31 Ağustos 2010 Salı

Meet in the Middle

I just came across these pictures and I think this hairstyle was done sometime in January.  It's fairly straight forward but there are some helpful tips for you. 
Start by parting the hair down the middle.  (I've pulled some of her bangs into one side in the front as well.)  Now that you have your vertical halves, divide each into half horizontally so that you now have 4 sections.
  Tie off 3 of the section with elastic and begin to french braid the 4th section.  Braid all the way to the end of the hair and tie it off with an elastic.  French braid all the sections and tie them off.  (Tip:  for the bottom French Braids, have your princess lay on her tummy on her bed so that her head is upside down over the edge of the bed.  This will make doing the upside down braids MUCH easier.) 
(Okay - this part could've definitely been straighter! ha ha) Now that you have your 4 French Braids completed you'll want to combine the top and the bottom on each side by twisting the two braids around each other and forming a bun.  Secure the bun with a tight elastic.  Do the on the other side as well.  Now just choose your favorite ribbons and wrap them around the bun, creating a bow,  to finish off. 

I got a bruise in my leg in the first picture and I don't even know how I got it, I don't actually remember hurting myself lately, but maybe is due to RG. I don't like seeing it ahhw :/ anyway I haven't been feeling really excited to post something, I am not inspired at all, I don't know why :/ I need inpiration so if you have something to share.. go ahead

30 Ağustos 2010 Pazartesi

Rock Star

My daughter decided that she wanted to have a "Rock Star" party for her birthday this year.
  I instantly knew what she was going to wear and how her hair was going to be done.  She has a bunch of fun faux hair clips that we picked up at Sally's a few months back.  (I didn't know if we'd use them much but she LOVES them!) 
We started by parting the hair and then clipping the fake hair to the front of the head .  I then twisted a small bit of hair around each of them to hide the clips. 
I continued twisting the hair until it met right over the part and I connected the two sides with an elastic, then covered the elastic with a small claw clip. 
 No she doesn't really have a tattoo and three earrings.  :)
Then I pulled each side into an Indian Braid - making sure to include the faux hair. 
I tried to get a little bit of faux hair in each of the strands of the braid.  Both braids looked a bit different but still similar. 
We finished it off with some glitter spray and some Rock Star bows.

PARTicularly PARTial to These PARTS

It's a PARTS  PARTy.  :) 
I use different parts in a lot of my hairstyles so I thought I'd kill some time while we were in our hotel and get pictures of my favorites. 
 This is the "Butt Crack"  (Thanks to my sis-in-law for the great name.)  :) 
This is the "Zig Zag".  (My princess thinks they look like "greater" and "less than" signs.)
  You can make your angle at whatever degree you like and they can be as tight or as wide as you like.  
 Here's the "Swirlie". 
Just make the "S" shape down the scalp.  
We call this one "Blocks" because it's kind of like blocks stacked on top of each other.  
 Just  create 90 degree angles down the head - making sure to keep the lines parallel. 
 This last one is the "Heartbeat". 
Notice how it's only on the top half of the head and the bottom is the "Butt Crack" part.  You can mix all different parts together for a different look. 
This is the best comb to use for making parts.  It's a rat-tailed comb that I picked up at Sally's Beauty Supply for a couple bucks but I'm sure you can find it other places as well.  I use this comb for everything and would suggest picking one up if you don't already have one.
Remember that parts can be made anywhere on the head and do not need to always be centered.  They also don't need to cover the whole head.  Be creative and you can come up with all sorts of fun stuff. 

26 Ağustos 2010 Perşembe


(ring and brooch from primark).
I love birds drawings, birds jewellery everything related, designers should definitely explore it more like on bags and t-shirts, although there might be a lot of stuff like that I just need to find it. My cats are running all over my room, messing around and I am just watching them haha, but sometimes I gotta stop them
especially when they run on my printer.

25 Ağustos 2010 Çarşamba

no sleeping

Hey now, I can't sleep at all and I am so tired of starting my posts talking about my insomnia or things like 'it's late'. Right today I drew many things, I feel so excited to draw on my new sketchbook, I am not really good at it though. Tomorrow I will get more pictures developed. I am not sitting properly in my chair so I will stand up and go to sleep.. zz

23 Ağustos 2010 Pazartesi

I feel funny

(skirt from zara, top second hand, hat h&m).


21 Ağustos 2010 Cumartesi

22 August 2010

Good night lovely bones, it's late and I'm going to bed after this post just wanted to register here something about today,actually yesterday because now it's already sunday. Saturday is always lovely, but today wasnt really exciting once I was sick. These are some pictures I took these past days.


20 Ağustos 2010 Cuma

Round Trip From California to Florida

Imagine that one piggie is Disneyland and the other piggie is across the country (or head) in Disney World.  :)  Now do you understand the name of this hairstyle?  Love this one!
  Start by parting the hair and making two ponies on each side of the head.  Now separate each pony into two halves and make each half a braid. 
Each ponytail should now have 2 braids. 
Take the inside braid on each side and cross it over to the opposite side. 
 I had to wrap the braid around the opposite pony because my daughter's hair is so long but this isn't necessary.  Now attach the braids to the ponies with elastics.  Take the braid that is still hanging and attach the bottom up to the top with an elastic.  Do this for both sides. 
Wet the ends that are sticking up and curl them down with your fingers - using product if needed.  Add some little flowers underneath the curled ends to finish it off. 

19 Ağustos 2010 Perşembe

Little Things

1. my new minolta camera 2/3. little thing magazine which I've been featured once and I forgot to show it 4. some favourite dresses first from camden market, second from primark and the third from portobello 5. my favourite bag from a charity shop and a primark hat.

Today morning was really lovely and sunny but now it's cloudy :(. I'm listening to some music from my ipod, I'm thinking about deleting a few songs that I never listen to, such as the ting tings I used to like them but I just don't feel like listen to it anymore, actually I get bored of some songs. Today I'm going to sleep with my sister in her studio flat, I'm going only at night though, so in the mean time I will make some tea. x

18 Ağustos 2010 Çarşamba

Count the Corkscrews

I love doing Corkscrews in my daughter's hair because their really fast and look pretty. A Corkscrew is a basic twist but you must make sure tht you twist the two pieces one direction and then wrap them together the opposite direction.  This helps the Corkscrew hold better than a regular twist.
Start by parting the top of the hair about 3 inches back. 
Take each side of the part and create a Corkscrew, making sure to start it without an elastic.
 When both Corkscrews are long enough to reach the back of the head, tie them together with an elastic. Make another Corkscrew out of the hair from that last elastic.
When you get to the nape of the neck, combine all of the hair into an elastic. From here you are going to make a Hawser Braid, which is essentially two Corkscrews twisted together. The hairstyle is as simple as that!

16 Ağustos 2010 Pazartesi

Puffy Princess

This is a Puffy Braid with a bit of flair to it. Start by sectioning out half of the hair on top of the head. Now Part that section into two pieces. (Part it a bit off-centered for a better look.) Not tie one half off with an elastic to make working with the other side easier.
Always start your parts from the name point, creating a "star" effect. On the larger half you should end up with 4 sections and the smaller half should have 3 sections. Tie each section off with an elastic (close to the front of the head) and make sure that you add the previous hair into the new elastic-section. Hopefully that makes sense and if it doesn't than hopefully the picture will help. When you get your last elastic in on each side, pull the two ponytails together around the back of the head and secure it. You can let the rest of the hair fall however you like. My princess has naturally wavy hair so we've straightened it with a flat iron here. Tie a ribbon around the back elastic and you're finished!