- Daily Makeover | Author Blog Posts | Thu, Sep 27, 2012 5:08 PM EDT | Comments
- Ke$ha shows off her blood drip nail art on Twitter.
How's this for a killer nail art idea? Yesterday Ke$ha tweeted a photo of her blood-dripping manicure, which was a dead ringer for the one models sported (courtesy of Sally Hansen manicurists) at Prabal Gurung's spring 2013 show a few weeks ago in New York.
The nails at Prabal Gurung's spring 2013 runway show were made to look like blood dripping.
Photo: Getty Images
Ke$ha's caption, #likeweregonnadieyoungnails, makes me think these nails are for the pop star's new video - "Like We're Gonna Die Young" is the first single from her upcoming album Warrior, which drops December 4. This look is more classic crazy-Ke$ha than the grown-up, sophisticated style the singer debuted recently at the VMAs.
Of course, I'm already thinking about how I can recreate this look for...Read More »
- Instyle.com | Shine-Beauty | Thu, Sep 27, 2012 3:27 PM EDT | Comments
To get the look, she suggests first painting nails a natural color, then using a nail art brush and a deep maroon shade to recreate the chilling manicure. "When you dip the brush into your nail polish, there will be a ball on the end, which is how you know you've picked up enough," Percival told us. "Take the ball and push it onto the nail, then pull the brush upward in a li...Read More »
- Cnbc | Financially Fit | Wed, Sep 26, 2012 12:48 PM EDT | Comments
By Christina Cheddar Berk, CNBC.comGet out the pumpkins and the ghosts, stock up the candy bowl, and find a costume, it's almost Halloween.
With a record 170 million people planning to celebrate Halloween this year, the holiday continues to be embraced by many as a time to let loose and have a good time. That also means for retailers, there is some money to be made.
Spending on the holiday is expected to rise to $8 billion, up 17.5 percent from last year, according to the results of a survey conducted by BIGinsight on behalf of the retail industry's trade group, the National Retail Federation. A pick-up in spending would also bode well for the sluggish U.S. economy.
According to the survey, seven in 10 Americans - some 71.5 percent - will celebrate this year, up from 68.6 percent last year, and the most in the survey's ten-year history.
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The average person will fork out about $79.82 on decorations, costumes, and candy, up from $72.31 las...Read More »
- Lilsugar | Parenting | Mon, Sep 24, 2012 6:48 PM EDT | CommentsSource: Get Crafty! Mini-Pumpkin Halloween Wall Hanging
Create a really special Halloween decoration with the help of mini pumpkins and some black paint. This craft is seriously simple, making it perfect for kids of all ages. Along with creating something really festive for the season, your lil one will learn more about pumpkins by taking a closer look at their insides. This craft requires a bit of help from adults, making it a fun way to spend an afternoon getting crafty with your lil one.
What You'll Need:
- Mini pumpkin
- Sharp knife
- 8 by 10 sheet of orange construction paper
- Paper towel
- Black tempera paint
- 8 by 10 sheet of black construction paper or mat board
- Hole punch
- Letter stamps and black stamp pad (optional)
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- Select a mini pumpkin for the project and help your tot get started by cutting the pum
- This Old House Magazine | At Home | Fri, Sep 21, 2012 2:51 PM EDT | Comments
Here are the expert carvers' tips for every step of the pumpkin-carving process. Follow their advice to create a potentially award-winning pumpkin, and enter our annual Pumpkin-Carving Contest for your chance to win prizes and be featured on This Old House website. -Tabitha Sukhai, This Old House online
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1. Select It
Want to go traditional and carve a gourd straight from the patch? Or would you like your creation to last forever by carving a synthetic pumpkin? Whichever one you choose, make sure you consider your design or pattern when selecting a gourd. Get one large enough and in a shape that will accommodate the length and width of whatever design you're going to carve into it. And before you leave the pumpkin patch, Ryan Wickstrand of ZombiePumpkins.com recommends the following: "Make sure it can stand well on its own, and never carry a pumpkin by its stem."
If you dread seeing your hard work turn to mush-even with good care, a...Read More »