Who’s ready for another Halloween tutorial? There are so many costumes that focus on the makeup so for today’s video I wanted to create a hairstyle that matched the costume too.

Lions are the ‘King of the Jungle,’ right? What better way to make a crown for a Lioness than with a half up Dutch braid? I especially love the really tight curls and think they take the lion mane up a notch. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Lioness Half Up Crown Braid Supplies:

Lioness Half Up Crown Braid Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by curling small sections of hair with a 1/2″ curling wand, starting at the nape of neck and working up to the top of the head.
  • Step 2 / With the hair parted on the right side, pick up a section on the heavy side of the part and divide it into three sections for the braid.
  • Step 3 / Begin a dutch braid by crossing the right strand under the middle and then crossing the left strand under the middle.
  • Step 4 / Then cross the right strand under the middle, pick up a new section and cross it under and into the middle strand.
  • Step 5 / Then cross the left strand under the middle, pick up a new section and cross it under and into the middle strand as well.
  • Step 6 / Repeat those steps continuing the dutch braid down the left side of the head adding it hair to both sides of the braid.
  • Step 7 / Once hair is brought in above the left ear, continue the braid around the back of my head, adding in hair from the top of the head and from underneath the braid.
  • Step 8 / When the braid reaches around to the right side of the head and hair from the hairline is brought in, then braid the rest of the section to the bottom.
  • Step 9 / Lay the end of the braid behind where the braid began and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 10 / Then go back over the braid and pull on the edges to make it wider and more full.

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Here’s the makeup tutorial for the Galaxy Girl Glitter Buns that I recently posted.

I thought this makeup would be hard to recreate but it’s actually pretty simple if you take the time to blend it all out. The most difficult part was gluing the glitter to my skin because it kind of clumped up so I highly recommend using white paint or eyeliner to draw on the constellations.

Also, I wish I’d used some temporary pink or blue hair dye so consider that as an option if you decide to recreate this costume! Happy Haunting! Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Galaxy Girl Makeup Supplies:

Galaxy Girl Makeup Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Using the the Charlotte Tillbury eyeshadow pencil in champagne diamonds, place this all of the lids and up into the crease.
  • Step 2 / Take a light pink shimmer shade and place this throughout the crease on the right eye and all over the lid on the left eye.
  • Step 3 / Now apply the same shade around the top of the bridge of the nose and then all over the tip of the nose.
  • Step 4 / Then apply the shadow all over both of the cheeks and up to the right temple.
  • Step 5 / Now take a hot pink shimmer shade and apply this under the cheekbones, along the edges of the light pink shade.
  • Step 6 / Then apply it in the right temple, in the crease on the right eye, along the sides of the top of the bridge of the nose and along the edges of the forehead on the right side.
  • Step 7 / Then place the shade on the left eyelid and at the tip of the nose above the nostrils.
  • Step 8 / Next, take a light blue shimmer eyeshadow and place this in the crease of the left eye.
  • Step 9 / Then place the shade on the center of the nose between the two pink shades.
  • Step 10 / Bring the color under the right eye spreading it up to the right eye and down to the pink on the cheek.
  • Step 11 / Then place it on the left eye.
  • Step 12 / Grab a dark blue shimmer eyeshadow and begin deepening up the color, starting on the left cheekbone.
  • Step 13 / Bring the shade into the left temple and spread it up to the edges of the forehead on the left side.
  • Step 14 / Line the lash lines with a black liquid eyeliner.
  • Step 15 / Apply a few coats of mascara and then apply some false eyelashes.
  • Step 16 / Using a white face paint, apply a few start constellations with a thin eyeshadow brush.
  • Step 17 / Use eyelash glue to place a few dots of glue throughout the blue eyeshadow.
  • Step 18 / Tap glitter over the glue with an eyeshadow brush.
  • Step 19 / Line the lips with MAC ‘In Anticipation’ lip liner.
  • Step 20 / Apply MAC ‘Please Me’ lipstick over the lip liner.
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Happy October! It’s already sweater weather around here and it actually makes me really nervous for winter, lol. I’ve been stocking up on sweaters and love the texture detail of this one. I bought it one size up so it’d fit a little looser and it’s sooo cozy!

Over the weekend my younger brother got married. It was a beautiful celebration and a ton of work but it was so fun to catch up with the relatives that came. I’m always the most grateful for family during these types of get-togethers.

My brother’s fiancé (now wife) asked me to do her hair. She wanted a simple, beautiful low bun and I loved the way it turned out. I wasn’t able to get any good pictures of it so maybe once she gets the pictures from the photographer, I’ll be able to get a copy of it.

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Happy October!

Halloween is coming up soon so I’m excited to be sharing my first Halloween tutorial. I am not a fan of wearing intricate, fussy costumes so today I’m sharing how to recreate these easy double messy buns for this galaxy/space/alien girl.

