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  1. 5 Uses: Hairspray

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    January 20, 2013 by Jenn

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    Here’s a product that I know most people have in their homes. It doesn’t matter what brand or what measure of hold it states on your hairspray can. There a bunch of lots of uses for this inexpensive product, here are 5 of my favorites.

    1. I have a black cat. That’s a fun fact, right? Yeah, it also means that my house is covered in black cat hair, especially the couch. If your pet’s fur is bumming you out there’s an easy solution. Take a paper towel and spray it heavily with hairspray then wipe whatever piece of furniture is covered with the animal hair. Picks it right up!
    2. Often times I’ll get all dressed for the day and then realize that there is a small hole in my tights. If I do nothing, I know by the end of the day there will be a huge run in my stockings. Next time this happens, spray the snag or hole in the tights with hairspray and it’ll keep it from running! (It also helps with keeping you dress from sticking to your stocking due to static electricity, just a light mist will due.)
    3. The next time you want to save your flowers by drying them out, use hairspray. Hang the flowers upside-down and each day spray them once a day for 1 week. This will keep them protected in stages while they are drying.
    4. Sometimes I don’t have the cash to go to a salon so I dye my hair myself. Things can get a little crazy sometimes and I end up with hair dye on my t-shirts. To remove hair dye stains, simply coat the dyed area with hairspray and wash normally. The stains will come out.
    5. Unruly hair and flyways are really annoying. You know what else is annoying? Looking like you doused your head in hairspray to make them behave. Next time spray the hairspray directly on your hairbrush before brushing your hair. It’ll tame the flyways without giving your hair that ever so attractive (not) glossy look.

    Have a great week!


  2. DIY Hair Accesories

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    December 27, 2012 by Emily

    Tis the season to dress festive! With holiday parties of all kinds happeneing every weekend I need to look fancy!  While my wardrobe can work it, my go-to ponytail doesn’t make the “fancy” cut.

    Being the rough and tumble tomboy most of my life I’ve had chopped pixie hair cuts for most of my life, so it’s no surprise that I’m pretty terrible at styling my now shoulder length hair. What’s a girl to do when they have no idea how to do anything beyond a ho-hum pony tail? Dress that pony tail up!

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    Just like when I had short hair, I ususally dress up my normal hair style with a glitzy hair accessory! Headbands are your friend…especially when they’ve gotten a facelift.

    Here’s how to jazz up a regular headband with a few dollars worth of supplies from the craft store:

    Option 1, ORNAMENT headbands:

    Xmas Ornament Headband
    Here’s a quick, cheap and easy option. I took a quick look in my local craft stores clearance section the day after xmas, and what did I find? These glittery golden snowflakes and ribbon wracking up a grand total of $1.50! I wrapped a headband I already owned with the ribbon, being careful to hot glue the ends down, then I glued the two snowflakes slightly off centered on the headband. A total of 5 minutes of work for a super cute and festive hair piece! 
    Take a look around you the next time you’re out scouting for supplies you may find your crafting inspiration in surprising places!
    Option 2,  Rocking some Rhinestones:
    headband2This one takes a little more time, but it’s just as easy!
    What you’ll need:
    Headband
    Large “Rhinestones” (I found these in the jewelry section for $2)
    1 piece of felt in the same, or similar, color as the stones
    Scissors
    Hot Glue Gun
    Method:
    1-Cut the felt into the size and shape you would like your adornment to be, I like the way the football shape tapers on both ends and made it about 6 inches wide.
    2- Arrange your stones on top of the felt, allowing a little bit of space around each stone to allow it to bend over the headband. Once you’re happy with the arrangement hot glue them securely to the felt.
    3- carefully trim the excess felt from around the stones, I got fairly close (1/8in) to the stones.
    4-Glue to the headband.
    Now I have a pretty, sparkly accessory to wear to my parties without having to stress over how to style my hair. I can swoop my hair into an easy bun or ponytail, add my headband and run out the door!

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