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.


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!


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!


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.


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


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.


Finished Products!

So glad I learned a new skill today!



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.


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.



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

Happy Pinning!