The name's Laney. This is an account I made for everything hair, makeup, nails, and fashion, with a little silliness thrown in. If you're like me, you're a busy girl, and you don't have time to spend forever getting ready, or if you do, you don't know how. This account is for all of us girls to offer each other tips and help each other out.
You can submit tips by commenting on my Witty, or on the new website. The website's still pretty new, but soon it's going to have pictures to help with tutorials. Right now, some tips are up there, as well as my blog and an Ask Laney section. I'm always looking for ways to make my website better, so leave me feedback!
While you're at it, you can check out my quote account, Falling_Slowly, or my layout account, RebellionLayouts.
boy tip #2 Some girls say boys don't like when girls wear makeup. Others say boys can't stand a girl without it. The truth? My boyfriend honestly can't tell the difference. If a boy likes you, he likes you how you are. You can wear makeup if you want, or you can not wear any. If he has a problem with it, then YOU should have a problem with HIM.
boy tip #1 Don't pretend to be stupid to impress a boy. Whether boys like stupid girls or not, why would you want a boy who doesn't like you the way you are? That being said, don't act like Ms. Smarty Pants, either. Just act normal. Then, when a situation comes, you can show him how smart you are without looking like you're bragging.
Hair Tip #11 A sport is a sport, not a fashion show. But us girls can't help wanting to look cute, can we? The key to a good sports hairstyle is keeping it PRACTICAL. Short Hair: If your hair is not at a length where you can pull it up, (and major props for rocking such a short 'do!) you really don't have that many options. A headband, of course. Other than that, just leave it out. If your hair is short but you CAN pull it up, try a French braid or two. They keep all the hair in place. Don't forget hairspray! Medium hair: You're at that in-betweeny stage, so you could go with the braids listed above. However, high buns are adorable for sports while keeping all of your hair up and out of the way. Don't forget a headband or hair clips for bangs! Try braiding them off to the side. Long hair: Ponytails work, but my long hair always swishes around EVERYWHERE! Try a long braid down your back, or a side braid. The hair stays more controlled. Use a headband or hairclips to keep bangs out of the way. I think ribbons are cute, and I always wear colorful yarn. However, unless you're a cheerleader, big obnoxious bows might make you look less professional. You can always use headbands and hairclips that match your team's colors!
i'm back! so i haven't been on nearly as much as i should. this school year was so busy, and my entire summer was consumed with softball. but now the softball season is winding down, so i can post again! i'll try to keep up as best i can during the school year. i'm not playing high school sports next school year, so it should be much better! don't forget to request and check out laneylovesmakeup.weebly.com!
it takes 21 days to form a new habit.. I complain. a lot. so i'm going to wear a bracelet on my wrist. if i complain, i move it to the other wrist. i'm going to keep doing this until it stays on one wrist for twenty-one days. who wants to race me? :)
Hair Tip #10 Nnicolemariiex3 asked how to hide a bad haircut. I can definitely feel your pain on this one, because I had a HORRIBLE haircut about two years ago. Maybe I'll get brave enough to post the picture on the website haha. Anyway, let's start with what kind of bad haircut it is. If it's just awful bangs, there's a ton of solutions for you. Headbands, hair clips, or pinning them back somehow is definitely the way to go. Alternate between each kind, do braids or poofs if they're long enough. Unfortunately the only way to hide it is to pull them away from your face until it grows out. If the bad haircut is basically your entire head, you've still got options. Again, pulling the hair up until it grows out is probably your best bet. Ponytails, braids, buns, twists, do anything you can think of. I have some great updo quotes. If your hair is long enough and you're willing to lose some, you can try going to a hairdresser (hopefully not the same one that gave you the bad haircut) and they can try to fix it for you so it looks less horrible. Otherwise, let it grow, and it can be fixed later on. And to nnicolemariiex3, I really hope you didn't pay for the haircut. No sense in paying for an awful haircut. Good luck and happy growing!
✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ Makeup Tip #9 This one was requested by xBornToFlyx. She said that her liquid foundation looks kind of cakey and icky, and wants to know how to apply it to avoid this. I always had trouble with liquid foundation, especially with my not so great skin. First, use a daily moisturizer. Foundation tends to cake more on dry skin. Next, use a FOUNDATION BRUSH. Do not use a sponge. The foundation brush I use is by Clinique, but they can usually be bought at any drug store. Squeeze a small amount of foundation onto the back of your hand (not the one you're holding the brush in). This helps limit the amount you put on. Apply a small amount to any area (forehead, cheeks, chin, etc.) Use quick patting motions as you brush, rather than just sweeping it straight on. Use a little, then see if you need more to avoid cakiness. Don't use any more than you need to. Another reason your foundation might be cakey is because of the quality. I use Clinique Perfectly Real foundation (brand trend here? haha). It's a little pricier, but I find that it covers smoothly and evenly. It's really just a matter of trying different foundations out and seeing what works best for you. Thanks xBornToFlyx, hope I helped! ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿
Hair Tip #9 A cute twist on a messy bun! Things you'll need: -A hair tie (or two, depending on how thick your hair is) -Bobby pins -Hairspray (optional) -Cute headband (optional) 1. Pull your hair into a high ponytail. Secure with a ponytail holder. 2. Take the ends of your hair and pull it forward so that your ponytail forms a circular shape. 3. Bobby pin your ends down so that the loop shape stays. If you have thick hair, it might help to add another hair tie after you bobby pin. 4. Hairspray. This is optional, but recommended. 5. Pull at the back of the bun to fan it out. Then, scrunch and mess with random places. Bobby pin and pieces that get too out of control. 6. Hairspray again. 7. Add a cute headband for added flair. *I'm thinking about posting this up on the website with pictures for guidance. Would that be helpful for you guys?
Hey girlies So I have an idea. Maybe we should start a website just for beauty tips and makeup and stuff. I'd be able to post pictures with the tips to make them easier to understand, and you guys could send me pictures of your tips or you trying out mine. What do you think?
Hair Tip #8 Overnight curls... no heat! Things you'll need: 3 socks (the above-the-ankle kind) Hair Clip Mousse (optional) Hairspray (optional) 1. Start with clean, dry hair. (If you have hard to curl hair, I find it best to blow dry your hair and work with it immediately after. I don't know why, but it holds better.) 2. Run some mousse through your hair. (optional) 3. Clip up the top crown section of your hair. 4. Take your remaining hair and seperate it into two pig tails. Take one tail, and tightly wrap the ends around one sock. Wrap the sock all the way up to below your ear, similar to wrapping a curling iron, and tie it tight. THIS WON'T WORK IF IT'S NOT WRAPPED TIGHTLY! 5. Repeat step four with the other tail. 6. Repeat step four with the hair at your crown, except roll up the sock right on top of your head. 7. Hairspray (optional) 8. Go to bed, and in the morning wake up to soft curls. *Note: It usually takes me some playing around with the curls to get them to look cute. Don't freak out if they're frizzy or something right when you take them out. Twisting them helps to define them better.
Rant about PERIODS I think I have a suicidal uterus. A week every month it just gets so depressed that it beats itself up and bleeds everywhere, and I gotta sit there with a heating pad all miserable while my friends go scout out cute guys at the mall. It needs to get over itself. It could be something way worse, like an intestine. So stop whining and giving me cramps!
Style Tip #5 You just got your period and now you're all bloatey, but you have a date with your crush tonight! What now? Two words, my friend: oversized sweaters! It's chilly out, and big sweaters are in style. Put on a tighter fitting pant and one of these cozy lifesavers. No one will know you're bloated.
Nails: Gel vs. Acrylic This one's for us short-nailed gals. You want long nails but you don't want to grow them. Here's the scoop on Gel vs Acrylic. If you're going for short-term, you'll probably want acrylics because they're less expensive. However, acrylics will make your nails kind of icky when you take them off, and with long-term wear, they can thin out your nail beds. Gels are great for long-term, but they're a little pricier. They're strong and won't harm your nails as much, but require fills every 2-4 weeks. I'd say if it's only for a little, go acrylics, but if you plan on them lasting, go for gel.
Products I Swear By #2 Brand: Cetaphil Product: Gentle Skin Cleanser Where to buy: Stores like Wal-Mart, etc. As you've probably heard by now, I have awful acne. This is a great cleanser that leaves my skin clean without making it greasy or dry. I've been using this with the prescription products from my dermatologist, and it's been clearing up nicely!