24 November 2015

Hair tutorial: Two simple knot half up-dos

Today's tutorial is a simple one and one that can be done on almost all hair lengths. I've been obsessed by simple looking hair-dos recently and wanted to try out some for myself. These two dos are by far the easiest ones i've done, so i hope you like them as much as me and give them a go.
1. Separate two sections at the front of your head. Think of it as how you begin doing a ponytail.
2. Now tie these two sections of hair together. Exactly how you would when tying a shoe lace.
3. Do the same again, tying the two strands together. Make sure you're feeding it under one section and all the way through. It was hard to show, but rather than crossing them over each other and pulling it through, do it the other way by wrapping it around and under, then pull it through the loop.
4. Now pull the loops together to create your knot. It can be loose or tight, it's up to you.
5. Your knot should now look something like this. You can pull it apart or leave it as it is.
6. Once you've got your desired look, bobby-pin it in place. Facing down on curved side of the clip.
1. Grab a circle section of hair, starting from the front of the head, bringing it around with your thumbs and holding in place. Make sure you have left two large sections of hair out side of it.
2. Now tie this section with a hair band and secure the pony tail.
3. Pull the left section of hair around the pony and pull it around the hair elastic.
4. Follow that by wrapping it over and under the pony tail and securing it with a bobby pin.
5. Do exactly the same with the right side of hair.
6. It should look something like this. You can leave the hair-do like this if you wish.
7. Grab a new section of hair & wrap it around the pony tail and hide it under by securing with a clip.
8. Do the same on the other side, pick a new section of hair on the other side and wrap it over.
9. It should now look something like this. You can wrap around new sections of hair as many times as you like!

And it's as simple as that!

3 November 2015

Hair Tutorial | Very Messy pull through braid

If you follow me on my instagram @grcelisabeth you will know I am obsessed by braids. So every now and again i love to try out new styles and see how they turn out. I've seen lots of messy braids like this, but they seem really complicated to do, so using inspiration from all of them I worked out a way to simplify it to give it that messy thrown together look. All you will need are some clear hair elastics and this works on pretty much every hair length. Less loops for less hair!

1. Start by tying your hair into a low pony-tail, using a clear hair elastic.
2. Create a little loop above the pony tail and pop your hand through the bottom of it.
3. Now grab your hair and pull it through the loop - going from the outside in.
4. Your hair should now look like this. Pull your hair horizontally to tighten the loop.
5. Tie a new hair elastic half way down your hair, creating a new loop.
6. Doing the same as you did in step 2 and three, pull your hair through the gap and pull down.
7. Your hair should now look similar to this.
8. Depending on your hair length, you can stop there or you can add another & repeat the same steps.
9. Once you've created as many pull through braids as you wish, you now need to pull the loops completely apart. Holding the pony tail with one hand, pull the loops outward, until you get your desired look.

13 October 2015

Hair Tutorial: Two super easy and glam low bun up-dos

What's this you see?! An actual hair tutorial on my blog?! Don't worry I nearly fell off my chair too. As i've been slacking on hair tutorials, i decided to do two do's. Really easy ones at that! All you'll need is a hair elastic and a few pins and these hair-dos will take you 3 minutes to do at the max.
1. Tie your hair up in a low pony-tail, on the last tie pull your hair only half way through the elastic and leave it. I used Scunci clear hair elastics.

2. The hair that is left out of the bun can now be wrapped around the hair elastic, make sure the hair is flat to your head and hold it in place.

3. Grab as many bobby pins as you fancy and secure the wrapped around hair in place. The trick to hiding the pins - push through the hair horizontally and then straight down vertically.

4. Pin back any loose ends and use hair spray for fly aways and dead ends (as you can see i have about 1000). Once you've given it a spritz, you're good to go.

1. Tie your hair up into a ponytail, low or high its up to you! Now loop your ponytail around your fingers.

2. Once you have created a loop using your ponytail, pull the end of your hair through it, exactly how you would when creating a knot.

3. Pin the bun to your head with as many bobby-pins as you need. Leaving the tail end out for the moment.

4. Now pull down the tip of your hair and wrap it around the lower half of the bun, pin it in place and you will have yourself a snazzy knot bun.

And that's it! Do let me know if you try any of these and as always send me pictures of your do's.


