In my opinion, the easiest way to instantly add drama to any look is with curls. So Kryz and I decided to make a how to curl your hair video. Not just any curls, big ass diva curls! Think Taylor Swift, Adele, or that hot girl from Lost whose name escapes me. We added a twist at the end of the vid to make it more wearable. I’ll admit I was stuffed with chocolate pralines and sleepy as heck when I made this, but hope you guys like it anyway.
My old iPhone case was getting a little worn so I thought this would be the perfect time to try out DIY iPhone case craft (from Design Sponge). I love sparkly, shiny, glittery things so this was right up my alley. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any mod podge so I settled on the next best thing I could find, glitter glue.
Here’s my take on this quick little diy.
If you read how Grace did it over at Design Sponge you’ll see she applied hers on the inside of the case. I don’t have a screen protector on the back side of my phone and I was afraid the glitter would scratch it so I painted the outside of my case instead. Yes, it’s rough (lets call it texture) but I kinda like it, it was a labor of love.
If you’ve been on Pinterest or Tumblr, and if you love pretty hair, chances are you’ve seen this photo. I’ve spent many hours trying to figure out how this was done but I could never find a tutorial for it. To me it looks like a rope/waterfall braid hybrid. Then earlier this week, I tried out the 5 minute hair-do (croissant bun) and it suddenly clicked. I knew how to do it in my head and I suspected that it would look so much better with curly hair. And since I’m lazy and can’t be bothered to curl my hair, I needed a willing victim.
Here is my version of that twisty-tumbly hair-do:
Kryz looking oh-so-girly. If you follow her on Twitter or Instgram than you know she wasn’t always this composed:
8 minutes later…
But finally, success!
I promise, the hair style took less than 30 minutes to create. It just took us awhile to photograph it since my room didn’t have enough light.
So after a quick change in venue we were finally able to grab some photos:
And it’s so simple. Here’s how you get this look:
1. If it’s not already curly, curl your hair.
2. Take a headband, we used Kryz’ stay put elastic headband from Goody, and secure with hair pins about halfway down your head. Or do what I did and have your model hold it in place.
3. Take 1″ sections of hair and wrap it around the headband once, letting the rest of the hair fall.
4. Repeat from ear to ear (we did it from one temple to her bangs).
And that’s it! If you’re having trouble picturing how to warp the hair around the headband check out the video from my croissant bun post.
I’ve been working on a little DIY project this week, printed canvas bags. I was surprised how simple it was to create one of a kind bags, all you need is:
2. Fabric paint
And with a little patience you can do all sorts of things with this craft. We made giveaway bags for my niece’s birthday party but I could easily imagine using this as a fun backdrop for a shoot.
My hair was not being cooperative and I decided to try out something new. I call this the Princess Leia do, it’s not exactly the cinnamon bun hair-do but it definitely reminds me of it. The best part is, it’s super easy to do.
1. Divide your hair into three low sections.
2. Braid each section seperately.
3. Twist (wrap/curl) each braid into a bun and pin in place.
And voila, that’s all it takes! Try it and lemme know what you think x