No Heat Hairstyle : Headband Curls

Hello! Today I have another no heat hairstyle for you! I love curling my hair, but it is very time consuming, especially if you have long hair! This hairstyle only takes about 5 minutes to do, and gives you great curls overnight! Let’s get started!

What you will need:

-soft headband
-hairspray

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Start off with hair that is about 90% dry. You want to make sure that your hair is not so damp that it won’t dry by the morning. I just wet my hands a little and ran them through my hair.

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The next thing you are going to do is put the headband around your head, on top of your hair. Make sure that the headband is above your ears and pull it down almost to your neck.
Then, divide your hair into 2 sections. Take the first piece and just start wrapping around the headband.

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Combine the section that you just wrapped with more hair, and keep wrapping.

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Keep wrapping the hair until you get the the back, and the start with the front of the other section.

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Keep wrapping the sections of hair until all of the pieces are wrapped around the band. Then spray it with hairspray, and go to bed!

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About 10 hrs later…

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WHOA!

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I ran some of this Super Skinny Serum through and it helped with the frizz.

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So, as you can see, this hairstyle gives you really tight curls. You can take bigger sections of hair and wrap them for looser curls. These curls did not fall at all. I love this style, and it was so much easier than using a curling iron!

Hope you guys liked this no-heat hair! Let me know if you try it!

Thanks for reading 🙂

No Heat Hairstyle: Side Braid

Hi Guys! Today I have a no heat hairstyle that is really quick and easy. It is a side braid with 3 braids braided into one braid. I wear this style when I want my hair out of my face, but I want something that looks a little bit nicer than a ponytail. Let’s get started!

1. Start with bed head. Haha. Brush out your hair so that there are no tangles.

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2. Gather all of your hair to one side and separate into 3 sections.

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3. Braid each section and secure with a clear elastic.

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4. Then, braid all of the braids together, take off all of the clear elastics, and after you are done braiding, secure with one elastic.

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And there you go! I get a ton of compliments when I wear this style! Let me know if you guys try it!

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Summer Must Haves: Beauty Products

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Hi Guys! Today’s post is about my must have products for the summer! If you would like an in depth review on any products shown, leave me a comment down below! Enjoy!

1. Tinted Moisturizer/BB Cream

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I really do not like wearing full coverage foundation in the summer, so I like to wear a nice tinted moisturizer or a bb cream! The one in the jar is my homemade tinted moisturizer, (see post below) and then the other is Revlon’s BB Cream in light. Both feel very light on the skin, contain SPF, and you can build them up to medium coverage!

2. Bronzer

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I like to use bronzer in the summer for contouring, and also all over my face to give a nice glow. The bronzer shown here is Tarte’s Park Avenue Princess Mineral Bronzer. This Bronzer gives a nice glow to the skin without any glitter or shimmer.

3. Lipstain/Lipbalm

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I love these Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. The color shown here is “Lovesick” and is a true hot pink color, which is really on trend for the summer. These Balm stains give a sheer wash of color, with the staying power of a stain. The other product shown here is the Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Pink Grapefruit. It contains SPF and will help those dry, chapped lips.

4. Makeup Setting Spray

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Makeup setting sprays are a must have to ensure that your makeup stays looking fresh all day. The one that I use is MAC’s Fix Plus. This is a multi-use spray that is made with rose water and glycerin, and it can be used after your makeup to set it, and take away the powdery look, and also be used as a refresher spray. Sometimes i keep it in the fridge and spritz a little on my face after I come in from outside.

