30 Eylül 2011 Cuma

Friday's Film: The Switchback

We got many requests for a video on our hairstyle called "The Switchback". It's a simple concept, just make sure you have lots of bobby pins ready to go.
You can find the original post here.
I wish that my arm wasn't in front of the camera so much but I wanted you to be able to see the back of her head.  Hopefully you get the idea!  :)

29 Eylül 2011 Perşembe

For your birthday she sent you a card she didn't sign her name she gave an autograph

Happy birthday to Mellody

Today is my sister's birthday and it seems like it is also a day devoted to eating. It is what we have done the whole day (not literally of course). I made her 'English breakfast' (kinda of, I wish there was toast). Then after great fun around the town, we went for a picnic in Hampstead Heath Park, including tuna sandwich, garden salad, chips and delicious macaroons accompanied by a cup of latte. It is funny how I have been into eating these days, a few months ago I couldn't think of any food that would rise my appetite.

28 Eylül 2011 Çarşamba

French Roll

This hairstyle has been around forever but this is the first time I have ever actually done it on my princess.  I have to admit that the length of her hair made it a bit tricky and this style is probably best for shoulder-length hair.
I have found that starting with wet hair is easiest when you are doing any type of bun or twist because it helps hold much longer when it dries in a specific position.  I created a small off-centered part at the top of her head to start off.  I then combed all of the hair back down toward the nape of the neck. 
Move to the side of the head that has less hair from the part to begin.  This was the left side for us so my directions will follow that.  Comb all of the hair from the left around the back and toward the right side of the head.  Now grab some bobby pins and pin that hair flat against the head - just a bit to the right of the middle of the neck. Your bobby pins should start down by the neck and create a line going straight up about 3-4 inches.  This will hold that left side of hair nice and flat against the head. 
 Now comb all of the hair on the right side straight out until it is flat and then roll it to the left and into the head.  Your roll should be covering that line of bobby pins now. 
Go ahead and pin the roll into place and add some decorative hair pins to hide the bobby pins.  Give it a good spray with hairspray for extra hold and you are good to go! 
 My princess wore my baptism dress from when I was 8 years old to church on this day.  It's a bit old-fashioned so her hairstyle matched perfectly because it is a bit old-fashioned as well.  :)

27 Eylül 2011 Salı

You're the one pretending to be licking stamps all alone in a room following lines on maps

I started my day listening to Camera Obscura while having breakfast. Did some sketching and sew a dress. I also had an eye test today. And yeah I've got short sight. I might get my glasses this week. I don't know if I like the idea of having to wear glasses. Anyway ain't no big deal. Now I'll get myself an iced cola glass and keep on drawing. By the way I promise to do a photo editing tutorial soon. xx

26 Eylül 2011 Pazartesi

Milk Maid Wrap

This is a really basic style but it does require long hair.  (Sorry all you cute bobs out there!)
 Start by dividing the hair down the middle using any part you like.  Now pull each side up into a ponytail and secure it with an elastic.  Create a 3-Strand Braid out of each ponytail and secure it at the end with an elastic. 
 Now have some bobby pins ready for this next step.  Take the right braid and wrap it around the elastic holding the left braid and add some bobby pins by the elastic to hold the braid there in place. 
 Repeat the same step with the left braid going over the right elastic. 
 Now gather both of the remaining braids on each side and bring them to the middle and join them with a new elastic. 
You can take out the previous two elastics that were holding the ends of the braids and unplate any braid that falls under the new joining elastic.  You can use some bobby pins to secure this elastic area to the braids above but it is not a necessary step. 
 Place a hair clip over the elastic to hide it and fan out the ends of your braids.

25 Eylül 2011 Pazar

overdosing with you

I've just returned home from Exeter, I took a few pictures but they are not really good. I will edit them before posting, perhaps they get to look a bit better. Sorry my blog has been boring lately. I guess bloggin gets tiresome sometimes. Even though I can blog either I want to or not but I think it became a habit. I'll quit this habit for a while haha. Good night,,,,,,,,I need an eye test, maybe I'll need glasses. :(

23 Eylül 2011 Cuma

Friday's Film: Barrel Roll Bun

This is one of my personal favorite hairstyles because it's so fast, holds well and creates curls for the following day.  The original post is found here: Barrel Roll Bun.

