Broke and Chic » DIY http://brokeandchic.com Budget friendly fashion, beauty and health tips Wed, 22 Jun 2016 01:18:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.12 DIY: Recreate This Uptown-Chic Faux Hawk From NYFWhttp://brokeandchic.com/diy-recreate-this-uptown-chic-faux-hawk-from-nyfw/ http://brokeandchic.com/diy-recreate-this-uptown-chic-faux-hawk-from-nyfw/#comments Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:42:47 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/?p=9048 This uptown-chic faux hawk was by far our favorite hairstyle backstage at New York Fashion Week. When we asked…

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This uptown-chic faux hawk was by far our favorite hairstyle backstage at New York Fashion Week. When we asked celebrity hair stylist, Patrick Melville, the creator of the look, how to do it, we were shocked to learn that this intense hair-do isn’t difficult for us regular fashionistas to re-create at home.

The best part? Melville used only Aveeno products — we love seeing our favorite budget brands backstage!

First, Melville created lots of volume for his female version of the faux hawk using Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo. According to Melville:

One of the things I just love about dry shampoo is how versatile it is as a styling tool. For the Monika Chiang show, I applied the Aveeno Dry Shampoo to the root of the hair to create the texture and lift you see at the crown.

Below are five tips to create this faux hawk at home, a great look for a night out with the girls!

1. Wet the hair down with water, add a little volume spray at the root and apply a small amount of a styling glaze; blow dry hair with a paddle brush to help create shine.

2. Next, flat iron hair straight and apply Aveeno Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo to the root to create texture and lift. Next, use a tall comb to tease the root.

3. Take a paddle brush and smooth over hair for additional shine, your hair will still have a lot of volume up top.

4. Take a banana clip from the back of the head and tie it to create a faux hawk. Your hair on the side will be sleek, while hair on the crown will have volume.

5. Finally, tease the hair coming out of the banana clip to create texture, and spray a bit more dry shampoo at the end of the hair to create some separation to finish the look.

Think you’d ever try this look at home? Let us know in the comments below!

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How To Purchase A Camera Bag For Lesshttp://brokeandchic.com/diy-camera-bag/ http://brokeandchic.com/diy-camera-bag/#comments Thu, 14 Jul 2011 13:30:04 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/?p=1211 When I finally received my first Nikon, I was so excited that I rushed to Target to look for…

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When I finally received my first Nikon, I was so excited that I rushed to Target to look for the cutest camera bag. I walked right over to the electronics, and was unfortunately surprised to see that all the camera bags were around $50. I sadly walked away, and noticed the “lunch bag” aisle.

These bags were perfect! They were the same size, padded with compartments and had a strap, just like the $50 ones. I ended up buying the cutest lunch bag for my camera. It’s even temperature controlled!

Check out Target, Walmart, Kmart, or even your local pharmacy!

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DIY: Makeup Case — Utility style!http://brokeandchic.com/diymakeupcase/ http://brokeandchic.com/diymakeupcase/#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2011 17:25:09 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/?p=1061 I’m a makeup fanatic. Over the past few years I’ve built up quite a collection, so I had to…

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I’m a makeup fanatic. Over the past few years I’ve built up quite a collection, so I had to find something to put all my non-everyday makeup up in. I went to Sephora, Ulta, Target, and then Walmart to find a large cosmetic case, but found them all to be expensive. I was hopeing to spend no more than $20 but they were all about $30+.

I then lost focus, walked around the store aimlessly, and stumbled upon the hunting/fishing section. I found a large empty tackle box for $8. It was the exact size I needed, and had all these little compartments. No, it isn’t especially cute, but you could always paint it or add some stickers to “girl” it up a bit!

Way too expensive Cosmetic Cases:

Other Options = Half the Price:

These two are from Home Depot. Who would of thought a tool bag could be a great way to store excess makeup!

$9 – Husky Tool Bag

Only $5.99 - Workforce Tool Case

This has great compartments as well. Just like the $30 makeup case.

I finally settled on this tackle box from Walmart for only $8.

P.S.  Buy a tackle box or tool case for your makeup, “girl” it up and send your results to hey@brokeandchic.com.

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The Joy of Oops Painthttp://brokeandchic.com/the-joy-of-oops-paint/ http://brokeandchic.com/the-joy-of-oops-paint/#comments Mon, 06 Jun 2011 22:11:33 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/?p=861 Check out these two oops paint submissions from Broke & Chic readers! Read the original post here. The room…

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Check out these two oops paint submissions from Broke & Chic readers!

Read the original post here.

The room above was oops paint found at Home Depot in NYC for only $3!

This pretty rusty red was found at a Home Depot for $5 in Virginia.

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Update Your Space With Oops Paint!http://brokeandchic.com/oops-paint/ http://brokeandchic.com/oops-paint/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:44:44 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/?p=665 Oops paint is a great way to update your space for under $10 dollars! Paint can cost anywhere between…

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Oops paint is a great way to update your space for under $10 dollars! Paint can cost anywhere between $25-$50 a gallon. That can be expensive, especially when you add all the brushes and other painting supplies you’ll need.

It’s only $5 for a gallon and $1 for a half gallon!  When someone orders paint and the associate messes up or the customer changes their mind, it becomes Oops Paint. Every time I go to Home Depot or Lowe’s they have a different selection. If you don’t like any of the colors, check back another day, they are always adding more.

I got this pretty red Oops Paint before we got settled into our apartment.

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DIY: Clothes Line Pictureshttp://brokeandchic.com/diy-2/ http://brokeandchic.com/diy-2/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 01:29:41 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/wordpress/?p=170 This is a great way to update and decorate a small space. Can’t put holes in the wall? Try…

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This is a great way to update and decorate a small space. Can’t put holes in the wall? Try clear packing tape on the string instead.

What you need

  • 2 Fish eye hooks
  • Clothes Pins
  • Ribbon or String
  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Pictures

Most can be found at the dollar store.

P.S. Love the results? Send them to hey@brokeandchic.com

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DIY: Be an artisthttp://brokeandchic.com/diy/ http://brokeandchic.com/diy/#comments Thu, 24 Feb 2011 03:15:32 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/wordpress/?p=133 You don’t have to be an artist to create your own decor, and you may be surprised by what…

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You don’t have to be an artist to create your own decor, and you may be surprised by what you can come up with on a tight budget.

I made these birds one day using cheap panels and acrylic paint – about 6 dollars total.  You can also ask your art major friend to borrow his or her supplies!

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DIY: Picture Frame Collagehttp://brokeandchic.com/my-old-apartment/ http://brokeandchic.com/my-old-apartment/#comments Thu, 24 Feb 2011 02:45:22 +0000 http://brokeandchic.com/wordpress/?p=110 When we first moved here we had so little money and we weren’t allowed to paint, so I had…

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When we first moved here we had so little money and we weren’t allowed to paint, so I had to improvise. I went to the thrift store with only $10.00 and got numerous old picture frames. This is what I did with them.

I filled them all up with pictures, original art, old signed playlists, and art from friends. All for only $10.00

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