5. Fun Summer Nail Polish

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You gotta have a fun summer nail polish! The color shown here is Essie’s Bikini So Teeny. This color was part of the Summer 2012 collection, but you can still find it online. I searched everywhere for this color last summer. It is a pretty, periwinkle colored polish with a subtle shimmer. It looks really pretty on the fingernails or toenails! And how cute is the name?! 🙂

6. Gradual Self Tanner

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This is the Jergens Natural Glow Gradual Self Tanner in Medium to Tan. Obviously, I am not Medium to Tan, but when buying self tanner, something in my head always tells me, “Yeah go for the darkest one!!!” What I like about this self tanner is that it is gradual. You don’t notice a big change after one use. I only use this product on my legs, because my arms and neck are usually darker from just being outside, and it takes a couple of days to see a difference. Now, if you have ever used self tanners, you know that they smell really bad. This one doesn’t smell bad at all after applying, and it doesn’t turn you orange. This product has been around a long time, so if you haven’t used it in a couple of years, give it another shot, they have changed the formula.

7. Sea Salt Hair Spray

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You know that look that your hair gets at the beach after swimming in the ocean? Those texturized, beachy waves? Well, now you can get the look at home, and you don’t even have to go to the beach! This is Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray. This is a texturizing hair spray made with sea salt that you spray all over your hair, and it gives you pretty beachy waves. I like to use this spray after I comb through wet hair, and just spray this in and let my hair air dry. You don’t need much, just a couple of spritzes and it doesn’t leave your hair crunchy. I also like to use this spray after I curl my hair, just to give it texture and volume.

8. Cute Hair Ties

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These are cute little jewel-toned hair ties I found at Sephora. They come in packs of 8, and they just look so much cuter than just a plain old rubberband. They have a whole bunch of colors to choose from.

So those are my Summer Must Haves! I hope you enjoyed this post, and thanks so much for reading. Hope you have a great summer!

Products Shown:

Revlon BB Cream in Light – $9, drugstores
Tarte Mineral Bronzer in Park Ave Princess – $29, Sephora
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick – $7, drugstores
Burt’s Bees Refreshing Lip Balm with Grapefruit – $4, drugstores
MAC Fix Plus – $20, MAC
Essie Bikini So Teeny – $8, Ulta
Jergens Natural Glow Gradual Self Tanner in Medium to Tan – $7, drugstores
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray – $25, Sephora
Sephora Ribbon Hair Ties – $8, Sephora

How To: Keep Your Hair Looking Fresh in Between Washes

Hey Guys! It is no secret that washing your hair everyday will dry out your hair. Especially if you use heat to style. I, personally, hate washing my hair! It is so thick, and it takes forever to wash, blowdry, and style! In this blog, I am going to tell y’all what products I use to keep my hair looking good when I don’t want to wash my hair.

On the days that I do wash my hair, after I get out of the shower, I comb through my clean hair, and apply some of this Living Proof Hair Primer. ($20, Sephora)

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I apply about a nickel-sized amount, I start from my ears down, and then I use whatever is left on my hands to do my roots and bangs. I know it is weird to put product on the top of your head, but the top of your head is where the oils are, so you need it there the most. I then blowdry and style as usual.

This product is a “style extender”, and is “weightlessly perfecting, weather proofing, and time saving.”

This product claims to:
– Weightlessly perfect strands
– Smooth and correct hair texture
– Block humidity and moisture flux
– Repel oil and dirt, keeping hair cleaner, and styles lasting longer

Now, the next day, when I wake up, I usually just put my hair up in a cap while I shower, and then after I get out, I brush through my hair, and apply some dry shampoo.

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I use this Batiste Dry Shampoo with a hint of brown ($9, Ulta). I have tried almost every dry shampoo on the market, and this is the best one. It sprays out grayish-brown instead of white, making it easier to blend into my brown hair. It has a nice scent, and it doesn’t leave a residue in your hair. I section the top of my hair off and spritz this into my roots. It instantly makes my hair volumized and gets rid of any oil I may have.
The next thing I do is tease my hair. I lift up sections from the crown and tease and spray with my favorite hairspray, Loreal Elnett Satin ($15, Ulta).

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This hairspray holds your style in place, but allows you to still brush through your hair. It’s not sticky, and I like the scent of it. So that’s it! That is how I keep my hair looking good in between washes. If you have any questions, leave me a comment down below!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and thanks for reading!