NO HAIR TIE BRAID TUTORIAL

NO HAIR TIE BRAID TUTORIAL

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Hey there babes, quick question for you all! Have you ever been at the pool, or the beach and needed to put up your hair, but you realize *epic fail* you forgot to bring a hair tie! Oh no, you think you are completely done with, your hair is going to get all wet, ratty, and out of control. What’s a girl to do??? Well ladies, I am hear to share my no hair tie braid hack with you, which will help you out in any random situation that you have forgotten your hair tie.

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First, gather all your hair to one side and separate it into three sections. Start braiding your hair as normal, but don’t separate each strand at the bottom. Allow the hair at the bottom of the braid to catch on each other.

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Then once you get towards the end of the braid, take one of the holes in the section of your braid and feed the tail of the braid through it and pull down to tighten. This creates a slip knot in the bottom and now you have a no hair tie braid!

NO HAIR TIE BRAID TUTORIAL

I am actually the last one of my friends to really ever wear my hair up and it’s normally only when my hair is lacking it’s normal luster. Which, this is bound to happen after one too many dives into chlorine. One way I love to brighten up my hair, in-between expensive trips to the salon, is to save money by coloring my hair at home with Schwarzkopf Keratin Color. I know for many people this sounds scary, but truly it’s simple!

SAVE $ COLORING YOUR HAIR AT HOME

NO HAIR TIE BRAID TUTORIAL

I like to hunt for my perfect shade of Schwarzkopf Keratin Color at Walmart because that’s where I find it for the best price. I take my ends and match it to the color on the side of the box to find the shade that best matches my current color. I’m not trying to change my hair completely, but I love the fact that Keratin Color has a range of flattering colors and cares for your hair. BONUS: there is a pre-treatment to use on your dry ends which will help provide less breakage and it makes your hair so smooth and shiny after dyeing. Try Schwarzkopf Keratin Color free with this rebate!!

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I used Schwarzkopf Keratin Color in Pearl Blonde #12 which matched my ends perfectly, lightened my roots, and gave me a nice glossy shine. Coloring your hair at home is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

NO HAIR TIE BRAID TUTORIAL

**Don’t forget to do a patch test first on your hair to make sure that you are not allergic and that it doesn’t turn your hair a color you wouldn’t want. Plus always wear gloves for safety purposes and use an old towel to cover your clothing. 

  1. Put on your gloves and first apply the pre-treatment product #1 all over the ends of your hair.
  2. Then, pour the Color Creme #2a into the applicator bottle #2b. Tightly replace the top and mix well. Apply starting at your roots and follow the timing on the instruction sheet. I kept on my roots for 20 minutes and on the rest of my hair and ends for 10 minutes.
  3. Rinse out the color until your water runs clear, then apply the Keratin Care Complex Conditioner #3 onto your hair and leave for 3 minutes.

See my before and after!

NO HAIR TIE BRAID TUTORIAL

I hope this tutorial helps you if you find yourself stuck without a hair tie in the future! Also, I would love to hear about your experiences coloring your hair at home!!

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PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY

PINEAPPLE & FLAMINGO POOL PARTY

Thank you to Day Owl Rosé for being the alcohol sponsor for this Style Collective pineapple and flamingo pool party.  All opinions are 100% my own.

Summer may be almost over, but why not get in one last hoorah! This month for our Orlando Style Collective meetup we planned a pineapple and flamingo pool party! This was a party I had been wanting to put on forever, and since I finally had the perfect venue, I knew it was the right time to get all the girls together and celebrate the summer.

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Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography

When planning a pool party there are a few things you always need to have. Here is my list for having a successful summer bash!

1. Pool Floats – You can’t have a pool party without some awesome floats to liven up the party! I linked my favorites including the pineapple and flamingo ones that I take to all pool events I attend.

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Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography

2. Food – Whenever people get together for any gathering, you need to have some delicious snacks. When you are in the heat, poolside, make sure to have a variety of fresh & light bites. Almost all of the ladies brought something delicious and it was really great having so many people pitch in. Don’t be scared to reach out to your guests about bringing something.

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Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography

3. Drinks – Day Owl Rosé sent us a case of their Rosé to drink and make cocktails with. It was so refreshing and crisp. We made Grapefruit Rosemary cocktails and Rosé Sangria.

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Glasses by Mikaela J Designs | Photo by Brunch & Gloss
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Brunch & Gloss
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Brunch & Gloss
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Photo by Blake Hall
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography

4. Games – I always try to have a few games for people to play and engage with each other including an ice breaker. For this event we made them pineapple and flamingo themed. So, we had pineapple bowling, flamingo ring toss, a “What’s in her purse” ice breaker game, and for the big finish, a pineapple pinata filled with all kinds of adult goodies. There were mini bottles of alcohol, jewelry items, and beauty products in the pinata!

PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Blake Hall
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by The Fashionable Accountant

5. Prizes – Who doesn’t like taking goodies home with them from a party?? We decided to make this like a Christmas in July and had everyone draw numbers to pick prizes like you would at a white elephant Christmas party.

PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography

6. Photography – Who doesn’t love to see visual proof of the memories they made. You can’t forget to take photos during your gathering. If hosting a large event, I like to have a photographer because it can be too hard trying to take the photos yourself and still enjoy your time with everyone. Lil Rae of Sun Photography provided her services to our Style Collective event. We also set up a photo booth for everyone to take photos in front of with their phones plus a custom Snap Chat filter thanks to our lovely SC sister Fashion Eighty-Nine!

PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
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Filter by Fashion Eighty-Nine

7. Pop-Up Vendors – In addition to games, I wanted the women to be able to learn about and meet some brands in our community. We were lucky enough to have four pop up vendors at our event. My friend Laila is an ambassador for JustFab, so she brought some items to raffle off, plus a bunch of items for people to browse and they were able to sign up through her. The woman who started Batey Girls, a jewelry company all made by women in the Dominican Republic, came and spoke to everyone about sustainable employment and showed off the beautiful beachy jewelry. Lola Trixx, a local jewelry designer came and showed off her unique custom pieces and offered her service of fixing jewelry. Finally, FYND Fashion boutique came and signed up the women as affiliates and told them about the clothing they offer locally.

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Lola Trixx | Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Lola Trixx | Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Batey Girls | Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography
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Photo by Brunch & Gloss
PINEAPPLE AND FLAMINGO POOL PARTY
Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography

Don’t let your summer end without enjoying one last poolside event!

Thank you to all the fabulous sponsors that donated prizes to the event. 2 Luxe Ladies, JustFab, Batey Girls, Lola Trixx, FYND Fashion, The Impeccable Pig, Alfond Inn, Umi Sushi, Boca, Mindful Minerals, Lil Rae of Sun Photography, and again Day Owl Rosé.

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Plus a major Thank you to all my Style Collective sisters for coming together and really making this event a team effort! Kimberly and I could not have put on this event without each and every one of you and there would be no one to spend time with at an event if it we didn’t have such a fabulous Style Collective community here and Orlando. 

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Brunch & Gloss | Photo by Lil Rae of Sun Photography

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WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY AT EARL’S ORLANDO

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY AT EARL'S ORLANDO

Yay it’s Wednesday!! This means a few things…one, it’s Hump Day and we are half way through the work week. Two, it’s Woman Crush Wednesday, so give a shout out to your favorite ladies!! And three, my favorite, Wine Down Wednesday. So in honor of wine down Wednesday, I wanted to share my experience at Earl’s Kitchen Orlando.

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY AT EARLS ORLANDO

I was invited to an Earl’s does Spring party back in May and it was fabulous. I was able to try a few of the menu items and the cocktails. That one small taste though made me want to come back and try more of what they had to offer. So when I won the Instagram contest, and a dinner for two, I was very excited!

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The ambiance at Earl’s is a mix of romantic and upbeat.  They have two different areas for outdoor seating and a huge area of seating indoors. They have tables, booths, a large bar area, and mix of different high tops. It has tropical vibes outside on the patio with modern decor inside including a gorgeous mural wall by a local Orlando artist Andrew Spear.

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Dress – Erin Featherston Sold Out

Heels  | Floral Scarf

Earrings | Watch | Ring | Louis Vuitton Wristlet

FOOD

We wanted to try a mix of different foods when we went back to Earl’s, so we chose a few appetizers, entrees to share, and two of the few desserts on the menu.

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Korean BBQ Wings & Truffle Fries
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY AT EARLS ORLANDO
Dragon Roll
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY AT EARLS ORLANDO
Hunan Kung Pao, Steak & Coconut Shrimp, & Dragon Roll
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY AT EARLS ORLANDO
Sticky Toffee Chocolate Pudding & Strawberry Cheesecake

DRINKS

I love craft cocktails, especially an old fashioned. So one of my favorite things about Earl’s is the variety of drinks. They even have a few different types of an old fashioned on the menu.

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Absinthe Minded & The Bipartisan Old Fashioned
WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY AT EARLS ORLANDO
Honey Bear Drink not on the menu any more, but you can request it!!
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Grapefruit Negroni

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY

WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY AT EARLS ORLANDO
Raspberry Mojito

Every month Earl’s has a different $5 cocktail. In June it was Mojitos and every day, all day, for the entire month that cocktail (or varieties of it) are only $5!! This month the cocktail special is Sangria, so I thought that was definitely wine down Wednesday appropriate. I can’t wait to see what’s going to be on the menu next month.

If you are in the Orlando area then you really need to go check out Earl’s Kitchen + Bar Orlando! Also, go follow them on Instagram to stay in the know about current specials!!

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