Well, hello lovelies! Are y’all getting your Valentine’s Day plans in order? While it’s not a holiday we really celebrate around the Kelp household (we usually order pizza & watch movies in a fort), it is a great excuse to get all dolled up! Whether it’s for drinks with the gals, a hot date out on the town, or in your living room in a fort, it’s fun to get gussied up a bit.
Thanks to the mad skills of Stylisted, we’ve got a fabulous Valentine’s Day beauty look that will have you out the door & looking fierce in 5 minutes! Plus, this hairstyle is my current obsession. See what we mean & get the deets below. xoxo, LK
STEP ONE: CURL THE ENDS
For this effortless tousled look, it’s best to start by curling the ends of your hair. Ooh, if you thought we would make you spend 30 minutes in front of your mirror curling sections of your hair, you couldn’t be farther from the truth! We are all about quick, easy, and fabulous here at Lauren Kelp & this curling wand has changed our lives.
Star by pinning the front left and right section of your hair up (this will be the section we braid later). Grab medium size sections of hair (starting from the underside and working forward) and use the bubble wand to curl. It’s totally worth the trip to Target because this little guy perfectly curls hair in sections. No weird hand twisting or wonky curls – it’s super easy and crazy practical if you like the look.
STEP TWO: LOOSELY BRAID
Remember those front two sections we pinned up? Now it’s time to have some fun! Unpin the left section and start to loosely braid until you have about two inches of hair left. Pin across the back of the head & repeat with the right section.
PRO TIP: When you braid each section, instead of braiding down, pull the braid around the back of the head so it lays flat.
Once you are finished braiding, the braids should be sitting on top of each other. Grab the left (top) braid and tuck the end under the right (bottom) braid & pin. The goal is to have two braids sitting on top of each other & wrapped behind the crown of your head. Untuck the tails & let loose to create a full & effortless look.
STEP THREE: ADD A LITTLE LIP
Go ahead, go crazy, it’s Valentine’s Day! I am a huge fan of a rich red lip & now is the perfect time to play around with it. I mean, why not?! Mollie, our fabulous Stylisted stylist, used Stila’s Stay All Day liquid lipstick in Beso and we couldn’t be more obsessed.
You know that Kylie Jenner matte lip look? Well this is it but better and more fabulous because it’s on you! The color is a fabulous red and it stays on all day. But for real. You can eat, drink, and make out all night long and your lips will still stay full and lush looking. Magic, right?
Look at that! Three easy steps & you are out the door on you way to something fabulous in no time. Whether it’s date night with that special someone or drinks with the girls, you are ready to knock ’em dead.
If you are like me & not very savvy with hair and makeup, I more than recommend my gal Mollie at Stylisted. It’s the most amazing service that allows stylists to come to your home & get your hair and makeup ready in no time, plus it’s insanely affordable! Trust me, you’ll love it.
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