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How To: Do a bumped ponytail without a Bumpit or teasing

To make a bumped ponytail start with your hair down. Put your hair up like you are going to put it half up and spray the back with hair spray and pat dry. Next, take a smaller section of the top and spray that two while patting until dry. Next, separate your bangs from the rest of your hair and gently start to pull your hair back into a ponytail trying to make it look as natural as possible. Secure with a rubber band. Spray your bump with hair spray. Next tighten the bottom of your ponytail a...

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 your own color acylic for nails

Alwaysnforever559 teaches viewers how they can make their own color acrylic for nails! First, you will need a container, a clear powder (Acrylic) and an eyeshadow color that you will like for your nails. Pour in the acrylic clear powder in the container and pour the same amount of your simmer or eyeshadow color into the container. Close this container and shake the ingredients to mix them up. Now, your powder should be a mix of the white and the eyeshadow color you put in. First, get your bru...

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: 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: Cut wispy layers into your hair

The author of this video shows how to cut layers into long hair, while creating a wispy layered look. She takes a section of her back hair, and pins it back. She then sections off the top layers, and clips it back as well. After, she is left with the middle section. With this section, she twists about an inch of hair, and lightly chop off the ends. She does this all the way around, and then chops off high layers to make it look more natural. She finishes this look by working on her top layers...

How To: Apply a cosplay-inspired gothic lace makeup look

For all you cosplay-loving goths out there, here is a makeup tutorial hosted by Internet-cosplay sensation Adora BatBrat... showing you once more, how to apply a gothic makeup look! In this tutorial, Adora shows how to apply a gothic lace look by using a real piece of lace as a stencil across her face. Watch & learn how to get this creative make-up look!

How To: Flip hair out with a flat iron like a professional

Salon Secrets, in this how-to video, teaches you how to successfully flip out or flip in your hair for that iconic look, and gives you some general pointers for styling with a hair straightener. The Salon Secrets video series walks you through different flat iron techniques, demonstrated by a licensed cosmetologist. Finally, learn the REAL way to get that salon finish at home. Watch this video hairstyling tutorial and learn how to flip hair out like a pro with a flat iron.

How To: Pierce your own ear with a safety pin

In this tutorial, we learn how to pierce your own ear with a safety pin. Remember if you are going to do this, you should be able to deal with some pain. First, you will need to mark the spots on both of your ears where you want to pierce it. After this, check in the mirror to make sure they are evened up. Next, you will numb your ears with ice cubes if you prefer. From here, stick the safety pin in your ear where you marked and then slip the earring in after this. Hold a paper towel up to it...

How To: Apply a drag queen makeup look

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...

How To: Fold a bandana for your back pocket

Fyeo shows a cool way to fold a bandanna. Naturally you start with a bandanna. Lay it out flat and fold it so you get a nice big triangle. Then, fold it one more time so you get a smaller triangle. You then fold it again. Not so the corners meet, but so that just a little is hanging off. Then you take the corner and fold it in and under. Take about five inches up and fold it under so that a tail is hanging out of your back pocket. Once you've completed this, place the bandanna in your pocket....

How To: Curl your hair with a CHI flat iron

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...

How To: Cut a sports jersey or sweats into trendy summer tops

In this video from kandeejohnson we learn how to cut a sports jersey or sweats into trendy summer tops. On a football jersey, she cut the shoulders off, right above the seam. And where there was too much fabric, she folded it and pinned it so it wouldn't hang too low. With a sweatshirt on, look in the mirror and see where you want to cut it. Make snips which will be your mark so you know where to cut. Make a rough cut of it while you are still wearing it. Now take it off and straighten all th...

How To: Create an Indian Peacock Mehndi Design Tattoo

Are you a tattoo enthusiast? Well then, there is no better tattoo than mehndi. Here are the reasons: it's natural hence no side effects; it is temporary and fades in a weak giving you the opportunity to try something new each time; it dries up soon and does not have a healing down time. There are thousands of Indian mehndi designs which might be traditional but with a bit of change in placement can look very modern and trendy. One such design is the peacock design. Yes, it is a design seen ve...

How To: Use a crochet hook to maintain dread locks

Hold crochet hook with dominate hand, needle facing toward you, hold dreadlock with left hand. In a spot with numerous loose hairs poke needle through dreadlock to other side. Grab loose hairs with needle and pull them through the dreadlock (use hands to keep loose hairs on hook if necessary and to hook more hairs). Be sure to curve crochet hook out of dreadlock so it will not pull loose hairs out the other side. Do not pull crochet needle straight out, this will rip the hair and strip it.

How To: Do a hair poof with an easy trick

This video demonstrates an easy hair poof for a different hair style. First, section the hair to create the desired width of the poof. Section back about two inches from the forehead. Smooth that section of hair taut with a comb and twist it one and half to two times. Instead of pushing the poof forward and creating an uneven style, place the finger of the hand not holding the hair on top of the taut hair. Then push forward gently with both hands. Then where the twist is held against your sca...

