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Beach Wave Hairspray

27 Mar

I’ve been working on this post for a few weeks now. DIY beach waves seemed to be in high demand on our Facebook page so I decided to give it a try. I really miss living next to an ocean, and really miss my beach hair (you know, that summer salty, sunscreen scented, beautifully messy hair). So I went in search of the perfect beach wave recipe.


After trying a few different recipes and testing out different measurements and ingredients, I think I have bottled the beach wave. This recipe is quick, easy, and will most likely work on any hair (my hair is naturally pretty straight, and this recipe really did the trick).

Empty spray bottle
coconut oil
sea salt
hair gel
hair spray

Fill your spray bottle with 1/2 cup warm water, 2 tbs of sea salt, 2 tsp of coconut oil, and 1 tsp of hair gel. Cap your spray bottle and shake until your mixture is dissolved and foamy.


Spray on damp hair and scrunch with your fingers. Once satisfied, flip head upside-down and spray with hairspray. Dry your damp hair with your blow dryer for a few mins, and voila!


Enjoy the waves ūüėČ


Sock Bun

18 Sep

Top knots are in! Incase you live under a rock and you have not heard of the sock bun…it’s the way everyone gets their buns to look so perfect. And yes- you use a real sock.

A thick sock
hair tie


Amy might be the queen of sock buns. To show you just how easy the are, she did hers in a restaurant, with no mirror, in under 2 minutes. While I took some photos for you guys.

Step 1: Put your hair in a high ponytail 


Step 2: Cut the toe off a thick sock. 

(don’t use an ankle sock, use a tube sock. I’ve found men’s socks work the best…just wash them first.)


Step 3: Roll your sock


..keep rollin’


…until you have a doughnut!


Step 4: Put the doughnut sock through your ponytail.

ImageStep 5: Pull your sock doughnut up to the ends of your hair and start folding your hair over the sock.



The trickiest part of the sock bun is hiding the sock. No one wants people to know that they have a sock on their head. You’ll definitely want a mirror when you do your own (Amy is just an old pro and didn’t need one).

ImageStep 6: Tuck any lose hairs into your bun and make sure your sock is covered by your hair.



…And no one has to know you have a sock in your hair!

*extra tip: I use the sock bun to get my hair to have big waves. Do your sock bun on damp hair, spray with hairspray and sleep on your sock bun. The next morning, take your bun out and re-spray with hairspray and your hair will have nice waves all day!

Guest Project: Annabelle Arnolds’ Handmade Headbands

14 Aug

You guys met the youngest Arnolds child when I made the embellished onesies for Amelia’s first birthday, now here is the oldest of the Arnolds bunch with a project of her own! Miss Annabelle is a sassy 7-year-old with a flair for fashion, so I wasn’t surprised when I got a message from my friend Brooke(her nanny) with pictures of some adorable headbands that she made. Annabelle even wrote up her own supply list and project steps for me!


An old plain headband

Glue or glue gun(if you have an adult)


Strings and thread to wrap around and hold your bow in place

Bows(mine was pre-made but you can make your own)

Sequins/glitter, anything really, except FOAM!

Put glue on the pieces and then stick it on your headband. Any material works.

You can wear your headband anytime you want!

Annabelle made a few more headbands but had already given them out to family members and friends before I could photograph them, but the one she saved for herself was adorable! You can see where her sister gets her modeling skills from too!

As always, keep sending us projects! We love to see what you guys are up to and include you in the blog!


St. Patrick’s day Hair Coloring

17 Mar

Just wanted to get a quick post in during this beautiful St. Patrick’s day weekend! Here is a fast, temporary way to streak your hair a bit-o-green while you celebrate this weekend, and have it wash right out before you head back to work on Monday!

Green Pastel
Start by dampening your hair.
Rub your pastel on your damp hair. The damper the better I found.
Do one streak, do two, do your whole head! I experimented with this with chalk, and it did not work as well, I recommend sticking with the pastels.
And just to make sure…I tested it, and it washes right out!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Two Girls!
–Emily Jo

Beaded Bobby Pins

17 Jan

Everyone who has ever lived with me can attest to my never ending supply of hair pins. ¬†Somehow I manage to leave them everywhere; the bathroom sink, the coffee table, the kitchen counter. ¬†I like them within an arms reach apparently. So if you are like me, and have hundreds of bobby pins…this project is just what you need!

Straight Pins (Bobby Pins, Hair Pins…they have many aliases)
Hot glue
Beads, buttons, jewels
You definitely want to use hot glue for this project. I tried tacky glue and craft glue and they were a mess.
Spread a thin line of hot glue down the top of your bobby pin and add buttons, jewels, beads…you get the idea. This project doesn’t need much explaining. So here are some pictures instead.
–Emily Jo

Dia de Los Muertos the Halloween Edition

29 Oct
Halloween has been Emily’s number one holiday since birth and when we lived together in Savannah, her love for all things spooky was simply intoxicating. Luckily, this year we were able to spend the weekend together in Massachusetts. Knowing that we would be together on such a special holiday, we got to planning our costumes and decided to go with Day of the Dead.
Face paint – white, black, red and blue
Powder makeup – white and black
Black eyeliner
Loose glitter – optional
Self-sticking jewels
Bobby pins
To start, I picked up some (on sale!) flowers at Michaels and glued them to some pretty hefty bobby pins for my hair.
As you can see I glued the pins to the leaves first.
Then I glued the leaves to the flowers.
Extreme close up! Emily thought it was necessary to get a picture sans makeup.
On the white makeup goes!
Putting on the black makeup.
Lining my eyebrows.
Filling them in with blue to match my flowers.
I decided to go with the red lips lined in black.
All complete!
Emily putting the final touches on her makeup. As you can see, she decided to do some red right around the eyes and went with the full black lips.
Ready to explore all that Salem has to offer! Witches, ghouls and goblins, here we come.
Two girls in Witch City
Uh oh! We got caught practicing witchcraft!
–Heather and Emily Jo
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