ...

How To: Make Your Own Dandruff Shampoo

Dandruff -- the embarrassing white flakes that end up like snowfall on your shoulders and clothing. There are plenty of dandruff shampoos on the market to choose from, unfortunately, they are all very expensive. If you have ever wondered what ingredients make them so expensive, the simple answer is there are no expensive ingredients that make them so effective. So, the next question might be, why are they so expensive? And the answer to that is dandruff shampoo companies know they can charge ...

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: Tie a long, rectangular headscarf easily

This how to video is for people looking to learn how to tie a scarf attractively. Get a long scarf for your head and place the middle of it on the top of your head. Gather each end in the hand closest to it in the middle. Turn it around by pulling it behind your head and tie the ends over each other. Next step tuck the scarf behind your ears if you like it that way. Then twist the left end around your head. Create a bun with your hair and the scarf in the back using the final side to tie it up.

How To: Tie your shoes in a totally cool, fast way

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie their shoes in a cool way. This technique is also more faster than the normal shoe tying method. Begin by tying your laces into a cross. With your right hand, the lace goes from the shoe goes to your thumb, over the index and into your hand. With your left had, the lace goes from the shoe to your index, over your thumb and into your hand. Not just cross them over each other and pull. This video will benefit those viewers who have trouble tying ...

How To: Safely Use Hydrogen Peroxide to Bleach Hair

The first time many people dye their hair they use hydrogen peroxide. Perhaps as a teenager or ignorant college student they just walk into a supermarket, and buy the liquid, and go home and apply it. The result is usually dry blonde hair, which starts breaking in the process. Using hydrogen peroxide to bleach hair is affordable and can give great results but only if used well.

How To: Identify Fake Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses

How can you tell if the pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses that you are about to buy online are not a fake? Follow these 9 simple steps to verify the authenticity of your purchase. Always ask the seller to use the youVerify app prior to purchase. It's Smarter Selling & Safer Shopping.

How To: Make a working homemade tattoo gun

Are you an aspiring tattoo artist, but don't have your own equipment yet? Tattoo guns can be expensive, but not when you build your own, DIY-style! This video is broken up into two parts. The first shows the process of making the homemade tattoo gun, taking you step-by-step through the process. The second video is to address questions and concerns of the first video, giving you more details about the construction.

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: Create a rock 'n' roll rocker makeup look

Live on the edge and kick up your beauty routine a notch to create a look that will drive your parents crazy! Create an edgy, rock 'n' roll makeup look with help from this makeup tutorial hosted by Goldie Starling. Stop hiding behind a boring and safe makeup routine and take your face to a brand new level! Products used to complete this look include the following:

How To: Spot a fake Coach bag

This video provides tips on how to determine whether your Coach purse (or bag) is a fake. In order to spot a fake Coach purse, you have to look at the details closely. If there is a fabric pattern on the front, make sure that the letter is clearly a “C”. If it looks more like an “O” or a “G”, then it is a fake.

How To: Make lip gloss look like fake blood

To make lip gloss look like fake blood you will need a tub of red eyeshadow, clear lip gloss, black eyeliner and red lip liner pencil. First dab a little bit of lip gloss onto your hand. Color red lip liner around the lip gloss blob. Then, flake the red eye shadow into the mixture and stir it up. Add a little bit of black eyeliner or mascara for a darker color. Apply the fake makeup blood to your desired area by caking it on. You can also use your black eyeliner to provide a wound shading bas...

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: 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: Wear Converse sneakers with skinny jeans

In this video from carahamelie03 we learn how to wear your Converse with skinny jeans. First make sure your Converse are laced the right way. The laces should go up and through the holes downward toward the shoe. Unlace the first two holes on both shoes. Wear socks that go decently far up so the Converse won't push your socks down. Put your foot in the shoe and fold the bill down towards your toes and tie the laces under the bill. tuck the bow into the side of your shoe. If it's too tight, ma...

How To: Scrunch & style short hair for a sexy effortless look

In this video, we learn how to scrunch & style short hair for a sexy effortless look. Start off by spraying hairspray throughout your hair, around five sprays. After this, you will massage your scalp, bringing the hair into a curl and scrunch style. After this, repeat again with more hair spray and scrunching spray. Turn your hair upside down and then start to scrunch with your hands. Once you have finished your hair and have the desired curl that you wanted, then you will be finished! You ca...

How To: Tease your hair to achieve a smooth bump

With this video, we learn how to tease your hair to achieve a smooth bump. To do this, you will need a small brush to help tease your hair. First, pull your hair up and then pull it forward. After this, put the brush in the hair and start to brush the hair down. Do this easily, but pile the hair up so it's a good foundation for a bump. Then, spray hair spray in the hair and let the hair lay down. Make sure you don't tease the very front of your hair, you will brush this down lightly to create...

How To: Do a side headband braid with ribbon intertwined

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a side headband braid with ribbon intertwined. First, grab a ribbon that is around 32 inches and any color you want. Now, take a chunk of hair on the side of your head, and place the middle of the ribbon underneath it. Now, separate your hair into three sections, then start to braid by connecting the ribbon in with the strands. Once you finish this, tie off at the end. Now, make a messy bun in the back of your hair with the braid on the side still. After t...

How To: Get full wavy hair with a scrunchie & hairspray

In this video, we learn how to get wavy hear without using heat. First, start off with clean dry hair and then brush out any tangles. Next, spray with light hairspray and flip your hair over your head. Now, spray again with hairspray and twist into a bun with a soft scrunchie. Leave this overnight, or for as long as you can keep it in for. When finished, remove the scrunchie from your hair and shake your hair out. You can also add in more scrunching hair spray or scrunching gel if you need it...

How To: Do an Outer V eyeshadow to lift your eyes

This video shows how to do the "outer V" eyeshadow technique. All you will need are 2 shadows (1 medium/light and one dark), eyeliner, and mascara. First you must prime your lid using an eyeshadow primer or cream shadow. Now take the lighter shadow and cover the entire eye area in it, concentrating it on the lid. Next take the darker color and put it on your crease brush. Apply the shadow to the center of the crease, and blend a little of it inward, but focus most of the color on the outside ...

How To: Remove acrylic nails step by step

In this video, we learn how to remove acrylic nails easily! First, you can cut down the acrylic nails using fingernail clippers if you want to keep your natural nails the same length. Next, take a drill or buffer to remove the shine from the acrylic. After this, put acetone on a cotton pad and place on nail, then wrap the nail in foil. Repeat this for all nails then leave on for one hour. Next, you should be able to easily remove the acrylic. Make sure you buff off any excess material then ap...

How To: Easily wear a rockabilly bandana style

This video demonstrates how to wear your bandanna in a rockabilly style. First, you'll need to curl your hair in either rollers or hot sticks. This particular video utilizes both. Do not worry about including your bangs. Use three rollers on top, so the ends of the rollers are pointing towards your ears. The third roller will be on the top of the back of your head. Put to more rollers on each side of the top, this time the ends facing forwards and backwards. Use four hot sticks for the sides ...