In collaboration with Scunci

31 August 2015

Easy Blogging: 15 free hand drawn fonts

As i've been blogging for 3 years now (celebraaateeee!) I have spent hours upon hours looking for the perfect fonts to use or the loveliest graphics to pop on my blog. Over these 3 years I have collected and saved the best resources for bloggers that I could find, so I thought it was about time for me to start sharing these things, so everything is made a little easier for you. (and may make things look even more fabulous!).


18 June 2015

Blog love - My favourite beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogs

I love nothing more than to sit down with a tea of an evening and read tons and tons of blogs, i'm like a crazy blog reader. Any blog that makes me feel happy inside or make me feel excited about buying new makeup or clothes (even though my bank is telling my no but my body is telling me yesss) then they are great by me. As i've been blogging for nearly three years now (technically two as i had a years break) I thought it was high time to spread the lurrrv and show you the blogs that I read almost everyday and completely love.

Milkbubbletea - I've been a huge (embarrassing fan girly) fan of Becky's blog for years. Her blog is by far one of my favourites. Her photography is so beautiful and neat and she has the most beautiful home filled with the most beautiful items, not only that she makes me want to buy all the girly things (sorry bank balance). She's so, so lovely to talk to and shares my love of bunny everything. She also understands my short girl problems when buying clothes, what's not to love!

Hello October - The beautiful Suzies blog has been another that i've read for years, her blog revolves all around my favourite things beauty, fashion, travel and lifestyle with the perfect amount of each. She's one of the nicest girls ever and takes the loveliest photos, everything seems so sunny and bright I love it. She also has a youtube channel which you must check out.

Pretty Little Beauty Blog - Ever since I recently found Catherine's blog through her instagram I have been a massive fan of it. Her beauty posts are my favourite, every post makes me want to go on every makeup site ever and buy all the beauty bits. Her photos are completely gorgeous as is she and I absolutely love the girly vibe to her blog.

I Covet Thee - The lovely Alix's blog has been another i've read forever, ever since I saw her blog on tumblr i've loved it. I'm a huge fan of her lifestyle bits, i'm so jealous of all the places her and Suzie go to, the food places they visit always look so yummy. Their friendship is the absolute cutest and I hope one day I can find a fab friendship like theirs. Alix does a lot of makeup posts which I love, she also adds youtube tutorials or videos attached to these posts, her makeup always looks so fresh and beautiful so i'm always excited to see what makeup she uses.

Fashion Influx - The beautiful Lydia is my favourite for outfit inspo and hair envy. Her outfits are simple yet so stylish and are always right up my street. I wish I could pull off half the outfits she wears but I can always pretend! She shares the same love of braids as I do and often posts amazing hairdos done at The Blow salon and by herself. I'm also always having an inside cry about how perfect her figure is.

Lydia Elise Millen - I've been a big ol' fan of Lydia and her blog for years and years! She does a mixture of fitness posts and fashion which i love so much. Her fitness posts make me so excited to get to the gym and pretend to myself i'll get a body as beautiful and as strong as hers and her fashion posts make me want all the clothes! She seems to work really hard at her blog (so does everyone else i've mentioned) and I admire that so much. Her photos are stunning and I completely love how professional it all looks. She travels to the most beautiful places and I basically just want her life/face/body.

Milkteef - Emma's blog has been one of my beauty favs for ages, ever since I saw her blog on tumblr a few years ago, I always give it a check to see what beauty bits she's reviewing, which isn't great on my bank but it's great for everything else! I'm completely in love with how she does her makeup and I can always rely on her reviews as they're always truthful and in-depth with swatches etc, which is perfect for knowing what to buy. I'm also very jealous of her new do - now I want to chop all my hair off, someone stop me.

And these are my Beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog favourites! I bet i've missed out a ton of blogs and they'll come to me and i'll be super annoyed I didn't put them in.

Link me to your favourite blogs, i love reading new ones too!

31 May 2015

How to get Beach Waves with one simple tip | Hair Tutorial

Hello my lovelies! Todays tutorial is all about messy beach waves, a look i'm completely obsessed with at the moment. I've been trying to perfect this look for about 100 years and couldn't get it looking messy and natural enough. Then I came across a video from a Victoria Secrets shoot and in the background they were using this technique and let me tell you it's changed my world! Keep reading to see how to do this, it's so easy.
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