Saturday, October 31, 2015

Fun Halloween Looks for Long Locks (Part 2- Magical Mermaid) x Irresistible Me

Hey everyone! --

Happy Halloween!!!!!

 For Part 2, of this Halloween post with Irresistible Me I decided to transform into a Mermaid of course! When I think of long hair, I think mermaid hair. So it only seemed fitting to include a mermaid post! Also, let's be honest, if there's any excuse to dress up like a mermaid I'll do it. I think it's soo fun to go crazy with glitter and all the pearls and jewels I can find! I wish I could be a mermaid every year and I tend to go a little crazy with the glitter, so every Halloween I try to find the most sparkly costumes so I can have a little fun with it. Last year, my actual costume was a mermaid. My best friend and I made matching mermaid costumes and we spent so much time working on every detail and making sure they looked just right. There was a moment where we were standing together in our bathroom before the costume party just throwing glitter at each other haha. It was perfect. I will include a photo of us as mermaids last year. This year, I'm not a glittery creature I'm going as Eve and my fiance is WALL-E. He made both of our costumes because he's just that amazing.

 Also (back to hair) this hairstyle is the easiest! For a mermaid, waves are idea but in reality when you think mermaid you think length, period. So you can rock the mermaid costume whether your hair is straight, wavy or curly.

For makeup, this costume is so fun! You can really make the look however you want. I used a lot of loose glitter that you can buy at any craft supply store. Don't be glitter shy! You can also add some makeup setting spray to wet your skin and apply jewels or pearls wherever you want to place them to look like magical scales. 

For a costume, as I mentioned earlier I had a mermaid costume that I made last year out of a bra, a bodycon skirt, some tulle, some glue, a whole lot of jewels and seashells. If you don't have a mermaid costume, you can always wear skirt and a bathing suit top, or a top or dress that is iridescent, or even a shirt with a mermaid on it. I just happened to have a very mermaid-esque pair of earrings and starfish bracelet in my jewelry collection. I thought these added a very nice touch to the look!

Now to get the look:

Needed: curling wand, wave spray, a mermaid headpiece or accessory, gold chain, clips or bobby pins

If you're using extensions for this look, clip 'em in before you get started! Then make sure hair is nice and brushed. For this post I wore my  Irresistible Me Royal Remy clip-in hair extensions in the color Royal Platinum Blonde (613) 22 inch length
Then you just curl large sections of your hair around a wand to create a loose curl. I have a spiral curling wand that I use for every hairstyle so really any wand will do! Then you brush out the curls with your fingers to get a nice wave. 
I then played with my hair a bit and sprayed a little wave spray in my hair to create some volume and texture. 
I wanted my mermaid to have some accessories, so I chose to add a large pearl headband/tiara and I also took a gold chain that I bought at Michael's and used a small hair clip to clip it onto my hair behind my ear. 
You can use whatever you like! There is a ton of mermaid inspiration out there so I know you'll find something you like even if you don't like the way this looks!
I hope you all have an amazing, fun and safe Halloween,
full of many treats!

Christina xx
And here is the picture of last year's costumes that we made!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Fun Halloween Looks for Long Locks (Part 1- Rapunzel "Tangled") x Irresistible Me

Hey everyone--

I decided to do a fun "Halloween look idea" post using my Irresistible Me extensions! I'm going to give a few fun Halloween costume ideas for long hair. For today's look I channeled Rapunzel or "Tangled" but this hair style is also great for a princess, damsel-in-distress or fairy costume. 

Clip-in hair extensions are absolutely a must for this look. The extra length and volume really make your braid full and easier to work with. If I could even make three braids out of my own hair, they wouldn't give me much to work with. With my extensions in, I had a lot of hair to clip the flowers too. & All you need for this look are hair extensions, clear elastic bands, bobby pins and flower clips! I wore my Irresistible Me Royal Remy clip-in hair extensions in the color Royal Platinum Blonde (613) 22 inch length for this post.

I love how innocent, ethereal and romantic this look is. I used a lot of pinks and highlighter in my makeup look to compliment the costume. You want to look glowy, youthful and fresh faced for a Rapunzel or Disney princess look.

For outfit, I just picked a flowy, feminine dress that I had in my closet. If you don't have an actual princess costume, I think a pretty dress in a nice pastel color will do the trick!

If you're inspired by this and want to see how to get the look, keep scrolling!

Step 1: Clip those extensions in!
(If you've got Rapunzel long hair on your own omit this step.)
Make sure your hair is brushed and ready for stylin'
Sweep all of your hair to one side (decide which you side you want your braid) then separate your hair into three sections and braid the first/front section.
Braid the second section, so you have two braids.
Braid the last section, so you now have three braids.
Bobby pin or clip back the back of your hair on the opposite side of the braid. This is just to prevent fly-aways.
Then, braid all three braids together. Just take the sections and braid them as you would tiny strands of hair.
Optional: Pull out some front pieces from the braid and on the other side to create a really romantic look.
Arrange the flower clips throughout the braid however you like.
And ta-daa! You're all set! You're now a princess!
I hope you guys enjoyed this look! I have a few more coming your way! 

