Monthly Archives: July 2012

Fun Finds: Bandeaus, Earrings & Cassette Tapes

I wanted to do a video on some of the unique, cool things I had been purchasing recently.   Everything is very affordable because I like to be careful with my money and finding good deals is fun.   Here are a few of the purchases from the video: Crystal & Cross Jewelry: http://shopwindblown.com/

Airplane & Banjo Earrings: http://www.greentreejewelry.com/

Iphone case: http://www.amazon.com/

Makeup Bag: http://www.target.com/p/sonia-kashuk-tribal-cosmetic-bag-collection/-/A-14021031

Slippers: Nick & Nora at Target

Bandeau:  http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=19379122&parentid=W_INTIMATES

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That 70’s Hair

I love bohemian hairstyles for the summer and this updated flower-child braided do is so cute!  Its super simple.  All you do is two braids, a little teasing and secure with bobby pins!  Hope you enjoy!

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New Haircut! Bangs Galore.

Hi!  So I just got a new haircut today and I thought I would share some pictures of it.  The picture I brought into my stylist as inspiration was one of these of Mischa Barton:

And here is my hair…

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3 Easy, Quick, Everyday Hairstyles

I got inspired to do these looks from a post I found on thebeautydepartment.com called “Quick Twist” found here .   The look was supposed to be for only people with short or medium length hair but I modified it a bit to work for longer hair as well.  Hope you enjoy!

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How to get the Perfect Side Swept Bangs: 2 Techniques

I have two different techniques I use to get my side swept bangs to swoop across my forehead perfectly.  The first one is better for longer bangs and the second is better for shorter bangs.

Technique #1:  Flip bangs to opposite side while blowdrying.   This makes your bangs want to lay against your forehead.  When you are done blowdrying your hair,  flip them to the correct side and they swoop just right.

Technique #2:  Wrap your bangs around a large round brush and spin the brush in a downward spiral.  This gives you more voluminous bangs than the previous technique.

Technique #2

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Summer Tank DIY: How to cut an old t-shirt into a bandeau ready tank

I have been IN LOVE with all the loose fitting tanks with large armholes lately for several reasons.  First, they give you an excuse to have a break from our daily torture devices [underwire bras] and opt for a fun colored bandeau instead.  Secondly, I’m pretty sure this is the only way to layer in summer and still be [somewhat] comfortable in 90+ degree weather.  And, finally, they just look fab.

So after buying several of these, I realized that they would be really easy to make myself.  I went to my local thrift store and bought this tee for $3.   To outline where I would be making the cuts I used a white eyeliner because that’s what I had laying around, but you could always use chalk, a regular pencil or whatever else you can dream up.  Anyways, the video below shows you the details!

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Flashback Fridays

Hi Friends.  I thought I would start devoting a post every friday to videos I did before I started my blog.  People have often asked if I had a place to post pictures of the hairstyles I did so they could reference them easily without going through the whole video…now I do!  Sorry the picture quality isn’t that great.  These are screen shots of the video that was on my old camera.  Anyways I hope you enjoy!

Side French Braid

Double Buns

Bohemian Braids

Faux French Braids

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