Here are the pictures of the completed bun:
We put some decorative hairpins in for church. 
You can see that we've used a pretty high ponytail so that the bun is right at the crown of the head. 
You can use smaller sections of hair to create more rolls.
We've done pretty large rolls here just because of time reasons but I love the look of both.
Remember to have your bobby pins handy because you will definitely need them!  

22 Eylül 2011 Perşembe

I don't love anyone, but you are not listening.

I annoy myself sometimes, like my mind gets so messed up that I have to do lists for everything. I somehow think it will get me organized. Therefore I am doing one for tomorrow and I hate how I start it by obvious things such as ' Wake up at 7:00am, get up at 8:00am then have breakfast'. I thought about adding 'brush my teeth, dress up', but it is too much details. Anyway tomorrow I'm leaving this town and I ain't coming back. I am actually. Btw the second picture is a book by Stephen Shore that once got from my college library and had to pay five pounds fine, because I always forget to hand books back at the required date. It's a really nice book.

21 Eylül 2011 Çarşamba

7-Strand Braid

Here's a style that is a very simple pattern but there are so many strands of hair that it can be confusing for your fingers.  Just take it slow and it gets easier with practice!
We started our with a basic ponytail but you can begin with the hair anyway you like.  Make sure the hair you are working with is divided into 7 equal sections.  Start with the farthest right section and weave it through the other section with an "over/under" pattern.  Once that strand is all the way through and on the other side of the hair, grab the strand that is now just to the right of it.  (This is the strand that was previously the farthest left strand.)  Weave that through the hair moving to the right.
  Once that strand is all the way through, grab the strand just to it's left and weave back toward the left side again.  Basically you will be weaving left when you start on the right side and weaving right when you start on the left side.  That may sound confusing as you read it but it's easier once you give it a try.  Continue going back and forth until you get to the end of your hair and then you can secure it with an elastic. 
This is a bit different than the Lucky Number 7 Braid that we've posted before.  You'll see that the steps are just a bit different and that makes the appearance of the braid very different.  Both are very beautiful braids though!

20 Eylül 2011 Salı

What is in my bag today,

I was only going to post the first picture of 'what is in my bag'. But then I decided to add these. In my bag today I had my diary from camden market, sunglasses from camden market as well, camera coin purse from H&M, blackberry and a film roll to get developed. Do you have a 'inside my bag' post? If so I would love to see it. Send me links :) xx

19 Eylül 2011 Pazartesi

Go Utes!

In honor of this weekends fabulous game, we decided to come up with a Utah Utes "U" hairstyle.  (Sorry all of you BYU fans!)   :)  We had church the day after the game and we've had a friendly rivalry going on with some of our church members.  Of course, we had to rub in our victory just a bit!  :)  Our whole family wore red to church and we came up with this red "U" for my princess's hair.  *This is one hairstyle that I'm PLEASED to say was not well received by some!*
I started by dividing the hair in half with a part and we chose to do a zig-zag part.  Next, I pulled each side up into a ponytail and then finished them off with a 3-Strand Braid.  I secured each braid at the end with a clear elastic and then I took those elastics across to the opposite side and secured them into the top of the other braid.  I found the best way to secure them was to lift part of the original top elastic and feed the bottom end of the other through. 
 I then bobby-pinned the ends under the braids.  I wrapped some red ribbon around the two braids and tucked the ends of the ribbon through the elastics to hold it in place. 
 Our finishing touch were the coordinating ribbons.  :) 
For those of you that are BYU fans, you can check out this style:
I call it the Wish it was a "U" Instead of a "Y". 
It would be cute with blue ribbon wrapped around it as well. 

18 Eylül 2011 Pazar

the blues are still blue.

Good night! This is the coat I mentioned on the last post. I pretty much love it and my wish came true, today was a bit cold and rainy ha. Therefore I could wear it and drink my cup of coffee on my favourite spot in Hampstead Heath. Besides enjoying the weather ( at least for while, because I know I will hate the freezing weather as soon as it gets colder and I won't be able to wear only one coat, but so many layers of clothing, which will make me look fluffy) Anyway my inspiration these days has increased so I've been feeling excited to take pictures. I hope this enthusiasm lasts.