Friday, March 7, 2014 Trends: Blue Hair, Don’t Care
Here at Nasty Gal, we’re serious about the ultimate anti-prom aesthetic, and we couldn’t think of a better way to say “F you” to conventional school rules than by dyeing our hair the perfect shade of mint blue. We enlisted the help of hair stylist Ashlee Rose Clay to create the ultimate show-stopping (and temporary!) tousled strands perfect for prom, the after party and everything in between.
NPW Duo Hair Chalk - Pink and Green
Never a Dull Moment Elastic Hair Trio
NPW Comb-In Hair Colou
Gilded Dreamer Headband
NPW Comb-In Hair Colour
Neo Braided Headband
Such A Star Ponytail Holder
NPW Comb-In Hair Colour
Friday, September 27, 2013 Lessons From The Pros: Dance-Proof Top Bun
You bought the dress, decided between dates (or not) and now you just have to perfect your look. The most fool-proof and easy way to get this done, is the classic top bun. Daniel Rishoff, hairstylist to the stars, came to NGHQ to help us achieve the absolute perfect hairdo. Read below for the easiest ways to be the babe of the ball.
Get Ready To Shine
InStain Staining Powder Blush
Balm Shelter Tinted Moisturizer
The Body Builder Mascara
For Love & Lemons Vixen Velvet Maxi Dress
Galaxy Tourmaline Curling Iron
Crystal Glimmer Clutch
Bahama Mama Bronzer
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Lessons From The Pros: Island Punk Eyeliner
For Chanel’s 2014 Resort show in Singapore, makeup artist Peter Phillips created this two-toned black and turquoise cat-eye that, in our minds, evoked equal parts hell-raising pirate and tranquil turquoise seas. We thought it was the perfect punk-yet-still-pretty look for summer, so we got our own makeup artist, Stacey Nishimoto, to recreate it on Sophia. According to Stacey, the end goal is a clean top, and blended bottom—an architectural black line softened by a blue haze. Here are her steps!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: Two-Toned Lip
We popped down into the studio to see what our makeup maven Stacey Nishimoto was into right now, and she presented her latest genius: the two-toned lip! We asked her pretty please for a tutorial on this show-stopping effect, and she said the first step is choosing two colors that compliment each other in hue and texture. Pairing a shiny bottom lip, for instance, with a matte top lip is dramatic and super flattering; a soft bottom lip and a high shine top lip is another perfect balance.
Apply both lip colors with a flat lip brush and skip the liner, as a glossy and a matte lipstick on one set of lips is enough on its own. Plus, the brush still ensures you get a perfect line. I always do one last sweep of gloss on the bottom lip to make it really pop.
I used NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage, a shocking hot pink with a flat velvet texture on the bottom lip. For the top lip, I used a shiny stain so that the top color won’t interrupt or rub on the bottom lip color. Yves Saint Laurent’s glossy stain is the best on the market. The pigment is pure and rich and the shine is silky, not sticky. And the shine is actually the best part of this product, it’s like a little flashlight that highlights the true colors.
The most fun part of a duo lip is picking out complementing colors that go hand in hand but are complete polar opposites – like you and your sweetheart! It’s all about finding the unexpected perfect match. Muah!
Friday, April 27, 2012 Lessons From The Pros: Cool Cat
You asked for it! Following up on last week’s smoky eye, we are sending you off to the weekend with the one-and-only cat eye that we used this week on Chrishell. This look is an essential go-to – it’s super easy to apply after a practice session. Once you’ve mastered your talents from the perfect line to the dramatic swing, you’ll never want to go without it. Definitely the epitome of a cool cat.