Now that summer is in full swing, we've got numerous pool parties
, BBQs, beach bonfires and other fun sunny day/ balmy night activities to look forward to! And while summer activities usually call for more casual looks and minimal makeup, here are three beauty ideas that are easy to do at home or at your favorite salon and fun to try. They're guaranteed to help you make a splash and really stand out!Dip-Dyed Hair
- This hair trend allows you to really have some fun without doing anything too drastic. Simply choose a color that you want (try a few shades lighter than your hair color for a subtle look, or go for a head turning hue like red or blue for Fourth of July!). Simply section your hair into three parts and tie your hair off with an elastic to the point where you want the dyed color to stop. Brush the hair dye paste onto the ends and let it sit for 20 mins. (times vary be dye). Rinse and voila
!Two-Tone French Manicure
- French manicures are always a classic, but punch it up for summer by picking bright hues! A white base with red and blue tips are great for Independence Day, or try out a neon combo for an even more electrifying look! Paint 2 coats of the chosen base color onto your nails
, allowing ample time to dry (this beauty tip works best when the base color is lighter than the tip). Using nail tape, or just a very steady hand, paint an even strip of the second color across the tip of your nails. Repeat for a more saturated color then finish with a shiny top coat when dry! Boldly Colored Eye-Liner
- When it's hot out, the last thing you want is heavy makeup that can clog pores or melt in the summer heat. But that doesn't mean you have to go bare! Simple line your upper and lower lids with a vibrantly colored eyeliner and finish off with a light coat of waterproof mascara. This beauty tip is guaranteed to be eye-catching (pun intended)! We're loving teal, violet and ... for the truly bold ... deep orange!
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