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Quick twist & side puff

4 Nov

Quick twist & side puff

This is my go to style if I am in a rush; simple & cute!

1. Usually done on wet hair after washed, conditioned & detangled. Make an off centered, side part.

2. Add Fantasia IC Gel to sides and brush down edges.

3. Begin large twist on one side and finish on the opposite side.

4. Brush all the hair to the end of the twist and put in a ponytail holder.

5. For a longer lasting curl, I did mini twists on the section in the ponytail holder and put them on purple perm rods  over night. Took them out in the morning and voila! (To make it even more simple, I’ll just leave it out in a puff and add some leave-in conditioner instead of doing the twists & rods [Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Conditioner or Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner…why is the name so long!]

 

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What are some of your favorite quick/go-to hairstyles?

P.S. Preview for tomorrow’s post:

1.) My attempt/variation of A Curl’s Best Friend’s Retro Braids

 

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Scarves & More Scarves Inspiration!

8 Oct

This look was semi-inspired by a post on A Curl’s Best FriendScarf Bun and Swoop Tutorial
Wash & Go inspired by Naptural85 (however the overnight idea doesn’t work for me too well because my hair takes for LIFE to dry; I think this was the 2nd day of an old wash & go):
1. Part hair into 4, 2 strand twists
2. In shower, undo each twist & finger detangle under water, add Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner then twist back up in shower
3. After doing each section, dry with t-shirt while still getting ready
4. I undo the twists & shake ’em out in the car before work
I bought this pink polka dot scarf from the Gap back in high school, shout out to the Prime Outlets in Williamsburg!
Decided to bring it back out in a different way (I’ve never worn it as a bow in my hair) kinda cute!  Yah for shopping for more scarves soon! I love her bigger scarf hairstyles too, take a look: A Curl’s Best Friend Hairstyles!

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What different ways do you use a scarf as an accessory?

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Everyone loves a SALE!!!

26 Sep

So, if you know me you know I LOVE sales, getting something on discount or that GREAT feeling when something rings up on sale at the register & you didn’t even realize it was on sale?!?!?

 

So, I read this facebook post last week:

Walgreens will have the Schick Quattro Razors on sale for $8.99 starting on Sunday 9/25. You will also get a $5 Register Reward when you buy 1 making this FREE + a Small Money Maker after the coupons!

 

I tried this yesterday, I paid $3.99 for the razor because I couldn’t get the register reward until I paid for it and then I would be able to use the $5 register reward on any next purchase that wasn’t a Schick product they said.

Then, I went to another Walgreens and got a pack of the refills so I’d get another $5 register reward (I actually needed a razor too and a razor & refills for $3.99 each is an excellent deal). Soooo I was able to get the razor, the re-fill for $3.99 each and two $5 register rewards.

Then, I used the $10 of register rewards to get my fav: Fantasia IC hair gel (was originally $4.99, on sale for $3.99 which I didn’t know until they rang it up!) that I use all the time…

AND

I got a new bottle of Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner  (was $9.99).  So, for the gel and conditioner together I paid $3.98!!!  I was amped about my $27 savings (all of the stuff together would have been $39 & I paid $12)!!

 

Tip: check www.coupons.com on a regular basis for stuff you normally buy that you can get a discount on and check out Passion for Saving blog for more savings tips/discounted items that you may not know about!

 

What sites do you go to for sales, discounts or coupons to get your DEALS?

Happy saving!!


 

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Hairstyle Fumble Recovery!

20 Sep

This past Friday I washed my hair with Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo. Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo I loved the smell all day and how it kept my hair feeling soft afterwards, clean but not stripped.  I just wore it in a puff to work that morning.  My intention was to do 2-strand twists as a protective style when I got home…however I was informed that we had to go to a HS football game…which ended up being a blowout…womp womp.  Nonetheless I had like an hour or so to do this…

So, I rushed and did the front half in 2 strands, then tried to pin up the back…FUMBLE!

I think I didn’t even take a pic of the back pinned up because it looked crazy, but who cares I’ve been out of High School for almost 10 years now…wasn’t trying to impress a soul.  SO once I got home I tried to recover my hairstyle fumble and came up with this for the meeting I had the next day:

      

Needless to say I’ve been happy with this because it’s easy.  I sprayed some tea tree oil on my scalp at  night, wear my satin scarf, wake up and do a type of flat twist gathering all the 2 strands down the left side and tuck the ends under each other on top of my head. I may use 1 or 2 bobby pins to secure the back larger flat twist end underneath on the same left side. But other than that, it’s a quick get up & go.  Due to the rain today I will wait another day to do the twist out & rock that but…this works for me!

What are your go-to quick styles or styles that you’ve created from hairstyle fumbles???

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Flexi-Rod Set Day 7! Happy Friday!

16 Sep

So, I co-washed today with Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Conditioner because it needed some moisture & it just seemed like a good idea. I tried not to mess with the curls too much so they’d stay in and I dried with a t-shirt (I also used Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie on the ends)…here’s how it turned out:

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As you can see, some of the pieces in the back didn’t keep the curl probably because I messed with them a little too much while co-washing, but that’s not a huge deal.  Also, the middle section soaked up a  lot of water & decided to shrink up considerably so that’s why it’s about time to go on and wash & start over.  I plan on washing, deep conditioning & detangling today, then doing medium 2 strand twists & will practice my flat twists in the front. This should be a good protective style for a while. We’ll see how it goes! 🙂

 

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