DIY Beard

Sometimes, it’s important to connect my beauty world with my theater world (despite the fact that they collide every day offline)

So today I’ve got a how to for my friend Denise, who is doing a children’s production of Fiddler on the Roof.


What You’ll Need:

1/4″ Black Grosgrain Ribbion (a yard is plenty)

2 Wire Hangers

1 Pack Rasta Hair (available at local beauty supply)

Black Thread

Bic Lighter


Start by laying out your ribbon from ear to ear, as well as a piece that will go over your mouth to form a mustache.

ImageBraid three pieces of rasta hair into a finger width braid, and sew onto mustache sized ribbon.  Cut and seal the ends with a lighter.

For the beard, fold a piece of rasta hair in half, and loop around the beard ribbon. Image

Loop through until you finish the length of the ribbon.

Sew your mustache braid to the beard.

Cut the hooks off of wire hangers, and bend over the ends to make ear hooks.

Sew hooks onto beard ribbon.

and viola!

Tevey’s your uncle, and you’ve got your very own beard.

Normal posts, and Vday Giveaway winner to be announced shortly.

Thanks for your patience.

Peace. Love. and Bobby Pins.


How do you feel about weird theater tutorials? Cool or lame? Tell me about it in the comments!


Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Where your diggin’ a day with Cupid, or looking forward to chowin’ down on ice-cream with your fav. Nicholas Sparks movie, it’s time to face the fact that the day of St. Valentine is swiftly approaching.

Rather than giving away, say, something heart shaped and pink, this holiday, I’ve got a killer nail giveaway!





Featured in this great black and white striped bag:

2 packages of polish removing wipes

Teal, Pink, Chartreuse, and Purple Magnetic Nail Poilsh

Several nail magnets

Glitter Polish

and a top coat!


To Enter:

1 Entry: Post your favorite beauty product on our Facebook wall.

2 Entries: Follow BTSB via Bloglovin. 

3 Entries: Share this giveaway on your Facebook/twitter/instagram, and let me know in the comments.

4 Entries: Comment on this post about what you want to read on BTSB.


Entries end tomorrow, Monday night @ 11:59 PM PST.

Winner drawn and announced Tuesday.

Good Luck and happy Sunday Eve.

Peace. Love. and Bobby Pins.


PS/ What would you like to see given away in the future? Tell me about it in the comments.








Review: Dove Advanced Care Deodorant

If there’s one thing to love in life, it’s hair removal, but did you know with every four blade sweep of the underarm your exfoliating a few layers of skin along with the stubble?

A lack of skin combined with over drying antiperspirant can lead to unsightly pits. 

But, the tank top free days are soon to be over, thanks to skin loving Dove’s new Advanced Care deodorant. 

While I may not be the biggest fan of antiperspirant, I do love to rotate my underarm routine, and this bad boy has a new Nutrium Moisure technology–which basically boils down to added moisture for your pits.

With a great scent, and 48hr protection, you can count me in when it comes to “moist” underarms.

Happy Underarms.

Peace. Love. and Bobby Pins.



*This post sponsored by Influenster, but I do totally dig the stuff!*

Gettin’ Wiggy With It

Whether it’s the ongoing discussion of JL hair dominating American Hustle, or my pal Merria Dearman opening her new custom hairpiece store, I’ve got wigs on the brain (even more than usual).

In even the last year alone, the popularity of wigs in real life has made huge strides, and is no longer exclusively see on celebs, African American women, and those battling hair loss.  But my real question is, when does this go mainstream?

At some point, wigs will become the world’s new Spanx, something that women find it hard to live without on any given night out.

Currently, however quality and price make hair like JL’s pretty unattainable for the average Jane (or Joe).

Something good will set you back at least a grand, and unless you’re down to hustle for it, you may have to wait for this trend to take full swing.

Until then, get out your dry shampoo and teasing comb, it’s gonna be a long night.

Happy Saturday!

Peace. Love. and Bobby Pins.


What’s your thought on wigs in real life? Are you in, or are you out? Tell me about it in the comments!