Smooth Hair At Last: HANA Titanium Ionic 1.5″ Flat Iron Review

Do you use a flat iron to straighten your hair?

For the longest time, I didn’t…not until my late twenties, at least.  In fact, I was mostly just a get-out-of-bed-pull-my-hair-into-a-ponytail kinda gal.  It’s only as I’ve gotten older – and begun to look at myself and how I look as a complete picture, that I finally realized that the make-it-or-break-it component to any stylish outfit is what you wear on your head.  Yes folks (as probably everybody else already knows;-) it’s your hairstyle (or lack thereof) that truly ties everything together and makes your look chic…or not.  So I’ve added flat ironing into my repertoire of hair styling techniques, and as my hair’s growing out longer, there’s a lot more to play with.  So awhile ago I bought myself a $29 iron (a national, well-known brand) from my local discount store, thinking that there was no reason to spend money on what was the equivalent of just a couple of hotplates stuck on a pair of tongs.  Boy was I wrong. (more…)

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Winter Hair Styling Options: Vivi Magazine

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Winter is creeping up on us again – and I’m always at a loss as to how to style my hair during these months of mandatory headwear.  Japanese fashion magazines usually supply a plethora of cute styling options that are totally doable for a variety of hair lengths.  Master the art of the turband, the side bow, the messy pony, and the double-wrapped bun, courtesy of Vivi Magazine.

Are you inspired to try anything outside your usual Winter hairstyle?  I love the textural velvet and mohair bows!

xoxox

Carly

*scans from Vivi Magazine Dec 2010 (I think)

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Formspring.me Question: Shaved Head??

from formspring.me:

Hi Carly, I really love you blog. Been reading it for a while now and you always manage to inspire me into new sewing projects! I have a little DIY question for you… I’m shaving my head for charity in a couple of weeks and as I will be pretty much bald

Hi there! Can you continue your question in the comments to this post? The question got cut off by formspring, as you can see!
Thanks-
Carly
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