30 Nisan 2012 Pazartesi

Messy Braids

You've all heard of Messy Buns but here are some Messy Braids. 
These are very simple and need to be done with dry hair.  Simply braid the hair with Regular 3 Strand Braids and make sure to plait just past the halfway point and then secure it with an elastic so that the rest is still loose. 
 Now slowly start pulling those plaits loose - working from the bottom plaits up toward the top plaits.  They should not look even and should look more disheveled and messy. 
 Most of the hair that was previously left loose under your elastic will be pulled back up into the braid as you play with it but make sure to leave enough hair beneath the elastic so that the braid does not com apart. 
You will notice that the braid really fattens up when doing this process and actually has a really pretty look to it.

29 Nisan 2012 Pazar

I used to be a fan of thrillers and horror movies. I confess nowadays they don't scare me as much. To be honest I don't think they ever did but I don't seem to enjoy watching such genres as I used to. Anyway the other my sister and I felt exceedingly excited to take these photographs. I guess I would like to watch The cabin in the woods now.

27 Nisan 2012 Cuma

Friday's Film: Layered Triple French Braid

I've seen ideas of this hairstyle on Pinterest but I never originally pinned it so I can't for the life of me find a link to a picture.  I wish I could give credit where it's due but I have looked all over and I'm at a loss.   This style is very beautiful gets better and better with practice.

This video was my first attempt at trying this style and I've since done it a couple times and have to say that it's gotten much easier and it is much smoother.
You can see how it all comes together and looks really pretty.
Plait your side braids an equal amount of times so that your middle braid will have the right amount of strands to add in. 
Your side braids will be a bit smaller than your middle braids but there should not be too much of a difference. 
Here is what the top of the hair looks like along the bang line since it was really hard to see in the video.
I ended it by adding in the two small braids from the sides in (I made sure there was no plaiting after the last strands were added in.) and then finished it off in a Regular 3-Strand Braid.

26 Nisan 2012 Perşembe

25 Nisan 2012 Çarşamba

Pretzel Knot & Piggies

Full Credit for this hairstyle needs to be given to Princess Hairstyles for this post.  It's called the Pretzel Knot and it's what inspired this hairstyle.  I first saw this Pretzel Knot here on Pinterest and then followed it to the Princess Hairstyles site where she has a fabulous tutorial video posted!
 When I first attempted the knot I had a hard time trying to keep my side strands secure so I started mine a bit differently and it helped me a lot.  I started by creating a small 2 inch part at the front of the head just a bit off-centered.  I then created a section on each side going from the part down to the ear. 
 I secured each side with an elastic next to the ear and this helped to hold my piece I was working with a little better and this made all the difference.  I then divided the remaining hair into two equal sides and set them aside for a moment.   
I brought those to pieces to the back of the head and create the Pretzel Knot as instructed by Princess Hairstyles video found here.  At this point I had my knot made but it looked as though it was loosening a bit so I decided to secure it. 
 I took my right end of hair from my knot and added it in with that right half of hair that I had previously sectioned out and secure it all into a piggie using an elastic.  I did the same on the left side as well.  Now my knot was tightly secured and was not loosening at all.
I created a 5-Strand Braid out of each piggie and secured it at the bottom with an elastic.  I finished it off by adding some flower clips and calling it good.  When she got home after a long day at school the hair looked just as great as when she had left!  (That's not always the case with my active daughter.)  :)  