Happy Halloween! Hope you get lots of treats!

Christina xx

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Daily Sugar x Irresistible Me

Hey everyone--

Today, I want to talk with you about these awesome Irresistible Me hair extensions. They have given me the mermaid length of my dreams! I am in love with mine. At first I wasn't sure which color to get, but the Irresistible Me color video really helped. This company has so many options for colors and styles and lengths. Basically something for everyone and I'm not just saying that! I want to try their curling irons and their flat irons now too because I've been watching other blogger tutorials and they look so good.

It's been so fun having these as an option to add a little length and volume to my look. On the days when my hair needs a little help, I can easily just clip them in go. It also took me awhile to get the hang of clipping them in and getting them to look the best! I'm still learning too! It has helped me to ask for help. My cousin Sara is an amazing cosmetologist and she has helped me put them in and blend them with my natural hair. My fiance Fred has also helped me put them in and style them (haha) he's better at it than I am! However, it doesn't take long once you get the hang of it. 

I've also had a decent amount of my hair falling out since this past January. I think my hair was affected by a lot of different things, my UC flare that I'd been battling and antibiotic treatments that I'd been on and off. Sometimes we lose some of our hair for no reason, or because of damage from styling and coloring. Hair thinning can also occur after pregnancy or with age and extensions can really help give that oomph and length to help your hair out when it needs it! My hair has always been on the thinner side, but it had gotten especially thin over the last couple of months and these extensions were a nice boost for me!

If you decide to head over to their site and buy yourself some gorgeous locks (which I highly recommend) there is an entire Irresistible Me social media community you'll be joining! I love checking out everyone's pictures and videos. Snap some lovely pics of yourself wearing yours and use the hashtag

Seriously though, you guys have to at least check them out. In my opinion, they give your look a little drama and va va voom.

Christina xx

This is the box they came in (insert heart-eyed emoji) 
Uhh I think it's so cute.
Watch the video below to help you pick out the color you need!

Here are a few pics from Instagram of me wearing my 
Irresistible Me Royal Remy clip-in hair extensions in the color Royal Platinum Blonde (#613) 22 inch length

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dots on Dots

Hey all!

So this a quick little mini post!

 I just wanted to share this polka dot two piece set! It's a crop top and a maxi skirt! I'm lovin' the cute two piece sets!

Christina xx
CN Direct Polka Dot Two-Piece
Deb Shops Denim Jacket
Shop Bando Keep It Real Necklace
Deb Shops Black Flats
Puppy Face Purse


Hey everyone--

The weather has been so unpredictable here! One day it's summer, the next day it's fall! I feel like this is the perfect transitional outfit. & This is a super versatile dress

I don't care how cliche it is, I love fall. I think people usually think of Spring as a time of rebirth but Autumn has always been that time for me. I love it all the falling leaves, the sweater weather, the pumpkin everything but more than that, there's just magic in the air. Hope you're all enjoying it!

Have a sweet day!

Christina xx

Wearing: New Dress Black + White Floral Print Dress
ModCloth Black Tights
Forever 21 Brown Booties
Deb Shops Denim Jacket
Flower Child Vintage Yellow Hair Scarf

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Eye-Lash Wishes

Hey everyone--

If you don't have a tulle skirt and you love feeling like a princess... 

I've been eyeing them for awhile now and I finally got one. And, if you're worried about it being too fancy, pair it with a fun tee and you have an effortlessly fashionable outfit! (Or at least I think so ha ha) 

But in all seriousness, I couldn't stop s p i n n i n g around in this skirt! 
& It's a gorgeous color. I love pale pink.. so pretty! 

P.S-  I hope you enjoy little Pistachio in the last photos. He really wants to get his paw in the fashion blogging door. He's been sneaking in all of my shoots recently.

Have a sweet day!

Christina xx
Debs Black Strappy Heels

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ice-Cream Truck

Hey everyone--

Let's face it, one of the best parts of childhood is the neighborhood ice-cream truck. Whenever I heard the music, I had to run out after it and get a treat! Now that I can no longer eat ice-cream, it's a little more challenging to get my fix, but I can always enjoy a good ice-cream print! This tee is sooo cute I want to wear it all year round, but I wanted to show it to y'all before summer was over!

Have a sweet day!

Christina xx
Wearing: CNDirect Ice-Cream Print Tee
Forever 21 Denim Skinnies
Forever 21 Brown Ankle Booties