Good morning and happy Friday, friend!
It’s been a little slow going here this morning at Casa de MBB because I stayed up late last night partying like a rock star…
Uh, not. Actually, I got sucked into a movie I started watching at 9 called The Brass Teapot (pretty good, Twilight Zone-ish) and stayed up past my usual 10 o’clock bedtime.
Forget brass teapots… Could someone please pass the coffee pot? Stat.
So I’m feeling kinda tired, but also actually pretty good, too. Last night during dinner El Hub and I had a long talk about the importance of positivity in our lives.
Yes, I know that sounds hella cheesy, but ya know, I am a hella cheesy person and proud of it.
It’s especially important as we get older…because more and more of the people we know start getting sick, passing away and facing truly difficult situations.
Sorry. I don’t want to bring you down at all (that’s never my goal, ever), but I just think it’s important that we try to be as optimistic and happy as possible in our lives, because what else is there, really? You gotta keep that boat afloat, ya know? As hard as it is sometimes.
Anywho, that’s enough waxing philosophic for now… How about a video?
This one’s just a quickie.
I posted a pic last week of my hair half up, half down to showcase an ear cuff I like by Kristin Perry, and a few of you asked to see a tutorial.
Well, I don’t know how much of a tutorial this turned out to be, but I tried.
The style’s pretty simple — kind of funky and Hunger Games-ish, which is probably why I like it so much — and you may be able to do it with products you already have around the house.
Products mentioned in the video
- A flexible hold hairspray like Pantene Pro-V Touchable Non-Aerosol Hairspray Flexible Hold ($4)
- A hairbrush (I used a Mason Pearson Pocket Mix Brush that I got as a gift, but any hairbrush will do)
- Goody Bobby Pins ($3)
Do you have any well-behaved earrings at home that deserve to be shown off? Hint-hint! This is a good hairstyle for that.
You know, I really enjoy making these videos, but they are very challenging in different ways than writing and taking pics. A big thing I’m still trying to figure out is where to place the camera. I probably should have backed up a couple feet for this one to show my entire head, but we live and learn, I guess.
Oh, well. I still hope you like it and give it a try (even if it’s only in secret at home).
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,