Saturday, 24 August 2013

Curling your hair using paper

Ever run out of curling tools as well as curlers or rollers..Well, there are other means to set your hair... use paper.  One of our technicians at work told me that she curled her hair using paper.  I was skeptical at first but when i saw her pictures.... the first thing I  did was to test it out on my daughter. Lol!
Having a long vacation due to the bad weather, her school decided to have Saturday classes to make up for the lost time.

This is one of the rare occasions where I could actually take care of her necessities since I am usually home during the weekends.

She was ecstatic when I was going to do her hair. Her classes starts at  1 pm today.  We decided to curl her hair for today.

This is what she looks like before we set her up.

What you need is an old magazine or any sturdy paper and fold it into 1/2 - 3/4 inch width.

Section the hair into layers.  For this do, since we wanted soft curls, we just sectioned it into 3 layers.  Thicker strands per paper.

Roll the hair in the middle of the paper just like what you normally do with rollers or curlers.  Once you get to the desired length where you wanted to end the curls, tie both ends of the paper to lock it.  Press the knot and the hair to secure it firmly.  Note:  Do not pull too hard. The paper may tear.

Proceed with the next layer and repeat the procedures.  For the topmost layer, ensure to comb your hair depending how you want your hair to fall out.  In this case, my daughter wanted to do a one-sided break.

I did this this for less than 10 minutes :)  I started at 10 and at around 11:30, I sprayed a little bit of normal hold hair spray so it wont flake much.

After 15 minutes, I removed the paper and this is the initial result. 

This is now her school hair for the day :D

DADDY's Comment:
"San kayo pupunta?...Sa school o sa fashion show?"  LOL!!!

NOTE:  If you want smaller curls, use more layers and thinner batches of hair and longer setting.

Enjoy :D

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Whimsical Makeup (My daughter's Xmas Party last 2010)

I know... its kinda' late to be posting it here... but I just wanted to share how we experimented on my daughter for her costume and outfit changes including hair and make-up.

I guess we overdid a bit.. hahaha.  I like to try different looks on her and things that I couldn't do anymore.  I am completely a hands-on mother when it comes to her outfits for every event that she joins.  So here goes...

This is when her school had a costume party for their Xmas celebration last 2010.  She was 6 years old then.

This is her before the transformation... she's quite restless and bored already ..

This is her after her make-over.  Hair (by me) and make-up by my sister.

Her eye make-up is a combination of green pink and yellow shades with a hint of glitter powder (for makeup).  You will find out later why...

 The first get-up is for a dance number.

 The second outfit is for a song number.
She is with her classmate in the middle picture.  We decided to up-do her hair on the spot.  The little flowers is just a preparation for the third change.

And the final is for the actual costume.  She came out as a fairy...the reason for the eye make-up.  It goes well with her wings.. hehehe
I made the gown itself.  .... no... I am not a professional seamtress.. I just know how to put one thing from the other.  This is just a simple tie-back gown so i don't need to do the complicated zipper thing.. hehehe... It is a low back dress made from used textile (retaso from our previous props) layered with unused organza (which i used for my giveaways) which I was able to re-use  See, I didn't spend much at all.  I just bought the wings from divisoria and the artificial flower used to decorate her hair and dress.

It turned out nice and everyone thought I bought it as is.  Honestly, if I could, I wouldnt spend much at all..I am just resourceful.  A friend of mine even borrowed the costume afterwards for her daugher. Not bad at all.

Sorry, I couldnt put up a tutorial for now but I'll see what I can do if I do find the time.

Thanks and tell me what you think of my first post.