Bridal Shower|OOTD|MOTD|HOTD|

To kick off the wedding month, the first function was a bridal shower. Bridal showers aren’t a thing in my culture but of course people still have one if they’d like. This happened to be my first bridal shower (since I’m still a teen), and I don’t think I’ll be going to one in a while 😛


First off we have my outfit. I decided to wear a pastel blue dress which I got from Burlington Factory a while back. The dress is sleeveless with a lace back and two slits down the sides of the dress. I paired this with a white cardigan and white tights underneath because of the slits. For shoes I wore white sandals (which I know you can’t see because I hate my toes) which I got from Forever 21. On my ears (which you can see in the picture below) I’m wearing white pearl earrings.

For my makeup I kept it really simple. I’d just like to mention that my makeup won’t be anything extraordinary in any of the wedding functions since makeup isn’t something I’m great at.

For my base, I’m wearing Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream in Medium Sheer Tint. On my cheeks I used Essence Silky Touch Blush in Adorable. For my highlight I used Hard Candy Tiki Bronzer WHICH I DO NOT RECOMMEND. If you’d like to see why, check out my last post here. I still ended up using it though because since I have it I might as well use it than waste it. I tight lined my eyes with Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black Fever and even smudged a little on my lower lasheline. On my water line I used the same product but in the shade Tu-Tu-Turquoise. The masacara I used was Maybelline Colossal Volume. To set my makeup I used Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder. I finished off the look with a little bit of Vaseline on the lips.

I also ended up keeping it simple with the hair and just straightned it.

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Nume Octowand

“You’re never at a loss for ways to style with the NuMe Octowand. Unleash your inner curl maven with eight interchangeable heat barrels to create styles from loose mermaid waves to defined curls. Octowand’s clipless heat barrels are tourmaline-infused and ceramic coated, penetrating the hair with 600% more negative ions to lock in natural moisture, add luminous shine, and keep your curls beautiful all day. The must-have Octowand offers an easy-to-read digital temperature control and heats up to 450 degrees for professional styling results.” (NUME WEBSITE)

Cost: $300USD (Nume has a lot of coupon codes that offer great discounts. I bought mine for $99USD+free US shipping)

18mm to 9mm, 19mm (3/4″), 25mm to 19mm, 32mm (1-1/4″), 25mm (1″), Reverse (narrower at tip)=13mm-25mm (1/2″-1″), Pearl (alternating 13mm and 25mm diameter), 13mm (1/2″)

Pros:

  • Quick shipping (mine took 2 days)
  • Adjustable temperature (170°F-450°F)
  • Digital temperature control screen counts up to temperature and turns green when ready. Light blinks in blue when plugged in but turned off.
  • Heats up in seconds
  • Swively cord
  • Curling set comes with glove
  • Comes in small carrier case making it easy to travel with
  • Easy to change barrels
  • Hair doesn’t slip off the barrel while curling
  • Power button must be held, not clicked. This is good so you don’t accidently turn the power off when curling your hair.

 

Cons:

  • No resting stand
  • curls from smallest barrel don’t stay frizz free

Best Hair Ties Ever!!

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I present to you guys… THE BEST HAIR TIES EVER!!

Having long, heavy hair means needing strong, amazing quality hair ties.

Every hair tie I’ve tried in the past would NOT hold up my hair. They were too loose and would stretch out after one use.

I needed good quality black hair ties, and I didn’t want to spend $10 on them because I don’t really tie my hair that often.

Then one day I was walking around Forever 21 and I saw these bad guys. I picked them up and checked the price. $1.90. I stretched the hair tie. Still in shape. I wore it around my wrist. Still tight.

And that’s when I knew they were perfect.

I payed for them and tried them on as soon as I got home. And for once in my life, my long, heavy hair, was tied up in a high, painless ponytail.

And until this day I use these hair ties when I need one.

So girls with long hair or short, thin or thick, try out these hair ties. No doubt you will fall in love with them ❤

20 Hair Questions Tag

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1. Why did you start taking better care of your hair?

Some time during April 2013 I decided I wanted to grow out my hair, and keeping it healthy was the quickest way to do it. The reason I wanted to even grow my hair out in the first place were actually for the stupidest reasons: To get rid of this weird bump in my hair and to be able to bring all my hair to one side (which I don’t even do now with long hair).

2. What are your 2 favourite hair products?

I try to avoid using heat on my hair, but if I ever have to then I like to use Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray by TRESemmé.

And after I wash my hair, I always use anti-frizz SHINE SERUM by got2b.

3. Who’s hair did you always admire as a child?

The person who really inspired me to actually grow out my hair was @Beautyklove on YouTube. Her hair is SOO long so I thought if she could do it, then I could too!

4. What is your ultimate goal length?

Butt length! I’m at tailbone length right now.

5. How are you going to celebrate when you reach your ultimate goal length?

Going to straighten it for sure and probably whip it back and forth.

6. Two styles you want to try at your goal length?

Just simply straighten it like I mentioned above, and a long ponytail.

7. Which do you prefer: Health or Length?

Health for sure! I’d hate to have long unhealthy hair.

8. Which do you prefer: hair ties with no metal parts or butterfly clips?

I love hair ties with no metal parts for when I have to put my hair up. I’m currently using ones from Forever 21. They’re inexpensive and really tight, perfect for long, heavy hair.

9. What products do you prefer: salon brands, organic brands, BSS brands, Drugstore brands, or other?

Drug store brands.

10. Which product/technique do you think is over-rated?

Heat less waves using a normal braid. I personally don’t like how the waves look.

11. Which product/technique do you think is under-rated?

Hot oil treatment for sure! It’s something us desi people have been using all our lives, but only recently have other people started using it too.

12. What is your favorite part of your hair regimen?

Hot oil treatments leave your hair unbelievably soft afterwards, so I’d have to say it’s my favourite part of my hair routine.

13. What is the most annoying part of your hair regimen?

Washing and detangling is a task, I really hate it!

14. Oils or butters?

Oils.. I didn’t know they had butters for your hair!?

15. Buns or ponytails?

Ponytails. I wish I knew how to wear a bun.

16. What is your opinion of growth aids.

Can’t say anything, I’ve never tried any.

17. At what length do you consider hair long?

Waist length.

18. When was the last time you visited a salon.

I honestly don’t remember 😛

19. What do you like to surf most often: YouTube channels, personal blogs, or hair forums?

When I was growing my hair out, I watched a lot of YouTube videos.

21. And finally, what piece of advice would you give to someone just starting out on their hair journey?

It’ll take some time and effort, but the more you care for your hair, the better it’ll turn out.

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You can probably tell my hair is quite uneven.. quick tip: don’t trim your own hair if you don’t know how.