Despite being well known as the Era of Homogenously Bad Taste, the '80s have recently been referenced by high end designers (think Marc Jacobs), movies (think "Sex and the City 2"), and makeup artists (think the strong fuchsia lips that are in right now).
Sometimes shopping at old department stores or thrift shops can lead you to a gold mine of possibility. Everything there can either be worn for its intended purpose or it can be altered to fit what you think it could be. In this case, taking a long skirt and transforming it into a beautoful stylish dress. So sit back and find out how to make one of many stylished dresses. Enjoy!
In this DIY clothes making tutorial, learn how to make a Japanese Obi belt, perfect to add to any little black dress. Traditionally, Obi refers to various Japanese belts and sashes used for attire such as formal kimonos and martial arts uniforms. Obi’s are often worn with kimonos to secure the robe in place as well for the purpose of decoration. In this tutorial, learn step-by-step how to make an Obi belt in the comfort of your own home.
DaBartist teaches you how to braid hair extensions into your own hair. Start off with hair in the front of your head, as it's easier to control. Grab a strand of hair and then wrap the braid around it once. Your hair should be in the middle now. Twist all the strands once and start going to the left and on top, then to the right and on the bottom with the hair. You can do this until you reach the end of the fake braid hair. Then pull it back and tie it to other strands on your head.
Luminess Air trainer, John (head makeup artist for Desperate Housewives) teaches Hollywood secret for mature skin. Learn how to erase 15 years in 10 minutes while airbrushing to get a natural younger look. Airbrushing is easy and this lesson goes into deep Hollywood secrets on looking younger.
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...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to draw Japanese waves for a tattoo. In this video, viewers observe different ideas and elements for wave designs. Viewers learn different techniques. To draw a design for a tattoo, viewers should sketch out their image and experiment different designs. The materials used in the video include: tracing paper, pencil and a Micron 08 pen. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy sketching images, art and would like to learn how to design tattoos.
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...
This tutorial shows you how to curl your hair with a CHI flat iron. Comb your hair to remove tangles. Section your hair using clips to make it easier to curl individual strands. Take an inch-wide strand of hair and place it between the CHI flat iron about an inch or two down from the root of your hair. Press down firmly on the hair with the flat iron. Slowly slide the CHI flat iron down until you reach halfway down the strand. Twist the flat iron upwards and all the way around in a circular m...
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...
The first thing to do to prepare to apply your drag queen makeup look is to pin back all your hair so it is not in your face. Make sure your face is clean before applying make up. Begin by applying pear soap to your eyebrows with a small brush. Brush on your neutral powder. Paint over your eyebrows so it looks like they are not there. Apply powder to blend in. Use eye-shadow to trace just above your eyeball. Use an eyebrow pencil to draw new eyebrows that have a higher arc than your natural o...
Jezebel has compiled 8 user-posed questions that address not just the hair-down-there, but any and all shaving and waxing concerns.
Tonya Tko talks to us about how to make the stretch marks on our body disappear by using natural products.
This is a uncomfortable subject - your period. But you don't want to be uncomfortable when protecting yourself. You shouldn't have to worry about cardboard applicators or crappy pads, so try Playtex tampons. This video tutorial will show you how to insert a Playtex tampon.
Liz Muller demonstrates how to style a young girl's hair into two pony tails. The video walks you through tying the hair with a scrunchy and making two pony tails.
If you're going out in the evening, your makeup is incomplete without enhancing your eyes. Just because you're not sure of the colors that will suite your brown skin tone doesn't mean you won't beautify those eyes. Follow along with this eye makeup tutorial for beginners to see how to get evening eye makeup for dark skin.
First things first: The chestnut bun does indeed resemble those round brown nuts you roast by the fire around Christmastime.
The Brother LX-3125 is a basic compact, lightweight sewing machine great for home sewing projects. If you need some help threading this basic sewing machine, then this video will show you how it's done, and it will also show you how to wind the bobbin.
