4th Of July Makeup, Outfit, and Hair!

Hey guys! It’s Lei and Tay! Happy early 4th of July! For this weekend post, we are each showing you a 4th of July makeup look, outfit, and a hairstyle!


Outfit #1: (Tay’s Outfit)

Shirt: Flag Crop Top

Screen Shot 2016-07-01 at 6.23.56 PM.png

 

Shorts: High Waisted Denim Shorts

hol_124094_01_prod1.jpg

Sandals: Blue Sandals

3699087-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg

Outfit #2: (Lei’s Outfit)

Shirt: Stars Halter Top

 

38991998_049_b

Shorts: Black Denim Skirt Black Denim Skirt

mgz453-r87s0010000_ft1

Sandals: Coral Sandals

hol_117251_02_prod1

 

 

Hairstyle #1: (Tay’s Hairstyle)

Pull Through Braid

hair.jpg

Video Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkcYY6p1CSQ

Step 1: Gather all of your hair into a high ponytail and secure it with an elastic.

Step 2: Separate the hair in the ponytail into 2 even sections: a top and a bottom section.

Step 3: Take the top section and put another elastic about an inch down the ponytail (top section only, leave bottom section alone for now)

Step 4: Take the 1 inch space in between the ponytail elastic and the elastic we just put on, and put your fingers through the middle to create space.

Step 5: Pull all of the bottom section through the hole we just made.

Step 6: Now the bottom has become the top, so go about an inch down on just the new top section and put an elastic on.

Step 7: Make a hole in the new space, and pull the new bottom through the top so that they switch places and create a “braid” looking stitch.

Step 8: Continue all the way down your head until you reach the bottom, but leave about and inch and a half of space. Tie off with an elastic and if you want to be festive, tie it with an american flag bandana!

Step 9: The next step is optional, but it makes it look way better. Pancake it out by pulling on both sides of each stitch a little bit to flatten it out and make it looser. Now you’re done!

Hairstyle #2: (Lei’s Hairstyle)

Beachy Waves

MTM2NDgwMjU5NTk0NzkwNDk3

For straight hair:

  1. Start off with freshly washed hair that you’ve let air dry, and apply a texturizing spray.
  2. Using a medium sized curling iron, take 2-inch sections of hair and wrap it around the barrel, instead of curling up the wand. Take messy sections because you don’t want to make it look too perfect!
  3. After the curls cool, finger comb and spritz in more texturizing spray or hairspray if needed.

For wavy hair:

  1. Start with day -old locks for a little extra texture.
  2. If you want get tousled waves fresh out of the shower, apply a curl cream, put your hair in a loose bun, let it dry, then touch up any flat sections with a large barrel curling iron.
  3. Flip your head upside down, spray all over with a texturizing spray, and lightly scrunch the curls with your hands.

For curly hair:

  1. Blow out your hair with a round brush to straighten your hair a bit before you add the waves. Apply an anti-frizz serum before your blow dryer, so summer humidity won’t ruin your look.
  2. Then, use a medium sized curling iron to create loose waves.
  3. Add a surf spray for texture.

Makeup Look #1: (Tay’s Makeup)

  1. Start by applying a white eyeshadow to your whole eyelid.
  2. You are gonna divide your eye into 3 sections, and on the outer 1/3 of your eyelid you are gonna put a blue eyeshadow.
  3. On the middle 1/3, you will keep it white.
  4. On the inner 1/3, you will use red.
  5. Move the blue a little into your crease to help the colors blend, and soften the lines a little bit with a blending brush.
  6. Add a thick black wing using black liquid eyeliner to your lash line, and add a thick layer of clear sparkly eyeliner just above it.
  7. Also take the clear sparkly eyeliner, and apply it to your lower lash line.
  8. Apply your craziest most volumizing mascara to your top lashes.
  9. Next, add a light pink blush and highlight the tops of your cheekbones with your favorite highlighter.
  10. Finish with red lips and you’re done!

Makeup Look #2: (Lei’s Makeup)

  1. Start by applying a white eyeshadow to your whole eyelid.
  2. Cover your eyelid with silver eyeshadow.
  3. Apply blue shadow to the outer corner of your eyelid and crease, blending as you go.
  4. Apply more shadow to your crease, this time with a blue a shade darker than you just did and blend.
  5. Apply a sparkly white shadow to your inner corner.
  6. Apply black liquid eyeliner and flick it out at the end.
  7. Go over that with sparkly gold eyeliner.
  8. Apply more black eyeliner to your bottom lashline, finishing halfway across.
  9. Apply a lot of mascara on your top lashes.
  10. Apply  a peachy blush to your apples of your cheeks blending up.
  11. Apply a bronzer to your cheekbones.
  12. Use blue, red and white face paint to paint little stars between your eyes and cheeks. If you don’t have face paint, you can use very pigmented eyeshadow.
  13. Apply a red lip liner and a red liquid lipstick. I love the Kylie Lip Kit in Mary Jo K.

