August 24, 2012

Friday Favorite: Ombre, Ombre, Ombre

Ombre! The word that has been falling out of the mouths of everyone in fashion, Hollywood, and every store in America! The ombre trend has swept like wildfire over this past summer season has taken over fashion and beauty! One of the most popular trends has been ombre highlights and worn by celebs like Khloe Kardashian, Drew Barrymore, and Jessica Biel! The ombre highlights trend brought new meaning to grown out room! The trick is when you go into your salon, have your stylist add tons of peak-a-boo highlights to give the ombre affect! You can also go more daring and add colored ombre highlights like Jessie J and Lauren Conrad! Adding pastel tips into your hair can really give you a funky edge that will definitely make you stand out! The cascading fade from one color to another has been taken to a new level and polished onto nail art! Reflecting the colors of a sunset, the ombre nail trend is great with different shades of pastel in the same color family. The best way to apply is with a makeup spnge, paint the colors onto the sponge and apply over nails. Voula! You will have the cutest ombre nails that will definitely get you so many compliments! Ombre has swept over the world of fashion as well on the red carpet, the runway, and fashion blogs all over the internet! Just recently, singer Beyonce wore a black and purple ombre dress by Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci at the 2012 Met Gala Awards where she showed off her rocking post-baby body! Singer Cheryl Cole dazzled at Queen Elizabeth's 60th Diamond Jubilee wearing a stunning Spring 2012 Couture gown by Polish designer Ewa Minge! The black and white ombre dress made Cole look like she was floating as she sang Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now." Ombre has also been all over the Spring/Summer 2012 Runway shows in forms of dresses, tops, skirts, and shorts! I know that ombre shorts can either be hard to find or on the pricier side, so here is a quick little DIY Ombre shorts project! Here is what you will need:
  • Jean Shorts
  • Measuring Cup
  • Bottle of liquid dye
  • Bucket
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Water
Step One: Rinse your shorts with water Step Two: Add 2 gallons of hot water to bucket along with 1/3 cup of dye. Mix well Step Three: Dip shorts in half way and set for 10 minutes. After the time is up, pull shorts up exposing half of the dyed part. Leave the last part in for another 10 minutes to get a darker shade of color on the bottom. Step Four: Remove shorts and rinse until the water runs clear. Hang out to dry to let dye set! There you have it! Easy ombre shorts and trust me you will be feeling trendy every time you wear these beauties!


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