4 Overnight Heatless Curls Hairstyles!

Topic of the day: Hair!

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Ahhh Hair, most of us have it, most of us hate what we have. As for me, I have frizzy uncontrollable hair. As much as I love to straighten and curl it for a polished look, it isn’t ideal everyday. Some days I just want to sleep in, and the damage the curling irons and straighteners do to your hair after everyday use is ridiculous. That is what brought this project on. I was straightening or curling my hair every day, 5 days a week, which was fine for a while. However recently Ive noticed some changes in my hair, its dry and frizzy (more then usual) around the ends, it refuses to grow, its damages and fried, and is now breaking off. I noticed the hair around the crown of my head had been breaking off to bang length. This was not working for me, so I decided to lay off the heat styling. But that left my hair looking crazy like I hadn’t even bothered to comb it after rolling out of bed. I work a respectable 9-5 job and cant be showing up looking like the hairy lion from the Wizard of Oz! So I took to testing out a few tricks I could do to my hair where it would practically fix itself, and here is the outcome!

So as I’m sure you are sick of the rambling I’ve done about my poor poor hair, lets get into this!

Goal: Find a heatless way to style my hair cute that takes literally no effort and lets me sleep in a few extra minutes in the morning, and go!

(Warning: All pictures are unedited, some are taken right before bed with no makeup and some right after waking up, Consider yourself warned)

 

Heatless Style #1:

According to the post from Pinterest where I found this idea, the girl calls this the Friar Tuck! this one probably had one of my favorite outcomes of the options which is why I’m showing it to you first! You just take a headband and wrap it around your head and then wrap sections around it, grabbing more and tucking it as you go. Then you go to bed, and when you get up the next morning, fight with it for a few minutes to get the hair out of the headband, run your fingers through your hair, and curls! The original post has a video on it that shows you exactly how to do it. You can find that at:  http://www.byebyebeehive.com/2012/02/curl-your-hair-without-heat.html?m=1

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Results: I really liked the outcome of this one, probably the tightest curls I got from any of the methods I tried, and also you don’t even really feel the headband and it doesn’t bother you while trying to sleep.

 

 

Heatless Style #2:

Standard Braids. All I done was part my hair into two pig tails and braided them. then I went to bed. After waking up I just un-braided my hair and ran may fingers through it to seperate the hair! That’s it, pretty simple!

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Results: This one also gave me pretty good curls and was one of the most comfortable to sleep in because you aren’t worrying about the hair coming out. (& You look less crazy to your sleep partner!)

 

Heatless Style #3:

This clip option is simple, you just take your hair into two large sections, twist them up, and clip them on top of your head. Wake up the next morning, run your fingers through your hair, and bam!

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Results: This one gave me more of a loose waves kinda look. Still not a bad result though to have very little effort put into it. Just make sure you put the clips high on your head because if they are on the sides of your head they will hurt and be uncomfortable on your head when you sleep.

 

Heatless Style #4:

This is just another take on style #3. This was just an attempt at breaking my hair up into 4 sections instead of 2.

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Results: This gave me a crimped look, which I still liked..HOWEVER…let me stress not to put the clips on the side of your head like I have in the picture. This can cause for very uncomfortable sleeping arrangements. The clips will hurt your head as you are trying to sleep if they are low enough that you are laying on them. Take it from my experience, keep them on the top of ya head girl!

 

Now whichever one you try would depend on what kind of outcome you want on your hair. For a more curled I would go with #1, wavy I would go with 2 or 3, and crimped would be 4! Now I know, haha! Of course everyone’s hair is different and has different textures but give them a try and see which works best for you! It’s really easy, each take less then 5 minutes to do and it saves a ton of time styling your hair in the mornings! I think I’m in loveeeee! #lazy girl dream come true!

 

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Easy 3 Ingredient Banana-Pineapple Smoothie!

Hello Sunshine!

Another Smoothie Already? I know right! But heck why not treat yourself to a delicious healthy treat first thing in the morning. This one is SUPER easy, So Delicious, and only 3 ingredients!!! You heard me right, takes like 3 minutes to make! So lets just get right into it.

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Ingredients:

1 Frozen Banana (I peel and cut them up first and then put them in a ziploc bag in the freezer)

1 Cup of Frozen Pineapple Chunks (I buy these already in frozen chunks in bags)

1 Cup of Almond Milk (Or Milk of Choice)

 

THATS IT!

BLEND & TA-DAAAA!!!

 

Try this smoothie out, its so good! Let me know how it goes. Thanks again for stopping by! Stay Sunny!

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DIY Inspirational Change Jar!

Hello Sunshine! Thanks for stopping by!

