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I love a hairstyle that looks complicated, but is actually so easy to do.  This low rolled bun updo looks perfectly polished for work, a special event, or just everyday wear and takes under 5 minutes to do!

Products used:

-Bobby Pins

-Hair Tie

-L’Oreal Paris Studio Above It All Invisi Gel Volumizing Hair Gel

-Aussie Aussome Volume Hairspray

Prior to beginning: I straightened my hair in order to create a smooth and polished effect.  I find that it really helps to reduce frizziness and flyways to begin like this.  I then distributed a small dot of gel throughout my hair to create some hold.

Step 1:  Start by creating a low ponytail and secure with a hair tie.

Step 2:  Make a small opening in the center of the ponytail, splitting the hair into two even sections with your fingers.

Step 3:  Take the ponytail and pull it up and into the opening.  I found that this was easiest done when I put my thumb and pointer finger inside the opening, ready to grab it and pull it through instead of just trying to shove it down.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 one or two more times until the ponytail is a bun.

Step 5: Pin any remaining hair into the bun and hairspray to secure flyways.

Hope you are having a great Monday and thanks for reading! (:

Love,

Nicole ♡

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Blanket Scarf: Amazon // Shirt: H&M (similar) // Pants: Target (similar) // Booties: Nordstrom Rack (similar) // Purse: ALDO // Earrings: The Tiny Tassel (c/o) // Puff Ball: New Look // Belt: Boohoo (similar) // Sunglasses: Target // Bracelets: Forever 21 (similar) // Lipstick: NYX “Perfect Red”

I have a confession…I am so obsessed with my blanket scarf that I actually had to come up with more ways to wear it in order to feel better about it.  Hopefully some of you share this addiction and I want you to know that we will get through this together!  One of the easiest ways to get away with wearing something way too much is to change up how you style it.  The blanket scarf can be worn a number of different ways, but my personal favorite is the cape!

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Lay your scarf flat on the floor.  It should look like a large square when spread out.

Step 2: Fold a corner of your blanket so that it is touching the corner that is directly diagonal to it.  Now your scarf should look like a triangle.

Step 3: Wrap the triangle around your shoulders so that it drapes down near the front of your legs.

Step 4: Using a belt, finish the look by securing the cape at your waist.

That’s it!  I hope you love wearing it like this as much as I do! (:

Love,

Nicole ♡

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Hi everyone!  Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to get crafty and make something cute for someone that you care about.  This idea is perfect for a boyfriend, or can be turned into a silly kind of gift for your girl friends.  When I was in high school, our school would sell roses that you could send to a boyfriend or girlfriend with a personalized message.  So instead, my friends and I would all send each other the roses with cute notes talking about fun memories or our friendship in general.  Making something cute for a friend on Valentine’s Day is a great way to remind them that you care and can be a huge cheer-up for someone who is bummed about the holiday.  This project is so easy too and not expensive!

Okay, so you can find EVERYTHING for this project except for the nerds in the dollar section of Target!  I found the nerds at Walgreens.

You’ll need:

1 Glass Jar

1 Chalkboard Marker

1 Package of Burlap Gift Tags (With Chalkboard on Front)

1 36 Package of Valentine’s Day Themed Nerds

Pour as many nerd packages as it will take to fill your jar.  If you use the dollar jar from Target you will have some nerds left over.  (What a shame right 😉 you’ll just have to eat them all!)  Close the jar with the lid.  Uncap your chalkboard marker and begin writing your message on your burlap tag.  Tie the tag around your jar and wha-la your’e finished!

Love,

Nicole 

DIY: Music Sheet Art

This project is incredibly easy and so versatile.  I put my Cinderella sheet in a frame and hung it on my wall, but these pictures could also make really cute gifts for family and friends.  I picked a Disney theme for my project, but this idea will work with anything.  Consider using: animals, movies, characters, flowers, symbols, or quotes (just some ideas).

To make this project is very simple!  1.) Go to google, search for a “printable music sheet”, and print it out.  Next google search the “silhouette” of the character, flower, etc., and print that out.  I searched for “Disney Character Silhouettes”.  2.)  Carefully cut the silhouette out, and place it over the music sheet.  Trace the figure onto the music sheet and cut it out.  3.) Glue the new music sheet silhouette onto any color paper you like and “wha-la” done (: .