Bridal season is coming up so I thought it’d be fun to share a fancy high bun hairstyle. This was inspired by a picture I saw on pinterest and love how it turned out. The bun can be a little intimidating but it’s definitely doable with a bunch of mirrors so you can see every angle of the style as you go. I hope you give it a try and love it as much as I do! xo, Missy

Mini Braid Wrapped High Bun Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • Hair band
  • Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Mini Braid Wrapped High Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / First divide out a circular section of hair at the crown and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 2 / Now take a section of hair from the ponytail and braid it into a regular three strand braid down to the ends and cross a bobby pin over the bottom so it doesn’t unravel.
  • Step 3 / Next take a small section from the ponytail, twist it slightly and then pin it against the head around the hair band.
  • Step 4 / Repeat those steps until all of the ponytail is pinned into little twists around the hair band.
    • Some tips to keep in mind for this portion is to take small enough sections that they’ll pin down easily. Keep the sections close together and focus on creating some symmetry with each section.
  • Step 5 / Now begin pinning the hair left down around the ponytail. So separate out small sections, bring them up to the top of the head and pin them in place.
  • Step 6 / Then create little loops with the ends of each section and secure them in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 7 / Repeat those steps, working around the head until all of the hair is pinned up.
  • Step 8 / Now take the braid that was created at the start and wrap this around the left side of the bun and secure it in place with a bobby pin.
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Do I even need to tell you how much I adore this style? (:

It’s giving me all the Spring and Summer vibes now that March is right around the corner. It only takes a few minutes to recreate this style and it’s such a fun way to wear your hair when you don’t feel like washing it. So when only a bun (or two!) will do, I hope you give this one a try!

Double Twist Low Buns Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 2 Elastic bands
  • 10-12 Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray

Double Twist Low Buns Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by  parting the hair slightly off center towards the right side.
  • Step 2 / Then continue the part down the back of the head in a zig zag pattern.
  • Step 3 / Pick up a section of hair on the left side and divide it into two smaller pieces.
  • Step 4 / Cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 5 / Now add a new section of hair into both sides and cross the left strand over the right strand again.
  • Step 6 / Now add a new section of hair into both sides again and cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 7 / Repeat those steps adding new sections into the braid, crossing the left strand over the right strand, until all of the hair is brought in all of the hair from the left side.
  • Step 8 / Then continue twisting the hair to the bottom and tie off the end of the braid with a clear elastic band.
  • Step 9 / Now wrap the braid into a bun at the nape of the neck and pin it in place with several bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Now repeat those same steps and create a second rope braid with the hair on the right side.
  • Step 11 / Then wrap the braid into a bun at the nape of the neck and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 12 / Now slide bobby pins into the twist to help secure them in place.
  • Step 13 / Then go back over the twists and pull on the edges to make them fuller.
  • Step 14 / Now set the style with a medium-hold hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
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Waterfall braids have become such a classic style that I thought it’d be fun to share how to wear one as a ponytail. A basic waterfall braid is a lot easier to achieve than you might think and always look so intricate and cool. For this tutorial I decided to do two waterfall braids although I think this would look just as pretty with only one. Style it with your hair curly or straight and you’ve got a fun new way to wear your hair all through the Spring and Summer.

Double Waterfall Ponytail Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 4 Bobby pins
  • Hair band
  • Hairspray

Double Waterfall Ponytail Instructions:

To prep my hair for this hairstyle, I used a 1″ curling iron to curl all of my hair in small sections away from my face.

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair where you normally part it. I’m placing mine on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Pick up a small section on the left side of the part and divide it into three sections for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Start by crossing the right strand over the middle. Then cross the left strand over the middle.
  • Step 4 / Now cross the right strand over the middle, pick up a new section and cross it into the middle strand.
  • Step 5 / Next drop down the left strand and pick up a new section, crossing it over the middle strand in its place.
  • Step 6 / Then cross the right strand over the middle, pick up a new section and cross it into the middle strand.
  • Step 7 / Now drop down the left strand, pick up a new section from underneath it and cross it over the middle strand in its place.
  • Step 8 / Repeat those steps continuing the waterfall braid, keeping it high on the head and slowly working towards the back of the head.
  • Step 9 / Once the braid reaches the back of the head, stop adding in new sections and braid the section to the bottom in a regular three strand braid.
  • Step 10 / Then so it doesn’t unravel, cross a bobby pin over the bottom.
  • Step 11 / Now repeat those same steps and create a second waterfall braid on the right side of the head.
  • Step 12 / With both braids done, combine all of the hair together into a ponytail and tie it off with a hair band.
  • Step 13 / Remove the bobby pins from the ends of the braids and unravel them.
  • Step 14 / Divide out a section of hair from the ponytail, wrap it around the hair band and pin it in place with a bobby pin.
  • Step 15 / Set the style with hairspray.
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Valentine’s Day is nearly here so of course I had to share a fun heart hairstyle. I got the inspiration for this look from @tojashair on instagram and love that this is wearable for everyone and doesn’t look too young. It’s fairly simple to recreate too so check out the tutorial below to learn how! Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Half Up Twisted Heart Hairstyle Supplies:

