So, before I begin this hair tutorial, let me just say……..I didn’t know I was making the same face the ENTIRE time. Sheesh! Now that that’s off my chest, it’s good to be back! When Chandra asked that I post a hair tutorial for Valentine’s Day, I begin to think of what I would want to see. Valentine’s is romantic. Fun. Lovely. Sigh. So, here we go!
I began with hair/curls from the previous day. I definitely recommend starting with volume in your hair.
My hair is not cut, so I just curled the shortest pieces of my hair in front.
I personally think leaving it there is pretty, but I’m not quite finished!
I added my pearl headband, because in mind, pearls are of ultimate romance. Teehee!
Happy Wednesday, and have a lovely Valentine’s Day tomorrow!!
If you have any questions, leave them in the comments.
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It’s been awhile since I’ve featured a modest beauty here on the blog, but I’m happy to feature the ever so lovely Typhanie Stewart today. Modest Beauty posts are my favorite posts to share with all of you, because you’re able to see the style and modest perspectives of other women. Typhanie blogs over at My Garments of Praise and was kind enough to answer some questions about modesty and her own personal style.
Where are you from? Where did you grow up? Where do you currently reside?
I was born in Jamaica and raised in South Florida where I currently reside.
I don’t mind at all! I’m married to a wonderful guy, Dwayne Stewart, and I’m proud! No little ones yet
You have a personal style blog called My Garments of Praise. Why did you choose this name? What meaning does it have to you?
The blog name “My Garments of Praise” was inspired by Isaiah 61:3, “…to give unto them…the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.” In all that I do (even in getting dressed!), my desire is to do it with praise and joy, as unto the Lord.
I choose to dress modestly simply because it just makes sense! It makes sense to respect my body and take pride in the way that I look. Also, since I consider myself an ambassador of Christ, I strive to represent Him well!
Is dressing modestly something you’ve struggled with? If so, how have you overcome this struggle?
Dressing modestly has not been a struggle for me. Ever since I made the decision to live for God, dressing modestly has been the least of my struggles. I’m not perfect — sometimes I do make mistakes by not making the most modest decisions when it comes to clothes, but my desire to be modest is always there. I try not to be too hard on myself when that happens and make a better choice next time.
My advice would be to stay focused. If you walk into a store and focus on the immodest clothing, you won’t find what you’re looking for. If you focus your attention on gorgeous tops with sleeves and dresses and skirts that cover your knees, you’ll be amazed at how many you find in your everyday stores! There are so many modest styles out there right now.
I like simple, classic styles. I find that these types of clothing are timeless and hardly ever go out of trend.
I own A LOT of dresses and shoes. No, really… I have a problem. They say the first step is admitting it, but I’ve been stuck on the first step for a while now.
I will never wear anything I don’t feel comfortable in. That goes for clothes, shoes, accessories… I’ve got to feel confident and comfy.
I find that I commit the most fashion mistakes when I try to be too “trendy”. Simple, classic looks really help me to avoid looking back at myself and saying, “What in the world was I thinking?!”
I really want to work hard at restyling items I already have. It’s so easy for me to want to buy three pairs of shoes for one skirt, even when I already have several pairs of shoes that will go nicely with it already. I also want to wear more color and bolder prints.
When traveling what three items do you always pack?
I always pack a black skirt, a fitted white tee, and a toothbrush of course!
Nominate someone (or yourself) for a Modest Beauty blog post.
Every once in awhile, when I’m feeling fancy, I do my hair like this. It is vintage inspired, just like my first hair tutorial on MoMoMod.
You are guaranteed to get plenty of compliments and “how did you DO that?!” questions.
(My apologies for a couple of blurry pictures)
Items needed: Hairspray, hair ties, and a few bobby pins.
Step 1: Take the front section of your hair, and split that section in half.
Use hairspray to define strands and tame flyaways.
Step 2: Start at your ends, and roll up and inward.
Once you have rolled your strand all the way up, secure with bobby pins.
Tip: if you keep the pins hidden, it will look better in the end!
Step 3: Secure the rest of your hair into a ponytail, and twist into a bun
And you’re done! Enjoy your vintage inspired do!
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This summer I am all about braiding! I did another braided hair tutorial here a few weeks ago. I feel like I am the last one to jump on the train of the Fishtail braid, but here we go! I’ll be demonstrating an updo that took me about 10-15 minutes.
Begin by taking your hair and loosely arranging it (sort of braiding), and secure it with an elastic.
After securing, start your fishtail braid.
If you have never done the Fishtail before, here are some quick and simple directions:
1. Divide your hair into two sections.
2. Take a thin piece from the outside of the right strand and join it with the left strand.
3. Take a thin piece from the outside of the left strand and join it with the right strand.
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until your braid is at your preferred length, and secure with an elastic.
Loosen and pull strands of the braid to create a fuller and thicker look.
Twist up into a bun and pin. You’re done!
Have a good weekend!
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