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I’m so excited Project Runway Season 13 started and can’t wait to see what the designers will create! Last season rekindled my passion for fashion and sewing after I did an inspiring fashion district tour with Seek Tours (http://www.seeknewyorktours.com/). After seeing all the highlights of Project Runway in New York and the many ways it boosted the fashion industry I fell in love again with the show.
Char and Korina so far are my favorites and even though Sandhya won this week’s challenge in Project Runway the outfit that stood out the most in my eyes was Angela’s. I loved the asymmetry of the top and how she styled her model. She has my hair and I have a pair of grey skinny jeans to style with it!! Inspired by her design I created this week’s sewing tutorial. Next week I will create another DIY clothes tutorial of the design (or clothing item) I spotted on Project Runway that inspired me the most.
What you’ll need:
- 1 yard of stretch fabric
- basic tank top
- fabric scissors
- sewing machine
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July 27, 2014Comments
July 25, 2014Comments
My hair growth always gets a boost during Summer time as the heat, being out and about and frequent conditioner washes help in that department. If you’re looking for ways to grow your natural hair out this Summer, check out my top 5 tips!
1. Protective Styles
I love my fro so I want to wear it out as much as possible. At night however I do use protective styles to ensure that my ends and hair stays moisturized. Sleeping with a braid- or twist out also ensures that I give my hair a hairstyle I can wear that day. If I don’t my hair looks like a conehead, flat on the sides and pointy on top
2. Conditioner Washes
Water and conditioners are my hair BFF’s and I cannot live without them When my hairstyles don’t hold up as well it’s because my natural hair is craving moisture. Conditioner washes are perfect for me to give my hair a moisture boost and help with the detangling. Aussi conditioners have a thick texture and serve both as a regular and deep conditioner. The opening also prevents it from dripping so it’s perfect to dosage it and take it with you when travelling.
3. Take supplements
My hair grows slowly but steadily so if I want to see a real change in a month time I take supplements. MSM and Biotin have done wonders for me, helping me achieve up to 2cm of hair growth in single month! Although they don’t write it on the package, MSM is really good for your skin, nails and hair. A friend of mine who suffered of acne got clear skin and my mum and sister saw their nails grow strong. Drinking enough water is essential and do note that a side effect might be that your unwanted hair also gets a growth boost. Yikes!
Exercising is good for all of us. I know that but my lazy behind sometimes doesn’t want to get off to work it! When somebody mentioned to me that jogging/running is the only sport you can do everywhere even when traveling I decided to give it another go. The reason I stopped 90% of the times is because I travel so much and it’s quite difficult to take your workout equipment with you when your luggage limit is 20 or 10kg
Besides the numerous health benefits you get from exercising, it also helps you boost your hair growth. More blood circulation = more blood flow to your scalp and therefore more nutrients can feed your hair follicles who then reward you with more hair!
5. Oil Rinses
On Black Hair Care Media Forum there was a whole thread on the many benefits of oil rinsing. Although I was reluctant at first I gave it a try because it’s cheap and I always have olive oil in my kitchen. Instead of overnight hot oil treatments when it’s warmer I prefer doing oil rinses. I leave it in for 2 minutes making sure all my hair gets soaked with it. Now to get the maximum amount of detangling effect from this, the best is to go under the shower and rinse (most of the times I wash my hair in the tub) and see the detangling magic happen. My fingers glided right through, it was amazing. Detangling was never so easy. I finish off with a regular or deep conditioner and end up with the softest hair.
How do you plan to grow your hair during the Summer?
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July 23, 2014Comments
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Summer season equals beach, fun, parties and festivals. In Holland July and August features a range of popular festivals where everybody goes to. And a certain dress code is in order if you want to dress to impress.
And this DIY Festival Cardigan is one of those items that will make you look stylish and ready to party. It’s light, covers up your behind lol and gives that bohemian chic vibe. Get your favorite color crochet fabric and start sewing
- 1 yard of stretch crochet fabric
- fabric scissors
- sewing machine
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July 18, 2014Comments
After I started using DIY Shampoos I noticed a big difference. My hair felt clean (not dry), my dandruff diminished and it had no toxic SLS ingredients in it. I started with Apple Cider Vinegar rinses and transitioned to baking soda mixed with water when I had a lot of product build up. To make it more effective I increased my recipe with coconut milk and rosemary which has been my favorite DIY clarifying shampoo recipe so far.
I was pretty happy with my baking soda water mix but I had to use more for it to spread even throughout my scalp and it didn’t reach everything like I wanted it to. Coconut milk has a similar texture as shampoo in the sense that it’s smooth and creamy like shampoo and spreads throughout my scalp. Coconut milk, baking soda and rosemary oil do wonders for my scalp, hair and here’s why:
Coconut milk: nourishes your hair from roots to ends restoring dry, brittle manes. Coconut milk is rich in vitamins and minerals which promote a healthy hair growth and at the same time helps you detangle. Mixed with a little lemon juice you’ll see that your comb will glide easier through your hair and help loosen/stretch your curls.
Baking soda: works as a mild cleansing agent. When mixed with water I was surprised at how much gunk I was able to clean thanks to this one ingredient. Add 1-2 tablespoon to a little (mustard) bottle for a mild cleansing that nourishes your hair at the same time.
Rosemary oil: helps treat many scalp conditions as it nourishes & conditions the scalp and your hair. It helps reduce your dandruff and boost your hair growth. I like to add 7-10 drops to my DIY clarifying coconut milk shampoo
How To: DIY Clarifying Coconut Milk Shampoo
I like to use a mustard bottle as it gives me the right amount and applicator for my shampoo
Add 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda to your bottle and fill it up with coconut milk leaving enough space to shake it. Add 7-10 drops of rosemary oil and shake away. After you use it keep it in the refrigerator. It stays good for 2-3 weeks.
Have you ever tried a DIY clarifying shampoo recipe?
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July 16, 2014Comments
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There are so many cool variations to the high low trend and I love how both a high low dress, skirt and top look. It gives you enough length at the front and covers your bum in the back if you want to
Starting with a basic tank top I used this to create the shape for this week DIY clothes tutorial.
- 2 yards / 2 meters of fabric (I used chiffon – make sure to cut it much wider than your top as this doesn’t stretch)
- pin needles
- fabric scissors
- a basic tank top for the shape
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