30 Eylül 2010 Perşembe

Jumping Through Hoops Re-Visited

I was looking at my princess the other night when she was wearing her "Jumping Through Hoops" hairstyle and I wondered what it would look like without braids. 
So here we have a variation on the original and I actually like this one a bit better. 
 Begin by parting the hair in half anyway you like - We've just made up a fun little part. 
 Now pull each half up into a piggie. 
Separate out 1/3 of one of the piggies and set it aside.  Now take the remaining hair from that piggie and create a Pull-Through Braid. 
Now weave the strand that you set aside in and out of the elastics using a Topsy Tail.  Secure it at the bottom with another elastic when you're finished. 
 Repeat the same process on the other piggie. 
Now grab your favorite hair accessories to glam it up and you're all set!

good morning sheriff? ... Shut up

Today morning I had latte and donuts, i like people who likes white coffee :)

The title of this post today is actually from a movie which I can remember the name. There's this scene where a guy says
good morning to the sheriff and he says shut up in a ignoring funny way and unfortunately that's how I feel every morning
( I'm the sheriff in this case) I mean at night time I am full of energy, exciting, I laugh and joke at everyone and everything but in the mornings and even afternoons I am quite boring haha I simply don't like talking.. and I hope some people understand this .. but I hate 'happy' people in the morning , you know those people that are always talking a lot and laughing out loud, making stupid jokes and that annoying sense of humour.. but what I just can't take is happy whistling people, haha ok sorry

29 Eylül 2010 Çarşamba

another rainny day

jacket,bag from h&m, shirt + jeans primark, shoes bardo.

Knot Your Average Pony

My daughter actually came up with this one and she did most of this style on her own.  I only helped with the bottom knots and she did the rest. 
 Basically you'll want to just hold out about a 1/2 inch width of hair all the way around the edge of the hair and pull the rest up to a ponytail in the middle. 
 Now separate the hair still down into as many sections as you would like.  Each section is going to be tied into one little knot about halfway between the hair line and the ponytail.
  Once a section has it's knot in it, just add it into the ponytail with another elastic. 
Do this all the way around the head so that you have little knots going into the ponytail all over.  It's actually a cute little idea. 
Now you know that you're really into hair when you're given a school project and your ideas immediately turn to hair accessories.  That's how my daughter was when she was given an assignment to create something using popcorn. 
We had an plastic headband that she covered with glue and then she pressed it into a plate full of popcorn kernels. 
For the flower she cut out a large flower and a small flower from paper and then covered those with glue.  She pressed them into the plate of kernels as well until the were fully covered.  Then she painted the flower parts all red. 
She glued the smaller flower on top of the larger one and then popped out a couple of kernels so she could glue a gem stone in the middle. 
She glued the flower to the band ad then finished it off by coating the whole thing with a glitter glue. 
She was so proud of her little creation and she can't wait to get it back so she can wear it.  :)

28 Eylül 2010 Salı

I already see the picture of that day when you'll say you'll wait for me

(skirt primark, boots some store in kilburn).

Just got home from college, gotta start working on a new project which is called
'street life' I basically have to photograph people on the street, would be nice
if I could photograph bloggers :).
My father is arriving today; he went to Brazil last month and now I am anxious to see him and
also to receive my presents haah.

Gathered Here & There

I like to do this hairstyle when I've got a bit of left-over curl in the hair from braids the day before. 
 You can also curl the hair with an iron when you're finished. 
Begin by gathering a small section of hair right at the front middle part of the hair.  Divide it into 3 sections and create a braid.  Plate it about 5 times and then add in a small section of hair to both of the outside strand of the braid. 
You're going to get the hair by grabbing another small section on each side of the original section - along the bang line. 
 Once the hair has been added into the braid, plate it again about 5 times and then repeat the gathering step.  Make sure you grab hair from along the bang line each time. 
 Continue plating and adding until you've gathered down to each ear. 
Stop gathering and just plate the rest of the braid.  Add a flower to hide the elastic at the bottom and you're all finished! 

