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DIY Ombre Manicure

by Danielle Arsenault July 21, 2014

 

Hi there!  I'm Danielle from For the Love of Leopard, a Fashion Blog that chronicles my daily outfits.  I'm so excited to be guest blogging here at Remington Ready.  Today I'm going to show you how to achieve an ombre manicure at home.  And let me tell you, it is as easy as can be!

 

Here's what you'll need:

*  Base coat (I like Gelous - you can get it on Amazon)
*  Bright summer hue (I'm using Essie "I'm Addicted")
*  Any white nail polish
*  Wax paper
*  Bobby pin
*  Fast dry topcoat (my absolute favorite is Seche Vite)

 

1.  First thing you want to do is create the perfect canvas for your nail polish, so give them a quick swipe with nail polish remover to remove any oils so the polish really sticks.

 

2.  Start with a thin coat of your base and allow it to fully dry. 

 

3.  Apply your bright summer hue (in my case, Essie "I'm Addicted") to both of your thumbs.  This is going to be the darkest shade of your manicure.

 

4.  Using the nail brush place about 5-6 drops of your bright hue onto the wax paper.  Then add one drop of your white polish to the bright hue and mix thoroughly using your bobby pin.  You will now have a slightly lighter shade of your bright hue.  Apply to both of your pointer fingers

 

5.  Place another drop of the white polish into the existing polish on the wax paper and mix thoroughly.  This should be two shades lighter than your original color.  Apply to both of your middle fingers.

 

6.  And so on and so forth - keep adding drops of white and mixing into the existing polish, creating a slightly lighter color with each white drop.  You're most likely going to have to do another coat, so just follow the same process as above, with a new batch of color.

 

7.  Finish off with a swipe of fast dry topcoat and enjoy all the compliments you will receive on this mani!

 

To read more of Danielle's beauty and fashion secrets head on over to For the Love of Leopard!

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Men’s Guide To Summer Style

by RemReadyMan July 14, 2014

 

A trip to the beach. A day on the boat. Two things that make you excited to relax and happy to do nothing at all but watch the day pass you by. We hope your time is filled with opportunities to enjoy the peaceful warmth of the summer sun. Check out these essentials for looking stylish and staying comfortable all summer long. 

 

 

Sunglasses: Oakley & Ray-Ban  Fedora: Zara  Hat: Express  Watch: Armitron


Accessories:

 
Protection from the sun is important anytime you go outside. Make sure to have a pair of sunglasses to shield your eyes and a hat to guard the rest of your face. Choose the styles that fit you best!
Another good accessory to have is a waterproof watch. You’ll want to keep your cell phone safely put away while at the beach or lake, so wear a trusty watch to keep track of the time and make it back for your evening plans.

 

 

 

Shoes:  Birkentstocks, HaviannaPatagonia 

 

Shoes:

 
Foot protection is key. Wear the right shoes for each occasion, with stylish flip flops for casual settings or sturdier water shoes when you’re active at the beach.

 
 

 

 Striped Tank: Forever 21 Hawaiian Shirt: Oldnavy  Blue T-Shirt: Oldnavy Red T-Shirt: Target

  

Tops:


Staying cool in the summer heat is your main objective. Stick with shirts made of breathable cotton that will wick away sweat and allow an occasional breeze to blow through and cool you down. Tank tops are popular when the weather warms up and there are all sorts of fun patterns and designs to show off your unique style.

 

 

 

Floral Print: Scoop  Solid Grey: Nike (via Kohl's)  Solid Red: Forever 21 Soild Turqoise: Style Bop

 

Swim Trunks:

 
All swim wear is not created equal. For a casual day on the boat, go with a floral pattern or brightly colored trunk to keep pace with a nicer shirt and hat. If you’re having a more active day in the water, shoot for athletic fit trunks that will stay comfortable even when wet.

Meet Our Newest #BeardBoss

by RemReadyMan July 2, 2014

 

Name: Eric Zatchok


Alias: "Beast"


Club: Beards of the Old Northwest


Currently Sporting: Full Beard Natural, Full Beard Freestyle


Titles: President, Beards of the Old Northwest - Cleveland Chapter

 

Age of Beard: 2 years


Reason to Beard: I enjoy wearing a beard because it's how man was intended to look. I truly feel like myself with a beard.


On Being a Boss: Being a Beard Boss requires a great deal of responsibility to always make sure your facial hair looks its absolute best. As a representative of facial hair culture, I've traveled to competitions and charity events throughout the Midwest and Eastern US to help make a difference in local communities and help change the perception and stigma that beards and mustaches have carried for years for the better.

Beach and Pool Essentials

by Kate Austin June 30, 2014

 

 

My name is Kate Austin and I’m so honored to be blogging for Remington Ready today! I’m the blogger behind Just Kate and today I’m sharing my must-haves for the beach or pool.


1. A beach tote or knapsack is essential for carrying everything to and from your sunny destination.  Other key essentials include a pair of flip-flops and a colorful beach towel.


2. While lying out, I love a good read or a fun magazine to browse through. I can get impatient, so entertaining myself is a must. I often put my headphones in and listen to some music or bring a friend to pass time while I’m soaking up those rays!


3. Pamper and protect.


a. A pair of sunglasses and sunscreen is crucial for a day in the sun. I love this sunscreen from Ulta, because it leaves a pleasant smell on your skin after application.

 

b. EOS lip balm is widely popular; however look for their Lemon Drop flavor if you want SPF in your balm.


c. Lastly, the Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil is a UV and heat protectant. Perfect for spraying into dry or wet hair for keeping your locks looking healthy. And of course, keeping a hairbrush handy is always a good idea.

