my hair is blue-emerald-green!

I wanted my hair blue for a while, but whenever I told someone I wanted that color they would give me the “you’re crazy” look, so it unmotivated me. Then I found an emerald green on pinterest, fell in love, got my parent’s approval, showed it to my hair stylist, and he worked his magic.

moments after // a week after // yesterday

I need to retouch it soon. But I am so happy!

I have blue, green-blue, and purple in my hair. Yay! My guy left my natural root since it was growing, so there’s also my brown hair in the mix. I was scared the green wouldn’t show, but nope, it’s there!

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Makeup: You’re doing it wrong! – An introduction

No one likes being told they’re doing their makeup wrong. Are you kidding me, I would flip if someone came up to me and told me I was applying my eyeliner wrong! I would be so embarrassed. I take pride on my looks just like any other person whether they admit it or not.

However, I can’t help but noticing when other girls apply their makeup erroneously – because, let’s be honest, there is a right and a wrong way to do anything – and it makes me sad that expensive makeup is not used to its full potential and that pretty faces don’t get the most out of their features. I know somedays we are just really busy and don’t have time to correct mistakes we’ve made or to even put on makeup– happens to me all the time! But I’m not talking about those days. I am talking about people that constantly wear their makeup or use products incorrectly.

So, I decided to start this little segment in my blog called “Makeup: You’re doing it wrong!” I know the name for it might a sound a little, for lack of a better word, bitchy and know-it-all, but that is not the case. I just feel it’s catchy and to the point.

I want to make it a place where I share tips that I’ve learned through several sources and by my experience with makeup, skin care, hair products, etc. All things beauty. And, since we all have our little tricks here and there, you can send yours my way and I’ll include them (and your blog) in future posts! :) (More info on that below). I believe that by doing so we can help each other improve our skills, and it will be a way to connect with more beauty lovers.

I know there are different types of skin and different ways of applying makeup, so do not to worry, I have you covered ;) The tips I’ll share here will be either general or tailored to your specific needs. You should still do and use whatever method and products work best for you! No one knows your skin better than you do. These will just be tips that you can use or not.

If you disagree or have a better way of doing something, then awesome! Let me know. We are all learning here everyday. We should not be stubborn and say that we know everything, because we don’t. There are things that I do wrong so I look for ways to better those things. I look for tips and different methods– and that is just what this section will be about.

I really hope you enjoy this little segment that is about to come because I am excited to make it:)

If you already have some tips up your sleeve about anything beauty, send me an email below, with the chance of it getting featured in future blog posts. Please don’t be shy, we’re all friends here :)

If you are having trouble submitting a tip though reader, go directly to my blog post here. If the problem still persists, let me know.

I will edit submissions sent in to fit my blog’s format. 

I cannot wait to hear from you guys! I have a few in mind already, so I’ll be posting those soon.

Please understand that: this segment is all my opinion, and my opinion might be different from yours // people are beautiful with or without makeup /I am not obligated to share every tip I get – I need to test them first too // for love and napo is my personal lifestyle blog.

Thanks so much!

I hope you have a great Thursday! :)

diana

milkmaid braids

Braids are usually all the rage during the summer time, or honestly anytime. I can only do certain types of braids on myself, other types of braids on other people, and some I just cannot master because either I confuse which piece of hair goes next or my arms tell me I should work out because they are not strong enough and get tired and shake and it’s becomes a mess just to keep my hair up..

But today I did it! I wore milkmaid braids!

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Not that I hadn’t mastered how to do this look before – because quite honestly it’s not hard and I had – but I finally wore it out in public. And yes, I did get stares because it’s not common and it might look a little dorky from an angle, but I really don’t care, I loved how they looked. It made me feel like I was a lady in those old paintings. <3

We were out of town and waiting in line and it was hot that I just decided to braid my hair and it transformed into that. BEST DECISION EVER! If you know how to do a basic braid, have bobbie pins around, and want to look like your hairdo took longer to make than it did, DO THIS! I did this with second-day hair. No shame! And with no mirror, other than the reflection my mother’s glasses gave. So see, you can do it too.

It’s easy. I got the idea from one of my favorite bloggers, Love Taza, who constantly rocks these! Here is a tutorial she made on how to do them.

Basically you make two braids, one on each side of your head, tie the ends with a hair tie, cross them on top of your head to the opposite side, and pin them down. That’s it.

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TA-DA! Easy. I wore my bangs during the day but later at night I pushed them back between my braids to have my forehead free.

Style it however you want and wear whatever you wish. If you like something, rock it!

If you try it, let me know!