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How to do a Four Strand Braid

March 7, 2012

Found this great tutorial from Pinterest to do a four strand braid! I know the first time I tried to do three it was confusing! I hope this diagram will help! Go beyond the basic braid and get creative!





XOXO Azelle


Let’s K.I.T!

March 7, 2012

Let’s Keep in Touch! Oh man! It feels so good to have our site back! Alana and I felt lost for a minute, but with patience and help from the super talented Gintel, we got it back! I am excited for the upcoming changes too and I think you pretties will be too. Well this post is to stay connected.

Here are our other forms of social outlets we use to share our passion:

Twitter: @ladyartlooks

FaceBook Page:

Instagram: LadyArtLooks




DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Adeles Grammy Makeup Tutorial

February 16, 2012

Adele looked STUNNING at the Grammys! She was by far best all around with her makeup, hair, gown! I can just go on and on about how gorgeous she looked. So my picture is a little exposed due to the flash but if you watch the video I recreated EXACTLY how Adeles makeup looked for the red carpet and for her performance! She went for the classic old Hollywood look and she pulled it off perfectly!

I love that she made this album from her past experience with an EX. We all have those “bad” experiences but the fact her album was successful her EX must be kicking himself in the butt right now! hahah I love it!

So here is the 2nd look. All her makeup Artist did was add a little bit more color to her crease and instead of her bright red lip they gave her more of a natural pink lipstick.

Click on the video below to see how to get this look and what products to use!

Hope you all LOVE it! For more of my videos click go to (click on link).



Alana Dawn

Beauty Tips, DIY

Striped Nail Video Tutorial

February 15, 2012

I hope you all had a great Valentines Day. Some of you are still celebrating V.Day with your loved ones this weekend. I posted this nail look a few weeks back and I just finished editing a video. Good Nail Art video wether you are celebrating V.Day or not :)

Look how easy it is to get perfectly striped nails in just a few minutes. Watch the video below.

Heart you all!


Alana Dawn 

Beauty Tips

Valentine’s Day Nails

February 14, 2012

I love how today is filled with so much Love!! This is an amazing feeling to have everyday!

I did last minute Valentines day nails! I used white polish by OPI alpine snow, flashy fuchsia by Sally hansen, and a black art liner for designs.




XOXO Azelle

DIY, Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats

Happy Valentines Day

February 14, 2012

So today is the day you celebrate love with your special someone. If you don’t have a date or aren’t in a relationship (so overrated lol ) its a day to love yourself, to remind yourself that you are worth it, you are loved by good friends and family and deserve to have this day to yourself. :)

My favorite bible verse on love…

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

-Corinthians 13:4–8

For everyone who has not seen my posts. Here are some makeup and nail ideas you can do for your special date. :)

a romantic look using the naked palette from Urban Decay. I got so many requests asking me to do a few looks using these colors and this is what I came up with. :)


A fun flirty eyeliner for a night out.

Romantic Soft Smokey Eyes

Fun Black and white Striped Nails

Black Matte Nail Polish and Hearts

and finally pink studded nails



Alana Dawn

Beauty Tips, DIY

Matte Heart Nails

February 12, 2012

Count Down:

2 Days til LOVE day! if you have that special someone you are going to spend your V.Day with you should manicure your nails to look like these. It says Valentines Day without being in your face! How adorable are these?

I used China Glaze black nail polish.

and China Glaze Matte Magic nail polish! this is my new favorite. All you have to do is apply a coat or 2 on top of any color polish and it turns the polish into a flat finish! AMAZING!

So here is another picture of my fabulous nails without the red heart on my ring finger.

To learn how I did the hearts and see exactly what I did step by step check out my video below. :)

I hope you guys LOVE!!!


Alana Dawn

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

How to Apply The Perfect Red Lip

January 31, 2012

Its no surprise that I LOVE bright lips. Its my favorite thing to do! If I HAD to choose one piece of makeup to live with for the rest of my life (thank God I don’t really have to do that) but I would definitely have to keep my red lips.

See I’m telling you… Same bright lip, Different day. 

I have done many Red Carpet events in my days and anytime someone is not sure about trying on a bright lip, I apply it on just so they can see it and they end up LOVING it.

Like… April, Trey Songz mom. I do her makeup when she is in town attending events with her son. This is her with a bright lip, I talked her into doing this for a premiere she was attending and she loved it.

You would be surprised on how many steps can go into achieving the perfect red lip. I mean you obviously don’t do these steps everyday but when you are attending a red carpet event or taking pictures all night long these steps make a difference!

Anyway… Here is a special video I put together showing you how to apply the perfect bright lip!

What piece of makeup can you not live with out?


xoxo, Alana Dawn

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Red Carpet Tutorial

January 26, 2012

How to get Red Carpet Ready!

So I have now been a makeup artist for officially 10 years! geez I feel old! but I have quite a few Red Carpet experiences under my belt. From big events like the Grammys and Oscars to small store openings! A few things you have to remember about red carpet you got to use primers and long lasting makeup because these events are long and they cant go in looking gorgeous and come out looking, well…. not so pretty! haha

Some brands of primers I like are, smashbox, two faced, and Laura Mercier. I have never had a problem with these and also know that these will definitely help your foundation last all night! Primers to use on your eyes, Urban Decay, and Macs paint pots! I love them!

Anyway, here is one look I put together for you all recreating Kim K’s look at the Golden Globes and I also added some fun nails to go with the look:)

Don’t you want to learn how to get these fancy pantsy nails?! Hope you love it! :)

xoxo, Alana Dawn