Natural Pinup Hairstyle + Tutorial

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Hello hello hello!

Today I went for a different hairstyle. It’s a hairstyle inspired by pinup girls that ladies with naturally kinky or curly hair can do!! And let me tell you, it was a complete hit. I wore it to school and everyone loved it! I got a lot of compliments and a couple of guys even asked me out (I kid you not, it was pretty annoying lol. -_-)

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I really like this look a lot and plan to do it more often. I’ve actually done it once before on Thanksgiving last year, I didn’t take any photos that day unfortunately.

It’s not really HARD to do this hairstyle, but… it may take a little practice. Just getting the rolls perfect can get frustrating. Mine aren’t perfect, but I was happy enough with it. I think the longer your hair is the better you’ll be able to pull this style off. Make sure that you stretch your hair with a blow-out, twist-out, or braid-out before attempting (just makes it easier in my opinion).

 

Here is the tutorial, created by a beauty known as, “ThePinupNoire”, on Youtube

If you attempt, I’d love to see photos~!

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My Skincare History + Innisfree The Green Tea Serum

Heeey guys!

I didn’t plan on making many posts about skincare. My skin isn’t “amazing” and my skincare routine is extremely basic:

1. Cetaphil facial wash
2. Custom made vinegar toner
3. St Ives moisturizer (just regular lotion really, until I find something different)

Occasionally I’ll do a facial mask made from natural food items.

I refuse to test out any more skincare brands sold in the U.S.A though. Every time I’ve “tested” a new facial cleanser my face has broken out like it’s nobody’s business, and I really just don’t have time for that!!
I don’t care if it’s going through a “purging phase” or not, I simply refuse. So as you can imagine, like many other people, I’ve tested out many different brands. While I no longer have acne (occasionally I’ll get a bump here or there but that doesn’t bother me), I still have dark marks so  my skin overall just doesn’t look how I’d like for it.

I say all that to say:

Since I’m working on getting my skin on point, I might as well share what works for me and review these new products I try out.

Today, I’ll be talking about one of my purchases from Korea. It’s bestseller Innisfree: The Green Tea Seed Serum.

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I was a little iffy about the size of the bottle (80 mL) for the price I was paying,
so hopefully I didn’t waste my money.

This is the website to learn more about the brand: http://www.innisfree.co.kr/global/en/eng_main.jsp

Innisfree: The Green Tea Serum

“A moisturizing & nourishing serum with
organic green tea seeds from Jeju to fill the skin with suppleness and clarity.”

(All photos and information provided are from the Innisfree website)

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Ingredients (found on the packaging):

*Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Alcohol, Propanediol, Diethyoxyethyl Succinate, Dipropylene, Glycol, Glycerin, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, DL-Panthenol, Betaine, Trehalose, Niacinamide, PEG/PGG-17/6 Copolymer, BIS-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, C12-16 Alcohols, Potassium Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cellulose Gum, Palmitic Acid, Hydogenated Lecithin, Octyldodeceth-16, Dextrin, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
I’m going to use it for a week or so, see if my skin looks or feels any different, then share my opinion on the product itself.

Where to buy: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0060DZXW6/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 (I’m sure you can also find on eBay or online Korean skincare/beauty sites)

Price: $29.95 (I’ve also seen it go for $23 somewhere else, but the shipping wasn’t free so you’ll end up paying about the same as I did if not more! )

Toodles! I’m off to go and try it now! ;)