Well that was a long list wasn’t it?!! There were just too many great discoveries in 2012. I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!
What were some of your favorites you discovered in 2012?
This is SO me (Redbull and all)!!!!!!
I decided to just do a random mash up of the drugstore favorites I’ve come to depend on. As my mom, sisters and myself have often discussed, there are certain things you will pay extra for (i.e. MAC concealer is my must) and other things from the drugstore that will do the job. So today I’m going to give a brief overview of a few of my current drugstore staples that I absolutely love.
That being said, Maybelline’s “The Falsies” is my go to mascara when I am going for a dramatic look. I really think a lot of this comes down to the formula of the mascara and more importantly the “spoon brush.” The product is a little wet so I have to make sure to let it dry (and not sneeze after I’ve applied it, haha!) but it really gives me that full, dramatic lash look I want for a night on the town! I should say, it is not the same as actually wearing false lashes (as the add campaign will have you believe) but the spoon design of the brush really gives me the ability to apply multiple, thickening coats that build up to my ideal finish. Love this stuff!!!
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I am always looking for an easy way to do my hair. I will actually search the internet for “easy hairstyles for long hair” and it usually comes up with cute updos that require no bangs. Well, I need my bangs. I have a HUGE forehead…really I do! I had a friend in high school who use to tell me that if I didn’t have bangs I might “confuse pilots and they might try to land a plane on my forehead.” With all joking aside, I have never had a problem with my forehead. It’s what I was born with and I just have to work with what God gave me.
So when I was on Pinterest the other day and saw that my sister had tagged a cute hairstyle that was great for long hair and bangs. I was SUPER EXCITED! Anything that makes my hair look cute with minimal effort!
This tutorial comes from Keiko Lynn, who also has some other really cute hair things on her blog that I am going to check out at a later date. Here’s a pic of the attempted style:
I picked up a cute scarf from Walmart for $5 which matched a couple purple tops I own. I started with my hair up in what I call a dewdrop, it’s basically a ponytail that isn’t pulled all the way through. I followed her tutorial exactly up to the part where she tucks the ends into the scarf. That just didn’t work for my scarf or my head, not sure which one. I wrapped the ends around to the back of my head, below my ponytail and tied another knot. Then I hid the knot under the other layer of scarf. In addition, I used the ends (which are hidden below the scarf) to pin the scarf in place on my hair. It worked pretty good and it was super easy.
Here are the results:
Very cute, very easy, and will definitely do it again! Do you have an easy hairstyle that you would love to share?? Let me know in the comments below. I am always up for new ideas!