I am told that my bun is a versatile hairstyle that can be used in a variety of situations. Depending on the style, a bun can be a functional style for household chores, a more polished look for work or school, or a sophisticated updo for a night out! No matter what kind of bun you want to make, you can look great in no time by just following a few simple steps!
I always envied those who could effortlessly throw their long hair into a bun on top of their heads and look perfectly polished without the use of damaging heat styling. Earlier this year I bought my first ‘donut’ and you could say it changed my life.. it didn’t but you could say it. It did, however, revolutionise my every day hair routine. I pretty much wore a bun for a month (day and night) until I had the Got2b mishap when I had to have it cut in to a short bob. That was a dark time I must say but happily hair does grow and it’s finally long enough (just) to cover a doughnut again and since I’ve been wearing it a lot lately I’ve had lot of requests for a how to.. so here it is. I got the clips from Debenhams (used promo code from here).
- You can choose to make your bun off-center for a more playful look if you would like. This look works best if your bun is placed either very low or very high.
- Because you are going for a messy bun look, don’t brush your hair or run your hands through it too much as you draw it back. Simply pick your hair up, resisting the temptation to finger brush it.
- Be sure to pick up any loose strands, and make sure that all of your hair has been included in your handful.
It’s safe to say that as I write this I am pretty darn excited about my upcoming trip but by the time you read it I’ll have been back for more than a week.. the craziness that is scheduled posts, eh? To ensure that I would have some breathing space over my holiday and just after getting back I went a bit mad and over-prepared so this was the first slot available to show you what I took with me.. I’ll also be sharing what I took in my toiletries bag in a couple of days too so those interested in hair/skin care keep an eye out for that!
- Foundation – Mix Of Revlon Colourstay & Avon Ideal Flawless
- Concealer – Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser
- Powder – Revlon Nearly Naked
- Brows – Smashbox Brow Tech To Go
- Cheeks – Sleek Makeup Faceform in Light & NARS Mata Hari
- Primer – Urban Decay sample sachet
- Eyeshadow – Urban Decay Naked Basics and single of Smog
- Eyeliner – Maxfactor Excess Intensity & 17 Semi Permanent Liquid Liner
- Mascara – Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless
BTW, here’s my friend’s latest “review” video, I know some of you liked the old one 🙂
I was so excited when I bought these that I had to bombard you with hundreds of pictures of me wearing them, haha. I’ve wanted these shades since last summer and when I posted about them a month or so ago saying how I loved them but they were so expensive I was over the moon when a reader sent me a link to them HALF OFF. Unfortunately they’re no longer available from Zalando (where I bought them) but as I mentioned in my Wayfarer post, keep an eye on that site cause they have some amazing flash sales and products come in and out of stock all the time.
I always wanted a pair of Ray-Bans but had decided I was too clumsy to spend big money on something so flimsy.. especially the aviators so I’d resigned myself to Primark specials. There’s nothing wrong with my £1 pairs but they never sit QUITE right and for the life of me I couldn’t find a knock off of these mirrored blue ones.. and I looked EVERYWHERE! Had I found a pair I may not have jumped quite so quickly at the deal when I saw it but as I hadn’t they were still the elusive pair that got away and I couldn’t resist. I’m happy to report that I was NOT disappointed once I got my hands on them, they’re light but they definitely FEEL more substantial than my cheapo pairs. I’m yet to drop them and thus far I’ve been very good about putting them back in their ‘house’ but I am very nervous that 1. I could bend/break the frames and 2. I could scratch the mirrored lenses. Fingers crossed the extra money I did a lot of research before buying and people do say they hold up far better than your average so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
If you’re Ray-Ban fans or looking to get into a new pair of Aviators, well this is a must check-out item that was just released. The new FULL COLOR Aviators are AWESOME. No other way to describe them, really. With the look of the classic Aviators, the new full color Aviators provide a new fresh look to these classic babies.
So now I have the pair of my dreams and the less ostentatious tortoise Wayfarers.. I still need a regular pair of aviators, right? hehe.. you think I’m kidding..
You may remember after Christmas I posted about my brothers experience with electronic cigarettes, I personally have never smoked (pause for applause) so I’m not about to lecture those of you who do to stop (we all have our vices, mine is Diet Coke – which is also apparently going to kill me) however for those of you who have been trying since the New Year or are contemplating doing so I thought you might be interested in these. I had no idea you could get anything other than fake cigarette looking e-cigs until a girl I work with pulled out one of these in pink.. I’m going to be honest with you, I thought it was some kind of illegal device but it turns out it’s just another variation and although I’m not suggesting you non-smokers take up ‘vapourising’ I think they’re pretty cute.
When I posted last lots of you shared your own experiences with quitting aids, as I said I can’t tell you whether these devices work as I have no use for them myself so I do encourage you to do the same here, any support from others in the same position is always going to be helpful. My colleague tells me that although she hasn’t given up entirely (I think for many the social aspect of smoking is what draws them back) she uses her vapouriser while she’s home and it’s helped her cut back considerably.
Now if only Freshcig could come up with a cute gimmick to replace my silver can of aspartame.. Have any of you tried this brand?
The new pastel range will be available online here soon