Bad blogger! BAD!

Well, obviously I've been away for awhile. Working part time, two internships, and school full time (not to mention my lovely relationships with my hubby and friends) have taken up most of my time. Maybe I'll find my way back one day, but for now, enjoy the posts I worked on up until my great escape! :) Thanks for all the views!

Top Down Curling Technique

Recently, I found what I'm deeming a revolutionary new curling technique that has worked WONDERS on my hair. I, like Cara in the tutorial on Maskara, have no clue if this is actually new and revolutionary, but I have still deemed it so! Take a look at the video and try it.
What's different about this technique is that you curl from the top down, instead of rolling your hair up from the bottom on the curling iron, you roll it from the root down. Then you hold the curl up while it cools a bit, and then twist it. This creates a long lasting shape.

Watch this and go visit her amazing site!



Orange You Glad...

...for birthdays?! I sure am! The hubby came home on Friday with a bag full of goodies for us and lots of presents for me. That's right. He cooks and brings me presents. Yes, he is the best! I'm one lucky lady.


Not only did he bring me presents, the hum-dinger being these gold hoops, he also brought me presents from friends and family in the states.

A special thanks to Mary Lee for this sweater, Dancy for all the cosmetic goodness sent my way, Judy for my lovely bracelet, John's friends for spending some quality time with him, and all my in-laws for spoiling John with this special trip!

What I wore:
Sweater – Anthropologie
Jeans – Target (US)
Loafers – Nine West
Hoops – Nordstroms
Glasses – Prada

On another note, I tried a new hair curling technique that I will share with you next week.

DIY Colored Bobby Pins

Want to add some color to your do? It's easy! You'll need bobby pins and nail polish.

1) Slide your bobby pins over a piece of scrap paper.

2) Paint the tops with your favorite shade of nail polish.

3) Let them dry and put another coat on if needed.

4) Let dry at least 6 hours (to completely set) before using them in your hair.

Tah dah! Done.