  • Rattail comb
  • 5 Bobby pins
  • Medium-hold hairspray
  • 1″ Curling iron

Half Up Twisted Heart Hairstyle Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair where you normally prefer. I’m placing mine on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Now divide out a large section of hair on the left and right side of the head and bring them both towards the back.
  • Step 3 / Take the left strand and cross it over the right strand.
  • Step 4 / Now loop it up through the hair to create a knot and pull it tight against the head.
  • Step 5 / Slide a few bobby pins into the knot until it feels secure against the head.
  • Step 6 / Now take the section of hair on the right side and divide it into two equal halves.
  • Step 7 / Twist the two sections in opposite directions.
  • Step 8 / Then bring the two twists together underneath the knot to form the heart shape.
  • Step 9 / Secure the bottom of the heart with one or two bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Set the hairstyle with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
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Hello friends! It’s been forever since I’ve sat down and shared a makeup review with you. I was looking through this blog of mine recently and just felt like something was missing. So in an effort to fill that void, I’ve decided to start sharing more makeup and (hopefully!) fashion posts with you. Let me know if there’s anything specific you’d love to hear about and I will get started on it! xo, Missy

In today’s post I’m excited to be sharing four foundations I’ve been using and loving (or not loving) recently. Over the past few years I’ve become converted to wearing full coverage foundations. Of course, there’s a time and place for a lighter coverage and I do still love BB & CC creams but these four today all have a medium to full coverage so let’s get started!  

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup

This has been my tried and true foundation forever. I’ve gone through 3 bottles already and just reordered my fourth. The coverage of this foundation is absolutely amazing. I come from a family of blondes and redheads, which means freckles, and this makeup covers them all up without flinching. Don’t get me wrong I really loved my freckles but now that I’m getting older I appreciate the look of a flawless coverage.

Point #2 is the lasting power of this makeup. We’re talking all.day.long without any touchups. This is definitely my foundation of choice when I’m going for a full coverage makeup day especially when I’m filming a hair tutorial. I wear shade 1N1 Ivory.

Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

I’ve used this foundation several times and every time I do, I get so frustrated. While it has great coverage, I can’t seem to keep it from breaking apart when I add products on top of it. Maybe I am not letting it dry or something but I really don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

I usually combine two different shades, Y205 and Y225, to get a close match to my skintone. While it applies evenly, and great staying power, I always notice right around when I’m applying blush and highlighter that the makeup starts to separate. If you wear and love this foundation please let me know your experience with it and I’ll continue to give it a try.

It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation

I received this foundation recently in a pr package and was anxious to use it right away. Anything that says goodbye to lines is something I am always willing to try. Of course, I had my doubts about whether or not it would actually diminish the appearance of lines and while I never actually noticed if it did, it’s still a great foundation to use on an everyday basis.

This makeup has a lighter coverage, more medium than full, and I mix the Fair and Light shades together. Surprise, surprise that a ‘fair’ shade foundation would actually be too light for me, haha! I would also like to mention that this makeup doesn’t seem to last as long throughout the day. I always noticed later in the afternoon and evening that my foundation could’ve used a little revamp if I was going out.


Clarins Everlasting Foundation

Out of all four of these foundations, this one is my second favorite. It’s comparable to the Estee Lauder foundation in coverage and lasting power and even matches my skin tone better. I wear the shade Ivory. On most days, I switch back and forth between this foundation and the Double wear.

A close runner up to this foundation is the Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation. It has a lighter coverage, more medium, but leaves my skin soft and glowy. It’s definitely a favorite throughout the summer months when I want a more radiant, natural-ish looking finish.

*A few years ago I was sent both of these foundations to try and feature in a sponsored post. Fast forward two years and I am still wearing and loving both of these foundations.

So that wraps up my review on these four foundations. I’d love to hear which foundations you’ve tried and loved or refuse to buy again. Please share in the comments section so we can all help each other out. Don’t forget to also let me know what other topics you’d love to hear about! Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

PRODUCT DETAILS:

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup | Make Up Forever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation | It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Foundation | Clarins  Everlasting Foundation | Clarins Skin Illusion Foundation | Beauty Blender Black | Real Techniques Expert Face Brush | It Cosmetics Brush #201 | It Cosmetics Brush #704

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