24 Eylül 2010 Cuma

The 9-Strand Braid

You're probably thrown off by the nae but this hairstyle is as easy as they come.  My princess has been dying to do this for a while now and here it is. 
 Gather all the hair up into a tight ponytail. 
Now grab 1/3 of that ponytail and make a regular 3-Strand Braid. 
 Now divide the remaining ponytail in half and create 2 more braids. 
Once you've got all three braids, braid them together. 
 Pretty simple right! 
 It's funny because it's so easy and everyone kept stopping her to try and figure it out.  :)

just because we use cheats doesn't mean we're not smart

I woke up a half hour ago, it's raining and I've got the day off :)
so it's perfect day for eating and watch films... recommendations?

Today'song: Anyone Else But You- The Moldy Peaches

23 Eylül 2010 Perşembe

Kiddie Korners

Begin by parting the hair exactly down the middle. 
Set on half of hair out of the way with a clip and grab two small section from the bottom of the head on the opposite half.  Each of these sections will be made into a Corkscrew.  Once the Corkscrews are about 6 inches long, grab an alligator clip and pin it on the bottom of the two to keep them from unravelling while you continue.  Take the rest of that half of hair (the side that you just pulled your two sections from) and pull it into a tight piggie tail. 
Unclip the other half and pull out two small sections from the top of the head.  Create to more Corkscrews and when they're about 6 inches long you will pull them over to the piggie tail on the opposite half and add them in with another elastic.  Now Pull the remaining hair up into another tight piggie. 
 Grab those two bottom Corkscrews that you set aside early and pull them across to the other half and add them int the piggie with another elastic. 
We finished off our piggies with a 5-Strand Braid which is one of our favorites. 
 Hopefully that makes sense and the pictures should help.  Let me know if you have questions!

22 Eylül 2010 Çarşamba

Church Curls

Here's a really simple hairstyle that's great for those times when you want something a little more elegant. 
Start by separating a section of hair about 1/2 inch thick along the bang line.  Now grab your favorite headband and slip it into the hair just behind that divided section. 
Divide the section of hair into two pieces making sure that one is larger than the other. 
 Start with the smaller side and create a French Twist (a Corkscrew that gathers hair as it grows) with the first part of the hair and then move into a Corkscrew.  Have your princess hold it while you move to the other side. 
 Because this section is larger, you will divide it in half and create two Corkscrews.  The top Corkscrew will begin with a French Twist as well but the bottom will just be a Corkscrew alone. 
Pull all three Corkscrews to the back of the head and join them together with an elastic.  We finished off the look by adding curls with a ringlet curling iron.  We sprayed it really well for hold and her hair was beautiful all day long.

21 Eylül 2010 Salı

mama said that will be days like this

t-shirt and shorts from camden market, shoes + blazer from primark, my father's old bag.

20 Eylül 2010 Pazartesi

Jail Bird Braid

I love the look of this one and my daughter said it looked like the braid was in jail - hence the name.  :) 
 First you'll want to part off one inch all the way along the bang line.  Now divide that inch strip into 7 equal squares.  (Be sure that one of your squares is in the very center.)  Tie each square back into a small elastic and when all of them are done, sweep them forward and out of your way.  Now divide out 1 1/2 inch strip of hair right along side your first inch of hair so that they are parallel.  Set the new section aside with the 7 little ponies and pull everything else back into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic. 
 Now go back to that 1 1/2 inch section and begin at one ear and create a French Braid all the way to the other ear.  Finish plating that braid all the way to the end of the hair. 
Now pull that braid back into the ponytail and secure with a second elastic. 
Go ahead and bring those front 7 small ponies over the French Braid and pull them back into the ponytail as well.  This gives you the "jail bars" look.  :) 
We finished off her ponytail by doing an Uneven Braid but each time I plated the thick strand, I would pull at it a little bit to make it stick out farther.  This gave it just a bit more of a defined look. 
And there you have your Jail Bird Braid.