How To Store Hair Accessories- Home Sweet Home

So my mission in life seems to be how to store hair accessories in the best way possible. I’ve written about it before. A lot.  So yeah. The perfect way doesn’t really seem to exist. But that sure doesn’t seem to stop me from trying again and again and again.

The latest thing I’ve been doing is using them for decoration in the form of a big flower bouquet…



It sure beats what I was doing before then… which was keeping them in a pile:



The key to this method is to have pointy sticks which form the bouquet which you can clip the hair ties/bows/whatever to. I made mine out of wire wrapped in yarn and then mixed them in with some fake flowers for good measure.


Start by cutting a length of wire and then hot glue the end of your yarn to it.



Wrap the yarn tightly around the end of the wire and continue to the other end.


When you get to the other end glue in place and cut the excess.



Make a heap of them.


Now begin to arrange your flowers. I bent the ends of the wires so they were curly and interesting and then arranged them between the other sticks, leaves and flowers I had.


Next I began clipping on some of the larger hair flowers and accessories.



I have a lot of them so it took quite a while to fill in all the gaps…



But once it was done it looked pretty cute!



And in the Bathroom it does look huge but it’s a good way to display everything so I won’t forget what I have and can colour match them to my outfits.


The rest of the bathroom is pretty bare because I was giving it a big clean. How cute are the bee tooth brush holders though?? Everything will be spring themed soon!


So I’ve been using it this way for a few months and it seems to be walking the line between pretty and practical very well so far. I’m pretty happy anyway! Let me know what you guys think or if you have any suggestions I can try out! I think I probably need to start whittling down my collection but I’m a sucker for cute accessories and I like having things in a rainbow of colours… you know… just in case I ever want to have a neon yellow outfit… I don’t think I’m fooling anyone. I may just be a hoarder.


How To Do A Ponytail With A Pouf – Hairstyle Video Tutorial

I’m back after being very sick for a while! Today I’m doing a sleek style which I like using when I need to look fancy and professional 😀

And here are the written instructions!
Hello Besties!
I’ve been really sick so that’s why there haven’t been any videos but I’m better now so let’s rock this!
Today we are doing a pony tail with a poof!
You can start with fresh or curled hair,It doesn’t really matter but I’m starting with curled.
Grab a section of hair at the top and just pin it out of the way for the moment.
I’m sick of being sick! I’ve been off and on sick for the last couple of weeks and I can’t do voice-overs without a voice!
Brush the hair upwards into a high pony tail just like this.
You want it to sit just behind the pinned bit we created earlier.
The worst thing about being sick is cough medicine.
I could never be a spy because 15ml of cough medicine and I’ll sell out my country, family, goldfish, ANYTHING!!!
Now un-pin the front section and give it a brush forward.
You could always apply a LOT of hairspray and just chill out as a unicorn for a day!
But if that’s not your thing apply some hairspray to the roots at the back…
… and then using your teasing brush, tease in the root area.
Now GENTLY smooth the rest of the hair backwards to form your poof.
Fold it over and shape it a little bit with your fingers to get the shape you want.
And then pin it in place!
To pin it you can use bobby pins or several lizards, which ever you have available at the time.
How did the women on Gilligan’s’ Island always have such impeccable hair? Hard hitting questions right here.
So pin it just in front of where the pony tail starts.
Smooth down the sides of your pouf to meet your hair and hairspray it in place.
Grab a little bit of hair from your ponytail and wrap it the elastic and the ends of the pouf.
Add an adorable bow and there you’ve got it!
A cute poof with a pony tail!
This is a very polished look that can be worn at work or at play and doesn’t take as much effort as you’d think!
As I mentioned at the start you can wear the pony tail curled or straight and I think it looks great either way!
It’s great to be back guys and thanks so much for all your well wishes on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
Thanks so much for watching, Bye!~~~~~~~~~~~~



A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

Email: [email protected]
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Mail: PO BOX 372, Collins St West, VIC 8007, Australia


Music: Garageband unless otherwise credited

Garnier Fructis Miraculous Oil Review -Sponsored

This post was sponsored by Garnier and SheKnows.
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After how well my last experiences with Garnier products went, I jumped at the chance to try something else from the range! When they offered to send me a bottle of Garnier Fructis Miraculous Oil I was very interested as I am a big fan of hair oils.

With all of the bleaching and damage that I do to my hair, drying it out is a big concern for me so any product which can keep it healthy is very important.


So what is the idea behind the product?

Well you can’t walk into a beauty aisle anymore without being bombarded with advertisements for different oils, the biggest selling point of which seems to be the use of Argan Oil. The benefits of this oil are apparently smoothing down frizz, adding shine, moisturising dryness and improving general texture. Unlike other oils, Garnier Fructis Miraculous Oil is supposed to be “weightless” so it gives all of the benefits without making your hair look greasy or icky.

