Quick How To: Curl Your Eyelashes

Curling your eyelashes is an easy technique that you can use before applying your mascara to make your eyes appear more awake and to give your eyes or makeup look a flirty touch. This technique also enhances and thickens your eyelashes without the difficulties of applying false lashes. It may seem like an intimidating task at first, but after some practice, you will be able to upgrade your eye look in no time.

Things you’ll need:

  • An eyelash curler
  • A spooly brush (optional)

Instructions

  1. Sit up straight and look straight ahead. This will help you to place the eyelash curler correctly on the lashes.
  2. Open up your eyelash curler and position it at the base of your lashes.
  3. Gently clamp the eyelash curler down for 3 seconds.
  4. Open the curler and move it up to the middle of your lashes.
  5. Gently clamp the eyelash curler down for 3 seconds.
  6. Open the curler and move it up towards to the tip of your lashes.
  7. Gently clamp the eyelash curler down for another 3 seconds.
  8. Repeat steps 1-7 on the other eye.
  9. If you want to make your lashes appear even thicker, take a spooly brush and comb through the lashes, starting at the base and working your way up to the tips of the lashes.

Warnings:

  • Be careful to not clamp the eyelash curler down on the skin of your eyelid.
  • Try not to blink too hard while the curler is clamped onto your lashes.

Do you use another technique to curl your eyelashes? Let me know in the comments below!

Stay classy!

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Sales, Discounts, and Deals – 4/20/12

Check out these sales, discounts, and deals for the weekend and upcoming week!

  • ASOS: You can receive up to 70% off of their Mid-Season sale. No code necessary. Limited time only.
  • Banana Republic: Get 25% off your purchase with code BRCREATE (ends tomorrow – 4/22). 5% of all purchases during the time of this discount will be donated to help create jobs in America.
  • Charlotte Russe: Body con dresses start at $15, tops are up to $10 off, all jewelry is $5 off, and shoes are buy one, get one for $12.50.  Limited time only. Also, get $5 off shoes (not including clearance) with the code 5SSPRING (ends 4/25).
  • Express: Everything in the store except clearance us buy 1, get 1 50% off! Also, receive $15 off every $75 purchase with teh promo code 1251. (both end tomorrow – 4/22).
  • Kohl’s: Online, you can get an extra 20% off of your purchase when you use your Kohl’s Charge. The promo code is SPRINGBLOOM  (ends 4/25).
  • Macy’s: Shop the Super Saturday sale and receive an extra 15% off various items. Also, buy 2 bras, get 1 free, plus get an extra 20% off using the promo code BEST (ends tomorrow – 4/22).
  • Oldnavy.com: For 20% off your entire purchase use the code ONSAVE20 (ends 4/29). With the code ONSTUFF30, you can also get 30% off with your Old Navy Credit Card (ends 4/29).
  • Nine West: Perfectly Preppy Styles are now 25% off. No code is necessary and shipping is free with any purchase! (ends 4/23).
  • At Shoes.com, use the code SECRET20 to receive an extra 20% including free shipping (ends 4/27).
  • Urban Outfitters: They are offering 10% off with the promo code SPRINGIT at checkout (ends 5/20).

Since this blog is fairly new, are there any stores you want me to include in these weekly sales posts? Let me know in the comments below!

Stay classy!

Trend Alert: Fair Isle Sweaters

It’s that time of year again when it starts getting cold enough to numb your nose and toes. So it is of no surprise that you see everyone sporting their favorite sweaters, particularly fair aisle sweaters! I’m sure you’ve seen them too. You know, the ones with the unique patterns that are reminiscent of what people refer to as “tacky sweaters” but with a more fashionable twist.

Fair Isle actually refers to a type of knitting technique that uses multiple colors and patterns. The name stems from an island located north of Scotland. These sweaters became popular after the Prince of Wales – or Edward VIII – wore a Fair Isle tank top out in public in 1921. Talk about starting a trend!

There are many ways to wear this type of sweater. You could keep it simple and pair it with jeans and riding boots. If long enough, you could wear it underneath leggings, jeggings, or tights along with a cute pair of flats or oxfords. Also, don’t neglect your accessories! I love wearing long necklaces and some arm candy with sweaters to take my outfit to the next level.

Want to indulge in the trend? Check out a few of the fair aisle sweaters I have found below:

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Links to stores (starting with blue, white and orange sweater): American Eagle, Aeropostale, Lands’ End, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Forever 21

What do you think about the fair isle trend? How would you style a fair isle sweater? Tell me in the comments below!

Stay classy!

Welcome to Everyday Classy!

Hello there and welcome to my new blog – Everyday Classy!

My name is Mariah, and I have decided to start my very own style blog because I find myself browsing through  fashion/beauty websites on a daily basis and have found a great interest in anything style-related. I love learning new ways to create outfits, accessorize, and apply makeup. Anything involving shoes, clothes, makeup, designer labels, and handbags has my heart. In my free time, you can find me window shopping online. (Some of my friends think I have a problem).

What I hope to accomplish from my blog is to provide advice to fashion and beauty-conscious young people. Since I am also a college student, my funds to support my love of fashion are sort of, well…low. This is why I hope to help those who are just like me and focus on giving style tips and ideas for less. But I don’t want to stop there! Every now and then, I’ll also post helpful tips on everyday life, ranging from interview techniques to healthy eating habits. After all, looking the part isn’t the only ingredient to feeling great and living a successful, enjoyable life!

As I work on my blog over the next few months, if you have any suggestions on posts that I could do, please leave them in the comments below!

Stay classy!