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How To: Create a Fishtail Braid

The team at The Beauty Department have a great how-to video on how to create a fishtail braid. I have been playing with my hair trying to get it right and this video makes it a lot easier to see the step by step process. In just 2 tries I am pretty happy how my braid turned out, now to buy some tiny clear elastics!

The hardest thing about doing a fishtail braid on yourself is getting it started. In this video, I’m giving you one of my favorite secret tricks… start with a clear elastic then cut it out at the end. By starting with a clear elastic at the top, you never have to worry about holding 4 confusing pieces together to get your braid going. You can just go straight into it!

Tools: 2 clear elastics, scissors, patience.

Steps:

For a smoother braid, brush your hair out first. For a messier braid, leave the natural texture and separate the hair with your fingers.
Create a ponytail using a clear elastic.
Split the ponytail into two separate pieces.
Take a piece from the first side and pass it to the 2nd side.
Next take a piece from the 2nd side and pass it back to the 1st side.
Once you’ve finished your braid, go in with your scissors and CAREFULLY cut the clear elastic at the top.
Optional: gently pull on the pieces to loosen it up if you wish!
When you’re fishtail braiding, don’t think too hard! You’re simply making X’s. Also, remember that when you take the little piece from one side and pass it to the other side, you don’t need to keep track of it.

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Bath & Body Works Celebrates National Fragrance Day 3/21!


3/21 is National Fragrance Day and Bath & Body Works will be celebrating in a big way via social media! LIKE us on Facebook and FOLLOW us on twitter to get a sneak peak at our exclusive offerings.

  • First 20 people at each store, who make Bath & Body Works their Facebook status update will receive a FREE Full Size Fragrance Mist w/$10 purchase
  • Each hour Bath & Body Works will highlight one of our top 5 fragrances and giveaway 5 prizes on Twitter and 5 on Facebook (total of 10 each hour)!!!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bathandbodyworks?NAME=FaceBook&pageID=
Twitter: @LUVBBW

OPI launches a Spider-man themed nail polish line!

OPI has teamed up with the creators of the new Spider-Man film, to launch a themed-color collection, made up of six nail polishes, one shatter and a four-pack of minis!

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ launches later this year, but you’ll be able to get your hands on these cool colors around May.

Check out the shades, titled: “Call Me Gwen-Ever”, “Your Web or Mine”, “Number One Nemesis”, “My Boyfriend Scales Walls”, “Just Spotted the Lizard”, “Into the Night” and “Green Shatter”.


Toni Braxton Shows Off New Short Hair!

Toni Braxton reveals a new shorter look in her latest music video.

The 44-year-old singer was looking great while she filmed her latest music video “I Heart You” last night in L.A..

I Heart You” is the first single from Toni’s upcoming album, due out later this year.

What do you think?