Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts

Sunday, 28 July 2013

French Braid Bun

The bun has become the most popular hairdo for this season. Here's an easy way to add a twist to your donut bun...

Introducing the French Braid Bun

What you'll need:

  • a brush
  • elastic bands
  • bobby pins
  • bun sock ( the one you used for the hair donut post)

Step 1

Gently brushing your hair to remove any knots.

Step 2

Divide your hair by making a part from your left ear across the crown of your head, to the right ear. Secure the top part of your hair with a clip and this should make braiding the lower half much easier.

Step 3

Flip your head upside down, and then gently brush the hair again. Start the French braid at the nape of your neck, and braid all the way to the crown of your head. Then secure the hair with an elastic band, and leave the ponytail free.

Step 4

Remove the clip from the top part of your hair. Tie the hair and the ponytail left from the braid together in a high ponytail.

Step 5

Now make a bun. For this you can use a bun roll. Slide it over your ponytail, arrange your hair around it, and then gently tuck it under the roll, and secure with bobby pins.

You'll love it!!

Monday, 22 July 2013

Heat Free Curly Hair... Method 1

Curly hair looks gorgeous on ever face shape and hair type but we know how damaging hair dryers, straighteners and curlers can be to our hair. Here are simple steps to curl hair without using heat....

All you need is a headband, hairpins and dry towel.

Step 1

Get hair wet and blot it dry with a towel.

Step 2

Choose a soft elastic headband, one that wraps all around your head. Take sections off the hair and wrap the hair around the headband and use hairpins to pin ends in place. Continue until all hair is wrapped around the headband.


Step 3

Go to sleep wearing the headband so your hair can completely dry.

Step 4

Unpin each section of your hair and let the curls fall. Remove headband and scrunch curls with a dollop of mousse and spry very lightly with hair spray.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Bow or Bow Down....

Turn everyday hair into a work off art. All you need is a hair band, hair pins and of cause your gorgeous hair.

Here is the know how...

Step 1

Brush hair properly to remove any tangle. Decide on where you would like your bow to be before creating a pony tail. then brush and create the bow accordingly.

Step 2

Pull hair into a pony tail. Instead of pulling the pony tail all the way through, pull it half way forming a loop. Leave a loss end.


Step 3

Divide the loop hair into to even sections. These sections will form the sides of the bow.

Step 4

Create the middle piece of the bow by taking the loose strand of your hair in front of the bow and pull it back over the middle of your bow section. Then tuck the hair strands securely into the hair band. Try to stuff as much of the top strand as possible. You may need to use hair pins to secure it by pushing a few into the strand and hair band.

Step 5

Use your fingers to fluff out or shape the bow.

Done :)

Friday, 12 July 2013

Be the Queen Bee (DIY Beehive hairstyle)

The beehive hairstyle is a tricky affair to master but everything can be made simple, right ladies? Unlike our lovely celebrities who have a little help with getting the perfect beehive hairdo, we normal girls can only stare in aah. I say... NO MORE!!!

Here's a trick I have up my sleeve for the perfect beehive glam you have always wished for:

What you'll need is :

  • A piece of fabric that matches your hair color ( one that you can tie into a ball)
  • A rubber band
  • Hair/ bobby pins

Step 1

Tie the piece of fabric into a ball and secure any pieces left by rolling the rubber band around it.

Step 2

Pull one small section off hair forward ( leave unteased). Gather a second section about 1- 2 inchs, tease/ comb downwards. Repeat with 2-3 more sections until your hair looks something like this:

Step 3

Add the ball of fabric to your hair. Wherever you place the ball will be where the bump will be. Cover the ball with pieces of hair and pin each piece down. Make sure you cover the ball from all directions until the ball is completely covered.

There its easy as 1, 2, 3

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Sexy Hand all Year Round

It's winter, and the cold, dry air can wreak havoc on your soft, delicate hands. And we know that we want sexy hands all year round. Don't we ladies? And gents.

Just a few steps on achieving gorgeous, sexy hands:

Step 1
Protect them from the cold.

Wear gloves every time you go outside and make sure you change them if they become damp from rain. There are so mean fashionable styles out there from cute colorful knit gloves to the classic leather gloves.


Step 2
Wash them often.

Not only will washing your hands help keep them clean but it will also prevent you from spreading those nasty flu germs. Always use warm water, nothing too hot or cold and use gentle soap. Rinse well and pat dry.

Step 3
Moisturize them

After washing your hands use a little hand lotion. try one with coco butter to make your hands soft
and beautiful.

Step 4
Don't bite them.

Biting your nails is a bad habit, which make hands not so flattering. Whatever the reason, now is the time to stop TODAY. In only a week you'll be rewarded with pretty nails.

Step 5
Maintain them

Make it your daily priority and develop a that will take just a few minutes, so it will be easy to stick by it. After you bath or shower, gentle push your cuticles back with your towel, file any snags, them apply lotion.

Easy - peasy <3*

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Leather Up....

No longer a rock star or Harley riders affair. We all can enjoy the urban cool of the leather jacket..
There are many types of leather jackets to choose from as there are situations for wearing one. From the classic bomber jacket worn by celebrities which is less tailored and thicker to the Italian leather jackets which are more tailored and soft. The motorcycle jacket, sporty with many buckles and zipper the most popular..

Well these days we've introduced leather with Fux Fur, Studs ( all thanks to Michele Jackson), Spikes, you name name it. But do we really buy leather jackets for fashion reasons.. Hmmm, that shouldn't be the only reason!!!

Here are some advantages of owning a leather jacket:

  1. It lasts long
  2. It can be used all year round 
  3. They are not subject to fads
  4. They never be outdated

Friday, 5 July 2013

Fashion That Hurts

From Gaga to Rihanna, now all over the streets. Yes they have made it BIG.... Still don't get it???...SPIKES

Here are some DIY tips so you can make your own Spike collar...

All you need is a shirt, spikes and supper glue:

1. First place the spikes/studs where you would like them on the collar
2. Then put glue on the spikes and stick them done (don't put too much glue and once they are stuck, they are stuck so make sure you put them in the right place)

Enjoy <3 ***

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Oh My Gosh POSH.....?

The time has come again for us to have our own South Africa version of the Royal Ascot... Its the Vodacom Durban July fever.. Yeppy :) Our theme this year is Oh My Gosh POSH... Glam up ladies and gents...

Are you ready?