I am completely crazy about making ordinary things cute and adorable! Even the boring jars you throw your loose change in. While at work a friend of mine keeps an old coffee container on her desk with her loose change in it. The theory, if your change is at work on your desk in a container, you’re not sitting and counting it out (assuming you work while you’re at work haha!) I personally don’t have an issue with dipping into my money because I love to save money. However it is hard for some people not to dip into savings as soon as they get it *cough cough my husband* So if you are struggling to keep that money saved back, change is an easy way to save back money but you wont even miss it. Put it somewhere in your office or not as easily accessible to keep it saved.

Now seeing as how I am keeping my change at work, I don’t want some clunky coffee container on my desk junking up my space. My alternative: a cute decorated jar to hold my change and double as a cute desk accessory!

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Let me apologize ahead of time for the not so glamorous photos, I took them with my Iphone and the project was a spur of the moment decision! But still take a gander and see how I done this SUPERRRR easy simple project! And, Go!

 

Step 1:

We are going to start off with a plain jar (I got mine at the Dollar store for $1). I picked a quote “Dream Big” to inspire me to save money for all the things I dream of doing or buying. I got on Picnik and picked a pretty font and just printed out my quote.

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Step 2:

The next step is super simple, just take the printed out quote & cut it small enough that you can fit it in the jar. Then secure it with scotch tape in the position you want your quote to be in.

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Step 3:

The thirst step is the fun part… You just take your warmed up hot glue gun and trace the quote. *TIP: Definitely take your time, I did not and take my time and now mine looks layered because I didn’t go slow and make the words very thick and went back later thickening them up. It is noticeable up close if you end up doing more then one layer of hot glue*

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Let Dry!!!!!

**NOTE: I forgot to take pictures but after the hot glue dried I took the jar outside and spray painted it with a light pink spray paint. After it dried I done another coat or two to make sure it was opaque.**

 

 

Step 4:

You are almost done now, see this project was super easy! Now its time to tackle the lid. A regular jar lid is not ideal because then you would have to screw the lid off every time you want to add change or money to the bank. Most lids come apart so I just took the middle piece of the lid and traced it onto a piece of cardboard. A cereal box or anything cardboard would work for this, I used a box from fiber one bars. I then threw the original piece aside because this cardboard cutout will now be taking its place.

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Step 5:

Now, super simple easy step. Cut out a hole in the cardboard circle you just made with a blade or exacto knife. You can make this however large or small you would like. I tried to make mine big enough that I could put folded up dollar bills in mine in case I felt super saving-savvy and wanted to save back bills as well as change.

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Step 6:

Another easy-peasy step, paint the cardboard cut out and lid a color of your choice. I chose gold because I am loving the pastel and gold classic colors. I used a Folk Art metallic acrylic paint from Walmart that was super cheap and a small foam brush to apply. Let dry and put the lid back together.

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Ta-Da!

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Wasn’t that simple? Just put the lid on your dry painted jar and start saving to your hearts desire. And now not only do you have a cute bank to save change in but an inspirational accessory to make your desk a tad bit cuter.

Again thank you for stopping by and I hope you stay tuned for more projects and other random sunshine coming your way soon.

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Delicious Tropical Smoothie Recipe!

Hello Sunshine!

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve become a huge fan of smoothies lately. I recently decided to try and live a little more of a healthy lifestyle (not saying I’m not gonna still have my chocolate fix every now and then). However I have found that smoothies are a guilt free way to enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack! I done tons of research on different smoothies, I can be picky at times. However this Tropical Passion Smoothie is a go for any picky eater! It tastes delicious and you are getting some good healthy fruit in ya body!

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I originally found this recipe from ‘Blogilates’ She is a great youtuber/fitness guru. She made this smoothie look so delicious and easy I had to try it. So I decided to give it a try. Just for reference I’ll put the recipe below, its superrrr simple!

 

Ingredients:

5 Frozen Strawberries

1 Banana

1/2 Cup of Almond Milk

1/2 Cup of Orange Juice

About a handful of Ice!

Directions: Blend together until well mixed and boom!-delicious smoothie!

 

*Tip: I’ve learned fruit blends up better when frozen, but if you decide to freeze your banana let me suggest you un-peel it first. I froze one just the way it is peel and all, and dear lord did I have a time getting that frozen sucker unpeeled. *

Also if you don’t necessarily like Almond Milk let me suggest you just try it in smoothies. It’s good for you and you cant even taste the Almond Milk in delicious Smoothies. You can always use regular milk as an alternative if you definitely do not want to try almond milk but all I’m saying is…almond milk is great for smoothies.

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope you try and enjoy this delicious smoothie! It’s like vacation in a cup! If you make it send me some pictures because I would love to see some other delicious smoothies! As always Stay Sunny!!!

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