 
4. A good suit to make you feel cute and confident is key for making your day in the sun enjoyable. Choose a style that best fits you and own it.

 

For more beauty and fashion advice, head on over to Just Kate!

7 Days Of Braids

by Remington Ready June 23, 2014

 

Summer heat, summer festivals, and summer nights-- no matter what's on your agenda for the season, a braid can make your hairstyle complete. Check out these trendy styles and find one that's right for your summer venue!

 

 

Makeup Trends For The Summer

by Jessica Fay June 10, 2014

 

 

When we think of summer makeup, we think fresh, neutral and natural. That being said—the winged liner look is very in trend right now and just because you want to look natural doesn’t mean you have to cut it out. Today’s tutorial shows you how to keep the skills you have worked so hard to master, as in the wing, but keeping it understated and beautiful! Having such minimal eye shadow actually makes your wing stand out even more! It also tends to look a little bit cleaner! Spice up your neutral look with a bright lip for a pop and your ready to go!

 

For more makeup and fashion advice, head on over to Lipstick, Heels, and a Baby!

 

How To Pick The Perfect Summer Dress

by Remington Ready June 2, 2014

Hello! My name is Jacy Tilton and I'm the blogger behind Love, Lenore. I'm so excited to be guest blogging for Remington Ready today and to be sharing some of my favorite summer dress trends with you! I'm all about breezy dresses in the summertime because a great dress is easy to dress up or down and can be comfortable even when the temperatures rise. While I'm a huge fan of a little black dress, summer is the perfect time to experiment with bright colors and different silhouettes!


 

 

 

 

 

 

Look 1: Shift Dress
Shift dresses are so fun to style and look chic dressed up with heels and a statement necklace like I've worn mine here, or dressed down with sandals or flats! Wear one in a vibrant color (bright pastels are "in" this season) and you will instantly make a statement. Because my dress was already colorful I chose to pair it with simple but statement-making accessories to really pop against the mint. This classic silhouette won't be going out of style anytime soon and can be worn to anything from casual shopping to a fun summer party!

 

Look 2: Maxi Dress
I love the effortless bohemian look of maxi dresses and that they're a style anyone can wear! In my opinion, maxi dresses are the easiest silhouette to style casually, and as you can see here, I love pairing mine with flat sandals and a simple long necklace for an understated and wearable look.

 

Look 3: Skater Dress
Skater dresses are my absolute favorite silhouette! They're fun and flirty, but super flattering at the same time, which makes them perfect for date night. What I love about skater dresses is that they define the waistline, but float away from the hips. Because of their simple, flattering silhouette, skater dresses are the perfect opportunity to play around with color and prints too. I chose to style mine as a date night look with fun, colorful accessories in my heels and clutch!

 

Fortunately there are so many different dress silhouettes that are in style this season, making it easier than ever to find styles you love and that are flattering on you! Don't forget that dresses can be just as comfortable as shorts and a t-shirt, and remember to play around with color and prints too. Thank you so much for reading, and feel free to swing by my blog Love, Lenore for more outfits and style trends!

 

See more of Jacy's adorable looks over on her blog Love Lenore!

Are You a #BeardBoss?

by RemReadyMan June 1, 2014

  

 

Got what it takes to be a Beard Boss? Show us by posting your mustache or beard with #BeardBoss to Instagram or Twitter and you and a friend could win a trip to Portland, Oregon for the World Beard & Moustache Championships!
 

Every Friday from now until June 13th through August 29th, 2014 Remington will select a weekly winner to receive an exclusive Beard Boss Prize.
 

The 12 weekly winners qualify as finalists in the running to win the Grand Prize: A trip for two to the World Beard & Moustache Championship in Portland, Oregon on October 25, 2014.
 

The community will vote for the winner from September 1st through September 15th, 2014.
 

Go to www.beardboss.com to view entries and for more information. 

 

Good Luck!!

 

Get Three Styles With One Accessory - The Jeweled Headwrap

by Remington Ready May 26, 2014

Take a look at some of our favorite ways to add a cute touch to any style with the popular Remington White Fashion Gem Headwrap! This versatile accessory can easily be paired with multiple hairstyles, much like the ones shown below. It has been a big hit in stores and online, and was recently featured on E! News in a segment about bridal hairstyles. This elegant headwrap can add sparkle and style to any look! Get yours here!

 

 

Get a Smoother Electric Shave with Shave Gel

by RemReadyMan May 19, 2014

There’s nothing like a nice, clean shave. And Remington offers that in every way.

 

But, were you aware that Remington also offers a series that lets you lather up, moisturize, and enjoy your shaving experience, even within your shower?

 

It’s easy to make that a quick part of your daily routine.

 

The Remington HYPERFLEX™ Shavers can be used in or out of the shower with shaving gel.

 

Your face loves the shower. The steam and hot water open pores to willingly give up any hair you want shaved. And when you go with gel, a quick shave will leave your face smooth and supple for the rest of the day.

 

The nourishing moisturizers give you a close, smooth cut and leave your face hydrated and happy. Gel cuts down on damage and irritation, making you look as good as you feel.

 

Do the best thing for your skin and your schedule. A quick gel shave in the shower is your path to a smoother face.

 

This is why we  teamed up with Aveeno to give you a FREE AVEENO® Men’s® Shave Gel inside select Remington® HYPERFLEX® shavers.  This perfect pair is available exclusively at Target stores.


Love your face. Do something about it. Shave with gel.

 

 

Pictured above above: Remington XR1330