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How to Trim Your Own Bangs: Guest Blogger

We’re big fans of this week’s guest blogger, Natalie Higdon. Not only is she a Tennessee resident and a connoisseur of all things Memphis; she’s also a contributor to the Birchbox magazine! (Don’t miss her stellar article on 5 Surprising Facts About SPF). This week, she interviews a hot new singer, reveals her favorite two-in-one products, and schools us on how to trim our own bangs.  

When I was 12, I was determined to trim my own bangs, so I slowly cut a straight line across my forehead. Result: one side was definitely higher than the other. So I cut another straight line. Then another. And another, until my bangs were roughly 1 mm long.

Don’t let this happen to you! I spoke with Taylor Ingram, Cutting Specialist with Paul Mitchell The School in Costa Mesa, California, to find out how to trim your bangs the right way:

1. Keep It Dry
Cutting wet bangs is a bad idea—Taylor has seen some jump from right above the eyebrows to the middle of the forehead once dry. “You should style your bangs – not just air dry them—before trimming,” he says.

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The Best DIY Beauty on Pinterest: Guest Blogger

We’re big fans of this week’s guest blogger, Natalie Higdon. Not only is she a Tennessee resident and a connoisseur of all things Memphis; she’s also a contributor to the Birchbox magazine! (Don’t miss her stellar article on 5 Surprising Facts About SPF). This week, she interviews a hot new singer, reveals her favorite two-in-one products, and schools us on how to trim our own bangs.  

I love DIY and looking at pictures of dessert, so naturally, I love Pinterest. My latest obsession is finding ways to create my own beauty products. Here are a few of my favorite finds:

DIY Lip Stain by The Beauty Department
I have a confession to make: I’m not really a lip gloss or lipstick girl. Getting your hair stuck in your super sticky gloss on a windy day? The worst. That’s why I love lip stains. This homemade version is super easy; plus you can totally play around with the recipe and use different fruit combinations to get different shades.

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Let’s Talk Beauty with Marina And The Diamonds: Guest Blogger

We’re big fans of this week’s guest blogger, Natalie Higdon. Not only is she a Tennessee resident and a connoisseur of all things Memphis; she’s also a contributor to the Birchbox magazine! (Don’t miss her stellar article on 5 Surprising Facts About SPF). This week, she interviews a hot new singer, reveals her favorite two-in-one products, and schools us on how to trim our own bangs.  

It’s a big year for Welsh singer-songwriter Marina And The Diamonds. The songstress has an amazing new album, Electra Heart, that debuted at No. 1 on the UK charts (her first ever, yay!). She also has a totally new retro-inspired look that I had to learn more about. Read on to find out what inspired Marina’s new look, plus the one beauty product she can’t live without!

How would you describe your look?

Hyper-feminine, 60s/70s, motel kitsch.

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