Hot Buns

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last year, you probably have heard of a top knot, sock bun, or bun. If not here are a couple pictures to acquaint you with the look.

Have you ever tried doing a top knot or sock bun on your own? Its hard. Even if you get a foam wrap or something to help, it’s still hard! You need 1,000 bobby pins, hair falls all over the place, and it never stays exactly where you want it. That was real life for me, that is until I met hot buns!! I can’t take credit for this find. A friend/co-worker introduced it to me and I immediately fell in love. She walked into work wearing it in her hair and sold me and another co-worker on it instantaneously. The best thing is that it can be found at either Target or Walgreens and is super cheap! $5 at Target or $10 at Walgreens.

I  now love wearing a bun to work or out at night. A few months ago I even wore my hair in a bun to a wedding and got tons of compliments. My hair is a little longer than shoulder length and has several shoter layers and hot buns still does the trick! I can make the bun loose for a day look or tight and high for an evening look. Here are two examples.

top bun day look

top bun day look

 

 

top bun night look

top bun night look

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try it and tell me what you think!

❤ Jaclyn

Oh also, here is a video to show you how easy hot buns is to use

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Quick tip for all the Blondes!

Hi there all you blonde’s! I wanted to let you know a quick tip on how to keep your gorgeous colour.  I sometimes notice that my blonde looses its ‘brilliance’ in-between my trips to the stylist.  One day I happened to run by a girl that had great hair!  She had that perfect cool blonde colour.  I asked her how she did it and she recommended this product; SBS-550150You can find this Blonde Brilliance Lathering toner at any Sally’s Beauty Supply or online here.  You use it once or twice a week and it helps keep that brassy tone out of your hair! Just a warning; use it to much and it will turn your hair purple! But don’t worry, it washes out 😉  I love this because it helps my hair look fresh and updated even when I really need to get to my stylist.  They have all sorts of products so if you are not into the cool tones than no worries, they have something for you too.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Thanks!

-Chris

Photo credit; sallybeauty.com

Top Pick Tuesday and We Couldn’t Be More Pleased

It’s Top Pick Tuesday and I couldn’t be more excited about this week’s top pick.

This product and brand is a favorite of both Christine and mine. We both love it for the same reasons and we hope that you love it too!

The product: Dry Shampoo

I have alway had the type of hair that I had to wash every single day. This was something that I never loved but I got used to over the years. I was first introduced to dry shampoo on a camping trip. I love to camp but the “no shower factor” was always an issue for me. I would generally bring a baseball cap or hat of some sort to cover up and still look/feel presentable for day two. So one weekend I went camping with a group of friends armed with a hat for my second day look. Saturday morning one of the girls disappeared for a few minutes to change and get ready for the day. She emerged from the tent looking so fresh! She was holding this can and said, “hey does anyone want to use my dry shampoo”? I was flabbergasted! Dry shampoo? Sign me up! I played around with a few brands over the years, some cheap some expensive, and settled on one in particular-which was introduced to me by another friend!

The brand: Batiste

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They have so many different options to choose from! You can pick one that smells nice, blends in with brown or blonde hair, helps nourish your hair, or gives you some extra volume. I’ve only used the original but I am very excited to try the rest.

It’s so easy to use too! You separate your hair into thirds by exposing your scalp, spray on the roots, let it sit for 1-2 minutes, and then brush your hair like normal.

This brand in particular stands out because it’s very affordable and really works! I have used other brands that are more expensive and have been less impressed. I have also noticed that the ones less expensive seem to wear off as your day goes on. With Batiste it lasts all day and I have even been tempted to go a third day. I haven’t tested my luck with this temptation, but just might have too if I find myself in a time crunch…or a Saturday where I don’t have to go anywhere.

The other big ah-ha about this product is that it can help you when styling your hair. I have a lot of thin and fine hair which means it doesn’t hold a curl for very long and it tends to lay very flat on my head…but dry shampoo helps with it! Spray it in your hair like my above directions illustrate and go about styling however you choose. It gives your hair more texture which increases its workability for up-dos or curls.

Like I said this is Christine and my favorite and we hope you love it as well!

❤ Jaclyn