23 Nisan 2012 Pazartesi

Butterfly Wings

My princess named this the Butterfly Wings because of the pretty shape that is created on the back of the head.  This hairstyle is great because it can work for an adult, a tween, or a young girl.  You will have the best results if you start with wet hair. 
Create a 2 inch part at the front of the head.  This can be placed wherever you like but we've done ours a little off-center. 
Now section out a piece of hair on each side of your part that go from the part down to the ear.  Have your princess hold those two sections while you smooth the rest of the hair back.  Twist those two sections tightly.  (You want to make sure that you are having the twists roll in toward the head - i.e. the right side will be twisting counter clockwise and the left side will be twisting clockwise.)  Pull both twist to the back of the head and secure them together with a small clear elastic.  Smooth out the hair below the elastic. 
 Now grab another small section of hair on each side just directly below those first twists.  Twist those two sections in the same direction as you did before and have them combine in the back of the head with an elastic. 
 Now make sure that you combine those new twists just below your first elastic.   DO NOT add in the hair from your previous twists.  You want your new elastic to lie over the top of that hair. 
Continue twisting new sections of hair from each side of the head and combining them in the back with elastics.  Once all of the hair from the scalp has been gathered, you are finished!

20 Nisan 2012 Cuma

Friday's Film: Jacob's Ladder

I'm sorry it has taken me so long to get to this video.  I've still got a list of others that we are working on as well so thank you for your patience.  :)  This is the video for the Jacob's Ladder hairstyle:

Remember that the key to having it hold tightly is to create it with wet hair.
Here is what the finished Jacob's Ladder looks like without the weave.
Here is is with the weave.
Just take that bang area that you held out, separate it into two sections, and weave it through as shown in the video. 
Remember to use your comb to smooth up the side as you pull up your sections. 
You can have as many or as few sections as you like.  It's really just up to you and the look you are going for. 
Here's our finished style. 
We ended the ponytails with Corkscrews.
The hairstyle held great throughout the day for her.

This is our horizontal Jacob's Ladder With Weave that we did previously and you can find that original post here.

18 Nisan 2012 Çarşamba

Just remembered I have a lookbook account

Shirt and shoes from H&M, the skirt I can't recall from where it is I would have to take it out of the wardrobe and check, but I feel lazy..

Wrap It Up!

Some of the prettiest styles are created by simply giving everyday styles little additions.  This is a basic ponytail at the core but we've added a few things here and there.
Start by sectioning out a thin area of hair along the bang line from ear to ear.  Using wet hair will yield the best result for you.  Now pull the rest of the hair back into a tight ponytail.
Now divide that front section into 3 areas.  We've done ours with a little larger area in the front and smaller areas on the sides but you can separate it however you like just as long as you have 3. 
 Twist each of the sections and pull them back to the elastic that is holding your ponytail and wrap each one around the elastic only once.  Make sure that two of your twists go to one side and the other goes to the opposite side. 
 Also be sure to have one twist go above the elastic and one below as you wrap on the side with the two twists.  The side with only one twist will actually wrap around 1 1/2 times so that it ends on the same side of the elastic as the other two.  (It does not matter if you wrap this one above or below the elastic.)
  Now take all three of those twist and braid them into a Regular 3-Strand Braid right outside the elastic and this will secure those wraps in place.  Take that braid and wrap it around the ponytail as many times as you can and then wrap an elastic around the ponytail where the braid ends to secure it in place. 
 Grab a small strand of hair from the back of the remaining ponytail and wrap it around that new elastic to conceal it.  (You should only have to wrap it around a couple times.)  Use your Topsy Tail and poke it through that elastic and pull the ends of that new wrap through and back into the ponytail.  This will secure it tightly.  Now braid the remaining ponytail into which ever braid you like.  We've just done a Regular 3-Strand Braid here.  Secure it at the bottom with an elastic.  Conceal that last elastic the same way as your previous elastic with a strand of hair from the back wrapped around and pulled through with your Topsy Tail.

17 Nisan 2012 Salı

please wait at the gate of heaven for me terry

He rode into the night
Accelerated his motorbike
I cried to him in fright
Don't do it, don't do it, don't do it.

Ha! I just can't stop singing this . Now I have some new Cds for my collection, cds and books are the things I have been buying lately, not clothes really, except for this pink primark dress. I wore it today even though the weather was a bit cold, cause if I'd rely on the weather to wear my summery outfits I would be screwed. Oh if you want to hear the song it is called Terry by Twinkle. x