Those are our 4th of July complete outfits, hairstyles and makeup looks! Remember we’ll be gone for 2 weeks but a happy 4th of July from Chic Bird Blog!

xoxo,

Tay + Lei 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Instagram Update + 2 week holiday

Hey everyone! In case you didn’t know Chic Bird Blog got an Instagram! Make sure to follow us @chicbirdblog for reposts of our inspiration and awesome photos! Ok, so just so you know: we’re not leaving the blog again. We’re both going away for 2 weeks and we won’t have our phones our laptops! Sorry! We will update you on our “mystery trip” once we’re back! See you guys in 2 weeks!

xoxo,

Lei + Tay

How to get the perfect summer tan!

Hey guys! It’s lei! This is my first time posting in a while! My summer post for this week is how to get a tan! Here are my all natural tips for getting an amazing tan:

  1. My first advice is, before you even do anything, EXFOLIATE!
    It’s important to rub away the dead skin cells or any loose, rough skin and oils before you go out in the sun.
    If you don’t do this, there’s a chance you will end up with an uneven tan!
  2. The second most important thing you should know is to NEVER ever go sunbathing with makeup on. I know some people who go to the beach in full party makeup and it’s just ridiculous. Not only do you look like a clown, but you’re damaging your skin too!
    I love makeup but please. Not for tanning. Try using lip balm instead, and make sure you remove any excess makeup. You don’t want to have spots on your face and your skin to look blotchy for the rest of your life, do you?
    It’s really really important.
  3. Try products with carotene and caffeine in them, they enchance tanning and the result will be an even deeper, richer tan!
    There are a lot of tanning lotions on the market that contain both of these ingredients! You can also get beta-carotene in pill forms, but to be honest, I’ve never tried those and don’t plan to either! A great substitute is to drink carrot juice, you can mix apple, kiwi, any sort of fruit into it if you don’t like the taste, it’s also nice if you add some ginger too! Carrot’s contain carotene which boost and intensify tanning!
  4. 4. Glitter tanning oil/lotion. Trust me it’s amazing! The glitter attracts the sun rays, so your tan will be even better, I guarantee you! In some countries, you can get tanning lotions and oils which already have the glitter in them, but if you can’t find any, don’t worry! You can just mix your own glitter in it! It’s easy as that! I suggest you use fine glitter, almost like powder, and not chunky glitter.The glitter will add a gorgeous sparkle to your skin. Not only will it make your tan better, it will also provide you with an instant glow!
  5.  Cocoa butter works wonders!
    Yes, I know that people bake  with cocoa butter, but believe me, it also works wonders when it comes to sunbaking!
    Once you’ve achieved a nice tan, you can start using it to intensify your tan even more, and be even more bronzed!
    You can get it at a pharmacy or your local grocery store, you can ask for it melted, or in a bar, which looks just like soap. Just rub it on your skin and you’re done! It will make it super smooth and moisturize your skin along with giving you a better tan!
  6. Tan near the water, or in the water on a mattress.
    If you go in the water every 20 minutes or so, you’ll tan much easier! Water reflects and intensifies the sun rays!
  7. The last, but most important one. If your skin is sensitive, you’re fair skinned, or you just want protection against harmful UVB rays, please don’t forget to use sunscreen! I am personally very fair, so I get burned very easily! Even if you have olive or darker skin tones it’s a good idea to wear it just in case and to prevent skin cancer!

Happy tanning!

xoxo,

lei♡

DIY 4th of July Popsicles!

Hey guys, It’s Tay! Happy summer week! 4th of July is this Monday, so I am doing DIY 4th of July layered popsicles! These are inspired by bomb pops (the red, white, and blue layered popsicles you see at grocery stores)

above is one of the Popsicles I Made!


Supplies:

  • Popsicle Molds
  • Blue Drink (Preferably blue Gatorade, but any drink that is super bright blue works perfectly)
  • Red Drink (Preferably  red Gatorade, but any drink that is super bright red works perfectly)
  • White/Clear Drink (I used coconut water, but any drink that is clear colored works perfectly, but I do not recommend using water because it will taste weird with the other drinks)
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Popsicle Sticks, if your mold doesn’t come with them

Step 1: Start by taking your popsicle mold. If your mold comes with popsicle sticks, take them out of the mold before adding the drinks.

Step 2: take your red drink and fill the popsicle molds 1/3 of the way full. Make sure you have it as close as possible to 1/2 full. Then, add a layer of plastic wrap tightly on top of the molds and poke the popsicle sticks through the plastic wrap and center them.  Put these in the freezer for 45 minutes-1 hour or until the red drink solidifies/freezes.