How To: Cut up your t-shirt like Adam Saaks of Ed Hardy

The girl in the video desribes how to cut up a shirt to make it look like an Ed Hardy shirt. This idea was inspired by Adam Saaks, who she saw do this in Vegas. First, she cuts out the neck of the shirt, and then matches up the side seams of the shirt and cuts slits halfway up the shirt about an inch apart. Now there are slit down the back of the shirt. After, each slit should be pulled taut separately. Start at the top of the shirt and pull the second string under the first string and contin...

How To: Clean and change your belly button ring

This video teaches the secrets of cleaning and changing your belly button ring in simple steps. First add some saline solution or salt water solution in a paper towel and rub on your new ring to clean it. To change the ring on your belly button, unscrew the old ring and remove it carefully. Now insert the new ring through the hole present in your belly carefully. Finally screw the inserted ring carefully to finish.

How To: Do hair transplant yourself

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a hair transplant them self. Users will first need to let their beard grow 2 months or more, depending how fast their facial hair grows. The beard should be long and thick. The materials needed for this are glue and hair clippers. Begin by shaving off all the facial hair. Now evenly apply some glue on the bald spots and place on the pieces of facial hair. This video will benefit those viewers who are balding and would like to learn how to do a h...

How To: Tie a necktie on someone else

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a necktie on someone else. First, pop the collar and drape the tie around the neck with the wide end on your right. Then, tug the wide end down, so it hangs 12 inches below the narrow end. After this, cross the wide end over the narrow end, and bring it up through the neck loop and down the front. Swing the wide end to the right, pass it under the narrow end, then cross it back over the right. After this, push it up through the neck hole. Now, tuck it thr...

How To: Remove a Bra with One Hand

In this video from moneymakingfocus we learn how to unhook a bra with one hand. First you need to figure out if it is a front closure or a back closure on the bra. Use the thumb to hold one end of the hook gently applying pressure. Now place index finger near the hook. With your thumb and middle finger now squeeze the hook so that it unclasps. Now the bra should easily come off using this technique. You can use this technique on both a front and back closure bra. Also either hand will work wh...

How To: Wear men's jeans well as a woman

Girls jeans are tight, and with men's jeans getting tighter it seems almost inevitable that baggy is going to be back soon. In this video you'll learn how to rock a pair of baggy boyfriend jeans well for a sexy, casual, comfortable look.

How To: Do a big anime inspired hairstyle for cute pictures

In this tutorial, we learn how to do a big anime inspired hairstyle for cute pictures. First, part your hair slightly to the side of your choice. Next, tease your hair in the back and then straighten your bangs with a flat iron. After this, comb your hair so it flares out on the bottom and hair spray it. Then, tease it more on the higher side so you have a very messy and volumized side. Then, slick the other side of the hair back. When finished, you will have a big anime hair style ready to g...

How To: Style long hair into a Victorian era updo

Torrin creates a Victorian up-do with long hair. The style can be done with hair that is at least just past the shoulders in length. Make a ponytail at the base of the neck. Slide the band down a bit and poke fingers through the middle of the ponytail to split the hair. Then pull the ponytail through the split from top to bottom. Separate the ponytail into three sections and make three English braids. Attach the three braids together with one rubber band, leaving several inches of hair left o...

How To: Create an Egyptian queen makeup look w/ DIY headdress

In this video, we learn how to create an Egyptian queen makeup look with a headdress. Start by padding gold shadow all over the lid, avoiding the crease area. After this, take a black eyeshadow and place it into the crease, not making it a v-shape, cutting it from the bottom of the eye. After this, apply black eyeliner to the top of the lid, going out to the side underneath the black shadow. Next, apply a silver shadow underneath the brows as a highlight. Apply black eyeliner to the bottom of...

How To: Do a multiple strand twisted bun for long hair

Britney, our host, shows how to create a multiple strand twist. Start with a high ponytail with a section of the hair twisted around to cover the rubber band. Take small sections of hair, about half an inch, and start twisting it. Keep twisting until it starts to coil up. Secure it with a bobby pin. Continue twisting sections of hair and pinning them to the head. Start pinning the sections to one side, and work your way around to the other side. Once you have worked your way all the way aroun...

How To: Create a Guy Fawkes / V for Vendetta mask with makeup

Guy Fawkes Day is one of the biggest holidays in the UK, functioning as sort of a combination of the 4th of July and Halloween. One of it's distinctive elements is traditional masks like the one Guy Fawkes supposedly wore (also worn by V in V For Vendetta). If you want to get into the spirit of the holiday for Halloween or actual Guy Fawkes Day (Nov. 5), watch this video to learn how to apply a sexy Guy Fawkes mask makeup look.

How To: Apply smokey blue eye makeup with a dash of glitter

This video shows you how to get a New Year’s Eve look that is very fun, flirty, but simple using glitter. For a base use two face eye shadow insurance all over. Take a blue and put it onto the lid up and away. For the bottom use a dark blue and with a small brush smudge it across the bottom of the eye. Use Aqua Black and with an angle brush apply it as a liner. Use MAC glitter liner and put it on the inner corner of the eye. With a clean q-tip take a silver glitter and dotting it into the gli...

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