Monday, August 1, 2011

Summer Curls :)

Hello lovely readers! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I spent my weekend in NJ (one of my sister's lives there) with my sisters and cousin. We had a nice little sleepover!! :) Yes, you may be saying who still has sleepovers at our age but we are very close and in my house I was never allowed to attend any sleepovers, so I've been deprived! HaHa

We did a little shopping, had dinner and did the basic girly fun stuff that you do at a sleepover.. which means I was the designated manicurist this weekend ;)

Today, I'll just be writing about summer curls, an essential hairdo for this horrid summer heat we've been experiencing lately. And let's not forget the occasional days of thick humid air and rain.  "/

I wear my hair straight most of the time but on days like these I either throw it up in a ponytail or do it curly. I must admit I have not done my hair curly in sooo long and because I straight iron my hair so much, I've lost the curl bounce I once was able to accomplish.

My hair is not naturally this curly, I would say it's wavy/semi curly. To get this look keep reading..
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Things you'll need are
  • mousse
  • hairspray
  • 2 hair clips
  • hair dryer
  • hair dryer diffuser 
My favorite mousse and hairspray is Herbal Essences Body Envy Collection in Max Hold. I start off by combing out my hair after washing it and applying mousse throughout every strand with my fingers. Then, flip your hair over and apply again from root to end. Keep applying mousse to hair and scrunch hair towards the root while still having hair flipped over. Spray entire hair with hairspray and scrunch again. Add hairspray one more time and section off hair into 2 pieces (top and back). Take hair clips and pull up hair in each section. Apply more hairspray and let air dry until you feel the mousse/hairspray stiffen up. Use a diffuser attachment (available at a beauty supply store) on your hair dryer to dry unclipped hair (hair should be flipped over). Use the same scrunching motion all over hair until it is completely dry and soft. If you're hair is still still feeling you have to continue diffusing it. Once done apply some more hairspray, flip back up, and VOILA!!

NOTE: The hair dryer diffuser helps create lots of volume without the feeling of dry crunchy curls. This technique is my own personal technique for styling my hair this way and may or may not work for everyone. Please let me know how it worked for you by commenting down below... Have a great week!
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After a long day out in muggy weather
Victoria's Secret Eye Flash Liquid Brightening Pen (Spotlight), on eyelids and dark circles
Maybelline 24 Hr Super Stay Concealer (Light), over VS Eye Flash on eyelids and dark circles
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Medium 25), on dark circles
Cover Girl Natureluxe  Foundation (Oak), on entire face & neck
e.lf. Shimmering Facial Whip (Toasted), applied to hollows of cheeks and up the cheekbone with finger
Maybelline Fit Me Blush (Medium Pink), applied with blush brush on apples of cheeks
CoverGirl Clean Pressed Powder (Soft Honey), applied over entire face & neck

MAKE UP FOREVER PRO Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector  (#0), applied with small e.l.f. angled brush

Maybelline NY Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad (Designer Chocolates)
 - Light on inner corner of eye of eyelid
- Beige all over lid
- Brown on outer v
Loreal Le Kohl Liner (Carbon Black), outer top and bottom lash line and bottom water line 
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Brownish Black)

Nivea Kiss of Smoothness Lip Care (SPF 
e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick (Ruby Slipper)

What technique do you use to curl your hair? What do you think of this look?


  1. Sounds like a great weekend! Gorgeous make up too. Following : )


  2. I love your hair. I think curly hair is so mysterious and sexy. It definitely amps up the femininity of a look.

  3. @Michelle's Style File - Thanks hun! And thanks for following.. love your blog!

    @Devorelebeaumonstre - Thanks!

    @Sunny & Star - Aw, thanks! I love curly hair on women too bad for me I've ruined how mine curls from flat ironing it too much.. its kind of a hit or miss now lol


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