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Hair tutorial: Alternative face slimming French braid (straight slippery hair)

February 3rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Alternative French braid, Trendy face slimming French braid for straight slippery hair

Che Che wearing French braid

~Inspirations from
Title: The Hippocratic Crush II, oncall36小時II
Genre: Medical drama Character: Che Che (車車)

I’ve always loved the effortless clean look of the French braid but I could never get it right with my hair being super thick, straight, and very slippery. No matter how tight I pull my hair or how finely I braid it, my french braid always turn out poofy and loose at the top and would always fall out very quickly.  I recently saw a Chinese drama, The Hippocratic Crush II,  and a girl Che Che (車車) in the drama had a really cute french braid. I thought I’d try to replicate it. It turned out pretty nice and I wanted to share it with those who have similar issue with their hair. Not only did it stays in place but also slimed my face a great deal. This also works very well if you want your short bangs up and off your face.

I hope it will work for you and you will like it. For more tutorials in the future support by liking ^_^

DIY earphone cozy from old socks

August 22nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

I hate it when my earphone cords get all tangled up. I finally decided to take care of it once and for all. This DIY earphone cozy is made from my old sock. It’s light weight, prevents tangles and protects earphone for travel and daily use. You can easily pull the plug and earphones out from the cozy.
DIY earphone cozy from old socks

  1. Cut 2″ x 4″ rectangle from old socks
  2. Fold a small flap on the 2″ sides and sew to prevent fraying on both ends
  3. Fold lengthwise in half and sew the 4″ sides together
DIY earphone cozy from old socks

Red lines are areas to be sewn.

Stitch: Push needle through fabric and loop thread around needle and pull needle through to create a knotted edge. I used the same stitch throughout this project.
DIY earphone cozy from old socks

How to use earphone cozy:

Cheap creative tool: Super fast way to peel roasted chestnuts

July 6th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

I’m so happy to discover this little plastic gadget in a bag of fresh roasted chestnuts I bought today. I love fresh chestnuts but it takes forever to peel, I give up after few tries. It’s not a favored task for a lazy person like me. With this little helper, I finished the bag in less than 15 minutes. Very satisfying and fun to eat. It’s a keeper for future home roasted chestnuts.

Tame baby hair with a bandana

June 25th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

For those of you, like me, who have disobedient course and STIFF hair, you can fix those nasty cow licks and spiky baby hair with no hair products or heat. I tried many ways including a cap to hold my hair down, it left a ring around my head that was not any flattering then my hair sticking straight up.  I was daydreaming a way to make my hair stay down naturally. I knew wet hair behaves well and if I could hold it down in place after it dries then everything would be perfect. I recalled, usually after I took my head band off of wet hair, my hair would become more stubborn and no amount of effort would make it flat again until the next shower. What if I used a big head band over wet flat hair? Would my hair stay in place then? I didn’t have a huge head band so I experimented with a t-shirt. It worked pretty good with exceptions to the long drying time. Hence I used a piece of large thin cloth, a bandana, I bought at Daiso for a few dollars. The bandana worked perfectly with quick drying time.

Bandanna or large piece of square fabric
Hair clip
Hair dryer (Not heat option, you can just leave the bandana on until your hair dries)

Big perfect side bun in 1 minute (made with a fingerless glove)

June 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

a simple and fast way to make a sock bun for thick, course, stiff, or disobedient hair.

Watch the 1min video below and be amazed at how fast and easy you can make this bun . Using the “Gutsy sock bun” technique, thick fingerless gloves worked like a charm for this fat side bun. The thicker your material the fatter your bun.

Interested in how I came up with this technique? Read: When there are no solutions, you create a solution: The birth of my “Gutsy Sock Bun”

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