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Holiday Sweater Inspired DIY Nail Art

Supply list: Nail file 5 or more nail polishes Base coat, top coat Electrical tape Nail polish remover Q-tips Toothpicks Step 1: File nails to desired length and shape. Apply a base coat and allow to dry. Follow with your base color. We used Turquoise & Caicos by Essie and Jiggle Hi, Jiggle low also by Essie.  Step 2:  Cut the electrical tape into strips. Apply the tape where you want to create lines and patterns. You can design stripes, chevron, plaid and almost any linear pattern. Once you're happy with your design, paint over the tape with your second nail color. When the nail polish is dry carefully remove the tape. Step 3: Once you have removed the tape,...

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Three Hot Hues to Try This Season

Copper reds, icy blondes, and rich chocolate brunettes, these decadent hair-colors where seen all over the runway during fashion week and are brightening up the red carpet. Shiny new penny - Stay warm all winter long with this beautiful hair color. Create dimension by using contrasting copper tones, a darker cinnamon base with subtle honey highlights a couple of levels lighter gives the illusion of a spot light effect. Ice is nice - Ultra cool blondes are a great way to stay lighter throughout winter. Ash blonde combined with beige blondes and neutral tones keep this icey blonde from becoming drab. Hot chocolate - Proof that blondes aren't the only ones having fun! This rich brunette takes full advantage of the way dark hair colors reflect...

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The Man-Bun: A Timeless Love Affair

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” — Yves Saint LaurentWritten by: Brittany Smith - Co-founder Winsome & Wisdom No, I'm not talking about those buns. Rather, the masculine male up-do that has garnered appreciation around the globe in recent months. The new phenomenon, thanks in part to many of Hollywood's leading men, to the likes of Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal and David Beckham. The rugged alternative is tantamount to the more clean cut hard part men's style, both evocative of another time period. This androgynous hairstyle has a long standing fixation atop many historical and influential male figures throughout history. Dating back as far as the 4th century, statues of Gandhara Buddha display a topknot which paralleled today's guy bun. The man...

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Introduction

Win•some- adj- attractive or appealing on appearance.  Wis•dom-noun-  knowledge that is gained by many experiences.     Growing up the youngest of four children, it has strongly influenced the ways in which I think and cultivate my ideas. I often feel that we overlook the value of waiting, observing, and reflecting. With this patience I feel we gain perspective. With this realization I have found that It isn't  always the loudest voice that is heard. Sometimes, it is the still small voice that is the loudest. Starting out at 18 years old, I set out to find my way in the beauty industry as a second generation hair stylist. A path that to most would seem clearly paved for me. I...

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