Pretty Things on Pinterest: Handmade Bows

With Christmas just around the corner, these bows would
look fabulous on top of your presents!

Here’s a cool tutorial showing you how to whip up your own using
old magazines.

Happy Creating…

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Pretty Things on Pinterest

It’s coming up to St Patricks Day this weekend!

I found these amazing cookies on Pinterest tonight!
Nearly too good to eat!

The cookies are from a fabulous blog called Sweet Sugar Belle.
There’s even a tutorial on her blog showing you how to make them!

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Hair: Side Braid Tutorial

Here’s another great braiding tutorial.
This time it’s a side braid!

Source: None via Anet on Pinterest

Nice simple and easy steps to follow!

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Hair: French Braid Tutorial

Braiding seems to have come back in a BIG way.
I see so many girls and women wearing their hair is so many different
braids at the moment.

When I first started my Hairdressing Apprenticeship, way back in the 1990’s(LOL)
braiding was really popular. Then, this classic look seemed to slip away and out of
fashion for a while. But, it’s back!!

I found this good tutorial to show you how to do a French Braid…

This is probably the easiest of the braids.
Happy practicing!

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Pretty Things on Pinterest

I really could ogle the pages of Pinterest for hours.

So many pretty things, fabulous places,ideas for the home and even tutorials
for just about anything. Love how resourceful it is!

I thought I’d share a tutorial today.
It’s for these super cute little owls.

Aren’t they awesome?
I might have to make one for my daughters room.

The tutorial can be found on justanotherhangup.
It’s a great blog. The lovely lady that owns it writes some fabulous tutorials
on how to create various ideas!

Just thought I’d share!

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Hair: Tutorials for Girls Hair

I thought I’d share a great blog I found recently.
It’s called She does hair and the lovely lady who writes it just loves playing
with her daughters hair. She does a great job and has some fabulous step by step
tutorials on how to create various styles.
There are tutorials all about ponytails, braids and french braids, just to name a few!

Be sure to pop by and check it out…it’s great, especially for those Mums that want
to create something a little different in the mornings and not do the same old hair
for school!

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Hair – Tutorial: Sock Bun Secret

Good evening everyone!

While on Youtube today, I discovered a very clever idea that I
thought I’d share with you.

Who likes curls? But it takes too long and too much efforrt to create them?
You have to get out the rollers or the curling iron?
Too much effort, right?

Do you like these sort of curls?

Source: None via Maria on Pinterest

The kind that are flatter near the roots and big flowy curls on the ends?
I do! A bit like Bold and the Beautiful hair! LOL

Here’s a Youtube video on how to create them, no heat!
Yep, NO HEAT whatsoever!

Just a bit of water, a hair elastic, brush and a sock!

It’s very easy!
The sock works as the curler.
Once the hair is wound around, that’s what creates the curl.
Kinda like the “old-fashioned donuts” that ladies wore to create beehives and if
you didn’t have a lot of hair, gave the illusion you did!

Unfortunately my hair isn’t long enough to try it.
But, if you do…I’d love to see a photo of how it turned out!


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I found a great Tutorial on Pinterest the other day.
It’s for a side chignon. Very classic look and
great for all sorts of occasions.
Best of all, it’s not too hard to create.

Here’s how you create this do…

Using a round brush, blow-dry hair smooth and straight, focusing on the top sections.

Once dry, use a large-barrel curling iron to create waves from the ears down.

Build height and volume at the crown by teasing hair gently with a fine-tooth comb.

Gather hair into a low ponytail; twist it along the nape of your neck, pinning as you go.

Once you reach your ear, shape the remaining hair into curls, and pin them back over

You’re done and ready to head out to your special occasion!

It’s a fabulous little tutorial on how to create this fabulous look.
I’d love to hear if you have a go, or maybe even a photo?
I’m going to a Race Day in a few weeks time and am going to
have a go at this one!

Images courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings and Tutorial from
{this is glamorous}.

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