BEAUTY, HOW TO

Holiday Hair – 3 Fab Looks

I love dolling up for the holidays – who doesn’t right? What gets me is that I like to change up my look for each occasion, whether it’s dinner with the family, holiday parties, drinks with friends, or date night with the BF.  I got together with my friend and fab stylist Brig Van Osten to create 3 unique looks for the holidays. These looks are really easy to do yourself (I tried them out after Brig styled me and they are all doable).  We wanted to start with a good style and transition it over for two additional looks.  It’s important to start with a good base hair style that’s flexible enough to restyle and then bring back to the original. We started with pin curls for shinny soft waves, pinned up to fake a bob, and then finished up with a retro braid.  I love all these looks and I can’t wait to recreate them again and again.  Be sure to check out Brig’s blog here and her amazing salon Play Hair Lounge

Products (all Bumble&Bumble)
Thanks Brig! XX

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HOSTESS, HOW TO

How to Peony Bouquet


Today was my sister’s graduation. Instead of getting her a generic florist designed bouquet, I decided to put together my own bouquet of peonies.  My sister loves peonies (who doesn’t love this gorgeous blossom?) so this is was a perfectly unique and handmade surprise for her. 

All you need are flower clippers, string, 5 yards of ribbon, and 10 stems of peonies (two colors is best). 

Steps:

1. Start by conditioning the flowers: re-cut  stems, place in a bucket of cold water overnight.

2. Remove most of the leaves. Keep the leaves that are towards the top of the stem, near the flower.


3.Take a few peonies and place in your hand.


4. As you add groups of flowers (about 3 stems each), turn the bouquet to the left.


5. You will start to see the stems spiral.

6. When the bouquet looks good to you, tie secure with string.

7. Tie several of the ribbons over the string.


8. Surprise a friend or loved one with this beautiful bouquet!
{ Delightfully Engaged by Chelsea }
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