Friday, December 18, 2009

smc chic in 5 min

lots of parties going on this time of year. you might get a last minute invite and you want to look your hottest, but dont think you have time. trust me, you do! even if your hair is dirty and you dont have a stitch of makeup on, its all possible. first of all, pull your hair back in a low ponytail. always chic and very forgiving if your hair is not freshly washed. apply eyeliner to make your eyes sparkle and lip gloss to enhance your smile. put on a pair of dangling or sparkling earrings. voila! you are chic in 5 minutes.
say you have a a little bit more than five minutes. you can do a few simple things to make your fast party look even hotter.
1: the messy bun. a girl at church turned me on to this hair style that looks so complicated, but it is soooooo easy. as you put your hair in the ponytail, dont pull the ends all the way through on the last pass creating a loop of sorts. separate that loop into several smaller loops pinning each one with a pretty bobby pin around the ponytail. i have fine hair, so i do about 6 or 7, but you could definitely do more. the effect is really nice. if you use sparkly bobby pins with rhinestone flowers or butterflies on the end, it really adds some glamour.
2: add a little shimmer to your makeup: sweep a little light colored shimmery eye shadow just below your eyebrow and a few strokes of black mascara. it will highlight your eyes and make them sparkle.
3: a little blush on the apples of your cheeks will make it look like you just came in from building a snowman. so cute.
hope you are having a fun holiday season and have that special someone to kiss under the mistletoe.


  1. I'm afraid I can't do much with these. My ponytail's been gone for 7.5 years now, nothing is pierced, and I'm known for making children cry when they look at me without applying make-up.

    But the mental image this generates is appealing.

  2. ponytails, but makeup? very interesting.

  3. Not so great haircut today. I'm totally going to try the messy bun to try and mitigate.

  4. let me know how the messy bun worked out-its such a cute look. cant imagine anyone looking bad in it. sorry for the bad haircut-sucks to have to live with that kind of mistake for 2 or 3 months!