“I’d love to know about the roses in your hair – did you make them and how are they in such a cute little band? “
Here is a screen shot of my hair from the tutorial (the best one I could find anyway!)
So I thought today that I would talk a little bit about hair and show you how you can turn pretty much anything into a hair clip ^_^
So let’s make the hair clips first. These are my favorite types of roses. They are actually made from styrofoam which sounds strange but they are very soft, durable and realistic. I got mine from Spotlight but I imagine most craft stores carry them.
So what you need is flowers (or whatever you want to make into a hair clip), a hot glue gun and some bobby pins.
Using the glue gun you should put a good amount on both the rose and the bobby pin. Press them together. A good tip is to make sure that hot glue actually gets through the loop part of the bobby pin, this makes sure that it can’t pop out of the glue later.
You should hold the bobby pin where the stem on the flower would go. Normal hair clips would put the clip on a right angle but I find that it’s easier to hide the pin amongst your hair like this. Be careful not to burn yourself on the glue! When it’s dry it should look like this:
If you want you can cover the ugly glue on the back with a small circle of felt but seeing as it’s going to be buried in my hair I don’t mind so much ^_^
You can really do this with anything. Here is a sneak peak at what I’m going to be wearing in my hair at the Nuffnang Christmas party… I bought these butterflies at a junk store.
Now I have an army of butterfly hair clippies!
They are going to look super cute!
So now that you’ve made your clips it’s time to decorate your hair! How you arrange them greatly depends on the look you want. For me I want a hime style look but my other motivation is to cover my re-growth of non-blonde hair so I can wait longer between dyes and damage my hair less. So this is what I start out with:
When it’s up like this, the regrowth is super obvious. I’m sure I could cover it with a hat like a normal girl but with hime style hair it doesn’t go so well!
So to do the style I did in the video you need to start with a base head band. I like to use one which is similar colour to the flowers and has something interesting on it like a bow.
Everything about the style I’m making is lopsided so make sure you pick your best side for the bow!
Now get your flowers, it’s nice to use a few different types or shapes of flowers to make the style more interesting.
So grab one of your flowers (I’m starting with the light pink ones) and attach it. You should slide the flower under the headband because the band will hide the metal bit. You really don’t actually need to get much hair to hold it in, just a tiny bit. I get a tiny bit of my fringe in to it then push the whole way into my pouf.
This is how it looks all the way in. See how it hides everything nicely?
Now add another one on that side above the first.
And one on the other side… For this style I work with uneven numbers of flowers to make it even more lopsided.
Now you have quite a good base to work with, start adding the other kind of flower. You can add as many or few until you like how it looks. I like a lot of flowers so this is what I ended up with 😀
No regrowth to be seen ^_^
Now here are some variations on this look, it’s very versatile…
This time instead of a head band I started with a row of flowers that I’ve glued on a comb.
So add it to the side because it’s going to be your feature piece.
This version requires more flowers if you want to cover up regrowth but still looks cute.
If you are wearing awesome earrings you can pull the bits of hair on the side backwards and pin them over the headband. Here is how it looks with a different headband.
So I hope that answers some of your questions, if you’d like ore information just leave me a comment 😀 Btw if you’re interested in Lolita fashion you should check out Victoria Suzanne‘s blog, it’s full of really interesting articles and she has some very cute hair styles of her own!!
Hey everyone, I have something a bit fun for you all today 😀 So as you would all know I’ve been doing some fun videos lately and to do them I had to buy myself a new video camera. I wanted something HD but small enough that I could just pop it into my handbag.
After much umm-ing and ah-ing and comparing of specs I decided to buy a JVC Picsio.
I think I made an awesome choice because not only is it cute, for a tiny little thing it’s good quality too. I’m going to leave the technical review to James when he gets a chance but if you want to read more here is a good review which compares all of the current mini HD cameras on the market.
Now I have a habit of naming all of my appliances, my iphone is called Ruri, my computer is called Sophie and my old laptop is called Edward (no not after the stupid vampire!). I wanted to deco it but I’ve decided to wait until it has a name…And this is where you guys come in… my new camera needs a name!
The winner will get to request a tutorial/video/post about whatever they like (within reason obviously eg. no I will not do a tutorial on pole dancing).
So what you need to do is submit your favorite idea for a name in a comment here or a message to me on twitter. I’ll pick the best 3 and then everyone will vote for a winner. You have until midnight this Friday (Australian Eastern Standard Time) to submit your idea then voting will start on Monday.
If you’re stuck for ideas here is some information about it!
The camera is super tiny and super light, here it is next to my iphone…
I bought one of those gorilla stand thingies so it can go anywhere and likes to adventure… even hanging off the side of a table.
It lives in a little pink case in my hand bag and once we’ve picked a name I’m going to cover it in deco goodness.
It has this cool finish on the front that kind of looks like quilting…
There are lots of fun buttons on the back…
So there you go! I’m looking forward to seeing what names you guys come up with and what tutorials/posts you request ^_^
Now here are some posts that are coming up over the next few weeks just so you don’t request them 😉
-Craft tutorial: how to make a cute display for holding/organising headbands
-Hair tips/how arrange flowers in hime style hair for maximum effect
-Ideas on organizing your space for blogging (including a tutorial on customizing an ordinary lighting/a lamp like this one from Buyster into something adorable)
-Tip for decorating a cute Christmas tree
Ok so this technically isn’t an ACEO but I just finished it so too bad you can all look at it XD
This one started as a joke between the hilarious Nixxy (if you love nail polish you should totally check out her blog!) and I. At the time I had just been told I might have Lupus so I decided that if someone asked me what Lupus was I would just tell them I was a werewolf 😀 This led to a discussion about a Hime style werewolf terrorizing the town in search of brand and diamantes!
I probably should have spent a bit more time on this, I’m not 100% happy with how it turned out. I think it needs a lot more details and fine tuning. It really was quite a quick sketch… I’ve just been to lazy/busy to finish it!
So if you wake in the dead of night and the moon is full, listen closely you might hear the lone hime wolf’s cry of… “Jesuuuuuuuus Diiiimaaaaaaaaaaanteeeeeeeeeee! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
Illustrator. Strong tea, knitting, spinning, watercolours, stickers and writing lists. Living with her adorable boyfriend fiancé Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.