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Hair Dare!

30 Jun

Since it’s wedding season, we thought it would be a good idea to do a post on flower girl hair. Wee ones need beauty too! It’s a very “sweet” look and will keep a flower girl’s hair out of her face all day. This braid may be a little “young” for some, but  it will probably come in handy at some point! To be totally honest, I’ve worn it and you can’t tell it’s a heart until you’re standing above it. It just looks like two braids running down the back of your head. The hardest part about this braid is starting it, so if you’re doing it on yourself, you may want to enlist a friend who’s good with braiding help you get it going. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. Part your hair into two sections by splitting it down the middle.
  2. Starting at the crown of your head, make the curve from the top of the heart. Stop at the back of your ear. Don’t worry about going all the way to the bottom of the heart, only go to your ear.
  3. Clip that hair out of the way as seen above.
  4. I like to do this braid using an “inside out french braid” instead of regular because it shows the shape more, but you can do either! Start french braiding at the part (as seen above) and curve the braid around to your ear. At this point you’re only using hair from outside the heart shape, not the hair that’s in the clip.
  5. Braid it down to the back of the ear and then take the clip out. Now you can start joining in that hair. NOTE: Don’t start joining in hair from the inside of the heart until you get to the back of the ear. That’s the trick!
  6. Braid all the way down to the nape of the neck and clip it off.
  7. Do the exact same thing (or have someone help you do the exact same thing on the other side.
  8. Once you get to the nape of the neck on the other side, it gets a little tricky. I like to take my 6 pieces (3 pieces from the left braid and 3 pieces from the right braid) and join them all together. Then I split it back in 3 pieces and do a regular braid all the way down.
  9. Tie it off with a clear elastic and you’re done.
  10. For added texture, I like to pull gently at each piece of the braid!

Hair Dare!

4 Jun

Every one of us needs lots of ways to get your hair off your neck. Here’s one. It’s a new twist on a good old classic– the fishtail. It’s simple, quick and combines two of my favorite hair styles.

STEPS:

  1. Start with all of your hair down. It can be wet or dry and you can do this on any hair texture.
  2. Tease the crown a little so it doesn’t get completely flat up top. Sometimes, you would also want to give the top at least a little texture when doing a messy braid.
  3. Make a regular low ponytail using a thin clear elastic.
  4. Gently pull the clear elastic down about an inch to an inch and a half.
  5. Split the hair in two sections just above the clear elastic.
  6. Loop the whole ponytail up and around and through the hole.
  7. Fishtail the hair under the clear elastic.
  8. Gently pull the braid apart to give it some soft, messy texture.
  9. Carefully cut out the top clear elastic, but leave the bottom one.
  10. Wrap a little hair around the bottom clear elastic to hide it. Use a small bobby pin on the back side to secure.

VOILA! A new summer ‘do or if you’re from the Philippines, you just learned a new back-to-school hair ‘do! If you have a hard time doing the back, get a friend to help. It’s really sort of difficult to get a centered braid by yourself!

Roses are Red

2 Jun

As promised, here’s how to get your own rose manicure at home.

What You’ll Need:

  • White nail polish
  • Pink nail polish
  • Lilac nail polish
  • Red nail polish
  • Black nail art pen

Steps:

  1. Start with two base coats of white nail polish. Let it dry.
  2. Dab pink, lilac, and red circles on the nail from top to bottom. Alternating the order on each nail.
  3. Create leaves for your roses by using the corner of the green polish brush to draw tiny triangles.
  4. Using the nail art pen, outline the pink, lilac and red circles
  5. Paint semi circles on the roses to create a petal effect.
  6. Finish with a clear top coat.

Flower Power!

25 May

Floral Nail Art is a staple in any artists’ arsenal. The cute, mod flowers are deceptively simple to do, and give such a great look! All you need is some fun colors and a dotting tool (you can use a bobby pin or a toothpick if you don’t have one) and you’re ready to flower it up. The roses are a bit more challenging, but are totally worth mastering. I would make a blog post on how to make roses soooon. Patience, patience, and patience.

Steps:

  1. Start with a dry base color.
  2. Make 5 dots in a circle.
  3. When dry, make 5 light dots just inside the first one.
  4. Finish with a white dot in the center and green dots if you want to put leaves.

Oh My DIY: Denim + Lace Shirt

17 May

Image from A Beautiful Mess

This season we’ve been loving demin mixed with lace! We decided to give this trend a try with a cute DIY top! Here’s how:

What you’ll need:

  • Denim or chambray button-up shirt
  • Lace
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing pins

Steps:

  1. Cut out the back of the shirt. You’ll want to leave about 1/2 inch from the seam so that you can stitch the lace directly on the seam line.
  2. Using the back of the shirt as a pattern, cut out a new back in lace.
  3. Next, turn the shirt inside out, pin the lace where the original back was, and sew into place. Because you left a 1/2 inch of fabric, it’ll be easier for you to sew it to where the seams are in the inside.
  4. Once you’ve sewn it in place, hem the bottom of the lace.
  5. All done! The stitching shouldn’t be showing and will line up with the original seam!

Tip: Go slow and sew/pin each turn one at a time. This helps to keep the lines crisp!