June Carter Pouf

 

Okay, so you know how women say they want BIG hair?  Well, the video below shows you two ways to achieve the look.  I lovingly refer to it as the June Carter Pouf, Priscilla Presley was too long but could apply as well.

Without Further ado…

The video turns right side up when you hit play.

How do you like to do your hair?

I will be posting stuff about Southern Charm this week…I wanted to wait until it got juicy!  Also be on the look out for my Fancy Guacamole recipe coming to the blog soon.

See you later int he week!

Kiss Hug,

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Brillo Pad Hair

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Y’all, my hair feels like hay on a good day.  Most times it looks & feels like a Brillo pad, which as you can imagine, is super fun!  My mane is naturally curly, but not the pretty kind…it’s the kind that grows exponentially throughout a humid day (everyday in Houston, TX).

To top it off, I started going grey in college – I now have a 2″ x 2″ grey patch to the right of my part at my forehead…yea.  I get all the luck you guys!

I don’t know if any of you are like me, but my hair is naturally VERY dry & coarse.  It wasn’t always like this, but it has become the best & worst thing about my hair.

Pros:
I literally wash my hair once every 7-10 days.  This tends to weird people out!
I can buy really good quality shampoo & conditioner because it lasts for years.
Curling or straightening my hair is a once & done for 7-10 days…no hair spray required. Did I mention that means I only have to blow it dry once a week?!?!  I have a love hate relationship with my blow dryer.
My hair is super thick.  I was sick a couple years ago & lost half my hair…no one noticed but me.

Cons:
My hair is extremely prone to split ends, so bad that I get distracted by them (which is awesome in a meeting)…
I go through quite a bit of essential oils & leave-in conditioners for my tresses.
Those gorgeous, “natural” beach waves are a laughable, enviable, never-gonna-happen pipe dream. 😦
My hair basically doesn’t grow past my collar bones…damn split ends.  It tends to grow in width before length.
Ponytail holders break on the regular…I have 2-3 on me at all times (bobby pins too!).

Okay, so I’m pretty religious about my routine.  Here are the steps I use after washing my hair (I use a coconut oil shampoo & conditioner); this is for both natural or styled hair.

Step 1: straight out of the shower, use a leave-in conditioner. I like this leave-in conditioner.  It smells divine.  Make sure to use a wide tooth comb to evenly distribute throughout your hair.

Step 2: immediately use oils.  I like a mixture of this root-to-tip serum with a little coconut oil.  The root-to-tip serum is  a mixture of essential oils including lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint to name a few.  I use a 2:1 ratio & put about a quarter size amount on the ends of my hair; then I comb it through.  I feel like this step in particular helps prevent split ends.

Step 3: use a cream.  If I decide to let my hair dry naturally, I use Pillow Soft Curls.  I use a silver dollar sized amount & finger comb it through my hair while my head is flipped over (hanging upside down) & air dry.  If I’m going to blow my hair dry & style (my norm), then I use a heat protector.   For this I don’t have a product that I love, so I’m open to suggestions!

Rarely, I’ll use a hairspray for fly-aways, particularly if I have somewhere social to be but let’s be honest – I’d prefer to be at home watching Bravo.

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I’m always happy to try new styles or products, so let me know if y’all have any suggestions!

Kiss Hug,

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Conceal Those Raccoon Eyes

So, I inherited several things from my grandma, Nanny.  I got the Sherman T&A, as we call it in our family, in addition to awesomely thick hair, salt & pepper hair, & dark under eye circles.  Thanks Nanny – you could have kept some of these things!

I came across this concealer, probably on Pinterest or somewhere online.  It was super cheap, so I thought I’d give it a try.  NYX

It works amazingly well!  Color me shocked & pleasantly surprised.  With Without 2

Since it’s the weekend, I tend to wear less makeup…just a little concealer, blush, mascara (my lashes are blonde), & some chap stick.  However, multiple concealers are essential for to fulfill different needs.  I have four that I use regularly – green for blemishes under my BB Cream, NYX for under eye circles, white as a highlighter, & another that reflects light away from less than perfect areas.  I don’t use the highlighter in the typical brow area, but rather on my top lip.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have a mustache but I do get a weird shadow from time to time.  Here are my favorite concealers at the moment.  Concealers

One last thing, I tried coconut gel eye treatments for the first time this morning.  I was so impressed!  These came in my POPSUGAR Must Have Mini Box.  LOVED!!!Coconut Eyes

Do y’all have any great tips & tricks?  What’s your favorite concealer?

Kiss Hug,

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