Sunday, March 17, 2013

DIY Four Leaf Clover Heart

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Nail Polishes used from Left to Right:  SECHE VITE Dry Fast Top Coat; ESSIE Mint Candy Apple; OPI When Monkeys Fly; SO EASY STRIPE RITE Paint Green Grass

Friday, March 15, 2013

DIY Green Extensions

Supplies You'll Need:

  • Shears
  • Weft of 100% Human Hair
  • Color Brush
  • Tin Foil
  • Green Semi-Permantent Hair Color
  • Extension Glue
  • Silicone Hair Beads
  • Hair Extension Loop Tool
  • Color Care Shampoo
  • Hair Extension Pliers

Coloring the Hair Extension 

  1. Take the hair weft and cut off a small section.
  2. Place the cut weft on tin foil.
  3. Squeeze a big glob of green semi-permanent color onto the hair weft.
  4. Grab the color brush and brush in the green color.  *Make sure both sides of the hair weft are saturated.*
  5. Now let the hair sit on the foil for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Wash the green color out with a color care shampoo. *To set the color give the extension a cold water rinse after shampooing.*
  7. Dry the hair and repeat steps 2-6 for long lasting color.
  8. Once the hair is dry lay it flat down on the foil.

Making the Extension into Small Sections

  1. Now take the green hair weft and carefully cut a quarter inch section off.
  2. Take the section that was just cut and dab a small amount of hair extension glue to the top where the weft use to be.
  3. Rub the glue into the tip of the extension.
  4. While the glue dries mold it to a point.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 until all the hair is cut from the weft.

Putting the Extensions In

  1. Part your hair where you want your hair extensions to show.
  2. Slice a small section of hair along the part line and pin it back.  *The hair you pin back will eventually fall over the extensions, this will help blend the green extensions in.*
  3. Along the new part take a tiny section of hair.  *This section should have the thickness of a toothpick.*
  4. Now take a silicone hair bead and string it onto the extension loop tool.
  5. Take the hair from step 3 and thread it through the loop tool.
  6. Pull the bead up the loop tool so that it goes over the hair.  *This will pull the hair through the bead.*
  7. Once the hair is through the bead, pull the bead up and to the root.
  8. Take one green hair extension and thread the glued tip through the silicone bead.
  9. Make sure the extension and silicone bead are securely in place by your hair root.
  10. Flatten out the silicone bead with hair extension pliers.  *This clamps the hair and hair extension together.*
  11. Depending on the length of your green extensions, you may have to trim them.
  12. Now your hair is ready to be styled!
Taking the Extensions Out
  1. So your extensions are ready to come out?  Take the rigid part or the extension pliers and reopen the silicone bead.
  2. Save your extensions if they are still good.  You can always dab a little bit of extension glue on the tip to reinforce them!
Taking Care of You're Hair Extensions 

Depending on the quality of hair color you use, the extensions should last a week or two.  I use Joico's VERO K-PAK for the green, but if you are not able to buy profesional color you should go to Sally's Beauty Supply.  Sally's has Manic Panic which is a really good semi-permanent hair color.  All semi-permanent color fades after every wash, but quality color is going to last.

Since the extensions are 100% human hair you can wash and style them. You should always use a color safe shampoo to preserve color and heat protectants to prevent breakage   You're hair also needs conditioning and moisturizing if you don't want split ends.  Argan oil is a great way to preserve hair.  It's a dry oil so it won't look greasy, since you're hair extensions should be oiled daily.  You can even brush your hair extensions but avoid brushing over the silicone bead.  Just follow these instructions and you're extensions will look radient and healthy!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sorry About the Silence

Over the next couple days I will be working on expanding this nail blog into a beauty blog.  I am very excited and can't wait to post new content about hair, makeup, and nails.  I am working on DIY green hair extensions for St. Patricks Day, so stay tuned!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Daily Inspirational: DIY Mustache Tutorial by

THIS IS AMAZING!!!  Found this on pinterest.  It's from  I hope you enjoy these mustaches as much as I do!!