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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


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 



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



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.