1-2-3 Curls

No heat curls seem to be the next big thing.  And they should be, because they are- dare I say it- life changing.

I do my best to style my hair using heat as infrequently as possible.  I have been growing my hair out since I cut 12 in off about 2 years ago.  I use my straightener about once per month, and that is the only heat I put on my hair. Going (virtually) heatless has increased my hair health and speed to which my hair grows.  However, my hair is naturally a very unflattering mix of frizzy, wavy and straight.  So, I’ve had to get creative.

I have found several different no-heat curl methods that all seem to last the 5-6 days I go between washes.  No heat curls seem to keep their curl much better than regular curls, at least this is true for my hair.

I plan on showing you a few of the methods I’ve found, but today I will stick to my current favorite.  It can be found at this pin, or from this video.

(Yes, the photos in this post are awkward selfies.  I am not a selfie taker but I just couldn’t find any other way to take these pictures.  So please accept my apologies)

Step 1: With freshly washed and wet hair, part the top of your hair where you normally part it and divide in two sections.  Twist each half away from your face.

Step 2: Secure twists with a clip on top of your head (or if your hair is longer with several clips). Let hair dry overnight or for several hours.

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Step 3: Unclip your hair, and separate twists.  I will usually put some mousse in the curls to help them hold.  And Voila!  You now have stylish, fun, no heat curls!

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The picture of these curls was actually taken at the end of day two.  That is how well they stay.

I either put my hair in a high messy bun, or a loose braid to sleep in between days when I wash (and subsequently curl) my hair.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

~D

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Clean and Fresh: Make-up Brushes

I don’t know how I made it so long without knowing how to clean my make-up brushes, but I did.  My poor brushes suffered a long time only being wiped off with a tissue.  I knew there was brush cleaner, but it always seemed expensive and I was never sure what to do with it.

I finally realized what I was missing when I saw this pin.  It was suddenly so easy and used items I already had so there was no expense!

I didn’t have a bottle of olive oil, but I had olive oil spray.  So I put some dish soap on a small dish, sprayed it with olive oil and mixed it together.

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Then I dipped each brush in the mixture and swirled them around in the palm of my hand before rinsing them off.

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I don’t have a picture of the swirling as I didn’t have enough hands to hold the brush in one hand, swirl it in another, and take a picture.  (Plus I was a little embarrassed at how dirty my brushes were!)  I actually washed each brush twice to make sure they were super clean.

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Finished Products!

So glad I learned a new skill today!

XO

~D

Happy Feet

I just love painting my nails: fingers and toes.  Its just one of those things that are girly and fun and make me feel good about myself.  I think its fun to try out funky designs, especially on my toes.  When I saw this pin, I knew I had to try it.  They just made me happy every time I saw my toes.

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I made mine mirror images of each other. And as my dark teal polish was a little too dark, I used one coat of the dark color, with one coat of the light teal on top.

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Colors I used: Essie- Turquoise and Caicos, Essie- Go Overboard, Pure Ice- Superstar, and Nicole- Nicole’s Nickel

Happy Pinning!

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