Step 3: Take the molds out of the freezer and take off the plastic wrap, but leave the sticks in. Then, add the clear/white drink into the molds to make the mold 2/3 full. Cover with plastic wrap again and put into freezer for 45 minutes-1 hour or until the red drink solidifies/freezes.

Step 4: Repeat step 3 with the blue drink but fill the molds the rest of the way up. Do not cover back up with plastic wrap before putting back in, and leave them in the freezer for at least 3 hours.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy!

Thanks for reading and Happy early 4th of July! Ps: I actually made these pops this morning and they are AMAZING!

xoxo,

-Tay❤

 

Why haven’t we been on?!/Weeks

Hey guys, it’s Lei and Tay? We have been SO busy with school, and we have had no time to do the blog! We are SO sorry! So in honor of getting back into the blog, we are doing a 2 week long theme of summer! We will have so much more time to post! But also, we are both going to a summer camp from the 3rd of July to the 16th so we will try and pre write a few posts, but not very many will go up. We will now post more for summer! So this weekend, next week, and next weekend will all be summer! 

xoxo

-Lei and Tay

Lei’s Winter Favorites!

Who actually ever reads intros…

Beauty:

  1. Lush body lotions! These are the best things in the world! They all smell amazing! In the winter, skin gets really dry, so I like to use these everyday to keep myself moisturized!
  2. Unite 7 seconds condition! This is so good for tangles, and, I don’t if it’s just me, but my hair gets really tangled in the winter!
  3. Boscia Clarifying Clay Face Mask! This is so good for pimples and clogged pores!
  4. Jane Iredale LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm in Crush! This stuff is super moisturizing for the winter time! Plus, if you live in a place that barely has a winter like me, it has SPF 15 when there’s some sun! There are 3 colors, but I like Crush the best! It’s a berry color, but it’s not very dramatic!

Food:

  1.  Gelato! If you don’t know what this is (I really hope you do), it’s this Italian type of ice cream, that’s more creamy and soft! I love chocolate and hazelnut flavors! This stuff isn’t that cold, so it won’t freeze you! Perfect for the winter time!
  2. White chocolate mocha from Starbucks! This is SO good! I love this because it’s warm for winter time!
  3. Mamma Chia drinks! Chia seeds are the best things in the world, especially in drinks! These are so delicious! I love strawberry lemonade and raspberry passion!
  4. Kettle potato chips! This is my favorite snack in the universe! They are so addictive!  I love the jalapeno jack! If you don’t like spicy, get the New York cheddar!

Random:

  1. American Eagle! I’ve recently become obsessed with this store (sorry, Hollister) and literally everything there is so cute! They have awesome sweaters and t-shirts for the winter! Also, get some jeggings or jeans! I recently got some burgundy ones and I can’t take them off! I would recommend scoring some crop tops and tanks, too…you can never buy clothes too early!
  2. Leg warmers! These are so great for dance when you have to go out in the cold! They’ll keep you warm!
  3. Hair bows! These look so cute in any hairstyle! They add a pop of color!

If you’ve made it this far, your my friend! Just kidding…that was super creepy, sorry about that. Thanks for reading! Comment below about your winter favorites!

Tay’s Winter Favorites

Hey guys! It’s Tay! These are my Winter Favorites!

Beauty:

  1. Aveeno ultra-calming face daily moisturizer. This is so great because my skin gets so dry!
  2. Batiste Tropical Dry Shampoo. I got this for Christmas and I love it! Also it doesn’t make my hair look white since I am brunette.
  3. Urban Decay Primer Potion! This is so great because it creates a great base for my eyeshadow! 
  4. Herbal Essences Moroccan me Shine shampoo and Herbal Essences Blowout Smooth conditioner! I have tried many different shampoo and conditioner combinations and this one is my all time favorite!

Random:

  1. Lokai Bracelet! Lately I have been loving these! They have a great message and I love the Purple Alzheimer charity bracelet! They are for a good cause and they are cute.
  2. Tech21 phone case! I love this one because it’s simple but it’s still cute! I have the one where it’s a clear back and coral rim! It’s clear so you can see the color of your phone, but it still has some color!
  3. Emoji pillow! Who doesn’t love an emoji pillow?! I am obsessed with the sunglasses emoji one!

Food/Drinks:

  1. Hint Water! These are amazing healthy fruit infused waters! They are so good, and my favorites are blackberry and pineapple! 
  2. Werther’s caramels! My friend bought me a pack and I have been obsessed! I can’t stop eating them… It’s a problem.
  3. Popsicles! I recently got a Popsicle maker and I love making different combinations with fresh fruit and juice! My favorites are pomegranate raspberry and Sprite with gummy bears! I know it’s not really for winter but I still love it!

Those are my winter favorites! I wanna know: what are your winter favorites? Did we have any of the same? Comment below! I love talking to you guys and I always respond! XOXO -Tay