Inserting a tampon is something all girls should know how to do. For the first-time tampon user, figuring it out could be kind of tricky, but these instructions will definitely help you out on how to use a tampon.
In this tutorial, we learn how to fake side swept bangs. First, straighten and brush your hair. After this, you will take the hair from one side of the head and use a comb and brush it to the opposite side. After this, grab hair spray and spray it onto the bangs. After this, comb the hair again and then work the bangs with your fingers. Next, use more hair spray to make the bangs more firm and stay in place. Continue to do this process until your bangs are completely to the side and they are ...
It's important to remember that when you are on stage, you will need to exaggerate your makeup. This will help make your eyes pop and ensure that the audience can see your face. Follow along with this tutorial and get great tips on how to decorate your face for any star making performance!
This video walks you through mixing your own tattoo gray wash in ink caps. Taking black Element tattooing ink you use a test ink cap to get your 'drip' then once you make sure that the ink is coming out correctly you let the ink drip into five separate caps. Each new cap gets one more drop than the last so the first gets one drop, the second gets two drops, up until the fifth, which gets five drops. Then you take your gray wash and fill up the cap. You can mix the inks with a toothpick or you...
Curling your hair without either a curling iron or a flat iron? It sounds preposterous, but it can be done - and to great effect - after you watch this video. Sure, curling irons are great and quick ways to add bounce and volume to your locks, but they eat up electricity and damage your beautiful strands.
False eyelashes scare many girls, but trust us when we say that it's more due to fear of the unknown than because these false eyelashes are actually difficult to apply. Break your false eyelash virginity by checking out this makeup tutorial.
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.
What's the difference between Kim Kardashian and January Jones? Both are clearly gorgeous women who have men drooling over them wherever they go, but these two starlets have very different body types.
First of all check how far your smaller dread comes down towards your larger one. Then you have to put the tool all the way in and grab the tip of the smaller dread and then pull back here. Use the dread tool which has a point at the tip. Use this to poke inside the dread to make way. Poke around and you shall find some loose hair that shall make way for your tool to come out at the top. If you find any dead-end then just put the tip a little higher and start again. When the tip pops out, the...
This hair tutorial teaches you how to use an at home foil highlighting kit. Save money on trips to the hair salon by applying highlights and lowlights at home. Watch this how to video and get salon perfect highlights for your hair at home.
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Most girls dress up only one way during Halloween: With a suitably colored bra (green for a leprechaun, pink for a bunny, for instance) and teeny mini skirt in a matching shade, plus some sort of headpiece so people don't just think they're hookers.
If you can't find the perfect glittery eyeshadow in just the shade you want, you can make your own! This quick tutorial shows you how to combine cosmetics to whip up a batch of sparkly, glittery eyeshadow in whatever color you want.
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...
Description: How to cover or conceal your eyebrows in two different ways. - First brush your eyebrow hairs down and with a glue stick cover the brow. Brush the hairs to their normal place again.
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.
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,...
Need some help figuring out how to do peek-a-boo highlights at home? It's easy! And this clip will show you how it's done. So easy, in fact, that this home beauty video tutorial can presenta complete and thorough overview of the process in about a minute's time. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this handy hairstyling how-to.
Learn how to do a simple Japanese hairstyle from Cheryl Bianca! This is the most basic hairdo that Japanese girls wear. This basic Japanese bun style takes less than 5 minutes to complete. It can match a lot of different clothing, which makes it a completely versatile hairstyle!
This tutorial video will show you how to create the illusion that you have a pierced nose! This fake piercing looks great, too, if you're wanting to see how you would look with a pierced nose, ear(s), the Marilyn, etc.
Finally, here's a quick tutorial on how you can mix your own homemade mixing medium! It's quick, easy and inexpensive. The challenge is finding glycerin, but its out there.
If you've been wanting whiter teeth, you don't need expensive whitening strips. Watch this video to learn from BlackOnyx how you can just use simple mixtures to remove stains from your teeth. There are two methods to try. You can do a baking soda and water mixture, or a salt and lime juice combination.