You know one thing that I love year-round? Beachy, wavy, messy, Sexed Up hair! I’m not sure why this look captures my heart, but it does. It can be soft, girly, romantic, playful, and even sexy, depending on what you wear with it, and how your personality is! Last year for Christmas my bff Liz got me Bumble and Bumble Sea Salt Spray, and it inspired my love for this look. Unfortunately that stuff is expensive, so here’s a few tricks that can help you keep the beachy look going without forking over the cash!
Sea Salt sprays are a great, easy fix, but like I said before they can get slightly costly. So…Make your own! All you need is a spray bottle, 8oz of water, a few teaspoons of sea salt (the more you use, the more textured your results – just experiment to see what works best for you), and just a drop or two of something moisturizing (such as moroccan oil or conditioner) to help combat the drying effect the sea salt has on your hair. Shake well and apply the same as you would a store-bought bottle. Since salt sprays can be pretty drying, it’s not a good idea to use these every day, unless you’re also using a super moisturizing conditioner, a leave-in conditioner, and/or a good moisturizing serum.
3-barrel curling irons, or “waving irons” can also get you the beach hair look. For loose waves, you’ll want a waver with larger barrels; small barrels will get you tighter waves.
Before testing out a 3-barrel waver, you’ll want to make sure you’re using a heat protectant so that your hair doesn’t retain any heat damage!
Using one of these wavers is super easy – all you do is separate your dry hair into sections, spraying your heat protectant as you go, and (starting closer to your roots) clamp down and hold for a few seconds, move down that section of hair, and repeat. Finish with a holding spray, and you’re all done! It’s super easy and pretty quick (depending on how much hair you have).
And lastly; Hair Buns! To try and get this look without having to purchase any additional product, wash your hair, section it into equal parts, and twist and wrap damp hair into two to four low buns (experiment to see what works best for you; smaller sections will give you smaller waves). You can spray a little hair spray (or even salt spray) for extra hold and definition.
This is best to do at night after you get out of the shower, since your hair should be dry by the time you wake up in the morning – just make sure your hair isn’t too wet when you try to do this, since it probably won’t dry all the way especially if your hair is very long or thick.
When you wake up, undo the buns and lightly brush through your hair with your fingers. You can also apply more salt spray and scrunch if you wish, in order to give your waves extra definition (this is especially useful if your hair is really straight and doesn’t hold a curl very well).
Alternatively, you can try braiding your damp hair into a loose braid before you go to sleep.
Hope you guys like this tip!
I feel like I haven’t posted one of these in absolutely forever, and that makes me kinda sad. I want you guys to start remembering the little things that make you happy, because I know I haven’t, and I can tell…I get literally depressed and that’s just not good. So:
Getting to spend the weekend with my better half ^_^
Running really quick to the bathroom when it’s really cold, and then getting to snuggle back into warm covers
Meeting new people
Shapes in the clouds (finding them I mean)
Tug of War competitions
Watching Movies and snuggling
Having a heart to heart
I love you guys, and I hope this made you smile a little bit.
Okay, so I’ve been meaning to do a haul post for a while now, because I know I love looking at them. This is stuff that I have bought or that I got for my 18th birthday. Here we go ^_^!
I admit it: I am a SUPER lip-balm/gloss addict. The first picture are my two favorites out of the bunch of glosses that I have bought recently. They are Melon Daiquiri from Philosophy (ordered from Sephora) and C.O. Bigelow Organics Moisturizing Lip Shine in Golden Peach (From Bath and Body Works). The next picture is my new EOS lipbalm in Summer Fruit. The last picture is all of the lipglosses. From the top:Melon Daiquiri from Philosophy, Maybelline Shinesensational in 05/Peach Sorbet, C.O. Bigelow Organics Moisturizing Lip Shine in Golden Peach, Beauty Rush in 06, C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Tint in Pink Mint and C.O. Bigelow Cinnamint Mentha Lip Shine.
Okay, This is Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Satin/09. I bought it because the color reminds me of a latte, but unfortunately, I haven’t gotten the chance to try ti out yet so I’ll let you know how I like it.
I got this a while back, it’s PINK from Victoria’s Secret Sweet and Flirty. I LOVE THIS STUFF!!!! Seriously, It’s the only scent I ever wear.
Clothing! From Wet Seal. The only thing is I have the teal and white striped vest, but I couldn’t for the life of me find a picture of it, and I couldn’t get a good picture of it.
I got this cute charm necklace from Walmart (Where I also get all my stud earrings because I’m a cheapo when it comes to Jewelry) for $6.00 and I wear it ALL THE TIME. Seriously. I Love this thing.
Okay, so now this is haul from my birthday stuff. I didn’t ask my parents for lots of presents, because the only two things I wanted were pretty expensive (the camera was part graduation present too btw).
So…I got an iPod Touch 32gb (which I was/am super excited about, because I’ve never owned a pod before) and a Samsung PL120 Camera. This thing is TINY but it takes GREAT photos and has a Beauty Function so it makes your skin look all pretty and almost airbrushed. And yes, that is me and my boyfriend lolol. We went to this awesome park where there’s this beautiful waterfall for my birthday (we celebrated on the 4th though. I’m like..”When should I be at your house?” Thinking it’s going to be like 8pm for fireworks. He says “Nine.” “Okay sounds good” “Nine in the morning.” “…..”. Had to get up at like 8 in the morning because I live half an hour away, but it was SOOO fun playing in the river/swimming, eating chinese food and walking through a romantic, flower filled and waterfall filled park ^_^)
and lastly, my bday prezzie from the boyfriend:
Isn’t it pretty? Picked it out himself haha. I love it though, because it’s pink (which I like), sterling silver (so it won’t ever rust or turn funny colors) and it’s small, so it looks delicate. Also got bought a whole bunch of fireworks ^_^!
Okay, well, that’s the haul entry! I hope you guys enjoyed it and I’m going to post a Diary entry about my 4th of july. I hope you guys had a safer time than I did…lol.