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December 27th, 2013 | By | 68 Comments

DIY: Braid Crown

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Love this look from the SWELL Holiday ’13 photoshoot? You’re not alone there. This secured up-do promises a upkeep-free New Year’s Eve look. So, photo in-hand, we skipped down to our favorite styling spot, Pure Blowdry Bar in Encinitas, to help us re-create the look. And they NAILED IT. Ready to try it out for yourself? Read on to get Pure’s DIY on this festive up-do that can stand up to the celebrations.
Pictured: Billabong Top | Billabong Vegan Leather Shorts | Leg Warmers (*sorry, sold out!)
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December 23rd, 2013 | By | 33 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Share your photos! Sharing my work with others has helped me grow as a photographer. Don’t be scared of feedback – the encouraging comments will motivate you and the criticism will help you fine tune your skills – you win either way.

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
Follow Kelsey on Instagram at @kelseyfinniscool
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December 20th, 2013 | By | 1,013 Comments

DIY: Living Mug

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Forgot to pick up a gift for a boss/friend/hostess/etc? Grab a mug you don’t mind parting with and get to DIYing. The lucky recipient will likely be relieved to not to have another bowl of sugary goods staring at them from behind their computer monitor.
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December 16th, 2013 | By | 808 Comments

Photo Tip: Kelsey Finn

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Photo Tip of the Week from photo contributor, Kelsey Finn…
Get close to your subject. Since water reduces color, contrast, and sharpness – the closer you are, the more crisp and vibrant the photo will be.

Check back next week for fresh photo tips, or check out past tips here: Photography Tips
Follow Kelsey on Instagram at @kelseyfinniscool
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