Sunday, February 12, 2012

signature COLORS: VALENTINE'S DAY

As a single girl, I look to Valentine's Day this year for a release of "cheesy" energy. Sometimes you just want to be a dork. So... what better way to celebrate than by getting all dressed up in the holiday's signature colors! Here you will find ways that Casey and I have incorporated the good ole red and pink into our routines! We have separated everything into one of two categories- subtle or extreme. If you want to go crazy and be a little more sassy this Valentine's Day, try our EXTREME looks. If you want to stay on the sweet side, stick with our SUBTLE looks.
SUBTLE NAILS
Pink Glitter
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EXTREME NAILS

One Red Heart

Both of the nails are super simple. DIY here.


SUBTLE HAIR
Pretty Bun with a Bow Headband
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EXTREME HAIR
Temporary Hot Pink Tips
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1. Wet your hair where you want the color to be.
2. Twist your hair and stroke with a soft pastel (like the chalky kind you create art with.)
3. Let hair dry and run a brush through the hair to remove excess chalk.
4. Style your hair in a way where it will not move a lot. It is best to braid your hair or pin it up in a bun to save your clothes from forming into the color of your hair. (I wore a black top so I could actually wear my hair down.)


WARNING- Your hands will more than likely end up like this... But with some soap and water it washes right off.
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*We first saw this idea here.

SUBTLE MAKEUP
Pale Pink Eyes and Bright Red Lip
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E.L.F. Mineral Eye Shadow in Sweet, Mark. Rebel Eye Shadow Quad in Luvstruck, Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner in Perfect Black, Falsies Mascara, Mark. Cheek Color in Kimono Rose from the Japan Flip For It Color Kit, Mac Lipstick in Lady Danger, Mark. Lip Exotics in Fever

EXTREME MAKEUP
Hot Pink and Red Eyes (with Hearts) and Nude Pink Lip
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Makeup Forever hot pink eye shadow, Red Eye Shadow from E.L.F palette, Eye Rock Designer Liner Instant Eyeliner Tapes (from our February Birchbox), Hearts drawn on by Mac Lipliner in Cherry, Mac Blush, Mac Lipliner in Spice, Mac Lipstick in Hue, Mac Lipgloss in Love Nectar 

SUBTLE OUTFITS
Savannah's Take
To make this outfit even more subtle, you could leave out the hat, we just really wanted to say "Valentine's Day" with these looks. Pairing a red skirt with a very pale pink top works so well, you could wear it on any day- you don't have to save it for February 14th. Adding neutral accessories and shoes tones down the look just enough.
Top- LC Lauren Conrad, Cardigan- NY&Co., Skirt- Target, Belt- F21, Hat- Gifted,
Necklaces- F21, Shoes- Random store in a mall, Bracelet- Target


Casey's Take
What better way to dress for the occasion than with a rose print shirt? The mixed denim keep this look simple. Casey played this look up with piled on bracelets and a sweet red headband.
Top- American Eagle, Jacket- American Eagle, Bracelets- Tiffany & Co. Charlotte Russe F21, Headband- F21, Jeans- Joe's Jeans, Shoes- Arden B., Necklace- Target

EXTREME OUTFITS
Savannah's Take
So maybe I'm taking the pink and red thing a little too far but I just can't resist... I like the clash that comes from a bright orange-y red and hot bubble gum-ish pink. I added in a plain red to provide a buffer and the black blazer cools it off, barely.
Dress- F21, Blazer- F21, Tights- Target, Locket Necklace- F21, Scarf- F21... seems there is a trend in this outfit... Shoes- Nine West, Hoop earrings- I can't remember but let's just say F21, it's very likely.
Casey's Take
Seems Casey likes the red and pink clash too. This look shows us just how versatile this denim jacket is. The glitter belt and the heart necklace add a special sparkly touch.
Dress- Suzy Chin for Maggy Boutique , Jacket- American Eagle, Watch- homemade (DIY coming THIS week), Necklace- Target, Belt- NY&Co., Headband- F21, Shoes-Jessica Simpson
Well that is all the Valentine's Love we have for today! Add your links in the comments section so we can check out what everyone else is doing in honor of Valentine's Day! And if you aren't already following us, please do!




26 comments:

  1. I love this! Great job! Both nail looks were supre cute :)

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  2. Gorgeous blog! We were having similar thoughts with our V-Day heart nails. ;) http://glittershewrote.com/2012/02/06/four-nail-art-looks-for-valentines-day/

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  3. Really cute looks :) Love the style of your blog :

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  4. Does the color-tipped hair idea work with darker locks?

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    1. Yes! The soft pastels/chalk pastels work on dark hair! Just make sure you wet your hair first and try not to brush through your hair until you are ready to take the color off!

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  5. for how long did your hair kept the pink color?? i love it :)

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    1. It lasted until I washed it! (There was still the slightest hint of pink left until I washed it a second time.)

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  6. It is after valentines day, but I still want to try out the hair coloring thing! Thanks! :D

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    1. Definitely try it! I'll do this year round just for fun!

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  7. you don't know how much this feeds my obsession of turning my hair purty colors! it's an issue. soft pastels....like, craypas?

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    1. NO, not like craypas. Those are oil-based (I'm pretty sure). You want the chalk-like pastels. They shouldn't be greasy-like. Does that make sense?

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  8. Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I tried this, thanks for sharing. Posted about it on my blog: http://www.themowway.com/2012/04/is-your-hair-green-diy.html xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  9. I love the soft pastel hair thing. I have soft pastels already, but they're hard to draw with, and it'll be awesome to streak my hair with them! I'm thinking orange, my hair is black and really long. Thanks so much, and your post is awesome.

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  11. I love the Temporary Hot Pink Tips . Thank you so much

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  12. when you say style your hair in a way it wont move does that mean after its chalked while its drying? or do you mean that once its all done you cant wear your hair down or the color will get on your shirt?

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  13. i love this idea and i want to see more of it so i look at the links to where you saw the inspiration but it is such a shame you link to main page of the website and not directly to a post text say "
    *We first saw this idea here." and it links to http://thebeautydepartment.com/ instead of the actual post. i love the idea but i want to see more input on it

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    1. I just went to TBD website and found the tutorial in 2 seconds. Terribly sorry we made you take an extra step in finding their tutorial. Here it is: http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/01/chalk-it-up/

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  14. So sidewalk chalk and oil pastels wont work?

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  15. Why won't oil based chalks work? And anything else I use do for the hair colorings?

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  16. I love the hair dying. how easy will it come out of your hair? what kind of pastel did you use?

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  17. Hey, what colour would you recommend for dark brown hair for the temporary hair colour?

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