Sunday, April 13, 2014

Link Love

Ihope you had an amazing April so far! I’m so excited to be heading into warmer weather. Until the sun comes out for good, though, here are a selection of articles and videos to keep you entertained... Enjoy! 

  1. According to National Geographic, The Average American In 2050 Will Look Like This!
  2. Watch this Stunning Interview With Egyptian 12 Year Old!
  3. Here are 5 Tips Every Successful Woman Should Know by Michelle Phan
  4. 29 Photos That Will Make Your Brain Explode With Happiness
  5. A guide to portion control
  6. Finally, on the climate front, a new report from the U.N. says we have about 15 years to counteract global warming before the damage is irreversible. (The New York Times)  

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Braided Updo Tutorial

Two Fishtails + Donut Bun = The Perfect Combo of Pretty and Unexpected

1. Part your hair into two even sections.

2. Start to braid hair on one side. In each section of hair, follow steps 3, 4, 5 and 6.

3. Take a small strand of hair (preferably from underneath so that it wraps around the entire seciton) from one section and bring it over to the other side. Make sure your strands of hair aren't too large, or it will look more like a regular braid!

4. Do the same thing with the other section.

5. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until the braid is finished.

6. To make your braid a little more full looking, lightly tug the edges of the braid to widen it.

See? That's all it takes.

7. Now, pin the braids together towards the top of the head.

8. Pull hair on top into ponytail.

9. Slide donut into beginning of ponytail.

10. Lean forward and spread ponytail evenly around the donut.

There’s no harm in letting people believe this was a ton of work — my lips are sealed.