This is my “signature” bun so if you’ve been following me for a while then you’ve seen me do this style of bun hundreds of times! It’s forever a favorite!

Comment below what you’re planning to be for Halloween! Thank you so much for watching! xoxo, Missy

Galaxy Girl Glitter Buns Supplies:

Galaxy Girl Glitter Buns Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Start by parting the hair in a zigzag part slightly off center.
  • Step 2 / Continue the part down the back of the head to split the hair into a left and right side.
  • Step 3 / Tie off the left section of hair
  • Step 4 / Brush the right section up into a high ponytail near the crown of the head.
  • Step 5 / Wrap a hair tie once over the hair then twist it over the right hand.
  • Step 6 / Spread the hair around the hair band forming a donut shape and then wrap the hair band twice more over the hair to form the base of the bun.
  • Step 7 / Pull on the edges of the bun to make it really big and full.
  • Step 8 / Take the ends left sticking out and wrap these back towards the front of the bun tucking them in to form a loop.
  • Step 9 / Pin down the edges of the bun so it’s flush with the head.
  • Step 10 / Let down the left section of hair and repeat the same steps creating a second bun at the crown of the head next to the first one.
  • Step 10 / Mix a quarter size amount of hair gel with some glitter.
  • Step 11 / Then paint the glitter along the edges of the part to finish the style.
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Today’s tutorial was inspired by the Half Wrapped Bun that I recently shared. I wanted to try the same type of style but with a more textured bun and love how this one turned out.

The key for this style is to make the twists big enough to cover the hair padding underneath. If you have thinner hair you can try using a smaller hair cushion or clip in some extensions for extra volume. I think this would be so pretty with a smaller bun and would even work with any type of braid – french braid, dutch braid, whichever type is your favorite!

Let me know what you think of this style in the comments below and whether or not you plan to try it out! Thanks so much for reading! xo, Missy

Twist Braid and Twisted Bun Supplies:

Twist Braid and Twisted Bun Instructions:

  • Step 1 / Begin by parting the hair on the right side.
  • Step 2 / Divide out a section of hair on the left side, from the part down to the left ear and clip away the forward hair.
  • Step 3 / Combine the remaining hair and tie it into a low ponytail above the nape of the neck.
  • Step 4 / Take two bobby pins and slide them over an elastic band so there’s one on each side of the elastic.
  • Step 5 / Flip the ponytail up towards the top of the head and slide one bobby pin underneath the ponytail on the right side about an inch above the base of the ponytail.
  • Step 6 / Wrap the elastic over the top of the ponytail hair, and then slide the other bobby pin underneath the ponytail on the left side.
  • Step 7 / Grab a hair cushion and place this over the two elastic bands, near the nape of the neck and slide some bobby pins around the edges to hold it in place.
  • Step 8 / Lay the ends of the ponytail over the hair cushion and divide it into four sections.
  • Step 9 / Take the left most section from the ponytail, twist it together towards the right side, and then lay it over the hair cushion on the left side.
  • Step 10 / Pin the twist against the cushion with a bobby pin at the center and then go back over the twist, pulling on the edges to make it really big and full.
  • Step 11 / Then pin the twist again at the base of the bun.
  • Step 12 / Pick up a new section of hair from the ponytail, next to the previous section. Twist this section together towards the left, pull on the edges to make it bigger and more full and then pin it next to the first twist, at the base of the bun.
  • Step 13 / Repeat those same steps with the two remaining sections of hair, creating two more twisted sections, pinning them over the hair cushion on the right side.
    • Tip: Make sure to pull the twists large enough that they hide any gaps between the twists. You want to hide as much of the hair cushion as you can with the hair.
  • Step 14 / Now take the hair that’s sticking out the bottom of the bun and divide this into two sections.
  • Step 15 / Taking the left section, twist this together, pull on the edges to make it bigger and lay it along the left side of the bun, pinning it in place at the top.
  • Step 16 / Then do the same thing with the hair on the right side, wrapping it up the right side of the bun and pinning it at the top.
  • Step 17 / Now let down the hair that was clipped away at the beginning and divide out a small section near the part for the twist braid.
  • Step 18 / Split this section into two pieces and cross the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 19 / Add a new section of hair into bother sides and cross the left strand over the right strand again.
  • Step 20 / Repeat those steps adding new sections into each side, twisting each section towards the face and crossing the left strand over the right strand.
  • Step 21 / Once all of the hair is brought into the braid then continue the twist down to the ends.
  • Step 22 / Go back over the twist and pull on the edges to make it bigger and more full.
  • Step 23 / Lay the braid over the top of the bun and pin it in place with bobby pins.
  • Step 24 / Set everything in place with hairspray and smooth down any flyaways.
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