“What God is like to Him I serve?
What Saviour like to mine?
O never let me from Thee swerve,
For truly I am Thine.
“My thankful mouth shall speak Thy praise,
My tongue shall talk of Thee;
On high my heart O do Thou raise
For what Thou’st done for me.”
– Anne Bradstreet
Today’s tutorial is for the Fan bun/updo. Recently, this has been my go-to hair style for days when I want something a little nicer than a basic french twist but don’t have a lot of time. It’s a soft, easy look that will work on all hair types.
“There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light,
that all men through him might believe.”
May we, like John the Baptist, reflect the light of Christ to the world.
This is a variation of the Double Bun style that I did a while back. It was pretty easy and took about five minutes. The only thing I changed from that tutorial was that, instead of shell buns, I made folded twists and coiled them into the two buns. The flowers are attached to two separate clips, and here’s how I made my hair flowers.
Ta-da! Have a Fabulous Friday!!!
p.s. More pictures of the dress on my sewing website here.
“Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly,
and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair.”
Have you given that which cost you most and that which is most precious to you for the glory of Christ?
Finally a new tutorial!! I call this one the double-bun Edwardian-inspired updo. This style is super easy– In the video, I did it in three minutes. If your hair turns into Dr. Seuss-type squiggles when you wash it like mine, here’s a great way to use that texture to your advantage. And yes, this is my hair’s natural, freshly-washed texture.
For those looking for a messy bun for super long hair, here’s what I use. Soft, puffy, and romantic–everything a good updo should be. If my hair curls more than it did today, I like to pull some little bits out around my ears and neck. Also, if your hair gives you headaches when it’s up, splitting the weight like this is very comfortable.
Wow, I talked way too fast during the intro! Sorry about that. In fact, the intro in general isn’t that great. ( I really didn’t want to do another take.) For this video, we’re back in ye olde bathroom. I’ve figured out an angle were I can kind of see what I’m doing in the mirror. Yay!
Today’s tutorials are inspired by the lovely Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” for the Belle fashion event being hosted by Hannah at spacious-soul.livejournal.com. Trying to copy a hairstyle from a cartoon was hard! What I ended up with works for my hair length, but you might need to modify it slightly for your hair type and length. I did a version of both Belle’s everyday ponytail which you can see in the image above and her ball style which you can see below.
10“Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God.
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
Yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness. 13For I, the LORD thy God, will hold thy right hand,
Saying unto thee, ‘Fear not; I will help thee.’”
I love these verses so much I have them framed in my room. It is such a comfort to know that God is my Father, and He’s always with us and ready to help if we would only ask Him.
I have finally come up with a way to rag curls for really long hair!!! I’m super excited about this one; I think you all will really like it. Continue reading →
“The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, easy to be entreated,
full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.”
Ladies, are these qualities reflected in your speech and actions? I’m specifically convicted by peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated. Sometimes it’s so easy in conversation to beat someone over the head with our beliefs/convictions or opinions. We should strive to be gracious and teachable as we interact with others.
This is my absolute favorite variation of the French braid. Pretty much every other french braid has you starting with unparted hair, but that is unflattering on me. Here is an elegant solution to that problem. This style, along with the Flip and Twist, are my two every-day, go-to hair dos. I love it because it’s a nice way to get your hair up without a bun, especially if you get hair-induced headaches. You should be confident in French braiding before attempting this style.