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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

DIY: Velcro Changeable Trims

Cute trims on shorts are all over the place right now. I knew I had to think of a clever DIY that was different than just sewing on lace trim to the bottom of your favorite pair of denim shorts and loosing them to lace forever. And I did! So take that brain!
“Now with my Fabulous DIY Velcro Interchangeable Trim you can keep your fave cut-off shorts and Velcro on a cute trim anytime you want to spice them up, without changing them permanently.” (*in crazy infomercial voice.)
Pretty cool huh?!

I decided to get some trims from Jo-Ann’s, but I also thought I could reuse some of those adorable shopping bags you get from Free People.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
* Trims
* Shorts (Denim or any kind really)
* Velcro (I got 2 packs of Velcro Fabric Fusion Iron On – In black)
* Iron
* Scissors
* Pins

STEP 1: With your shorts inside out, grab a piece of the looped side of the Velcro. (That’s the soft side. That way if you have no trim on your shorts it won’t irritate your legs.) Peel the Velcro from the plastic backing.

STEP 2: Place the stick side on to your shorts at the bottom.

STEP 3: Go all the way around shorts on both side. I did 6 on each leg. 3 in the back and 3 in the front.

STEP 4: Measure your trim by pinning it around the bottom of your shorts.

STEP 5: Cut off any extra trim, but leave a small overlap. Repeat for both legs.

STEP 6: Peel plastic backing of hooked side and place onto the trim. Start to remove the pins and place as you go.

STEP 7: Remove all trim. Heat iron, following the directions from the Velcro instructions.

STEP 8: Iron on the looped Velcro to your shorts.

STEP 9: Iron on the hooked Velcro to your trim.

REPEAT! Iron on Velcro to as many different trims you have!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Beauty: Extended Lengths

Hair Extension Tutorial - One of Each Blog

Hello loves! I have always promised hair tutorials for you guys…and BAM! Here is my first one. Awe good old clip in hair extensions. Next time I’ll show you guys how I curl my hair, and some fun braids will be coming up too. Let me know if you guys have any questions!

STEP 1: Start out with dry straight hair and have your extensions ready. *Note brand new hair is extremely silly and smooth. So unless you hair is the same texture, I would HIGHLY recommend washing them first. I use Redken shampoo and conditioner. This makes them a bit more natural feeling and easier to style.
Also, I use 2 packs of hair.

STEP 2: Put your hair up on the top of your head, and pull down about a 1 in section of hair. Spray hair at the part with hairspray.

STEP 3: Tease section of hair with a rat tail comb. This will help the extension clip have something to grasp onto.

STEP 4: Grab one of your extension wefts. I normally start with a smaller one.

STEP 5: Hold weft up to the part, and center it. Then starting with the middle snap, clip extension into place.

STEP 6: Continue these steps until you reach the top half of your head. *see photo. This is the order I place extensions, from the bottom up. Small, small, long, long, small. (All with 3 clips)

STEP 7: Part hair on the side, and clip in the very small wefts. The ones that only have 1 clip. Repeat on other side.

STEP 8: Marvel at you new lovely locks!