Messy Waves For Fall Tutorial!

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Hey guys I’m back! And tomorrow is my birthday! Over Labor Day my family threw me a pre-birthday bash. So my friend, Kristen (our beautiful model), and I thought why not make a tutorial whilst getting ready. Since Summer was all about the “Beachy waves”, I made a tutorial to transition into messy waves for the Fall! Enjoy!

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First things first, (yes I thought of “Fancy”) apply some heat protectant starting from the middle to the ends of your hair. After that we are going to section off the hair by putting the top half in a bun. Start curling the bottom half, grabbing 1 inch sections and wrapping them around your curling iron (pointing down). For the sections in the front, curl the hair away from the face and as you move to the back curl the hair in different directions. Also if you don’t have a curling wand, don’t fret just use a regular curling iron but don’t open the clasp (as I did).

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YAY, finished with the bottom! We are half way there! Now do the same thing with the top part.

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Looking good Kristen!    (TIP: feel free not to have a straight part. The whole point of the look is to be tousled and messy 🙂 )

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Once you’re finished curling your hair, you’re going to put some mousse in. I’m using Fudge Urban’s Iced Raspberry and Vanilla Styling Mousse! Rub it together in your hands and scrunch right in. This mousse is anti frizz and smells AMAZING!

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Voila! You are done! Look at those B-E-A-U-TI-FUL messy, tousled waves!

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If you want to try something different and dress up the look, try this lovely and easy half up do! Just carefully gather some hair from the top section and wrap it up in to a bun (kind of like this), secure with bobby pins and done! Have fun! Muah!

Embrace The Waves With Fudge Urban!

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I. Love. Fudge. Urban! I have known about this brand for a while and I am just so happy it is now available in The States! Target now carries the Fudge Urban line! And the first product from the brand that I picked up is the Iced Raspberry & Vanilla Styling Mousse! And yes, it does smell as good as it sounds. When I was younger I had really curly hair. But now that I’m older, my hair is a bit more wavy. It is very hard for me to wear my hair all na-tu-ral because my hair is extremely frizzy as well. So after I do my after shower hair routine (I’ll make a post about it later) I curl the really frizzy sections so it can be more defined. After that, I despence a tad of mousse in my hand and scrunch it in my hair starting from the middle to the ends. The mousse undoes the “perfect” curls that the curling iron makes and it reduces frizz. The mousse is also a heat protectant so you can use it before the curling. Even if you have straight hair, after you curl some of it, scrunch some mousse in and it will add some nice volume! Shake your hair a bit to make it more grudge!

Hair That Shines Bright Like A Diamond!

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Do you want your hair to shine bright like a diamond? Well lucky for you, I chose four hair products I have used over the years to make my hair shiny and smooth! I usually rub these oils and serums (not all four at once) on my hair before or after I straighten it. And being a person who has difficult, unmanageable, and curly hair, these products really work! I’ll review them in the order I was introduced to them.

Kerastase Oleo-Relax: My aunt, who is a hairstylist, first introduced me to this  hair oil. The salon she works at used to carry a lot of Kerastase products so she would show me all of them. I absolutely love all Kerastase products but this one was my first favorite. It did exactly what it’s called. It relaxed my crazy hair! I used a tiny amount and polished it on my hair after the straitening.

Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal: I actually started using this product because I won it! Every year my friend’s family has a scavenger hunt for Easter and my team won! In the treasure chest there were a bunch of prizes for girls so I picked this one. As soon as I used it, I immediately fell in love. It makes my hair very silky. I carefully pour a little in the palm of my hand and rub it on starting from the middle of my hair to the ends.

Sojourn Serum Smooth: This product is not so oily since it is a serum. It is more like a lotion for your hair. Being that, you can use a little more of it at a time. I usually apply this on BEFORE straightening. I massage it all through my hair (especially my ends). I noticed it helped me straighten my hair better. My hair is very dry due to me bleaching it so this product really helps.

Mythic Oil: Love love love! This product is liquid gold! A couple months ago my aunt did my hair and she used this oil just before blow drying it. And my hair never felt softer! I sometimes smooth this on even if I don’t plan on straightening my hair. It relaxes and de-frizzes my natural hair. And a bonus is that is smells great!

*Note* A little goes a LONG way with oils. You want to make your hair look healthy and shiny not greasy. If you put too much on, especially towards your roots, it will look like you haven’t washed your hair. Your hair has natural oils, so you don’t want to over do it. Plus if you have very thin hair be extra careful. You just got to try what works for your hair type. 🙂

Chloe Norgaard: Blue Hair Beauty!

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It’s #WomenCrushWednesday.  I chose one of my favorite models, Chloe Norgaard! As you may have noticed, she has been featured in many posts of mine. I just love how she always has a new hair color. And she doesn’t just stick with one color either. She always ombres a color into a different one. Whether it’s a gradation of blue into green or purple with radiant orchid highlights, it looks great. I love how she has fun with it. It is like an art masterpiece every time! Her hair makes her stand out and she is defiantly known for it. Nasty Gal and designer Ashish are some of the many fans  of Miss Norgaard. She has been seen in many of Ashish’s runway shows. The blue and green hues have to be one of my favorite looks of hers.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Braids!

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I recently saw these pictures on Lou Teasdale’s website and absolutely loved the look. These pictures are from the Marc by Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 New York Fashion Week. These tight braids with the black headband are so chic and preppy! And the thin black outlined eyes went perfect with the hair style. The makeup was very simple but it did make the eyes stand out. Love love love!

GEMMA IS MY GEM!

Gemma Styles hair inspiration

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Just a quick appreciation post for Miss Styles! Recently Gemma got her hair done by the famous Bleach London and I just fell in love with her color! The Washed Up Mermaid to Parma Violets ombre is absolutely stunning! Definitely my dream hair color. Looks like she got the idea from Sam Teasdale (bottom picture). Gemma you are my inspiration!

Radiant Orchid Hair!

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Want to incorporate this year’s color into your hair? I’m a huge fan of brightly colored hair (and I mean COLORFUL)! So when I heard about 2014’s color, I immediately thought of hair color. What a fun way to sport this color, even if it’s only for a while. One of my favorite models, Chloe Norgaard, already had added this hair color to her collection (3/4 pics above). You can get this hair color with semi-permanent hair dye.

Bleach London >> Parma Violet

Fudge Color >> Purples

Color Brilliance >> Fuschia