It’s funny that when I started using oils I was very sceptical of the idea… I mean normally we do things like washing hair to get rid of them, why on earth would I want to put it back in? Since I started using it though the overall condition of my hair has definitely improved.



At RRP $11.95 for a 150ml bottle the price is definitely lower than a lot of the other oils I’ve tried as well. I’m not sure whether the concentration of ingredients would be the same but the fact that “Argania Spinosa Oil/Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil” is only third on the list is promising.

The directions on back of the bottle are straight forward and can either be used in your existing hair routine or as an added step. Generally with oils I’ll use them after washing my hair to smooth everything down and put some moisture back. I’ll also use it as a mask to give my hair added protection before bleaching my roots.  I’ve heard of people adding it to their regular conditioner for an extra boost with is an interesting idea I’d like to try as well.



So let’s see if Garnier Fructis Miraculous Oil actually works!

Out of the yellow bottle the oil is clear so it should be suitable for use with any hair colour and types. It feels slippery but I found that it actually even absorbed into the skin on my hands… so there’s an extra use: emergency hand cream! 😉 The Miraculous Oil feels very light and smooth and left the skin on my hand feeling quite velvety.


This is my hair with nothing in it, I’d just washed and dried it and hadn’t done anything other than brushing. You can see my main problem is the frizz. Even before I started dying my hair it was always frizzy, it’s just how my hair naturally is. I’ve kept these photos quite dark so you can see the wave and strands of my hair.





It’s suggested to apply an AUS 5 cent coin sized piece for short/fine hair or an AUS 20 cent coin piece for long/thick hair. My hair is getting very long so I ended up using a little bit more than that. Less is definitely more in the case of oils so having the 150ml bottle means it’s going to last ages. If you’re unsure how much to use, start small. Put a tiny bit on your hands and rub it around so your skin feels smooth then run your fingers through your hair until it’s gone from your hands. Repeat until you can see a shiny but not so much that the strands clump together.

You can use on wet, dry or damp hair. My preference for using it is on dry hair but I also like to put a tiny bit through damp hair before I use my hairdryer.

I warmed the oil up in my palms and then gently brushed it through the length of my hair, avoiding the roots. The ends/middle are the areas which get dry the most whereas my roots tend to get oily on their own so I avoid putting oils on the roots unless it’s right before I’m going to bleach them.




I’ll let you be the judge from the photos but I felt like my hair was shiner and less frizzy after application. The photo was taken right after application and I found that once the oil had settled for around 15 minutes my hair became very soft. I also thought that it straightened out quite a few of the kinks which was an interesting side effect.

One of the other suggestions for use was a tiny bit as a touch up during the day. I was a bit hesitant to do that as in the past some oils I’ve used have been like a magnet for lint and dirt which shows up very obviously on my light hair, I ended up giving it a try anyway out of curiosity and found that the Miraculous Oil didn’t do that at all, my hair looked and felt light and very shiny rather than picking up more dust.

Close ups of my hair with before on the left and after on the right. You can click to see the large versions in the gallery. To me, the left has more of that cotton-candy texture and the right looks more like hair is supposed to.


So would I use this again? Definitely. It does it’s job well, I used it mostly as a mask and intensive treatment and I couldn’t fault it on that. With such a low price I would definitely repurchase as it’s a very economical way to get an oil fix.

If you want to learn more about Garnier Fructis Miraculous Oil check out their Facebook Page or this page on their website which has a whole bunch of reviews from other people who have tried it. Feel free to leave your own review there as well!


Competition time!

If you want the chance to win your own bottle of Miraculous Oil to try for yourself, head over to the SheKnows website here and enter the competition. There are 20 Miraculous Oil products to win, good luck everyone!


How To Style Old Curls – Messy Curly Bun Hairstyle Video Tutorial

Today I’ll show you how I style my curls once they are starting to fall flat. I use this style a lot while I’m traveling because I love curls but often don’t bother to bring curling implements for short trips. With styles like this and some other tips I can make the curls last a few days.

