Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Toning shampoos can work wonders for brassy locks or to achieve a white blonde shade after and in between highlights. But there is a severe grandma hair epidemic going around resulting from the incorrect application of toners. If you apply these key steps into your toning routine, you'll have everyone asking who your colorist is.
#1 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...
Spend a Few More Bucks on a Really Good Product.
ULTA sells this Lee Stafford line for Blondes. I would recommend going for it and getting both the shampoo and conditioner. The cost is about 10 dollars per bottle.
#2 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...
Use Toning Products One Time per Week or every 10 Days, NOT with Every Wash
Purple toners dry out the hair so it absorbs the cool tones. If you overuse the product, you will not only compromise the health of the hair but absorb too much of the shampoo's actual purple color instead of the toning tint in the shampoo.
#3 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...
Lightly Cleanse Hair with a Regular Shampoo Just Before Applying Toner
In order to work up a good lather and to prep the hair to receive an even tone, use about half the amount of your regular shampoo that you normally would and give your hair a quick rinse. Then immediately apply purple shampoo.
#4 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...
Lather! Root to End.
Work that product all over the hair focusing on getting a good lather all over starting at the scalp.
#5 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...
Rinse the toning shampoo out COMPLETELY. Your hair will feel quite dry. But this is normal.
#6 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...
Condition! End to Root.
I recommend using a moisturizing toning conditioner for blondes. Work the conditioner into the hair with the reverse technique used for applying the toning shampoo. Rinse the conditioner out COMPLETELY.
#7 Key Step in Using Purple Toning Shampoo...
Avoid Blow Dryer.
It's ALWAYS best to let your hair air dry, avoiding the heat of a blow dryer but especially after toning. Apply a little leave in conditioner spray to wet hair and let nature do most of the work.
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Shewelry - I made this foot cuff by cutting felt into strips and then attaching a piece of elastic to either end of the strips.
Slide the cuff onto your foot and then put your shoe on. Very comfortable and stylish.
Shewelry - I made these ankle straps by cutting strips of felt and hot gluing studded trim on top. Then I sewed Velcro and the chain accessory to the felt.
This Shewelry piece is my favorite when worn with flats.
Or wear with pumps and REALLY pump it up.________________________________________________________________________________
Shewelry - I made these little bows out of ribbon by the spool and attached them to hair clips with hot glue.
There are many ways you can clip these onto boots, pumps, flats, etc._________________________________________________________________________________
Shewelry - Another foot cuff made with felt and rhinestones attached with elastic.
Shewelry - Turns ordinary flats into elegant Mary Janes
Saturday, January 3, 2015
I made this movie gift card bouquet/basket for a guy friend using craft items I already had around the house.
Here's How to Make this Cool Gift Card Basket
Do an internet search for images to use as decor in your gift card basket/bouquet.
You can hot glue the gift cards to the skewers too or just some of them.
Arrange gift cards and images in a tissue stuffed box or basket or whatever container you like. If you can snag one of those movie popcorn bags and use it that would be neat.
I made these round and square shaped cake ball pops and decorated them with a black and white theme.
TO GET THE DRIZZLE AFFECT ON CAKE BALLS, CAKE POPS
- Use the same candy melts or almond bark that you use for the cake pop coating.
- Dip a fork into the melted chocolate and stir it around.
- Take the fork out and hold it up so you can see how the chocolate drizzles off of the fork. The important thing is that you drizzle when the chocolate is flowing off the fork in a thin stream. This happens right before the chocolate starts to drip instead of flow. If you start to drizzle too soon when the stream of chocolate is to thick, you will end up with globs instead of drizzles. If you drizzle too late when the chocolate is dripping, you'll end up with, well drip drops on your cake pops.
- You want to drizzle the chocolate over the cake pops one at a time and holding the cake pop at an angle.