Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hot Tips, Cool Buns


Bonjour mes amis :) Today's post is a two-in-one and it's from my "On the Edge" series where I take every day looks and spice them up with a dose of "special". The result: hot & spicy nail tips and cool upside down braid-bun! 



Keep reading to learn how to get yours :))



HOT TIPS
Super-duper easy nail art how-to:
  1. Apply your base coat followed by 1 or 2 coats of your base color. Choose a neutral beige that is similar to your natural nail color.
  2. Take your yellow nail polish (or any other color of your choice) and paint the entire nail tip in one stroke from one side to the other. If you're new to doing nails, use a tape stencil. Let it dry.
  3. Take your orange nail polish (I went for a gradient effect) and paint over the previous color using the same technique, starting about a mm higher. My tips are approximately 3 mm long, so I visually divided the tip into 3 parts to be painted. Let it dry.
  4. Using the same side to side one swipe technique, paint the third line over the previous color using your final (red) nail polish. Since this line is thin, it helps to use a fine nail brush, however, this can easily be done with a regular nail polish brush. Visually divide the second (orange) color into two parts and paint over the ladder. Let it dry.
  5. Finish the manicure with a top coat.
  Nail polishes I used:


       COOL BUN
      This one--not as easy--but with practice, it can be done!  


    This hairstyle is best achieved with day old hair (yes! mine hasn't been washed in 3 days) and if you know how to do a Dutch braid, then you're half way there. If not, here's a good link that also includes a tutorial for a French braid :) For this hairstyle, the Dutch braid is upside down, meaning I started at the nape of my neck--not at the top of my head--and had to bend over while braiding.
    1. Take a small section of hair at the nape of your neck and divide it into three parts as you would for a braid. Make sure your hair is well brushed.
    2. Start your Dutch braid with the middle section crossing the outer section as explained in the video and continue braiding / weaving parts into the braid until you reach the top of your head. 
    3. Brush the hair above your forehead and tie it into a ponytail with the braid. 
    4. Using a hair donut or an old sock method (my choice), make a high bun at the top of your head and the hairstyle is complete!
     

    bisous,

    Maryam Maquillage




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      71 comments:

      1. I absolutely LOVE that hairstyle! I like to try out different hairstyles so i will try this one next. Love your blog!!

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      2. love your mani it is grt...

        new follower i would love if you follow back

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      3. your hair looks totally awesome! i love that unique little spin with a braid up the back into the bun...who'd have thought? so trying that!

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      4. OMG! That mani is awesome! Love the neon orange. And the hairstyle, WOW! you are verrrrry verrry talented. I mean seriously! I could never manage to style my hair like that! It's SO pro! <3 LOVE it! :) xx

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      5. I've seen this a lot in Japanese girls but I haven't actually tried it to my hair. might have to coz it looks really beautiful!

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      6. You looking gorgeous love the way you designed your nails

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      7. Love your nails and the bun! I've never seen someone create a bun like that before.

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      8. I love the nails... so cute and trendy looking. I'll try this out soon for sure. Thanks for the idea.

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      9. I love that mani! so hot lol! I've never seen a bun like that its so pretty Im going to check out that tutorial dor the dutch braid.


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      10. Oh I've never seen a bu with a braid like that, but I think it's cool :)

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      11. Love you hairstyle...you look so pretty! :)

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      12. wow! you did such an amazing job! I tried so many times to do an upside down french, but it never worked for me. Your nails look so pretty. You must have steady hands like a surgeon hehe

        Xo

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      13. Hey love!I nominated your blog for the " I love your blog" award.
        Check it out!
        xoxoxo,
        Candize B.
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      14. I am so busy looking at your hair that I can barely pay attention to the nails! I love your hair! So pretty on you.

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      15. That bun is the cutest little thing I ever did see...well, next to those beautiful nails! Keep em' coming!

        With Class & Sass
        ~Khalilah~

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      16. That braid looks amazing!

        I am going to try it out!

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      17. Love love LOVE everything about this post! You go girl! I will have to try this bun out!

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      18. Whahhhhhhhhhh? HOW DO THIS!? I have such a lady boner for fun hairstyles, especially with braiding involved. If only I could do stuff like this! My fingers just turn to jelly when it comes to doing hair.

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      19. Amazing braid and bun. As soon as my hair will grow out i will do it!
        Thanks for inspiring :)

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        xx Brigita

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      20. WOW. That is gorgeous!