And here’s the transcript:
Hello Besties!
Today I’m going to show you what you can do with curls that are a couple days old and have lost their bounce!
Let’s get started!
Curls are awesome but after the first day they get kind of flat and floppy.
So rather than heat styling and risking damage, here’s what I usually do!
Leaving your fringe alone, brush all your hair upwards into a high pony tail.
Don’t brush through the curls, you want them to really messy and poufy.
But not SO messy that your curls try to eat your hair brush!
So now you can go one of two ways:
You can give it a twist like this and then pin the curls to your head…
Or you can cheat like me! This is way easier but looks a little different.
Just use an elastic hair band and pull it up into a really high pony tail.
Now just pull all the hair forward and fluff it out!
Fluff it out as much as you can so it’s super huge and messy.
Use some volumising powder if you want to go extreme!
Looks a little weird like this, but once you scrunch it up towards the band…
…and start pinning it in place….
You can form it into whatever shape you want, big or small, wide or tall!
And it just looks like a big curly bun that you actually put effort into!
Now just style your fringe so that it matches!
I like to curl my little side bits as well.
Minimal heat styling for the win! I always use a heat protector but even then a flat iron is around 180 celcius
Heat like that is always going to do some damage, so give your hair the occasional break!
And as Violet always says: hairspray the bajeebus out of it!
Once you’re sure all the pins are hidden, add some accessories!
A head band, huge bow or just something little, go with what you feel works best with your outfit.
There are lots of different ways to wear this one and it’s a good alternative to a plain old ordinary bun.
It’s very quick to do and with no damaging styling plus you get to wear your curls for an extra day!
This style is also really great for travelling.
I won’t tell anyone we started with old curls if you don’t 😉
Thanks so much for watching, bye!~~~~~~~~~~~~Shop:


A blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

Email: [email protected]
Advertising: [email protected]
Mail: PO BOX 372, Collins St West, VIC 8007, Australia

Music: Garageband unless otherwise credited

How To Do Easy Victory Rolls – Hairstyle Video Tutorial

I keep forgetting to post these videos across >_< I’ve been very lax in actually putting videos up lately because of the whole sick/stressed/tired thing but yay for actually doing things!

Today we’re doing really easy victory rolls, this is a popular hairstyle in many subcultures but it’s most associated with rockabilly and psychobilly styles. I think it works really well with sweet fashions too 🙂

Transcript instructions:
Hello Besties!
Today we are doing another adorable rockabilly style!
So let’s rock and roll baby!
Pin-up Victory Rolls Tutorial
Ok, let’s get cracking on these loops.
Today we are doing BIG hair, so I’m using a teasing comb for most of this.
Separate a small section of hair up to where your ear is on one side.
Comb through it a few times and then brush it upwards.
Tease the back of it and add some of your strongest hairspray!
This is the strongest one Tresemme makes, but I used to buy a magical one from Cedel that was discontinued.
Fan it out a little bit and gently twist it backwards.
The teasing will add some structural integrity and make sure there aren’t any gaps.
You want to form a big loop like this.
Now pin it in place. I have a video on hair pins coming up so subscribe if you want to catch that!
Now hairspray once again and do some shaping with your hand.
Fan out the back so you can’t see straight through the loop.
Now we are just going to repeat on the other side.
Same as before, brush through, tease and fan it out.
Then gently guide it backwards into the loop.
Shape it with your hands.
Pin it in place. Once it’s pinned, shape it so that you can’t see through the loop.
Hairspray and you’re done!
Super cute and super simple!
Of course you can’t go wrong with an accessory so welcome back the hair flower!
And there you have it!
This hair looks great for all kinds of rockabilly gigs, car shows or dancing around the house to Secrets’ “Shy Boy”.
Rockabilly hair is usually quite intricate so you may want to do something with the ends, but this is a great start!
Thanks so much for watching, bye!
Instagram: blog and Youtube channel about a girl and her quest to make everything sparkle. New craft, hair and beauty tutorials every week!

Violet LeBeaux spends most of her time trying to think of ways to make life prettier, posting said ways on her blog and drinking very strong tea. She writes about big hair cute things, girly fashion, beauty finds, sometimes Hime Gyaru fashion (姫ギャル) and crafty tutorials.

She lives with her adorable boyfriend Jimmy, fluffy puppy Miss Lottie and Bergamot Bunny in Melbourne, Australia.

Email: [email protected]
Advertising: [email protected]
Mail: PO BOX 372, Collins St West, VIC 8007, Australia


Music: Garageband unless otherwise credited

10 Lazy Day Hairstyle Tutorials With RY and GHD

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I was contacted a little while ago by to try out some of their products and considering my hair obsession we settled on a GHD to play with!

As you guys know by now, I’m trying to make my life a bit better one tiny thing at a time in hopes that all the tiny things will add up to big things and being happier in general. As silly as it sounds, when I look good I feel a lot happier and more motivated.

In my ideal life where I’m so rich that I never have to worry about money or anything other than which beautiful gown I’ll wear that day I think I would spend a large amount of time doing my hair every morning. Unfortunately in real life, time-to-do-my-hair tends to get over run by time-doing-the-washing. So the age old problem: how to look cute without having to spend hours doing it?

So I’m taking on bad hair days with the help of RY and GHD! I came up with 10 hairstyles that can be done in less than 5 minutes, perfect for busy and lazy days!

But before we get into the hairstyles, let’s do a quick review of the GHD 😀

Lottie was totally begging me to straighten out her crimps but I don’t trust her to use hot appliances without supervision.


