Monday, 1 February 2016

Cute Curly Braided Hairstyle

Hey :) Another hair 'how to' today for you. I've seen this hairstyle everywhere on pinterest but there's never really any tutorials that are easy to find to show you exactly how you do it step by step so that's what I'm gonna do today. It's not the hardest hair style to do on yourself but to make it easier to take photos of  whilst I was doing it I borrowed my sisters hair for the day.

Probably the easiest step, start off by curling your hair as normal. I'm using my Vidal Sassoon Easy Wrap curling wand on my sisters hair because the wand has a textured barrel which makes it so much easier to curl hair, especially on my sister because she has very silky hair that's sometimes difficult to work with.

After you've finished curling start to separate the curls slightly with hair brush, makes the hair look nice and wavy :)

Now take a section from the front of your head and braid your hair, I decided to braid it backwards but it doesn't really matter and then secure it with a elastic band/hair clip whilst you do the same with the other side too.

What it should look like now.. As you can see the braids are now joined, to do this make a tiny gap in the second braid allowing you to pull the first one through.. does that make sense? (you can also use a hair clip if needed to, they're not too hard to hide under your hair just make sure that the colour of it suits your hair, which isn't what I did)
To make the braid look thicker pull on the strands (next picture will help you understand what I mean).
 When your done it should look like this. I hope you enjoyed and it and give it a go, it's quite tricky to do on yourself but I'm sure after practise you'll be fine. I think it would look so pretty in the summer months too and it honestly only takes about 10-15 mins depending on how long it takes to curl your hair.

Saturday, 16 January 2016


I don't know about you but I love polaroids and they are really popular right now, but they are really hard to do yourself especially if you don't own an instax mini. But there is a website called 'Cheerz' where you can print out your own photos and even make photo booth ones too. I was contacted by the communication manager at Cheerz and they asked if I wanted to try out their website and of course I said yes.

First of all the website was easy to use and really straight forward. All you have to do is choose and select the photos you want and that's literally it for the polaroids. I also had some printed in the photo booth style which I love. The photos are actually sent to your address and they take about a week to arrive which isn't bad at all :) When they do arrive they all look so cute and I love the way they've packaged everything up. ( I got them just before Christmas which is why they sent me little cardboard pressies too haha)

The polaroids look amazing and there's so much you can do with them (pinterest have a lot of ideas if your in need of any) and of course you can edit the photos before you upload them to the website which is what I did with the purpley one :) and they turn out looking fine. There's also space at the bottom which you can use to write on? maybe the year or something. I just think these are such a good idea especially because it's the new year and you could print out all of your memories from 2015 and put them in an album or do people not do that anymore? :/

And here are the photo booth ones :)
I really do recommend you giving this a go if you're a photo lover like me, especially because they're polaroids! Let me know if you like the idea of this or decide to get some yourself :)
*Big thanks to Cheerz for the print outs*

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