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        A xx

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      21. Gorgeous!! I'll try this updo, so nice! And I'l try this nail art too!
        xoxo

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      22. you look so cute and i love the hair style

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      23. Wooooow! The nails are so nice! I love this kind of french ♥
        And the bun is so cute!

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      24. omg you're a stunner love everything the hair the nails and the scarf everything is soo pretty great job!!!

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      25. I thought about cutting my hair really short, but I can't bear to think of missing out on cute hairstyles like this one!

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      26. OMG!!..I love french tip manicure..I will try that method..^_^.. I love your bun hun..You look absolutely gorgeous as usual..

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      27. I love love love how you did the french braid in the back of your head. That bun look is AMAZING! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

        xoxo Aisha

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      28. you are just adorb... love it all

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      29. Your bun looks awesome! I love your nails as always. <3

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      30. Aw, i'm soo excited for you. Of course i cant wait to see some of the looks you create with it, your pretty damn talented!!!
        By the way, i have always wanted to do that bun, but you can't do with weave in your hair lol :D

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      31. goooosh! those nails were epic! what a creative idea! like a fire rainbow! if i had met you on the street all i would have stare at was your nails. and maybe the knot on your head, because that was so cool too haha!/Azure

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        1. lol thanks!! i'm surprised actually, for such a simple mani, it's getting a lot of positive feedback :)) I went out food shopping and had several woman compliment my nails :)

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      32. This is actually SO cool! Great idea! Also the bun looks awesome :)

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      33. I LOVE this!!. The mani is gorgeous. I really want to be able to do the hairstyle.

        Thanks for commenting on my blog. I hope you decide to follow.

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      34. The manicure idea is fantastic! Looks great!
        Love the hair as well, perfect way to spice up a bun!
        xx


        The Urban Umbrella
        xoxo


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      35. Love love the bun, wish I had longer hair so i could try it out!

        xo

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      36. Absolutely LOVE yor bun! I really want to try it... It's amazing!

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      37. I'm going to steal your look! Its too cute! AND i love your blog :)

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      38. I love that braided detail to your bun!
        :D


        <3,
        Dana

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      39. Thanks for your comment.. love your nails hun, you look flawless as usual :)

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      40. Cool idea. I like! :)

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      41. such a cute bun!
        I love your nails

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      42. Love your nail colors! so cute!

        xoxo
        Stella

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      43. Love the nails and hair do. So creativity! I also love your previous post -from plain Jane to Mary Jane. You look absolutely gorgeous.

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      44. Have been wearing this bun since I saw it on Beautylish. Totally cas, and completely unexpected. Love the nails (:

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      45. I love you with simple makeup! Just gorgeous! Super cute mani, YOU DONE GOOD!

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      46. Your bun is beautifully done! :) Wow your nails totally rock!

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      47. awesome! lovely nails
        xoxo
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      48. Your "rainbow" nails are so cute Maryam! and I love your chic hair =)
        Wish you a great week end!
        Ylenia

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      49. Great Idea, this colorful nails!

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      50. oh my Red buggs bunny, lovely lady <3<3<3

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      51. I like the hair idea, I would have loved this when I had long hair as a way to put it up but not just into a plain ponytail or bun. Love the nails as well, of course!

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      52. The Nails, the Hair it all looks amazing i want to try this xx

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      53. ok i am now following your blog! You have way too many great hair/makeup tips on here! Thanks for sharing and making the tutorials so easy!

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      54. this is fabulous :D
        i loveeee your bun :)
        i don't know how to make this upside braid, but I know how to make this bun, and it looks great on me :)makeup is flawless too :)
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      55. My polish color selection during this time of year is a mixture of Fall and Summer colors; so neither complete brights nor complete dark-vampy shades either. beautician

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      56. I've seen this a lot in Japanese girls but I haven't actually tried it to my hair. might have to coz it looks really beautiful!online makeup school

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      57. My tips are approximately 3 mm long, so I visually divided the tip into 3 parts to be painted. be a makeup artist

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      58. I thoroughly love your hair style. It looks perfect on you and I haven’t seen any hairstyle like this. It seems so unique also your nail art. It is simple but nice.

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      59. Well, The tips published in this blog about fashion like nail polish and hairs are very valuable and informative. I like the nail polish tips very much as many people don't care about their nails. You really done a great work. Thank you so much for sharing. As you mention here different hair styles, today so many stylish wigs used for this purpose and they are just like human hair.

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      60. those claws were epic! what a innovative idea! like a flame rainbow! if i had met you on the road all i would have focus at was your claws. and maybe the troubles on your go. free coupons for clothes

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