RY is one of Australia’s biggest beauty supply websites, they stock all of the major brands often at discounted prices. They also ship internationally and stock a lot of Australian skin care brands which are hard to find overseas so make sure to take a look! RY also has a price match guarantee for Australian websites and a points system as well.Here’s some information from their site: is what happened when two guys — yes guys – had one great idea: Make cosmetics, skin and hair care available for everyone to buy online. The result? Australia’s Number 1 online beauty store.

It all started on the Gold Coast in 2002 when we decided to expand our local salon business by selling one line of professional hair products online. Today we offer more than 30,000 hair, skin and cosmetic products from leading industry brands including Clarisonic, Redken and GHD and we’ve shipped over one million products to thousands of beauty addicts across Australia.

One thing that hasn’t changed is our passion for beauty innovation. Our hair and skincare experts continually research new products, appliances and trends to bring you the best beauty products in the country at the most affordable prices. Have you seen in the press?

Whether this is your first order or your 100th, we want to thank you for choosing for your makeup, skin and hair care needs. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to make your shopping experience better.

The box from RY was shipped and arrived within 2 days which is so quick considering how long AusPost usually takes. They also have a pick up location in QLD which would be quite convenient. It came with some little samples and was packed securely with paper and a bag.


The GHD I picked was the Pink Diamond V Gold Classic Styler 24mm.


This model is partnered with the Breast Cancer Foundation so the price of $264.95 (on sale from $289) includes a $20 donation.



From the RY website the features are:

  • Ceramic heaters
  • Sleep mode
  • Universal voltage
  • Round barrel
  • 2.7m swivel cord
  • Smooth black plates with a hint of sparkle for snag-free styling
  • Contoured plates for easier curls and waves
  • 2 year GHD Australia Warranty.


Inside the box is the very bright and pretty pink GHD and also a huuuge flat brush.



I’ve tried just about every straightener known to man and I really do have a soft spot for GHDs. It sounds silly but a straightener’s main function is to heat  and a lot of the cheaper models just can’t get hot enough to work with my hair.



The 24mm is a really good size for creating curls too, it’s big enough that you don’t need to spend all morning doing them but it’s small enough to get tight curls and still be reasonable to travel with. I like the fact that these new models are really light too, compared to the older ones I’ve used this feels like holding nothing. When you have flimsy weak arms like me that’s a big plus haha!



So back to the idea of quick hairstyles that you can do on busy mornings… I’ve got 10 tutorials just for that purpose! A lot of them are very basic styles but sometimes basic is all you need when it’s a choice between 10 more minutes of sleep or hair styling!

This is totally a continuation of my Inspiration For The Lazy series. Each of these took only a few minutes to do with the GHD so now I know I have no excuse not to do something with my hair every morning.

Let’s get into it!

Style #1: Straight.

This is a pretty obvious style but so long as you can get some volume in your fringe I think it’s still really effective. I get more fringe volume by brushing it to the opposite side to usual.



Style #2: Sleek

Another variation of that straight style is pulling pulling the fringe back and teasing a little. I them like to leave some side bits down and use a headband to hold it in place. Very preppy!



Style #3: Fishtail

I love fishtail braids so much. They are so much cuter than regular plaits! I usually wear one over my shoulder but two is super cute too ^_^



Style #4: Mini Ponytail

This is one of my favorite lazy day styles because it has a lot of top volume but takes no more time than a regular ponytail!



Style #5: Side swept

I love side swept hair lately, and now that I’ve mastered pinning it at the back of my head so I don’t have to keep flipping it around the right side every 10 minutes it’s even more convenient.



Style #6: Side pony

So did I mention I liked hairstyles which are one sided? I don’t know why but this seems so much more interesting than a regular ponytail to me!



Style #7: Side bun

Yep it’s another side style but they just look so good! This one takes a little more effort because of the sheer number of plaits but the end result looks so complicated it’s worth it.



Style #8: The loop

This style has so many variations: do a loop on either side, do two loops. It’s such a retro style and looks even better in short hair!



Style #9: Double Twist

If you exaggerate the twists more you can get the nekomimi style too!



Style #10: Curls

This one does take a little longer but I justify this because I can use the curls in different hairstyles for like 3 days so it really saves time in the long run. Justified!



Bonus style 11: Updo

This is what I mean about using the curls for several days, the next day I just mess them up and make a big poufy updo!



So there you have it, 11 quick and easy styles using the GHD!


I think even though they take a little longer my favorite is still the curls ^_^


So overall verdict on the GHD: love it for quick lazy styling. Super fast to heat up, easy to use, light weight and the colour is very cute.



If you want to get your own, make sure to check out and have a look at the massive selection of all kinds of GHD straighteners.

Hair down, now I just need to work on making changes in the rest of my life!


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