DIY Natural Looking Fake Bangs: From stiff to soft bangs

September 24th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Hi everyone, I finally got my fake bangs to look right. I am really excited to share it with you. If you have a deep desire for bangs like me but…

1) You have wires for hair
2) You don’t want to wait for it to grow back

Then play with this idea, it may turn your broom into a cute little side swept bang. All you need is a comb, hair pins, plastic ties and some water.

Simple trick to track water intake

August 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

We all know it’s important to drink 8 cups of water per day. It helps hydrate our body and help carry toxins away from our body. As a forgetful person it’s really hard to keep this habit. I’ve tried many ways to remind myself but it never sticks. Although not beautifully executed I was anxious to my idea a try. I hashed it out in a few minutes.

It’s been working really well and I’ve been drinking 8 cups of water daily for the past week. I didn’t miss a day. This sits  on my desk in front of my computer screen within my field of vision. After I finish one bottle I would move one stick over to the left. This is also serves as a reminder to take a small break away from my work while I refill my water bottle. I guess it doesn’t take fancy gadgets, apps, spreadsheets or notebooks to keep a habit. The important thing is to keep trying until you find a way that works for you. I hope this will inspire playful ideas for you to develop good habits 🙂

Materials:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Card board box (You could use two paper toilet rolls and cover it with some nice wrapping paper to make it look nicer. I just didn’t bother. I was more excited to see if the idea would work more then the looks of it.)
  • tape
  • pen

Cut and tape away.

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Two day hairstyles in one: Twisted braids & Soft wavy curls

July 7th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

I have always admired the girls in Korean dramas. They have really diverse, cute and romantic looking hairstyles. In my opinion I look pretty fobbish (fresh of the boat) with the regular braids. So I thought I’d give it a twist instead of the regular braid. To my surprised, twisting a braid turned out a lot easier and more stylish. The added benefit of this hairstyle are fun wavy curls that I’ve always wanted. If you have hair like mine, straight as a stick and have been mistaken for straightening your hair, you’ll know how hard it is to produce lasting curls without heat. You will love how easy and fast these two hairstyles are. Great for lazy days. You almost do nothing for the curls. People will think you spent hours on your hair.

Direction: Day 1 – Twisted braids

  • Dampen hair 80-90%
  • Separate hair in half
  • Separate hair in half again, twist strands two towards the front
  • Twist the two strands to the back and pull tightly
  • Tie and repeat on the other side

Direction: Day 2 – No heat, Soft wavy curls

  • Sleep with braids on
  • Untie hair
  • Separate hair with hand (DO NOT COMB)
  • Optional: Style and spray with hair products if desire

DIY hack to stop keyboard from sliding off keyboard tray ( Zero cost )

May 27th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

There’s not much real estate on my desk. I share one monitor between two laptops. The setup I have going on needs two keyboards and two mouse. The keyboard  tray fits both keyboards but can easily fall out in the back. I made this quick easy hack at zero cost partly as a fun challenge and more importantly to stop this annoyance of my keyboard falling out in the back every time I switched keyboards. You could use it on a slanted tray in the front to stop the keyboard from sliding off. It may not look very pretty in the front of the tray but will do the job if you haven’t found a solution yet.

Material:

Directions:

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  1. Measure and cut 2 pieces of cardboard (In my case I just cut out the small side of a tiny cardboard box.)
  2. Measure the thickness of the keyboard tray.
  3. Divide the height (4″) in half and draw a line in the center and measure a rectangle with the measurements indicated on the photo in the middle of the cardboard.
  4. Divide the width (8″ into five columns) 1.5″, 2.5″, 4″, 2.5″, 1.5″.
  5. Use Xacto of utility knife to cut out the rectangle strips from #4. For a tight fit, cut out less than the thickness of the tray.
  6. Fold at the dotted line.
  7. Slide the 2 cardboards onto the back of the tray and tape for extra reinforcement.

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A bun with a gut: An alternative DIY sock bun with BRAIDS IN THE MIDDLE

May 6th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

One of my favorite buns had little braids in the middle. I tried it before I knew how to  make my sock bun looking nicely. The technique I saw didn’t work for my annoying hair. When I saw the bun again while surfing the internet I thought I’d give my “Gutsy Sock Bun” technique a little challenge and see if it would work. With some modifications,  my “Gutsy Sock Bun” technique  handled my disobedient THICK, STIFF, and LAYERED hair very well. Let me know if it works for you as well. Enjoy!

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • A sock
  • A doughnut or a DIY sock doughnut
  • Rubber bands
  • Comb

Directions:

  1. Cut a 1″-2″ hole at the toe of the sock and your ready to start !
  2. At the highest point where your bun will sit, grab a small circular section of hair and tie it up. Don’t grab too much hair for the top, you’ll need more hair at the bottom to cover the sock and mesh donut.
  3. Select a tiny bunch of hair. braid to the end and tie it off. If you have longer hair you can braid half way down or a little more to save time. The ends of the hair will be tucked and hidden inside the bun.
  4. For my bun I did about 8 braids, you can do more or less according to your preference. I think the more braids the better the bun looks.
  5. Grab the rest of the hair and tie it up and finish off with using “a bun with a gut” technique.

KEY POINTS:

  • The thinner the braids the easier it is to conform to the shape of the bun.
  • Keep the braids wrapped in the center of the pony tail
  • Spread braids evenly over mesh donut

 

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