Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Never Give Up

Never, ever give up. If people tell you that you can't do something, don't believe them. Try as hard as you can each and every day. You are able to do what you want to be capable of. Not what others want you to be capable of.

And don't ever forget it.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer Hair Inspiration

If you're wondering what to do with your hair this summer, here is some links, tips, and pictures to help you all figure out your summer hair styles!

As you probably know, braids are really in style right now. You've got everything from the normal, simple braid, all the way to the water fall braid. Hopefully here is some good pictures and links:

Fishtail Braid:

 A quick How-to video that I thought explained it fairly simply!

Loosen it up to give it a messier look!

Waterfall braid:

I have never done this braid so hopefully this works for you! It looks like a very pretty tutorial! But my tip is you learn how to french braid! :)

Curl your hair after you've done the braid.

Other braids:

  • English Braid (just your simple, everyday braid!!)
  • French Braid
  • Dutch Braid
  • Rope Braid (I personally like this one cuz its fast)


For those who live in the horrible, sticky heat, I suggest buns! They're cute and out of the way for a fresh, cool look.

The Messy Bun

As you can see in the picture, the hair is slopily tied up in a loose bun on top of the head. Most of the time, people tease their hair to make it have more volume, and then top off the look with a cute headband or head scarf.

The Ballerina Bun

Click this link for awesome tips and how-tos for ballerina buns! I love it!

Beach Hair

Beach hair is practically anything from wringlets to buns to pony tails. The most popular version of Beah Hair though, is (of course) beach waves. There are soo many ways to do this... like putting your hair in a bun over night, or a braid over night. But this is my favorite:

Beach waves

I don't think most people need a video tutorial for this. So, here are some tips and the way I make my hair have beachy-looking waves
  •  Dry your hair completely with a blow dryer, giving it some fullness
  • Take a spray bottle with water in it, and just slightly dampen your hair all the way through
  • Take some mousse and rub it through your hair
  • Scrunch your hair
  • As you scrunch, you can add some hair spray, so it will keep the beachy look

Okay everyone, hope this helped you. Comment if you have any questions or suggestions!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Kool-Aid Hair Dye

How to dye your hair with Kool-aid? Yeah that’s right. The best thing about it is that it’s not permanent! Lasts for about two weeks.  All you need is two or more packets of your color choice, a small bowl or two (depending on how many colors you're planning on doing), water, and some of your everyday conditioner! This is super simple. BUT let me just say that this works very well with blondes. Sort of hard to do on dark hair. Try bleaching it if you have dark hair (I know bleaching isn't quite non-permanent, I'm sorry all you dark brunettes :(....)

What you'll need:
  •  good-sized paint brush (for streaks of color)
  •  2 or more packets of unsweetened Kool-Aid (more if you're doing many streaks or your whole hair)
  •  small bowls for each color
  •  conditioner
  •  plastic wrap and/or tin foil (plastic wrap is more comfy to sleep on. I know from experience...)
  •  disposable plastic gloves


  •  This stains pretty much everything from clothing to skin to white counter tops. put down some newspaper!
  •  The dryer and more brittle hair will keep in the color the longest
  • Sometimes, the red Kool-Aid can be permanent (from what I’ve heard online)
  • Can last longer than two weeks (as did mine)


(Update: If you have blonde hair, add some orange streaks to the second layer of hair. I've done it and it looks really pretty and cool!)

STEP ONE: (If you are dying your whole head, I suggest about five packets, although you might need more or less considering whether or not you have long or short hair. For a streak, I’d say two or three packets would be just perfect!) Put the powder into a smallish bowl.

STEP TWO: Put a few drops of water in - NOT TOO MUCH. I can't stress this enough. You don't want your dye to be watery! Just make it a bit pasty.

 STEP THREE: Add about a palm size amount of conditioner or more if you feel the need. (if you’re doing your whole head, you should do more.) Mix everything with a paint brush.

STEP FOUR: If you're doing a streak, take a piece of hair, paint your Kool-Aid paste onto the strand. Be VERY careful not to get it on any other hair that you don't want colored (if this happens, wash your hair immediately). To dye your whole head, massage the color into your hair (be careful of getting it on your skin because this STAINS)

STEP FIVE: Wrap the wet, Kool-Aided strand of hair in plastic wrap or tin foil. If you're doing all of your hair, wrap your whole head/hair tightly in plastic wrap, making sure nothing is leaking. Sleep on it! If I were you, sleep on an old pillow with an old pillow case on, just in case some of the dye seeps out.

 WAKE UP: Take the tinfoil and plastic wrap out of your head and take a shower. For the first wash, don't shampoo or condition.

Enjoy your newly Kool-aid dyed hair :) Tell me how it works out! Here's a color chart for Kool-Aid:

Kool-Aid Color Chart

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

When you finally let go of the past...

So true... Let things work themselves out. Everything happens for a reason. Just keep your head up and stand tall and proud.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

This Summer's Dresses

We DARE you to go out and buy a floor length beach-y dress for this summer! They are so graceful and beautiful looking - not to mention flattering - especially some of the strapless and halter top ones. They're great for a day out and strolling alongside the waves at the beach. Just look at some of these... maybe they'll give you some inspiration! :)